Rounding out this week’s edition of the Movers is the frontline. First up are the fellas who have had their colours lowered over the last fortnight.
Kurt Tippett ($425,900, 39.50) – Kurt was unceremoniously dumped from The Maulers this morning after his appalling start to the season. Word from the club is that he has knee tendonitis. Why didn’t I hear about this in the preseason when I drafted him in? Should be a super player one day but just doesn’t seem ready yet.
Brendan Fevola ($495,700, 51.00) – We knew it would take time for Fev to settle into the forward structure at Brisbane but while Jono has gone about business as usual, Fev has managed only 3 goals in both games he’s played and not much more.
Brent Harvey ($499,300, 60.50) – Its tough putting Boomer in here because he’s only played one bad game (last week’s output of 11 against the Saints) but when you’ve only got 2 weeks to work off, thems the breaks. Have no doubt: he’ll bounce back and the only time you’ll see him mentioned in this column from now on will be on the other side of the ledger.
Dishonourable mentions: Barry Hall, Mark Williams, Warren Tredrea and Travis Cloke.
And the blokes you’d love to have in your team right now (if you didn’t already have them):
Nick Riewoldt ($600,500, 163.50) – I try to only highlight the extraordinary performances in these posts and we’ve come to expect those from Roo but a 163 average is beyond expectations even for him. Can you imagine the Saints in the Top 4 without him? Me neither.
Jonathon Brown ($525,400, 150.50) – Had his Maulers guernsey presentation dinner last night where a lot of fun was had by all. As Aker said on The Footy Show last night: he’s in a good place at the moment with a wife and a young child and its showing in his footy. You know you’re doing alright when they’re comparing you to one of the greatest players of all time, Wayne Carey.
Ryan Houlihan ($419,300, 109.50) – Gotta give props to Houla and to a lesser extent his brother –in-exile, Eddie Betts (happy 100th game this week, Eddie!). He’s always delivered it on a dime so he’s a very good SC player to have because his efficiency is right up there. I’m just hoping for the sake of the Blues that he kicks a few for us along the journey which so far he hasn’t done.
Other honourable mentions: Ryan O’Keefe, Brett Ebert, Robert Murphy, and Luke McPharlin.
Who else in the forward lines has inspired emotions (either positive or negative) in you these last 2 weeks?
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