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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 10

My palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on my sweater already, mum’s pirate spaghetti and I’m nervous, but on the surface I look calm and ready to drop bombs, but I keep on forgetting what I wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud, I open my mouth and the best captain tips come pouring out!! Check it out homies.

My palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on my sweater already, mum’s pirate spaghetti and I’m nervous, but on the surface I look calm and ready to drop bombs, but I keep on forgetting what I wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud, I open my mouth and the best captain tips come pouring out!! Check it out homies.

I’m certainly feeling the pressure this week as people are throwing names at me of people who have never made a Calvin’s Captains top 5 ever before. So yeah, I’m a little nervous but let’s not forget about the captain picks of old who very rarely let us down…

Oldies but Goodies

These guys are like the forgotten souls who haven’t really done too much wrong but have people turning their backs on them very quickly this week. Remember Gary Ablett? Our ‘go to’ guy? We’ll he should be solid this week without being massive. He had 97 on the Pies last year and plays at the MCG where he had just one game there last year for 96. Since returning from injury, Gaz has been semi solid with scores of 106, 117 and 106 but hasn’t set the house on fire. Last week, inform Scott Thompson only managed 84 on Collingwood and in a game that Collingwood will dominate, it’s hard seeing the Suns helping out Gaz very much at all. Scott Pendlebury has been in ripping form with an average of 126 in his last 5 games… before having 88 last week. In Rd. 3 he had just 62 on the Blues and bounced back for 124 the week after. He had 124 on the Suns last year and averages 126 at the MCG in his last 3 games there, with a lowest score of 113 in his last 4. Pendles will be big. Matthew Boyd will be ok too, even against the Swans at the SCG. He had 117 and 134 on them in 2011 and is coming off 111 and 128 in his most recent games this year. Do not right off these guns just yet.

Man of Steele

Yes, I’m speaking of Steele Sidebottom and this is why he is my #1 pick for round 10. Firstly, after crunching the numbers I can not see one negative reason why he will not score well this week. His form has been amazing. He has had 135 and 139 in the last 2 weeks and goes for his 8th straight 100+ score this week and he plays at the MCG where he had 139 in his last game there. Over the last 7 rounds, Steele’s lowest score is just 109 and this week he plays the Suns! He had 94 on them last year but even Port scored well on them last week with Ebert topping the list with 124. From the Port list, 7 players scored 90+ showing that there are plenty of points up for grabs. Collingwood will dominate this game and there is no reason why the Man of Steele can not continue his ripping form with something big.

“Yo Calvin… What About?”

What About Dayne Beams? Great question. If I’m tipping Pendles and Steele to be big, why doesn’t Beams get the nod ahead of them? We’ll… it was a tough call. Beams had 135 last week and has a lowest score of just 100 in his last 5 games this year. These numbers alone don’t match up with the other two. With that said, he will still be good.

What About That Ranga Loose Nut? I’m assuming your talking about Mitch Robinson… Yep, a real smokey for this week. Firstly I like the 146 he had last week which was his best ever DT score in his career. Then against the Power last year he had his 2nd best career score of 141 and that was at AAMI where he heads this week. Pretty good! But what I don’t like is Robbo’s ability to score little like the 87 and 54 he had prior to last weeks effort. Gotta be a pass based on this, but there are a few signs that certainly point in the right direction to the loose nut this week. Good roughie!

What about Geelong to Smash the Giants? Yep, they certainly will smash the Giants and guys like Paul Chapman and Stevie Johnson will have a field day. Stevie loves playing dud teams and smashed up the Suns last year for scores of 171 and 146. Stevie had 148 last week and did have 163 last time he played at Simonds Stadium (Skilled). He’s a little up and down for me though. But then we have Joel Selwood who has scored 100+ in 7 of his 8 games this year. He had 116 and 135 on the Suns last year and loves playing at Simonds where he averages 131 in his last 3 there with 144 coming in his last effort there this year. He’s is a sure thing to get the Scully or McDonald tag but I’m still backing him in big time.

What About Stanton Vs Melbourne? Sounds juicy doesn’t it… but Melbourne have been his worst team to play over his career (10 games) as his highest score against them over this time is just 100. Surprised me too! He will certainly get the Magner or the McKenzie tag this week and for me it’s just too tough to call with his history and a certain tag.

What About the Inform Delieido? Firstly, learn to spell you mongo ha ha. He has scored 141 and 160 in his last 2 games this year and carries a lowest score of 91 this year as he goes for his 9th straight 100+ score this week. Will he get the CJT (Clinton Jones Tag) and if he does will he be able to shake it? In the past when he has played the Saints he has struggled with his best score only being 103 on them in his career of 11 games. Despite his form, it’s a pass for me.


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Who are you going as your captain for Rd. 10?

  • Steele Sidebottom (35%, 1,250 Votes)
  • Scott Pendlebury (26%, 916 Votes)
  • Joel Selwood (6%, 205 Votes)
  • Dayne Beams (5%, 191 Votes)
  • Gary Ablett (8%, 294 Votes)
  • Matthew Boyd (3%, 100 Votes)
  • Stevie Johnson (7%, 252 Votes)
  • Brent Stanton (5%, 169 Votes)
  • Someone Else (5%, 186 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,563

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