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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 7

Welcome back you bloody awesome legends.

Here we go! Another week in the game is a good week in my eyes.


This is how it works….

  • Select a gun player playing Thursday night and give them the VC.
  • If that players scores well, put a non-playing player onto your ground and give them the “C”.
  • Make a bench player emergency as well.
  • The non-playing captain will score 0, meaning you VC score will be activated and doubled and the emergency player you selected, will also cover the zero as well. The emergency score will not double.
  • If you don’t like you VC score, simply select a captain as you normal would.

We have plenty of options. So many options that you can’t really go wrong.

This game will be wet! Check out the forecast on the Grundy picture below and as you can see, there will be a truckload of rain.

Taylor Adams will be one of the best here with previous scores of 112, 124, 132 and 148 against Geelong. He is coming off 90 from last week and should give the VC line a big shake, in the wet, I’m expecting a few extra tackles as well. Adam Treloar is in the same boat with previous scores of 118, 125 and 113. He has scored 91 and 105 in his only two games this year and is looking prime. Geelong is the hardest team to score against at the moment though, but these two will be awesome.

Then we have Big Brodie Grundy coming off a terrible 53 last week. Last year in the Qualifying Final he scored 130 (against Blicavs/Ratugolea). Before that he had 84 (Stanley) and 128 (Zac Smith). It’s tough to get a read on Brodie this week. Rucks in the last few weeks against Geelong have been ok… without being awesome. Martin (45), Witts (63), Gawn (99) and Ceglar (74) were the last four to play them this year.

Grundy could pad his stats here with extra hit outs and tackles around the stoppages due to the weather. A wet game should benefit the big man, but at the same time… he’s not taking 10+ mark either.

Scott Pendlebury has hit 110+ in five of his last six games against the Cats but his 63 last week was disheartening. Bounce back on the cards for sure. Patrick Dangerfield is coming off a nice 102 and posted 106 and 103 against the Pies last year. He’s always a great option and cheap at the moment as well.

BEST VC OPTIONS – Grundy, Adams, Treloar, Dangerfield, Pendlebury, Menegola, Simpson and Crisp.

VC LINE – 93 (BCV score of 116.25)


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#1 – Max Gawn v Hawthorn @ GIANTS

He’s the #1 man in the game at the moment averaging 112 in his last three coming off 105 last week. Last year against the Hawks, Max scored 121 and before that, he went 104, 127 and 144. The numbers here look amazing.

Ceglar out changes things massively… Ceglar and McEvoy have only allowed 7m in TOTAL against them this year. It’s different now that McEvoy is solo – hence the change.

#2 – Andrew Gaff v Fremantle @ OPTUS

He’s out of form (due to tags) with previous scores of 52 and 66 but… things have changed.

Gaff returns home to a ground he has played on 23 times, at an average of 115 and a lowest score of 92 during that time – this is ridiculous. He meets the Dockers, a team he has dominated in the past with scores of 100, 134, 109, 120, 114 and 109 in his last six.

If you had to choose one... Gaff or Gawn as your captain?

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#3 – Lachie Whitfield v Brisbane @ GIANTS

Does Brisbane have a tagger? Not that I’m aware of, but they used one (Nick Roberton) on Whitfield last year in the Semi Final and it worked. He scored 43 that day. Prior to that Whitfield had scored 93 and 126 against them. Geelong had 7×80+ on the Lions last week, with two players hitting 100. Whitfield has been putting up good scores though, hitting the ton last week for the second week running.

#4 – Jack Macrae v Essendon @ METRICON

Macrae hit 89 last week and is looking much much better. He scored 132 on the Bombers last year who are giving up the second most 80+ scores of five per game (behind Adelaide).

#5 – Sam Docherty v Port Adelaide @ GABBA

When I look at a player like Doch… I look at his marks. He only scored 63 last week but led the games in marks with 7. Last week against the Power, Haynes pulled down 8 marks which indicates that Doch should bounce back this week.

#6 – Jack Steele v Adelaide @ ADELAIDE

Steele scored 72 last week but his form has been elite. The Eagles gave the Crows a lesson last week with six players hitting 80+ against them proving they are still very easy to score against. Steele has his turn here and will not disappoint for his unique group of owners.

#7 – Tom Mitchell v Melbourne @ GIANTS

The pig is back. His 102 (33 touches) last week was just what we have been waiting for… but he did it with just one tackle. The Demons rank as the second easiest to score against at the moment and his last scores against them are solid enough with 115 and 83.

#8 – Todd Goldstein v Richmond @ METRICON

Goldstein has been awesome. Elite. Brilliant. For some reason, his scores against the Tigers are not overly great as he has failed to hit 100 against them in his last five games, including a 60 last year. Backing his form in here, all the way.

#9 – Lachie Neale v GWS @ GIANTS

Three words: Matt deBoer tag.

Can someone finally stop Neale? We all know he has been running hot but last year he played the Giants twice for scores of 58 and 134. DeBoer played in just one of those games, and I bet you can pick which one. This is a huge concern for coaches who have set-and-forgotten him with the captaincy duties.

Port only managed 1×80+ scores on the Giants last week but form is form and this guy is running hot – but will his run come crashing down here?

Neale at #9...

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#10 – Stephen Coniglio v Brisbane @ GIANTS

Poor form… struggling… might be dropped. Blow it out your arse Bill.

This will not be happening to the Giants captain. He is coming off 78 and 90 (averaging BCV: 105). He scored 146 on the Lions last year and will shut everyone up on Saturday afternoon.


Once again, these guys are listed in order of when these guys play for those who like to Loop Hope in Draft.

Zach Merrett v Bulldogs @ MS – I punted hard on Zach last week and lost badly when he scored 59 so I am bitter. He did have 141 in this game last year.

Josh Kelly v Brisbane @ GS – Averaging 81 this year, he hasn’t really got going. Posted 93 and 89 against the Lions last year.

Jake Lloyd v Gold Coast @ SCG – Never hit 100 against these guys in his career 7-games. Amazing. Even posted 48 last year when people said this stat was rubbish. Amazing how he struggles against them so you better not back him here.

Dusty Martin v North @ MS – 38 last week – WTF? Does he even cop some Luke McDonald attention this week as he has been tagging recently.

Patrick Cripps v Port @ GABBA – Sore shoulder… but they are his favourite team over his 5-game career against them at an average of 117 and 116 when they met last year.

Travis Boak v Carlton @ GABBA – Dogs scored 5×80+ scores on the Blues last week and Boak even had 138 on this lot last year. Big smokie.

Tom Rockliff v Carlton @ GABBA – Drop the pig at your own peril, he will respond massively.

Clayton Oliver v Hawthorn @ GS – Hawks are the third easiest at the moment and Oliver had 97 on them last year.

Nat Fyfe v West Coast @ OS – Hammy issues… he mightn’t even play. His record on the Eagles is nuts though, even considering he had 61 last year.

Brad Crouch v St Kilda @ AO – 108 and 102 is what he had on the Saints in his last two games. Returns home… but geez, you couldn’t do it after his 72 last week and the fact he plays for the Crows.

My round 7 captain will be...

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