Motts Movers – The 2011 Awards – Backs

Written by Motts on August 29 2011

We’re into the home stretch of SuperCoach so rather than put up my usual Movers posts this week I thought we’d go with the 2011 Awards. Kicking off with The Backs, my 2011 Thrillers for the year are:

Heath Scotland ($466,900, 106.81) – No-one expected Scotto to have the kind of year he did. He’s one of the oldest blokes getting around at Carlton but you wouldn’t know it to watch him play the game. Played in every game and racked up 13 tons for the year, his lowest score was 61 against Freo in R21 and his highest was 143 (against WC in R14).

Brett Deledio ($469,800, 105.43) – After the last couple of years, the expectation was that Lids would come out of the blocks a little sluggishly and then build toward the end of the season. Those who didn’t have him from Day 1 were rushing to bring him in after he started averaging in triple figures by R4. Played every game and scored 14 tons. Season high: 138 against Collingwood in R4. Season low: 58 against Hawthorn in R3.

Brendon Goddard ($479,400, 108.38) – I hesitated to add BJ’s name to this list given his inconsistency in the first half of the year but since that time he’s only missed scoring centuries twice. Those who paid $633k for him at the beginning of the year were kicking themselves when he dropped to $418k in R12 but he’s since rewarded those who had the patience to keep him. He also played every game, scored 14 tons, had a season high of 161 (against North in R15) and low of 57 (against Freo in R10).

Honourable mentions: Bryce Gibbs ($501,200, 104.52) and Sam Fisher ($384,500, 101.48). Heath Shaw and Chris Newman both miss out for going AWOL at the business end of the year.

I’ll open up the Drillers section to the floor. Who do you think provided outstanding value down back in 2011.

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39 thoughts on “Motts Movers – The 2011 Awards – Backs”

  1. My nominations for Drillers are Heppell, Stanley, and Lower. All valued at $153k or less at the beginning of the year now all valued between $330k and $380k and averaging ~80.

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  2. Gibbs very stiff to miss out on an award.
    Thinking you should also have a most improved (covering all positions) list too on top of each section’s awards.

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  3. Cam Pederson high of 137 low of 22 average 84.14 $340,800 price at the start $109.700 which is a price change of $231,100. a mature aged rookie who is an all rounder can tag,ruck and kick goals played 14 games and had a great first season for the kangas.

    Matt Suckling high of 139 low of 59 average 91.63 $365,500 price at the start $223,400 which is a price change of 142,100. in a dominate team has turned into one of the hawks number 1 back liners and stablized the back line when injures almost crippled the hawks.

    Stefan Martin high of 137 low of 44 average 85.85 $313,500 price at the start $114,300 which is a price change of $199,200. another all rounder who played back rucked and kicked forward in a team which started very well then flagged in the last half of the season his stats reflect hoe far melbourne fell this year.

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  4. Puopolo gets a driller for me, pulling out a 150 in the prelim final an absolute gem!

    Also have to thank Heppell for excellent consistency all season.

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  5. Just looked back over my trade history and i’ve got another name to chuck into the equation.

    Duigan. Was great early on and was a really valuable cash cow for alot of us. Think most of us got it right by trading him and keeping Heppell but his name should be included in these discussions as a driller.

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  6. (crying) oh wow this is such an honor. I didn’t think i would get nominated let alone win. I want to firstly thank my mum and dad and also Chris judd for getting all the hard ball gets for me, thx Chris i love you man.

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  7. Thinking to bring in Scotland for Broughton this week. That would give me all of the top 5 but, would mean leaving Puopolo on the bench. Not sure I could handle seeing another 150 from him (v GC) sitting on the Grand Pine.

    Backline:
    Goddard, Gibbs, Deledio, Fisher, Birchall, R Murphy, Broughton/Scotland
    (Puopolo (E), McKernan, Jacobs)

    Thoughts?
    Get Scotland – Thumbs Up
    Play Puopolo – Thumbs Down

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  8. Hey guys, I’m back after a little leave of absence. Wondering who to bench out of:
    Broughton vs WB @ ES
    Adcock vs Syd @ SCG
    Johncock vs WC @ PS
    Stanley vs Haw @ MS

    Please reply to this as I obviously can’t do a poll for four players and would love to know what the SCT community thought. And please, no jokes about having two cocks up my rear end – I just did it for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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