JLT Series Notes – Week One

Here they are; all the major observations from the first weekend of JLT footy.

FREMANTLE V COLLINGWOOD

Full SuperCoach scores from Fremantle v Collingwood

LOOKED GOOD

Steele Sidebottom (COLL) $551,700 MID
108 SuperCoach points
You don’t come second in the Brownlow if you’re not an absolute star and Sidey had another one of those days with 34 touches and a lot of other good stats too. Incredibly, in just 4.5% of sides.

Rory Lobb (FRE) $411,600 RUCK/FWD
114 SuperCoach points
Sure, there was no Aaron Sandilands, but Lobb showed what we can produce when fit and given a licence. Had 20 disposals, 20 hit-outs and looked threatening around the contest too, with four clearances and a goal. And that dual-position status is so handy too…

Brodie Grundy (COLL) $708,200 RUCK
94 SuperCoach points
Grundy did enough for coaches are thinking of picking him. A ton of hit-outs and some tackles but you could tell he really didn’t leave second gear around the ground.

ROOKIES

Griffin Logue (FRE) $164,300 DEF
37 SuperCoach points
If you weren’t paying attention you wouldn’t recognise him – Logue has shaved off his trademark locks! Nonetheless, he played off half-back and took a few marks but wasn’t given the chance to play as creatively as we want. Hopefully the tweak to his hammy in the closing minutes was just cramp.

Brett Bewley (FRE) $117,300 MID
48 SuperCoach points
Had a few stints in the midfield but overall played very limited minutes. Had a shocking clanger in the last quarter that will leave a sour taste in many coaches mouths.

Nathan Murphy (COLL) $167,200 DEF
54 SuperCoach points
Showed courage and commitment in several contests and overall played a good game considering he had to play quite tall due to Freo’s forward line. Played two games last year and will probably need injuries to add to that.

Rupert Wills (COLL) $166,100 MID
57 SuperCoach points
Has a reputation as a hard-tackling hard-nut, so for him to have only one tackle was disappointing. Into his fourth season so will be desperate to have an impact at the top level.

Isaac Quaynor (COLL) $153,300 DEF
34 SuperCoach points
Undoubtedly athletic and talented but didn’t have a big impact. Loves it on the outside and trying to push up through the middle. Four clangers not ideal but he’s got the body to play AFL right away.

Tyler Brown (COLL) $123,900 DEF
36 SuperCoach points
Nine touches for the brother of Callum, who did pretty well but won’t be seeing AFL action any time soon.

SURPRISE

Darcy Tucker (FRE)
113 SuperCoach points
No Fyfe, no Neale, and Tucker stood up in the Dockers’ midfield. While he only had 19 touches it felt like he had more – a whopping 15 of those were contested and he complemented that with an outstanding 13 tackles! These are the hallmarks of a top-level SuperCoach selection. Let’s see if he can back it up.

GOLD COAST V WESTERN BULLDOGS

Full scores from Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs

LOOKED GOOD

Brayden Fiorini (GC) $442,200 MID
94 SuperCoach points
Fiorini was Gold Coast’s best, accumulating 26 disposals and four clearances. His disposal efficiency was a bit of a let down, but the ball was greasy and slippery for the most part. Will the 21-year-old step up and take charge in the Gold Coast midfield?

Jack Macrae (WB) $689,700 MID
143 SuperCoach points
A typically prolific match from the ball magnet, picking up 40 disposals with relative ease. The most pleasing aspect was the seven tackles and seven clearances he also got, showing last season won’t be a fluke.

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Tom Liberatore (WB) $300,400 MID
111 SuperCoach points
Is Libba back in town? 27 touches and eight clearances showed that he’s ready to get thrown straight back into the guts for the Doggies.

ROOKIES

Sam Collins (GC) $188,900 DEF
93 SuperCoach points
After a dominant year in the VFL, Collins was given an AFL lifeline. I’m surprised it too as long as it did. Controlling the defence is his go-to, with intercept marking his specialty. Even with the inflated price I think he’s a great selection.

Jack Lukosius (GC) $202,800 FWD
31 SuperCoach points
More a long term option. Too expensive to pick.

Izak Rankine (GC) $198,300 FWD
32 SuperCoach points
May well be the best player in the competition in three years. But keep him out of your SuperCoach side for now.

Chris Burgess (GC) $123,900 DEF/FWD
68 SuperCoach points
The big recruit (literally) looked pretty handy for the Suns up forward, taking a couple of clunking marks and kicking two goals.

Ben King (GC) $184,800 FWD
12 SuperCoach points
Really struggled in the conditions. Will play but like the others, simply too expensive compared to other rookies.

Bailey Smith (WB) $180,300 MID
29 SuperCoach points
Smith delighted Doggies fans with a late goal but the reality is he didn’t contribute much before that. Price is a big worry.

Will Hayes (WB) $117,300 MID
42 SuperCoach points
15 touches and five inside 50s for the mature-aged Dog. Hayes won Footscray’s (VFL) best and fairest last season and at 23 years old, is a real chance to get game time for the Bulldogs. Watch him closely, might even be a POD selection.

SURPRISE

Aaron Naughton (WB) $310,900 DEF
111 SuperCoach points
Naughton’s debut season was brilliant, and it’s a shame injury cut it short. Against the Suns, the young defender played beyond his years – intercepting the ball, generally using it well and organising the defence. It would take balls to pick him, but I have a sneaking suspicion he’ll be one of those few key defenders who score well.

RICHMOND V MELBOURNE

Full scores from Richmond v Melbourne

LOOKED GOOD

Bachar Houli (RICH) $399,600 DEF
112 SuperCoach points
It was a typical Houli game, roaming free, raking kicks, and 35 disposals. Could be severly underpriced after battling injuries for most of last season.

Jayden Short (RICH) $465,600 DEF
100 SuperCoach points
Add him to the list of tempting half-backs. Took kick-ins and finished with 29 touches.

Clayton Oliver (MELB) $622,600 MID
127 SuperCoach points
Any fears surrounding Oliver’s pre-season surgeries would’ve been put to bed after a clinical display in the middle. Gun.

Christian Petracca (MELB) $442,600 MID/FWD
92 SuperCoach points
Hopefully Petracca doesn’t become a pre-season specialist. 22 touches (10 contested), five tackles and a goal.

ROOKIES

Riley Collier-Dawkins (RICH) $121,800 MID
22 SuperCoach points
Six touches from 40% game time. Obviously talented but won’t play early.

Noah Balta (RICH) $123,900 FWD
See below

Oleg Markov (RICH) $158,000 DEF
55 SuperCoach points
Has real pace and the Tigers will be keen for him to use it in 2019. 17 touches from 79% game time but not really sure his game is suited to SuperCoach.

Liam Baker (RICH) $162,100 FWD
55 SuperCoach points
As a small forward we shouldn’t expect much in fantasy.

Jack Ross (RICH) $117,300 MID
67 SuperCoach points
The 18-year-old did his chances no harm with 21 disposals. More likely to see him later in the season.

Marty Hore (MELB) $117,300 DEF
57 SuperCoach points
Was taking kick-ins and playing on from them. Good signs there but a little disappointing he didn’t find more of it in open play. Won’t score as big as we first thought but handy nonetheless.

Harrison Petty (MELB) $160,700 DEF
56 SuperCoach points
Key defender. Nup.

Corey Wagner (MELB) $123,900 MID
38 SuperCoach points
Kicked a goal but I don’t see him playing – purely back up.

James Jordon (MELB) $117,300 DEF/MID
45 SuperCoach points
A late bloomer to the system but loved seeing him run out in No.23. I have a feeling we might see him in 2019, so a downgrade option and not a starting option.

SURPRISE

Noah Balta (RICH) $123,900 FWD
104 SuperCoach points
Balta is a physically imposing man – it’s hard to believe he’s only 19. He kicked two goals from 18 touches, nine of which were inside 50s. Tom Lynch is still to come into this side but wow, what a statement from Balta.

BRISBANE V HAWTHORN

Full scores from Brisbane v Hawthorn

LOOKED GOOD

Lachie Neale (BRIS) $607,300 MID
136 SuperCoach points
In his first official outing his new club, Neale was superb, collecting 31 touches and ten clearances.

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Cameron Rayner (BRIS) $327,700 FWD
105 SuperCoach points
Like last season played mostly forward, but had brief stints through the middle. Kicked 3.3 and always looked like the most damaging forward.

James Cousins (HAW) $219,900 MID
See below

James Worpel (HAW) $395,700 MID/FWD
85 SuperCoach points
As hoped Worpel spent plenty of time in the guts and led the Hawks for clearances as a result, with nine. Always prepared to put his head over the footy and will no doubt improve again.

ROOKIES

Mitch Lewis (HAW) $149,000 FWD
45 SuperCoach points
Showed a bit but too risky for us.

Dylan Moore (HAW) $123,900 FWD
45 SuperCoach points
One goal and three tackles were the highlights for Moore, but only nine touches in 83% was a little disappointing.

Oliver Hanrahan (HAW) $123,900 FWD
67 SuperCoach points
Looked pretty good playing mostly a high half-forward role, and finished with 19 disposals. In his third year, Hanrahan will be desperate to make an impact this season.

Jack Scrimshaw (HAW) $149,800 DEF
68 SuperCoach points
We saw some signs from the No.7 pick of the 2016 draft, which is great news for SuperCoaches and the injury-plagued defender. More of the same in JLT2 please.

James Cousins (HAW) $219,900 MID
101 SuperCoach points
This was quite a performance from the 21-year-old: 29 disposals, eight marks, five clearances and four tackles. Is he the man for Tom Mitchell’s spot? More of an outside midfielder at this stage so maybe not.

Harrison Jones (HAW) $123,900 DEF
79 SuperCoach points
Another one of the Hawks rookies who had an impact, gathering 21 disposals through the back half of the ground. He’s a versatile player so could squeeze a game here or there.

Changkuoth Jiath (HAW) $123,900 DEF
33 SuperCoach points
The half-backman Jiath was given half the match to make an impression and did a few nice things including three rebound 50s.

Mathew Walker (HAW) $117,300 MID/FWD
35 SuperCoach points
Only played 42% so we cant read too much into his numbers.

Jackson Ross (HAW) $123,900 FWD
47 SuperCoach points
The big fella was plonked down forward and managed to kick a goal. Unlikely to play.

Will Golds (HAW) $102,400 MID
76 SuperCoach points
Has been a big ball-winner through his junior years and another 25 disposals today puts the 18-year-old in the frame for some early action.

Archie Smith (BRIS) $172,300 RUC
83 SuperCoach points
There was no Stef Martin but Smith’s performance was pretty impressive regardless. Three clearances was the most impressive aspect from him, as we haven’t seen him have an impact at ground level so far in his career.

Ely Smith (BRIS) $117,300 MID
13 SuperCoach points
The top pick only played a quarter.

SURPRISE

Rhys Mathieson (BRIS) $365,000 MID/FWD
114 SuperCoach points
Where did that come from? 28 touches, six inside 50s and two goal assists… from only 68% game time! It’s never been his football that’s been the talking point of his game – but into his fourth season he might be realising his time is running out.

GWS V SYDNEY

Full scores from GWS v Sydney

LOOKED GOOD

Tim Taranto (GWS) $481,600 MID
120 SuperCoach points
Looks ready to step up to the plate in the absence of Dylan Shiel and Tom Scully. Dec’s been big on him for a while and now I might be too.

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Heath Shaw (GWS) $492,400 DEF
Zac Williams (GWS) $407,800 DEF
128 / 86 SuperCoach points
The pair might form a formidable duo in 2019 if this match was anything to go by. Williams started like a house on fire but was eased out of the match and Shaw turned back the clock with renewed endeavour due to the relaxed kick-in rule.

Stephen Coniglio (GWS) $488,600 MID
140 SuperCoach points
A complete performance from Coniglio, who finished with 35 disposals, 10 tackles and a goal. You know what you’re going to get from this guy.

Callum Mills (SYD) $428,900 DEF
106 SuperCoach points
Mills bobbed up in the midfield like we hoped, but also drifted down back in up forward at certain stages. 18 touches at 89% with seven tackles and three clearances. Here’s Shorty’s Mills analysis.

Isaac Heeney (SYD) $529,200 MID/FWD
104 SuperCoach points
Heeney was asked to do it all for the Swans, who struggled up forward in the absence of Buddy. When in the middle, he gathered 24 disposals (13 contested), five clearances and five tackles. When up forward, he kicked two goals. Lock him in next to Danger.

ROOKIES

Jye Caldwell (GWS) $162,300 MID
78 SuperCoach points
The early signs are the Giants have nailed their draft picks. 14 touches and two goals for Caldwell

Matthew Flynn (GWS) $123,900 RUCK
44 SuperCoach points
Has the ruck job, alongside Dawson Simpson, while Mumford is out. Looked ok, did a few noteworthy things but didn’t impose himself on the game.

Jackson Hately (GWS) $148,800 MID
101 SuperCoach points
Hately, the pick No.14 looked really good, but it was a surprise he cracked the ton. Looked composed in his 16 touches and also laid four tackles. Will tempt a few if named in round one.

Isaac Cumming (GWS) $173,700 DEF
49 SuperCoach points
Played two games last year, hence the inflated price. Managed to collected 14 touches in only 39% game time so hopefully he gets more opportunity in JLT2.

James Rowbottom (SYD) $117,300 MID
3 SuperCoach points
Didn’t get a run until the final quarter so we can’t rate him too harshly. 12% game time.

Nick Blakey (SYD) $166,800 FWD
31 SuperCoach points
Doesn’t look ready just yet. Will be a star but needs time.

Justin McInerney (SYD) $117,300 DEF
31 SuperCoach points
31 SC points and a goal from a quarter of footy is not a bad result. But we need to see more in order to pick him.

Toby Pink (SYD) $123,900 FWD
20 SuperCoach points
Third season coming up for Pink so will be desperate for senior opportunities but from 70% game time he only got six touches.

SURPRISE

Jeremy Cameron (GWS) $441,100 FWD
94 SuperCoach points
Got up the ground, used the ball well (on both feet) and looks really fit. Has the ability to kick bags, if he can keep his elbows to himself!

ADELAIDE v PORT ADELAIDE

Full scores from Adelaide v Port Adelaide

LOOKED GOOD

Matt Crouch (ADEL) $551,300 MID
110 SuperCoach points
Looked great and collected a match-high 32 touches. Is looking like a POD pick at this stage which is almost unthinkable so such a reliable player.

Brodie Smith (ADEL) $332,500 DEF
103 SuperCoach points
I’ve already warned people off selecting Smith this pre-season, but he may have proven me wrong in this outing. Worked well with Rory Laird and Wayne Milera off half-back and finished with 27 touches and six rebound 50s.

Rory Laird (ADEL) $587,600 DEF
94 SuperCoach points
A typical solid performance from the star Crow. Lock him in with confidence.

Travis Boak (PA) $478,000 FWD
81 SuperCoach points
Port Adelaide’s second highest scorer (behind Butters, see below) and finished with 27 disposals. Has never been a massive scorer but the fact he’s a forward means he needs to be watched.

ROOKIES

Willem Drew (PA) $123,900 MID/FWD
77 SuperCoach points
Looked pretty good, gathering a lot of handballs and not wasting it when he got it. Only Cam Ellis-Yolmen had more clearances than Drew’s seven. Would not be surprised at all to see him play early.

Xavier Duursma (PA) $130,800 DEF/MID
40 SuperCoach points
Nine touches won’t exact instil confidence in SuperCoaches but only played just over half the match. Still a good option.

Zak Butters (PA) $157,800 MID
91 SuperCoach points
Put his hand up for a round one berth with a fine performance through midfield and half-forward. Looks ready to go and in all honesty was probably Port’s best – collecting 25 disposals, four tackles and two goal assists.

Connor Rozee (PA) $189,300 DEF/FWD
41 SuperCoach points
Showed glimpses and kicked two goals but only managed six touches from 76%. The high draft pick will take time and that price tag is an issue.

Chayce Jones (ADEL) $171,300 MID
36 SuperCoach points
Kicked a goal but very unlikely to see early action.

Reilly O’Brien (ADEL) $136,800 RUC
34 SuperCoach points
Has been on the list a few years now but will have to displace Sam Jacobs if he wants to play regularly.

SURPRISE

Brad Crouch (ADEL) $418,000 MID
118 SuperCoach points
The other Crouch is basically a new recruit for the Crows after failing to play a single game last season. Has a big ceiling and a strong scoring history so if he’s fit – look out.

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NORTH MELBOURNE V ST KILDA

Full scores from North Melbourne v St Kilda

LOOKED GOOD

Jared Polec (NM) $513,500 MID
79 SuperCoach points
Was allowed to roam free along the wing for most of the game and punished the Saints. Finished with 27 touches at 78% and took nine marks so it was a surprise he only scored 79. 

Todd Goldstein (NM) $548,00 RUCK
117 SuperCoach points
With Lewis Pierce suffering a concussion early, Goldy was able to dominate the first half. His work-rate was particularly impressive, covering large amounts of ground until he took more of a back seat to Tom Campbell in the second half and spent extended periods up forward.

Jack Billings (STK) $437,600 FWD
100 SuperCoach points
Spent some time on the inside, but was predominantly playing on the wing, going one-on-one with Polec. He still had quite an influence though racking up 20 touches and two goals. 

Dylan Roberton (STK) $297,500 DEF
103 SuperCoach points
Played more of a defensive role in the first half which limited his influence in the Saints’ back half. In the second half he was freed up and racked up an additional 17 disposals to cap a memorable return. 

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ROOKIES

Ben McKay (NM) $123,900 DEF
62 SuperCoach points
His seven marks meant he caught the eye at certain stages as he roamed the ground. Can be used at either end of the ground.

Bailey Scott (NM) $117,300 MID
59 SuperCoach points
Was involved in a few nice passages of play and gathered 15 touches along the wing and half-back flank in the opening half. Looked composed whenever he had ball in hand.

Tom Murphy (NM) $195,400 DEF
66 SuperCoach points
Got involved in some nice transitions and was very clean by foot. Also slotted a nice goal early in the fourth. Price is an issue.

Nick Larkey (NM) $123,900 FWD
43 SuperCoach points
Has struggled at AFL level so far in his career but two goals will be a big confidence booster for the VFL leading goal-kicker. 

Luke Davies-Uniacke (NM) $197,500 MID
73 SuperCoach points
Looked much improved from 2018 and finished with 27 touches, eight of which came in the final quarter. His endurance was a bit highlight.

Tarryn Thomas (NM) $175,800 MID
31 SuperCoach points
Played predominantly on the outside in the first half and did bits and bobs. Didn’t feature much in the second half after getting his head strapped.

Callum Wilkie (STK) $124,900 DEF
26 SuperCoach points
Just 46% game time for Wilkie who struggled to get into the game.

Nick Hind (STK) $117,300 MID
52 SuperCoach points
Just 58% game time was a disappointing result for the speedster Hind. Played mostly along half-back flank and wing.

Matthew Parker (STK) $117,300 FWD
61 SuperCoach points
Parker played deep forward in the first half but after the break, he was much improved, and his forward pressure was one of the highlights for the Saints. Finished with a team-high seven tackles and two goals.

Darragh Joyce (STK) $123,900 DEF
43 SuperCoach points
Did a few decent things but only got the ball eight times.

SURPRISE

Jamie Macmillan (NM) $440,200 DEF
Macmillan was the Roos’ focal point from half-back and had a game-high 40 possessions to go with 11 uncontested marks and six inside 50s. They obviously like the ball in his assured hands (90% efficiency) so would certainly be a POD selection.

WEST COAST V GEELONG

Full scores from West Coast v Geelong

LOOKED GOOD

Shannon Hurn (WCE) $523,400 DEF
111 SuperCoach points
The premiership skipper was at his trademark best, with racking long kicks and intercept possessions. Has been a consistent scorer in the past and looms as a smart POD selection.

Elliot Yeo (WCE) $585,500 MID
91 SuperCoach points
Just because he’s lost his dual-position status doesn’t mean he’ll lose any SuperCoach output. Played only 74% but did things really well when he was out there – six marks and six tackles to go with 23 touches.

Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL) $660,500 MID/FWD
129 SuperCoach points
Will be the most-selected player and showed why tonight. Perhaps a little quiet early but finished with 29 disposals, eight clearances and a goal. Worth every penny.

Tom Cole (WCE) $339,900 DEF
99 SuperCoach points
An interesting display from the premiership defender. Had 21 disposals (at 95% efficiency) and took eight marks – at times he appeared to be everywhere. Has never cracked the SuperCoach ton but could we see a new, more expansive role for Cole in 2019?

ROOKIES

Tom Atkins (GEEL) $112,900 MID
69 SuperCoach points
A mature-aged recruit who you’ll notice for his mullet and remember for his tackling. Led Geelong in that category (seven) and got 14 touches, although only five were kicks. I wonder if there’s room for him in the round one side.

Gryan Miers (GEEL) $123,900 FWD
54 SuperCoach points
The second-year player found quite a bit of the ball and kicked a nice goal. Behind a few others in the midfield pecking order but would challenge Nic Naitanui for the best dreadlocks in the league.

Darcy Fort (GEEL) $117,300 RUCK
21 SuperCoach points
Played 61% of the game but was stuck behind Rhys Stanley for the majority. Let’s wait for JLT2 before we jump to any conclusions.

Charlie Constable (GEEL) $123,900 MID
92 SuperCoach points
Made punters sit up and take notice when he went back with the flight to take a strong grab early on. Accumulated 26 touches for the night and went at a respectable 73%.

Jordan Clark (GEEL) $144,300 DEF
87 SuperCoach points
A superb debut for the Cats, he did almost everything right. He took intercept marks, running bounces, perfect hit-ups, just what we want to see from our rookies. With injury surrounding Zach Tuohy he’s a chance for round one – and if named he’ll be worth the extra dosh.

Jack Petruccelle (WCE) $123,900 FWD
43 SuperCoach points
Showcased his dazzling speed but didn’t offer too much else. Nine touches, one goal, one goal assist.

Francis Watson (WCE) $123,900 DEF
76 SuperCoach points
Eagles fans rate Watson highly and it’s easy to see why after tonight – laid a match-high 10 tackles and never panicked when he had the ball – appears to be a very smart user.

Jarrod Brander (WCE) $135,700 FWD
42 SuperCoach points
Did a few good things but the key position prospect will still need time.

Jarrod Cameron (WCE) $117,300 MID/FWD
38 SuperCoach points
Lively but unlikely to feature early.

SURPRISE

Dom Sheed (WCE) $394,100 MID
144 SuperCoach points
Rose to fame on the back of a now-immortal kick, but he’s never been one for our SuperCoach sides. Racked up 39 disposals (his career best is 33) and kicked a goal in a complete display. However I’d be wary about getting too excited about the 23-year-old, who was dropped twice last season.

 

CARLTON v ESSENDON

Full scores from Carlton v Essendon

LOOKED GOOD

Nic Newman (CARL) $394,100 DEF
102 SuperCoach points
Former Swan Newman burst out of the blocks with seven first-quarter disposals and was crucial to getting the Blues off to a fast start. Slowed down a bit afterwards but you’d have to be happy with his return of 20 disposals, six rebound 50s and four tackles.

Zac Fisher (CARL) $392,800 MID/FWD
93 SuperCoach points
Many are tipping the third-year midfielder for a breakout season and he did those chances no harm with a pretty complete display. 26 disposals from 77% TOG which included four tackles, four marks and three clearances.

Sam Walsh (CARL) $207,300 MID
See below

Andrew McGrath (ESS) $384,300 DEF/MID
101 SuperCoach points
Looked composed, got plenty of it, used it well. Unfortunately he wasn’t used as a pure midfielder, spending time forward of the ball as well, but still managed to win six clearances.

ROOKIES

Sam Walsh (CARL) $207,300 MID
100 SuperCoach points
Wow, this boy impressed. 28 disposals, eight inside 50s and four tackles for the ‘first-gamer’! He’ll score well, we just need to decide if he’s worth the extra cash. It’s early, but all signs are pointing to yes.

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Cam Polson (CARL) $191,800 FWD
31 SuperCoach points
I don’t think so. Fumbled a lot and will struggle to play early I’d imagine.

Angus Schumacher (CARL) $123,900 DEF
8 SuperCoach points
Played very limited minutes and appears to be behind quite a few other defenders.

Will Setterfield (CARL) $144,900 MID/FWD
94 SuperCoach points
Had 19 disposals but struggled to have an impact, at least early. He really improved in the last quarter when the game was there to be won and was a bit lucky to get as many points as he did. However, good signs for our SuperCoach prospects. Game-high eight tackles.

Michael Gibbons (CARL) $102,400 MID
60 SuperCoach points
Lock him in for round one, even though it looks like Bolton might play him as a small forward and not as a genuine midfielder. Kicked three goals from only nine touches.

Zac Clarke (ESS) $142,600 RUCK
114 SuperCoach points
Dominated the ruck duel with Andrew Phillips and Matthew Lobbe and kicked a set-shot goal. However, Tom Bellchambers is still obviously No.1 at the Bombers so how he fits in will hopefully be answered next week.

Tom Jok (ESS) $117,400 MID
20 SuperCoach points
Did a few handy things but didn’t find a lot of it. Suffered what looked to be concussion in the final quarter.

SURPRISE PACKET

Jordan Ridley (ESS) $233,100 DEF
94 SuperCoach points
Will Ridley fill the hole left by Brendon Goddard? Although he had some nervy moments early, Ridley gathered 23 touches for the night and went at 78% efficiency. 20 of his touches were uncontested and he took six marks – he’s got loose man written all over him. He also had five tackles and six rebound 50s in a good performance.

We’ll update this page after every match, or at the very least at the end of every match day. So needless to say, more to come…


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4 thoughts on “JLT Series Notes – Week One

  1. Wait… Gibbons was quiet – couldn’t crack double-digits in disposals. The 3 goals he kicked were 10 metres out, straight in front. Played a forward role. How was he a lock???

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    1. It seems like you’ve got a personal vendetta against Gibbons, Carleton! Do you honestly believe he’s not in your side’s best 22?

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