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WA vs NSW
They were among Western Australias best, along with lively small forward Michael Walters, John Bennell and Clint Gartlett. They kicked nine goals between them and complimented the work of midfielder Kane Lucas. His ball-winning ability and usage was exceptional.

And we all know how small forwards go ;)

The athletic potential and promise of Nick Naitanui was again a feature. He laid a game-high seven tackles and had 20 hit-outs, as he continues to learn the rucking craft.

For NSW/ACT, Ranga Ediriwickrama was prolific. He gained 25 disposals and was one of his sides best. His clean hands and quickness around the ground was a feature.

Rams midfielder Jeremy Kirkwood also displayed a disciplined game, curtailing the exciting Daniel Rich.

GOALS
Western Australia: Daly 5, Bennell 4, Walters 3, Garlett 2, Marsh
NSW/ACT: Kirkwood, McNeil, Ruffles, Sleeth

BEST
Western Australia: Walters, DeBoer, Lucas, Hill, Daly, Bennell, Pearce, Mather, Warner
NSW/ACT: Clisby, Ediriwickrama, Klemke, Fenaroli, Bryce, Gumley, McNeil, Frail, Kirkwood

SA vs TAS

South Australia had winners in North Adelaide trio - Rhys OKeeffe, Dale Armstrong and Lewis Johnston (four goals).

For Tassie, Mitch Robison and Jesse Crichton were prominent with their pace through the midfield.

(And just to keep it in one place)

County VIC vs Metro VIC

Metros Jack Watts contested mark, 45 metres out from goal, with 15 seconds remaining resulted in an accurate major under pressure, topping off an impressive game from the 194cm tall forward. He finished with four goals.

Vic Countrys left-footed midfielders Nick Suban and Nic Heyne were both outstanding contributors for their side. Heyne took a spectacular one-handed mark in the goalsquare, which was a magic moment.

now, to keep a watch on future games...
The fixture is:
NSW/ACT v Vic Country, Saturday June 7, 12.30pm, Henson Park
South Australia v Western Australia, Sunday June 8, 12.35pm, AAMI...
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<p class="MsoNormal">The name is VQ and with Bray-dogs endorsement, I hope to be providing you all with a weekly blog about my Supercoach team. But wait... hold on... its not all about me venting my frustrations publically! Im hoping itll be an opportunity for people get some insight into the players in my team and the decision-making processes I agonize over weekly. Ranking, Scores, Form and all. Its discussed here.

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<p class="MsoNormal">[span style="color: #6600ff;">&nbsp;[span style="color: #ff6600;">The VQ TEAM BLOG! - ROUND 11

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Team: Viking Quest
Round 10 Score: 2234
Overall SuperCoach Ranking: 923
Cash stashed $241,500
Trades left: 11


BACKS

Rd 10 Scores:&nbsp; H. Shaw (31), Mattner (129), Roughead (88), Gilbee
(135), C. Cornes (57), Goddard (147), Ibbotson (71), Myers (66), Proud
(0)

This week saw the advent of a number of VQ (Viking Quest) players
finally repay the faith shown in them by their coach. This was the week
where undoubted quality such as Gilbee and Goddard
finally showed some form. Whats more important is that both players
games were recognised by Champion Data with rankings of 135 and 147
respectively.

My advice is if you need a quality defender who is under the odds, then you cant go past either of these two. In particular Goddard, who amassed 28 possessions at a whopping efficiency of 98%. Goddard is elite for efficiency, and has been for a number of years now (90% in 2007 for the 7 games before injury). Gilbee was great on the weekend but has been the subject of recent tags (and may get Birss on him this week) and like Heater Shaw (31) and Johnscock (48) has...
Well its time to sell those rookies with most starting to peak. Given most people have a combination of Wonaeamirri, Hill, Jack, Morton, Bird, Tippett, Rioli and Gamble there is plenty of dollars to be made.

But who should you upgrade to? Buying the most expensive player you can afford isn’t necessarily the best option and just like selling at the right price, you should make sure you try and buy at the right price.

So, focusing on price, here are my “Gun”, “Mr. Consistency” and “roughie” selections across the backline, midfield and forward line.

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Backline

Gun:
Andrew Mackie: $382,200. Expensive but a gun, and no
one has him (only 4,557 owners!!). 60pts round 1 and got injured then
73 &amp; 76 coming back from injury in rounds 5 and 6. Since then =
137, 97, 86 and 102. That’s an average of 105.5 over the past month!

Mr. Consistency:
Nathan Bock: $341,700. Consistency and
backline don’t really go together and Bock isn’t super consistent but
with an average of 86.80 and low of 60 he’s not a bad pick at a good
price. Birchall is another option but doesn’t seem to have the ability
to 100+ like Bocky.

Roughie:
Andrew McLeod: $251,400. With a name like McLeod
it’s a rare “roughie” but with a price like $250k it’s hard to ignore.
Maybe wait a week or two and make sure there isn’t some underlying
injury causing his recent bad scores (first 7 weeks he averaged 82.14,
last 3 weeks he has averaged 38.66), but at this rate you could
“downgrade” Wonaeamirri to McLeod!?!?

Midfielders

Gun:
Jimmy “don’t call me James” Bartel: $417,100. Is a DT
star and about as cheap as he will get. Averaging 106.3 and down
$79,700 in price! Get on him. Tackles, kicks goals, takes marks, and
has a bloke named Ablett grabbing the attention next to him.

Mr. Consistency:
Simon Black: $396,800. Black’s middle
name is consistency. Average of 99.22 with a low of 83 and a high of...
Wooah, its going to be a big week in trading and if you dont make 2 trades this weekend - you are crazy. There are cheap rookies that are about to shoot like fireworks and we have got some ripping buys this week. Even bargain basement is charging more than the SuperCoach shop. As Darrell Eastlake would say 'Its HHHUUUUUGGGGGGEEEE!'

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[span style="font-size: 1.4em;">BARGAIN OF THE WEEK
[span style="font-size: 0.8em;">Lindsey Gilbee
[span style="font-size: 0.6em;">Peaked: 579k. Now: 409k. BE: 51.
As we all know this bloke is a SuperCoach legend, from the top of my head his efficiency was above 95% on the weekend. He is unbelievable at hitting the target. But, he has had little ferrets following him around this year and it is hurting his scores only averaging 87. But, he wont continue that forever he is apart of the in form team of the competition and got a yummy 135 points last week. Seriously, if you got any mid priced backmen left, go for the bee. Watch out for Birss though he has lockedout Shaw and McLeod well in the past. Fact of interest: He has the 3rd current biggest fall in price since the start of the year.
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BEST BUYS[span style="font-size: 0.8em;">
Paul Chapman

[span style="font-size: 0.6em;">Peaked: 613k. Now: 487k. BE: 56.
Alot of teams need this boy back, with forwards dropping like flies. Get on him, if named. Read the last couple of weeks for more information. Plus, he plays Friday so, you can wait all the way up to the late changes to see if he drops out.

Nick Riewoldt

[span style="font-size: 0.6em;">Peaked: 612k. Now: 456k. BE: 64.
The Roo, this bloke is just playing in a team that isnt getting the ball to him as easy as they have in the past. He played Melbourne last week - therefore a massive score. Cause even Kurt Tippett could score 100+ against them the way theyre traveling. Speaking of Kurtos might be a decent...
Its back for another week, and its prefect time to downgarde with good solid options in the backline, the midfield and up forward. I will do it the same format as last week and hopefully we dont have anyone bail on us like Valenti last week. Dont forget to check out this weeks THE DOGS BEST BUYS to work out what you are going to do with those bobs.

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TWO GAMERS.

1. Beau Wilkes -WCE
Price: 84k. BE: -131 Postion: DEF
This blokes looking sensational at rookie price and scoring elite scores (by McLeods standards anyway). But, that is the problem he is off the rookie list and I have no idea how long he wil be there. But, with the other Beau in Waters out for the next two weeks, I can see him getting a game til atleast he comes back. I would still be careful selecting him cause as a 8th back, cause he likely to get dropped at some stage. I think your well aware of whos peak and shizbang so I wont bother going through those. But, Im definitely trading out Taylor for the big guy.

2. Stane Valenti - MEL
Price: 84k. BE: -84. Postion: FWD
Hes up here again after getting dropped last week. But, I actually want him to stay out for another week cause with Burton out its forced me to trade and I think I prefer Beau over Shaneo. Enough about me, he will get a game this week at the expense of Robbo. So, jump on him if he is going to be your 9th forward.

3. Jarryd Morton - HAW
Price: 95k. BE: -85 Postion: FWD
This bloke is a senstional player and I know alot have been waiting for his debut. And, he has delivered with 61 and 80 points. Although his 80-point preformance on the weekend was alot better than an 80-point preformance - he was tearing it up. Probably going to get higher scores than the Val but I dont think he will be in the team as long. Its a tough one to split but I would go with Valenti by a bees dick.

4. Josh P. Kennedy - HAW
Price:...
Following on from Brays Review of Round 10 - Captain Considerations, I fear will look a little similar this week - mainly because there are a few big guns in irresistible form, ones that I reckon you just cant go past in deliberating on your captains this week.

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[span style="font-size: 1.2em;">The Usual Suspects:

Gary Ablett

Seriously, going past him is nonsense in the form that hes in.
Destroyed Carlton with a third quarter out of the books where he got
about a million possessions. Having said that, whats the money that
Rawlings just puts a monster tag on Ablett now that Ive said that.
Anyway, not having Ablett as your captain is frought with danger, as
those who didnt (sigh) when he got 254 found out the hard way.
Averages over 130 - hard to argue with the proposition that Ablett
should be your captain when hes the form player of the comp.&nbsp;

Buddy Franklin

Again, in good form and playing an Essendon side devoid of defensive
pressure and possibly without Mal Michael. Buddy has kicked bags of
goals against better defences so could look for another big haul
against the Dons this week. Could be distracted by his drink-throwing
storm in a teacup controversy - but unlikely. Buddy can score well
even when he doesnt get a lot of the ball or the Hawks arent
dominating so he is a bit of a safer pick than some of the other key
forwards. Scored 160 and 108 against the Dons last year so put him
firmly in your thoughts this week.&nbsp;

Adam Cooney

If Ablett is not the form player in the comp, then Cooney is. Scored
130 against the Saints earlier this year - albeit with their No1 tagger
out due to suspension. Scores of 60 and 81 in their matchups last year
suggest he could be a bit risky - but in far better form this year and
should be thereabouts for a big score this week.&nbsp;

Dean Cox

Big Cox is scoring well, continually getting close to, or if not
exceeding...
Rob Murphy (ave: 103), Brett Burton (ave: 96) and Beau Waters (ave: 56) are all set to miss a couple of weeks for head high contact. That is going to hurt alot of teams cause at this stage of the year we are all looking for downgrades and upgrades. Plus, those in the National Rankings race dont want Tippett in their starting side.

Also, reports aint the only things hurting our sides. Injuries were everywhere on the weekend - Robbo is out for the season which is sad news for all footy fans. Brock McLean, Kane Johnson and Jonathon Brown are also big names that might miss weeks with little injuries.

UPDATE: Kane Johnson will miss 3-4 weeks, although the <a href="http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sport/afl/story/0,26576,23797381-19742,00.html">Hearld Sun says Steve[/url] - I think they mean Kane. Haha.

The trio head hitters <a href="http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23797445-23211,00.html">have the bans[/url] and Burton and Waters get offered 2 weeks, while Murphy gets 1. This buggers up my trades, hopefully Chapster returns.
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