My Team Today

Written by Motts on 12:16 pm, March 12 2010

I’ve been handing out a lot of comment about other people’s teams and at the risk of giving the game away to everyone I’m playing in leagues against I’ve decided to publish my boys. For the last month they have been changing daily so I have no doubt that this team will look very different to the one that takes the park at the first bounce of Round 1 but as of today it is:

Backs – Goddard, Enright, Hodge, MacDonald, Malceski, Hunt, Waters (Farmer, Davis)

Mids – Ablett, Murphy, Harvey, McVeigh, Trengove, Martin (Barlow, Bastinac)

Rucks –

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Rate My Team

Written by Motts on 10:07 am, March 12 2010

I’ve been struggling to keep up with all the requests to rate teams this week. If I haven’t gotten to yours yet please be patient. Have a look at some of the other ratings I’ve provided in the meantime to give you some ideas. Cheers, Motts.

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Dockers LTI – I could be wrong about Silvagni

Written by Motts on 9:25 pm, March 10 2010

SCT’s good mate, Dobbo, all the way from the UK has just pointed out the following:

“Up to five Fremantle rookies could be eligible for elevation to the main list after Scott Thornton and Antoni Grover were put on the long-term injury list.

The latest Dockers injury list reveals Grover is still up to seven weeks away with a knee injury, while Thornton could be out for longer with a groin problem.

With Dean Solomon retired and youngster Tim Ruffles already on the long-term injury list, four spots are vacant for Fremantle’s young guns.

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Ablett – Revisited

Written by Motts on 2:52 pm, March 10 2010

For weeks now I’ve been solid in my decision not to take GAJ but today I’m wavering. Have even drafted a team that slots him in and to be honest it looks pretty damn good.

Where is everybody’s head at?

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Weekend Review – Saints v Dockers

Written by Motts on 9:15 am, March 10 2010

St Kilda
J Gram – I’m trying to choose between this guy and Fisher for my backline. With 130 pts, Gram has done his chances to harm at all.
N Dal Santo – Dal isn’t getting a lot of spots in the teams people have been sending in to be rated. With efforts like this 122 you have to ask why.
C Jones – 40 touches for 109 points but because he usually plays as a tagger you’d probably look past him.
S Gilbert – At $509k isn’t cheap but you’ll be happy if he keeps racking up the 100 pt games.

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Rate My Team

Written by Motts on 5:45 pm, March 9 2010

Frank’s Team

defenders
Enright, Duffield, Adcock, Mattner, Waite, Stewart, Ladson
em: Howard, Davis

midfield
Mitchell, Corey, Gibbs, Vince, Mundy, Connors
em: Barlow, Moles

rucks
Tippett, Naitanui
em: Warnock, Lobbe

forwards
Harvey, Johnson, Gray, Knights, Hall, Ballantyne, Wonaeamirri
em: Rockliff, Lynch

Decent structure here Frank. You’ve got a good mix of youngsters and proven performers, not too much cash sitting on your bench, and a handful of captain options. I just think you’re taking too much of a risk with guys who haven’t yet played a lot of footy who will take time to get up to speed.

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Rate My Team

Written by Motts on 2:00 pm, March 9 2010

Rusty’s Team

Defenders: Gilbert, Hodge, H. O’Brien, Kennelly, Malceski, Ladson, Greenwood
Emg: Maguire, P. Davis

Mids: Swan, Mitchell, Harvey, Higgins, Masten, Cotchin
Emg: Trengove, Moles

Rucks: M. Clark, Warnock
Emg: Bellchambers, Skipper

Forwards: J. Brown, Franklin, LeCras, Tippett, T. Cloke, J. Kennedy, Medhurst
Emg: Rusling, G. Rohan

Rusty not only submitted his team but also gave me some insight into why certain options were made and some of the risks he thought he was taking by making those choices. Here’s what he said:

“Risks: I have taken quite a few deliberate risks during selection,

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Hille

Written by Motts on 1:50 pm, March 9 2010

David Hille said yesterday: “I’d like to think I’m pretty much as good as I’m going to get. I have a great deal of confidence in my rehabilitation process.”

What do you think? Are you prepared to risk him after a knee reconstruction or are you going to give him some time to settle in?

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Weekend Review – Dogs v Power

Written by Motts on 10:13 am, March 9 2010

Western Bulldogs
D Cross – 24 disposals and 12 tackles for 131 pts. There were two pics of Power players in the ‘Tiser on Saturday morning and both were being tackled by him.
B Hall – Has he done enough to make your forward line yet? Kicked 4.3 and scored 108 pts.
R Griffen – Had a 95 meaning he’s strung a few good games together. Worth a punt in your midfield but I won’t be chancing him.
S Higgins – Subbed on in Q3 and still cracked a lazy 62. Great F/M DPP option.

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