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AFL Draft 2011: Dream Team Chat

It is the biggest moment thus far in the AFL Dream Team pre-season, it’s the AFL Draft 2011. Tonight is the night where we will find out where the fresh meat for 2012 will end up. Join in the live chat with other Dream Team fans and have your say in the comments.

Stephen Coniglio and Jonathon Patton - top two draft picks in 2011

It is the biggest moment thus far in the AFL Dream Team pre-season, it’s the AFL Draft 2011. Tonight is the night where we will find out where the fresh meat for 2012 will end up.

Prices of the rookies for Dream Team are based on these selections, and if 2012 is like other years, look out for the players about 20+ in the draft order for the cheapest. We’ll see that Jonathon Patton will most likely go number one with Stephen Coniglio at number two… these guys will have the highest premiums put on them as draftees. Rightly so this year as they will go close to playing most games with GWS. We’ve had a sneak peek at their junior Dream Team numbers and they are pretty tasty!

Anyway, this is your forum to talk about the draft as it happens (or after it happens) with your 2 cents on all of these fine draftees. Join in the chat with other DT heads and join in the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #afldraft and feel free to include @DTTALK or one of the boys (@WarnieDT, @CalvinDT and @RoyDT).

Most importantly, you should also make sure you are following Tbetta’s Phantom Draft and give him a bell on Twitter too: @tbetta9.



  1. Warnie


    November 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    How are you following the draft tonight? Here are some places to check it out.

    TV: Fox Sports
    Radio: SEN (
    Web: or
    Twitter: Using #AFLdraft

    • deez go

      November 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

      How the hell did Sam Frost and Shane Nelson get overlooked? Plus Myles Bolger should have been taken in front of tom downie

      • adam4president

        November 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        Those are some quality players worthy of a 2nd round selection
        If Port Adelaide dont want to keep finishing in the bottom for then they would draft them and play them all

  2. Mezzoculo

    November 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Grrr. Having trouble logging in to the chatroom, Warnie…

    • Warnie


      November 24, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      What’s happening? Just not letting you log in?

      • Mezzoculo

        November 24, 2011 at 5:52 pm

        It’s not connecting. Tried logging in as a guest too. No luck with either!

        • Warnie


          November 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

          Hmm, weird. Tried in different browsers? It’s working fine for me in both Firefox and IE.

          • Mezzoculo

            November 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

            Will do. May be a firewall issue?

  3. mtooler

    November 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Dream Team season is finally here! Big implications tonight. Stoked about Tom Mitchell going to the swans.

  4. mtooler

    November 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Pay attention to some of the more DT rookie relevant teams, who they pick and what their stocks are like in that position. Think beyond GWS too.

    • Totto

      November 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      Brandon Ellis is a run on Back Pocket with Richmond Tigers! Will average 75 DT points ;)

  5. Pettiger

    November 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Good coverage on SEN.

  6. Reprobates

    November 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Fanplanner attack to come!

  7. hatters

    November 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Sam Frost – Not drafted ?

    • Totto

      November 25, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Yeah what a suprise, i’d heard rumours of St.Kilda taking him with pick 37… maybe pre-season draft

  8. mtooler

    November 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I know little about Lokyer, less about Brown, can anyone clue me up?

  9. JungleMuffin

    November 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    As a Freo boy, I would have liked to pick up Kersten, but obviously we rated other kids higher, so I can handle that.

    Locking in big Orren Stephenson on my ruck bench though.


    • adam4president

      November 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      i live in perth so i follow what freo do and it so hard to follow them because they make a lot of stupid decisions especially around draft time

  10. Totto

    November 25, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Well I wont be spending the money on Billy Longer for my ruck bench anymore… not with Luenberger & Hudson there. Not sure who to ut there now with Giles

    • James

      November 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Tom Downie was taken by GWS at pick 56.

      • James

        November 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

        Oops, I read that as you wondering who was also a ruck at GWS. Majak Daw could be a good choice, perhaps even Myles Bolger as a rookie if he is fit.

        • Totto

          November 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

          Yeah mate, GREAT call on Majak Daw, did not think of him… will heaps of hit-outs and will definately kick some goals

          • JungleMuffin

            November 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

            Why wouldn’t you just lock in the 29 year old ruckman Geelong have picked up?

            Don’t think he’ll be playing in the McGoos too often.

  11. Big Feller

    November 25, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Will people be taking a punt on Orren Stephenson?

    Cats have been pretty sharp with their selections in the past and I imagine they haven’t got a 29 year old in to carry the drinks!

    • Totto

      November 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Never heard of him until last night… Im a QLDer so I dont get to see too much VFL… Apparently he kills it at VFL level.

      • GJayBee

        November 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm

        I WISH Collingwood picked him up. We need to make a run for it now, before free agency and the GC and GWS B*&^$&*! They say this guy even play’s like Jolly, how could the think tank at Collingwood not noticed that clue! And our second pick was before Geelong’s, we could have picked him up!!!!!!!!
        Jolly needs a miracle I think. Unless they just rest him till round 8 then get him out of the box, which is not going to happen.

  12. deez go

    November 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Dt midfield 4 2012 is tough, Tom Mitchell, Dom Tyson and Stephen Coniglio are fighting 4 my last spot on field

    • Nathan

      November 29, 2011 at 4:51 am

      Would i be silly to put in conigilo and Dom tyson because that’s what i’m thinking of doing

  13. dyslexia

    November 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Mitch Grigg any thoughts?

  14. dyslexia

    November 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Tory Dickson will he get game time straight away?

  15. LEGEND

    November 27, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Do people think that Wingard could be listed as a forward next year? given that the AFL listed him as one
    if he is he’s a lock! the kid can play and Ports only going to improve, they had a great draft and trade period so far this year and they still have a oick in rookie draft, hopefluuy they can snare Frost with it

    • LEGEND

      November 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      pick* hopefully*

    • James

      November 30, 2011 at 2:30 am

      Agreed, if he’s a forward, he’ll be an absolute lock. So long as he doesn’t go using his head as a battering ram and concussing himself again, Wingard should be a consistent performer all next season.

  16. Phoenix898

    November 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Brad Mckenzie will be a great running half back flanker for the kangas! he will also sneak into the midfield and can go up forward if needed, get on board

    • LEGEND

      November 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      yep he’s gonna be their weapon of halfback, its wat i think they need to get to the top 8 next year
      also have my eye on buntine, docherty, morris, mohr and ellis as possible rookie defenders

  17. LEGEND

    November 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    hey fellas – can somebody tell me how to comment on forums and how to post player profiles on fanfooty??

    wanted to make up a few profiles

  18. RLGriffin

    December 5, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Hey all. I hope everyone has had a good off-season. After Christmas the real stuff will begin (injury updates, team dynamics, and actual values which we can build our team around). In the mean time I’ll keep feeding through some news as it comes through.

    Interesting news: Re: Forward rookie option: Israel Falou.

    “Giants coach Kevin Sheedy believes the remodelled Folau should play 15 games in his debut season.”

    Although he is a power forward for a team that will likely rarely score, he is a big pressence, and for a rookie to get certain starts (especially early) next year, does that make him a valid cash cow?


    • eeepobreci

      December 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Will produce K.Hunt like scores, perhaps a little more, perhaps less.
      Imo, will struggle big time.

      • RLGriffin

        December 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

        Score lower than a Gold Coast back pocket’er who played their first season of AFL? Did you not follow any of his progress last season in the TEAFL? He will far outstrip Hunt dreamteam wise, probably a 50-65 average in my opinion (he’ll be leading to the kicking boot of Power/Ward/Scully) and he should be good for a few marks/shots on goal a game. I guess it depends on where Sheedy plays him, but at 1.95mtrs and around 100kg, he won’t get pushed around easily like K.Hunt did.

        • GJayBee

          December 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

          I agree that he could top Hunt’s scores but anyone who plays in the AFL should!
          (love that running goal though)

          But, is one season of TEAFL experience enough for Izzy to become a key position forward in the AFL?

          Long answer, No.

          RL, you are the top boffin on GWS, but I fear your heart may be getting in the way on this one. Izzy could pull the best key position defender every week!

          I hope his girlfriend is supportive, because he is going to need someone to cuddle him when he is crying.

          All in all, it would be great if he makes it, but kicking goals from set shots is like carrying the ‘Ring’ it messes with people’s heads!

  19. mainy.3

    December 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Just on the ruck, i dont believe Majak Daw will get a run early. You couldnt even consider him for the bench. With Goldstein and Hmac as the preferred rucks and Petrie as the back up Daw wont even get a look in until the roos are out of finals contention. Brad Scott used West coast as an example of tall being able to play together but i doubt the kangas will go down that path.
    Altho I think there could be some value in a North Melbourne running back next year surely one of the youngsters will get a free reign down back like Essendon did with Heppell last year.

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