Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 19
It’s a week off in the DT world for some… but never for a captain hunting pirate. After hours of study and research I have some rippers for you again this week as always. So get your butt in there and check out my Top 5 DT captains for round 19. Arggggg!
Sam Da Man
Sam Mitchell’s record against the Fremantle Dockers in amazing and when you add that to the fact that he is playing them at one on his favourite DT grounds in Australia, we have ourselves a potential captain for Rd. 19. Sam played these guys in Rd. 11 this year, that day he avoided the Crowley tag (who went to Hodge) and racked up a nice 129pts. Before that he has posted 102, 129 and 141 on the Dockers and should be great again this week. The last time Sam played at Patersons Playground was in 2009… that year Sam had massive scores of 147 and 141 and joins the huge list of superstar Victorians who love the space that Patersons offers. He had a solid 113 (30d) last week and averages 123 in his last 3 games this year. His hand is up for your selection!
The Ultimate Germ
Yeah, he is. Leigh Montagna is one of the ultimate DT germs going around. Last week, Montagna had 11pts at the quarter and finished with 117pts after a 55pt final term as he ‘germed’ it up when the game was all over red rover.
The thing I’d like to show you this week is what Leigh Montagna does to the sh*tter teams in the AFL compared to the better teams. When the game is over… Montagna comes to life and kills the dud teams. When the game is hard (against the tougher teams) Montagna has either spat it with his tag and given up or… given up.
Top 3 Teams
Collingwood – 77
Geelong – 78
Hawthorn – 87
Bottom 6 Dud Teams
Bulldogs – 100
Richmond – 124
Adelaide – 100
Brisbane – 129
Gold Coast – ?
Port Power – 102
You’d expect most players would average lower Vs the harder teams, naturally… but C’mon Leigh! These numbers speak for themselves and with 117 and 124 coming in his last 2 games this year, look out for ‘Montagna the Germ’ to cash in this week against the young Suns.
A Few Good Men
Dark Horse… watch out for Joel Selwood who has had 110, 131, 105 and 120 in his last 4 against the Demons. But after a highest score of just 108 in his last 4 games this year… he’s due.
Swan Not Gone… He sits a little low on my top 5 this week as last time he played the Bombers he had just 24d for 104pts. Yeah he’s better now but the Bombers are his 2nd worst team and although he’s had 101, 148 and 130 in his last 3 at the MCG… I’m sceptical. I still think he’ll pump out a 120 but it does come with a little risk with them being his 2nd worst team.
God-Hard… Warnie might be, but Brendon Goddard this week should be very good Vs the Suns. Last week he had 73pts at half time Vs the Crows and plays a team who gave 6 Collingwood players 117+ scores last week. He is averaging 110 in his last 3 games this year and should be right up there in the best this week.
John Locke Him In!
Scott Pendlebury has been in ripping form recently averaging 118 in his last 3 games this year and finds himself going for his 10th straight 100+ score this week.
Last time Pendles played the Bombers he had a massive 166pts and walked away with the ANZAC Day Medal in Rd. 5 this year. He had 34d, 10m, 8t and 3 goals that day and did it with a tag from Heath Hocking (good try). Before that game, Pendles had 134 and 97 on them in 2010 and finds himself at the MCG this week where he had 123 in his last game there and goes for his 6th straight 100+ score there in a row this week.
Last week, Carlton played Essendon and the Blues walked away with 5×100+ scorers as Mr. Big Daddy (Judd) had 34d, 12t for his 138pts, Marc had 118 and Gibbsy racked up a quiet 114 himself. So brace yourself for another ripping score from Mr. SP10 this week.
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