After the long wait through the offseason and preseason Round 1 arrived and didn’t the SuperCoach gods throw us a shocker of a round!
Within minutes Dale Thomas had injured his shoulder in a bump from popular premium Brett Deledio who was reported for the incident and now suspended for one game. It got worse from there with Dustin Martin having a shocker of a score, SuperCoach God Gary Ablett having lingering shoulder issues, Tommy Rockliff is out for about 6 weeks after a knee to the ribs from Travis Varcoe, Sidebottom suffered a broken finger and Jimmy Bartel being concussed with 3 seconds left and there’s doubts over him playing this week. But it’s not all doom and gloom as some of our rookies shone and produced some big scores!
Kamdyn McIntosh: The young wingman was easily the best rookie of the round scoring a whopping 120 in his debut. He gave coaches something to smile about after bad games from popular premiums Dustin Martin and Brett Deledio. Even though he may not score like this every round he will make you a ton of cash and if you don’t have him trade him in now before you miss the boat!
Isaac Heeney: The former Sydney Swans Academy member showed us all why he was raved on about by recruiters scoring a very handy 96 and kicking the sealer in a scrappy match against Essendon. This kid looks like he’ll be a star and even though he may be a vest candidate once Jarrad McVeigh and Ben McGlynn come back he will make you money and if he keeps playing like this Sydney will have no choice but to give him game time without the vest.
Adam Saad: The speedy defender made his debut on the weekend against the Demons after a great NAB Challenge and the good thing for coaches is he brought that form with him to the big time and scored a nice 89. At his price he is a must have for your backline at only $102k and Rocket seems to like him so I think he’s got stable job security as well and he will make us some solid cash.
Aaron VandenBerg: The 22 year old half forward/midfielder from Ainslie translated his whopping average of 32 possessions a game to the AFL with a great 99 on debut. After being elevated off the rookie list last Thursday this guy has to be a lock in your teams he is simply a ball magnet and will make you a lot of money at a cheap price.
Mitch Clark: The former Melbourne forward made his return to AFL on Easter Monday in a big clash against Hawthorn and even though Geelong ended up losing by a big margin he was definitely a shining light in the loss. He scored 78 and didn’t disappoint coaches faith in him as he is the most owned player in SuperCoach currently. If your one of the 30% who don’t own him get on him because he will be making a lot of cash for us.
Some other rookies who did well were Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Jesse Hogan, Jaden McGrath, Angus Brayshaw, Nathan van Berlo, Cam McCarthy, Ben Newton