Storey’s Skippers – Round 7

Welcome back everyone to another week of Storey’s Skippers. Last week was a terrible week for popular Captain choices Goldstein and Gawn. The first thing to note about this week is that there are six Saturday games this week and only two Sunday games.

Every week it is important to make use of the rolling lockout and the vice-captain loophole. So for those that are unsure how it works just click on this link.

There have been 119 scores of 125 or over (acceptable captain scores) in rounds 1-6 this season. Brisbane and Port Adelaide have conceded the most with 12 a piece, while Sydney and GWS have scored the most (also 12 each).

So who should you consider this week.


Patrick Dangerfield – Danger is probably the most reliable Captain option so far this year and playing at Simmonds Stadium again this week he, and the Cats, could demolish the Eagles who I consider to be the epitome of “flat track bullies”. An average of 128+ per game means that he is one you can probably rely on. The Eagles have said they have been watching a lot of tape on how Danger plays but he is virtually unstoppable.

Joel Selwood – After not having a pre-season Selwood is in some fine form. He no longer has to carry as much of the load in the midfield and his scores are extremely high at the moment. As with Danger, being at Simmonds Stadium is where Geelong play their best football and if you don’t trust Danger to break the Eagles tagging attempts, Selwood is the next best option


Lance Franklin – Has played some seriously impressive football in the first six weeks of the year and loves playing the Dons. Nothing more needs to be said.

Luke Parker – The Swans are on fire at the moment but still only managed to squeak past a very impressive Lions outfit away from home last week. Coming up against Essendon this week at the SCG it could be a blood-bath. The only concern is that if the game gets away from Essendon in the first quarter, Parker and the other gun mids could be managed. Keep that in mind.

Michael Barlow – Started the season really poor but the last two weeks has redeemed Barlow to his owners. While he is definitely a risky choice, the loss of Fyfe could mean at the very least that Barlow maintains the midfield time he has been getting. Barlow is a proven scorer in previous years and would be a very left-field choice but one that could pay off.

Heath Shaw – A few poor scores to start the season and many teams were beginning to question whether Shaw could return to his huge scoring ability last year. But the last two weeks has Shaw back at his mercurial best. Shaw is averaging 115.8 in the last 3 weeks and must be considered against a depleted Dockers team. Be aware that the Giants are playing away from home and their form can sometimes be a little scratchy.

Dayne Zorko – For me, Zorko is clearly the Lions best scoring option and this week’s match against the Power is an interesting one. The Power and Lions have only had 4 scores of 125+ but have each conceded 12 scores of 125+. What that means for this match is unclear. Zorko could very well have a big game but Port will probably be renewed after last week’s massive win over the Tigers, and it is at Adelaide Oval.

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