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Updates throughout the weekend from the DT Talk team.

Sunday 20 September Updates

Monday teams

Collingwood v Port Adelaide, Gabba, 7.15pm AEST

In: J.Stephenson
Out: C.Brown (omitted)

In: B.Woodcock, J.Lienert
Out: T.Clurey (hamstring), K.Farrell (omitted)

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs late mail

Fremantle: Matt Taberner (quad) OUT, Travis Colyer IN

Western Bulldogs: No changes

Geelong v Sydney late mail

Geelong: No changes

Sydney: No changes

Hawthorn v Gold Coast late mail

Hawthorn: No changes

Gold Coast: No changes

Saturday 19 September Updates

Sunday teams

Hawthorn v Gold Coast at Adelaide Oval, 12.35pm ACST (1.05pm AEST)

In:  B.Stratton, J.Frawley
Out: F.Maginness (omitted), D.Howe (managed)

In: J.Sharp, B.Ainsworth, J.Farrar
Out: N.Holman (injured), D.MacPherson (omitted), S.Lemmens (quad)

Sydney v Geelong at Metricon Stadium, 3.35pm AEST

In: J.Rowbottom, C.Sinclair, J.Dawson
Out: S.Wicks (omitted), L.Taylor (foot), J.Amartey (ankle)

In: J.Selwood, G.Rohan, J.Steven, G.Ablett
Out: B.Jarvis (omitted), L.Fogarty (omitted), B.Close (omitted), T.Atkins (injured)

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs at Cazalys Stadium, 6.10pm AEST

In: R.Conca, L.Henry
Out: M.Walters (foot), T.Watson (omitted)

In: E.Wood, P.Lipinski
Out: T.McLean (knee), M.Suckling (injured)

Brisbane v Carlton late mail

Brisbane: No changes

Carlton: No changes

Adelaide v Richmond late mail

Adelaide: No changes

Richmond: No changes

Melbourne v Essendon late mail

Melbourne: No changes

Essendon: No changes

Friday 18 September Updates

St Kilda v GWS Giants late mail

St Kilda: No changes

GWS: Matt de Boer (back) OUT, Isaac Cumming IN

Saturday teams

Essendon v Melbourne at Metricon Stadium, 2.10pm AEST

In: M.Hurley, J.Laverde, M.Redman
Out: M.Hibberd (omitted), A.Phillips (omitted), J.Townsend (omitted)

In: M.Hibberd
Out: N.Jetta (omitted)

Adelaide v Richmond at Adelaide Oval, 4.40pm ACST (5.10pm AEST)

In: D.Talia, D.Mackay, T.Walker
Out: J.Butts (omitted), B.Gibbs (retired), B.Frampton (omitted)

In: D.Astbury, M.Chol, S.Edwards, J.Caddy
Out: O.Markov (omitted), T.Lynch (hamstring), I.Soldo (knee), S.Bolton (calf)

Brisbane v Carlton at the Gabba, 7.40pm AEST

In: S.Martin, L.McCarthy, B.Starcevich
Out: N.Answerth (managed), M.Hinge (omitted), A.Smith (omitted)

In: J.Martin, M.Pittonet, M.Kennedy, C.Polson
Out: L.O’Brien (omitted), S.Docherty (calf), W.Setterfield (Injured), Z.Fisher (shoulder)

Thursday 17 September Updates

Round 18 Fantasy Live

Friday teams

St Kilda v Greater Western Sydney, Gabba, 7.50pm AEST

In: J.Carlisle, D.Hannebery
Out: N.Hind (omitted), Z.Jones (hamstring)

In: J.Riccardi, S.Coniglio
Out: A.Kennedy (omitted), H.Himmelberg (omitted)

North Melbourne v West Coast late mail

North Melbourne – No changes.

West Coast – No changes.

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    September 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    What forward under 641k? I currently have Petracca, D Smith, Simpkin, Greenwood and Whitfield. I am tempted on Martin but not sure if this is the best option, or is someone like Acres is better.

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      September 18, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      My number one choice would be Acres, based on his recent form. Martin’s also another good option, but I’d go with acres.

  2. Belly


    September 18, 2020 at 11:26 am

    What is the update on the App not working Warnie? still showing the season is complete and we’re unable to make any trades, just what you need at GF time… (massive facepalm)

    • Warnie


      September 18, 2020 at 11:35 am

      Coronaball has thrown another curveball. Point your phone’s web browser (Safari, Chrome, etc) to and you’ll be able to make moves. Not ideal, but clearly a glitch in an adapted season due to the changes – which I’m guessing the rolling lockout for the final round… it would have been a full lockout normally.

      Thanks for your understanding…

      • Belly


        September 18, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        Thanks mate, will give that a go.

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    Harry the gorilla man

    September 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Boysssss hunter clark named on ball. Is he an option for doc?

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      Andrew O'Donnell

      September 18, 2020 at 1:59 pm

      Smart move and surely scores well above other options around his price mark.

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    September 18, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    In SC and RDT I had Gawn[c] in the postponed
    E v M game. This means I’ve been dudded out a captains score.
    Truly they mucked things up.

    • Belly


      September 18, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Never played either version but do they not give you a VC score?

  5. Belly


    September 18, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Which option?
    1) Neale to Merrett
    2) Wingard to Acres

    I feel like 1 could be 50 points different and 2 only 30?

    • Belly


      September 18, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      The above are with Doc to Daniel as my other trade, but if I went Doc to Clark I could also throw Lyons to Merrett in as an option 3.

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        September 18, 2020 at 6:21 pm

        I’d go Doc to daniel

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      September 18, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      Wingard to acres. Neale was tagged last week and hopefully puts out a good score this week and gets the 3 brownlow votes, which he’ll probably be chasing.

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    September 18, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Oliver or Merrett?

    Oliver more to play for? Depending on tonight’s result but Merrett also a beast!

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    September 18, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    2020 was a mighty fantasy year.
    2021 has a lot of promise with Rowell still cheap comparatively.
    Houli and Sidebottom discounted/ Steele should still retain his Fwd status
    though the AFL organisers like to play ducks and drakes with DPP
    i.e you take it away so you can restore it during the season.
    Don’t worry about Champion Data and heat’s all contrived.
    There will be a lot of other bargains
    Cunnington Howe, Heaney etc. GL
    and thx to this site.

    • Warnie


      September 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      Don’t get all Gary Ablett Snr on us (check out his YouTube video .. wowee). There’s no DPP consipracy. Those positions aren’t made with Fantasy in mind. They’re the actual ones Champion Data use internally for all of their ‘real’ work.

      You’d be surprised how irrelevant we are as Fantasy coaches in the grand scheme of things… (well, you probably do know we are irrelevant, but then halve that and halve it again… trust me!).

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    September 18, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Adam Saad, Adam Cerra or Hunter Clark for this weeks final?

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    September 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Is anyone having problems with the app?
    When I try to make trades it says ‘The AFL Fantasy Season is now complete. You are unable to make any further adjustments to your team’. I mean I can’t win the car, but I’d like to finish the season.

    • Warnie


      September 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      See the tweet embedded in the post above. There’s an issue with iOS app. Not ideal, but you can make changes via on your phone’s browser.

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        September 18, 2020 at 7:47 pm

        Cheers Warnie.
        Got it done.

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    CondomHead FitzSimons

    September 18, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    DeBoer late out so I Cumming better for Steele u would think?

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    September 18, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    last weekend boys and girls good to luck to all those in finals.

    Hows Nth cutting 11 players, I think there replacing them with under 12’s next season.
    Wiil Daw go to the Giants??

    Why was Cogs dropped last week GWS have messed me over a few times in the SF and finals the last few years.

    from the foot fetish girl.

    mmmmm feet in bake beans.

    PS any other girls or boys on here like going bare feet in slimey things??

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      September 19, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Season’s over Emily, so no more foot fetish remarks from you. YOU are one sick puppy.

      PS. Can’t wait to read ’em all, next year.

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    Three Strikes

    September 19, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Doc > Rocky or Lloyd?

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      September 19, 2020 at 1:55 pm


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    September 19, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    lol Jag 67 any 1 want to take on a dare this week to finish the season.

    If Dees beat the bombers i’ll put my feet in a bucket of fish guts or cow manure what ever you choose
    (or anything else you can think of)

    but if the bombers beat the dees you have to put your feet in a bucket of bake beans.

    any1 care to take the dare or r u chicken.
    I’ve got the worst if I loose

    any boy or girl willing to take the challenge

    from the foot fetish girl

    mmmmm feet in jelly

    PS r u serious Jag u like reading what I put my feet in lol

  14. Belly


    September 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Danger, Lyons or Neale to Merrett
    Or Wingard to Acres?

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    September 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    if u have to trade I would go wow tough question, Maybe Danger most people will have Neale,
    and if he goes bang your on the back foot.

    Danger may spend time up Fwd

    from the foot fetish girl

    mmmm feet in Jelly

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    September 19, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Half time and not one stat for Daniher, not one.
    Will he still be a bomber next year?

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    September 19, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    lol Andy, he’s already on the plane, bombers cant kick that far lol.

    from the foot fetish girl

    mmmmmm feet in Vegemite

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      September 20, 2020 at 1:16 am

      The season is almost over, Emily. Keep some of that vegemite for next year.

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    Mad Fish

    September 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Who is the best mid of forward to bring in for less than $500k?

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    September 20, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Why isn’t Titch in top ten CC?

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    President Orange

    September 20, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Haynes cost me the Granny. On to the Never Again List

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      September 20, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Yes I completely agree, since I brought him into the team has been a Yo-Yo.. but so have many GWS players this year, and even more so at the pointy end. My only 2 mistakes all season were bringing on Haynes and Houli..

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    September 20, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Does Parfitt, Wingard or Scrimshaw go first?

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      September 20, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Depends. Can you get Parfitt and Wingard up to the likes of Acres (or even Liber). If so go that way.

      Else Scrimshaw (but who is your target?).

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    September 20, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Crucial last minute decision as need to trade out Lukosius before 1.05pm deadline-

    Grand Final at issue (as for us all with a game on)

    Steven @ Metricon (better scoring conditions) or Acres @ Cazaly/Cairns (better form)?


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    September 20, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Hang tough Trent….GL.

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    September 20, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    I need 150 for a cap- i have crisp, grundy, adams and a trade and an unused captaincy remaining

    do i go for treloar or do i go for rocky for adams?

    good luck trent

  25. Will


    September 21, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    So filthy at myself – had the VC on ROB, awesome score, 112 (140BCV) , I’m taking that. Went to look for the E to loop and realised
    – Both MID emergencies were locked (oneill and brayshaw from WCE – DNP)
    – FWD emergency locked – Coleman on 44. Cant use Foot as my C now as the lowest score from my bench will count (that would be a 44 from coleman – I assume)
    – DEF bench – both playing
    – Ruc bench – Xerri locked

    I cant take the VC, so I slap the C on Macrae who pumps out a shit 60. Then bailey smith scores 45. One more than coleman. I could have looped zac foot, put Smith on the bench and only missed out on 1 point, but get the extra 52 from ROB over Macrae.
    Now its Crisp, Grundy, adams + 14 points vs Rocky (C) and Ladhams in my GF. I would have been home clear, but its gonna be tight now

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    The Cricket

    September 21, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Good luck to everyone playing for a Premiership Cup 🏆or a hat 🧢 !!! (Or a car for that matter 🚙)

    Oh, and Emily, for you – a bucket of chocolate mousse for your feet 😉

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      September 21, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      Emily’s feet take the prize this year. (See ya next year, folks.)

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      September 21, 2020 at 10:18 pm

      mmmmmm chocolate mousse yummy my feet would really love that ,

      but i think i would love ur feet in it aswell yummy

      from the foot fetish girl

      mmmmm feet in anything, its more fun how u get the anything off, wink, wink

      thx for the season guys

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    September 21, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    lol thx andy do u want my feet back next year.

    my feet are going to be lonely till next season

    who knows it may go from a bucket of bake beans to a bath :)

    i guess my flat mate will have to have her feet slimed for a bit

    from the foot fetish girl

    mmmmmmmm feet in peanut butter and between my toes

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      September 21, 2020 at 11:16 pm

      Yes, Emily, looking forward to the return of your feet in 2021. Hoping you don’t get arrested by the foot police until then. Stay safe.

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    September 22, 2020 at 12:47 am

    lol Andy I’m harmless my fetish doesn’t hurt any1 have had some fun this year, I finished better than I have ever thx peeps it’s been a blast.

    rock on 2021 i guess.

    lots of changes next year me thinks.

    from the foot fetish girl

    mmmmm feet in jelly

  29. Fooz


    September 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Missed winning my GF to my brother….It came down to Crisp + 82 vs Maynard + Houston. Then Houston goes and rips out a ton. Jeez.

    Oh well – posted final rank at 2470, best ever, in 18 attempts.

    +3 for the season – holding the majority of my midfield (until the last few frantic weeks)
    -3 for the season – dumping Serong early, …. and never bringing in Llllloyd. Just could never have enough cash. Cogs, etc…

    Lessons learned – the ruck merry-go-round was awful; as was the rolling lockout for every week

    Rookie of the year: … seeing as I dumped Serong, it would have to be a toss up between Greaves and Gardner! – both for being there when I needed them the most.

    Best pick at the start of the year – Zach Merrett (including the stint as the GF Captain)

    Crossing fingers for some normality next year (but not holding my breath).

    Thanks all for another ripping season.


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