Season 2023, how did we get here so fast! Doesn’t matter! We are here and Footy is Back and how good is it!!
Last weekend we saw some ‘practice games’ which gave us a bit of information but it was probably not the most accurate reflection as we had some 6 qtr and 8 qtr games with some mixed up teams and some key players that we want to see missing. But never fear, we have another week of games before we need to make some final decisions.
We got some glimpses on how a few things will work, like the Grundy and Gawn relationship, how will Rankine be used, Is Yeo the real deal? But realistically did we get the full picture? No.
So what does this all mean? It means, take all these practice games with a pinch of salt. Remember, there were a few guys missing and we didn’t really see any tagging and we know some coaches won’t show us all their tricks.
So what about this week?
This week is the last time the coaches can get a good hit out. We have 3 games each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with all games on Kayo and Foxtel I believe. This is the weekend to focus on for our research as we are more likely to see the actual structures and CBA rotations etc that we are likely to see in round 1. So I thought I would remind you of a few things to remember as we head into this final hitout before we need to start locking players in to round 1.
Take note of who isn’t playing. Before you get super excited about a player’s role you need to keep in mind who is missing from the game. This also goes for rookies, they may get plenty of time, but this could be because there are some other key players missing.
Don’t be Royactionary We all remember the mistakes we have made in the past. We have all seen a guy go nuts in a pre-season game only to crash and burn once we got to the real stuff. If you haven’t had an eye on them throughout the pre-season so far or haven’t even thought of them, then just do a triple take on what you are seeing and make sure that you are really sure you want them in your side.
Watch for role This is the key to the practice games. We ned to make sue that the role is there. The player may not get a heap of the footy for various reasons and that can include the quality of the opposition or their teammates. But if you see a guy in at every centre bounce in a full strength side with everyone playing where you expect then go for it!
I guess what I am trying to say here is that I want you all to just think about what you are doing with these games and back your research and look for things that will either prove or disprove your research, don’t grasp at straws on one act in a game.
How are your Leagues?
Got your leagues sorted? Time to start filling them out, you don’t want to be looking for players in your league in the last days before the season starts.
On the topic of leagues, here is one of mine for you to jump into so you can play against other DTTalk readers.YKMP57UY
I will put another code or two up before the season including a Supercoach and RDT league. As always, pls just join one of them to give everyone a chance to play against other scramblers.
That is it for this short pre-season Scramble. Good luck with your final squads and I will see you all just before we get to round 1!
- Dan on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “agreed Warnie , windhager every day over Warner” Jun 10, 01:14
- Warnie on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “Windhager is averaging 33 or so because he was sub in three of his first six games. He scored 120,…” Jun 9, 22:21
- Will on Calvin’s Captains – Rd. 13: “English was absolutely dominating Lycett all game, he wasn’t injured. They had to sub him off and double up on…” Jun 9, 19:17
- lizardofoz on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “known” Jun 9, 18:48
- lizardofoz on Friday Fantasy Fill Up – Rd. 13: “I’m happy with Warner but Windhager had to be a dodgy selection. 66 from a know tagger averaging 33 or…” Jun 9, 18:47
Welcome back – if you had to pick one which of Rozee or Butters?
Good luck with the upcoming season
Hey Bopper, thanks mate, good to be back ready for another season.
I think I agree with most of what all the other experts have been saying and that is Rozee. He is going to see more midfield time than Butters I think and he seems to have had better luck with his body too. But realistically I expect them both to be good picks this season.
I really fail to see what purpose this article serves. Just seems to me to be content for contents sake
Just putting out a few thougths for those that may or may not be new to DT and a bit of a reminder of the things to consider when you are watching the last of the practice rounds.
generally speaking, it’s usually the last article/post prior to the weeks games and often touches on last minute updates, injuries, players of note, who the emergencies are etc..
e.g. there may have been a player miss training and not be on a team flight, that info probably not captured in other features, so can get put in here..
No way Jose,
With all due respect you’re wrong, hopelessly 100%, grain fed wrong.
The scramble is the second best and most useful article on this site after the wash up, which is vitally important for the mental health of all DTers (apologies all other contributors but you know it’s true).
This is just the practice match warm-up preamble, if you find no use for it come season proper please do go and find someone who cares to tell, just a word of advice though, no one here wants to hear it.
As some mug once, or a thousand times said, good luck.
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You’re welcome Dunny, thanks for your work it’s much appreciated to the point that I can overlook you being a Port supporter.
Whilst it may not seem relevant to you, not everyone is seasoned. These articles help to grow the fantasy community.
Negativity for the sake of it….ain’t no body got time for dat!
Roast me ya dogs.
DEF- Doc, Stewart, Daicos, Yeo, Gibney, Weddle SUBS- Chesser, Cincotta
MID- Steele, Mills, Titch, Green, Sheed, Ashcroft, Philllips, Mckenzie SUBS- Dowling, Gillbee
RUCK- Marshall, Cameron SUB- Ryan
FWD- Dunks, Toranto, Roezee, Mclean, Sheezel, Phillipou SUBS- F.Greene, Van Rooyen
You’re ugly and have an unmistakable faint lingering smell of cat pee, not a bad team though so long as rooks work out.
And his mother drives a pickle wagon
safe to say everyone jumped off or worpel and titch wayyyyy to early… meanwhile i’ve offloaded n.daicos
Yeah, I was happy with my structure too, now it looks like I need another reconstruction.
Remember, Don’t be Royactionary. Half time in the Port game and Farrell and Bergman are both on over 50 at half time. Do you want them in your team?
Good advice! Geez Port didn’t look good which worries me in so many ways.
But Daicos didn’t like that tag. Hopefully he was sandbagging!
That Tag on Daicos has really got me thinking now that he may not be the way to go! Worpel was good too. Just be wary of Titch but he did look good
trying to not be Royactionary, but 3 things i’m looking to change based on yesterdays games..
1 – Lycett i liked for the value, but not sure the stress is worth what is only looking like a 5 point upside..
2 – need to get Mackenzie in my team, so 1 gun has to make way..
3 – can see Daics copping a tag through the season & not sure how long it’ll take him to learn how to fight through it.. might be looking at upgrading to Helmet instead..
if i end up taking action on No 2 above, then i bank enough $$ to upgrade Lycett & Daics to any player..
all this and the season hasn’t even started yet, fml..
Royactionary is happening like fetch is happening
What’s the current ownership on Gulden?
I’ve been flipping him and Rozee for at least a month but I don’t usually like chasing last week’s score!