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Calvin’s Captains – Rd.12

Ok… you why you are here! I know why you are here! In fact, everyone in the land of dreamteam is coming here shortly to check out the best captains that round 12 has to offer. So get in there and read the best advice going around!

Ha ha ha – yeah, this is where it is… the best DT captain advice going around. Ignore the other tryhards out there and get behind the Mad Irish Pirate as last week we found some crackers. Now this week is looking very interesting. But a high scoring round I’m tipping especially from our premiums as they look set to go bananas! Get in there DT fans and check out the talent I have for you this week.

Pendlebury Goes Solo

This week, Pendles plays the Demons and will do so without Dane Swan and Dalina Thomas. It’s really hard to tell how Pendles scores without Swan as Swan hasn’t missed a game in years, but if you know Pendles… he’s rise to the challenge! Pendles scored 136 and 116 on the Demons in 2010 which just happened to make them his favourite team to play for the year. In his last 2 games this year, he has scored 129 and 131 which just happened to be at the MCG where he finds himself again this week. Plus, the Demons don’t really tag and when they do it’s a crap tag that anyone could get away from. He’ll obviously be Melbourne’s  #1 focus but let’s make this clear… Pendles will kill them, BIG TIME.

He’s Rucking Good

Wow… last week many people followed my wicked pirate advice and went Dean Cox for his massive 145 against the Suns.

I received many tweets… @CalvinDT saying ‘thanks Calvin, I owe you a beer” and stuff like that, anyway, I wrote down your names so I’ll be collecting that soon.

This week, Dean Cox plays the Adelaide Crows and this has me licking my lips again. Cox had just 104 last time he played them in 2010 and although he didn’t play them at all in 2009, he averaged a very solid 124 on the Crows during the 2006/07 seasons.

This week Cox will look to add another 100+ score to his tally as he already has 6×100+ scores in his last 7 games against them.

But the game is at AAMI and straight away I can see your concern with Cox playing away from his beloved Patersons Playground but I will settle your little paranoid nerves with this. Cox averages 121 at AAMI in his last 3 games there with a score of 118 already next to his name from AAMI this year. So yeah, you can rest easy.

Now, the best thing about this week is that the Crows have been allowing opposition ruckman to score at ease against them. Check this out…

Recent Ruckman Vs Adelaide Crows
Rd. 11 – Goldstein = 144pts (17d, 48h/o)
Rd. 10 – Leuenberger = 111pts (19d, 41h/o)

See that? These guys are certainly not in the class of Cox, and after what Cox did last week this could be nasty!

Hawks Killing Our Fun

This week we have a ripping match between Geelong and the Hawks at the MCG. These guys met in Rd. 5 this year, and in that game my CBS News Team in Chapman (130pts), Bartel (124pts) and Selwood (134) all top scored out of everyone for the game. So let’s look at these guys… Chapman had 3 goals that day and has previous scores of 117 and 102 on the Hawks in his last 3. But after missing last week and having just 83 last time he was at the MCG, you’d have to look elsewhere (although he could be great). Bartel had 28d last time he played the Hawks and loves the big stage and the big matches like this. In his last 3 years of playing the Hawks, Jimmy has posted 124, 139, 132, 94 and 108. Crazy! During his last 3 games against the Hawks he has averaged 28 touches with 8 tackles. Jimmy’s form hasn’t been great though, but he did bounce back last week with a nice 123 to end his run of 0x100+ in his 4 games before that. Joel Selwood had 32d on the Hawks back in that round 5 clash and did that with the tag of Brad Sewell. The Hawks are one of his favourite teams to playl but mainly thanks to his DT personal best score of 185pts he had on them back in 2009. He had just 94 last week but has a great record at the MCG with scores of 121 and 134 coming in his last 2 games there.

But why are the Hawks killing our fun Calvin? Oh yeah I forgot about that… well listen to this. Over the last few weeks you might have noticed that the Hawks have changed their game style with this much publicised ‘high possession footy’. This is killing our DT scores for of players who are playing against them and this week I’m worried that it may happen again to our Geelong boys.

Opposition 100+ Scores Vs the Hawks
Rd. 8 Vs St Kilda – 1 player cracked 100+
Rd. 9 Vs Sydney – 0 players cracked 100+
Rd.10 Vs Bulldogs – 2 players cracked 100+
Rd. 11 Vs Freo – 2 players cracked 100+

Righteo, whooped de doo Calvin. But during this time where they allowed only 5×100+ scores to their opposition… the Hawks had 27 players cracking the ton! Get my point yet? But the good news is this… I don’t think it will happen this week, but the scary thing is it might and need to be aware of it.

@CalvinDT – #madirishpirate

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Whoop there it is! Personally you can nearly flip a coin between the top two guys there but if you had to choose, I’d go Cox…just.  The others will be great, but those top 2 lads will be pushing 130 and beyond this week. Just sit back and watch the show…

Thanks for hanging round right to the end. You know what to do. Get into your DT account now and lock them in. Good luck and I’ll see you in Melbourne for that beer you owe me (I’m at the pub now).



  1. fivestar

    June 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I have A.Swallow and would love to be unique and pick him against the GC but these points have thrown me off…
    – The Nrth v GC will be a contest, Gold Coast could win. Last time GC won (Against Brisbane) only Luenberger and Rich cracked the ton, Redden and Rockcliff were below par.
    – Swallow loves the contests and isn’t really a junk time player

    In saying that, he is an absolute gun and im really hoping he’ll get 140+, if I didnt have Pendles I’d probably risk it though. I don’t think he’ll get tag and I really hope he’ll play on his brother.

  2. thedtjap

    June 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I literally did flip a coin just then…

    Head gave Cox the captain (haha) sorry pendles.

  3. Bdogger

    June 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Will be going for D Cox as captain, safe bet considering he’s against Adelaide!

  4. 44chappo

    June 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    “In September 2004, Judd received considerable media attention due to wearing a revealing red dress to the Brownlow Medal presentation. The dress was custom-made by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas and was valued at A$2000”

    Always knew judd was a girl.

    • Shane_o_85

      June 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Do you have a favourite player in the AFL, or do you just try to rip on all the premo’s to tick people off?

  5. Billy

    June 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    What do u guys think about swallow he’s scored 116, 116 and 138 in the last 3 matches and has G.C this week

  6. Ramrod

    June 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I love these articles, but I like to go a bit unique with my captain choice, with reasonable success. Jumped on Murphy two weeks back for his 145. Hot tip this week is Scotty Thompson is gonna smash it out Friday night. Bit risky after his shit score last week, but he’s got a lot to prove.

    • Albert Lloyd

      June 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      Scott Thompson of Adelaide??

      • Ramrod

        June 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

        Lol, yes. Game is actually on Saturday. Brain fade.

  7. albertproudftw

    June 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    gazza will get the C against north this week hope he kills it!

  8. mezaire

    June 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Trading in Murphy this week and I think he is going to run riot against Brisbane!!

  9. Pavlich29

    June 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Going with Pendles as my (C) and Coxy as my (VC)

  10. badboyben

    June 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    First time this year ive had more than one of your top 5 in my team :)
    and i have 4 this time

  11. hinchdawg

    June 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Going smoky this week:

    Either Petrie


    or S. Thompson

    • Brodie94

      June 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

      Won’t matter you’ll only score 1700 anyway

    • Kuruki

      June 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Petrie could score huge this week but Cox done the job last week and will do it again this week.

    • Silky Smooth

      June 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      All well and good for saying cox number two good decision congratulations. However you also said selwood number ONE and anyone that followed this (me) would have lost 106 points purely from captain selection, which makes a huge difference. so lets not get too confident in our predictions ey peg leg.

      • Brappinalong

        June 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

        Another maths genius on our hands here….

        Cox (c) 145 x 2 = 290 + Selwood 92 = 382

        Selwood (c) 92 x 2 = 184 + Cox 145 = 329

        – 329
        = 53 difference.

        Please if your going to have a crack GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!

        • Silky Smooth

          June 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

          haha, didnt think of it that way sorry mate. still, 53 points is not to be sniffed at.

          • Brappinalong

            June 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

            Yeah fair enough mate, I got burnt by Selwood aswell.

  12. totes magotes

    June 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Anyone else noticed that there’s not a lot of chat coming from the TKOL camp in recent times?? ranked 1500 or something and looks well off the pace……

    • JungleMuffin

      June 9, 2011 at 12:06 am

      Yeah mate. He’s a front runner.

  13. SirJoel

    June 9, 2011 at 12:22 am

    What about Andrew swallow, ripped up last week with 39d, against gold coast this week and seems to rack up against teams who struggle to get clearances?

  14. roxredsox

    June 9, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Dear Mark Harvey please play Broughton in the midfield again and for the rest of the year for that matter.
    Dear Brisbane lions please play Tommy Rock this week.
    Dear sandi please look after your toe..dont drop a piece of toast on it or anything cos from that height it could mean another three weeks.
    Dear missy Higgins please dont cut yourself shaving and be out for a month your starting to look good.
    Dear Swanny have fun in Arizona and don’t drink too many cans on the flight over…i want a string of 150’s when you get back.
    And Dear Calvin thanx for a top five containing only one of my players…lucky he’s NO.1 im gonna go with the big man and hope the rest fall over to be honest.
    And finally Dear santa get off your fat arse and stop touching up those little elves whilst mrs claus is out the back shining up the sleigh and bring me some more trades for an early chrissy present please.
    Thats all for my D.T wishlist for now thanks.
    P.S..Port Power just take the rest of the year off thanks we wont mind.

    • gricho

      June 9, 2011 at 4:34 am

      You’re pretty drunk hey?
      Last week I was tossing up between Coxy and Juddy.. I’ll be backing in Cox (‘backing in cox’ lol) again.

    • Shane_o_85

      June 9, 2011 at 4:53 am

      Dear god,
      Please take the keyboard away from this moron.

      Kind regards,

      DT community

      • Skooper

        June 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

        Haha…seems like you have a similar impact on FanFooty

        Can someone ban Shane85 because he’s a dumb spamming plow? – Barlow – today

      • crispy

        June 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

        If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

        • the gherkin

          June 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

          If you dont read it, how will you know that you dont like it?

          Ridiculous comment

          • crispy

            June 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

            OK then, if you don’t like it, read some of it and make that decision before you waste the next 30 seconds of your life, and then don’t waste more time commenting that you don’t like it and at the very least, don’t copy the format of the comment you don’t like.

      • roxredsox

        June 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

        you consider yourself part of the d.t community do you shane?? you emo troll.

        • DomTal

          June 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

          I had a laugh

  15. bigdawg

    June 9, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Went with gazza last week and was stoked think I might stay with him. What do you f**kers reckon?

  16. Hawksman

    June 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

    looking to upgrade a forward this week and i am going for overall my choices are fyfe petrie sylvia who is best

    • Zan

      June 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

      i like fyfe ;) but i have had him from the start

    • imofm

      June 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

      I would also go fyfe with his DPP. Sylvia will be a great option in a week or two as his price is certain to drop. Petrie is possibly the best option if you already have a RUCK/FWD DPP.

  17. Hawksman

    June 9, 2011 at 11:13 am

    but fyfe shoulder is teared up and has a multi bye bye and i am going to try and catch in those rounds

  18. Hawksman

    June 9, 2011 at 11:15 am

    catch up*

  19. Slappers


    June 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

    coxy all the way for me… had him last round… will have him this round… thanks Calvin

  20. random_guy

    June 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Funny thing, all I read of your post was:

    OK then, if you don’t like it, read some of it and make that dec……


    • random_guy

      June 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      Aww man, that was supposed to be a reply to Crispy’s post above, now I’ve lost all comic mojo!

  21. The Unemployed

    June 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I have a question for you all,

    Do i play The Gu or Harris against his old mob on field?

    Thoughts please Ladies and Gents…..


    The Unemployed

    • Milk_Lizard

      June 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      I’d be going Harris, he’s really only had a couple of bad scores this year, he’ll bounce back this week for sure. But you’re probably only looking at 10 points difference either way

  22. dreamteamking

    June 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    hey boys my team is finally finished and here it is with 10 trades left!!!

    goddard, gibbs, delidio, shaw, scotland, adcock, rawlings (enright, suckling, heppell)
    swan, boyd, pendles, murphy, thompson, ablett (selwood, mundy, hodge)
    sandilands, cox (petrie, smith)
    chapman, johnson, n.voldt, pavlich, goodes, sylvia, franklin (fyfe, knights, okeefe)


    • npercey97

      June 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      F**k off
      You’re an idiot

    • Milk_Lizard

      June 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Cool story mate.

      • Gerryboy

        June 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

        what a TOOL

    • Kuruki

      June 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      You might want to strengthen your midfield if you are to have any chance at the car. Also you look a bit weak upfront.

    • Innocent Criminals

      June 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm


      You’re still got a lot of work to do and ony 10 trades left. I’m assuming you have about 2 million in cash yeah?

      Probably bring in Broughton for Gibbs when Carlton have the bye.

      I agree with Kuruki that your mids are a bit shaky. Have you thought of upgrading Mundy to Watson or Bartel?

      Your rucks are pretty good but do you need four rucks? Maybe downgrade Smith to Vardy and then upgrade Knights to Sylvia.

      What about injuries? Fyfe might need a week off at some stage so look at swapping him for Rioli in case of emergencies.

      I hope this helps mate. Good luck!

  23. LaHug

    June 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Calvin, last week I followed your “wicked pirate advice” and put Selwood as captain over Cox (as was in your top 5). I’m not saying your advice isn’t great, but you’re way too quick to toot your own horn about great picks even when you made them the same time as some shockers!
    Still appreciate the advice and will be gifting the big Cox with the captaincy this week!

  24. Innocent Criminals

    June 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Yeah I took Calvin’s “wicked arrghh pirate’s advice” last week and bit the dust with sub-100 Selwood.

    I actually got a legal opinion on Calvin’s Captains but QLD Legal Aid said that I’ve got no case – caveat emptor I’m afraid.

    Cox for me this week too.

  25. my blue roan

    June 9, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I noticed someone already asked this….
    but…any reason not to make Ablett Capitano this week?
    Do you think that north will put a heavy tag on him?
    would it matter?

    Thanks in advance.

    • i miss bastinac

      June 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Yeh ditto! I went selwood too. due to Franklin 0, slyvia 21 and chapman on the pine I had a very average score! I’m very tempted to go my gut feel and put it on swallow playing the gold coast over cox and pendles. I think my first yr of dreamteam wen I didn’t know about calvin I went gut feel and did ok…

      • i miss bastinac

        June 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

        @ blue. Ablett will go well against Roos because of form and the fact premiums always score well against them. Personally if I had ablett I would be tempted maybe even over pendles. Captain choice is so important this wk urgh!

  26. Ike

    June 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Is it just me or is Coxy having a bit of a yawn in the top 5 picture? Surely smashing out massive hundreds isn’t boring the man is it?

  27. KerbStomp

    June 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    To all those whingeing about the pirates advice, you obviously have no f**king clue yourself otherwise you could make the decision without having to look at this so chill the f**k out :)

    I went Jelwood last week because it was a good call at the time, sure it sucks now looking back but obviously no one else guessed that he’d stink it up.. It’s the Big Cox locked in this week for me

    • ryanlimmy

      June 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      suck a dick, you took his advice and cox stunk it up

      • KerbStomp

        June 13, 2011 at 12:05 am

        sorry mate, I made that decision on my own, again, picking Cox was the smart move at the start of the round.. Hindsight’s a bitch hey? Still I’m sitting in the top 1000 so I can’t be that shit huh?

        Suck MY dick :)

  28. Shazzam66

    June 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Go Boyd!

    Got the big cox as captain but i’m still pretty happy with boyds performance.

  29. Birdman

    June 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Saw warne-dawg on the footy show
    (or a good impersonator)

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