Thursday – news
Teamsheets have dropped! Good luck to all the Fantasy Grand finalists! Early news Mitch Duncan has a 1 match suspension. Macrae is out this week with an injury. The biggest news is Docherty is out this week leaving many with a forced defender trade in.
Important times to remember:
Weekend Teamsheets ~6:20pm EST Thurs
Sunday games Extended bench selection ~5:00pm EST Friday
GAME 1:Dons vs Pies
Friday Aug 25, 7:50pm EST MCG
Notes: Not much to note other than De Goey back in could change the mix in midfield, or could be a ballsy POD.
GAME 2: Hawks vs Dockers
Saturday Aug 26, 1:45pm EST MCG
Notes: The Odd team may have Newcombe as a POD.
GAME 3: Roos vs Suns
Saturday Aug 26, 1:45pm EST Blundstone Arena
Notes: We all knew Ziebells last game was last week, and if you were still fielding Rory Atkins as a defender, hes out.
|North Melbourne||Gold Coast|
|In:||S.Weideman, N.Bryan, W.Snelling, W.Setterfield, K.Baldwin||In:||C.Burgess, A.Davies|
|Out:||D.Howe (omitted), L.McDonald (hamstring), J.Ziebell (retired), B.Drury (sub)||Out:||R.Atkins (omitted), J.Lukosius (Achilles), B.Humphrey (finger)|
GAME 4: Lions vs Saints
Saturday Aug 26, 4:35pm EST Gabba
Notes: Not much to note here other than good to see Jack Hayes back from injury.
|Out:||L.McCarthy (calf)||Out:||S.Ross (hamstring), M.King (managed)|
GAME 5: Cats vs Dogs
Saturday Aug 26, 7:25pm EST GMHBA
Notes: Duncan is out and we see Menegola for the first time in, for the Dogs we lose Macrae and Bailey Smith but they get Tom Liberatore back in who some may consider as his form before injury was elite.
|In:||M.Knevitt, S.Menegola, O.Dempsey, T.Conway, R.Stanley, O.Mullin||In:||H.Crozier, T.Liberatore, T.McLean|
|Out:||M.Duncan (suspension), E.Ratugolea (hamstring), B.Close (ankle), J.Cameron (AC joint), T.Hawkins (hamstring), T.Bruhn (Injured), Z.Tuohy (sub)||Out:||T.Duryea (suspension), B.Smith (illness), J.Macrae (concussion), L.McNeil (sub)|
GAME 6: Eagles vs Crows
Saturday Aug 26, 8:10pm EST MCG
Notes: bench Rookie Chesser is out, as is Yeo unsurprisingly. We see Shannon Hurn in to be farewelled.
|In:||S.Hurn, L.Shuey, B.Hough||In:||L.Gollant, P.Parnell|
|Out:||J.Jones (omitted), C.Chesser (omitted), Z.Trew (omitted), E.Yeo (hamstring)||Out:||S.McAdam (cheekbone), R.Sloane (eye), R.Thilthorpe (omitted)|
GAME 7: Power vs Tigers
Sunday Aug 27, 12:30pm EST Adelaide Oval
Notes: Don’t Forget to check extended bench selections at ~5pm Friday. Bench Rookie Sam Banks is in and named on field., and popular loop option Dante Visentini is on extended bench.
|In:||D.Visentini, B.Teakle, F.Evans||In:||S.Banks, J.Bauer, B.Miller, J.Trezise, T.Brown, R.Mansell|
|Out:||Nil||Out:||D.Prestia (managed), J.Riewoldt (retired), T.Cotchin (retired)|
GAME 8: Swans vs Dees
Sunday Aug 27, 3:20pm EST SCG
Notes: Don’t Forget to check extended bench selections at ~5pm Friday. Matt Roberts is on extended bench, if you wanted bench cover if named could be good.
|In:||J.Amartey, M.Roberts, L.Melican||In:||T.McDonald, B.Fritsch, T.Woewodin, D.Turner|
GAME 9: Blues vs Giants
Sunday Aug 27, 6:10pm EST MCG
Notes: Don’t Forget to check extended bench selections at ~5pm Friday. Big out with Docherty injured, and a big in with Sam Walsh back.
|Carlton||Greater Western Sydney|
|In:||M.McGovern, S.Walsh, A.Cerra, L.Fogarty, C.Durdin||In:||R.Angwin, N.Haynes, M.Flynn|
|Out:||S.Docherty (calf), E.Curnow (sub)||Out:||Nil|