Late to the party as usual, but a quick rundown on tonight's events... thank goodness far eclipsing last night's;
Hopgood - Jeez, Papali'i was a great buy for the Eels and such a big loss... until this guy stepped into the fold, immediately. The Fantasy joy is null and void because we all have him and he'll be everyone's captain from here on in, but as an Eels fan - apart from wanting to noose myself two weeks in a row - I am certainly enjoying watching him play.
Trindall - nice. Was hoping and expecting two weeks of this, but nice. If Hynes could get himself right for just one more week I'd be content. Two weeks more I'd not turn my nose at.
Sivo - nice touch, making sure Katoa was still alive when he engraved him into the turf.
Carty Party - what a joyous ride... we're all on. Very good.
McInnes - so interesting seeing what he's become, Fantasy-wise. In the few years I've played Fantasy, he was my go-to weapon and we had good times. It'll be interesting to see if this is how he ends up, or if there is more Fantasy must-have in his future. Current role probably too comfortable to move on from as long as it continues.
Hodgson - wow, hadn't noticed that... 28 in 80mins. Ouch. He was a mainstay in my team for a long time in the pre-season. Glad I pivoted. 8 missed tackles, I guess thats a bit of it... but still. Disappointing for owners, no doubt.
Broncos - seven players at the top of the Fantasy scores; that's pretty impressive.
Haas & Carrigan - nice.
Walsh - pretty impressive, innit? Will be interesting to see how the top three fullbacks line up this year. Will it be Teddy / Turbo / Walsh, or Ponga? Obviously just one game in Brisbane colours, but laying down the gauntlet in no uncertain terms. Probably going to be a lot of scrambling to get him in and I guess it could be validly argued that he'd be a nice pick-up at his price. Assuming if Cheese looks out of sorts again that will be a popular exchange? Two tries, though...
Reynolds - chugging along nicely at a nice price, much lower than Cleary's.
Mam - two tries, but again, what an improvement. So much more confidence in year two. Could be I. Katoa... next year.
Flegler - PPM, holy shit.
Staggs - pretty popular pick and I get it... I think I actually have (soon to be had) him in VSDT, assuming he'd come out firing this year. Did the same in VSDT Last year, to be honest. Just doesn't seem to have "it" with any consistency at all anymore.
Anyway, two great games of footy, again. First one wasn't great as an Eels fan, but I can appreciate it was a great contest.
For Fantasy, yesterday was horrid but Garner to Carty looks a bit less painful today. No more (C)leary until he earns it, assuming I can resist trading him out this week for two non-origin potential keepers (Warriors and Dogs matches pending... or has one already played tonight with Broncos?)
And that's about it. Happy resting all.