Giants v Suns NAB Cup Review

To the prestigious DTTALK team,

After watching the GWS vs Gold Coast game live I have picked up on a few things. From a general and DT tense.

1. The Giants have an incredibly versatile squad, and you can safely pick from about 10 rookies knowing they’ll play most games this year.

2. The Rugby League boys are going to be better than everyone expected. Still not DT relevant in my eyes but could be a very good unique if you’re lucky.

3. Dylan Shiel won’t play round 1, I’m calling it now. We haven’t seen him yet and the way Toby Greene, Liam Sumner, Miles, Clifton, (and with Dev Smith coming) back played today I doubt there is a spot left in the middle for him.

4. Josh Caddy scored 60 points in under a half of football, be cautious playing him could well be the super sub.

5. Tim (the lumberjack) Mohr and Phil Davis are going to carry the Giants defence this year, despite the price I think Davis is the better buy out of them, He scored 51 in a half by being the link man in defence. They looked for him at every opportunity and he looks like the right man to be captain.  Plus Tommy Bugg can play at either end. Not much ball today for him but you notice him when he gets the ball as he does something with it and actually hits targets.

6. If Jeremy Cameron was in last years draft, he would have been number 1. That kid is going to be an absolute superstar. Will average 60+ get on him.

7. There is great value in the likes of Ward, Palmer, Cornes and Sam Reid, though the latter looks like he is going to be getting the oppositions best each week

8. David Swallow will win a Brownlow medal one day. First picked in my team next year.

9. The Giants gameplan I feel is similar to that of Fremantle circa 2010, focusing on the big men, i.e Giles, Folau,  When Giles was on the ground they always looked for him. and he is a very big boy, plus crowd favourite.

10. Expect all the young Giants to get game time this year.  Some may get one game, some may get 20 but they will all play. So don’t get worked up about people missing strings of games,  I think Devon Smith, Folau, Clifton, Conigilio, Tyson, Hoskin-Elliot, Bugg, Darley and Curtly Hampton are your best bets.

Thanks for this Amazing opportunity, Love Sammy a.k.a McFly.

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28 Comments

  • looks good fellas.

  • Thanks. Enjoyed reading a game report from a DT perspective.

  • cheers for the article.
    any comments on tomlinson?

  • really liked it mate. Apart from the obvious drafted rookies, do you see anyone else of value in the line up?

    personally I can see Palmer pushing 90+, and ward possibly even moving into 100. Then you have obviously Jmac, who presents insane value, and even davis at his cheap price could be seriously worth a look into.

    I disagree on one point though- I personally think folau certainly has a shot at being DT relevant this season, I think that he’s really going to surprise people, especially in the later half of the season.

  • NIce quick write-up! Thanks for the info.

    I’m deciding between Hampton and Cameron in the forwards at the moment……thoughts!?

  • No problem guys, V10, Tomlinson looked good rotating between forwards and backs, played the same role as Jeremy Cameron. Think they will be fighting for that key utility role this season. Both could be DT relevant, Cameron was subbed at half time for Tomlinson, 39, and 45 points respectively.
    Cameron looks the more likely out of the two.

    Zippy, the players who were concessions and pre listed. Stephen Clifton would be the standoout. He is a mature age recruit and offers massive upside.

    Palmer and Ward can certainly boost their average, along with Scully who didn’t play today. They will be the focal point of the side.

    To pick Folau you will have to have massive balls, he can play. But can he do it consistently?

    • P.S, Hobzie, Go with Cameron at this stage. Hampton will play but he fits the sub vest perfectly.

      • thanks mate – i think i will just stick with D.Smith at this stage – bit worried Cameron might play a sub role for Tomlinson or others – i was willing to have two GWS’s up forward but dont want any possible sub-effected players i there and i’m abit scared of Sheedy rotating the younger guys….thanks for the added info tho!

        • *sub effected players IN there*

        • You’re right about trying to avoid potential subs, but as long as players are scoring on the bench most weeks, you will make enough cash to upgrade anyway. I would rather a player that played every game and was sub for half than a player who played half and a sub for none ;)

  • Hello there. How did Adam Kennedy look? His stats seemed ok for sub affected.

    Cheers,

  • thanks for the info… can i ask, did treloar play? i keep hearing good things about him…. have him in my foward line but if hampton/smith/cameron are more likely to play, then i guess one or two of them?

  • My big dilemma.

    Bugg or Darley.

    Gah!

  • That’s what I am doing

  • Yep i’ve got Bugg and want Darley but now McFlys saying Davis was the go to link up man in defense today!?

    Darley didnt play but still throws yet another ‘spanner in’ as i thought people had been saying Davis doesnt get high possesions and would be more like Mohr!??

    • I think because Davis didn’t play much last year people have a tendency to underestimate him. He only played one full game last year and got 25 disposals playing on Buddy.

  • How old is McFly?

  • I’m pretty sure they will find room in their midfield for probably a top 3 draft pick in Dylan Shiel.

    When he got snatched up at 17 he was considered a number 1 draft pick and has been talked up by his mates this preseason.

  • Given a lot of the young mids are looking good so far, where does that leave Old McDonald? He’s currently in my team, should he be? Can imagine him getting a lot of the ball/lots of tackles, but only if he’s on the ground! Worried this is a perfect case of picking with your heart not your head, since I think he’s a champ who got a bit ripped off by Melbourne.

  • Adam Kennedy looked very lively during the first half, but he wasn’t as good as some of the others but he will play games this year, just perhaps not early.

    Treloar didn’t play so I’d be questioning his spot in your team especially of he doesn’t play next week.

    Put both Bugg and darley in your team, they are both absolute guns and will score enough for your team.

    As for Davis, people have underestimated his scoring potential. In the full games he’s played during his career he has scored quite well. Loves to kick the ball and can take a mark.

    I’m 17, why are you asking?

  • Adam Kennedy looked very lively during the first half, but he wasn’t as good as some of the others but he will play games this year, just perhaps not early.

    Treloar didn’t play so I’d be questioning his spot in your team especially of he doesn’t play next week.

    Put both Bugg and darley in your team, they are both absolute guns and will score enough for your team.

    As for Davis, people have underestimated his scoring potential. In the full games he’s played during his career he has scored quite well. Loves to kick the ball and can take a mark.

    I don’t think Shiel will play round 1, he may be injured and noone has told us or sheeds is resting his young superstar for the real stuff, I don’t have in my side.

    Old McDonald! Lock him in. He will play 15 games this year barring injury and average 80+ last years Daniel Harris.

    I’m 17, why you asking?

  • Get on D shiel as soon as he starts playing and is fit. He will play almost every game and he’s an absolute gun. Went to my school and he absolutely dominated then too.

  • Good job McFly.

  • I was also at the game last night and few caught my eye.
    Rhys Palmer looks ready to explode!
    Jeremy Cameron was brilliant the time he was playing, GWS always looked for him in the forward line.
    Izzy looked alright, but still don’t pick him.
    No Gazza, no Gold Coast midfield. Gold Coast were getting smashed in clearences.
    Bock, Brennan and C Brown were all rotating through the forward and back lines. They looked alright.
    Curtly Hampton was good, but I have a feeling he will be the next Jurrah (playing wise) but I’m still having him
    Chad Cornes looked and played amazing!
    With Shiel and Trelaor in the middle, GWS will smash opposing teams in the middle IMO.
    Lastly, GWS’ defence is dead good, but if Cameron misses the mark or gets subbed off, they stuggle going forward and they really rely on the more exerienced players to save them.

  • Good write up McFly. I was at the game last night and agree with all you have said.
    Swallow looked prime, maybe not DT relevant this year but as the suns become a force so will he.
    Cameron looked great…. Was hoping he might sneak under the radar but we all know the good players are hard to hide. Izzy looked good in the ruck and hunt was competitive on the ball. Prestia looked good also. Zac smith will only get better.
    Palmer had a lot of footy but he did seem a bit lost a few times with poor handballs.
    Alex sexton had a few good moments and with dpp may be one to watch.
    I was walking past the back of the change rooms straight after the game( hoping to make a quick getaway and beat the traffic…. Didn’t work anyway) and heard the GWS boys singing their song, reminded me of how I used to sing hymns at church when I was 6.
    Mumble mumble…. The giants, Mumble.

  • Nice write up Mcfly !!! I was there and thought miles was fantastic, if he was not taken as a NSW pick to the giants he would have gone top 10. As a pies man he a reminds me of a young Dane Swan. Genuine DT slut just racks it up and has a great K/H Ratio