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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 18

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Well…. here we are again. Even though the pirate’s No. 1 pick has flopped in recent weeks, his other picks are on fire. So… has he cursed Rory Laird here by making him No. 1? Calvin dares you to find a better option. Either way, all the best this week for the round ahead.

Video Content

  1. Top-5 discussed in detail
  2. Round 18 Flags and other options
  3. Calvin’s VC and C plan
Key StatsCal’s Comments
1. Rory Laird

@ AO
SAT 1:45pm
Eight scores of 119+ in his last nine games.#1 man on form has scored 132, 136 and 129 in his last three. He scored 131 on the Pies last year and 174 during 2020 (Covid). Collingwood are #1 easiest over last five weeks for MIDs and this should be a walk in the park.
2. Andrew Brayshaw

@ Optus
SAT 7:30pm
144 and 121 in his last two and returns home.Brayshaw had 118 on the Swans last year who restricted the Dogs last week with only Treloar getting 100+ from the MIDs. He's elite and his form is too good at the moment.
3. Zach Merrett

@ Marvel
SUN 4:40pm
127 and 128 in his last two, his best scores for 2022.#2 man on form averaging 124 in his last three. Only had 85 on the Suns last year and like Brayshaw above him, his form is too good.
4. Ben Keays

@ AO
SAT 1:45pm
Had 131 on the Pies in round two.Heating up averaging 117 in his last three and this one is juicy. With previous scores of 118, 123 and 110, he should be better in this one.
5. Jack Steele

@ Marvel
FRI 7:50pm
121, 114 and 124 since his return.The Dogs are the #1 hardest to score against this year... but last week the Swans managed 7x100+ scores with Mills (148) dominating.
6. Stephen Coniglio

@ UNSW Canberra
SAT 1:45pm
Another nice 116 last week, his form is amazingThe Lions are giving up plenty of points this year and Cogs hits them with form. He even had 108 against them earlier this year.
7. Callum Mills

@ Optus
SAT 7:30pm
148 and 54 in his last two. VC if you can.Mills had 111 on the Dockers last year and should be great again. However, his role is unpredictable and if he can nail 16 tackles again then 150 is within reach.
8. Sam Docherty

SAT 7:25pm
114, 79, 121 and 129 in last four. One blemish.Against Geelong, the Doch fires with 121, 117 and 102 in his last three. His 79 two weeks ago scares me a little, but he'll be fine.
9. Jordan Dawson

@ AO
SAT 1:45pm
Tagged to 76 last week, not happening here.Prior to the tag Dawson was going 129, 120 and 118. No tag in sight here after taking just one mark last week. Bounce back on the cards.
10. Lachie Neale

@ UNSW Canberra
SAT 1:45pm
Forgive his 67? Might be worth overlookingNeale was tagged last week (67) and tagged by Perryman when he scored 143 on the Giants earlier this year. New GWS coach... doubt he'll be tagged again, although last time it didn't matter.

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  1. Russell Pindick

    July 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    I am looking at Touk v Bombers

    • Thatcher Simmons

      July 13, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Caldwell tagging him after getting Neale to 63 last week against them

      • Daicos4Brownlow

        July 13, 2022 at 11:44 pm

        That’s my concern too

  2. anth80

    July 13, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Have 9 of the top 10 this week.

  3. #5-MillarTime 🤠 (@time_millar)

    July 13, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Go get em cal

  4. Andy

    July 13, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Wish I could get Laird this week! Have to sort out Jackson instead…

  5. Bill

    July 13, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Already had Laird vc.
    c who knows?

    Best to take a cautious approach.

  6. Daicos4Brownlow

    July 13, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    In My Team on Monday, I said that I was going to VC Laird and then C Brayshaw or Zerrett. Now Cal has gone and jinxed it. What do I do?

    • BestowedMisery

      July 14, 2022 at 8:09 pm

      Stick to your plan made on Monday..

  7. Tony

    July 14, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Should I get Steele or Mills for the run home

    • Daicos4Brownlow

      July 14, 2022 at 10:10 am

      I am gunning to get both. Steele has the lower BE, so will probably be more expensive than Mills next week, so I am getting Steele first. They both have similar runs, with a difficult game this week, followed by a run of easier games. Mills’s run from next week is probably easier, so I will get Mills then..

  8. Pure Grunt

    July 14, 2022 at 11:47 am

    Thanks Cal. Going Steele into Brayshaw.
    Everyone needs to remember that Captains is like the Jack Sparrows Pirates Code…
    they’re more Guidelines than Rules

  9. Buccos

    July 15, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Touk or Steele to trade in this week? Caldwell tag worries me after the job he did on neale

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