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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 14

Another loop hole and another huge line I’ve set at 130 for them to reach. Who can get the job done in Perth on Thursday night?


Here we go again, it’s the silly season and with a Thursday night game (Port v Bulldogs) we have the option to LOOP our captain.

1 – Place your VC on a player who is playing on Thursday night (Gaff).
2 – Make sure you C is locked away as well (Mitchell), not on player in this game.
3 – If Gaff (for example) scores 130+, lock this score in by moving a player who has the bye or not playing onto your field and give them the C. This will get you a zero and activate the VC scores x2.
4 – If you don’t like the score, keep the C on your next best option as you normally would.


Basically, you have three options. The issue is, I can’t see any of them reaching my line of 130 this week. My mate Elliot Yeo has cracked 130 on two occasions and could push it here. He had a nice 136 last week but has never cracked 100+ against the Bombers in a career four games, he comes in for me this week, but not as my VC.

His team mate Andrew Gaff has a huge ceiling and on his day, he can be one that pushes the mark. His best game of 154 this year would be ideal but he’s coming off a dirty 82, which is his worst effort for the year. He has scored 95 and 131 in his most recent games against the Bombers and if you have him, he might repay you here.

Finally, we have Zach Merrett. Before researching, I had Zach at #3 on my list behind these guys. But his record against the Eagles puts him on top after scores of 126, 123 and 137 in his last three. He hasn’t hit the 130 mark this year, but is coming off a solid 126 (season high) from round 12. He will carry the VC for me.


#1 – Tom Mitchell v Gold Coast @ UTas Stadium

Easiest thing you’ll do all week and here is why. The Suns are easy as to score on, giving up the MOST points to midfielders. Last week, Ross (137) saw this first hand with his 33d and 10m as did Steven (110) and even bloody Billings (104).

He may get tagged by Miller who has been running with some players this year like Steven last week, but honestly are we even slightly concerned?

He also plays at UTas, a ground he has scored 147 at this year and carries a lowest score of 118 there in his last 5 games.

If this wasn’t enough, the Suns are his absolute favourite team to score against with 141, 115, 132, 163 and 131 coming against them in his career 5 games at an average of 136. That’s 136 – OINK

If you don’t mind!

#2 – Brodie Grundy v Carlton @ the MCG

Grundy pumped out a huge 141 on the Blues earlier this year and in that game, Kreuzer even played (120). Grundy has scored 101 and 131 in his last two games and looks the goods once again.

#3 – Josh Kelly v Brisbane @ the GABBA

Kelly is back and running hot. He had a monster 166 in round 12 ad although he didn’t play the Lions last year, he did have 125 on them in 2016. The Lions rank at #4 for giving up points to midfielder and I’m expecting all the Giant boys to have a field day here… but Kelly as the standout.

#4 – Ed Curnow v Collingwood @ the MCG

The Pies are the third easiest to score against for midfielders at the moment and I’ll be tipping Curnow to bounce back from his 90 last week and have a ton with ease here… because he’s done it plenty of times against the Pies before.

103, 110, 121 and 109 are his last four efforts against Collingwood, so you can now see what I mean.

Definitely a trade target for myself as I look to replace Macrae that’s for sure.

#5 – Scott Pendlebury v Carlton @ the MCG

A 114 is against his name when he played the Blues earlier this year and that’s nothing new for this guy. In fact, he goes for his 8th straight ton against Carlton and should get it once again.

Fresh off his bye, only 3% of coaches are enjoying his season that consists of nine triple figure scores.


Stephen Coniglio v Brisbane @ the GABBA: 127 on these guys back in 2016. Should have a day out after two weeks rest.

Toby McLean v Kangaroos @ Etihad Stadium: North are too hard at the moment to score on and how will he recover from his shoulder knock, and with Macrae out. Scored 100 and 74 on them last year.

Clayton Oliver v Port Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval: #3 player based on form after averaging 120 in his last three games. Had 96 last year against the Power.

Tom Rockliff v Melbourne @ Adelaide Oval: 128 in round 12, his best score this season. Had 80 on the Dees last year who are tough to score on at the moment.

Dayne Zorko v GWS @ the GABBA: Back at the GABBA, but he copped lot of attention when he played the GWS earlier this year for only 43. He had only 45 on them last year and carries just 1×100+ score against them in his career 7 games. Avoid at all costs.

Adam Treloar v Carlton @ the MCG: Horrible record against the Blues with scores of 84, 82, 75 and 96 in his last four games. He should be good against the struggling Blues, but his record suggests otherwise.

Dayne Beams v GWS @ the GABBA: 113 this year against the Giants, his worst score in a career 4 games against them, if you ignore the 5 he had when he got injured. Loves playing these guys!

Ollie Wines v Melbourne @ Adelaide Oval: 137 and 138 are his last two scores and he had 104 and 107 in his last two against Melbourne.

Steele Sidebottom v Carlton @ the MCG: 121 and 131 are his last two games and he even had 130 on Carlton earlier this year. He’s the kind of guy who will have a day out again.

Max Gawn v Port Adelaide @ Adelaide Oval: Only managed 83 on Ryder last year, he’s playing better than that though, but not enough for the ‘C’.

Stef Martin v GWS @ the GABBA: Average 105 on these guys in his last 5 games and should ton-up again you’d think.

Tom Phillips v Carlton @ the MCG: 0x100+ scores against Carlton but he’s a man on a mission this year scoring over 120 on five occasions.




  1. Jaxon

    June 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Trading in 2 premos… Which two out of Kelly, Treloar and Clayton Oliver? Oliver’s form is pretty good.

    • Tom

      June 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      +1… also considering Tom Phillips, where would he rank amongst those three? Noticed on the podcast you boys had Phillips over Kelly – still the case?

      • Screech

        June 20, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        tom phillips has no consistency at all. a big NO for me…

        • Jaxon

          June 20, 2018 at 7:55 pm

          Phillips is as consistent as they come. Like others, his bad scores came with tags and injuries. I have Phillips already

          • Screech

            June 20, 2018 at 7:59 pm

            he has three or four scores in the 40w and 60s etc. he is one bad game away from burning you. sidebottom doesn’t get tagged and has has 8 100s. much better pie option imo…

          • the Cricket

            June 21, 2018 at 12:38 pm

            Pfft, this is a funny view of what constitutes “consistency”

    • baldrick

      June 20, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      same dilemma for me…im thinking the Treloar & Oliver…but having some FOMO about Kelly. I also like Sidebum because of the pies draw

  2. Mark

    June 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Upgrading Parker, Treloar or Curnow? Tia

  3. Spanner

    June 20, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Someone help me with a midelfield option PLEASE for macrae

    Already have: Mitchell, Trealor, Coniglio, Fyfe, Merrett, Dusty

    thanks boys.

  4. thebopper58

    June 21, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Thanks Calvin for your efforts
    The inclusion of Hutchings smells tag to me
    The most logical Merrett
    Best of luck for the rest of the season

  5. Euman


    June 21, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Merrett loophole and titch captain

  6. Dicko

    June 21, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Hutchings back in. Tag Merrett?

    • Grovers Guns

      June 21, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      60 score coming up tonight

    • Alan J

      June 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Not sure if he’ll get the hard tag, I think Heppell is more of a threat tbh, but I’m thinking about putting the VC on Yeo in any case..

  7. Marcus

    June 21, 2018 at 11:59 am

    This week Yeo is a popular player to bring in to the Backline but seeing its a comp im bringing in Whitfield to be a bit different as I brought Boak in the week a lot of people brought in Westhoff. Yes I have lost a bit of ground but my plan is after next week I can bring in the big Guns.

  8. Fooz


    June 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks Calvin.
    Any concern for a tag on Zerrett now that Hutching has been brought into the team?

  9. McGlovins

    June 21, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Which 3 rooks to trade out of Murray, Rice, Austin, Cunico, Ronke, Banfield?

    • Fooz


      June 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Austin > Murray > Ronke

      • McGlovins

        June 21, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        Interested to know your thinking on why Austin?

        • Matthew Woods

          June 21, 2018 at 2:01 pm

          pretty obvious st Kilda has the bye, carlisle has taken his marks across the backline and is purely a lockdown defender who scoring will be 30-40 from now on if he keeps his spot after their bye.

        • DBoms

          June 21, 2018 at 2:08 pm

          It seems Carlisle has taken the DT friendly role with +6’s in the back half (see his two most recent scores, both 100+).

          Even just Nathan Brown seemed to effect him.
          Last weeks game he was on 20ish at half time – when Brown didn’t return in the second half he added 60+ to finish with 84. Carlisle wasn’t playing that game either.

          Essentially his role is dependent on being the sole key defender to play that DT friendly role.

          I also believe that Rice will hold his spot in the team. He has the ye to get over the concussion, and has been consistently good since coming in (which was before Austin, it should be noted). Plus Webster potentially being out enhances his chances of staying in.

          Murray should probably be traded pretty soon too (as long as he isn’t named, of course), as he clearly has no JS.

          The last 3 all have good JS, and with their bye this week, they shouldn’t be rested.

          • McGlovins

            June 21, 2018 at 5:34 pm

            Thanks DBoms, that’s good to know. I avoid Saints game like the plague.

    • Alan J

      June 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      I’m holding Austin over Ronke mainly because I need the extra cashola to bring in Oliver, but also because I think Austin could still have 40-60k to make whereas Ronke looks like he’s almost topped out.. Either way, both would be on the bench from next week so it’s all about banking $$ for me..

      • McGlovins

        June 21, 2018 at 5:38 pm

        Agreed, Austin has cash to make and all these rooks either have the bye or, in Murray’s case, aren’t in the best 22.

        I’m leaning towards Cunico and Ronke cos they seem most likely to have topped out. And Murray if he’s not named cos he’s clearly pissed Bucks off and I’m sick of seeing all that money on the pine.

  10. Ned kelly

    June 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Garlett captain for me as usual, followed closely by coffield

    • Ned kelly

      June 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Your brain doesnt work real good , does it mate

  11. Ned kelly

    June 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Well-bred mothers have been known to resent this solecism keenly.

  12. Ned kelly

    June 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    to be held back in terms of progress or development….

  13. Constantinople

    June 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Well done troll version of ned kelly. You’ve actually been slightly funny for once.

    • McGlovins

      June 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      I actually thought the dick comment was funnier.

  14. Ned kelly

    June 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Garlett is in boys and girls, lock him in as your captain. Ned kelly recommends it

    • Ned kelly

      June 21, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      I recommend you see a sychological evaluator, get the phone number off ya dad

  15. Ned kelly

    June 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    i like your thinking Ned, you are certainly full of some great humbling advice tonight. I think you’re a damn fine gentleman and i admire your wit and good all round decency..

    Garlett for captain

    • Ned kelly

      June 21, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Hawk id unplug your life support machine to charge my phone.

  16. Ned kelly

    June 21, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    you sound like an angry man ned, wanna talk one day over a coffee fella…

  17. Ned kelly

    June 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    you cant be that boring. don’t put yourself down Ned…you are a positive individual and i like to see you for mutual friendship

  18. Pepe

    June 21, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Is anyome taking yeo’s VC score ?,117

  19. Lefty

    June 21, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Would you take Yeo’s 117 for the loophole or is Titch gonna score that in the 1st half?

    • Alan J

      June 22, 2018 at 6:26 am

      I can see him taking it easy in this game tbh, which should be an easy 130 down on the Apple Isle..

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