Captain’s Table – Round 19

Written by Hot Sauce on July 26 2019

Let’s take a look at who are the most viable options this week.


Collingwood v Richmond

(Friday – 7:50pm @ MCG)

A Friday night mega-blockbuster finds a struggling Pies against the rampaging Tigers. The Tigers evenness across the field eliminates any of them as possible options while the Pies have the weekly lock in Brodie Grundy and despite other potential big scorers, Grundy is a VC lock this week. The #1 SC player in the business is averaging 136.3 over his last three games against the Tigers so enough said.

Best choice: Brodie Grundy


Hawthorn v Brisbane

(Saturday 1:45pm @ UTAS)

A really hard game to select a winner, this will be an intriguing match for many reasons. Can the Lions lock down a a top 2 spot? Can the Hawks somehow make the Finals? Can Clarko finally defeat the Fagan-Hodge match-up? Besides those questions, Lachie Neale is the obvious choice here while Jarryd Lyons is a sneaky chance to top score.

Best choice: Lachie Neale


Carlton v Adelaide

(Saturday 2:10pm @ MCG)

The Crows are looking to get their season back on track but are up against a spirited Blues outfit who are set on capturing as many scalps as possible for the remainder of the season. Patrick Cripps current form line is atrocious and makes it extremely hard to back him in, while the Nic NewmanBrodie Smith and Brad Crouch are in great form but it’s the young ruckman Reilly O’Brien who gets my vote, especially with Matthew Kreuzer resting.

Best choice: Reilly O’Brien


West Coast v North Melbourne

(Saturday 2:35pm @ OS)

The Eagles need to gain some momentum if they are to secure a home final while the Kangas have slipped out of contention of the finals with consecutive heartbreaking losses. Todd Goldstein is in amazing form averaging 134.7 over his last 3 games but i’m backing Eagles Elliot Yeo to lead the way. With a recent average of 133.5 against the Kangas he is my tip to top score at OS this weekend.

Best choice: Elliot Yeo


St. Kilda v Melbourne

(Saturday 7:25pm @ Marvel)

Yet another interesting contest with a revived St. Kilda against the lacklustre Demons. There will be an unbelievable battle in the ruck with youngster Rowan Marshall up against Max Gawn. They squared off against eachother in round 5 which was Marshall’s last poor game with Gawn giving him a touch up. With Preuss omitted this game, Gawn could be back to his best.

Best choice: Max Gawn


Port Adelaide v GWS

(Saturday 7:10pm @ AO)

Yet another intriguing battle, and a tough game to tip the top scorer. Most likely to be a battle between Travis Boak and Lachie Whitfield with Boak averaging 115.6 at AO this season while Whitfield is averaging 119.0 away from home. It will be a good battle, with superstar youngster getting my vote.

Best choice: Lachie Whitfield


Western Bulldogs v Fremantle

(Sunday 1:10pm @ Marvel)

Nat Fyfe is hopefully back this week giving us coaches another option this week, while the Doggies offer up plenty of options too with Marcus BontempelliJack Macrae and Josh Dunkley. The trio have dominated Marvel Stadium this season especially in wins, and this is a likely win for the Dogs. Take your pick between the three but i’m thinking Dunkley v Macrae v Fyfe in this matchup. Tough choice.

Best choice: Josh Dunkley


Sydney v Geelong

(Sunday 3:20pm @ SCG)

The Cats are looking like the most uncomfortable ladder leader we’ve seen in recent history and will be looking to find their best form heading into September. Plenty of options in this game with Josh KennedyLuke ParkerIsaac HeeneyJake LloydTim KellyMitch Duncan and Patrick Dangerfield all capable of big scores. Recent form suggests Danger vs Lloyd are your best bets.

Best choice: Patrick Dangerfield


Gold Coast v Essendon

(Sunday 4:40pm @ Metricon)

The resurgent Bombers face the languishing Suns looking to continue their hot streak looking for their fifth straight win, and their seventh win from their last 8 games. Zach Merrett is the logical, and pretty much only option this game. Better options earlier in the round.

Best choice: Zach Merrett


Hot Sauce’s Top Picks

  1. Brodie Grundy
  2. Max Gawn
  3. Patrick Dangerfield
  4. Josh Dunkley
  5. Lachie Neale

Wildcard: Reilly O’Brien


Good luck coaches!


Which player will you be handing the Captaincy to? (Two choices)

  • Brodie Grundy (43%, 127 Votes)
  • Max Gawn (28%, 81 Votes)
  • Jack Macrae (11%, 32 Votes)
  • Josh Dunkley (8%, 23 Votes)
  • Nat Fyfe (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Reilly O'Brien (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Lachie Neale (2%, 5 Votes)
  • Someone else (please mention in comments) (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Zach Merrett (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Lachie Whitfield (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Travis Boak (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Rowan Marshall (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Todd Goldstein (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Elliot Yeo (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Patrick Cripps (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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6 thoughts on “Captain’s Table – Round 19”

  1. Grundy into Gawn.

    Some tempting MIDs led me astray last week. Never again. Praise be to Gawndy.


  2. Probably should have been a poll – who do we give the job to if Grundy doesn’t score 150+?



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