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Leftys In-Vestments – Round 10

Welcome to Lefty’s In-Vestments for round 10, where once again I will have a crack at picking the dreaded green vests for each weeks games. I was pretty happy with my effort last week as I picked 6 of the green vesters with my first picks and 2 with my second picks (8/18).

LeftysInvestmentsWelcome to Lefty’s In-Vestments for round 10, where once again I will have a crack at picking the dreaded green vests for each weeks games. I was pretty happy with my effort last week as I picked 6 of the green vesters with my first picks and 2 with my second picks (8/18). This would have been higher had I listened to my own advice in the patterns section for Collingwood,St Kilda and Western Bulldogs – that will teach me for trying to be clever.(Also my two picks for Geelong were the 2 late withdrawals so I reckon I can almost claim them to get me to 50% haha).

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!) but that is the price you pay for a social life on Friday nights and no computer access!

So here we go – Round 10


Adelaide Crows

2013  Subs – Martin, Porplyzia, Vince, Porplyzia, Laird, Wright, Lyons, Porplyzia, Porplyzia

Patterns – Surprisingly (insert irony) runners who can hit the scoreboard are the rage (apart from Martin round 1)

Lefty’s #1 Sub – Porplyzia

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Lyons


Brisbane Lions

2013 Subs – Beams, Karnezis, Polkinghorne, Paparone, Docherty, Green, Black, Mayes, Green

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 – Karnezis

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Crisp


Carlton Blues

2013  Subs – Joseph, McLean, Buckley, Joseph, Betts, Cachia, Cachia, Menzel, Bootsma

Patterns – Mick has used the vest to introduce rookies the last few weeks and this may continue given Cachia’s success?

Lefty’s #1 Sub – Bootsma

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Yarran


Collingwood Magpies

2013  Subs – Dwyer, Seedsman, Fasolo, D. Thomas, Goldsack, Kennedy, Mooney, Kennedy, 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 – Martin

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Didak


Essendon Bombers

2013  Subs – Zaharakis, Kommer, Colyer, Winderlich, Myers, Hocking, Lovett-Murray, Howlett, Melksham

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


Fremantle Dockers

2013  Subs – Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe, Neale, Suban, Sutcliffe, Crozier, Mzungu, Suban

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 – Suban

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Hill


Geelong Cats

2013  Subs – Horlin-Smith, Stokes, Caddy, Caddy, Hunt, Horlin-Smith, Schroder, Hunt, 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 – Burbury

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Schroder


Gold Coast Suns

2013 Subs – Matera, Brennan, Russell, Russell, Hutchins, Hall, Matera, Russell, 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 – Sumner


GWS Giants

2013 Subs – Adams, Hoskin-Elliot, Reid, Miles, Bugg, Williams, Williams, Shiel, Hampton

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 – Whitfield

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Townsend


Hawthorn Hawks

2013 Subs – Anderson, Savage, Gunston, Savage, Savage, Simpkin, Simpkin, Puopolo, Duryea

Patterns – Leg speed with the ability to hit the scoreboard are the focus for the Hawks

Lefty’s #1 Sub – Puopolo

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Savage


Melbourne Demons

2013 Subs – Blease, Rodan, Toumpas, Davey, Davey, Kent, Davey, Bail, Bail

Patterns – Seems to be mainly the province of the elder forwards at the Demons?

Lefty’s #1 Sub – Rodan

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Tapscott


North Melbourne Roos

2013 Subs – Anthony, Jacobs, Wright, Anthony, Anthony, Hine, Wells, Gibson, Wright

Patterns – North seem to value mid field run more than goal scoring ability in choosing their greenies

Lefty’s #1 Sub – Atley

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Black


Port Adelaide Power

2013 Subs – Mitchell, Mitchell, Mitchell, Gray, Gray, Stewart, Mitchell , Mitchell, Broadbent

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 – Hitchcock


Richmond Tigers

Last  Subs – Nahas, Ellis, Ellis, Ellis, Nahas, White, Foley, White, 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 –King

Lefty’s #2 Sub – White


Saint Kilda Saints

2013 Subs -Dennis-Lane, Schneider, Ray, Ross, Saunders, Murdoch, Webster, Siposs, Webster

Patterns – Rookies coming in seem to be popular vest picks for Watter’s boys in 2013

Lefty’s #1 Sub – Newnes

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Webster


Sydney Swans

2013 Subs – Armstrong, Bird, Bird, Morton, Jetta, Lamb, Lamb, Bird, Lamb

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 – Bird

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Walsh


West Coast Eagles

2013 Subs – Embley, Dalziell, Cripps, Dalziell, Cripps, Naitanui, Dalziell, Sheppard, Hutchings

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 – Embley

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Sheppard


Western Bulldogs

2013 Subs – Smith, Stevens, Smith, Stringer, Macrae, Wallis, Cross, Smith,Gia

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 – Stringer

Lefty’s #2 Sub – Macrae


So there you have it – my views on the likely vests for round 10 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)

My number one vest pick for the weekend – K Martin from the Pies.

Good luck – and feel free to tweet me when I get it right/wrong over the weekend






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