Golden Stubby – Round 2

The Round 2 Golden Stubby is up for grabs to be awarded on the Live Show this week (Thursday at 7:30pm AEST on this here website). I’ll take to Twitter (@WarnieDT) on Sunday nights to get nominations and we’ll whack a post up on Monday evenings as the normal time slot for you to vote for who you think should win the Golden Stubby!

This weeks nominations are James Magner for his two awesome weeks as the rookie of the year so far, Gary Ablett for his massive job as captain, Brett Deledio as one of the few defenders pulling their weight, Jonathon Giles as a lot of coaches second starting ruck or coming on for Mumford and finally Brendon Goddard as the second highest scorer of the round behind Gazza.

Who deserves the Golden Stubby for Round 2

  • James Magner (38%, 317 Votes)
  • Gary Ablett (39%, 325 Votes)
  • Brett Deledio (11%, 93 Votes)
  • Jonathon Giles (6%, 53 Votes)
  • Brendon Goddard (5%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 828

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Make sure you tune into the live show this week at 7:30pm to see who will be awarded the Golden Stubby as well as all of the AFL Dream Team action you want to see!


  • Gazza for sure

  • Magner for just about confirming his Barlow of 2012 status.

  • Gazza… he is as consistant as they come. The magnet is impressive but Gazza is just all class

  • Goddard just got cheap no.

    • isnt that what dt is all about? who cares how they get the points as long as they get em. but goddard was playing against kids so dont know why everyone would think thats such a good effort

  • how can people vote for gazza and go past magner? yes gazza smashed it we all know that, but hes expected to get around 120 odd anyway and thats the price you pay for him. whereas magner is as cheap as chips and keeps up with the big guns, seriously have a look at yourselfs

    • Haha mate Gablett is priced at an average of 112.. Not 140.. He was heavily tagged aswel

      • i didnt say he was priced at 120 did i, i said hes expected to get around 120 which he is. and pretty sure everyone expects brownlow medalists to get tagged haha

        • It’s not an award for best value otherwise random rookies would get it. I say it goes to whoever of the more popular picks smashes the biggest score, especially if they were a captain option.

    • Yeah but he scored about 21 more than Pendleybury and 27 more than Swan who were other captain options.
      He basically scored an extra 40-50 over people who chose one of the other two captain which is about how good my defenders are at the moment so he definitely saved me some pain.

  • Lids against the Pies backed up his 90 in Round 1.
    Both in losing teams.

    Gablett is amazing

  • I’ve gone Giles “when it counts”

    This year I’ve gone the 1:1:2 setup for the rucks with Mummy, Ryder, Giles and Redden. At the moment I’ve been giggling myself silly reading all the talk of whether people who have gone 1:0:3 who are now deciding if they should play Redden or Giles given that Brogan is around the corner – and, Nic Nat and Cox will potentially hurt Giles.

    For me, Giles is there when either Mummy or Ryder have a brain fart, which has already proven itself worthy.

    So the award goes to Giles for me, and whilst my Magner, JMAC, Ablett and Greene are all doing well for me, I’m kinda expecting them to produce those numbers.

    Giles, when it counts you did it!

    • Also, nice green vest warnie on the banner at the top of the page, just realised it!

  • Giles for me.

  • Ablett, when your captain top scores for the round I think they deserve a stubby. He could not do any more.

  • gotta be magner, a rookie thats consistently scoring tons in a losing team? Has champion in the making written all over him

    • +1 Magner deserves it for sure! GUN!!!!

      But it was a tough call…in the end I went with Gazza. Capt scores of 136 / 143 back to back…nothing can stop this bloke!!! I bow before SMJ in awe!

  • Gazza deserves a golden 6 pack! Legend!

  • Giles for outstanding starting ruck cover and allowing me to have an extra premo elsewhere :)

  • Ablett or Magner flip a coin
    Probably Magner coz you expect ablett to go nuts.
    Where Magner at 85k in a terrible side in his first two games gets two tons!
    Thats deserving of stubby surely…..

  • Beau Waters, because there just aren’t enough quality hits in the game any more. His bump was a cracker. He didn’t deserve a reprimand, he deserves a Golden Stubby.

    Oh, and he went alright DT-wise too.

    • Classic bump, Waters is just a legend. Borderline suicidal most of the time, but still a legend. One of just 2 defenders for me to crack the ton

  • Does the FF Genie 2012 actually work properly for anyone? It keeps coming up with errors for me!?!?

  • J Giles for the Stubby! Gun.

  • Ablett.. Made the gcs v stk game watchable

  • Do you boys think Gibbs’s may get a lock down role against the Pies? ‘

    And also thoughts on Scotty Selwood? :)

  • Definitely Gazza! Back to back 135+ scores as captain, worthy as anyone for the Golden Stubby. GAJ!!!

  • In a couple of years time he will be arm wrestling Joel for the spot as #1 Selwood

    Absolute jet. Not sure I’d put him in my DT at this stage though..

  • Magner with Ablett close second, Magner was in a losing team (by 108 points remember!) and was best afield for Melbourne as a second gamer! He deserves a well earned 6 pack. Im not a melbourne supporter btw.

  • You guys, for having the best DT site on the block.

    • +1

      And Gazza, he is bloody amazing

      • Permacaptain: Gary Ablett junior. A new English word for inclusion in the next edition of the ‘Oxford English Dictionary’.

  • 2 guys smashing it in teams that are getting flogged by quality opposition. Surely the hat can be passed around for a second stubby, can’t split them

  • No love for Lid’s, surely his performance was amazing against Collingwood? Gaz is a deadset jet but it’s a bit more everyday for that guy!

  • Anyone else think the stubby looks bronze???
    Just saying.

  • yeah magner, coming back with big scores after that hella leg bend n still killing the pig…..
    give da man a cigar & a gold stubbie……