My Team 2012: Version 2.1

Here is version 2.1 – this will take us up until Feb 1 when the game officially opens!

Now that the official planner is out – Assistant Coach Team Picker– we can start really planning our teams. The official prices and positions are all there for those who subscribed to the Assistant Coach in 2011.

Unfortunately you can’t purchase the Assistant Coach now… so take this as a hint for next year – SUBSCRIBE TO IT EARLY! Don’t forget you also get exclusive content from us, but most importantly the analyser and other bells and whistles that are well worth the $20 outlay.

Post your team in the comments [hit print my team and copy and paste the contents including your remaining salary cap] and let it loose for the wolves to ravage it! Comment on other peoples teams, offer advice, etc.

Dream Team will open on February 1. Until then, get planning and talking about it at your #1 AFL Dream Team website, dreamteamtalk.com.

1,436 Comments

  • Guys,does the eliminator start round 1 or round 3 like league games,also any info on last years eliminator winner and were they ranked over all

    • Eliminator for 2012:

      Each eligible entry will receive a ranking based on their team score at the completion of Round 6;

      Each team in the top 131,072 entries will be matched up against another team in the next 131,072 entries based on their rankings;

      In Round 7, these teams will be matched up and play ‘head-to-head’ against one another, the winner being the team that scores the most points for the round;

      The winning teams proceed to the next round, losing teams are eliminated and take no further part in the Eliminator competition;

      The process is repeated with all remaining teams for the remainder of the season, until there are 2 teams remaining in Round 24. The higher scoring of the two teams in Round 24 will be deemed the Eliminator Winner;

      In the event of a tied score at any stage, the team with the highest total score for the season-to-date is deemed the winner – if this is equal, the winner will be the team who registered first in time.

  • Ok another annoying question,how long has this website been around,how did it come about,and is it pretty much the Mecca for dt info

    • This is our 6th year going at it. Chook (writer of Chook’s Rooks) started a blog… we did a little video show for it… the he got too busy, we bought the domain dreamteamtalk.com and started going hardcore… and here we are! Heaps of info! Heaps of DT coaches getting their fix! Tell all of your friends!

  • Made in 07′ mate. For more info click the ABOUT link on the top of the page

  • When Are some League Codes going to be announced cuz im going back to schook on the 2nd sooooo they betta be announced after 4:30…

  • DEF:
    B.Goddard , C.Enright, B.Deledio, B.Waters, M.Clarke, S.Docherty, B.Ellis, (S.Morris, B.Wilkes)

    MID:
    D.Swan, G.Ablett, M.Barlow, L.Hayes, D.Shiel, K.Stevens, (K.Horsley, E.Kavanagh)

    RUC:
    A.Sandilands, M.Leuenberger, (J.Giles, O.Stephensen)

    FWD:
    L.Franklin , N.Fyfe, M.Robinson, S.Sidebottom, J.Brown, J.Winderlich, D.Zorko, (B.Smedts, T.Walsh)

    Cash left: $171,900

  • So for QLD will DT be opening at just after 11pm tomorrow, or just after 12?

  • jobe watson this year? best player after 8 rds last season imo

  • Good luck Roy, Calvin and Warnie over the next few days..you guys have put in lots of of work for we Dreamers..best site there is boys.

  • having trouble in finding a solid rookie DPP for def/mid? any suggestions?

  • TEAM NAME: The Jezabels

    DEF: Goddard, Deledio, Suckling, Grimes, Morris, Mohr, M.Clarke (Darley, Spurr)

    MID: Ablett, Mitchell, Murphy, Barlow, Sidebottom, Stevens (Clifton, Shiel)

    RUC: Cox, McIntosh (Giles, Stephenson)

    FWD: Franklin, J. Brown, D. Martin, Zaharakis, Robinson, Saad, Treloar ( T.Walsh, Zorko)

    Cash left: $141,100

    suggestions?

  • Who would you rather have as of now, in the pre-pre season?

    Redden and Saad (or any other forward around his price)
    OR
    Dom Tyson and Sidebottom?

    Thanks

  • TEAM NAME: Kamikaze Kids
    DEF: H. Scotland, B. Goddard, H. Shaw, B. Deledio, T. Armstrong, M. Buntine, S. Docherty (T. Mohr, S. Morris)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Rockliff, D. Martin, M. Barlow, M. Clarke (A. Miles, D. Shiel)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, A. Sandilands (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: S. Johnson, L. Franklin, D. Beams, N. Fyfe, R. Gray, J. Porplyzia, T. Walsh (A. Saad, D. Zorko)
    CASH LEFT: $10,400

    • I don’t think Clarke is available in the middle this year. Multi-positioning isn’t really that important anyway, I’d used those spots on genuine midfielders.

    • big no no starting martin in the mids! switch him to forward line

  • Hayes, Pfeiifer, Lake, Sidebottom and Coniglio or Barlow, Porps, Conca, Gray and Stevens?

  • TEAM NAME: The Kamikaze Kids

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, M. Suckling, G. Broughton, B. Waters, M. Clarke, L. Spurr (T. Mohr, B. Wilkes)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, J. Selwood, N. Dal Santo, M. Barlow, J. McDonald, K. Stevens (D. Shiel, T. Mitchell)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Zaharakis, D. Martin,J. Winderlich, J. Brown, J. Porplyzia, A. Saad (D. Zorko, A. Treloar)
    CASH LEFT: $11,200

    what do ya think?

  • how about josh kennedy from the eagles he did quite well last year

  • Heath Scottland is alleged to have knocked out a guy in a pub but as yet hasn’t been charged by police or suspended by the blues, however police are still investigating.

  • Is Coniglio a must in the mids or do you think we could get away without having him???

    Also I have Buddy up forward but looking for a second premium out of

    Chapman, Cloke and Pavlich (others???)

    and still deciding between Brown or Christensen

    Thoughts????

    • coniglio is definitely not a must there are many cheaper options that represent better value

      You need to have dusty martin up there with buddy

      and i’d personally go brown, he has proven what he is capable of

    • christesen

    • Steve Coniglio is a gun and he was a lock as soon as I heard he was up for the draft. You should definately have one DDP up foward like a martin or robinson who are due to run through the MID this year for their respective clubs. Id pick christensen

  • My DT related self esteem issues will be a thing of the past this year. I’m starting a family competition – so my biggest threats will be my wife, who hates footy, my sons, who are 7 and 4 and don’t really know any players from outside of the best 3 or 4 Hawks, and my dog – and I’ve seen his plan team! The dumb lab has gone with a midfield strategy and hasn’t even selected Ablett!!

    So I’m hoping for a finals berth this season, the first coming of the mighty Goaled Fingers!!!

  • Hey Guys, Constructive criticism please.

    TEAM NAME: TKOL
    DEF: H. Scotland, H. Shaw, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, R. Conca, T. Mohr, A. Browne (D. Astbury, B. Wilkes)
    MID: S. Pendlebury, J. Selwood, M. Priddis, J. Watson, J. Caddy, S. Coniglio (A. Morabito, J. McDonald)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, B. McEvoy (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: L. Franklin, A. Goodes, D. Martin, S. Byrnes, J. Winderlich, B. Dick, A. Saad (L. Casboult, A. Treloar)
    CASH LEFT: $100

    • do you think casboult will play many games?
      also b.dick is a cheeky but risky unique, apart from that looks pretty good. i reckon

      • oh look he snagged a few in the magoo’s and I expect him to have a big year.
        Tossing up between Dick and Hill from WCE, line ball for me, NAB Cup will be telling!

        • McEvoy trade for Mcintosh save some coin the upgrade coniglio to hayes. even though you will cop rd11 donut its pretty much inevetable that you will get at least 1. just my take on things!!

    • Haha….now put your REAL team up Simon :)

  • who are good mid priced players for midfielders???

  • DEF: B. Goddard, H. Shaw, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, J. Grimes, M. Clarke, B. Ellis (L. Spurr, B. Smedts)
    MID: S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett jnr, J. Selwood, J. Trengove, M. Barlow, S. Coniglio (S. Clifton, K. Stevens)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, H. McIntosh (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Zaharakis, D. Martin, A. Christensen, D. Smith, A. Saad, J. Cameron (D. Zorko, A. Treloar)
    CASH LEFT: $15,100

    What do you reckon?
    Im still not 100% on if I should have Zaha or Steele..

    • Looks good mate. I would have Robinson ahead of both but then theres the byes to consider as well.

      I would also try and get swanny in that midfield somehow if possible. But its up to you

  • TEAM NAME: The Vixens

    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, J. Adcock, G. Broughton, T. Mohr, S. Morris, B. Smedts (N. Blee, L. Brown)

    MID: D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett jnr, M. Barlow, K. Horsely, A. Treloar (S. Kerridge, C. Sutcliffe)

    RUC: D. Cox, A. Sandilands (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)

    FWD: L. Franklin, M. Robinson, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, A. Christensen, J. Porplyzia, J. Cameron (D. Zorko, S. Rowe)

    CASH LEFT: $24,800

    Any tips? Cheers

    • or this….

      TEAM NAME: The Vixens

      DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, J. Adcock, G. Broughton, T. Mohr, S. Morris, B. Smedts (N. Blee, L. Brown)

      MID: D. Swan, S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett jnr, J. Selwood, K. Horsely, A. Treloar (S. Kerridge, C. Sutcliffe)

      RUC: D. Cox, A. Sandilands (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)

      FWD: L. Franklin, M. Robinson, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, A. Christensen, A. Sexton, J. Cameron (D. Zorko, S. Rowe)

      CASH LEFT: $12,800

  • Let me know what you think?

    DEF: C. Enright, B. Deledio, G. Birchall, D. Heppell, S. Gilbert, M. Buntine, M. Clarke (B. Ellis, T. Mohr)

    MID: S. Pendlebury, G. Ablett jnr, T. Rockliff, M. Barlow, S. Clifton, A. Miles (D. Shiel, J. McDonald)

    RUC: A. Sandilands, J. Giles (S. Rowe, O. Stephenson)

    FWD: M. Robinson, D. Zaharakis, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, J. Brown, J. Porplyzia, J. Cameron (A. Treloar, D. Zorko)

    CASH LEFT: $190,800

    I will prob cop a donut in rd 11, but plan to have a few upgrades done by then, Goddard missed the cut purely on byes (rd 13 will be a killer in most backlines this year).

    • use cash to upgrade a rookie ruck

      • Cheers mate, thanks for the feedback, I can only afford H-Mac or Kruezer as a second ruck option.

        Not totally sold on either of them at this stage, as H-Mac will be affected by Goldstein & Kruezer will be put in the forward line (although I did have him in their for a while).

        I was thinking I might wait and upgrade early on to one of the premos where there is more certainty.

  • Can’t decide between having shaw and jeremy cameron, or having tim mohr and steele sidebottom??

  • DEF: B. Goddard, C. Enright, M. Suckling, G. Johncock, J. Grimes, M. Clarke, B. Ellis (S. Morris, M. Talia)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, B. Gibbs, N. van Berlo, S. Coniglio, D. Shiel (B. McKenzie, T. Mitchell)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, J. Giles (S. Rowe, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: L. Franklin, R. O’Keefe, M. Robinson, D. Martin, B. Harvey, J. Porplyzia, A. Treloar (T. Walsh, D. Zorko)
    CASH LEFT: $19,600

    Thoughts??? I am a bit iffy of Johncock, but for that pricerange have no idea who to pick?

    thoughts would be much appreciated

  • DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, G. Broughton, D. Heppell, D. Connors, M. Clarke, B. Ellis (T. Mohr, M. Talia)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, T. Rockliff, M. Barlow, K. Horsely, K. Stevens (D. Zorko, L. Brown)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: L. Franklin, A. Goodes, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, J. Porplyzia, D. Pfeiffer, J. Cameron (T. Walsh, A. Treloar)
    CASH LEFT: $122,100

    thoughts?

    • Pretty solid team, not too sure about Connors though, plenty of risk there, but also plenty of reward if it comes off. I personally am not too sure if he can keep out of trouble long enough.

      • well i originally had conca but i read an article on afl.com and a coach said he was doing everything right so far so i’ll just wait and see.

  • how about rucks of D.Cox D.Petrie J.Giles and O, Stephenson

    thought would be appreciated

  • TEAM NAME: Big V Superstars
    DEF: B Goddard, B Deledio, G Broughton, D Heppell, B Lake, M Clarke, B Ellis (B Smedts, L Brown)
    MID: D Swan, G Ablett, M Murphy, M Barlow, S Coniglio, D Shiel (K Stevens, T Mitchell)
    RUC: D Cox H McIntosh (J Giles, O Stephenson)
    FWD: B Franklin, N Fyfe, D Zaharakis, D Martin, J Brown, J Cameron, T Walsh, D Zorko, A Treolar)
    CASH LEFT: $48, 400
    Who should I get
    D Heppell v M Suckling/G Birchall
    Murphy v Rockliff
    H Mac?
    Also Barlow v Hayes
    What do u think of my team so far?

    • Honestly? It’s got the same cookie cutter structure as most teams with most of the same cookie cutter players.

      Lake and Fyfe have had injury riddled pre season as well. Fyfe has an upgrade target maybe

  • Team name: Oswald2012
    Def: B Goddard, Lower, Heppell, Wilkes
    Mid: Ablett, Jelwood, Gaff, Coniglio, Hoarsley
    Ruc: Sandilands, Z Smith, Stephenson, Giles
    Fwd: Franklin, Cameron, Zorko, J Brown

    Team so far
    feedback please

  • TEAM NAME: The Kamikaze Kids
    DEF: B. Goddard, B. Deledio, M. Suckling, G. Broughton, B. Waters, M. Clarke, L. Spurr (T. Mohr, D. Astbury)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, J. Selwood,M. Priddis, M. Barlow, S. Coniglio, K. Stevens (D. Shiel, T. Mitchell)
    RUC: A. Sandilands, M. Leuenberger (J. Giles, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Zaharakis, D. Martin,J. Winderlich, J. Brown, J. Porplyzia, A. Saad (D. Zorko, A. Treloar)
    CASH LEFT: $0

    tell me what you think

  • TEAM NAME: Hillbilly Tigers
    DEF: B. Goddard, H. Shaw, B. Deledio, B. Waters, M. Clarke, S. Docherty, L. Spurr (S. Darley, S. Morris)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, M. Murphy, L. Hodge, M. Barlow, S. Coniglio (L. Brown, T. Mitchell)
    RUC: D. Cox, J. Giles (S. Rowe, O. Stephenson)
    FWD: L. Franklin, D. Zaharakis, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, N. Riewoldt, J. Cameron, A. Kennedy (B. Smedts, D. Zorko)
    CASH LEFT: $6,400

    Thoughts and opinions much appreciated
    Cheers in advance

    • Or Team 2

      DEF: B. Goddard, H. Shaw, B. Deledio, B. Lake, M. Clarke, S. Docherty, L. Spurr (S. Morris, S. Darley)
      MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, S. Mitchell, M. Murphy, M. Barlow, S. Coniglio (L. Brown, T. Mitchell)
      RUC: D. Cox, J. Giles (S. Rowe, O. Stephenson)
      FWD: L. Franklin, D. Zaharakis, D. Martin, S. Sidebottom, N. Riewoldt, J. Cameron, A. Kennedy (B. Smedts, D. Zorko)
      CASH LEFT: $2,700

      • Mitchell / Lake vs Hodge / Waters

        Save people reading the whole team trying to find the differences.

  • Hey Guys, This is my PRE-NAB dreamteam

    DEF
    Scotland, H ($493,500), Goddard, B ($474,200), Deledio, B ($452,100), Broughton, G ($416,200), Heppell, D ($415,900), Buntine, M ($161,700), Docherty, S ($130,200), Ellis, B ($116,700), Spurr, L ($107,800)

    MID
    Pendlebury, S ($576,90), Ablett, G ($554,700), Selwood, J ($540,600), Barlow, M ($424,800), Coniglio, S ($175,200), Wingard, C ($157,200), Shiel, D ($104,200), Stevens, K ($104,2000)

    RUCK
    Sandilands, A ($469,900), Giles, J ($117,800), Rowe, S($98,700), Stephensen, O ($98,700)

    FWD
    Franklin, L ($503,000), Robinson, M ($456,200), Martin, D ($442,500), Sidebottom, S ($428,800), Christensen, A ($338,800), Zorko, D ($104,200), Cameron, J ($104,200), Smedts, B ($104,200), Treloar, A ($104,200)

    CASH LEFT: $2,700

    Any ideas/thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Hoping to have a good year this year as there is money on the line between my mates and me. Anyone I Should or Should’nt have? Thanks :)

  • Barlow and Marc Murphy
    or
    Barlow and Sammy Mitchell
    or
    Murphy and Mitchell

    Which option??

  • hey guys

    team name : fremantle dockers

    backs: goddard.delidio, sukling, adcock, smedts, ellis, clarke
    res: wilkes, brown

    mids: swan boyd, ablett, thomas, hayes, magner
    res: shiel, kerridge

    rucks; sanidlands, giles
    res: stephenson, derickx

    forwards : franklin fyfe, martin, sidebottom, rioli, saad, hall
    res: walsh, rowe