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Jealous you don’t have Ellis: Round 8 Review

Another huge round has just passed with plenty of issues – none bigger than the late withdrawal of Steve Johnson and who ended up replacing him in your team. How did you score this week and who were your studs and duds? Let us know in the comments.


Another huge round has just passed with plenty of issues – none bigger than the late withdrawal of Steve Johnson and who ended up replacing him in your team. How did you score this week and who were your studs and duds? Let us know in the comments.

Copy and paste the following in the comments and fill it in.

Team Name:
Round 8 Score:
League Results:
Eliminator Status:
DT Studs:
DT Duds:
On the Chopping Block:
Round 8 trades:

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  1. Hook

    May 19, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Team Name: Hooks Hooligans
    Round 8 Score: 2102
    League Results: l/w/w/w/w
    Eliminator Status: active
    DT Studs: Ellis, GAJ, vlas, pendles, bartel
    DT Duds: scooter, danger, Mayes, neade, hartlett, THE COACH
    On the Chopping Block: neade, jones
    Round 8 trades:
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Dropped a few spots to 11th, first time I have a dropped in rankings this year. Made all the wrong decisions this week. Mayes on the field. Neade as emg in fwd line for Stevie J, Dwyer and Terlich on the bench. At least I got my trade of heath to Ellis right.

  2. Cameron

    May 19, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Trading out Geary and Mayes. Going to go Geary to Hanley and Mayes to Menzel, Staker, Spangher or B.Kennedy. Any thoughts?

  3. Brak


    May 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Team Name: The Brak Show
    Round 8 Score: 2186
    League Results: WWLWW
    Eliminator Status: alive
    DT Studs: Ablett, JPK, Priddis, JO’M, Bartel, Goddard, Vlas and Ellis
    DT Duds: Birchall, by a large margin.
    On the Chopping Block: Wines, Neade, Mayes
    Round 8 trades: Jacobs to Martin :-/ Heath to Priddis :-D
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Jacobs goes and gets his highest score of the year… Was going to get Stevie J in this week so will wait and see, probably get in Crouch as well

  4. abc

    May 19, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    what happened to whitfield he only got 3 points in half

  5. Jasper Sirr-Davis

    May 19, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Team Name: Rubber Ducks
    Round 8 Score: 2,046
    League Results: WLWW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Ablett, Pendelbury, Mitchell, Goddard, O’Mearea, Vlastuin, Cloke
    DT Duds: Cox, Swan, Birchall, B.Goodes, Joel Selwood
    On the Chopping Block: Josh Kennedy, Joel Selwood, Birchall
    Round 8 trades: Josh Kennedy>Naitnui, Selwood>Hanley
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Sitting 1088 and averaging 2,046.75 so quite happy

  6. Daniel

    May 19, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Team Name: Future Injury List
    Round 8 Score: 2086
    League Results: L-L-W
    DT Studs: Vlastuin, Terlich, Watson, Goddard, KEIRAN JACK!, Pendles, O’Meara.
    DT Duds: Cox, Mayes, Daw, Scotland, Swan?, Rockliff, JJK, Monfries.
    On the Chopping Block: Mayes, Pittard, Wines
    Round 8 trades:
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Suffered a narrow loss to f*cking Dr.DT thanks to having Heath Shaw, Maric & Steve Johnson all on the bench. Majak Daw in particular killed me, 35 compared to Maric vs Melb (probably a 80+). Also having Mayes on field was disastrous. Once again a great week ruined by a couple of 30-odd potatoes, and my usual luck with injuries and suspensions.

  7. Just Go Bang!

    May 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Team Name: The Shirtfronters
    Round 8 Score: 2,218
    League Results: WW
    Eliminator Status: Alive & kicking
    DT Studs: Ellis, Vlastuin, Terlich, Gazza, Pendles, Jimmy Bartel
    DT Duds: Birchall, Mayes
    On the Chopping Block: Mayes
    Round 8 trades: Not sure… downgrades are a bit thin.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Traded Ellis in on a hunch after Rd 5 and since that time he’s averaged 123… and loving it! Sitting in 1,000th position overall and pretty happy with that.

  8. pat

    May 19, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Team Name: BLOODBATH
    Round 8 Score: 2225
    League Results:LWWWW
    Eliminator Status:Active
    DT Studs:Ellis,Ablett,Vlastuin,Pendles,Terlich,Deledio,Dwyer
    DT Duds: Mayes (Vest) Cock Mclean (don’t chase points)
    On the Chopping Block: Cock Mclean
    Round 8 trades: Cock Mclean to maybe Fyfe
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Having Stevie J pull out sucked but Dwyer stepped up big times. Also having Martin as Captain was stupid. I should have had put the C on Gazza. Would have pushed the score near 2300.

  9. Linkos

    May 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Team Name: Linkos Legends
    Round 8 Score: 2221
    League Results: WWW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Vlas, gaz, jobe, pendles, lewis
    DT Duds: goodes hartlett :/
    On the Chopping Block: hartlett, dwyer/macaffer
    Round 8 trades: hartless – burgoyne, dwyer/macaffer – franklin
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: back to back 2200 for me, teams looking good but i wish i had put terlich on field instead of goodes..would have pushed 2300

    • Blirrel

      May 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm


      • Blirrel

        May 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        My bad, your Linkos Legends without the apostrophe’s before the S. Sorry mate.

        Good weekly score!

  10. JungleMuffin

    May 20, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Team Name: JungleMuffin
    Round 8 Score: 2228
    League Results: W
    Eliminator Status: Active :D
    NAB Risintg DT Studs: 3.Dwyer 2. Terlich 1. Vlastuin
    DT Duds: 3. Selwood 2. Buddy 1. Swanny
    On the Chopping Block: Stevenson, Jones, Merrett, Neade.
    Round 8 trades: Priddis and Watson in for Mayes and Daisy
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty happy with my ins this week, put some strong scores on the board, and helped me avoid some of the Mayes/Birchall carnage.

    Moved up inside the top 500, I’m now nicely placed, 170 outside t100, and 240 behind top 50. I’m still 500 points off #1, but reckon with the way I’ve built my team, I’m still in with a crack if things go well for me.

    • Euan Bloomer

      May 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

      nice iam ranked 840

  11. luke vallence

    May 20, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Team Name: BAMRUNGTIN FC
    Round 8 Score: 2159
    League Results: W W W W W
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: 3 Ellis, 2 J.P.K, 1 Zorko
    DT Duds: 3 Hartlett, 2 Mayes, 1 Franklin :( was my captain
    On the Chopping Block: Hartlett, Heath, Macaffer
    Round 8 trades: Heath –> Thurlow, Hartlett –> Hanley
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Versed the top guy in one of my leagues and ellis single handedly won me the game by 11 points.. f**king genius

  12. KARnage

    May 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Team Name: KARnage
    Round 8 Score: 2183
    Ranking: 1502
    League Results: W
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Ellis!, GAJ(C), Vlastuin, Pendels, Goddard, Priddis, O’Mearea, I traded Hartless > Ellis and Wines > Priddis :D
    DT Duds: Cox, Swan, Dusty, Danger, Rocky
    On the Chopping Block: had Mayes on field instead of Dwyer so he’ll go for Roughy or Stevie J after Stevenson goes for Thurlow.
    Knocked off league leader from 8th place n moved to 5th :D

  13. Euan Bloomer

    May 20, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Team Name: EumansTigers
    Round 8 Score: 2,211
    League Results: Win
    Eliminator Status: Win
    DT Studs: Vlastuin 131
    DT Duds: Dangerfield 77 (and Stevie J)
    On the Chopping Block: Heath/Goodes for upgrade
    Round 8 trades: neade to B kennedy and then wines to Johnson who did not play
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: I am now ranked 840 out of 225,813 I am in the top 1,000 – thinking this week of Heath to Thurlow and then Goodes to maybe Hibberd or Ibbotson or even Ellis. Not sold on Ibottson and if I go Hibberd I then have 3 bombers in backline no good for bye rounds, but is Ellis real deal. Demons tagged Cotchin and Lids, this left Ellis and Vlustuin to run free but they are kids so can be up and down.
    Did I say I was ranked 840!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. The Dominator

    May 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Team Name: The Dominator
    Round 8 Score: 1998
    League Results: L W L
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: JPK, Pendles, Mundy
    DT Duds: Hartlett, Zac Smith, Swan (C)
    On the Chopping Block: Hartlett to Ellis (at least I have him in UF draft!), Stevenson to Thurlow (if selected)
    Round 8 trades: Neade –> Martin, Wines –> Lonergan – happy albeit Martin did not really fire as I expected him to.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Ended last year inside the Top 1,000 but currently Top 16,000! In addition to evident erosion of skills, I blame focus on Ultimate Footy draft (solid side), a new baby and being asleep halfway across the world when the subs are named, as well as doing the game based only on mathematics and priors rather than also from seeing players play. Enjoying the game much more with two trades a week – the game needed a shot in the arm to remain interesting. Have $1.3MM in cash so hope to make some moves once I patch up holes – don’t we all say that?! Warnie, Calvin, Roy and the writers doing a terrific job continuing to keep the site interesting and thanks too to all my fellow commentors – I read almost all posts and see some great insight and discussions.

    • JungleMuffin

      May 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      1.3 million?

      Maybe you are so far behind because you’ve been downgrading, up not upgrading?

      • The Dominator

        May 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

        JM – likely you’re quite right, that is a key factor that I neglcted to note!! Thought this year I’d try a different strategy around jumping on downgrades given the absence of new teams into the AFL and the consequent likely lack of rookies. Didn’t think I’d better my <1,000 rank of 2012 in any event so thought I'd try building cash and then deploying it up to and over the byes. We'll see by Rd 22 how I go but almost certainly I won't reach last year's heights. You're having a pretty successful year with whatever strategy you are employing, good luck with it.

  15. Dicko

    May 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Team Name: The walrus said…
    Round 8 Score: 1845
    League Results: LLLLL (for the second week in a row)
    Eliminator Status: Out last week
    DT Studs: Hang on a sec …., I’ll get back to you.
    DT Duds: Stevie J, Birchall, Hartlett (yes I hung on to him), Mayes, Zach Smith, but primarily myself.
    On the Chopping Block: Hartlett, and Heath probably, maybe Mayes.
    Round 8 trades: Wines to Priddis and Liberatore to Martin
    Vent: Managed to leave the E off Dwyer after several trade/trade reversals last week so got Neades 40 odd instead. I can’t bring myself to work out how many Ls that cost me. Kept Heath instead of Terlich “job security” a couple of weeks ago. Traded out Ablett earlier in the season for Crouch, a trade which enabled me to bring Birchall (Yippee!!) in the following week, and still haven’t been able to get Ablett back in. Finally wish projected scores would stop telling me I’m going to score 2150 and win all my leagues when clearly this is not true.

  16. TwobeeMee

    May 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Team Name: Tobee Meene
    Round 8 Score: 2125
    League Results: W-W-W-W-W
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Ellis, Vlastuin, Terlich, Barlow, JPK
    DT Duds: Mayes
    On the Chopping Block: Mayes
    Round 8 trades: Wines to Priddis, Hartlett to P Hanley
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Why did Mayes have to be the Sub! Should have put Macaffer as a starter instead.. Grrr!

  17. KARnage

    May 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Started with Stevenson > Thurlow as a no brainer.
    Then went Mayes > Roughy.
    Dont have AC so can someone tell me his BE please?
    He’s got GC and Melb up next n is kickin Buddy’s arse

    • johnny fontane

      May 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      footywire has all BEs

  18. johnny fontane

    May 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    3 weeks ago i was jealous i didn’t have harlett

  19. Rachel

    May 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Team Name: rachies roughies
    Round 8 Score: 2279
    League Results: Win
    Eliminator Status:eliminated
    DT Studs: terlich vlastuin jack barlow bartel dwyer fyfe
    DT Duds: selwood kennedy dangerfield
    On the Chopping Block: Stevenson and kennedy
    Round 8 trades: ? idn
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: got stevie j in this week and had him as captain lucky that vice captain was jack and mcaffer was sub so im pleased wwith the result! highest score for second week in a row in league.
    lucky I got rid of wines and hartlett lsat week hah

  20. abraverman

    May 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Team Name: Braveinator
    Round 8 Score: 2151
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Priddis, Watson, Fyfe, Bartel, Vlastuin (!), Goddard, Ablett, O’Meara and Dwyer
    DT Duds: Cox, Goodes, Scotland, Leuenberger, Moloney and Birchall (!!)
    On the Chopping Block: Pittard, Currie and Neade
    Round 8 trades: Wines > Priddis & Stevenson > Goodes
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: What a HUGE round, so many players killed it! Help onto Fyfe and he rewarded me, traded back in Goodes and he was poor while I had Terlich on bench which cost me a 2200+ score. Was thinking all set for Neade > Franklin but surely there are others now ahead of him. Bring on round 9!

  21. Jameoz23

    May 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Here is my round 8 review

  22. Blirrel

    May 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Team Name: Dreamteam United
    Round 8 Score: 2203
    League Results: W-W-W-W
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Ablett,Vlastuin,Pendles,Barlow,Terlich,Bartel,Goddard,Priddis
    DT Duds: Mayes,Goodes,Evans,Johnson
    On the Chopping Block: Mayes,Pittard
    Round 8 trades: Mayes-Jack Pittard-????

  23. Richard

    May 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Team Name: Olian1012
    Round 8 Score: 2145
    League Results: w/w/w/w/l
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Ablett, Vslautin, Terclich, Pendelbury, Barlow
    DT Duds: Birhcall (dones’t like the tag).
    On the Chopping Block: Jones (BE is high this week), Heath (need some cash so no need to take up bench space).
    Round 8 trades: Jones to Mitchell and Heath to Thurlow
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: 31st overall two weeks in a row!

  24. Simoon

    May 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Team Name: Chaos Theory
    Round 8 Score: 2280
    League Results: WWWWW
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Ellis, Vlas, Terlich, Ablett, Pendles, JPK, Watson, Bartel
    DT Duds: Mayers
    On the Chopping Block:Stevenson, Wines
    Round 8 trades:Stevenson to Thurlow, Wines to Priddis
    Vent/Brag/Whatever:215th & jumped into top 1000 after to bad start to season. If only I had Dwyer instead of Mayers for late withdrawal Stevie J would’ve been top team this week. Arrrrggghhhh!

  25. Chezza

    May 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Team Name: The Pill Poppers (in homage to the mighty Bombers)
    Round 8 Score: 2,045
    League Results: L/W/W/L/W/W
    Eliminator Status: Dead
    DT Studs: Gaz, Terlich, Vlastuin, Roughead
    DT Duds: Birchall
    On the Chopping Block: Stevenson & Mayes this round, Vickery/Evans & Wines next round.
    Round 8 trades: Stevenson > Thurlow & Mayes > Ellis (DPP)
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Slowly coming back from killer start to season. Was moving house so couldn’t log on between when Round 1 teams were named and lockout closed, so kicked off with over half a dozen non-starters and had to use up trades to fix that during rounds 2-3. Missed a lot of big Rd3 windfalls!

  26. Pidgeon

    May 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Team Name- Sony’s Stars
    Round 8 Score- 2133
    League Results- W/W/W/W/W
    Eliminator- Active
    DT Studs- Ellis, Vlaustin, Goddard, Terlich, Ablett, Pendlebury, Watson, Stokes, Bartell, O’Meara
    DT Duds- Birchall, Ibbotson, Goodes, Mayes
    Chpping Block- Cotchin, Swallow, Mayes, Birchall
    Round 8 Trades- Cotchin- Swan, Swallow- Priddis
    Vent/Brag/Wahtever- Brought Ellis is 2 weeks ago before his 2 tons, In the top 16100 people which is better than last year

  27. Rowan

    May 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Team Name:
    Round 8 Score: 2149
    League Results: W/W/W/W
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: You’re kidding, right?!
    DT Duds: Buddy, Cochin, Dangerfield, Burgoyne, Goodes, yada yada
    On the Chopping Block: Stevenson, Mayes
    Round 8 trades: Brown/Vlastuin :-) Wines/Dangerfield :-/
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: WTF Buddy! 100 B/E and you’re 13% against the bloody Gold Coast!! Wake up son!

  28. Sammy J

    May 21, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Team Name: Aladeen FC
    Round 8 Score: 2083
    League Results: LWWL
    Eliminator Status: Active
    DT Studs: Vlastuin, Pendlebury, Priddis, Bartel, Zorko, O’Meara & GAJ.
    DT Duds: Birchall & Mayes…
    On the Chopping Block: Pittard, Wines and Mayes.
    Round 8 trades: Either Pittard to Thurlow and Mayes to Franklin (but that wasn’t good enough against the Giants…), or Mayes to Staker and Wines to Deledio, Boyd, Watson, etc. Basically an underpriced premo mid.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty disappointed with how I’m traveling at this stage of the season, was looking to have a crack at the top 1K, but at this stage I’m sitting in 5,422… I set high standards for myself! Haven’t been taking too much notice of the byes, I think now is a good time to start preparing for them. Having said that, my trades over the next few weeks will be very bye dependent.

    Best of luck to all in the remainder of the season!

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