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Round 21 AFL Dream Team Review

The first week of AFL Dream Team finals has now completed. A quarter of our DT friends have been eliminated and they are only playing for a bit of pride with their national ranking. Let us know what you scored this week and if you are still living the dream in your leagues.

Copy and paste the following in the comments and fill it in!

Team Name:
Round 21 Score:
League Results:
Ladder Position:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:

Geelong have the bye this week.

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    August 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Team Name: JungleMuffin
    Round 21 Score: 2239
    League Results:WLW
    Ladder Position:
    DT Studs: JVoldt. Not a massive score, but he’s fought the year out and put a couple of decent scores in over the past 2 weeks when I’ve needed him. Daisy in for Cross 2 weeks back, excellent trade.
    DT Duds: Scotland, Smith and Krakouer
    On the Chopping Block:
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Made finals in 3 of my 4 leagues. Got knocked out of one this week, which is pretty shit, considering I was 1 game from second place, and had a top 4 spot wrapped up all year long, until the last fortnight where some dud fluked a win. Ironically the league where I scrubbed into the 8, I win comfortably and this week play a bloke who finished 2nd and has pretty much the same points.

    Crazy stuff those DT finals.

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    August 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Team Name: Allen’s All Stars
    Round 21 Score: 2326
    League Results: W,W,W,W,W
    Ladder Position: Straight through in all leagues (all leagues but the first are either terrible or randomly joined)
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Suckers, Swannie (c), Boyd, Redden, Buddy, Monty, Bartel’s last quarter
    DT Duds: Cloke, N. Voldt, Sly’s first half
    On the Chopping Block: No-one, scouting for a Rawlings upgrade after having him benchwarming for the last 3 weeks.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Happy with my ZSmith upgrade to McEvoy this week, but only until I saw the berger’s score

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    August 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Team Name: What a Krakouer
    Round 21 Score: 2304
    League Results: WLWWL
    DT Studs: Swan, Suckling, Swan, Gibbs, Birchall, Buddy, Rioli, Boyd
    DT Duds: Chappy, Heppell, Zac Smith, Sylvia, Riewoldt
    On the Chopping Block: not enough trades
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: lost in the only league i care about by 1 point D: stupidly left Smith on the field instead of Lobbe which cost me the win… bring on dt 2012

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    August 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Hey guys, this is a cool story. I just tanked my team by putting all my bench players on the field. So if my opponent has assistant coach, my projects score is 1860 hahah. Will change it to proper team friday night.

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      August 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      holy fuck thats mad.
      you boss.

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      August 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      I was just doing the maths then and even with your best players on you will only be good for about 1950 odd this week so I’m pretty sure I’ve got you covered. May as well just put them back on because it will not make a difference

    • Brak


      August 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      funnier story would be power failure/DT website meltdown friday night.

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        August 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

        it’s not the epl fantasy site haha

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    August 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Team Name: Ex-Cruciates
    Round 21 Score: 2304
    League Results: win; win
    Ladder Position: 1; 1
    DT Studs: Gibbs; Swan; Boud; Franklin…Shiels & Mzungu who were both on the pine. :o/
    DT Duds: Voldt; Goodes; Broughton
    On the Chopping Block: No one. I’ve got the bye :o)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Would have loved the additional points from my benchwarmers, but hey – they’re on the pine this week only because I have no Roos.

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    August 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Round 21 Score: 2316
    League Results: WWWWW (many close matches, won by circa 25 points).
    Ladder Position: 1/4/8/2/3
    DT Studs: 1) McEvoy 2) Gu 3) Stanley
    DT Duds: 1) Cloke
    On the Chopping Block: Potentially Lower in a couple of weeks (was on the bench)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Studs and Duds judged on who made a difference in unique scores.

    1) Trades Petrie for McEvoy to avoid Zac Smith on field. Many opponents went Lobbe. Debated all week whether to trade.
    2) Gu on field over Sylvia. I Smith on bench was tempting to play but only cost me 10 points over Gu.
    3) Stanley on field over Lower (despite Lower having 96 last week). Couple of opponents had Lower, went Stanley for uniqueness and had better consistency.

    Lower was my backup for Gibbs in a couple of weeks…..what to do…….trade now before he keeps dropping in price or back him.

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    August 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Which is the best option

    Option 1: Lower > Birchall

    Option 2: Lower > Suckling

    Option 3: Puopolo > Birchall

    Option 4: Puopolo > Suckling


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      August 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

      Option 2 IMO

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      August 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      sorry cant do Option 4

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      August 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      Yeah option 2. Suckers is a beast.

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    August 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Team Name: The Sh!t Carts
    Round 21 Score: 2398
    League Result: W
    League Position: 2
    DT Studs: Buddy, Berger, Gibbs, Swan, Mitchell, Boyd, Suckling, Pendles, ROK, Murph, Gu, Pav, Stevie J, Howe (Res)
    DT Duds: Hodge, Goodes, Adcock, Broughton, Stanley, Goddard, Lower (Res), Sylvia (Res)
    On The Chopping Block: Sylvia, Lower, Otten or Puopolo

    Great game from the Big Berger 140 on Sh!t Cart debut and a good win this week. Only Stevie J has the bye with Petrie to come back in. Hoping no injuries and that Sylvia survives the axe from the dees next week and that I can crack top 250.

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    August 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Team Name: DT SHARKS
    Round 21 Score: 2239
    League Results: wwww.w
    Ladder Position: 6th
    DT Studs: a lot
    DT Duds: a lot
    On the Chopping Block: no one
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: ok week for me, won by 400 and looks like i will win next week. only got 2 trades left so going all out :)

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    August 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Team Name: The Three Voters
    Round 21 Score: 2277
    League Results: A win
    Ladder Position: 3rd
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Suckling, Swan, Buddy, I Smith. Credit also to Mzungu, Otten and Talia doing good work on the bench.
    DT Duds: Lower, Bob Murphy, Goodes, Heppell, Zmith (on the bench, though). Most guys scored pretty close to average, so no real complaints.
    On the Chopping Block: If I had more trades/cash, Lower would go after that effort. But since I have 1 trade and no money, no one is going.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Got the win over Dr DT. Through to the prelim, on the much easier side of the draw so I reckon I’m a big chance at making the grand final.

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    August 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Score: 2315

    All that is important is that I won by 1 point! With Nick Lower aswell!


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    August 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Team Name: DOMONATORS
    Round 21 Score: 2282
    League Results: WWWWW
    Ladder Position: 4th
    DT Studs: the usual
    DT Duds: any player under 80 points
    On the Chopping Block: no one as i only have 1 trade left :(
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: beat someone ranked 578 overall, pretty stoked with that.

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    August 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Team Name: juddy69
    Round 21 Score: 2180
    League Results: L/D/W/L/W
    DT Studs: Franklin, Swan, Gibbs, Boyd, Ablett, BARTEL
    DT Duds: Forward line besides Buddy, Goddard, Hodge
    On the Chopping Block: No-one
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Came a draw in my main league with all my mates but will advance because I finished 1st :D

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    August 15, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Team Name: General Soreness
    Round 21 Score: 2334
    League Results: WWWWW
    Ladder Position: 2,5,3,1,1
    DT Studs: Franklin, Swan, Gibbs, Mitchell and others
    DT Duds: N Riewoldt, Heppell, Sylvia
    On the Chopping Block: Got 2 trades left… So noone yet
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Won the elimination final by 20 odd points because my opponent had Lower. Bless his cotton socks :)

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    August 15, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Team Name: All Class
    Round 21 Score: 2303
    League Results: WWWWW
    DT Studs: Buddy, Gibbs, Swan, Monty
    DT Duds: ZMITH, Ringworm, Heppell
    On the Chopping Block: Zmith, maybe straight swap Stanley for Birchall.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Earned the week off in my cash league so probably hold trades for now :)

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    August 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Team Name: First Choices
    Round 21 Score: 2204
    League Results: WIN!
    Ladder Position: 6
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Swan, Franklin, Boyd, I Smith, Mzungu
    DT Duds: Sylvia, Heppell and some others
    On the Chopping Block: No one
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I’m screwed in the semi final. No Joel Selwood or Stevie J

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    August 15, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Team Name: Buttsys Vixens
    Round 21 Score: 2404
    League Results: WWWWW
    DT Studs: Swan, Buddy, Gibbs, Rioli, Smith + more
    DT Duds: Sylvia, Heppell, Broughton
    On the Chopping Block: Noone
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Just happy to have the week off in all leagues

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    Boyds Doggies

    August 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Team Name: Boyds Doggies

    Round 21 Score: 2276

    League Results: LWW

    Ladder Position: Semi Final, Prelim, Prelim

    DT Studs: 1. Swan, 2. Gibbs, 3. Sandi (for pumping a 95 out when I thought he could be a late withdrawal)

    DT Duds: 1. F**king Selwood (Captain), 2. St Kilda, 3. Sunday players

    On the Chopping Block: Selwood out of bloody disgust. I lost my main league by 15 measly points because I went unique. Should have just stuck with loyal Swanny.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: DT makes me sick sometimes. How does a player go from knocking out 100’s every week, plays a team he averages 112 on and then chokes. Ruined my night yesterday.

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      August 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

      with you mate, needed a measily 166 from chappy and selwood, so didnt watch the game at all until i checked the scores at 3/4 time as i was interested to see how much i had won by.

      ended up losing by 2 points as selwood spudded it up after 300 in 2 games the weeks before

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    August 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Team Name: Evil Weevils
    Round 21 Score: 2200
    League Results: W
    Ladder Position: Finished 7th, due to a crap start to year…
    DT Studs: Swan, Mitchell, Gibbs, Suckling, Boyd, ‘Gu, ISmith, Howe
    DT Duds: Forward line other than Gu, Smith, Howe (particularly Goodes, Alan ‘Green vest’ Didak).
    On the Chopping Block: No one, one trade left, and no injuries!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Wondering what I will do when Callinan returns…

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    August 15, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Team Name: St Kilda Slurries
    Round 21 Score: 2345
    League Results: WWW
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Suckling, Swan, Mzungu, Smith (on the bench), Boyd, Ryder
    DT Duds: Goddard, Chapman, Reiwoldt
    On the Chopping Block: No-one, only 2 trades left, I might save them for the grand final to get Ryder and Heppell out.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Heppell had a stellar game and only scored 68? Needed this week off because I have 3 Geelong players in my starting lineup.

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      August 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

      also Matthew Wright is apparently the 4th highest scorer in DT on 2202 according to the AFL website, great source of DT info there.

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    Big Feller

    August 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Hey does anyone know what TKOL’s team name and ranking is?

    I don’t mind the guy but I’m curious to see if I rank above him (currently sitting at 1,499th)

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      August 15, 2011 at 10:30 am

      If you knew what tkol stood for you woulda known by now. tkol = the kings of leon.

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      The Unemployed

      August 15, 2011 at 10:39 am

      You most likely do not.


      The Unemployed

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        Dredge Dragline

        August 15, 2011 at 11:41 am

        Actually he is above tkol. Ranked 2506.

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          The Unemployed

          August 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

          I stand corrected.

          Congratulations sir, yo are winning your personal battle.


          The Unemployed

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    August 15, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Team Name: Fudgetunnels
    Round 21 Score:2206
    League Results:LLWWW
    Ladder Position:Alive in all leagues
    DT Studs:Gibbs, Swan, Mitchell, Boyd
    DT Duds:Adcock, Heppel, Sylvia
    On the Chopping Block:Chapman/Smith/Petrie
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Went a punt and made Rockcliff captain….would have won all if I went with the head and Swan. Have four games this week and three of them are against Geelong laden teams Woohoo!!!
    Trade talk early…..Chapman to Franklin….Petrie to Sandi….or Smith to Jolly?? One trade left!!

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    August 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Team Name: NewKidsOnTheBlock
    Round 21 Score:2270
    League Results:L/W
    Ladder Position:Finished 2nd, but lost qualifying final by 60…
    DT Studs:Swan, Pendles, Rock, Suckling, Mzungu, Bartel
    DT Duds:Broughton, Adcock, Gia, N.Riewoldt
    On the Chopping Block:Believe it or not, Bartel, as I’m not confident with Gram as my back-up mid.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:Find it funny the amount of blokes complaining that they “Shoulda just left Swanny as Captain”…. where have you been for the last 3 years? Don’t overthink the situation, he’s a DT GOD, and should be an automatic lock as Captain.

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    August 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    did anyone else notice the WEAK efforts after half time by some players. Adcock, Stanley, Goodes, Broughton all 50-60 by half time and only scored 15 to 20 points after. Assholes

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      August 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

      Hell yeah, I had Stanley, Goodes and Minuscock, so I was thinking I was going to crack 2400 till they all ate dodgey oranges and ran in circles.

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      August 15, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      Yeah, I definately noticed the WEAK second half efforts … most noticably Adcock, Goodes & Broughton. Cost me a week off after losing the unlosable to Tom Hardley (it was in the bag!!!!).
      In fact I’m so cranky with their efforts, I’m not even going to comment on here about it!

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    August 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Team Name: DelusionofAdequecy
    Round 21 Score: 2305
    League Results: WWW
    Ladder Position: Bye Bye playing
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Swan, Extractor, Buddy, The Gu
    DT Duds: Nroo, Hep, Hodge
    On the Chopping Block: noone… waiting game…
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Going for B2B – cmon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The Unemployed

    August 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Team Name: The Unemployed
    Round 21 Score:2276
    League Results:WWW Baby!!
    Ladder Position:Into 2 prelims and a semi
    DT Studs:GIbs : Monty : Swanny (c) : Suckers : Coxy for being injured and still pumping out 96 : ROK : CYRIL : Gu (bench) : ISmith : Missy :
    DT Duds: Broughts : Hodgey : Chappy : ZSmith
    On the Chopping Block: No one. Already into prelims in cash league where it matters so no trades for me.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Will be playing The Gu over Sylvia this week. The Gu is in hot hot form.

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      August 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      I am thinking of doing the same. Scary.

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    August 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Team Name: Got the Goodes

    Round 21 Score:2192

    League Results: LWLLL :( :( :( :(

    Ladder Position: 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

    DT Studs: Swan <3 Mitchell Frankin Gibbs

    DT Duds: Scotland Broughton Adcock Selwood Chappy Lecras Goodes and sydney for loosing to richmond and capping off my terrible weekend of anything to do with afl

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: GRRR, this had to be the week i went terribly didnt it, the week i was relying on winning to avoid geelong bye. :( :(

    at least i still won in DT TALK GOODES League

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    August 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Team Name: Neum’s DT
    Round 21 Score: 2343
    League Results: Wins all round
    Ladder Position: 1st in main league
    DT Studs: Buddy, I. Smith, Ryder, Gibbs
    DT Duds: Broughton, Goddard, Enright, Goodes
    On the Chopping Block: No one seeing as I have the week off and only 2 trades left.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty happy to get straight into the prelim in my main league in only my first year. Putting a few experienced mates to shame, which is always nice!

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    August 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Team Name: Sven’s XXII
    Round 21 Score: 2278
    League Results: Wx5
    Ladder Position: 3x 1st Semi, 2x 2nd semi
    DT Studs: Stanton, Leuenberger, Montagna, Mitchell, Gu, Suckers were my Unique Studs
    DT Duds: Lower, N Roo, Chappy
    On the Chopping Block: No one, due to 0 trades left
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Won by 6 points in my main league!!!

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    August 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    League: DT ALLSTARS
    Team Name: Fang
    Round 21 Score: 2348
    League Results: Won elimination final
    Ladder Position: 6
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Swan, Mitchell, Monty, Frankie
    DT Duds: Darling, Roo, Goods, Stanley, MinusCock
    On the Chopping Block: Trades are for kids, I ate all mine already
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I should not have made it this far. When I saw the DT Talk boys at the Dome on Sunday, I said hi to the champs and took meeting them as a good omen. The fellas were in good form, relaxing before the game as they chowed down. (Thanks for shaking my hand and having a quick chat, all the best to you guys.) Anyway, I got into the DT Allstars league from hanging on this site and I didn’t think I had a chance of getting as far as I have. As I have no Geelong players, I’m hoping I can go a little further!

    The worst thing about my team is that now and then I wake up from a nightmare because of it. I am going through Post traumatic stress from choosing Duffield. Last year it was Gram, this year Duffhead. Players like them have no place in Team Fang. They are for St Kilda fans and chicks who are into stuff.


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    August 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Team Name: Team Punishment overall 604
    Round 21 Score: 2,276
    League Results: wwLww

    DT Studs: same
    DT Duds: Smith, Z . . Riewoldt .N , chappy
    On the Chopping Block : DarkSwan I’ll be back ;)

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    August 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Team Name: What_a_great_team
    Round 21 Score: 2384 (weekly ranking of 786)
    League Results: WW
    Ladder Position: Second Semi, Bye
    DT Studs: Rioli, Franklin, Leuenberger, Gibbs, Swan, Montagna, Boyd, Mzungu
    DT Duds: K.Cornes, N. Riewoldt, Heppell, Goodes, Adcock
    On the Chopping Block: K. Cornes, Hibberd , Green, Adcock
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: First post in DT Review. My biggest score of year so far. Had 6 of the top 9 scorers this round. Traded in Leunberger this week who scored 140. 4 trades left. Looking at trading K. Cornes out for Pendles this week.

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    'Jezza' Jenkins

    August 16, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Team Name: ‘Jezza’ Jenkins
    Round 21 Score: 2333
    League Results: W
    Ladder Position: 4
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Suckling, Swan, Boyd, Shiels, Mitchell, Franklin, Ablett, O’Keefe, Mzungu
    DT Duds: Riewoldt, Goodes, Adcock, Goddard
    On the Chopping Block: Nobody
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I’m only in one league, played the hardest team this week and needed to win to avoid a tough round with Geelong’s upcoming bye. very happy.

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    Magpie Mayhem

    August 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Team Name: Magpie Machine
    Round 21 Score:2355
    League Results: WWWWW
    Ladder Position: 2nd going well this year
    DT Studs: whole team
    DT Duds: none this week
    On the Chopping Block: No one, one trade left, and no injuries!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: in the prelim in the league that counts (DT talk Queensland)

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