Gary’s Gone – Round 17 Review

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Team Name:
Round 17 Scores:
On the Chopping Block:
Overall Bye Ranking Change:

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  • Round 17 Scores: 2134
    Studs: Hodge, Lewis, Pendles (C), Priddis, Sidey, Dusty, Lambert for Beams
    Duds: Oxley, Blicavs, Rockliff, Gray, Devon Smith
    On the Chopping Block: Oxley, Colquhoun. Beams if he doesn’t come up
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Happy I don’t have Gaz. Feel terrible for those who did. No sympathy for those who traded Fyfe/Heppell/other premo for him, especially when they probably had other, more pressing problems onfield. Besides Ox (who I will hopefully upgrade this week) my backline averaged 98.4.

  • Too emBARRASSed to post my score with no bench, 2 donuts and Gaz captain

  • Team Name: TreeHippies
    Round 17 Scores: 2077
    Studs: Defenders, Fyfe, Priddis, Pendles, Swan, Martin.
    Duds: Rocky, Steele, gray, Titch cant blame him tho.
    On the Chopping Block: ablett, Mckernan for Martin/Jacobs
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: pretty happy with my score considering I had ablett, rocky, gray and titch.

  • Ablett y u do dis. I love you, but you hurt me so badly, maybe next year we can be friends. 1889 with gaz captain.

  • 1944 in Fantasy…Not worth posting details.

  • Round 17 Scores: 1939
    Studs: Neale, Mundy, Boyd, Yeo, Lewis, Dartin, Swan
    Duds: Gaz (C), rocky, Neale, Gray, Dongmire (For Titch)
    On the Chopping Block: Gaz to Sidey, One of Hibbo and Smith to… wanted McVeigh but he messed that up, asshole.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Dongmire, we get it, you have a personal vendetta, we understand, stop being a dips**t.

  • Team Name:Bendigo Brawlers
    Round 17 Scores:1970
    Studs:Boyd, Picken, Hodge, Swan, Pendlebury, Lewis
    Duds: Ablett, Rocky, Beams (R. Knight), Titch, R. Gray, Steele
    On the Chopping Block: Mckernan, Titch?, Ablett?, Krakouer
    Overall Bye Ranking Change: +88 to 2130
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: WTH happened? i dont even know what to do!

  • Teamname: No wins No worries
    Round 17 score: 2014
    Studs: Bont, Dalhaus, Swan, Pendles, Mundy, lewis, Danger, goldy, jacobs, ellis, dusty, bartel.
    Duds: rocky, grey, titch(why sydney), kolo, simpson.

    On the chopping block: no one as of yet, getting kolo out is a prioity but their are other minor upgrades that need doing first.


    -Not being able to get gary in was the luckiest break i’ve had this year.
    -Danger/goldy were some of my best picks this year.
    -nice for hibberd to pull his weight for once.
    -smith pulled out a respectable 84
    -my fwd line avereged 93 this round and is set in stone excluding injuries.

    -Titchell vested, WHY SYDNEY?!?!
    -Grey having a less then stellar game
    -rocky having an even less then stellar game
    -kolo is still on my field.

    -My backline is the main area of issue now. need to get a better premo in for hibberd asap as mundy is carrying atm.
    -knight is playing like a beast and hopefully will get a big score soon.
    -nankervis keeps getting games! only waited 2 seasons for this moment!

  • Team Name: auxDT
    Round 17 Scores: 2037
    Studs: Priddis, Boyd, Pendles, Fyfe, Treloar, Swan
    Duds: Rockliff, Steele, Gray, BONGMIRE
    On the Chopping Block: Ablett, Steele
    Overall Bye Ranking Change: Surprised that I went up 80 or so spots to 392.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Unlucky with Ablett…and WTF Longmire?.

  • Team Name: Arakaans Assassins
    Round 17 Scores: 1761
    Studs: Picken, Macrae, Lewis, Goldy, Roberton, Yeo.
    Duds: The rest of them.
    On the Chopping Block: Gaz then too many to choose from after that.
    Overall Bye Ranking Change: -385(403 out to 788)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: You blokes whinging about 1900+ scores should stop.
    On a personal note, I was doing great until I became one of the sheep and got rocky and ablett. Lesson learnt for next year.

  • Team Name: Tapdog’s Dee’s
    Round 17 Scores: 2074
    Studs: Boyd, Yeo, Gibson, Pendles, Fyfe, Barlow, Treloar, Danger, Swan, Martin, Goddard
    Duds: Colquhoun, Rocky, Gray, Titchell
    On the Chopping Block: Titchell if he continues to get the sub!
    Overall Bye Ranking Change: +932 to 3025
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: ??!! Very interesting round and what could have been if Rocky had actually fired up, Titch hadn’t have been the sub and Gray came to play for Fantasy points.

    • plus Mitchell being the sub or a better captain choice then Rockliff probably cost me my main league win as I only lost that by 30 points

  • 2136 in RDT and 2181 in AF.

    Fluked the decision on trading out beams this week, got Sidebum in AF (although got rocky RDT).
    Didnt quite have the cash to get gaz in, tried all week to wrangle the traders to do so. Lucky by lack of cash.

    No complaints…

  • 2234

    Studs: Redden, Sidey, Priddis, Swan, Lewis, Picken

    Duds: Parker, Gray, McVeigh, Devon

    Lol: The Ablett sheep (yes I’ll keep trolling). Picken, Montagna, Steven, Armitage, Hanneberry all going steady at 109-118 all season and ownership stays well under 10% for all of them. 30 year old with dodgy shoulder and 5 games played since last July puts out one big score and suddenly has 30% ownership after everybody sideways traded non-injured premos to get him in. Lol, ridiculous drooling all round.

    • Valid call on Picken, Monty, Steven, Armo, Hanners.

      Throw in Gaff, Macrae, JPK, Sidebum as well.

      I must say, I still drooled over gaz score last week.

    • Also amazing call on Redden mate. You should go back and rib those who ribbed you the other day.

    • Shut the fuck up you spudcake trolling retard. Its Gary Ablett.

    • I had Redden at start of the year until he got injured :(

      • Credit where credit is due, he openly told people he was trading in Redden instead of gaz, and he was royally ribbed for it. I think he has the right to boast about it. It was a top call.

        • You can make the wrong decision and still be lucky. THERE is no credit in this, but it works. Reddin is not a good selection due to past performances and the LIONS Abismal form.

          • Yeah, just the 5 consecutive hundreds for Redden now. What a donkey he is lol.

    • What’s his shoulder got to do with his score? – He injured his knee.
      1 good score? Try 3 in a row, and was heading for a 4th.

      Steven & Armitage had poor fantasy games this round. Before last week’s ton, Armo also had a poor score. Handonberries was shite this round. These aren’t examples of going steady.

      You claiming that you have Montagna? – didn’t think so.

      Picken doesn’t compare to Ablett – any sensible coach would play him in defence first, which Ablett doesn’t have the luxury of playing in.

    • “30 year old with dodgy shoulder and 5 games played since last July”

      Dont be retarded, if he had scored another 176 you would have been crying, it’s Gary Ablett- dont brag about a decision that ‘should’ve’ lost you points…

      • If you understand the mechanics of fantasy sports you’d realise that he would probably have to average 140+ to make the butchering of your team worthwhile. If you upgraded someone like Wallis or Cripps to get him in or if you already have a complete team then fine but most people culled a playing premium to chase points which is a neqative expected value move all day long.

        • How does Ablett injuring his knee while starting well and looking on track to getting a big score with a low breakeven of 85ish make everyone who traded him in a sheep/idiot. It was just really bad luck as anyone could pick up an injury like Gaz and you never know, Redden may injure himself next week.

      • Also, lots of people like myself got him without reckless side trading, at a bottomed out price last week, for a final or near final on field rook, and still made a profit, I’d say the majority really, didn’t see that many people saying they were scrapping 500k players for the him.

        • Just calm down, anyone who brought Garry Injured Ablett in this week is a spud, and anyone who didn’t is probably a spud too, (i luckily didn’t haha)

  • Team: Ddevils
    Score (fantasy) 2022
    Studs: Gibson, Picken, Pendles, Sidebum, Lewis, Dahlhaus, Bont, Goldy, Dusty, Goddard, Swan.
    Duds: Ablett (c), Gray, Oxley, Newnes
    Have to move Ablett on. May need to get rid of Oxley. Got 100k up my sleeve.

    Not too bad. Had c on Pendles all week, changed to Ablett @ last minute..
    Said Rocky would get wiped out by Jacobs, mentioned it twice. But Noooooo, they didn’t listen. Haha.

  • Team Name: Jono’s Team
    Round 17 Scores: 1777
    Studs: Sidebottom, Pendles, Goldstein
    Duds: Rockliff, Ablett, McKernan, Steele
    On the Chopping Block: Leunberger, Smith, Ablett
    Overall Bye Ranking Change: -157
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I hate this game, it is cruel

  • Team Name: Le Bloods
    Round 17 Scores: 2049
    Studs:Priddis, Pendles, Swan, Yeo
    Duds:Neale, Rocky, Gray, can I call GAJ a spud for getting injured?
    On the Chopping Block: GAJ then cull a Rookie for cash
    Overall Ranking Change: +42 to 175
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: improved rank, so that is a good thing

  • Af My worst score ever barring byes.


  • Team Name: Bloodbath N Beyond
    Round 17 Scores: 1870
    Studs: Mundy, Nic nat, Goldy, Lewis, Pendles, Barlow, Swan, Martin
    Duds:Ox, Beams, Buddy, Gray, Thurlow, burGONE
    On the Chopping Block: BurGONE, ox, beams
    Well, beams was a late out i didnt have any bench cover. buddy was a late out, luckily lambert scored 94. rocky!!

  • Team Name: Koalas
    Round 17 Scores: 1832
    Studs: Lewis, Hodge, Fyfe, O’Brien, Swan, Martin, Mundy
    Duds: Thurlow, Oxley, Ablett C, Rockliff, Armitage, Steele, Simpson, Gray, Parker
    On the Chopping Block: Thurlow & Ablett
    Overall Bye Ranking Change: 2k-6k
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I experienced pretty much all of the carnage possible this week, however, I won my league match against someone who captained Goldstein. Yet, slid down the ladder because of poor percentage….

  • Shaw, McVeigh, Hibbard, Mackie, Malceski, B Smith (Colquhoun, Bryne)

    Hannebery, Fyfe, Ablett, JP Kennedy, Priddis, Rockliff, Bontompelli, knight (Amon, Neal-Bullen)

    Jacobs, Gawn (Cordy, O’brien)

    Swan, Gray, Zeibell, Franklin, Gunston, Mckernan (Membrey, Lambert)

    33k cash

    Any tips? Gazza for who?

  • Team Name: Nick’s Ninjas
    Round 17 Scores: 1769
    Studs: Fyfe, Swan, Pendlebury, Mundy
    Duds: *deep breath* Rockliff, Ablett(C), Ziebell, Mitchell, Greene, Gray, Parker, Steven, Steele, Newnes, Enright
    On the Chopping Block: My f***ing account
    Overall Bye Ranking Change: 1476 -> 2293
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Kane Lambert outscored 15/22 of my players and was my M9. That’s how shit I did

    • Bit harsh on Parker and Steven, Parker maybe has a few weeks leading up to it so I understand the annoyance as a fellow owner, but a season low of 87 against a hard tag is pretty promising for Steven.

      • Yeah guess I’ve grown to expect 120s from Steven, can’t call him a dud with everything else going on

        • I may have fallen a bit in love with Steven this year so defend him a bit hard, easily my best pick of season lol. But if you compare him to Armo who got the same treatment since Roos is a bastard, 87 is nothing to be upset about. Parker three 80s in a row is annoying, the more it sets in the more I retract my defense.

  • Um 1882. So “par”score this week. will have to double change ablett (vc this week thank you Calvin) and Clancee Pearce … Oh well . Will have the cash to do changes. Pity I did not follow Shags advice and get Picken instead of peddles. Then my back line would have been ok.
    Looking forward to DPPs tomorrow

    • They’re not usually til Wednesday I thought? But I am too, my second trade is entirely dependent on what happens there.

  • Team Name:DoddysDominators
    Round 17 Scores:1780
    Studs:Mundy, pendles, selwood, heppell, swan, dahlaus, bont, lambert, fyfe
    Duds:Mcveigh, kolo, newnes(50/50), gaz(harsh)(c), armo, rocky, steele, maric, titch, gray
    On the Chopping Block: abblett titch for motlop and wingard
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:unlucky week

  • Steven or Sidey???

  • Ablett’s return was akin to the Ressurection, he took all our sin’s of writing him off, and reminded us all he is The Holy One of DT. Forever and ever, amen.

  • Was top 300 and pulled in 1773.

    Had Goldy but went Ablett captain. Beams. Oxley. Rocky. Neale. Gray. Titch. Underpar from nearly everyone else.

    Should be downgrading McKernan and fixing the Ox but need to deal with Ablett and Beams.

  • Not a bad 3 weeks,2299,2370 and this week 2271,ranked 49th for the round in rdt,gone from 295th 3 weeks ago to 89th overall

  • Heppell to Armo
    GAZ to Lewis


    Gaz to Lewis/Armo
    Josh Kelly to Zaharakis

  • Thoughts on:
    Gaz to Sloane
    Steele to Bartel?

  • Team Name: Dappa’s Wenches
    Round 17 Scores: 2065
    Studs: Boyd Picken Hodge Pendles swan and lambert as Emergency
    Duds:Beams McVeigh Rocky Ward Steele Gaz and Titch
    On the Chopping Block: Gaz
    Overall Ranking Change: +18 to 35th
    Vent/Brag/Whatever happy I went Goldy over Gaz for C