Condolences, @Jefferson . Obviously a margin that close comes down to small shifts in luck , or otherwise.
A very important win for us because all we can do is grab whatever points we can now, and hope for more options at the selection table - and better form from quite a few players - as the season rolls on.
The injury niggles to Zorko and Rich will hopefully open the door for Lyons to get a start. No idea what Carlton will do with Kennedy. And North are a total basket case, who knows if Powell and Tucker will cop it for an abysmal outing against Melbourne. Selection will be interesting come Thursday night.
Nothing untoward with the LTIs - everybody can check their LTIs - who they’ve placed on there, when they’re eligible to be removed and whether they’ve used their replacement pick or not - at the very top of current squad page.
I’ll endeavour to update the squads themselves on a weekly basis from next week as Bench can cause a bit of tunnel vision with selecting squads.
The Seagulls welcome back to the club, Mason Cox. He’ll be hoping to add to his 5 games from last season. My forwards are so dire this season that my 8th best back, would be my 3rd best forward, so Mason walks into the mix with the 5th best average.
Berry can’t return to form quickly enough.
I thought I got good value out of Ben Keays at the time.
I think it was a first round pick + 2nd round pick + Willem Drew.
I used those picks on Angus Sheldrick and Matthew Johnson who are yet to develop but starting to get their opportunities this year.
I eventually traded away Drew and think I turned him into Monty who I have since delisted.
Full wrap-up and ladder tomorrow, but here are the final scores
Smoten 1430 d. Craze 1350
redbull 1249 lost to Allblack 1491
Dill 1300 lost to Trotters 1359 wimmera 1311 d. Blummers 1164
Jefferson 1231 lost to Goodthur 1395
topdon 1228 lost to Dunlop 1538
Neela 1220 lost to saladin 1372
Mad 1085 lost to JBaller 1271
wezza 1108 lost to Stoops 1521
JBaller (14) vs. You Shall Be Smoten (9)
Stoops (2) vs. redbull (12)
Crazy Bomber (3) vs. Windy Dill (18)
Allblack (1) vs. wimmera (15) Match of the Round: Trotters (4) vs. Blummers (6)
Alber_Goodthur (8) vs. topdon (10)
Jefferson (14) vs. Awesome Scotty (16)
Dunlop (5) vs. The_Mad_Bomber (13)
saladin (7) vs. wezza (17)
Dunlop’s highest score since Rd 4, 2017 Season Highs: Allblack; saladin; Smoten; Windy Dill Season Lows: Crazy Bomber (still the best gap between best and worst though at 159); Mad Bomber & Blummers
Player Review (min. 20 games)
Max Holmes - 100
Tom Green - 170
Shai Bolton - 137
Liam Stocker - 127
Nasiah Wanganeen-Milera - 125
Errol Gulden - 161
Jamaine Jones - 102
Tim English - 151
5 Yr/Career? Lows
Brodie Grundy - 48
Tom Jonas - 10