ENGLISH v Cats
- L3 v Cats: 65, 54, 77 (65 av.)
- L3 @ MRVL: 138, 152, 99 (130 av.)
Rapidly becoming a must have after last week’s return performance, where he notched up a casual 25 touches, 14 contested, 28 HOs and a goal. Set to ruck against either Blicavs or a returning Stanely, but it’s his around the ground work that gives him that insane scoring ability – won’t be encumbered on his home deck on a Friday night. Solid for 125, more if he has another 1:1 disposals to HO game.
MACRAE v Cats
- L3 v Cats: 97, 96, 124 (106 av.)
- L3 @ MRVL: 117, 89, 153 (120 av.)
Had another frustratingly limp performance against soft kill last week. A big match up against the Cats at Marvel should bring out his best and make him atleast serviceable for 120.
LAIRD v Eagles
- L3 v Eagles: 120, 104, 76 (100 av.)
- L3 @ AO: 105, 142, 116 (121 av.)
Could not be a better match up for Laird: Eagles at home, Crows needing a win. Will go 140 in his sleep.
MILLER v Roos
- L3 v Roos: 131, 123, 110 (121 av.)
- L3 @ TIO: 109, 102 (106 av.)
Suns get another week up at Darwin, will have some continuity and should put North to the sword as they continue an impressive month of form. Cruises to 130.
SATAN v Swans
- L3 v Swans: 125, 130, 87 (114 av.)
- L3 @ MCG: 113, 135, 119 (122 av.)
Swans are traditionally a restrictive side and not ideal to VC/C into however Satan’s got a decent record against them and it’ll be one of those high octane contests he tends to flourish in. A look for 130.
NEALE v Dockers
- L3 v Dockers: 171, 79 (125 av.)
- L3 @ OS: 79, 140, 134 (118 av.)
He was set to get attention last week, the tag was applied immediately and yet he just beasted his way to a 164, with 39 touches, 19 contested, 2 goals and 6 tackles. The Dockers sent Aish to Satan with great effect in the 2nd half last week and have explicitly said they’ll look at something on Neale this week but the competition best form he’s in should see him grind out a 120 nevertheless.
PETRACCA v Swans
- L3 v Swans: 87, 53, 98 (79 av.)
- L3 @ MCG: 53, 106, 131 (97 av.)
Played with the flu last week for a dirty 53 and the most recent word is he’ll play but it wasn’t overly enthusiastic or zealous. Give him another week to get it out of his system and avoid a potential low-ton.
SICILY v Pies
- L3 v Hawks: 132, 141, 125 (133 av.)
- L3 @ MCG: 141, 116, 126 (128 av.)
The age of midfield Cs is over, the time of the premo DEF has come! Sicily, Stewart and Hewett are all averaging 120 pretty much and locked in a battle for D1. It’s insane. This week Sicily is the pick of the bunch with strong match up stats and a beatable opposition key tall department. Another 140 on the cards.
WITTS v Roos
- L3 v Roos: 115, 116, 81 (104 av.)
- L3 @ TIO: 119, 86 (103 av.)
Underwhelmed by, let’s be honest, a solid 70 points last week. The absence of a North Melbourne engine room and the likelihood the Suns scorch the Roos should see him bounce back with a 130 however. Wouldn’t worry about Goldy cancelling him out either as rucks have still been able to pop good scores against the Roos this year.
Tingles into Miller for me. Laird v Eagles incredibly juicy, so definitely give him a look if you have him. Sicily the best late fall back if you need it.
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