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AFL Team Sheets – Round 15

The bye rounds are done and dusted, with teams now looking much better and fielding almost, if not 22 premiums on field this week. Come by and check out all the fantasy relevant INs and OUTs for round 15!

Welcome back for another week of Team Sheets! Thankfully, the major bye rounds are now over, with all teams resuming with matches this week and no more missing premiums or failing to field 18 for fantasy coaches. With little to worry about this week, most coaches will be in a great position to continue removing their last couple of rookies from the field. For an unfortunate few, a curveball has been thrown up following the long-term injuries suffered by Adam Treloar and Connor Blakely. Let’s check out all the fantasy relevant INs and OUTs!

INs

Captaining our list of INs this week is ball magnet Rory Laird, who returns from a broken hand to assist the under siege Crows. Coaches will be hoping for a 120+ effort from Laird to repay the faith to those who held him over his injury in the byes. Carlton Skipper Marc Murphy is also back in this week, after recovering from his plantar fascia issue which has plagued the most part of his 2018 season. The Eagles decimated forward line will be bolstered by the inclusions of Brendon Ah Chee and Brayden Ainsworth, who will attempt to fill the void left by Lecras, Kennedy, and Darling. In terms of fresh meat, Quinton Narkle and Brayden Sier appear to be the best options available for the week, debuting for the Cats and Pies respectively.

 

OUTs

The player set to be missed by most coaches this week is Pies midfield gun Adam Treloar following a sickening double hamstring injury sustained in last weeks clash against the Blues. Joining him on the sidelines is Fremantle half-back flanker Connor Blakely, who damaged his meniscus during training this week. Giants key forward Jeremy Cameron is set to serve the first of his five-match suspension this week, whilst Blues will be without injury-prone ruckman, Matthew Kreuzer. Popular rookies Mason Redman and Patrick Wilson are both out this week for the Dons and Crows respectively, with the former injured for 6-8 weeks with an ankle injury and the latter omitted.

Good luck this week, hopefully, your teams are looking much more complete now after the major bye rounds following some sensible upgrade/downgrade improvements. Kick of discussion below, or you can grab me on twitter @JelmsDT.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Plugger

    June 29, 2018 at 11:36 am

    It’s lonely here. Well, you can see the problem in not posting this forum in real-time. I have mentioned it often enough. This is a fast kill of a formerly valued Thursday team drop chat. Seeing the problem yourself, Jelmsy, I cannot but think, trusting in your sense of stewardship of this forum, that it is not time management on your part, as you have sometimes argued, as much as it is an unpublicised policy determination by the “CEO’s”, that their Live chat coincident with the team drops, is given exclusive time without ‘interference’ from a Team Sheets forum set up at the same time.

    There was only very rarely, in previousl years, a time management problem in opening this forum in close to real time, with the opportunity for early discussion of issues arising from team selections.

    I do not believe you are killing this forum, Jelmsy, by allowing your own time management to effect the killing deed. If you are, then just get your act together to avoid forumicide. However, why would you kill the goose that lays your egg? Most of us would be appreciative of the Traders live chat during Team drops, but few of us would be appreciative at the loss of the effective use of this forum by delaying its opening – sometimes not until Friday morning when the Scramble supersedes the specific use of the Team Sheets as the go to Forum.

    We are not idiots. If the Traders have a live chat covering some aspects (but not detailed discussion amongst members) relating to team drops, and the Team Sheets discussion is now regularly delayed until well beyond the live chat session (towards midnight or the next morning), it is clear that, as a matter of unpublicised policy, the Traders live session is being prioritised over the Team sheets, reducing competition for attention. Those members who have valued near real-time discussion of the team drops have lost out. It should never have been viewed as Team Sheets competing with the Live cast, they should have been allowed, in members interests, to coincide.

    Instead we have the ‘Traders personalities event’ being prioritised over the members access to an effective team drop time discussion. Some would call it a policy of playing the man, and not the ball. I wouldn’t completely accept that view as I think there is good ‘ball’ in both the live cast and the Team Sheets, but someone is definitely hogging the ball and that hogging is causing death by starvation here in this dying Forum (which many of us previously deeply valued).

    RIP Team Sheets.

  2. Plugger

    July 6, 2018 at 11:32 am

    REQUIEM for TEAM SHEETS

    Not even the ghost of Jelmsy to say a few words at the funeral of Team Sheets. Team sheets had a life that was, until towards the end, a life well lived.

    No acknowledgement of its demise seems to me to lack dignity and respect for many fine chats over the years that have now been stone motherless silenced with no word of explanation or condolence to members who have valued that living forum.

    Piss-week to the silent decision makers who have just asphyxiated it this year, seemingly because the Team Sheets time slot simply took the spotlight off a Traders Thursday evening efforts. Both should have been given the air to breath and live well.

    It makes a bit of a lie of your reassurances Jelmsy, that the regular late opening of the forum was just simply due to your time management.

    A dead forum occurs due to policy management not poor time management, because slippage in time management can be remedied from changing the time manager. Your time management was not the reason for the forums demise (and the reduced content and very delayed forum opening over recent times may not even have been your content/time management decision), it was the policy decision, unvoiced to members, to shaft the timely opening of a Team Sheets discussion in favour of a Traders in the Spotlight session; a decision which no one had the guts to put their name and face to, or to respectfully asks members their view re the prospect of shutting down the Team Sheets discussions in favour of another Traders show.

    You gave your name Jelmsy to ‘time management’ apologies, but you were only covering, I think we can reasonably deduce, for a faceless, voiceless decision to give the spotlight to the Traders chat over the members Team Sheets chat in relation to the important weekly event of the Team Drops.

    The forum died on your watch, Jelmsy, and you let it happen without a whimper or a note of explanation to forum participants.

    That reads to me as disappointing, and a very regrettable instance of mushroom treating dreamteamtalk members; keep them in the dark and feed them manure . . . “We’ll present them with what we want them to want, not ask them what they actually want, and we won’t, in any case, discuss with them what’s happening”. The sentiments of aloofness and arrogance come to mind, given members posts requesting, over recent months, the re-nuturing of the Team Sheets discussions.
    REQUIEM for TEAM SHEETS

    Not even the ghost of Jelmsy to say a few words at the funeral of Team Sheets. Team sheets had a life that was, until towards the end, a life well lived.

    No acknowledgement of its demise seems to me to lack dignity and respect for many fine chats over the years that have now been stone motherless silenced with no word of explanation or condolence to members who have valued that living forum.

    Piss-week to the silent decision makers who have just asphyxiated it this year, seemingly because the Team Sheets time slot simply took the spotlight off a Traders Thursday evening efforts. Both should have been given the air to breath and live well.

    It makes a bit of a lie of your reassurances Jelmsy, that the regular late opening of the forum was just simply due to your time management.

    A dead forum occurs due to policy management not poor time management, because slippage in time management can be remedied from changing the time manager. Your time management was not the reason for the forums demise (and the reduced content and very delayed forum opening over recent times may not even have been your content/time management decision), it was the unvoiced policy decision to shaft the timely opening of a Team Sheets discussion in favour of a Traders in the Spotlight session; a decision which no one had the guts to put their name and face to, or to respectfully asks members their view re the prospect of shutting down the Team Sheets discussions in favour of another Traders show.

    You gave your name Jelmsy to ‘time management’ apologies, but you were only covering, I think we can reasonably deduce, for a faceless, voiceless decision to give the spotlight to the Traders chat over the members Team Sheets chat in relation to the important weekly event of the Team Drops.

    The forum died on your watch, Jelmsy, and you let it happen without a whimper or a note of explanation to forum participants.

    That reads to me as disappointing, and a very regrettable instance of mushroom treating dreamteamtalk members; keep them in the dark and feed them manure . . . “We’ll present them with what we want them to want, not ask them what they actually want, and we won’t, in any case, discuss with them what’s happening”. The sentiments of aloofness and arrogance come to mind, given members’ posts requesting, over recent months, the re-nurturing of the Team Sheets discussions.

    Posts on the Team Sheets forum spoke of what members wanted; timely opening of the forum and fuller in/out summaries, and the opportunity to exercise effective discussion on inclusions/omission from the team drops, from early Thursday evening through to Friday.

    Now dead in the water. Sorry Shaggs your engaging 2017 baby has deceased under its 2018 non-guardianship.

    Jelmsy (or any of the silent policy determiners), on behalf of the Team Sheets forum, you are invited to speak at the funeral . . .

    • Alan J

      July 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      This amount of effort definitely warrants a response..

    • Jelms

      July 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm

      First and foremost plugger, I’m simply a fantasy coach like the rest of us here consuming content on DT Talk. I wanted the article to do well and to be of value to the fantasy community. I must reiterate that my work schedule has made it difficult to ensure the timely release of team sheets. Coming into the year the article was always to serve as a summary of announced teams; room remained for team sheets and AFL fantasy live to coexist. No backroom discussions were held in regards to putting team sheets out to pasture. The success of the article hinges on timing. Teams are announced at 4:25 AWST. After a 7pm finish, travel home, team reasearch and production of the article, the window of success is drastically dimished. Especially so by those reading the article from the East coast who’d rather head to bed and check out the Friday Scrabble. I can’t make it any more transparent that a timing clash between an individual trying to give back to the fantasy community and a heavily time sensitive release has led to the downturn of team sheets.

      Thank you for expressing your views Plugger, such discussion allows the community to grow and move forward. I hope to see your continued constructive reviews around our various DT Talk forums.

      • Warnie

        Warnie

        July 7, 2018 at 9:38 am

        Thanks, Jelms – and Plugger.

        Sorry for a) the lack of team sheets – Shags couldn’t commit this year as he has been spending a lot of time overseas and Jelms jumped in and did a great job – an b) lack of communication.

        I’ll ignore some of your comments, Plugger, about us and some of the conspiracy thinking… but unfortunately I’m stretched with trying to get everything done with our site and our AFL.com.au commitments. That pays some bills now (and allows me to be a Dad for a day a week) so obviously that’s a priority.

        There is absolutely no reason why our live Facebook stream and the team sheets can not co-exist and has NEVER even been thought about. If anything, I want more Fantasy content in a variety of forms… not less. Especially on our site that we have been running for 12 seasons.

        If you’re up for the gig for the last seven rounds, drop me a line: warnie@dreamteamtalk.com.

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