For those unfamiliar with how the loophole works, it involves selecting a player who is expected to do well in the partially
For example - for last year's partial lock-out between Richmond and Carlton those who selected Jack Riewoldt as vice-captain would've been pleased enough with his six goals and 122 points to not elect a skipper and take the doubled 244. However coaches who selected Chris Judd might've hoped for something better from Swan or Goddard after his 108.
Vice Captain Options:
SYD V GWS
Adam Goodes: Gold Coast were hammered in their first hit-out last year, so surely the Giants couldn't fair any better? With no Luke Power, Dean Brogan or Tom Scully in their midfield because of injury, expect two-time Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes to run rampant. Unless Goodes is trialled down forward with the new Swans' forward line, a 125+ start to the year could be on the cards.
Shane Mumford: The big Mummy began to dominate SuperCoach last season. He tackles, he kicks, he scores goals; when he is going he will be hard to stop. With only debutant Jon Giles in his way - is a 135+ score possible? He scored at least 135 six times last season...
James McDonald: Could be risk but the former Demons' skipper has still got it. He racked up 20 touches against the Tigers in the Giants' final practice match, and will be easily the most experienced head in the Giants' midfield. They will need him to stand up, but his last four matches against the Swans don't make for pretty reading:77, 71, 61 and 59 SC points.
Chris Judd: There's no point reading into Judd's pre-season form, he's never been a huge player in it. He opened last year with a solid effort and then next time the Blues faced Richmond he smashed out a mammoth 180! There has been no talk of any niggles either, so best to lock him in.
Marc Murphy: The former number one draft pick is now officially Carlton's premier SuperCoach player, after averaging more for the season than Chris Judd. And his record against the 'Tiges' is equally impressive: 118, 107, 137, 119 are his last four scores V Richmond.
Brett Deledio: Talk about back-with-a-bang! After Deledio was traded out of hundreds of teams following news of a bad hamstring four weeks ago, Deledio played his first NAB-Cup practice match on Saturday and slaughtered the Giants, gathering 33 possessions and kicking 4.3. He was everywhere and for SuperCoaches hopefully he can carry that form into the season proper, and his matches against Carlton form-guide is as follows: 108, 91, 91, 93.
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