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Jared Brennan: Deck of Dream Team 2011

I’ve saved my last Deck of Dream Team article for one of my boys, Jared Brennan! If you’ve followed DT TALK for the last 5 years, you understand the rollercoaster ride of a relationship we’ve had together. Can he take my heart again? Hopefully this time not break it in two…

Name: Jared Brennan
Club: Gold Coast
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Bye Rounds: 1 & 9
2010 Average: 87
2010 Games Played: 18
Predicted Average: 95

Why should I pick him? Jared Brennan, or as I like to think of him, the REAL JB, stood up in Round 1 and 2 last year and went BANG, BANG! He gave us a 121 and a 119 before being suspended for Round 3. He returned in Round 4 with 108. I was a very excited man… and was kicking myself for not getting on him from the start! He had another 3 hundred plus score for the remaining of the year… and uh, maybe we need to go to the next section…

Why shouldn’t I pick him? …and this is where the Real JB lets us down. There are too many of these reasons! Firstly, he is a loose unit. Last year he was suspended for Round 3. The year before, he was rubbed out for headbutting Josh Carr (should have got Brownlow votes for that rather than a suspension). You never know what he’s going to do. That’s the same with his Dream Team scoring. After that awesome start in 2010, he then backed up the next three games with a 69, 59 and 66 before missing the next three weeks with an ankle injury. Oh and came back from that pretty poorly too with a 56 point game. Did I mention I picked him up in Round 4 after Nick Riewoldt went down with his hamstring. Argh! Anyway… he is up and down like a yo-yo and consistency isn’t in his vocabulary! There is so many negative things about Jared Brennan, I can’t even believe he has made it into the Deck of DT! What am I thinking?

Deck of DT Rating. QUEEN – He’ll be a massive risk, but who knows… could possibly be the pick of the year! A forward/midfielder who is (arguably) under priced because his potential is so high, coming into a new club where he will get the opportunities to ‘do what he wants’ because he is a senior player at the club. He will need to step up, and hopefully his DT scoring (and consistency) can do the same. I am all over the Real JB. I think I will talk myself into starting with him come the March 24 lockout. He’s been hovering around that mid-80 average for 3 years now. With all of that AFL Dream Team potential, it’s time to break that and become the premium player we all want you to be!

I <3 you JB!

Co-captain of DT Talk since inception in 2007. Finally had a good season with an overall ranking of 137th for 2018... next goal is to replace the dirty old trucker hat with an AFL Fantasy one! Follow on Twitter: @WarnieDT



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    January 29, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Basically is a choice between Brennan or for an extra 30K more

    Nick The Stripper
    a-dances on all fours
    a-dances on all fours
    he’s in his birthday suit
    he’s in his birthday suit
    he’s in his birthday suit
    he’s in his birthday suit
    and ooooooooh! a-here we go again

    (Lyrics from Nick The Stripper – Birthday Party)

    I would rather spend the extra 30K…….

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    January 29, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Cannot entertain the thought of any GC premiums until after both their byes, & if I did, Brennan would be the last considered due to the high risk.
    He is a “real,” JB- A Jack in the Box- will bob up with nice scores now & again, but too often, (stays in his box,) producing mediocre scores.
    Last year I said never again with Heath Shaw, too up & down, same applies with Brennan.
    For $50,000 less, & with same dpp, Mitch Morton is the man for me!!!
    Don’t do it Warnie!

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      January 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

      Personally i couldnt touch any of the GC premiums until after
      a) we’ve seen what happens to their scores at their new club (and potentially new roles?), and
      b) their 2nd bye is out of the way and they’re primed for trading in..

      Only 2 more Deck of DTs to go! Who’s left? Fantastic work guys, kept me going through the summer!

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        January 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

        Andrew krakouer is tomorrow I think

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        January 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

        dam, i wish there were more! :)
        But great work Warnie, Calvin and Roy!

      • Warnie


        January 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

        Yeah, Calvin looks at Andrew Krakouer tomorrow and Roy finishes off with a bit of a forgotten DTer (judging by a lot of the plan teams).

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          January 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

          Presti? No wait he retired :P

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          January 29, 2011 at 1:50 pm

          Kane perhaps? Can’t remember if ya already done him.

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          January 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm

          Steve Johnson

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          January 29, 2011 at 3:02 pm

          Corey Enright?

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          January 29, 2011 at 9:27 pm

          is it Rockliff?

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            January 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm

            its Rocliff isnt it!!!!

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            January 29, 2011 at 10:53 pm

            Can’t believe there hasn’t been 1 for Rocky already!

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          January 30, 2011 at 12:49 pm


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        January 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm

        Ok then, I’m guessing ROK.

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          jim cowski

          January 30, 2011 at 2:26 am

          Joel Corey

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    January 29, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Sorry Warnie!
    He is on life ban from my side…..
    Really good write up though, gave me a good laugh ;)

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    January 29, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Not for me Warnie. I get the feeling if Brennan had the choice he wouldn’t play on wet days or against better opposition.

    Off topic, I may have been a bit drunk but last night I got the idea of having super spud Tippet as second ruck so I have the flexibility with Petrie. So that when they both get injured and play crap, I can move them around hahaha

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      insider out

      January 29, 2011 at 9:01 am

      Don’t be afraid nor ashamed of having Tippett as second ruck. He will average 85+ this year – sure there will be the odd 60 in there but plenty of 100’s. The crows will have a better season this year and are well progressed vs this time last year when half the team was injured!!

      Insider out!

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        January 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

        Too scared for Tippett as he burnt me last year.

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        January 29, 2011 at 9:43 pm

        If Tippett sucked and I’d picked him twice in two years, I just don’t know how I would cope emotionally.

        Imagine it? A green spud with rotten holes in 2010, and then I go back for more in 2011!

        If I get him and he averages 85+ it would be beautiful. I would be healed of all my 2010 scars.

        He lasted three rounds in my team last year, how many if any, will the potato man last this year?

        I’m almost tempted to Google ‘Tippett potatoes’ to see if they are an actual potato variety.

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      January 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      im glad im not the only 1 thinkin bout DT while im out drinkin

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        January 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

        I had two mates from tafe last year. When I first met Cam he goes ‘Mate, all me and Paul do is go to the pub and talk about supercoach. Come and have a beer.’

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          January 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

          Sound like good blokes! thats why im always on here, cause i live in sydney n i have no mates who like afl.

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          January 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

          You mean, ……… go to the pub and talk about DREAMTEAM!
          And you forgot to add, “and we love checking out DTTALK on our iPhones!

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            January 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

            + 2

            How dare anyone mention Supercoach here!

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            January 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

            Well spotted boys! it should be a 1 day suspension for mentioning that sh*t on here!!!

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    Magpie Mayhem

    January 29, 2011 at 8:04 am

    TIGERS19800 has it worked out ……..30k extra and you have the nude rude volt………..end of story

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      January 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

      or if you think he is going to be alright, get them both ? not that i will be

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    January 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Surely we have learnt from the past? Pass

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    January 29, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Sorry, but I would rather get a rookie Gold Coast player. Also to injury prone/bad boy :)

    Of topic I am freaking out about TC Jack Anthony and hopefully the power won’t be out for to long.
    I really don’t want to miss the start of DT!

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      January 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Finally! good news TC Jack Anthony is goin in-between Ayr-Bowen

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    super renga

    January 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    wot do people think of houli now that he moved to the tigers, he had a 70 averge last year but hasnt played many games so he should be cheep plus now that he is at richmond he should play more games

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      Sir Footyhead

      January 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm

      He’s been on my radar for that reason. The only reason he’s not in my fan planner side is cause I can’t fit him in. Worth the punt I reckon

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    January 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Had him last year and he disappointed me so a big no this year.

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    super renga

    January 30, 2011 at 3:06 am

    another player that came to my mind was ricky petterd, any opinons?

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      January 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      Ricky Petterd is a musttt. Lock him in. His cheap cause of injury last year. He will increase in price by a few hundred K then trade him off. Come round 7 upgrade him.

  11. HereIam86


    January 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Jared Brennan is a dud after the time he gets caught with the ball or kicks it straight back to the other team.

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