Round 1 Lockout Dates, Times and Hot Tips

We are getting very close to the first of our partial lockouts on Friday night… there’s a bit to know, so make sure you are on top of things by reading this article. No one wants to screw their teams up based on not understanding the lockouts.

WHAT IS A PARTIAL LOCKOUT?

In a nutshell, as soon as a partial lockout ticks over, players who are in your AFL Dream Team from the respective teams who the partial lockout relates to are locked away. This means; if one of these players are on the ground or on your bench, they stay there, if one is your captain or vice captain, they will be locked as that, if they are your emergency, that’s what they’ll be for all of round one. They cannot be change. Nor can you trade a player in from a team who is involved in the partial lockout.

HOT TIP: Make sure you check your team before each partial lockout to see that your player is where you want them and make sure they either have the “C”, “VC” or “E” clicked on if you want them to have it… you won’t be able to change it afterwards.

WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING BEFORE A LOCKOUT?

Get yourself switched on and change your team according to the information that is out there. For example, before each of the lockouts (partial or full) we will know some substitute players. For example, Nick Kommer is debuting for Essendon and a lot of us have Adelaide‘s Brad Crouch. If they are named as subs, either trade them out or make sure they are on the bench. I wouldn’t be making them an emergency. If they aren’t, maybe it could be safe to play them on your field as your other rookies might cop the vest and therefore you won’t be able to put them on the pine. It’s a fine line here though. We will also know the full teams and subs for Richmond, Carlton, Western Bulldogs and Brisbane.

HOT TIP: Don’t panic and change your whole team and structure based on the teams. Trust your gut. If Crouch is the sub, put him on your bench… if he’s playing, that’s good enough for me. He will most likely get a few games. Don’t trade him out for someone who may not be named next week.

WHAT ARE THE DATES AND TIMES I NEED TO KNOW?

Below are all of the important dates and times you need to know. The main ones are in the image… be sure to have your team ready for those lockouts. We will be keeping the site updated with all of the team news before each of the lockouts.

HOT TIP: Be at your computer for the partial lockouts… at least half an hour before so you can check final teams and make subsequent changes. The Virtual Sports servers have been great over the last couple of years, so don’t expect any dropouts BUT anything can happen. Don’t go banking on everything going right for these lockouts.

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ALL TIMES AEDT

THURSDAY 21 MARCH

6:25pm – Teams announced for Adelaide v Essendon and Fremantle v West Coast.

FRIDAY 22 MARCH

7:10pm (approx) – Final teams (including starting subs) for Adelaide v Essendon.
8:40pmFirst partial lockout goes into effect. Adelaide, Essendon, Fremantle and West Coast players locked. Crows v Bombers game starts.

SATURDAY 23 MARCH

7:40pm – Dockers v Eagles game starts.

WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

6:25pm – Teams announced for Richmond v Carlton.

THURSDAY 28 MARCH

6:10pm (approx) – Finals teams (including starting subs) for Carlton v Richmond.
6:25pm
– Teams announced for rest of the round (extended benches for Melbourne, Port Adelaide, North Melbourne, Collingwood, Hawthorn and Geelong teams).
7:40pmSecond partial lockout goes into effect. Richmond and Carlton players locked. Tigers v Blues game starts.

FRIDAY 29 MARCH

5:00pm (approx) – Sunday squads are cut to 22 players (Melbourne, Port Adelaide, North Melboure and Collingwood). Note: Hawthorn and Geelong teams will remain at squads of 25 players up until later Saturday afternoon, after the full lockout goes into effect.

SATURDAY 30 MARCH

12:10pm (approx) – Final teams (including starting subs) for Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions.
1:40pm
Full lockout goes into effect. All remaining players locked. Bulldogs v Lions game starts.

WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

Our teams are locked away and that’s how they’re going to stay until Monday evening when lockout ends. They’re now in the hands of the DT Gods.

HOT TIP: Just chill out… enjoy the footy and pray hard that your players don’t get injured or cop a vest. If you make a big mistake – like a rookie who doesn’t look like playing, etc – then we have two trades every week to help fix it. The DT season is here! Time to obsessively check our scores and get shitty at players who don’t touch it in the first minute of the game and we cry out FMDT!

Follow me on Twitter for plenty of updates in the lead up to the lockouts: @WarnieDT

36 Comments

  • how do you know Kommers making his debut? or is that just an example

  • hey warnie who would you go boyd or pendles

  • is there a loophole with C and VC ?

  • Lets just get on with it ive changed my team way to many times allready!

    Who the hell is Nick Kommer?

    Looking for serious DT’ers for a sportsbet.com.au league 215934 scoring is a bit different from DT 12 for a goal etc. Please serious/experienced people only. 1 spot left!

    • Nick Kommer is from East Perth, hes a fiery little guy, played golf with him, nicest person in real life but as soon as he hits the footy field, his switch flips pretty hard. Reminds me of Ballantyne.

  • Locked in Cox in a Nic Nat, Sandi and Clarke less derby for my VC loophole

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  • any article coming up about elevated rookies???

  • captain loophole will be interesting, would need for a non playing player which i don’t think anyone would want in thier Rnd 1 team……

    • Yeah its a bit of a weird one…ill be VCing Stanton or Cox this week, IF I like their score Ill then need to trade a Lee/Neade out for non playing forward.

      So the question becomes what VC score is worth the sacrificing of a playing rookie?

      • EG: If you set Cox as VC, and he scores 150pts, you put you captain as someone who won’t play/isn’t picked. Then you make sure that your emergency is playing. Cox will get double points (as VC) and the “0” you get from your captain will be replaced by the emergency’s score (which is not doubled).

        Hope that makes sense…

    • Depending on how many weeks the Berger is out, I might put the C on him using the VC loophole, maybe. I am not a fan of the ruck stocks this year, & we all know bergs is a bargain.

  • Yeah, just back the best player with your C. Otherwise if your desperate how about Montagna or Stevie J? Both miss first round from suspension but guaranteed to play second round… Obviously this isn’t a very smart move but yeah, if cox or Stanton is wearing your vc and hits 200 then it’s a thought… ;)

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  • hey guys, can I just get confirmation on when leagues will be finalised. Will it be at the first partial lockout or the first full lockout?

  • Got the big cox as Vc hopefully he smashes 140+ to be locked as my captain

  • Does anyone know if leagues need to be finalised for lockout this week or can we still add people to leagues next week also?

  • Anyone got a league that needs numbers? im keen to join a strong league that will be a challenge :)

    • Hey guys, Struggling to pick a team? Too many options floating around? After a different sort of challenge?
      My friend and I have always thought that a non guns and rookies, more money ball approach might let us win the car but have never had the guts to try it properly. We’ve also hypothesized about who would win if we both started with the exact same team and traded from there, also how different could our teams become?
      With these ideas in mind we’ve created a league (as a second team I’m still plugging away with GnR as my primary team) where we want everyone to enter the same team for week one.

      You can make whoever you like captain and start whoever you like on the bench/field but if you join we’d like you to pick this EXACT team for round one (But may change some players as the teams are announced, check the comments posts for updates. From there trade away to your hearts content:

      GODDARD, HEPPELL, HANLEY,
      RANCE, WATTS< VLASTUIN, GOODES, TERLICH
      COTCHIN, STANTON, K.JACK, D.RICH,
      D. SWALLOW(GC), RISCHITELLI, MOLONEY,K.LUCAS, K.MITCHELL, J.VINEY
      BELLCHAMBERS, LEUENBERGER BLICAVS, CURRIE

      ROCKLIFFE, D. MARTIN, RIEWOLDT
      BEWICK, KARNEZIS, MCCAFFER NEADE, LEE

      Private League Code 596398
      Cheers!

  • spots still left in this league: 134145

  • Please need an Asnwer!!!

    BOYD OR PENDLEBURY?

    • Pendlebury. Boyd’s probably good for his usual 115, but Pendles averaged 116 a couple of years ago and is priced at 110 this year. Excluding his injury affected game he averaged 113 last year, so even if he just returns to that your only missing 2 pts/round and saving more than 2pts worth of cash. But apart from that I think Pendles has more upside, yet is also super consistent.

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    Live draft tonight at 7.30pm AEST (20th March)
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    22 player squads (5/7/1/5 with 4 emergencies)
    No captains
    Skip Bye Rounds
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  • What happens if i have made a major F UP and my team was not completely entered. Somehow I obviously didn’t confirm neade on my bench in the forwards and now appear one man short.

    How large is my F UP….

    months of research…. to be destroyed…….

    Please help before I kill myself….