Last Drinks – Gold Coast Suns 2017 Preview

Blue Chip Investment

Gary Ablett Jr (Mid) $620,600

I went through the Gold Coast list and there is only one player, that if injury free, should be a lock for every SuperCoach team. And his name is Gary. Gary has a career SuperCoach average of an incredible 124 points from 288 games which is just amazing in itself.
Even from an interrupted season again last year he was still able to average 114 points from 14 games. Look it all just boils down to – if shoulder is right, just find a spot for him.

JLT scores: 78


Point of Difference

Michael Barlow (Mid) $533,200 – Ownership 1.9%

This much maligned SuperCoach star of the past has found a new home which doesn’t involve Ross Lyon. Maybe there is enough of a reason to through your hat into the ring and take a risk with Michael this year, as he’s a proven scorer and only owned by 1.9% of coaches at the moment.

JLT scores: 106, 116, 108


Mid Price Potential 

David Swallow (Mid) $280,200

After a couple of injury ravaged years Swallow finally seems on track to restart his career. When the former number 1 draft pick has been on the field he has shown how important he is to the Suns set up.

He is a bull in the midfield and with a 2014 average of 103 points he should be a great inclusion at his price.

JLT scores: 80, 82, 68


Rookie

Will Brodie (Mid) $175,800

Gold Coast had an amazing draft where they had four top ten selections and couldn’t have done any better in my opinion from them. Just keep an eye out for round one teams to see who out of Ainsworth, Scrimshaw, Brodie or Bowes gets named round one, but I really like Brodie.

He looks built to play AFL straight away being a big bodied midfielder with ability to win his own ball, and given the Suns have some spots available in the best 22.

JLT scores: 53, 97, 15


Stay Away

Matthew Rosa (Mid) $392,500

Crossed from West Coast Eagles at the end of 2015 in what looked like a great opportunity for both clubs and player, but once again Rosa was interrupted by soft tissue injuries which limited him to just 15 games last year.

In saying that, he hasn’t played a full season since 2009 and since then has only averaged in the 70-80 mark. He just isn’t relevant and I can’t even imagine a situation in which he would be!

JLT scores: 59, 53


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