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Bali Hai – A Dream Team view with a difference

Talk about the Blues. The back to work Blues that is! I’m due back at work tomorrow after a fortnight off, and thought I would fill you all in on an experience I had whilst I was in Bali, DT related of course!

Talk about the Blues. The back to work Blues that is! I’m due back at work tomorrow after a fortnight off, and thought I would fill you all in on an experience I had whilst I was in Bali, DT related of course!

I spent the past week and a half sunning it up at the Bali Padma Resort Legian Pool Bar drinking copious amounts of Bintang (The local Beer) and enjoying the sights in and around the pool (There was plenty of eye candy fellas!).

In between the underwater swimming and the underwater handstand competitions I was having with my mates, there was plenty of AFL action on the big screen. That’s right, the Padma Pool Bar actually shows live AFL games on the big screen that they have there! This place defiantly was paradise!

Being the massive Richmond Nut that I am, Thursday arvos game was one I held with a lot of anticipation. Knowing I was going to struggle to use the partial lock out loop hole due to lack of (or how painfully slow the resorts was) internet access, I just stuck the big C on Swan and was done with it.

Imagine my agony as I was sitting in a pool with about 35 other Aussies (surprisingly most barracking for the Tigers!) when Bryce Gibbs started collecting possessions at will! The obvious lock for the Loop hole! FFFAAARRRKKKK!!!!

The Tigers had just stunk up 2 quarters of football and somehow were managing to keep in the game. I knew a blow out was inevitable but then right in the middle of another mouthful of Bali’s finest beer, the telecast showed the top 10 for dream team thus far. Having Gibbs right up there really kicked me Jarrad Waite Style, knowing that the thousands and the millions of DT Talk followers would have most likely had this blue boy locked for captain selection! My love for Bintang was starting to wane; it just didn’t taste the same. Then the worst possible news occurred at half time…

Foley off, Connors on. It became very apparent to a few in the pool that I was very unhappy with this call made by Dimma, but then it turned out to be a blessing. From my swearing comments about how Dimma had just F$%ked my dreamteam (for those that know me, I tend to get a little bit on the loud side, especially after a couple),  It turned out that there were at least 8 other people in the pool who are hooked on Dreamteam! People started swimming over and chatting about their team, some even mentioned that they had used DT Talk (I didn’t admit to them that I write on here occasionally, but im sure if any of you are reading it now, you will remember who I am from that day!).

Aside from the poor performance of Yarran, Foley’s crap (figuratively speaking, I didn’t even know he had the old “Bali Belly” before the game) and the fact that I didn’t have the loop hole on the go with Gibbs, it turned into a ripper arvo just talking dreamteam with a few lads.

The reason I mention this is because I wanted to talk about the world we live in… DT World.

Its amazing the camaraderie there is with your fellow Dream Teamer. You all know what im talking about. You may be at a party or a wedding, and your sitting at your table or out standing outside with someone you don’t know, when you pull out your phone and look at your DT app, and mention that Swanny is up to 100 and its half time or something, then all of a sudden this bloke who you have never seen before is striking up a conversation talking all things DT because he knows if your pulling your phone out to check, that you must be interested in it. Your then standing there for the next 30 minutes just chewing the DT fat whilst your wife or girlfriend starts to roll her eyes! You all have been there im sure!

My point I guess is, is that if you live in a DT world (you would not be on this site reading this if you do not live in it) you live in a special place where religion, sex or colour has no meaning. You’re a kindred spirit in places. We all know the Presti jokes of naming him captain is funny to those who understand DT, but anyone who doesn’t, just does not get us! As it turns out, this DT phenomenon is all over the world (well Bali as far as I can tell thus far!).

This is a very special community that breeds not only friendly banter (and some not so friendly!) but strikes a bond between complete strangers. I guess this is one of the reasons I love DT so much.

I have just returned from Bali Today, so have not had a chance to do any analysis thus far on what happened completely with my team (Score 2032, not great, but not bad considering my choice of Yarran and Foley) but rest assured I will not be doing any of the following………. TRADING!

Just a quick special mention to my smokey of the year, Harry Taylor, for rewarding my faith that you were gonna bust out a big number…Keep em coming big fella!

So fill us in people, how have you found your living in DT world experience, has it improved your life for the better? Do you know someone you may not have because of it?  I want to know!


Cousins Coke n Ice

@douthteez on twitter.

Co-captain of DT Talk since we started this thing in 2007. Best finish was 13th in 2009... that was a long time ago. Follow on Twitter: @WarnieDT



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    The Gambler

    March 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    The DT life is great Warnie… Unfortunately the wife just doesn’t get it!!!

    Especially when I try to explain a good/bad story to her… Halfway through the explanation I see her eyes have glazed over and that little light bulb pops in my head – “why am I even telling her this??? She doesn’t get it!!!!”

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    The Gambler

    March 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    * Cousins

    My mistake Warnie/Cousins

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    March 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I was in Columbia enjoying some of cuzys favorites and had been there about a week, just coming into setting my team again got times confused and missed lock out so while sitting on the beach despairing this cruel life I happened to meet an Aussie couple, before u knew it her eyes were glazed and I was feeling a little better….mainly after he told me he did the same the week before when he arrived. Though that did seem to be when my team really started slipping last year… Taganga on the northern coast if anyone’s interested

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      March 31, 2011 at 6:13 pm

      unless you were in the US, I presume you were in Colombia. Great place, great people, lets get the countries name right. :)

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        March 31, 2011 at 8:43 pm

        I phone predicta mate

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    da bar manager

    March 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Hey Cousins, I’m off there tomorrow morn so hopefully i’ve got my team set for two weeks. i’ve got to make sure all are playing as if i drop down the cafe for a bit of fine tuning Da Bloody Mrs threatened me with the old ” you will be single when we get back” , oh well shit happens. Got all season to piss her off…again…. Go Da Bintang’s!!!!!!!!

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      Leigh (aka Cousins Coke n Ice)

      March 31, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Oh man, I’m the green eyed monster! I so wish I was back there! Your gonna love it, especially when the Friday night footy kicks off there @ 4:00!! You get the game in then plenty of time to hit the bounty in kuta afterwards! If your in legion, check out the Padma pool bar… wint regret it! Enjoy the trip! And don’t stress about the cheese and kisses, send her off for a massage, 1.5 hours for only $15! There’s your baby sitter while you watch the footy!

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        da bar manager

        April 1, 2011 at 1:08 am

        Great time for footy on a friday (Pub Crawl!!!), 2pm at bagus then off to padma for footy at 4pm then onto bounty ship till stumps, Only problem is she fucking like’s pissing it up AND watching footy….and FUCKING hates massages… oh well i hope there’s plenty of cold Bintangs…and Jacks….

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        April 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

        Even better are the Sunday games that start at 10:00. Think there’ll be a problem with the missus…yeah right! Just send her off to brunch with the girls…and at 1:00 you’ll get a phone call saying they’re going shopping now. With any luck you won’t see her til 3 or 4 and you’ll have managed to see a couple of games and she won’t even have the Foleys Sunday night. Oh, yeah!

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    March 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    35 Aussies in a pool drinking beer… that pool must have been yellow at the end of that game.

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    March 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I saw allot of people dreamteaming it up when i was in singapore the other year. Though i must admit there teams where not that strong.

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    March 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    The bloke working at the bottle shop had his DT open while serving me, ended up chatting for 10 mins while my mrs was standing there rolling her eyes…….oh yeah staying at padma in legian this november…yewww

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    March 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I’ll be at the Legian in a week and a bit…for a week and a bit. Fanfooty will be on standby and I have a very good feeling about my season. Go me!

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    April 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Heading over to Padma later this year for a wedding. shouldnt take long to find the DT addicts with one of these bad boys floating around….haha

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    April 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I went to log onto my dreamteam in Olympus in Southern Turkey in the hostel’s common room and saw the guy on the computer next to me logged on as well. Ended up travelling half the way around the country with him.

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