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3 days ago
by tbetta
·         The Awards Ceremony 3 votes – Tom Rockliff (190) What can you say about Rockliff that hasn’t been said already? 47 touches, 5 marks, 10 tackles and a goal is a stat-line that would have made even the great Bob Skilton weak at the knees. Undisputedly the best DTer in the game at the moment, and a real threat to Gary Ablett’s crown when fit. Just 14 games in, Rocky’s pumped out an amazing 8 scores of 130+ already this season [...]
6 days ago
by tbetta
WEST COAST EAGLES v RICHMOND Friday, July 25 at Subiaco Oval, 8.40pm (EST) EAGLES Ins: D.Cox, JJ.Kennedy, M.Brown, B.Sheppard Outs: J.Brennan (ankle), S.Lycett (omitted), B.Wilson (omitted), C.Sinclair (omitted) TIGERS Ins: M.Thomas, N.Gordon Outs: D.Jackson (glute), R.Petterd (finger) The Selection Rub: The cowboy doors continue to swing in the ruck department at West Coast, with the outgoing legend Dean Cox returning to the fray, but at the expense of impressive back-up pair Scott Lycett and Callum Sinclair. Josh Kennedy returns from a mercifully [...]
15 days ago
by tbetta
·         The Awards Ceremony 3 votes – Steve Johnson (130) Back-to-back 130+ scores has reaffirmed Stevie Johnson’s status as a DT gun, with the positives vibes earning interest given that this week’s gratuitous total was posted without the primary Captain options in Rockliff and Ablett available. Once again, SJ relied on periphery stats to post this week’s 130 DT, registering 8 marks and 7 tackles following last week’s fierce 14-tackle effort. Slightly worrying is Johnson’s inability to accumulate the footy as he’s [...]
20 days ago
by tbetta
ADELAIDE v HAWTHORN Friday, July 11 at Adelaide Oval, 7.50pm (EST) CROWS Ins: J.Porplyzia Outs: D.Mackay (hamstring) HAWKS Ins: J.Simpkin, B.McEvoy, W.Langford Outs: D.Hale (omitted), B.Lake (suspended), B.Sewell (hamstring) The Selection Rub: Brian Lake’s choke manoeuvre dominated the media cycle this week, but his absence won’t even leave a blip on the DT radar given the carnage surrounding him in the player fraternity. Ben McEvoy’s return is the headline act here, finally making a return from a hamstring injury with a short [...]
22 days ago
by The Captain
#10 – Josh P. Kennedy v Carlton (SCG) Although JPK carries a poor record against the Blues, he’ll be better this week. He averages 119pts on his home ground and I’m expecting him to be great again. #9 – Joel Selwood v Melbourne (MCG) Selwood scored another nice 126pts last week and has scored 6×100+ scores against the Demons in his last 6 games. Melbourne are not the team they used to be and although Selwood only averages 85pts at the MCG this [...]
27 days ago
by tbetta
NORTH MELBOURNE v HAWTHORN Friday, July 4 at Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm (EST) KANGAROOS Ins: S.McMahon, L.Hansen, L.Anthony, S.Wright Outs J.Ziebell (knee), A.Mullett, B.McKenzie, M.Warren HAWKS In: S.Mitchell Out: C.Rioli (hamstring) The Selection Rub: Remember Sam Mitchell ($500,900 DEF/MID)? He was the guy who averaged 108 DT points before his untimely hamstring injury, but he’s back in for the Hawks at the expense of Cyril Rioli, who’s dealing with a hammy issue of his own. Thankfully, Smitchell has a BE of 150, which [...]
29 days ago
by The Captain
#10 –Dion Prestia v Collingwood (Metricon Stadium) Although he only managed 84 points last week in the wet at Launceston, I’ll be backing Prestia to return to the hot form he was in heading into last week. Collingwood will be putting a lot of work into stopping Ablett this week allowing this young gun to run free. He’s one to watch on his home ground. #9 – Dayne Beams v Gold Coast (Metricon Stadium) Beams’ form has been poor averaging just 89pts in [...]
29 days ago
by tbetta
Storylines 1. Such Great Heights Things are starting to heat up in the Dream Team world, with coaches ‘completing’ their squads coinciding with a noticeable increase in high-end player totals. This is the 2nd-straight round in which we’ve been gifted with 6 scores of 140+, a feat achieved in only one other week this season (Round 8). Looking at it another way, Round 15 was the first time that any DT side has reached the magical 2500-point barrier – with 6 teams (Curryboys, [...]