But rather than deliver the solutions we ended up hoping for, the past four days of footy has raised a lot more even a lot more inquiries.

Do I have to have Max Gawn?

It seems a peculiar 1 but following lots of SuperCoaches opted for a price approach forward of Spherical 1, it is a problem lots of have been inquiring them selves because Saturday afternoon.

For the 2700 teams – and there would have been a lot more if it was not Sam Naismith’s hamstring – which traded out the star Demon before Spherical 2, a thing alongside the traces of “What have I finished?”, in a much less subtle method, nonetheless, would be a lot more like it.

Gawn eclipsed his 174-point breakeven with a big functionality against Marc Pittonet and the Blues. The 28-yr-aged tallied 21 disposals, eleven contested belongings, 10 hitouts-to-gain and 184 SuperCoach factors on Saturday and is probable to facial area Tom Bellchambers, Rhys Stanley and Naismith more than the up coming a few months.

For non-house owners – and, in a season when more trades are available, individuals who just traded him out – it is time to start out organizing how you will get him in.

Until you have bought Crow Reilly O’Brien, who flourished as Adelaide’s only ruckman – in a 75-point drubbing, as well – ending with 161 factors or North Melbourne’s Todd Goldstein (164).

The hole amongst the prime several and the likes of Nic Naitauni (eighty five), Sam Jacobs (56), Rowan Marshall (65) nevertheless exists.

We nevertheless have to have to shell out for the most effective – and this isn’t only accurate in the ruck.

Will Marc Pittonet ($232k RUCK) assist me get there?


Who is Marc Pittonet?

It’s a good problem.

The 24-yr-aged was traded to the Blues at the end of very last season, following just seven senior appearances in four yrs at Hawthorn, as back-up.

But with Matthew Krezuer’s foot injuries, which is established to maintain him on the sidelines for most of 2020, and Tom De Koning’s ankle difficulty, the 202cm Pittonet bought his probability as the No. 1 big gentleman against the Demons.

And he sent in a physical contest with Gawn, ending with 14 disposals, 10 hitouts-to-gain and a crew-large 134 factors of his have.

With a further 100-point rating this 7 days against Rhys Stanley and the Cats, his price tag will hit $300k following Spherical 3.

And Pittonet, who averaged 114 factors in the VFL very last yr, will boast a $400k price tag tag a several months later on if he can preserve a comparable degree or scoring.

Bringing in Pittonet to at some point get to Gawn will choose you longer than if you ended up to quickly choose the hard cash from elsewhere on the discipline but presented what else the go opens up, it is the price enjoy.

What about Sam Naismith?

For this intent, following the hamstring setback, he’s guiding Pittonet now.

But, in terms of priority, where by does Pittonet in good shape in the long list of rookies on the bubble in Spherical 3?

The problem of the 7 days.

Dual-posture ruck-ahead Darcy Cameron ($123k RUCK-FWD) impressed in his Magpie debut on Friday night, ending with seventy three factors, whilst Harley Bennell ($123k MID) tallied 14 disposals and fifty nine factors in 50 % a game against the Blues.

In the exact same game, debutant Trent Rivers ($117k MID) experienced a big affect with his pace and ball-use off 50 %-back in Melbourne’s dominant start out, tallying 12 disposals and sixty two factors in his 1st senior appearance.

Then there is the probable return of Docker Sam Sturt ($123k FWD), who nevertheless has that breakeven of -fifty three.

Those people four should really be at the prime of your list, alongside with Pittonet.

Crow Ned McHenry ($123k MID) experienced some moments in his 1st flavor of AFL motion but could only take care of 34 factors as his aspect was convincingly crushed by the Electricity. He should really only strengthen from listed here, however.

And then there is the form of highly-rated Big Jye Caldwell ($190k MID) who completed with 15 disposals and seventy three factors against the Kangaroos

Ideally you traded very last 7 days with Spherical 3 in mind for the reason that there is a lot to feel about more than the up coming several days.

Is Lachie Neale the No. 1 SuperCoach midfielder in 2020?

He’s certaintly the early favouritre following following up his 156-point functionality in Spherical 1 with a further 171 factors, on the back of 29 disposals – at ninety six per cent efficiency – and 17 contested belongings against the Dockers. I watched just about every minute and, as a non-proprietor, it was challenging. He was always on the damn monitor.

Is Matt Rowell No. 2?

But, very seriously, how fantastic was the eighteen-yr-aged on Saturday night?

If he can rating 171 factors in his second job game, on the back of 26 disposals, 14 contested belongings, 5 clearances and two targets, who knows what he’s capable of. It goes without the need of expressing but do not approach to upgrade him whenever before long.

Why did no 1 discuss about Cat Tom Stewart very last 7 days?

With so considerably else to address – and Jeremy Howe available at $439k – a high quality defender trade was not large on the priority list for lots of. But that is back-to-back SuperCoach tons to start out the yr for Stewart, who averaged ninety eight factors per game in 2019. And a nearer appear reveals that amount increases to 108 at GMHBA Stadium, the location Geelong enjoy Gold Coast and Carlton at in the up coming a few months. He’ll be talked about this 7 days that is for sure.

Is it as well late to jump on Jeremy Howe?

No. Just about anything much less than $500k is excellent buying for the gentleman, on a two-7 days sample dimensions anyway, who looks a quite probable prime-six defender following finising with 126 factors against the Tigers.

Do we have to have to start out managing Bomber Jordan Ridley as a critical choice?

I feel so, even with the awkward $322k price tag tag. In shortened quarters, what you do with the ball has turn out to be even a lot more important for SuperCoach scoring and the Bomber defender has hit the focus on with 30 of his 34 disposals in the opening two rounds. As a final result, the 21-yr-aged has posted scores of 100 and ninety four.

There is possibilities but is it time to jump of Brodie Smith and Dan Houston?

Their performances in Showdown 48 ended up relating to. Houston – 14 disposals and sixty factors – for failing to have an effect when his aspect dominated. And Smith, who was pushed out to the wing in the second-50 %, for his second unconvincing display as a complete-time midfielder. If you are on prime of the rookie situation, in a brief season with more trades, consider moving 1 on. But which 1? I’m nevertheless determining.

Is Josh Kelly’s position a concern?

Talking of currently being pushed out to a wing, the Giants star expended most of Sunday afternoon exterior of the contest, following the return of Callan Ward and inclusion of Caldwell. The stylish remaining-footer nevertheless managed 89 factors, on the back of eleven contested belongings, six clearances, 5 tackles and 367 metres attained, but it is 1 to look at.

And what about Jack Macrae on a wing for the entire 1st 50 %?

Let us not even go there.

Is Christian Petracca the authentic deal?

Immediately after a dominant summer season, a fitter, leaner Petracca has now posed scores of a hundred and five and 126 in the season correct and was the most-influential midfielder on the floor in Saturday’s win more than the Blues. So, in brief, indeed, I feel he is.

And what about Connor Rozee?

Sure. And I’d just go with Rozee more than Petracca, following his 17 disposals, 12 contested belongings, 8 clearances, 8 rating involvements, two purpose assists and a hundred forty five factors in Showdown 48.

How did The Phantom go this 7 days?

Not nicely. At all.

Spherical 2 rating: 2000

Studs: Matt Rowell (171), Nat Fyfe (143), Jeremy Howe (126), Brandon Starcevich (ninety nine)

Duds: Hugh McCluggage (66), Dan Houston (sixty), Brodie Smith (56), Jordan Dawson (forty five)