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Pre-season trackwatching, injury updates – Ep. 400

PODCAST: Matt Rowell whacks on plenty of sunscreen, but that’s not all we’ve learned from training!

The Traders are well and truly in the middle of their AFL Fantasy pre-season for 2021 following their bumper club preview series which saw all 18 clubs analysed over the last five weeks. Roy, Calvin and Warnie caught up to chat through the news coming out of each club including who’s flying, the track burners, injury updates and discuss the players they missed – or changed their mind on – after recording the recent preview podcasts.

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Episode guide

2:00 – The new-look AAMI Community Series has just one game per club this year. What does it mean for Fantasy coaches?

4:05 – Get your trades ready for the mandatory 12-day break will be enforced for players who are concussed.

6:50 – Wayne Milera looks to be a good DEF option as he’s training with the midfield group.

8:30 – A late bench selection in Draft of Jack Ziebell could prove a win if he plays off half-back.

11:30 – Tom Mitchell hasn’t joined the main group as yet and it has Calvin taking him out of his side.

13:15 – The most popular selection in Fantasy Classic is Matt Rowell. Is there any worry that he isn’t into full training as yet?

16:20 – After missing Hayden Young in the club preview, Calvin is keen to slot him in the backline.

19:55 – Maybe Stephen Coniglio should be higher on the watchlist.

23:00 – A move back to the midfield makes James Harmes up to 30 points underpriced.

24:40 – An update, of sorts, on the Bulldogs’ midfielders.

29:30 – How’s Alex Witherden tracking at the Eagles?

31:45 – Can Jordan De Goey be a mid-priced FWD option if he gets the midfield clock that’s been touted?

35:00 – In the Lions’ intra-club match, Joe Daniher kicked four goals.

39:20 – There are a few injury concerns at the Cats from some Fantasy relevant players.

44:15 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

47:20 – Can you start all three of Joe Daniher, Lance Franklin and Jeremy Cameron?

53:20 – Is Lachie Ash going to benefit from Heath Shaw and Zac Williams moving on from the Giants.

55:00 – How important is it to have ‘fully-priced’ players in our team, especially for captaincy?

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    February 1, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Warnie just a simple question? The AFLW are running with “night before” team announcements, so do you know if the AFL is going to proceed down the same track?

    • Warnie


      February 1, 2021 at 5:16 pm

      They are doing it and it is a concern! My mail was that it would return to Thursday night, but I’m not holding my breath now…

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    February 1, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I have the same oxygen deprived feeling Warnie. i hope I am mistaken. Time will tell.

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