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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 1

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Calvin is back with another year of the all FAMOUS Calvin’s Captains. This year the new format should make for less reading, but still all of the important information that he has found. Let’s get this going!

Key StatsCal’s Comments
1. Jack Steele

@ Marvel
FRI 7:50pm
157 against Pies last year and averages 150 at Marvel in last 3.Ticks a lot of boxes here and the biggest one being he plays the Pies who gave the Giants’ midfield plenty of points in the AAMI.
2. Jack Macrae

WED 7:10pm
143 in the AAMI and scored 103, 138, 147 on Melbourne last yearUsually starts the season with a bang, just like 2021 when he had 135. Has also hit 100+ against Melbourne in his last seven games. Early VC option (EVCO).
3. Clayton Oliver

WED 7:10pm
Averaged 126 on the Bulldogs last year.Had the most CBAs out of everyone in the AAMI and will dominate this one. Great EVCO.
4. Max Gawn

WED 7:10pm
101, 119 and 118 against Dogs last year and 124 in the AAMI.Started slow with 73 last season and has only scored over 100 once in his last five at the MCG. Small flag, no worries. EVCO.
5. Andrew Brayshaw

@ AO
SUN 4:10pm
Scored 111 and 133 on the Crows in his last two.Crows suck, they gave Port 5x100+ in the AAMI and Brayshaw is flying and too much for the Crows to handle.
6. Touk Miller

@ Optus
SUN 7:40pm
134 in the AAMI and the Eagles are struggling.Amazingly, Touk played the Eagles in round one last year in Perth, scored 68. Small flag in last game.
7. Christian Petracca

WED 7:10pm
139 and 126 are his last scores on the Dogs.Round one last year CP scored 90, his second lowest score for the year. But this beast can’t be stopped.
8. Ollie Wines

SAT 8:10pm
109 in the AAMI and 126 last year on the Lions.In the AAMI, the Lions let the Dogs run wild with Macrae (143) being one of five scores over 100+.
9. Zach Merrett

SAT 2:10pm
Second highest score of 2021 was v Geelong with 143.Cats can be tough, but they are not what they used to be. Merrett started 2021 with 111 and should be fine again.
10. Brodie Grundy

@ Marvel
Friday 7:50pm
Averages 128 in last four against the Saints.He’s back fitter than ever and loves playing at Marvel where he has averaged 120 in last four.


Basically, I have the top two big boys there and will be placing the VC on Macrae… with the ‘C’ then on Jack Steele if required. The thing is as I said in the video, you NEED 30 green dots this week and should be moving heaven and earth to get that done. Macrae will need 135+ for me to even consider taking a zero from a player not playing this week.

Forget the VC, who is going to be your CAPTAIN this week?

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  1. Finn Barker-Tomkins

    March 15, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Touk harsh, surely he goes better against no one than Brayshaw against the crows… Maybe just bias because he’s in my team though…

  2. Puffy

    March 15, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Is Titch vs North a good captain pick?

    • Aidan

      March 15, 2022 at 8:28 pm

      Has a niggle, so probably not

    • Wayne Kerrs

      March 15, 2022 at 8:45 pm

      Poofy, I am not sure about Titch in first game of the season

  3. ……….

    March 15, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Need people to join league starts in round 2 code:


  4. Squid

    March 15, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Nice article, not enough pirates.


  5. Death Adders22

    March 15, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    I;m starting with all top 4 captain choices and my VC and C are exactly same as you Calvin

  6. Jim

    March 16, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Not sure whether to start Trac or Oliver (or potentially Macrae but would rather save that extra cash to make sure I’ve got 30 green dots), whichever one I pick will get the VC tonight, but yeah would like some opinions.

  7. cody

    March 16, 2022 at 11:46 am

    hey guys, wanting to go with my gut and pick titch as my m3, but everyones saying he’s got a niggle and not to pick him. Is it smarter to go a clarry/pertracca/zerret and have a bit more cash to possibly fix up rooks, or should stick with my gut knowing he’s a top 4 mid this year and hold him

    • Death Adders22

      March 17, 2022 at 12:43 pm

      This year seeing we have extra money to play with I’ve virtually picked a team with hopefully a set and forget Midfield and Ruck for at least the first 10 Rounds and concentrate mainly on the Forwards and Backs

  8. Tom

    March 16, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    Do the traders have a league code?

  9. Death Adders22

    March 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Those of you that picked Petracca would be happy. I nearly picked him, I just went a bit cheaper with C Oliver

  10. Blake

    March 19, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    Disrespectful to the pig!

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