Next up in our Player of Interest series is the King, Clint Gutherson. Why is he even the King? I don’t know, can someone please fill me in…
Also, making his season debut for 2021, it’s former SuperChamp – Catfish! It’s great to have you back.
In 2020 Clint Gutherson (Gutho) had the best season of his SuperCoach career, exceeding even his 2017 efforts when he was goalkicking as well. Gutho is one of the players who definitely benefited from the faster rules, and his heavy involvement in the Eels’ attack was evident as the season progressed.
If you focus on the period after the 6 again rule was introduced, Gutho averaged 73.8 PPG (although he received a slight 2 PPG bump from goalkicking for 4 weeks while Moses was out injured) for a 16 game period. He averaged a very healthy 42.6 PPG in base and base attack, which supports how involved he looked on the field.
Gutho is a bit of a smokey option as an alternative to the usual suspects at fullback for Round 1, given the Eels’ friendly start to the season. As an example, Gutho averaged 88.4 PPG in the first 8 games he played after the 6 again rule was introduced. He could definitely do this again, given the draw – it just depends if you have the cajones to put him in over a Teddy, Turbo or Papenhuyzen!
So, do you?