Dream or Nightmare
Isaac Smith stepped up big time last night with 138, helping many teams get off to a dream start in what could have been a nightmare with the likes of Franklin, Riewoldt, Montagna and Selwood missing. Unfortunately for some Smith owners, it has caused a world of stress and some unlikely negative hopes against their own players.
There once was a young DPP named Isaac Smith who found his way into many Dream Teams around the world. If you are lucky enough to have him in your team there are a number of ways he could have found his way onto your ground this week, but unfortunately there are also stories where he is being wasted on the pine. For some owners that have missed him on the ground, there is still hope of gaining his massive 138. Here are a few scenarios from Smithy stories that I am hearing:
Buddy cover: The most common celebrations are from those who simply asked Isaac to cover Buddy for the week.
To Gu or not to Gu: Many coaches were scratching their head over a Boags before lockout weighing up whether to play Mzungu vs the Lions in WA or Smith vs the Bombers. A popular choice here was Gu vs the lowly Lions for understandable reasons despite Smith falling just short of the ton vs the DT friendly Suns last week.
Twitter rumour: A twitter rumour (that may yet be true) has Gu ruled out with injury meaning some coaches that got wind of this either swapped or confirmed Smith as the starter. This scenario could also work out for people that clicked Smith for emergency if Gu does withdraw.
Bartel concerns: Many coaches have Smith clicked as an emergency for Bartel which has violently swung their mindset from “please play Jimmy” to “play it safe Jim Bob, have the week off”… and he has been announced today that he won’t play tomorrow!
Either way, there is no way Bart or Gu would pump out a score like that this week so hopefully it works out for you. Let us know your good/hard luck Smithy story.