Calvin’s Captains – Rd.3
Welcome to Calvin’s Captains – the best DT captain advice you’ll ever get from a pirate. So who went Montagna over Swan last week? You crazy ‘April Fooled’ people! This week, you are back here to find a captain and although you’ve already got Swan locked in, get in there and let me tell you why he’ll smash it once again.
Welcome back to the world famous Calvin’s Captains. Last week, some people were confused. On Friday it was April Fools Day, so do you really think I went Montagna over Swan? Ha ha one of the best pranks ever, as if anyone would be that bloody crazy. But this pirate was… this pirate went out on a limb and it broke. You must follow your heart occasionally and Montagna’s numbers were awesome leading in. Many DT coaches out there are too scared to be different, seriously they are. You must back yourself in every now and then and if the call I made actually worked, a few people would be singing a different tune.
All in all, I was a silly, mad and maybe a little too gutsy… but I’ll stick to my guns and just keep picking my top 5 based on ‘who I believe will score the most’ for the up and coming round. That’s my job really and when it comes round 7… lets watch the DT world panic like little girls as they come running to Uncle Calvin… that sounded creepy.
So let’s get in there and get the ball rolling!
Running Hot, About to Stop
Bryce Gibbs has been in smashing form averaging 146 this year but this week I’m tipping it to stop. He’s only played the Tigers and the Suns in his opening rounds, but this week he’s up against the mighty Pies where he only averages 87 in his last the against them with 67 in his last. They are his 2nd worst team to score DT points on and although he’s back at the MCG where he scored a great 147 against the Tigers in round 1, I doubt it will be happening again.
Boyd’s Day in the Suns
Snazy heading. Anyway… last week the Suns gave the Blues players 7×100+ scores with 4 of them over the 120+ mark. This will be a common trend this year but it could have been much worse as at one stage, there were 13 Carlton boys on track for triple figures. Matthew Boyd had 120 last week and averages 106 at Etihad in his last 3 and this week he will rip the kids to bits. Also expect big games from Higgins, Griffen, Cross and even make sure Libba is on your field cause there will be points to cash in on and Boyd tops my list in this game.
Bartel Hates Skill-ed
Yep true. Why does Jimmy Bartel hate playing at home? He averages 87 there in his last 3 and only scored 2×100+ scores there last year from 7 games. To add to that, he plays Port, who are his worst team to play. Jimmy scored 109 on them last time he played them but that was his only 100+ score in his last 4 games against them. I can’t really believe it this to be honest but the numbers don’t lie.
After retuning last week to score 101, Paul Chapman is the opposite to Jim and loves playing at home where he is going for his 10th straight 100+ score there this week. He averages 123 on Port in his last 3 with 127 and 144 coming from them in 2010. With a lowest score of just 97 in his last 5 against them, so watch for something special of Chappy this week.
Black ‘n’ White Twins
No, this is not some dirty DVD collection you might find in Warnie’s top draw, I’m talking about Swan and Pendlebury. Swan will kill the Blues and loves the hype around these big games, on the big stage. In his last 10 games against them he has 9×100+ scores next to his name, making them his 2nd favourite team to play. He averaged 127 on them last year from 2 games and is going for his 8th straight 100+ score at the MCG this week. Expect another big number this week. Pendlebury has been killing it as well averaging 131 so far for the year. He had 129 and 115 on them in 2010 and is in the same boat as his twin here, he is also going for his 8th straight 100+ score at the MCG.
This week, Swan is the obvious choice and the guy I will be locking in to get the job done. It is Friday night though and although I’m sure he’ll set you up for a wicked weekend, if something goes wrong, it won’t matter cause every Tom , Dick and Harry in the DT world will have him locked in as well.
Swan for 140+ this week! Good luck and I’ll see you all back in here next week for the greatest captain’s advice you’ll ever get from a mad pirate.