Round Twelve Review

Written by Schwarzwalder on June 11 2019

(Written & Created By Dane)


Richmond vs Geelong


Despite a goalless first term Geelong stormed home in this game to increase their lead at the top of the ladder. Patrick Dangerfield may be picking up the three Brownlow votes after a seriously good display that yielded 38 touches (17 contested), 7 marks, 9 tackles and a goal for 149 Supercoach points. If Danger gets the three, then my tip for 2 and 1 go to Ablett and Kelly, in that order. The Little Master kicked 2 goals amongst his 24 touches and was classy all night for his 130, while Kelly is a Brownlow chance IMO after another stunning 32 touches netting him 121 points. Fellow Cats to score over triple figures included Dahlhaus (109), Selwood (103) and Stanley/Guthrie (102), while those who fell just short included Hawkins (98), Stewart (95) and Duncan (94). Gryan Miers (85) was everywhere up forward kicking 3 goals, while Ratagolea (87) kicked 2 before his night ended early with a hamstring concern.


Another big loss for the Tigers with their injury crisis seemingly now catching up with them. Only Prestia (106) cracked the ton due to his 30 touches and 10 clearances, while the hot form of Martin (97) and Houli (93) continued. Skipper Cotchin (92) looks to be back in sublime touch with 22 (15 contested) touches, while first-gamer Naish did his chances of a rising star nomination no harm with a 20 touch, 1 goal, 78 Supercoach point game. Ivan Soldo played well for his 87, as did McIntosh for his 88. Money-makers in Stack (70), Balta (29) and Baker (50) weren’t great, while Townsend may cop a week for an un-needed jumper punch, but contact didn’t seem too serious.


Question from the game: Who have people got for the Brownlow if it was to be awarded today?


Supercoach query: Cotchin on anyone’s radar?


Carlton vs Brisbane


Carlton continued the trend of sacked coach = winning next game, with a 15-point come from behind win on Saturday afternoon. No prizes for guessing who led them, with Cripps securing himself 3 votes for a BOG performance. After a week were some considered trading the premium, he reminded us all of what he can do with a huge 38 touches (16 contested) at 81% DE, 8 clearances and 4 goals for a massive 194 points. Next best was Walsh who picked up career high touches (32) and Supercoach points (141), and after him was Ed Curnow on 128, while his brother Charlie Curnow also played well for 3 goals and 102.  Former number 1 pick Weitering patrolled the backline with 9 marks and 16 touches for his 111, while recruit Gibbons (109) is proving he belongs at AFL level with another 2 goal, 23 touch game. Casboult (94) and Petrevski-Seton (92) continued their strong 2019 campaigns, as did Newman (87), but from there, scores drop off for Supercoach relevant players.


Brisbane go into their bye with a sour taste in their mouths, but no one could be unhappy with their first half of the season. Only Lachie Neale (106) cracked the ton due to his 31 touch, 9 mark game, with the next best Daniel Rich on 98. Hugh McCluggage (79) continues to build his fan base, while Zorko (88) overcame a hip concern to play out the game. Really not too much else apart from Martin (84) and Andrews (82) worth mentioning, with 16/22 Brisbane players scoring 75 or below.


Question from the game: How many more wins for Carlton in 2019?


Supercoach query: How many put the C on Cripps after a few down weeks?


North Melbourne vs Gold Coast


Three on the trot for North now, and in game 200, Jack Ziebell starred. 28 touches (15 contested), 10 tackles, 8 clearances and 2 goals meant he topped scored for the Roos with 133 Supercoach points. A solitary point behind him was fellow hard-nut Ben Cunnington, who was massive on the inside with 23 contested touches and 14 clearances, while young gun Tarryn Thomas kicked 2 goals amongst his 12 touches for a great score of 109. Elsewhere for North good scores came from Turner (115), Wood (111), Polec (107), Tarrant (102), Anderson (92) and Goldstein (91). Up forward Ben Brown kicked 2 goals, while youngster Simpkin (90) continues to improve by the game. The only sour news out of the day came in to form of what looks to be potentially serious AC joint injury to gun mid Higgins.


Another loss for the Suns and the promising start to the season is now seeming like a whole lot of luck was involved. Will Brodie (120) has been knocking at the selection door for weeks now and finally proved what he is made of at AFL level with a 29 touch, 9 mark, 9 tackle, 6 clearance, 1 goal game to be one of the better Suns on the day. One of the few remaining original Suns in Jarrod Harbrow had 23 kicks in his 27 touches and used the ball at 77% to be the leading scorer on the ground with 142 points, while fellow original David Swallow (106) also scored in triple figures. The only other player over 100 was recruit Weller (103), while Fiorini (90) and MacPherson (86), were not too far away. Overall the Suns had too many passengers on the day, with injuries to Murdoch and Burgess causing more pain.


Question from the game: Cunnington for All Aus selection?


Supercoach query: 72 points from 8 touches (6 handballs) at 100% DE, with 6 contested touches and 1 tackle seems way too high for Burgess’s game surely? Especially compared to games such as Zurhaars, Powell’s etc stats wise


Adelaide vs GWS


An important win for the Crows too keep them in touch with the top 4, with returning superstar Matt Crouch (123) leading the way in the Supercoach scoring department. 34 touches meant he topped scored for the Crows, while his brother Brad (97) was equally impressive with 31 touches and a goal himself. Reilly O’Brien bounced back from a down week for a very good game of 17 touches (14 contested), 9 clearances and 29 hitouts meaning he gave his owners 104 valuable points. A single point behind him was Rory Sloane, who’s 2 goals in the final term were the reason his score was higher than anyone else who has been De-Boered this season. Not too much more for the Crows with may scores falling between 75-90 for Supercoach relevant players (Laird 81, Ellis Yolmen 84), while up forward Jenkins kicked 3 goals for the home team. Brodie Smith (48) and Wayne Milera (66) were both major disappointments from this game.


Disappointing loss for GWS after they led at 3 quarter time in this game. After a bad week last week, Taranto (131) was back to his best with 36 touches, 7 tackles and a goal to lead all scorers on the ground, while fellow midfielder Kelly slowed down late but still scored 107 from 34 touches and 2 goals. Twin 106’s went to rebounding backman Williams and Haynes, while fellow defenders Shaw (99) and Davis (98) also played their roles to perfection. Nothing much else for the usually high Supercoach scoring Giants team, with Perryman on 86 being the next best after the above mentioned. Supposed premiums in Coniglio (64) and Cameron (79) were below expected output, while anyone who still has Mumford (56) should be looking to move him on.


Question from the game: Top 4 for Adelaide?


Supercoach Query: Will O’Brien for Jacobs happen straight away or will Adelaide play both in their lineup for a game or two?


Sydney vs West Coast


Another bad loss for the Eagles who now go into their bye 8-4. Very few good scores from Eagles players, except for the ever consistent Gaff (107) and inside mid Redden (103). Apart from those the next best score went to Ryan and Jetta with 86’s, while up forward Kennedy kicked 3 goals to help himself register 84. Shuey (83), McGovern (82), Sheed (80) and Sheppard (79) were not horrible but that’s where scores stop for the Eagles. Rotham finally got his 3rd game but will more than likely be dropped with the return of Hurn, while both Vardy and Rioli face a nervous wait after separate reported incidents throughout the game. Update: they both got a week


Full credit to Sydney who dominated this Sunday afternoon fixture. Far too many good Supercoach scores from them, with Dane Rampe leading the way on his 150th game. His 148 points came courtesy of his 32 touches (93% DE) and 12 marks, while fellow backman Lloyd had a massive 42 touches (38 uncontested touches!), 9 marks and only 1 turnover for his 136. Joining him on the same score was Tom Papley, who kicked 5 goals, had 27 touches (11 contested) and laid 9 tackles for the day, while fellow forward Sam Reid (93) kicked 3 goals of his own. The real shining light on the day was Buddy Franklin, who turned in his best game of 2019 with 5 goals, 18 touches and 9 marks for a big 127. Another four Swans were in triple figures, which went on the order of Parker (120), Allir (117), Hewett (110) and Heeney (102), while Mills, Clarke and Florent were all in the 90’s on the day. The only issues on the day for the Swans were injuries to McVeigh, Thurlow and O’Riordan, so for anyone who owns them, keep up with the news this week.


Question from the game: Will Buddy be the last player to get to 1000 goals with the way today’s game is played?


Supercoach query: Is Parker a Top 10 mid by the end of the year?


Collingwood vs Melbourne


A convincing win for the Pies to finish the round on Monday afternoon. No real standouts Supercoach wise with scoring being fairly spread. Up forward both Stephenson (94) and Hoskin-Elliott (96) kicked 3 goals, while returning midfielder Brayden Sier had a fantastic game recording 21 touches and 9 tackles for his 103 points. Steele Sidebottom had 27 touches and was his usual constructive self to please his owners with 118, while fellow mid Treloar had 34 touches and 104 points. Other than that, Mihocek scored 92, while people relying on Grundy to captain their side to a big score were disappointed, with the big man only registering 84 points.


Melbourne’s skill errors on the big stage were ultimately what held them back from an upset win. Max Gawn pretty much roved his every tap, finishing the day with a massive 34 touches, 33 hitouts, 10 clearances and 5 tackles for 153 points. Angus Brayshaw finally delivered with 32 touches and 8 tackles for his 116, while Clayton Oliver had 33 touches (23 contested) but was a little handball happy (26), which held his score down to 114. James Harmes (93) impressive season continued with a 35 touch game, while across halfback Salem (79) found plenty of it but did concede 9 clangers. Hore (94) and Petracca (92) were also on the upper range of the scoring board, but bad news for the Dees with dashing backman Frost having an early finish to the day with a concussion concern. Lastly, on return from long term injuries, both Jake Lever and Steven May got through the game unscathed.


Question from the game: All Aus ruck? Gawn or Grundy, if you had to pick 1.


Supercoach query: Are May or Lever on anyone’s radars?


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3 thoughts on “Round Twelve Review”

  1. I have planned for the byes ever since sauce went down….how dare the crows even think of dropping rob this week !!! Especially after his form this week. Goldy and rob onfield this week


    1. Just putting it out there: if the Crows end up getting Grundy over the off-season, O’Brien would be more than welcome at Princes Park.


  2. | Question from the game: How many more wins for Carlton in 2019?

    10! 😉

    | Question from the game: Will Buddy be the last player to get to 1000 goals with the way today’s game is played?

    Last for a while, yes. But not necessarily forever.



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