Round 12 Review

Written by Thommo on June 11 2018

THE PERFECT SUPERCOACH STORM

Teams announcement on Thursday night were like…

I have read a few boasts by Supercoach coaches stating how they are fielding full squads this week because they have prepared so well for the byes, as though anyone could have planned for the Round 12 carnage. Folks, this game involves planning, footy knowledge and a bucket-load of luck. Seriously, how can you plan for the loss of so many players in one fell swoop?

Fyfe gets suspended like a twit with his usual clumsy attack on a player, Martin injures a calf that looked suspiciously like an overseas junket, Laird breaks his hand yet can still give us all the bird with that broken hand, Coniglio just happens to cop a concussion in the first bye week when his team beats up on the poor Gold Coast Suns and then a random assortment of rookies get dropped.

Should we bow before those few lucky coaches and marvel at their marvelous powers of precognition. Their ability to read the tea leaves, tarot cards and crystal ball correctly?

NO! We say to you few lucky coaches to shut up and thank the SC Gods for allowing you a free hit this round!

PORT ADELAIDE 10.12 (72) def RICHMOND 8.10 (58)

SC STUD

Ollie Wines (Por) 142 – With his square jaw, head and body, Ollie may look like a Minecraft character, but he  has the size, strength and experience to be an elite mid if only he can hone those disposal skills. He showed what he could be this week with a dominant 29 disposals, 7 clearances, 12 tackles, 3 contested marks and 10 inside 50s. He had a un-Wines like 2 clangers which really boosted his score to these sobering heights.

SC DUD

Josh Caddy (Ric) 47 – A few coaches jumped on Caddy this week thinking he would dominate with Dusty out but he was barely sighted, gathering just 11 possessions and kicking 2 behinds. He’ll perform well in wins but with limited midfield time, expect the odd dodgy score when Richmond struggle.

TALKING POINT

Chad Wingard (Por) 116 – We all know the Chad can score when he plays in the midfield but Kenny has preferred him to spend plenty of time in the forward line. That changed this week with Wingard starting in the guts from the first bounce, racking up a team high 31 possessions along with 8 tackles.

So my question is: Do we consider the Chad for our forward lines for the run home or was this a flash in the pan?

Is anyone considering the Chad?

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GEELONG 14.12 (96) def NORTH MELBOURNE 8.11 (59)

SC STUD

Gary Ablett (Gee) 151 – I told anyone that would listen that North should tag Ablett as he is damaging if allowed to run free. Obviously Brad Scott thinks he knows better, sending Jacobs to Selwood and letting Gazza gather 37 possessions and kick a goal. If he had his time again, I’m not sure Scott would leave Ablett unattended to roam the ground like a truffle-hunting pig!

SC DUD

Sam Menegola (Gee) 65 – He gives you all or nothing, does Gola, and you can never predict when he will fire. This week he had plenty of the ball (24 possessions) but he committed 6 clangers and ran at just 66% DE. I was considering bringing him in post-bye, but surely there are more consistent options available?

TALKING POINT

Shaun Higgins (Nor) 123 – As he can do when fit and firing, Higgins was fantastic on Saturday with 30 possessions, 8 clearances, 6 marks, 10 inside 50s and 2 goals. Given his polish, recording just 1 clanger this week, he could well be a top 8 midfielder for the finals few weeks of the season.

But who can trust his body, weighed down as it is by a massive head?

Our resident lunatic, Roo Bloke is spruiking his value so my question is: Do we ban Roo Bloke from the website until 2019?

Is Roo Bloke right or crazy?

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GWS 20.14 (134) def GOLD COAST 4.2 (26)

SC STUD

Jeremy Cameron (GWS) 168 – Compare the pair: One key forward plays for the side who kicks 20 goals and finds himself on the end of 6 goals himself despite not taking a single contested mark. A performance that resembles shooting fish in a barrel!

SC DUD

Tom Lynch (GC) 35 – The other key forward plays for a side that kicked just 4 goals and lost by 108 points. His team did not take a single mark inside the forward 50 from 40 entries and he himself didn’t kick a single goal.

Who would you rather be?

I wonder why one of the pair wants to leave the Gold Coast?

TALKING POINT

Josh Kelly (GWS) 146 – Kelly must be close to returning to full fitness, playing 84% time on ground on Saturday, and racking up 40 possessions and kicking 2 goals. That score is probably elevated by how poor his opponents were and by the loss of Conglio this week, but Kelly needs to enter our calculations for the second half of the 2018 season.

Should be consider trading Kelly in or is he likely to be a liability in our complete midfields?

Are you trading Josh Kelly in after his Round 13 bye?

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SYDNEY 19.12 (126) def ST KILDA 7.13 (55)

SC STUD

Isaac Heeney (Syd) 134 – Even though Heeney has scored consistently week to week, he has scored very inconsistently within matches. Some weeks he has barely scored over 10 points at quarter time. That changed this week with Heeney going large early, sitting on over 80 points at half-time. Unfortunately for his coaches, Heeney slowed after half-time as the Saints evened the contest, but he still  managed a respectable 27 possessions, 8 marks and 1 goal for the match.

SC DUD

Jack Steven (StK) 46 – At his discounted price, Steven was tempting in the preseason but anyone who took the punt on him will be disappointed. Severely disappointed! Whether a player is tagged or not, 13 possessions and 4 tackles just doesn’t cut it!

TALKING POINT

Jarryd McVeigh (Syd) 106 – No one is talking about Jarryd McVeigh and perhaps we should be. He started the season slowly but he has scored 3 tonnes in the last 4 weeks with a low of 89 points and 4 week average of 106.5. At a touch below $500k, he may be a handy top-up option for the run home.

Is McVeigh worth a shot or are there too many better options?

Will you trade Jarryd McVeigh in to your SC team?

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ESSENDON 12.12 (84) def BRISBANE 8.12 (62)

SC STUD

Harris Andrews (Bri) 152 – This is one of the few players I have highlighted as a POD and has actually performed consistently. After a slow first 3 weeks he has averaged 106.7 over the last nine weeks with 6 tonnes and a low score of 80 points. This week he grabbed 12 marks with a huge 6 contested marks and he gathered 24 possessions at 83% DE.

SC DUD

Dayne Beams (Bri) 37 – I hope nobody chose Beamer as their captain this week! He has been up for a few weeks and seemed a bit disinterested this week, but with the amount he has on his mind, we’ll take it easy on him. Just the 14 possessions this week but I’m sure he’ll be back next week.

TALKING POINT

Dayne Zorko (Bri) 110 – The Zorko train is gathering momentum for the brave coaches who jumped on after his horrid start. The magician now has 6 tonnes on the trot (I’m including the 99 in Round 10) and he seems a safe bet for the run home although he’s not the bargain he was. He showed this week he can score well even with a low possession count, gathering just 20 possessions but kicking 2 goals.

Are you considering Zorko for the final few rounds?

Is the magician back?

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FREMANTLE 10.11 (71) def ADELAIDE 9.14 (68)

SC STUD

Joel Hamling (Fre) 123 – Hamling racked up the intercept marks late in the match when Adelaide was pushing for the win. At times it appeared like the Crows were kicking to him. In total he took 11 marks, 2 contested, and gathered 20 possessions.

SC DUD

Michael Walters (Fre) 64 – With Fyfe out, I expected Walters to score well, but he disappointed throughout the match and then got himself reported right at the end of the match. What an idiot! He gathered 17 possessions and gave an impressive 5 goal assists but 4 clangers and a 65% DE hurt his score.

TALKING POINT

Brennan Cox (Fre) 119 – I have written a lot of reviews over the past few years and I know most players in the AFL whether they have debuted or not, but I have to admit that I haven’t the foggiest idea who the hell Brennan Cox is! Possibly this is due to him recording a career high for possessions (17), contested possessions (9), tackles (5), marks inside 50 (4) and goals (4) this week. Well done, whoever you are!

Has anyone else heard of Cox?

Have you heard of Brennan Cox?

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27 thoughts on “Round 12 Review”

    1. Thanks TDA, I was busy working all weekend so the review was a bit rushed. Polls are a good, easy way to make it look like you’ve put in lots of effort!

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  1. Now a Stat for Thommo’s Breakout #POD contender who is only owned by #1 percent of the SuperCoach Community.

    Harris Andrews will be Approx. 512k after his score of 152 in Round 12 , a price Rise of around 23k.

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  2. I couldn’t believe how well the essendon players picked out Harris when entering 50….seemed like he was in black and red. Seriously… Tmac is the only kpp I want d/f.

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    1. Hey Schwarz! Are you back on deck or still on holidays! Doing part of your job is a killer! Death by 100 cuts with all the stuff you post!

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      1. Back and ready to go!
        Now if you’ll excuse me for a moment, I didn’t get a chance to check the ins & outs from last Thursday night……..(gasps in horror) 😉

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  3. Great write up.

    FYI, i voted that I’m crazy! Higgo won’t be a top 8 mid for the run home. More wanted to recognise how good he’s quietly become whilst we’ve all been ignoring him.

    Went so close to bringing in Harris Andrews two weeks back but went Webster instead.

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    1. Higgins has the body strength and skill to be like Robbie Gray and Ablett. When he retires we will all look back and wonder what he could have been if not for his softest of soft tissues.

      Webster should be good on the run home even if Andrews has scored a bit more in the last 2 weeks.

      So when does your ban from the site start that you voted for?

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  4. Brilliant Thommo. Love a poll.
    Kelly instead of Danger for me now. Danger is simply too good up forward to score consistently big. No doubt he’ll have the odd game where he bags 6 and goes 200+, but I feel that will be offset by too many average scores. On the positive he may shrink to around $550k the way he’s scoring and will be a good trade target for an elite MID lti, which seems inevitable the way my players have dropped like flies all year. It’ll probably be Kelly himself who goes down in a heap!

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    1. On a positive, Danger will be the highest picked pre-season player in 2019 with his new MID/FWD dpp status!!

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    2. Danger won’t go big often but he’s consistent. Like you said, Kelly will be as good barring injury I reckon. The only worry is a reoccurrence of his groin injury.

      I’m not sure Danger will get Mid-for next year as he didn’t get it in AFL Fantasy last week.

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  5. Cox out for Brennan! And Cerra, give that man the 3 votes and a rising star nomination – certainly his coming of age game.

    Still buzzing from the game last night although Walter’s has soured it. Needs a good slap around the back of the head.

    I chickened out on Gazza and bought in Danger. Had a good feeling about at $490k GOAT but just couldn’t bring myself to do it with the trades witling away.

    Great read as always Thommo!

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    1. It was a good win Hutta and probably killed off the Crows and their chance of retaining Sloane.

      How good was Cerra? I didn’t know he had that sort of form in him at this stage of his career!

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      1. I saw a post on reddit the other week that Cerra is already in the top 20 elite ball users in the comp this season – absolutely ridiculous. Played forward a fair bit this season but with Fyfe out he moved up the ground and across half back and showed what he can do. Contested marking was great.

        We need to re-sign him ASAP but I do fear he will go home to Melbourne. It’s a shame – if we do lose him, he’s of known quality now and we better snap up a deal to grab gun forward we desperately need. A one Jesse Hogan returning home perhaps?

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        1. Cerra is a Richmond fan, could swap him for someone like Shai Bolton who looks like he wants to return to WA.

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  6. With his square jaw, head and body, Ollie may look like a Minecraft character >> Clearly someone has kids. haha

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