Motts Movers R2 – The Backs

Written by Motts on April 6 2010

Motts Movers is back for 2010! For those unfamiliar with these articles, I go through each position on the field over the course of the week naming those you should you be looking at and shaming those who should be doing better. Let me preface this next article with my mantra: Trades Are Gold. Do not be making any trades this week unless it is absolutely necessary. And 2 substandard rounds does NOT mean it is absolutely necessary. Let’s start with the boys who aren’t living up to their price tags.

Adam McPhee ($432,100, 27.00) – a lot of people were talking Skeletor up before the season claiming his All Australian selection in 2004 meant he had the skills and a return to his old club would provide the impetus. Wrong.

Jed Adcock ($463,900, 34.50) – Motts likes Jed. Jed has done the right thing by Motts in seasons past. What’s wrong with Jed? 28 against the Eagles followed by 41 against the Blues. Clearly the ball isn’t getting down Brisbane’s defensive end enough. On the plus side, he’s going to be pretty cheap in a few weeks time.

Marty Mattner ($445,000, 55.00) – I was talking this bloke up pre-season based on his NAB Cup/Challenge average of 85 but he’s missed the start of the H&A season dropping 30 a game from that. Again, keep an eye on him for a cheap pick up later in the year.

The blokes that have earned my respect and admiration over the last two weeks are:

Nick Malceski ($273,500, 121.00) – I was worried about his knee (and still am) so I didn’t bring him in but I’m regretting it now more than I regret that last bottle of sake on Sunday night. 2nd best average in the league (behind Brendon the Goddard) and less than $300k – nice.

Harry O’Brien ($374,200, 102.50) – All you Pies fans told me and I didn’t listen. I’m not too proud to say I was wr-wr-wr… off-the-mark. I honestly didn’t think he had the skills. I stand corrected.

Alex Silvagni ($83,400, 89.00) – Those numbers speak for themselves. It looks like this kid has the goods and if Fremantle keep winning, dare I say it, he could be the next you-know-who in their backline.

Honourable mentions must go to Jordan Russell, Luke McPharlin, and Heath Grundy. All are performing well above their averages last year at the moment.

Who else has been pushing your buttons this last fortnight?

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  1. Nice picks mate. I think Harry O is gonna be a sensation for the Pies this year and for a few after that. Isn’t Malceski at his career best?!

    Don’t forget Jed’s been injured part way through both games – then again, this might be an even better reason than any to leave him on the Movers list.

    I’d have Hayden Ballantyne ($238,400, 98.5) in there too!

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  2. Ballantyne has has 2 cracker games & still can’t get past 100. Not for me, as he will never take a contested mark which will boost points. I do like the way he goes about it.

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  3. I’m glad Grundy got a mention at the end there. I picked him because of his ability to be consistent, and even with Malceski and Kennelly back with him, he has put in some good scores.

    Two other unique backs which I considered – Doughty and Mackie – have started slowly, averaging 62 and 60 respectively. Happy with that

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  4. You left out Rhys Shaw for underperforming, and thought you could of given a mention to the Goose Maguire!!!

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  5. Since I have Hille in the Ruck I went for Kennelly over Malceski – was a ‘safer’ call, and one I hope will come through with me once Tadgh remembers how to handle the oval ball!!

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Motts Movers R2 – The Backs

Written by Motts on

Motts Movers is back for 2010! For those unfamiliar with these articles, I go through each position on the field over the course of the week naming those you should you be looking at and shaming those who should be doing better. Let me preface this next article with my mantra: Trades Are Gold. Do not be making any trades this week unless it is absolutely necessary. And 2 substandard rounds does NOT mean it is absolutely necessary. Let’s start with the boys who aren’t living up to their price tags.

Adam McPhee ($432,100, 27.00) – a lot of people were talking Skeletor up before the season claiming his All Australian selection in 2004 meant he had the skills and a return to his old club would provide the impetus. Wrong.

Jed Adcock ($463,900, 34.50) – Motts likes Jed. Jed has done the right thing by Motts in seasons past. What’s wrong with Jed? 28 against the Eagles followed by 41 against the Blues. Clearly the ball isn’t getting down Brisbane’s defensive end enough. On the plus side, he’s going to be pretty cheap in a few weeks time.

Marty Mattner ($445,000, 55.00) – I was talking this bloke up pre-season based on his NAB Cup/Challenge average of 85 but he’s missed the start of the H&A season dropping 30 a game from that. Again, keep an eye on him for a cheap pick up later in the year.

The blokes that have earned my respect and admiration over the last two weeks are:

Nick Malceski ($273,500, 121.00) – I was worried about his knee (and still am) so I didn’t bring him in but I’m regretting it now more than I regret that last bottle of sake on Sunday night. 2nd best average in the league (behind Brendon the Goddard) and less than $300k – nice.

Harry O’Brien ($374,200, 102.50) – All you Pies fans told me and I didn’t listen. I’m not too proud to say I was wr-wr-wr… off-the-mark. I honestly didn’t think he had the skills. I stand corrected.

Alex Silvagni ($83,400, 89.00) – Those numbers speak for themselves. It looks like this kid has the goods and if Fremantle keep winning, dare I say it, he could be the next you-know-who in their backline.

Honourable mentions must go to Jordan Russell, Luke McPharlin, and Heath Grundy. All are performing well above their averages last year at the moment.

Who else has been pushing your buttons this last fortnight?

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13 thoughts on “Motts Movers R2 – The Backs”

  1. Nice picks mate. I think Harry O is gonna be a sensation for the Pies this year and for a few after that. Isn’t Malceski at his career best?!

    Don’t forget Jed’s been injured part way through both games – then again, this might be an even better reason than any to leave him on the Movers list.

    I’d have Hayden Ballantyne ($238,400, 98.5) in there too!

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  2. Ballantyne has has 2 cracker games & still can’t get past 100. Not for me, as he will never take a contested mark which will boost points. I do like the way he goes about it.

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  3. I’m glad Grundy got a mention at the end there. I picked him because of his ability to be consistent, and even with Malceski and Kennelly back with him, he has put in some good scores.

    Two other unique backs which I considered – Doughty and Mackie – have started slowly, averaging 62 and 60 respectively. Happy with that

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  4. You left out Rhys Shaw for underperforming, and thought you could of given a mention to the Goose Maguire!!!

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  5. Since I have Hille in the Ruck I went for Kennelly over Malceski – was a ‘safer’ call, and one I hope will come through with me once Tadgh remembers how to handle the oval ball!!

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