Storey’s Skippers – Round 8


Welcome back everyone to another week of Storey’s Skippers. Popular captain choice Luke Parker was a bit of a let down last week but Patrick Dangerfield keeps doing good things for those that make him captain.

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 135 scores of 125 or over (acceptable captain scores) in rounds 1-7 this season. Brisbane, Gold Coast and Port Adelaide have conceded the most with 12 a piece, while Sydney have scored the most (14).

Like last week, I don’t think you can go past Danger or Selwood for Vice-Captain seeing as they play on Friday night.


Patrick Dangerfield – The most reliable Captain option so far this year, but he is going back to Adelaide Oval to play the Crows for the first time. While an average of almost 129 per game is nothing to sneeze at, you never really know how players are going to react against an old team. If you don’t have Selwood and don’t want to take the risk on Goldstein against a depleted Essendon. Danger’s last 10 at Adelaide Oval 137, 120, 112, 152, 141, 121, 106, 188, 116, 119 doesn’t make for some bad reading.

Joel Selwood – Selwood’s record against the Crows is super impressive. In his last five games he has scores of 142, 157, 137, 126, 109 at an average of 134. After having no pre-season this year, it took Joel a while to get going but he has now hit the type of form that has made him a SuperCoach must-have in the past. A genuine VC option.


Todd Goldstein – Essendon have decided not to bring in Mark Jamar, so Leuenberger is going to have to ruck one-out against big Todd for pretty much the whole game. The Kangaroos will likely dominate the midfield and Goldy could end up with a seriously large score.

Max Gawn – No doubt he is a risky choice but one that could pay off handsomely. The Western Bulldogs are yet to have an opposition ruckmen break the ton. But the one thing to consider with the Bulldogs is that they are playing their first game of the year away from Etihad Stadium, and on past form, don’t play the MCG as well. Gawn has proved he is a legitimate threat with two scores over 170+ already. An interesting proposition.


SYD:    Lance Franklin, Luke Parker, Daniel Hannebery

GWS:   Heath Shaw, Shane Mumford, Callan Ward

BRIS:   Dayne Zorko, Stefan Martin

COLL:   Scott Pendlebury

WCE: Matthew Priddis, Nic Naitanui

GCS: Gary Ablett

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