Weekend Review – Eagles v Power

Written by Motts on March 2 2010

West Coast

B Ebert – Had a 112 here but only a 44 in the game against Essendon. Too inconsistent for my liking.

L Shuey – Well helloooooooo Mr Shuey. Scored 35 in 2 quarters against the Dons before jacking that up to 108 against the Power. 24 disposals, of which admittedly 12 were handballs, but also kicked a supergoal.

C Masten – 28 disposals and 70 points. I really like this guy as a mid priced option for your midfield – think he’s only going to get better this year.

N Naitanui – Still hasn’t come up against any genuine ruck competition (C Cloke and M Lobbe definitely do not qualify as genuine rucks) but his 68 outdid Massive Cox’s 44 so I think that still makes him a viable second ruck option.

D Cox – 44 in his first run for the year. I know he had an ‘09 average of 111 but he only played 13 games. Way too expensive at $590k to risk. Especially if he continues to turn in this kind of performance.

B Dalziell – Followed up last week’s 51 with a 43. Off the radar until I see something special from him.

B Sheppard – 12 touches for 45 points. Will probably leave my decision on him til the R1 teams are announced.

Port Adelaide

D Pearce – Impressive stats: 24 touches, 3 marks, 5 tackles and a supergoal for 122. Only had a 50 last week though. Averaged almost 75 last year and has a lot of potential. May be worth a crack at just under $400k.

D Cassisi – Worth $504k but with scores like this 97 you’ll get what you pay for. As captain he’s less likely to get dropped too. Played 21 games last year.

M Banner – Locked him in yet? 96.

C Cornes – Looked really rusty but still managed 22 possessions. Over the hill for mine. 77.

N Krakouer – 57 points after last week’s 120 may have a few reconsidering him.

J Trengove – May want to reconsider him for your Backs bench – looking increasingly unlikely to get game time over Chaplin with games like this 47 point effort. Adelaide’s Phil Davis costs the same amount if you’re looking for an option.

K Cornes – 13/20 disposals were handballs. 40 points does not cut it for a $480k player.

M Lobbe – Beaten up on by NicNat and Massive but his 30 points still have him in my 4th ruck spot.

A Moore – Only scored 18 but had very little game time to do it in.

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8 thoughts on “Weekend Review – Eagles v Power”

  1. Masten burnt me last year and I’m risking double burn if I don’t pick him up – oh, the pain.
    Sheppard, Krak, Trengove, Lobbe and Moore have spent time on my team list but have lost their place during my preseason swap-fest. Oh yeah, Hitchcock too and Cox.
    What’s your take on Paul Stewart? He may be a smokie and unique selection…….with the associated risk, of course.

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    1. Given your Adelaide basedness you probably know more about him than I do, kb. All I can tell you is that he played 7 games last year with an average of 54 and a $287k price tag which doesn’t exactly make him cheap. Sure he had a 92 this week but only had a 40 last week. I’ll keep an eye on him but no more at this stage.

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      1. Yeah, fair enough. I think I went a bit Stewart-crazy. I went all gooey about D Stewart last week due to his North Adelaide (aka The Mighty Roosters) connection and his ability to take a strong mark, only to go soft this week and therefore need another Stewart to fill the void. I think I’m over that faze now and will look elsewhere.

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  2. Also interested on your take on Boak. A bit of a Kerr: promises to improve every preseason only to ultimately disappoint.

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    1. I’ve had Boak in previous team drafts already this season. He is Stuey due to step up and improve his 82 average and being named in the leadership group may be the impetus he needed. Why didn’t he play in the WC game?

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  3. And Westhoff’s game was a big surprise. Could he do a Paddy Ryder? If he was in my team, I don’t think I could watch him, though.

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