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Ablett absent: Gary Ablett jnr injured

Gary Ablett jnr injury

The highest scoring player in fantasy football has been withdrawn from Round 6 due to hamstring tightness.

AFL Rd 5 - Blues v Cats

Gary Ablett jnr has been omitted from Geelong’s side to take on Richmond, replaced in the squad of 25 by Nathan Djerrkura. I don’t need to tell you all how big that news is, especially in Supercoach where he’s the lock in captain for the majority of teams.

On the bright side, Mitchell Duncan is more likely to survive the cut after this development.

Let me know in the comments who your replacement captain will be, if you have him. Is it Jimmy Bartel, who won’t have Ablett or Joel Corey in support for the first time in yonks? Do you have Dane Swan as well, or is your #2 midfielder a less-than-reliable conveyance like Joel Selwood or Bryce Gibbs? Would you venture beyond the midfielders into the forwards, even after the Nick Riewoldt disaster of a couple of rounds ago? How about Corey Enright or Brendon Goddard? Or even Michael Barlow in the derby? 😮



  1. jesseboy

    April 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Devils number, 666.

    Injured in each year at round 6 🙂

  2. the_duke

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Goddard will be stepping in for me. Hopefully he’ll have a good game tonight.

    Even though its a pipe dream, I hope that Richmond get up to beat Geelong now!

  3. m0nty

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    That’s an excellent point, jesseboy. Ablett has played in R6 the last two years but got injured early in the game and missed the following week or two. Maybe Bomber’s saving us further pain?

  4. S_Coach99

    April 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    With Ablett on the bench…

    Between Judd, Swan, OKeefe, Chapman or Selwood (with an Ablettless side)…..maybe Cooney, Barlow or Hodge….

    Judd for me, in form.

  5. dyl_2

    April 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    wow.. massivly shattering im going to go with judd.

  6. kyle9600

    April 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    GRRR my ass he has hamstring tightness
    Thanks to him i have 2 donuts 🙁

    I just traded judd into the team this week so im gonna have to go and put faith in him so score another 140

  7. Gerco

    April 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Bartel slides into the big C for mine…

  8. chared

    April 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Now missing from one of my teams midfield:

    2 starting midfielders! great!

  9. edsters77

    April 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Not sure about the hamstring thing… recent events including bomber having a crack at Ablett after the Carlton loss sugest to me he went to Cookie’s office and said


  10. BigV

    April 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    The round 6 curse has hit Ablett again!!

    Now I have to face a doughnut in SuperCoach.

  11. Arky

    April 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Never pick Ablett.

    It’s always fun until he misses a game!

    I think this is going to be an interesting season at the top of the leaderboards in DT- the teams doing really well in the first month probably mostly had guys like Ablett, Boyd and Jonno Brown who all fired in the first few weeks and then have either missed or been poo. Not saying my own team will eanywhere near the top (I think missing Malceski and making such brilliant selections as Sam Wright, Andrew Moore and Relton Roberts, and missing Bastinac and Trengove, have stuffed me). But I reckon the winner won’t have been in the top 1000 during the first month.

  12. mollyfud

    April 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Isn’t Corey still out as well?

  13. korza

    April 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Supercoach game set & match. Its over.

    Dreamteam and eliminator nice. Dont have Gaj and sitting on 17 trades. Skipper Montagne.

  14. smajda

    April 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Stanton Captain, Traded out Martin for Rhys Palmer for coverage

  15. CFC 1979

    April 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Jimmy B comes in. Been GAJ deputy all year

    PS; This may be the week Selwood wakes up and kicks ass

  16. mollyfud

    April 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Whoops, didn’t read the post right. Never mind

  17. numberwang

    April 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    No doubt CFC…Bartel for the big C.

  18. asha1984

    April 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm


    I’m leaning towards Chapman/Judd

  19. valkorum

    April 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm


    After all the careful consideration before making my first double trade of the year to get Ablett in the side he goes and gets tight hamstrings


    But will have to decide on a captain between Hodge/Bartel/ROK/Barlow

  20. Alex7089

    April 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    arg this sucks, probably going to lose out on 100 points with this news, have to choose between Nicky Dal and Chappy. Chappy should stand up in the absence of Corey and Ablett and could potentially play 100% in the mids and easily score 150 or he could suffer under a hard tag and score 80. With Picken out it may be a little bit easier for NDS to score well.

  21. WestAussie

    April 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Damn it. Traded Hunt OUT for Hams and Salopek OUT for Ablett… I got Lewis Jetta for cover so i will have no 0’s this week. There better be no late withdrawals that effect me! I’m just hoping for a 65 from Jetta… NEVER EVER trade prior to 5pm EST, unless of course you have no access to a computer on Friday afternoon.

    By the way, got James Bartel as my captain.

  22. m0nty

    April 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Ricky Petterd rule!

  23. Bomber man

    April 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    out of judd and bartel for captain its gotta be bartel…
    they have got the tigers this week while carlton play collingwood
    no brainer in my books

  24. Spector

    April 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Am I the only one considering Hodge for captain?

  25. RobotNinja

    April 30, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Considering Montagna…or Bartel? Do you think Bartel is likely to be aided or hindered by the absence of Gablett and Corey?

  26. razzy

    April 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Im with you spector on hodgey, has a much better average than any of the above options, and not too much up and down, just a good consistent score. And he will have his work cut out with the Bombers which should keep him on the move!

  27. grum88

    April 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Gonna pick chappy in DT simply because he has scored 100 plus in every game dont see that changeing against the tigers. No idea in SC.
    This and Dustin Martin out has totally stuffed mty trade strategy, better think quick!!!

  28. wazzbatt

    April 30, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I already have Boyd, Mitchell, Shuey and Martin out. Now Ablett. I was gonna trade Martin for Stanton this week anyway but I’ll still have 0 this week. Stanton for Captain!

  29. Dre@mte@m

    April 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Ffs i have no midfielders playing… ablett, corey, boyd, mitchell, martin, shuey, banner, melksham…

  30. sandman717

    April 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Just traded him in after he killed me last round… I hate supercoach

  31. Pravis

    April 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    CHAPPPPY!!! and Hodge as my VC in SC CHAPPY and Bartel as my VC in DT

  32. Nefarious

    April 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    One word…Hodge.

  33. grum88

    April 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Pravis im doin the same Chappy should definately get 100 and could easily get 140
    Just traded juddy after thinking i wouldnt this season. He is my SC captain, I figure if the cats couldnt stop him the wobbles wont!!!

  34. thollo

    April 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I’ve always had chappy captain this year. No Ablett coz i think he’s too expensive. Been very happy so far.

  35. sleepwalk

    April 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    In Order, Judd, Swan, Hodge, Del Santo, Sandilands, O’Keefe. Generally though, just take your most valuable player – If I’d done that all year (GAblett) I’d be laughing.

  36. evande

    April 30, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Word is GAJ’s hammys tightened up when being chased by Bomber out of Cooky’s office this morning after announcing he’s signed on the dotted line.

  37. robswar

    May 1, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Going with Juddy. Hoping for a big one. Going to cop one donut with Ablett, Martin and Mitchell in my side. Can handle that. Come on Johnno Brown!

  38. jonohos

    May 1, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I am going for Hodgey as Captain. Has probably been one of the most consistant this year!

  39. Fred

    May 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    dammit, hopefully hodge scores big again this week

  40. Maccaman96

    May 3, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Hey Monty,
    Do you know whether Ablett is playing next week or do you know when he is coming back?
    Thanks =]

  41. m0nty

    May 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Bomber Thompson has said that Ablett will return this week.

  42. koggy

    May 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Does anybody think ablett might not be injured at all??

    Bomber comes out and says ablett didnt pull his weight and suddenly ablett says “do it without me then”

    this could be the first rumblings of “screw you guys, im going to the goldcoast”

  43. Turbo

    May 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Bomber has said today that Ablett is no certainty to play this week. He also had to front the players to explain why he was out late after the Logies.

    The one week I’m playing someone without Ablett!

  44. Jim Styene

    May 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Good old Collingwood forever,
    We know how to play the game.

    Side by side we stick together,
    To uphold The Magpies name.

    Hear the barrackers a shouting,
    As all barrackers should,

    Oh, the premiership’s a cakewalk
    For the good old Collingwood

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