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NAB Cup: Round 1 (Week 1) Live Chat

The first week of the Nab Cup happens this weekend. We get to have a look at the Crows, Power, Demons, Blues, Tigers, Magpies, Eagles, Dockers and Hawks. See the squads here with the ones to watch and chat about the games in the comments or the chat room while games are in progress.

Crows / Demons / Power

AAMI Stadium, Friday February 11

All times are local

Match one:
Adelaide v Melbourne, 7:15
Match two: Melbourne v Port Adelaide, 8:20
Match three: Adelaide v Port Adelaide, 9:25

1. Richard Tambling, 2. Brad Moran, 3. Brent Reilly, 4. Kurt Tippett, 5. Scott Thompson, 6. Jack Gunston, 7. Nathan Van Berlo, 8. Myke Cook, 9. Rory Sloane, 10. Matthew Jaensch, 11. Michael Doughty, 12. Daniel Talia, 13. Taylor Walker, 15. Brad Symes, 16. Phil Davis, 18. Graham Johncock, 20. Ivan Maric,21. Chris Knights, 22. Andrew Otten, 23. Jared Petrenko, 24. Sam Jacobs, 25. Ben Rutten, 26. Richard Douglas, 27. Scott Stevens, 28. Luke Thompson, 29. James Sellar, 32. Patrick Dangerfield, 33. Brodie Smith, 35. Shaun McKernan, 36. Brodie Martin, 37. Ian Callinan, 38. Tony Armstrong, 40. Jason Porplyzia, 45. Ricky Henderson, 47. Matthew Wright

ONES TO WATCH: Tambling, Talia, Knights, Otten, Smith, Callinan.

3. Clint Bartram, 4. Jack Watts, 6. Matthew Bate, 7. Jamie Bennell, 9. Jack Trengove, 12. Colin Sylvia, 14. Lynden Dunn, 16. Jack Grimes, 18. Brad Green, 19. Addam Maric, 20. Colin Garland, 21. Lucas Cook, 22. Brent Moloney, 24. Liam Jurrah, 27. Jared Rivers, 28. Joel MacDonald, 30. Tom McNamara, 31. Tom Scully, 34. Stefan Martin, 36. Aaron Davey, 38. Jeremy Howe, 39. Neville Jetta, 40. Mark Jamar, 42. Jake Spencer, 43. Tom McDonald, 44. Rohan Bail, 46. Sam Blease, 47. James Strauss, 49. Daniel Nicholson, 50. Michael Evans, 52. Cameron Johnston

ONES TO WATCH: Sylvia, Grimes, McDonald, Blease.

1. Domenic Cassisi, 2. Cameron Hitchcock, 4. Daniel Motlop, 5. Matthew Broadbent, 6. Danyle Pearce, 7. Marlon Motlop, 11. Mitchell Banner, 12. Jackson Trengove, 13. Cameron O’Shea, 14. Paul Stewart, 17. Robbie Gray, 18. Kane Cornes, 19. Nick Salter, 20. Dean Brogan, 21. Matt Thomas, 24. Matthew Westhoff, 27. Alipate Carlile, 29. Jasper Pittard, 30. Troy Chaplin, 31. Danny Meyer, 32. John Butcher, 33. Brett Ebert, 34. Jarrad Redden, 35. Chad Cornes, 36. Michael Pettigrew, 37. Daniel Bass, 39. Justin Westhoff, 40. Aaron Young, 42. Thomas Jonas, 43. Daniel Stewart, 44. Tom Logan, 45. Callum Hay, 46. Daniel Webb, 47. Jarrad Irons, 48. Mitchell Curnow

ONES TO WATCH: Motlop, Gray, Pittard, Butcher.

Blues / Tigers / Magpies

Etihad Stadium, Saturday February 12

All times are local

Match one:
Carlton v Richmond, 7.15pm
Match two: Richmond v Collingwood, 8.20pm
Match three: Carlton v Collingwood, 9.25pm

1. Andrew Walker, 2. Jordan Russell, 3. Marc Murphy, 4. Bryce Gibbs, 6. Kade Simpson, 9. Kane Lucas, 10. Matthew Watson, 11. Rob Warnock, 12. Mitchell Robinson, 13. Chris Yarran, 15. Jeremy Laidler, 17. Setanta O’hAilpin, 18. Paul Bower, 19. Eddie Betts, 22. Shaun Hampson, 26. Andrew McInnes, 27. Dennis Armfield, 28. Jaryd Cachia, 29. Heath Scotland, 30. Jarrad Waite, 31. Marcus Davies, 32. Bret Thornton, 34. Nick Duigan, 35. Ed Curnow, 36. Rohan Kerr, 39. Wayde Twomey, 40. Michael Jamison, 41. Levi Casboult, 42. Zach Tuohy, 45. Aaron Joseph, 46. David Ellard, 47. Mitchell Carter

ONES TO WATCH: Gibbs, Laidler, Duigan, Curnow, Casboult.

2. Will Thursfield, 10. Shane Edwards, 12. David Astbury, 13. Brad Miller, 18. Alex Rance, 19. Daniel Connors, 20. Mitch Morton, 21. Shane Tuck, 22. Ben Nason, 26. Robin Nahas, 28. Jake King, 29. Tyrone Vickery, 30. Reece Conca, 31. Jake Batchelor, 32. Brad Helbig, 33. David Gourdis, 34. Andrew Browne, 35. Matthew White, 36. Dean MacDonald, 39. Tom Derickx, 40. Kel Moore, 42. Jamie O’Reilly, 43. Matt Dea, 44. Troy Taylor, 46. Jeromey Webberley, 47. Ben Jakobi, 48. Dylan Grimes, 49. Pat Contin, 51. Nick Westhoff, 52. Mitch Keddell

ONES TO WATCH: Connors, Morton, Conca, Batchelor, Derickx, Contin.

1. Leon Davis, 2. Chris Tarrant, 7. Andrew Krakouer, 8. Harry O’Brien, 10. Scott Pendlebury, 11. Jarryd Blair, 12. Luke Ball, 13. Dale Thomas, 15. Leigh Brown, 17. Dayne Beams, 18. Darren Jolly, 19. Cameron Wood, 20. Ben Reid, 21. Sharrod Wellingham, 22. Steele Sidebottom, 23. Lachlan Keefe, 25. Tom Young, 26. Ben Johnson, 27. Simon Buckley, 28. Ben Sinclair, 30. Brent Macaffer, 31. Chris Dawes, 34. Alan Toovey, 35. Alex Fasolo, 37. Kirk Ugle, 38. Scott Reed, 39. Heath Shaw, 40. Paul Seedsman, 43. Trent Stubbs, 45. Tom Hunter, 47. Jack Perham, 48. Jye Bolton

ONES TO WATCH: Krakouer, Pendelbury, Jolly, Buckley, Macaffer, Fasolo.

Eagles / Dockers / Hawks

Patersons Stadium, Sunday February 13

All times are local

Match one:
West Coast v Hawthorn, 4.45pm
Match two: Hawthorn v Fremantle, 5.50pm
Match three: West Coast v Fremanrtle, 6.55pm

West Coast Eagles
1. Mitch Brown, 3. Andrew Gaff, 5. Brad Ebert, 6. Mark Nicoski, 7. Chris Masten, 9. Nic Naitanui, 10. Scott Selwood, 11. Matt Priddis, 12. Brad Sheppard, 14. Koby Stevens, 15. Tom Swift, 16. Eric Mackenzie, 17. Josh Kennedy, 18. Bradd Dalziell, 19. Tim Houlihan, 20. Dean Cox, 21. Quinten Lynch, 22. Ryan Neates, 23. Darren Glass, 24. Matt Rosa, 25. Shannon Hurn, 26. Sam Butler, 27. Jack Darling, 28. Ashley Smith, 29. Scott Lycett, 31. Will Schofield, 32. Andrew Embley, 33. Jordan Jones, 36. Callum Wilson, 38. Brett Jones, 39. Lewis Broome, 40. Anton Hamp, 41. Andrew Strijk, 43. Ashton Hams, 44. Gerrick Weedon, 45. Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls, 47. Lewis Stevenson

ONES TO WATCH: Gaff, Masten, Sheppard, Dalziell, Houlihan, Cox, Darling, Oakley-Nicholls (haha).

3. Byron Schammer, 6. Greg Broughton, 8. Nick Suban, 9. Adam McPhee, 10. Rhys Palmer, 12. Jon Griffin, 13. Tendai Mzungu, 14. Antoni Grover, 15. Ryan Crowley, 16. David Mundy, 18. Luke McPharlin, 20. Viv Michie, 22.  John Anthony, 23. Chris Mayne, 24. Dylan Roberton, 25. Josh Mellington, 26. Kepler Bradley, 27. Justin Bollenhagen, 28. Peter Faulks, 29. Matthew Pavlich, 30. Zac Clarke, 31. Aaron Sandilands, 34. Nick Lower, 36. Alex Silvagni, 37. Michael Johnson, 41. Paul Duffield, 44. Jesse Crichton, 46. Clancee Pearce, 47. Jay van Berlo

ONES TO WATCH: Schammer, Broughton, Palmer, Mzungu, Michie, Faulks, Sandilands, Duffield.

1. Max Bailey, 9. Shaun Burgoyne, 13. Kyle Cheney, 16. Isaac Smith, 20. David Hale, 21. Shane Savage, 22. Travis Tuck, 24. Ben Stratton, 25. Ryan Schoenmakers, 26. Liam Shiels, 28. Paul Puopolo, 29. Tom Murphy, 31. Matthew Suckling, 32. Riley Milne, 33. Cyril Rioli, 35. Sam Grimley, 36. Jordan Lisle, 37. Brendan Whitecross, 38. Mitch Hallahan, 40. Jordan Williams, 41. Taylor Duryea, 42. Angus Litherland, 43. Will Sierakowski, 44. Sam Menegola, 45. Tom Schneider, 46. Derick Wanganeen, 47. Luke Breust, 49. Jack Mahony, 50. Nathan Ahmat-Watkins

ONES TO WATCH: Bailey, Cheney, Smith, Hale, Savage, Puopolo, Lisle, Duryea.



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    February 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Dean Cox looks to be back in town!

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      February 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      against grimley? yeah lock him according to that game you spud

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        February 14, 2011 at 7:22 am

        he looked fit and healthy, beter than last year. Plus most of his points where from possesions opposed to hitouts (so playing a poor ruck wasnt that big a deal), He appeared to play one again like a midfielder, based on that i will be getting him.

        If you watched the game picking him on that match isnt a spud move, judging it purely on his score would be.

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          February 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

          Spot on my friend…

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        February 14, 2011 at 8:17 am

        It’s not a matter of looking at who he’s up against. It’s the way he is moving and racking up touches at will. You don’t pick Cox purely for the amount of hitouts he wins, you pick him for his ball-winning ability. He can rack up touches like a midfielder, and based on his pre-season to date, he looks in good nick.

        Last year he was a no-show during the NAB series and his scores in the early rounds reflected it. He is an elite Dream Teamer and I for one will have him alongside Sandy for Round 1….

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    February 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I think the way this pre-season is formatted is making it really hard to judge players. Only playing 1/2 a game of football is a really tough way to know if a player has endurance. And some players take time to work themselves into games, plus coaches dealing with the new sub rules etc.

    I think week two will give us a much stronger indication of where the players are at.

    I also believe that the awfull last touch over the boundry free kick only applied to round 1 of the nab cub, thank goodness!

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    February 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Tendai Mzungo, 3 touches in the first twenty seconds, looks the goods.

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    February 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm


    This first week is pretty difficult to judge but the next 3 weeks go back to the normal format so should be a much better indication of which players have the balls to pick up touches for 4 quarters

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      February 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

      @ ProudLion1991, Totally agree. It was a good experiment for clubs to play more of their list, and I guess you know the ones who are getting selected in consecutive weeks must be higher on the pecking order.

      Or their just covering an injured/rested player! It’s all in the gamble at the start of the real stuff who will actually play round 1. And with subs being named 90mins before the start of a game, you could get screwed on game day. I wonder if your emerg covers a sub who scores a 0? probably not I recken.

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    Fast Eddie Betts

    February 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Andyjh you are a birdbrain !!! Soft as sh**..

    If I wanted your opinion I would ask for it…

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      February 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      Mate the only birdbrain around here is you, do you really think people are that stupid to just hand money over to a stranger? Go find people in real life to do it. Leave the chat forums for just that, chatting!

      Try your scam elsewhere.

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        Fast Eddie Betts

        February 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

        $50 what a big outlay !!!!

        Reading some of your comments about football in general, it is quite clear you have very limited knowledge of the game… Have you actually played a game of AFL football in your life ???

        Gosh it would be the scam of the century getting $750 out of non-suspecting Dream Teamers, i could retire on that…

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        Fast Eddie Betts

        February 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

        By the way numbnuts, there are plenty of people who are prepared to join the leaue – there is 11 confirmed already. I am sure we can work out amongst oursleves how we will secure entry fee. So just run along spudley.. It isn’t your problem.. If your not interested don’t read and also no need to reply. Your opinion is worthless to me !!!!

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    February 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    well i’m glad Mzungu is half decent, 1 rookie locked …..

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      February 14, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Mzungu for sure, will still have to watch the nab for Gaff he didn’t get much of the ball, faulks, didnt see him maybe I missed something I did have afew beers and kept seeing Mzungu? Broom looked good for WC as well might be able to get that small forward role from Lecras so he can go further up the park and get me more points.

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        February 14, 2011 at 11:15 am

        unlikely though

  7. Brak


    February 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Hasn’t been much talk about big scores from some players so I will get ball rolling with:

    David Ellard – Highest Rd 1 NAB scoring player with 84 DT points
    Carlton Midfielder, $249,200 3rd year player played the last 7 games in 2010 with an ave of 67

    Good tackler and was mainly used as a run with player last year, Not in my team but now on my watchlist

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      February 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      Didn’t Grimes score 85?

      • Brak


        February 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

        David Ellard – 2nd Highest Rd 1 NAB scoring player with 84 DT points
        Carlton Midfielder, $249,200 3rd year player played the last 7 games in 2010 with an ave of 67

        Good tackler and was mainly used as a run with player last year, Not in my team but now on my watchlist

        • Brak


          February 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

          Just trying to keep the lid on ol Grimesy! and hoping everyone jumps on Ellard, Astbury, Martin etc

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            February 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

            Grimes did look good playing the loose backman. A bit of a risk with injury, but so were Waters and Malceski and that worked out in 10′

            I liked Sylvia also, and if your going purely for the league win Melb players are gold. Plus they are a team on the rise IMO and scored well last year for a team outside the eight.

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    the zohan

    February 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm


    two pretty serious dt leagues that need filling. Get on it.

    • Brak


      February 15, 2011 at 2:47 am

      grabbed the last spot in the first league, I’m getting nervous and 37 days to go!

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    February 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    what are people planning on doing with the ruck scenario? ive heard talk of having petrie down forward with DPP to act as a ruck if needed, but this will only work if youve got a ruck who can also play fwd, ive locked in cox and leaning towards fraser as my second, anyone found a rookie or cheap 4th/5th that has DPP with fwd?

    • Brak


      February 15, 2011 at 2:41 am


      Sand/Cox – why not?
      Cox/Fraser – hoping fraser goes up in price fast to upgrade to Sandi. Fraser at $228K is just too expensive to go up much at all, Better cash cow options than Fraser IMO (jeez, even Cameron Wood is $40K cheaper)
      Sandi/Petrie – Why? when you can just start Petrie FWD and Cox seems to be good value at $350K so wont be this cheap if you need him later (you will)

      Everyones 3rd ruck seems to be Zac Smith $106K

      If you want DPP safety your options are (FWD/RUCK)

      David Hale HAW $185
      Matthew Lobbe PTA $126
      Drew Petrie NTH $209K
      Rhys Stanley STK $166
      Kurt Tippett ADE $260K
      Joel Tippett GCS $114K

      K Tippett’s accuracy in front of goals does not seem to have improved so I wouldnt go there even though I massivly hope he has a breakout year for the Crows sake, so that leaves Petrie to start FWD and then not much to choose from, i guess for a 4th ruck it is not uncommen to go with the cheapest you can find, although Lobbe will probably get a game or two

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        February 15, 2011 at 4:13 am

        If you are going to have Petrie in your team, you must think he is going to score 65+ avg. If he doesn’t do this, his price isn’t going to increase too much over 200,000 quickly.

        If he does start scoring, thats great, increase his price, earn some decent ruckman scores, option of trading up, good addition.

        Although! There is really NO point in my opinion to have Petre in your team as a DPP. You will be wasting some of the rookies that WILL play in the FWD, that will increase is cash!

        Z.Smith, will play unless being injured, so therefore his scores, even if they are 40s will be able sub in for your Sandi / Cox / Jolly’s on their bye weeks.

        If you are thinking of getting Petre in the FWDS, due to the reason that will will score and make you some cash, you are silly. There are less options in RUCKS, get him scoring up there. Hot tip for the FWD for a game and a score, S.Motlop from the cats.

        … Get Petre if you think he will score 70-85 each week IN THE RUCK… if he is going to score 40-60 no point.

        • Brak


          February 16, 2011 at 3:16 pm

          I was replying to the comment where he is leaning towards Fraser as his second ruck. Zac Smith will be no use in covering Fraser during bye weeks and being able to sub in Petrie is really his only option. Petrie averaged around 80 for 4 years leading up to 2010 (86.9 in 2009) so no one will be picking him up thinking 40-60. I personally think I need Sandi in my team from Rd 1 and Fraser will struggle to go up much, especially as his byes are early in the season.

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