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Round 23 AFL Dream Team Review

Are you through to the Grand Final? The preliminary finals weekend saw some decent scores with some epic battles going down to the wire. A couple of substitutions (Dean Cox) and late withdrawals (Sam Mitchell) might have wreaked a bit of havoc with your team. Let us know all about your Round 23 in the comments.

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Team Name:
Round 23 Score:
League Results:
Ladder Position:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:

Essendon have the bye for the Grand Final.

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    August 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Team Name: The Try Hards
    Round 23 Score: 2054
    League Results: WIN in my main league
    Ladder Position: Grand final
    DT Studs: Heppell, Goddard, Montagna, Buddy
    DT Duds: LeCRAS, Embley, Cox, Stevie J
    On the Chopping Block: No one
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: The top team lost in a shock exit, versing a easy beat side in the grandfinal so pritty happy, But anything can happen like the top team found out this week

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    August 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Team Name: Whobebbeatyou
    Round 23 Score: 2250
    League Results: WWW
    Ladder Position: 1,1,1
    DT Studs:Rockliff, Goodes, Buddy, Gazza, Thompson, Boyd, Goddard
    DT Duds: Broughts, Fisher
    On the Chopping Block: Broughton

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    August 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm


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    August 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Team scoring like pigs at the back end of the season, but I made 3 finals, made 2 prelims, and I’m through to 1 GF.

    Got 1 flag in the bag at least, so that’ll do.

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    August 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Team Name: KGB
    Round 23 Score: 2254
    League Results: W (take that Stjoeys)
    Ladder Position: 5
    DT Studs: Usual + Lower
    DT Duds: Cox, Petrie, Fisher, I. Smith
    On the Chopping Block: –
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: will be 5 v. 6 next week in the GF, me against my best mate, game on

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    August 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Team Name: Ting Tong’s
    Round 23 Score: 2372
    League Results: WWWWW
    Ladder Position: 5 GF’s who cares what position
    DT Studs:Rockliff, Mummy, Poopa, Pendles, Montags, Roo
    DT Duds: Suckling & Fisher
    On the Chopping Block: 1 trade left so maybe a sideways come teams on thursday night
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: highest weekly ranking for me (176) came at the right time of the season & through to 5 grannies…yip yip

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    August 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Team Name: Try2KeepUp
    Round 23 Score: 1999
    League Results: WWL
    Ladder Position:
    DT Studs: Pendles, Swan, God, PUOPOLO!, Buddy and Fyfe
    DT Duds: Broughton, Coxy, Dawes, Mitchell and Jacobs for not playing
    On the Chopping Block: No trades left for me
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty happy to make it through to 2 grand finals with that score. Had 3 donuts cause of carlton bye and no trades left

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    August 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Congrats to the Irish Pirate for finally shaking the vest!

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    August 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Team Name: Team Tooler
    Round 23 Score: 2217
    League Results: WWWWW
    Overall Position: 284th
    DT Studs: Some
    DT Duds: Many
    On the Chopping Block: No trades left.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I went Pedo over Puo and lost 60 points. I’m into 5 Grand Finals and starting favourite in all. I’ve got Scotland, Gibbs and Murphy coming back in so good times. I would like to crack top 200 but it looks a very long shot from here now. I should be ok with strong backup across 3 lines as emergencies.

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    August 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Team Name:TC Ladz
    Round 23 Score:2240
    League Results:WWWWW
    Ladder Position:GF GF GF Minor league= GF GF
    DT Studs:Godd,Heppell,Pendles,Swan(C),A Swallow,Montagna,Hodge,Mumford,Cloke,Goodes,Buddy
    DT Duds:(under 75) Fisher,Waters,Cox,Rioli,I Smith
    On the Chopping Block:No trades left
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:Just bought Rioli this week(47)
    Started I Smith over gu
    Since i got Waters 85,39,39,57
    Saints vs North game 4 me Godd 122, Montagna 124, A Swallow 142=Top 3 scores of the game

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    August 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Team Name: South East Blazers
    Round 23 Score: 2165
    League Results: Through to Grand
    Ladder Position:
    DT Studs: Pendles, Swallow, Puopolo, Lower, Riewoldt, Goddard, Redden, Watson, Franklin
    DT Duds: Cox, Petrie
    On the Chopping Block: If only I had trades
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Happy this week, through to grand easily, but essendon players were great so i might choke next week. Kinda pissed Sammy Mitchell was rested but that just means he’ll destroy the suns next week

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    August 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    season over nuff said

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    August 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Team Name: Calypsos
    Round 23 Score: 2,245
    League Results: 3 wins from 3
    DT Studs: Rockliff, Brad Green, Alan Didak
    DT Duds: Thankfully everyone that underperformed were common players, should have played Puopolo over Otten though
    On the Chopping Block: Out of trades but team is complete
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Had to trade out Pavlich and Sylvia this week and my options were a LeCras+Shiels combo or Rockliff+Brad Green, choosing the latter meant that I won all of my matches, Sam Mitchell captain next week?

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      August 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Am honestly contemplating Buddy next week, surely has a massive ceiling against the suns?? Although have turned my back on Swan twice now (for ablett and Rockcliff) trying to be clever and it cost me one Gf spot and two losses in week one.

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    Chuck Norris

    August 29, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Woohoo GF in 3 leagues and that’s all that counts especially in my money league. Special mentions to ZAHARAKIS!, Chappy, Boyd and Rioli for spiffing it up for the opposition! My duds were MITCHELL, Cox, I Smith and me for having Poo on the bench.

    Next week should I play Poo (129) over Broughton (62)?
    And which forward should I trade in for $381 k? I already have Buddy, Chappy, ROK, Higgins, Didak

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      August 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      I would play Poo over Enright Fisher and Broughton this week maybe even Deledio.

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        August 30, 2011 at 4:02 am

        Ouch!! Huge call!!

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      Albert Lloyd

      August 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Cloke is $381,700

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    August 29, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Team Name: idowhatiwant
    Round 23 Score: 2100 odd
    League Results: L
    Ladder Position: doesn’t matter now
    DT Studs: The usual
    DT Duds: CYRIL, Fisher, Jolly, Lower
    On the Chopping Block: NA
    Vent: Bring Cyril Rioli in this week and screws me over – knew I should have played Krakouer instead…Played fkn Otten over Lower
    Brag: I got nothing
    Whatever: Oh well, looking to next year know. Already targetting Leungerger, Rockliff, Redden

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      Big Feller

      August 29, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      Feel your pain son!

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    August 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Team Name: DT Freak
    Round 23 Score: 2313
    League Results: W
    Ladder Position: 3rd
    DT Studs: ROCKLIFF, A SWALLOW, N Riewoldt, Franklin, Swan, Pendles (special mention to Heppell)
    DT Duds: Cox, Broughton, Suckling, Johnson, Shiels
    On the Chopping Block: 1 trade left ($76,500 left in the kitty) – kept Gibbs so have cover for Heppell. Broughton has been underperforming lately so thinking of getting in Birchall as the Hawks play the Suns but also wouldnt mind getting S Mitchell in if he gets named after his rest (he will smash it if he plays)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: In the GF for my cash league against the reigning premier and looking forward to a great matchup.

    Just wanted to thank the DT Talk team for all their effort this year, helped me so much getting me all the way to the GF. Keep up the good work

    Any thoughts on my last trade? Here is my team


    1. Goddard (DEF) 122
    2. Deledio (DEF) 82
    3. Heppell (DEF) 102
    4. Suckling (DEF) 64
    5. Stanley (DEF) 85
    6. Broughton (DEF) 62
    7. Bock (DEF) 74
    8. Pendlebury (MID) (VC) 145
    9. Swan (MID) (Capt) 250
    10. Shiels (MID) 80
    11. Rockliff (MID) 151
    12. Swallow (MID) 142
    13. Hodge (MID) 101
    14. Cox (RUC) 53
    15. McEvoy (RUC) 89
    16. Fyfe (FWD) 104
    17. Goodes (FWD) 108
    18. Johnson (FWD) 79
    19. Franklin (FWD) 119
    20. Chapman (FWD) 104
    21. Riewoldt (FWD) 121
    22. Mzungu (FWD) 76

    TOTAL SCORE: 2,313

    1. Gibbs (DEF) 0
    2. Puopolo (DEF) (Emerg) 129
    3. Andreoli (DEF) 0
    4. Bartel (MID) (Emerg) 101
    5. Jacobs (MID) 0
    6. Callinan (MID) 0
    7. Lobbe (RUC) 72
    8. Gawn (RUC) 0
    9. Petrie (FWD) (Emerg) 70
    10. Prestia (FWD) 79
    11. Lynch (FWD) 0

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      August 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

      obvious, heppell out hawks back in

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        August 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

        hmm maybe not so obvious

        Gibbs for Heppell, then perhaps Puop for Broughton, bit of a punt but he is playing the suns. Your team looks strong all over, perhaps the weak link is Mzungu. Maybe contemplate trading him, but as far as I can see you don’t have too many options that are better…perhaps Cloke or Davis (altough I don’t think the Cats will let Leon run around), or stick to the Hawks and someone left-field like Bruest!!
        As you are only in one league, check out your opponents team and either cover him if you think your different players have him beat already, or go someone different….maybe post your opponents team as well?

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          August 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm

          I reckon the Gu will go 90+ against the doggies.

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      August 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      OKeefe maybe

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    August 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Team Name: Liam’s Legion.
    Round 23 Score:2309 :D
    League Results: through to grand in 4 of 5 leagues.
    Ladder Position:
    DT Studs: Pendles, Swan, A. Swallow, God, Fyfe, Buddy, Cloke.
    DT Duds: Petrie,
    On the Chopping Block: Jake Carlisle. Last two trades. :)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: i need someone to replace in my back line. i have:

    Goddard, Gibbs, Deledio, Enright, Wojinski, Carlisle, and M. Golby. (Strauss, J. Daye, and C.Guthrie)
    i have 23800, and desperately need my back line picked up.

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      August 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

      qh, typo. 2209 >.<

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    August 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Team Name: Slappers
    Round 23 Score: 2070
    League Results: Lost
    Ladder Position: 1st
    DT Studs: Bichall, Swan, Riewoldt, chappy
    DT Duds:Cox, Suckling, Thomas, MITCHELL
    On the Chopping Block: no one…
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Mitchell late withdraw cost me the match, and thomas’s crappy 87 didnt help 1 bit either. but not bad for first year DT… finished 1st and got to the prelims.. watch out next year…

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    August 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Team Name: Harry’s Hero’s
    Round 23 Score: 2116
    League Results: out, W, W
    Ladder Position: 4, 1, 5
    DT Studs: Pendles, Swan, Goddard, Rischitelli, Riewoldt, Buddy, Heppel, Fyfe, Goodes, Boyd, Chappy
    DT Duds: MITCHELL, Fisher, Suckers, Broughts, Cox, Natanui, Smith, Me for not playing lower/gu
    On the Chopping Block: Nothing to chop them with.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Cant believe I got up this week with Mitchell’s 0. Hopefully bring home a few flags next week. Rischitelli finally repaid the faith and won me both my games.

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    Big Feller

    August 29, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I’m out so it’s all over for me but when does this site close down and then start back up for next year?

    Also will they post a Mad Monday article after the GF so we can start sharing ideas for next year?

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    August 29, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    He better watch his back next time he decides to come to WA
    I’ll teach him 2 singlehandedly win his team the game over mine

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    August 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Team Name: Absolute Peaches
    Round 23 Score: 2190
    League Results: W
    Ladder Position: Grand Final!
    DT Studs: Goddard, Birchall, Heppell, Swan (c), Boyd, Redden, Montagna, Fyfe, Goodes, Franklin, Chapman.
    DT Duds: Fisher, Cox, I.Smith
    On the Chopping Block: No trades left.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Puopolo on my bench outscored all of my backline. Looks like Dale Thomas will be suspended, guess he can ride the pine with Sylvia……
    My opponent had no cover for Sam Mitchell and had 3 other 0’s, unlucky!

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    Phil Ken Sebben

    August 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Team Name: Phil Ken Sebben (overall rank 63)
    Round 23 Score: 2269
    League Results: n/a
    Ladder Position: n/a
    DT Studs: Heppell (thanks for a brilliant year young fella!) and T.Rockliff! :D
    DT Duds: Tendai, Zac ‘Never again’ Smith and GAZZA (C)


    Kicking myself I gambled on:
    *Gazza as Captain at the last second instead of Swan…do’h!
    *Zac Smith outscoring Petrie in the ruck. I really thought he’d go 90+ after a rest without Fraser in the team. Only cost me 15 points, but still, FAIL.

    Up to 63 overall with tons of cover for next week, hopefully can finish in the top 50!

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    August 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Team Name: Rubitonurnuts
    Round 23 Score: 2244
    League Results: W W
    Ladder Position: Into Grand Finals
    DT Studs: Rockliff
    DT Duds: Broughton is a worry
    On the Chopping Block: No trades left
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Probably the underdog for both GFs but $750 and $450 prize money up for grabs

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    August 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Team Name: The Li-ions
    Round 23 Score: 2139
    League Results: I’m going to the big dance
    Ladder Position: 1st
    DT Studs: Franklin, Riewoldt, Redden, Fyfe, Goodes, Pendles
    DT Duds: Isaac Smith and Jason Gram with a bloody awful 35, Broughton, Suckling and Mzungu
    On the Chopping Block: lol
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Losing Thomas along with Sylvia and Pav. Please let Petterd get back against Port

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