Game over for 2014… thank you!

Thank you to everyone who visits DT Talk, comments on articles and helps others with their teams. It has been another great year for this website and us in general. Roy, Calvin and Warnie have had a great first year with working for the AFL providing content on the official website. Tbetta has enjoyed being the man giving all of the great advice on RDT’s assistant coach and Jeppa and Dunny have been brilliant offering up SuperCoach advice in SC Gold.

This site wouldn’t still exist without all of the contributors posting insightful and high quality articles for everyone to consume – whether they agree with them or not! So a big thanks to those who have written content. We’ll be looking to expand a bit next year and freshen things up. If you’d like to get involved, let us know.

That is what is great about fantasy sport… we all have an opinion!

We’ll be ticking things over a little bit here for the finals with Match Day still running on the AFL Fantasy site. There’s $1000 up for grabs in each game, so get involved in that. Our finals league code: LSLM2427.

Once again, thanks and DT TALK IS ALRIGHT WITH US, OH YEAH!

Please post any feedback you have about this site, the fantasy games, etc in the comments.

17 Comments

  • Yes, a great round for me to produce my highest Fanatsy score of the season, and confer on the minor premier of a league his only defeat all season.

    Still, I lost an open (points based) league by 2 points….thanks to my lousy POD, Cotchin, failing again (onto my never-again list).

  • First year playing this game and loved it, this website has been a godsend esp Jeppas Juniors. It’s gonna be weird watching games and actually looking at the TV scren rather than constantly at the fantasy app on my phone…

    The downside is that the actual finals have been pretty unenjoyable. Every match I’ve been involved in since rd 20 has been a walkover due to injuries. I won my main league but didn’t really get much out of it as all my finals games were won before they started.

    I really would like to see changes made to accommodate it because it turns it into a bit of a lottery. I definitely think that all emergencies should be active so that if you lose two players you get both emergencies scores. I also think that there should be 3 trades per week in the finals weeks to accommodate for all the craziness. Either that or have a fixed number of trades at the start of the year like in the other format.

    • I think a fixed number of trades would make Classic too similar to RDT – the distinction between the two games needs to be clearer than that.

      Another option would be to allow players to ‘bank’ up to 4 trades from weeks where less than 2 trades are used. These extra trades could be used at the player’s discretion, with a maximum of 3 trades allowed in any one week – useful for MBRs or late round carnage and would add another layer of strategy for serious players without deterring casual players.

    • Agree that all emergencies should be active. Either nominate an order or take the lesser score (above 0).

  • Im in… anyone looking for a RDT Finals League?
    http://aflfinalsdreamteam.virtualsports.com.au here is one im in 864803

  • is anyone have issues joining the league ?

  • Well done to the team at DT Talk and The Traders. Understand it’s been a tough year with plenty of teething issues but you have carried yourselves very well and continue to provide great content for us Fantasy tragics. Looking forward to an even bigger and better year in 2015 – I’m on board.

  • Thank you to all at DT Talk for their time and efforts in producing great articles week in week out. Top work guys. Special thanks also for Tbetta for his great work on team selections in RDT

  • Cheers lads – I won my league thanks to you :)

  • One simple suggestion Warnie – I would like to see FanHub tweak the game so that we can do away with selecting Emergencies all together and rather have a Best 22 out of our 30 players which count towards the team’s score week to week. As long as the sub vests are around in the game, the elements of luck required increase substantially which in my opinion detracts from the game. This would be an easy fix to a major source of frustration.

    Another (perhaps more complicated) change would be to allow multiple positional changes within your team when making a trade involving Dual Position players. The current setup only allows shifts between two positions, say for example FWD and MID.

    I would like to see the option to select to trade a player (eg in the backline) then swap a DPP MID/DEF (eg Sam Mitchell) from the middle into defence, and then at the same time swap a DPP FWD/MID from the forward line into the middle (eg Luke Parker), and then be able to trade in a FWD in the place of Parker. In effect, what this allows is to trade a Back to a Forward via a few positional changes within your team. Not sure how the back end of the system will cope with this from a coding side, but it is something which I think would add a heap of flexibility to a team’s strucure.

    Thanks all for the efforts which go into the site, in particular Jeppas Juniors and the Friday Scramble. It was another enjoyable year guys.

    • I could be wrong, but I think you can do that DPP trading you’re talking about. I found DPP trading to be much easier this year (after the first few crazy weeks).

      In the last few rounds, I traded Sandi out for J. Selwood via a bunch of DPP action.

  • Really??! Thanks Nick I tried that type of DPP trading twice during the season but both times was unsuccessful. It allowed the first player shift but nothing after that. Pity as I could have used it both times. I was mainly using the iPhone app for the trades so thought this was the problem but had no more luck when I logged in via the normal site. Not sure perhaps I missed something!

  • 2014 will be remembered as the year Warnie and co of DT Talk sold out to the AFL and an inferior game and forever fragmented the DT community.

    Cheers guys.