Leftys In-Vestments Round 9
Welcome to Lefty’s In-Vestments for round 9, where once again I will have a crack at picking the dreaded green vests for each weeks games. Like every Thursday night I have assessed the team line ups, looked at the green vests for each team, and tried to work out the most likely starting sub candidates.
Welcome to Lefty’s In-Vestments for round 9, where once again I will have a crack at picking the dreaded green vests for each weeks games. Last week was a horror for me – back to work after a holiday in Phuket and Singapore for 2 weeks, my vests selections were way off with only 2 of my first choice subs and 3 of my second choice picks correct. Pretty average 5/18 thats not even 33% so I apologise for that effort. On a small upside my number 1 pick was correct again with Sheppard donning the vest on Friday night. Apparently someone took an easy chest mark and slotted from straight in front near the end of that game to seal an easy win? Isnt that what happened? If you haven’t already, check out @JeppaDT‘s twitter video which shows this moment perfectly.
Like every Thursday night I have assessed the team line ups, looked at the green vests for each team, and tried to work out the most likely starting sub candidates. As usual I will also try and outline the Sunday teams likely green vests from the squads of 25 (good bloody luck I hear you say and I agree!) but that is the price you pay for a social life on Friday nights and no computer access!
So here we go – Round 9
2013 Subs – Martin, Porplyzia, Vince, Porplyzia, Laird, Wright, Lyons, Porplyzia
Patterns – Surprisingly (insert irony) runners who can hit the scoreboard are the rage (apart from Martin round 1)
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Callinan
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Laird
2013 Subs – Beams, Karnezis, Polkinghorne, Paparone, Docherty, Green, Black, Mayes
Patterns – None that I can see. Backs, forwards, mids no-one is safe from Vossy’s green gaze. Shake a magic 8 ball for a number?
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Green
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Mayes
2013 Subs – Joseph, McLean, Buckley, Joseph, Betts, Cachia, Cachia, Menzel
Patterns – Mick has used the vest to introduce rookies the last 3 weeks and this may continue given Cachia’s success?
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Bootsma
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Cachia
2013 Subs – Dwyer, Seedsman, Fasolo, D. Thomas, Goldsack, Kennedy, Mooney, Kennedy,
Patterns – The speedy scorer type is the favored option for the black and whites, not good news for those of us with Dwyer and Kennedy.
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Krak
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Seedsman
2013 Subs – Zaharakis, Kommer, Colyer, Winderlich, Myers, Hocking, Lovett-Murray, Howlett
Patterns – Seems to be a rotation policy at the bombers with no repeat offenders and everyone from half backs to forward pockets getting a go in green.
Lefty’s #1 Sub –Baguley
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Jetta
2013 Subs – Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe, Neale, Suban, Sutcliffe, Crozier, Mzungu
Patterns – Young Sutcliffe must get nervous when they get around green vest time after donning it already 4 times this year.
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Simpson
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Crozier
2013 Subs – Horlin-Smith, Stokes, Caddy, Caddy, Hunt, Horlin-Smith, Schroder, Hunt
Patterns – With 3 multiple offenders the Cats seem to have a small pool of dedicated vest specialists they like to pick from.
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Caddy
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Smedts
Gold Coast Suns
2013 Subs – Matera, Brennan, Russell, Russell, Hutchins, Hall, Matera, Russell
Patterns – Russell has been Blueys whipping boy so far with 3 greens but Matera also has 2 and doesnt seem to have the legs of last year so may find himself in kermit land more this year.
Lefty’s #1 Sub –Russell
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Matera
2013 Subs – Adams, Hoskin-Elliot, Reid, Miles, Bugg, Williams, Williams, Shiel
Patterns – Will use the vest to ensure young bodies are not over taxed, expect the mids to get the vest in the second half of the year
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Hampton
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Smith
2013 Subs – Anderson, Savage, Gunston, Savage, Savage, Simpkin, Simpkin, Puopolo
Patterns – Leg speed with the ability to hit the scoreboard are the focus for the Hawks
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Osborne
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Hill
2013 Subs – Blease, Rodan, Toumpas, Davey, Davey, Kent, Davey, Bail
Patterns – Seems to be mainly the province of the elder forwards at the Demons?
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Byrnes
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Bail
North Melbourne Roos
2013 Subs – Anthony, Jacobs, Wright, Anthony, Anthony, Hine, Wells, Gibson
Patterns – North seem to value mid field run more than goal scoring ability in choosing their greenies
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Wright
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Black
Port Adelaide Power
2013 Subs – Mitchell, Mitchell, Mitchell, Gray, Gray, Stewart, Mitchell , Mitchell
Patterns – If Kane is playing he gets the vest. Otherwise whoever is coming back from injury seems a chance.
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Mitchell
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Colquhuon
Last Subs – Nahas, Ellis, Ellis, Ellis, Nahas, White, Foley, White
Patterns – White, Nahas and Ellis have all had multiple green vests so if you can make sense of that let me know what the pattern is?
Lefty’s #1 Sub –Lonergan
Lefty’s #2 Sub – White
Saint Kilda Saints
2013 Subs -Dennis-Lane, Schneider, Ray, Ross, Saunders, Murdoch, Webster, Siposs
Patterns – Rookies coming in seem to be popular vest picks for Watter’s boys in 2013
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Saad
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Ross
2013 Subs – Armstrong, Bird, Bird, Morton, Jetta, Lamb, Lamb, Bird
Patterns – Well Bird and Lamb have 5 of the last 7 between them so hard to not pick them when they are in the 22. Morton fits the mould better though for mine.
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Lamb
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Bird
West Coast Eagles
2013 Subs – Embley, Dalziell, Cripps, Dalziell, Cripps, Naitanui, Dalziell, Sheppard
Patterns – The fringe half forward runners in the team are the favored option for the chemist from the west (Nic Nat was coming back from injury lay off)
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Sheppard
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Hill
2013 Subs – Smith, Stevens, Smith, Stringer, Macrae, Wallis, Cross, Smith
Patterns – Smith has 3 greenies to his name as the only multiple vest winner for the dogs. I expect the likes of Gia and Murphy to cop them in the 2nd half of the year to help develop the kids?
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Hrovat
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Lower
So there you have it – my views on the likely vests for round 9 and a brief summary of what each clubs vest strategy seems to be. Hope this helps you in deciding who to start on the field (or even trade in/out) but please remember this is a ‘best guess’ article and I am just presenting my views and trying to apply some logic to the likely scenarios. In other words send praise when I get it right but no sooking if I guess wrong haha!
My number one vest pick for the weekend – Bloody tough this week but I will go with Baguley from the Bomber’s.
Good luck – and feel free to tweet me when I get it right/left (see what I did there?!) over the weekend