Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 17 UPDATED
Everything has been updated – so get in there and check out my top 5 for this week. Plus, tell the world who you will have as captain this week on the world famous poll.
Last week, I personally went with my new mate Seaman Love Swan (ha ha), he has been in smoking form and was wicked. Now… for all those people who last week said “Calvin, why isn’t Gary Ablett in your top 5?”… we’ll I guessed that was answered by the people who had him locked in for his 81! My point I’m trying to make here is… listen to the Irish pirate, he’ll guide you through. Hodgey was even solid for me with 126, but my top 5 was let down my Bartel for his 72, but who hasn’t be burnt this year doing that?
Now… yeah, I’m once again snowed under with work and will not be able to piece together an article and will once again call upon you guys to get this stuff rolling again. Hopefully the last time this year, but I said that last week. But seriously, snowed under big time and need the time to keep the bosses happy.
So simply… cut and paste the following in and last week we saw some ripper player reviews so keep them coming. The more details the better! Details are the key… for example, I told you last week that Clinton Jones would go to Didak as he has done it for the last 2 times, that info is golden and sold Swanny for me with the big C. Good luck and thanks again guys!
I’ll kick the ball rolling as I have had good luck with this guys, and I’ll start it with DANE SWAN.
Player: Dane Swan
Vs: Richmond @ MCG
Form: Smoking! Scores of 138, 141, 161 in his last 3. No one in the AFL is even close to the numbers that this boy is putting up at the moment.
History: Richmond are his 2nd worst team to play across his career. With previous scores of 125 (2009) and 89 (2008) and even 62 (2007) it is safe to say that the 125 in Rd. 20 last year is his only ripper. In that game he had 34d, 2g and was tagged by Jackson (then Rance).
Consider This: He was smacked in the face. But it’s not like having your house shot at like Travis Cloke experienced (which really unsettled his year) so Swan should be 100% fine to go. Roy made a good quote the other day: “If Malthouse rests him for this… what message does it send to the public thugs out there who hate opposition teams and players? Hit em and they’ll rest?” Right on Roy, Swan will be fine. Last time they played the little dirty rabbit (Jake King) tagged Didak and really should be going to him and it seems Swanny should be let off the tagging hook again. Last week Richmond only gave the Roos 2×100+ scores but this doesn’t concern me in the slightest. Swanny loves the MCG and has previous scores there of 138 and 150 in his last 2. You’d be a gutsy dude to be putting a “C” on anyone else this week I reckon.
Predicted Score: 121
Now here is your thingy, get into it guys and try to cover as many of the big guns as possible!
Who will be your Captain for Round 1?
- Dane Swan (62%, 2,003 Votes)
- Dayne Beams (2%, 65 Votes)
- Gary Ablett (19%, 605 Votes)
- Trent Cotchin (3%, 105 Votes)
- Scott Pendlebury (3%, 95 Votes)
- Josh Kennedy (7%, 229 Votes)
- Someone else (3%, 83 Votes)
- I'll be taking my VC (2%, 49 Votes)
Total Voters: 3,234