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Jared Brennan: Deck of Dream Team 2011

I’ve saved my last Deck of Dream Team article for one of my boys, Jared Brennan! If you’ve followed DT TALK for the last 5 years, you understand the rollercoaster ride of a relationship we’ve had together. Can he take my heart again? Hopefully this time not break it in two…

Name: Jared Brennan
Club: Gold Coast
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Bye Rounds: 1 & 9
2010 Average: 87
2010 Games Played: 18
Predicted Average: 95

Why should I pick him? Jared Brennan, or as I like to think of him, the REAL JB, stood up in Round 1 and 2 last year and went BANG, BANG! He gave us a 121 and a 119 before being suspended for Round 3. He returned in Round 4 with 108. I was a very excited man… and was kicking myself for not getting on him from the start! He had another 3 hundred plus score for the remaining of the year… and uh, maybe we need to go to the next section…

Why shouldn’t I pick him? …and this is where the Real JB lets us down. There are too many of these reasons! Firstly, he is a loose unit. Last year he was suspended for Round 3. The year before, he was rubbed out for headbutting Josh Carr (should have got Brownlow votes for that rather than a suspension). You never know what he’s going to do. That’s the same with his Dream Team scoring. After that awesome start in 2010, he then backed up the next three games with a 69, 59 and 66 before missing the next three weeks with an ankle injury. Oh and came back from that pretty poorly too with a 56 point game. Did I mention I picked him up in Round 4 after Nick Riewoldt went down with his hamstring. Argh! Anyway… he is up and down like a yo-yo and consistency isn’t in his vocabulary! There is so many negative things about Jared Brennan, I can’t even believe he has made it into the Deck of DT! What am I thinking?

Deck of DT Rating. QUEEN – He’ll be a massive risk, but who knows… could possibly be the pick of the year! A forward/midfielder who is (arguably) under priced because his potential is so high, coming into a new club where he will get the opportunities to ‘do what he wants’ because he is a senior player at the club. He will need to step up, and hopefully his DT scoring (and consistency) can do the same. I am all over the Real JB. I think I will talk myself into starting with him come the March 24 lockout. He’s been hovering around that mid-80 average for 3 years now. With all of that AFL Dream Team potential, it’s time to break that and become the premium player we all want you to be!

I <3 you JB!





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