Adam Goodes: Deck of Dream Team 2011
To call him Goodes is an understatement, he should be re-named Adam BloodyawesomeatDTforadecadenotout. There are so many reasons to put Goodsey in your squad, one being the “no risk factor” meaning you know what you are going to get.
Why should I pick him? To call him Goodes is an understatement, he should be re-named Adam BloodyawesomeatDTforadecadenotout. There are so many reasons to put Goodsey in your squad, one being the “no risk factor” meaning you know what you are going to get. When you pick your initial team, there are so many players you literally sweat over/lose sleep over, but that’s not the case with this man. Not only has he missed an unbelievable 3 games between 2001 and 2010, he has had 2 of his 3 best DT years in the past 2 years, taking and “age/past it” rules out of the equation. I love the fact that he is duel position which increases the flexibility of a Dream Team dramatically, especially now we need to cover byes as well as injuries. Last year he went of a 5 week burst of averaging 126, which included a whopping 158.
Why shouldn’t I pick him? In all his years of elite DTing, somehow, Goodsey has never averaged 100 so it is hard to see that happening in the year he turns 31. The fact that he has reached 30 counts Goodes out of alot of teams that stay true to the “no player over 30 rule” although there are no signs of a significant form drop or injury concern. Under a new coach, I guess nobody knows the role he will play this year, and sometime being so versatile can work against DT output, depending on where the coach thinks the team need him most.
Deck of DT Rating.King- The word out of the Swans pre season camp is that Goodes is once again teaching everybody a lesson on the track. With other reports that Bradshaw has made significant improvements with his knee due to a new strength program, this may free Goodes up to run up the ground and rest forward….. a potential (dare I say it) recipe for a 100 point average.