Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 18

Watch Out For Gazza

Let’s ignore the game when Garry had that 23pts and check out his numbers (exc. that game). He is averaging 131 in his last 3 this year with an average of 119 on his home ground over his last 3 games there. His record against the Pies is mad as he has had scores of 122, 108, 105, 114, 134, 118 and 115 in his last 7 games against them. Over the last few weeks, other premo midfielders have been scoring well on the Pies too. Hodgey (135) and Mitchell (137) went crazy against them a few weeks back and last week Gibbs (107) and Marc (93) were also solid. Anyway, just watch out for a big game from the little master this week.


Yep… there they are, THE BIG 3. This week they play the Gold Coast Suns making our jobs very very easy. Pick a Pie!

Dane Swan had 101 last week against the Blues and racked up 31d but wrecked his score as 45% of them were handballs. Amazingly, Swan has only played outside of Melbourne once this year and in that game he had a huge 125pts on the Swans. He’s averaging 126 in his last 3 games this year and should get the job done for many Dream Teams this week. Dale Thomas is also in hot form as he has averaged 124 in his last 3 games this year and is coming of a huge 135 last week that consisted of 29d, 10m and 5t. Daisy has scored 5×120+ scores in his last 7 games this year and will be ridiculously good as well. Last week, Scott Pendlebury had 123 and finds himself this week going for his 9th straight 100+ game in a row. Sounds good doesn’t it? But the biggest question here is, will he play?

3-2 = Pendles

I hate to say… but Pendles is a red hot chance to sit out this weeks game against the Suns. Earlier this week, Mick Malthouse came out and said that the Pies will play the Suns this week without 6 to 8 of their Premiership players from last year. This includes Shaw and those others out injured… but as Pendles is already nursing a ‘sore’ shoulder, he’s nearly a sure thing to rest with them. Swan has already had his spell and so has Daisy. Now, I’m not a math-magician with a fancy PHD in numbers but I know that if I have 3 stars, and 2 stars have already rested… I’m left with 1.

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Suns Still Golden

Yeah no surprises here. So check out the numbers the Suns have been giving up.

Richmond had 7×100+ scorers with their top 3 averaging 129
Sydney had 5×100+ scorers with their top 3 averaging 109
Fremantle had 5×100+ scorers with their top 3 averaging 142

The amazing thing here is… Richmond even posted huge numbers on them… and they LOST!


117 Comments

  • How about Hodge coming off the bye? Melbourne’s form is due to drop after last week’s win so I think he has a chance at 40+ disposals if all the stars align!

  • surely calvin you underate liam shiels?
    i got him just before round 8 and since then he has averaged 118.88, with only two scores under 114. his last 5 games he has averaged 124.8. he is a big game player with his two best scores, 144 and 147 coming against the cats and the pies respectively. he is the seventh top point scorer in the league.

    yet he hasn’t made calvin’s list all year?

  • Im going for a unique this round

    Hodge or Goddard???????

    • Why go a unique when Pies are playing GC who give up the most points?

      • Because i only have Pendles and Cloke from the Pies.

        Goddard at Etihad:

        Average over last 2 seasons: 115.3

        Has scored over 110 13 times out of his last 20 games at Etihad.

        Has scored under 100 only 3 times out of his last 20 games with scores of 97, 92 and 73.

        Averaging 120 from his last 4 at Etihad this season.

        And his averaging 114 in his last 3 games.

        To sum it up, he is in great touch and LOVES Etihad..oh and he also averages 109 in his last 7 against the Crows

        Yes…i done a bit of research

  • I bet the guy that payed you out didnt score as high as you…

  • Anyone thinking about Swallow vs Brisbane?

  • You should have put LeBron, Wade and Bosh as the big three ;) Good article though.