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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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”.