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Player Previews for Collingwood, Essendon & Fremantle

 

Updated 26 Mar 2015 (the last update for these players for 2015)

The table below gives significant information on each player’s 2014 PS, 2014 season and 2015 PS.  Blanks usually mean nothing of great interest to report.  This data will help you do the research necessary to “pick your right team” and will also be a useful guide to early season tipping

You can get all the NAB SC numbers from the SCPaige website.

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Legend

PS      Pre-Season

IPS    Interrupted Pre-Season

PS ratings

full              full pre-season

most             did most of the pre-season; includes players on managed programs due to age or injury history

some            significant interruption to pre-season at some stage

little             missed most of pre-season

none             missed all or virtually all of the pre-season

blank space   no information available (in most cases, this means that their pre-season was pretty good)

Colour coding in the 2015 PS column
Grey = avoid in Supercoach (player is not well primed for 2015; or he is over-rated; or he may go well, but there are better value options to choose)

Pink = likely to be good value in Supercoach; the darker the pink, the better they are rated

Team

COLLINGWOOD

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

CO

Adams, Taylor

most

flying in PS; good scores NAB1&3; missed NAB2

CO

Blair, Jarryd

some

IPS 2014 with broken toe; fair in NAB

CO

Broomhead, Timothy

most

just fair NAB1&2, then emergency NAB3; likely to be outside the best 22

CO

Brown, Nathan

some

most

multiple ops after 2013 season; a shoulder injury in R10 saw miss miss the rest of 2014; in full training in December for first time in five years, eyeing Round 1; underwent shoulder and hip surgery in off season; has done well NAB series

CO

Cloke, Travis

most

rumoured to have back problems in 2014; missed NAB1 and just fair NAB1&2

CO

Crisp, Jack

from Brisbane; tagger while Macaffer is out; just fair NAB1&3, but good numbers NAB2; is being investigated re wagering

CO

De Goey, Jordan

played NAB1&2 – which boosted expectations of a R1 game; but played neither AFL nor VFL NAB3

CO

Dwyer, Sam

some

IPS 2014 with groin surgery & had several minor niggles in the regular season; low numbers NAB1&2, then played VFL NAB3

CO

Elliott, Jamie

hammies ruined the last part of 2014 for him; good in NAB1&3; missed NAB2

CO

Fasolo, Alex

some

most

IPS 2014 with foot problems and had a midseason foot op; then played the last few games in the seniors; looks much better placed this PS; however, after a very good NAB1, his figures diminished in NAB2 and NAB3

CO

Freeman, Nathan

some

flying in PS and missing all of 2014 with hammie issues; ok NAB1 and played well VFL NAB2, but played VFL NAB3; was highly faniced to play R1 (earlier in the 2015 PS) but this now looks to be in some doubt; still may be able to force his way into the team later

CO

Goldsack, Tyson

some

slight IPS 2014; fair NAB1 then good NAB2; slight shoulder injury NAB3, but ok for R1

CO

Goodyear, Matthew

CO

Greenwood, Levi

some

most

from North Melbourne; had trouble with shin soreness in 2014 + 2015 PS; back in full training mid Jan; was pretty good in NAB1&2; broke an ankle in NAB3 and out until mid-season

CO

Grundy, Brodie

subbed out NAB2 with a torso injury of some sort; but managed to play the whole NAB series with good numbers NAB1 and only fair in the other 2

CO

Keeffe, Lachlan

some

trained as a forward in case Reid is out long term; missed all of NAB and has had a hammie during this time; miss miss R1 at least

CO

Karnezis, Patrick

little

IPS 2014 and then 2 hammie injuries in the regular season; coach said 12 Feb that he has made great fitness gains in this off season; did well NAB1; just fair NAB2 and emergency NAB3

CO

Kennedy, Ben

in and out of the team in 2014; did well NAB1; just fair NAB2, but copped a heavy knock; emergency NAB3 and likely to play VFL NAB4 and a genuine chance for AFL R1

CO

Langdon, Tom

averaged 81 SC points in first 13 games of his debut year, then only 48 in the remaining games; a consistently good performer in NAB series and shows no signs of 2nd year blues

CO

Macaffer, Brent

little

recovering from ACL and due back in R3-5

CO

Marsh, Jonathon

little

hammie late 2014 and due to resume full training Jan; another hammie and looks set to missed NAB1&2; played VFL NAB3 and will play NAB4 VFL

CO

Maynard, Brayden

in the best in the VFL NAB2; unlikely to play AFL early season

CO

Moore, Darcy

some

toe injury early Jan; out for 3-6 weeks; played NAB3 in the VFL and also set to play NAB4 VFL; will begin in the VFL when he starts

CO

Oxley, Adam

some

leg injuries ruined his 2014; played NAB1&2 and did well NAB2; ok NAB3

CO

Pendlebury, Scott

most

Shoulder op sept 2014; back in full training Jan, bar some tackling drills; eased his way into NAB2 then excelled NAB3

CO

Ramsay, Jackson

best in the VFL almost every week late in the 2014 season, then played the last 2 senior games (when the team was decimated through injuries); fair in NAB series; on the fringe of senior selection

CO

Reid, Ben

most

some

had a horror 2014 with injuries; 15 Dec not back in full training; tweaked his good calf; coach said on 12 Feb that they were being cautious with him; played well NAB2 in the VFL and played most of the game; has played “7 quarters in the last couple of weeks” according to Neil Blame on 23 March; unlikely for R1

CO

Seedsman, Paul

little

little

hip op 2014 PS and then played his first game R11; more injuries late 2014; minor hip surgery 23 Jan; missed NAB1 and played VFL NAB3; will also play VFL NAB4; must be considered doubtful to return to senior footy R1

CO

Scharenberg, Matthew

little

none

IPS 2014 and then did his ACL late in the 2014 season; will miss several weeks of 2015

CO

Sidebottom, Steele

full

very good NAB1&3; missed NAB2

CO

Sinclair, Ben

little

IPS 2014 with a shoulder reco; 2 long hammies in 2014 season & a risk 2015; was fair in NAB series

CO

Swan, Dane

some

most

IPS2014 with a wrist op; minor hip op sept 2014 & had “4 separate injuries in 2014”; cleared to return to full training 21 Jan; resumed NAB2 with fair numbers only

CO

Thomas, Josh

some

some

IPS 2014 with knee tendonitis; finger injury while OS; fitness fine, but no ball work until Jan; relaible in NAB series

CO

Toovey, Alan

none

most

coming off acl 2013 which left him underdone for 2014; may improve; calf strain in Jan; back in full training early Feb bar some tackling drills; low numbers NAB1 and better NAB2; low numbers again NAB3

CO

Varcoe, Travis

full

from Geelong; can look great at times (Pie fans will remember the first minute of the 2011 GF), but often scores low numbers (as he did in NAB1&3)

CO

White, Jesse

most

shed 8kg allegedly to improve his running; ankle injury at training 12 Jan and missed 3 weeks of training; did well NAB1 then missed NAB2; ok NAB3

CO

Witts, Jarrod

some

some

IPS 2014 with a post 2013 season shoulder reco; shoulder op sept 2014; back in full training Jan; missed NAB1 and played NAB2 in the VFL where he played most of the game and was in the best

CO

Williams, Marley

most

good overall in NAB series

CO

Young, Clinton

some

little

IPS 2014 and then did his hammie late 2014 season; another hammie Feb and likely to miss all of NAB; could also miss early season

CO

Rookies

CO

Abbott, Brenden

CO

Armstrong, Tony

demoted from main list to rookie

CO

Cox, Mason

CO

Frost, Jack

most

low numbers NAB1; in a “precautionary” moon boot 15 Mar; low numbers NAB3, but then elevated to the senior list; likely to play at least until Reid comes back

CO

Gault, Corey

groin and collarbone injuries in 2014 cause him to miss a lot of games; playing very well in NAB1&2, but needs an injury from the senior list to get in

CO

Manteit, Michael

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Team

ESSENDON

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments (this club is a bit of a black hole for information in the 2015 PS)

ES

Ambrose, Patrick

promoted from rookie list; missed NAB1 and ok NAB2&3

ES

Ashby, Jason

did okay in NAB series

ES

Aylett, Kurt

some

modified PS 2015; hammie injury in Feb / March

ES

Baguley, Mark

most

minor knee op after 2013 season; played NAB3 and was ok’

ES

Bellchambers, Tom

little

most

ankle op PS 2014 and his season never really got going; 2nd ank surg sept 2014; in full training early Dec & impressed in training 06 Feb; “missing or modified training 27 Feb” according to bomberblitz; expect him to be better in 2015 with a better PS and Ryder gone

ES

Browne, Alex

some

little

acl early 2014; delayed start to 2015 season; returned to full training 27 Feb

ES

Carlisle, Jake

some

little

leg problems caused an IPS 2014; patella tendonitis Nov and still not back in full training early Feb; appears to have bulked up; listed as “Return date unknown” on 02 March, then off the injury list by 13 Mar

ES

Chapman, Paul

most

fair NAB1 then missed NAB2; good NAB3

ES

Colyer, Travis

ES

Cooney, Adam

some

most

missed a few weeks with a hammie in 2014; 2015 is best PS for some time; missed NAB1 and back for NAB2&3 where he was fair

ES

Dalgleish, Lauchlan

most

played ok NAB1&3 and was very good in NAB2

ES

Daniher, Joe

most

most

minor knee op prior to 2014 season; missed training 06 Feb; missed NAB1 and back for NAB2 when ok and then better NAB3

ES

Dempsey, Courtenay

most

most

hammies ruined PS2014; modified PS 2015

ES

Edwards, Shaun

played both NAB1&2; better in NAB1 and then ok NAB3

ES

Fantasia, Orazio

missing or modified training 27 Feb according to bomberblitz; missed NAB1 and then on as sub NAB2; much better in NAB3

ES

Fletcher, Dustin

finger surgery aug 2014

ES

Giles, Jonathan

from GWS; good in NAB1 and just average NAB2, then subbed off in NAB3 when ok

ES

Gleeson, Martin

full

quad injury ruined 2nd half of 2014 season; did ok in NAB series

ES

Goddard, Brendon

most

missed NAB1 and back for NAB2 when good and better in NAB3

ES

Gregory, Sean

ES

Gwilt, James

most

from  St Kilda; missed NAB1 and back for NAB2 when he did well, then good NAB3 before being subbed off 3QT

ES

Hams, Will

little

some

surgery midriff R9 2014; training well PS 2015, then an ankle injury has him listed as indefinite on 02 March; trained 18 Mar, which is a small positive; played NAB3 for low numbers (71% game time)

ES

Hardingham, Kyle

ES

Heppell, Dyson

most

most

small knee op early March; otherwise, a full PS; going flat out in rehab to be ready for R1

ES

Hibberd, Michael

most

3 minor injuries in 2014 season;

ES

Hocking, Heath

some

Groin surgery late Dec; due for full training late Feb

ES

Hooker, Cale

ES

Howlett, Ben

ES

Hurley, Michael

most

ES

Kavanagh, Elliott

hammie ended his 2014 season a couple of weeks early; just fair in NAB2, but good in NAB1&3

ES

Kommer, Nicholas

little

little

patella surgery R9 2014; expected to be in full training March 2015

ES

Langford, Kyle

fair in NAB series, but unlikely to be in best 22

ES

Laverde, Jayden

most

adductor injury, according to Bomberblitz in early March; back for NAB3 with low numbers; rated highly by Bomber fans, but uncertain if he is in the best 22 yet

ES

Melksham, Jake

most

ES

Merrett, Jackson

did well in NAB series, especially NAB1

ES

Merrett, Zachary

missed NAB1 and back for NAB2 when fair, then missed NAB3

ES

Myers, David

most

most

slight IPS 2014 and had a few small niggles during the 2014 season; modified PS 2015; missing or modified training 27 Feb according to bomberblitz

ES

O’Brien, Nicholas

missed the latter part of 2014 with a thumb injury; did ok in NAB1&2, then missed NAB3

ES

Pears, Tayte

most

multiple ijuries in 2014, then heel / shoulder surgery Aug 2014; modified PS 2015

ES

Stanton, Brent

hip arthroscope sept 2014

ES

Watson, Jobe

missed several weeks late in 2014 with a leg injury

ES

Winderlich, Jason

most

some

had multiple injury lay-offs in 2014 and almost retired; IPS with sore back and in doubt for R1

ES

Zaharakis, David

most

most

rumoured to have had some sort of injury in Feb 2015; did modified training 27 Feb; missed NAB1 and back for NAB2&3 where he was good

ES

Rookies

ES

Aylett, Kurt

ES

Long, Jake

fair NAB1; did not play NAB2&3

ES

McKenna, Conor

fair NAB1; did not play NAB2&3

ES

McKernan, Shaun

flying in PS, according to reports; just average in NAB1, then subbed off NAB2; good NAB3 when came on at HT

ES

Steinberg, Ariel

looks the best of the rookies in 2015 PS, but not seen in NAB1&2

x

Team

FREMANTLE

PS 2014

PS 2015

Comments

FR

Apeness, Michael

low numbers NAB1&2 then missed NAB3

FR

Ballantyne, Hayden

jaw surgery ONCE HE RETURNED FROM HOLIDAYS! But back for NAB1 where he did ok; got a calf injury in NAB2 and coach thinks he may miss R1

FR

Barlow, Michael

most

missed a month in 2014 with a knee injury; stress reaction in his foot late 2014 season; delayed 2015 PS but in full training Jan 2015; rolled an ankle NAB1, and missed NAB2&3; a test for R1

FR

Blakely, Connor

sub in NAB1 (on late); played ok NAB2 and on as sub early for Suban in NAB3; likely to play WAFL R1

FR

Clarke, Zachary

some

full

PCL in PS2014 and resumed R4; consistently good in NAB series

FR

Crowley, Ryan

most

back soreness; managed PS; resumed training 23 Jan & likely to play some game time in NAB; missed NAB1&2 and a story broke 16 Mar that he may face a ban for taking an illegal pain-killer; he is currently on a provisional suspension

FR

Crozier, Hayden

after NAB2, coach said he “could have done more” to press his case for R1 selection

FR

Dawson, Zac

groin injury significantly curtailed his PS and coach said on 13 Mar that he will return in the early rounds

FR

De Boer, Matthew

knee injury mid season may have caused him to be below his best at the end of 2014; ok in NAB series without recording big numbers

FR

Deluca-Cardillo, Josh

FR

Duffield, Paul

injured ribs in NAB1; missed NAB2&3 and a test for R1

FR

Duffy, Max

most

most

missed most of 2014 with a shoulder injury and had surgery on it Sep 2014; that after hammie problems ruined his 2013 season; resumed full training late Jan; missed NAB1 and low numbers NAB2; fair in NAB3

FR

Fyfe, Nathan

most

had shoulder surgery Nov; running early Dec; full training late Jan; did his hammie 13 Feb and missed NAB1; starred upon return in NAB2&3; a chance to be king of Supercoach in 2015

FR

Grey, Brady

played in the WAFL, then missed last 2 months of 2014 with a back injury

FR

Griffin, Jonathon

little

came off a knee reco in 2014 and only played 1 game; played NAB1&2 in Sandilands, absence and scored low numbers; missed NAB3

FR

Hannath, Jack

missed NAB1&2, then just fair NAB3

FR

Hill, Stephen

most

had a few niggly injuries in 2014, but really turned it on at times; excelled in Indigenous All Stars game 21 Feb vs Eagles; patchy form in NAB series

FR

Ibbotson, Garrick

little

IPS 2014 with an achilles problem, then had 4 separate injuries in the 2014 season; dislocated shoulder finals 2014; has been managed in the 2015 PS; in full training late Jan; missed 27 Feb intra-club and NAB1; did ok NAB2

FR

Johnson, Michael

missed a few weeks in 2014 with a knee injury, then had back surgery Sept 2014; managed through PS and back to full training early Feb; likely for R1 & excelled NAB series

FR

Langdon, Ed

FR

Mayne, Christopher

a model of consistency in NAB series

FR

McPharlin, Luke

suffered a few injuries in 2014 before a calf injury in R20 ended his season; end near? being managed through PS due to calf issues & tipped to play 14-16 games in 2015 (likely to miss some travel); ok NAB1 and then rested for the NAB2 road trip; ok in NAB3

FR

Morabito, Anthony

little

little

minor knee injury sept 2014; managed PS, then more knee surgery late Jan; must be in doubt for R1 and return date = unknown on 23 Mar injury list

FR

Mundy, David

mediocre score NAB1 but was red vested in 4Q

FR

Mzungu, Tendai

did well NAB1 then tight hammie restricted him in NAB2; a test for R1

FR

Neale, Lachie

excellent form in NAB series and looks to have kicked on from 2014

FR

Pavlich, Matthew

most

4KG lighter in PS; tipped to play 14-16 games in regular season – mostly home games; missed 25 Mar captain’s day as he recovers from a sore back; ok in NAB series bar for a low score in NAB2

FR

Pearce, Alex

shin problems restricted him in 2014; foot stress fracture means he will miss the entire NAB series at least; coach said on 13 Mar that he will soon return via the WAFL; was emergency NAB3

FR

Pearce, Clancee

some

most

achilles injury in 2014 PS then 2 separate injuries in the 2014 season; also had a red or green vest 4 times in 2014; starred NAB1 before low numbers NAB2 & ok NAB3; likely to be markedly improved in 2015

FR

Pearce, Danyle

missed NAB1&2 with a minor calf injury; back for NAB3 with ow numbers

FR

Sandilands, Aaron

most

back soreness; managed PS; back in full training end Jan & likely to play some game time in NAB, but missed intra-club 27 Feb and NAB1&2 “he tightened up”, said coach referring to why he pulled out of the NAB2 squad; came off at 3QT in NAB3 (which sparked an Eagles revival) when ok

FR

Sheridan, Thomas

after NAB2, coach said he “could have done more” to press his case for R1 selection; he almost got leather poisoning in NAB3, so expect him to play R1 – especailly with so many under injury clouds; but he needs to sustain his good form; not sure if he can do it yet

FR

Silvagni, Alex

little

an IPS 2014 with an ankle injury and then multiple injuries in the 2014 season itself; has been good in NAB1&2; hammie before NAB3 and will miss R1

FR

Spurr, Lee

most

ran laps at 14 Jan training; low numbers NAB1 when he copped a nasty cut lip; rested for NAB2; then very good NAB3

FR

Suban, Nicholas

ok in NAB1&2 then off early with a grade 1 hammie (according to coach) in NAB3; likely to miss R1 only

FR

Sutcliffe, Cameron

reasonably good in NAB series

FR

Sylvia, Colin

some

some

in poor shape PS 2014; ankle surgery post season; has “a couple of setbacks” and not in full training Jan; banished to WAFL club in Feb to “focus on getting himself back to the level required to play in the AFL”.  Training and playing with Peel and copped a minor leg injury in the first WAFL practice match then was quiet in the next one

FR

Taberner, Matthew

most

ran laps at 14 Jan training; missed intra-club 27 Feb, but excelled NAB1, then missed NAB2&3 with soreness; coach said he will need to play for Peel last w/e March to be in the mix for R1

FR

Walters, Michael

most

missed most of 2014 with ankle problems, but came back late to perform well; his ankle caused him to have a slight IPS in 2015, but full bore from new year onwards; rumoured to spend more time in midfield in 2015 and did ok NAB series

FR

Weller, Lachlan

FR

Rookies

FR

Jacob Ballard

FR

Hughes, Ethan

FR

Hurley, Sean

FR

Moller, Craig

FR

Smith, Tanner

most

demoted from main list to rookie; missed most of 2014 through injury; on late NAB1 and then did well NAB2

FR

Thomas Vandeleur