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Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 12

Calvin has adjusted his patch and believes he will be back to his best this week!

For a pirate that picks captains… it was a weekend to forget. Hopefully everyone managed to avoid the shit that I dished up and hopfully you got involved in the likes of Daicos, Dawson, Gawn or even a bit of Luke Ryan.

No. 1 – Rowan Marshall = 63 (My Capt)
No. 2 – Zach Merrett = 109
No. 3 – Dayne Zorko = 80 (My VC)
No. 4 – Nick Daicos = 133
No. 5 – Nic Martin = 102
No. 6 – Jordan Dawson = 123
No. 7 – Max Gawn = 152
No. 8 – Caleb Serong = 101
No. 9 – Zak Butters = 86
No. 10 – Luke Ryan = 144

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CALVIN’S TOP-5 CAPTAINS

No. 1 – Daicos v WBD
@ Marvel, FRI 7:40pm

Nick Daicos is in hot form with previous scores of 133, 115, 131 and 122. Last year against the Dogs he spent the day going head to head with Bontempelli (at Marvel) and scored 112 from 29 touches and one mark. He has a great record under the roof and even posted a 131 against the Eagles there earlier this year. Last week against the Bulldogs… Gulden 119, Warner 115 and Heeney 100 all hit tons which makes me think that Daicos is going to be great once again.

AFL 2023 Round 17 - Western Bulldogs v Collingwood - A-40598695

No. 2 – Marshall v WCE
@ Optus, SAT 4:35pm 

I’m happy to forgive the big man who is now coming off 63, 171 and 164. Marshall scored 52 in the second half last week afte,r Max Gawn gave him a big bath early on. Marshall should bounce here against an opponent he scored 130 against last year over there in Perth. Recent rucks to battle Williams have been ROB 82, Max 86, Cameron 91, Goldy 82 and Witts 135.

AFL 2022 Round 19 - West Coast v St Kilda - 980330

No. 3 – Gawn v FRE
@ Traeger, SUN 1:00pm 

The Docker combination of Darcy/Jackson is a tricky one to read. Darcy is back and he was the main man in the middle last week with 63% of the CBAs compared to LJ who had just 38%. Last week, Cameron 117 (SD/LJ) took on both of the boys and before that we saw… Marshall 171 (just against LJ), Grundy 83 (LJ), Nank 70 (SD/LJ) and English 141 (SD/LJ). Max has scored 130+ in 50% of his games this year but is that calf a concern? I don’t think so.

AFL 2020 Round 16 - Melbourne v Fremantle - 779912

No. 4 – Ryan v MELB
@ Traeger, SUN 1:00pm 

Luke Ryan you have my attention. 144, 126, 105 and 161 are decent efforts and in this game last year he had 102. Melbourne can give up a few points to defenders and especially to players like Ryan who can get very hungry. NWM 108 (4m), Hough 93 (9m) and McGovern 90 (8m) were the last bunch to take on the Demons and Ryan should have another big score this week, especially when he is in this frame of mind.

AFL 2024 Round 10 - Euro-Yroke v Walyalup - A-49482267

No. 5 – Steele v WCE
@ Optus, SAT 4:35pm 

I’m a big fan of Steele this week and he should be huge. Coming off scores of 122, 77 and 131 what I’m looking for here is “thirst”. Steele took a thirsty 10 marks last week (third time in his career) and if he is doing that again, a big score is on the cards. Last week against the Eagles we saw Sholl 124 (9m), Dawson 123 (9m) and Laird 101 all hit 100+.

AFL 2022 Round 19 - West Coast v St Kilda - 980537

ALSO CONSIDER…

Jordan Dawson v Haw – 123, 117 and 118 are all elite scores and they have come in Dawson’s last three games. He scored 103 against the Hawks last year and avoided any attention as Nash spent some time with Laird and Rachelle.

Max Holmes v Rich – Essendon hit 5×100+ scores on the Tigers last week and they have now given up 11×120+ in the last four weeks. Holmes hits them in hot form coming off 116, 106, 101 and 120. Boom!

Bailey Dale v Coll – Big smokie here after considering what Ryan 144 and Clark 128 racked up against Collingwood last week. He is coming off a nice 103 and has a ceiling that might be worth chasing with a VC.

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Daffyd Thomas
Daffyd Thomas
13 days ago

Bont worth a look?

James
James
12 days ago
Reply to  Daffyd Thomas

He’s been fairly average but surely a loophole option

oscar
oscar
13 days ago

clark or crisp

NeedForReid
NeedForReid
12 days ago

Ed richards to either Jordan Clark or will day

JungleMuffin
Member
12 days ago

69 at half time, could be a bigun from Daics. Trotters crossed!

And he was on 30 odd half way through the 2nd.

Dulcify
Dulcify
12 days ago
Reply to  JungleMuffin

Are you going to take his 110?
I had my C on the Bont. 💪😎

JungleMuffin
Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Dulcify

Think I’ll YOLO it and go Steele. Just have to swing the bat in this sort of matchup.. Figure if he scores a 20, the best 18 rule might keep me safe 😅

Should take 110, but nothing else to play for at this stage, so might as well be greedy and try swallow an elephant

Dulcify
Dulcify
12 days ago
Reply to  JungleMuffin

I did a very similar thing in RDT last week. Walsh was my VC, very happy with his 114 but late change of heart and I put the C on big Max. Good luck.

JungleMuffin
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Dulcify

Yeah big Maxy is always a handy option, one of those set and forgets if need be. That was Steele’s role for me heading into the season.

Was legit a chance for the best 18 rule at quarter time, but he’s on pace for triple figures at this stage, so may have dodged a bullet 😅

Hans the German
Hans the German
12 days ago

Take VC Daicos’ 110 or leave C on big Maxy?

Justin
Justin
12 days ago

I am in the same situation, I am going to take the risk on Max

Dulcify
Dulcify
12 days ago
Reply to  Justin

Good luck 🤞

Dulcify
Dulcify
12 days ago

Take a chance on big Max, good luck Hans.

Hans the German
Hans the German
12 days ago
Reply to  Dulcify

Will do. Thanks

The Fuccanator
The Fuccanator
11 days ago

Anyone who put the C on Dawson would be absolutely filthy I think. He is getting seriously discombobulated lads. Can’t wait for the wash up next week already.

lizardofoz
lizardofoz
11 days ago
Reply to  The Fuccanator

Top word.
I didn.t think it would be in the vocabulary of anyone here.

Boinzy
Boinzy
11 days ago

Anyone know what happens if your captain isn’t in top 18 scorers? 😞

shiver me timbers
shiver me timbers
11 days ago
Reply to  Boinzy

Haha I don’t know why but I find that comment funny asf lol. A wise man once said, “if your not coming first, your coming last” pure gold. Good luck anyway but seriously who was your captain ? Taylor walker ?

Boinzy
Boinzy
10 days ago

Haha… it was for Steele (when he was on 0 for the first two qtrs!)

Dulcify
Dulcify
10 days ago
Reply to  Boinzy

Steele scored 47 points in the second quarter.

Boinzy
Boinzy
10 days ago
Reply to  Dulcify

Thankfully. He was on zero, or very near to it, when I posted original comment. Still haven’t received an answer tho… what happens if a captain is injured on 20 points and doesn’t crack top 18 scorers? Does C score still stand or get VC score?

Dulcify
Dulcify
9 days ago
Reply to  Boinzy

Boinzy Warnie is the best person to ask in regards to your question. My thinking is if your captain is not in best 18, that’s bad luck and it’s very doubtful you get double points for your VC. 🤷‍♂️

Boinzy
Boinzy
9 days ago
Reply to  Dulcify

Yeah, I’m thinking it would likely still count in the 18 but wondered if any here on the Captains post may know for certain… Cheers.

Boinzy
Boinzy
9 days ago
Reply to  Dulcify

Checked iut the rules, and it counts; replacing the 18th score.

Western wonders
Western wonders
11 days ago

Almost captained Dawson 60 but changed it, then almost captained Steele but changed it (quarter time) 0, 0. Never put it on Bont, wish I did he looked fantastic.

Western wonders
Western wonders
11 days ago

Don’t you hate it when your rookie gets tagged and a bunch unfair free kicks?




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