Welcome to this week’s slightly different edition of Lefty’s Leftfielders – where we will assess my ‘left field’ selections from the preseason and give them a Win, Pass or Fail mark. We will also have a look at some (now!) obvious ones I missed…
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Very happy with my choice of Nick Roo – in an underperforming forward line he has been excellent. And he has GWS to beat up on this week in our first H2H games!
Scores DNP, 19 (Sub)
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Injury and the progression of Parker have stalled Bird’s season to date. I will keep an eye on him in about 5-6 weeks but I can’t really see him becoming fantasy relevant in 2013
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Very satisfied with the ‘Subahero’ as I named him in my drunken state as I watched him go to work against my beloved Eagles in the Derby. More mid field time has been the key here.
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What can I say – he sucked me in with his Nab cup form and the way he destroyed big Tex. He is playing purely a negating role and gone are his big towering marks and running off his man.
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Going beautifully is the big bull – and has the Gary Ablett Suns this week to wreak some havoc on. Actually in about 4 weeks the trade of Moloney to GAJ might not cost that much……
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Verdict Pass/Fail (depends on this week)
You may think I am being generous with giving Stefan a Pass/Fail mark, but almost all the rucks (with the exception of Kruz, Minson, Pyke and Goldy) really struggling to even hit their B/E’s Martin hasn’t been great or awful. An 80+ score this week will have me happy and a Pass– any less and he gets a Fail.
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Comment The son of a gun from Sydney has delivered exactly what I hoped given the Swan’s soft early draw. He has scored more points than the higher priced and more popular picks like Ablett, Cotchin, Murphy, Deledio and Thompson.
So there you have it – out of the 7 Leftfielders we found 4 Wins, 2 Fails and a 50/50 depending on how this week goes. Thankfully with the 2 trades a week rule we have had some great options to fix them – here are some of the less hyped players pre-season that have blossomed.
Right out of Left Field – otherwise referred to as “I should have known….”
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Well where the bloody hell did this come from? All of a sudden Dixon is number 1 ruck at Gold Coast, as well as clunking marks and kicking goals when resting forward. Looks a real player who has jumped out of the blocks this year and has little competition for his spot.
Scores 73, 107
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The big Canuck has continued his amazing form from last year’s GF to be one of the real surprises of 2013. The combo of Mummy and Pyke with Tippet, Goodes and Reid is a frightening proposition for opposition coaches.
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The bloke who missed the shot after the siren that gave the Gold Coast Suns their first win (and won me over $500) seems to have finally put that behind him. The concern though is his scores have been against lowly Melbourne and Giants – he has Adelaide to contend with this week so we might get a more accurate gauge on his form…
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Little Libba seems to have turned the corner since his well-documented off field dramas. No Boyd has meant Tom has been getting a lot more of the ball – my only worry is what happens when Boydy comes back??
Anyway I hope this series entertained a few of you (I stayed away from the injury affected JJK, Embley and Luey as they seemed obvious choices for me). I was never expecting to get them all right – in my own team I also took chances on Kane Lucas and Zach Tuohy (thanks a lot Carlton Potato Farm!)
Good luck with you pre price change trades – and go big Stefan against the Suns this weekend!