AFL Dream Team 2012: Pre-season starts now
It is time for us to start looking towards AFL Dream Team for 2012. How many teams will we have in our leagues? How many are on our bench? Who should we be picking as bargains next year? Here is your forum for the next few weeks to discuss DT for next season.
There are plenty of us who can’t let go of Dream Team and already want to be looking at next season. We’re already creating a list of potential picks for 2012.
Here are the things you need to know about next season.
We can confirm that our leagues will be extended to 18 teams to be inline with the AFL and the 18 clubs in the competition from 2012. As there will be no byes next year, the AFL look to be sticking with a 22 round season (with a split round). This means with 18 teams in our leagues, we will play league matches from Rounds 2-18 and then contest our finals series from Rounds 19-22 meaning only one week at the start of the season with no league matches. However, we will know more on this when the AFL release a fixture for next season.
Unfortunately, at this time we can’t confirm what is happening with trades or bench players.
If you purchased the Assistant Coach, you should have access to the official planner from mid-December. This is after the drafts have been completed and we know what final team playing lists look like.
Short lists have been created, but we’re not really going to start locking anyone in yet. Discuss some players here in the comments. Be on the hunt for players who might be a bit under priced due to injury (and those who will get discounts also for playing minimal games). After the introduction of the bye, we might see a few players under priced after spending some time with green or red vests on.
We will start analysing players later in the pre-season.
Some things will start changing around here. We have activated “BuddyPress” which allows for a few extra features… including Private Messaging and you will be able to extend your profile on the site. This is a massive work in progress, but hopefully helps with us building a great DT community here.
We’re not sure on all of the pre-season content for the site, but it will be the place to come for all of your Dream Team info all year round.