Dream Team for Dummies: How to make a basic team
Many people that do Dream Team have been doing it for years. This makes it very hard for those of us who have never played. Read on to see how you can have an effective Dream Team the first time you play! Read on and see what the @Dreamteam_Guru has to share with us.
Do you have a girlfriend, wife, daughter, son or friend from NSW that has no idea about Dream Team but is bugging you to get involved or you want an excuse to have more time to talk about Dream Team?
For years, Mrs Guru has picked a team based on players she knows. It has become apparent over time that she only knows high-priced forwards (Franklin, Riewoldt, Rioli, Roughead, Hall, Monfries…), a couple of midfielders (Jobe, Ablett) and no defenders ( – ). This has meant that she has been loaded with rookies in one position, had an erratic forward line and a decent captain. Yet to make the finals, Mrs Guru has nearly come to the end of the rope and is threatening to not play DT anymore.
Like Mrs Guru, get your new comers to follow the Guru’s blue print for a competitive Dream Team. It won’t be the best team in the comp, but it won’t be the percentage booster that some girlfriends submit year after year.
For those senior players out there, below is a list of names that you might not have considered that are potential cash cows – and we all know that you need them to win the competition (memories of 2010 Michael Barlow, and then his subsequent injury and over priced price of 2011).
Pick 2 Premium DEF/MIDs
Choose from Goddard, Gibbs, Deledio, Scotland, Gilbee, Carrazzo
Pick 1 Premium DEF
Choose from Connors, Enright, Broughton, Mackie, Duffield
Pick 2 Medium Range DEFs
Choose from Dempsey, Everitt, Grima, R Shaw, Thornton, Broadbent
Pick 1 Cheap DEF
Choose from Otten, Tape, Coad, Stanley
Pick 4 Rookie DEFs
Choose from Toy, Howard, Faulks, McKernan, Puopolo, Duigan, Lower, Hutchins
Pick 3 Premium MIDs
Choose from Swan, Montagna, Boyd, Cross, Boyd, Pendlebury, Ablett, Hayes, Judd, K Cornes
Pick 1 Unique MID
Choose from Jack, A Swallow, Tuck, Watson
Pick 1 Cheap MID
Choose from D Swallow, Gaff, Polec
Pick 1 Cheap MID/FWD
Choose from A Krakouer, I Smith, G Rohan
Pick 1 Cheap DEF/MID
Choose from Heppell, Hibberd
Pick 2 Rookie MIDs
Choose from Harris, Atley, Contin, Green, Liberatore, Wallis
Pick 1 Premium RUC
Choose from Sandilands, Ryder, Cox
Pick 1 2nd Tier RUC
Choose from Jolly, Mumford, Goldstein, Kreuzer, Clark
Pick 1 Cheap RUC
Choose from Z Smith, Bailey, Redden, Derickx
Pick 1 Rookie Listed RUC
Choose from Macauley, Curnow, Bathie, McCulloch
Pick 1 Premium MID/FWD
Choose from Didak, Sylvia, Chapman, Harvey, Goodes
Pick 2 Premium FWDs
Choose from Franklin, N Riewoldt, Green, S Johnson, Ginasiracusa, Brown, Cloke, Rioli or another Premium M/F
Pick 1 Unique FWD
Choose from Schneider, J Riewoldt, Stokes, LeCras, Gray
Pick 1 Mid Range MID/FWD
Choose from M Morton, Ler Jetta, Zaharakis, Petterd, Fyfe
Pick 1 Cheap FWD
Choose from Watts, Knights, Veszpremi, Gamble
Pick 4 Rookie FWDs
Choose From Matera, Archer, Richardson, Skiner, Prestia, Lamb, Michie, Day
Now you may have gone slightly over budget if you simply chose the most expensive player in each option, so go back and change a few of the expensive picks.
Ensure you don’t have more than 2 players from the same team for each position.
This should give you a solid start to the Dream Team Season.