Talking Points: round 20
- Updated: August 21, 2007
Player of the Week: Kane Cornes (164)
Not only did Kane win lunch from his brother Chad this week, but he also collected the much-sought-after Talking Points Player of the week. 38 possessions, 14 marks and three goals will get that for you. A smart coach would have had one of the midfielders from the Hawthorn – Port game as a captain this week, with both teams always playing a loose high-possession game. This is the fourth time in the past six outings that Kornes has topped the 30 possession mark.
Biggest Disappointment: Brendan Fevola (15)
The Fevolution has played his last game for the year apparently, and what a way to go out! Coming off 81, 97, 92, 114 and 92, the enigmatic Fevola struggled even before getting injured just before half time. He did play the whole final quarter, so there is no excuse for 15 measly points. I imagine he cost a few managers a win in the finals this week.
Other points of interest:
– Robert Harvey (48) and Luke Ball (44) were casualties for the Saints against Fremantle. Look out for players such as Leigh Montagna, Nick Dal Santo and Lenny Hayes to get a bit more attention next week when deciding your captain if both Harvey and Ball fail to come up.
– The â€˜slowâ€™ Collingwood midfielder responded to Mick Malthouseâ€™s postgame bake last week with Tarkyn Lockyer (76), Scott Burns (100) and Dane Swan (94) all having a decent games, but donâ€™t expect this to be replicated against Sydney next week. For Melbourne, James McDonald and N.D Brown both put up more than handy scores of 126.
Tagger Watch:– Brett Kirk: The shaggy one had the job on West Australiaâ€™s finest, Simon Black. Black could only manage 48 well down on his average of 83 whilst Kirk was able to compile a decent score of 77
– Tyson Stenglein: Axel Foley wasnâ€™t going to be allowed to go head to head against West Coast this game. The Steinleigner bottled Foley up all game, 58 points being his lowest outing of the year. With Adam Selwood taking the elite half forward flankers Steinleign has gone back to playing in the middle and taking the premier onballers. Expect him to take Dal Santo or Hayes this week.
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