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Golden Stubby – Round 1

Anthony compiles your Round 1 – Golden Stubby nominations. Brett Goodes, Ollie Wines, Gary Ablett, Matthew Kreuzer and Tom Rockliff are the nominess. Vote Now!



Welcome back to the ‘Golden Stubby‘ for 2013!

Every round I’ll be asking for your nominations on twitter for the player most deserving of this prestigious accolade. This isn’t necessarily the highest scoring players of the round. But the players who stepped up in a fantasy scoring aspect when you most needed them to. Whether it’s a highly paid premium who put in a massive effort to drag your team over the line in a head to head battle or a rookie priced player who stepped up and scored well above his expected average.

So in a round where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, who still went against the trend and scored well for you? Lets have a looks at a few player who narrowly missed out.

Jack Viney – I have no doubt that Viney will feature in this poll sometime this year. But for the coaches who played him on the field they were rewarded with a massive debut score of 86. Led his team from the front and will be a mainstay in Fantasy teams for years to come.

Michael Barlow – He managed to fly under the radar for a lot of teams this year due to his awkward pricing compared to other mid premos, but the simple fact is that with one round gone he just outscored a lot of the premium players above him. 126 is a fantastic return for a player at his price.

Josh Kennedy, Brent Moloney and Jarrod Harbrow – We spoke a lot during the preseason for the decision to play mid priced players in various positions. With scores of 99, 96 and 82 respectively, these are the blokes who scored above their payscale in a low scoring round.


The Nominations are in!

Brett Goodes, 91 – With a lot of teams forced to play Goodes on field due to structure, he did not disappoint anyone. Acting like a general in the young Bulldogs backline, Goodes showed a ferocious attack on the footy and led by example, going a long way to being one of the key components in the Dogs win. Add to the fact that this was his first AFL game and it was certainly an impressive performance. Also outscored his brother…

Ollie Wines, 99 – Another massive game from a debutant. With so many premiums falling down in our midfield, coaches who were willing to pay the ‘rookie premium’ were rewarded by Wines stepping up with a huge score which made a lot of our overall’s look more respectable.

Gary Ablett Jnr, 135 – With a lot of talk in the preseason about a change of role having a negative effect on his scoring, a lot of coaches decided not to go with GAJ. He rewarded the coaches who stuck with him by grabbing his team by the scruff of the neck and dragging them over the line against the Saints, with a huge 13 disposals and 3 goal, 54 dt point fourth quarter.

Matthew Kreuzer, 114 – Showing signs of his career best form returning, Kreuzer was the highest scoring ruckman of the round, especially considering he played decent opposition in Ivan Maric. With a lot of coaches caught out with Leuenberger not playing, Kreuzer stepped in at the 11th hour and put the big numbers on the board.

Tom Rockliff, 114 – Rockliff vs Zorko was the debate throughout the preseason, with a lot of coaches leaning towards Zorko after Rockliff was tagged to a low score in the NAB GF. Rockliff stood up for the coaches who stuck with him to be one of the highest scoring forward premiums in a low scoring group.


Vote below for the player most deserving of this rounds Golden Stubby.

Golden Stubby - Round 1

  • Brett Goodes (28%, 725 Votes)
  • Ollie Wines (32%, 826 Votes)
  • Gary Ablett Jnr (29%, 744 Votes)
  • Matthew Kruezer (6%, 142 Votes)
  • Tom Rockliff (5%, 133 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,568

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Tune in to the boys live webshow during the week to see the winner!

Was there a player you felt was more deserving? Don’t forget to get your nomination in during the round next week by tweeting me at @AnthonyDSmith86 and including the hashtag #GoldenStubby



  1. scottydude182

    April 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I missed the post on Twitter but would like to nominate Andrew Swallow for a mention. No matter he will win it a few times this year!

  2. Kynan

    April 1, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    top scorer doesn’t have a chance to even poll

    • Anthony

      April 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

      Yeah, thought he would too but those were the top 5 nominations on Twitter. Probably didn’t get enough votes due to his low 4.2% ownership

      • Kynan

        April 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

        shoulda chucked in a special mention, surely wines wins anyway.

        • Anthony

          April 2, 2013 at 1:20 am

          Sorry bud, I’ll do better for ya next time! ;)

  3. Shazzam66

    April 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Got 4 of 5, only missing the big kreuze.

    I’m a carlton supporter too, just can’t deal with his inconsistency.

  4. Jahan

    April 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I has J Selwood(122) and S Mitchell(128), surely they came close to nomination.

  5. gricho

    April 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    How is Wines getting more votes than Goodes? 91 for a defender is better than 99 for a mid..

    • gricho

      April 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      ..and surely everyone had both

    • Warnie


      April 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      34% for Wines v 58% for Goodes…

      • gricho

        April 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm

        Great, Olly was ahead when I voted.. I went Kruz as I assume you did Warnie

        • Warnie


          April 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

          Oh sorry – those figures were ownership. Just showing that Wines is more unique.

          I went with Kreuz! :) GUN!

      • gricho

        April 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

        Goodes 29% – Wines 34%
        157 votes to 185.

  6. Derek

    April 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    *OFF TOPIC* does anyone know how many teams are actually in dream so you can find out what percent you are in the comp
    because i only know what number i am but not out of how many

    • Jahan

      April 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm


    • gricho

      April 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      There is 204,000

    • WestcoastWarrior

      April 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Last time I checked it was 204, 021

      • Derek

        April 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

        cheers guys, had a bit of a spud moment myself!

        • WestcoastWarrior

          April 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

          I think everyone’s just trying to get their heads around this first fortnight of low scores, horrible choices and extended rage sessions :P haha

          • gricho

            April 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

            I’m 325th.. avoided the carnage!

  7. leetrevor81

    April 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Considering Gibbs is a defender, I think his score possibly is the biggest value, so I’m surprised he didn’t get nominated enough

    • Warnie


      April 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Everyone has him though!

      • WestcoastWarrior

        April 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

        You would hope most people had the majority of the nominees though, but I definitely see your logic there Warnie :) Gibbs was good, but those 5 were the best from a DT perspective this round. If Gibbs pumps put another big score expect a stubble nomination leetrevor81 :)

      • leetrevor81

        April 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

        This is true, although I’d say most would have Ablett, Rockliff and Wines.

        Ablett is a surprise to me. If you judged purely on how good his game was, forgetting about DT, it was amazing!

        If you judge purely on DT score, you expect Ablett to score 120-130 every week.
        Based on last year Rockliff was great, but the year before, his score is about what you would expect.

        Ollie Wines though, awesome score for a rookie, I’ll be picking him

  8. Johno58

    April 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Forget about DT for a second, but I was at the Suns game (season ticket holder) and Gazza’s performance was as good as any I have seen live…. ever…. by anyone…. and I’ve seen a few….

    DT wise, I have all exept Wines but he will be in before rnd 3 for an under performing gun to free up some cash or a straight swap for rookie who is under performing/not playing (Danger, and K. Mitch early candidates)

    gotta love 2 trades every week (or not)

    • micbul87

      April 1, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      I’m strongly on the side of (or not) with the introduction of 44 trades.. I can see how it might be nice in a way but I hope it’s only kept in for this year and then changed back to the 20 trades.. Having only 20 means you need more planning and better pre season squad selection.. Having two a week takes away a lot of the strategy and you don’t really need to be so calculated when to use your trades and who you can bring in at certain times… Personally I think it detracts a lot from the DT I’ve come to love.

      • Maxrooke

        April 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        I hate to say this but that’s why I’m now leaning more to supercoach. If it wasn’t for this website I would be fully involved in supercoach.

        • Johno58

          April 2, 2013 at 12:56 am

          Don’t get me wrong, I much prefer the 20 trades set-up…. The whole thing is really “dumbed down” for mine…. Done a lot less prep/research this year as the starting side is not so crucial anymore…. looks like it has hurt participation…. Pretty sure 201k players is a lot less than previous years

          • Ryan

            April 2, 2013 at 3:06 am

            A couple of my mates have given up this year because they reckon its too elementary, 270k played last year, thats a big drop

      • Nudge

        April 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

        If they are going to change it to 2 trades each and every week (which they’ve done), why not have the rule that no trades for the first 3 weeks so that if you chose well with your rookies, you should be rewarded and nobody can pick them up before the first price rise.

  9. Ryno83

    April 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    100% agree…. If you started without Goodes, Viney, Wines and Stevenson… you can still get them in before their price rise, which is totally unrewarding for the people who have done the pre season planning… not happy at all, Ultimate Coach is where its at!

    • Ryno83

      April 1, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      obviously i meant ultimate footy…

  10. DarthNoctis

    April 2, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Everyone has Gibbs, so for that reason he din’t get a nomination. No one had Swallow, yet for that reason as well, he never got a nomination :S

    Both should have been in there regardless I feel. The rookies I will say should keep their spot, but I’d have dropped Kreuzer and Rockliff and given the spots to those two.

    • Ghost

      April 2, 2013 at 5:31 am

      Word. I’ve stopped trying to make sense of these articles. It basically comes down to who had who in their own team.

      I mean Swan at a ridiculous price comes through in the end like usual, where’s his nomination? Why does it have to be capped at 5…. ?

    • Anthony

      April 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      As I said above bud. These are the top players nominated on twitter throughout the weekend. Who would I be if I asked for everyone’s votes and then just picked the players I wanted in there? I’m not sure why Swallow and Gibbs didn’t get many votes but ownership is a pretty good guess. Not many people had swallow so I guess that’s why not many feel his score positively affected their teams. Everyone has Gibbs so I suppose people don’t feel his score doesn’t really affect their overall ranking or whatever. I’m sorry if the players you’d have liked to vote for didn’t make the cut but obviously the majority of people felt that these 5 guys did more for their teams. Good luck with the season bud!

  11. Dhillon

    April 2, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I took viney out of my team..
    Biggest mistake!
    Need to put him back in, for either Whitfield, Crouch or Kane Mitchell?!
    Any thoughts?

    • Eagles2013

      April 2, 2013 at 10:12 am

      crouch>viney imo

      • Dhillon

        April 2, 2013 at 10:14 am

        What about Whitfield & Mitchell?

  12. Leigh

    April 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

    had Viney and Wines on the bench

    Whitfield and Tompas on the ground.

  13. Sville

    April 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Come Round 3 everyone will basically have the same set of rookie players due to the 2 trades per round. I think 2 trades per round makes the game too simple and not punishing enough for those poor trades.

    That was always the best thing for me about DT was that if you made a bad trade to a rookie or to a performing premo that drops off, it came back to bite you. Now you just trade ’em out next week.

    To me this has become a cash generation game and that is about it. Load up through the season on the next cash cow. After the cash is generated it will just be a bit of luck on injuries and which uber premos you picked.

    Definitely think they have taken skill out of the game….Disappointing….

    End of Rant

  14. Birdy

    April 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    gotta vote for the rising star nominee

  15. R.Swipe

    April 2, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    All of your choices stink compared to the mighty A Swallow.

  16. Luke

    April 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Def: Gibbs Hartlett Goodes Heppel Pittard Vlastuin (Stevenson, Frost)
    Mid: Ablett, Swan, Cotchin, Wines, Moloney, Kennedy, Fyfe, O’Meara (crouch, Kommer)
    Ruck Cox Longer (berger when hes back) [Blicavs, daw]
    Fwd: Franklin Bartel rockliff robinson karnezis maccafer (Neade, dwyer)

    What you guys reckon?
    Robinson > J.Kennedy or M.Wright??

    What else?

    • Damien Wellington

      April 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      Kennedy, wright might score slightly more but the money you could use elsewhere will def make up for it

      • Luke

        April 3, 2013 at 12:25 am

        cheers, where do you think i should use the leftover money?

        maybe longer > kreuzer?

        what do you think

  17. Damien Wellington

    April 2, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    What to do???

    Chopping block Franklin, Dangerfield, Sylvia, Longer

    Who i want in A Swallow, Rockliffe, luenberger, Wright,

    No idea what to do????

  18. Joseph

    April 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    To everyone saying “X player should’ve been nominated” They do it on the top 5 most popular twitter nominations.

    Also you are allowed to vote…

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