Dream Team Extra: Round 21
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!
Still alive? Well, if you’re still playing for survival this week, there may be some relief in sight but at this time of the year, brace yourselves for more carnage than what we’ve already witnessed so far in 2012! There are plenty of twatter rumours about DT-relevant players being rested this week, but let’s focus on a few bites of some fantasy faves.
Adelaide face Brisbane, Melbourne then Gold Coast for the remaining DT finals rounds. If Sando decides to rotate his guns out of the side for a freshen-up before their ‘real life’ finals campaign, it could spell disaster for coaches. I hate to say it as I reckon most of us are either out of or down to our last few trades, but beware that the likes of Thommo, Danger, Jacobs and Wright might get a weekend off some time over the next three weeks.
In doing his best Clouseau-esque impression, Fyfe did himself and his coaches out of the first round of DT Finals. While Lyons has said he’ll be named in Freo’s team tonight, there’s no guarantee that a handbag won’t ambush him and take out his good ankle. If you grabbed him last week for your finals charge, hopefully he fires with a big score this round to make up for his general klutzness last weekend.
The Buddy Debacle!
Will he? Won’t he? We’ll be sweating on this all afternoon before teams are announced regarding whether or not big Buddy is 100% for this weekend. He’ll be a welcome addition if his calf, hammie, ovaries or whatever are fully recovered. If not, this will be his sixth week on the sidelines, possibly dragging more than a few Dream Teams into an earlier-than-expected end to the season. C’mon Buddy – forget AFL finals, it’s DT finals time!!
2012 Pie Floater
Named after the Adelaide ‘delicacy’ of a meat pie sitting in thick pea soup, it’s only right that Dane Swan is awarded the 2012 Pie Floater award for The Collingwood Player Who’s Act of Random Stupidity Results In The Season’s Worst DT Carnage. As he serves his second of a two-week club ban for indulging in a bevvy or three, plenty of you will be considering swapping the great Dane out in the face of a sudden-death match this round, which is not a bad move if you have 2-3 trades left. By the way, Heath Shaw receives the retrospective 2011 Pie Floater award, for obvious reasons…
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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