Around The Grounds Rd14

Written by Schwarzwalder on June 20 2019

Nearly there folks!! Hannebery for Rockliff anyone?! Only I’m stupid enough to make that call.




State league affiliate: Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: Central District v Adelaide – Saturday, June 15, 2.40pm, X Convenience Oval

Midfielder Bryce Gibbs has made a strong case for a senior recall, finishing with 32 disposals, four clearances and a goal in Adelaide’s 55-point win over Central District in the SANFL on Saturday.

Small forward Tyson Stengle also starred with four goals, 11 marks and 22 touches, while rookie Kieran Strachan kicked 3.1. 

Midfielders Riley Knight and Patrick Wilson both had 28 disposals, and were helped in the middle by draftee Chayce Jones who finished with 27 touches.

Ruckman Sam Jacobs impressed with 25 hitouts, 20 disposals and a goal.   

Verdict: the Crows have the bye this week




State league affiliate: Brisbane (NEAFL)
This weekend: Bye

Verdict: McInerney a likely IN for the unlucky Archie Smith, but will there be more changes after a miserable loss to the Blues pre-bye?




State league affiliate: Northern Blues (VFL)
This weekend: Northern Blues v Footscray – Saturday, June 15, 1pm, Ikon Park

Jack Silvagni has staked his claim for an immediate AFL recall after a near best-afield effort in a 54-point loss to Footscray.

Omitted after Carlton’s round 12 win over Brisbane, Silvagni hit back hard by accumulating 26 possessions, applying a game-high 11 tackles and finishing off his work with three goals.

Rookie runner Matt Owies (MID/FWD, $102 400) enjoyed a breakout game, bagging four of the Blues’ eight goals by three-quarter time. The 22-year-old also laid five tackles.

Midfielder Matt Kennedy also did his chances of promotion no harm by gathering a game-high 29 touches and laying five tackles, while Darcy Lang had 26 touches and eight tackles, and rookie-listed key defender Hugh Goddard had 20 disposals and seven tackles.

Alex Fasolo kicked a late goal and hit the post on another occasion.

Ruckmen Andrew Phillips and Matthew Lobbe had 21 and 22 hitouts respectively. 

Verdict: Blues have the bye this week, but will we see Owies debut in the back-half of the season?!




State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Bye

Verdict: Keep an eye out. Daicos and Quaynor (DEF, $153 300) are both pushing for their first opportunity in 2019.




State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Essendon v Box Hill Hawks – Saturday, June 15, 2pm, Windy Hill

Veteran midfielder David Myers continued his superb VFL form to guide the Bombers to a 10-point win over Box Hill Hawks.

Myers, who recently dropped himself to give younger teammates an AFL opportunity, had a game-high 30 possessions, laid five tackles and kicked a goal.

Mid-season draftee Will Snelling (MID, $117 300) enjoyed another strong performance with 22 touches in the midfield.

Defender Matt Dea was also productive with his 22 disposals.

In attack, Mitch Brown and Jordan Houlahan kicked two goals apiece.

Verdict: If Stringer doesn’t get up, we’ll likely see the return of Francis. Unlikely to see any other changes after last week’s win over the Hawks.




State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel Thunder v South Fremantle – Saturday, June 15, 2.15pm, David Grays Arena

Midfielder Bailey Banfield impressed with 2.1 and 24 disposals from Peel Thunder’s three-point loss in the WAFL on Saturday.  

Forward Cam McCarthy was damaging up forward with three goals, while Harley Bennell (MID, $167 700) continued his comeback from injury with 2.1 from 11 touches.

Rookie Ryan Nyhuis was Peel’s leading ball-winner with 26 disposals and 12 marks.

Recruit Travis Colyer finished with 23 touches and 1.1, but veteran Hayden Ballantyne was quiet with seven touches and a behind.

Verdict: Cerra should be back but in place of who? Let’s hope it’s for Hughes or Tucker, rather than Bewley!




State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Bye

Verdict: We may see the return of Fort if Rats isn’t over his hammy, sustained just before the Cats’ bye.




State league affiliate: Gold Coast (NEAFL)
This weekend: Southport v Gold Coast – Saturday, June 15, 1.30pm, Fankhauser Reserve

Rookie-listed veteran Michael Rischitelli showed he is still a handy reinforcement in a 15-point win over Southport.

The 33-year-old midfielder, who is yet to play an AFL game this season, amassed 32 touches and nine tackles.

He was well supported by teenage defender Jacob Dawson (30 touches and six tackles) and rookie midfielder Brad Sheer (27 disposals and eight tackles).

Tom Nicholls’ ruckwork helped give the Suns the ascendancy at stoppages.

Young big man Brayden Crossley and fellow teenager Connor Nutting contributed two goals apiece.

Verdict: Suns have a week in the sun.




State league affiliate: GWS Giants (NEAFL)
This weekend: Redland v GWS Giants – Saturday, June 15, 11.30am, Jack Esplen Oval

Daniel Lloyd responded strongly to his axing from the Giants’ AFL line-up with an assured showing in a 10-point NEAFL win over Redlands.

Lloyd, who has played 10 AFL games this year, won a team-high 14 possessions in first half and finished with 25 touches, along with two goals, one of which was a beauty on the run from long range near the boundary.

Fellow half-forward Zac Langdon was also damaging with a team-high 27 touches and two goals, including a freakish dribbling effort.

Teenage midfielder Jackson Hately continued his development with 25 possessions and a goal in another solid outing.

Verdict: With de Boer out for a considerable period, might Hately finally get that crucial third game and a sustained run at it? We’ll find out next week after the bye!




State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Essendon v Box Hill Hawks – Saturday, June 15, 2pm, Windy Hill

Former captain Jarryd Roughead was upstaged by two younger key forwards in Box Hill Hawks’ 10-point loss to Essendon.

Making his fifth successive VFL appearance, the 32-year-old didn’t enhance his chances of an AFL recall, managing just 10 touches and going goalless for the second game in a row.

He was largely a spectator while youthful key forwards Jackson Ross (FWD, $123 900) and Mitch Lewis did the bulk of the scoring.

The untried Ross bagged four of the Hawks’ nine goals, taking his season tally to 23 from eight games, while Lewis showed some promising signs after being dropped, tallying 2.2 from five kicks and seven marks.

Marc Pittonet held sway in the ruck with 49 hitouts and 21 possessions, providing great service to runners Harry Morrison (26 touches) and Teia Miles (25), while David Mirra (23) was solid in the back half.

Verdict: Probably a little early for Scrimshaw to come in for the suspended skipper. Maybe Ross to debut and Sicily to return to his more SC-friendly DEF role. Maybe Lewis to make a return or Morrison after a strong showing again for BoxHill. A few options/changes after a disappointing week for the Hawks.




State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Bye

Verdict: Jordan Lewis likely IN for either the concussed Frost or taking Josh Wagner’s spot.




State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: Frankston v North Melbourne – Sunday, June 16, 2pm, SkyBus Stadium

Former Bulldog Tom Campbell continued his excellent recent form with another standout performance for North Melbourne in a disappointing 50-point loss to Frankston.

Campbell collected 23 disposals, 21 hitouts and a goal in another impressive individual effort, while youngster Joel Crocker (DEF/FWD, $117 300) continued his consistent season with 20 touches of his own.

Mid-season draft recruit Lachlan Hosie finished with 1.2 in an inaccurate match in front of goal, while ruckman Tristan Xerri had 18 hitouts and a goal.

Verdict: North have the bye this week.




State league affiliate: Port Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: Port Adelaide v Norwood – Sunday, June 16, 3.10pm, Alberton Oval

Co-captain Ollie Wines showed his class with a second consecutive 30-plus disposal game in the SANFL during Port Adelaide’s 45-point win over Norwood.

Wines finished with 38 touches, eight clearances and a goal for Port Adelaide as he works back to full fitness following a fractured leg, while the experienced Charlie Dixon continued his comeback from injury with a three-goal haul up forward.

Veteran midfielder Brad Ebert (22 touches) got through the match unscathed in his return from a month out with concussion.

Verdict: Wines and Ebert surely back this week. Possibly for Butters and Bonner. If Dixon is named, it could be time to get back on the ‘Hoff’ as it will likely mean he gets ‘freed up’. Talk is that Dixon may need one more week in SANFL, especially as they face ladder leaders Geelong this week.




State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Richmond v Coburg – Saturday, June 15, 11am, Holm Park Recreation Reserve

Shai BoltonJacob Townsend and Mav Weller have kept themselves in the selection frame after producing strong performances in the VFL.

Speedster Bolton, who was dropped after the Tigers’ round 11 AFL loss to North Melbourne, gathered a game-high 36 possessions (including 23 kicks), five tackles and a goal in a best-afield display in an 84-point win over Coburg.

Townsend, who was omitted after his first AFL game of the season in the loss to Geelong, bagged a game-high five goals from 21 possessions and nine marks.

The premiership forward combined well with the tenacious Weller, who collected 28 touches, laid a game-high nine tackles and kicked two goals.

Big-bodied draftee Riley Collier-Dawkins was impressive with 23 disposals, four tackles and two goals, while mature-age rookie runner Jake Aarts had 22 possessions.

Verdict: Tigers have the bye but should come return stronger if a few of their best-22 can make it back from injury over this fortnight period.




State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Werribee – Sunday, June 16, 2.10pm, Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval

Three-time All Australian midfielder Daniel Hannebery (MID, $326 100) showed some good signs when he picked up 23 touches during Sandringham’s 24-point loss to Werribee.

Fellow veteran Jake Carlisle (15 disposals and seven marks) got through his first game back from injury unscathed, while young gun Nick Coffield impressed with 21 disposals.

There were concerns for boom teenager Max King when he left the game early with a knee injury, but those fears were allayed later on Sunday when initial scans came back positive. King had booted an early goal in the contest, but failed to return to the ground after the collision and was sent for scans on his troublesome knee.

Verdict: Hannebery a near certainty to finally make his Saints debut this week. Webster also likely a key IN for the Saints. With Armitage and one of an unlucky Hind or White likely to make way.




State league affiliate: Sydney (NEAFL)
This weekend: Bye

Verdict: three big Ins for the Swans this week, with JPK, Zak Jones and Hayward all available. Likely OUTs thought to be McVeigh, Rose and Thurlow.




State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: Bye

Verdict: IF passed fit, you’d think Hurn, Yeo and Oscar Allen, will come in for Vardy, Rotham and the suspended Rioli.




State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Northern Blues v Footscray – Saturday, June 15, 1pm, Ikon Park

Experienced playmaker Taylor Duryea was more prominent than expected in his return from injury, leading Footscray to a 54-point win over the Northern Blues.

The composed left-footer, who injured his hip in round four against Collingwood, gathered a team-high 24 possessions, laid four tackles and slotted a goal in a performance that will have him in contention for a senior game.

Key forward Josh Schache moved well after being concussed at his last start, kicking 2.2 from 13 possessions and eight marks, while Will Hayes had 18 touches and scored a goal.

Promising midfielder Rhylee West wasn’t as prolific but still kicked two goals from his 15 touches.

Ben Cavarra and Jordon Sweet also scored multiple goals, while Ed Richards had 15 touches and kicked two behinds.

Verdict: Again, there’s talk of a debut for Rhylee West for the injured Libba. Schache may also come in for Gardner (my new loophole if so!) and the impressive Duyea for the disappointing Dale.


Good luck all, in our last bye Round!! Will be glad when it’s all over!!


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6 thoughts on “Around The Grounds Rd14”

  1. Roughy is a confirmed in for Hawthorn. Mitch Brown in for Stringer. And the Hoff has been dropped.


  2. I had Hannebery in my preseason team until I realised how broken he was. If he can put a couple of good games together, I still think he could be a useful M9 at $326K.


    1. Couldn’t agree more. STK are trying to build a list. If it’s gonna take time to get someone ready, it’s gonna take time,

      Ratten reckons he’s seen enough to go somewhere with smart trades this and next year. We’ll see.

      I r coon we might surprise a few simply because the club is being run better then ever. Long may it continue.


  3. I have already gone goldy to fort this week….downgrade for cash before rob to grundy in two weeks, wth gawn already onfield. Thought it a sound move with the rat’s hammy.


  4. There were rumours Owies was in line for a game a couple of weeks ago; last weekends efforts certainly won’t have done his chances any harm. He’s also $102,400 and MID/FWD-eligible.



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