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Mare of the Week- Round 5

Despite a return to mediocrity, there were still plenty of players having a mare this week. Jake gives you an opportunity to reflect on the horror efforts of round 5, before looking forward to your round six trades. Lest We Forget.

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Round 5 was a welcome return to mediocrity for many, there were a few good scores, a whole lot of 90’s and we had our fair share of mares too. Before we find out this weeks nominations, let’s look back at last weeks winner (loser?).

Last Week’s Mare

Ryan Davis 14% of votesTom mitchell handball

Sam Gray 24% of votes

Tom Mitchell 38% of votes

Clearing those that traded in the most expensive player last round were not happy with an output of 60, and are probably equally disappointed following a mediocre 92 in a big win over the Eagles.

No one is yet to overtake Tom Rockliff’s 62% votes, so he unluckily still leads “Mare of the Year”

Round 5 Nominations

It was a pretty calm week on the mare front, but I still have managed to select 8 of the worst performances from the past few days for you to vote on.

Fremantle (0) Enough said

Connor Menadue (35) Although never a high scorer, he has shown over the opening rounds he can work his way to 55+ with ease, and many would have hoped for more than this against an inconsistent demons lineup. 35 points halts cash generation entirely, and would have looked appalling on the field

Jacob Weitering (41) Looked so promising a few weeks ago, however over the last two he just hasn’t looked like a fantasy player. 41 points in what is likely to be one of carlton’s only wins of the season is inexcusable. He is topping out this week, which undoubtedly means I’ll trade him and he’ll get back to 100’s.

Tom Ruggles (43) Many would have backed the unproven cat on the field this week against the DT-leaking Power. Only thing leaking around Ruggles is cash. He only recorded 1 mark, which is disappointing considering how against the Lions he looked like he would rack up the +6’s from intercept marks and when the cats were switching.

Tom Sheridan (52) Preseason hype. Would have gone alright if the Dockers were winning games, but they’re not. If they can’t beat Carlton at home they are going to seriously struggle to win a game this year. Move Sheridan on as soon as possible.

Bachar Houli (56) It’s all part of owning Houli. He is capable of winning the Golden Stubby one week, then Mare of the Week the next. Ride it out, and you’ll be rewarded with the same 85-90 average that he gets every year. You would have hoped that a game against the Demons would be one of his 100+ scores though…

Nat Fyfe (59) If you traded in Fyfe this week, then you have defined the word “Mare”. Nat was on track for a nice 100, but in the eyes of his owners that’s irrelevant; he scored 59. News has come in that he might be out for a while, and the meantime Barlow should continue to rack them up.

Zach Merrett (66) Similar to Titch last week, you could only vote for him if you traded him in this round, or gave him the (C). He just looked uninterested against the Pies, collecting only 2 marks and laying just a couple of tackles. If you had him from the start, you would be a bit harsh voting for him considering his average still sits above 115.

Sam Gray (67) Gets my vote this week. Spends more time on the bench than Albert spends on DTtalk. He showed so much promise in the first round, and since then…. nothing. Another one that will score 120 the moment you trade him out. It’s only a matter of time before he finds form, but I’m not sure i’m patient enough.smith_lrg_1bhlp9h-1bhlp9l

Umpires (uncountable mares)-It began a few weeks ago when the Hawks played the Dogs, but only became obvious on Friday night. The umpires are consistently inconsistent when the Hawks are playing. It’s easy to say that they are only humans who make mistakes, however you have to remember they are humans that are paid to umpire this sport at the highest level. Mistakes should be rare, and this was not the case on Friday night, or this weekend in general.

The Poll



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    April 25, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Easily Merrett,i have shit luck when trading in players,Merrett,Parish,Adams all kicked arse until i got them.

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      April 25, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Leave the umpiring out of it.Puops was a free Tex was soft but wasnt looking at the ball and Isaac had the ball wrenched out by Sloane ! Come on lets stop bejng jealous of the Hawks ability to win and move on.

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        April 25, 2016 at 8:28 pm

        I agree Puops was a free kick (or a mark). Isaac smith was clearly holding the ball, regardless of whether it was stripped out or not he had prior and chose not to dispose of it then was tackled. Tex was very weak, considering the (minimal) contact was made when he was looking at the ball. Also the centre bounce before Rioli’s last goal was a free kick to hawthorn for no apparent reason.

        They are a very good football club and have been for many years now, but there is no denying they have been bailed out the last three weeks.

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        April 25, 2016 at 8:40 pm

        Always easy to blame the umpires for some people.Its never their teams fault.

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          April 26, 2016 at 2:31 am

          +1 If a team is to beat hawthorn if must do so convincingly. Not hoping on a free kick,or waiting for the umpire to give the game to them.

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            April 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

            main issue for me was the centre bounce preceeding the Smith tackle. it was woefull and should of been recalled and thrown up.

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            April 26, 2016 at 11:05 pm

            The main issue really is the AFL has to be the most interfered game in the world by umpires.Push in the back,arms chopped,blocking,exclusion zones,taken high,sliding,deliberate out of bounds,holding the ball,let’s not even get into the technicalities of 50 metre penalties,interchange and runner breaches I can’t imagine how China is going to make any sence of the rules when we can’t ourselves.aghh…the game we love!

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    April 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Cheers or the shout out Jake, but I spend way more time on Dream Stats than I do here.

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    April 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    The lack of capitals in this article made it a bit hard to read tbh

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    Bonverille Stiffs

    April 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Traded in Merrett AND gave him the C…


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    April 26, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Merrett for my personal Mare of the Year, because I traded out Mick Barlow for him this week. Barlow racks up a ridiculous 138, and Zach ghosts it for the first half at the G. FMDT!

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    April 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Having missed the boat on Merrett i choose B.Ellis but can understand if Zerrett gets up, Captain choice for alot of peeps

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    April 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Zach Merrett, put the C against Pies, easy 100+, lose by 22. FMRDT

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