Written by Motts on 10:00 am, March 31 2011

Fair to say we didn’t do too well with our blue swimmer multi last week. But like Andy Gaff, when we get belted we just bounce back up and get straight back into the thick of things.

Here’s what I’m on this week, all of them straight out:

Saints – way too much class for Richmond and will be smarting after the close loss last week

Pies – no explanation necessary

Blues – will welcome back key defenders, overcome the emotion of GC’s first game, and celebrate Juddy’s 200th

Dockers –

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Ruck Combo’s

Written by Motts on 3:24 pm, March 30 2011

You only have a limited amount of dollars to play with in this game. Funnily enough the combined value of Cox and Ryder ($845,000) is very similar to that of Sandilands and Warnock ($853,300). Do you think last week’s stats are representative of how all four of them are going to score for the season (Cox – 165, Ryder – 141, Sandilands – 134, Warnock – 117) or do you think things will change as time goes on? Its time to vote, which combo do you like more?

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SC Round 1 Lessons

Written by Big Sexy on 12:30 pm, March 30 2011

A few Lessons Learned from Round 1:

  1. JP Kennedy isn’t worth the SC Hype (yet)
  2. Midpricers don’t pay dividends (very few exceptions)
  3. There are plenty of good Rookies to choose from, and we haven’t seen the Suns yet.
  4. Big Cox is back to his very best
  5. Those trying to exploit the captaincy loophole with Gibbs/Judd and have Swan in their side should not have got sucked in…. you invested in Swan for a reason!
  6. Captaincy selection is crucial…. Anyone who picked Selwood was in serious trouble (obviously couldn’t predict that).

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Does It Hurt When I Press Here?

Written by Motts on 11:11 pm, March 29 2011

Injury List for R2
Tony Armstrong (ankle) – 1 week
Ian Callinan (bicep) – indefinite
James Craig (hamstring) – indefinite
Sam Jacobs (hamstring) – 2 weeks
David Mackay (shoulder) – 8-12 weeks
Jared Petrenko (groin) – test
Jason Porplyzia (shoulder) – TBC
Sam Shaw (back) – 3-4 weeks
Rory Sloane (thumb and jaw) – 6 weeks
Daniel Talia (Achilles) – 2-3 weeks
Kurt Tippett (ankle) – 1 week

Brisbane Lions
Callum Bartlett (knee) – indefinite
Claye Beams (hip) – test
Jonathan Brown (face) – 8 weeks
Jamie Charman (achilles) – indefinite
Xavier Clarke (knee) – indefinite
Josh Drummond (quad) – 2 weeks
Matt Maguire (quad) – 1 week
Luke Power (back) – test
Brent Staker (knee) – season

Ryan Houlihan (calf) -3-5 weeks
Matthew Kreuzer (knee) – 3-4 weeks
Luke Mitchell (shoulder) – 8 weeks
Setanta O’hAilpin (ankle) -1-2 weeks
Jarrad Waite (concussion) – available

Nathan Brown (knee) – season
Tom Hunter (neck) – indefinite
Nick Maxwell (internal bleeding) – 1 week
Josh Thomas (foot) – 1-2 weeks

Ben Howlett (knee) – test
Anthony Long (hamstring) – indefinite
Tayte Pears (foot) – ongoing assessment
Henry Slattery (broken thumb) – 1-2 weeks
Andrew Welsh (abdominal) – ongoing assessment

Michael Barlow (broken leg) – TBC
Ben Bucovaz (hamstring) – 2 weeks
Roger Hayden (foot) – 8-12 weeks
Clayton Hinkley (knee) – 1-2 weeks
Joel Houghton (arm) – 12 weeks
Garrick Ibbotson (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
Anthony Morabito (knee) – season
Tendai Mzungu (knee) – 8-10 weeks
Tim Ruffles (knee) – TBC
Byron Schammer (hip) – 3 weeks
Alex Silvagni (illness) – test

Shannon Byrnes (calf) – available
Paul Chapman (groin) – available
Marcus Drum (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
George Horlin-Smith (shoulder) – 5-6 weeks
Cameron Ling (hamstring) – available
Steven Motlop (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
James Podsiadly (broken hand) – available
Joel Selwood (concussion) – test
Billy Smedts (back) – 1-2 weeks
Jesse Stringer (hip) – 1-2 weeks

Gold Coast
Jeremy Taylor (groin) – 8 weeks
Joel Wilkinson (knee) – 4-6 weeks

Luke Hodge (achilles) – test
Paul Johnson (foot) – TBC
Sam Menegola (wrist) – 4 weeks
Jarryd Morton (foot) – TBC
Ryan Schoenmakers (Achilles) – 1-2 weeks

Robert Campbell (Achilles) – 6-8 weeks
Troy Davis (thyroid disorder) – ongoing
Jack Fitzpatrick (foot) – test
James Frawley (shoulder) – test
Jeremy Howe (Ankle )- test
Kelvin Lawrence (hand) – test
Jordie McKenzie (groin) – 5 weeks
Cale Morton (hand) – 1 week
Tom Scully (knee) – 3 week

North Melbourne
Ryan Bastinac (knee) – indefinite
Matthew Campbell (hamstring) – 3-4 weeks
Levi Greenwood (ankle) – 3-4 weeks
Ayden Kennedy (knee) – indefinite
Ed Lower (knee) – indefinite
Hamish McIntosh (achilles) – indefinite
Marcus White (shoulder) – indefinite

Port Adelaide
Ben Jacobs (glandular fever) – 3-4 weeks
Matthew Lobbe (dislocated shoulder) – 3-4 weeks
Andrew Moore (groin) – 1-2 weeks
Ben Newton (ankle) – 6 weeks
Simon Phillips (jaw) – 3 weeks
Jay Schulz (knee) – 6-8 weeks

Mitch Farmer (heel) – test
Ben Griffiths (shoulder) – ongoing assessment
Tom Hislop (knee) – 2-3 weeks
Kelvin Moore (hip) – TBA

St Kilda
Michael Gardiner (knee) – 5 weeks
Justin Koschitzke (ankle) – 1-2 weeks
Tom Ledger (hamstring) – TBA
Dean Polo (finger) – TBA

Sydney Swans
Craig Bolton (achilles) – retired
Daniel Bradshaw (knee) – indefinite
Trent Dennis-Lane (ankle) – 2-4 weeks
Campbell Heath (knee) – 4-6 weeks
Tadhg Kennelly (knee) – test
Nick Malceski (knee) – 8-10 weeks
Jarred Moore (ankle) – test
Matt Spangher (quad) – 1-2 weeks

West Coast
Mark LeCras (abductor) – 7-10 weeks
Patrick McGinnity (foot) – test
Chris Masten (knee) – 6 weeks
Nic Naitanui (shoulder) – test

Western Bulldogs
Brian Lake (knee/hip/shoulder) – 1 week
Ryan Hargrave (ankle) – 4-6 weeks
Easton Wood (ankle) – 6-8 weeks

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Taylor v Newman

Written by Motts on 5:17 pm, March 29 2011

Here’s a couple of blokes we didn’t pay a lot of attention to pre-season, but should have. Harry averaged 120 in the preseason comp while Newman has marshalled the troops as the key player in the Richmond backline for years. With their R1 scores they’ve both whacked themselves fairly and squarely in the middle of a lot of punters’ radar screens. If you were looking at an early Defender trade, which one would you go for?

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BS Rookie Review Round 1

Written by Big Sexy on 10:23 am, March 29 2011

Welcome back to another SuperCoach season of Big Sexy’s Rookie Reviews.  First off, I hope none of you got sucked in to getting the Relton Roberts of 2011, Brad Helbig of the Tiges is likely that man, and it is easy to get sucked in knowing he is playing midfield and named on the ground for the Tiges in the first match pre-partial lockout.  However, there is a good reason none of us had heard of him (even I gave him consideration after teams were announced on Wed).   Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see all the round 1 rookie data. 

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