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Half way there: 2009 mid-season player reviews

Mid-season player reviews

One of the new features this week at FanFooty is mid-season player reviews, which you can help with.

I have worked a little bit this week on sprucing up the player profile pages, including prices, averages, price movements and breakevens for both AFL Dream Team and Super Coach competitions. Additionally, I have written a few “mid-season reviews” for some star fantasy players: Gary Ablett jnr, Matthew Pavlich, Dean Cox and Hayden Ballantyne.

You get the idea of what I want the feature to be: a short analysis of what sort of fantasy player he is, followed by a bit of a wrap of how his season has gone so far. If you feel like you want to write a mid-season review for your favourite player, submit your entry of around 150 words – warning, it must be at least within 130-170 words or it will be edited or ignored! – in the comments of this post. I’ll post the good ones with attribution, and a nice picture of the player to go with it.

EDIT: User-submitted reviews – Dane Swan, Leon Davis, Paul Hasleby, Shane Tuck, Brad Green, Brendon Goddard, Daniel Rich, Marc Murphy, Ryan O’Keefe, Steven Salopek, Leigh Brown (!), Trent Cotchin, Travis Boak, Kane Cornes, Brad Sewell, Hamish McIntosh, Chris Judd, Josh Drummond, Sam Gilbert, Daniel Cross, David Mundy, Heath Shaw, Ryan Griffen, Shaun Higgins, Andy Otten, Jason Porplyzia, Paul Chapman, Lance Franklin, Steve Johnson, Will Minson, Jimmy Bartel, Aaron Davey, Andrew Lovett, Chris Knights, Jarrod Harbrow, Simon Prestigiacomo, Xavier Ellis



  1. essendonfc

    June 25, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    greg broughton could go down as the supercoach bargain of the year. starting the year at 83 thousand and rocketing to 302 thousand in just 5 matches. the fremantle youngster has started his afl career with a bang.

    he is averaging 89 points a game which is higher than elite players like gilbee,emblee,burgoyne and mackie.

    last week was his most impressive performance yet beating geelong star steve johnson one on one and racking up 119 sc points on the way.

    broughton breakeven next week is -24 so he is exspected to go up another 50 thousand and after that his breakevens do not get much higher so come supercoach finals time his price may be higher enough to trade with a elite supercoach player

    this kid is very exciting and his first 5 matches have been unbelivable.

  2. essendonfc

    June 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    many thought dale thomas would breakout and become a top player this year but that has not happened he has continued to be a bits and pieces player and is yet to deliever to his potential.

    he is yet to have a 100 game in supercoach and his price has gone down 98 thousand during the year. he has the 264th most points of all players in the afl which is simply not good enough for a player for a player of his talent.

    doing a few good things a game is good to watch but now that he is not a young player it is not good enough to do a few nice things a game. he averages just 67 per game in supercoach and his top score is just 91.

    dale thomas has the potential to be a superstar but so far has not lived up to it.

  3. miichaael

    June 25, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Joel Corey review:

    Mr Reliable Joel Corey has stuck to his great form of 2008 with another extremely consistent year, only scoring under 100 twice with a low of 83 dreamteam points so far in 2009. He is one not to disappoint, and can be safely said that he never has a bad game. Came at a premium price in both dreamteam and supercoach at the beginning of 2009, but was money well spent. He is one of the competitions obvious captain choices, and at the moment is at the cheapest he’ll be for a while, after suffering from a minor injury. He is now fit and firing, whipping up 132 dreamteam points in his return from injury last week, and if you were to jump on him right now it would be close to your investment of the year.

  4. westhoff39

    July 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Bret Thornton

    Has been a suprise packet in 2009 with an unnexpected domination in DT and SC scores. Was leading the total marks for a while until he got injured but is still sitting in the top 5. Most people would agree he was a great cash cow with a low starting price of 282,000 which once got up to 348,000. Only owned by 5% of all teams in DT but he is consistent and can bring in some big scores like in round 5 when he milked up 124. He scores extremely well on Marks and kicks but lets him self down by giving away many free kicks. Thornton is currently 322,000 and is a great pickup for someone trying to get the extra edge over their opponents. Great buy in SC where he is averaging nearly 100.

  5. westhoff39

    July 3, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Lance “not my buddy” Franklin

    The BIGGEST let down of this season in DT scores. Not only was he a hero in ’08 for his ton of goals but also for his high possesion rate. This year buddy has been starved of oppourtunities and is rarely seen with the ball in his habds during games. DT scores have ranged from 100 to 30s even though he is still kicking bags of goals. 2009 has simply not been buddys year. Drug rumors, rough conduct on the field with nearly 30 FA and nearly zero possesions. To sum up his yaer so far it would simply be ” when hes hot hes hot, when hes cold he is frozen cold.”

  6. westhoff39

    July 27, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    take back bot of those reviews. Buddy is now dominating and thornton has been playing like a spud the last couple of weeks.

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