In season 2019 we thought we’d approach our weekly captaincy articles from a different perspective. Rather than just giving a ‘top 5’ for the formats and explaining reasoning (which we have done previously) we decided to have all past winners (and the person the competition was inspired by of the Nobel Koel (our coach of the year award) to share with you a captaincy and vice-captaincy option for each week.
The difference here with this year’s captaincy advice is they won’t be telling you who is the best captain selections overall or even ranking them, but instead explaining given the players they have available who’ll they will be selecting and why!
Our first year with the rolling lockout gives us some overdue opportunities to get the captaincy right. Round one I’m running with Adam Treloar as my Vice Captain and rolling into Stephen Coniglio as C. I’m running R3 to open up the loophole, so hopefully, I can get my year started with a 120+ score.
VC: Patrick Cripps, last year in round one he scored 130 in both scoring formats, but I’ll be happy with 120+. C: I’ve put the armband on the rabbit, Stephen Coniglio. Pumped out 123 against the Bombers last year in a losing side. I think he can take it to the next level this year.
Rus Wit Knee
VC – Starting with Cogs he is a beast inside and will go 30+ disposals first up with a 125+ Captain – Fyfe will start the season with a bang and will enjoy the space in the centre clearances going 140+
Macrae had an amazing year last year, and I think 666 suits him. Averaged 115 at Marvel last year and think he starts with a bang. Cogs form and scoring potential through last year and the start of JLT has been nothing short of phenomenal. A worthy back up
VC – Brayshaw gets the nod here on the back of a couple of big JLT games. Another that will feature in all 3 formats for the guy that stormed home to finish 3rd in the Brownlow. Captain – Cogs here again to the rescue if required. Will be a popular captain choice for anyone that rolls with him this year.
I am not getting fancy here, playing it simple. Giving Patrick Dangerfield the VC responsibility and will run him into Stephen Coniglio if he falls short. I’m taking on the rucks in week one to see what transpires.
VC: I can’t go past Patrick Cripps, as I’m without Dusty in my team. I’ll be looking for 120+ to deploy the loophole. As a captain, I’m expecting Nat Fyfe to be well-rested and to burst out of the blocks against North Sunday night. Fyfe averages 143 against the Roos in his last three.
Rus Wit Knee
Grundy may be a little left of the field as most are looking to go Cripps. But I feel Grundy will start the season with a 140+ against a luck lustre Cats ruck Captain – Gawn up against Port should smash them especially with great kids under his feet. Last year against the Power he got a 140. This year he will start with a 130+
Cripps is a beast and is in unbelievable shape. Gotta back him in for the season opener Fyfe will dominate under 666 rules.. has an amazing record against North. Averages 134 over his last 8
VC – Can’t go pass Cripps here to start the season off with a bang. Will be a popular VC selection for the potential Brownlow winner. Will lock in 120+ C – Backing Coniglio to continue his JLT form and take his game to another level this year. So much so that he’s a fixture in all 3 formats for the Bakas this year.