How Motts Rolls

Written by Motts on 8:55 am, February 24 2010

I was out and about again last night and bumped into my old mate, Nick Riewoldt, at our local. Now I know what you’re going to say: “Motts, every week you tell us you’ve been out and about somewhere trendy and you bump into some big name footy player but you never provide us with proof”. So on this occasion I took a photo.

Pretty hard to miss that blond mop of hair and MASSIVE back wouldn’t you say?

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Captain Selection Is Critical

Written by Motts on 4:58 pm, February 23 2010

Time and time again i was heard to say CSC … Captain Selection Critical … and it is, this year will be no different. I along with other blokes in my league and many through the entire competition would have won and lost games on captain selection alone.

Round 1 for the 2010 season proper is still 4 weeks away but while you’re crafting your team over the NAB Cup you must be considering who’s going to lead the boys out for that all important first round.

I know there’s plenty of other options but i’ve kicked things off with a few blokes i know will be in contention.

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Rate My Team – Team 2

Written by Motts on 12:30 pm, February 23 2010

Ben’s Team

DEF
G Urquhart – Kangaroos
T Kennelly – Sydney
A Rance – Richmond
J Hunt – Geelong
L Henderson – Carlton
L Hodge – Hawthorn
L Greenwood – Nth Melb

B Sheppard – West Coast
M Maguire – Brisbane

MID
G Ablett – Geelong
S Mitchell – Hawthorn
A Swallow – Kangaroos
A Cooney – Bulldogs
L Ball – Collingwood
T Scully – Melbourne

J Trengove – Melbourne
D Martin – Richmond

RUCK
D Cox – West Coast
D Jolly – Collingwood

N Naitanui – West Coast
R Warnock – Carlton

FWD
N Riewoldt – St Kilda
A Buchanan – Brisbane
P Medhurst – Collingwood
M Williams – Essendon
C Mayne – Fremantle
P Dangerfield – Adelaide
J Ziebell – Kangaroos

R Tarrant – Kangaroos
T Dennis-Lane – Sydney

(I’ve taken the liberty of nominating your Emergencies as it wasn’t clear in your original post)

You’ll always be wary coming up against a team that has Gablett in the guts and there is a good amount of flexibility here with the number of DPP’s in the side but I still think this team could use a bit of re-tooling.

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Weekend Review – Blues v Swans

Written by Motts on 7:40 am, February 23 2010

I lost a carton of Coronas and 2 limes on this game. One of my grubby mates who knows how enthusiastic I am around this time every year took advantage of my confidence before the bounce to get a bet on. Hope he chokes on ‘em.

SYDNEY

N Malceski ($273,500, 51.50) – Apparently he’s in great nick. He scored 93 so could be one of the pickups of the year if you trust his knee. I don’t.
L Jetta ($114,200) – looked freakish on occasion scoring 91 so if the last spot on your midfield bench isn’t already filled with names like Banner,

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Rate My Team – Team 1

Written by Motts on 3:56 pm, February 22 2010

Al’s team
backs – Goodwin, Hodge, Bower, Kennelly, Greenwood, Schoenmakers, T.Hunt
bench – Silvagni, Thompson

Mids -Swan, J Selwood, Vince, Cooney, Anthony, Martin
bench – L.Jetta, Cunnington

Rucks – Sandilands, Kreuzer
Bench – Warnock, Trengove

Forwards – Riewoldt, Pavlich, Petrie, Franklin, Tippett, Yarran, Rohan
Bench – Dennis-Lane, Podsaidly

Overall I don’t think Al’s done too bad a job here – I’d give this effort a 7.5/10. His (I’m assuming Al is a bloke) weak spot is obviously in defence but he has plenty of captain options, he has very little value sitting idly on his bench and he has a number of players that can play at 2 positions (Dual Position Players [DPP’s]) to give him flexibility.

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Rate My Team

Written by Motts on 12:00 pm, February 22 2010

Here at Casa Del SCT we’ve been receiving requests over the last few weeks to rate punters’ teams. We’ve held off until now on assessing teams but now that we’ve had a look at most of the boys that will be going around in 2010 via the first round of the NAB Cup we think the time is right to offer judgement. We’ll rate out of 100 the first 4 teams added to the Comments section of this article.

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Weekend Review – Saints v Pies

Written by Motts on 9:46 am, February 22 2010

Don’t you love seeing Collingwood lose by a point? I know I do. Being in Adelaide for the weekend meant this match was actually delayed by about 90 minutes. I checked the scores on the internet at half time of the telecast planning to go to bed but seeing the final margin I just had to stay up to watch. The simple things in life are often the best.

SAINTS
A Schnieder ($428,700, 80.71) – You can’t argue with a 133 but will this guy be making my forward line? No.
D Armitage ($413,600,

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Players Under The Microscope – Freemantle v Melbourne

Written by Motts on 10:21 am, February 21 2010

If it was on Free to Air I’d be able to watch it however it’s not so I’m just going to have to review the stats and read up on the game from the papers.

BACKS

J Atkinson – $343,100 and averaging 81

MIDS

A Morabito – $164,200 Rookie

RUCKS

D Hille – $311,300 and averaging 73 (Hoping to get an increase in price and trade up …. tip from Motts)

FORWARDS

M Williams – $303,600 and averaging 57 … i’m expecting bigger things from him this year.

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Players Under The Microscope – Geelong v North Melbourne

Written by Motts on 11:43 am, February 20 2010

It wasn’t until I’d started to review this game that i realised how few players i had from Geelong. Years gone by my team had at least 4 or 5 Cats, names like Ablett, Chapman,  Selwood, Bartel and Corey.

Now i look across my squad and see none of them ….. i think i need to do some rejigging in the coming days.

On the other hand, i rarely have players from North Melbourne, and this year no different. The only guy i had last year was Ziebell, and he’s currently not looking like getting a run.

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Players Under The Microscope – Sydney v Carlton

Written by Motts on 12:30 pm, February 19 2010

Next game I’ll be looking at closely this weekend is the clash between Sydney and the Blues, i have very little interest in either team other than reviewing players performances …. unlike my mate Motts who is a one eyed Blue boy. I’ll barrack for the Blues in support of him.

So far i have these blokes listed in the starting 30 squad …. all are on notice and at risk of losing their positions if they don’t perform.

BACKS

T Kennelly – $320,700 and didn’t play last season

J Dare –

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