So who is seated at the Captain’s Table for Rd1? Chances are you’ve paid top dollar for a number of the following players. Given that there is little exposed form from the JLT Series (and how much do we read into it anyway?) from a number of SC-‘elites’, we need to just back the expensive players in this week. Why else have we forked out so much for them?
The invitations have been sent out for The Captains Table. Who gets one of the coveted seats? Players are in order of appearance (times are in AEST):
Dustin Martin (RIC), Thursday Night 7.25pm (Vs CAR) – The driving force behind the Tigers premiership season in 2017. Aboslute freak who won practically every Award there is to win last year. After many disappointing efforts against the Blues, Dusty broke the shackles last year with a 159 and 121. Hard not to have the VC on him…….
Zach Merrett (ESS), Friday Night 7.50pm (Vs ADE) – Just…..keeps……running……Massive motor for such a young kid which sees him contesting for every loose ball. If you want to wait the extra night for the Captains Loophole then Merrett has to be an option. Last two against Adelaide: 120 & 91.
Tom Mitchell (HAW), Saturday Night 7.25pm (Vs COL) – In the corresponding game last season, Mitchell amassed 50 (!) disposals, eight marks & eight tackles. Only had two games last season where he didn’t reach 30 disposals, yet he still managed 26 & 27 disposals respectively! Just keeps finding the ball and is always an option for C. Last four against Collingwood: 128, 158, 127 & 147.
Patrick Dangerfield (GEE), Sunday Afternoon 3.20pm (Vs MEL) – Will he play? Won’t he play? Just how bad is that hammy really? If he lines up then surely he’s fit enough. The Medical Staff wouldn’t be stupid enough to risk a worse hamstring injury for the sake of a win against Melbourne (in Rd1). If he walks out onto the park, then he’s a Captaincy option. Last four against Melbourne: 135, 155, 74 & 120
Dayne Zorko (BRL), Saturday Afternoon 3.35pm (Vs STK) – The Magician excels when Rockliff is out. And Rockliff is out for some time 😉 Will put up some large numbers this year. Last four against StKilda: 109, 108, 93 & 113.
How do you see the choice of Captain this week? Anyone that you think should’ve received an invite to the Captains Table? Would love to hear about it in comments………All the best for 2018, Coaches!
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