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Lock ’em in: Gold Coast Suns

We got to have a look at the Gold Coast Suns for the first time last night and we can now make some decisions on who we should be locking in our Dream Teams for 2011! Yep we already had Harris and co in there, but who are we confident in selecting?

We got to have a look at the Gold Coast Suns for the first time last night and we can now make some decisions on who we should be locking in our Dream Teams for 2011! I’ve just finished watching the games (thanks to the replays on the AFL site) and here are my thoughts.

DEFENDERS

Danny Stanley at $106,400 smashed GWS up forward with 72 points in 40 minutes. He is going to be able to rack up a few touches (including a few 4 point tackles) and as a 23 year old, he has to be a lock in their side.

Josh Toy played only 4 games in the VFL last year due to finishing his year 12 studies in Melbourne but was very impressive (scores of 67, 89, 81 and 49). His 37 against the Swans included 7 kicks in his 9 disposals and a couple of tackles. He was injured towards the end of the first half against GWS, but had 17 points already. Going to be an accumulator!

27 year old Michael Coad will be a player who will be a lock in the team from Round 1. At $112,400, we’d be silly not to select him. He scored 38 ahaint the Swans and 25 against GWS.

Alik Magin had a great game against the Giants, kicking two goals and finishing with 32 points. Wasn’t on the radar, but probably won’t get another look in for the Warne Dawgs going by is 6 points in the Swans game.

MIDFIELDERS

Of course we all had Daniel Harris in our team. At $114,400 we have to. After a solid DT career at North Melbourne and a big VFL stat year in 2010, Harris backed up with scores of 45 and 42. Pretty much Dream Team ton games. Start him on your ground (from Round 2) without any worries.

I was one of the people who got off David Swallow. His price of $160,500 was a little too much for me. I am again considering him after 39 against the Swans… but more about how good he looked. He will be a champion!

Harley Bennell is the forgotten man in many Dream Teams. He is slightly cheaper than Swallow, but produced bigger numbers in the two games (34 and 42). Could be a unique option.

RUCKS

Josh Fraser was the only ‘real’ ruckman out there. His DT scoring wasn’t awesome. Scores of 19 and 29 were solid, considering there are no boundary throw ins. I’m semi keen on him, but will wait until next week when he plays a full/proper game… and hopefully alongside Zac Smith.

FORWARDS

Brandon Matera played up the ground and gathered 7 possessions against the Swans for 43 Dream Team points. I’ve got him on my bench now with some confidence at $97,600.

Dion Prestia was solid with 25 and 24. His MID/FWD positioning has him in a lot of teams at the moment. Waiting until next week to see if he is a worth contender for my side.

Who did you like in the game? Let us know in the comments!

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