Hi all…so how did I go picking the subs this week? To make it easier to compare I have simply updated Thursday’s article with the actual green vests listed…
Welcome to Lefty’s In-Vestments, where I will have a crack at picking the dreaded green vests for each weeks games. Nothing is more annoying than seeing your player with that horrible green vest on and it can cause fits of rage and expletive filled rants in the middle of family lunches (ask my fiancé about Karnezis the other week..)
So to try and avoid any more embarrassing outbursts, every Thursday night from now on I will assess the team line ups, look at the last 3 green vests for each team, and try and work out the most likely starting sub candidates. I will also try and outline the Sunday teams likely green vests from the squads of 25 (good bloody luck I hear you say and I agree!)
So here we go – Round 4
In – Lynch, McKernan, Kerridge, Laird, Lyons
Out- Van Berlo, Vince
Last 3 Subs - Martin, Porplyzia, Vince
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Johncock. Look to inject late in 3rd quarter across half forward and give a burst of contested footy and goal scoring.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Lyons. Youngster trying to break in may be eased in via green.
Green vest – Porplyzia
In – Harwood, Crisp, Karnezis, Paparone, Docherty
Out- Polec, Yeo
Last 3 Subs - Beams, Karnezis, Polkinghorne
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Karnezis. The Karny clown may well continue the heartbreak and cop the kermit suit.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Harwood. Gives options for Vossy by being swung anywhere on the ground.
Green vest – Paparone
In – Warnock, Curnow, White
Out- Kreuzer, Davies, Buckley
Last 3 Subs - Joseph, McLean, Buckley
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Lucas. Hasn’t shown enough since his good NAB cup form, may be used as sub to spark him into action.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – White. Can play back and mid, may free up scotland to play on ball by taking his place in the backline late in game?
Green vest – Joseph
In – Seedsman, J Thomas
Out- Frost, Johnson
Last 3 Subs - Dwyer, Seedsman, Fasolo
Lefty’s #1 Sub – J Thomas. Smaller running forwards are the green rage at the Pies.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Seedsman. Looks the most likely other than J Thomas but I pretty sure it will be JT.
Green vest – Daisy Thomas (where the hell did that come from??) Also Josh Thomas got the red
In – Hille, Winderlich, Pears, Baguley, Merrett
Out- Ryder, Colyer, Kommer, Fletcher, Kavanagh
Last 3 Subs - Zaharakis, Kommer, Colyer
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Merrett. Surely will be the green in this line up?
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Winderlich. May be eased back after injuries?
Green vest – Winderlich
In – Neale
Last 3 Subs - Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Neale. Late run could be a massive boon for the dockers
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Sutcliffe. Ross Lyons pet sub of 2013 may be the new Andrew Gaff!
Green vest – Neale
In – Rivers, Horlin-Smith
Out- Varcoe, Murdoch
Last 3 Subs - Horlin-Smith, Stokes, Caddy
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Horlin-Smith. Looks pretty much a certainty.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Smedts. Hasnt set the world on fire but can score goals in bursts
Green vest – Caddy (Smedts got the red)
Gold Coast Suns
In – Murphy, Prestia
Out- Allen, Russell
Last 3 Subs - Matera, Brennan, Russell
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Prestia. Fits the bill of running goal scorer and returning to side.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Shaw. Named last on bench and I couldnt find another better choice.
Grren vest – Russell
In – O’hAilpan, Miles, Palmer, Golds, Tomlinson, Townsend, Frost, Haynes
Out- Brogan, Hampton, Smith, Patton, Hoskin-Elliot
Last 3 Subs - Adams, Hoskin-Elliot, Reid
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Miles. Supposedly not the favourite son but if he can get his attitude right is no doubt of his potential.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Whitfield. Coin toss amongst 5 so this is an out an out guess(maybe Golds if he gets a game)
Green vest – Miles
In – Osborne
Last 3 Subs - Anderson, Savage, Gunston
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Osborne. Goal kicking runners have been the trend here and given his leg issues seems logical to ease him in.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Puopolo. Same type as Osborne, and could be very damaging as a fresh runner versus a 2/3 game weary opposition.
Green vest – Savage. I picked the right type of player but didnt get the right one
In – Spencer, Watts, Gawn
Last 3 Subs - Blease, Rodan, Toumpas
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Bail. Should be the sub, reasonable runner and offers a bit of flexibility.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Watts. Maybe playing him fresh against tired players will give him a boost of confidence?
Green vest – Davey
North Melbourne Roos
In – Anthony, Greenwood, Sierakowski, Daw, McKenzie
Out- Tarrant, Harper
Last 3 Subs - Anthony, Jacobs, Wright
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Gibson. Last years star has struggled this season – may be reminded he needs to put in every week?
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Anthony. Has already adorned the green this season, Scott may go with him again.
Green vest – Anthony
Port Adelaide Power
In – Gray, Cassisi
Out- Mitchell, Stewart
Last 3 Subs - Mitchell, Mitchell, Mitchell
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Neade. Port will be wary of overtaxing the lightly framed young forward.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Gray. Returning from injury may be eased in AFL duties
Green vest – Gray (Neade got the red)
In – Nil
Last 3 Subs - Nahas, Ellis, Ellis
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Knights. Pefect vest candidate for mine, runs and hits the scoreboard and as a veteran should be managed through year?
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Ellis. Going for the unwanted threepeat of green – surely he gets to start this week ahead of Knights?
Green vest – Ellis
Saint Kilda Saints
In – Simpkin, Siposs
Out- Newnes, Blake
Last 3 Subs - Dennis-Lane, Schneider, Ray
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Siposs. Look for him to play last quarter on the ball
Lefty’s #2 Sub –Saad. Run, carry and ability to hit the scoreboard may be enhanced against tired opponents?
Note : If T. Lee was quicker I would select him but I think he is too slow to be an effective green but very likely red vest.
Green vest – Ross (late inclusion)
In – Morton, Rampe
Out- Bird, Everitt
Last 3 Subs - Armstrong, Bird, Bird
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Morton. The ideal running goal threat for late in a tight game
Lefty’s #2 Sub –Armstrong. Was the sub first round, and can be swung forward and back
Green Vest: Morton
West Coast Eagles
In – McKenzie, Dalziell
Out- Embley, Brown
Last 3 Subs - Embley, Dalziell, Cripps
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Dalziell. Running power late will be very handy
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Hams. The pint sized speedster plays in bursts and holding him back may be a masterstroke late in the game?
Green vest – Dalziell
In – Boyd, Markovic, Cordy, Tutt, Howard, Stringer, Johannisen, Macrae
Out- Murphy, Higgins, Wood, Campbell, Dickson
Last 3 Subs - Smith, Stevens, Smith
Lefty’s #1 Sub – Stringer. May be eased into season via green vests to manage body.
Lefty’s #2 Sub – Tutt. Burst type player may be held back til 3rd quarter
Green vest – Stringer
My number one vest pick for the weekend – Morton (Sydney) – nailed it!
So in the end 5 of my number 1 picks were correct and 4 of my number 2 picks were the bearers of green this round. Not a terrible ratio for my first effort i reckon (9/18) and hears hoping I can improve that as the season goes on.
Good luck – and feel free to tweet me when I get it right/wrong over the weekend!