I can’t be the only person who thinks Dustin Martin’s 89 points for 17 disposals (11 contested, 59 percent DE, just 61 metres gained), 4 tackles, 3 clearances, 3 score involvements, and a goal, is a little generous, especially when compared to teammate Jack Ross’ identical score for 28 disposals (7 contested, 71 percent DE, 415 metres gained), 3 tackles, 3 clearances, and 8 score involvements.
With his 30 disposals (11 contested, 67 percent DE, 481 metres gained), 8 marks, and 5 clearances netting him just 85 points, it’s hard to see why Zach Merrett didn’t crack the ton on Friday. He may have been held back slightly by only having had 3 tackles, although he did also have 6 one-percenters.
Much the same can be said for Todd Goldstein, who managed 96 from 33 hitouts (11 to advantage), 21 disposals (8 contested, 71 percent DE, 211 metres gained), and 5 clearances. Once again, it may have been the lack of tackles (zero) that let him down.
Just the 85 points for Brad Crouch from 30 disposals (14 contested, 67 percent DE, 398 metres gained), 11 clearances, and just the 2 clangers on the weekend. Once again, perhaps it was only laying 2 tackles that held him back?
Finally, with two Scoring Anomalies appearances in as many weeks, Jaeger O’Meara could be forgiven for thinking that someone at Champion Data doesn’t like him very much. A clear best-on-ground on Sunday, with 42 disposals (23 contested, 64 percent DE, 431 metres gained), 8 marks, 9 clearances, 10 score involvements, and a goal, as well as a perfect 10 votes from the two coaches, he surely deserved more than 133. He may have been held back by 7 clangers, and, yep, you guessed it, only laying 2 tackles (I can sense a theme here…).
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