How good was Friday night! The start of the round. Another weekend of SuperCoach for us. And to top it off, Tommy Highmore makes it back into the team! A late in for the Saints and a big win for plenty of coaches, a number of whom were no longer having to contemplate a donut in their defence.
Geelong got the win as expected, with the usual suspects of Cam Guthrie and Mitch Duncan performing well. I’m just annoyed I have neither of them in my team even after having an eye on them for so long.
As the Swans took the points over the Pies Tom Hickey continued to reward coaches. If you’ve had him since the start of the season you’d be a very happy coach. Not only is he making cash but he’s making plenty of precious points in the ruck line. He top scored for the match, which at 118 doesn’t really speak well of the rest of the players on the field.
In their first win for the season North toppled the Hawks and Jy Simpkin reminded us of his high ceiling. Remember him from last season? A score of 164 rewarded the 1.9% of coaches that own him and was the highest score across all lines. Others, like Goldstein, Cunnington, and Hall all scored well for North too. For the Hawks they had a few tons, but nothing to really change our plans. In the tale of the Tommy’s, Tom Mitchell only just got over his BE for the round and is still a very good price at 532k.
Brisbane annihilated Gold Coast through the likes of Dayne Zorko, Jarryd Lyons, and Hugh McCluggage. Every one of these players is worth having in your side, particularly with Neale out. Over and over again they score tons and often high ones and that. I think we’ll just move past the Suns this week.
A great comeback from the Tigers saw them get up over GWS. There were plenty of points going around in this game, and particularly pleasing were the scores for Josh Kelly and Matt Flynn owners. Toby Greene is now out for a month though, so more pain for coaches hoping to finalise their forward lines. The Tigers had Baker and Martin top their team scores, but what is also important for cash generation is Collier-Dawkins’ 88. He spent considerable time in the midfield and around the ball. He’ll be earning good cash in coming weeks with the amount of injuries Richmond are dealing with.
The Doggies, headed by Marcus Bontempelli, Jackson Macrae, and Caleb Daniel, had a good win over Port. Wines and Boak did their things for their coaches, but it is the long injury list that has caused havoc for many.
Darcy Parish, Nick Hind, and Jordan Ridley all had good games for the Bombers win over Freo. Ridley is about as low as you’ll get him so it might be time to pounce and shore up your defence. Sean Darcy continues to put up good scores for the 2% of teams that have him and Andrew Brayshaw rewarded the 21,000 coaches that have him.
Melbourne keep rolling on, causing all sorts of confusion for their fans and fans in general. The confusion surrounds them actually winning games, which now looks like they can actually do it with consistency, but also for their members who have to decide when they should duck off up to the winter chalet for that well deserved mini-break. I digress.
There were some excellent scores from some of the families faces–Clayton Oliver, Tom McDonald, Max Gawn, Christian Salem, and Christian Petracca. Gawn may not have had the score we wanted, particularly as a captain’s choice, but James Jordon will continue making cash for us over the upcoming bye rounds. For Carlton, the two Sam’s–Docherty and Walsh–kept their end up (for Supercoach at least). And after the debacle of a presser by their coach this week it seems they replicated his form on the field.
The final game of the round saw the Eagles beat the Crows. West Coast have many players worth considering for our teams–Tim Kelly, Nic Nat, and Alex Witherden to suggest a few. They all scored well and showed their value this week. Witherden particularly, at 428k, is a D6 possibility.
All in all another solid round with a few positives and challenges along the way. All the best for the coming weekend.