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1 month ago
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“Are we expecting Michael Barlow to actually play? Late withdrawal?” – Kyle Debernadi Despite his naming, effectively nothing has changed on the Barlow front. He was originally expected to miss two weeks with his broken thumb, and Ross Lyon confirmed during the week that it’s still the most likely scenario – this is just Fremantle giving him absolutely every chance to prove his fitness. We all know what’s on the line for the Port vs Freo match [...]
1 month ago
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·         The Awards Ceremony DT Brownlow: 3 votes – Toby Greene (165) Toby is back! The Greene Machine has been a revelation for the Giants, even since returning from a 5-week suspension that clearly inspired this statistically-potent comeback. I can’t pin it all down to a  magical, media-friendly tale of redemption in though, because Toby has clearly been assisted by injuries to other GWS midfielders like Stephen Coniglio, Lachie Whitfield, Tom Scully and most recently, Callan Ward. Where he failed to make [...]
2 months ago
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PORT ADELAIDE v CARLTON Friday 22 August – Adelaide Oval, 7.50pm (EST) Power INS: A.Monfries, J.Trengove OUTS: T.Logan, A.Young Blues INS: K.Lucas, N.Holman, B.Johnson OUTS: D.Thomas (knee), D.Armfield, D.Ellard (ankle) The Selection Shock: Perhaps not so surprisingly, a Carlton side plagued with injury and languishing outside the Finals race have opted to inject some youth into their stagnant squad. Dale Thomas (knee… huh? Surely it was his ankle?) was an expected omission, and he’ll be partly replaced by returning rookie Blaine Johnson [...]
2 months ago
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·         The Awards Ceremony DT WOODEN SPOON: 3 votes – Josh P Kennedy (16) We often throw the word ‘carnage’ around so casually in Dream Team, that we start to believe that a couple of poor scores to relatively popular Premiums equivales to some sort of cosmic injustice. As if we needed a reminder of just how sour things can really turn, the DT Gods rained down on us a barrage of misfortune across the entire weekend. One of the most consistent [...]
2 months ago
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CARLTON v GEELONG Carlton No change Geelong Cats Ins: B. Smedts, J. Bews Outs: J. Bartel (corked thigh), S. Johnson (foot) The Selection Shock: Jimmy Bartel’s ‘corked thigh’ came from nowhere and is definitely more ‘general soreness’ than multi-week injury given the element of surprise. However, some coaches may get lucky with everyone’s favourite D8, Jed Bews, named up as his replacement – there’s 30 DT points off the bench! The Stats Hub: At exactly 31% ownership – which makes him [...]
2 months ago
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RICHMOND v ESSENDON Friday, August 8 at the MCG, 7.50pm (EST) TIGERS Ins: S.Grigg, S.Morris Outs: S.Lloyd, R.Conca BOMBERS Ins: J.Melksham, E.Kavanagh, J.Daniher, O.Fantasia Outs: T.Bellchambers, J.Merrett, P.Ambrose, D.Fletcher The Selection Rub: Reece Conca’s naughty elbow kicks off this week’s selection action, followed by the rest of his body into the ‘omitted’ column, due to suspension. Joining him on the sidelines is a defunct Tom Bellchambers and his non-influential mate Jackson ‘The Demerit’ Merrett in what can only strengthen the Essendon outfit [...]
2 months ago
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SYDNEY v ESSENDON 7.50pm AEST, Friday 1 August SYDNEY In: Rhyce Shaw. Out: Jeremy Laidler (omitted).  ESSENDON In: Tom Bellchambers. Out: Michael Hibberd (hamstring) The Selection Rub: Michael Hibberd’s hamstring dominates the headlines this week, as over 11% of sides are forced to look for another Premium defender to plug in over his 2-3 week absence. To add insult to injury, popular D7 coverage in Jeremy Laidler will also be unavailable after the Swans recalled Rhyce Shaw (ankle) in his place.
2 months ago
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·         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 [...]