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Firstly we’ve all done it. If you haven’t done it, you have at least thought about doing it and joked with your mates… so what bizarre teams have you thought about putting together. Join Calvin as he shows you some members he has in his McCrappy team.

Firstly we’ve all done it. If you haven’t done it, you have at least thought about doing it and joked with your mates… so what bizarre teams have you thought about putting together. Join Calvin as he shows you some members he has in his McCrappy team.

Ashley McGrath headlines this McCrappy team in my backline, with the likes of Adam McPhee  playing a supporting role. McCrappy by name, McCrappy by nature! Shaun McKernan is a rookie in here though that has showed some promise this year and will most likely be captain in this average team.


Jarrad and Mark McVeigh get a run in the guts here along side Jordie McKenzie and Ben McGlynn. Patty McGinnity and Luke McPharlin fills up the other spots. Not the greatest midfield going around, and with me now wishing there were some guys in the AFL called McSwan or McAblett.


Dont actually look that bad. Ok, they’re bad but could be worse. Ben McEvoy and Hamish McIntosh are a solid combo, but certainly no Cox and Sandi combo.


Ben McKinley makes his first dream team for 2011 due to his name and the theme I’m trying to get going here. Teams like this even give guys like him a chance. Who is he anyway? Andrew McQualter and Sydney rookie McNeil also makes and appearance.

And with about 3.5mil in my bank and a predicted score of 1,150 each week… it’s going to be a long season.

So what teams have you thought about making in the past??

Do you need a Captain? Then Calvin will help you out. Don't want a Captain? Calvin will tell you anyway. The man who digs deep into stats will help you pick a great captain and give you plenty of Fantasy advice. Follow him on Twitter: @CalvinDT



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    February 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Lol, that’s good. Nice team, looking at top 10 ranking?
    I’ve always wanted to make an auto-fill team. They’re always so shit.

    How about a G team?

    B: Goddard, Gibbs, Glass, Grover, Guerra, Gilbert, Goldsack

    C: Gaff, Griffen, Gysberts, Gram, Greenwood, Gilbee

    R: Goldstein, Griffin

    F: Green, Goodes, Gartlett, Grant, Gunston, Grundy, Griffiths

    haha, not too bad, Goddard, Gibbs, Green, Goodes will be the stars.

    And lets call the team “Golden Gherkins”.

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      February 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Don’t forget Gablett

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        February 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm


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      February 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      haha that G team isn’t half bad!

  2. feathertopDT


    February 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    lol i remember seeing this on the chat

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    February 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Johncock, Adcock, Suckling, Goldsack, Cox, ASwallow, Swallow, Dick, Sidebottom, etc. Perfect team there

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      February 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm


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    February 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Imagine if you had to pick the LOWEST scoring team possible- no donuts allowed. It would be as hard as picking the highest scoring team. Of course you must spend up to within 10k of the salary cap.

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      February 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm

      Where is Captain Presti when you need him?! haha

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    February 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    The best team EVER:

    Mark Johnson, Dustin Fletcher, Sean Welman
    Damien Hardwick, Dean Wallis, Dean Solomon

    Chris Heffernan, Joe Misiti, Blake Caracella
    John Barnes, Justin Blumfield, Jason Johnson

    Mark Mecuri, Scott Lucas, James Hird (c)
    Adam Ramanauskas, Matthew Lloyd, Michael Long

    Darren Bewick, Paul Barnard, Steven Alessio, Gary Moorcroft

    Essendon 4.8 10.16 16.17 19.21 (135)
    Melbourne 3.3 5.5 8.8 11.9 (75)

    Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
    Date: 2 September 2000
    Attendance: 96,249
    Umpires: Darren Goldspink (32), Brett Allen (10), Hayden Kennedy (7)
    Norm Smith Medal: James Hird, Essendon

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      February 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      i was there that day, awesome day!

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        February 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

        hardly awesome for me…:(

        i was at the top of the southern, devistated

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    February 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Our league joke team!

    TEAM NAME: Les McKrappingtons
    DEF: Gilbert, Johncock, Adcock, Hooker, Goldsack, Laidler, Hunt K (Toy, Dare, Cribbin)
    MID: Ball, Black, Jack, Cassisi, Sidebottom, Bird (Savage, Seedsman, Roach)
    RUCK: Cox, Mumford (Kreuzer, Currie)
    FWD: Didak, Bate, Ballantyne, Roughead, Hitchcock, Dick, Dixon (Butcher, Weedon, Dahlhaus)

    Any tips or suggestions? XD

    (no offence to anyone intended…)

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      February 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      Dare –> Suckling
      Bird –> Swallow A
      Savage –> Swallow D

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      Bruce Dual

      February 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm


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      February 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      Perhaps you could find room for Shaw & Sylvia.
      Can you imagine the “legit,” commentary on a certain passage of play…..

      Sylvia finally gets a kick, goes to Swallow, 2 Cox, finds Ball, then back to Dick who hits Sidebottom. Great play! Looks like Sylvia might be going off….. yeah, for Shaw!
      No wait,
      Dick gets grabbed in a ferocious tackle, Sylvia plays on & takes it straight up the corridor and hits Ball. Great passage of play!
      Now Sylvia goes off again- Blood Rule! Oh boy, that’s a nasty gash! 
      Oh no! Dick’s gone down, but its ok, gets straight back up again.
      Dick is excited as Sylvia is ready to get back on!

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        February 21, 2011 at 6:13 am

        If you insist :D

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        February 21, 2011 at 3:58 pm

        Well said.

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    February 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Team Tasmania

    DEF: Rawlings, Birchall, Grima, Firrito, McMahon, Thompson, Garland (Webberley, Collier, Davies)

    MID: Robinson, Moles, Sherman, Lonergan, Hislop, Harwood (Joseph, Iles, Weller)

    RUC: Graham, Bellchambers (Moran, McCulloch)

    FWD: Green, N Riewoldt , J Riewoldt, L, Jones, Cornelius, J Gilbee, Archer (Howe, Callinan, Burbury)

    I cheated a bit by adding Firrito, McMahon, Thompson and Moran but they all played for the devils in the VFL a few years ago. The team wouldnt have been filled otherwise though.

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      February 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      Nick Riewoldt’s a Queenslander tho yeah?

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        Goaled Finger

        February 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

        Riewoldt is Tassie born and bred. Moved to QLD at 9 or 10.

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    February 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    haha good one calvo! TBH i still rate J McVeighpretty highly and see him as a good uniquie pick this year, not many will have him and being given swans co-captain this year could do wonders for his DT scores

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    February 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Team Phallic

    Led by Cox Swallow and Dick

    Captained by Ball and vice captained by Goldsack

    I could go on. but you get the point

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      February 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      hehe, looks like mine xD

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    Bruce Dual

    February 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Always wanted to come up with a pure Ranga team (including those blokes hiding it – eg Acker)

    Bate, Cheney, Cooney, Banfield, Josh Green (mini Voss)…

    Are there at least 18 Rangas playing??? Surely….

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      My Mates

      February 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Ling, Goddard, Lynch (STK). I’m sure there’s more but I just can’t think of them.

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      February 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      how do you forget ling??

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      February 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Daniel Merrett, Daniel Connors, sam jacobs, gary rohan,

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    February 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    How about a team of players from countries other than Aus?

    Obrien, KHunt, Nahas, Daw, Dennis Lane, Kennely, O Hopeless, Shae McNamara, etc. Lol would be pretty shit.

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    February 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Def: Lovett-Murray, O’Brien, Johncock, Dempsey, Harbrow, Krakouer, Gwilt
    Mid: Jetta, Jetta, Jetta, Burgoyne, Wells, Davey
    Ruck: Ryder, Naitanui
    Fwd: Goodes(C), Franklin(VC), Rioli, Betts, Davey, Motlop, Jurrah

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      February 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      Gwilt, O’Brien and Naitanui are not indigenous btw. Or were you just going for dark skinned?

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    February 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Hey Calvin, had time to kill!
    Had to squeeze in the big “Q” & a couple of Krakouers!!! hahaha

    Team name: CONFUSING!!!

    B: S.Thompson, J.Brennan, B.Harvey, A.Browne, M.White, A.Smith, M.Brown.
    (M.Austin, M.Austin, Krakouer.)
    M: S.Thompson, J.Trengove, J.Redden, J.Kennedy, M.White, A.Smith,
    (L.Jetta, L.Jetta, A.Davey.)
    R: J.Roughead, J.Trengove ( J.Redden, A.Browne.)

    F: J.Roughead, J.Brennan, B.Harvey, J.Kennedy, A.Davey, Krakouer, M.Brown.
    (T.Lynch, T.Lynch, Q.Lynch.)

    Watchlist: B.Johnson, B.Johnson, R.O’keefe & R.O’keeffe. (Stuff the extra “f”)
    Cash Leftover: $1,001,200.

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      February 20, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      Should look into some Motlops if you want more repetition, I’m pretty sure there are like five of them floating around

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      February 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      What about the 3 Selwood’s!!

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        February 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

        Went for the same initial surname combos, hence no Motlops & Sellwoods.
        2 Mitch Browns, 2 Ben Johnsons 2 Scott thompsons are special hahaha

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    February 20, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Brendan Fevola would be a good choice as he has just been sacked from the lions

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    February 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    The Mighty WA Black Swans

    Backs: G. Broughton(FRE), P. Duffield(FRE), K. Bradley(FRE), R. Hargrave(WB), M. Johnson(FRE), H. Taylor(GEE), R. Hayden(FRE)
    Bench: J. Cripps(STK), A. Litherland(HAW), B. Wilson(WCE)

    Mids: A. Swallow(NM), J. Corey(GEE), M. Priddis(WCE), L. Anthony(NM), S. Black(BRI), D. Cassisi(PA)
    Bench: D. Swallow(GC), H. Bennell(GC), R. Conca(RIC)

    Rucks: A. Sandilands(FRE), D. Cox(WCE)
    Bench: M. Bailey(HAW), T. Derickx(RIC)

    Forwards: L. Franklin(HAW), M. LeCras(WCE), M. Morton(RIC), J. Kennedy(WCE), J. Garlett(CAR), H.Ballantyne(FRE), A. Krakouer(RIC)
    Bench: B. Matera(GC), T. Mzungu(FRE), J. Darling(WCE)

    Unlucky-C. Morton(MEL), C. Jones(STK), F. Ray(STK), D. Wells(NM), S. Wellingham(COL), N. Van Berlo(ADE), C. Bateman(HAW), D. Rich(BRI), P. Ryder(ESS), M. Clark(BRI), M. Leuenberger(BRI), N. Naitanui(WCE)

    Never realized we had so many good ruckmen!

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      February 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      Scarily, that’s not an utterly horrible team, although a bit weak in the back (especially as Hayden is injured, isn’t he?)

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    February 21, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Team name: The potato factory

    backs: K Bradley (Fre) (c), A McPhee (Fre), A Raines (Bris), B Jones (WCE), M Spangher (Syd), N Brown (Coll), W Schofield (WCE)
    bench: M Quinn (ess), K Hunt (GCS), X Clarke (Bris)

    Mids: B Peake (Stk), B Schammer (Fre), B Staker (Bris), M Robinson (Carl), M Mcveigh (Ess), C Masten (WCE)
    bench: J Oakley Nichols (WCE), B Helbig (Rich)

    Rucks: W Minson (WBD), M Pike (Syd)
    bench: J Fraser (GCS), M Blake (Geel)

    Forwards: M Johnson (Frem), M Hahn (WBD), J Westhoff (Pta), K Reimers (Ess), Q Lynch (WCE), B Mckinley (NM), J Koschitzke (Stk)
    bench: J Watts (Mel), B Miller (Rich), N Ablett

    It should be called the DT Spudshed

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      The Hypno-toad

      February 21, 2011 at 3:45 am

      N.Brown- you’ve gotta be kidding?!!!
      K.Hunt- waaay toooo early to call, likely yes, but you never know.
      Missing a mid, the most obvious….R.Tambling!!!
      J.Fraser-tough call, might be one now, so yes, i guess relevant to 2011.
      Blake should be 1st ruck, biggest spud in AFL for a few years now!

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      February 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      I reckon J Watts will prove himself this year, so I don’t agree with you there.

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        Silky Smooth

        July 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

        great call

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      March 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      That’s the best thing I’ve seen all week!!
      Could you maybe find a spot for Raf Clarke as well?

      Koschitzke or Mark Blake should captain that side. :)
      (I’d keep Nathan Brown in the side too)

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    February 21, 2011 at 12:57 am

    This is something I have thought long and hard about, Making a leauge to score the LOWEST score over all of the year.

    It would work this way, 1 person would need to be in control of the whole thing, Everyone logs in with a seperate email address and then gives their address to the one organising person along with pass word to their “DT duds” side, so the organiser could score every week.

    The way scoring would work would be somewhere along the lines of this.
    You are aiming for the lowest score overall for the week and all league games would be aligned with AFL DT site, finals would be notified via Emai, run same as DT website. it would just be lowest score wins rather than highest.
    Each team would be allowed a maximum of 2 dohnuts per week, with each aditional dohnut adding 75 points to your overall score.

    The tallying of dohnuts is ths only reason why the organiser/ajudicator would need everyones emails and passwords. Hence the reason why you make it seperate to your gun team.

    I would love to organise one of these leagues but I was never sure how many people would be up for it.
    If your keen send me a message at if we can get 16 i will make up a league and pread sheet and will run it for this year.


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      February 21, 2011 at 1:00 am

      OH yerr, captains will still score double, so you will need to choose your captain wisely. as for that everything else is the same. all rules will be finalised by bounce down of carlton v Richmond of RND1.
      But there wont be many more I wouldnt think.

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      February 21, 2011 at 1:06 am

      Also an up to date ladder would be sent out by myself each weak via email so we all know how we are going. with percentage, points for and against ect. once again inline with DT site. (obvoisly the opposite)

      Im not expecting this to take off but if I get more than 15 emails I will have to limit it to the first 15.

      Lets see how it works!!!1

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        February 21, 2011 at 1:27 am

        Pumped for the league if it gets underway. Looking forward to some friendly competition.

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        February 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm


        Just wondering if this was still going to go ahead. Would be cool if it could.



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      March 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm

      I like the idea but if I was going to get involved it would only be between people I know.

      I hope you do get that league started though because it is a good idea.

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    Big Lance

    February 21, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Someone in my league has a ranga team called Fabian’s Fantapants. All rangas as well as the rookies, reckons it took longer to research than their actual team lol.

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    February 21, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Last year I did a team called the Chrome Domes, made up of all bald blokes. It didnt do too badly. I had to trade David Hale at one stage, he grew too much hair.

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    February 21, 2011 at 10:07 am

    My house mate has done their team full of Ranga’s and Blacks and has called the team Jaffas… Gold it took my mate soooooo long to research the players.

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      February 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

      Ha, it’s funny cos it’s racist.

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    February 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Team: Matt Finish


    Matt McGuire
    Martin Mattner
    Matthew Scarlett
    Matthew Broadbent
    Matthew Spangher
    Matt Suckling
    Matthew Warnock

    (Bench – Matt Austin, Matthew Shaw, Matthew Watson)


    Matthew Boyd (C)
    Matt Priddis
    Matt Rosa
    Matt Thomas
    Matt White
    Matthew de Boer

    (Bench – Matthew Scott, Matthew Wright)


    Matthew Leuenberger
    Matthew Kreuzer

    (Bench – Matthew Lobbe)


    Matthew Pavlich (VC)
    Mathew Stokes
    Matthew Bate
    Matthew Jaensch
    Matt Campbell
    Matthew Dea
    Matthew Panos

    (Bench – Matthew Westhoff)

    $1,464,300 left.

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      February 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      Add Brandon Mat-era to forward bench.

      $1,366,700 left.

      Still missing 1 bench player from centre, ruck and forward. Any suggestions?

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        February 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm

        matt primus? (retired i know.. but still involved in AFL)

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    hirdys mancrush

    February 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    any stupid team should have jay neagle in my opinion. Seriously if that guy was substituted off for a tree, the team would be better.. Wat a muppet!!

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    February 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    ben griffiths has to be a contender for captaincy? only player ive seen thats actually gone down in price from 85k

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    Dredge Dragline

    February 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    A team of single digit national draft picks.

    We Dig the Draft;
    Def: Goddard, Deledio, Mackie, Myers, Sheppard, B. Reid, C. Tarrant (Williams, Moore, Heppell)
    Mids: J. Selwood, Pendlebury, Bartel, Bennell, Gaff, Polec (Conca, Caddy, Oakley-Nicholls)
    Rucks: Ryder, Fraser (Hale, Vickery)
    Fwds: Franhlin, Riewoldt, Brennan, Hurley, D. Motlop, Watts, Rohan (Day, Prestia, Butcher)

    Tougher than you’d think because there are very few cheap players. (and not that many DT guns).

  25. Brak


    February 24, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Kim Duthie Team?

    Would be a very high scoring team, although Rd 4 multi bye could be a problem…

    Also their coach has just left the country!

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