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Around the Fantasy grounds – Practice matches – Ep. 490

PODCAST: Warnie is joined by AFL.com.au’s gun journos for a look at each of the practice matches.

Warnie rewinds back to his teenage years when he was glued to the radio as they went around to grounds getting updates on all the footy action. He caught up with reporters from AFL.com.au and a special guest to give the rundown, from an AFL Fantasy perspective, of the nine pre-season practice matches from around the country.

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Episode guide

0:45 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs with Cal Twomey

2:25 – Darcy Parish continued in the midfield after getting the opportunity last season.

5:05 – Could we see DEF status added for Andrew McGrath early this season?

9:10 – Adam Treloar was the Bulldogs’ best.

Click here for Warnie’s Dons v Dogs report.

11:10 – Carlton v St Kilda with Riley Beveridge

12:00 – “He’ll play 100 per cent midfield time” – Riley is keen on George Hewett‘s Fantasy stocks.

14:10 – Patrick Cripps looked leaner and refreshed.

18:00 – Returning from injury, Jade Gresham played a full game but is his role questionable?

Click here for MillarTime’s Blues v Saints report.

19:40 – Melbourne v North Melbourne with Josh Gabelich

20:55 – “He looked classy” – Tarryn Thomas is one to keep an eye on.

22:45 – Fantasy coaches should believe the hype with Jason Horne-Francis.

25:00 – It was hard to get a read on the Max Gawn and Luke Jackson combo.

Click here for Nathan’s Dees v Roos report.

27:30 – Brisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows with Michael Whiting

28:50 – What can we expect from a Fantasy perspective for Cam Rayner?

31:00 – Lachie Neale will still play majority midfield.

34:55 – After more than 12 months out, Matt Crouch was solid on return.

Click here for MillarTime’s Lions v Crows report.

36:20 – Gold Coast Suns v Port Adelaide with Michael Whiting

37:25 – We need to see another week from Matt Rowell before locking him in.

39:40 – Lachie Weller could be a smokey playing in the backline with MID/FWD status.

44:00 – What are Josh Sinn‘s round one chances?

Click here for DC’s Suns v Power report.

44:15 – Collingwood v Hawthorn with Josh Gabelich

47:40 – “Collingwood supporters have been waiting four or five years for Nick Daicos“.

51:00 – Will Scott Pendlebury gain DEF status at round six?

54:15 – Josh Ward looks like he’ll play plenty of footy this year.

Click here to Jamie’s Pies v Hawks report.

56:20 – Sydney Swans v GWS Giants with Jake Stein

58:25 – Stephen Coniglio has had an uninterrupted pre-season and is confident in his body.

59:50 – Who will be the No. 1 ruck? Braydon Preuss or Keiren Briggs.

1:01:00 – Isaac Heeney is a lock.

1:04:50 – Three of Jake’s top Fantasy picks for this year.

Click here for Calvin’s Swans v Giants report.

1:07:40 – West Coast Eagles v Fremantle with Nathan Schmook

1:09:00 – Put a line through Campbell Chesser and Elliot Yeo for round one.

1:12:10 – Will Brodie attended almost all of Fremantle’s centre bounces.

1:15:35 – Why Schmooky is cooling on popular rookie Nathan O’Driscoll.

Click here for Trigga’s Eagles v Dockers report.

1:17:15 – Geelong Cats v Richmond with Michael Whiting

1:18:20 – Dustin Martin had a ton of CBAs.

1:20:35 – Keen an eye on Hugo Ralphsmith who got rolling as the game went on.

1:22:25 – “I can almost guarantee Tom Stewart had the most Fantasy points”.

Click here for Nathan’s Cats v Tigers report.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Charles O'Connor

    February 27, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Can anyone give me a rundown on how well Jack Bytel played against Carlton? Thanks

    • Gordon

      February 27, 2022 at 5:12 pm

      He played the VFL game after and was probably their best player. Most Saints fans want him in the 22 at the expense of Ross. Hopefully be gets a shot in the AAMI game.

      • Ben

        February 28, 2022 at 11:12 am

        “Most Saints fans” being every single Saints fan bar Seb Ross himself

  2. Chriso

    February 27, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Rookies looking pretty slim from this weekend

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