Captaincy Candidates – Round 14

Written by Gunboat Diplomacy on June 16 2022

*Abs and I writing our articles after captaining Cogs last week

Vice-Captaincy Candidates

CRIPPS v Tigers

  • L3 v Tigers: 132, 88, 112 (111 av.)
  • L3 @ MCG: 126, 114, 119 (120 av.)

Got harassed by Perkins last week but still beast moded his way to a 126 in a well rounded performance – what a guy. Tigers remain a great MID match up and their recent re-emergence should make for a high stoppage, heavily contested affair. Plenty of CP, clearance and clutch points available, which is right up Cripps’ alley. A lock for 125. Many will have soured on Walsh but also really rate him and his ground coverage against leaky opponents – grudges are bad for your health!


  • L3 v Tigers: 144, 94, 117 (118 av.)
  • L3 @ MCG: 139, 107, 86 (111 av.)

Not just naming him after last week’s 139! The Tigers, even in a win, fed Port’s half back line all night, with Houston, Bonner, Burton and Byrne-Jones all notching up 20 plus touches. A combination of deferral from team mates and demanding the pill makes Docherty the man down back and a lock for 120 this week.


  • L3 v Dons: 47, 59, 118 (75 av.)
  • L3 @ MRVL: 140, 107, 113 (120 av.)

Match up stats against the Dons not really relevant given this is Sinclair’s first year as a premium, so let me rattle off these numbers instead: 135 v Hawks, 138 v Crows, 140 v Roos. That’s right: Sinclair goes to town on soft kills. The Dons bleed points and lopsided possession differentials, so pencil Sinclair in for another easy target 130

Captaincy Candidates

MILLS v Port

  • L3 v Port: 111, 104, 50 (88 av.)
  • L3 @ AO: 111, 104, 85 (100 av.)

Not the greatest match up stats and Port traditionally restrictive but they let off 2x 140s to primary users Parish and Macrae at home and, most importantly, the thought of the Swans off a bye is terrifying! One of the few big MIDs available this week with Satan, Neale and Brayshaw out, should be solid for 120.

MACRAE v Giants

  • L3 v Giants: 140, 133, 105 (126 av.)
  • L3 @ GS: 105, 78 (61 av.)

A few late fades and limp performances has contained Macrae to low tons recently but with the Dogs precariously positioned on an increasingly tightening ladder and Bailey “Tony Montana” Smith out, the Dogs trademark engine room can’t afford to f*ck around. Decent record against the Giants and comes out swinging for 130.

MILLER v Crows

  • L3 v Crows: 78, 126, 96 (100 av.)
  • L3 @ MS: 130, 99, 105 (111 av.)

Not much commentary for my main man Miller required: fresh off a bye, Suns looking strong and get the Crows at home. A lock for 140.

Steer Clear

PARISH v Saints

  • L3 v Saints: 112, 100, 74 (95 av.)
  • L3 @ MRVL: 139, 111, 113 (121 av.)

At this stage the word on last week’s corkie is tentatively optimistic: getting the fluid drained, he’s moving well and wants to play on Friday. Even if that’s the case, don’t burn the VC on someone coming off what was a nasty corkie. Low-ton at best.

Smoky Pick

STEWART v Eagles

  • L3 v Eagles: 109, 145, 98 (117 av.)
  • L3 @ OS: 102, 145, 89 (112 av.)

Cleared out of the concussion protocols and should return to battling it out against Hewett and Sicily for D1 with no problems. Optus Stadium is a superb ground to set up a defensive wall on and West Coast are…let’s just not. Stewart a lock for 130.


Cripps into Miller at this stage for me. I usually carve out Thursday midday to get around to responding to any queries on this piece, but am blocked out today till a touch after 1. So will get around to any requests after that.


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35 thoughts on “Captaincy Candidates – Round 14”

    1. Hey, Froff.

      Laird superb and a captaincy option most weeks, just have Miller at home ahead of him. Suns also pretty good rn.

      LAIRD v Suns:

      L3 v Suns: 97, 105, 103
      L3 @ MS: 136, 77, 93


  1. Same 2 as you GD, Cripps into Miller.

    Love the Sinclair mention though, will be captain in my draft team this week.


    1. Just thinking a few higher ceiling MID match ups this week, Dom.

      If Preuss doesn’t come in, Tingles will have both that ruck scoring stream and around the ground work provided the Dogs take the Giants to town.

      Witts should put SLOB away but don’t think it’ll be for an insane number?

      Always love out of the box combos, so best of luck! Total get your thinking on both.


  2. Had done Mills into Miller as soon as supercoach opened but the article is making me reconsider. Who to VC:

    TU: Cripps
    TD: Sinclair


    1. Hey, Johnno.

      Sometimes it’s first thought best thought. No problems sticking with Mills and Miller.

      It’s pissing down rain here rn and set to continue tonight, might impact Tigers v Blues.


      1. Hey GD, really appreciate it. Reckon I will stick with it but very tempting to VC Sinclair so I can cheer for him extra loud tomorrow. Just wanted to take the temperature of people


  3. Like it GD. Before the article dropped I had Smoky VC Stewart into Miller time.

    Nothing here to make me change my mind.

    Teakle looks like he is getting a game too so any warm body is a good body for mine this round


    1. Good stuff, Jam.

      Was just saying to Abs that the Cats will probably set up a defensive wall around the goalsquare lol. Going to destroy us, Stewart to go large.

      Good luck!


      1. My only issue with that GB is will the eagles actually get the ball into or near the fwd line to get the ball to Stewart?


  4. Brought hawkins in as a POD D6 and im going to put the VC on him then cant decide out of macrae or ENglish as my C if Hawkins fails


  5. TU: Loop VC Guthrie’s 115 (normally wouldn’t take it but it’s a tough week for me)
    TD: Stick with C Laird



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