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AFL Teams: Round 22

It is semi final weekend in Dream Team! There are no Geelong players there for us to have on our park this round and there are a few others out there who aren’t suiting up this week. Check out the teams now. Just a reminder that there is no DT TALK LIVE this week due to work commitments. Stay tuned for an interview with the leader of DT and Calvin’s Captains later tonight.

Carlton v Hawthorn
ES – Fri Aug 19, 7:40pm

Carlton

B: Jeremy Laidler, Michael Jamison, Christopher Yarran
HB: Bryce Gibbs, Lachlan Henderson, Nick Duigan
C: Heath Scotland, David Ellard, Kade Simpson
HF: Jeffrey Garlett, Bret Thornton, Dennis Armfield
F: Andrew Walker, Matthew Kreuzer, Eddie Betts
Foll: Robert Warnock, Chris Judd, Marc Murphy
I/C: Andrew Carrazzo, Aaron Joseph, Mitch Robinson, Marcus Davies
Emg: Setanta O’hAilpin, Jordan Russell, Zach Tuohy

In: Michael Jamison
Out: Zach Tuohy

Milestones: Robert Warnock – 50 games

Hawthorn

B: Paul Puopolo, Josh Gibson, Thomas Murphy
HB: Brent Guerra, Ryan Schoenmakers, Grant Birchall
C: Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell, Isaac Smith
HF: Chance Bateman, Lance Franklin, Shaun Burgoyne
F: Cyril Rioli, David Hale, Luke Breust
Foll: Max Bailey, Luke Hodge, Brad Sewell
I/C: Brendan Whitecross, Liam Shiels, Matt Suckling, Cameron Bruce
Emg: Michael Osborne, Jordan Lisle, Kyle Cheney

Gold Coast Suns v Adelaide
MS – Sat Aug 20, 2:10pm

Gold Coast Suns

B: Seb Tape, Joel Tippett, Steven May
HB: Jarrod Harbrow, Nathan Bock, Karmichael Hunt
C: Maverick Weller, Gary Ablett, Sam Iles
HF: Michael Rischitelli, Rory Thompson, Luke Russell
F: Daniel Stanley, Nathan Ablett, Harley Bennell
Foll: Josh Fraser, Jared Brennan, David Swallow
I/C: Trent McKenzie, Matt Shaw, Tom Hickey, Dion Prestia
Emg: Hayden Jolly, Joseph Daye, Brandon Matera

In: Karmichael Hunt, Luke Russell, Rory Thompson, Tom Hickey, Joel Tippett, Nathan Ablett
Out: Zac Smith (Rested), Nathan Krakouer, Joseph Daye, Charlie Dixon, Joel Wilkinson, Tom Lynch (Back)

New: Tom Hickey (), Joel Tippett (Southport, QLD), Nathan Ablett ()

Adelaide

B: Graham Johncock, Ben Rutten, Andy Otten
HB: Michael Doughty, Daniel Talia, Nathan van Berlo
C: Bernie Vince, Scott Thompson, Richard Douglas
HF: Jared Petrenko, Taylor Walker, Brent Reilly
F: Jack Gunston, Kurt Tippett, Matthew Wright
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Patrick Dangerfield, Rory Sloane
I/C: David Mackay, Tony Armstrong, Shaun McKernan, Aidan Riley
Emg: Ivan Maric, Richard Tambling, Brodie Smith

In: Richard Douglas, Ben Rutten, David Mackay, Kurt Tippett
Out: Chris Knights (Quad), Ivan Maric, Ricky Henderson (Groin), Brodie Smith

West Coast Eagles v Essendon
PS – Sat Aug 20, 1:10pm

West Coast Eagles

B: Shannon Hurn, Darren Glass, Will Schofield
HB: Beau Waters, Eric Mackenzie, Scott Selwood
C: Luke Shuey, Matthew Priddis, Andrew Embley
HF: Andrew Gaff, Josh Kennedy, Mark Nicoski
F: Nic Naitanui, Quinten Lynch, Mark LeCras
Foll: Dean Cox, Daniel Kerr, Adam Selwood
I/C: Bradley Ebert, Ashley Smith, Ashton Hams, Jack Darling
Emg: Mitch Brown, Chris Masten, Brad Sheppard

In: Darren Glass, Beau Waters
Out: Mitch Brown, Patrick McGinnity (Suspension)

Milestones: Nic Naitanui – 50 games

Essendon

B: Mark McVeigh, Dustin Fletcher, Jake Carlisle
HB: Nathan Lovett-Murray, David Myers, Kyle Hardingham
C: Leroy Jetta, Jobe Watson, Jake Melksham
HF: Angus Monfries, Stewart Crameri, David Zaharakis
F: Kyle Reimers, Patrick Ryder, Alwyn Davey
Foll: David Hille, Brent Stanton, Heath Hocking
I/C: Andrew Welsh, Tom Bellchambers, Ben Howlett, Dyson Heppell
Emg: Ricky Dyson, Henry Slattery, Alex Browne

In: Nathan Lovett-Murray, David Myers, Tom Bellchambers
Out: Ricky Dyson, Tayte Pears (Soreness), Michael Hurley (Soreness)

North Melbourne v Fremantle
ES – Sat Aug 20, 7:10pm

North Melbourne

B: Brady Rawlings, Scott Thompson, Michael Firrito
HB: Aaron Mullett, Nathan Grima, Daniel Wells
C: Matt Campbell, Ryan Bastinac, Jack Ziebell
HF: Scott McMahon, Lachlan Hansen, Aaron Edwards
F: Lindsay Thomas, Drew Petrie, Brent Harvey
Foll: Todd Goldstein, Kieran Harper, Andrew Swallow
I/C: Levi Greenwood, Cruize Garlett, Ben Cunnington, Cameron Pedersen
Emg: Leigh Adams, Cameron Richardson, Shaun Atley

In: Lachlan Hansen, Nathan Grima, Aaron Mullett
Out: Robert Tarrant (Knee), Cameron Richardson, Shaun Atley

New: Aaron Mullett (Eastern Ranges)

Fremantle

B: Adam McPhee, Antoni Grover, Alex Silvagni
HB: Ryan Crowley, Luke McPharlin, Michael Johnson
C: Garrick Ibbotson, Greg Broughton, Nick Suban
HF: Nathan Fyfe, Christopher Mayne, Michael Barlow
F: Hayden Ballantyne, Matthew Pavlich, Tendai Mzungu
Foll: Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Stephen Hill
I/C: Rhys Palmer, Clayton Hinkley, Zachary Clarke, Jayden Pitt
Emg: Kepler Bradley, Peter Faulks, Nick Lower

In: David Mundy, Rhys Palmer, Adam McPhee, Jayden Pitt
Out: Paul Duffield, Clancee Pearce, Peter Faulks, Nick Lower

Milestones: Antoni Grover – 200 games

Collingwood v Brisbane Lions
MCG – Sat Aug 20, 7:10pm

Collingwood

B: Leon Davis, Ben Reid, Heritier O’Brien
HB: Alan Toovey, Chris Tarrant, Tyson Goldsack
C: Dane Swan, Dale Thomas, Alan Didak
HF: Jarryd Blair, Lachlan Keeffe, Andrew Krakouer
F: Steele Sidebottom, Travis Cloke, Leigh Brown
Foll: Darren Jolly, Scott Pendlebury, Luke Ball
I/C: Dayne Beams, Ben Sinclair, Tom Young, Alex Fasolo
Emg: Cameron Wood, Luke Rounds, Simon Buckley

In: Alan Toovey, Lachlan Keeffe, Ben Sinclair, Tom Young
Out: Nick Maxwell (Thumb), Ben Johnson (Soreness), Sharrod Wellingham (Groin), Luke Rounds

New: Tom Young (Wollondilly (NSW) / Sydney University)

Brisbane Lions

B: Ashley McGrath, Matt Maguire, Cheynee Stiller
HB: Pearce Hanley, Niall McKeever, Jed Adcock
C: Tom Rockliff, Andrew Raines, Daniel Rich
HF: James Polkinghorne, Brent Staker, Sam Sheldon
F: Todd Banfield, Mitchell Clark, Aaron Cornelius
Foll: Matthew Leuenberger, Simon Black, Jack Redden
I/C: Josh Drummond, Luke Power, Mitchell Golby, Patrick Karnezis
Emg: James Hawksley, Bryce Retzlaff, Rohan Bewick

In: Daniel Rich
Out: James Hawksley

Sydney Swans v St Kilda
ANZ – Sun Aug 21, 1:10pm

Sydney Swans

B: Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Alex Johnson
HB: Martin Mattner, Heath Grundy, Nicholas Smith
C: Josh P. Kennedy, Adam Goodes, Jarrad McVeigh
HF: Lewis Jetta, Ryan O’Keefe, Craig Bird
F: Daniel Hannebery, Sam Reid, Ben McGlynn
Foll: Shane Mumford, Jude Bolton, Kieren Jack
I/C: Nick Malceski, Jesse White, Brett Meredith, Mark Seaby, Gary Rohan, Luke Parker, Matt Spangher

In: Nick Malceski, Jesse White, Mark Seaby, Gary Rohan, Matt Spangher
Out: Tadhg Kennelly, Lewis Roberts-Thomson (Calf)

St Kilda

B: Sam Gilbert, Zac Dawson, Raphael Clarke
HB: Brendon Goddard, Sam Fisher, Farren Ray
C: David Armitage, Nick Dal Santo, Jason Gram
HF: Brett Peake, Justin Koschitzke, Adam Schneider
F: Stephen Milne, Nick Riewoldt, Dean Polo
Foll: Ben McEvoy, Clinton Jones, Leigh Montagna
I/C: Steven Baker, Jason Blake, Jarryn Geary, Sean Dempster, Jack Steven, Tom Lynch, Ryan Gamble

In: Steven Baker, Tom Lynch, Ryan Gamble

Milestones: Ben McEvoy – 50 games

Port Adelaide v Western Bulldogs
AS – Sun Aug 21, 2:40pm

Port Adelaide

B: Tom Logan, Alipate Carlile, Jackson Trengove
HB: Ben Jacobs, Troy Chaplin, Thomas Jonas
C: Danyle Pearce, Travis Boak, Steven Salopek
HF: Daniel Motlop, Jay Schulz, Mitchell Banner
F: John Butcher, Justin Westhoff, Cameron Hitchcock
Foll: Matthew Lobbe, Domenic Cassisi, Robert Gray
I/C: Dean Brogan, Jacob Surjan, Matt Thomas, David Rodan, Matthew Broadbent, Daniel Stewart, Cameron O’Shea

In: Dean Brogan, Daniel Motlop, Daniel Stewart, Tom Logan, Cameron O’Shea
Out: Kane Cornes, Nick Salter (Calf)

Western Bulldogs

B: Easton Wood, Lukas Markovic, Liam Picken
HB: Christian Howard, Ayce Cordy, Jayden Schofield
C: Jason Tutt, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Cross
HF: Robert Murphy, Liam Jones, Daniel Giansiracusa
F: Luke Dahlhaus, Barry Hall, Shaun Higgins
Foll: Jordan Roughead, Ryan Griffen, Callan Ward
I/C: Ryan Hargrave, Brennan Stack, Jarrad Grant, Patrick Veszpremi, Nathan Djerrkura, Thomas Liberatore, Ed Barlow

In: Jarrad Grant, Ayce Cordy, Jason Tutt, Patrick Veszpremi, Ed Barlow
Out: Dale Morris (Leg), Ben Hudson

New: Ayce Cordy (Ocean Grove/Geelong College/Geelong U18), Jason Tutt (Ainslie/ACT Rams (ACT)), Patrick Veszpremi (Sydney Swans)

Melbourne v Richmond
MCG – Sun Aug 21, 4:40pm

Melbourne

B: Colin Garland, James Frawley, Clint Bartram
HB: Aaron Davey, Jared Rivers, Joel Macdonald
C: Sam Blease, Brent Moloney, Tom Scully
HF: Jack Trengove, Stefan Martin, Jeremy Howe
F: Ricky Petterd, Jack Watts, Brad Green
Foll: Mark Jamar, Colin Sylvia, Nathan Jones
I/C: Lynden Dunn, Cale Morton, Jamie Bennell, Neville Jetta, Liam Jurrah, Jordie McKenzie, Daniel Nicholson

In: Brad Green, Jamie Bennell, Neville Jetta, Liam Jurrah
Out: Luke Tapscott (Soreness)

Milestones: Aaron Davey – 150 games, Ricky Petterd – 50 games

Richmond

B: Bachar Houli, Alex Rance, Will Thursfield
HB: Brett Deledio, Jayden Post, Matt Dea
C: Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin, Shaun Grigg
HF: Daniel Jackson, Tyrone Vickery, Shane Edwards
F: Robin Nahas, Jack Riewoldt, Jake King
Foll: Angus Graham, Shane Tuck, Nathan Foley
I/C: Matthew White, Mitch Morton, Mitchell Farmer, Jeromey Webberley, Ben Nason, Jamie O’Reilly, Brad Miller

In: Matthew White, Jeromey Webberley, Ben Nason, Jamie O’Reilly
Out: Jake Batchelor (Shoulder)

141 Comments

141 Comments

  1. Matt Henry

    August 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Can’t stand those guys that say “1st”. Loving having the rest this week with four Geelong players and a win last week taking me straight through to prelims. Question is, is it too risky to pick up the gun magpie and geelong players after this week…..who will be rested!

    • Matt Henry

      August 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      Also, who would you guys upgrade: Rioli or Mzungu…..and Stanley or Adcock?. Sucked in to those that got rid of Sandilands for Zmith who has a nippy nap this week.

      • Milk_Lizard

        August 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

        No one good did that… I did Sandi to Vardy at rock bottom price with Petrie as my 2nd ruck and upgraded to Pendlebury, Broughton and O’Keefe with the money. Sucked in to those who kept Sandi..

        • Bazza_01

          August 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm

          Yea +1 :D.. And wtf is a nippy nap btw, haha??? And why would u upgrade Rioli. You woud upgrade to Rioli but not upgrade him. Coming of a 151 and plays gc in gf. I wouldn’t be touching Mzungu atm either. In some good form with a few consecutive tons

          • Matt Henry

            August 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

            Bazza, thank you for reminding me why I never post on forums. Mzungu and Rioli are both on my bench so I’m not relying on their sometimes 100 point games and have 2 trades per week to use up to the GF. Rioli’s got 67, 78 and 70 in his last four scores before his 151…I guess that’s good form for your team.

          • Matt Henry

            August 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

            You’re right guys….I mustn’t know what I’m doing, being in the top 3 % and all. Man I love forums, where do you guys hang out in real life?

        • Matt Henry

          August 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

          Well done dickhead. Your awesome move meant you’ve got two rucks, both with byes in the finals, you got a 42 from Vardy last week and a 0 this week, instead of a 95 from Sandi (granted he’ll probably stub his toe again, but I’ve got cover). Not to mention you’ve now used 4 trades, one to get Vardy, and 3 to spend 300k on sideways trades to guys you should have already had at the start. Sucked in to me though eh.

          • Milk_Lizard

            August 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

            Yeah obviously I’ve got Cox as well mate. Petrie was my 2nd ruck to cox, with Smith as 3rd… Last week was the only time in the whole season it didn’t go so well.

          • Milk_Lizard

            August 18, 2011 at 5:32 pm

            And sideways? dude you’re just making assumptions now.. I also had better premos from the start instead of those 3 such as Swan, Mitchell, Boyd instead of Pendles.. Stevie J, and Buddy over ROK and why would I have wanted Broughton from the start? You are a tool.

          • dhalsim9

            August 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm

            “awesome move dickhead” and you want to upgrade rioli

          • Bazza_01

            August 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm

            So what you’re saying is he would have been better off having Sandi rotting on the pine scoring 0’s for 6 or so weeks just so he can play him in the finals and save trades. Look at all the extra points he has gained overall mate by bringing in those guns. And not all of them were locks from the start anyway mate. I mean look at Broughton’s early season form.

          • Bazza_01

            August 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

            I think the real reason why u never post on forums is because it ends up being you vs everyone else in the forum because of some of the stupid crap u come up with. And how can u trade a guy who is coming of a 150 and has Gold Coast in the grand final.. “good enough form for your team ” you reckon.. Yea well at least my team didn’t lose hundreds of points overall by keeping sandi for 6 weeks of 0’s.

          • Milk_Lizard

            August 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

            Dude we came on here to check the AFL teams.. Same as you.. And I’m top 0% (which obviously doesn’t make sense but due to round I’m clearly top 0.5%) so if you’re going to use gloating to look good then I’ll throw some back at you.. Anyway, to actually give you advice because it seems you need it, hold Rioli, trade him next week if you need. He’ll be worth more money due to low break even and he needs to hit some serious form before the finals so he won’t be holding back and he isn’t injury troubled like he was when he got those scores. It’s hard to answer who you should upgrade though because no one has any idea on how the rest of your team looks which our answers would rely so heavily on. Also, not being a hero and looking like you think you’re better than everyone else would help you get your questions answered without much troubles. It seems you do that a lot or you wouldn’t have problems on forums like you apparently do.

          • Milk_Lizard

            August 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm

            Nah man, we have lives. Cool work trying to be a hero though. We’re just better at DT than you, no extra work, just downright better than you :)

      • Bazza_01

        August 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

        lol :P.. Mate, top 3% is nothing to be bragging about on this site.. You have further proven your stupidity making a comment like that. Do you know some of the ranks of the guys on here??

        • Big Feller

          August 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm

          I’m ranked in the top 0% :)

          • Bazza_01

            August 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

            ^^^ I rest my case. Thank u big feller :P.. Where has Matt Henry gone??

          • Matt Henry

            August 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm

            Sorry guys. I just took a piss. It seems 3 minutes away from dream team is a life time for those ranked in the top 0%. I’m just a lowly fan going for a league win. You guys know there’s only one car right? I just took your advice guys and upgraded Sandi to Vardy which seems to be a hot move around here. Best of luck guys. Try to talk to some girls this weekend. It will change your life.

          • Kuruki

            August 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

            Girls?? Id rather score 150 from Swanny on the weekend then score some pussy. WTF is wrong with you.

      • mtooler

        August 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm

        I’m not sure why we’d be so badly off. Did you have 3 gun Rucks? Fritzzy?

        Most of us had Petrie DPP.

        Most of us were going for overall as well, it appears you are not, because keeping sandi was spaztarded move on your part if you were.

        • Milk_Lizard

          August 18, 2011 at 6:04 pm

          Hahahaha Fritzy, I miss that guy.

      • gonzo

        August 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

        Matt Henry beat me in our qualifying final last week… *faceplam*

      • gonzo

        August 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm

        To answer your question Matt Henry, you could upgrade Mzungu to Stevie J or O’Keefe, the only viable upgrade options you have left for your fwd line (I don’t count Travis Cloke as a premium). OR you could take a risk and keep both and trade Riewoldt to Stevie J or O’Keefe meaning that you keep a DPP utility who is playing heavily in the midfield (Gu), while getting an advantage over shmucks like me who have no more trades and can’t offload Riewoldt’s underperforming, mopey, cry baby ass.

        Save your backline trade for the GF and bring in Scotland for Stanley or Adcock if you can afford him.

        Maybe just ask me next time you need trade advice eh? Forums aren’t made for your particular brand of sarcasm…

        • Bazza_01

          August 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm

          *think u made a bit of a mistake mate. I believe it should read forums aren’t made for your kind of stupidity. No sarcasm was involved here really mate. Just some dumbass comments really. But yeah directing his questions straight to u wouldn’t be a bad idea. Given some of the advice u gave him plus the dt knowledge he has already displayed I think u could put together a great team (Now that is what u call sarcasm). And you don’t count Cloke as a premium?? The guy is averaging 95 mate.. But I guess 95 wouldn’t be good enough for Matt henry’s team as he is looking at trading guys that are coming of 150’s. And how exactly would keeping gu and Rioli be taking a risk??

          • gonzo

            August 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

            Hahaha… Baz, relax champ. I meant trading out Riewoldt would be the risk, you obviously misread that. Maybe don’t take things on here so seriously eh?

          • Bazza_01

            August 18, 2011 at 7:07 pm

            “To answer your question Matt Henry, you could upgrade Mzungu to Stevie J or O’Keefe, the only viable upgrade options you have left for your fwd line (I don’t count Travis Cloke as a premium). OR you could take a risk and keep both and trade Riewoldt”. With keep both being the key words there who exactly were you referring to when you were saying keep both because it looks to me like you meant Mzungu and Rioli. And me not take things so seriously?? It was your buddy matt henry who jumped straight down people’s throats after a little bit of criticism and some different opinions.

          • GrainFedBeef

            August 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

            “Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you.”

            One who had much anger just before his death that he did not see coming…………may pay to focus on the game of winning this weekend.

      • Bazza_01

        August 18, 2011 at 7:15 pm

        Thanks for that Grain Fed Beef… Thanks a lot

        • GrainFedBeef

          August 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm

          Bit of humour to lighten the mood. Not directed at yourself. Agree there was some agro responses earlier that were not needed.

          • GrainFedBeef

            August 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm

            Maybe we should direct our attention to the AFL who has some of the jets on this site ranked top 0%. Doesn’t sound that great going into work on monday saying I smashed it on the weekend in DT, I’m now ranked in the top zero %.

        • gonzo

          August 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

          Nah fair call, sloppy sentence structure on my part. Sorry about that.

    • Jezzta

      August 18, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Hey Matt Henry. You’re a douche. Btw YOU said 1st in case you didn’t notice. Twat.

  2. mtooler

    August 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    J.Tippet in, Lower out.

    • Milk_Lizard

      August 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Hell yeah!! Worse thing is that next year if you want to use J.Tippett’s DPP with Petrie or similar he’ll be a bit more expensive now that he’s getting a game.

      • mtooler

        August 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

        We probably wont get either of Petrie or Tippet next year, too expensive and not good enough on both parts.

        Huge call picking Petrie next year I reckon. He’s played FF most of the year, will probably lose DPP status for 2012.

        • GrainFedBeef

          August 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

          @Mtooler. Hope you feeling better but still home to consider this dilemma.

          How would you swap Lower for that’s less than $295k. Any thoughts on Dougherty (adelaide), brown (pies) or grundy. Back up for Gibbs next week. Not certain if I will trade this week given Lower is out (and will not drop in price but may be forced to). 1 trade to go……

          • mtooler

            August 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

            Hey champ, Dougherty look the goods to me has a low BE and DPP status. I wouldn’t touch Grundy unless your aftera 70 score.

            I’ve only got one trade left too. Im holding it for the GF week or a massive injury.

        • grant17

          August 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm

          Do u reckon Ryder will be DPP next year? played alot of this year at full forward

          • mtooler

            August 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

            Full Back too, not sure how strict it will be.

            With no byes next year the starting teams we come up with will be crucial. Cant wait till 2012!

  3. phatmaniac

    August 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    faarken lower.
    make me play c. howard…grrr

    • 'Jezza' Jenkins

      August 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Howard was good last week vs the bombers and they are playing port this week…might go alright!

      • Bazza_01

        August 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

        Yea Jezzalenko is right. Howard played well last week and smashed Lower’s pathetic 11. Even if Lower was playing if I had that decision it’d be Howard over Lower anyway.

  4. Chuck Norris

    August 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Major Team Changes/Selections

    Car: NONE
    Hawks: NONE
    GCS: Zmith (rested)
    Ade: Knights (quad)
    WCE: NONE
    Ess: NONE
    NM: K Harper (Foll) ;)
    Freo: Broughton (C), Gu (F), Lower (DROPPED! :D )
    Coll: Didak (C)
    Bris: NONE
    Syd: NONE
    St K: NONE
    Port: as usual
    WB: Higgins (F)
    Melb: Sylvia (Foll)
    Rich: NONE

    • Chuck Norris

      August 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Sylvia on ball looks tasty and I might pick up Didak next week if he puts in a good performance this week as he won’t get rested (source: Mick Malthouse)

      • strewart

        August 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

        So Sylvia should finally have a really good game playing on the ball. That would be nice, I quite need him to perform this weekend since he will probably be up against a real premo from my opponent’s team.

        • Big Feller

          August 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

          I watched the WCE v Demons game last week and he looked very scratchy! Not good when you’re trying to renegotiate a new contract!

    • mtooler

      August 18, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Harper and Sylvia have been named on the ball often, both spudding when doing so.

      Nth Melb, Melb and Freo I’ve noticed are the teams that name their best starters and benches and then randomly allocate names with positions after 5pm Friday.

      As if Mzugu and Barlow will play where listed. Sylvia named in the middle but always ends up forward.

  5. Birdy

    August 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    bugger, needed bewick to get the call up this week, yes that’s how desperate i am

    • mtooler

      August 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm

      Wow, you have like 12 Cats in your team?

      • Bazza_01

        August 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

        haha :P

  6. budstar

    August 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Surely Pendels will be rested next week…

    • Chuck Norris

      August 18, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Hopefully…I know heaps of people need him to play this week but for guys like me who have the week off, I would love him to be rested so there isn’t the fear of him being rested next week or GF week.

      • budstar

        August 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

        I would have liked him to have a rest this week… but alas.
        I don’t think he’ll be on the plane to the west next week.

        • crazymofo

          August 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm

          I was hoping the same with the week off give one of my guns the rest when it does not matter, but not making the trip to Perth was always the better option for him. I am still hoping for a late change but I don’t think there is much chance of that.

  7. BT

    August 18, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Should I trade out Stanley for a premo? WIth all the Gold Coast tall forwards out, he’s in the forward pocket…

    • Bazza_01

      August 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      I think it really depends on the premo.. Because I don’t know how many points you will really make from something like Stanley-Birchall but if it is Goddard, Suckling, Deledio or someone like that then yea it is probably worth it. What is your current defence and who do u have in mind??

      • GrainFedBeef

        August 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm

        Stanley has been playing forward recently. More physically solid and nimble than the GC fowards (Lynch, Smith etc all being disappointing). If you have trades there are upgrade options likes Suckling, Fishers etc.

  8. strewart

    August 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Damnit Lower… That stuffs things up even more.

    Play Gilbert, or do a double trade this week instead of next? Unfortunately double trade has to include Gibbs, and thats a big loss for this weekend…

    Also, Brogan in? Didn’t see that coming. Hope they stick with Lobbe as well.

  9. TheColonel

    August 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    If only Stevie J was a dpp…

    • Bazza_01

      August 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Yea would be great… A definate chance for dpp next year u reckon??

      • mtooler

        August 18, 2011 at 5:56 pm

        I hope so, it would seem logical.

        But look how the new sub rule has affected midfielders… which midfield player has spent the most time fatting it up in the fwd line this year. Swanny, that’s who. There’s a reason to get excited about DPP!!!

        • Milk_Lizard

          August 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

          Hodge to go back to BAC/MID should happen too.

    • 44chappo

      August 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

      he is dpp. switches betweem ruck and backline

  10. Bazza_01

    August 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Lower out makes my trading decisions for the week even easier. Was thinking Lower-Suckling all week as I can do it in 1 trade but was tempted to double trade and go Hibberd-Suckling so Lower can be used to cover Gibbs next week. But now it will definately be Lower-Suckles :D

  11. westy711

    August 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    $258.000 in the bank. I will probably upgrade Zac Smith to Goldstein.

    Then I will have $129.600 in the bank.

    Who do I upgrade and who to???(1 trade left)

    Sylvia to anyone in FWD line, Mzungu to anyone in FWD line, Howe to anyone up to $349.800 in FWD line, Lower to anyone in BACK line, or Puopolo to anyone except Scotland in BACK line.

    HELP!!! Please reply!!!

    • OCD for DT

      August 18, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      Which line needs more attention??

    • OCD for DT

      August 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      Chappy and StevieJ if you don’t have them.

      • Bazza_01

        August 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        Chappy and Stevie J have a bye

        • OCD for DT

          August 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

          There is no delete button i know.. Already thinking next week!LOL

          • Bazza_01

            August 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

            lol thats cool mate.. Yea a delete button would be good :P I bet this Matt Henry bloke wishes there was a delete button with some of the crap he is posting.

    • Bazza_01

      August 18, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Hold the trade if u can. Still a prelim and GF to go if u think u will be in it if u play those players which by the looks of thinks I’d say most should do ok.

      • westy711

        August 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

        i might not make it through this round. I think i should upgrade sylvia to cloke??? Any other moves I could do???

  12. OCD for DT

    August 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    With lower out of the picture. I need to make a decision on my 7th Back. Its out of Nick Smith, Cam Pedersen and Daniel Talia. Leaning towards Talia but any input would be great.

    Also picking forwards sucks. Do i still keep Yaz and Riewoldt on the field? Or do i do what i should have done last week and give Howe a go. Would have won all my leagues if i had of benched Roo. I know you should always back a premium but Roo against Swans Vs Howe against the Tigers. I also have Mckernan on the bench too but know ones that convincing to get me to put him on!! LOL – Watch him score a ton against the Suns now.

    Still in 3 out of 5 leagues. And HammerheadS we will meet again in the SC league and i will exact my revenge!!! LOL

    • strewart

      August 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

      Yeah its a bit of a headache… Howe could very well outscore Sylvia (has done a few times) or NVolt playing Swans. But he could also pull a 20’s game again.

    • mtooler

      August 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      I’d back Voldt, if Mckernan scores 100 I am the biggest uncle of planet of the Apes monkeys there is!

  13. bennett_ftw26

    August 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    1 trade
    56, 300 left in the bank
    need someone in my forward line
    i have
    franklin, Rooey 1 and 2, Darling, Mzungu, howe and McKernan
    what should i do

    • OCD for DT

      August 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

      Not much there i don’t think. I’m not an expert though!!

    • sugnayeragam

      August 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm

      If thats your starting forward list then you need to delete your team pronto!

    • mtooler

      August 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm

      List your starting 7 fwds please so we can help. there is no way you can have a fwd line so bad as the above.

    • crazymofo

      August 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Darling has to go he is the one that is scoring the least, that leaves you with $310,700, your options are

      J. Brennan he he is capable of pulling out a couple of tonnes but he is pretty inconsistent
      Grundy he will score you 70 every week yippee
      Didak he will be playing full games from now on and is probably worth a gamble given that you don’t have enough money for anyone else.

      Didak for Darling would probably be the best trade, he was one of the best forwards in the comp and is long overdue to come good.

  14. Chuck Norris

    August 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Which two of BROUGHTON (C vs NM @Etihad), ADCOCK (HB vs Coll @MCG), HEPPELL (I/C vs WCE @Patersons) or POO (B vs Car @Etihad)

    Which two of SYLVIA (Foll vs Rich @MCG), the GU (F vs NM @Etihad) or I SMITH (C vs Car @Etihad)

    Currently I’m think Broughton (named in the midfield) and Heppell although he may be given the vest. In the fwds, I’m thinking Sylvia (on ball against the Tigers) and I Smith but he’s playing Carlton who are tough to score against…

    • TheAussieDigger

      August 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      broughton, adcock.

    • mtooler

      August 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      Broughton will not play in the mid all game. But still him and Adcock.

  15. Chuck Norris

    August 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    WILL HEPPELL GET THE VEST? I’m worried as he’s named last on the I/C and is also due for a rest…

    • OCD for DT

      August 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      I’m hoping he does…sorry traded him a few weeks back!

      • crazymofo

        August 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm

        No Chance

  16. hugh_Jass

    hugh_Jass

    August 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Man am I sick of Knights getting injured

  17. sugnayeragam

    August 18, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Gonna have to put the Poo on the field for Lower and then get rid of Lower next week with a double trade to remove Gibbs as well. That will leave no trades left.

  18. The Pack

    August 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Does anyone know any of J tippets stats it’s either play him or L Keefe

    • mtooler

      August 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      Tippet’s first game, I don’t know about his NEAFL record. He’s at FB and I expect the ball to be coming in a bit to him. Who knows.

    • TheAussieDigger

      August 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      Keefe

      Tippett is pretty likely to go out and score a 20

      • GrainFedBeef

        August 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm

        J Tippet is going to be more focused on dropping the shoulder into the FF he is playing on that getting kicks. Apparently he owes him a few clips behind the ear……..

  19. TheAussieDigger

    August 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Birchall or Broughton?

    • OCD for DT

      August 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      I hate to say it but Broughton would score more i think!

    • mtooler

      August 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      I have birchall and he hasn’t impressed me much.

      • Bazza_01

        August 18, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        Same

  20. OCD for DT

    August 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This is my team for this week barring late withdrawals.

    Backs – Gibbs, Lids, Birchall, Adcock, Goddard, R. Murphy, Talia

    Mids – Swan, Pendles, Boyd, Judd, Redden, Mitchell

    Rucks – Sandi and Cox

    Forwards – Buddy, Brennan, Goodes, ROK, Higgins, Yarran, Howe

    If they all hit their average i should score 2100+ which will win the only league i’m on this week!!

    EX- Sunday Roaster is going down!!!!

  21. jb

    August 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    So who is Kane cornes going to play for next year ? Would be a walk up starter in any side.. Except for port it seems ?? I would be mega pissed of if I were him !!

    • crazymofo

      August 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      Collingwood will probably pick him up and get even better. I hate them and the way they are good at football.

      • Motto

        August 18, 2011 at 8:03 pm

        Pies will pick him up even if they dont plan to play him. They love hoarding premium players and coaches.

        • strewart

          August 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

          Sheedy expressed an interest in grabbing both Cornes brothers for Greatest Waste of Space..

          • crazymofo

            August 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

            Greatest Waste of Space hahahhahha so true

  22. olliebrown11

    August 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Suckling or Fisher for Stanley.

    Already got Lids,Gods,Scotland,Gibbs,Adcock,Broughton

    Or anyone else for Stanley?

    • TheAussieDigger

      August 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      Suckling, and you are buggered next week by the way

      • crazymofo

        August 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        how many trades?

        You need to get out Gods,Scotland next week, do you also have the brownlow man

        • crazymofo

          August 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm

          sorry gibbs and scotland

      • Bazza_01

        August 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

        Nice defence but that is true. Maybe u could work out a way to keep Stanley to cover one of Gibbs or Scotland next week. Depends on dpp’s to mids that u have and trades I guess though. If u have plenty to sideways one then u are laughing :P

        • olliebrown11

          August 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

          I have 5 trades.

          Planning to trade Chapman this week as well

          I have- Goodes,Fyfe,Riewoldt,Johnson,Howe,I Smith,Sylvia,Talia and Franklin

          Who to get for Chapman can get anyone.

          • crazymofo

            August 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm

            Pav, Cloak or O’Keefe

  23. Nights

    August 18, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Nathan Ablett struggles just quietly…

    • Motto

      August 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      C’mon, how many premiership forwards can you get for that price at this time of year. He is a steal ;)

  24. Tex

    August 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Evening all.

    2 trades left. $77k in bank. 4 Geelong players. Have planned to cover 3 of them well and make 1 trade (Bartel).

    Current mids: Boyd, Pendlebury, Redden, Thompson, Mitchell

    Considering: Rockliff, Thomas, Priddis, Shiels, Ablett, Barlow….who gets the gig?!

    • Tex

      August 18, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Also tossing up:

      -Puopolo v Robert Murphy (vs Port) on the field?

      -Lobbe or Bailey?

    • Pettiger

      August 18, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Howdy Tex. Pity you can’t afford Swan, but Ablett would look mighty fine in your midfield.

      You would have to go Murphy vs Port, and Lobbe is playing well at the moment. My picks but your decision.

      • Tex

        August 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

        Don’t worry, if I had one extra trade I would have done a downgrade/upgrade and got Swan in asap! As it is I really can only afford one this week with a Petrie ruck upgrade (need him to cover Johnson this week) next week.

        But yes, I’m leaning towards Murphy, but can’t decide the Bailey/Lobbe one.

        As per my post below, Ablett possibly not unique enough in the next few weeks but that 150 v the Crows last time is playing on my mind!!

        • Flying_High

          August 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm

          Barlow is a boss. But I suppose he’s more of a risk with Mundy returning. I still would go him or Rocky.

    • Birdy

      August 19, 2011 at 11:59 am

      ablett murphy and bailey :)

  25. Reprobates

    August 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Used my last trade…Heppell to Suckling..I do have the week off but given the projected price fluctuations with only $18,000 left, was now or never to afford the swap. Play Nick Maxwell in the prelim. probably…interesting to see if he has trades left. Good luck to you all over the weekend!

    • program

      August 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      I’ve been following him. He has 3 trades remaining.

  26. Reprobates

    August 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Tex…Rocliff

    • Tex

      August 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Cheers, certainly a strong contender. Only issue is a few of the teams I might play over the next few weeks have him so may need someone a bit more unique. But he’s on my list still because he’s had a ripper DT season.

  27. Reprobates

    August 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    try..Rockliff

  28. Melmmer

    August 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Nick Riewoldt to Ricky Pettard anyone?

    • Reprobates

      August 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      little bit of media for Riewoldt last few days..self inflicted mostly..expect a good one from him..or die trying..

  29. Assasins

    August 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    heppel to birchall?? or waste of a trade?? 3 left and only gibbs to cover next week (if i win)

    • crazymofo

      August 19, 2011 at 11:57 am

      not really Essendon don’t travel too well you may as well do it you have 3 trades left, use 1 per week now.

  30. Flying_High

    August 18, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    (3 trades) Chappy, SJ and Knights has forced my hand into trading in Didak. I might be what I need to get some glory this week. The options to trade out for him are Krak, Prestia or Harris. I’m leaning towards Harris because I want as much cover as I can. Opinions?

    • JungleMuffin

      August 18, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      Seeing how Harris has retired, it’s probably not the worst idea to trade him out over guys who haven’t…..

      • crazymofo

        August 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

        Trading out retired players is a good idea. 894 teams still have Fev hahahaha, these teams should be automatically deleted.

  31. JungleMuffin

    August 18, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Wow. J Tippett in for Z Smith. My usual emergency has th bye, so now my 4th ruck basement downgrade gets a game to keep my dream of avoiding a donut for the season alive.

    Lol.

    • jacked_brah

      August 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

      no trades?

      • JungleMuffin

        August 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm

        Nope. Was pretty tight for making the 8, so I pulled the trigger and brought in Daisy for Cross and Didak for someone else. Has worked out so far.

  32. jacked_brah

    August 19, 2011 at 9:22 am

    birchall or bock? im leaning towards bock but at etihad birchall might kill it…

    • crazymofo

      August 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

      I’d go Brichall he is a lot more consistant, Boc has been in great form for the last 3 rounds but he is still capable of pulling out 50 odd scores Avg for season 79 BE 52
      Birchall avg for the season is 89 BE = 82
      Both good picks Boc more of a risk I would think.

  33. bummer

    August 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Backs: Gibbs Goddard Fisher Hepple Suckling Broughton Adcock -(Stanley Otten Talia)
    Mids: Swan Pendles Boyd Redden Montagna Hodge ( Chappy J Selwood Bewick)
    Rucks: Cox Bailey ( Smith Lobbe)
    Forwards: Fyfe Goodes Buddy Cloke Reiwoldt Krak Mzungu ( Stevie J Howe Richardson)
    23,100 and 1 trade left. I am playing a very very good team this week and trying to get through to the preliminary final. I need some help to get through this week. Lots of good coaches here thanks for the advice.

  34. crazymofo

    August 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I am fielding a pretty strong side this week considering Enright, Chapman and Stevie J are out.
    Backs Gibbs, Goddard, Heppell, Deldeio, Suckling Broughton, Poo (Enright Jacobs Toy)
    Rucks Ryder and Cox (Smith, Vickery)
    Mids Pendles, Swan, Boyd, Judd, Thompson, Ablett (Chapman Perstia Callinan)
    Forwards – Fyfe, pavlich, Franklin, Little roo, Big Roo, mzungu, smith (Stevie J, Howe Prestia)

    I usually have Chappy in the Forward line and either Zung, or smith as emerg in the mids. Giving Thompson the big C this week to lighten the load on Swan.

    I have the bye this week so I am not to fazed on how I score, $73,900 in the bank and probably going to trade out Judd next week for Barlow and then Ryder for Goldstein the week after. I am still waiting for Pendles to have a rest though. I only have 2 trades left so I might have to change that plan later.

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