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Bugger! So we’ve all heard that Mzungu twanged his knee. After scans the verdict isn’t too bad. But he will not be starting in our Dream Teams in round 1. So what’s next?

The scans have been done and the most selected player in our Dream Teams for 2011 will be out for approx 2 months. Mzungu injured his left knee in a marking contest halfway through the first quarter on Saturday and damaged his medial ligament with a touch of bone bruising in there as well. There was no damage to his ACL and Mzungu should be a perfect down grade target in about round 8 once we have fattened up some of our cash cows.

The good news is… Nick Lower, a former Port Adelaide player is set to be upgraded on to the senior list before Tuesday’s deadline. Lower is 23 years old and started the match in the centre square and was once again very impressive.

So who will you be replacing Mzungu with?
Personally, McKernan (Adel) has currently taken his spot in Team Calvinator, but will most likely chance as my team changes by the minute!



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    March 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Can’t remember who I put in…my team has changed so much in the last 24 hours!

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      March 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Damn. I thought I was the only one who knew about Lower. I’ve had him in my team since I first picked it.

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        George Chisholm

        March 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        f**k! same

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        March 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm

        Lower is a certainty. Ex Power and Norwood boy, will get plenty of it for Freo. Was in my team as well, and had my fingers crossed he would be upgraded-not this way though.

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    March 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    shaun atley probs be replacing him for me

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    March 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    why not just leave him in on the bench? saves a trade and he will be back in before you know it?

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      March 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      because if you leave him, one of your bench players is just sitting there not making you money and you can’t downgrade to him later. i recommend you grab another rook :)

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      March 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      thats soooo dum!!! how does it save a trade? You will need to trade a cash cow to get cash right? Around rnd 9-10 (after a couple of WAFL games) he should be right for a downgrade. having him sit there for 10 weeks is a waste of valuable cash cow space on the pine. duhhhhhh!

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        March 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm

        is he out till round ten? i didn’t know that. i will definately get rid of him now, and thankyou all for telling me the same thing in three different ways.

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          Blue boys

          March 14, 2011 at 12:53 am

          Did you not even read the article that you have commented on??? Interesting……

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      March 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      Because your wasting a spot on ya bench where a player could actual cover for your injured players/bye players AND earn you money. Besides 24 trades in 2011

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    March 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    i had mzungu in the mids had to swap him with krakour from my forwards to keep my DPP.
    my forward rooks are prestia, matera, richardson, mckernan and now isaac smith but im keeping an eye on tapscott from melbourne and sumner from sydney

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      March 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      another rookie forward to consider is darling from west coast

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    March 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I had to get rid off Mzungu and plus he was my only fwd/mid in my midfield. Aargh!!

    Now I have I Smith in and J Irons is ALSO injured so I put T Schneider to have a back-up MPP

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      March 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      Irons is okay, but is he going to get a game?

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    Horin's Gun's

    March 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Moved Heppell from Def to Mid and put Lower in the backline.

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    March 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    so….. will darling get a game. 8 weeks is too long to keep him.

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    the zohan

    March 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Atley in the midfield: whats his chances of playing alot of footy?

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    March 13, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Last year I used to many trades early, hoping to use 9 at the most in the first 12 rounds.

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    March 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Get back to me when the teams are announced

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      March 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      exactly mate you could put a heap of players in his place but until the teams are announced your just wasting time

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        March 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm


        I’ll be fiddling with my team, hacking/slashing and maybe even blowing it away and starting from scratch, but until the lists are out…

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    March 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    atley or pittard

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    March 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Ryan Neates

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      Trutwang 99

      March 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      he’s such a chode – pass

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    George Chisholm

    March 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    With Mzungu out I have made a few extra trades!

    with some cash in the bank, who do you think would be the better player?

    1. Deledio or Conners or Broughton?

    at the momment i have Deledio

    I recken this will be the break through year for swollow, I would really like to pick him up but i have no idea who to get out my team for hime


    Also, I have Morton and I can get Higins

    what are your thoughts?


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      George Chisholm

      March 13, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Swollow from Kangaroos

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      March 13, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      I had Higgins last year and trust me, you do not want to get him because he will take you on a rollercoaster. Morton for me.

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        March 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        instead of higgins.. what about jarred grant? averaged 74 in his first season and looks alot better player now..?

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    March 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Deledio for his DPP.

    If you have Riewoldt and Goddard in your team already drop Montagna for Swallow.

    Morton is not as risky as Higgins, but he won’t average as high as him. Higgins looks fit in the pre-season, so I’ve taken the risk with him.

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      George Chisholm

      March 13, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      yeah cheers, i have goddard and riewoldt so yeah i recken that is a good call for montagna.
      get a bit of money in the bank as well

      and yeah ill have a think about the morton higgins call

      cheers for that

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    March 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Callinan not getting upgraded on Monday due to his injury so we wont be seeing him untill the mid season window opens when the Crows can next elevate a rookie…

    which is GREAT cos by then we will have fattened our cash cows and looking for fresh meat ;-)

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      March 13, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      yeah, its going to be vital to chose the right time to trade players in and out this year.

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    March 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    what a mess at least we will have another downgrade target with callinan.

    Last week I changed Cracks to the midfield to get smith out of my team all together, i thought there were better options, i then replaced Smith with Astbury in my forward line.

    Now I have traded mzungu from my forward line, taken prestia from my mids and put him forward, put Astbury in my backline, bought Hibberd into my mids and put smith back into my forward line.

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      March 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      I made hard work of that I am now going to wait until the team lists are out and then make the big changes on Thurdsay arvo, why cant GC just play round 1 it would make this so much easier.

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