Sneak Previews – Dean Gore (Adel)

Written by Schwarzwalder on January 29 2016


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SC Scoring History
2015 – did not play at senior AFL level. Had an interrupted season due to a shoulder injury.


Steak knives………we know them as the extra ‘sweetener’ on top of unbelievable deals on the old shopping network commercials (‘Act now! We’ll throw in a free set of steak knives!!’). Who could refuse such a deal? Jack Crisp was dubbed ‘Steak Knives’ by his new Collingwood teammates in 2015 after a deal saw himself and Dayne Beams trade places (along with a handful of draft picks). While Beams is already a proven SC-Beast, Crisp enjoyed his best season to date with a SC average of 89pts (went over 90 on eleven occasions!). So without further ado, it’s time to meet the Steak Knives of 2016………Dean Gore.

In order to secure the services of Patrick Dangerfield (& Draft Pick #50), Geelong gave up Dean Gore along with Draft Picks 9 & 28. The 19 year-old hails from Hahndorf in South Australia so returning home will hardly come as a huge transition. Gore was part of the premiership-winning South Australian team at the Under-18 Championships in 2014. He showed plenty of football smarts, playing midfield with stints at half-forward and half-back. Standing at 183 cms with a weight of 86 kgs, his ready-made AFL stature held him in good stead during his stint at Sturt in 2014 (12 games). It seems that he was close to a senior call-up at Geelong before a mid-season shoulder injury halted his progress. Despite only playing eleven games in the VFL, Gore finished 3rd in the club’s VFL Best & Fairest Count. His stats show him finishing in the top five for average disposals, tackles, clearances and inside-50’s for the VFL side. Everything you want in a future Supercoach star.

Growing up as a huge Crows fan, Adelaide have gifted him the No.36 jumper of his childhood idol Simon Goodwin. Keep a close watch on Gore over the pre-season. Just as Jack Crisp before him, I’m sure that Dean Gore will want to assert himself rather quickly at senior level. Last thing these players want to be remembered as is a set of steak knives………


DISCLAIMER – I might have to refer back to this sometimes, always handy to have one 😉 I’ve taken the utmost care with statistics, sources and general information with these Sneak Previews. If I’ve made a mistake (I’m only human), then feel free to correct me in the comments section with your source. I’ll update the profiles if need be.

I don’t claim to be a Supercoach Guru or anything. Last two years I’ve finished #4614 & #3989 overall. Nothing too flash but still very competitive. It’s the Supercoach competition and the healthy football discussion/debates on SCT that I love……..I hope that comes across in the write-ups.

It’s easy to get bogged down in statistics with SC, there’s a lot of data to weed through. I’ve tried to pick out the most important stats that are relevant to these player profiles. The profiles are by no means a definitive autobiography of each player. I wanted to share a quick rundown on the players’ background and their Supercoach relevance.


We don’t really need profiles on the Supercoach Elites. We all know what Goldstein, Ablett, Fyfe and co are capable of, I don’t need to lecture you on their history. I’ve made a list of ‘fringe’ players that have appeared regularly on the Rate My Team thread over the last month (mostly mid-pricers, fallen premiums & recently-traded players). I’ve done my best to present them from a neutral point of view (in no particular order), I’ll try not to add my recommendation/opinion. You’re all seasoned Supercoaches, it’s your team and your decision………Good luck this year and enjoy the Sneak Previews!!

Schwarzwalder (Now on Twitter: @SchwarzwalderSC)


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16 thoughts on “Sneak Previews – Dean Gore (Adel)”

  1. Nice write up Schwartzy. You don’t need the disclaimer as you’ve obviously done your research. I thought Gore was behind Crouch and Crouch but you never know with these mature agers.
    Mitch Grigg also seems to have jumped up in the pecking order at the Crows. It’ll be an interesting preseason in Adelaide.


  2. Fantastic idea. Your right about the premiums and the fallen perms but no looks at the fringe players. I knew nothing about Gore but I have placed him on my NAB watchlist. Thanks for this.



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