Grand Final Round Review

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The AFL Dream Team Grand Finals have been run and won. Round 23 brought us a lot of interesting stories from Leigh Montagna’s 189 which was the highest score of the season through to late withdrawals of popular defenders Harry O and  Heath Scotland and some massive failures from some of our guns. Let us know how you went in your Grand Finals!

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  • Team Name:WesdaCricketAtBoii
    Round 23 Score:2183
    League Results:LL
    Norm Smith Medallist: I’ll give it to Beams so he can stick it up his bum
    Other Studs:Roo, Rocky, Jimbob, Hibbo, Stants, GAJ, Pendle, Libba
    DT Duds:MickyB, Leuy, Enright, SJ(c), JJK, Cannon(failed POD), Heath Shaw (gets B&F for same reason Beamer got NS) and Beamer of course.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: got beaten fairly and squarely in one GF but got beaten in one where the other guy had f**ken rooks on the ground and got so freakin lucky FMDT

  • Team Name: Vodka Kreuzers
    Round 23 Score: 2417
    League Results: 5 GF Wins
    Norm Smith Medallist: Montagna
    Other Studs: Ellis, God, Stanton, Joey, Gary, Cox, Minson, Rocky, NRoo
    DT Duds: SJ (C) Griffin, Barlow, Enright, HarrY-OLO, Mckenzie
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:
    Managed to finish the season ranked 51 overall really happy with that although looking back on things it could have been much higher.

    Beams to Griffin last week instead of Scooter hurt me, trading in the cannon and harry O this week didnt help either.

    • even more happy with the end result considering i had none of Nicholls, Grundy or JJK all season, and i didnt have one Sydney player the year either

  • A Big Thanks to all of the people behind Dream Team Talk this year! I could not have been nearly as successful without this site. Cheers Guys!

  • Team Name: Dirty Bird Legion
    Round 23 Score: 2416
    League Results: W W W
    Norm Smith Medallist: Hard to go past Montagna
    Other Studs: Happy With Rucks, Mids (mostly) and Fwds
    DT Duds: Defense (except Goddard), Barlow
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Finished 131st overall … hard to complain

  • Thanks DT Talk.. I learnt a lot in my first year. Will be back next year…

    On a side not? Anyone know the highest ever DT score? The guy who got 2698 this week must be close to the record….

    Holy F***.

  • Team Name: Dead Last
    Round 23 Score: 2256
    League Results: gone
    Norm Smith Medallist: B Ellis
    Other Studs: Bartel, Pendles, Gazza, Scooter, Coxy, Rockliff, Goddard, Dusty, NRoo & Lewis
    DT Duds: Enright, Barlow, Hanley, Captain Johhno, Griffen & Scotland
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: No grandfinals, finished 250 overall. Disappointed lost 150+ spots in the fianl 3 weeks.
    Supercoach 19th overall
    Centrebet 5th overall
    Sportsbet 11th overall
    Sportal 39th overall

  • Team Name: Mighty Drongos:
    League Results: The Cup (in my only league)
    Norm Smith Medallist: All hail Joey Montagna (why didn’t I have him as captain?)
    Other Studs: Rocky, Scooter, Gazza, Pendles, Cox, NRoo & Bartell (unfortunately on the bench)
    DT Duds: My entire backline, except for Goddard and perhaps Gibbs, ie. Enright, Shaw, Duffield, Hanley, O’Brien & Clisby (221 points from the 6 of them). Apart from them, the lowest on-field score was Goldy’s 82.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Who says I can’t perform under pressure. My season’s best 2 weeks came in the last 2 weeks – 2,460 last week and 2,370 in the gf. If only I had Bartell on the filed and Joey as captain.

  • My final overall ranking was 3,224th.

    Thanks to all the team at DT Talk for their service this year. Without them, I wouldn’t be in the position that I finished in.

    A big congrats to Hooks Hooligans for winning overall bragging rights and to Miesy’s Masters!! for winning the schools competition.

    As for the Brany Bulls, a cold beer, a massage and a trip overseas before coming back in the summer for an intense preseason.

  • got 2532, i would of had a massive score if it wasn’t for my shit backline
    i will finish inside the top 6k, probably inside the top 5k if i go up in rankings so im pretty happy with my year

    on a side note is anyone else pissed off about the final being played at symonds stadium, im a docker supporter so im going to be biased but i thought the finals were meant to be in front of big crowds, the excuse of it being played their coz its geelongs home ground and they should be rewarded for finishing 2nd is bullshit. The dockers don’t train at patersons they train at fremantle oval but we play all our home games at patersons to get bigger crowds. Also if its about rewarding teams for finishing higher then if a non-victorian team finishes top and makes it to the grand finale doesn’t that mean it should be played at their home ground? NO coz finals are about getting bigger crowds

    would love to get someones opinion on this who is neither a geelong, freo or west coast supporter (just coz eagle fans will practically geelong fans now)

    • Stop complaining man. I’m an eagles supporter but I’m barracking dockers for the finals. What you’re saying though is absolute bullshit.
      Why the fuck should Geelong have to come to Freo’s home ground if they finished 2nd and Freo finished 3rd? If Freo had finished 2nd then it’d be at Paterson’s. So no I’m not pissed off and you’re argument is completely invalid. And besides the only time they play a grand final somewhere sometimes away from the home side is because it’s tradition and you’re always going to get a massive crowd in the GF. Don’t be so fucking ignorant and stupid.

      • I’m an eagles supporter and won’t be going for Freo, I think it’s pretty ordinary decision to play at Symmonds considering Etihad is available but no point complaining about it. Is what it is…. Don’t start using the Symmonds stadium decision as an excuse if Freo lose.

      • Having a home final is just that a home final, Geelong have a home ground which by way is not the MCG, so good on the AFL for having the balls to finally give the cats a real home final… By the way i am a swans supporter and our home finals are not at the SCG ??? Strange hey

        • Any Freo supporters whinging about the game being played at Simmonds need a head check, finish in the top 2 and you wont have to worry about not getting a home final Geelong finished top 2 therefore deserve a home final you have been brain-washed by the retarded media over here in WA. So your saying if you finished top 2 and the afl made you play your home final in Port Hedland you wouldnt care? BTW im not an eagles fan but i hope you whining Freo fans get put out in straight sets in the finals and i hope you never win a premiership. you dont deserve one with the attitude you have.

          • interesting u say if we finish top 2 then we wouldn’t have to worry about it
            if the dockers lost and played in the elimination final their was talk about them playing their home final at the mcg because the afl didn’t get their shit together and theirs a rugby game being played at patersons on the same day. luckily thats sorted out and wont happen

            BOTTOM LINE: im not trying to make an excuse for the dockers, im not saying geelong dont deserve a home final at symonds
            my point is the afl need to be more consistant with their decisions

        • the afl is all melbourne based, they only give a fuck about the victorian clubs, that’s a good point about the swans not playing at the SCG, it’s coz ANZ stadium holds more people for a bigger crowd, just like etihad and mcg hold more then symonds

      • i never said they should play at patersons, they should play at etihad or mcg
        plus your comment about tradition just proves my point more, its been a tradition to play at the ground that holds more people, thats why sydney play at anz and the melbourne clubs that train at etihad still play their home finals at the mcg
        symonds holds what? around 34k? their will be no general public that are able to go to the game, it will be all geelong members

  • Team Name: Animals
    Round 23 Score: 2435
    League Results: W
    Norm Smith Medallist: Stanton!
    Other Studs:Kornes,Ellis,Rocky,Bartel,Cox,Ablett,Ebert,Minson,Stanley,Murphy,Riewoldt,Goddard,Martin
    DT Duds:Scotland!,Barlow,Hansen, Johnson (c)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:Pretty happy with my score considering I had Johnson as captain and copped a donut thanks to scotland!

  • Team Name: Cricketer Rules
    Round 23 Score: 2185
    League Results: W
    Norm Smith Medallist: Montagna (even though my opponent had him and I didn’t)
    Other Studs: Ellis. Goddard, Pendlebury, Ablett, Cox, Minson, Riewoldt, Rockliff, Martin
    DT Duds: Kennedy, Enright, Barlow, Pearce, Griffen
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Despite donuts from late withdrawals Mayne and O’Brien, my cover helped me to win my first DT flag and finish 800th overall. Thanks to DT Talk. Great advice all season!

  • Team Name: Bastardene
    Round 23 Score: 2167
    League Results: WLLWL
    Norm Smith Medallist: Ellis
    Other Studs: Cox, GAJ, Pendles, Bartel
    DT Duds: Beams, Berger, Barlow, Jobe
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Had Birchall covering for Scotland. Then Harry O, who I brought in this week, has the bloody sniffles. Had a shot of winning a couple of other GFs but Beams had to stink it up. My other big inclusion was Jobe who also stunk it up. Shit week.

  • Team Name:Moisture FC
    Round 23 Score:2454
    League Results:W W
    Norm Smith Medallist:Joey (of course)
    Other Studs:whole FWD line
    DT Duds:Duffield, Barlow, Griffen, Enright
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:both my trades worked perfectly. two PODs in Scooter in Hibberd made me 50 odd points over my opponent. finished at around 69,000 in my first year!

    Just quickly – thanks heaps to all the writers at DT Talk and anyone who helped me in the comments section. start of the season was a struggle getting to know DT and break evens and all that, but I have come to really enjoy it. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without all the help I received.

    Cheers, really appreciate all your work.

    See everyone next year!

  • Team Name:Multiple Scorgasms
    Round 23 Score:2,299
    League Results: WIIINNNNN
    Norm Smith Medallist:ABLETT
    Other Studs:Goddard, pendles, n. reiwoldt, rockliff, s.selwood
    DT Duds:D. pearce, barlow
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:i had the biggest comeback ever i was down 300 and ablett pulled out the a beast performance, i trusted ablett and that’s a lesson to stick with you’re premiums

  • Team Name: The Curiosity
    Round 23 Score: 2389
    League Results: WWWWW
    Rank: 253rd
    Won all my GFs including the #3 league overall. Wrapt :)

  • Team Name: Red Rockets
    Round 23 Score: 2391
    League Results: 3/4 Grand Finals Won :)
    Overall Rank: 86 :)
    Norm Smith Medallist: MONTAGNA
    Other Studs: Goddard, Ablett, Pendlebury, Cox, Minson, Riewoldt, Rockliff, Martin, Lewis
    DT Duds: Enright, Malceski, Hanley, Barlow, Watson, Stevie J
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Won 3 of my grand finals, lost the other one by 69 ;) very happy with my season this year, probably the first year i’ve taken DT seriously. cheers to the boys from DT Talk for all the info and help wouldnt have cracked the top 30 or finished 86th without you guys!!
    see you fellas next year and GO FREO!!

  • Team Name: The Awesomes
    Round 23 Score:2321
    League Results:WWLWL
    Norm Smith Medallist: Montagna
    Other Studs: Ellis, Pendles, GAJ, plus the other usual suspects
    DT Duds: Leeuie (stuck with you all year and you do this to me!), Enright, Griffen, Barlow, Beams (Beams!). Needed 30 more points to win all of my GFs. Oh well.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Stupid umpires that can’t see that dragging the ball beneath you in your defending goal-square with 10 seconds left and then lying in on it holding the damn ball!!! (Chappie your a legend, but I’m looking in your direction mate!). Also a special vent for the Lions board who look to have sacked their coach so that they can replace him with gun coach…um average coach…um any coach?!

    Anyway, finished 302nd overall, which is vastly higher than any previous finish (and considering I was tracking around the 20k mark until near the byes – need to start better next year). Having 2 trades per week to assuage my itchy trigger finger was a massive help, as of course was all the work for the DTTALK boys. Thanks a lot for a season full of great articles! See you next year.

  • Team Name: PIGS IN SPACE
    Round 23 Score: 2,362
    League Results: Won GF, n/a, Won GF
    Norm Smith Medallist: Danny Stanley
    Other Studs: Bartel, Rockliff, Hibberd, Cox, Riewoldt, Ellis, S. Selwood
    DT Duds: Barlow
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Finished 164th overall, 7th in QLD and won my own private league, but still haven’t recovered psychologically from the multi bye rounds. Going to need a long holiday. Many thanks to Tbetta, Jeppa, Dunny and JimBob for providing such great trading advice all year.

  • Team Name: Mundi Maulers
    Round 23 Score: 2,386
    League Results: Won my only Gf after finishing 8th in both leagues
    Norm Smith Medallist: Draw of GAJ and Stanton who won my game with match ups against my opposition Barlow and Masten.. :)

    Other Studs: Goddard, Hibberd, Burgoyne (emergency for Ibbo), Pendles, Crouch, Cox, NRoo, Rocky, Dusty, Bartel, Stokes.

    DT Duds: Enright, Griffen, Kreuzer, Stevie J.

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Happy with my one league which i scraped into 8th and pulled out the big guns for the finals :)
    Big thanks to all the DT writers for the year.

  • Team Name: Pole Smokers
    Round 23 Score:2,360
    League Results: WW
    Norm Smith Medallist: Joey Montagna
    Other Studs: Ellis, Rocky, Cox, GAJ, NRoo, Pendles
    DT Duds: Duff, Barlow, Enright, Berger, Hansen
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Took out the TKOL challenge, won my main cash league and was part of the league number 1 Dreamer Fossils league. Has been a great year. Thanks to the DTT boys for all their efforts and big shout out to Hook for winning the whole thing!

  • By the way a big FFFFFFF UUUUUUUUU to Montagna who was playing against me this week. had to get that out of my system still managed to win my gf despite the cheap little outside $!#@!

  • Team Name: Jimbotron
    Round 23 Score: 2363
    League Results: 1 win out of 1 (First year of DT ever:))
    Norm Smith Medallist: ROK saved me after forgetting to do my second trade (didn’t get home from work in time)
    Other Studs: Brandon Ellis and Riewoldt
    DT Duds: Swan and Barlow…COD and POD that could have helped a little more
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Forgetting to do my second trade, had Fyfe on the field and was going to get Libs, had ROK as emergency…
    Also first year of playing DT…def in it next year:)

    Thanks Dreamteam talk for the advise and articles…great work

  • Team Name: Party The Sainter
    Round 23 Score: 2205
    League Results: Won 2, Lost 1
    Norm Smith Medallist: Montagna
    Other Studs: Goddard, Pendles, Ablett, Cox, Riewoldt, Rockliff, Riewoldt
    DT Duds: JJK, Mayne, BEAMS!!, Duffield, Enright
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Shit week but won my main 2 so thats all good :)