Feeling (baby) Blue: Round 7 Review

Round 7 has come to a close and there are a few coaches happy with their score and eliminator win, and a whole lot not happy with a terrible score like us… it wasn’t pretty – tune in on Thursday night at 6pm for more on that! How did you go this round? Are you happy? Who are you chopping? Whack it up in the comments!

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Team Name:
Round 7 Score:
League Results:
Eliminator Status:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:


  • Team Name: Neum’s DT
    Round 7 Score: 1754 (teams max possible score was 1951)
    League Results: LWL
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Sandi, Goodes, Green (shock!), Duigan for making his b/e
    DT Duds: Bartel (c), enright, A Swallow, Ryder, Buddy
    On the Chopping Block: Duigan (although maybe not as his b/e is back down to 47) Curnow depending on how long he is out (b/e = 85)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I thought it was all supposed to get better after the MBR’s…… FMDT

  • Team Name: Steamin Demons
    Round 7 Score: 1832
    League Results: W L
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Sylvia Gibbs Goodes Boyd
    DT Duds: Grimes Curnow Goddard the rest of my shithouse backline
    On the Chopping Block: Grimes Curnow

    AAARGH!!! this week i was going to bolster my flagging defence.. but no.. i now need to cover one LTI and maybe sit on Curnow for a few weeks until a super duper premo MID drops in price..

  • Team Name: Young Guns
    Round 7 Score: 1822
    League Results: WWW
    Eliminator Status:W
    DT Studs:Z Smith, Cox, Sylvia, boyd, Gibbs
    DT Duds: Fyfe, pitt, chap, Stanton?,
    On the Chopping Block: Grimes out for the season … need to find a good replacement.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Can anyone tell me what happened with Stanton I didn’t see the game and have got no word about him?

  • Team Name: Ezmae’s Elite
    Round 7 Score: 1856
    League Results: Win (and now on top!)
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Sandilands, Pavlich, Nic Nat, Gibbs, J Selwood
    DT Duds: Grimes, Curnow, Chappy (c), Goddard, J Reiwoldt… and the rest!
    On the Chopping Block: J Reiwoldt, Grimes (obviously)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I was really lucky this week to get a win as my projected total was +2000 and got a dismal +1800. Its only my 2nd season and im on top of the ladder now…pretty stoked!

  • Team Name: General soreness
    Round 7 Score: 1903
    League Results: WWLWW
    Eliminator Status: Not in it
    DT Studs: Boyd, Selwood, Goodes, Gibbs, Sandi, Cox
    DT Duds: Grimes, Curnow, Knights, Duffield
    On the Chopping Block: Either Grimes or Curnow. Probably Grimes – get Enright in
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Not a great week really. Plus my wife’s team beat me in our WAGs league :(

  • Team Name: Team Super Awesome
    Round 7 Score: 1731
    League Results: WLL
    Eliminator Status: L!!!! I laughed at him for having Wells and Kerr on field. FMDT
    DT Studs: Sylvia, Boyd, Gibbs, Montags, Pav
    DT Duds: Redden (C), Curnow, Stevie J, Grimes
    On the Chopping Block: O’brien is losing me $$ now, so will look at a downgrade there, then probably a Grimes upgrade, otherwise I’m going to have a horror back line next week
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Worst week ever. Glad I actually pulled off 1 league win. I also had a plan on getting Goodes in this week, but that’s all gone away now :P

  • Team Name: Aussie Anarchy
    Round 7 Score: 2019
    League Results:
    Eliminator Status: W
    DT Studs: Gibbs (121), Carazzo (113), O’Keefe (114), Boyd (134), Cox (106), Z. Smith (103), Sylvia (149), Goodes (129), Stokes (132).
    DT Duds: Grimes (6), Curnow (13) B. Smith (53), Matera (59)
    On the Chopping Block: Grimes, Curnow (depending), B. Smith
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty happy with my result this week, would’ve been nice if Curnow and Grimes could’ve stayed on the ground but hey, what can ya do? Have had Z. Smith on the becnh all year, almost ready to take Ryder’s spot.

  • Edit:
    League results: WWWW
    Knew I’d forget something.

  • Team Name: PistonBroke
    Round 7 Score: 1783
    League Results: W
    Eliminator Status: W
    DT Studs: Goodes, Boyd, Sandilands, Montagna (finally!)
    DT Duds: Grimes, Redden (C), A. Swallow, Fyfe, Franklin (lazy ass)
    On the Chopping Block: Grimes, Swallow, Franklin
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I’ve got to stop being cute with my captain choices…Redden this week, Coxy against the Hawks…urgh. And Brendan Goddard, stop paving the way for your teammates to get the ball and play some selfish, high-scoring footy!

  • Team Name: dk’s legends
    Round 7 Score: 1,909
    League Results: WWWLW
    Eliminator Status: Alive
    DT Studs: Gibbsy, Adcock, Heppell, Boydy, Cox, Sandi,
    DT Duds: Grimesy, Franklin,
    On the Chopping Block: Franklin (maybe) Knights
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: wtf is up with Goddard?

  • Grimes to Frawley who is on board, he should take on Grimes’s roll.

  • Team Name: Fudgetunnels
    Round 7 Score: 1923
    League Results: LLWWW
    Eliminator Status: W
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Kerr, Watson, Goodes, Sylvia and even N Riewoldt
    DT Duds: Curnow, Grimes, Chapman, Smith
    On the Chopping Block: Grimes, Smith, Otten

    Another week where I though my score was crap, only to move up the rankings….unbelieveable. Two losses both stung and if I went with Watson two victories….oh well, hindsight.
    Trade Didak out Kerr in just awesome (after one week, this may change)….Kerr going great guns, expect many more on him, especially if Curnow isout for a while (is he??)
    Oh spanked Dr dream team as well

    Go Dons (P.S. boys…..Hibberd was never going to play)

    • Yes but the question is will Hibberd play more from here on in?

      • Can’t see him taking anyones place, so I wouldn’t think so…..only hope would be an injury or resting Heppell
        Back six is pretty set, and who knows, pears or welsh (when recovered) could be pushing for those spots.

  • Poupolo js?? Likly to hold his spot? If so my trades this week will be otten>poupolo then duigan>Rawlings
    Then next week libba> hibberd swallow or harris> mitchel

  • Team Name: Knightrider
    Round 7 Score: 2002
    League Results: WWWW
    Eliminator Status: W
    DT Studs: Sylvia, Boyd (c), Goodes, Cox, Sandi
    DT Duds: Fyfe, Franklin, (Stanton & Curnow)
    On the Chopping Block: Duigan & Yarran for Heath and Harper
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: into the top 2%

    Whats the latest on Stanton & Curnow?

    • Stanton had concussion and the early word on Cournow is 4 weeks …

  • Vent/

    O yer what with the “DOG” Montagna give’n the injured Curnow a bump as he moved toward the bench after injuring his right shoulder

    now that is a low Dog’s act , I think he should be fined

    • toughen up sweetheart it’s all part of football.

    • curnow went back on the field, so its fair game

      • its fair gam ,hit’n someone from behind running off field.

        I love karma :)

        Just like St kilda got smashed by a schoolgirl in the off season,
        and now St kilda being smashed by every team in the comp this season,

        + the only way St kilda can hit people or win is from behind now on because there 14th

        so St kilda do it from the back from now on ;)

  • What do people think about Curnow to Kerr then Grimes to Rawlings? Covers off 2 positions without relying on untested rookies whose js is unkown?

    • Kerr will get suspended or injured before years end , guarenteed !

      • Everyone will be on this trade …..Kerr flying atm and will make a stack of cash!!!

        • Until Picken gives him a heavy tag in round 9 and annoys him soooooo bad that Kerr snaps and is suspended for 5 weeks!!!!!
          But really opposition sides will pay him a lot more attention now so will be very interesting to see his next 4 or 5 weeks.

  • Team Name: Gift of the Gaff
    Round 7 Score: 2031
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: W
    DT Studs: Sylvia, Selwood, Sandy, Boyd, Watson, Gibbs, Goodes
    DT Duds: Grime,s, Curnow, Knights,
    On the Chopping Block: Grimes (Forced)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Poor captain choice – (Rockliff) hurt my ranking big time!! Few big decisions for a huge % of teams as what to do with Grimes, and possibly Curnow when we find out how serious his injury is.!


  • Team Name: First Choice
    Round 7 Score: 1728
    League Results: WW
    Eliminator Status: W
    DT Studs: Selwood, Sandilands, Boyd, Gibbs, Cox
    DT Duds: Chapman (captain), franklin, goodard, stevey j
    On the Chopping Block: curnow pending injurie, and franklin. Its been previously playing my mind to axe him
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Chapman as captain,,, am i the only person who doesnt have grimes?

  • Curnow looks to be out for at least 6 weeks and possibly 2 months …


  • Team Name: Full Purple Jacket
    Round 7 Score: 1928
    League Results: W (against my brother woohoo)
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Sandi Goodes Cox Gibbs, Issac Smith (had him all year)
    DT Duds: Delids Goddard Broughton (Yes I still have him)
    On the Chopping Block: Broughon, finally gave up on him
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: First time dream team player, I have 182k in the bank
    hope to bring in some better players soon, got Swan so not sure if Pendles or Boyd yet.
    I now know why this is such an obsession for people, great fun, thanks for the tips so far for us beginners.

  • Just chill out on Curnow, fix the rest of your team. If he’s still out once the rest of your team makes you happy then trade him.
    Source:The Kings of Leon aka Alex Furgeson aka Leonidis aka William Wallace(Braveheart).

    • tkol,
      Curnow trade (like all) will depend on the situation with the rest of your team and the ability to cover the biggest problems in your side.
      Personally he is very likely to leave my side as have number of holes to cover down back with Grimes, Gibbs, Duigan out and with prospect of having to play the likes of L.Thompson/Toy/Lower all on field.

  • Team Name: The Unemployed
    Round 7 Score:
    League Results:
    Eliminator Status:
    DT Studs:
    DT Duds:
    On the Chopping Block:

  • Team Name: The Unemployed

    Round 7 Score: 2001

    League Results: W

    Eliminator Status: Active

    DT Studs: 3:Boyd 2: Watson 1: Gibbs (about time) Sandi Selwood and Pav notable mentions

    DT Duds: Goddard Curnow Knights McGlynn

    On the Chopping Block: Goddard is getting 1 more week then will be downgrading him. Curnow depending on how bad injury is. Have plenty of cover in the mid (libber,harris,hibberd) Looking at downgrading Libber to Wallis? (thoughts please). Also looking at downgrading Duigan but not sure who to as yet. Any ideas anyone?

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Not overly happy with the score but managed to jump up 2275 places overall to 1867 overall.

    • Am thinking about Duigan > Paupolo as downgrade option.
      Then Curnow > Pendlebury with the coin i make from the downgrade?


  • Team Name: The Magoo’s

    Round 7 Score: 1942

    League Results: WWW

    Eliminator Status: Through

    DT Studs: A few of my premiums punched out some good scores, The Voldt’s 95 was a good sign

    DT Duds: Grimes and Curnow definitely hurt

    On the Chopping Block: Like everbody else I’ll be looking for a Grimes replacement

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Obviously the pressure of being captain of the Magoo’s was to much for Tommy Rockliff, honestly thought he would stand up to the challenge. He will live to fight another day. Oh and I’ve decided that Brendan Goddard is a whinging little bitch, if only he would stop screamin and carrying on at his team mates and the umpires he actually might start to get his hands on the footy.

  • Is Corey Enright worth picking up around now?

    • I need a defender, can have anyone…obviously I wouldnt go a carlton player as they have a bye this week. I was also thinking Rawlings

    • My worry about him is he has collingwood, carlton, dogs and hawks and saints in the next 6 games. But hard to go past a proven performer.

      • almost a good thing that he has hard opponents…will be up his end more?

  • Team name: Lennyboy
    Round score : 2027
    League/Elim: Tick x 2, tick.
    DT Studs: Gibbs< Sylvia, Mitchell, Selwood (c), Sandi, Cox, Pav, and goods Voldt, Petrie and Duigan for making his BE and making me believe he will probably be a bench keeper.
    DT Duds: Grimes, Knights, Lower, Stanley and Darling all under 70.
    On the chopping block: Unfortunately the faith in Grimes back fired this week. Question is do I upgrade him to Enright , FIsher, Shaw or Adcock. Which wrecks the 113K I had to upgrade a sun midfielder. Plenty to think about during the week.
    Vent/brag/whatever. Need to start moving on my Suns players, have 3 in the mids but injuries are f**king up my trade strategies and Losing Grimes as a premium back mean I need to replace him with a premium back, especially with Gibbs and duigan sitting on my backs bench, I'll be f**ked if Im going to let Toy onto the ground. Hopefully the two new hawks can get picked for the next couple of games so that they are on the bubble for the suns bye and some downgrades and cash awaits, fingers crossed, but knowing this game something will ruin that for me too. Still ranked 2362 isnt too bad for the crap I've dealt with in the last few rounds, Obviously I'm not alone.

  • Is Broughton a good trade target for Grimes?

  • Team Name: Jimmy’s Giants

    Round 7 Score: 1,959

    League Results: WLWWL

    Eliminator Status: The big Win by 200 points

    DT Studs: Grimes, A.Swallow, Knights

    DT Duds: Boyd (c), Goodes and Sylvia

    On the Chopping Block: Duigan to Pouplou
    Otten to Enright

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: passssssssss

  • Team Name: Wecky’s Wacko’s
    Round 7 Score: 1721
    League Results: LWWLW
    Eliminator Status: Easy Win
    DT Studs: Curnow(f**ked his shoulder but still tried), Boyd, Gibbs, Sandi
    DT Duds: A. Swallow, ME, Knights
    On the Chopping Block: My Head
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Trading Chapman in for N Voldt was a big mistake as was putting the Big C on Chapman

  • Team Name: The Chieftain
    Round 7 Score: 1799
    League Results:WL
    Eliminator Status:Acive
    DT Studs:Sylvia,Goodes, Gibbs,Cox
    DT Duds:A.Swallow,fyfe, Martin, Grimes, Goodard, Curnow, Franklin
    On the Chopping Block:A Swallow, Grimes, Curnow, Warnock
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Lost this because i had curnow and grimes plus i thought frnklin would fire and had him as my captain. A.Swallow is having a very lean 3 weeks and is going down in price should i get ride of him? and if i do for chappy or selwood or someone else?

  • Team Name: Kreuzin’
    Round 7 Score: 1843
    League Results: WLWW
    Eliminator Status: ACTIVE
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Watson, Sandi, Cox.
    DT Duds: Curnow (poor bugger) and Grimes.
    On the Chopping Block: Grimes (obviously).
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Hopefully Curnow wont be out for the season like Grimes is.

  • Team Name: Team Tooler
    Round 7 Score: 1840s
    League Results: WLWLW
    Eliminator Status: Win
    DT Studs: Boyd, Gibbs, Sandi
    DT Duds: Grimes, Curnow, Obrien
    On the Chopping Block: Every rook, Grimes
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Tossing up who in for Grimes. My ranking is sinking like a stone, 500s now. Totally hampered by higgins, suckling, curnow, grimes at the moment. Article on Sunday said Higgins back. Article on Tuesday said Higgins out. This is one messed up game of hokey pokey. I am out of overall contention now and the remainder of this season is for DT practice for next year.

  • Team Name: The Happy Meals
    Round 7 Score:1822
    League Results: WIN by 21 points
    Eliminator Status:WIN by 1822 points…
    DT Studs: Boyd, Gibbs, Z. Smith, Goodes, Juddy
    DT Duds: Curnow + Grimes..obviously, Knights, Broughton, Chapman
    On the Chopping Block: Broughton, Grimes..,
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Need to get rid of Grimes, thinking for Chaplin? or Enright? average is slowly dropping into the 1900’s.. >:(

  • Team Name: Burnt Toast
    Round 7 Score: 1829
    League Results:WW
    Eliminator Status:Active
    DT Studs:Rischetelli, J Selwood, Pavilich, Riewoldt
    DT Duds: Gram, Goddard, (Curnow but he has an excuse), Darling
    On the Chopping Block: Curnow for kerr?
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:so glad i traded hodge for rischetelli really paid off won me all my games.

  • For anyone that is interested wrote my review here: http://www.thisisafl.com/blog/2011/05/td21s-7-review/

    Awful week really so many injuries and players underperforming.

  • Started the week ranked 130, finished it knocked out of the eliminator by a team ranked 100000 fielding 5 donuts…. I never really gave a shit about eliminator but even still, thats just crap!

    RD 7 SCORE: 2072 (RANK 1263) :)