From a statistics point-of-view, there is generally a number of players in the club’s Top 100 game players list whose position improves each week. The exception this week is Melbourne! With only two players in the club’s Top 100 game players who are both out injured this week, we had to search a long way down the list to find any statistics of note!
Of the other clubs, the leading two are:
ADELAIDE: Richard Douglas will equal Nathan Bassett. Brodie Smith will equal Shaun Rehn and Rhett Biglands.
BRISBANE: Tom Rockliff will pass current Kangaroos coach Brad Scott. Rohan Bewick will play his 100th game and equal Cheynee Stiller.
CARLTON: Kade Simpson will pass Anthony Koutoufides and move into outright 6th place on the club’s Top 100 game players list. Matthew Kreuser will pass Ken Baxter and Vin Waite and equal Charlie Hammond.
COLLINGWOOD: Scott Pendlebury will pass Lou Richards and Peter Diacos and move into outright 11th position. Steele Sidebottom will pass former defender and long time administrator, Peter Lucas.
ESSENDON: David Zaharakis will pass Percy Ogden and John Williams and equal Kevin Walsh and Andrew Welsh. Cale Hooker will equal Robin Close and Merv Neagle on the bombers Top 100 list.
FREMANTLE: Nat Fyfe will equal Jeff Farmer. Lachie Neale will pass Clive Waterhouse.
GEELONG: Joel Selwood will pass Barry Stoneham and equal Gary Ablett Snr. Harry Taylor will equal Terry Bright, Tim McGrath and Ben Graham.
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY: Steven May will pass Michael Rischetelli. Adam Saad will pass Seb Tape.
GOLD COAST SUNS: Lachlie Whitford will pass Adam Treloar. Shane Mumford will pass Tomas Bugg.
HAWTHORN: Shaun Burgoyne will pass Peter Crimmins and equal Chase Bateman. Luke Breust will pass Daniel Harford and equal Gary Buckenara.
MELBOURNE: Way down the list we found Tom McDonald who will pass Shane McGrath, Trevor Johnson and Jeff Farmer and equal Greg Parke. Outside the Top 200, Bernie Vince will pass Noel Clarke, Henry Coles, Peter Moore, Simon Eishold and Brent Grgic and equal Jack Strang, Eric Glass and Steven Icke.
NORTH MELBOURNE: Andrew Swallow will equal Ian Fairley. Todd Goldstein will pass Wayne Schwass and equal Peter German.
PORT ADELAIDE: Robbie Gray will equal Adam Kingsley. Hamish Hartlett will equal Troy Chaplin.
RICHMOND: Shane Edwards will pass Dick “Jiggy” Harris and equal Matthew Rogers. Trent Cotchin will pass Royce Hart and equal Hughie James and Greg Tivendale.
ST KILDA: Jarryn Geary will pass Bill Woodcock and Jeff Moran and equal Harold Bray. Jack Newnes (well outside the Top 100) will pass Vic Berwick, Paul Callery and Xavier Clarke and equal Bud Annand and Kevin Roberts.
SYDNEY: Heath Grundy will pass Jack Graham and equal Ted Richards. Kieran Jack will pass Dennis Carroll.
WEST COAST EAGLES: Luke Shuey will equal Chad Morrison. Andrew Gaff will pass the injured Nic Naitanu.
WESTERN BULLDOGS: Dale Morris will equal Scott Wynd. Liam Picken will equal Will Minson.