Now I know why they call it DREAM team

It happened again last night… like it did the night before that, and the night before that.

I’m in bed about to drift off to sleep when my mind starts pondering whether I should trade Palmer for Fyfe. If I do this what can I do with the extra 22k? My eye springs open…and there it goes, sleep can be forgotten about for the next few hours as my mind goes over the calculations and permutations. With that 22k I can trade Vickery down to Derickx, McEvoy down to Petrie and I can afford Hale on the forward bench! Why didn’t I think of this before??? Should I get up and do it now?

I keep trying to force sleep. Why can’t I think about naked ladies like normal people? OK let’s give it a try; let’s try a 3-some. Hmm it’s working! There I am with two ladies…..this is going to be awesome! As I drift off to sleep the 2 ladies get to work, then my mind goes again, two ladies; that reminds me of DPP, do I have enough links to the Mids and backs? Immediately the ladies disappear in a puff of dust as Mzungu’s face enters my mind….. Why did you have to do your knee, clown!

This has been the story of my life for the past few years. That’s right I’m no regular one season addict. I have to suffer through my Dream team addiction in footy season, then through the Fantasy Premier league in the off-season, my addiction knows no bounds. You should see me in the crossover month when they are both playing! I’m like Tom Cruise in Minority report standing at the screens relentlessly moving items from place to place.

At first my long suffering partner would get upset with me, she thought I cared more about Dream team than her. My usual response would be “Well would you prefer that I was a junkie in the gutter? Or that I had a safe innocent hobby?” I now know in fantasy terms I am that junkie in the gutter. It’s hard to know when my addiction turned from a few lines on the top of a toilet seat to injecting into my eyeballs but I guess I should have seen the signs when I preferred to watch +3’s and + 6’s flash across a screen rather than watch an actual game of football. When you sit there watching those numbers flash by like the Matrix, ignoring the calls for Monty to give Peake the spud or for players to lift or stay down… I guess that’s when you know it’s gone too far.

At least Dream team is on during the day, it’s plausible to check your phone for scores in a restaurant – any excuse can be made, Just texting my mum! But with Fantasy Premier League its different, it’s all happening during the night-time hours. Trying to sleep is impossible, it’s like being a kid on Christmas Eve knowing Santa is coming…what points will he leave me in the morning??? On more than one occasion the suspense has been too much. I’ve gone to the toilet brandishing my phone only for girlfriend to see the glow and bust me in there….either way I’m in trouble, who would you be on the phone to at 4am? It’s either a girl… or the old fantasy football…Again.

I know only the car will turn her, only then will she know all this was not in vain. No matter how many times I tell her I’m in the top 50 in the world! It does not impress her one little bit. Once I win that car it will all be sweet. That is why I lie awake at night wondering about Palmer or Fyfe.

My name is Adam… and I’m a fantasy sports addict

101 Comments

  • Im surprised about the seeming lack of interest in waters this season… imo he would be just as valuable as a deledio or broughton and i think his price is fairly accurate from what can be expected. If you think about it he is in a shit team in which the backline will see plenty of action so he is bound to have a few killer scores as well as being fairly consistant… in fact if deledio continues his scrotum form into the season proper beau waters will be my man

  • It’s ok robdog, your apology was both accepted and appreciated, and the abusive comments from other posters towards you were both unfair and unnecessary.

    I realise that you didn’t intend to be racist – unfortunately, comments that aren’t intended to be hurtful often are, and can cause damage.

    I appreciate that you were quick to acknowledge that you made an error in judgement and am happy to bury the hatchet, so to speak, as there are other far more appropriate places for these sorts of discussions.

    Hopefully now we can get back to what this site is for: feeding our shared addiction to dreamteam!

  • currently starting

    def = 2 rookies
    mids = 1 rookie
    forwards = 2 rookies

    is this too many or not enough??

    • sorry forwards = 2 rookies + knights

      • na mate pretty much everyone will have that, i have 1 down forwards but 2 to start cause petrie is off

        • contemplating having veszpremi instead of 2nd rookie but just not sure if he will play.

          he was targeted pretty hard by the bulldogs so would have thought he would get ample game time

          • yer could be a good uniquish pick but how many other players do u have from saints and dogs

          • 1 saints
            and veszpremi from bulldogs
            may upgrade to goddard in back but currently only 1 saint

  • Well, I’ve finally cracked, I am even considering Taylor Walker after his 7 goals against Richmond….Please let lock out arrive so I can just live with my mistakes.

    Also you can still pick Brendan Fevola…..he’s cheap ….

  • First time blogger, long time reader. After reading this article recalling the sleepless nights doing trades in my head, getting caught on the loo in the middle of night with lap top on lap by the wife, spending more time on DT stats than work stats I see that I need help. Its time for a DT intervention or at the very least self help group.

  • Who are the suspensions going into round 1 ??

  • Best pre-season article (sorry Cuz)