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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 22

Whether you have a week off you are still fighting out the Finals series… you still need a captain and once again you’ve come to the right spot. So a pat on the back for you!

Firstly, sorry for the last post, but this Pirate has been a busy little beaver… scrubbing decks, feeding the parrot, but it’s finally here. So let’s get straight into it this week and see what we have for Rd. 22.

Turf Lovers and Haters

Marc Murphy has had a great year in the land of Dream Team but his form lately hasn’t been great. He’s averaged just 98 in his last 3 games this year and this week finds himself at Etihad Stadium against the Hawks on Friday night. The thing here is… he averages a massive 118 there this year compared to the 103 he averages at the MCG. With that said, in his career against the Hawks (6 games) he only has a highest score of 112 making the Hawks his worst team to score DT points on. Chris Judd is the opposite to Marc and would much prefer this game to be at the MCG where he averages 114 there this year compared to Ethiad where he averages 99 for 2011. Judd has previous scores of 124, 104, 125, 100 and 122 against the Hawks but since he is at Etihad… I’ll pass.  Another one to be wary of is Matthew Boyd. He has 0x100+ score at AAMI in his last 3 games there but lets face it, he only plays Port, a team he had 133 on in 2010. Boyd is going for his 6th straight 100+ score Vs the Power this week and after averaging 120 in his last 3 games this year, he’s certainly a great option.

It’s Black and White

Keep it simple my captain hunters…it’s finals time. Scott Pendlebury had 119 on the Lions in 2010 and racked up 129 and 135 on them in 2009. He averages 124 in his last 3 games at the MCG and is coming off a great 141 in his last game there. If you are after a solid captain then this guy is your man. He’s going for his 13th straight 100+ score this week and you’d think he’d get it easy peasy against Brisbane.

Did you know that Brisbane are Dane Swan’s worst team to play over his career of 10 games where he averages just 81? You worried? Ha ha ha, don’t be. He has scored 125 and 122 in his last 2 against them and averages 140 at the MCG in his last 3 there with 171 in his last game. But based on form alone, Swan must be your man. 137, 155 and 171 are his latest scores and I’m tipping a huge 140+ from him again this week. After we met up with Swanny on Friday night, it became clear to me that he is fully aware of his dream team responsibilities to us all. Roy asked him if he’s a chance to rest… “No way, too many dream teams relying on me” he replied. Watch out… cause he has himself in his team to now since arriving back from Arizona and look how things have gone since then.

History Says “No”

Gary Ablett scored a huge 156 (41d, 4g) last time he played against the Crows (Rd. 8, 2011) and averages 114 at Metricon this year, if you exclude that dirty 23pts a few games back. The thing here is this… Ablett has played the Crows 14 times in his career and has only managed to crack the 100+ mark twice. In both those games he scored over 150! Meaning 86% of the time Gary plays the Crows he has scored <100, but the upside here is he is scoring 150+ Vs them a nice 100% of the time he has been wearing a GC top.  History says ‘no’, I’m still saying ‘yep’. Oh and while I’m chatting GC Vs Crows… Scott Thompson had 135 (34d, 9m) on the Suns earlier this year and was one of 9 Crows to crack the 100+ mark that day and should be great again… let’s move on.

Sam Mitchell has only 1×100+ against Carlton in his career of 9 games against them and that was in 2009. He has only played at Etihad once this year for a solid 103 and has scored 128 and 129 in his last 2 games this year, but he may just start your weekend off on the wrong foot if history is telling the truth.

Nick Dal Santo hates playing the Swans. They are clearly his worst team to play over his career (14 games) and has a highest score against them of just 115 (2009). This 100+ score is his only triple figure effort against them and if you are considering him this week, think again. Oh and the game is at ANZ stadium too where he averages just 70 there from the 2 games he’s played.

Be a Toughie, Go a Roughie

So your opponent this week is going Swan… and you’re team sucks so you’re after a ‘roughie’ then Bryce Gibbs is your man…or anyone else listen under Swan. But Gibbsy averages 108 against the Hawks in his last 3 games and has been in hot form averaging 129 in his last 3 games this year. In fact he is going for his 7th straight 100+ this week and you’d think he’d get that.



  1. Nights

    August 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Swan for sure this week

    • Nights

      August 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      and first… always wanted to do that :D

  2. Gus

    August 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    who to play this week out of Pederson and Jacobs and Lower

    • teperg

      August 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      lower isnt playing.

      • Gus

        August 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

        yeah so pederson or jacobs?

        • teperg

          August 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm


    • 44chappo

      August 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      go lower

  3. TheColonel

    August 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Nice job.

    • 44chappo

      August 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      nice dog

  4. SomaliPirates

    August 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    pendles 4 me cos i traded out swan b4 he went 2 arizona. how i regret that!

    • DS

      August 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      Pendles to be rested this week, and will be a late change. Beware….

      • teperg

        August 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        nah he wont

        • DS

          August 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm

          Pendles this week, Ball next week

          • teperg

            August 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm

            na they want rest anyone

          • Kuruki

            August 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm

            Are you Malthouses fluffer or something??

    • SlightHawk

      August 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

      lol iz di$ tha guy d@t carnet sp3ll 4 sh1t

  5. Warnie


    August 18, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Awesome pic at the bottom… <3 you Swanny! xoxox

    • Dredge Dragline

      August 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      Am I the only one who thinks Roy might be coming to murder me in my sleep?

  6. duma417

    August 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    play I Smith/Gu or Sylvia on field?

    • teperg

      August 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm


    • timb

      August 18, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      Tough call. The Gu got his last couple of 100s playing in the guts and is named in a fwd pocket this week.

      Sylvia, on the other hand, couldn’t get his hands on the ball in the first half last week because he was playing forward and the ball wasn’t going there, but then picked up in the 2nd half after being freed up. He’s named in the mids this week against Richmond. But then his track record recently isn’t great.

      Smith’s named on the wing, but is playing one of the hardest teams to score against.

      I’d probably say Smith, ahead of Sylvia then Gu (before teams I would’ve said Gu, Smith, Sylvia though)

  7. teperg

    August 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    didak or fyfe?

    • teperg

      August 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      and whitecross or rawlings

  8. FootyBoots

    August 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Whitecross i’d say aswell as Fyfe.. Didak would be a no-brainer against Brissy, but this year how can you recommend anyone to play him over anyone averaging a decent score? Love ya work Dids, pre-2011 n shit.

  9. teperg

    August 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    does anyone do epl fantasy

    • Mateyman

      August 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm


      • teperg

        August 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

        do u have agero?

        • 44chappo

          August 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

          yes, yes i do.

    • Ingoes

      August 18, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      I just brought Aguero in.

  10. Gus

    August 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    pederson or jacobs to play this week?

    • teperg

      August 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm


    • 44chappo

      August 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm


      • Gus

        August 18, 2011 at 8:32 pm

        lowers emergency?

    • swanlow36

      August 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Jacobs is playing this week and doing epl fantasy :)

      Just for fun and where are the league codes?

    • dools

      August 19, 2011 at 7:53 am

      oh dear… dejavu

  11. Sully23

    August 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Yay finally have all top 5 in my team and it’s my week off (mostly)! Should be huge :)

  12. Zoostar84

    August 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Traded in pendles this week. have top 4 of Calvins Capatains, Montagna and Mzungo playing for Bartel. Hope to top my rounds best score last week.
    Swanny Captain! Set and Forget

  13. swanlow36

    August 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Howe or Darling as F7?

  14. BYeates13

    August 18, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    is there any footage of the boys meeting swanny? if so where is it??

  15. Ingoes

    August 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I agree with what Vin has writtten about going unique – if you’re behind you want as many points of difference as possible, if you’re favourite you want as few as possible.

    Question is, who’s the favourite? Which set of different players would you prefer?

    Broughton, Suckling, Adcock, Gram, Redden, Ablett, Thomas, Hodge, Fyfe, Petterd, Krakouer


    Scotland, Birchall, Stanley, Heppell, Boyd, Mitchell, Montagna, Chapman, StevieJ, Riewoldt, Didak

    I reckon it’s bloody close. So just go Swan?

    • Ingoes

      August 18, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Der – he won’t have Johnno or Chapman, will he? Looks like it will be Jacobs and Mzungu in their stead. That should put me up I think. Swan it is

  16. Cuzza

    August 18, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Who to go this week for Captain, Swanny or Thompson?

    • dools

      August 19, 2011 at 7:55 am

      I’d go swan for sure, I got burned majorly when I locked in thompson as captain against port a couple of weeks ago and he scored 71!

      • TheBBH

        August 19, 2011 at 8:45 am


    • Young GUNS

      August 20, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      20/20 would say scotty ;)

  17. JungleMuffin

    August 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Roy with the massive pupils. Defo pinging off his nut.

    • The Unemployed

      August 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      Take a look at him!! Looks like a pinga from way back!!!


      The Unemployed

  18. Titalicous

    August 18, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    girly men tell who ud play

    Mzungu, Slivia or R Murphy?

    i steering towards Mzungu as Sylvia is in absolutely sh%t form and Rob Murphy is only good for 70 or so.

    what do u all think?

    Tits Out!!

    • Titalicous

      August 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      anddddd…. play Petrie in the ruck instead of forward to replace lobbe knowing Brogen is back in the team.

    • Cuzza

      August 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      yeah mzungu i reckon

  19. random555

    August 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Need a forward and a mid out of mzungu, b.harvey, sylvia and riewoldt. Who would you play?

    Leaning towards mzungu/riewoldt atm

    • hoypoloy

      August 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm

      b.harvey + mzungu

  20. jim cowski

    August 18, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Swan (C)- in awesome form, you’d be stupid to take the C off him

    Boyd (VC)- playing port…enough said

    gotta love the photo with swanny. classic

  21. jaeger

    August 19, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Swan – D to the O to the G for me…. i’m hoping dr wet-dreamteam picks a stinker!!!!

  22. dools

    August 19, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Bailey or Lobbe?

  23. Birdy

    August 19, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Gotta go for something different this week becqause i’m copping a donut and lost the qualifying final last week. Thinking Ablett because i don’t want to risk gibbs not getting any of the ball due to the hawks high possie footy

    • TrueBLUE

      August 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      Yeah mate, I’m going Ablett too.

      I have the combined feeling that Swan is due for a 130, particularly with the added emotion he’ll be feeling due to his bro’s first match. Plus he’s playing Adelaide at home, and I’m not convinced by Swanny’s record against the Lions.

      Anyways, just a feeling…

      $10 my League opponent goes Swan too.

      Bluey :)

      • TrueBLUE

        August 19, 2011 at 1:13 pm

        Piece of sh*t text box, it deleted the middle text….!

  24. Albert Lloyd

    August 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Normally have a no Friday night captains rule which rules out Gibbs but hey, it’s Dane Swan.

  25. Punching in a Dream

    August 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    What are peoples thoughts on Cyril for tonight?

  26. feathertopDT


    August 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Going Gibbs captain this week. Got the week off so being creative

    • Kuruki

      August 19, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      When i want to enjoy a week off the last thing i want to create is a headache.

  27. HereIam86


    August 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Scott Thompson had 51 touches.

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