Welcome to another edition of your favourite weekly SuperCoach article. Or at least one that you occasionally accidentally click on. It’s good to have you!
I want to firstly pay my respects to Phillip Walsh and his family, what a tragedy. It was truly humbling to see how the footy community responded though.
Just briefly before we get into it, I had a pretty handy round last week nailing Josh Kennedy (143) and Todd Goldstein (149) before being let down by Nat Fyfe (89). Who would’ve thought? You can see my top three for this week at the bottom of this article!
According to coach Nathan Buckley, it was Scott Pendlebury’s best game. 37 touches, ten tackles, ten clearances, 184 SC points, it was unreal. And of those who had the VC on him, a few orgasmic reactions wouldn’t be unexpected. Can he back it up on Thursday?
Rocket Robbie returned from his concussion with his highest score in a month, 123 against the Swans. Things aren’t pointing to success however, with a last three average against the Pies of just 67. They’ll need a big effort from him if they’re to win.
Dusty had an indifferent game against GWS, going at only 50% efficiency but still recording a 113 SuperCoach points. He plays the Blues this week who have struggled in midfield and might further this week if Patrick Cripps is ruled out. A VC smoky.
I never thought I’d see the day where Gaz Jnr is considered a unique captaincy option. But he’s just in 6.2% of sides and reminded us all of his brilliance in the second half against the Kangaroos. Averages 120 over his career against the Doggies, so he’s probably worth the punt.
There’s no safer pick as VC than Goldy right now. He’s number two in terms of points scored in SuperCoach behind only Fyfe, and averages a mammoth 140 points and 55 hit outs over his last five games. Scored 154 against the Cats in Round 4.
The mop-head is as consistent as they come, and since the first month he hasn’t scored below 100 points. Returns to Domain Stadium this week where he’s averaged 120 this season.
The cancelled game will probably help Dangerfield as he puts his body through the wringer week in, week out. It promises to be a highly emotional affair this week and Danger averages 121 against the Eagles in his last three, handy numbers.
More people probably saw Fyfe’s buns than his game last week but the sad reality is it was his worst match for the season, and first under 100. But, he will respond, and averages a neat 110 against the Hawks. I’m tipping he’ll go some way above that though.
A rested and refreshed Buddy to take on the young Lions? Not a bad situation at all for Franklin owners. In their last three matches, the Lions have conceded bags to Tex Walker (5), Matty Pav (3), Jake Stringer (5) and Tommy Boyd (4). How many for Budweiser?
Top Three for Round 15:
3. Gary Ablett
2. Todd Goldstein
1. Nat Fyfe