Captaincy Candidates – Round 6

Written by Gunboat Diplomacy on April 18 2024

Vice-Captaincy Candidates


  • L3 v Saints: 125, 181, 159
  • L3 @ MRVL: 73, 136, 162

Not super jazzed on Bont with the Dogs’ form, no Libba and the Saints steely density but it’s a really crucial match up for them and he’s got great stats. Dogs to respond, Bont to lead, good for 130.


  • L3 v Dogs: 99, 133, 96
  • L3 @ MRVL: 126, 102, 81

Seems to have a hard ceiling in the 140s but that’s hardly a complaint when he hasn’t gone lower than 120 and this week is extra tricky. Libba set to miss is what’s brought him into the fore, so fancy him for 140 once again.


  • L3 v Crows: 136, 143, 135
  • L3 @ AO: 136, 106, 134

Often neglect to mention Zezz because he’s just so consistent that you really should give him a look each week if you’ve had the prudence to pick him. The Crows being particularly scant on ball remains even after a gutsy win. Zerrett goes 140 at the Adelaide Oval where high ceiling scores are made of.

Captaincy Candidates


  • L3 v Pies: 101, 67, 120
  • L3 @ MCG: 175, 109, 67

A pretty marginal call with average numbers against the Pies. That said, Butterball’s going at 127.8 and tends to randomly rip those large scores against either very poor or very good opponents, as tricky as that is to pin down. Solid for 120 if you’re deprived of the early options.

SERONG v Eagles

  • L3 v Eagles: 97, 146, 88
  • L3 @ OS: 125, 170, 94

The Eagles actually rank higher than Freo for contested possessions and center bounce clearance this year but Freo’s clear superiority in general and uncontested play should see Serong get to 140.


  • L3 v Suns: 102, 71, 75
  • L3 @ SGC: 128, 144, 68

Heeney’s SI economy makes him good for 120 despite these two strong midfields likely set to cancel each other out. In all the stoppage madness Gulden’s outside game might be okay?

Steer Clear


  • L3 v Hawks: 103, 120
  • L3 @ MRVL: 128, 113, 135

He was a great option last week on a small deck in a thumping but the Hawks will absolutely go for him, so pass.

GREEN v Blues

  • L3 v Green: 145, 100, 75
  • L3 @ MRVL: 145, 125, 117

As much as he’s my boy, I’d probably also pass on Green as well. Will likely have Hewett play off him and playing away.

Smoky Pick


  • L3 v Port: 99, 149, 77
  • L3 @ MCG: 54, 135, 41

The break will have been huge for the Pies. They know they need to be closer on the ladder to GWS, Port and Geelong instead of Richmond and West Coast. Can just see Daicos’ efficient looping play style being rewarded in a high stoppage game. Gets things back on track with a 130. Port midfield are light framed too.


  • L3 v Swans: 81, 64, 62
  • L3 @ SCG: 81

Now this would take BALLS but how about Flanders off of HB? Don’t think he’s established enough to attract a tag, even though the Swans do do that, and 3/5 scores have been 120+. A fierce contest deprives him of cheapies but his direct use charging off HB is really something to behold when the Suns win the center bounce. Solid for 120 and there if you want to live life.

RYAN v Eagles

  • L3 v Eagles: 83, 105, 74
  • L3 @ OS: 165, 130, 114

Named him as an out and out candidate last week and despite an unappealing 3QT score he did not disappoint – had a 70 point last. Total defending economy. Like him for 130 here. Think Darcy is on track, so no to Jackson.


  • Round 1: Green 152
  • Round 2: Green 137
  • Round 3: Gulden 73
  • Round 4: Butters 119
  • Round 5: Rowell 135


I’ve actually got Daicos into Ryan at this stage. Bont I’m not quite there on, although the weight of selection might see me cave, and the Swans Suns one is too hard to decipher. A week to be bold.


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25 thoughts on “Captaincy Candidates – Round 6”

  1. I like Marshall as a VC tonight. My perception is that opposition rucks score well against English, no matter how well English himself scores. But I am feeling totally clueless for a C choice if this doesn’t pan out. Might be yet to take 115 given my lack of confidence in a C choice.
    After last weeks Bont VC and Green C, I am very gun shy!


    1. That was my set-up last round as well.
      Backed Bont in this week, not sure if 125 is good enough (TU) or if I should roll the dice with Touk or Heeney, as I need to make up quite a bit of ground.


    1. Yeah. That’s probably really valid, Prawn.

      Do they give him team high CBAs and compromise the rotations they’ve been doing though?


    1. Same position and worried that Walsh did well because Cripps got most of the attention. Don’t know if Merrett will play so free


  2. Geez!! I’m so torn on who to Captain today.
    Rowell or Heeney;
    Rowell has a better average against the swan than Heeney. The suns have been harder to score in the Midfield so far this season. Heeney is on another level so far, hard to pass on as a Captain option. But I am going to go with Rowell on this one .

    Who would you guys Captain out these two?
    TU: Rowell
    TD: Heeney



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