What a cruel game fantasy can be. Your team somehow piles together 2000, and you feel as if you are on the right track. You make two trades, further strengthening your unit that you are beginning to like. All of a sudden you get hit with a score of 1700 and it’s back to the drawing board. If you have been following my weekly article The Numbers then you may have picked up on a weekly segment called the “Mare of the Week”, where i give you the chance to point the finger at one player who had at absolute nightmare of a round. Normally i’d give 5 options, however this week is an exception. I had a hard time nailing it down to just SEVEN players who are all deserving of MOTW, but now it’s up to you to pick one.
Sam Gray: A season average of 81.5 is not horrible, but if you traded him in after a stellar round 1 you would be very disappointed with a three round average of 69. On the chopping block, and would be a deserving recipient
Stefan Martin: Would be a bit harsh to vote for Stef considering he was on track for 120, but there is no denying that he had a nightmare of a game. May is about the last person person you would want to be bumped in the head by (OK, 2nd last behind mumford)
Ryan Davis: Against a depleted Lions team he should have snagged a solid 3 goals and 15 touches on his way to 70 fantasy points. Should Have. 31 on the field is a killer, especially if you backed him over Mills (92(
Clay Cameron: Similar story to Davis, after scoring 90+ against Carlton many would have expected a similar output against the lions. Never came.
Tommy Sheridan: Had the Dockers been 4-0 i think he would be averaging 90+, but if they don’t get the ball he can’t collect his junk. A score of 57 pushes his average down to 75. This is not sustainable on the field, let alone at D1 or D2 where some teams were trusting him.
Mark Blicavs: What a horrible year for the rucks (Aside from Max Gawn who seems to be piecing together some form). Many would have used a free trade this week to downgrade to the steeplechaser, and a score of 57 against the Dons is not what they would be expecting.
Tom Mitchell: If you’ve had him all year it might be a bit harsh, considering his average of 111 is still impressive, but if you traded him in this week, or worse captained him, then you’ve definitely had a mare. Swans lose, Titch gets 60. Coincidence? I think not.