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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 9

BOOMSHAKALAKA! Yeah you know it and I know why you are here. This week we have some really big guns ready to fire and I am here to guide you in the right direction heading into round 9. So get in there, get reading and get the best advice on DT captains going around! BOOM!

Oiii arrg me hearties, welcome back to the worlds greatest captain’s advice in the land. We all know that this is where it is at and this week I have some crackers for you. Last week many people were tossing up between Swan and Boyd after it was rumoured that it was bucketing down at the MCG on the Friday night. Many people were worried about this switched to Boyd… either way it didn’t matter as each of these guns had 115 each. Why worry? Ha ha!

Anyway, this week I have a few interesting things we need to discuss… let’s check them out!

“Someone Call 911, He’s on Fire”

Owww, not many people are worthy of this classic NBA Jam quote… but Joel Selwood and Matthew Boyd certainly deserve it. Joel Selwood has been on fire big time averaging 126 in his last 3 games this year, with a lowest score of just 121 during this period.  He had 113 last time he played Blues and finds himself at Etihad this week. Joel is on fire and should be solid this week. Matthew Boyd is in the same burning boat, averaging 125 in his last 2 games this year. He had 114 in his last against the Eagles and has 4×100+ scores against them in his last 5 games. This week Boyd is back at Patersons Playground where he has already played Freo this year… remember? He had 45d for a huge 162pts that day and loves the Playground. Before that 162, he has had scores of 114 and 114 there in his 2 games prior to that magical day. My biggest concern for Boyd though is the ‘Selwood Bro Tag’. Adam and Scott have claimed some good scalps this year and although I believe they’ll go to Griffen and Cooney, but Boyd may just be targeted. Cooney and Griffen are easier to tag, and people like Boyd are sometimes left and labelled ‘untaggable’, so coaches  use their taggers to shut down the 2nd/3rd best players… Boyd may be tagged and this tagging issue is my only concern for him this week. But he should be very very good!

CBS News

With all 3 boys playing Carlton here is the news… Chapman averages 110 in his last 3 games against them with scores of 126 and 103 on them in 2010. He had 126 in his last at Etihad but his form is poor as he has only had 83 and 76 in his last 2 games this year. Bartel only has 2×100+ scores against the Blues in his career of 9 games against them but averages 113 at Etihad this year from his 3 games there. Selwood has already been covered … but I needed him to make the CBS connection. That’s all for tonight’s news… Calvin the Pirate reporting.

M ‘n’ M… Montagna Vs Melbourne

Leigh Montagna kills Melbourne! Badly! His last 3 games against them look amazing with scores of 135, 110 and 146 (all since 2009). During these 3 games, Montagna has averaged 33d a game and surely will kill them this week. He is going for his 6th straight 100+ score against them and therefore they are his best team to score DT points on by a mile. He’s only had scores of 109 and 99 at Etihad this year, but Etihad has produced some big numbers. Mark my words… Montagna will be crazy good this week.

Boomshakalaka Boys

Not many people get the ‘Boomshakalaka’ call… but these guys do. Scott Pendlebury has only scored 2×100+ scores against the Crows in his last 5 games but his from under the roof of Etihad has been awesome. He averages 128 there in his last 3 games with scores of 141 and 121 there already this year. His form is shakey though with 89 and 87 in his last 2 this year. But Pendles may just bounce back this week.

You ready for this… Dane Swan this week will be huge! Firstly, this week against the Crows, he is going for his 6th straight 100+ score. However, that’s with 115 being his best in his last 5, meaning he goes well against them without killing it… until this week. He has 9×100+ scores on them, in his last 10 games and that’s a stat you won’t find on many players. Swan is back at Etihad too, where he averages 153 there in his last 3 with scores of 162, 137 (in 2011) and a 161 in his last game there in 2010. But this is the thing I want you guys to look at, some stats from 2011 so far…

Swan Vs Good Teams (Carlton, Geelong, Bulldogs, Essendon) = averaging 108
Swan Vs Poor Teams (Kangaroos, Port, Richmond) = averaging 143

Apologies to Richmond who have actually been going ok. But my point here is… Which list would you put the Crows in? I think you get what I’m saying here. Swan is slaughtering the dud teams! Swan will be very very good this week and you should lock him in with confidence… oh and if Ablett can have 156 on the Crows at AAMI, just imagine what Swan will have under the roof!

There you go, I’ve said enough. Good luck this week and I hope you have enjoyed another cracking edition of Calvin’s Captains. See you all next week.



  1. Blues_FC

    May 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Calvin – I’ll see your boomshakalaka and raise you a slamalamadingdong!

    NBA Jam, possibly the greatest game ever made.

  2. McScoundrel

    May 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    For mine, its Muggsy Bogues C and Larry Johnson V.

    Has anyone played afl live? What’s it like? Seen it advertised and I’m more than a little curious!

  3. chalmers

    May 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    it depends how fussy you are… the graphics are pretty average but its good fun…

  4. chalmers

    May 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    just because swan has the best average doesent mean you should have him captain week in week out… coming up against an underated and fit crows line-up i think its safe to say that there are several other players who will beat swannies score. boyd and selwood.. just to name two.

    • xpl

      May 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      You really think Jelwood against the Blues can out score Swan against the Crows??

      (Legit post after some reasoning)

    • Smithy

      May 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Underrated crows line-up!!!

      Chalmers are you really just Neil Craig trying to talk up your side again ala the quote “greatest crows team ever”???

      Apart from Scott Thompson, the Crows have been patchy at best and absolutely shite at worst.

      • Brappinalong

        May 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm

        I’m putting a $10 multi-bet on – backing the crows and 4 other teams that are the favourites @$43. Prob a waste of money but what’s 10 bucks these days?? Crows do play the Pies better then most teams and regardless of form upsets do happen in footy!!

        • TheColonel

          May 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm

          10 dollars can feed a starving village in nepal

          • Brappinalong

            May 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

            I’d rather buy petrol and burn it down….

  5. chalmers

    May 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    dont see a reason why not…? selwoods a better player

    • adzman

      May 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      swan has looked touch off in recent weeks – even in his off weeks he still avarages 100ish so i guess that means even when he is bad..he is still chinese food.

      swan for the (c)

      plus im buying him this week and i cant wait to have swan(c) for the first time this year

      • Ingoes

        May 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm

        if nothing else does it – that will. Swan lucky to crack 100 with that kind of pressure.

        P.S. Can you please explain WTF you’d live without Swan for 8 rounds and then bring him in with his breakeven at 155 or whatever it is? You can’t wait one more week? Or you think he’s going to get 160?

  6. mattygee

    May 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    @ Tkol

    Spose it’s lucky you decided to upgrade your midfield first. You can start selling your rookie cash cows like Gram.

    • Albert Lloyd

      May 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      LOL thata boy

    • TheColonel

      May 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

      wouldve thought rawlings is more of a cow than gram

  7. fivestar

    May 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Mzungi will play this week! Confirmed on Freo website! Juicy downgrade, would get him this week but need to get smith.

  8. TheColonel

    May 19, 2011 at 5:07 pm


  9. TheColonel

    May 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm


    • swanlow36

      May 19, 2011 at 5:12 pm


      Not a good way to start the round :(

  10. xpl

    May 19, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Which two would you play if you were forced to

    Three choices are Lower, Hibberd and Puopolo?

    Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated :)!

  11. Trutwang 99

    May 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Guys PLEASE help me:

    What did u think about:

    Duffield to Puopolo


    Tapscott to Pavlich

    I could also get sylvia in, but i think pav is a better option… thoughts?

    • Brak


      May 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      not bad trades if your backline is currently much stronger than your forward line

    • yertle

      May 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      who do you think you are?? you’re a faggot if i’ve ever seen one!
      you definitely should keep duffield-there’s no point trading him out now, you’re just wasting money
      and Pav? too inconsistent-maybe get someone like jack riewoldt instead! He’s killing it!!!

      • Trutwang 99

        May 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm


        • Trutwang 99

          May 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

          pav, inconsistent??
          are u serious??

          • yertle

            May 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

            what??? I am dead serious-just look at his scores douchebag

      • mal michael for another comeback

        May 20, 2011 at 12:03 am

        Hahaha Yertle you ass clown, 86, 95, 85, 127, 91, 110 and 86 is hell inconsistent. You are a spastic

        • yertle

          May 21, 2011 at 9:33 am

          haha no joke man-bit of a rascal aren’t I???
          Just look at JJ if you want the definition for inconsistent :P

  12. Brak


    May 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I’m looking more Tapscott –> Mzungu and Lower –> Def Premium (maybe adcock or shaw)

  13. Brak


    May 19, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Liam Anthony an emergency only, guess time for anyone with him to start trading

  14. Subterfuge

    May 19, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Must say I like the NBA Jam Ref’s, Classics.
    Swanny(He’s heating up…) should be a safe option this week., Crowbots are terrible.

  15. Funny Rooster

    May 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm


    Very basic son! How can we help you when you can’t even work out what forum to put your trade questions in.. Eh! Maybe Trade Talk Tuesday?

    On a side note, let me address the more important things such as Calvins Captains. Thanks to Calvin, I think I will take Mr Swan with the C and we’ll take Mr Pendles for the VC. Just don’t trust Joey this year and with Coon out, maybe thats increased the chances of Boyd picking up that tag. Doyh!!

    • unit

      May 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Didnt know there were rules stating what should be posted where!

  16. wishy510

    May 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    boyd will have c on him for sure and pendles vc

  17. Pavlich29

    May 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    what do you think about going

    Otten > Puopolo

    Smith > Suckling


    Otten > Puopolo

    Petrie > Franklin / Stevie J / Goodes / Fyfe ( and please tell me which one of those)

  18. collingwobbles101

    May 20, 2011 at 1:53 am

    hi guys

    Trying to decide on who too go with as captain this week. I am sick of just following the crowd and picking swan but i dont have any of the other players that Calvin has recommended.

    My options are:
    Z.Smith, hodge, riewoldt, ward ( or i could trade him for shane savage) or goddard. I have swan but i am definately sick of picking him. Also have gary ablett (wish i had him over swan last week) but he is obviously not playing. Who do you guys reckon will be the best pick this week?

    • Shazzam

      May 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

      C = Z.Smith
      VC = D.Swan

      Problem solved.

      • jugsornorks

        May 20, 2011 at 11:35 am

        Z smith as in zac smith ruckman for GCS. i think you guys have done a dr dream team.
        GCS = BYE like bye bye good scores if you put them on the field this week let alone as CAP

    • ryanlimmy

      May 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      your team must be that bad

  19. UmpiresRFu_ked!!

    May 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Vin your a gret bloke and a fellow crows supporter but really, calvins captains should only be written for the rounds that swan isn’t playing in. Ive got joey but there is no chance in hell he’ll captain the umpiresRFu#ked! before swan. And for those who havent got swan delete team now.

    ps swan will do an ACL now nothing surer actually maybe a last minute withdrawal?

    • Shazzam

      May 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Calvin didn’t say to put Montagna before Swan. What are yo on about?

      • UmpiresRFu_ked!!

        May 20, 2011 at 12:40 pm

        i know he didn’t but why even mention the other four when im as much chance as being capt than them. calvins captains article should be called calvins captain and should contain one word SWAN.

        • Brak


          May 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

          plenty of teams i’m seeing have selwood, Murphy or boyd captain. If your team doesnt seem to match up too favourably, for example you have watson out, then trying to pick an alternative captain can win you your league game. Swan has a bit of work to do already to pass the Murphys and Selwoods.

  20. chalmers

    May 25, 2011 at 9:48 am

    oh yeah! XPL.. i rest my case on the captains choice for that rd 9… selwood 122, swan 94. sorry champ.

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