Deck of Dream Team 2012: Marty Clarke
Meet the biggest lock in 2012. His name is Martin Clarke or Marty to his friends. I’m his friend and he’ll be one of your best buddies in 2012. Priced at an average of just 28.5 after averaging 71.5 before he returned home to Ireland, Marty is shaping up as the safest DT picks this year.
Why should I pick him?
Marty Clarke is an Irish born super star. Clarke joined Collingwood for the first time in 2007 to only play a limited number of games in his debut season. In 2008 Clarke shone with an average on 71.8 and backed it up the following year to average an impressive 71.5.
After 46 games with the Pies, Clarke released he had too many teeth to be associated with the Pies and returned to his homeland 2010/11. In 2010 Clarke helped his team ‘Down’ to the All-Ireland final, where they lost out to ‘Cork’. Yep, that’s what they call their clubs. Also in the roster they have Kerry and Mayo… no sh*t – no wonder he left.
So, Clarke now finds himself back with the Pies in 2012. Collingwood chased Marty! They chased him hard! Collingwood gave up its first-round draft pick to GWS for Clarke. This is the third year running Collingwood where has done this to chase a mature-aged recruit. So for the people out there saying ‘he won’t be in the best 22’ – think again, I’ll agree somewhat and say he won’t play the full 22 games… but he’ll play enough for a guy who is rookie priced at an average of 28.5. He is the biggest and easiest lock of 2012.
Why shouldn’t I pick him?
This is tough… cause there’re not many reasons. Out of Clarkes 46 games with the Pies he only knocked up 2×100+ scores (but he is pretty consistent). Collingwood have a reasonably tough draw as most of the good teams do as the AFL really look after the sh*t clubs… check this out
Collingwood play …. GWS (1), SUNS (1), PORT (1) – HAW (2), GEE (2), CARL (2)
Hawthorn play …. GWS (1), SUNS (1), PORT (2) – COLL (2), GEE (2), CARL (1)
Geelong play …. GWS (1), SUNS (1), PORT (1) – HAW (2), COLL (2), CARL (1)
Carlton play …. GWS (1), SUNS (1), PORT (1) – HAW (1), COLL (2), GEE (1)
This is one way you limit the amount of the much talked about 100+ point floggings! Tell me that’s not rigged!
Deck of DT Rating. JACK – He’s priced at an average of 28.5 people! He will average 70+. This is a no brainer… don’t be too creative and try to be too different here… he is a guy you MUST HAVE in 2012 and trying to talk yourself out of this will only leave in heart break.
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