The Sunday eve knee-jerk. Round 2 edition
It’s always easy to knee-jerk after one round and say ‘he’s going’, ‘he’s gone’, ‘I’m getting him in!’ But now there’s been 2. Round 2 is one of my favourite rounds, because I know I’ve got 2 trades to spend on fixing any little stuff up or any missed rookie I want. I’m like a kid in a candy store and I know it’s acceptable to trade twice this early so I don’t have to feel guilty about it. So, who’s biting the dust? Who’s joining the team? Let’s knee-jerk.
The Sunday eve knee-jerk. Round 2 edition
It’s always easy to knee-jerk after one round and say ‘he’s going’, ‘he’s gone’, ‘I’m getting him in!’ But what’s the point? If you have done any maths whatsoever in school you would have done a graph…. And to make a line on the graph you need at least 2 dot points. Can’t have any trends from only one piece of data… but now round 2 has been (mostly) played… We have 2 points! We can rationally knee-jerk somebody out of our team and have stats to back it up! Round 2 is one of my favorite rounds, because I know I’ve got 2 trades to spend on fixing any little stuff up or any missed rookie I want. I’m like a kid in a candy store and I know it’s acceptable to trade twice this early so I don’t have to feel guilty about it.
So, who’s biting the dust? Who’s joining the team? Let’s knee-jerk.
This rounds legend is undoubtedly James Magner but I can hardly wax lyrical about him for another week can I? He is on track for a Barlow like debut season, so let’s just sit back and bask in the 85k glory while I nominate somebody else. I’ll also add Jon Giles to this week’s legend list, again he is another budget priced pick who is delivering the goods. What makes him a legend this week is the fact a lot would have been using him as an emergency for the late withdrawal of Mummy, so cracking the ton was just the tonic. Personally I still want to see him perform alongside Brogan but to date he has delivered with the scalps of Mummy and Goldstien…and that’s good form in anyone’s books.
The Sunday chop.
OK last week the chopping block was an idle threat, no decent DT’er trades after week one but this week my axe is actually sharp and ready. I have been like the bull in the Bug’s Bunny cartoons sharpening his horns on the grinder to the tune of the menacing music. Squarely on the knee-jerk chopping block this week is Mitch Golby. Me and loads of others were fooled by NAB cup form. An expansive NAB cup Golby now looks to be lockdown player Golby in the Lions defence and that means suicide for our Dream Teams. I guess a little depends on what you actually expected from him, was he a cheap keeper or an expensive cash cow? For me… seeing the likes of Mohr and Clarke scoring the same or more than Golby for half the price pretty much seals his fate. GONE! The other obvious chop candidate is Greg ‘Midfield’ Broughton, it’s now obvious that Lyon is going to use him all over the shop. He will score some big scores but he will frustrate us all year with little ones in-between. We do not need this kind of player in our Dreamteam’s… GONE!
P.S; we all know the week after we chop him he will score 140…. So if you manage to hold firm on this one, good luck to you!
This week I am going change the name of the clown award to The Honorary Mifsud Award in light of Jason Mifsud’s clown like behavior lately. This week I am going to give the Mifsud award to anybody who traded after round one that didn’t have an injury. How do these little nuggets sound for you? Lake turns a 29 into an 87, Callinan turns a 99 into a 21, Morris turns a 27 into a 77, Adcock turned a 125 into a 52… I could go on and on, but it’s needless to say that you can’t learn much from just one game, so to trade is a knee jerk act in the biggest sense of the word! What have we actually learnt from round two then? We have learnt that there is no rhyme or reason to this game, other than the fact that if a player has scored rubbish twice.. he can now justifiably go! …but if you traded last week… Clown. To be honest i would also like to nominate Beau Waters and Jack Redden for silly incidents that could see them get weeks but we will have to wait and see what the match review panel has to say about things.. so until then they are pending clowns.
The this game sh*ts me.
This week Dream team doesn’t really sh*t me that much. To be honest when I see the grief that a lot of other people are going through at the moment I can hardly complain. The thing about DT that kinda gives me the sh*ts is that it never spreads the pain….. The pain and turmoil always seems to be centered on one area… this year it’s the backs. We have under performers like Shaw, Broughton, Golby, Injuries or potential injuries to Duffield, Hargrave, Grimes, Potential suspensions to Waters, uncertain roles for the likes of Hanley, Adcock, Enright and dicky rookies that we have no faith in at all. So the simple answer would be to load up on Hawk and Carlton defenders right? Wrong…the byes will kill you… this is why Dreamteam sh*ts me.
So that’s about it for this Sunday night. I look to be heading for another 2100ish score depending on the game tomorrow, how about you? What knee-jerk thoughts do you have so far about the round just passed? Any nominations for Legend, Chop, Clown or why this game sh*ts you? Get it down now before we get rational again in time for Tbettas bullets!
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