St Kilda vs Sydney vs Geelong
Young gun Jacky Steven was straight back to his best, equal leading the Saints for disposals in the first game. Fisher, Jones, Goddard, Mcevoy and Riweoldt were all solid. Hayes had a great game back from injury, but only played one. Ledger and Saad look like good rookie pick-ups.
Tough nut Bolton was good, as was Goodesy! Sam Reid was great in the first game, but quieter in the second. Mcglynn is back (Mottsy)! Benny played great in the second game. Grundy was great. An interesting POD would be Kieran Jack! Around 450,000, injured all of last year, and he played well. Gordon was the only noticeable rookie on the night from the Swans.
You could hardly recognise the Cats on the night. Selwood was awesome in the first game, didn’t play in the second. Mackie, Hunt and Taylor were solid. Simpkin, Smedts and Stephenson were all good as rookies. Stephenson and Smedts look the most likely to play out of those three.
Gold Coast vs Melbourne vs Brisbane
Ablett was good in his only game, as was Iles, Rischitelli, Bock and Swallow. Dion “The Little Jet” Prestia was also impressive. Aaron Hall, not Josh, was a standout as a rookie. Haven’t heard much about him but looks great!
Mitch Clark went from top Dream Team scorer, to bottom, 41 to -6. Could be a handy pick-up but can’t be sure about him. Leave him alone I say. Magner was very, very good as a rookie. Moloney was flat, as was Sylvia and Watts. I’ve got my eye on Bate, don’t know why but he looks good.
Rockliff, Redden, Black and Leunberger were all back to business. Matt Maguire was impressive, I’ll have a look at him – Nahhht! He’s consistent, but consistently bad. Adcock was not good, and with injury worried I don’t think I will even consider him. No Docherty or Zorko on the night gave us not much to see for rookies. Jonathan Brown was average. He got through, which is a good thing.
Port Adelaide vs Carlton vs Adelaide
Wingard was on FIRE! Looks like he knows where the ball is, and he sure can get it! Great job security at the Power as well. Pfeiffer also looked the goods for a rookie. Hartlett played well, so did Gray and Boak. Port’s midfield does actually look alright for the future! Jarrad Redden looks alright for a rookie ruckman.
I’m calling it now – Lucas for Rising Star! He played great in both games! Scotland, Carrazzo, Murphy and Kreuzer all looked like last year. Mclean and Bower were also alright. I think Hampson might be playing the KPP this year, so he might be a little smokey for the rucks…
Sloane – I love him. I said at the end of last year, Sloane is straight into my midfield. Bang! He’s in! Thompson, van Berlo and Vince were all quite good. Mcintyre was the best rookie as far as I can see, he impressed me a lot. He is also a DPP as well which is a bonus! Ex-Saint Tom Lynch was also very good, but he is in that price range where you want to be sure of what you’re getting first.
And that’s Week 2!
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