Your Best POD

Written by MJ on July 22 2015

Every year we spend hours upon hours painstakingly selecting and fine tuning our squads for Round 1. The inevitable occurs, where we miss a gem that slips through the cracks and bobs up like a cork in the ocean. If you’re bold enough to back yourself at picking a Point of Difference (POD), it can come off handsomely and make you appear, rightly or wrongly as the Albert Einstein of SuperCoach. Picking 2016’s best PODs could be your key to success next year.

Let’s take a look at some of the best PODs 2015 has thrown up so far:

Daniel Hannebery (119.33; 2nd best MID in total points; 1.64% of R1 sides)

David Mundy (114.37; 4th best MID in total points; 0.48% of R1 sides)

Matt Priddis (114.27; 6th best MID in total points; 4.96% of R1 sides)

David Armitage (114.07; 7th best MID in total points; 0.27% of R1 sides)

Callan Ward (112.20; 8th best MID in total points; 2.24% of R1 sides)

Tom McDonald (100.13; 2nd best DEF in total points; 0.86% of R1 sides)

Liam Picken (100.50; 3rd best averaging DEF; 0.84% of R1 sides)

Luke Dahlhaus (104.07; 3rd best FWD in total points; 2.16% of R1 sides)

Jack Riewoldt (102.27; 4th best FWD in total points; 2.18% of R1 sides)

Chad Wingard (98.73; 6th best FWD in total points; 4.78% of R1 sides)

Did you start with any of these under the radar pre-season options? We’d love to know!

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29 thoughts on “Your Best POD”

  1. Ward for mine.
    Picked him from the beginning of the season partly to give my side a more even bye structure in my midfield.
    After a couple of quieter games early, he has been incredibly consistent.

    Dahlhaus was one that sipped out of my side before round 1. Pretty disappointing!

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  2. Had Priddis since the start, he began slowly but has definitely been a good choice. Hard to believe the Brownlow medallist was only in 1 of every 20 teams!
    However I also went for Parker instead of Hannebery, due to Dan’s previous struggle with the tag – he’s blown that theory out of the water this year.

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  3. Kolodjashnij for me, shame I traded him out to a maxed out Brodie Smith after round 3, what a season killer that was!

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  4. Was going to start with Ward as ii had him all last year very very consistent but i didn’t this year with Griffen coming into the side thinking his numbers would be down, but i was wrong will start with him next year 100%

    I have Mcdoanld and Dahlouse from that list

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  5. Surely Blicavs wasn’t in a large % of teams at the start of the season. Would’ve been an incredibly ballsy call to pick him at R2 but geez, you’d be doing alright if you did. Anyone know his ownership details at the start of the season?

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  6. Started with Jack Steven which worked out very nicely

    Also Dangerfield which at the time seemed to be in very few teams

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  7. Well my girlfriend started with wingard and Hannebery, so ups to her in her first season.

    I had a great POD in Ricky Henderson that went sour.

    I’d have to say my only decent POD now ill be Zorko, who I traded in when he as at about 400k about , only for him to not drop below 91 I believe, including some massive scores.

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  8. Every year Priddis is a POD. He just consistently racks up solid 100+ scores. One of the 1st picked in my team.

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  9. Started with Jack Riewoldt as Richmond had a realatively easy first four games (at least on paper) and while not smashing out large scores in those games has stayed in the side all year and has been incredibly consistent. Also had Priddis but that could be due to a bit of West Coast bias.

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  10. I’ve had Taylor Adams since Round 11 when I paid $400k for him. Since then he’s banged out 115, 120, 101 & 143 and gone up $118k.

    OK so he’s sitting on the bench at the moment but I’ve been super happy with that effort and no-one I’m playing seems to have him. Only in 4% of teams.

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  11. My big POD was my defensive setup – rode with Ibbotson and Henderson in place of any of the nauseating premiums or Harry O (should have picked Higgins but I already had Griffen and I can only hate so many guys in my side). I guess it worked but didn’t really change my season or anything.

    What *did* change it was picking up Priddis and looping him right before his 198. That was sick.

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  12. While I didn’t start with any of the players above, I brought in Blicavs and Dahlhaus after Rd5. I watched alot of footy in those early weeks and was most impressed with those two. They haven’t disappointed!
    Started with Jack Steven, hoping he could re-produce his 2013 form and he’s been great value at $460k.
    Hannebery is having the sort of season I had hoped for Parker. Can’t win ’em all………

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