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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Coaches have given 2 responses.

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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Players Under The Microscope – Saints v Pies

Written by Motts on 1:29 pm, February 18 2010

I’m looking forward to the game Friday night as there’s quite a few big names under the microscope for inclusions into The Mighty Ducks.

So far i’ve got the following blokes pencilled in …. by all means tell me why they should or shouldn’t make the 2010 starting squad.

BACKS

B Goddard – $613,600 and averaging 115

N Maxwell – $490,500 and averaging 92

MIDS

D Swan – $654,50 and averaging 123

L Davis – $591,700 and averaging 111

FORWARDS

N Riewoldt –

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Weekend Summary – Bulldogs v Brisbane

Written by Motts on 7:00 am, February 18 2010

One of the things separating Dream Team from Super Coach is that SC normalises its points so that the sum of the 2 teams points always equals the same number. I can’t remember off hand what that number is but check the Herald Sun on Saturday morning which will have the sum of the Saints and Pies scores. Add them together then compare them with the sum of the Blues and Swans scores on Sunday morning and you’ll see what I mean. The point that I’ve taken a long time in getting to is that the condition of the oval at a game like this one will have no bearing on the scores because at the end of the day everything is normalised.

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Weekend Summary – Hawthorn v Richmond

Written by Motts on 7:00 am, February 17 2010

Sam Mitchell ($576,300, 108.50) – 167 points = gun. The Extractor is one of the elite midfielders. Take your pick out of him, Selwood, Bartel, Corey and Judd. Has missed only one game in the last 3 years.

Luke Hodge ($485,600, 91.42) – A lock for your defence. 131 points on Saturday, plays up the ground, is healthy and is relatively cheap. Need I go on?

Lance Franklin ($466,700, 87.86) – Buddy’s back, baby. Hawks fans are already salivating at his 5.1 and 155 points (even if it was against the team that will come last this year).

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Weekend Summary – Adelaide v Port Adelaide

Written by Motts on 9:41 am, February 16 2010

K Cornes ($480,700, 90.50) – both Kane and his unfortunately named brother have produced prodigiously in the past but regardless of what the Little Black Book says about them I’d look elsewhere for better talent. Kane’s 83 on Saturday afternoon would seem to confirm this.

T Boak ($439,700, 82.78) – you need look no further than young Travis as a replacement for Kornes in your midfield. In his 4th season this year he’s starting to come into his own and I think is due for a breakout year. Kornes’ 83 came with a DT score of 103. Trav’s 83 came with a DT score of 68 suggesting he used the ball a hell of a lot better which in SuperCoach is richly rewarded.

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Weekend Summary – West Coast v Essendon

Written by Motts on 11:55 am, February 15 2010

Sat down and watched all 4 NAB Cup games on the weekend. I don’t care it counts for nothing, I’m just so happy to have football back in my life. Saturday afternoons spent watching live statistics while chatting with Duck and BOB over IM and maybe having the odd punt on the nags with the online account are just around the corner. Yeeeeeharrrrrrrr.

There were some great performances over the weekend with a lot of blokes putting their hands up to be included in your squad. Conversely, there were a lot of blokes who may have been in your squad already that perhaps let you know that they weren’t quite ready yet.

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Alternative Team

Written by Motts on 7:00 am, February 13 2010

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:

DEFENDERS

A Carrazzo –

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My Team – The Forwards

Written by Motts on 7:01 am, February 12 2010

FORWARDS

Original revisions had a ton of blokes in here that I considered to be good value. Names like Rusling, Reid, Jetta, Walker, Veszpremi and Burton. In the end though, I’ve gone with proven performers that don’t have such an injury question mark over their heads. Given my ruck division and some of my backs I think it was the right decision to make.

A Didak ($558,600, 105.18) – as much as I hate having a Pies player in the team you gotta give a spot to a bloke averaging over 100. If I could afford Roo I’d take him but I can’t so a small forward who spends time in the guts will have to do.

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Coaches have given 21 responses.