Sunday Rapture: Round 9 Review

So, the world was supposed to end this weekend. Well, Friday and Saturday made our last moments with our Dream Teams look pretty awesome with most teams averaging over 100 points per player… then “Sunday Rapture” took hold. Still, it was a pretty awesome round for most. How did you go?

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Team Name:
Round 9 Score:
League Results:
Eliminator Status:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:


  • Does anyone have any news on Sandi? Will he be out for a while do we think?

    • Wondering the same thing…heard nothing all week end.

    • Went for scans today wil prolly hear more about it 2moro. Best case he will play with an injection if there’s no serious damage it’s basically how big his pain threshold is that will determine how long he stays out. Ive had the same thing happen couldnt run for four weeks thats with no pain relief tho.

  • Team Name: Krak my Goldsack
    Round 9 Score: 2195
    League Results: WWWLW
    Eliminator Status: Active (played some guy who had all his collingwood players onfield apart from swan who was on the bench and he had Conca capt)
    DT Studs: Franklin, Riewoldt, Cox, Goddard, Adcock
    DT Duds: Mitchell, Bartel, Poo and Tapscott
    On the Chopping Block: 16 trades left, im thinking Tapscott – I Smith and then Swallow – Montagna
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: –

  • Let’s discuss: STUPID TRADES, RND 9
    Granted we had an awesome round, but there were some landmines out there. Shaw, Lower, Duigs etc.

    I traded Duffield for Poup. Granted I think in the long run it will be alright, but in the now, Duff…ton, Poup…60. Doh!

    Who else did some trades they immediately felt pain over when the dust settled?

    • Lower out. That hurt.

    • Nothing hurts me yet but having traded Brodie Smith and Nick Lower (two midfielders) from my defs in the past two weeks, nothing will irritate me more than if these two guys suddenly decide that it’s ok to play well/consistently every week.

      • Traded Lower to Suckling which in hindsight was a bad move but long term should pay dividends.

        This week – Fyfe!

        • Lower against Port was probably an anomoly, had something to prove perhaps. Lost 20k though. Is it time to pull stumps on Bewick? Was that his 3rd sub-affected game? Two starting on and one through injury? I might just park his ass on my mids bench, but there is also Cam Rich in the forward and Prestia. Ottens in the back. lament trading un-ripened rooks. Krakouer is starting to reeeeally piss me off!

          • Sound bloody like me Shane got the same players are you… sucks

          • Bewick’s having a bit of a laugh at the moment having survived culling season. It’s frustrating having him sit there but in my instance, I just have to keep him until he fattens. I haven’t lost belief that he will, but it just won’t be in the short term that he does so. Voss won’t tinker too much with the side for a couple of weeks now that they have won and Bewick could play in lieu of Rockliff.

          • krakouer was always gonna be a keeper injury permitting

    • Krakouer was WAAAAY premature jack on my behalf. Thing is I ended up with Redden. Kid has a couple of bad games but enyone who gets 10+ tackles in a game gets my respect. If he had 30+ possies in that last game it would have been a 140 score. I did the same with Duig but wanted Jacobs to gwt Hepp in the backline instead of the midfield. Hoping my faith in Ottens + bewick is restored!

      • Thing is with Krak it’s not him determining his scores it Malthouse. When Krak plays midfield he kills it everytime. When he plays forward he spuds it up. Hopefully Malthouse picks up on this and starts him in the mids then its hello TON

  • Lost by 16! That hurts! Cyril and Mitch burnt me. Who woulda thought that if I had Krakatoa on the field instead of Cyril that I would have won!

    End result. 2270ish.

  • Team Name: OrangeWedgeEaters
    Round 9 Score: 2286
    League Results:
    Eliminator Status:
    DT Studs: 3 Franklin 2 Reiwoldt 1 Conca
    DT Duds: Whichever higher power is making Jimmy Bartel become a tart
    On the Chopping Block: Jimmy Bartel
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Rookies are bollocks

  • Team Name: Hanson’s Heroes
    Round 9 Score: 2325
    League Results: WW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Adcock, Heppell, Lower, Goddard, M Murphy, Cotchin, Fyfe, J Selwood, Cox, Franklin
    and N Riewoldt
    DT Duds: R Murphy and Tapscott
    On the Chopping Block: Tapscott
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Highest score to date, pretty happy with my overall ranking being 2586. Lower and Duigan played better than what i was expecting and repaid the faith, unlike Tapscott.

  • Team Name: Team Super Awesome
    Round 9 Score: 2335
    League Results: WWW
    Eliminator Status: already out
    DT Studs: Lower, Heppell, Goddard, Montags, Selwood, Redden, Cox, Franklin, Riewoldt
    DT Duds: Ryder
    On the Chopping Block: Couple of cash cows
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: What a round!!! Was a bit disappointed with Swans score, but that’s life. Finally won a game in my DT Talk league :P

  • Team Name: Shouldbemydayjob
    Round 9 Score: 2403
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: All did pretty well
    DT Duds: No duds to speak of which is a very rare thing
    On the Chopping Block: No chopping neccesary
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Moved back up from 5th overall to 3rd overall. Seems to be the Top 5-10 teams are starting to stick around week to week now. Would be nice when Watson is back and Gram learns to play football again.

    • Could teach TKOL a thing or 12. Not that he doesn’t know everything already.

      • TKOL sounds like a pretty good coach, just really cocky. Nothing wrong with some confidence though. Theres a heap of good coaches in the Top 10,000 or so, just somethings work out better for some coaches then they do for others.

    • Nice work man. You were top at one stage yeah?

      • Cheers.. yeah since Round 3 team has been 32nd, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 1st , 5th & 3rd.

        • arnt you ment to say “man??? I am not a man my name is Sarah” so how many sides your running this year 5 or 6???

  • Team Name: The Magoo’s
    Round 9 Score: 2232
    League Results: WWW
    Eliminator Status: Out
    DT Studs: Awesome to see Goddard and Voldt smash out a couple big scores.
    DT Duds: DIDAK
    On the Chopping Block: Dids and Tappy
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: It’s fair to say that “Dids” is a shell of his former self. He’s either injured or just completely out of form. Hopefully being made the sub this week will be the severe kick up the arse that he needed. Depending on how Tommy Rok and Sandi pull up he could very well find himself becoming Chappy.

    • Issues preseason = issues during season.
      eg. Didak, Hodge, Lake etc

      Shit players are shit.
      eg. Robbie Gray.

      Injury prone players.. get injured.
      eg. Higgins, im gonna put Higgins again beacause I think its appropriate.

      Learn the lessons, and resist tempation next year when Higgins starts with 2 x 120+, and Gray kills it preseason.

  • I think to gain ground on the top teams, people need to start taking big risks and hope they pay off.

    I don’t mean like making krakouer your captain, I mean more like picking up guys like thompson, murphy, rischitelli, griffen and hoping they come good.

    I mean, sure you can get pendlebury or buddy if you missed them, but if you’re just matching the top teams you’ll have no chance. If your players are different you’ll have a slim chance…

    • ah yeah no chance its a marathon not a sprint you need all the big guns the difference is with your six seventh player of each position eg. this week lower over puopolo

    • Hope they come good?? Thompson is already good.

    • Captain choice and picking the right subs are the key to winning this considering alot of teams have very similar players.

      • I havent had 100 from my captain for the last four weeks and have slipped down big time because of it.

  • Team Name: Alex’s All Stars
    Round 9 Score: 2322
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Active

    DT Studs: Glad to be putting Goddard and Voldt in my Studs for a nice change. J Selwood, Buddy, Cox & Murphy all stand out performances.

    DT Duds: Puopolo, Shaw, Bewick – was on my bench but went down in price!

    On the Chopping Block: Tappy – it was good while it lasted.

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Duigan was on the pine this week, but it was between him and Puopolo and I took a punt that went wrong. Learn from it and move on. Happy to move back up the overall rankings from 351 to 277th :-)

  • Team Name: Tiger Flowsion
    Round 9 Score: 2227
    League Results: LLL
    Eliminator Status: L by 2 points
    DT Studs: The usual but giving a pat on the back to Gysberts
    DT Duds: Higgins – never again mate two years in a row
    On the Chopping Block: Tapscott – but may wait a week to see Mzungu can do
    I made some mistakes this year but lessons learned, worried too much about the byes then traded too hard through rounds 4, 5, 6 now i have to save some trades if i get into some finals, i should always pick the best 2 ruckman at the start of the yeat no matter what, not picking Higgins again until he has 1 full season and i should take more risks had guys like Mundy & Kelly on my mind but didn’t have the guts to pick them.

    At least the Tigers are playing well.

  • Team Name: Albert proud ftw
    Round 9 Score:2264
    League Results:WWWW
    Eliminator Status:active
    DT Studs: redden, selwood, Petrie, adcock, nvolt, Goddard
    DT Duds: swan, puopolo, pav
    On the Chopping Block: tapscott gone, libba upgrade ablett
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: not bad missed a few points from the swans game

  • Team Name: Purple Thunder
    Round 9 Score:2418
    League Results:www
    Eliminator Status:w
    DT Studs:goddard fyfe selwood montagna cox petri buddy riewoldt
    DT Duds:puopolo pittard darling, all still played well but were my only players to score under 80
    On the Chopping Block: no one really everyone is going along nicely
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: could have got 67 more if i had lower on instead of puopolo but who cares though

  • Team Name: Steven
    Round 9 Score: 2330
    League Results: WW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Cox, Selwood, Petrie, God, Adcock, Franklin, Lower (Bench)
    DT Duds: Pav, Swan for not delivering a big ton as captain
    On the Chopping Block: Pav, Harris, Curnow
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Best score ever like most else, so tempted to make Pav become Fyfe sooner rather than later as it’s costing me a shiteload of points. Swan no longer auto captain (that mantle goes to Selwood), not sure whether to turn Matera or Richardson into Lynch this week.

    • I’m leaving Richardson on the bench as you make more money with others, so effectively having 2 on my bench to choose from now, can’t see Richardson getting to many games

  • Team Name: Morbid Unicorn
    Round 9 Score: 2314
    League Results: WLWWW
    Eliminator Status: Eliminated (Opponent score 2351)
    DT Studs: Duigan, Knights, N Riewoldt, Goddard
    DT Duds: Mundy
    On the Chopping Block: Gram, Tapscott
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: True to form, the person I trade in plays rubbish. Starting to get rewarded for keeping the faith. Looking to go Gram to Deledio soonish, so it looks like Lids is in for a shocker.

  • Team Name: Ducktation

    Round 9 Score: 2228

    League Results: WWW

    Eliminator Status: ELIMINATE :(

    DT Studs: Goddard, Montagna, A Swallow, Franklin, Cox, Reiwoldt

    DT Duds: Dangerfield, Pavlich, Puopolo, Ryder, Rioli

    On the Chopping Block: Nobody this week. Most of my cows have at least 1 more price rise. Ryder to go and Dangerfield to go soon though. Dangerfield next week has a break even of 36 so after that he is f**ked off. Ryder out soon, but not sure where too…

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Decided to put Puopolo on the field instead of Lower, cost me 67 points! Had the C on Montagna until Friday when i chickened out and put it on Swan. Cost me 57 points! would have had 2352!!! Opted for Higgins to Pav last week instead of Higgins to Fyfe for consistency…Pav 86 and 80, Fyfe 114 and 120!

  • Team Name: Dougall’s 2000’s
    Round 9 Score: 2276
    League Results: WWWLW
    Eliminator Status: Lost by 6 points!!!!!!
    DT Studs: 13 at 100+
    DT Duds: HIGGINS, Tapscott
    On the Chopping Block: Tapscott, Higgins?
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Went into eliminator with Boyd and Higgins needing to chase down 138. Thought I should get there easily until Higgins goes down and Boyd has a below average game by his standards.

    Didn’t see the game what actually happened to Higgins? Is he likely to miss a few weeks? That would make my decision a lot easier!

    First post from me so just want to say thanks to Warnie, Calvin and Roy for all the entertainment and info you guys provide.


    • higgins was underdone so got subbed off. should be right for next week.

    • Ah ha! My Eliminator victim!

      Bad luck on Tappy (I had him on the bench) and Missy Higgins (I would never select that bitch).

  • Sandilands out for one month!!!

  • Team Name: Milhouse- Charlie05
    Round 9 Score: 2313
    League Results:WWWLW
    Eliminator Status:W
    DT Studs: nearly everyone but especially Cox Fyfe Roo God
    DT Duds: Duncan Shaw Sandi for getting injured
    On the Chopping Block: Otten and Mckernan out this week
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: going along nicely. last 2 weeks prior pushed my from 500 to 4000 but hopefully back on track now and inside top 3000. should have a fair crack this year

  • Team Name: Bridgey’s Boys
    Round 9 Score: 2215
    League Results: WWW
    Eliminator Status: Gone after a draw!
    DT Studs: Almost everyone
    DT Duds: McKernan, Ellard, JRoo, Puopolo
    On the Chopping Block: Hurley- Lynch, Libba- Jacobs
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Didn’t think I would be so disappinted in the end with 2215 but after my Captain Swan only managed a 94 and had players let me down big time I couldn’t fight it. This week making two big downgrades and then next week two big upgrades probably to my backlines to bring in Adcock and Deledio.

  • Team Name: Team Tampon
    Round 9 Score: 2285
    League Results: WWL
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Franklin, Riewoldt, Godd, Lower, Heppell, Fyfe, Redden
    DT Duds: Swan (Capt)
    On the Chopping Block: Thompson, McKernan
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Big Sandy out for 4 weeks, means I will bring Zacharias Smith into the fold. Lets hope the big fella can come back firing after his bye and keep up the good scores.

    Have kept Curnow, so lets hope the kid can come back early

  • Petrie to Didak single handedly cost me my eliminator. Higgins with a 30 dropped me even further back. What should have been a 2.3k score ends up as mid 2100, and ranked 40k or so for the round.

    DT is taking the piss out of me this year.

    • You’re taking the piss out of yourself if you went Petrie to Didak on this years form.

  • Team Name: Jimmys Giants

    Round 9 Score: 2378 tender grill, tender grill

    League Results: WWWWW

    Eliminator Status: won by 250

    DT Studs: Monty, Brendon, Voldt, A Swallow, Petrie and Buddy

    DT Duds: Lowest scorer was the J.Voldt

    On the Chopping Block: Matera to Lynch and Darling to Chappy

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Biggest score ever!

  • Team Name: Razzle Dazzlers
    Round 9 Score: 1856 :(
    League Results: Win….just!
    Eliminator Status:
    DT Studs: Heppell, Selwood, Riewoldt, Franklin
    DT Duds: Didak, Betts, Scarlett, Podsiadly
    On the Chopping Block: Didak, Betts

    Going to bite the bullet this week and get rid of both Betts and Didak for Lynch and I.Smith, then next week get in Sylvia and Chapman, thoughts?

  • Team Name: The Southside Way
    Round 9 Score: 2282
    League Results: W
    Eliminator Status: ACTIVE
    DT Studs: Lots.
    DT Duds: Enright, Bartel, DIDAK.
    On the Chopping Block: Giving Dids a couple more weeks. But this week, Tappy > Lynch and then Bewick > Scotland then switching the ye old scottish lad with Jacobs.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Unlucky with my rookies this year (eg. Toy, Bewick, Prestia, McCauley, Pitt). Have a decent team but my overall ranking is a disgrace :(

  • Team Name: Battlers


    League Results:WWWWW

    Eliminator Status: Inactive

    DT Studs: Rance, Duigan, Lower, Montagna, Goodes, Franklin, Cox, Heppell

    DT Duds: Bewick, Swan

    On the Chopping Block: Sandilands (Up to 8 weeks, ouch)

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Should I hold Sandi?

  • Team Name: Shaw Things
    Round 9 Score: 2217
    League Results: WWWW
    Eliminator: Active- won by 2 points!!
    DT Studs: Riewoldt, Franklin, Cox, Goddard, Adcock, Heppell
    DT Duds: H.Shaw, Puopolo, Bartel, Swan as captain
    On the chopping block: Libba for Gablett. Tapscott for T.Lynch
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Had Lower on the bench instead of Puopolo. Could of pushed 2300, making 2 trades this week then having a rest.

  • Team Name: Benny’s Brilliance
    Round 9 Score: 2190
    League Results: WWW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: franklin, cox, gysberts, cotchin, deledio, adcock, goddard, heppell
    DT Duds: would have liked a tad more out of judd, swan. boyd, enright and j riewoldt. mzungu wearing the green jacket hurt
    On the Chopping Block: keen to downgrade otten, krakouer, gysberts or richardson
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: have 170 000 in bank, considering downgrading krakouer for lynch. and then upgrading krakouer or gysberts for a premium. thinking ablett or selwood?

  • Anyone who is just buying Fyfe now should be ashamed. Any DT’ER worth his salt would have had him round 1.

  • Team Name: Team Punishment over all Ranking, I’m touching my toes :( ( F u higgins)
    Round 9 Score: 2201
    League Results: wwLwL
    Eliminator Status:w
    DT Studs:franklin, fyfr,Riwoldt, coxgoddard,chappy, shiels,
    DT Duds: Rockliff, higgins
    On the Chopping Block: higgins
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Im so Happy with Shiels I will not trade him out this year, his in my team all the way
    Higgins is out of my team this week , in the world of mma they would say Higgins has a glass jaw and no ground game

    Game Plane : ( in a deep voice – “Finish him” ) … aaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!! “Fatality Higgins”

    • Is that a Mortal Kombat reference i see?

      • MK9 yep

        • i watch all the streams/tournys from the states, I need to pick up somehow

          • you can get MK9 from ;)

            and it will play on the AUS – PS3 or XBOX

            you cant get mk9 here in aus its banned

        • Yeah i know damn no R18+, i’ll get it in a few weeks i’ve just been very lazy with my games lately, had enough of MVC3 i want play some Raiden

          • MVC3 Rocks ;)

          • Zano

            I’m going to stick with Missy for one more week. One more week. I’ve come this far!

            Can’t believe you’re bailing Missy after defending him for so long.

            Can you give him one more week or am I pissing in the wind mate?

          • mmmm maybe

            I’m just pissed at him ya know

            I could go Matera to Mzungu then Brown.L to Delledio

          • mmm No She-Higgins has a BE of 161 this week and his play’n Hawthorn, then Geelong, then St kilda

            His out , His out…

  • I might go Tapscott and Higgins OUT, Lynch and Chapman IN.