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2012 AFL Dream Team rules: Announced tomorrow…

As Dr Dream Team tweeted earlier, tomorrow we will find out all of the rule changes and how DT is set up for next year. He did throw out a couple of things to get us thinking. We will be back to squads of 30 players but we will remain with 24 trades.

As Dr Dream Team tweeted earlier, tomorrow we will find out all of the rule changes and how DT is set up for next year. He did throw out a couple of things to get us thinking. We will be back to squads of 30 players but we will remain with 24 trades. This is because in the multi-bye rounds, we will be able to use 3 trades (instead of the normal 2) to help limit the damage.

This is the solution for when the 6 teams have the bye in each of those rounds, however don’t expect to have 22 players playing in each of those rounds.

Come back here tomorrow as we will look at the new rules and strategy for AFL Dream Team 2012. They are exciting changes, so stay tuned!

50 Comments

50 Comments

  1. mtooler

    December 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    This is what we’ve been waiting for!!!!

    • PurpleArmy

      December 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      also the season to start ;)

  2. Dirty Tactics

    December 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I assume it will detail what is happening with leagues as well. Is this the launch of the assistant coach preseason as well?

    • Warnie

      Warnie

      December 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Leagues – 18. Will play from Rd 3-19. Finals Rd 20-23.
      Assistant Coach – I’m hearing Monday.

      • stkildathunda

        December 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

        Surely the Multi Bye weeks will be league byes though?

        • Warnie

          Warnie

          December 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm

          Nope, they’re not.

          • stkildathunda

            December 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm

            WOW!! dont think anyone saw that coming at all…

          • Reprobates

            December 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm

            No DT or SC byes..for us?

          • Reprobates

            December 15, 2011 at 8:22 pm

            …interesting…as an early idea..wait for these rounds for a big shot at upgrading/downgrading. Keep your powder dry as much as you can until then .Get yourself in knots I would think, if you try to make an initial team to suit the byes.

          • The x Factor

            December 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

            why don’t they play rnd 1 and 2 and only play 1 multi bye?

      • Nathan

        December 16, 2011 at 1:17 am

        Will you also tell us what the salary cap is????

  3. JungleMuffin

    December 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Squads of 30, ouch, that’s going to hurt D:

    Wasn’t overly worried about multi bye’s in 2011, and managed to evade donuts in all of them afaik, but 2012 is not going to be pretty.

  4. Brappinalong

    December 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    People will burning trades during the M/B rounds, wonder how many will use 9 over the 3 weeks!!

    • mtooler

      December 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      I won’t be, that’s for sure.

    • PurpleArmy

      December 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      noobs

    • AJ

      December 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      Lets see.. I’ll have used 20 trades in the first 10 rounds leaving only 1 week to crack the big 3 trades till my season is practically cooked. Ah well.

      A man can dream tho.

  5. mtooler

    December 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    3 trades is the magic number, let’s get crunching.

  6. swanlow36

    December 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Three trades, bring it on but disappointed that we’re back to 30 teams.

  7. mtooler

    December 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    • Warnie

      Warnie

      December 15, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Haha – purely coincidental!! Funny though!

      • feathertopDT

        feathertopDT

        December 16, 2011 at 8:59 am

        Warnie will DT open up for people with the assistant coach soon?
        Or are there a few more things to get done

  8. LEGEND

    December 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    http://www.fanfooty.com.au/blog/2011/12/15/2012-dream-team-supercoach-bye-strategy/

    saw this on fanfooty
    a good read and using this strategy your team it wont look brilliant on paper but is something worth considering

    • Brappinalong

      December 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm

      Great read!!! although my head is still spinning…..

  9. JungleMuffin

    December 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Actually, I like the idea of 30 players. Seperates the men from the boys.

    • Warnie

      Warnie

      December 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm

      Yep – if you’re on our site at this time of the year, then you should be a coach that likes the challenge of Dream Team. The 2012 rules certainly are challenging!

  10. hisk0

    December 15, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    When does DT open?

    • Warnie

      Warnie

      December 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      February 1.

      However if you were smart enough to get the Assistant Coach, it’ll be in the next few days.

      • eeepobreci

        December 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

        Stupid question- can we set up leagues? (gold subscribers)

        • Warnie

          Warnie

          December 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm

          Nope. It’s just basically a planner. Your team won’t be there after Jan 31 in the change over for DT to properly open on Feb 1 (from my understanding).

          But hopefully there will be some save team options – maybe as an image or as text. We will know soon.

          • eeepobreci

            December 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

            Cheers! Can’t wait!

          • snorks23

            December 16, 2011 at 1:53 am

            A sheet of A4 paper and a pen should work fine Warnie!

  11. tkol

    December 15, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Warnie can you buy Gold subscriptions as of tomorrow, or whenever the planner is available for you guys?
    If not, I think(hope) monty will update the prices/positions on fan footy to mirror DT.

    • Warnie

      Warnie

      December 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

      Unfortunately you can’t buy it now. I think something to do with the legal side of things. I would be confident that Monty will get the Fan Planner updated to mirror it, as unethical as that is! ;)

      I’m hearing it will be up next week.

      • tkol

        December 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm

        Hopefully, should of paid the $20 though . Wont make that mistake next time…
        Anyway I love the fact it has changed dramatically again, keeps us on our toes!
        Dont stress lads, enjoy the challenge!

        • Warnie

          Warnie

          December 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

          A few more things to come too… a couple of nice trading things for us. All will be revealed tomorrow.

        • PurpleArmy

          December 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm

          They give away a way better car this year, whoever takes it out truely deserves it

          • PurpleArmy

            December 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

            *should

  12. eeepobreci

    December 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I hope they introduce the 3 way dpp trade.

  13. EMM

    December 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    AFL lists complete, DT rules tomorrow, time for me to start planning and thinking DT again LOL

    • tkol

      December 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      Personally Ive made 60 – 70 practice teams already, Im guessing a lot of coaches are in the same boat!
      I think its been a great pre xmas preseason for plenty of DTTALK coaches!

      • EMM

        December 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm

        no shit TKOL your a machine, last day of work fo me tomorrow so now is a good time start to at least crunch some numbers, and read all the articles i’ve missed on DT Talk

    • andyjh

      December 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      i cant beleive people actually STOP thinking about DT????

  14. swanlow36

    December 16, 2011 at 1:08 am

    Got back into DT after two months off. It has been a long and boring pre-season with no fantasy competition and welcome back to the DT TALK boys!

    Bought the Assistant Coach Gold subscription way back in March and found it very useful…love your articles and cannot wait for the 2012 AFL Prospectus and Assistant Coach, but fearing the multi-bye rounds and will there be any league games?

  15. RLGriffin

    December 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

    It’s tomorrow today. Time is a wasting. Where them rules at!?

    • Wardo

      December 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

      There online now…. Loving the new DPP rule!

  16. RLGriffin

    December 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    • RLGriffin

      December 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

      Although it’s more a list of features than rules.

  17. Nooie

    December 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Where are the rules!!!!!!??????

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