Here at SuperCoach Talk, Duck and I hear a lot of arguments about which competition is better: Supercoach or Dream Team. Like you, we know SC wins hands down but for years we played in DT league and we think its still a pretty good comp. As part of our research we’ve picked up a copy of the AFL Preseason Record and for all of you who are interested in Dr Dream Team’s selections but are too hard up to whack your hand into the skyrocket for $7 here it is with his comments on each selection:
A Carrazzo – Ready to return to his high-scoring best. Gets plenty of it.
S Fisher – Hard worker and often the linkman, picking up plenty of the footy.
L Hodge – Looks fit and ready to spend more time in the middle.
H Shaw – Runs hard and capable of big scores. Popular DT player.
C Garland – Very well priced and a bargain if he stays injury free.
R Ladson – Had last season ruined by injury. Should slot straight back in.
J Hunt – Returning from knee injury. Won’t be this price again.
B Sheppard – Youngster who should break into the Eagles team this year.
P Davis – Tipped to play at AFL level in 2010. A bargain price for mine.
J Bartel – Amazing DT player. First man picked – enough said.
S Pendlebury – Has an uncanny knack to find the football. Is a ball magnet.
B McLean – Looks fit and will be keen to impress at a new club.
M McVeigh – Will be one of the DT bargains if fit in 2010.
T Scully – No. 1 draft pick who is ready to make an immediate impact.
J Trengove – Star South Australian with senior experience under his belt.
A Morabito – Youngster ready to jump straight into the big time.
S Blease – Injury kept him from making a senior appearance in 2009.
A Sandilands – Giant ruckman who now looks comfortable at this level.
K Tippett – Made an impact as a forward last season and should improve.
R Warnock – Blues have high hopes for a big man who should be right to go.
W Skipper – Mature-age rookie recruited for a specific need in the ruck.
A Didak – Dynamite DT player who works hard up the ground.
L Franklin – Will miss round one through suspension. Pick him anyway.
R Murphy – Major marking target for the Dogs. Capable of big scores.
M Stokes – Elusive forward who looks underpriced. Good DT option. (Motts: there’s a reason he’s underpriced, Doc)
D Bradshaw – Ex-Lion will be the primary forward target for the Swans.
C Rioli – Hardly put a foot wrong in two AFL seasons to date.
P Medhurst – Injury limited his impact last season. Should get back to best.
G Rohan – Youngster who is expected to make his debut this season.
S Gumbleton – This could be the year he shows why he was taken so high in the draft.
Personally, I’m not a fan – I think he’s spent too much down back, not enough in the middle, Stokes is obviously now out, and I heard that Gumbleton twinged his back (again!) the other day. He has however given me some food for thought.
Is a strategy whereby you forsake wins in the first 3 rounds (the dead rounds where you’re not playing anyone) to gain the increases in rookie values before flipping them for more proven performers valid? On the one hand you make a lot of money and may be able to hold onto those rookies if they turn out like an Anthony or a Beames from last year). But on the other hand you are burning through trades which as we all well know are gold at the end of the season. Give me your thoughts.
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