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The Knee-Jerk: Round 3

Welcome to the first edition of the knee-jerk. This will be a regular mid round place for you to vent all your knee-jerk reactions about what has happened in the round so far. All the knee-jerk shockers, all the new band wagoners, all the Friday night captains’ curses, all the duck eggs; they will be here.

The Knee-jerk

Welcome to the first edition of the knee-jerk. This will be a regular mid round place for you to vent all your knee-jerk reactions about what has happened in the round so far. All the knee-jerk shockers, all the new band wagoners, all the Friday night captains’ curses, all the duck eggs; they will be here. They aren’t always rational; they are just knee-jerk reactions that come before you think about it properly. Just remember it’s better to knee-jerk in here than be a Monday Mark and do it with the trade button. So, what do we have so far…..?

Shockers

Mark Murphy. (69)

I remember when I was a kid playing for the Avondale heights under 8b’s I found a 20c piece on the ground at the start of the second quarter. I held it in my hand for the entire quarter….obviously I didn’t get a kick; I’m not entirely convinced that Mark Murphy didn’t find a coin on the g’ last night also, he stunk worse than someone else’s dim sim on the tram.

Andrew Carrazzo (37)

Carrots is skating on thin ice and let me tell you he’s no Katerina Witt. He’s actually more like the cartoon character that scratches a circle in the ice whilst doing a pirouette and falls in bobbing up and down like an ice cube. It’s time to offload before he leaks even more money. Who the hell gives away 6 Frees…apart from buddy…or lower.

Andy Otten  (57)

My mate ‘the mailman’ reckons a new Dreamteam is like a brand new pair of runners. You get them and they are shiny and white, you treat them like gold, never walking near mud. Then one day you get a stain on them and it’s all over, before too long you are traipsing in dog sh*t and not caring. Otten is the first stain on your brand new runners, if you have him its all downhill from here. Hello bench.

Bandwagoners

Chris Dawes  (99)

If Dawes keeps it up his bandwagon will look like one of those Indian passenger trains. Some safe coaches will wait too long to hit a band wagon and by the time they get on its pretty much sitting there with no wheels and weeds growing over it. I would not wait until it’s too late for this one. In fairness he wouldn’t be so great in a poor side but the service he gets makes him more than worthwhile.

Ed Curnow  (100)

Most debabted over him or Libba for the round 2 fu*k up downgrade but thought Curnow would struggle against the pies. This guy now looks nailed on, I still would think about bringing him in after a price rise. Good news is if you picked him you got the right one and the car is still an option. Bad news is all Libba pickers….you’ll still be driving your old bomb this time next year.

Nat Fyfe  (117)

I normally hate picking second year players because it doesn’t seem that long ago that we bought them for 96k. I made an exception with this guy and couldn’t be happier, he is a deadest jet. If there isn’t a bandwagon yet there should be! Rev up the engines it’s about to leave.

Friday Captains Curse

Dane Swan  (116)

This guy is a freak. I’m sure they cloned him from Boba Fetts dad in Star wars along with the storm troopers. I was all ready to say I told you so, never pick a Friday captain…..Swan was having a shocker – you know it’s bad when you get done for kicking in danger. But swan did what swan does…..get junk time crap making everybody who dosent own him watch between the gaps between their fingers. Atleast that score going through the 3 week averages may bring down the price a touch. I’m still calling it a Friday fu*k up….i’d not be super happy with 116 from a captain.

Other news

It can’t be long now until Chris Judd gets some form of advertising on his white mouth guard. The amount of times he has it flashing for all to see is all too much for an advertsing agent to handle. Look for the big visy sign to be in that grimacing mouth any time soon.

Coles and Safeway have continued their price slashing war. Today a spokesman from Coles said the price of Didak’s, Lakes and Broughton’s would be going down down and a Safeway spokesman said he would be knocking down the price on Didak’s, Broughton’s and Lakes also. Look out for a bargain soon people.

Everybodies favourite giant Aaron Sandilands was subbed off early after failing in an attempt to pull off the Calvin pirate look. We all know they are by the sea and love boats but the eye patch was going too far big guy.

Callan Wards haircut may have also sent Campbell Brown in to a fit of rage, I know it’s a shocker Brownie but you can’t go round hitting people like that…..didn’t your dad teach you any discipline?

Lastly for all those who took my advice and kept Palmer…he flew out to reach 80 by 3 quarter time then just stopped, still happy with an 87 though. Didn’t leak too much cash. You just bought yourself another week.

So theres a few knee jerks from the first half of the round, any other knee jerks out there that you would like to share?

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