And so it begins: Round 1 Review

Round one means our weekends are gone for at least the next 24 weeks. Not because we are Footy Tragics, but because we are Dream Team Tragics! We will spend all weekend stressing about our teams and why they have gone a couple of minutes without scoring… hating it when one of our boys is copping a tag… and having a crack with our mates sending out plenty of abusive texts because their player is sucking!

Dream Team is back!

Let everyone in the DT TALK Community know how you went this round by filling out the following in the comments (copy and paste the text below and chuck your answers in).

Team Name:
Round 1 Score:
League Results:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:


  • I missed thursday and friday lockouts due to having to travel to Myanmar where internet was a bit hard to find :( if i DID have internet, and used the Partial Lockout, would have 5 wins.. but swan did a good job anyway…

    Team Name: All The Way FC
    Round 1 Score: 2123
    League Results: WWLWW
    DT Studs: Cox, Gibbs, Bartel, Lower
    DT Duds: Duffield, Franklin, Gaff
    On the Chopping Block: no one yet.. so early to trade out… But duff might be the first to go…
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pleased with a good weekend,

  • Team Name : Swooper Troopers
    Round 1 Score : 2200
    League Result : WWWWW
    Rank : 673rd
    WA Rank : 189th
    Dockers Group Rank : 5
    DT Studs : Gibbs, Fyfe, Swan, Cox, Grimes, Bartel, Sandilands and Swallow (Swallow won a tight one for me )
    DT Duds : Foley, Boyd, Franklin, Goodes and Deledio
    On the Chopping block : Nobody, as long as Foley can hold his shit together ;)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever :Won my game against Trigger FC by 11 points right at the end with Swallow outscoring Darling, it was an awesome game for Round 1. Got the heart pumping…loving DT at the moment :)
    Curnow is on the cards for Foley if he flops this week

  • Team Name: Black Magic
    Round 1 Score: 2116
    League Results: WWWWW
    Dt Studs: Gibbs, Grimes, Pendlebury, Bartel Swallow Cox Krackouer Lower, warnock
    Dt Duds: deledio, fisher, adcock, foley, Riewoldt, Johnson, Goodes, Franklin
    On the chopping block: Adcock
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: What happened with Adcock 27 in first quarter, 4 in 2nd, 2 in third and 20 in last!!!!!!!!!!

  • Team Name: Shaw Things
    Score: 2093
    League results: WWWW
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Cox, Swan, Lower, Krakouer
    DT Duds: Foley, Boyd, Franklin, Goodes, Riewoldt
    On the Chopping Block: None at the moment
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Should of picked Curnow. Foley cost me a score well into the 2100s Happy with rookies such as Heppell, Tapscott and Libba. Should get better after average performances from big forwards (Franklin, Goodes, Riewoldt)

  • Team Name: Alex’s Lads
    Round 1 Score: 2090
    League Results: WLWLW
    DT Studs: Cox, Sandilands, A. Swallow (over Jimmy), Lower, Grimes, Gibbs, Krakour, McKernan, Swan (as I expect)
    DT Duds: Adcock (I knew it was a mistake), Conners, Goodes (20 points in the last half), Riewoldt(can’t take a grab until the last minute), Franklin
    On the Chopping Block: Look at Curnow round 3
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Considered O’Keefe over Rockliffe. Regretting it right now but not worth the trade. The Sub rule is going to hit hard this year!

    • I would easily have Rockliff over Okeefe. I had them both last year and Rockliff is way better IMO. Okeefe was horrible late last year.

  • Team Name: Thanx4coming
    Round 1 Score: 2076
    League Results: WWWWL
    DT Studs: Gibbs, lower, swan, pendles,
    DT Duds: my overated forward line, palmer and johnson from freo
    On the Chopping Block: johnson (already beheaded) I know its early but his score of 21 pissed me right off and cost me a possible league win
    Vent/Brag/Whatever quite happy considering how many of my guns showed up with hangovers

  • Team Name: bingobango
    Round 1 Score: 2071
    League Results: LWWW
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Krak, Swan, Grimes, Bartel, Cox, Sandi, Lower
    DT Duds: Boyd, Foley, Harvey, Adcock, Goodes, Franklin, N. Riewoldt, Deledio
    On the Chopping Block: None, all will bounce back with massive scores!!!!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Cox is a champ!!! Go Eagles!!!!

  • Pretty big joke that Alex Rance got 4 games for his hit on Jarred Waite

    • …and Waite got cleared for a deliberate kick to McGuane’s groin.

      Probably because he was just doing what every Richmond supporter wants to do at least five or six times a game.

  • Team Name: The Magaggies

    Round 1 Score: 2048

    League Results: W

    DT Studs: Back line

    DT Duds: Forward line

    On the Chopping Block: Anyone starting regularly as sub (Daniel Connors, I’m talking to you!)

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: All those hours poring over my team, changing this guy to that guy about a billion times and despite cracking the 2K mark I’m still sitting in 17,000th place :(

  • I’ve never really even thought about it playing thee game the past 5 odd years but when do player values change? Is it a 3 week cycle or something similar?

  • Team Name: Dredge’s Disciples
    Round 1 Score: 2208
    League Results: WWW
    DT Studs: Gibbs (VC), Swan, Cox, Enright, Bartel, Sandi, Grimes, Lower, Krak
    DT Duds: Deledio, Johnson, Franklin, Green
    On the Chopping Block: No-one (It’s only round 1!)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Ranked 496 overall. Exclusively Guns and Rooks strategy paid off this week even without 6 GC players. Plenty of improvement to be had from this unit as well. 2400 here I come!!!

    • Team Name: Hawksfor11in11
      Round 1 Score: 1942
      League Results: WWLWW
      DT Studs: Gibbs (VC), Swan, Lower, Grimes, Swallow (A), Krakouer.
      DT Duds: Broughton, Deledio, Boyd, Selwood, Foley, Riewoldt, Higgins, Goodes, Franklin, Mumford, Jolly.
      On the Chopping Block: Foley and Mummy or Jolly but no trades will be getting used since it is too early
      Vent/Brag/Whatever: 1942 is a ok score since i had about ten of my guns scoring well below there average. Should be able to push up to the 2100 mark

  • Team Name: Kaptive Krows
    Round 1 Score: 1968
    League Results: WLWW
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Swan, Cox, Sandi
    DT Duds: Astbury, Gamble
    On the Chopping Block: Astbury, Gamble
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Gamble on gamble didnt pay and Astbury duel posi dud aswell. Dissapointed – A:Mitch Wallis didnt play and B:I didnt pick up on it!!!

  • Team Name: Colwich
    Round 1 Score: 2063
    League Results: WW
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Cox, Sandilands, Swan
    DT Duds: Otten, Atley
    On the Chopping Block: Too early to chop
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Should’ve started Lower over Duigan and should’ve taken advantage of the VC loophole with Gibbs. Had a lot of players score in the 70-90 range including some elites, so hoping that they raise their game next round!

  • Team Name: Shaghaiied Bombers
    Round 1 Score: 2248
    League Results: W
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Cox, Stanton the slut, Swan, Sandilands & Bartel’s consistency. Honorable mention to Krakouer for being the only respectable performing FWD in a cast full of disappointing premiums
    DT Duds: entire FWD line better pick up to justify their premium prices
    On the Chopping Block: sadly Brown dog out for 10 or so, replaced prob after next week. Atley could improve on 40…. and if Shiels doesn’t top 90 rnd 2 he may turn into Curnow to facilitate Brown becoming Chappy

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Great first round of footy! 89th overall in DT, tipped all 8 games (draw helped of course, had the dees), and the Dons on top of the Ladder, for however long that may last… Looking forward to seeing the Suns continuing the tradition against the Blues of every expansion team winning their first game this week.

  • Team Name: Victorious Secret
    Round 1 Score: 2206
    League Results: 5 WINS
    DT Studs: Zaha, Tapscott, Cox, Gibbs, Swanny, Grimesy
    DT Duds: Hurley
    On the Chopping Block: No one, its only round 1
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Very happy to be ranked 534th in Australia. Now I want to stay in the top 1000 for the rest of the year. Really happy with my “X factor” pick up of Zaha this year. Also Grimes, a nice 104 to kickstart 2011. Bigger and better things to come