Men Down: Round 4 Review

I has been a massive round of Dream Team. Our rookies stepped up in the absence of our superstars who were missing in this  first multi-round bye. We have multi-byes to deal with next week as well.

Here’s a hint… when lockout is over, jump on and sub all of your West Coast, Sydney and Melbourne players straight to your bench.

So how did we go this week? Were we happy with your guys coming off the bench an filling in? Let us know in the comments.

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Team Name:
Round 4 Score:
How many best 22 out:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:


  • To the few it may concern Coad out 2-3 weeks because of a hamstring strain according to McKenna.

    • Are you kidding me?!
      oh for god sake

      • yeah that boody horrible ‘ SUB ‘ rule is going to upset some teams structure this week for sure now that’s Coad is definitely out !

        OUCH !

        • one person who I think is going to avoid the sub is Swan. He was like a key forward when it was delivered to him. Give him rests up there.

    • Awesome news for me!!!!!

  • Team Name: Cousins Coke n Ice
    Round 4 Score: 2094
    How many best 22 out: Goddard, Boyd, Little Libba, Higgins Reiwoldt & Lower
    DT Studs: Swanny, Lids, Pav, Franklin
    DT Duds: Harry Taylor, Krak, Foley
    On the Chopping Block: Ive gone early, but pulled the trigger on Taylor as soon as I could, Brought in Coad to free up Cash then went Bang with Foley to Scotty Thompson
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Happy I cleared 2000. Can not believe how poor Harry Taylor has become, did a nasty 40k price drop before I pulled the trigger, but feel better now I dont see him sitting in my team.

    How good were some of the rooks???? Great week for them to step up! Concerned that there may be carnage this week though not knowing what the team lists will look like, especially when Im heading off camping before the first game (no mobile covereage either to make changes on the Ipad if required either!).

    Whats a man to do?!

  • Team Name: Fong’s Freaks
    Round 4 Score: 1953
    How many best 22 out: 3
    DT Studs: Sylvia (I think he had 3 points at 1/4 time!!), Swan, Sandilands, Deledio
    DT Duds: Broughton, Vince, Krak
    On the Chopping Block: Krak
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Sat Darling, which cost me a score in the 2000s! Shouldn’t score any donuts this week (*touch wood*), but I need some more firepower in the lineup. Not sure what I can do this week, but very seriously considering my first trade(s).

  • Team Name: GilbertHasNoMates
    Round 4 Score: 1951 (with a donut)
    How many best 22 out: 6
    DT Studs: Heppel, Duigan, Duigan, Swan, Stanton, Fyfe, Buddy, Zaharakis, Darling
    DT Duds: Broughton, Harris, Krakouer, Bartel
    On the Chopping Block: Broughton, Krakouer
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Rooks stood up when needed, was gonna sideways trade Broughton to Suban last week, thank god i didnt!

  • Team Name: albert proud ftw
    Round 4 Score:1994
    How many best 22 out: goddard, adcock, boyd, roo, libba
    DT Studs: Darling, duigan, heppel, swan, PAV
    DT Duds:juddy, Cyril, cox, petrie, KRAK
    On the Chopping Block: krakour is definately there abouts may keep him on the bench untill collingwoods bye then he’s out
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: unfortunate not to hit the 2000 mark seeing as khunt filled in for lower and had a few that didnt fire but was well and truly held up by the rooks this week, would love to get jobe watson into my side he is by tip for the brownlow this year

  • Had a look at Dr. DT’s team. Foward line: Green, Rioli, Franklin and Goodes. There is no DPP in his mids as well. Which why I am keeping Krakouer in my team for DPP rounds 5 and 6.

  • tough decisions to make whether to trade out krakour and/or coad

    • pittard (port), im thinking him. Looks like a good sideways trade, the same price, plenty of growth. Kraks has a BE of 43 i think i read so he might be going down already

  • Team Name: Call Me Daddy
    Round 4 Score: 2191
    How many best 22 out: 5 Roo, God, Higgins, Libba, Adcock
    DT Studs: Deledio, Swan, Pendels, A Swallow, Watson, Darling, Sandi, Franklin, Sylvia, Curnow, Duigan, Hepel
    DT Duds: Krak Cox ……Bartel Gibbs not terrible but not great.
    On the Chopping Block. Hmmmm
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Major issue this week. Fluked my way to 43rd overall, had a massive oversight after moving Sylvia permanently to my forward line and cutting my forward mid link. Was relying on Petrie to cover Cox bye this week as both ruck subs not playing. To my horror realised i have Tappy Sylvia and Darling on bench already so cant use the link for Petrie or will cop a 0 in the foward line. To make things worse have Krak up front who may not play so could cop another 0. Have only 3 g in the bank.
    I really need Zac Smith but with only 3 g and Tippet and Keefe on the bench cant see how to do it without double trading, and Krak and Petrie are really the only 2 i would want to trade out. Should i cop a Zero possibly 2 or should i trade and find a way to cover for this week but ultimately weaken my team. FAAARRKK Whats Pitt’s chances of playing some regular footy??

  • Team name – Scoring Glory
    Score – 1995
    How many best 22 out – 3
    Studs – Fyfe, Buddy, Pendles, Sandi, Darling and rest of rooks
    Duds – Broughton and Kraks
    Chopping Block – GB has had his last chance. From what I’ve read and seen his role in the backline won’t change and might get Adcock in this week for him.
    Vent – Note to never risk captaincy on a ruckman. Went cox over Pendles and it cost me. Also, will probs keep Krak until round 8 then use him to help us get Didak. At least his price shouldn’t go down in that time.

  • Team name – Goodfellas
    Score – 1971
    How many best 22 out – 3
    Studs – Swan (c), Buddy, Didak, Darling, Selwood, Swallow
    Duds – Josh Hunt, Ryder, Hodge, O’Keefe
    Chopping Block – O’Brien was a mistake to select him does get 60s consitently but i want big scores will trade him for Deledio while his price is low.
    VentBrag/Whatever – Dissapointed that Lower didnt play but Otten got a excellent 87 as a emergency. Hunt was sub which ruined my score Josh Hunt that is and when will Hodge lift? needs to find his 2010 form.

  • I’ve thought about it, and reckon Krak will not get dropped- and watch him light it up on Anzac Day!
    Actually, more of a gut feeling.

  • Don’t normally do this but here goes….

    Team name – Dal4Brownlow
    Score – 2290
    How many best 22 out – 3 (Roo, Adcock, BJ, plus Libba but probably not in the best 22 yet)
    Studs – Happyish with all bar duds
    Duds – Stanley, Petrie and Spakour (emergencies Hale, Matera, Harris & Richardson were disappointing but didn’t affect score),
    Chopping Block – Losing my patience with Krak and Petrie.
    VentBrag/Whatever – 24th overall for this round, into the 300s overall. Pretty stoked as normally leave my run pretty late in the season (finished 500ish last year). Over the moon with my selection of Scott Thompson in the mids as a unique premium. Not sure why everyone didn’t jump on him with all those Crows retiring last year – hopefully he keeps up this form and stays fit. With two trades only used, and 200k in the bank – not sure which of Krak and Petrie to get rid of.

  • Wtf is with Dawes getting reported? I saw it on ch10 and its absolute crap.

  • Team Name:
    Round 4 Score:1902
    How many best 22 out: 5: Gram Goddard Boyd Adcock Riewoldt
    DT Studs: Captain Swanny, Pendles,by backline rookies(heppel,duigan,otten), Curnow, Sandi Franklin
    DT Duds: Vince,Krak,prestia,cox,goodes
    On the Chopping Block: Vince
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: not a very good score really, but with some quality players out and a lot of money up my sleeve i ca feel a good run coming on soonish.

  • Team Name: Nick’s Champions
    Round 4 Score:1962
    How many best 22 out: 5 (6 including Nick Lower)
    DT Studs: Franklin, Deledio, Swan, Zaharakis, SteveJ, Darling and Duigen.
    DT Duds: KRAKOUER!!, Prestia, Ryder
    On the Chopping Block: KRAKOUER!!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Not much but what Krakouer yo Libberatore

  • in a bit of trouble

    rawlings is letting me down and losing me $$$$$
    A) get adcock n free up $60000
    B) get smith n free up $200000

    • If I had him, I’d hold him.

      However, if you really want to get rid of him…
      at this stage of the DT season (pre 2nd byes) I’d go for Smith and get the $ for later upgrades.

  • Team name – MonFRIES with that
    Score – 2151
    How many best 22 out – 4 (Voldt, Goddard, Boyd, Higgings)
    Studs – Swan (c), Buddy, Deledio, Darling, Syliva, A. Swallow, D.Swallow.
    Duds – Coad, Krak, Harris, Goods, Richardson
    Chopping Block – Krak will go, hope he doesnt leak money before some one else pops up.
    VentBrag/Whatever – Solid Rookie perforances all round. This got me to around 1500 overall. Planning my team loosely around not contain many players from the same team is paying off, except there really is not point except seeing a nice number in the rankings.

  • Team Name: Yertle’s Turtles
    Score: 2107
    Men Out:4
    DT Studs: Swan, Franklin, Deledio, Swallow, Sandi, Chapman, Pavlich.
    DT Duds: Krak, Ryder, Prestia
    Chopping Block: Mitch Morton for either Goodesy or Higgins soon, any suggestions?
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Very happy with most of my rookies, just waiting to see whether goodesy or higgins will be more promising

    Round 4 Score: 2103
    How many best 22 out: 4 (Goddard, Libba, Boyd, Higgins)
    DT Studs: Swan (C), Darling, Duigan, Heppell, Brodie Smith, D Swallow, Sylvia, Knights, Buddy, Sandi
    DT Duds: J Riewoldt yet again, Krak, Cox, Goodes, Bartel
    On the Chopping Block: J Riewoldt has to go. Considering Fyfe or Zaha.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Very happy with a score over 2100 in a multi-bye round.. Rookies stepped up!

    • Also, I was going to bring in Adcock but Cam Bruce pulled his finger out and actually did something.. any suggestions?