The (Monday) knee-jerk. Round 7 edition
I copped a bit of twitter heat last week over my comment of DT being a ‘shitty game’. OK let’s just get one thing straight… I still love DT, it Buggs the sh*t out of me constantly but I love it. It’s like a child, you created them, put so much work into them and in the end no matter what they do to you …you will always love them. You know when you were driving to a fun park… mucking around in the back seat and your dad said the famous…”if you don’t stop I’ll turn this car around?” I thought that was the idlest threat of all time… well actually it’s the second… The first being …”if I don’t score a 2000 this week i’ll hit the delete team button. Will never happen. I need this game like a crack whore needs… well crack. OK with all that being said i didnt get time to do a knee-jerk on the weekend, was moving house but i thought i’d throw together a brief edition!
This weeks legend for me was Matthew Boyd (162) Possibly because he happened to be my captain. This guy is the heart and soul of that club at the moment, when he pays well the doggies win. He was everywhere on the weekend , pretty mucn dragging them over the line…. He has been a little down of late, being hard tagged but this weekend was a welcome return to form. Special mentions go to the rampand Stanton (140) and Dane Swan (143) who continued playing in a vain that has them in ‘must have’ category.
The Sunday chop.
I’m going to give the entire Melbourne fooball club the chop this week. they just can’t get the ball… so obviously that makes them a horrible DT side. I held onto Magner (76) Who continues to be their best performer as a first year player. Hellooo does this give you any ideas? One Tom Couch is riotting in the 2’s killing it every week.. give the kid a go! Syliva (24) manages 6 possessions for the game.. not good enough. Until Couch gets a run… MFC.. you are chopped.
Not that 71 is a terrible score but i’m going to give a sneaky clown call to Travis Cloke. I’m not a fan of players who put their contract talks on hold.. it shows a greedy attitude and a lack of loyatly or love for their club. Ever since he has been mentioned as a target for a few clubs around the league he has been less that awesome on the field… its like he has been reading his own publicity. His old man is shopping him around the place looking for the most money… which he knows Collingwood will have to end up paying. Poor form.. sign up mate and show some ticker in the process.
The this game shits me.
Did’t see enough football on the weekend for much to shit me… I saw the dons smash the Westcoast which had a smile on my dail on night… How many flag favorites do you have to defeat before you become favorite youreslf? …and saw the GWS have their first win.. How could i be shitty with any of that? Well i’ll find a way. I did the ‘ol switcheroo again on my rucks, put Giles (107) on the bench in favour of Kreuzer. This is yet to be a stuff up as the K man hasnt played yet but i feel pending disaster here. This is the last time i will toggle between these two, i keep gettinmg it wronmg.. and thats why DT shits me.
The other bits and pieces.
When the world goes bad the first thing people do is look up to the skies and wonder what they did to offend the gods.. Or why the gods are smiting them. All throughout history people have feared the gods and did crazy things in their name. With the continued DT carnage this year DT players have been looking to the DT gods a lot for answers. I thought it best time to look at the oft ignored history of the DT gods…. It’s a little known fact that the movie ‘clash of the titans’ was based on the story of the DT gods. Here’s the history lesson; in ancient times the gods… led by the ruck god Tappius, the backline god Spoilius, the midfield god Workhorsus and the forward line god Goalus betrayed their parents ‘virtual sports’ and banished them to the underworld. They divided the DT landscape into 4 sections, one of each they controlled… The gods then created the mortals…. DT players whose faith assured them immortality, however as time passed the players began to question the gods. It is now that the gods are fighting back against us mere mortals… The ruck god Tappius…. The most vengeful of all gods has gone to town so far this year, he has cast down McEvoy, Luenberger, Mumford, Hille, Sandilands, Vardy, Bailey, Brogan, BigO, Redden to name but a few. But just remember… before you start getting all superstitious and trying to appease these gods to get yourself a functioning ruck set up…people only look to the gods to explain things that can’t be explained.. It’s a weak way out! These gods only exist if we believe in them. All we need to do is stop referring to the DT gods and they will cease to exist…. Then there is only one real person to blame for our stupid selections… ourselves.
So that’s about it for this brief knee-jerk. I’m sitting on about 2000 with 3 players to come… 2300 should be attainable which is lucky because my poor last week gave me a strong eliminator opponent and it’s going to the wire! What knee-jerk thoughts do you have about the round just passed? Any nominations for Legend, Chop, Clown or why this game shits you? Get it down now before we get rational again in time for Tbettas bullets!
Looks like I’ll be without internet for a little while so the knee-jerk will return in a week or two, until then good luck!
Hit me up with any thoughts or nominations on twitter @adzman78