Jared Brennan?

Written by Motts on March 30 2010

He’s a DPP (F/M). He’s worth $474k. He scored 125 on Saturday night.

Is it time to get on Jared Brennan?

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  1. I’ve been reading for the last week or so and noticed the use of DPP, what does this mean? I picked him in my team…

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  2. I think similar to blokes who had a down game you need to wait and reserve judgement until you see another 1 or 2 games from him although I must admit he did look dynamic. Another solid game in round 2 and he might be worth the price.

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        1. HA! Excellent idea, mate. OK lets kick it off with:

          If Brennan has a 100+ next game and Giansiracusa has another sub 100 game, trade Gia for Jared. Good call, bad call?

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          1. Gia will come good, seems like a rookie mistake to trade someone out who will come good just because of a knee jerk reaction.

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          2. My initial reaction was no way, Brennan is too inconsistent, but, upon investigation, this isn’t necessarily such a bad deal. Brennan may play as a midfielder for much of the year, and, he may have outgrown his tendency to go AWOL.
            Yet, as he 25k more than Gia, I am wondering, if it would be better to trade down to a Ziebell, Dangerfield, Houlihan, Betts, Byrne or McPharlin. Or even, a Ebert, Staker, or Chris Mayne, which will bring in an extra 150k or thereabouts…
            That said, I didn’t select Gia with the expectation of trading him after a fortnight of footy.

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  3. I haven’t got him, so grain of salt, but ..

    He’s always been a guy who is worse off when he gets time to think twice — or three times or four. As a forward he’d mark, shape for a long shot, decide to sell the dummy, blind turn past a guy he didn’t even see and then inexplicably fumble it.

    In the guts, he only gets time to pick his first option and it’s usually a good one. He was great last year and with Black and Power on the natural decline is honestly just about Brisbane’s number one onballer — particularly since he’s not rucking too now.

    He’ll get more attention from tags this year, but he’s tall, fast, amazing hands and ball smart.

    Having said that, he’s more important to Brisbane than Gia, but I doubt he’ll score many more points.

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  4. Does he know he has two hands, every time he picks up the pill he does it with one paw, when he kicks the ball one hand. This guy is too hot and cold for my liking but he saw is fun to watch.

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    1. What are your thoughts if BBB has a big game and Brennan has a bad one and after round three they are simular in price. Should i stick with hall or go for Brennan?

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    1. My considered opinion is that I already had both Gia and Hall and am waiting patiently for them to improve, which we all know they will – let’s face it Dogs were surprised by a very agile Collingwood going in hard and fast at the opening bounce…

      Jared Brennan was a last minute inclusion in my time, traded in to my squad for the first and last time at around 2:30pm Friday last week, after the first lock out (he replaced Gray when I suspected he was going to have a quiet few weeks – wasn’t expecting Gray to pull a no gamer at that stage).

      VERY happy with Brennan, however I am a Lions supporter.

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  5. If you look at Brennan’s pre-season scores: 50, 51, 89, it may suggest this week could be a one-off game. As I recall two or three seasons ago he played two blinders in rounds 1 and 2, I picked him up, then he did absolutely nothing, was the biggest waste of a trade.
    Having said that, being played in the midfield should see improved scores and probably better consistency also. I still probably wouldn’t pick him until I’d seen enough of him to suggest he will be a much improved scorer this year. Would pick Franklin or Gray over him at the moment.

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  6. I am mulling over a potential trade idea, am wondering what people think.
    1. trade J.Trengove for M.Banner, or L.Shuey make 74k.
    2. trade M.Farmer+90k, for R.Ladson, or J.Hunt.
    or
    2.1 trade Harbrow+ for C.Enright, or H.Shaw

    b/l @ the moment is Goddard/ Hodge/ Harbrow/ Kennelly/ Malceski/ Waters/ Farmer (Goose/Silvagni)

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    1. My b/l at the moment is Hodge/Enright/Hargrave/Kennelly/Ladson/Waters.
      Personally I wouldn’t waste an early trade from Trengove to Banner:
      1) Mainly because you have selected your starting rookies and I believe you should stick with them (you obviously chose them for a reason)
      and 2) Trengove is likely to play more games than Banner in the long run.

      I would have had Ladson/Hunt over Farmer to begin with, and Enright/Shaw over Harbrow (as I did).

      Certainly don’t base your limited trades on one round of football – I am assuming you picked your players on 2009/NAB Cup Form – so why cull them after one Round? You’ll notice that their respective coaches won’t sack Trengove, Farmer & Harbrow this week 🙂

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      1. I don’t disagree with anything you say, Ben, thanks for your feedback.
        I am just looking at ways to improve the list. Was wondering how/if I could grab an extra 200pts a week ( :

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  7. HGL, If your team is anything like mine then you’ve got some 400k+ players that didn’t kick it for you when they should have. (Read: Mitch Clark, any Bulldog…)
    I wouldn’t stress to much – much better to accept that there may have been better punts out there – but that your luck may come soon – ie if your forward line all kick bags of goals, and other people’s don’t!!
    I didn’t score very highly this week either, and I have placed 3 bench players on the field this week (although one was Lance Franklin for Gumbleton).
    I have put Barlow and Bastinac on the field and benched both Scully and Trengove.

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  8. Yeah, I had 3 underperforming 400k+ players in Harbrow, Tippy & Gia. I swapped JT for Barlow, but, will leave Bastinac on the bench as I think Martin will score well. Leaving Barlow on the bench cost me 100 points.
    The Doggies will be much better this week, and I trust that my blokes will come up trumps.

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  9. Has anyone judged supercoach scores with the amount of games
    that certain teams play under the roof at etihad.Can you rack up more
    points and less clangers playing in a game were weather conditions
    do not apply.This must influence what players from certain sides you
    choose. Any thoughts.

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    1. Come rain, hail or shine the weather plays no part in a players score. Pressure from oppositional players contribute to your players clangers along with their poor indecision and general skills errors.

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      1. Don’t agree with you here Spearsy.

        What about the drastic reduction in goals kicked in a game where the weather is terrible …. resulting in a total of 10 goals combined between the 2 teams … as opposed to dry conditions where there’s 30 or even 40 goals combined, giving some blokes 5 and even 10 goal hauls? The stat difference between marking, kicking and scoring in a 30 goal game is considerably different to that of a very low scoring one.

        Weather plays a big part in some positional players ability to score big.

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        1. Have a look at last year game between the Cats and the Lions in round 5 in the wet. Geelong won by 93 points. Geelong had around 10 players score 100+ including Moons, Cokes and the Tomahawk, so it’s all up to a players ability to handle the conditions.

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          1. The total amount of SC points on offer for ANY game of football, no matter where it is played, is approximately 3300 (it may be 3299, it may be 3301). If you don’t believe me, sum the SC scores of the two opponents in any game that was played over the weekend.

            So don’t choose players based on what stadium they’re playing in or what the weather bloke expects the weather to be like – it doesn’t matter.

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        2. Well Said Motts, a good example will be the port v roos game and the dogs v pies game. Port’s total 1721-1578 for the Roos grand total = 3299 and this game was played in the rain. Then we have the game played under the roof Dogs Total 1510-1795 for the pies grand total 3305.

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  10. Statistical analysis of Brennan’s 2009 season:
    Avg = 89.39 (ie. not bad / not great)
    Std Dev = 29.48 (ie. about middle of the road for variations in score)
    Highest = 146 (hello!)
    Lowest = 47 (ouch!)
    Scores over 110 = 5 from 18 games
    Scores below 70 = 4 from 18 games

    Upshot: There’s nothing particularly outstanding about Brennan except for the fact that he is a DPP. Other players that fit a similar profile (ie. DPP, similar avg, std dev, high and low) are:
    Hodge
    Sylvia
    Higgins
    Most teams would have 1 & 3, with 2 out with injury. It’s fair to say he is worthy of consideration but take away the DPP aspect and his appeal drops drastically – the list of players with similar stats grows to about 22.

    Perhaps the debate, rather than focusing on one player, should be on whether to base selections on DPP status.

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  11. They did say it before they went to the live report but it may have just been to get people’s attention…It got mine! However this may halt the round 7 pickup of GAJ if he gets rested at the business end of supercoach

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  12. It may actually pay to put Brennan in your side, the fact I forgot is the Gold Coast what him quite badly, so if he is after a bigger paycheck he probably will be more consistent(in form) for the rest of the season.

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  13. It won’t surprise me if Brennan takes the necessary step this year to become a premium midfielder by the second half of the season. Being a Lions man myself I think we saw a contrast of form last year but it was still good enough to get close to a 90 average.

    He may be their breakout star ala Mitch Clark in 2009 and hit a consistency that constitutes his standing as an elite midfielder at the Lions in the future.

    If you wanted to shoehorn Brennan into the GC17 wishlist you may want to add Michael Rischitelli as well. His season this year is bound to be just as dynamic as Jared’s due to his name being put up for trade last year in the Fevola deal.

    I have neither in my side at the moment for the record but if two players were going to step it up this year at Brisbane for a tilt at the flag then look no further.

    My advice: Approach with caution.

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    1. Whoa! Where did that last sentence come from? Are you afraid of being sued if your advice about “premium midfielder”, “breakout star”, “elite midfielder” and “dynamic” don’t eventuate. I was really enjoying your analysis and enthusiasm for 2 clearly talented and promising players. Then, BAM! A big plop of negativity at the end.

      C’mon, Brods. Stand by your convictions. We all know that a plethora of predictions are made in this game and only a few of us can stand up at the end of the season and say, “See, I told you that would happen.” Very rarely do the other mugs stand up and say, “Whoops, got that wrong. Sorry!”

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        1. Any other predictions you’d care to reflect on, Motts?

          I said Brown would start slowly (as he usually does) and would have his hands full dodging dummies from their new FF – I didn’t see the game so don’t know about the latter but a lazy 130 certainly proves me wrong on the former.

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          1. A lot of my predictions pertained to injury risk. I’ll come back to you after 6 rounds on Malceski, Gumbleton, Waite, and BBB.

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        2. Couldn’t get a kick in a powerhouse that boy… Yes he is my seventh forward.

          Come on Rocky get on the field already!

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      1. I’ll be having a sterner look at them later in the season when my rookies start earning some serious cash. I wouldn’t have thought it was negativity but sound advice to approach these two with caution especially after one round. They have the intangibles but what they don’t have so far is consistency and that, unless I’m reading it wrong, is the one thing that the Lions will be hoping that they can achieve.

        Like I said I don’t have either in my side at the moment and a majority of players on this site who are looking to ride the ‘rookie wave’ will no doubt be counting their pennies and looking to upgrade, quite possibly looking at Brennan and Rischitelli by the time the split round is upon us.

        I’ll say it again… we’re nearing the round 2 lockout and we all have at least 18 trades left by now… if you would like to trade them in at the expense of say… Jobe Watson & Jarrad Waite… then please do so. But if you follow my advice, that only a Brisbane Lions supporter would feel safe in passing on, you might give those guys a chance to crack the ton this week then you might just be better off.

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    1. He’s old and he’s missed a lot of games due to injuries for years. The one that springs to mind is the broken wrist he suffered in the game he decked Staker in after running into the fence.

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Jared Brennan?

Written by Motts on

He’s a DPP (F/M). He’s worth $474k. He scored 125 on Saturday night.

Is it time to get on Jared Brennan?

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53 thoughts on “Jared Brennan?”

  1. I’ve been reading for the last week or so and noticed the use of DPP, what does this mean? I picked him in my team…

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  2. I think similar to blokes who had a down game you need to wait and reserve judgement until you see another 1 or 2 games from him although I must admit he did look dynamic. Another solid game in round 2 and he might be worth the price.

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  3. I haven’t got him, so grain of salt, but ..

    He’s always been a guy who is worse off when he gets time to think twice — or three times or four. As a forward he’d mark, shape for a long shot, decide to sell the dummy, blind turn past a guy he didn’t even see and then inexplicably fumble it.

    In the guts, he only gets time to pick his first option and it’s usually a good one. He was great last year and with Black and Power on the natural decline is honestly just about Brisbane’s number one onballer — particularly since he’s not rucking too now.

    He’ll get more attention from tags this year, but he’s tall, fast, amazing hands and ball smart.

    Having said that, he’s more important to Brisbane than Gia, but I doubt he’ll score many more points.

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  4. Does he know he has two hands, every time he picks up the pill he does it with one paw, when he kicks the ball one hand. This guy is too hot and cold for my liking but he saw is fun to watch.

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  5. If you look at Brennan’s pre-season scores: 50, 51, 89, it may suggest this week could be a one-off game. As I recall two or three seasons ago he played two blinders in rounds 1 and 2, I picked him up, then he did absolutely nothing, was the biggest waste of a trade.
    Having said that, being played in the midfield should see improved scores and probably better consistency also. I still probably wouldn’t pick him until I’d seen enough of him to suggest he will be a much improved scorer this year. Would pick Franklin or Gray over him at the moment.

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  6. I am mulling over a potential trade idea, am wondering what people think.
    1. trade J.Trengove for M.Banner, or L.Shuey make 74k.
    2. trade M.Farmer+90k, for R.Ladson, or J.Hunt.
    or
    2.1 trade Harbrow+ for C.Enright, or H.Shaw

    b/l @ the moment is Goddard/ Hodge/ Harbrow/ Kennelly/ Malceski/ Waters/ Farmer (Goose/Silvagni)

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  7. HGL, If your team is anything like mine then you’ve got some 400k+ players that didn’t kick it for you when they should have. (Read: Mitch Clark, any Bulldog…)
    I wouldn’t stress to much – much better to accept that there may have been better punts out there – but that your luck may come soon – ie if your forward line all kick bags of goals, and other people’s don’t!!
    I didn’t score very highly this week either, and I have placed 3 bench players on the field this week (although one was Lance Franklin for Gumbleton).
    I have put Barlow and Bastinac on the field and benched both Scully and Trengove.

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  8. Yeah, I had 3 underperforming 400k+ players in Harbrow, Tippy & Gia. I swapped JT for Barlow, but, will leave Bastinac on the bench as I think Martin will score well. Leaving Barlow on the bench cost me 100 points.
    The Doggies will be much better this week, and I trust that my blokes will come up trumps.

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  9. Has anyone judged supercoach scores with the amount of games
    that certain teams play under the roof at etihad.Can you rack up more
    points and less clangers playing in a game were weather conditions
    do not apply.This must influence what players from certain sides you
    choose. Any thoughts.

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  10. Statistical analysis of Brennan’s 2009 season:
    Avg = 89.39 (ie. not bad / not great)
    Std Dev = 29.48 (ie. about middle of the road for variations in score)
    Highest = 146 (hello!)
    Lowest = 47 (ouch!)
    Scores over 110 = 5 from 18 games
    Scores below 70 = 4 from 18 games

    Upshot: There’s nothing particularly outstanding about Brennan except for the fact that he is a DPP. Other players that fit a similar profile (ie. DPP, similar avg, std dev, high and low) are:
    Hodge
    Sylvia
    Higgins
    Most teams would have 1 & 3, with 2 out with injury. It’s fair to say he is worthy of consideration but take away the DPP aspect and his appeal drops drastically – the list of players with similar stats grows to about 22.

    Perhaps the debate, rather than focusing on one player, should be on whether to base selections on DPP status.

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  11. They did say it before they went to the live report but it may have just been to get people’s attention…It got mine! However this may halt the round 7 pickup of GAJ if he gets rested at the business end of supercoach

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  12. It may actually pay to put Brennan in your side, the fact I forgot is the Gold Coast what him quite badly, so if he is after a bigger paycheck he probably will be more consistent(in form) for the rest of the season.

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  13. It won’t surprise me if Brennan takes the necessary step this year to become a premium midfielder by the second half of the season. Being a Lions man myself I think we saw a contrast of form last year but it was still good enough to get close to a 90 average.

    He may be their breakout star ala Mitch Clark in 2009 and hit a consistency that constitutes his standing as an elite midfielder at the Lions in the future.

    If you wanted to shoehorn Brennan into the GC17 wishlist you may want to add Michael Rischitelli as well. His season this year is bound to be just as dynamic as Jared’s due to his name being put up for trade last year in the Fevola deal.

    I have neither in my side at the moment for the record but if two players were going to step it up this year at Brisbane for a tilt at the flag then look no further.

    My advice: Approach with caution.

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