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AFL Dream Team Grand Final Review

The AFL Dream Team season is over again for another year. Sadly, we won’t be stressing about our Dream Teams for another 6 months or so… or you might already be planning for 2012. How did you go over the Grand Final weekend? Get a win? Post a decent score? Let us know in the comments!

The AFL Dream Team season is over again for another year. Sadly, we won’t be stressing about our Dream Teams for another 6 months or so… or you might already be planning for 2012. How did you go over the Grand Final weekend? Get a win? Post a decent score?

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Team Name:
Round 24 Score:
Grand Final Results:
Norm Smith Medalist:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:

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    September 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I drew the gf. We had Petrie and A.Swallow to play onto my Harper and 146 or something points. I guess I was pretty lucky.

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    Kamikaze Avengers

    September 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Team Name: Kamikaze Avengers
    Round 24 Score: 2108
    Grand Final Results: LW (lost the one I wanted won the one that was higher ranked beating Dr DT for the third time this year… That’s DT)
    Norm Smith Medalist: Stevie J put him in with my last trade.
    DT Studs: Isaac Smith, Robbie Gray, Joel
    DT Duds: My Sam’s I needed you you MFFF
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Best season. Finished top 2%. Average 2092, see you all next year
    Here’s looking at you kids.

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    September 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm


    I know it’s early but I’m putting together an ultra competitive league aiming for top spot next year. To qualify you must finish inside top 1000 national ranking. Please drop me an email with your team name and national ranking to I will verify ranking on the AFL website and group email the league code once DT 2012 opens up.

    I will close it once first 15 finishers inside 1000 email through (I already have 10 including myself, so 8 spots left).

    Didn’t do too well this round so my team DarkSwan finished 398 ranking.


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    Big Feller

    September 4, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Traded in Rioli last week, Higgins this week – would have been better off not trading at all!!

    When does DT start again for 2012? I’ll be putting the team on the paddock very early – It’s gonna be a long pre-season!

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    September 4, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    hamish mcintosh next year anyone? will get a 30% discount on his price for playing under 3 games

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      September 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      Depends whether he stays at North Melbourne or not. If he moves to a team like Richmond or Bulldogs, I’ll strongly consider him.

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    September 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    his matera 133 vs my riewoldt 43.
    Nuff said.

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    September 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Team Name:Chris’sChingChongs
    Round 24 Score:2215
    Grand Final Results:WLL
    Norm Smith Medalist:ablett
    DT Studs:Gibbs, Pendles first quarter (59), chappy, cox, goodes, gu
    DT Duds: swan (c), toy, suckling, alistair clarkson, mitchell, sandilands
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:won my main league. ranked in top 6%. would have been better with lower, daisy, heppell, franklin and fyfe.

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    September 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    No flags. Fuck, I am disgusted.

    I was playing like a hero in the two months leading into finals, then as soon as shit got real, my players turned to water.

    Shattered. I’m crying more than a Nick Riewoldt / Mick Malthouse love child.


    See you all next year.

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    September 5, 2011 at 12:08 am

    1) Have page numbers for the comments instead of “older comments” and “newer comments” This way we can browse them easier. Also make sure you dont have to log in to view them all.
    2) specialised icons (similar to ff) for the well known fuck heads of this site (E.g “dick head icon” for people like tkol and the colonel. Also an icon for complete fuck wits like sunny gazza so we know not to read there posts) This way we can easily identify fuck tards.
    3) No posting of shit articles (such as the secret squirrel or mid pricer strategy, a few articles posted then just cut out. either commit to it or dont bother running it)

    if i think of anything else ill send it through. but until next year thanks for the good work guys.

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      September 5, 2011 at 12:13 am

      chappo,so true mate it turned into a circus some days,these idiots have to be banned quicker,but agree the guys do an amazing job

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    September 5, 2011 at 12:11 am

    hey guys,first year dream teamer,was just wondering if there were any big changes to the setup this year compared to previous years and if they should return to previous years next year e.g number of players on bench and field and starting salary cap,even player prices.Cheers guys.

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    September 5, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Team Name: Rising Phoenix 888
    Round 24 Score: 2228

    Grand Final Results: I though I had lost by 4 points in main cash league, logged back in to say well played to rival after I picked everything up that I threw and broke and seen with the adjusted score I won by 1 point

    Norm Smith Medalist: Who ever did the adjustment after the Nth v Rich game that got me over the line. Player wise Boyd

    DT Studs: Boyd, G Ablett, Goodes, Chappy, Selwood, Pendles, Gibbs, Cox, Prestia for covering for Buddy

    DT Duds: Stanly, Suckling rookies score more than him after I bought him, Roo

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Enjoyed the last 24 weeks hated the last 20 seconds when my op got in front, then loved it again after the adjusted scores. Had great comps this year was in a comp with Frog-a-Doodle that was tough but kept you on ur toes. Looking forward to next year. Money that I won will just cover shit I broke in my anger.

    Had a $900 punting winning weekend and picked 8 in the footy in other irrelevant news.

    thanks DT Talk you guys are the best and looking forward to play golf and have some frothies with u next year as I have been at work every time u have come to melbourne.

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      deez go

      September 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Team Name: Demon Lightning
      Round 24 Score:1890
      Grand Final Results:Lost 1890-2033
      Norm Smith Medalist: Gary Ablett
      DT Studs:G. Ablett, S.Thompson
      DT Duds: Deledio, Lobbe, Tapscott, Riewoldt, Fisher, Suckling

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        deez go

        September 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

        nexT YEAR need a better starting team this year was crap scored in the 1600’s about 5 times in the first 10 matches lOst 2 14th on the ladder shocking its my third year

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    Boyds Doggies

    September 5, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Team Name: Boyd’s Doggies

    Round 24 Score: 2264

    Grand Final Results: Got a win in 2/3 leagues (2nd year dt)

    Norm Smith Medalist: I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Ryan Griffen. I picked him up half way through and had to ride a couple of sub-par scores late in the season. In the end he came through with his consistency that I bought him for. (15×100+ scores)

    DT Studs: Gibbs, Boydy, Gaz, Griffen, Selwood, Coxy + Whole fwd line (-Roo)

    DT Duds: Swan (C), Fisher [41], Stanley [57] (who I traded in for Gram [69]) and Roo [43]

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Stoked with my 2nd year ranking [7,894]. Learnt a few lessons for next year. Strictly stick with G’n’R plan (Gamble) which cost me silly trades early on. If a rookie has been dropped and doesn’t look like coming back in, GET HIM OUT! (Polec sat on my pine from rounds 6-16/ C-Rich till Round 10).

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    September 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Team Name: FC London United
    Round 24 Score: 2329
    Grand Final Results: Won all three. Lost Prelim in my main league though (took a gamble with Ablett as Captain, but it didn’t pay off until this week)
    Norm Smith Medalist: Ablett as Captain
    DT Studs: Goodes, Chapman, Cox, Gibbs, Boyd
    DT Duds: Stanley, Higgins, Delidio and Suckling
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Finished in top 1% so reasonably happy. Looking forward to having a more normal DT next year though. This year has had plenty of annoyance.

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    September 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Team Name: Team Punishment ( overall RANK 874)
    Round 24 Score:
    Grand Final Results: L W
    Norm Smith Medalist: Boyd

    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I was just going for overall, O yer Look out DarkSwan and I will be opening a super league next year

    you have to finish in the top 1000

    now all I want to hear is 3 votes C.Judd

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      September 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Round 24 Score: 2243

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        September 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

        nice one zan. Now the only thing I want to hear is on Sunday, Bombers by a point, Ratten sacked!!!

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    September 5, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Team Name: First Chocies
    Round 24 Score: 2116
    Grand Final Results:
    Norm Smith Medalist: Gary Ablett for his high score and captaining his team to a solid fight against the hawks
    DT Studs: Boyd, Ablett, Gibbs, Selwood, Stevie J, Goodes
    DT Duds: Deledio, Swan, Mcevoy
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Never again – Sylvia, Higgins, Pitt

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    da bar manager

    September 5, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Team Name: metchka’s bears
    Round 24 Score: 2240
    Grand Final Results: W W W W
    Norm Smith Medalist: Boyd as captain
    DT Studs: Gibbs, Boyd, Pendles, Abblet, Coxy, Goodes, Chapman and The Gu
    DT Duds: Fisher, Swan and D swallow
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: lucky to win all leauges, went into finals with no trades, Bloody Clarkeson can go and f%$k off when DT Finals are on, wanker.

    Thanks to everyone for suggestions on tade table over the year. can’t wait until next year.

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      da bar manager

      September 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

      * trade

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      September 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

      Speaking of next year, do we know how many teams will be in the leagues? 16 of 18?

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      September 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      metchka? maco?

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        da bar manager

        September 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm

        nah aussie. had maco mates that gave me the nickname

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    September 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Team Name: The Monkeys

    RD 24 score: 2308

    Grand final results: W W L W W

    Norm Smith medal: Daniel Cross. He was one of my most consistent players. He nearly always got inbetween 90 – 110. He got 146 which helped my score this round.

    DT studs: Gibbs, Scotland, Duigan, Adcock, Penduls, Cross, Bartell, I. Smith, Chappy, Goodes, Cox, Bruest, Petrie, Harvey

    DT duds: Goddard, Swan(C), D.swallow, Deledio

    Vent/Brag/ Whatever: Good Year, got 41,819 ranked overall. Next year aiming to get under 10,000 ranked!

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    September 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Team Name: Fudgetunnels
    Round 24 Score:2243
    Grand Final Results:WWWL
    Norm Smith Medalist:Gary Ablett(c)
    DT Studs:Ablett, Boyd, Gibbs, Puopolo, Rockcliff, Goodes, Petrie, Prestia, Cox
    DT Duds:LOBBE, J Voldt, N Voldt, Swan

    Good year, won 3 out of 5 leagues including the satisfying pantsing of Dr Dream team in one. Only lost the 4th by nineteen points and that was due to a bad decision by me to start Lobbe ahead of Smith and J Voldt instead of a man with no arms!!! Won the beer league where everyone pays me a slab, very sweet!!
    Finished in top 4 % so looking to move this up next year.
    Thanks for the advice on this site, especially Sully and a couple of others. And great work by the DT Talk team, especially Calvin for his captains and the get off the bench, which won me two crucial finals with puop over otten!!


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    September 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Team Name: Hanson’s Heroes
    Round 24 Score: 2191
    Grand Final Results: Beat Tom Harley by 12
    Norm Smith Medalist: Boyd as Vice Capt
    DT Studs: Gibbs, M Murphy, Thompson, Cox, Petrie, Goodes, Steve J and Matera
    DT Duds: -3 N Riewoldt, -2 T Cloke and -1 R Murphy

    2nd year of DT and reached the top 5k overall so im a lil happy

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    September 5, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Hi guys whilst there is not an official finals dt for anyone who wants to run one you can download this team selector file

    and the setup a blog at to post your ladder and add up the scores using fanfooty i am running one myself (already full so dont ask) simply take a screenshot of your side using the team selector which has unlimited salary cap, then email it to your nominated league administrator.

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    September 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Team Name: DOMOnators
    Round 24 Score: 2246
    Grand Final Results: WWLWW
    Norm Smith Medalist: GAJ
    DT Studs: GAJ, pendles, cox, goodes, johnson, chappy, rockliff, bartel, gibbs
    DT Duds:fisher, deledio, swan, a swallow,
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: i was in the GF of 4/5 leagues pretty happy to rebound off a dismal 2010 where working in the middle of PNG for the best part of the season saw me missing out on crutial DT action

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    Phil Ken Sebben

    September 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Team Name: Phil Ken Sebben (54th overall)
    Round 24 Score: 2286
    Grand Final Results: Beat Warney! haha
    Norm Smith Medalist: Gazza as Cpt
    DT Studs: rocky (again), Drewy, Puopolo, Isaac Smith, Chappy, Goodesy and Tendai
    DT Duds: Stanley, Travis Cloke and N.Roo

    Won the Dt Talk cash league by only 6(!) points in the end. Well played, and commiserations to a great 2nd place by ‘CHIEM’ ..sooo close buddy!

    *just wanna say a big F*CK YOU! to Colin Sylvia, who’s stupidity and unavailability to chop up Gold coast in Round23, nearly cost me the big prize!

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      September 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      Nice ;) , you kick’d a$$ on the overall

      see you next year

      O’yer email kazkage

      his putting together an ultra competitive league aiming for top spot next year at 54th your in

      should be fun

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        Phil Ken Sebben

        September 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

        I’m in Zan. Bring it on! :D

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          September 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm

          In the Word’s on Korn …. Its on!

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      September 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Well done PKS on the win in our cash league! Monster effort!

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        Phil Ken Sebben

        September 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

        Thanks to you and the boys for the opportunity Warney. It was heart attack material in last quarter hoping Swallow wouldn’t get to 93!

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    September 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Team Name:BigCox LittleKerr
    Round 24 Score: 2341 (overall 259)
    Grand Final Results: WW
    Norm Smith Medalist: Captain Boyd
    DT Studs: Chappy, Goodes, Monty, Gaz and a few others
    DT Duds: Roo
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Good season, was in the top 150 at one stage but happy with overall ranking. Enjoyed the DT Talk website especially the DT live always gave me a chuckle.

    Will look forward to next year and GO THE EAGLES!

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    September 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Team Name: GunsnLuck
    Round 24 Score: 2294
    Grand Final Results: Lost by 6 points
    Norm Smith Medalist: Scotty Thompson has been great.
    DT Studs: All the regulars
    DT Duds: Mumford… wtf happened man? 54? Kidding!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Nothing against Calvin, but maybe I went too Safe picking Swan as Captain. Of course my opponent had Gaz as Capt. Mumford a let down. That was pretty much it!

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    September 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Team Name: Devo’s Duds
    Round 24 Score: 2158
    Grand Final Results: WL
    Norm Smith Medalist: Boyd
    DT Studs: 3 votes: M. Boyd; 2 votes: L Montagna; 1 vote: D Prestia for saving me 2 weeks in a row
    DT Duds: Swan, N Riewoldt, Sylvia (haven’t forgiven him yet)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: It’s been fun this year. Finished in the top 5k this year, which I’m happy with. Aiming for the top 1500 next year. Thanks to all of the DT Talk boys for the tips and all of their work during the year.

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    September 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Just want to say thanks to everyone for a great dt site. in my second yr and finished top 2%. Had a flat spot late season and dropped 5000 spots. Hit the finals with 6 trades left and won 2/3 grannies. 2330+ scores both prelim and gf weeks. Was able to trade in rok and scotland gf week for buddy/lower!

    Like the real thing, there is not a lot b/n the best n the rest. Next yr hoping for top 1000 and with luck, who knows.

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    September 6, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Team Name: KGB
    Round 24 Score: 2046
    Grand Final Results: WIN!!!
    Norm Smith Medalist: Chapman (I think Chappy v. Cloke won the day)
    DT Studs: Chappy, Boyd, I Smith.. everyone who played!
    DT Duds: Swan (c) [but we both had him], The Voldts Toy.. oh whatever, whoever was there gets a Soviet medal!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: So rapt, first DT Flag! Despite a hideously malnourished lineup I somehow got the job done winning by 39 pts. Riding the feeling till next year!!

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    nikolai blue

    September 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    2353 in the GF and it was a juicy cash league so a very happy boy .
    A terrible start to the year forced me to change tact and build the team for positional versatility and depth .
    to have Mzungu , I Smith , Duigan , Stanley and Stefan Martin in premiership team that posted a great Rd 24 score was a great way to break the drought after 2 minor premierships and straight set bow outs in the last 3 years . Also flipping Swan to GAJ (C) for the GF was a great move .

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