Dream Team Extra: Round 21

 

Still alive? Well, if you’re still playing for survival this week, there may be some relief in sight but at this time of the year, brace yourselves for more carnage than what we’ve already witnessed so far in 2012! There are plenty of twatter rumours about DT-relevant players being rested this week, but let’s focus on a few bites of some fantasy faves.

 

Crow Flu?

Adelaide face Brisbane, Melbourne then Gold Coast for the remaining DT finals rounds. If Sando decides to rotate his guns out of the side for a freshen-up before their ‘real life’ finals campaign, it could spell disaster for coaches. I hate to say it as I reckon most of us are either out of or down to our last few trades, but beware that the likes of Thommo, Danger, Jacobs and Wright might get a weekend off some time over the next three weeks.

 

What suitcase?!?

Inspector Fyfe

In doing his best Clouseau-esque impression, Fyfe did himself and his coaches out of the first round of DT Finals. While Lyons has said he’ll be named in Freo’s team tonight, there’s no guarantee that a handbag won’t ambush him and take out his good ankle. If you grabbed him last week for your finals charge, hopefully he fires with a big score this round to make up for his general klutzness last weekend.

 

 

The Buddy Debacle!

Will he? Won’t he? We’ll be sweating on this all afternoon before teams are announced regarding whether or not big Buddy is 100% for this weekend. He’ll be a welcome addition if his calf, hammie, ovaries or whatever are fully recovered. If not, this will be his sixth week on the sidelines, possibly dragging  more than a few Dream Teams into an earlier-than-expected end to the season. C’mon Buddy – forget AFL finals, it’s DT finals time!!

 

2012 Pie Floater

All yours Dane!

Named after the Adelaide ‘delicacy’ of a meat pie sitting in thick pea soup, it’s only right that Dane Swan is awarded the 2012 Pie Floater award for The Collingwood Player Who’s Act of Random Stupidity Results In The Season’s Worst DT Carnage. As he serves his second of a two-week club ban for indulging in a bevvy or three, plenty of you will be considering swapping the great Dane out in the face of a sudden-death match this round, which is not a bad move if you have  2-3 trades left. By the way, Heath Shaw receives the retrospective 2011 Pie Floater award, for obvious reasons…

 

 

Anyways, that’s the rub for this week. Trading? Heard any juicy news bits, gossip or rumours? Got a rant or a rave? Stick it in the comments and let’s get some healthy chatter going ahead of team lists tonight. See ya next Thursday for another bout of media trawling and good luck this weekend!

 

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25 Comments

  • Great Article

  • Nat Fyfe only trained with the main group for 5 minutes today but I still think he plays, was moving well.

    – update from @FootyRhino on Twitter.

  • Nick Riewoldt is confirmed as out this week.

  • Thompson could use a week off, he has been ordinary of late. With the likes of Gibson, Treloar and Dickson all sitting on my pine consistently pumping out solid scores, it would be nice to actually get to use them for a change…

    Would also be nice If Goodes had the rest of the season off so i can justify getting rid of him with my last trade…

    • In the battle of ROK v Goodes, it’s always been close but this year Goodsey hasn’t been quite up to his normal standards. ROK is on fire and is extremely unique with only 4.65% ownership for his 94.5 ppg avg!

      • Yep having ROK has been a massive pod for me in the last month

      • I wish I had’ve jumped on him all those weeks ago when he was at a tantalising $350K odd.

        I kept looking for ways to get him in but an injury somewhere else kept cropping up and ruing that plan!!

        Goodes has been a loyal servant over th past few years so I really shouldn’t complain too much, at least I’m in the same boat as many others who got sucked in after his 137 and sub $350K price tag.

        Seriously considering playing treloar on the field and Goodesy on the pine.

  • I’m sweating on the teams tonight. I need Chappy and Buddy to come back or I’m out in straight sets this finals, only got the 1 trade left with Swan and no mid & fwd cover. ‘

    • Yep – Chappy’s potentially a massive headache for me if he doesn’t play.

  • I get the week off in my 2 leagues, so they get to play a “friendly” and I’ll check their score against my upcoming enemies. Got 3 trades left, so sitting pretty, just gotta put some cash in the bank. All covered for some unexpected injuries and the bench cover has never been greater. My workmates hate me and are plotting some type of attack.
    I think I better ensure that I do not leave myself logged in while they are around, or I might find myself ducttaped to the desk with 5 minutes to go until lockout next week.

  • Going Sam Gibson to B. Lee and Treloar to ROK. Bumps Dustin Martin to the bench as cover for both lines and gives me enough cash to go Devon Smith to Swanny as my last trade.

    • So you’re planning on getting rid of players who are averaging 118 and 110 in their last three, and replacing them with one player who also has a 3 round average of 118 along with someone who has played one game for 75-odd points? Surely there are better trades to be made? I’d almost be tempted to upgrade Martin in your case……

    • Those are crazy trades.

    • Consistency and ceiling. Shouldn’t have to play Lee anyway considering Priddis will become bench cover as well.

    • And Martin won’t be rested

    • We get a bit greedy at times, I reckon.

      Martin has had 4 of his last 5 scores over 90. Is he really a liability on your field?

      I couldn’t be confident that a trade would yield more points, certainly not enough to justify the precious trade which still has the potential to save you a donut in the grand final.

  • bit of a worry if you are thinking of putting gazza captain.
    http://www.hawthornfc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/4742/newsid/144702/default.aspx

    • Not really, what team wouldn’t put a lot of thought in to stopping Ablett, every week.

      Part of the reason why he is such a good player.

      Even the weekend in his 99 DT score he still got over 20 posessions and got 3 goals

    • It doesn’t really imply that there going to tag him…… it even states he’ll have an influence even if tagged…… also this is written by someone outside the club…..

  • Like most people this week, I have a dilemma in my forward line… currently:

    ROK, Sidebottom, Dusty, Zorko, Stevie J, Chappy, NRoo, Cloke, Couch

    I have one trade left and need to win what will be a tight match up this week.

    Depending who is selected, I was thinking NRoo to either Pav or Dangerfield (salary cap would be c. $520 so can’t afford beams).

    Do I go Danger with the possibility he might be rested or go with Pav despite worse consistency as he is likely to play last 3 games?

    Cheers!

  • not to much bench cover this week! :(