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Dream Team Extra: Round 7

Who’s hit the headlines this week? What’s the fallout from the weekend? Let’s take a look at a few newsworthy snips, and maybe a bit of juicy goss, that may have an effect on your Dream Team this weekend!


It was business-as-usual last round after the previous few weekends of absolute chaos in the Dream Team world, with big scores to be seen around the traps and not too much by way of late withdrawls and injuries. No controversy so far this week either, though it wouldn’t be a regular week in fantasy footy land without a few news snips that will have some impact on coaches, so read on!



Another week, another chop out. This time though, it’s a bit extraordinary as we are saluting none other than the super-durable Adam Goodes. Commiserations to coaches who have him, but you have to applaud his effort as he cranked out a fantastic 103 points before succumbing to injury. For the first time in his fantasy career, he gets the flick as an LTI, but Goodesy, you’re going out to a standing ovation from the DT community for being so dependable for so long.


Definitely Maybe Gary…

Like last week, there has been scuttlebutt galore this week regarding the fitness of the great Gary Ablett Jr, with the man himself tweeting positively about his knee. Here’s a good summary of how he’s going. This is turning into a bit of a War And Peace epic, or more appropriately a ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery mini-series as we keep throwing out the same question: will he or won’t he play this week?

Note coach Bluey’s comments toward the bottom of the article linked above. Dunno about you, but my take on this is that if there is any doubt whatsoever about GAJ’s knee, he won’t play. The Suns won’t risk their best player, particularly one of Ablett’s calibre. This is dragging on a bit, but if he sits out this weekend then he’s just about a lock for the week after to resume dishing out massive Dream Team points!


Cats ‘n’ Mouse

So one Cat comes back this week in Joel Selwood, but another may miss…

To be fair, Scott publicly mentioned and then implemented a ‘resting’ policy for the Geelong squad last season and it looks like continuing this year as he manages his stars. If you’ve got Jimmy in your MIDs, make sure you have a playing Emergency selected even if he is named in tonight’s team list! Yarp, it is a painful process to have to cover your arse like this from week to week, but you could get royally reamed if you don’t…


Tommy’s Troubles?

@al_superfooty Tweeted this tidbit about Tommy’s troubles (try saying that quickly 10 times!) after he missed training on Wednesday.

For the record, Tom Rockliff is officially owned by the terrific trio of @DTTALK. Okay, so maybe not owned, but sponsored by @WarnieDT, @CalvinDT and @RoyDT, who are all heading up north to watch Rocky’s Lions take on Collingwood. Would Tommy dare to stand up his proud sponsors? I think not, but like the query on Jimmy B, make sure you have cover!


Injury Woes

Let’s try and find some persons of DT-interest on the official AFL Injury List for this week. Bernie Vince is out for another 1-2 weeks with a broken hand; Dream Team coaches really don’t care. The Pies’ Ben Johnson is out for the long term after a shoulder reconstruction and there’s been a bit of twatter that this may adversely affect Heater Shaw’s role and scoring, so just a heads-up for those of you who have Gamblor in your defence. Sandi’s up and about and should be back this week and dominating against Port in Perth.

Popular recent rookie trade-in Adam Treloar is listed as ‘test’ after being sidelined with foot soreness, with way-out-of-left-field, ultra-smokey Chad Cornes also to be tested. Brogan misses the next 4-6 weeks, which can only be positive for Jon Giles. Sam Fisher is off for 2-3 weeks, but twit-rumours have floated about to say that he may be back this week, so watch the lists and the news. NicNat should be back, which may see Coxy get limited ruck duties and possibly limited TOG.


Attention Shoppers!

Kyal Horsely has a BE of -146 and he is on the bubble. That is all.


Pick Me! Pick Me!

The rookie defenders that most of us started with are ready for upgrading this week, with the exception of Bugg, who continues to deliver solid scores, albeit following a high-low-high-low type graph. Ellis and Morris are a fair way behind him. Keep an eye on Lee Spurr this week; he may be the only downgrade target available if the much-anticipated Dayne Zorko doesn’t debut in the next fortnight.

Kyal ‘Horse’ Horsely and Toby Greene are the standout midfield rooks to play, closely shadowed by J-Mac and Coniglio. Shiel is next in line and then Magner, who’s been too busy tagging instead of winning his own ball and is slipping further behind those five. In the ruck, there’s no one else but Jon Giles. Devon Smith bounced back brilliantly from his green vesting and is slightly ahead of Adams and Treloar to fill out your forward line, followed by Cameron.


Anyways, that’s the rub for this week. Pretty confident there will be good scoring this weekend as most coaches will be pulling and upgrade or two this week. Feel free to add any news bits, rants, raves, etc below to keep the motor whirring. See ya next Thursday for another bout of media trawling and good luck this weekend!


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    May 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    What do you think of my team:

    David’s All Stars

    Round Score: 2020

    DEF: B Goddard , Deledio ,Birchall, Bugg, Clarke, Hargrave, Ellis, (Morris, Brown)

    MID:Pendlbury, Stanton, Murphy, Boyd, J, Selwood, Ebert (Shiel, Gibson)

    RUCK: Mcintosh ,Giles (Renouf, Stephenson)

    FWD: L Franklin, Tippett, Cloke, Martin, S D smith, A. Kennedy, Smedts,( Hall, Zorko)

    Bank: $194,000
    Trades this week: Mumford to renouf, Magner to stanton

    Feedback would be appreciated

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    May 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    this is my team at the moment would love some advice.. :)

    Delideo, Goddard, Birchall, Broughton Hargrave, Clarke, Bugg
    Ellis, Morris,

    Stanton, Murphy, Pendlebury, Boyd, Mitchell, Magner,
    Shiel, Treloar,

    Mcintosh, Giles,
    Stephensen, Pattison,

    Sidebottom, Franklin, Dangerfield, Goodes, Martin, Smith, Kennedy,
    Hall, Dickson

    as you can see i currently have adam goodes. i was thinking this weeks trade
    Magner> Horsley then D,Smith > Zaharakis///Pavlich

    Then next week goodes out robinson in ?
    is zaharakis any good ?? or is Pav better ??????

    would love some advice thanks :)

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      May 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      go zaha

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    pickle ticklers

    May 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    DEF delidio goddard bugg mlackeski duffield hargrave clarke (morris smedts)

    MID watson boyd hayes mzungu gibbs horsley (kennedy neale) bit average mid i no

    RUCK ryder giles (redden staley)

    FWD robbison sidebum beams franklin zaha martin porps (pffiefer couch)

    almost got my team set unless there are injurys

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      Ridley U

      May 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      That’s a decent looking team mate. Very like the uniques in the mids. Very big possibility to win a league with this team!

      Maybe a Kennedy to Zorko after he has played 2 games will be the money making trade you need next ;-)

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        pickle ticklers

        May 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

        ridley what overall are you?

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          May 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

          If you’re asking that to be smart and hope for a bad ranking, you’re gonna be shut down

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            pickle ticklers

            May 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm

            yeah im not doing that to be smart just wondering cause ridleys helped me quite a few times and just seeing how good he really is

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          Ridley U

          May 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

          Jack isn’t asking for to be smart.

          Currently 16th mate. Traveling ok for now but will drop some placings over the next few weeks as I wait to till my upgrades are right to go.

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            pickle ticklers

            May 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

            haha shit nice work haha well im in the top 10 k so pretty happy with that since its my 2nd year

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            Ridley U

            May 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm

            Might need to join the same league next year so you can whoop my butt haha.

            Top 10k is a huge effort for your second year Jack. You will end closer to top 3k with that team mate.

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            pickle ticklers

            May 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

            hahah yeah will do haha and hopefully i manage it right and will end up there

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    May 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Opinion needed peeps – Horsley for Shiel, Magner,Conigilo, (all who are currently in my midfield)

    My thoughts is to get rid of Conigilo. I like Shiel for DPP status and was planning to up grade magner in a few weeks. Just trying to gain a little more money with a couple of trade downs then upgrade in the MID.


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    May 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Urgent advice needed.

    Helping a friend with her team.

    Who is more likely going to play out of Clayton Smith or Saad?

    Both named on extended emergencies

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      Ridley U

      May 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Wait for the teams tomorrow. If Smith gets named play him. Every chance to see green unless another first gamer is playing (2 on extended bench). The Saints don’t play till Monday night so we wont know their final teams till Saturday I believe.

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        May 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

        Thanks. I’m a noob, I still dont get the extended bench

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