Deck of Dream Team 2012: Adam Goodes
After playing 99% of games in the last 11 years, Adam Goodes is one of the most reliable premium forwards going around. But at the age of 32… is the best behind this Brownlow medalist? Join Calvin as he breaks it down for you, Jonah Takalua style.
Why should I pick him?
Lets’ start talking about Adam Goodes’ durability. Over his last 11 seasons Goodes has played 239 games of the 242 available (99%)… this is truly amazing. Not many people in the AFL carry such an impressive record. “But he’s too old Calvin”… Yes he’s old… but although he’s been 30+ years old for a few years now and he has still played the last 66 games straight! Plus… Goodes has been extremely consistent over this period (3 years) and has averaged 98.9 (2009), 94.6 (2010) and 99.2 (2011) proving himself to be one of the best premium forwards going around.
Goodes is also another DPP. Our forward lines this year will be loaded with these guys, which adds more flexibility to your line up.
Goodes loves to smash certain teams and plays the GWS twice in 2012. Last year he averaged 121 on the Lions, 130 on the Bombers and 140 on the Bulldogs who he also plays twice this year and finds himself coming off 6×100+ games against them in his last 6 games. Captain anyone? Ha ha we’ll have to wait and see what the pirate says about that one at a later date.
Why shouldn’t I pick him?
He’s old… he’s 32, but I have sort of put that excuse to bed already. So try this one on for size. DO NOT START WITH HIM. Adam Goodes is a famous for his slow starts before flying home like a steam train. Check out the trendy graphic I have made illustrating this point of what he averages in the first 8 games of a season compared to the last 8 games.
Deck of DT Rating. KING – Adam Goodes is destined for another solid year of playing every game (touch wood)… ha ha dirty joke, and will most likely hold his average of 95ish. My main point here today is… grab Goodesy at a later date, do not start with him and enjoy the ride home as he will smash it like he usually does.
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