Dream Team Extra: Round 18
Who’s hit the headlines this week? What’s the fallout from the weekend? Let’s take a look at a few newsworthy snips, and maybe a bit of juicy goss, that may have an effect on your Dream Team this weekend!
It’s always interesting to see what’s floating around the Twitterverse, particularly when it comes to Dream Team. I’ve noted that quite a number of coaches are sitting on 2-4 trades. In previous years this would be highly unusual, but this year it’s typical of a season wracked by injuries on top of the MBRs and I’ve no doubt that some have struggled to upgrade amidst the non-stop carnage. Hopefully you either take comfort or, alternatively, break out in a cold sweat at the thought that we’re only two rounds away from DT Finals as the AFL’s home-and-away season draws to a close. It’s been a fairly quiet week for news, so let’s pluck a few gems that have been doing the rounds.
Avatar Returns, Gregory On Ice
This has got to be one of the most bitter-sweet tweets I’ve see so far this season from one of our fave sources of DT-relevant info from the west, @Atkinson_Tom…
How sweet it is to see that Mister Fantastic himself, Nat Fyfe, is likely to get a run for Freo this weekend after a looong time out to get his shoulder right. While there’s no guarantee that it won’t pop out with some random chicken winging, I’m sure he’ll warm the hearts of many and etch himself on the trade-in short lists of coaches looking for a $380k (predicted) bargain next week. Oh, PS – we’ve missed you Fyfey!
The Broughton brings us the bitter factor, possibly missing another week with his back complaint. This just tops off last week’s absence and muddling scores leading up to that. I’m pretty sure he, along with Hargrave and Malceski, have formed some sort of Club For Defenders Who Royally P*ss DTers Off! This deep into the season with trades running low, there’s little choice but to hold Gregory and brace for whatever comes in the next few weeks… #Neveragain, I hear you say?
A 200th To Remember?
I don’t normally feature milestone games in #DTExtra, but as Goddard clocks up his 200th this round, I’m sure that all of us who have him in our back lines are hoping that he also pumps out a big score to help us forget his 73 point 3-round average. Maybe he needs to find himself a little Zen, or some ying to go with his yang or whatever, but c’mon BJ – a vintage 2010 game please!
As mentioned last week, Marc Murphy has bottomed out at a very tasty $384k. With a BE of 69, you’d expect that he’ll go alright against the Tiges this weekend, so grab him now if you’re confident that he’ll be able to break the hard tag in the coming three rounds. The appeal is that the Blues actually have a half-decent draw to finish off the fantasy season, with only 3 top eight opponents over the next six games. All things considered, Marc’s top value if you’re looking to finish your MID.
Cloke And Dagger
On a side note, the contract value of one Travis Cloke is possibly dropping in line with his Dream Team value (currently $296,800) as he continues his form slump amidst Eddie’s ‘no deal’ call. Hang on, I think I’ve pinned Eddie to the wrong arvo game show, but you get my drift… Cloke’s been a bit of a bust this year and all the wheeling and dealing may have taken his focus away from footy, so commiserations to all of you who have borne with him. Hopefully he plays himself into some form against the Giants this week, or you have The Zork to cover for him.
Anyways, that’s the rub for this week. Trading? Heard any juicy news bits, gossip or rumours? Got a rant or a rave? Stick it in the comments and let’s get some healthy chatter going ahead of team lists tonight. See ya next Thursday for another bout of media trawling and good luck this weekend!
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