With the AFL Supercoach season already half-finished (or has it half-started?) Matt’s Moves takes a look at the Supercoach Mid-Season All Australian Team. (If there ever was such a thing!)
Written by Matt thanks to Supercoach HQ.
Scott D. Thompson and Harry Taylor have been named at Full-Back and Centre Half-Back respectively, because they are the top two key defenders based on SuperCoach points. Heath Shaw is the top SuperCoach defender on average, while Michael Hibberd has taken his game to next level becoming one of the league’s premier defenders. Garrick Ibbotson has been in expectational form and he makes the team even though he has missed four games while Andrew Walker has stared in his new role down back.
Gary Ablett and Scott Pendlebury are the standout midfielders in the competition this year. Ryan Griffen isn’t too far behind even though he has missed a few games. Jobe Watson is yet again having a brilliant season and Michael Barlow has become on of the elite midfielders in the competition.
Josh J. Kennedy and Nick Riewoldt are the best key forwards this year and they are both averaging over 100 SuperCoach points, which is impressive for big men. Dean Cox gets the spot as the forward/ruckmen, as he is the best player listed as both a forward or ruckmen in SuperCoach. Steve Johnson is the top SuperCoach forward by average this year, so he has to be in the team. Jeff Garlett makes the cut, as he is the top ranked small forward based on SuperCoach points. Patrick Dangerfield gets a spot on the half-forward flank, as he has played up forward this year for the Crows and there isn’t enough room in the midfield for him.
Todd Goldstein is the top performing ruckmen this year in SuperCoach averaging 113 points a game and he gets the nod just ahead of Will Minson.
Dane Swan, Josh P. Kennedy, Kieren Jack and Brendon Goddard make up the bench and they were all unlucky to miss out on spots on the field as they are all having good years in SuperCoach.