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3 hours 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 [...]
9 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 [...]
14 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 [...]
15 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 [...]
21 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 [...]
22 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 [...]
23 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, [...]
28 days ago
by tbetta
GEELONG v ESSENDON Friday, June 27 at Etihad Stadium, 7.50pm (EST) CATS INS: H.Taylor, D.Simpson, G.Horlin-Smith, J.Bews OUTS: H.McIntosh (ankle), M.Stokes (ankle), B.Smedts, J.Walker BOMBERS INS: P.Chapman, K.Hardingham, J.Carlisle, J.Merrett OUTS: J.Winderlich (suspended), M.Baguley (back) T.Bellchambers, E.Kavanagh The Rub: It’s a merry-go-round at the selection table for this fiery clash, with current Essendon coach and former Geelong mentor Mark Thompson at the heart of the battle. Geelong regulars in the super-unique Mathew Stokes and his taller mate Hamish McIntosh (whose omission will [...]
Aaron Sandilands (FRE) Adam Treloar (GWS) Alex Silvagni (FRE) Andrew Carrazzo (CAR) Andrew Swallow (NTH) Anthony Miles (RIC) Ben Brown (NTH) Ben Lennon (RIC) Ben Mcglynn (SYD) Ben Ross (HAW) Bernie Vince (MEL) Blaine Johnson (CAR) Brad Crouch (ADE) Brandon Ellis (RIC) Brandon Matera (GCS) Brodie Grundy (COL) Charlie Cameron (ADE) Chris Mayne (FRE) Craig Bird (SYD) Daniel Cross (MEL) Daniel Giansiracusa (WBD) Daniel Mcstay (BRL) Darcy Gardiner (BRL) Dayne Beams (COL) Dean Cox (WCE) Dion Prestia (GCS) Dom Barry (MEL) Ed Curnow (CAR) Gary Ablett (GCS) Hamish Hartlett (PTA) Hamish Mcintosh (GEE) Harry Taylor (GEE) Jack Grimes (MEL) Jackson Merrett (ESS) James Aish (BRL) Jamie Cripps (WCE) Jarman Impey (PTA) Jay Schulz (PTA) Jed Bews (GEE) Jesse Lonergan (GCS) Jimmy Bartel (GEE) Jordan Lewis (HAW) Jordie Mckenzie (MEL) Kane Cornes (PTA) Kieren Jack (SYD) Kurt Tippett (SYD) Leigh Montagna (STK) Lenny Hayes (STK) Majak Daw (NTH) Marc Murphy (CAR) Mark Hutchings (WCE) Mark Lecras (WCE) Mathew Stokes (GEE) Matthew Leuenberger (BRL) Max Warren (NTH) Michael Hibberd (ESS) Mike Pyke (SYD) Mitch Honeychurch (WBD) Patrick Ambrose (ESS) Patrick Dangerfield (ADE) Paul Chapman (ESS) Rhyce Shaw (SYD) Ryan Griffen (WBD) Sam Jacobs (ADE) Sam Lloyd (RIC) Sam Mitchell (HAW) Scott Pendlebury (COL) Scott Selwood (WCE) Shane Kersten (GEE) Shane Mumford (GWS) Shaun Burgoyne (HAW) Steele Sidebottom (COL) Stefan Martin (BRL) Tim Broomhead (COL) Todd Goldstein (NTH) Tom Bellchambers (ESS) Tom Cutler (BRL) Tom Derickx (SYD) Tom Langdon (COL) Tom Liberatore (WBD) Travis Cloke (COL) Will Minson (WBD) Zak Jones (SYD)