This week in Who’s Hot and Who’s Not, we find out who is the gems of Round 6, the players who are absolutely steaming. Then there are the duds, the players who just aren’t performing when needed.
Hot: Dangerfield (122pts) just continues to run through opposition, carving his way through the tons. Making himself look like a real forward upgrade target. Young gun Rory Sloane (125) was superb in the Crows victory, as to gun veteran S.Thompson (119).
Not: Wasn’t a good week for some, Johncock (32) was shutdown in defense, as key forward Kurt Tippett (42) only managed 1 goal for the night, resulting in a shocking score.
Hot: Not much to cheer about for the Lions with only two players hitting the ton, brave skipper Brown (104) and ruckman Hudson (103) were the only performers.
Not: SuperCoach Gem Tom Rockliff (74) had an off night, made coaches who brought him in for Ablett get a bit nervous. While Todd Banfield (18) didn’t get the vest and he still couldn’t score, really out of form.
Hot: Five Blues hit the ton in the demolition of the Giants; Mitch Robinson (128) gave a BOG performance and was the top of the charts.
Not: Goal sneak Betts (52) wasn’t bad, but was a bit low in his 150th game. Conversion was his big problem kicking only two behinds.
Hot: Scott Pendlebury (145) continues to be such a stellar player picking up 33 touches and the Robert Rose Medal to go along with his big score. Others that went big were forwards Dayne Beams (137) and Steele Sidebottom (131), and defender Heath Shaw (120) was a standout in his return from injury.
Not: Harry O (44) had a few shots on goal in the last and only kicked 1, wasn’t a superb night for him by any stretch. Young goal sneak Fasolo (57) was prominent, but that didn’t matter to his Supercoach score and only an 11 disposal performance.
Hot: Brent Stanton (154) was magnificent, he finished with 39 touches and 17 marks, a night out indeed. Sam Lonergan (142) and Jobe Watson (134) also found their own footy as they led the Dons to an easy victory over the Lions.
Not: There weren’t many bombers – actually, none at all – that were a little down. But Supercoaches around the nation were fuming when Courtenay Dempsey was handed the red vest.
Hot: Matthew Pavlich (148) kicked a late clutch goal to boost his score up, Champion Data weighting at its best. 6 other dockers including Pav cracked the ton against the Coasters. While young prospect Lee Spur (50) pulled a nice score in one half of footy.
Not: Rebounding defender Paul Duffield couldn’t find much of the footy with only 11 touches, as supposable cash cow Lachie Neale (47) kicked two goals that didn’t help his Supercoach score
Hot: Wow, does Stevie J love playing against the Dees? He scored a nice 169 and he’s found a bit of form now, get him while he’s cheap I say. It was a Supercoach scoring frenzy for the Cats as seven players including Johnson notched up a century.
Not: Although young defender Billie Smedts (42) is making some cash, his scoring is still a little low. Going to be a slow cash cow is Billie boy.
Hot: Harley Bennell (141) was the big standout with 37 touches and 3 critical goals, the flames didn’t stop there with Prestia (107) and Iles (103) also contributing. Mature age recruit Kyal Horsley (98) will be in a lot of teams before his price skyrockets with a handy average of 92.5 and a B/E around -100.
Not: A much better week for the Suns with nearly everybody contributing with some nice scores, the only minuses was a Nathan Bock (22) injury, resulting in a red vest, and Campbell Brown (47) looks like he’s going to be a SC crab. Stay away guys.
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
Hot: Little man Devon Smith (111) and veteran Luke Power (104) were the soldiers with tons. Ball magnet Greene (99) was nearly there, so to a few other Giants who scored in the 90’s.
Not: Unfortunately players have their off days, and GWS ruckman Giles (56) was a culprit of that. Cash Cow Adam Kennedy (40) has gone could after his terrific start.
Hot: Cyril (139) and Buddy (131) owned the G on Saturday night. They shared the goals with 11 between them, exactly what coaches want to see. The Hawks had a total of eight tons, you got to be happy with that.
Not: Coaches finally got what they want and had Grant Birchall line up, but the defender could only gather 68 points, well down on his average.
Hot: Mitch Clarke (130) enjoyed four majors and looked lively up forward, but only one other Demon in James Frawley (100) could manage the triple digit score while playing on the Tomahawk down back. Disappointing signs from the Dees.
Not: 2011 premiums Colin Sylvia (30) and Brent Moloney (59) were looking flat and tired and pulled out terrible scores. James ‘Magnet’ Magner (61) has been used as a tagging role by the new coach, and his scoring seems to be dropping a fair bit. Let the man run free Neeld!
Hot: Skipper Swallow (120) excelled in the guts with 29 touches. Macintosh and Cunnington also featured as the Roos best in their brave fight.
Not: Eagles defender Mackenzie got on the nerves of Supercoaches as he limited key forward Drew Petrie (64) 1 goal and a score in the 60’s.
Hot: The injury prone Hartlett (100) notched up a ton in defeat, along with 4 other team-mates. Ex-eagle Brad Ebert (116) had 29 touches and led the Power in SC scoring.
Not: Forward Butcher (37) was limited to one goal for the game, and Matthew Primus made coaches who have Darren Pfeiffer (30) a little angry when he ran on the ground with that cruel light green vest.
Hot: Deledio (143) has been tearing it up of late and running through every midfield in the game with ease, arguably one of the best defenders in SC. Ivan ‘Mullet’ Maric (129) had a mammoth 46 hitouts to take his score to a healthy 129, improving every game the big fella.
Not: A player that you need to stay away from for the Tiges is Vickery (26) who was handed the red vest in Q3 after he only found the pill four times.
Hot: Nobody could stop Adam Goodes (110) until he struck the heart of thousands of Supercoaches when he was substituted with a hammy tweak, unfortunately we will see not much of Goodesy for a bit. Lewis Jetta (126) was uncatchable with his fiery stride.
Not: A night to forget for forward Sam Reid (34), Sydney’s next big thing was looming around all night, not doing much at all.
Hot: Kozi (102) and Roo (108) were lively up forward, as Brendon Goddard (120) wasn’t a standout, but found enough of the ball to steal a nice score.
Not: Nick Dal Santo (46) let plenty of Supercoaches down, collecting just 14 touches and a terrible score, absolute garbage from him. But as all stars do, he’ll bounce back straight away.
Hot: Big Cox (141) enjoyed a night without fellow assistant Nic Nat, the big guy was outstanding with 32 hitouts and 21 possies. Scooter Selwood (139) again went big.
Not: Although the weagles overcome victory, there were a few SC let down. The superstar midfielder Kerr (54) couldn’t break the tag. Young forward Jack Darling (46) was well down below his average.
Hot: Griffin (152) was dominant in defeat with 33 touches and two goals. Cash cows Lake (91) and Hargrave (95) showed there worth keeping.
Not: They play a few good games, but they’re always going to have an off one, that’s the case with the pacey goal sneak Dahlhaus (38) had a stinker.