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Monthly Archives: March 2012
Frustratingly long round. I think if we have rounds structured over two again, then it might be a good idea to have more than one match scheduled, three or four would be ideal.
Good win by Carlton last night, Richmond disappointing. Murphy was brilliant, Kreuzer, Delidio good. Ellis & Morris solid enough on debut. Many popular rookie selections have been selected in teams which is great news for us fantasy coaches. I’m 2 for 2 so far tipping wise how about you?
For those that are interseted I’m tipping Collingwood/Melbourne/Adelaide/North/Fremantle/West Coast & St.Kilda. Feel free to list your tips, thoughts, late changes, subs & rumours in the comment thread below.
The second installment of Round 1 is almost here. I shall be on a paper chase, so will be unavailable till later tonight, so I thought I’d open this now in case anybody wants to chat before, during, or after the game. MAKE SURE YOUR CARLTON & RICHMOND PLAYERS ARE LOCKED INTO WHEREVER YOU WANT THEM!!!! If someone could list the subs here that would be great.
Just a quick little poll to help pass on the time till the bounce tonight. Fremantle, for years the laughing stock of the AF,L have in recent years, shed this definition,, and, this year offers us fantasy coaches two delectable offerings, the experience & consistency of Matthew Pavlich-466k & 94.25, and, the youth & success of Nathan Fyfe-486k & 98.38. They are both Dual position gems to boot. Whom do you prefer?
Whilst there are a million ‘potentials’, there can only be one captain. Gary is in most of your teams, will you anoint him captain? Or, are you going Buddy v Collingwood, Swandlebury v Hawthorn, the vice-captain loophole theory, or, did u commit ‘captaincy suicide’ with Goodes, Mummy or someone else last Saturday night? Reveal your secret in the comments thread below, who is the ‘one’?
The second installment of R1 teams, this time featuring Caaarlton & Richmond. Kruezer named @ R1, Ellis on a wing & Morris in a back pocket which is great news for Dream Team coaches. How are you shaping for the second partial lockout which kicks in tonight? Comment below.
So the Swans thumped the Giants, but, more importantly, the game has officially begun. Who impressed you? Who disappointed you? Who will you trade out? Who will you trade in? Next lockout is thursday night. Talk to me peeps.
If anyone is about, feel free to chat about anything dream team related. Super Coach has gone into meltdown, yet Dream TEAM IS WORKING A TREAT
Is your team in order? You have less than 20 minutes to sort out your GWS & Swans players. The rest can wait.
Hooray! Less than 2 days to the first bounce of the new season. Lock out only effects GWS & Sydney so get your players from those teams organised before first bounce tomorrow night. Biggest news is that Sam Darley hasn’t been picked, nor has Anthony Miles, but, astute DT coaches knew that @ best, Miles’ role would change with the return of Shiel & other experienced players, whether it was to a vest or out of the team, or the bench, it was going to change. Teams are in comments section. Sorry ’bout the late post, but with Ch 7 delaying the team publication now, I am working hard to pay for this dream/madness/lunacy when teams are released. Damn AFL, Damn Channel 7. Almost as bad as Rupert Greedoch, the Herald Sun & their elitist, highly controversial paywall. It’s getting to the point where I like the game in spite of these parasites.
Found this on the popular DT Talk website talking about a Dream Team app created by Footynerd. It also works on SuperCoach. Get it before Rupert charges you for it.
Ian Callinan of Adelaide & Darren Pfeiffer have been upgraded. We are waiting on other upgrades such as James Magner & Thomas Couch from Melbourne. Who are you waiting on?
Whilst this has nothing to do with fantasy football, it is still worth our while to pause and remember that our community lost a good bloke with the sad passing of Jim Stynes. Not just a footy player, Jim worked in our community to help those less fortunate than himself.
Rest In Peace, Jim Stynes.
OK kids, it’s our last chance to tweak & calibrate our teams before the season proper. Coniglio tweeted that he has no issue with his knee, Shiels returned with 75% game time in the NEAFL, Mummy slammed in 42 hit outs vs Gold Coast, Marty Clarke & Brian Lake are tracking well for Rd 1 and Caaarlton has lost every game so far this pre-season. Who are you elevating/dumping, & how is your side shaping at the moment?
Collingwood v St.Kilda will starting in less than an hour and with my macbook going in for repair my on-line time could be sporadic this weekend. Feel free to whack your thoughts on those who impress or cause you distress in the thread, and lets hope we have a bit more clarity come the end of the weekend.
Alan Christensen has been withdrawn from Geelong’s final pre-season match with ‘hip soreness’. Combined with last weeks poor showing, he may have cost himself a spot in many peoples Dream Teams. How about you? Keeping him?
GEELONG have confirmed that Corey Enright is feeling the after effects of an achilles tendon injury that has seen him miss last weeks game vs Richmond, as well as this weeks game.
Neil Balme claims that he will be ready for Round 1, but with no games in 3 weeks, can you afford to take the risk with a 30 year old premium?
Greater Western Sydney v Richmond
Saturday, March 17
Manuka Oval, 12.30pm AEDT
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY
1.Phil Davis, 2. Curtly Hampton, 3. Stephen Coniglio, 4. Israel Folau, 7. Rhys Palmer, 8. Callan Ward, 9. Tom Scully. 11, Chad Cornes, 13. Sam Darley, 14. Tomas Bugg, 16. Nathan Wilson, 18. Jeremy Cameron, 20. Adam Tomlinson, 23. Sam Reid, 24. Steve Clifton, 26. Jonathan Giles, 29. Dom Tyson, 31. Jacob Townsend, 33. Will Hoskin-Elliott, 34. Devon Smith, 35. Toby Greene, 38. James McDonald, 39. Tim Mohr, 40. Adam Kennedy, 47. Josh Bruce
2. Dylan Grimes, 3. Brett Deledio, 4. Dustin Martin, 6. Shaun Grigg, 8. Jack Riewoldt, 9. Trent Cotchin, 10. Shane Edwards, 11. Jake Batchelor, 13. Brad Miller, 14. Bachar Houli, 17. Chris Newman, 18. Alex Rance, 20. Ivan Maric, 21. Shane Tuck, 23. Daniel Jackson, 26. Robin Nahas, 28. Jake King, 29. Tyrone Vickery, 34. Andrew Browne, 37. Jayden Post, 38. Stephen Morris, 41. Nathan Foley, 42. Brandon Ellis, 44. Matthew Arnot, 47. Addam Maric
Sydney Swans v Gold Coast
Saturday, March 17
Blacktown International Sports Park, 1pm AEDT
2. Rhyce Shaw, 3. Jarrad McVeigh, 4. Daniel Hannebery, 9. Nick Malceski, 11. Jed Lamb, 12. Josh Kennedy, 13. Andrejs Everitt, 14. Craig Bird, 15. Kieren Jack, 16. Gary Rohan, 20. Sam Reid, 21. Ben McGlynn, 24. Jude Bolton, 25. Ted Richards, 26. Luke Parker, 29. Martin Mattner, 30. Lewis Roberts-Thomson, 32. Lewis Jetta, 34. Alex Johnson, 37. Adam Goodes, 38. Mike Pyke, 39. Heath Grundy, 40. Nick Smith, 41. Shane Mumford, 44. Harry Cunningham
1. Jaeger O’Meara, 2. Zac Smith, 3. Jared Brennan, 4. Maverick Weller, 5. Jarrod Harbrow, 7. Karmichael Hunt, 8. Luke Russell, 9. Gary Ablett, 11. Harley Bennell, 14. Matthew Warnock, 17. Josh Fraser, 19. Tom Lynch, 21. Jeremy Taylor, 24. David Swallow, 26. Matt Shaw, 28. Josh Caddy, 30. Campbell Brown, 33. Aaron Hall, 35. Michael Rischitelli, 37. Alex Sexton, 40. Tom Hickey, 41. Dion Prestia, 47. Daniel Gorringe, 48. Seb Tape, 51. Andrew McQualter
Geelong v Western Bulldogs
Saturday, March 17
Simmonds Stadium, 3pm AEDT
1. Mitchell Brown, 2. Billie Smedts, 3. Jimmy Bartel, 4. Andrew Mackie, 7. Harry Taylor, 8. Josh hunt, 9. James Kelly, 11. Joel Corey, 12. Trent west, 13. Tom Lonergan, 14. Joel Selwood, 17. Shannon Byrnes, 19. Taylor Hunt, 20. Steven Johnson, 22. Mitchell Duncan, 23. Orren Stephenson, 26. Tom Hawkins, 27. Mathew Stokes, 28. AllenChristensen, 29. Cameron Guthrie, 30. Matthew Scarlett, 31. James Podsiadly, 32. Steven Motlop, 35. Paul Chapman, 41. Jesse Stringer
1. Jarrad Grant, 2. Robert Murphy, 3. Mitch Wallis, 4. Daniel Cross, 5. Matthew Boyd, 7. Shaun Higgins, 8. Patrick Veszpremi, 13. Daniel Giansiracusa, 14. Clay Smith, 16. Ryan Griffen, 17. Adam Cooney, 19. Liam Jones, 21. Tom Liberatore, 22. Dylan Addison, 23.Jordan Roughead, 25. Ryan Hargrave, 26. Zephaniah Skinner, 27. Will Minson, 29. Tory Dickson, 30. Christian Howard, 36. Brian Lake, 37. Lukas Markovic, 40.Luke Dahlhaus, 42. Liam Picken, 49. Ayce Cordy
Essendon v Brisbane Lions
Saturday, March 17
Visy Park, 3.30pm AEDT
4. Jobe Watson, 5. Brent Stanton, 6. Angus Monfries, 7. Leroy Jetta, 10. Mark McVeigh, 11. David Zaharakis, 12. Stewart Crameri, 14. Sam Lonergan, 15. Courtenay Dempsey, 16. Tayte Pears, 17. Jake Melksham, 18. Michael Hurley, 19. David Hille, 21. Dyson Heppell, 23. David Myers, 26. Cale Hooker, 30. Patrick Ryder, 31. Dustin Fletcher, 32. Travis Colyer, 34. Kyle Hardingham, 39. Heath Hocking, 40. Ben Howlett, 43. Michael Hibberd, 44. Tom Bellchambers, 47. Cory Dell’Olio
2. Ryan Harwood, 3. Sam Sheldon, 4. Jared Polec, 5. Billy Longer, 7. Jed Adcock, 10. Daniel Rich, 11. Pearce Hanley, 17. Claye Beams, 18. Todd Banfield, 20. Simon Black, 21. Daniel Merrett, 23. Matthew Leuenberger, 24. Joel Patfull, 28. Patrick Karnezis, 30. Jack Redden, 31. James Polkinghorne, 32. Cheynee Stiller, 34. Jesse O’Brien, 35. Ryan Lester, 36. Matt Maguire, 38. Tom Rockliff, 40. Niall McKeever, 41. Mitchell Golby, 43. Rohan Bewick, 47. Jack Crisp
Carlton v North Melbourne
Sunday, March 18
Visy Park, 1pm AEDT
2. Jordan Russell, 3. Marc Murphy, 4. Bryce Gibbs, 5. Chris Judd, 6. Kade Simpson, 8. Matthew Kreuzer, 9. Kane Lucas, 10. Matthew Watson, 12. Mitch Robinson, 13. Chris Yarran, 14. Brock McLean, 18. Paul Bower, 19. Eddie Betts, 22. Shaun Hampson, 23. Lachie Henderson, 27. Dennis Armfield, 29. Heath Scotland, 30. Jarrad Waite, 31. Marcus Davies, 32. Bret Thornton, 35. Ed Curnow, 38. Jeffrey Garlett, 42. Zach Tuohy, 44. Andrew Carrazzo, 45. Aaron Joseph
1. Hamish McIntosh, 3. Ryan Bastinac, 4. Liam Anthony, 6. Lachie Hansen, 8. Daniel Wells, 9. Andrew Swallow, 10. Ben Cunnington, 11. Michael Firrito, 12. Lindsay Thomas, 13. Leigh Adams, 16. Scott Thompson, 18. Shaun Atley, 19. Sam Wright, 20. Drew Petrie, 22. Todd Goldstein, 23. Kieran Harper, 25. Robbie Tarrant, 27. Aaron Edwards, 29. Brent Harvey, 31. Cameron Delaney, 33. Matt Campbell, 34. Jamie Macmillan, 41. Aaron Mullett, 42. Scott McMahon, 43. Sam Gibson
Brett Deledio has returned to Richmond’s team for their match against GWS on Saturday. Morris & Ellis are also playing.
GWS Coach, Kevin Sheedy has confirmed that Dean Brogan will miss Round 1 with an injury, paving the way for Jonathon Giles to get an unimpeded run @ #1 ruck, and hopefully a score in the 80-100 range. If you don’t have him, will you get him? If you have, will this cause you to run a 1/3 ruck set up? Talk to us people.
In other GWS news, there is still no word on Treloar & Shiel…..
Collingwood v St Kilda
Friday, March 16.
Visy Park, 4pm AEDT
1. Alex Fasolo, 5. Nick Maxwell, 6. Tyson Goldsack, 8. Heritier O’Brien, 9. Martin Clarke, 10. Scott Pendlebury, 11. Jarryd Blair, 12. Luke Ball, 13. Dale Thomas, 14. Luke Rounds, 18. Darren Jolly, 20. Ben Reid, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 23. Lachlan Keeffe, 25. Tom Young, 28. Ben Sinclair, 29. Jonathan Ceglar, 32. Chris Dawes, 33. Jackson Paine, 34. Alan Toovey, 35. Jamie Elliott, 36. Dane Swan, 38. Peter Yagmoor, 39. Heath Shaw, 40. Paul Seedsman
2. Arryn Siposs, 3. Jack Steven, 4. Clint Jones, 5. Ben McEvoy, 7. Lenny Hayes, 11. Leigh Montagna, 12. Nick Riewoldt, 13. Adam Schneider, 14. Jarryn Geary, 15. Tom Ledger, 18. Brendon Goddard, 19. Sam Gilbert, 20. David Armitage, 21. Ahmed Saad, 23. Justin Koschitzke, 24. Sean Dempster, 25. Sam Fisher, 26. Nick Dal Santo, 27. Jason Blake, 28. Rhys Stanley, 30. Brett Peake, 31. Tom Simpkin 32. Terry Milera, 35. Jamie Cripps, 44. Stephen Milne
Port Adelaide v Melbourne
Friday, March 16.
AAMI Stadium, 7.10pm ACST
1. Domenic Cassisi, 3. Steven Salopek, 4. Brent Renouf, 5. Matthew Broadbent, 6. Danyle Pearce, 7. Brad Ebert, 9. Jacob Surjan, 10. Travis Boak, 12. Jackson Trengove, 13. Cameron O’Shea, 14. Paul Stewart, 15. David Rodan, 16. Ben Jacobs, 17. Robbie Gray, 18. Kane Cornes, 20. Chad Wingard, 21. Matthew Thomas, 27. Alipate Carlile, 28. Jay Schulz, 30. Troy Chaplin, 31. Darren Pfeiffer, 32. John Butcher, 34. Jarrad Redden, 35. John McCarthy, 39. Justin Westhoff, 40. Aaron Young, 42. Thomas Jonas, 43. Daniel Stewart, 44. Tom Logan
2. Nathan Jones, 3. Clint Bartram, 6. Matthew Bate, 7. Jamie Bennell, 8. James Frawley, 9. Jack Trengove, 11. Mitch Clark, 12. Colin Sylvia, 13. Jordie McKenzie, 14. Lynden Dunn, 15. Ricky Petterd, 17. Sam Blease, 18. Brad Green, 20. Colin Garland, 22. Brent Moloney, 25. Tom McDonald, 27. Jared Rivers, 28. Joel MacDonald, 30. James Sellar, 34. Stefan Martin, 36. Aaron Davey, 38. Jeremy Howe, 40. Mark Jamar, 46. Josh Tynan, 47. Tom Couch
Fremantle v Hawthorn
Friday, March 16,
Patersons Stadium, 6pm AWST
1. Hayden Ballantyne, 3. Zac Dawson, 4. Jayden Pitt, 5. Garrick Ibbotson, 6. Greg Broughton, 7. Nathan Fyfe, 9. Adam McPhee, 10. Nick Lower 13. Tendai Mzungu, 14. Antoni Grover, 15. Ryan Crowley, 18. Luke McPharlin, 22. Jack Anthony, 23. Chris Mayne, 25. Josh Mellington, 26. Kepler Bradley, 29. Matthew Pavlich, 30. Zachary Clarke, 32. Stephen Hill, 34. Lee Spurr, 37. Michael Johnson, 40. Matt De Boer, 41. Paul Duffield, 46. Clancee Pearce, 47. Jay van Berlo
2. Jarryd Roughead, 3. Jordan Lewis, 4. Matthew Suckling, 5. Sam Mitchell, 6. Josh Gibson, 9. Shaun Burgoyne, 10. Chance Bateman, 12. Brad Sewell, 14. Grant Birchall, 15. Luke Hodge, 16. Isaac Smith, 18. Brent Guerra, 19. Jack Gunston, 20. David Hale, 21. Shane Savage, 22. Luke Breust, 23. Lance Franklin, 24. Ben Stratton, 25. Ryan Schoenmakers, 28. Paul Puopolo, 29. Tom Murphy, 31. Jarrad Boumann, 33. Cyril Rioli, 37. Brendan Whitecross, 40. Broc McCauley
The Jackson 5 proclaimed it in 1979, and who are we, the dream team community to argue in the 21st century with such a profound philosophy, as we gorge ourselves on a feast of Giant rookie selections. But, how many is enough??
I have 5–subject to change–locked and loaded. How about you?
Port has announced that Brett Renouf will miss Round 1 with a knee injury, meaning that with Matthew Lobbe still six weeks away with his injury, the door has swung wide open for pre-season star, Jack Redden to come into the spotlight, probably with Jackson Trengove.
If you don’t already have him, will you get him now??
More and more, clubs are running the 1-2 ruck punch instead of the one premium ruck. How does it effect your DT scoring potential when your prem is languishing in the forward 50, or, worse, the bench?
Can you really rely on Mummy, when we do not not know how the combination with Seaby is going to work. Certainly, if my memory is correct, Seaby was the #1 ruck last year before his injury. It is likely that he will spend considerable time in the ruck, especially, given that Mummy has had his own injury issues as well.
The same issue applies to North with Goldstein & MacIntosh, yet, if these two clubs take a leaf out of West Coast’s book, it may work out alright as Nic Nat & Massive look like they will score well for us coaches.
Brisbane poses a different problem with Louie & Longer. Longer is of course untested, but has great potential. Louie had a breakout year last year, especially in the last 2 months or so. Expect, that Brisbane will manage this situation like they did with Louie when he first came into the system, which means plenty of game time for Louie, less for Longer.
G.W.S have an interesting situation with Giles & Brogan. If you are running a 1/3 ruck set up then you probably have Giles @ R2. If you are running the 2/2 setup, he is on your bench, so, will Brogan be R1, or the reliever, taking over when Giles is injured or fatigued. Giles isn’t a rookie, so theoretically he should be able to stand up, but…….
If you see ruck duo’s as a hindrance to be avoided, who becomes your R1? Is it a Jacobs type? The injury prone Sandilands or Jolly? The inconsistent Jamar? Or a cheapie in Ivan Maric?
Finally you have the Essendon/Carlton triple threat. Ryder/Hille/Bellchambers & Kreuzer/Warnock/Hampson. Can you rely on these type of ruck set ups?
Anyway, I now turn it over to you for your thoughts….Have I missed someone or got it completely wrong? Lemme have it!
Dayne Beams came home with a wet blanket last season, averaging something in the region of 12o, and with his expected improvement and midfield time, has become a Dream Team pre-season favourite. Yet, he has barely been sighted in the pre-season due to an injury to both his legs–shins, that require him to rest completely. Collingwood has flagged him for a potential appearance this week if he gets through training this week!!
What does this mean for you, Dream Team Player, Turf him or keep him?
The Herald Sun has started charging/extorting Super Coach players for information that we Dream Team players can get for free, such as live stats. At present, Supercoach is more popular than Dream Team, but, will this greedy cash grab see Supercoach players take the free option? Are they killing their golden goose? What are your thoughts?
Now it’s all been said & done for another week, who stays in the side? who gets dumped and goes in pronto as the must have replacement?
Speak to me people….In the comments box below
I’ve gone and –rather optimistically, but as Paul Kelly said, “From little things, big things grow”– created 4 different leagues for those of you who are interested to join. They are;
1. DREAM TEAM CHAT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
2. DREAM TEAM CHAT PREMIER LEAGUE
3. DREAM TEAM CHAT DIVISION ONE
4. DREAM TEAM CHAT DIVISION TWO
This is the inaugural year for Dream Team Chat so why not get stuck in and have some fun. Free Dream Team Chat subscriptions to the inaugural winners,
your choice of title to a Rothschild or Rockefeller Mansion with underground bank vault, not to mention the honour & prestige of winning a flag. The selection criteria will be tightened next year so get on.
If your out there and you have an opinion, question etc, you know what to do….
Who have you got your eyes on this weekend? Who are you relying on to show something that will allow to select/dump him from your side? Who should we be keeping an eye on? Lettuce all know in the comments box below.
AFL & COLLINGWOOD legend Nathan Buckley had some nice things to say about Peter Yagmoor this morning on Melbourne radio program, S.E.N. What does this mean for his job security in your side?
It’s only 16 days left to the first game of the year, so we are all thinking about finalising our premium’s, rookies and mid-pricer’s into our overall team structures. Who made an impression on you this weekend?
WHO is soaring, and, who just cost themselves a spot in your team? Keep us in the loop by commenting below.
HIGHLY FANCIED St.Kilda rookie, Ahmed Saad is out of this weekends N.A.B Cup match, but, fantasy fans fear not, because St.Kilda coach Scott Waters has flagged Saad for senior selection for Round 1 & beyond. Should we lock him in, or do we need to see more?
Dream Team Chat has marked the players that we are looking @ in bold. Who are you interested in this weekend?
Coach Ross Lyon says it is a two week ankle injury, but, coming off a knee reco, is this the final nail in Anthony Morabito’s coffin or is his ‘cheap as chips’ price too irresistable to ignore over a two week ankle?
Unsure whether your team ‘cuts the mustard’? Post it here and let the DTC community dissect it for ya!!