You would expect that the players who flopped would always be the rookies or the break-out contenders, but in reality there are some guns too. The players who cost more than $500,000, you expect at least 90 every week.
The top 5 coaching disappointments this week (but not limited to) were:
5. Steele Sidebottom – 76 points
4. Joel Corey – 61 points
3. Chris Newman – 66 points
2. Greg Broughton – 57 points
1. Brian Lake – 30 points
That said; these players have to be held onto, for at least another week. They’ve all scored really well in the past, and you have to hope that that’s exactly what they’ll do this year. After all, that’s what you thought when you picked them, right? Stick with Brian, Greg and Chris, they might prove you wrong! (Those who were sub-affected weren't considered during the voting process.)
On the other side of the coin, some real golden nuggets may have been unearthed this round. Some of the top five coach’s dream aren’t even break-out contenders, they might be a seasoned campaigner who doesn’t cost the world. Which is why it might be smart to jump on them before round 3, when of course, prices will fluctuate. So which of these players did you have?
5. Rhys Palmer – 126 points (In 3.1% of teams)
4. Michael Barlow – 72 points (4.6%)
3. Kurt Tippett – 150 points (3.5%)
2. Jed Adcock – 140 points (4.2%)
1. Brent Stanton – 180 points (0.7%)
Watch him as a trade-up later in the year.
Well done to the coaches who gambled on Adcock’s injury history, it’s paying off so far!
And to the 0.68% of coaches who had Brent Stanton, congrats! It’s the highest score of his career and you’ll see a nice little price rise.
Now we head to a classic segment on SCHQ – it’s the Star of the Week. To win this award you have to be within the top few on the field, and make plenty of coaches happy across the country.
Therefore, it goes to Collingwood’s Scott Pendlebury for his 167 points against Hawthorn which thousands of coaches happily doubled as captain. Pendlebury had 33 disposals (at 82%), 11 clearances and 6 tackles in a complete performance.
To finish, a Shout Out to Dave to beat the rest of the SCHQ boys, and is now ranked 9000th overall. Great start Dave!