Hot and Cold – Round 17

After a huge build up to “Christmas in July” some of the games failed to live up to the expectations. My bombers were smashed by the Cats Friday night, the cats were amazing with the pressure and intensity and the bombers failed to match it all night. The Hawks dismantled the Pies on Saturday proving what a powerhouse they are even without buddy in the side. The Crows cruised to a big win and were never really challenged by the injury depleted eagles who desperately need players back.

The one game that did live up to the expectations was the Tigers and Roos classic on Sunday in what was one of the games of the season, big Drew Petrie was amazing in the last quarter and won the game for his side.

 

Another great week for some people, not myself though only had the 2092 which was very frustrating which back in the day I used to be very happy with that kind of score but not this year and especially this time of the year.

 

Also if anyone has any ideas on what to name the hottest and coldest players of the week let me know. I.e Dane Swan medal or something?

 

Hottest of the week: Has to be Swanny a monster game from him 49 touches and a massive 165 points. Honourable mentions; Gaz, Beams, Pendles, Dangerfield, Grimes

Coldest of the week: Travis Cloke those who picked him up when they thought he had bottomed out will be tearing their hair out after another shocker. Dishonourable mentions; Tippett, Hille, Goodes, Giles

 

Adelaide Crows

Who’s Hot: Patty Dangerfield had a MASSIVE first quarter and continued on nicely with a whopping 138. The porpoise continues to find form with another 99 while Bernard Vince had a great 100th game with 4 goals and 101 points. Thompson and Sloane were again great with 99 and 109 respectively
Who’s Cold: Kurt Tippett was subbed again with another concussion and only 21 points and Ian Callinan had a shocker also with a miserly 26

 

Interesting breakevens for the week.

Thompson 114
Sloane 85
Dangerfield 81
Van Berlo 56
Shaw -16
Porplyzia 47
Jacobs 83

 

Brisbane Lions

Who’s Hot: Jack Redden was great with 24 touches 2 goals and 112 points, while Tom Rockliff who played a lot forward kicked a very clutch goal late in the 4th on his way to 110 points

 

Who’s Cold: Well Josh Drummond got injured again, who would of thought? After only 37 points. Dayne Zorko didn’t have a big a impact on the game as he had the last few weeks but still managed an okay 71.

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:
Adcock 118
Zorko 119
Drummond 107
Redden 97
Rockliff 119
Brown 128
Hanley 134

 

 

 

Carlton Blues

Who’s Hot: Heath Scotland had a great game with 31 touches and 112 points and Bryce Gibbs finally had a good game with 93 after what has been a very disappointing season for the #1 draft pick.

Who’s Not:Andy Carrazzo had a pretty subpar game with 83 while those still with Paul Bower you should be thinking of getting rid of him right away only 45 and looked shaky all night.

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Murphy 69
Carrazzo 95
Gibbs 90
Scotland 82
Kruezer 79
Robinson 79 

 

Collingwood Magpies

Who’s Hot: Dane Swan again proved to be one of the best DT players in the comp with 49 disposals and a massive 165. Dayne Beams had a heap of the pill and kicked 4 goals on his was to 147 and Scotty Pendlebury is going about it like he didn’t miss any games with his knee scoring a great 142
Who’s Cold: Travis Cloke (37) again….need we say more? He needs to sign his contract immediately it seems to be causing his form slump and that isn’t helping his team either. SO MAKE UP YOUR BLOODY MIND CLOKE!

Interesting breakevens for the week:
Pendlebury 59
Shaw 76
Sidebottom 115
Beams 65
Clarke 74
Elliot 49
Swan 115
Cloke 122

Essendon Bombers

Who’s Hot: Jobe Watson had a big scoring game with 121 but he made a few costly errors that resulted in Geelong goals and hurt his team. Big Tom Bellchambers had a great game with a big number of hitouts and 3 goals and good be a cheap upgrade for people looking to drop Giles as Hille is likely to be dropped when patty Ryder is back from injury
Who’s Cold: Those who brought in David Hille as they thought he would be a good option for a cheap upgrade will be regretting it he looked horrible on Friday night and only scored 43 while Dyson Heppell (79) and Brent Stanton (84) had subpar games.

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Watson 91
Stanton 123
Heppell 78
Dell’Olio 28
Dempsey 139

 

 

 

 

Fremantle Dockers

Who’s Hot:
Matty Pavlich was amazing with 7 goals and 120 points and Michael Barlow again was great 103 same with Michael Johnson 101

Who’s Cold: David Mundy again was poor with 57 and Lee Spurr only had 61 and got quiet a cut above his eye.

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Broughton 124
Johnson 95
Duffield 39
Griffin 94
Pavlich 121
Barlow 114
Spurr -10

Geelong Cats

Who’s Hot:
Bille Smedts had his best game of his young career he had 86 points and 3 goals in a great display. Stevie J looked set for a monster score before being subbed off in the 3rd quarter with 107 while Mitch Duncan also had his best game for the club with a dominant display and 112 points.
Who’s Cold: Paul Chapman failed to capitalise on Geelong’s dominance only scoring 66 and those who brought in Jordan Murdoch as a late season downgrade will be disappointed with him only scoring 59

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Smedts 60

Johnson 65
Chapman 185
Christensen 80
Selwood 119
Bartel 101
Enright 93

 

Gold Coast Suns

Who’s Hot: Gary Ablett was amazing once again a lazy 37 possies and 143 points while Trent McKenzie’s form continued to rise with another 87 points

 

Who’s Cold: Michael Rischitelli had another shocker once again having very little impact on the game and only scoring 50 points he really needs to step up his game as he is one of the leaders of the club.

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Ablett 86
Hall 76
Bennell 97

 

GWS Giants

Who’s Hot: Adam Treloar was huge with 106 while Tommy Bugg returned to his early season form with 104 and Anthony Miles had a great second game with 94
Who’s Cold: Jon Giles again really struggled as he has all second half of the year only 36 points and its time for him to go. Tom Scully struggled to only 55

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Giles 117
Treloar 34
Smith 60
Greene 88
McDonald 98

Bugg 18

 

Hawthorn Hawks

Who’s Hot: Amazing game from the Hawks on the weekend but it wasn’t necessarily backed up with DT scores, Sammy Mitchell top scored with 102 while Jordan Lewis kicked five and scored 101 and Jack Gunston had his best game for the club kicking 3 and scoring 89 points.

 

Who’s Cold: Matty Suckling again struggled junking it up and scoring 73 after a very poor game and Shaun Burgoyne only had 77 but as I said the Hawks dominated the game but not DT wise.

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Birchall 109
Franklin 157
Mitchell 102
Lewis 91
Suckling 146
Roughead 126

 

North Melbourne Kangaroos

Who’s Hot: Big Drew Petrie was huge! 7 goals including 5 in the last quarter and 128 points, Boomer Harvey turned back the clock with 106 and Todd Goldstein returned to form with 90 against the flying mullet
Who’s Not: Daniel Wells had a poor game with only 70, Leigh Adams (77) too.

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Petrie 24
Grima 71
Gibson 25
Goldstein 99
Harvey 74

 

Melbourne Demons

Who’s Hot
: Jack Grimes had his best game of the year 32 possies and a massive 135 and Nathan Jones had another solid outing with 96

Who’s Not: Tom Couch only had 47 in his second game while James Magner continues to struggle in the second half of the year managing only 55

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Watts 109
Jones 113
Grimes 35
Sylvia 75
Magner 91

Port Adelaide Power

Who’s Hot: Brad Ebert again had a great game with 91 he continues to repay coaches who went with him at the start of the year as I wish I did!

Who’s Cold: John McCarthy had probably his worst game for the club on the weekend after only 29 points for the former pie while Chad Wingard seems to have hit the rookie wall after just 57

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Wingard 42
Redden 26
Ebert 95
Pffeifer 24

 

Richmond Tigers

Who’s Hot:
Cotchin (101) Deleido (103) both amazing again and should be locks in everyone’s team next year while Dustin Martin came back from suspension and had a solid 92

 

Who’s Cold: Jack Riewoldt (79) had a poor game and his body language was shocking while Chris Newman again had little impact on the game and scored only 50

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Martin 64
Cotchin 91
Deleido 96
Maric 147
Morris 34
Ellis 27
Tuck 134

 

St Kilda Saints

Who’s Hot:
Very poor game DT wise for the Saints this week with Sam Gilbert’s 87 being the highest score and Nicky Dal had 80
Who’s Cold: What is going on with Brendan Goddard? His fall from grace in the last two years is unbelievable and probably should be getting as much attention as Travis Cloke only 76 this week, Nick Riewoldt (61) and Ahmed Saad (26) were both also poor.

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Dal Santo 137
Riewoldt 137
Saad 62
Milera 91
Fisher 100
Hayes 99
Goddard 103

Sydney Swans

Who’s Hot: Josh Kennedy could have had a humongous score if he had of kicked the ball more in his 35 touches only 7 kicks! So his 99 could have been so much more. Kieran Jack continued his incredible season with another 93
Who’s Cold: Shane Mumford looked to finally back 54 at half time but was subbed with another injury this time his knee but he was cleared of structural damage and may only miss 1 week while Adam Goodes had little impact on the game with just 47

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

O’Keefe 75
Goodes 137
Kennedy 94
Jack 99
Malceski 62
Jetta 99

 

Western Bulldogs
Who’s Hot:
Ryan Griffin continued his fantastic season with another great score of 109 while young gun Mitch Wallis was impressive with 101
Who’s Cold: Shaun Higgins looked like he was finally getting back to his best form but another injury a hamstring this time will cost him a few weeks and ruined his score this week with only 52. Bob Murphy also had little impact and only 72.

 

Interesting breakevens for the week:

Lake 88
Smith 29
Dickson 65
Boyd 141
Griffin 51
Hargrave 65

 

West Coast Eagles

Who’s Hot: Matty Priddis continued his hot streak with another 95 and Dean Cox had a respectable 88 but it was not a great game both DT and scoreboard wise for the Eagles on the weekend.

Who’s Not: Jack Darling appears to have hit a real form slump only scoring 41 points and had very little impact on the game, while Beau Waters only scored 70 but for those who kept him (me) would still be somewhat happy after he returned a lot earlier than expected.

 Interesting breakevens for the week:

Naitanui 96
Priddis 112
Waters 133
Cox 152
Shuey 82

Darling 104
Selwood 62
Brennan 47

 

Thanks guys, ill be doing this every week for the rest of the season would love some feedback and you can follow me @corka23 on twitter

33 Comments

  • Last week redden and rocky were ‘hot’ with scores in the 80’s yet carrots is listed as cold after 1 game were he was tagger.

  • Thought Dangerfield finished with 118??

  • Great write up Corey, but Suckling having ” a very poor game”? I didn’t think it was that bad..?

  • in regards to dangerfield i put up his sc my bad,
    and with carrots and suckling, its was hard to find dt relevant players to put in the cold section so i had to go with that.

  • Option 1. Swan and Cloke + 29k , 2 trades left
    Option 2. Murphy and Fyfe + 188k, 1 trade left
    Option 3. Thompson and Fyfe + 22k , 1 trade left
    Option 4. Sidebottom and Fyfe + 57k , 1 trade left

    Yes, I have Cloke and want to trade him to Fyfe. I can’t wait for Fyfe to drop in price because i have an important game.

    Thanks boys,

    • Cloke will outscore Fyfe this week (even if Fyfe plays :p )

      Cloke plays GWS and even in poor form should score reasonable. Freo this year have made first-gamers, or those back from longish injuries (eg Mundy, Barlow) the sub, so Fyfe could well be the sub in his first game back.

    • You might need to keep a Cloke handy Robb, winter is coming.

  • seems to be some particular emphasis on the wb and geel who’s hot and cold… and also collingwood breakevens….. ha ha.

  • Great write up – can someone tell me how Anthony Miles gets 27 touches in 100 point loss and is not listed in the best. plus coach Kevin talks up a kid that gets 14 touches!!!!! odd very very odd

  • Harsh customer mate…

  • Have you realised that despite dane zorkos price its the first time he has had a be over 50 i think or 80.

  • Def: Deledio, Goddard, Broughton, Birchall, Heppell, Carrazzo, Waters, (Spurr, Darley)

    Mid: Swan, Pendlebury, Ablett, Rockliff, Cotchin, Priddis (Gibson, M.Williams)

    Ruc: Cox, Giles (Redden, Stephensen)

    Fwd: Beams, Sidebottom, Franklin, Robinson, Zorko, Dangerfield, Martin (Treloar, Sexton)

    3 Trades
    $55,000

    Was thinking of going
    M.Williams –> Couch

    Leaving me with two trades, a DPP link, $169,000?
    And i’m hoping it will be enough to upgrade Giles come finals time?

    Thoughts would be appreciated???

    • Mate I’m in the same position want to downgrade Clarke leaving me with 2 trades and cash I’m not sure what’s right.

    • Haha i did the same thing this round and di my final upgrde and am left with 3 trades.
      Do it i recon and you too waffles, its a good idea.

  • What to do guys?? What to do…. I have two options, and i really want to do option 1.

    OPTION 1: move gooodes to mid and zorko to forwards, then trade williams to a.miles/couch and goodes to pendles, leaving me with 3 trades and 27,00/8,000 (depending on who i get) in the bank.

    OPTION 2: Trade williams to couch and then gibson to murphy. leaves me with 3 trades and 3,200 in the bank.

    Which is the best option do you think???
    Who has the better JS??

  • DEF: Deledio, Goddard, Waters, _______, Heath Shaw, Heppell ,Carrazzo (Darley, Sam Shaw)

    MID: Swan, Pendles, Ablett, Boyd, Stanton, Mitchell (Gibson, Sexton)

    RUCK: Cox, _____ (Stephenson, Redden)

    FWD: Buddy, Sidey, Stevie J, Zorko, Robinson, Martin, Dangerfield (Dell’Olio, Kennedy)

    Have 2 trades left, I’m keen on trading Broughts and Ryder out, which means I will have none left.

    I have enough cash to get anyone in these 2 positions.

    Suggestions? I’m thinking Scotland and Maric.

    • jacobs is pretty handy for around the $430,00 range, scotlands very consistent so definetly get him to strengthen your already amazing backline

  • If Broughton doesn’t play again I’m screwed. Epic fail, can only afford a defender under $355000. Is Chris Yarran too sh*t an idea? If so, what can I do?

  • Gets somewhat confused when i read this article.

    In the “who’s hot”:
    Thompson “great again” with 99, when his average is 110.
    Brad Ebert “great game” with 91, when average is 103.
    Nick Dal made it to the “who’s hot” section with an 80. Surely that cold!!!

    Yet Heppell got 79 and was sub-par, average is 86.
    Leigh Adams got 77 and had a “poor game”, average is 80.
    Murdoch got 59 and was suggest his owner would be “disappointed” with him.
    Wingard got 57 and has “hit the wall”, his average is 42. That was his 3rd highest score of the year (behind a 61 & 62).

    Not trying to be a prick, always like reading DT relates articles but seems to be some inconsistencies at times. Understand you are trying to make it DT relevant with the players mentioned but perhaps if there is no-one relevant in a Hot or Cold section…….just say that!!!

  • zita/grace who got that message

  • Cheers – nice writeup!
    I like these articles with BE material, really helpful.

    If you’re looking for a name for your award, I think you need to celebrate all that is hot and cold;
    Find an inconsistent player that is capable of flipping out a massive orgasm inducing score, but also a mood-crushing low score within the space of a few weeks.
    Players like Brain Lake, Stants, Heath Shaw come to mind…..but I’m sure there are more people can add!

  • Cant write of Josh Jenkins the last 2 weeks. Has hit a 76 and 99 on my bench, while Giles hits subpar scores

  • Whoever writes this article, please stop. It is grammatically inferior and you should strongly consider deleting your team, before writing another one of these.

    P.S: This is the least insightful and worst written article on all of the DT Talk website.

    • Well well Mr. Killjoy, it sounds like you just volunteered to write an article and make a worthwhile contribution.

      • If comments weren’t encouraged, there wouldn’t be a ‘Comments’ section.