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Golden Stubby – Round 8

Boomshakalaka! There were a few jets who got us over the line this week and some unlikely heroes. Ellis, Vlastuin, Terlich, Dwyer and Ablett are the nominees for this week. Cast your vote now!


With some great scores this week, there were some guys who stepped in to boost our scores to make us feel a lot better about ourselves in Round 8.

The nominees, as sent through to me (@WarnieDT) on Twitter are:

Nick Vlastuin – 131

Can this man go back to back? 131 points thanks to 19 kicks (great DTing) among his 25 possessions and a massive 19 marks. Awesome work by the little ginger.

Brandon Ellis – 155

Since ditching the vest, Ellis has gone 86, 85, 128 and now 155. Quite possibly the best pick up of the year who ended up being a downgrade from one of our Portlets a few weeks ago. Nice get if you got on!

Dean Terlich – 120

With Bryce Gibbs still not back, Heath Shaw suspended and other issues around the place, Terlich may have ended up on a few grounds this week. His scoring in the Sunday arvo game was great!

Sam Dwyer – 104

After plenty of FMDT’s going on when Steve Johnson being a late withdrawal, those who had Sam Dwyer as his emergency would have loved watching his game. He has a few more dollars to ear before cashing him in!

Gary Ablett – 135

Calvin put him as his number one pick for this week… and this was why! 135 points. Enough said. Great (realistic) Captain pick.

Honorable mentions: Nat Fyfe and Scott Pendlebury were the only other names to come through! True story! There were some other guys worthy of a mention, but you can do that in the comments.

Golden Stubby - Round 8

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  1. Jackadaktal

    May 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    only had vlastuin? and safe to say, my score refleced it

    i’m pretty happy with riewoldt, considering it was such a low scoring game, he exceeded my expectations and brought me over the 2000 mark

    • Mundy Mundy

      May 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Terlich for me. Didnt know he had it in him. Where as fo the other nominees we all know what they are capable of

      • Angus

        May 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        He got himself to where the ball was… Which isn’t hard when you’re a Melbourne defender, but he’s keen.

  2. colesy

    May 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I picked Vlastuin, he got up after a heavy contact in the 3rd quarter, that gets him an extra string in his bow for the golden stubby for me.

  3. Stelzy

    May 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Ellis and Vlas. Two absolute young guns for richmond

  4. Dash

    May 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    had 3 of them on field. but voted for terlich since he is in a spud team.

    • Dash

      May 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      oh and a massive 10 tackles. hard effort.

  5. Gizmo

    May 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I don’t seem to be able to vote no matter what I try. So my choice is Ellis if anyone’s listening. He is playing great this year.

    • Dimmy

      May 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Not all this year just round 5 6 7 and 8

      • Harps

        May 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        Where does she say he has played all year? no where

      • Adam

        May 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

        He’s gotten the vest a few times.

    • Mumbles

      May 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Turn on javascript.
      I only turn on when needed because Dt-talk constantly uses 25% of my cpu
      when enabled.

  6. DaTBird187

    May 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    When I decided to do a double downgrade this week with Mayes and Heath discarded, it meant Terlich and Vlastuin were on the field with Goodes in my defense. Fair to say I’m over the moon with two of them. Now to spend last weeks cash.

  7. coxtapstoswallow

    May 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Have 4 of them but it has to go to Vlastuin because I started him over Goodes even though I kept him over his 2 week suspension. Back to back tonnes, a very very nice price increase and BE for next couple weeks.BOOM

  8. luke vallence

    May 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    ELLIS MY FUCKING GUN, versing the top player in my league.. was up by 64 points coming into the richmond/melbourne game.. i had ellis and he had martin and terlich, 3 qrt time he was up by 6 points and i wasnt looking to good, then ellis comes out with a f**king gun last quarter which made me win by 11 points :’) f**king love the beautiful boy

  9. T.Mac-37

    May 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Had 4 out of 5, am i too late on getting Ellis this week.

    • Stange

      May 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      No, it’s not too late. he still has a still negative breakeven. And he’ll will make another 50K + next week assuming he slams another 100 points.

      • T.Mac-37

        May 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

        Cheers!! I might get him for my last portlet

      • Dimmy

        May 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        He doesn’t have to get 100 to go up $50,000 His b/e is now -100 he will only have to score low to go up that much haha!

        • Stange

          May 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

          Just going on general sense, not looking at the numbers when I said that. Replace ‘slams another 100 points” with gets a decent score – because you don’t want him to flop with 35 hartlett-like points, only to see his value go down in 4 weeks time (inc. bye in week 11)

          • Dimmy

            May 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

            Yeah aye. I’d be happy with a 80 from him tbh get a increase of $60,000

      • Tim

        May 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        Depends if you think he’ll do a Hartlett and get tagged out of games. I think with his last two performances and particularly his last performance he’s become a real contender for a tag and it will be interesting to see if he gets one soon and how he goes. That said, if he doesn’t get a tag, can you afford not to have him?

        • Stange

          May 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

          I would guess a lot of owners would be still be okay with a tagged average of 65 ppr if he makes a nice 100K, and takes over from a stinkin’ portlett

        • Stuart


          May 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

          surely teams will tag delidio & cotchin over ellis

          • Tim

            May 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

            I wouldn’t say Ellis is ahead of Lids or Cotch generally, but a coach might want to see if they can completely take him out of the game (a la Birchell), which they won’t do with Cotch.

            It’s probably worth getting him in anyway as he’ll make us bucket loads in the next couple of weeks even if he only gets 50-60. I’m glad I don’t have to make that decision though!

          • Stuart


            May 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm

            yep i’m glad i got his 73k price rise this round

          • Jordan

            May 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

            Ellis racked up massive numbers but he isn’t the sort of damaging player like Martin, Deledio, Cotchin (and Birchall) so I don’t think he would receive a full tag

        • Angus

          May 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

          The thing that opposition have to with up is who is the most damaging, and I would say if you let Deledio or Cotchin or Martin loose they are far more damaging than Ellis… Palmer did a really good job getting in the face of Birchall and I’m worried that more teams will try to do that against players like Ellis and Vlastuin who get a fair bit of footy free in the back half.

  10. WastedOpportunity

    May 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Vlas had 16 marks, not 19…

  11. jake

    May 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    whe nwill lockout end?

    • Mundy Mundy

      May 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm


  12. Stange

    May 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Vlas for me – I was tossing up between placing him on the field over Hartlett/Goodes, and although in the end played all three last minute, Vlastuin may have been wasted on my bench.

  13. James

    May 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    ABLETT as he now leads the competition for most points and for most people he scored 270, enough said

  14. Tim

    May 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Come on guys. Everyone’s got Vlastuin, so while he’s making you heaps of cash he’s not winning you any games. For me the next three were enough to overcome by backup captain’s (Swan) uninspiring score to overcome all of my foes who all had Ablett as captain. So Ellis for me.

    • Stange

      May 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      He’s winning me games – 2 or my 3 opponents didn’t have him.

      • Tim

        May 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm

        Actually just had a look at ownership stats and I’m actually surprised at how well Ellis is doing since he’s only owned by 2.75% of coaches. This means that he has to impress people who don’t have him enough to get their vote, which is a tough task.

        Vlastuin’s in the sweet spot at 45.5% where enough people have him to be predisposed to vote for him, without so many having him that nearly every team you play also has him (a la Goddard, Rockliff, and O’Meara).

        I take back my comment. Given ownership stats, Vlastuin is a worthy winner (but still think Ellis was the right vote for me).

        • Simon

          May 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm

          I voted Ellis… don’t have him and won’t get him, but what a game!

        • Stange

          May 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

          “I take back my comment. Given ownership stats, Vlastuin is a worthy winner (but still think Ellis was the right vote for me).” — even more worthy in my case, where some of my opponents didn’t have Vlas, making him a POD for me personally that round. Otherwise, i’d have voted Ellis

  15. Mark

    May 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    So if I bring in Ellis this week he is certain to spud it up. So far every player I have bought in as a keeper has turned to ………

    • PK

      May 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Im wondering the same thing, going to be some head aches this week

      • DTRook7

        May 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

        Lol Birchall and Hartlett have gone missing since I brought them in… So yeah the only advice I’d give is to not base your premium choices based one their last weeks performance solely.

        • Tim

          May 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

          Ellis has been good the last 4 weeks though…

  16. Dimmy

    May 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Dream team isn’t the same anymore everyone has the same team maybe a few different.. But 80% The same.. who agrees?

    • PK

      May 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I agree and disagree. This site convinced me i needed karnezis at round 1 when i wasnt going to pick him, however most rookies and good pick ups arent missed on this site.. I think strategy for trades, money making etc is more from the past years you have played this game, these sites only get you so far.

      • Chris

        May 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        same here. gotta get the money makers which makes up 70-80% of most teams. But then you goota get those POD players, those diamonds in the rough, those needles in the haystacks. Thats what makes it enjoyable for me.

    • Tim

      May 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Disagree. I seem to have an average of 2/3 the same players, but the differences are always different. I’ll have Murphy in common with one team and Bartel with another etc. That everyone has players you’ve heard of or thought about getting is not surprising since if you’re on this site you’re not likely to miss many. It’s all about knowing who to get when and who not to get when everyone else is jumping on. This game is and has always been about the right combination of well-known players with good timing on trades and a lot of luck.

  17. DTRook7

    May 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Didn’t have Ellis but still gets my vote.
    Although to be nominated for Golden Stubby you need a big score, 150 is more than just a big score, that’s epic!
    Terlich was awesome but the difference between 120 and 150 is a lot harder to obtain than the difference between 20 and 50.

  18. Andre Cook

    May 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    just got home nervously waiting for my team scores.
    vlaustin 131
    ellis 135
    gray 81
    riewoldt 99
    cotchin 92
    m jones-72
    my trades this week-hartlett-ellis wines-priddis not bad ay?

    • Stuart


      May 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      ellis was 155

  19. Andre Cook

    May 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    and terlich 120 on bench tho

  20. Andre Cook

    May 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm


  21. T.Mac-37

    May 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Lockout has Finished!!

  22. Neil

    May 19, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Ellis just went up $60K. Suckers.

    Got him in last week.

    Watch everybody ride the Ellis gravytrain!

    • Stuart


      May 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      73k actually! glad i jumped on him

      • Tim

        May 19, 2013 at 10:48 pm

        +1. Thought more than 2.75% would have him. Pretty happy with that!

        • Simon

          May 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm

          If only I’d listened to Tbetta’s advice three weeks ago. He recommended Ellis AND Adelaide’s Lynch

  23. Chris

    May 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Voted for Ellis because of his ‘herculean’ effort. Clearly that will be his ceiling for the year. I was actually more impressed with Vlastuin’s game. Some of his disposals were just superb. He was delivering the ball with precision on both wings into the forward half of the ground. He is gonna be an important player for the Tiges for years to come.

  24. Neil

    May 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    This week….

    Stevenson -> Thurlow
    Mayes -> Staker (via DPP)


    Cash money, cash money money.

    • Neil

      May 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Next round projected score 2156.

      • twalks_95

        May 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

        good trades, same here except heath for thurlow

  25. twalks_95

    May 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    gotta be Terlich. Ablett was VC so hurts too much to vote for him, Dwyer on my bench instead of mayes. Valustin good too, but has to be Terlich

  26. Aidan

    May 19, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Thoughts on the following trades:
    Mayes to Staker
    Wines to Pendlebury

    • Aidan

      May 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Already have Thurlow

      • Neil

        May 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        Do it man.

    • Chris

      May 19, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      I would wait 1 more week on Staker. His price wont change for 1 more game… plus he hasnt got the most reliable body. Wines to Pendles is a gold class trade though.

      • Tim

        May 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm

        Not much else as a downgrade in the fwds though…

        • Tim

          May 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

          Spanger? Also a week until he’s on the bubble.

  27. Neil

    May 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    After all that defensive drama a couple of weeks ago. My defence averaged 106 points this week.

    • Simon

      May 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Far canal, that’s impressive for MIDs let alone DEFs!

    • Tim

      May 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      112 for me!

  28. Nathan

    May 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm


  29. Angus

    May 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Thinking Wines>Pendlebury and Atley>Thurlow, the Pendles trade doesn’t do wonders for my bye structure, and I still can’t stand having Matty Wright and Mayes in my team, so I’ll be looking to get them out for Staker and (hopefully) dusty.

  30. Damien Wellington

    May 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I had all 5 :) but took a risk on captain Dusty Martin didnt pay off should of kept it on Ablett would of cracked 2200

    • Adam

      May 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      same thing here, but he played forward for the second half, should of tried to run out the full game.. :I
      First Half wasn’t his best performance, so no reason why he needed a ‘forward line break’ -_-

  31. Sammy J

    May 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Terlich lost me my matchup… I had him on the bench, opponent on the ground. FMDT.

  32. Jordan

    May 19, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Has to be Ellis! What a champion had him, Vlastuin and Terlich which won me some games I should have lost. Unfortunately had Dwyer on bench.
    Ellis has been my best pick up of the year as a unique more-expensive rookie player

    • Stange

      May 20, 2013 at 1:13 am

      That’s excellent having ellis, vlastuin & terlich all playing.

      ps – ellis won’t be so unique if you check the stats this time next week.

      • Albert Lloyd

        May 20, 2013 at 1:19 am

        I had all three aswell.

      • Jordan

        May 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

        he won’t have earnt his owners 170k in 4wks though with a 100+ avg…

        • Jordan

          May 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

          new owners*

  33. DoubleA

    May 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

    S Dwyer gets the golden stubby for me because (a) I picked him up at that beginning of the season and he’s already earned 200k for me, (b) 104 from any rook is awesome and most importantly (c) he pulled my nuts out of the fire this week thanks to SJ’s last minute cankle. You little beauty!

  34. Albert Lloyd

    May 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Keiran Jack anyone?

  35. Josh

    May 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    no harry o?

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