The Sunday eve knee-jerk. Round 6 edition

The Sunday eve knee-jerk. Round 6 edition.

I’ve had an epiphany… after my three weeks of DT hell I’ve decided I don’t care anymore… All the stress, all the pain…I’ve just let it go. I still remember the actual moment I let it go, it was when Ellis was subbed off last week…. I just shut my laptop and said F**k it… I’m not looking again until next weekend. Then a funny thing happened, I sat there and watched the showdown in Adelaide and actually enjoyed the game! It was awesome. Watching footy and enjoying it again… not worrying about a f**ked up computer game and its scores. It felt refreshing to actually enjoy a game of footy… so from this moment on, I’m football first, DT second. (Until I score 2100+ at least) As the great Dalai Lama says…”In order to fully enjoy life, one must first experience death” He may well have been talking about Dream Team… “In order to fully enjoy dream team, one must first experience loss (by way of a sub 1800 score)” So…. looks like I’m on the path to DT enlightenment then! How about you guys… Have a good week? Bad week? Let’s knee-jerk.

The Legend.

It was as predictable as Naked photos of Lara Bingle being leaked a week before her reality show begins….Brent Stanton (193) firing up against a poorer side. He is a bit of a flat track bully but if your on board its a ride you’ll just love. Seriously all respect is due to the man for scoring a mark, kick, hadball shy of a double ton. In a year when some massive scores are being had this could end up being the best of them. Averaging a whopping 135 per match so far this year Stants is taking all before him, but do you have the balls to captain him? Special mentions go to SJ (163) and Ryan Griffen (149) for playing dominant games that would have won them legend status had Stanton not played this week. Also future legend Kyal Horsley (123) welcome to the world of DT, your a welcome addition.

The Sunday chop.

If dream team was a suburb and it was hard rubbish week there would be more Gary Abletts on the nature strips right now then there are old style TV’s. After his rather nervous interview on the footy show Thursday night panicky Dream teamers were trading him out all over the place on the back of a series of Chinese whispers. But just remember… for every person that throws out junk… there is always somebody willing to pick up and take it. So keep your eyes peeled for a bargain in a few weeks!

But onto this weeks chop.. its…. reluctantly James Magner(66). Before i get flamed i know his b.e is still under 20 but somebody has to make way for Kyal horsley (123)! It may as well be one of your cash cow mids who is now prone to getting tagging jobs. I do assume 240,000 players will be bringing in Horsley this week… who goes for you ?

The Clown.

I thought I was having a bad day…. I got stuck behind Delta Goodrem in the line at McDonalds… man she was taking forever! She couldn’t make a decision for herself… “Would you like fries with that?” She started crying and turned around to ask Darren Hayes behind her. Crikey it’s not that hard! I nearly lost it when she turned for the fifth time to ask Hayes if they wanted eat in or take away. I wished I was in the drive thru… Seal was there in a car with about 12 girls…when he ordered his Mc Nuggets the girl behind the headset orgasmed….twice.  Anyway I guess my day wasn’t as bad as Paul Duffields (38) he had a mare! I know it seems tough on the boy, he was dragged deep all match but as i tried out my new dalai lama style non caring of DT I happened to notice my backs in Birchall (60), Malceski (81) and Duffield (38) were all stinking it up early….. the first two guys slightly redeemed themselves leaving Duffman to take clown status alone. Seriously what is it with defenders wearing purple and DT unpredictability?

The this game sh*ts me.

OK.. for the past 4 weeks I have stayed as strong as possible on my ruck situation. I have been watching Kreuzer’s scores steadily drop while Giles sat on my bench the whole time scoring opposing tons (or close to it) I swore i would never give in on this…. I would play Kreuzer all the way, because i knew the very first time I relented it would bite me. The DT ruck gods threw me a bone on Thursday night by omitting Kreuzer and letting me play Giles on the ground. I miss the deadline… and in so doing miss the news that Kruezer was a late in.. So i was stuck with Giles on the ground and Kreuzer on the bench, obviously i knew exactly what was going to happen come Sunday but i tried to act surprised…. Typically Kreuzer goes on to score 89 and Giles scrapes me a 59….. i just shake my head really… but that’s why Dream team sh*ts me.

The other bits and pieces.

I have a player in my league…we used to be friends, in fact I taught him everything he knows…but because of our different bye strategies (or lack thereof in his case) things have changed, he is beating me and letting the entire galaxy know about it. I’m Obi Wan…I did my best to teach him the ways of the force but he’s now Darth Vader… fallen for the dark side…he’s more machine now than man. We met last week in the corridors of the death star for the first time in a while…’ahh I’ve been waiting for you Obi Wan Kenobi. We meet again at last…the circle is now complete, when I left you I was but a learner…but now I am the master’… he said.  ‘Only a master of Evil’ I said… Evil but he really has no idea! While I am planning my trades with minute detail he is just bringing in every Murphy, Swan and Rockliff. In all honesty my moisture farmers McCarthy and Magner never really stood a chance against his storm troopers but I’m fighting the good fight for the rebel alliance. Little does he know that Bothan spies have found a flaw in his team… an exhaust port deep in the bows… I’m not leaving this sh*t to Lando Calrisian to take down.. I’m doing it myself! Let him destroy the weaker teams like Alderaan… I’ll be back for the rematch…he thinks the deflector shield is fully operational…but I’ve been down to Endor, me and the ewoks have devised the best bye plan known this side of Tattooine.  So what of this gratuitous star wars diatribe? Well all I mean to say is stick to your guns on the byes! The amateurs and n00bs may be flying past you now but come round 11 you’ll have the millennium falcon fixed and going into hyperspace and they will be stuck there in the outer rim wondering what just happened.

So that’s about it for this Sunday night. I’m in the mid 1900’s with a late Selwood out and a forward donut… but as Con the fruiters wife Marica used to say.. “i no complain”. What knee-jerk thoughts do you have so far about the round just passed? Any nominations for Legend, Chop, Clown or why this game sh*ts you? Get it down now before we get rational again in time for Tbettas bullets!

Hit me up with any thoughts or nominations on twitter @adzman78



  • Anyone heard info on Adam Goodes?
    (I’m stoked he managed to still score a ton before he injured himself.)

    • Looking at the rooks – I wanna offload Ellis, but I’m not sure what other rooks are worth getting!
      Anyone I should look at?

    • Having scans today!!!! Please be out for < 3

  • The climb from absolute mediocrity to mere obscurity begins…….
    Forget that my score this week was 1998 or some such, it was 250 points higher than my previous 2 weeks.
    This week I welcome the Horse for McCarthy, maintains bye balance and puts 200k in the bank.
    Traded Adam’ I’m Cooked’ Kennedy for Josh P Kennedy to keep it all in the family.

    So I have 420k in the bank, 17 trades left and really only 6 positions to upgrade. I will re-establish my mid fwd dpp link when i bring in Robinson and Beams. I will comfortably be able to bring in Stants, Swan, Ablett and Kade to the mids (love u GWS rooks.) It looks like Goddard and Scotland for my def.

    Getting those 6 guns in will cost me only 7-8 trades leaving me with 9-10 trades left and a team that is set. Whilst the car is long gone, I will back it in that this strategy gets me back to top 1-2% by the end of the season.

  • I need a forward line option for s.Reid who is annoying me. I have some coin in the bank which I was saving to get ablett back, so I would prefer a non gws rookie (looking towards mbr) any ideas

    • I couldn’t stand to lose another $ off Reid.
      Pulled the trigger… Ablett out for Pendlebury, Reid for Robbo.
      Just cut him

      • yeah he’s been nothing but dissapointing since the season kicked off. I want to get a decent rookie to take his place on the bench, but apart from gws no team plays many rookies

  • I am culling magner+sheil.
    Couldnt decide which one, so i got rid of both!!!!
    Having robinson in mids allows me to switch him into forwards and rest goodes on the midfield bench, where i have good cover, also, come bye rounds, a DPP link is vital.
    Rate it from 1-10????

  • Said goodbye to adam Kennedy for Horsely. Starting to weed out some of my GWS rookies and starting to accumulate $ to upgrade a forward and a mid. Anyone have any reason why I shouldnt have made that trade?

    • coz you’re a dumbass!!!

      • Ah, revenge tactics? Bring it on brother! let’s do it! How many brothers does Jelwood have again?

      • CaptainBlood is a complete Knob Jockey !

        • I’m not sticking up for capt blood cos i dont even know him, but I bet he feels the same way about you G-banger.
          While were at it why did you choose your screen name as a piece of predominately female underwear ?

          • don’t confuse bennja snadgroper, he doesn’t get the picture to name correlation.

        • clever… you the man champ. no 1

  • looking at trading out ryder for maric and clay smtih for horsley

    thoughts – this would leave me with 16 picks left.


  • Maybe he’s got Smedts in the fwd line and Treloar/Devon Smith/Kennedy in the mids.
    This would allow him to trade Ellis, DPP Smedts to backline, Bring in Adams. With a dpp mid/fwd link, he could then bring in Horsely for Kenndy

  • Went magnet > horse
    J riewoldt > beams

    Might undo the last trade and wait for more money and get robbo next week…

  • Does anyone know if hall is a good chance of playing this week?

    • I don’t think so mate, given that Gold Coast has played so well since he’s been gone. Unless he has a few huge games in the reserves I don’t like his chances of getting back into the team.

      • If he’s not in I’m doing Hall -> Horsley and keeping magner for byes. Hate trading out a guy with a negative BE but if he’s not playing he’s not playing. Sucks to lose the dpp link as well but hey, horsley is looking particularly good and guys who don’t play through byes will just serve up donuts.
        Greene, Jmac, Magner and DSmith are all worth keeping for a few weeks yet.

  • Im torn what upgrade i should do.

    Stanley – Beams/Chappy

    Ellis – Heppel


    Giles – Cox


  • Does anyone think horsleys output may drop significantly once ablett is back

  • Adzman, that was a ripper article tis week. thanks for the laughs..and a lot of truth!!! :-D

    I have Stanton, but thought he would get the tag rather than Jobe. Oops. Also thought Pendles would get a tag rather than Swannie. hmmm. Still getting my best ever scores thnaks to DT Talk.

    I’d like to upgrade Nathan Brown back to Heater, but not sure if it’s too soon.
    I’d probably trade A. Kennedy out before Magnet.

  • Just playing around at the minute 2102 score this round average 1995 magner out sideass in Harvey [ yes i had Harvey] out horsley in any thoughts

  • straight swap bock for grimes or malceski?
    or trade out montagna for horsely then upgrade bock to like goddard?

  • Dream team newbie here. Been enjoying it heaps but could use some advice

    Magner for Horsley sounds like a good move, I’ve done this trade

    Tippett for ?

    Tippett just hasn’t been doing it this year and I feel like the 350k he’s worth could be spent somewhere else….any ideas?


  • I’m not sure if this is a good team that I don’t need to many more trades now. Thoughts and critisicms would be appreciated .

    Defenders: Deledio, Goddard, Waters, Adcock, Clarke, Hargrave, Bugg (Ellis, Smedts)

    Midfielders: Murphy, Boyd, Mitchell, J.Selwood, Barlow, Horsely (Magner, Jmac)

    Rucks: McIntosh, Giles (Redden, Stephenson)

    Forwards: Franklin, Robinson, Sidebottom, Beams, Martin, D.Smith, Porplyzia (Hall, Zorko)

    Cash Left: $106,800


  • Treloar or taylor Adams. I missed Treloars first price rise, but Adams starts more expensive anyway.

    The main issue is JS.

    Who will get more games?

    • No one can answer that except Sheedy.

      If Adams is named this week get him, will rise about 40-50K if he plays.

  • Well folks,
    I am now available for psychic and intuitive insight.

    Goodes out for maybe 6 weeks.
    Many scoffed when I booted him out for Stanton in round 2.

    Also, my advice about not going with M.Murphy as C due to him being tagged was pretty good too.

    Having said that, I am still really crap at DT..well, fair to middling. :-D

  • hahaha love the photos!!

    Is it too dangerous to have 4 rd13 back premos, but only one rd13 mid premo, and then in rd 12 swing a backman to the mids so I only have the one donut? Of course the trading plan might just go out the window leaving me with 2 rd13 backline donuts but it sounds good in theory I think.

    DT defenders this year are largely rubbish, and goddard is going to be a bargain next week.

  • Great article Adzman!

    Looking forward to Gazza and Sandi being back this week and smashing out big 120’s

  • Fyfe. Carrazzo. Mumford. Ablett. Goodes.
    The way it’s headed, I’ll be out of trades before the byes.

    • Legend: Pendles
      Clown: Me? For upgrading? Bower to Goddard last week
      TGSM: Fyfe, Carrazzo, Mumford, Ablett… now Goodes!
      Other bits: had a draw in one of my leagues! Haven’t seen that before

  • “Captain Gary Ablett, who missed the match with a knee injury, said the joint “felt great” during a running session on Saturday and declared himself a chance to play in the historic first match against fellow fledgling club Greater Western Sydney in Canberra on Saturday.”

  • what do you guys think your team values should be at the moment? I would have thought if your team is not worth 10mill you might struggle with upgrades later in the year?

    • Not too sure of a figure, but should be a bit more growth yet.
      I’m wondering if an issue might be downgrade targets later in the year? Apart from Couch…
      If he ever plays

  • trade wizard is playing up AGAIN !