My Team 2014: Version 1.1

myteam_fanplanner2014_smallSince our last My Team post was put up, we have had the draft, playing lists finalised and some prices and positions have leaked. This post will take us up until we officially know how much each player is worth and their positions for 2014.

Be sure to use the FanFooty.com.au Fanplanner to create a team. Just sign into FanFooty and then access the Fanplanner by clicking here and away you go! Once you have completed a team, you are then able to copy and paste it in a format that will look all nice and pretty here in the comments.

Please be constructive in the comments. Feel free to discuss any players, positions or any other thoughts about AFL Fantasy for 2014!

836 Comments

  • TEAM NAME: Dylan’s Demons
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, L. Hodge, D. Swallow, K. Kolodjashnij, M. Scharenberg (M. Fuller, J. Laidler)

    MID: G. Ablett jnr, L. Montagna, R. Griffen, D. Beams, D. Thomas, J. Martin, J. Kelly, M. Crouch (V. Michie, A. Morabito)

    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)

    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, L. Franklin, T. Walker, J. Billings, M. Clark (A. Fasolo, G. Rohan)

    CASH LEFT: $27,700

    Morabito is subject to whether he is fit and selected first round,unsure about Def rooks though, will Scharenberg get a game? Sandi is complete upgrade material. Tex is a smokey but considering his price and his form in 2012 I am willing to risk it. Rohan and Fasolo are both in the same boat as Mora. Thoughts, Queries, Concerns?

    • Also Mitch Clark is another smokey.

    • Walker may not be ready Round 1. Martin and Danger are pretty expensive premiums, but can score.

      Montagna not for me as he’s not getting younger, Dal Santo is gone and he’ll definitely be no.1 tagger’s target if he wasn’t already. J. Martin and Kelly have massive pricetags (for rookies) if I’m not wrong. I don’t think Mora will play Round 1… tipping him to come in mid-season.

      I can’t seem to select Kade Kolodjashnij in my team ahahaha. Like the McVeigh, Mitchell and Hodge defence but I think maybe downgrading an expensive rook like Crouch, Kelly, Billings could really improve your backs or forwards.

      • Who do you think I should downgrade one of them to? I’m probably going to go billings, mainly because he’s surrounded by Saints players. Also thoughts on Callan Ward over Montagna? And any ideas on Fwd rooks to replace Mora? I am drawing blanks on them again this year.

        • TEAM NAME: Dylan’s Demons
          DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, L. Hodge, D. Swallow, K. Kolodjashnij, M. Scharenberg (M. Fuller, J. Laidler)
          MID: G. Ablett jnr, R. Griffen, C. Ward, D. Beams, D. Thomas, J. Martin, J. Kelly, M. Crouch (V. Michie, J. O’Rourke)
          RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
          FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, L. Franklin, J. Gunston, T. Walker, A. Fasolo (G. Rohan, S. Kersten)
          CASH LEFT: $43,000

          That’s the updated team. Dumped Billings for Kersten and swapped Clark for Gunston. Montagna makes way for Ward. Tex is still there pending round one.

          • I’m a crows supporter and Tex won’t play round 1, bring back Clark. Also Matt Crouch won’t get a game early on trade him for Claye Beams who is coming back from injury and could average 80+. Backline and Rucks look solid! Ward is a POD, but he won’t be a top 8 mid, other than Ward and Crouch I like your midfield. I think you were better off with Billings than Kertsen, Kertsen isn’t guaranteed a game each week and he’s a KPF. I don’t like Gunston either.

          • Don’t need to be a crows supporter to know that…

    • yeah tex will be a unique for the first few rounds…

      • tex is unique.
        and especially so when he doesnt play for the first 8 rounds

        • Sando just came out and said if he’s fit he plays round 1? Also thanks for the heads up on Crouch.

          • It’s very unlikely he’ll be fit though. With J-Pod, Johnston and Jenkins, Sando won’t take any risks.

        • but sanderson said in todays crowvertiser that he is on track to play round 1….

          • If you could read Mr Copy My Name, the Radvertiser said that if he was fit, he would play round 1. Well, if was any good at actual AFL instead of just being a DT legend, then I would be a shot for Rd 1 as well. #aintgunnahappen

  • TEAM NAME: DT #2
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, J. Bartel, K. Simpson, M. Suckling, S. Edwards (J. Kolodjashnij, L. Roberts-Thomson)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Selwood, T. Rockliff, D. Beams, M. Murphy, D. Thomas, J. Martin, D. Tyson (L. Taylor, D. Garlett)
    RUC: S. Mumford, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, T. Nankervis)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, L. Franklin, C. Rioli, M. Clark, A. Fasolo, G. Rohan (N. Bock, M. Honeychurch)
    CASH LEFT: $76,700

    Thoughts/ideas appreciated, cheers guys!

    • I thought about Tyson and Garlett as well and by all reports Garlett is a ready made player but there will always be questions about discipline and stuff like that so keep an eye on stuff over the pre-season with him, good unique mid rook if he’s all good. Tyson will be alright at the Dees but I just don’t see him exploding onto the scene, especially with the kind of game that Roos coaches.

      Everyone is questioning Martin but everyone questioned Jaeger as well and look where that got them. Mummy and Sandi in your rucks could either be gold or absolute devestation when they injure themselves round three or four. I really don’t know what to do with either of them other than pray they don’t get injured.

      Your Forward line looks a little weak though. Danger is a gun no questions and Buddy should do well at the Swans but Cyril is erratic at best, Fasolo is yet unproven and Clark is a downright smokey. Again if they pay off your golden but if I were you I would upgrade Cyril to someone who has a little more consistency with points, maybe someone like Gunston, who with buddy gone, will get a lot more of the footy and be a nice unique in the fwd or Col Sylvia, who everyone seems to be going atm.

      Hope this has helped

      • Who the hell questioned JOM last year? The kid was a gun and was always going to be a gun. Martin isnt fit to carry JOM’s bags onto the team bus

        • JOM wasn’t questioned last year and Jack Martin isn’t being questioned this year. The only thing about Martin being questioned is the fact that he’s more expensive than all the other rookies. Martin not fit to carry JOM’s bag onto the team bus? Have you seen Martin play? He’s just as good as O’Meara was a year ago. Martin won’t score as high as JOM last year but he’s still a lock.

      • hahaha dafuq? JOM wasn’t questioned…

  • TEAM NAME: Tobins Team
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, J. Grimes, D. Swallow, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij (M. Fuller, J. Laidler)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Selwood, T. Liberatore, T. Cotchin, D. Beams, D. Thomas, J. Aish, C. Beams (X. Ellis, J. Polec)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, J. Roughead, L. Franklin, P. Chapman, M. Clark, A. Fasolo (G. Rohan, M. Honeychurch)
    CASH LEFT: $4,100

  • Definitely not a fan of the unlimited trades until round two rule – but may as well make the most of it. Teams are now basically just for round one, then pick your season squad after round one.

    So all bench spots may as well be the cheapest rookies available, obviously given everyone on the field plays. From last year though fixture trading isn’t quite as simple as it seems. Guns are still a safer bet than an average DT-er playing a weak side, which is why I still haven’t gone for many mid-pricers.

    What I’ve come up with:

    DEF: S. Mitchell, J. McVeigh, K. Simpson, B. Waters, M. Suckling, M. Fuller (J. Battersby, J. Tippett)

    MID: G. Ablett jnr, J. Watson, J. Steven, T. Cotchin, D. Beams, D. Thomas, J. Martin, V. Michie (D. Barry, E. Templeton)

    RUC: M. Kreuzer, A. Sandilands (D. Currie, M. King)

    FWD: N. Riewoldt, P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, T. Mitchell, A. Fasolo, N. Bock (N. Hayes, J. McGovern)

    CASH LEFT: $1,600

  • TEAM NAME: IWIN
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, J. Bartel, D. Swallow, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij (C. Howard, M. Fuller)
    MID: S. Johnson, G. Ablett jnr, T. Rockliff, D. Beams, D. Thomas, D. Tyson, J. Martin, C. Beams (J. Polec, X. Ellis)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, T. Derickx)
    FWD: N. Riewoldt, D. Martin, L. Franklin, M. Pavlich, M. Clark, A. Fasolo, (G. Rohan, N. Bock)
    CASH LEFT: $300

  • Nobody mentions Dom Sheed…he’s a machine and he will play rnd 1

    • thats because most people on here have no idea what they are doing, Paddy F

      • And yet you’re still on here, adding more contemptuous comments about where you finished last year.

        I’m afraid I have been suckered in, I nearly ignored the comment and moved on. Congratulations, if you did indeed finish in seventh, that’s very commendable. However there are, as you callously point out, young and new dream team players who contribute to this exceptional site. On their behalf, please either lighten up and lose the attitude, or stop the incessant, intolerable trash talk. There are also numerous high finishers from previous years (including at least one ex-winner) who regularly visit DT Talk. This may come as a surprise, as they do not all feel the need to parade it around as if others are less worthy.

        I know you like to feign you’ve not been tempted to put a squad together because it’s only December, but if I could just ask you to handle the potential judgement from your peers and risk the negative feedback that could ensue, I’m sure we’d all love to provide you with relevant feedback.

        Also, for the record, although I agree that Dom Sheed is very talented and already has the frame to play AFL footy, he is far from an automatic selection. As you have helpfully pointed out in earlier comments, rookies are far from set at this time of year. There is no guarantee of a round one spot. Even if he does make it, the vest is a clear possibility. He is also priced in the same range as fellow top draftees, plus other credible choices such as Martin, Tyson, Michie and Anthony.

        Thanks.

        • + at least a million Eagleing

          • Awww – another sensitive soul. Listen to my advice my young friend. It will win you leagues, respect and love of a saucy wench or 2

        • Well said Eagleing! He is like those ‘experts’ that told me at the start of the year I was an idiot for selecting Wingard at 240k…

          • Hey Jacob – I have seen some of your teams. You need all the ‘expert’ advice you can get mate.

          • +1 Eagling

            Hey IC7LY, you may have come 7th last year but Hook’s Hooligans came 1st last year and he ain’t going around shoving his ego in everyone’s face. It’s a great achievement, but let’s not forget this is a new season, with new rules, so don’t automatically assume you have full superiority over everyone who does not conform to your team rules.

        • Dom Sheed is good…but he’s no Daniel Rich
          Quoted by someone who has played with them both. Make of that what you will

      • you sound like you are all talk and no action. much like the recent labor government.

        in fact, i dont think you even came 7th at all last year.

        you sound like someone who would probably be top 5,000 for the first 2 rounds then have one bad week and give up for the rest of the year and just bag other people.

        then when someone in your league does well you think you say pose as a phoney and mimic them.

        the reality is that you are a seasoned dream team hack and need to read the very accredited guys at dreamteam talk for advice

        • And you sound like a typical Liberal supporter – great at telling people what to do when you are in opposition or in preseason before a ball has been kicked in anger but when it comes time to actually step up and deliver on your big talk and promises, you aren’t actually up to it.

          Lets see your most excellent team if you want to take potshots at me. Or is the reality of delivering something concrete too much for you

  • Thanks for the comments Eagleing. I wont be putting my team on this site at the moment for the following reasons

    1. Rules are not yet out. Already we have seen a significant change with the unlimited trades until Rd 2 and the Price changes from Rd 2 rather than Rd 3. These will impact on player choices and strategy.

    2. Its too early in preseason to be wasting time trying to guess which rookies or fringe players are worth selecting. Houses are falling down everywhere at AFL sessions at the moment and I want to see what happens next year before wasting my time selecting teams.

    I am happy to have feedback from anyone on this website – most of it will be useless and will hurt my stomach from laughing so hard. Please dont insult me though by suggesting that my “peers” reside on this site.

    I am simply making comments to help some of the “young and new dream team players” improve their starting teams. Tough love is my focus not sucking up and telling them they have a great team because they picked McVeigh, Pendles, Danger and all the other obvious locks.

    And for the record, Dom Sheed is on my watchlist and will be a serious contender for my awesome team next year. I was actually praising Paddy F for his intelligence and understanding.

    Lighten up and enjoy the ride – you never know, my advice will most likely help you move up the rankings to be well inside the Top 100,000 next season

    • Wow, still with the superiority complex.

      Although it’s clear you’re not going to listen, please re-read my advice and try to take it on board. Self-aggrandisement is not a flattering quality and no ‘tough love’ will be listened to through that tone. Not just on this site, but in life in general. I’m sure you will at some point come to realise this for yourself.

      • Thanks Oprah

      • Nice to see you Hookster.

        I watched Aish play a lot last year – no doubt the kid has ability and will be a 200 game player for sure. However, he is not a DT player in his first year. Remember, people said the same thing about Toumpas – he played a GF as a 16 yr old, Top 10 draft pick, yada yada yada.

        If Aish does average 70, then I agree, great pick up. I am not convinced from what I have seen in the SANFL for Norwood that he is there yet though

    • Your name is Kevin right?

      • If that is what you want to call me, Joseph. Most people call me DT Legend though

        • You may certainly be ancient history, but you’re no legend ;)

          • We shall see Fyfey – I cant help that people like you are jealous of my ability, knowledge and massive aggots to make the hard calls during the cut and thrust of the season.

            Keep posting your teams and seeking feedback from the mass of muppets.

            I look forward to seeing Hook appear on this site and sharing his wisdom. Given his ability though, I doubt he would waste his time. He isnt a sucker for community service like I am

          • “Jealous”? Please, only condescending tryhards actually think of finishing 7th in DT – while a great feat which you still actually haven’t proven – is a life achievement. 2014 is a new year and you have hardly proven yourself to be no.7 as of yet. There are plenty of decent posters here with decent teams anyway, so go wank off on your imaginary MENSA fantasies and escargot the heck home.

    • If it’s too early to try and guess which rookies or fringe players are worth selecting, then why are you criticizing people’s selections on those players? Your too arrogant and I doubt you’ll back up your ranking this year. I’ll be impressed when you either win, or finsih top 100 more than once.

      • Hello again Jacob – i wasnt allowed enough characters to have what my correct team name should be…

        Icame7thlastyearand22ndtheyearbeforeand96ththeyearbeforethat

        It aint bragging if you have done it

        • If thats true, that’s a good effort…but I still couldn’t care less. Hooks Hoologans WON this year, but you don’t see him on here acting like he’s better than everyone else.

          • We dont see that lucky bastard at all. He is someone I would listen to and I wouldnt be sensitive about his comments. Instead I would absorb them and learn from his wisdom and improve my skills.

            Just to clear things up Jacob, I am not acting on this site. I AM better than everyone else

          • I’m around mate and have been on this site for years, as some of the regulars will attest.
            Will offer my advice on trades, structures and strategy, that’s the parts of dt I love. However I don’t presume to know any more then anyone else.

            FYI Jack Martin has huge wraps on him and avg close to 100 pts (97.5) against men in the neafl as a 17 year old. Likened to Gary Ablett and Chris’s Judd. Hardly a spud. Ignore if u wish but is definitely on my radar. He’s maybe a little skinny but according to the experts he has a wiry strength that doesn’t let him get pushed off the ball. With ablett, JOM and Bennell along side him it means he won’t get much attention either. Currently in my side.

            Aish was getting tagged as a school kid in the sanfl due to his impact, he will have more freedom at the lions with players ahead of him for the tag. Not a huge possession getter but could avg 70 which would be enough to justify selection. Was touted as the best player in the draft by some and a huge steal for the lions. Another watch list for me.

            I haven’t written off any rookies yet, I will until I see them in the preseason

  • TEAM NAME: GKs Army

    DEF: J. McVeigh, K. Simpson, L. Hansen, B. Smith, M. Fuller, L. Roberts-Thomson (J. Bews, C. Howard)

    MID: S. Pendlebury, S. Selwood, T. Rockliff, T. Cotchin, D. Beams, N. Dal Santo, M. Grigg, C. Beams (X. Ellis, J. Polec)

    RUC: M. Leuenberger, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)

    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, L. Parker, A. Tomlinson, M. Clark, A. Fasolo (T. Banfield, N. Bock)

    CASH LEFT: $7,200

    Just so you mortals know this is copyrighted! One of the great sides! learn what you can folks. GK has spoken!

    • Careful GK – Eagling doesnt like people boasting or being confident.
      Other than Hansen and Sandi, I quite like your team. You may prove yourself a worthy competitor in 2014 and I look forward to jousting with you

      • Appreciate the input young fella but GK doesn’t need to ‘prove’ himself to anyone. The flawless record and legendary reputation speaks for itself. GK out.

    • Not enough crows or x-crow players. Let down from last year GK.

      • Thought I’d just start with the 3 this year mate. Crouchy may sneak in for NDS tho depending on preseason ;)

        • please tell me that is Brad and not Matt – otherwise, you fall so far in my estimation you are almost at Eagling and Rules_Rule27 level

        • Yeah not sure why NDS is in there

          • Yes Rules_rule27 is my username… clap clap

          • Proven performer who’s just moved to a much better club, where he won’t get tagged week in week out. Not sold on him at all just throwin ideas out there at this stage seeing its december.

          • Thank goodness GK – you just never know with some of the nuffers on this site. You may as well give up now though if you think Hansen is worthy of a D spot.

          • Fair enough – You don’t think he’s past his best tho?

    • wtf is that… baffling

    • I like the Brodie Smith selection! I couldn’t fit him into my squad, but he should average 80+.

      • Quick Jacob – get Brodie into your team. If he averages 80+, then that will be higher than most of the players you have your eye on

        • I finished top 1,000 the last two years, and top 20 in supercoach this year…oh and I’m 15. I think I’m alright without your ‘expert help’. If your so awesome why don’t you post your team?

          • Thanks for clearing that up for us Jacob. I will be less harsh on you because you are so young. Maybe you can be my protege (look it up) and together we can take on the DT world.

            Or you can just shut up and respect your elders

          • Lmao respect your elders, says the guy with the 5 year old mentality throwing cheap pot shots at any poster whose team he doesn’t 100% agree with…

    • Good to see the Great GK thinks Brodie Smith is going to have a breakout season.

    • Possibly carrying one ot two many injury prone or coming back from injury types?

    • great side GK
      Love the NDS pick as a roo supporter aha and like you said I definitely think some of the heat will be taken off him in the young emerging roo midfield.
      Got a few potential breakout kids which I like the look of and love the Leuenberger pick.

      Overall its a solid side :)

  • DEF: J. McVeigh, P. Hanley, R. Henderson, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij, M. Scharenberg (M. Fuller, J. Laidler)
    MID: S. Selwood, J. Selwood, T. Rockliff, D. Beams, A. Treloar, J. Martin, D. Sheed, D. Tyson (V. Michie, J. Polec)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, L. Parker, M. Walters, D. Zorko, J. Billings, M. Clark (L. Taylor, S. Kersten)
    CASH LEFT: $103,900
    I don’t think it’s too bad but i know it can improve with 100 grand left. I think S. Selwood will start the season off with a bang

    • One of the better teams I’ve seen on here! Treloar is an interesting POD. Parker, Walters and Zorko are also interesting picks, but understandable with the lack of good forward options.

      • I find this team to be very ordinary, Midfield is solid as are the rucks but there is some weird selections in Henderson and Walters, plus your backline is far too weak IMO and you might cop some donuts if you are relying on suckling to be your D4. I would recommend downgarding billings to a basement priced forward in markworth/Bock and upgrade K.Kolo to SMitch or another defender

        • Wouldn’t call Henderson a ‘weird’ selection.

          • Inconsistent, won’t be in top 10 by years end and has little room for improvement. Could be a good POD early but shouldn’t be in your team come finals so why select him as a premium, you are just burning a useful trade down the track

          • I wouldn’t say that Henderson has “little room for improvement”. He’ll improve, just maybe not DT wise. You might think, “Well that’s what we’re talking about,” but the season after he will be a much player on the field as well as DT wise. He is inconsistent at the moment, however. I wouldn’t pick him this year. You’ll most likely lose money.

          • The only reason his scores were inconsistent were because he wasn’t played in a DT friendly role and when he was playing as the rebounding defender he averaged 99. I think he will keep that role even with Reilly coming back from his shoulder injury because Henderson was the better in that position then Reilly was before he got injured and I think Sando has acknowledged that. If he is played as the rebounding defender like he should be he will average 90+.

    • I’m not sold on Henderson. With Reilly coming back into the Crows squad, he won’t get as many opportunities. If you look at his points last season, he only scored well once Reilly was injured. Quite a few interesting selections there and I don’t mind them. Midfield is probably a bit weak, maybe Treloar could be upgraded, but obviously with you selecting him, you think he will do well next year. Hope that helped.

  • I’m just throwing around ideas with this team. There are a few players I like and a few I don’t:

    DEF: H. Lumamba, P. Hanley, K. Simpson, B. Smith, M. Suckling, L. McDonald (M. Fuller, C. Howard)
    MID: T. Rockliff, J. Watson, T. Cotchin, D. Beams, M. Murphy, D. Thomas, J. Martin, C. Beams (J. Polec, E. Templeton)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, L. Franklin, J. Gunston, P. Chapman, L. Taylor (N. Bock, M. Honeychurch)
    CASH LEFT: $59,800

    I’m not sold on Gunston yet, but I can’t think of a replacement at the moment. Likewise with Lumamba, Watson, Murphy, etc. and obviously all Rookies…

    Thoughts are much appreciated!

    • I agree with you mate – there are a few players in there that I dont like either but its a good solid team. How are you going to decide on your C each week without a Perma-Captain type of player?

      • Perma-captain is overrated, it can be useful in terms of less risk but with the plethora of emerging midfielders getting closer and closer to Swan/GAZ/Pendles this year it could be worth it to not start any of them. Also, very rarely do any of those three top score so being creative with your captain choices can pay off!

        • I hear where you are coming from and it wouldnt surprise me if Swan and Gaz are not in the top3 scorers at seasons end.
          The point I am teaching you all is that when you have 4-5 possible choices for captain, you end up taking a guess each week and hoping for the best. Unless you are extremely lucky each week, you will pick the wrong one more times than not

          • I agree with Ethan. Icame7thlastyear, I like picking a captain each week, if it doesn’t pay off, it is my own fault, but if it does, I benefit unlike others.

          • So, we don’t just blindly pick our captains, you are also underestimating our good old friend the pirate! Picking one of Scooter, Jelwood or Beams has more benefit than just autolocking one player, I see the attractions and stability of the choice, but personally i have benefited from being more creative.

      • I never liked having a Perma-Captain to be honest! Calvin is always helpful, but I usually try to captain the guy that plays Melbourne, GWS or a “bottom-ish” side. I have a good range of midfielders from a good range of teams, so hopefully it will work out each week. Rockliff, Watson, Cotchin, Beams, Murphy, Thomas, Dangerfield, and even Mitchell could be captains for me, so I’m fine with that. And if I replace, say, Murphy with someone from a different team to my current ones, I will have even more choices. I don’t mind selecting a different captain each week. It adds to the challenge. I’m glad you like most of my team! Thanks for your output.

        • Fair enough mate – good luck with that

          • Does anyone think D. Beams is quite likely to jump to perma-captain contention? I also think Rockliff is a good chance. It just seems like the elephant in the room and there’s a perma-captain option there for all of us, whether we like the idea or not!

    • I had gunston last year for a decent period of time and he is very consistent! he won’t go big but generally supplies the 80-100 scores and looked to be one of my best trades of the season…
      though he did have a rough patch which sealed his fate in my side

      • Thanks James. I did have him for a few rounds at the end of last year and I know he did alright. He should get more opportunities this year with Buddy gone. You have just made me more confident in him! Although, I don’t like him as a player because he left the Crows because he was “homesick”. There needs to be a rule to say something like that can’t happen without a few years with the club.

  • Ok guys i would like to see some opinions on my round 1 team, given the rule changes THIS WILL NOT BE MY ROUND 2 TEAM!
    TEAM NAME: Round 1 ONLY

    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, J. Bartel, K. Simpson, G. Birchall, M. Fuller (J. Tippett, M. Warren)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Selwood, J. Selwood, B. Stanton, B. Ellis, D. Tyson, C. Beams, J. Polec (D. Van Unen, P. Wearden)
    RUC: M. Kreuzer, A. Sandilands (F. Thurlow, E. Wallace)
    FWD: N. Riewoldt, P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, M. LeCras, M. Clark, N. Bock (D. Markworth, A. Spina)
    CASH LEFT: $8,300
    Not concerned with rookie selections on the bench they are just the cheapest in their respective positions because they don’t need to play.

    • Firstly, surely Kennedy (Eagles) is a lock for round 1. He always dines out on the Bulldogs.
      Tom Mitchell had a couple great scores when the Swans had big wins last year.
      I really like that midfield you’ve got there. Your back line is good too.

      Personally I’d swap Kreuzer for Grundy and spend money elsewhere. I’d also swap Lecras for JJK, Clark for Tippett and Dangerfield for Tom Mitchell. The side looks good though.

  • TEAM NAME: Koalas
    DEF: J. McVeigh, H. Lumumba, K. Simpson, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij, T. Cutler (C. Howard, J. Laidler)
    MID: J. Selwood, B. Stanton, T. Rockliff, D. Beams, M. Murphy, D. Thomas, V. Michie, C. Beams (J. Polec, X. Ellis)
    RUC: S. Mumford, H. McIntosh (B. Longer, T. Derickx)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, C. Wingard, L. Franklin, M. Clark, A. Fasolo (J. Patton, G. Rohan)
    CASH LEFT: $39,700

    This is my team thats fits in well with the bye structure. Had to make a few allowances in order to do so…

    • Cheap rooks let you spend on the mids. Maybe Wingard to Cloke if you have the cash? Stanton for me is a risk but he goes good early traditionally.

      • the only reason i picked wingard is coz he has an ability to get at the bottom of packs and get the ball out….sadly a skill missing a lot these days in afl….also round 9 bye playing fwds are a nightmare….

        • Fair enough. Still fantasy-relevant at this point of the season and could persevere through the tags.

          • “still fantasy relevant at this point of the season”

            Some great words of wisdom for Francis there. Cannot wait for your next crucial insights into the world of DT, Fyfey with gems like that.

            Next you be telling us that Melbourne have a chance at the flag because they havent lost a game yet

  • TEAM NAME: Chooks 14
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, L. Hodge, M. Suckling, M. Fuller, J. Bews (C. Howard, J. Laidler)
    MID: S. Johnson, S. Pendlebury, T. Rockliff, J. Watson, D. Beams, J. Martin, D. Sheed, V. Michie (A. Morabito, J. Polec)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: N. Riewoldt, P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, C. Wingard, P. Karnezis, A. Fasolo (G. Rohan, N. Bock)
    CASH LEFT: $11,400

    Alot of the rookies i’m nut sure about but I’m keen on the premos i’ve chosen in each line

    • Don’t worry about the rookies yet mate :) it’s only december!
      NAB cup will give us an idea

      personally I dont think Riewoldt will back up his average and will most likely decline, though i could be proven wrong

      I feel your defense is too hawthorn happy with 3/4 back premos (calling suckling one :p) are hawthorn players…

      there are a few flaws but its a decent squad

  • Loving the look of some of these teams fellas and also the banter! Looking forward to a suspicious amount of trips to the bathroom during social events and many nights spent sleeping on the couch. Might even post my team after a few more frothies.

    And to ‘I Came Poofteenth Last Year’…no one remembers who came 2nd last season let alone 7th. We at least need to see some meaningful contributions to the site before anyone takes you seriously ;)

    Bring it on!

    • Good call Lukey Boy – I will make some meaningful contributions when some meaningful teams are posted

      • So you finally admit, all you’ve been posting is utter shite :)

        You know what they say: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.

        • Just calling it as I see it. My honesty on this site makes a nice change from the rest of you poofs all telling each other how wonderful your teams are and how you reckon your favourite players are better choices and blah blah blah.

        • Don’t feed the troll F4L

          • Hey Ethan – I didnt start the personal comments. Someone took offence at my straight shooting and made disparaging remarks about me.

            I will defend myself everytime someone is out of line towards me but I am not and never will be trolling.

    • gotta love the DT banter in december :’)

      • We are still yet to see your team. Not until you can show us some kind of team that’s better than everyone else’s you have no right to criticize every team like you do. It’s just utter garbage. Once you’ve shown us what a genius you are, then you may have a voice to listen to. But for now, your just a trolling know-it-all.

        • Boom. This guy (y)

          • Nooie – read my earlier post about why I am not wasting my time putting a team up here. I don’t want or need the feedback from people on this site at the moment.

            The only thing we all have at this stage is our experience and past results. I am a genius compared to everyone who played last year except for 6 people.

            If stating that fact annoys you, then harden up Princess.

            And Fyyey – you need to chill out and perhaps consider the feedback I am giving on players – perhaps then, you might actually have some idea about this great game instead of trying to impress everyone with your insight like which players are “fantasy relevant” in December.

          • Oh wow, a “genius”. Didn’t realise coming 7th in a competition where most people check their team once every week is something to gloat about.

            Look, I do it for the enjoyment and the spirit. If you don’t like it that’s fine. I don’t do it to “impress” anyone. And you certainly know what you’re talking about most of the time. But when it comes to your ego, it’s something not just I have beef with, but others have too.

        • Icame7thlastyear is an imposter of the highest degree.

          the reality is there are 17541 people better than him at dreamteam.

          the guy cannot take any responsibility for his own crap team.

          if he wants to get his kicks pretending to be someone else, he is very cunning so be careful how you rev him up!

          i am sure he has already made 250 fan planner teams and then tries to turn it around saying he hasnt cause the rules arent finalised. knowing the guy he has probably bought himself 3 2014 prospectus’ for christmas and is underlining, red circling every facet of information he reads.

          i hear the guy that really came 7th is a bloke of the highest degree.

          legend has it he has been plying his dreamteam trade since the days of the australian footy game in the mid 90s. the one were the scoring was slanted to ruckman as a hitout was worth the same amount of points as a kick, mark or handball. this made guys like big steven alessio worth their weight in gold. and, the guy that came 7th last year finished 35th in the australian footy game in 2000.

          best of all, he will come back to this forum and claim to be the brains trust behind the guys team who really came 7th and is the real dream team pro.

          pity he his 3 years into playing dream team and his best finish is 17542.

          keep going warnie, calvinator and the 3rd stooge brother!!

          love your work

          • Mum – get off this forum. I have told you before about what happens when you dont take your medication

          • By the way, whats a “fanplanner team”? is that where the nuffers like you play?

          • Icame7thlastyear, is that right you pretentious turd. It is quite likely that you came 7th in a league full of pre-schoolers of who you coaxed the league code out of after a lengthy club penguin gaming session. The fact that you don’t know what a fanplanner is proves you have the commitment to dreamteam equivalent to Graeme Swann’s to the English Cricket Team.

            So until you manage to conjure up some reasonable advice and an improved ego, I suggest you log off, close your laptop and rethink your actions on this site. Thank you

  • TEAM NAME: Alt+QQ
    DEF: S. Mitchell, A. Walker, R. Henderson, D. Swallow, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij (M. Fuller, J. Laidler)
    MID: D. Swan, G. Ablett jnr, D. Beams, M. Murphy, D. Thomas, J. Martin, L. McDonald, D. Sheed (V. Michie, C. Beams)
    RUC: T. Goldstein, A. Sandilands (T. Hickey, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, C. Wingard, L. Franklin, T. Banfield, G. Rohan (N. Bock, S. Kersten)
    CASH LEFT: $5,500

    Where im at right now.

    • Few interesting picks in your back line. From what I’ve heard apparently Andrew Walker won’t quite be ready for round 1. Ricky Henderson also a bit of a interesting one. With Brent Reilly back in the side there is a chance he won’t have the same role. I would attempt to upgrade one of them to Mcveigh. Good strong mids and ruck. Unsure about Banfield down forward but could be a great pick if selected round 1. Good luck mate

      • Hey Grazza – conversations in the playground about what is for recess and which players you want to have on your bedroom wall don’t really count as DT information. Walker is cherry ripe for Rd1 and will be a quality pick.

  • TEAM NAME: The Benchwarmers
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, J. Grimes, D. Swallow, M. Scharenberg, J. Kolodjashnij (M. Fuller, C. Howard)
    MID: S. Pendlebury, S. Selwood, J. Ziebell, T. Cotchin, D. Beams, D. Rich, D. Sheed, D. Tyson (X. Ellis, J. Polec)
    RUC: M. Leuenberger, B. Grundy (S. Naismith, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, C. Sylvia, M. Pavlich, J. Stringer, A. Fasolo (J. Freeman, D. Markworth)
    CASH LEFT: $11,800

    Decent side and is balanced across the 4 lines and appears to be more unique than most of the sides on here…
    Overall I’m happy

    • Considering Ziebell myself but i just dont know who to replace to get him in. Few too many bargains for my mind to contemplate.

    • first person I have seen with grundy in their side. Well done you, going on last years 6 games I can see this kid doing some serious damage in the ruck and around goal. I have him in my supercoach team along with nic nat. d.rich concerns me, with no black he will struggle against a tag a will play limited roll through the middle.

  • TEAM NAME: Leather Poisining 1.1
    DEF: S. Mitchell, P. Hanley, P. Seedsman, D. Swallow, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij (C. Howard, J. Laidler)
    MID: D. Swan, S. Selwood, T. Rockliff, J. Watson, D. Beams, J. Martin, C. Beams, X. Ellis (J. O’Rourke, E. Templeton)
    RUC: H. McIntosh, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, J. Tippett)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, M. Stokes, L. Franklin, M. Clark, A. Fasolo (L. Taylor, S. White)
    CASH LEFT: $33,900

    Not sure about Seedsman and Swallow,any other recommendations about other defenders will be greatly appreciated.
    Also not sure about both Clark and Fasolo, could go one up, one down.
    Apart from those four players, I am very happy with my team at this part of the pre-season

    • Jarrad Mcveigh is almost a no brainer as D1 so trade Seedsman to him and Swallow to a rookie (Scharenburg?)

      Solid mids (dman! why does everyone have scooter now! ive had him since 2012! i know hipsta right?)

      Both your R1 and R2 are extremely injury prone however Sandi is more proven than HMac so keep him and trade HMac to maybe a Mumford or summink.

      Good fwds however if u r struggling for cash now then downgrade either clark or fasolo to a cheaper rookie (dunno who, soz). Also I am not 100% on stokes- i prefer wingard

      hope dat helped :P

      • everyone has scooter becuase WCE have a very easy draw and he is only getting better with natural improvement…

        but yeah, pretty hipsta ;)

    • Apparently HMac is carving up the training track for the Cats and they are very excited about his form at this stage of the season. The Deck of DT nailed it about Sandi – make sure R3 is a playing ruck if you carry Sandi in

      • HMAC is a guy who, at best can be one of the best DT rucks.
        Though 8 games in the last 3 seasons speaks for itself…

        I’m avoiding him, purely for the fact he is too injury prone but he could be a solid cash cow.

        I probably would start him as R2 if I was to have him in my side, and a partnership with Sandilands is a disaster waiting to happen… Though if both stay fit throughout the season, it would be a great decision made on your part.

    • Concur with your sentiments. Wondering if Taylor will get a gig, but he was very highly-rated pre-draft with raps on his pace, endurance and leadership qualities if I remember. Will Templeton get a gig being on the rookie list? Very lightly-built if I recall too. Although Polec is no guarantee at this stage to be in Port’s 22 with his apparently underwhelming fitness.

      HMac and Sandi in the same team is a bit risque but I think Sandi could surprise. Having a fine preseason by some reports. Like IC7LY mentioned, HMac does seem to be very ready for Round 1.

      I would lean towards swapping M. Clark as I doubt he’d get the ruck time that allowed him to average 94ppg in 2009, but both may average around the same anyway.

      • re Polec…read this http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-12-20/polec-faces-powers-heat

        If that continues, then he is a lock for Port and should be in most decent teams

        • I stand corrected.

          • Be interesting to see how Polec goes at the Power – there is massive upside with his price this season. Probably wont pick him for Rd 1 with the rule change but if he starts in Rd 1 and scores more than 40, then he is lock and load from Rd 2 to capitalise on a price increase (well, we hope the new pricing model works that quickly anyway)

          • Thanks for all the replies fella’s, had a bit of a play with the advice in mind, and cam up with this:

            TEAM NAME: Leather Poisining 1.1
            DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, J. Bartel, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij, M. Scharenberg (C. Howard, J. Laidler)
            MID: D. Swan, S. Selwood, T. Rockliff, J. Watson, D. Beams, C. Beams, J. Polec, X. Ellis (J. O’Rourke, E. Templeton)
            RUC: M. Lobbe, H. McIntosh (B. Longer, J. Tippett)
            FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, M. Stokes, L. Franklin, M. Clark, J. Patton (S. White, G. Rohan)
            CASH LEFT: $3,600

        • Yep, we didn’t give up our highest draft pick to have Polec playing for the Maggies. Can see him averaging 70ish at best, but the price is right.

  • Not sure about my R1. Should I get NicNat, Mumford or Mcevoy? Cheers

    • neither :P If you can afford the extra coin, go unique and grab leuenberger and minson. Both proven scorers and will be lovely POD’s to have as not many people are considering them…

      Though out of those 3 Nic-Nat…

  • DEF: J.McVeigh, S.Mitchell, A.Walker/P.Hanley/Seedsman, L.Hodge, D. Swallow, J.Laidler (M. Scharenberg, C. Howard)

    MID: G.Ablett, D. Beams, T. Rockliff, J.Watson, S.Selwood, C.Beams, X.ellis, L.mcdonald (J.O’Rourke, J. Polec)

    RUC: N.Naitanui/S.Mumford (B.Longer, D.Currie)

    FWD: P.Dangerfield, M.Stokes, D.Martin, M.Clark, G.Rohan, A.Fasolo (N.Bock, S.Kersten)

    Remaining: $63, 000, thoughts would be appreciated

    • @fyfe4lyfe

    • Hey Luke, honoured to have you tag me in your team post :)

      I was never really sold on Hanley, although posters have given pretty credible arguments in his favour. With Daisy coming in, Walker may spend more time forward? So maybe Hanley is the go-to guy. Seedsman is pretty tempting too, but going off Bigfooty some have him as a sub, I think with Young coming in, and even Scharenberg. But I’m no Pies supporter so just going off whatever I see.

      I like the NicNat selection too, as an 85 average is well within his sights, but be wary of a slow start to the season. Maybe consider HMac?

      • thanks for the help :) yeh i was thinking maybe hmac or even pick seedsman which would leave me higher salary cap and maybe go minson or leuenberger. What do you reckon of the rest of the team, any more changes you would make?

  • TEAM NAME: Scorp
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, D. Swallow, J. Watts, M. Suckling, L. McDonald (J. Laidler, M. Fuller)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, S. Selwood, D. Beams, D. Thomas, J. Martin, J. Aish, D. Tyson (C. Beams, J. Polec)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, B. Grundy (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, C. Wingard, L. Parker, L. Franklin, M. Clark, L. Taylor (G. Rohan, S. Kersten)
    CASH LEFT: $44,100

    • grundy I like grundy, he was superb in the games he played this year. I think he can avg 80+ plus 6’s all over the place. good pick

  • Lions of Fury,

    Would not have a clue how much I have spent but thinking I will have a bit of cash to move things around. I am kinda liking this team. a few POD’s etc. Thoughts

    McVeigh swallow mullet suckling wood b.martin. (McDonald,Hamling)

    ablett pendles s.johnson d.beams d.thomas aish mitchie atkins (towers, hunt)

    nic nat grundy (woods, apeness)

    danger franklin chapman lecras varcoe L.taylor (freeman,honeychurch)

    • Wow Mullett is a unique. Does have a great K-H ratio, would think he could maintain that average but not sure if he’ll go on to average 85. Wood is more of a lock down type with best season yielding 59.2ppg, so you know what you’re getting.
      Haven’t seen Johnson in a whole lot of teams but he was 2013’s highest scorer so there’s definitely some merit. Not as many people as I would have thought picked Michie. I am a Freo supporter so have a soft spot for him, and he can rack it up at WAFL level so with a good preseason should be given early games, although he has to maintain form with so many top-10 draft picks at the Dees wanting to prove their worth.
      Apeness to Longer I would have thought would be a good call. Grundy certainly seems to be a popular pick. Not sure if he can average 80 over a full season, but if Witts can give him a chop out then he’s definitely a chance.
      LeCras and Chapman certainly uniques… Chapman’s worries are obvious but his history is tempting. If only he was priced $100k lower…

      • yeh mullet absolutely smashed the first half of the season with some massive scores. my hope is with swallow not playing for a good chunk of the season he will play on the ball a fair bit. Easton I don’t know about could be a goodish cash cow if he can lift that avg by 15 or 20 for the first 8 games or so. viv you just gotta hope he can get a game and make some quick cash. yeh apeness to longer is a probable. Still a lot of work to be done on this side but appreciate advice. have you got fyfe in your side yet??? a supercoach lock for me

        • As a Dogs fan I would not recommend Wood and Howard and I’d rather take a punt on Matt Fuller instead, theem 2 are both finished imo, too many soft tissue injuries likely to get delisted sooner rather than later.

        • No Fyfe sorry. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Kinda the same for me and Fyfe in DT :(

          Improve that K-H ratio, consistency and lift the DPG, and I’ll consider though :)

  • DEF: J. McVeigh, S.Mitchell, P.Hanley, J.Grimes, M.Suckling, E.Wood (J. Laidler, C. Howard)
    MID: D. Swan, M. Barlow, T. Liberatore, D. Beams, M. Murphy, L. McDonald, C. Beams, A. Morabito (J. O’Rourke, J. Polec)
    RUC: M. Lobbe, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, L. Franklin, M. Robinson, J. Grant, M. Clark (N. Bock, M. Honeychurch)
    CASH LEFT: $8,400

    • I like Honeychurch too but I’m not sure if he’s DPP or just a plain midfielder, O’Rourkes a lock if GWS actually play him

    • First team with Barlow on this site. Bit pricey for my team but should continue to average high 100/low 110. Taste for the premiership should be a prime motivator.
      Wood to Fuller is one that might be preferable. Grimes ain’t a popular pick but if he can rack up cheap touches across half-back like in 2012 he’ll be a bargain.
      Morabito to Michie I reckon is a good choice. Doubt Mora will break into the squad before mid-season.
      Robinson is a funny pick… not a Blues supporter so can’t say I followed him too closely, but had a great DT season in ’12 and a bargain if he can head into mid-85s. Apparently he’s in the rehab group (quick glean from Carlton Bigfooty page), so maybe keep an eye out. But not absolutely confident in his JS with Menzel eyeing the HF spot, Thomas squeezing Gibbs into the midfield and Graham, Cripps too I imagine.

      • Like Barlow for a couple of reasons. He can only continue to improve after his interrupted ’11 & ’12 seasons. Increased attention on Fyfe and Mundy won’t hurt either. Turned 26 last Wednesday, entering the prime of his career IMO and can easily be one of the top 3 scorers in DT this year.

    • Surely Hanley would be first or second in line to cop the tag each week. good choice, but i just don’t think he will deliver whilst copping the tag each week. Also, Honeychurch will struggle to find his way into the 22, with the likes of Hrovat/Hunter/McRae ahead. If he does make it at some stage through out the season, he might cop a vest or two. watch closely

  • Very speculative this side at the moment, I’m thinking of potential for quite a few but I don’t know how some players are shaping up with injuries etc. Not going with Swan/Pendles/Ablett yet I’m looking for them as upgrade targets but could change as pre-season rolls on.

    Name: Muppets

    DEF: McVeigh, Mitchell, Simpson, D Swallow, Suckling, A Johnson, Fuller, LRT.

    MID: Stevie J, Stanton, Rockliff, Liberatore, D Beams, Michie, C Beams, Polec, Hallahan, X Ellis.

    RUC Kreuzer, 211, Longer, Derickx.

    FWD Dangerfield, Dusty, Lewis, Christensen, Fasolo, Bock, Rohan, Sicily.

    Is Garlett a MID/FWD? Garletts only a MID in fan planner otherwise I’d have him in instead of Sicily but I think Sicily will be a decent player eventually whether the Hawks will give him a go early is another thing, Stevie J should be MID only you’d think.

  • I know this is my 4th or 5th team that I’ve posted, but this has to be my favourite:

    DEF: P. Hanley, K. Simpson, H. Shaw, D. Swallow, B. Smith, M. Suckling (J. Laidler, C. Howard)
    MID: T. Rockliff, J. Watson, T. Cotchin, D. Beams, T. Greene, D. Thomas, J. Martin, C. Beams (J. Polec, E. Templeton)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, T. Mitchell, L. Franklin, J. Gunston, P. Chapman, A. Fasolo (N. Bock, G. Rohan)
    CASH LEFT: $3,900

    I know there are plenty of risks in this side but, you never know, they may pay off.

    Thoughts are much appreciated!

    • Mmm you said it yourself in regards to risk. Personally I don’t think I could sleep with Heater, Greene, Buddy, Sandi etc in my side. That’s what the preseason is all about I guess and it is only December. Definitely some things to like about it though – love the Rocky pick.

  • Team name: Seniors Superstars

    DEF: S.Mitchell, P.Hanley, K.Simpson, D.Swallow, M.Suckling, K.Kolodjashnij (M.Fuller, J.Laidler)

    MID: S.Pendlebury, T.Rockliff, J.Watson, D.Beams, D.Thomas, J.Martin, V.Michie, C.Beams (J.O’Rourke, J.Polec)

    RUC: N.Naitanui, A.Sandilands (T.Nankervis, D.Currie)

    FWD: P.Dangerfield, D.Martin, C.Wingard, M.LeCras, L.Franklin, M.Clark (N.Bock, M.Honeychurch)

    CASH LEFT: $1,500

  • Sam Mitchell, Pearce Hanley, Kade Simpson, Paul Duffield, Matt Suckling, Matthew Fuller
    [i]Christian Howard, Jeremy Laidler[/i]

    Gary Ablett jnr, Jobe Watson, Trent Cotchin, Dayne Beams, Dale Thomas, Andrew Carrazzo, Viv Michie, Xavier Ellis
    [i]Jonothon O’Rourke, Jared Polec[/i]

    Nic Naitanui, Aaron Sandilands
    [i]Billy Longer, Daniel Currie[/i]

    Patrick Dangerfield, Travis Cloke, Jarryd Roughead, Luke Parker, Lance Franklin, Alex Fasolo
    [i]Nathan Bock, Daniel Markworth[/i]

    Salary cap left: $123,100.

    • I like the Cotchin selection. Injury hampered him last year and his first year as captain. Should at least regain a 100 average. O’Rourke isn’t too commonplace either but a #2 pick should get a few games this year at a cheap price. Why Carrots though?
      Exact rucks as mine! :’)
      With Buddy gone I’m a bit hesitant on Roughy, but love the Cloke selection – new rules could benefit him immensely. Parker certainly a good alternative to Wingard, would be great if he could step up to a 90ppg season.
      Solid team with plenty of cash left, although an expensive rookie like McDonald or J. Martin if you choose to pick them will change that.

    • hehehe carrots

  • OK…I am sick of the nuffers on this site who arent fit to breath the same DT air as me. So, lets see how up for it you are…..

    I publicly challenge the following to a DT League in 2014. $100 to enter, winner take all with winner being highest number of points at season end. As an added incentive, because I am supremely confident that none of you have the ability to match it with my DT brilliance, I will donate $1000 to the charity of your choice if you beat me.

    I am especially aiming this at the following keyboard warriors who need to put up or shut up

    Grazza
    Fyfe4Lyfe
    Jacob
    Eagling
    Roos_rule27
    Genghis Khan
    Ethan
    Lukey85
    Nooie

    and especially the Jonny Come Lately Peanut masquarading on this site as ICame17542ndlastyear.

    So how about it ladies….got the balls to play with the big boys?

    • Hi I came 7th last year.

      I think this challenge is a good idea, or a step in the right direction. However you know that no one will accept it. I compare it to the example of people who place offers on houses and real estate that they know wont be accepted.

      Alot of what you say about players is correct and I’m sure you do have a good insight, and are a good player. I myself take note of your views about players and how you justify them.

      There’s a mutual respect thing here. You deserve the recognition/respect of being knowledgeable and doing well, where as other people just want the mutual respect of your insight on there teams without any putdowns, instead constructive advice/player alternatives with your justification of why.

      People will be happy to give you the respect you deserve. Instead of starting a $100 league that no one will enter (because they don’t trust you to handover money since you wont reveal your team) people will be happy to settle for you announcing your team name prior to round 1.

      • I doubt the DT Talk boys would want me to post my team prior to Round 1. Would mean that no-one need visit their site anymore because you would all copy it.

        You can see my team each week simply by checking the home page of AFL fantasy – I will name it HeyDTTalkNuffersLookAtMeNow and you can all track the progress, copy my trades (will be a week late but that will be good enough for your puny leagues) and wish you had been nicer to me during the preseason so I could share my wisdom more freely

        • Hi, I came 7th last year.

          People wont attack you any more if you show that mutual respect and credibility when you post your team.

          At the very least reveal your team name from last season.

    • Haha. You don’t even have an avatar bro, how can I trust you?! Would love to join a league with you, but need to see more from you first.

    • I’m so proud to have earned your recognition :’)

      • Probably the highlight of the year for you Fyfe-y. Being publicly called out by me is as good as it gets for you mate

    • just saying, most of the good dt’ers hare full of leagues

    • What are you 9 or something?

    • I would love to join your league however I feel that giving you $100 is charity.

      • Thats OK Grazza – if your mum wont let you play, I understand. After all, living in her basement must make it awkward when you want to play with real people

    • Mate seriously there is a line and I think you crossed it…
      This is a DT site and I find it very disturbing you are constantly abusing some of the people on this site.

      They may not have the DT ability as you claim but looking at some of your replies, you clearly know a lot about footy and DT which is great :)
      Remember some of the DTT members are newer to DT and will have less experience as you do so belittling them doesn’t help and it gives the site a bad look.

      I’ve also noticed you seem to have the ‘my way or highway’ persona and if you don’t agree with a person on a player you automatically think that he is a shit DT coach and all the stuff he says is irrelevant. Just show more courtesy and respect other people’s opinions please and stop the stupid cheap-shots which are really annoying to read :)

      You have to also realize this isn’t the only DT site on the internet so if you feel like DTT is full of ‘muppets’ go to one of those other websites.

      Otherwise I wish you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year and bring on the 2014 season!

      • I find it disturbing that you are so one-sided in your view that you havent noticed that I only ever respond to abuse – I never start it.

        My only crime is being really, really good at DT and telling people about it. If people on this site cant nandle that, then just ignore it instead of trying in vain to tear me down.

        Could you please stop being passive-aggressive and trying to hide your criticisms of me with stupid smiley faces – be a man and tell me I am a dickhead or thank me for my advice and move on.

    • Seriously mate? I’m pleased for you that you did so well last year, but there is no need to trumpet it from the rooftops. I understand you are proud of yourself and obviously you know a lot about DT, but do you know what the difference is between finishing 7th and finishing 17,000th? A snapped hamstring. A single late withdrawal. DT is both a game of luck and skill, you appear to have both, but to berate or abuse other people for not being as good as you is just plain wrong. I am not sure if this is serious, or an elaborate troll, but you need to clean up your act mate, nobody likes a show off, and nobody likes it when people rub success in their face. Unfortunately, people like you seem to be more common these days, and this is perhaps the reason I don’t frequent DTT as much as I used to. You need to have a good hard think about yourself mate. I reckon.

      • You tell him Joke_R, you were just unlucky that you finished 30000+

        • No Joseph. I wasn’t unlucky, I picked a shit team, but I fail to see how my ranking last year is relevant.

          Oh, also, I managed to claw my way back into the top 30K and finished 26K. ;)

    • I was actually thinking the same thing Icame7lastyear! But not a cash league, I don’t know anyone on this website. I would be keen to take you on in a league and see if your all talk or not.

    • CHA-CHING!!! And there it is!!! The scam revealed!!! The real reason you’ve been trying to get under everyones skin and push them to want to take you on and deposit $100 into your account!! You dickhead! How’s the weather in the Phillipines this time of year dude?? A) Why hasn’t this scammer been thrown out already admin?? And B) Can you please get onto it YESTERDAY? Thankyou.

      • By the way the $1000 you so generously offered to throw in to a charity was a delightful touch! Poetic even! Let me give you some free charity mate, out of the sheer goodness of my heart… F”£$ OFF OUTA THIS SITE, YESTERDAY!!!

      • Hey Dools – happy for you to run the league, be in charge of the cash and publicly report back to this site on its progress. No scams here buddy – just good hard banter and maybe even some DT lessons for the non-believers

        So, prepared to back up your big mouth now or are you only brave hiding behind a keyboard????

        • Nothing wrong with some banter! If everyone’s as good as they say they are, it will make for a good league. Might even challenge for top league. But as I said before a cash league isn’t a good idea with a bunch of people I don’t know from around Australia.

        • mate if anyones hiding behind a keyboard (and a complete fabricated tryhard alter-ego of the poor bastard that really finished 7th) its you. Even threw in a four syllable word there to dazzle you with! All 5 of my leagues finished within the top 80 last year so I don’t need to join an unknown league with a guy I quite simply don’t believe. I will however happily take you up on your $100 bet head to head. Best rank wins at the end of the year. The condition is that incase you’re purely thinking of teaming me up against the guy who really came 7th last year, make sure the team I’m playing ain’t called Xfire Hurricanes and we have a deal. You reveal your teamname preseason, and we’re on.

          • Actually no need to change your team name if that is indeed yours. I’ll make a place for you in one of my leagues so we can get all cosy like :) on the condition that you don’t ramble on all year in our league blog. Somehow I think relishing towards the bottom of the ladder though, we won’t hear a lot out of you.

          • No worries at all Dools – I am not hiding anything. I named my team from last year, people have reposted the end of season squad.

            It cant be helped if you choose not to believe me. Looking forward to seeing that humble pie all over your face.

          • All good man, I’ll inbox you the league code down the track.

  • Hey lads. Been a while since I posted a team, so here’s two. My team for going into Round 1, and my Post Round 1 team. You’ll be able to tell which is which. ;)

    TEAM NAME: Round 1 Shenanigans
    DEF: J. McVeigh, L. Hodge, A. Walker, C. Dempsey, M. Suckling, J. Kolodjashnij (M. Fuller, H. Schade)
    MID: S. Selwood, R. O’Keefe, S. Sidebottom, C. Ward, T. Liberatore, J. Aish, C. Young, L. Dunstan (N. Gordon, D. Van Unen)
    RUC: D. Cox, M. Kreuzer (E. Wallace, J. Holmes)
    FWD: N. Riewoldt, L. Franklin, K. Tippett, J. Darling, M. Clark, A. Fasolo (L. Taylor, A. Spina)
    CASH LEFT: $3,300

    TEAM NAME: The Harlequins
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, C. Enright, K. Simpson, M. Suckling, T. Cutler (M. Fuller, J. Laidler)
    MID: S. Pendlebury, S. Selwood, T. Rockliff, D. Beams, D. Thomas, J. Lonergan, C. Young, L. Dunstan (C. Beams, J. O’Rourke)
    RUC: B. McEvoy, A. Sandilands (T. Derickx, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, C. Wingard, T. Hawkins, M. Clark, A. Fasolo (J. Patton, N. Bock)
    CASH LEFT: $139,500

    Love your thoughts lads.

  • Franklin or Tippett for Rd1 but not both – I suspect Tippett is the better option as he is a flat track bully and usually carves vs weaker teams.

    Aish is a waste of DT space, although looking at the crafty selections you have for Rd 1, I suspect you know this and are just filling a place until we know more.

    Jake Kardashian is a KPP and not half as good as his brother who will get more chances at the Suns.

    Enright is an interesting one in your Rd 2 team – maybe the first time that Boris has made an appearance on this site – certainly unique but I think he is past his prime for DT purposes.

    Did you read the same article about Hawkins as I did? The Cats certainly think he is back to full fitness and ready to fire. Always worries me though having Key forwards in my DT – they are very hot and cold – prefer someone who gets points across the ground more than relying on the mark, kick, goal approach

    BTW – I think the Derrickxx picker is a money maker – the Tigers are keen on him and want gametime into him

    • HAHAHA Derickx is a Swans player you muppet

      • Damn it…you are spot on Angus. Even the best DT player on this site can make a mistake!

        I mixed him up with McBean! Thanks for pointing it out and not abusing me about it

        • McBean is 19-20, Derickx is 26. Mate in all honesty I think the real explanation is that you neglected to have a quick browse over the trade period ‘ins and outs’… easy mistake when you’ve got your head firmly lodged up your arse, don’t worry about it mate xxx

          • It probably doesnt matter Angus – they are both shit and wont be in my team. Yours, on the other hand, will probably feature both

          • I can make a very good point for both
            McBean – R/F status and he’s cheap, with another preseason could grab a few games
            Derickx – 26. Sydney were in need of a mature ruckman, they went and got Derickx. Sydney like to play two ruckmen so I wouldn’t be surprised if he played first round.
            I don’t know how you can dismiss so many rookies so early in the pre-season, you said yourself it’s pointless to speculate (am I right?)

    • Franklin vs Tippett: Pick Tippett…

      Aish: agree

      JK: KK shits on him

      Enright: like tippett… pick him

      Hawkins: like enright and tippett… pick hi

    • I assume this is meant to be a reply to my team. Thank you for your input. Allow me to justify some of my selections,firstly, I agree that Kade is probably likely to average more than Jake, but if you didn’t realise I only have about 3K left, so Jake it is. I might take your advice, and downgrade one of Franklin/Tippet. Also, I believe Aish is not a waste of DT space, he is a akilful, classy footballer, with a great pedigree, who just happened to end up at my favourite team, so I put him in. I think he could get 70-80 against Hawthorn in Round 1, but if someone else smashes it in NAB, then they might get the nod. Thanks for the feedback.

      Oh, BTW, hate to break it to you Icame7thlastyear, but I’m pretty sure Hook, of Hook’s Hooligans uses this site, and he was the best DT’er of last year. ;) Sorry mate, I guess you’d be second.

    • couple of times you have mentioned aish as being DT waste of space. Any reasons??

      • Great questions Graham and thanks for asking….

        Aish is going to be a great AFL footballer one day and may even be a DT legend as well. My reasons for saying avoid in Season 1 are as follows

        1. He is super skinny – weighs 75kg wringing wet at best.
        2. Plays an outside game (ie, doesnt get his own ball) – this worked well for Norwood where he mostly ran up and down the wing. He wont be allowed the time and space he has had in the past in the AFL
        3. Rarely gets above 20 possessions and from the games I saw, the vast majority of the possessions he gets are uncontested (I know that this doesnt matter in DT like it does in SC) but as I mentioned in point 2, he simply wont get these cheap possies at AFL level
        4. he dominated u16’s championships but was nowhere near as good in the u18’s – dumont and dunstan from SA were head and shoulders above him from the games I saw.
        5. His actual ability is being blindsided by his high draft pick, his family name and his 2 GF wins as part of the most dominant SANFL side of the last 2 seasons

        Dont get me wrong – he WILL be a good footballer in time. I just think that Toumpas in 2013 is your best comparison for next season

        And I would LOVE IT if he proved me wrong because he seems like a great kid and i wish him every success

        • and i guess with hanley rich redden rockliff moloney beams mayes and a few others running around in the middle he might find it tough to get a run this year. On the up if does get a game with no voss chopping and changing week in week out you’d expect him to get a few on the bounce. Could still make some good cash through the middle of the season. Watch list for me.

        • I would have completely agreed with you on that Icame7thlastyear, except Leppa said at the Lions’ AGM that he was really impressed with Aish, comparing him to a young Nigel Lappin, and said he’d play him at every opportunity next year. That really surprises me but there you go. I still don’t think I’ll pick him as he won’t average much, but just some food for thought.

          How do you see Dom Sheed and Jack Martin? Martin is that skinny outside player like Aish is (and could struggle for similar reasons) but is apparently prodigiously gifted and size won’t matter.
          Sheed is different- a reliable inside midfielder who seems more ‘ready to go’ but less talented.
          Do you think these two are up to it?

          • I think Sheed is a real go at WCE and will probably get games. The only uncertainty in my mind at this stage is how the new coach will treat him. I reckon if he was a Victorian he would have been drafted a lot higher this year so the kid has talent.

            Martin – bit confused on him. Sure he killed in the NEAFL but for reason, i dont think he is as good as JOM – But mostly, I think he is priced too high this year to represent good early value – remember that the Suns midfield is pretty damn good and with Swallow running through there again, will Martin get a lot of field time??

          • Martin will play. He was touted as the next big thing when he was only 15.
            As a 17 year old he was close to best on ground last year in the intra club matches.
            Remember he is not a normal rookie and has had an extra year in the system.
            He would of played this year in the AFL if the rules allowed it.
            He has signed a 5 year deal with the suns without even playing a game, that’s how much they think of him. Malcolm Blight said he is the best he has ever seen and he coached McCleod.
            Bit more then just a skinny outside player. He has great defensive qualities with tackling, good marking, kicks goals, finds his own ball and runs and carries.

            Sure guys like Polec and X Ellis are cheaper, safer and guaranteed to earn good money but there not stars. You don’t know what you could get with this kid, anything from 50 avg to 90avg. To win you need to takes some chances to get a jump start.
            You can play it safe and pick a cheap player you know or your can spend a bit more on an unknown player but with the potential to be anything.
            Nobody knows the answer but I always like taking a punt and being aggressive.

  • Hey Icame7thlastyear I hear Leon Cameron is ready to give Taylor Adams more responsibility so keep an eye on him. Be wary of Colin Sylvia though Roosy has flagged a reduced role next year.

    • Nice one Scott – next you will be telling me that Judd wont get as much time in the Eagles rotations next season.

      Appreciate the help though

      • I’d watch Jude Bolton, he’s getting on a bit.. Tempting as a forward though

        • I was thinking I would have Wayne Carey as one of my forwards though – think he can score better than Bolton dont you?

          • I’d be waiting a few years on Oscar Judd – I don’t think he quite has the body for regular first team action..

          • Also props to you Kev for keeping tabs on all your disputes on multiple articles, must be hard keeping up with all the people that hate you

  • Hi guys, first time I’ve checked out DTT all year and all I can say is WTF has happened??? Pete Hookem is an oldschool DTT boy and part of a dedicated DT group I am in that I dare not even mention incase certain of you find your way on there, and I’m quite confident he’s been reading over this wankfest of comments and attempts at self flattery and just laughing too hard to bother actually commenting. The true gurus and guns of this game (of whom I know many) don’t say jackshit, they don’t need to. Overconfidence is classic narcicism Icame7thlastyear and ultimately a sign of true insecurity. So you came 7th eh?? What was your name there mate? teamname?? tell us how you got there if you don’t mind sharing your glorious rise to 7th with us. What were some of the key trades you made throughout the year that made it all happen for you? Don’t be humble, we’d all love to know in GREAT detail if you wouldn’t mind teaching us young pups :)

    • lmao and doesn’t know what fanplanner is…. Do you know what a POD, B/E, LTI, E,C,D is yet?? Or still just learning the game? I’ve read all your “insightful” comments mate. Your sheer arrogance may have some here convinced you actually know what you’re talking about, but your comments do nothing but show you up as the tryhard hack you truly are who would’ve been lucky to sneak into the top 30k last year. Anyone who knows DT can clearly see that. You’re a penultimate novice and it clearly shows. Give up the gameshow host routine pleb, some of us are actually on here because we take DT seriously and want constructive conversation in improving our team/knowledge, of which you are still just learning the ropes.

      • Oh and if you haven’t noticed, Hook has just entered the building. Scroll back a bit sunshine and take in the real secret to being great at DT from a guy you’re unable to take the piss out of.

        • I love Hook and wish he was on here more. Anyone who is a Top10 DT player should be listened to with respect and learned from.

      • Gee Dools – I see those Anger Management classes arent really working anymore. Maybe time to go back on the medication

        • Fortunately Dools doesn’t care enough to be able to put into words what we’re all thinking. Thanks for that Dools.

          • I think Dools would struggle with any words that are greater than 2 syllables long. He is a waste of space on this site as he adds nothing

      • Great post Ray – made me laugh about strippers and lego. The final of Miss Nude Australia is always held at the Crszy Horse but I prefer The Firm (google it)

    • Team name – Xfire Hurricanes
      Key trades – my favourite was Ellis the week before he scored 150. But I also liked getting rid of Gibbs and bringing him back for 50K less. Avoiding Barlow and Scooter when they both got injured was nice, cause lots of teams had them.

      Making nearly 200K on Westhoff plus his run of scores in the early part of the season was easy – surprised not everyone did that.

      I regret not having Dusty Martin from Week 1 – probably cost me the title. And I should have jumped on Kane Cornes as a massive POD

      • What was your finishing midfield?

          • I saw this last night when trying to work out who Icam7thlast year is. Definitely South Australia since he talks about watching Aish so much, and called the Advertiser the ‘Radvertiser’.

            Your credibility about being an expert or suprised that “everyone didn’t make money off Westhoff” gets questioned when you are not affiliated to a favourite football team either. It makes me think that when you were completing your twenty teams (with slight variations) you forgot to put it in. Its only natural you would have one team that does well. What did the other teams finish?

          • Not a bad finish eh! 2500 points was a cracker. Too little too late though to catch the maestro, Hook

    • I’m a gun aren’t i dools

      • Completely jumped my question Icame7th.

        Your team name is not affiliated with any of the AFL favourite teams lists. So it looks like you rushed through entering heaps of teams with slight variations. You cant say how great you are when one team did well and the other 19 you entered bombed.

        • AFL favourite team lists?

        • Are you retarded Ray? I enter one team each year. I follow a SANFL team rather than an AFL team (check out the history of the Crows and Port to understand why)

          • Hi Joseph

            Favourite team lists. = Supported club rankings.
            Its at the bottom of the link below.
            https://afl.virtualsports.com.au/topcoaches

            Chris. I have never called you retarded, so its not fair you speak that way to me.

            I might be wrong. Perhaps you don’t enter twenty teams a year. Which is why I will be keen to follow your team after you list its team name on this site prior to round 1.

            I’m sorry for hitting a nerve in regards to entering more than one team. You have said that you arent going to decide your team until closer to round 1 because you will have a better understanding of the rookies etc. Then why do you give opinions on peoples completed teams? Back yourself with the same confidence to produce a team now that we can look at.

            Saying you wont present us a team yet because its too far from round one, but then judging other peoples current teams as strong or weak, is a complete contradiction! And a bit cowardly.. A bit like entering twenty teams and then saying how great you are because one of them does well.

          • I only said that twenty teams thing to hit a nerve. There was another player on here last year that kept bragging (posting 5 or so times a weekend) about how well his squad was doing and yet I found he had more than one team on there, his other team not doing as well.

            The other reason I said it was to reinforce the point of how can you judge peoples current teams, but then try to reason that you wont put forward your best thoughts on your own team because its too far away to judge accurately. That’s a bit of a cop out.

          • Hey Ray
            People on this site post teaams and ask for thoughts, opinion etc etc – that implies that they want the feedback.

            I don’t want or need the feedback, so I dont post a team.

            Even if I did post a team, what are you going to add to it?

          • Its OK. I am not going to post my team either, because I am also scared that other people will copy my team and therefore I will lose any advantage. This is exactly what is going on with you and why you wont post.

            Everyone who does post their team are taking a risk and are brave to do so. Because by risking feedback they are potentially helping others to win $50,000.

            Difference between them and you is that they aren’t going around saying “I am sick of the nuffers on this site who arent fit to breath the same DT air as me”, or how you are a genius compared to everyone else but the 6 people who placed above you.

            Even if you do well this year, people wont respect you, not because you are defending yourself when you feel attacked, but because you are calling EVERYONE stupid etc, eg the comment about unless they finished above you they are not geniuses.

            Anyway good luck. People wont respect you no matter how well you go just because they don’ t like the way you put them down when you throw in comments to remind everyone how good you are. Even if you do win that $50,000, don’t claim you don’t need our respect and see it as a win, because I imagine you are single, and not very good at sharing or playing with friends. So you will probably spend that money in a week or two on Strippers and Escorts – demanding that they respect you every time you hand them money, and that they aren’t fit to breath the same air as you. This forum is a place for advice. Take my advice. Spend the money on Lego instead of Strippers, because the strippers in Adelaide aren’t that nice to look at, and this way you can keep yourself entertained playing by yourself (since you don’t play well with others)until DT starts again.

            I’m not going to say anymore cos I don’t want to be nasty, and I’m actually doing the wrong thing by bashing you and insulting you. (Im trying to find the humor in things, eg the lego and strippers joke rather than be nasty). I admit that, so I wont say anything more. You can do the same, still offer your advice which is actually quite good, don’t give out anymore putdowns, and over time, people will forget and give you that respect your after.

            I am keen to see your starting team and your week 2 team posted on here prior to round 1. Hopefully you dont troll a team and deliberately put in a a few players you dont intend to start with.

            Ps. I apologise to any Strippers in Adelaide, I have never in fact been to a strip club and therefore don’t know what any of you look like. If anyone could recommend a good one, I think we would all appreciate it.

  • THOUGHTS ON THESE PLAYERS WOULD BE VERY APPRECIATED
    Jack Watts
    Brodie Grundy
    Josh Caddy
    Mitchell Clark

    • jack watts- rly? just no
      brodie grundy- is now collingwoods R1 and showing some great promise. could be good value but i would stay clear as he is still a rookie
      josh caddy- sub risk and doesnt score well anyway
      mitchell clark- doesnt score that well but he is BLOODY CHEAP and has great JS

    • The reality re Grundy is the kid has played a total of 7 games and is priced at a rather awkward 335k despite him being the pies new no.1 ruck. He still is a stepping stone at best. For around 70k more you can get the likes of Jacobs or McEvoy who are proven rucks that can only go up after a dire 2013 respectively and are both more than capable of holding down their spots all year when right. Jacobs is having a killer preseason by all accounts.

    • Watts- can see him playing midfield like Roos said, however can’t see him racking up much of the footy.
      Grundy- I like him very much. showed what he can do this year, but is still only a kid so may struggle finding his feet and surviving a whole year.
      Caddy- Will likely get games with Chappy gone but still has the likes of Horlin-Smith, Smedts, Murdoch, Menzel (eventually) etc. to fight for the last three-four spots each week. if given the chance, could be a very handy DT pick up
      Clark- Will be good cash cow in the first stretch of the season, but don’t see him doing much dt relevance after that. Have him for round 1, but don’t expect much, especially with Dawes, Hogan etc in the fwd line

  • I thought TKOL retired from DT for this year… looks like Mr 7th is trying to pick up from where TKOL left off a couple of years ago. Big ego in the preseason, then goes missing. There seems to be a correlation with Mr 7th’s posting and the start of the school holidays.

    • well said sir and DT god :)

    • Hahaha – certainly attracting a lot of attention from the kids on the site Warnie. Never fear though, I wont be going anywhere. Looking forward to backing up the boasting with results when the season starts.

      Bit of trash talk never hurt anyone right??

      • My father taught me a pretty valuable lesson. He said “Son there is always somebody better than you out there so never think your better than everybody else”

        Probably a bit late for you now but remember this for the future.

    • come on warnie, we all know TKOL will play DT in 2014… He won’t be able to resist it

      • I like the sound of this TKOL character – wish he would come back. Be nice to have someone with balls on this site. It gets lonely being brilliant and with the balls to back it up

  • made some amendments to my team

    TEAM NAME: Goats on Acid
    DEF: J. McVeigh, S. Mitchell, J. Grimes, M. Suckling, K. Kolodjashnij, M. Fuller (C. Howard, J. Laidler)
    MID: G. Ablett jnr, S. Pendlebury, S. Selwood, T. Rockliff, D. Beams, D. Thomas, C. Beams, D. Garlett (X. Ellis, J. O’Rourke)
    RUC: N. Naitanui, A. Sandilands (B. Longer, D. Currie)
    FWD: P. Dangerfield, D. Martin, C. Wingard, L. Franklin, M. Clark, A. Fasolo (J. Patton, N. Bock)
    CASH LEFT: $5,300

    advice would be appreciated thnx

    • clark fasolo patton bock – injury worries?

      could you spread some of that cash around from the middle and maybe get a 5th definate starter in the backs??

      Good side though

      • good point about my forward line damn i like my mids tho

        • To strengthen your fwd line, move Garlett forward in place of Patton, and put in Polec/Tyson in the mids
          Also there is Kersten and McBean that could benchwarm in your fwds as both Hardwick and Scott have talked about roles and game time each will be likely to have in 2014

    • would avoid patton too injury prone for my liking

    • If you are worried about Patton, Markworth is an easy replacement. Even though you have a gun midfield your defense lacks depth and you would be better off K.Kolo turning into a premium defender like Simpson, to do this I would downgarde Rockliff/Thomas to Polec.

    • Nice team man. Your D1-D-4 are identical to mine atm! D rooks are very thin this year so personally I’d be fielding a D5 with permanent JS. Midfield is very nice, just be aware that Gaz will be spending a lot more time forward this year. Nicnats had a delayed preseason so be open to changing your R1 spot. Fwds are great, love the wingard pick, but theres a lot of unknowns about Patton and personally I’d avoid. Love your work!

      • Oh also keep in mind Howards JS is not at all solid at this stage.

        • cheers for the advice everyone! maybe i should downgrade gaz to like watson and upgrade k. koldoasdafdfrgsfsdki to a premo like hanely. i might also trade patton to karnezis maybe

          • plenty of great value in premo mids for the coming year Chris. As to which combo will slingshot your rankings, all anyone can do is speculate before a balls been bounced. So back yourself in with your research and gut instinct. No one can say you are wrong, unless ofcourse you’re fielding guys that will miss round 1 lol. Yeah I definitely think smart DTers will have their defence running deep for the coming year. Hanley could be a great addition. Plenty of great fwd rook options I’m not even seeing in teams posted on here surprisingly that are better and cheaper options than Patton and Karnezis imo; Kersten, Rohan, Markworth…

  • TEAM NAME: #Delicious.

    Def: S.Mitchell, J.Bartel, J.Grimes, D.Swallow, M.Suckling, L.McDonald (M.Fuller, J.Laidler)
    Mid: D.Swan, T.Rockliff, J.Watson, D.Beams, M.Murphy, D.Thomas, J.Martin, C.Beams (J.Polec, X.Ellis)
    Ruck: B.Grundy, A.Sandilands (B.Longer, D.Currie)
    Fwd: P.Dangerfield, D.Martin, C.Sylvia, L.Franklin, M.Clark, A.Fasolo (G.Rohan, S.Kersten)
    Cash remaining: $68,100
    Thoughts? Not too sure on Grimes & Sylvia just yet

  • DEF: J.McVeigh, S.Mitchell,Seedsman, L.Hodge, D. Swallow, J.Laidler (M. Scharenberg, C. Howard)

    MID: G.Ablett, D. Beams, T. Rockliff, J.Watson, S.Selwood, C.Beams, X.ellis, L.mcdonald (J.O’Rourke, J. Polec)

    RUC: Sandilands, Leunberger/minson (B.Longer, D.Currie)

    FWD: P.Dangerfield, M.Stokes, D.Martin, M.Clark, G.Rohan, A.Fasolo (N.Bock, S.Kersten)

    REMAINDER: $140, 000, what would oyu change?

  • In regards to the extraordinarily frustrating ‘Icame7thlastyear’, I think we’re just feeding the troll.. This kid is obviously getting a kick out of it all, Warnie made a good point in linking the end of the school year with his increased activity haha

    • Oh Angus…..sigh

      I promise to play nice with everyone when everyone stops insulting me first. Yes, I am an arrogant so and so but that’s part of my charm.

  • how is jared polecs JS guys?

    • Hey Chris – I doubt Port would give up their first rd pick on a bloke they dont intend to play. Provided he gets through pre-season (and thats no certainty because he has never done a full one), then I think he is a lock

  • Who does everyone think will perform better?
    J. Polec
    J. O’Rourke
    C. Beams
    X. Ellis

    • it’s December so I probably wouldn’t worry to much now….
      but probably beams out of those guys