Rate My Team – Team 4

Written by Motts on 9:30 pm, February 25 2010

Warren’s Team

Backs – Godddard, Hodge, Kennelly, Malceski, J Hunt, Ladson, Maguire
Bench – P Davis & J Dare

Mids – Ablett, Hayes, Cooney, Rich, Morton, Palmer
Bench – Martin & Bastinac

Ruck – Tippett, Naitanui
Bench – Skipper & Cordy

Forwards – Chapman, O’Keefe, Franklin, Hurley, Murphy, Dangerfield, Ziebell
Bench – Hitchcock & Podsiadly

To Ablett or not to Ablett. That is the question. I’m glad Warren has submitted a team with him in because it goes to show exactly what sacrifices you need make/ risks you need to take in other areas of your team when GAJ takes that #1 spot in your guts.

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Weekend Review – Dockers v Dees

Written by Motts on 7:00 am, February 25 2010

FREMANTLE
M Pavlich ($528,900, 99.58) – 116 inspires man-love in me. Ultra consistent performer who could fill in for an injured midfielder if required. Love love love.
A Sandilands ($538,600, 101.40) – His 106 inspired me to dump Jolly for him.
H Ballantyne ($268,900, 50.63) – Won the ’08 Sandover with this kind of performance. Kicked 2.2 and scored 105. Definitely worth consideration if he backs it up again next game.
D Mundy ($432,400, 81.41) – Not much room for mid priced midfielders in my team. They’re either $500k+ or they’re $350k-. Nice effort here though – 103.

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Rate My Team – Team 3

Written by Motts on 2:00 pm, February 24 2010

Krispy’s Team

DEF
B. Goddard
S. Goodwin
L. Hodge
N. Krakouer
C. Hooker
J. Hunt
B. Sheppard
M. Maguire (emg)
P. Davis (emg)

MID
L. Montagna
D. Swan
S. Mitchell
S. Burgoyne
T. Scully
A. Morabito
L. Jetta (emg)
L. Shuey (emg)

RUCK
D. Jolly
K. Tippett
R. Warnock (emg)
W. Skipper (emg)

FWD
A. Goodes
A. Didak
L. Franklin
B. Hall
P. Medhurst
B.

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Weekend Review – Cats v Roos

Written by Motts on 10:33 am, February 24 2010

GEELONG

C Enright ($519,100, 97.73) – All class all day, 118 with 34 touches. Worth every cent.

J Bartel ($578,400, 108.90) – Again, you know what you’re getting for your $578k. On this occasion just a lazy 10 tackles on top of 19 disposals for 92.

J Selwood ($588,900, 110.86) – 84 is a little under what you’d expect from Joel but he did kick a supergoal.

GAJ ($744,200, 140.11) – A few 81’s in a row and The Little Master’s price will drop back to a lot more realistic levels.

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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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