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Michael Gibbons, Matthew Cottrell sign with Carlton

A couple of new $170K players will be added to Fantasy soon.

Carlton have added Williamstown VFL star Michael Gibbons and Dandenong Stingray Matthew Cottrell as rookies. The pair will be priced at $170,000 as they haven’t had AFL experience and likely to be named as MIDs. Carlton has called Gibbons ‘midfield-forward’ in an article. They have been training with Carlton and were told the news at the club’s summer training camp in Mooloolaba.

Unfortunately they are unable to play in the JLT Community Series.

Carlton had a list spot open for new signing following the draft. Gibbons and Cottrell replace Sam Docherty (ACL injury) and Tom Bugg (retired) meaning there is still one list spot available for the Blues to fill.

Michael Gibbons

CLUB: Williamstown Seagulls (VFL)
POSITION: Inside midfielder
DOB: 5/5/1995
HEIGHT: 175cm
WEIGHT: 73kg

Gibbons is a dual JJ Liston Trophy winner (VFL Best and Fairest), member of the VFL team of the year for the last three seasons and won the Norm Goss Medal in the Seagulls’ 2015 premiership. In 2018 the 23-year-old was named in the best 16 of a possible 20 times and averaged 26.4 disposals and 5.5 tackles a game. Gibbons averaged 110 Fantasy points in the VFL this season.



Matthew Cottrell

CLUB: Dandenong Stingrays (TAC Cup)
DOB: 29/2/2000
HEIGHT: 181cm
WEIGHT: 72kg

Cottrell is a running machine who possesses outstanding endurance. He was a state middle distance runner as a junior. Cottrell played for the Stingrays for the last two seasons, averaging 13.1 disposals, 4 tackles and 61 Fantasy points in 2018 from his 20 games. Cottrell’s best return was in round 7 against Eastern Ranges where he kicked two goals while collecting 15 disposals, 7 tackles and 102 Fantasy points.


New players selected via the SSP will be priced at $170K unless they have had AFL experience – if so, they will be priced according to the set rules.



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    February 8, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    once gibbons is selectable is it worth having him in the squad instead of walsh, assuming that they will play a similar role and similar number of games for 100k less. I reckon walsh will average more but gibbons seems a legit option for 100k less

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    House Of Cards 2019

    February 8, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Walsh better js at this point. Will see walsh in jlt but not gibbons so prob walsh on field and gibbons on pine at best

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    February 9, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    No interest unless they are named for R1.

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