Written by Schwarzwalder
A valuable lesson was learned again last week. While Dusty wasn’t invited to the Captains Table last Friday night (I’ll admit that Pendles was first on the list), many were able to capitalize on his 134 with the loophole option. More often than not, a score of 130+ should simply be used. It’s just a low percentage play trying to top that score for the sake of 20-30 extra pts. Case in point: Ablett, Dangerfield, Gawn, Goldy, S.Martin, Priddis & NicNat all fell short of Dusty’s effort. Having said that, well done to those that threw the C on Fyfe 😉 Let’s see who’s managed an invite to the Captains Table this week (in order of appearance, times are in AEST):
Robbie Gray (PTA) Friday Night 7.50pm – Been Port’s best player over the first two Rounds with a 126 & 129 to his name. The Power will be looking to jump back on the Winners List after a disappointing Showdown. With Hartlett and Wingard out, more importance will be placed on the performance of Robbie Gray. Looks to be the perfect Friday night loophole option against Essendon.
* WARNING * If Sam Grimley (ESS) is your only loophole option, you WON’T be able to use him at all since the Bombers are playing on Friday night……..no ifs, ands or buts…….You’ve been warned!
Dan Hannebery (SYD) Saturday Twilight 4.35pm – 100 from 50% Time On Ground in Rd1 and a 121 against Carlton. Hanners has had a decent start to the year and there’s no reason he can’t back it up again in the Sydney Derby. Managed a 136 against GWS in 2015.
Gary Ablett (GCS) Saturday Night 7.25pm – Didn’t have a great impact in the Suns’ maiden victory against the Dockers last week but still came out with 120 SC pts. Good sign for the Suns, indifferent for Supercoaches 😉 34 touches and a goal for 139 pts in Rd1 against Essendon. I’d be expecting a similar performance playing the Blues at home on Saturday night. Although be aware of a possible Ed Curnow tag!
Matt Priddis (WCE) Saturday Night 7.40pm – Only 19 touches in the Grand Final Replay last week. That doesn’t happen often for Priddis and I’m sure he’ll be wanting to make amends in the WA Derby on Saturday night. Just be aware that his last four Derbys have ‘only’ produced an avg of 90.75 pts.
Nat Fyfe (FRE) Saturday Night 7.40pm – 4000 Coaches jumped ship after Rd1……can you believe that? Silenced the doubters with a 157 in the loss to the Suns, he was just about the only shining light for the Dockers on the night. Has averaged 124 in Derbys over the last two years and is prime for another big game.
Patrick Dangerfield (GEE) Sunday Twilight 4.40pm – Followed up THAT debut on Easter Monday with a disappointing 77 against GWS last Sunday. A week is a long time in football. Playing at home against the Brisbane reserves does make for an enticing prospect though. Scored 114 & 112 playing the Lions last season, no reason he can’t go large here.
Scott Pendlebury (COLL) Saturday Early Afternoon 1.45pm – Hasn’t started the season as well as most Supercoaches would’ve hoped, but hasn’t been terrible either. 89 & 110 don’t make for great reading and then there’s the question of his rib injury and possible new role at half-back…….and it’s only Rd3! 😉 Has a 161 to his name recently against the Saints and is always a chance to go large.
Todd Goldstein (NTH) Sunday Early Afternoon 1.10 pm – A big last Qtr in Rd1 against the Crows lifted Goldy to 126 and perhaps flattered him a little? His price will drop considerably after his 95 playing the Lions last week. He does however have a big avg of 138 against the Demons over the last three years. Perfect chance for him to go large like it’s 2015 again……..
Sam Mitchell (HAW) Sunday Afternoon 3.20pm– Last week’s smokey is this week’s smokey! Another lazy 37 touches in the GF Replay for 144 SC pts. Magnificent start to the year after his 130 in Rd1. Constantly underrated player who will continue to rack ‘em up. Sure to step up once again against the Bulldogs.
So who are you running with as C / VC in Rd3? Let your fellow Coaches know in the Poll and Comments below……..
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