DT Dreaming with the Cuz: Pre-season 2011 Pt. 2

“Yeah, im on a drug, it’s called, Cousins Coke n Ice!, Its not available because if you take it, your Dream team will melt off your screen and your rookies will break legs Barlow style!”

Fellow DT’ers! Thanks for the fabulous feedback on last weeks DT Dreaming with The Cuz! Im impressed by the passion some of you have for Dream Team and im happy I had a small impact on all of your lives! You all (quite rightly) shut down the theory of no Gold Coast Gold!

There was some serious backlash from the DT community out there (You all know who you are!) and now I will conclude my experiment (That’s right experiment, congrats to those who figured I was taking the P I double 5) and Ill explain the reason for the article in the first place. As you may have noticed, there were referrals to the supposed ticking time bomb that is Charlie Sheen.

I’m a big believer that the Charlie Sheen that is being portrayed out there is purely a mock up (fake for those of you who don’t know what that means!). Lets be honest, what an awesome job he has done of it! This is a bloke who has been on screen for 18 years, living his life in a way that us mere mortals could only dream, and is having fun playing the world for a fool! His commercial value has increased exponentially on the back of his rants and raves, and excellent use of his Barbie Doll ex porn stars that now live with him (Brilliant product placement I may add!). His experiment (at least I hope it is an experiment!) may last for a while, and a lot longer than mine has (1 week total!) but be damned sure, the next project he does throw himself into, will make him the highest paid TV or movie star in the history of the world! Hopefully Cousins Coke n Ice can do the same thing! LOL (I’m kidding)!

Now what has this got to do with my previous article I hear you ask. Basically, I was thinking the day I wrote the article, how much of a genius this guy is in getting himself noticed. Poking fun at the establishment, all just for $hits and giggles. Why? Because he can! I truly believe he has the entire world fooled that he is completely off the rails! It was at this stage a light bulb went off in my head and I thought to myself, “How can I use this to make DT more interesting?”

Let me digress for a second. There is a reason I thought this way. I have written 8 articles now for the lads to help ensure new content is finding its way through the website whilst the boys are busy being School teachers. Trust me, it is not easy finding new ways of saying what everyone is saying in the forums everywhere, and the idea of mixing it up a little, and bucking the trend of convention seemed like a good idea! I’m sure all of you are getting sick of reading the same old stuff!? How can I jazz this up and keep people interested!

I concluded that as an experiment, I will see how educated the DT talk public actually are! I had a feeling based on previous posts and forum conversations in recent weeks, that there were a lot of coaches out there that would be sheep and follow the crowd on this, and thought that my crazy idea may actually gain some traction! Alas, my conclusion is as follows: I was wrong! Its official, users of the website www.dreamteamtalk.com are by far the most knowledgeable and savvy DT Coaches in the world! Well done to you all!

Now to further business. These are the genuine thoughts (no experiment this time around).

Of course no GC players is a stupid idea. One night drunk I considered it, but never really believed it was a good idea.

Make no bones about it; Gold Coast rookies for DT land have the most job security. One thing we encounter every year is trying to find rookies that are actually guaranteed game time during the season. A must for a rookie in DT land. Believe it or not, what your bench consists of is possibly the most important decision you will make when formulating your DT Team this year.

The 2 reasons for this are as follows:

  1. Coverage. Especially this year, there is a higher emphasis on having bench cover this year with the inclusion of a Bye or byes each round. Depending on how many players you have from one team in any given line, when they have a bye, you don’t want to be burning trades just to cover them off. Having a good spread of playing bench players could be the difference between winning and losing league games, or thousands of positions in overall rankings.
  2. Upgrade Power. You need to ensure you have rookies that are increasing in price so you can sell them off for profit later in the season. My tip is to have a close look at Richmond, Port and Essendon rookies who have their first byes last. This will ensure that come those rounds, your rookies will have had the best chance to “value” before trading them in for cheaper blood (hopefully Callinan is cherry ripe for the picking around these rounds!)

Anyway, I have bored you all to death for long enough! On a side note, im a big boy and I am more than happy to cop criticism, if anything I think criticism if taken and delivered in the right light can actually assist you. But in all seriousness, getting personal with any guest writers on here is simply juvenile, and I hope that some of the comments some of you post up here don’t scare further people off helping the boys out with some interesting reading material that may help shape your dream team. How about all the haters out there actually put pen to paper and whack their nuts up on the line! It’s easy to throw stones in the forums!

That’s all from me this week, may all of your kicks be goals and your Rookies absolute Jets come the start of the season. Im taking off on a jet plane to Margaret River for my mate Wades wedding next week, then scooting over to Bali to enjoy his honeymoon with him and 20 of my closest mates so will not be in the country for Round 1. Disastrous for DT selection, but I will be doing my utmost to ensure that I can watch all the action at a bar over there and keep track of how CC&I is travelling against the rest of the world of DT!

Any suggestions of the best bars to watch the footy over there would be appreciated in the forum posts below as well! Talk to you all around round 2!

Cheers,

Cousins Coke n Ice
@douthteez on Twitter.

29 Comments

  • I think a true experiment would have had a few fake comments thrown in below to start the feedback – I think with a few extra voices confirming the theory more sheep may have followed? Hope my rookies are full of tigerblood this year!

  • Great point bob! That would have thrown a cat amongst the pigeons! Or is this post a fake….hmmmm no one really knows! (p.s, warne dawg, stop stealing shit house photos off face book of me!) for those interested, that pic was taken in Vegas on night 4 of an epic bender in what I think is the largest sports bar in the world at MGM grand, no less than 36 60 inch plasmas in one room!

  • Ah the old charlie sheen excuse – whenever you end up looking the fool just say you were ‘doing a sheen’ haha.
    Fair enough, but I think writing bs articles for your own amusement is a little abusive of ur power on here. If ur going to mix it up, at least do something feasible.

    • Not abusing any power mate, the old cuz has no power in DT land! There will be no further experiments, people will just see straight through them moving forward anyway!

      How did the greatest shave go? Did you raise some cash?

  • Surely there are more knowledgable people out there with more thought provoking articles than the last 2 Leigh has put up?

    It has taken you basically 3000 words to tell us to select rookies to make money and cover byes. Shit I didnt know that.

    • Take it easy mate. I dont see you contributing any meaningful or informative articles, so like Leigh said, until you do, stop criticising his work and find something worthwhile to post.

      • He just did. It took 3000 less words.

        The problem is that noone wants to give up there strategy(ies) this year. I am using one which is atypical and not yet mentioned by anyone on here but am superconfident in it, but by posting it online sheep will follow. Happy to post it after lockout though.

        Looking forward to DT this year, good luck to you all.

  • Good to see you are still sane Cuz!

    If you are heading over to Bali beware using your IPhone for DT

    I just came back from NZ and copped a $5000 phone bill for roaming data charges. It was mainly from reading Warnie’s daily Deck of Dreamteam …..

    Our friends at Telstra charge $15 per mb downloaded – so BEWARE

    have a good trip!

    • Thankfully I am staying at a hotel with free wifi, so there will be no data roaming for this little black duck! Telstra are the kings of ripping people off with that stuff! I suggest you contact them and do some pleading for a reduction, their margin on that bill would be huge, they can afford to let you off for a fair chunk of it me thinks!

      • Fortunately they just credited 90% of that bill. It took a lot of heated discussions to get there however. A couple of people at work got caught over Xmas as well and they refused to give them any credits.

        What is interesting is how few people are actually aware of this trap. I am bringing it to peoples attention because it could potentially bankrupt someone. Telsta told me some people had clocked up to 100k in a month without realizing it.

        Looking forward to taking you on again this year in our league – with all your gold coast players!

        cheers

  • haha, I think you’ve more power than you think. Some ppl take this stuff as gospel. Yes the air is cooler brushing against my bald skull, aiming for $ 2000, didn’t quite get there in the end, but still made a lot more than I expected. Cheers.

  • > (That’s right experiment, congrats to those who figured I was taking the P I double 5)

    reminds me of when i was in primary school, I was racing against some other kid and he beat me and then I told him “nah I wasn’t really trying” (but i was) ;-)

  • Was Carl Williams death faked and he assumed the name Cuz under the witness
    protection program?

    • I won’t lie, once that first underbelly series came out, I copped that a fair bit! Good play to you!

      • Haha, did you stay away from Lygon St ?
        PS This wasn’t a go at you…I find the articles a good read.

  • Cuz,

    Brilliant articles, you’re the true Sam Newman of DT Talk.

  • “But in all seriousness, getting personal with any guest writers on here is simply juvenile, and I hope that some of the comments some of you post up here don’t scare further people off helping the boys out with some interesting reading material that may help shape your dream team.”

    Problem is champ your material is neither interesting, informative, funny or even a little bit owrth while in relation to shaping a dream team !!!! Cringeworthy reading !!!

  • This article is that bad I am not even going to read it.

  • I had a dream I was drafted to the eagles and Mark Nicoski had a gun of a year…. Should I take this as an omen? also.. Shannon Hurn was an absolute tosser.

  • Nice one Leigh… Don’t worry about the flak, even those dishing it out would still agree that it’s better written and more informative the Dr Dream Team (anyone read his team breakdowns? 4 of my team are apparently “recommended to avoid”)…

  • BBQBarbs, while I’m not all about censorship on the internet… I am about people just being fucktards for the sake of it. Calling Cuz a faggot (and other things) on numerous occasions isn’t needed, so I deleted those comments.

    Yep, you think the article is shit… but insults are very grade 3.

  • Cuz, Warnie

    What do you mean you were joking about no Gold Coast & Sons players?

    Before I read Cuz’ article I had seventeen GC players in my DT (ten on the bench and eight starters), plus had bought a membership ticket, shaved my head to look like Gaz; re-named my kelpie Karmichael; and bought a cheap unit in Surfers (got a bargain from Jimmy Raptis).

    Then I went and followed Cuz’ advice and got rid of them all, sold the unit (for a substantial loss), started growing hair and now my dog has an identity crisis.

    I’ m sticking with no GC players now as my wife won’t let me work on my dream team until the day before lock out.

    This is all too hard – why can’t I have Fev at full forward?

    Gilly

  • Does your mate’s wife know that 20 of his mates are joining her on her honymoon?