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  • m0nty 10:07 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Free steak knives: Preseason hype team 

    Tim Shaw isn’t required to sell this team of February champions from the first round of the preseason. (More …)

    • the RedMamba 11:13 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink

      Please tell me you blokes at fanfooty have used your advertising money to secure m0nty a full time spot reporting some actual footy commentary?. I’m really liking what I have heard so far from the old geezer. Although anything could beat BT and Richo arguing about how conceding a goal here would be the best case scenario(Richo that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard- BT) or how they had a steak with mr and mrs Demetriou at Rockpool on the weekend. Keep up the good work m0nty!! And yes Sandilands ain’t worth the risk, ruck man can’t ruck with a moon boot on!

    • ash 9:19 pm on February 22, 2014 Permalink

      Love your work monty

    • the RedMamba 10:37 pm on February 26, 2014 Permalink

      And being a doggies man I just watched what appeared to be Sando out gun minson, so fruit the moon boot, back Sando over lobbe.. But lock in Grundy. And snorkle through the Pre-season shiz on your way to victory. Backing m0nty for the meat pie NSM!

  • m0nty 6:48 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Uniquely placed: m0nty’s 2011 Dream Team 

    Yes, it’s come to this. m0nty is revealing his Dream Team before lock out. For footylover18 to poop on! (More …)

    • korza 7:00 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink

      @ Monty

      What you coudn’t wait to tell the whole world about Morton.
      You will be lucky to score 1,000pts rd6.

    • Locinator 7:29 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink

      Great Team just a few problems in my opinion.
      1. Where’s Josh Toy?
      2. Not sure about Rhys Stanley
      3. Drew Petrie trade for Ryan Gamble though Gamble had a great pre-season
      4. Jeremy Laidler…No trade him out for a rookie like Nicholas Duigan, Paul Puopolo or Ben Jacobs
      I made a few changes to your team they are in Caps.

      Brendon Goddard, Bryce Gibbs, Corey Enright, Cameron Bruce, Brett Deledio,NICHOLAS DUIGAN , Andy Otten
      Dyson Heppell (e), JOSH TOY, Danny Stanley

      Dane Swan (c), Leigh Montagna (vc), Jimmy Bartel, Nathan Foley, Andrew Krakouer, Rohan Bewick
      Michael Hibberd (e), David Swallow, Daniel Harris

      Dean Cox, Aaron Sandilands
      Zac Smith, BROC MCCAULEY

      Lance Franklin, Nick Riewoldt, Steve Johnson, MICHAEL HURLEY, DION PRESTIA, Jack Darling, Cameron Richardson
      RYAN GAMBLE, Brandon Matera, Charlie Dixon

    • SydneyRox 8:01 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink

      Whats your theory on how stacked your backline is Monty? I reckon there is plenty of money in the back rooks this year and you are not staring any?
      Lower, Duigan are cash cows ready to ride!!(not so convinced on Toy)

    • R.Harvey35 8:52 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink

      monty wheres lower??

    • xumtinlong 9:48 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink

      This can’t be your team m0nty. There are some huge gaps and you’ve not really taken into account the multi-byes rounds and finals.

    • bigrig 12:12 am on March 24, 2011 Permalink

      my team is as follows, would like some help imrpoving:

      Goddard (c), Gibbs, Gilbee, Everitt, Otten, Heppell, Dugin, – Lower, Stanley, Buckley

      Montagna, Selwood (vc), Pendlebury, Hodge, Krakour, Houli – Harris, Libba, Wallis

      Sandilands, Cox – Cordy, Bailey

      Franklin, S Johnson, Roo, Brown, Rioli, Walker – Materia, Prestia, Smith

      any suggestions

    • stevemac 2:30 am on March 24, 2011 Permalink

      no matthew bate?

    • lewis 8:24 am on March 24, 2011 Permalink

      Ha ha Monty, no Raines!!

    • Arky 9:06 am on March 24, 2011 Permalink

      I’d need to hear justification for no Lower, especially as you have neither Broughton nor Duffield in your backs!

      Rhys Stanley is an interesting and very unique bench guy who’s not in my team currently but who I’ll consider if it looks from the selections like he is not going to make way when Kosi returns. Still, you’d assume he won’t survive the return of both Kosi and Gardiner unless he really rips it up, Lyon seems to be very very reluctant to drop Kosi.

    • lenny20 10:55 am on March 24, 2011 Permalink

      This is a joke right Mont?

    • DiscoStu 10:25 pm on March 24, 2011 Permalink

      Looks good Monty, definetly some interesting calls with your rookies, may have missed out on some $$$ in your backline.
      Forward line should remain solid for a while leaving you able to focus early trades in the mid and back which may be your strategy.

    • Manikato1 1:28 am on March 25, 2011 Permalink

      Backs look fine except I’m not convinced about both of those suns players giving as much value as other available options. And you would have been aware Craig declared Otten the ideal Sub player before posting this team so that is a risk too.

      Mids well Hibberd did not get a berth but you would not have known that, surprised you have Kraks there when you can have him in the fwd line and get midfield scores (and you need them in your fwd line) Also Harris has an injury as I understand it and this has been known for a while (he still may play).

      Rucks are standard

      Fwd line is average. Taking a risk of a late withdrawal and getting a doughnut. Three rookies on field could make it a big struggle to get enough pts in the fwd line. Petrie is interesting one. You are willing to give up the chance to have a player who has 4 weeks worth of scores and the price increase to boot for the cost of one trade. There will no doubt be a heap of coaches who will be able to straight swap a rookie for Petrie after rd 4 if they want and get him for the same price you paid. Don’t get that at all monty.

      I hope yopu intend to start slow and come home hard monty because you are going to be starting a long way behind a few other teams early on.

    • Prospector 2:32 am on March 25, 2011 Permalink

      You’ve taken some bigger gambles here than most years m0nty. Good Luck, mate. That could be a winner or a sad grinner!

    • Prospector 2:37 am on March 25, 2011 Permalink

      $$$ left is also a big Q???

    • RobotNinja 3:41 pm on March 25, 2011 Permalink

      Foley! His $h!ts must give you the $h!ts.

    • BuddysBest 8:22 am on March 27, 2011 Permalink

      Please rate my team
      Backline:Goddard,Gibbs,Deledio,Broughton,Grimes,Otten, Mckernan
      (RES)Heppell, Toy, EMG Duigan

      MIDFIELD:Swan,Judd,Montangna,JKennedy,Krakouer, Conca
      (RES)D Swallow,D harris, Bewick (EMG)
      Ruck: Sandliands, Hale (RES)Z SMITH L Keefe
      Forward:N Riewoldt,Franklin, Goodes, Dangerfield, walker,Gamble, Richardson
      (Res)Prestia, Tapscot, Darling (emg)

    • tezmacan 12:02 pm on March 28, 2011 Permalink

      monty exteam is still not working properly. puts players in incorrect positions and seems to not account for extra bench players this year. also any menu pop ups below the log in feature appear behind the advertisment that is there. please fix as you dont really seem to do much with this site anymore

    • apple_meat 10:05 pm on March 28, 2011 Permalink

      Well this is the biggest FAIL ive ever seen. Monty clearly has no clue and is just playing for the league win. Last year he was so keen on picking ‘uniques’, this year he has tried picking a generic team and has fked up miserably.

      GL2U Monty..

    • juzzo7 2:12 pm on March 30, 2011 Permalink

      You got rid of Harris?? What is wrong with you? Have you given any consideration to the Freo/Geel/Haw bye? Your backline will be in trouble.

  • m0nty 2:29 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Howlett the moon: m0nty’s 2010 Supercoach squad 

    The author of this blog has decided to take the risky route of a six rookie mid structure in SC this year. (More …)

    • koray 2:49 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Oh Monty what were you thinking.

      At least you have gone hard in the backs,a strategy you bagged me on the Monty’s Dreamteam.

    • shanboy 3:26 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      the 4 rookie approach is risky and could work, however i think the rookies you have selected are risky, i think you could well have a 0 starting in the mids as early as this week….

    • boxfactory 3:51 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      I like the gutsyness of the rookie approach not to mention the numerous uniques included, going to be a very profitable team with plenty of upside, like the method and your madness.
      ps is it Big Bad Bustling Barry Hall? (what do the other B’s stand for)
      pps what score did you get for this round?/team name?

    • DT=Life 4:19 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Hey M0nty I can confirm David Myers as playing this week for Essendon. could be marginally useful information given he’s playing Sunday so it could effect Howlett owners etc if they are on an extended bench. But anyway 100% sure he’s been told he’s playing.

    • megawatt 4:28 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      @ boxfactory its same as his dt name ‘fanfooty edt’. and i think some B’s stand for better behaved bulldog or along those lines.

    • snowman 4:29 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      great team monty… except i’m a little unsure of 3 of your mid rookies… still you beat my team by 50 odd points (with a 0 for Gray and a glorified 0 for GUMBY)

      I like the Tippet/lobbe option however i didn’t want tippet taking up another forwards higher earning potential…

      i have 2 big potential moves to make in the forward line this week, my doubts on a last minute swing to JKT (spot will be under immense pressure this and every week)… and a 4th ruckman that will NEVER play, but i’m 200% happy with the rest of my side!

    • megawatt 4:54 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      monty your structure reeks of someone only concerned with winning their leagues. by the time your mid rookie brigade have matured and you are able to upgrade to 6 mid prems, the ship will have sailed as far as overall standings. whilst i appreciate the importance of winning your leagues, i’m guessing the bloke who wins overall rankings probably wins his league also. if you aren’t in any leagues and are going for overall rankings only, then one of us is a little lost.

    • DamenS 5:07 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Hmmn, I’m not sure what you mean by “in this position” regarding JKT – if you meant “rookie midfielders” I think Barlow has a pretty high ceiling !! I am one of those who jumped off Cooney and the main reasons were: Saw him playing a few times in the preseason and thought he looked fantastic – only to be surprised to find his Supercoach scores in the 70-90 range (not confidence inspiring especially when Higgins cam have 9 touches or something and get 100 points), also the WB are a very even team so the 3300 rule works against him, he is usually the first one to be tagged, his Supercoach averages in previous years have not been “Premium” level – apart from those 10 games or so in his Brownlow year and … perhaps most importantly, Luke Ball (new club, more game time) showed he could consistently score 120′s (at least in the preseason) at a lower price – and surely will not often be tagged in the Collingwood midfield.

    • megawatt 5:25 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      while im here i think the tippett/lobbe option is a load of craap. if you don’t want to use warnock as 1st backup, why pick him? better off with an 83k rookie listed player, and use the 50k elsewhere, perhaps stanton instead of cooney. as snowman said, tippett is taking up a spot on the forward line which could be better used on someone else. if you are planning contingencys for when two ruckmen go down, well thats just thinking too far ahead of yourself, and wasting thinking time that couldve been better used thinking yourself out of a 6 rookie mid strategy.

    • megawatt 5:28 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      love your work though monty, my first and generally only outside reference i use for SC.

    • wogboy 6:48 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      gary ablett in sc…is a bit of a rip off….theres only one thing that u can do when u r at the top, thats to go down… i predict by the end of the season he will be in the low 600k

    • HintT 6:58 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      I like your strategy Monty, I contemplated it myself but chose the conservative route and played 2 rookies. I think someone with 4 rookies in mid can win overall, especially if the likes of Barlow, Bastinac, Banner, Shuey, Martin etc can be getting consistent 70-80+ scores. That is just my opinion, I’ve only just started to get into SC properly this season, so I could be completely off the mark.

      My only query with your side is why are you sticking with the Hawk duo on your bench? I think job security wise these guys are the most likely (and especially KT) to be dropped once stars come in.

    • Cool9 7:32 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Monty, love your insightful analysis …. and I thought your DT was superbly put together with the rationale for each selection really clear and strong. Which is why I am so surprised at the (lack of) quality in your SC team!

      I would have thought with the aggressive 4 mid rookie approach (kudos for that by the way), you would have stacked the other lines with more talent. Surprised you fell for the Tippett MPP ’nuffer’ trap, leaving you with a sub-par FWD where a premium should be. Love your aggression in selecting Goodes. Josh Hunt is way too much coin warming the bench, Kreuzer is not the 2nd best ruckman, with 4 mid rookies the M2 should be a decent premium and not Cooney and, …. Ben Warren ?? – a nothing pick – neither a money-maker, nor a keeper.

      Keep up the good work Monty

    • mdon11 7:44 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      I highly like your team, but I will also answer your question in Cooney v Bartel.

      Its quite simple, I rate Bartel higher, and he is less likely to get opposition attention than Cooney in my opinion.

      Secondly I think Ball is a better pick than Cooney at that price range although over the season I could be proven wrong on that.

      Overall I like your team, and think its a good structure.

    • m0nty 7:54 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      koray: Malceski, Kennelly, Hunt, Waters, Ladson, Maguire and Silvagni all scored 70 in SC in R1. I wasn’t wrong about the value to be found.

    • koray 8:33 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Agree Monty but on the flip side Zeibell,Ballantyne,Dangerfeild scored 70/80/and 90.
      Just out of interest Monts i’m trying to fly the flag for Fanfooty, ranked 194 in the competition. Team name StKilda.

    • koray 8:36 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Sorry Zeibell 110 in S/C

    • foolysik 8:54 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Monty, what was ur round 1 score? And what trades will you make before prices increase in round 3?

    • bootsdog 9:21 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      monty gutsy thing to do with that many rookies in the middle but i dont think you have picked very smartly, Howlett and JKT’s job security is not there for many more weeks ass opposed to a bastinac and shuey

    • saladin 9:22 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      monty, i also went with 6 midfield rookies in SC. trengove, barlow, martin, bastinac, schuey and jetta. All the SC teams look so similar, i wanted to break away from the mundane boring sides. I’m hoping for at least one of the mid rookies to have a slashing 5 weeks and with the spare cash i have left get into judd on a one-for-one swap. also reckon melksham will be looking at senior footy in the next 6-8 weeks, and cunnington later on, so downtrade targets will exist.

    • TheBaron 9:27 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Monty in your “Consensus Backs” post you encouraged people with the following message:

      “First we will start with the backs, where my early message has been to go cheap, cheap, cheap. The mob seems not to have heeded my advice quite as much as they could have, though, because the most common structure includes four keepers and only three mid-pricers.”

      It looks like you changed your mind on this one and have gone with 5 premium-priced players and two mid-pricers and only one rookie-priced player.

      Any reason for the change of heart?

    • hoddo 12:26 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      I really can’t understand the reasoning behind having even 5 rookie mids, let alone 6.

      Rookies are usually cash cows who are sold to upgrade middle tier players to elites. Even if one rookie mid turns out to be near elite in his first season, (Barlow might), it still leaves the task of upgrading 3 rookies all the way to elite. That will require a lot of income from the remaining cash cows and it will leave very little cash to upgrade the middle tier players.

      I’ve gone with just the 3 rookie mids – Barlow, Martin and Bastinac – and I worry that might be 1 too many. They all did well in round 1. Most of of my elite and middle tier players had shockers of course, but that’s another story.

    • rileysucks 2:42 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      monty monety monty.
      what were you thinking?
      surely howlett cant get a start
      i suggest you put more research into your future teams

    • DamenS 3:37 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Well I agree with Monty on Howlett, but I would like to hear Monty’s answer on Cooney vs. Ball – also, WHY would anyone query Bartel ? Look at his past Supercoach scores (and consider that last year they used him in the back line to cover for Hunt) – who cares whether a lot of his possessions are in “Junk Time” – if he averages 115-120 in Supercoach, why does that even matter – it has already been taken into account by his previous scores …

    • lozza63 6:08 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Monty – not sure where you get that 43.6 pricing for Warren, this score should have had him priced at 238

    • lozza63 6:13 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Inadvertently sent before i finished.
      Warren was priced at 260’900 which is roughly a 49.1 score, Taylor Walker/Chris Yarran was more the price range you suggested.

    • TP22 9:33 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Your team will fly home.

      Nice squad, wrong rookies in the midfield, but overall one that will challenge for a league win, regardless of the quality of other squads.

      No chance to win $50k with the midfield rookie errors and the start you have given to the 3/5 or 4/4 midfield structure

    • tom_scully 10:36 am on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Monty, interesting team. Seems you like the big men up forward. 4 KPPs should provide a real rollercoaster for you. Do you think you will have enough time/money to upgrade the mids? BTW how much did it score you in Rnd 1?

      @koray, I will be chasing you down, I am in 366th at the moment with only 2 mid rookies to upgrade (unless Barlow or Martin become keepers)

    • penguins00 1:53 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Good side m0nty. A bit too risky for me, but the greater the risk the greater the reward.

      I think Hunt is a good D7 and nothing else a little bit too much to sit on your bench for me. Especially with Waters Maguire Silvagni Nason all being solid bench options.

      JKT is a brave choice. Not sure that he’ll last very long and with so many good options around it took guts. If if works out you’ll be sitting very pretty so good luck to you.

      2207 being good only for 22,201 is a bit ridiculous. Looks like there’ll be strong competition for Supercoach this year.

    • Arky 4:09 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Ironically, I did the reverse- mid rookie strategy for DT, and midpricer strategy for SC (where, as you say, the 18 year olds don’t usually score as strongly as they can in DT).

      I think you’ve tried a little too hard to have it both ways though. 4 rookie mids starting but still mid-price forward and back has left you with way too few true keepers for my liking.

      Oh, and 2207 only being good for 22,201: no, it’s not a sign that competition is strong, it’s just a sign that round 1 scores were ridiculous. It will be back to normal eventually.

    • roosrule 4:13 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Monty – re: swing away from Cooney to Bartel. Maybe the theory from most fantasy coaches is that while Cooney is a great player he gets tagged week in, week out whereas Bartel has less chance of having someone mind him with the calibre of Selwood and Ablett around him. I had Cooney in my SC team last year and, while he did get SOME good scores, more often than not he was heavily tagged.

    • WashedUp 6:05 pm on April 1, 2010 Permalink

      Monty, love the website but not completely sold on your SC team. Midfield looks far too skinny. The last 3 are massively risky and the trade volume to convert it a substantial investment. Not that the score was terrible, but will they all continue to play?
      On Cooney V’s Bartel= Bartel wins his own football and is surrounded by elite midfielders. It is almost impossible to stop that type of player scoring i.e Judd. Cooney is a little reliant on gifts from his team mates and allthough he is also surrounded by elite midfielders, they are not as damaging with the ball (cross cannot kick) making him more likely to wear the tag each week. Shane Woewodin won a brownlow too, and struggled into retirement afterwards!

    • marky 12:30 pm on April 6, 2010 Permalink

      average monty…….too many first year players…….

  • m0nty 4:41 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Monty Byrnes: m0nty’s 2010 Dream Team 

    Time for the author of this blog to lay it on the line by posting his AFL Dream Team for this season. (More …)

    • migman19 5:36 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Not bad mOnt, but I can see 9 players there that you are going to have to upgrade if you want to rival the big boys up the top of the scoring tree. And i wouldnt call Kruezer a premium ruckman either…yet. Ive got a bad feeling your midfield could fall to pieces, its going to take some serious cash injection to upgrade those rookies…all in all alittle too risky for my liking. 7/10.

    • Pravis 5:39 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Im not very good at DT (First serious crack at it this year.) but i went for job security over Mature age. Whats the point of having a 10 – 15 point extra ceiling if you never reach it…or even worse you reach it in round 20?

      I think danger is out for round 1 so i hope you had Duncan as Emergencie, just in case.

      I wasgonna get on Byrnsie, but decided against it. Your looking pretty good after last night withthat selection mOnty’ol’pa.

      Backline is top notch, i doubt there is anything to worry about there. Maybe J.Hunt, but if he is all you have to worry about that just goes to show how strong your backline is.

      GL mOnty its unique enough to still play it safe…if you know what i mean.

    • jessec 8:47 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Nice pickup in Byrnes. If Bate pushes into the midfield you could be on a winner, his durability is a bit of a worry though.

      I wanted JKT but I was under the impression Young would take his spot when fit.

      I’d give you 8/10, because your midfield is as weak as mine :)

    • twinpeaks 9:15 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      like what you have done monty, keen to keep it unique. I ended up with Hargrave as well but no Goddard, Ablett or Carazzo to bring me down
      Interested in your Duncan and Pods forward bench, you assume if one doesnt play the other will? can they both play at the same time in a full strength cats team?
      I thought about Byrnes for a while, great unique, i went trengove over JKT, i see the logic in JKT but i see more of a rise in the long run with trengove despite JKT perhaps being better for 150k growth quicker if things go bad i have a rookie who will play almost all games, but like you, i have gambled a lot on three rookie mid strategy

    • jmorgan 9:52 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      This years winner will have started with 3 -4 rookies in mids as there is no potential else. Good team Monty, but i think you could of loaded up a bit more in your forward line, you have 2 premiums in your forward line with bate and tippet fringe line. 7.5/10

    • chunkyslot 10:28 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Nice team mOnty.

      Backs: I agree with most of what you have said but I think having 152k on the pine is a waste. You could have gone for Silvani for the last possie because he is likely to get early games and make you money (would have saved you 75k). Also, I am not sold on Eski but fortune favours the brave !

      Mids: I can understand the logic of picking either Howlett or JKT but taking both is a huge risk because their TOG and/or job security is very questionable after the first couple of rounds when senior players are due to come back into their respective team. Straus is also an interesting pick. He is no certainty for regular games. I prefer Jetta, Banner, Shuey or Bastinac around the same price.

      Rucks: No arguments there. Should be a reasonably high scoring, durable combo.

      Forwards: It could turn out to be a stroke of genius for picking Byrnes. Time will tell but he certainly looked the goods last night. Overall, a sound forward line but I’m not sure on the Bate selection. After coming back from injury he has had no match practice and will likely be eased back in. I’ll be keeping an eye on him because he is capable of big numbers when fit, firing and a key forward target.

      Nice work. 7.5/10

    • woofta 10:41 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      C Monty
      Hargrave-reasonable premium pick butHarbrow further down offers more upside for same WB reasons.
      Malceski-only one good yr in 07 yet the love lingers.
      Kennelly-bad pick.Not a proven scorer,only ever ave mid 60′s,limited upside,big durability concerns.
      Hunt-why the surprise? Only ever ave 65.
      Strauss-Melb have injuries so unlikely to play the required games.
      Lobbe-not playing,no need for DP with Warnock on bench.
      Podsiadly-why pick a cold body on the bench when downgrade targets will be hard to find?
      Gun/3 rookie structure in mids requires too many hudge upgrades
      Fwd line may require too many trades.

    • jeremya87 10:53 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      I have mixed feelings about your team Monty.

      Firstly, I like your backline, it is solid with no evident holes.

      However, I think your centre needs some work. I’m not saying having 3 rookies starting in the centre is a problem, because I have the same amount. I am just questioning your rookies. Not sure how many games JKT will get, nor Howlett or Strauss. I think Bastinac should have been there, and Jetta looks set to get alot of games.

      Rucks are okay, but no superstars, and don’t like Lobbe’s chances, firstly he won’t play much and secondly not likely you’ll be able to sub him in the forward line unless someone else is a ruck/forward, poor excuse, trengove would have been better.

      Lastly, forward line does not have enough keepers for my liking. Furthermore, don’t like your rookie choices either, even if you think at least one will always play.


    • koray 10:58 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Kudos on the Byrnes pick Monty.
      Overall you have a nice team balanced with a couple of uniques.
      However the selection of Bate and Warren has to be questioned.
      1 pt of for each

    • cptFantasy 11:30 am on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Very weird looking side m0nty, I really thought you didn’t like Tippett, yet there he is wowee!

    • Arky 2:22 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Kudos for putting it on the line and not going with conventional wisdom in a lot of ways. But….

      1. I think that backline will bring you pain. It’s like all the people starting Josh Hunt and Kennelly never looked up their season averages before blithely “locking them in” for 70 . But I know you would have looked, which makes it a bit odd. Backocalypse 2010 incoming for all these “value” backlines I suspect.

      2. Mids: Talk to us in a month. If JKT, Howlett and Strauss are all still playing, we’ll applaud. It’s a high risk strategy- big rewards if it pans out, obviously.

      3. Rucks: Kreuzer’s not a premium, He got 100 last year against Richmond and less this year, it’s not a sign he’s a cheap premium, it’s a sign Richmond’s big men are immobile (cf. Warnock’s score). If Kreuzer is avergaging 90 in 4 or 5 weeks we’ll talk.

      4. Smart call on Byrnes (sure, he won’t play on Dempsey every week, but your reasoning is good and he doesn’t need to get anywhere near 140 every week to be a good pick). We’ll see how Bate goes, and how many games the Geelong duo actually gets (it’s not like Roberts or Gumbleton looks likely to be a super cow, so you probably aren’t missing much unless Hitchcock or Moore goes bananas).

      For the sake of transparency (not requiring any commentary), my own pre-lockout scrambles ended with:

      Goddard (same reasons)
      Enright (always locked)
      Bock (had both Hargrave and Duffield at various times; injury risk but I see him as a surefire top 7 back apart from that)
      Grimes (same as Bock, but probably even more upside)
      Hodge (he’s priced at last year and fit; even holding his average is acceptable as long as he plays 22, but I expect him to improve a bit, 5-10 points).
      Heath Shaw (was in at the start, and a late addition again at the end, pretty much same thoughts at Hodge… the price is right as 6th back, and any gain in average is a bonus)
      Waters (he and Mal are the only two value backs with serious upside, and he’s much cheaper)

      Nason (comfortable with this call after the weekend, kid will keep getting games and make OK money)
      Silvagni (Dawson/Mitch Brown pick)

      Bartel (captain pick)
      Pendlebury (my pick for most likely 100 guy to become an 110 guy)
      Martin (obvious)
      Barlow (obvious)
      Scully (out of spite for the unreasonable imbalance in people picking Trengove)
      Morabito (improved over the NAB cup; saw him play in person vs North; the quality outside man Freo needed, and very confident they will play through him more and more, but at least a 60 average)

      Jetta (job security and talent; psst Monty, he’s a mature-ager too….)
      Shuey (could easily have been Banner or Howlett; with so many rookie mids, I took the guy I was most confident would keep getting games)

      Sandilands (obvious)
      Clark (obvious)
      2 premium ruck strategy where I don’t trust Cox to play 22, no better choices

      Warnock (obvious)
      McNamara (why do we have 2 ruck bench spots anyway? give us a spare mid or back bench instead. Unlikely to ever cash anyone in this spot or use them as a sub, so took a minimum price guy this year)

      Riewoldt (obvious)
      ROK (obvious)
      Gia (same reason as Monty)
      Pav (happy even if he retains his 2009 average at that price, but there’s no reason to believe he won’t go back to scoring like it’s 2008 now that he’s playing forward again)
      Boomer (underpriced due to his injury, history suggests he’s durable, and the return of Wells takes some of the tagging focus away)
      Wright (gained confidence in his odds of playing 22, and worried about an injury rumour for Campbell… if Campbell is OK I would have preferred to keep Campbell, though)
      Roberts (oops)

      Gumby (sigh)
      Moore (hoping for Whitecross mark 2, and he’ll probably go on the field from next week)

    • the dud 3:28 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      whats your team name monty?

    • m0nty 3:33 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      FanFooty EDT.

    • malz18 4:21 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      brave team monty, some odd selections. no hodge are u serious?
      question marks over bate now that he will be up forward rather than where he scored all his points last year in the midfield. byrnes looks like a great pickup early.
      unsure about picking up all the underpriced players in the backline with mcguire, waters, malceski, kennelly and hunt.
      although to be crowned champion of dreamteam your not going to do it with a standard popular team so your team could very well pay off.

    • nashie43 4:56 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Macdonald? Bate? 3 rookies in your midfield? no hodge or carrazzo? pretty par team if you ask me. probs a 7/10 if your lucky, maybe you should be getting advice for us

    • Soothsayer 5:59 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      @ Arky…impressive team with great commentary! ;) Interested indeed in following a similar yet appreciably different well thought out structure…what’s ya Teams name mate?

      p.s Sorry Monts, would also say a surprisingly ave team for your calibre cob?!? Probs a 7/10 if I may be so bold lol…but thanks for sharing & best of luck ;)

    • nashie43 6:18 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      from us*

    • woofta 6:54 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Team name INSECURIOUS
      (They say I’m insecure but I say I’m just curious)

      B. GODDARD – You the man Brendan
      C. ENRIGHT – Welcome back Corey, love you long time
      P. DUFFIELD – Prove last year was no fluke Paul
      L. HODGE – It’s up to you General, the troops are falling
      J. HARBROW – You know your role Jarrad
      R. LADSON – Watch the knee Rick, watch the knee
      B. WATERS – Watch the elbow Beau, watch the elbow
      B. NASON – You’re not here to make up the numbers Ben
      A. SILVAGNI – The name is not enough Alex

      L. BALL – Ross has got your dog Luke
      M. ROBINSON – Here’s to you Mitch Robinson
      D. MARTIN – Money Money Money
      M. BARLOW – Keep a lid on it Michael
      L. SCHUEY – Earn your spot Luke
      R. BASTINAC – Ditto Ryan

      N. NAITANUI – Big things expected Nick
      B. MCEVOY – I love you Ben, even if no one else does
      R. WARNOCK – Heard you been spreading yourself around Robert
      B. MCCAULEY – Who?

      P. CHAPMAN – I’m holding on Paul
      R. RIEWOLDT – Sorry about the second billing Nick
      A. GOODES – Cost me plenty Adam
      R. O’KEEFE – Remember last year Ryan
      B. HALL – Last chance Barry, fire up or #*%&
      S. WRIGHT – You just scraped in Sam
      C. HITCHCOCK – Plenty want your spot Cameron
      C. PETERSON – Up there Carl
      M. DUNCAN – You are not sucking cans at East Perth now Mitch

      Available Funds: $310K

    • Jeesh 11:10 pm on March 27, 2010 Permalink

      Looks pretty good Monty but I’m a little disappointed in the fact a fellow Hawks supporter didn’t get on Hodge. In saying that I’m a SC man and don’t know how he scores in DT. I know it was only Melbourne today but he could be in for a big year. My SC team is called JJ’s ELITE and so far I’m 1541 from 14 which ain’t a bad start.
      Brendan Goodard – 131
      Luke Hodge – 121
      Jarrad Waite – 89
      Tadhg Kennelly – 90
      Josh Hunt – 81
      Rick Ladson – 91
      Beau Waters
      Matt Maguire
      Ben Nason – Last minute decision put him in for Silvagni, not sure I made the right decision now but not the end of the world.
      Gary Ablett captain – 254
      Leigh Montagna – 115
      Dane Swan
      Jimmy Bartel – 124
      Jack Trengove – 46
      Dustin Martin – 72
      Michael Barlow – Looks to be taking Trengove’s spot next week
      Ryan Bastinac
      Kurt Tippett
      Robert Warnock – 47
      Jackson Trengove
      Matthew Lobe
      Nick Riewoldt – 163
      Ryan O’Keefe – 117
      Matthew Pavlich
      Brent Harvey
      Josh J Kennedy
      Chris Mayne
      Ben Warren
      Cameron Hitchcock
      Scott Gumbleton

      I had Robbie Gray and Taylor Walker in but noticed comments about Gray being 50/50 in the Richmond-Carlton chat and pulled him out along with Walker. In – Josh J Kennedy and Chris Mayne. $46,700 in the bank.

    • lucanus 12:51 am on March 28, 2010 Permalink

      Kayler Thomson starting? I don’t mind coaches having 3 rookies in the mids, but why KT? After todays performance I’m not sure if he’ll be able to keep his spot for another week.
      Also no Hodge? 140 today, durely regretting that decision.
      6/10 team m0nty.

    • woofta 3:58 am on March 28, 2010 Permalink

      How was NicNat a letdown,scored exactly what he is priced at.

    • Manikato1 4:12 am on March 28, 2010 Permalink

      Interesting team. Your whole season will be determined by your midfield so the rest of team becomes less relevant.

      Dubious selections in the backs with Hunt and Tad who are not good DT scorers on past form.

      Warren, Bate and Byrnes are also risky although Byrnes clearly is a winner this week.

      Never been much rapt in the hype of uniques. A couple is fine but too many becomes high risk. A unique is only of value if a) they score much higher than other players at their price or b) they score as good as the popular lock players eg 90-100 while most people have some popular lock player that is scoring badly.

      Choosing someone who no one else has means nothing by itself.

      Not sure how your team is scoring mid round but with nine to play as I write this if you are not around the 1400-1500 mark you are off to a bad start.

    • Kewell 9:59 am on March 28, 2010 Permalink

      Really not sure with JKT Monty. I can’t see him playing more than 5 games with Bateman, Sewell, Rioli, Burgoyne, and Young all to return.

      And Podsiadly is an interesting choice. Competing with the likes of Mooney, Hawkins, Gamble and Lonergan I think he’s just on the list as cover. And should he happen to play, he’ll struggle to score points as he doesn’t really get a whole lot of ground level possession.

    • rhythmgill 11:58 am on March 28, 2010 Permalink

      M0nty .. pretty average DT week for You ..

      you said ” If last year taught us anything, it was that winning teams breed fantasy premiums. ” …
      based on that you have 2 demons mid price players … J macdonald and bate …
      kinda contradicting urself ..

    • stevemac 8:11 pm on March 28, 2010 Permalink

      what a sublime team. it balances common-sense and balls. i wish you all the best in 2010, you won’t be needing it though.

    • phenom 11:10 pm on March 28, 2010 Permalink

      Ummmm. You were meant to tell me before we started m0nty.

    • lightning 1:23 am on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      you have a poor ruck and average defence but the rest is mostly ok,shouldve put ablett in not swan, its unlikly he’ll get injured anyway.

    • DT=Life 2:00 am on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      Hey m0nty, hope you recognised the moniker at the top of the league rankings mate. Trying to shake things up on the usual suspects this year and the massive round 1 lead makes me think It’s going to be tough to catch us.

    • m0nty 2:15 am on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      Yeah, what’s the story on that league? Is it just you and 15 of your closest clones? ;)

    • mitchc6 8:08 am on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      Kills me how everyone will get on Barlow and claim they found him early.

    • poita78 11:53 am on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      James Strauss – are you kidding? The guy is a dud.

    • DT=Life 12:07 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      Haha nah m0nty, 16 different teams. I can’t take all the credit, its mostly run by myself and 1 other guy. We’ve got a few good mates in there and our brothers as well. I will admit some of our other family members teams are getting a fair bit of executive help from the more experienced coaches though.

    • Marcz 12:09 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      i got 2104 which is ok considering most of the rookies i had starting were outscored by their bench including GUMBY started, i went with 4 premium backs waters hunt 1 rookie starting, midfield stanton swann ablett 3 rookies starting, sanilands clark in ruck, forwards riewoldt ROK J Brown Gia B Harvey 2 rookies starting Hitchcock and Gumby

    • thollo 5:07 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      what was your score for the week Monty?

    • crumpet 5:14 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      Another long season ahead for you Monty. Perhaps now you can focus more time on losing weight and less time in front of your computer!

    • papbomber 5:21 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      @ Crumpet.. don’t be a rude !@#%^

      @ everyone else… surprised that Byrnes is considered a ‘risky’ pick by many of you, he averaged 85 from 19 games last year and has well established himself in the Cats best 22. will do exceptionally well this year with no Stokes and Rooke also missing for the moment.. i’d say he could average mid to high 90s this year.

    • Slashers 6:01 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      Yea, what did you score Monty?

    • jdog333 7:10 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      good back line. unique picks with diffeild and hargrave, no real weakness there.

      3 guns in the mid, with 3 rookie (bit of a risk, espically JKT if he doesnt play) -0.5

      pretty standard in the rucks. kruezer is not a premium but will get u 70s and 80s, is fairly consistant.

      very risky fwd line, warren (inconsistant), geelon rookies (are they both going to play enough games, byrnes (a lot to pay for someone that inconsistant) -2
      good unique pick with bate, was good towards the end of last year


    • numberwang 11:09 pm on March 29, 2010 Permalink

      im guessing you had, with bartel captain just over 2000 monty? if Swan I’d say about 2070?

    • apple_meat 1:29 pm on March 30, 2010 Permalink

      Not sure about Strauss. That would have to be the craziest pick ive seen this year. You’ve definitely got balls though Mont.

      I’m liking the pick of Mcdonald as he can be a hidden gem. Wouldnt surprise me if he avg 85 .

    • magpies76 7:22 pm on March 30, 2010 Permalink

      I disagree apple_meat – McDonald cost about $350K and will not average 85, maybe around 75 and you can get Malceski for $275K who will average 70-75 as well.
      Monty has plums the size of Brad Ottens head here but this side appears to be lucky to crack 2100 mark. Backline is very good, mids are your weak point with 3 players who will be lucky to play 12 games and in a row as well, rucks are good and forwards are good and a few uniques which will give you a few wins.

    • chucknorris 10:52 pm on March 30, 2010 Permalink

      Yeah totally agree with you about Barlow – 6’3, quick, great skills on both sides and a mature reader of play and poised in traffic – and form wise blitzed in the NAB. A monty…Monty. Though I do have a bloke called Gumbleton downforward so the team aint perfect…..yet.

    • chucknorris 10:55 pm on March 30, 2010 Permalink

      I actually went in with only 3 premium mids in my DT and got 2002 – I’ve got kids everywhere in my DT – gonna cash half of em, keep the Barlows and the Bastiacs etc

    • chucknorris 10:56 pm on March 30, 2010 Permalink

      LOved a one liner on the Freo v Adel match blog on Sunday night – a bloke referred to Freo as the “Essendon retirement village”

    • megawatt 9:51 am on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      Ok Monty, time to roll out your SC team. Lets have a look. Can’t really comment on your DT as I don’t play but would’ve thought your 6th-8th mids could have been better, but then again you know more about these youngsters than I do. And Matthew Bate? that one is questionable. Started well with 2423 in SC, in 689th, though only 70 odd points behind top 50. And if you are reading this KORAY, Stanton 1, Ablett 0. Cmon Stants.

    • m0nty 1:27 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      I got 2082 with this team in R1.

      I’ll get to posting my SC team now.

    • wogboy 4:27 pm on March 31, 2010 Permalink

      i tell u wat…uve taken a big risk wif those midfielders….so hav i….heres my sc team ready for round 2…

      no strong subs

      MIDFIELDERS (NOT MY STRONGEST POINT…quite bad actually)

      c.JUDD….subbed for m.BARLOW

      FORWARDS ( pretty good )
      about 70k left

    • judd4eva 8:01 am on April 2, 2010 Permalink

      i like my team at this point in time. all the rave about robbie gray being is ludacris. i believe he’ll be back for round 4 when the competiotion really heats up. anyway here is my team:

      B Goddard (An all-round premium)
      C Enright (will find the ball even more with no tom harley)
      L Hodge (set for a rippa season)
      H Shaw (either him or carrazzo)
      N Malceski (in career best form)
      T Kennelly (hype is about him)
      J Hunt (he or waters and waters has let me down in the past)
      M Maguire (genuine emergency)
      B Nason (believe tigers will play him a lot)

      D Swan (obvious choice for captain)
      G Ablett (another obvious choice)
      J Bartel (rarely scores under 100)
      M Barlow (a ball magnet)
      D Martin (an absolute jet)
      J Trengove (it was he or scully)
      L Shuey (eagles expect big things from him)
      R Bastinac (like barlow he can go up as high as liam anthony)

      A Sandilands (only premium ruck worth picking, plus has no competition for anyone at freo)
      D Hille (it was between naitinui or him but with cox and lynch at the eagles, i believe hille will go up and a possible trade later in the year)
      R Warnock (every decent coach has him on their bench)
      M Lobbe (there to look pretty)

      N Riewoldt (the best forward in the comp, enough said)
      R O’Keefe (chose him over Brown and despite Brown’s big scores last night and last week, i believe i made the right call)
      L Franklin (is gonna go off this year)
      R Gray (bit iffy but i’m willing to risk it)
      J Ziebell (i’m a huge fan of this kid, how could you not pick him)
      B Hall (should go up in value and then possibly a trade for brown later on in the season)
      H Ballantyne (is better than dangerfield)
      S Gumbleton (i’m confident in this lad i mean after all he was taken pick 3 in the draft)
      J Podsiadly (confident he’ll play)

      58k left in the kitty

    • crumpet 6:16 pm on April 8, 2010 Permalink

      Strauss out! Wrong again Monty!! Get back in the gym you fat prick

    • gas_sam 6:51 pm on April 8, 2010 Permalink

      and Howlett! Monty could be eating humble pie (or should i say donut) if JKT doesn’t get up.

  • m0nty 2:04 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Super tens: Rate My SuperCoach v2 

    A select few squads received the magical 10/10 rating in the recent Rate My SuperCoach comment threads. (More …)

    • pistolia 2:15 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      what’s you view monty/

    • pistolia 2:20 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Goddard, Hodge, Malceski, J Hunt, Greenwood, Waters, Ladson
      Davis and sheppard.

      Ablett, J Selwood, Gibbs, Vince, Martin, Barlow
      Shuey and Banner.

      Jolly, Ryder
      Roughhead and trengrove

      Riewoldt, Pavlich, J Brown, Franklin, J Kenndey, Robert Murphy, Dangerfield
      Rohan and Gumbleton

    • Jaydo 3:25 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty!
      Please Rate my team and dont hold nothing back also some options would be great, THANK-YOU

      Enright, Shaw, Fisher, Hodge, Malceski, Hunt, Greenwood Emerg-Trengrove, Silvagni

      Selwood, Bartel, Mitchell, Ball, Burgoyne, Barlow Emerg-Shuey, Banner

      Petrie, Naitanui Emerg-Warnock, Lobbe

      N.Reiwoldt, Harvey, Franklin, Schnieder, T.Cloke, Dangerfield, Ballantyne Emerg-Rockliff, Podsia

    • judes 4:06 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Brendon Goddard, R Hargrave, Luke Hodge, C Enright, H Shaw, T Kennelly, J Hunt
      Emg: P Davis, J Lisle

      L Montag, S Pendals, J Selwood, C Masten, D Martin, A Morabito
      Emg: L Shuey, M Barlow

      A Sandilands, R Warnock,
      Emg W Skipper, M Lobbe

      N Riewoldt, J Brown, M Pavlich, D Gia, J Ziebell,P Dangerfield, Tom Rockcliff
      Emg: T Dennis-lane,S Gumbleton

    • SC Central 6:49 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Brendan Goddard, Corey Enright, Luke Hodge, Lindsay Gilbee, Martin Mattner, Josh Hunt, Levi Greenwood.
      Matt Maguire, Andrew Hooper.

      Dane Swan, Joel Selwood, Luke Power, David Armitage, Mark McVeigh, Dustin Martin.
      Lewis Jetta, Mitchell Banner.

      Darren Jolly, Nick Naitanui.
      Jackson Trengrove, Max Gawn.

      Nick Riewoldt, Brent Harvey, Daniel Giansiracusa, Mark LeCras, Kurt Tippett, Wade Thompson, Tom Rockliff.
      David Astbury, James Podsiadly.

    • burner09 7:02 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      1. Duffield, P
      2. Fisher, S
      3. Hodge, L
      4. O’Brien, H
      5. Houli, B
      6. Malceski, N
      7. Hunt, J

      23. Maguire, M
      24. Trengove, J

      8. Ablett, G
      9. Vince, B
      10. Cooney, A
      11. Masten, C
      12. Martin, D
      13. Barlow, M

      25. Jetta, L
      26. Banner, M

      14. Sandilands, A
      15. Naitanui, N

      27. Warnock, R
      28. Lobbe, M

      16. Riewoldt, N
      17. O’Keefe, R
      18. Higgins, S
      19. Franklin, L
      20. Murphy, R
      21. Dangerfield, P
      22. Ballantyne, H

      29. Watts, J

    • mishkalove 7:39 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Mr Montague, please tear my side apart so that it may be stronger.

      Hodge, McPhee, Kennelly, Suban, Maceski, Ladson, Greenwood.
      (Trengove, Sheppard)

      Dal Santo, Mitchell, Cooney, Ball, Houli, Martin.
      (Trengove, Banner)

      Sandilands, Brogan.
      (Lobbe, Warnock)

      Riewoldt, Pavlich, Harvey, Franklin, Hall, Dangerfield, Ziebell.
      (Davis, Rockliff)

    • DaGooch 7:46 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty
      Please rate my team. Thanks for taking the time.

      BACKS: Goddard, B,Enright, C, Hodge, L, Malceski, N, Hunt, J, Greenwood, L, ,Schoenmakers, R EMER: Davis, P, Silvagni, A

      MIDFIELD: Ablett, G,Swan, D, Mitchell, S, Masten, C, Trengove, J, Martin, D EMER: Barlow, M, Banner, M
      RUCKS: Sandilands, A, Tippett, K EMER: Roughead, J, Lobbe, M

      FORWARDS: Riewoldt, N, O’Keefe, R, Pavlich, M, Franklin, L, Hall, B, Ziebell, J, Rockliff, T EMER: Hitchcock, C, Podsiadly, J

      46K Left Over

    • kyle9600 8:03 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Thanks Monty

      Enright (V)
      Carrazo or Gilbee or Waite ( injury prone though )
      Greenwood or Ladson


      Swan (Captain)



      Lobbe or Trengrove

      Kennedy (WC)


      Cash left $225,600

      I am worried about my rookie forwards and also the starting rookie mids which i can change around before round 1 if need be

      Sorry i also posted in Dream Team but its SC only

    • miichaael 8:33 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Heres my team, mids aren’t final yet as there are plenty of options in the 500′s price range, all being good

      Hodge, Fisher, H. Shaw, Harbrow, Duffield, Pearce, Malceski
      Maguire, Davis

      Murphy, Mitchell, Armitage, Masten, Trengove, Martin
      Barlow, Shuey

      Sandilands, Naitanui
      Warnock, Roughead

      Riewoldt, Pavlich, Kennedy, Mayne, Franklin, Ballantyne, Giansiracusa
      Rockliff, Gumbleton

    • Mad Max 8:48 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink


      Can you please raye my team.

      Goodwin, Enright, Hodge, Krakouer, Hunt, Ladson, Schoenmakers,(Sheppard,

      Goddard(V.capt), Goodes, Sewell, B.Vince, Ball,(D.Martin, L.Jetta)

      Barlow, McEvoy, Charman,

      N.Riewoldt(CAPT),O’Keefe,Pavlich,Harvey, Tippett,Yarran,T.Walker,(P.Davis,D.Stewart)


    • Nickelass 8:56 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Why anyone would post their team on here is beyond me. If you think you have a great team why do you share it with others? This is a competition remember?!?! How many teams are now going to have the same as the 10/10 teams?

    • HANK 9:51 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Getting others to assemble your team kind of defeats the purpose of being a supercoach.Will not show mine as the rest of yous will clone it.

    • Birdman24 10:46 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      How is my team monty?

      Goddard, Goodwin, Drummond, Hodge, Malceski, Hunt, Waters
      Davis, Silvagni

      Ablett, Dal Santo, Pendlebury, Mackay, Barlow, Banner
      Shuey, Moles

      Tippett, Naitanui
      Lobbe, Roughead

      Riewoldt, Pavlich, J Brown, Giansiracusa, Dangerfield, Ziebell, Ballantyne
      Rockliff, McNeil

    • rohan 11:25 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      hi monty 1st time poster long time reader
      thanks for all ur efforts.. how does the team look?

      Corey Enright HeathShaw Sam Fisher LukeHodge Tadhg Kennelly Nick Malceski Josh Hunt
      Matt Macguire Marcus Davies

      Gary Ablett jnr Jimmy Bartel Sam Mitchell Jack Trengove Dustin Martin Michael Barlow
      Mitchell Banner Luke Shuey

      Drew Petrie Nic Naitanui
      J Roughhead Daneil Bass

      Nick Riewoldt Ryan O’Keefe Lance Franklin Daniel Giansiracusa Patrick Dangerfield Jack Ziebell Hayden Ballantyne
      Trent Dennis-Lane Tom Rockliff

    • Danger_32 12:04 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      @ Monty

      Just a quick question, where have you finished overall in the last few years in DT and SC?

    • ebol 12:41 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty, would love you to throw a rating towards my team if you get a chance.

      B: Goddard, Enright, Hodge, Macdonald, Kennelly, Malceski, Hunt.
      Emg: Maguire, Davis.

      M: Ablett, Pendlebury, Selwood, Trengrove, Martin, Barlow
      Emg: Jetta, Banner.

      R: M. Clark, Naitanui.
      Emg: Roughead, Lobbe.

      F: Riewoldt, O’Keefe, Giansiracusa, Gray, Hall, Ziebell, Ballantyne.
      Emg: Rockliff, Podsiadly.

      Btw, above everything else I love about the site, I’ve gotta say I love the gameday player icons and the extra info they give to people who can’t watch the games live. Keep up the good work! =)

    • edsters77 1:10 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Monty you are a fair dunkum legend… Would love to know your thoughts on this team for supercoach $190,000 still in the bag

      Backs: Duffield, Drummond, Hodge, Malceski, Kennelly, Greenwood, Hunt. Emg A Morre(PA), Mcguire

      Mids: Abblett, Black, Anthony, Cooney, McVeigh, Martin. Emg Barlow, Banner

      Rucks: Tippet, Natanui. Emg Warnock, Roughead

      Forwards: Reiwoldt, O’Keefe, S Johnson, Franklin, Ballantyne, Burton, Rockliffe. Emg Roahan, Podsially

      I am a little worried about Natanui and Burton.. look forward to your thoughts

    • timmyp21 1:38 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Brendon Goddard, Corey Enright, Lindsay Gilbee, Courtenay Dempsey, Xavier Ellis,
      Tadhg Kennelly, Josh Hunt.
      Rick Ladson, Jeromey Webberley.

      Joel Selwood, Shaun Burgoyne, Chris Masten,
      Jack Ziebell, Rhys Palmer,
      Mitch Robinson.
      A Morabito, B Cunnington.

      Matthew Kreuzer, David Hille.
      Shane Mumford, Robert Warnock.

      Ryan O’Keefe, Cyril Rioli, Matthew Bate, Luke McPharlin, Patrick Dangerfield, Kyle Reimers, Chris Mayne.
      Chris Yarran, Scott Gumbleton.

    • marky 2:14 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      hi. monty, this is my 1st year in supercoach, i have three teams i think ive forwarded one i like u to rate this team i think its my bast todate.

      back: h.shaw, hodge,, j.hunt dempsey,c.pearce, malceski, c.cornes subs – greenwood, kennely

      mids: j.selwood, watson,g.moss, mcviegh, masten, martin subs-shuey, bastinac

      forwards:giansicusa, r.murphy, zieball, s.johnson, j.westhoff, mayne, ballentine subs- s.wright, vaspremi

      rucks: m.clark, tippet subs- mcevoy,j.trengrove

    • Large rack 2:42 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty,
      Could you please rate my SC team



      COX, Dean SEABY, Mark Res WARNOCK, Robert TRENGOVE, Jackson.


    • xteve 2:49 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      B.Goddard, B.Lake, S.Fisher, L.Hodge, L.Gilbee, T.Kennelly, N.Malceski
      (D.Grimes & J. Webberley)

      G.Ablett, A.Goodes, B.Vince, J.Trengrove, D.Martin, A.Morabito
      (L.Jetta & M.Banner)

      A.Sandilands, N.Naitanui
      (J.Sellar & M.Lobbe)

      M.Pavlich, S.Higgins, K.Tippett, B.Hall, R.Murphy, P.Dangerfield, Polkinghorne.
      (T.Rockliff & R.Roberts)

    • xteve 2:56 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Any help would be greatly appreciated this is my 1st time on FF and my 3rd (pretty ordinary) year of supercoach.

    • Hevvie 3:40 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Cheers Monty, any advise would be appreciated.

      Goddard B, Shaw H, Hodge L, Waite J, Kennelly T, Hunt J, Ladson R,
      Maguire, M, Trengove, J
      Swan D, Selwood J, Mitchell S, Armitage D, Martin D, Jetta L
      Trengove J, Barlow M
      Clark M, Jolly D
      Roughead J, Lobbe M
      Riewoldt N, Pavich, M, Franklin L, Tippett K, Hall B, Ballantyne H, Rockliff T
      Davis P, Podsiadly J

    • folzk3 4:21 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hi monty, tips appreciated

      B: Goddard B, Hodge L, Gilbee L, Kenelly T, Hunt J, Greenwood L, Malceski N >>>>> Maguire M, Silvagni A

      M: Abblet G, Cooney A, Lewis J, Boak T, Martin D, Connors D >>>>>>> Barlow M, Bastinac

      R: Sandilands A, Tippet K >>>>>>> Lobbe, Roughead

      F: Riewoldt N, Franklin L, Pavlich M, Sylvia C, Dangerfield P, Bate M, Ballantyne H >>>>>> Rockcliff T, Dennis-Lane T

    • mishkalove 4:53 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Nickelass, HANK, sometimes you just need a fresh set of eyes.

    • Kazakhstan 5:03 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Brendan Goddard, Corey Enright, Shannon Hurn, Luke Hodge, Tadhg Kennelly, Josh Hunt, Matt Maguire
      Jordan Lisle, Alex Silvagni

      Gary Ablett Jnr, Joel Selwood, Bernie Vince, Daniel Rich, Dustin Martin, Michael Barlow
      Luke Shuey, Mitchell Banner

      Aaron Sandilands, Nic Naitanui
      Jordan Roughead, Rhys Stanley

      Nick Riewoldt, Ryan O’Keefe, Matthew Pavlich, Jonathan Brown, Patrick Dangerfield, Jack Ziebell, Tom Rockliff
      Lukas Markovic, Trent Dennis-Lane

      I’m looking to offload Maguire by Round 1, just need to figure out who.

    • pedro_0952 5:07 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hey m0nty, any advice grateful

      Goddard, S.Fisher, Hodge, Symes, Kennelly, Hunt, Greenwood
      Trengrove, Weston

      Ablett, Selwood, Bruce, Burgoyne, Trengrove, Martin
      Kayler-Thomson, Moles

      Cox, Ottens
      Warnock, McCauley

      Riewoldt, O’Keefe, Pavlich, Franklin, Ziebell, Burton, Rockliff
      Still, Podsiadly

    • tomdel 6:33 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      monty here is my sc team

      DEF: C.Enright,S.Gilbert,S.Fisher,L.Hodge,T.Kennelly,C.Pearce,P.Davis BENCH:J.Trengrove,A.Silvagni

      MID:G.Ablett(C),L.Hayes,N.Dal Santo,J.Selwood,D.Martin,M.Barlow, BENCH:L.Jetta,B.Moles

      FWD: N.Riewoldt,M.Pavlich,L.Franklin,J.Porplyzia,B.Hall,H.Ballantyne,G.Rohan BENCH:C.Hitchcock,J.Podsiadly

      Cheers mate

    • clemo 7:00 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      hey rate my team please





      HAVE $14,000 LEFT OVER

    • Finchop 7:01 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      hey monty. can u give us some advice on my sc team. cheers
      BACKS: b.goddard, b.lake, l.hodge, j.gram, j.hunt, r.schoenmakers, b.waters(m.maguire, a.silvagni)
      MIDS: m.murphy, m.mitchell, a.cooney, s.burgoyne, j.ziebell, d.martin (k.lucas, l.jetta)
      RUCKS: a.sandilands, k.tippett (r.warnock, j.trengove)
      FORWARDS: p.chapman, m.pavlich, s.johnson, l.franklin, j.waite, p.dangerfield, g.rohan(j.butcher, p.davis)

    • CarltonKid 7:11 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      m0nty, would appreciate your thoughts thanks

      Backs; Shaw, Hurn, Hodge, Macdonald, Malceski, Hunt, Ladson (Waters, Maguire)

      Midfield; Ablett (c), Pendlebury, Cooney, Martin, Jetta, Barlow (Banner, Shuey)

      Rucks; Sandilands, Hille (Warnock, Trengove/Lobbe)

      Forwards; Riewoldt (vc), O’Keefe, Pavlich, Harvey, Franklin, Dangerfield, Ziebell (Rockliff, Podsiadly)

      $35,100 left

    • SC Central 7:47 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      My best finish was 12th in ’08.

    • synergy247 9:34 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Monty – pls rate my team’s latest edition:

      Goddard Enright Hodge,Pearce, Malceski, Hunt, Greenwood (Davis, Silvagni)
      Mids: Ablett, Mitchell, Armitage, Pearce, Trengove, Martin (Barlow,Moles)
      R: Jolly, McIntosh (McEvoy,Roughead)


      Cash: $44,600

      Wondering if I’ve gone too cheap in the backs n could b in strife if we have another back meltdown this year?



    • mtk1971 10:39 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Monty, your feedback would be most appreciated!

      H Shaw, C Cornes, Carrazzo, T Kennelly, L Henderson, P Stewart, Malceski (J Hunt, Ladson)

      D Swan (capt), J Kelly, Ball, Kerr, McVeigh,
      Cotchin (D Martin, M Barlow)

      Jolly (Vice capt), Ottens ( Warnock, Lobbe)

      Higgins, Franklin, Tippett, Ziebell, Medhurst, M Williams, Burton (Rusling, Rockliff)

    • gleeson 11:20 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      B: Goddard, Drummond, H. Shaw, Hodge, Malceski, Hunt, Ladson (McGuire, Trengrove)

      M: Hayes, Selwood, Cooney, Masten, Trengrove, Martin (Barlow, Shuey)

      R: Sandilands, Hille (Roughead, McNamara)

      F: Riewoldt, O’Keefe, Franklin, Giansiracusa, Dangerfield, Ziebell, Balantyne (Rockliff, Dennis-Lane)

      Im under the impression that hille will play the whole season, even if he has to ease into the year, may be revised tho…
      not sure on danger, and im confident with rockliff so that could free up some cash

    • SuperTeam 5:32 am on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty!
      Please Rate my Team. Anything i can do to make it better??? Thanks mate

      Enright, Shaw, Carrazzo, Hodge, Malceski, Hunt, c.pearce Bench-Davies, Silvagni

      Selwood, Bartel, Mitchell, Ball, Burgoyne, Barlow Bench-Shuey, Banner

      Petrie, Naitanui Bench-J. Roughead,Lobe

      N.Reiwoldt, Harvey, Franklin, Schnieder, Hall, Dangerfield, Ballantyne Bench-Rockliff, Podsiadly

    • SuperTeam 5:33 am on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      well hope you reply soon, off to Work :(

    • 23dermie 11:25 am on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      G’day Monty, could you please rate my SC. Thanks a heap!

      Goddard, Enright, Hodge, Kennelly, Malceski, J.Hunt, Ladson, (Greenwood, Davis)

      Ablett, Swan, Mitchell, J.Trengove, D.Martin, Morabito, (L.Jetta, M.Barlow)

      McIntosh, Tippett (R.Warnock, Lobbe)

      Riewoldt, ROK, R.Gray, B.Hall, Dangerfield, Ziebell, Rockliff, (Podsiadly, Dennis-Lane)

    • 23dermie 11:30 am on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      Oh yeh, $163,400 left in the kitty for when time comes for upgrades.

      Cheers mate.

    • del46 12:54 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      DEF: C.Enright,S.Gilbert,S.Fisher,L.Hodge,T.Kennelly,C.Pearce,P.Davis BENCH:J.Trengrove,A.Silvagni

      MID:G.Ablett(C),L.Hayes(VC),N.Dal Santo,J.Selwood,D.Martin,M.Barlow, BENCH:L.Jetta,B.Moles

      RUCK:M.Clark,N.Naitanui BENCH:Lobbe,E.Prato

      FWD: N.Riewoldt,M.Pavlich,L.Franklin,J.Porplyzia,B.Hall,H.Ballantyne,G.Rohan BENCH:C.Hitchcock,J.Podsiadly

    • watthewatto 1:24 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      hey can you please rate my team
      Fisher, Mackie, Hodge, Shaw, Dempsey, Kenelly, Hunt
      SUB:Maguire, Jackson Trengove

      Bartel, Anthony, Ball, Connors
      Carrazo, Martin
      SUB: Barlow, Banner

      Clark, Tippett
      SUB: Roughead, Lobbe

      Franklin, Pavlich, Brown, Reiwoldt, Ballyntyne, Dangerfield, Zeibell
      SUB: Podsiadly, Davis

    • schmoo101 2:28 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      Thanks in advance monty:

      Brendon Goddard, Corey Enright, Luke Hodge, Nick Malceski, Josh Hunt, Levi Greenwood, Matt Maguire
      Phil Davis, Jerome Webberly

      Garry Ablett, Lenny Hayes, Sam Mitchell, Jobe Watson, Dustin Martin, Michael Barlow
      Ben Cunnington, Lewis Jetta

      Aaron Sandilands, David Hille
      Robert Warnock, Jordan Roughead

      Nick Riewoldt, Brent Harvey, Lance Franklin, Daniel Giansiracusa, Barry Hall, Patrick Dangerfielda, Hayden Ballantyne
      James Podsiadly, Tom Rockliff

    • djheadayke 2:47 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      What do ya’s think? Unsure about Rockliff as a starter? any suggestions?? Cheers

      B: Goddard, Enright, Hodge, Malceski, Hunt, Ladson, Greewood (Shepphard, MacGuire)

      M: Ablett, Montagna, Judd, McVeigh, Trengrove, Martin (Banner, Shuey)

      R: Sandilands, Naitinui (Warnock, Lobbe)

      F: Chapman, Riewoldt, Pavlich, Dangerfield, Ziebell, Ballantyne, Rockliff (Dennis-Lane, Podsialdy)

    • zacbrygel 3:52 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Mont please tell me what you think of my team:

      B:Goddard, Hargrave, Hurn, Waite, Kennelly, Hunt, Gillies Em: Waters, Maguire

      M: Ablett, O`Keefe, Boyd, Burgoyne, Ladson, Trengove Em: Morabito, Jetta

      R: Jolly, Warnock Em: Charman, Gawn

      F: Riewoldt, Pavlich, Fevola, Bradshaw, Hall, Burton, Wonaeamirri Em: Talia, Lobbe

    • GoDogs#4 6:11 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      It would be great to hear you opinion mOnty.

      Goddard, Enright, Hodge, Carrazzo, Greenwood, Ladson, Waters, (Maguire, P. Davis)

      Ablett, Mitchell, Cross, Watson, Martin, Trengove (Barlow, Jetta)

      McIntosh, NicNat (Warnock, ?)

      O’Keefe, Pavlich, Brown, Hall, Dangerfield, Ziebell, Rockliff (Rohan, Hitchcock)

    • JMac83 6:28 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      Would love to know what you think of this team … Cheers

      B Goddard, C Enright, S Fisher, H Shaw, N Malceski, T Kennelly, J Hunt
      P Davis, A Silvangi

      J Bartel, J Selwood, S Mitchell, C Masten, D Martin, M Barlow
      L Shuey, M Banner

      A Sandilands, M Kruezer
      R Warnock, J Roughead

      N Riewoldt, M Pavlich, D Giansiracusa, K Tippett, J Ziebell, H Ballantyne, P Dangerfield
      C Hitchcock, L Tapscott

    • NickNatDTF 8:06 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      LOL what a joke, everyone has the same DT and SC, and they are asking mOnty who wasn’t even ranked high last year for advice!

      Make it YOUR team people!

    • AFEsElite 10:53 pm on March 6, 2010 Permalink

      R. Ladson, H. Shaw, B. Goddard, Kennely, J. Hunt, C. Enright, M. Maguire
      P. Davis, M. Davies

      D. Swan, A. Cooney, D. Cross, S. Pendlebury, T. Boak, M. Barlow
      J. Kayler-Thompson, M. Banner

      A. Sandilands, K. Tippet
      J. Trengrove, Jordan Roughead

      N. Riewoldt, S. Johnson, M. Pavlich, S. Higgins, P. Medhurst, L. Henderson, T. Rockliff
      T. Dennis-Lane, J Podsiadly

    • thefly1976 8:39 am on March 7, 2010 Permalink

      goddard, H shaw, hodge, harbrow, kennelly, ladson, greenwood – E – T hunt & J trengove

      G Ablett (C), Bartel, masten, dangerfield, trengove, martin – E – Shuey, Bastinac

      Cox, Kreuzer – E – Warnock, Bass

      Riewoldt, Pavlich, Franklin, Hall, Ziebell, Williams, Campbell – E – Rohan, Rockliff

      im worried about my backs. would like a better bench player. please rate

  • m0nty 8:00 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Perfect tens: Rate My Dream Team v2 

    A select few squads received the magical 10/10 rating in the recent Rate My Dream Team comment threads. (More …)

    • starz 8:15 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      monty this is a sc team but would abosultely love it if you were to rate it. I really need to beat my brothers friend.





      hille- really not sure




    • westhoff39 8:27 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink










    • Kobe_10 8:32 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      hey monty, plaese rate my dream team

      enright, h.shaw, hodge, s.fisher, malceski, kennely, hunt
      Maguire, Davies

      Selwood, Mitchell, watson, Masten, Martin, Barlow
      Shuey, Banner

      Tippet, Sandilands
      Warnock, Roughead

      Reiwoldt, ROK, franklin, Pavlich, Gianseracusa, Dangerfield, ballantyne
      Hitchcock, Rocklieff

      Is there any neccesary trades that i should do?

    • flame 8:42 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Rate it Monty

      Corey Enright, Andrew Carrazzo, Chad Cornes, Luke Hodge, Nick Malceski, T. Kennelly, Josh Hunt,
      Matt Maquire, J Trengove

      Dane Swan, Bartel, L Ball, Masten, Trengove, Martin, Shuey, Banner

      Ryder, Tippett
      Warnock, Skipper

      ROK, Pavlich, Gia, J Roughead, Franklin, Jack Ziebell, Dangerfield
      Rockcliff Posiadly


    • tigerman28 8:53 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty. This is a bit off-topic, but I’ve only recently signed up to your site and aren’t sure how to chat with you and others. A question for you or anyone who knows the answer. It seems the heraldsun is currently witholding the SC scores from the NAB challenge games. The fantasyfreako newsletter only had DT scores. According to Glenn Luff at championdata, the heraldsun have these scores, but can decide whether or not to publish them. How is it that you are able to provide DT/SC scores for the NAB cup, but not for the NAB challenge games? Do you think we will get access to the NAB challenge stats and SC scores at some stage?
      Thanks for any help.

    • bigadz 8:56 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      hi mont..heres my team, i’m happy..what do you think?

      Enright, Carazzo, Hodge, H Shaw, Dempsay, Malceski, Hunt – Maguire/ A.Smith

      Boyd, Mitchell, Watson, McVeigh, Martin, Barlow – Shuey/ Banner

      Clark, Seaby – Warnock/ Roughhead

      Riewoldt, Brown, Pavlich, Giansiracusa, Franklin, Westhoff, Dangerfield – Rockliff/ Hitchcock


    • saber05 9:13 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      monty mate, please rate my team,
      BACKS:Goddard, Hargrave, Enright, H Shaw, Malceski, Kennelly, Hunt (Maguire, Lisle)
      MIDS: Swan, Selwood, Cooney, Mastern, Martin, Shuey, (Bastinac, Banner)
      RUCKS: Sandilands, Pttens, (Warnock, Lobbe)
      FORWARDS: Riewoldt, O’Keefe, Giansiricusa, Gray, Ziebell, Ballantyne, Dangerfield, (Stewart, Dennis-Lane)

    • papbomber 9:15 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty… made a few changes to my original squad, which you scored 8.5.. let’s see if I’ve nailed it.

      BACKS: Hargrave, Enright, Duffield, Hodge, Greenwood, Kenelly, Hunt (Davis, Davies)

      MIDS: Ablett, Boyd, Armitage, McVeigh, Martin, Barlow (Bastinac, Lucas)

      RUCKS: Sandilands, McIntosh (Warnock, Trengove)

      FORWARDS: Riewoldt, Gia, Franklin, McPhee, LeCras, Ballantyne, Dangerfield (Rockliff, Dennis-Lane)

      I must say I was guilty of the Waite inclusion before posting this.. but I changed to the safer option of McPhee. Also looking at Hall for that 4th forward position after a strong NAB.. but that could end badly.

      Note that I have $54k left in the kitty and I plan on getting Goddard after he hopefully drops to a more reasonable price.


    • NT.Thunder 9:17 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      WOW, a perfect 10 for a team that has a player on the bench with a LTI in Tapscott and numerous players in the back line who more likely than not won’t even see senior footy in RND#1. Impressive, but giving every1 else bad advice Monty still won’t allow you to wim DT overall!

    • kyle9600 9:19 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Thanks Monty

      Enright (V)
      Carrazo or Gilbee or Waite ( injury prone though )
      Greenwood or Ladson


      Swan (Captain)



      Lobbe or Trengrove

      Kennedy (WC)


      Cash left $225,600

      I am worried about my rookie forwards and also the starting rookie mids which i can change around before round 1 if need be

    • wobblin2 9:23 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty, let me know aht you think. Thanks

      Goddard, Enright, Hodhe, Hurn, Malceski, Kenelly, Ladson
      Maguire, Davis

      Bartel, Boyd, Ball, Mackay, Ward, Martin
      Barlow, Banner

      Jolly, Kruezer
      Warnock, Trengove

      Riewoldt, Giansiracusa, Franklin, Ziebell, Hall, Dangerfield, Wright
      Hitchcock, Dennis-Lane
      $27k in the kitty

    • stoney23 9:23 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      any reply would be good……

      Def: Goddard, Adcock, Hodge, Houli, Greenwood, Hansen, Hunt (Trengove, Davis)

      Mid : Ablett, Gibbs, Deledio, Cross, Martin, Trengove (Morabito, Shuey)

      Ruc : Sandilands, Kruezer (Warnock, Lobbe)

      Fwd : Riewoldt, O’Keefe, Franklin, Tippett, Ballantyne, Dangerfield, Rockliff (Dennis-Lane, Podsiadly)


    • papbomber 9:27 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      NT Thunder… those initial teams which scored 10s were lodged before Tapscott injured himself just so you know.

    • timskul 9:37 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      disagree with much of the advice, dont want to be the harshest critic coz this site has been awsome for me in the past and still is but how the first team is a 10/10 i have no idea. yes it is just my opinion but im sure it would be shared by the majority

    • mightyhawk 9:40 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Good post monty, really enjoy your blogs.

      A few points:

      Waters: Definately not a starter, but given the lack of back rookies I would have said he was one of the better options (besides McGuire) in terms of scoring potential. Who else would you recommend… Trengove? (likely 30 avg) Webberly? (wont play) Mitch Farmer (maybe…?) O’keefe… Davis…. From where I stand McGuire and Waters are easily the best options at this stage, with Mitch Farmer third.

      David Hille played well in the nab challenge on the weekend by all accounts. Scored 65ish IIRC. Not bad for a first hit out for a big man after a knee. Did plenty of ruckwork too apparently. Given the Essendon forward situation, I’d have said he was a good chance to score well even if he plays at FF all year. They are gonna have to score goals from somewhere right?…. As a Hawthorn fan, you would know Mark Williams fires about once every 4 weeks or so. Maybe I am still scarred from deciding not to take McIntosh last year….. Slighlty off topic, I reckon Paddy Ryder might be an excellent pick this year also. Really matured last year, and did well up forward on the weekend in the second half.

      Anyway, thats what I reckon… Beauty of this game is there is no correct answer until the end of round 22!

    • Ovi08 9:43 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Enright, Grimes, Hodge, H Shaw, Dempsey, Malceski, Hunt.
      RES: Maguire, Webberley

      Bartel, J Selwood, Cooney, Masten, Connors, Martin.
      RES: Banner, Bastinac

      Sandilands, Seaby.
      RES: Warnock, Roughead

      ROK, Sylvia, Pavlich, Giansiracusa, Gray, Dangerfield, Campbell.
      RES: Hitchcock, Podsiadly

    • Adelaide18 9:56 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty

      Enright, Carrazzo, Hodge, Shaw, J.Kelly, Kenelly, Hunt
      SUB:Maguire, Davis

      Swan, Selwood, Boyd, S.Thompson, Martin, Barlow
      SUB: Shuey, Banner

      Sandilands, Tippett
      SUB: Roughead, Warnock

      ROK, Pavlich, Brown, Giansiracusa, Ballyntyne, Dangerfield, Rockliff
      SUB: Podsiadly, Hitchcock

    • jmartins 9:57 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Hey monty! Appreciate it if you could rate my team:


      Goddard, Enright, Hodge, Shaw, Malceski, Kennelly, Greenwood (Maguire, Trengove)


      Ablet(C), Bartel(VC), Mitchell, Masten, Martin, Barlow ( Shuey, Banner)


      Sandilands, Tippet ( Warnock, Lobbe)


      Rievoldt, Pav, Gian, Franklin, Ballentyne, Dangerfield, Rockliff (Dennis Lane,Hitchcock)

      Thanks mate

    • watthewatto 10:03 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty, would love a score.

      Fisher, MAckie, Hodge, Shaw, Malceski, Kenelly, Hunt
      SUB:Maguire, Jackson Trengove

      Vince, Anthony, Ball, Armitage
      Mcveigh, Martin
      SUB: Barlow, Banner

      Clark, Tippett
      SUB: Roughead, Lobbe

      ROK, Pavlich, Brown, Reiwoldt, Ballyntyne, Dangerfield, Zeibell
      SUB: Podsiadly, Davis

    • m0nty 10:10 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      I have added the date that each team was posted, to give you an idea of why I rewarded teams with players like Tapscott and Buckley.

    • CraigB 10:24 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty,

      brilliant website. I scored 9.5 last time. Can I make it 10?

      Goddard, duffied,hodge, Malceski, Suban, Kennelly, Hunt (Trengove, Silvagni)

      Swan, Selwood, Vince, McVeigh, D. Martin, Barlow (Banner, Moles)

      Sandilands,McEvoy (Warnock, Skipper)

      Riewoldt, Slyvia, Pavlich, Brennan, Franklin, Ziebell, Dangerfield (Rockliff, Hitchcock).

      Keep up the great work. Your website make this great game of ours an even better game.


      Craig B

    • MightyWang 10:27 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      seiously those 2 teams shold rate a 4/10 at best what rubbish……great site but u r kidding if you rate those 2 teams so highly broadbent wont play,henderson is poo,kennelly is a poor mans malceski,birchall average,buckley is a melbourne reject enuf said,mcphee surely should be minus 1 pt,drum you could do better and polkinghorne if they had dt in the qafl i still wouldn’t pick him

    • m0nty 10:36 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      That is all very well with the hindsight of two rounds of the NAB, MightyWang. Your critique of players like Buckley, Polkinghorne and Drum would hold more credibility if it had been posted back when those teams were posted.

    • ubeaut 10:39 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      here’s my team please rate

      BACKS- Luke Hodge Sam Fisher Heath Shaw Courtenay Dempsey Adam Mcphee Rick Ladson Tadgh Kennelly Levi Greenwood


      MIDS- Gary Ablett Scott Pendlebury Matthew Boyd Mark McVeigh Andrew Walker Lewis Jetta


      RUCKS- Aaron Sandilands Jamie Charman

      Matthew Lobbe/Majak Daw

      FORWDS- Leon Davis Ryan O’Keefe Kurt Tippett Barry Hall Patrick Dangerfield Chris Yarran Ben Warren

      Scott Gumbleton/Ben Cunnington

    • BigV 10:42 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      m0nty, is the Aaron Sandilands|NicNat ruck combo a good idea or is a Sandi|Seaby, Cox|Seaby or Clark|Seaby better?

    • MightyWang 10:58 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Well excuse me for expressing my opinion on the same day the thread was started…if this was posted in feb maybe my views would be different but it wasnt so they are not

    • james_rox 10:58 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Enright, Hodge, Malceski, Kennelly, Ladson, Hunt, Maguire.
      RES: Trengrove, Webberley

      Bartel, Swan, Bartel, J Selwood, S Mitchell, Watson, Martin.
      RES: Moles, Shuey

      Sandilands, Seaby.
      RES: Warnock, Lobbe

      N Riewoldt, J Brown, Pavlich, Harvey, Franklin, Gray, Rockliff.
      RES: Dennis-Lane, Podsiadly

    • m0nty 10:58 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      None of the above, BigV. I don’t like NicNat or Seaby this year.

    • kyle9600 11:05 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      mighty wang just shut up

    • m0nty 11:09 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Opinions are fine, MightyWang. It’s my fault for not noting when the teams were posted, sorry about that.

    • MightyWang 11:10 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      grow up kyle i’m entitled to an opinion

    • S_Coach99 11:40 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      I’m all over Naitanui this year, have a big big big feeling about him.

    • Daniel_79 11:42 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      Here’ my latest team monty, I’ve done a fair bit work to it since the NAB cup started, like everyone else has i suppose. (Dream Team)

      B: Goddard, Enright, S Fisher, Hodge, N Krakouer, Kennelly, Hunt (Maguire, Silvagni)
      C: Ablett, Bartell, Mitchell, M.McVeigh, Martin, Jetta, (Banner, Barlow)
      R: Sandilands, Naitanui (West, Skipper)
      F: Riewoldt, Giansiracusa, Franklin,J.Westhoff, Hall, Riemers, Dangerfield, (Rockliff, Hitchcock)

      and that still has $25k too play with.

    • danielcox7 11:43 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink

      hey this is my team what do you think

      Backs: Goddard, Hodge, Enright, H.Shaw, N.Malceski, Ladson, Hunt (Trengrove, Silvagni)

      Mids: Mitchell, J.Watson, L.Ball, C.Matsen, M.Mcveigh, D.connors (M.Banner J. Kayler-Tomson)

      Rucks: D.Jolly D Hille (Warnock, J.Roughhead)

      Forwards: Rewioldt, O’Keefe, Pavlich, Gia, Lecras, Dangerfield, Hall ( Dennis-Lane, Posiadly)

    • Whopper 12:08 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Monty, how can you not take off points for a spud like kennelly and then write off beau waters. Kennelly has never averaged over 66 in a 8 year career what makes everyone think he’s going to get any better. Waters average 80 in 07, is 50k cheaper and up until a couple of weeks ago they were saying he was super fit. Plus those teams have got half a dozen players who are not certain starters. Does a player lose marks for running around in the reserves. Your system dont make sense to me brother.

    • S_Coach99 12:13 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Whopper, I agree. Kennelly will go up a little, but is more safer. Waters is slightly more a risk but if he stays fit will make much more cash. I guess the difference is waters will most likely be a bench option, Kennelly will most likely be a starter, but for 50k less(s/c wise), i think Malceski is back…..or Ladson/Hunt (even cheaper).

      Having said that, Id feel safer starting Kennelly over Waters

    • AzzMeadows 12:28 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Backline – Goddard, Duffield, Grimes, Kennelly, Garland, Josh Hunt, Matt McGuire (Subs – Jesse Smith, T Slattery)

      Midfield – Dane Swan, Gary Ablett Jnr, Scott Thompson, Armitage, Dustin Martin, Trengove (Subs – Shuey, McMillan-Pittard)

      Rucks – Sandilands, Mitch Clark (Subs – Robbie Warnock, Wayde Skipper)

      Forwards – Goodes, Ryan O’Keefe, Sylvia, Roughead, Ben Warren, Dangerfield, Burton (Subs – Gumbleton, Rockliff)

      Your thoughts guys ? I hope Dustin Martin goes well, he’s the reason I was able to afford both Ablett & Swan

    • Shift 12:40 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      C Enright, S Fisher, L Hodge, H Shaw, T Kennelly, J Hunt, B Sheppard
      Bench- M Maguire, P Davis

      J Bartel, J Selwood, R Griffen, L Ball, C Masten, D Martin
      Bench- M Barlow, M Banner

      A Sandilands, D Hille
      Bench- R Warnock, W Skipper

      M Pavilich, B Fevola, D Giansircusa, L Franklin, J Ziebell, B Hall, P Dangerfield
      Bench- G Rohan, T Rockliff

      I need Advise

    • Jaydo 12:41 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty!
      Please Rate my team and dont hold nothing back :) also some options would be great, THANK-YOU

      Enright, Shaw, Fisher, Hodge, Malceski, Hunt, Greenwood Emerg-Trengrove, Silvagni

      Selwood, Bartel, Mitchell, Ball, Burgoyne, Barlow Emerg-Shuey, Banner

      Petrie, Naitanui Emerg-Warnock, Lobbe

      N.Reiwoldt, Harvey, Franklin, Schnieder, T.Cloke, Dangerfield, Ballantyne Emerg-Rockliff, Podsiadly

    • m0nty 12:41 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Whopper: think about it. Kennelly is fully fit, has spent a year building his confidence playing non-contact Gaelic footy, playing halfback in a side that needs outside runners. Waters has a history of soft tissue injury, hasn’t played home & away from 18 months, looked terribly rusty on the weekend, and has been moved away from the lucrative halfback line to become a small forward, a position which is death for fantasy (e.g. Pestinko).

    • freofalcon 12:42 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty please do mine asap as i am away for work for 2 weeks and get back a day before the season starts. Cheers mate

      Goddard Enright Carrazzo Hodge H.Shaw Malceski Hunt (Maguire Davis)

      Swan Bartel Mitchell Dangerfield Barlow Martin (Shuey L.Jetta)

      Sandilands Seaby (Warnock Roughhead)

      Reiwoldt Pavlich Giansiracusa Franklin Zeibell Ballentyne Rockliff (Dennis-Lane Podsiadly)


    • AzzMeadows 12:52 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Changes are in BOLD

      Backline – Goddard, Duffield, Grimes, Kennelly, Garland, Josh Hunt, Matt McGuire (Subs – Jesse Smith, J Carlisle)

      Midfield – Dane Swan, Gary Ablett Jnr, Scott Thompson, Armitage, Dustin Martin, Trengove (Subs – Shuey, M.Barlow)

      Rucks – Sandilands, Mitch Clark (Subs – Robbie Warnock, Wayde Skipper)

      Forwards – Goodes, Ryan O’Keefe, Sylvia, Roughead, Ben Warren, Dangerfield, Burton (Subs – Gumbleton, Rockliff)

      Your thoughts guys ? I hope Dustin Martin goes well, he’s the reason I was able to afford both Ablett & Swan

    • bigrig 1:06 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      this is for Supercoach, any feed back would be helpful

      Goddard B, Hodge L, Henderson L, Hunt J, Greenwood L, Nash J, Maguire M
      Davis P, Trengove J (PA)

      Ablett G, Selwood J, Ball L, Ziebell J, Martin D, Morabito A
      Trengove J (MELB), Kayler-Thomson J

      Cox D, Sandilands A
      Skipper W, Roughead J

      Riewoldt N, Pavlich M, Brown J, Harvey B, Franklin L, Hall B, Dangerfield P
      Rockliff T, Podsiadly J

    • Jaydo 1:09 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Ooops i forgot to mention my team was also for supercoach, Hope you Still comment on it :)

    • Danger_32 1:43 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      @ Monty

      Just a quick question, where have you finished overall in the last few years in DT and SC?

    • Jakovasaur 5:10 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      *NOTE-=I’m New!!!
      Here’s my team:
      Def-Mackie,Firrito,Gibson,Raines,Polak,Maguire, Webberley, (M.Austin, M.Farmer)

      mids-Mitchell,Hayes,Cassisi, ziebell, Kerr, Dangerfield, (wELLS, D.Martin)

      ruck-Seaby,NicNat, (Warnock, Charman)

      fwd-Chapman,Higgins,J.Westhoff,Nahas,LeCras, Travis Varcoe,L.jurrah,Salter,Polkinghorne

      I’m not getting this, if u r rating every1′s team, y don’t your ratings appear as replys to the ~46 comments?

      Thank You kindly!!

    • tezmacan 5:12 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      monty. question for you… how is that first team even given above a 5????
      wen he has in his backline has birchall as his second deerest player and has the likes of henderson, broadbent, buckley where it is a high possibility they do not play round 1

      please please make more posts monty, you had so mnay more last year

    • AzzMeadows 6:30 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      Jako – i’d love for you to be in my dreamteam league, I know i’d get atleast 1 win during the season he he

    • AzzMeadows 6:31 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink

      I wonder how many people here will be making atleast 1 trade after AFL Round 2 ?

  • m0nty 11:57 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Superlative: Rate My SuperCoach 2010 v1 

    Now that the SuperCoach competition has opened, let’s take a look at some typical fan-made squads. (More …)

    • bigrig 3:13 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Monty here is my team atm;

      Nathan Bock, Luke Hodge, Lockie Henderson, Josh Hunt, Levi Greenwood, Jay Nash, Matt Maguire, (Dlyan Grimes, Jackson Trengrove)

      GAJ, Paul Chapman, Joel Selwood, Matthew Pavlich, Matthew Broadbent, Tom Scully, (Jack Trengrove, Jarrod Kayler-Thompson)

      Brad Ottens, David Hille, (Robbie Wornock, Wayde Skipper)

      Nick Reiwoldt, Johnathon Brown, Brent Harvey, Steve Johnson, Lance Franklin, Barry Hall, Mark Williams, (Jack Watts, Scott Gumbleton)

      I was wondering if you had any tips for improvements (considering ruck/back is a little (or alot) weak).

      I was toying with the idea of dropping Chappy for Luke Ball and upping either Ottens to Sandilands or Hille or Drew Petrie, losing a multi-pos player

    • darcyd 9:29 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      B: fisher, hodge, gilbee, carrazzo,kennely, ladson, waters emg sheppard, p davis
      m: ablett, cooney, burgoyne, wells, mcveigh,trengove emg martin, bastinac
      r:kreuzer, warnock, emg lobbe,trengove
      f:goodes, riewoldt, pavlich, brennan, tippett, ziebell, 100 or 94k player, emg
      franklin, 100 or 94k player,
      10k left over,
      after first round tippett will go into rucks and franklin will come off the bench, don’t know wether to drop one wells or mcveigh and play a rookie and then move that money to a chris knights or cyril rioli. oh and i disagree with you on beau waters so don’t mark me down for that

    • magpies76 10:57 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      What do you think of my SC team Monty?

      DEF: H Shaw (Coll) Hodge (Haw) Gilbee (WBD) Kennelly (Syd) M Drum (Geel) A Moore (PTA) J Smith (STK)
      RES: P Davis (Ade) J Webberley (Rich)

      MIDS: Ablett (Geel) Cooney (WBD) Vince (Ade) S Burgouyne (Haw) J Trengove (Melb) L Jetta (Syd)
      RES: Bastinac (Nth) Shuey (WCE)

      Cox (WCE) Charman (Bris)
      RES: J Trengove (PTA) Warnock (Carl)

      Riewoldt (Stk) Didak (Coll) O’Keefe (Syd) Ziebell (Nth) Harvey (Nth) Franklin (Haw) Dangerfield (ade)
      RES: Polkinghorne (Bris) Tapscott (Melb)

      Money left: $53,800

    • mcpies10 12:04 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      hey monty hope you are well …..wish i knew about this website last year…..would have been very handy….
      if you get a chance could you please have a look at my team and let me know if i am heading in the right direction…tks..
      Backs : Goddard , Hodge , Johncock , Joel McDonald , Kennelly , Greenwood , Farmer , ……..Sheppard , Webberley
      Mids : Ablett , J Selwood , Masten , Palmer , Trengrove , Martin , ………Morabito , Shuey
      Rucks : McIntosh , Kreuzer , ……Watnock , Cordy
      Forwards : Riewoldt , O’Keefe , Franklin , McPhee , Dangerfield , Ziebell , Polkinghorne ……..P Davis , Gumbleton
      tk you for your time…

    • Quicksta 12:09 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Brendon Goddard, Jack Grimes, Nathan Krakour, Tadhg Kennelly, Rick Ladson, Josh Hunt, Mitch Farmer.
      Jackson Trengove, Matt Maguire

      Scott Pendlebury, Bryce Gibbs, Daniel Kerr, Shawn Burgoyne, Rhys Palmer, Dustin Martin. Ryan Bastinac, Jack Trengove

      Darren Jolly, Matthew Kreuzer
      Robert Warnock, Max Gawn

      Adam Goodes, Nick Riewoldt, Colin Sylvia, Shawn Higgins, Cyril Rioli, Micheal Osborne, Ryan Murphy.
      Scott Gumbleton, Trent Dennis-Lane

    • Quicksta 12:11 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hey monty…

      Can you rate my team and give me any feed back..

      Brendon Goddard, Jack Grimes, Nathan Krakour, Tadhg Kennelly, Rick Ladson, Josh Hunt, Mitch Farmer.
      Jackson Trengove, Matt Maguire

      Scott Pendlebury, Bryce Gibbs, Daniel Kerr, Shawn Burgoyne, Rhys Palmer, Dustin Martin.
      Ryan Bastinac, Jack Trengove

      Darren Jolly, Matthew Kreuzer
      Robert Warnock, Max Gawn

      Adam Goodes, Nick Riewoldt, Colin Sylvia, Shawn Higgins, Cyril Rioli, Micheal Osborne, Ryan Murphy.
      Scott Gumbleton, Trent Dennis-Lane

      Salary Cap – $159,200

    • XXNATHANXX 1:36 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty
      Can you please give me some feedback on my SC team. Having trouble on finishing touches

      L. Hodge, L. Gilbee, J. Waite, T. Kennelly, S. Martin, R. Ladson, A. Raines

      -M. Maguire, P.Davis-

      G. Ablett(C), B. Goddard, C. Judd, A. Didak, A. Cooney, J. Trengrove

      -Kyle Hardingham, L. Shuey-

      D. Hille, N. Naitanui

      -T. Bellchambers, D. Currie-

      N. Riewoldt(VC), M. Pavlich, L. Franklin, J. Porplyzia, Rob. Murphy, P. Medhurst, J. Watts

      -G. Rohan, S. Gumbleton-

      Salary Cap: 9,700

    • Disco DB 1:36 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      My two Zimbabwe cents…

      bigrig – Ball looks good for SC, sack Hille – pay attention to what m0nty has said in both his ‘Rate My…’ articles and at injury lists = 9 changes to your team.

      darcyd – ur light in the rucks, replace one of wells or burgoyne (impact players, not massive ball winners) for someone of more value.

      magpies76 – listen to the Coaches Box. And read both ‘Rate My…’ articles.

      Quicksta – your team is a bit 2000 and late on – Grimes, Krakpot, Higgins & Sylvia – unless you see the same improvement again this year. And listen to the Coaches Box for 3 other changes.

    • divi18 4:22 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Monty I think you will find that Hille was swearing during the praccy match due to disappointment at the way he was playing, if he was in any sort of pain he wouldn’t have been playing.

    • toodledock 4:39 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Is stacking the fwds still in fashion? isnt there cheap mid options everywhere but limited options in the FWD line? Or am I the only one keen on this n0w :S

    • ANTMANS 5:00 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      1. Enright, C $519,100
      2. Fisher, S $490,900
      3. Hodge, L $485,600
      4. Kennelly, T $320,700
      5. Hunt, J $252,300
      6. Ladson, R $249,300
      7. Greenwood, L $236,600
      23. Maguire, M $114,000
      24. Trengove, J $100,200

      8. Ablett, G $744,200
      9. Goodes, A $607,200
      10. Burgoyne, S $386,100
      11. Wells, D $361,900
      12. Cotchin, T $328,800
      13. Trengove, J $174,200
      25. Martin, D $169,200
      26. Morabito, A $164,200

      14. Ottens, B $371,100
      15. Kreuzer, M $421,100
      27. Lobbe, M $100,200
      28. West, T $109,200

      16. Riewoldt, N $600,500
      17. O’Keefe, R $576,300
      18. Pavlich, M $528,900
      19. Brown, J $525,400
      20. Harvey, B $499,300
      21. Wonaeamirri, A $177,900
      22. Rusling, S $161,700
      29. Davis, P $100,200
      30. Gumbleton, S $100,200

      23500 left

    • toodledock 5:03 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      just post your teams on the forum omg lol

    • Resch 6:21 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Based on the comments on ROK/Tippett you do not consider MPP to be any advantage.

      The ability to substitute between lines, reducing risk and increasing flexibility is a valid strategy.

      Since pricing is relative to MN less discounts choosing one player over another for the same price is just preference (although upside should be considered it is less relevant for guns such as ROK, Goddard etc).

      A lot of experienced players still have fixed views on team line up, rigid thinking on positions and have dismissed MPP as a gimmick.

      Luck with injuries, form and suspensions does play a big part in this game and the ability to reduce the risk from these factors should not be dismissed so quick.

      My 2 polynesion pesos worth….

    • kissoflife 7:17 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      I must say that I agree with Resch. The ability to substitute between positions is definitely of some value. I personally wouldn’t say that the coaches who choose to take advantage of the flexibility that MPPs now provide are doing so “for no good reason”. But yes, this is only my two cents’ worth and just how useful this new rule will be is anyone’s guess.

    • m0nty 7:19 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Resch, I do consider multi-position players to be an advantage, but not in the first half of the year.

      I set this argument out in the podcast. When do you get the vast majority of your donuts? In the second half of the season. That’s when MPP is far more important. There are a handful of MPP rookies who might provide excellent rookie cover as downgrades from your cash cows. That is the time that this rule will come into its own.

    • darcyd 10:17 am on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      hey disco db you should read my post again i have tippett, kreuzer, emg warnock and trengove with lobbe in my forwarline i would not call that weak rucks. i only have tippett for cover over franklin for round 1. thanks for the feedback though

    • bazza16 12:03 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      wow monty this is awesome, but i think you might be going a little bit harsh on some of the players like hille, i know i shouldn’t trust it, but SEN said he ripped it up last scratch match
      it would be awesome if you could rate MY team for the next edition ;D,

      S. Fisher|L. Hodge|C. Cornes|A. Carazzo L. McPharlin|T. Kennely|R. Ladson|B. Sheppard|P. Davis S. Pendlebury|B. Gibbs|S. Burgoyne|D. Wells J. Trengove|A. Morabito|D. Martin|R. Bastinac M. Kreuzer|D. Hille|J. Charman|M. Lobbe A. Goodes|R. O’Keefe|L. Franklin|R. Gray|C. Rioli J. Waite|G. Rohan|A. Moore|T. Dennis-Lane $119,300 left

    • bazza16 12:04 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      oh and monty is the coaches box on itunes? so i can suscribe? thanks

    • m0nty 12:05 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

    • dmdunne 1:42 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Would love your feedback on my team Monty

      $33,000 left

      ENRIGHT, Corey
      HODGE, Luke
      GILBEE, Lindsay
      KENNELLY, Tadhg
      LADSON, Rick
      GREENWOOD, Levi
      SHEPPARD, Bradley
      DAVIS, Phil
      MARKOVIC, Lukas

      ABLETT, Gary
      DAL SANTO, Nick
      GIBBS, Bryce
      HIGGINS, Shaun
      DANGERFIELD, Patrick
      SCULLY, Tom
      SHUEY, Luke
      BASTINAC, Ryan

      SANDILANDS, Aaron
      RYDER, Patrick
      LOBBE, Matthew
      CRAIG, James

      RIEWOLDT, Nick
      PAVLICH, Matthew
      GIANSIRACUSA, Daniel
      RIOLI, Cyril
      HURLEY, Michael
      ZIEBELL, Jack
      GUMBLETON, Scott
      WATTS, Jack
      TAPSCOTT, Luke

    • saliba29 7:21 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Monty, feedback would be much appreciated

      Newman, Enright, Hodge, Carrazzo, Harbrow, Ladson, Waters
      MaGuire, Davis

      Pendlebury, Bartel, Cooney, Burgoyne, Trengove, Martin
      Marabito, K. Stevens

      Sandilands, Tippett
      Warnock, Lobbe

      Riewoldt, Pavlich, Knights, Josh Kennedy, Rob Murphy, Hall, Rusling
      Rohan, Tapscott

    • mammalian 10:46 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Would love some feedback, dude. I have 16,900 left in the bank.

      BACKS: Brendan Goddard, Chris Newman, Graham Johncock, Adam McPhee, Tadhg Kennelly, Nick Suban, Andrew Moore (Phil Davis, Jordan Lisle)

      MIDS: Joel Selwood, Bryce Gibbs, Bernie Vince, Brent Prismall, Andrew Walker, Dustan Martin (Travis Coyler, Koby Stevens)

      RUCKS: Mitch Clarke, Tyrone Vickery (Jackson Trengove, Wade Skipper)

      FORWARDS: Nick Reiwoldt, Jonathan Brown, Lance Franklin, Kurt Tippet, Michael Hurley, Barry Hall, Hayden Ballantyne (Gumby, Trent Dennis-Lane)

      I’m not a fan of my rucks, but i have no idea what to do there.

    • m0nty 11:50 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      I’ll review everyone’s sides now. If I don’t mention immediate replacements, might I suggest looking over my structure post – I know it’s only for DT but there are a lot of shared players.


      bigrig: I’d reconsider Bock seeing as he’s had a modified preseason due to big surgery. Same thing for Stevie J. Chappy and Pav are wasted in the centres seeing as you have seven forward keepers already, that’s bad structure. Willo is a big risk for mine, but it’s not a terrible one. I’d drop Chappy (upgrade Willo to him mid-season), put Pav in the forwards for Johnson, buy Ball and upgrade Hille. 6/10

      darcyd: I’m still going to dock you for Waters. Wells is a huge risk when you also have injury-prone Ablett and Burgoyne in those mids, I foresee donuts. 8/10

      magpies76: Moore and Smith starting in the backs, two bad ideas at this stage. Charman also not good to start. Forwards are a little heavy with Polkinghorne benched. I won’t say this often, but this team needs a little cash shifted from the forwards to the backs. 6/10

      mcpies10: This is a pretty good team. I’m still very wary of starting a rookie back this year. If you can scrounge some cash to upgrade that 7th spot to a Hunt or Ladson, somewhere around there, you’ve got something. 9/10

      Quicksta: I don’t like Kerr this year at all, plus you’re starting Farmer too. Sell Kerr for a rookie and upgrade that 7th back spot. Wait, what’s that I see in the forwards? Ryan… Murphy? AAAAHHGHGHGH GET IT OUT GET IT OUT!!!! 0/10

      XXNATHANXX: Raines, surely not again. Once bitten, twice shy. I can see you’re a brave man since you’re starting Judd… you’d better be sure Shuey is playing! I hate your entire ruck corps, so congratulations on that. Medders I hate also. Watts starting, hate that too. Stefan Martin, he gets my vote of hatred. You’re turning me into Sauron, Natho. My being is consumed with implacable rage. 2/10

      ANTMANS: Not a bad side, but I would quibble with Wona, Rusling, Wells and Cotching. Wona is injured, Rusling may not play, and the other two are injury risks to add to GAJ and Burgoyne. I would try to concentrate on fitter players in the mids.7/10

      bazza16: Hille, Rohan and Waite may all miss round 1 and beyond. Otherwise not bad, if perhaps lacking enough top-quality captain options. 7/10

      dmdunne: Starting Sheppard and Watts is not my preference, plus I’m not a Hurley fan given his fitness. Move Higgins and Dangerfield forward, buy another centre rookie and see if you can find some money to upgrade Sheppard. 6/10

      saliba29: I would check on Harbrow’s fitness, he’s run into a leg/knee problem this week. I’d prefer Hunt over Waters. If you’re going with Tippett I’d put Lobbe in the forwards in place of Rohan and get a 77k ruck rookie to set and forget. Don’t like Rusling either. Otherwise a fine structure. 8/10

      mammalian: If you’re starting a rookie-priced back in SC it has to be Maguire, anyone else is way too risky – and Maguire is very risky anyway. No to Hurley. Vickery is an interesting one, if it comes off you’ll look like a genius! Long shot though if Simmonds doesn’t go down. 7/10

    • sprarepart 12:17 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Rate mine Monty

      Left Over Money $7800

      1. GODDARD, Brendon $613,600
      2. ENRIGHT, Corey $519,100
      3. HODGE, Luke $485,600
      4. SUBAN, Nick $305,400
      5. GREENWOOD, Levi $236,600
      6. JAMISON, Michael $214,900
      7. FARMER, Mitch $159,500

      MAGUIRE, Matt $114,000
      SILVAGNI, Alex $83,400

      8. ABLETT, Gary $744,200
      9. DAL SANTO, Nick $614,600
      10. BARTEL, Jimmy $578,400
      11. ZIEBELL, Jack $320,800
      12. ADAMS, Leigh $331,400
      13. MORABITO, Anthony $164,200

      MARTIN, Dustin $169,200
      SHUEY, Luke $100,200

      14. JOLLY, Darren $493,200
      15. HILLE, David $311,300

      WARNOCK, Robert $132,200
      WEST, Trent $109,200

      16. GOODES, Adam $607,200
      17. RIEWOLDT, Nick $600,500
      18. FRANKLIN, Lance $466,700
      19. PAVLICH, Matthew $528,900
      20. MAYNE, Chris $274,500
      21. BALLANTYNE, Hayden $268,900
      22. WARREN, Ben $260,900

      GUMBLETON, Scott $100,200
      PODSIADLY, James $83,400

    • whodat 2:37 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty. I am new to this site and I am appreciating the comments being made on people’s teams and certain players they are selecting. I am interested to know how you have performed in SC in the past – have you won the whole box and dice?

    • In There 2:53 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Can you please rate my team as I would like to know what I havent been able to spot wrong with it or maybe I am forgetting something.

      B.Lake, B.Symes, L.Mcpharlin,D.Glass,S.Selwood,M.Drum,S.O’hAilpin, SUBS W.Schofield,D.Robertson.

      G.Ablett,S.Pendlebury,B.Vince,J.Gram,S.Burgoyne,P.Dangerfield, SUBS C.Bartlett, R.Bastinac

      H.Macintosh, M.Kreuzer, SUBS M.Lobbe, J.Trengrove

      M.LeCras,K.Tippett,M.Hurley,M.Hahn,A.Buchanan,B.Miller,L.Brown, SUBS-T.Walker,P.Davis.

      $17,300 left over, I think 3 crows in the forward maybe a little to much but Phil Davis is going to make some good points this year and is cheap, Taylor Walker is also going to have a great year as he is looking very good at training and as good as Tippet in the forward line, He doesnt have the height but does have great speed and has put on a lot of muscle over the pre season.

    • Hommus 3:25 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty,
      Please rate my team. $64,800 left in the coffers.

      B: B.Goddard, S.Goodwin, C.Enright, J.Hunt, L.Greenwood, R.Ladson, M.Maguire, (J.Trengrove, P.Davis)

      M: G.Ablett, L.Montagna, B.Deledio, R.Palmer, D.Martin, J.Trengrove, (R.Bastinac, J.Melksham)

      R: D.Cox, K.Tippet, (R.Warnock, W.Skipper)

      F: A.Goodes, R.O’Keefe, T.Lockyer, L.Franklin, B.Hall, J.Ziebell, T.Dennis-Lane (L.Tapscott, J.Podsiadly)


    • mannop 4:06 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty
      Rate my team please $44200 left over

      Goddard|Lake|Hodge|Johncock|Kennelly|Hunt|Greenwood subs Shepheard|Webberley

      Ablett|Goodes|Ball|Burgoyne|Palmer|Trengove subs Morabito|Shuey

      Jolly|Charman subs Skipper|Lobbe

      Riewoldt|O’Keefe|Pavlich|Higgins|Dangerfield|Yarran|Watts subs Gumleton|Tapscott

      Any feedback would be good

    • biggooters 5:35 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty can u rate my team?

      Goddard,Fisher,Hodge,Cornes,Gilbee,Maguire,Trengove Subs Davis,Webberly

      Ablett,Pendlebury,Vince,Cooney,Trengove,Martin Subs Bastinac,Shuey

      Sandilands,Hille Subs Lobbe,Skipper

      Chapman,Riewoldt,Goodes,Brown,Murphy,Rusling,Gumbleton Subs Dennis-lane,Tapscott

    • m0nty 11:26 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      sprarepart: Jamison, can’t say I like him as a unique. Bower was good last year but Jamison will be stuck playing close-checking defensive roles.Ziebell I would prefer in the forwards. Hille I would prefer out of your team. Farmer is very iffy as a starter. Some good uniques in that team though, it has potential. 7/10

      In There: The Big Setant, geez, massive call. He could give your team the kick up the coit that it needs, or he could get it booted out of contention. Glass, Hahn, Miller… LEIGH BROWN??!? Dude, your team is a potato factory. Your centres are too top heavy and your forwards are execrable. Delete and start over. 0/10

      Hommus: I declare this team to be tasty as a lamb kebab. My only quibble is in starting TDL, but the rest of the team is full of tzatziki flavour so I’ll let that go. 10/10

      mannop: Charman, no. Starting Watts, dunno about that either. I think you might have to downgrade one of your keepers so you can upgrade those two. Fairly good otherwise. 8/10

      biggooters: That is a very guns-and-rookies kind of side but I think you’ll find that there is a lot of value in mid-price players this year, especially in the backs and forwards. Six starting rookies is at least three too many. Plus there’s Hille. Take a long hard look at your structure and go back to the drawing board. 4/10

    • burner09 5:47 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      1. Goddard, B
      2. Hodge, L
      3. Gilbee, L
      4. Carrazzo, A
      5. Houli, B
      6. Malceski, N
      7. Hunt, J
      23. Maguire, M
      24. Trengove, J

      8. Gibbs, B
      9. Cooney, A
      10. Mackay, D
      11. Dalziell, B
      12. McVeigh, M
      13. Walker, A
      25. Morabito, A
      26. Bastinac, R

      14. Sandilands, A
      15. Seaby, M
      27. Charman, J
      28. Lobbe, M

      16. Riewoldt, N
      17. O’Keefe, R
      18. Franklin, L
      19. Byrnes, S
      20. Murphy, R
      21. Dangerfield, P
      22. Rohan, G
      29. Tapscott, L
      30. Podsiadly, J

      Still improving yet, Please rate thanx

    • burner09 5:58 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      I just changed Rohan for Phil Davis btw

    • dan667766 6:59 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty what do you think pre NAB cup?

      shaw hodge kennelly drum
      garland greenwood polak emg:trengove davies

      Ablett Swan Boyd moss
      Sidebottom trengove emg: martin, morabito

      Cox Seaby emg: Charman,Warnock

      Goodes ROK Lockyer
      kennedy hall dangerfield veszpremi
      emg: dennis-lane tapscott

    • bmcdougall 7:10 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty

      I would be keen to know yours thoughts on my side and I have $3,400 left in the bank

      Backs: Goddard, Hodge, Hurn, Waite, Kennelly, Ladson, Greenwood, Maguire, Davis. (Have Maguire on the bench to cover Ladson or Waite if they dont pull up early)

      Mids: Goodes, J. Selwood, Dalzeill, Burgoyne, Trengrove, Martin, Morabito, Bastinac. (Tossing up on Goodes could be a bit on the downward slide but haven’t seen signs of it yet.)

      Rucks: Clarke, Kruze, Trengrove, Lobbe (at least one of if not both should start for Port)

      Forward Roo, Slyvia, Higgins, Franklin, Tippett, Hall, Ziebell, TDL, Tapscott. (gone with hopefully lots of upside with only Roo as the true premium)

      What are your thoughts?

    • saborn 7:56 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      I’ve had a play around and this is what I’ve come up with so far. In terms of emergency’s, there is nothing set in stone until after NAB Cup. My main concern is on a lack of Captain Premiums, so I might need to swap out Swan for Ablett.

      I’d appreciate any feedback about what I have so far.

      C Enright, L Hodge, A Carrazzo, L Greenwood, J Hunt, T Kennelly, A McPhee
      Emg: P Davis, J Carlisle

      D Swan, B Vince, B Prismall, T Swift, J Trengove, D Martin
      Emg: A Morabito, R Bastinac

      A Sandilands, M Kreuzer
      Emg: R Warnock, M Lobbe

      N Riewoldt, M Pavlich, L Franklin, J Ziebell, P Dangerfield, K Tippet, R Gray
      Emg: T Dennis-Lane, C Hitchcock

    • Fattys 9:29 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty
      What are your thoughts on my team:

      B: B Goddard, B Lake, L Hodge, R Ladson, T Kennelly, J Atkinson, B Houli, Jackson Trengove, P Davis

      M: G Ablett, J Selwood, M Mcveigh, D Rich, B Prismall, A Cooney, D Martin, K Lucas

      R: K Tippitt, B Ottens, J Charman, M Lobbe

      F: L Franklin, T Hawkins, P Dangerfield, T Walker, M Williams, Polkinhorne, C Yarran, J Watts, Gumbleton

    • macattack 11:07 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hey monty

      thought I’d post my side to get some feedback if possible…


      B: Goddard Hodge Macdonald Mackie Kennelly S.Selwood Polak – Sheppard Davis

      C: Ablett J.Selwood Cooney Masten Trengrove – Shuey Bastinac

      R: Kreuzer Brogan – Skipper Lobbe

      F: Riewoldt Brown Higgins Franklin Dangerfield Ziebell Manye – Tapscott Dennis-Lane

      $30,400 left in the kitty

    • greenbaron 9:10 am on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      Hey monty would appreciate what you think
      BACKS goddard drummond hodge kennelly lachie henderson hunt trengrove EM davis stratton
      MIDS swan jselwood cooney gibbs d.martin trengrove EM bastanic l jetta
      RUCKS jolly mcintosh EM warnock skipper
      FORWARDS riewold pavlich okeefe s.higgins dangerfield ziebell gumbleton em lynch podsiadsly.
      I am concerned with drummond as he is injury prone so still can take enright there also gumbleton do u no how bad hes back is i heard just small spasms also with higgins and hes hammys but i got this gut feeling he will be a even better player then last year

    • Daniel_79 11:21 am on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      B: Enright, Hodge, Adcock, Symes, Kennelly, Suban, Josh Hunt (P Davis, J Blight)
      C: Ablett, Mitchell, L Power, A Cooney, Dalzeill, T Scully (J Trengove, Bastinac)
      R: Jolly, Charman (Warnock Lobbe)
      F: Riewoldt, Pavlich, Franklin, Gray, Osborne, Dangerfield, Gumbleton, (Tapscott, Podsiadly)

    • tappy22 1:15 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      So Here’s my team Monty, there’s a few secret weapons in there a bit different to your stock standard players.
      Defenders: Goddard, Hodge, McPhee, Atkinson, Ladson, Greenwood, sheppard
      Em: A Moore, Silvagni

      Midfield: Swan, Pendlebury, Selwood, Cooney, Dalziel, Mcveigh
      Em: Martin, Morabito

      Ruck: Tippett, Hille
      Em: Warnock, McNamara

      Foward: Riewoldt, Pavlich, Franklin, Hurley, R Murphey, Ziebell, Gumbleton
      Em: Davis, Dennis-Lane (or tapscott)
      $10K left over
      What do you reckon?

    • Sams Town 1:25 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      Hiya Monty appreciate your time if you could have a look at my team for me much appreciated mate
      Goddard, Hodge,Gilbee,Fisher,Ladson,Greenwood
      Sheppard Emerg:Farmer/Jackson Trengrove
      GAJ,M,Murphy,Cooney,Burgoyne,Masten,D Martin
      Sandilands,Mcintosh Emerg:Warnock,Lobbe
      J,Brown,Franklin,Tippett,Rioli,Hall,Ziebell,Davis Emerg:Gumbleton/Tapscott


    • doug23 3:51 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty,
      Can you please rate my team? I have 28K left in the bank.

      Backs: B Goddard, B Thornton, J Waite, M Hurley, R Ladson, L Greenwood, B Sheppard, Res: M Maguire, J Trengrove

      Mid: G Ablett, A Goodes, B Gibbs, C Masten, R Palmer, J Trengrove
      Res: D Martin, R Bastinac

      Ruck: A Sandilands, P Ryder
      Res: R Warnock, M Lobbe

      Fwd: N Riewoldt, M Pavlich, S Higgins, T Walker, P Dangerfield, J Ziebell, J Neagle, Res: S Gumbleton, P Davis

      Cheers mate.

    • m0nty 6:56 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      burner09: Fairly good team apart from Seaby and Davis. Downgrade one of those centre starters to Trengove or Martin, and upgrade those two positions. 8/10

      dan667766: There is a lot of hype around Polak but I can’t see him playing enough to be worthy of a start. Moss is still a rookie. Garland and Seaby are ordinary options. I think you’re a little top-heavy in the centres so there’s room to move cash out of there. 6/10

      bmcdougall: You’re lacking a top-line captain option, plus I don’t like Waite from the start. Downgrade Waite and upgrade Goodes to Ablett or another 115 premium. 8/10

      saborn: Swan is good enough for a captain. I can’t find a hole in that team, to be honest. Your structure is excellent. 10/10

      Fattys: This side piques my interest because it includes no starting rookies, yet it’s not bad. I am not enamoured with the amount of stay-at-home forwards you have with Hawkins, Walker, Williams and Yarran. Atkinson and Rich are valid uniques. This team will probably do well in early rounds but will struggle later in the season due to a lack of cash cows. I would think about starting a centre rookie and redistributing the cash into your forwards to buy more midfield-oriented smalls. 9/10

      macattack: Not sure I like Mayne as a unique, plus Polak is a mirage imo. I would sell Masten for a rookie and upgrade those other two. 7/10

      greenbaron: Trengove is highly likely to get dropped for Chaplin in R2 so don’t start him. I wouldn’t trust Gumby. I wouldn’t trust Drummond either, he’s your best candidate to downgrade to get the cash. 7/10

      Daniel_79: I have been hearing bad things about Power’s preseason, which has been nearly nonexistent. Sell him for a rookie and upgrade Gumby and Charman. 7/10

      tappy22: Broken record time – Sheppard starting, Hille, Hurley, Gumby starting. Sell one or two of those centre keepers to fund upgrades. 4/10

      Sams Town: Marc Murphy is not startable early due to his injuries. Sell him for a rookie and upgrade Sheppard and Gumby. 7/10

      doug23: Waite and Hurley, that’s too much injury worry. Neagle as your seventh forward, hmmm… okay, I’ll allow that. Thornton as a unique is quirky. Overall I think this side has too many injury and selection concerns. 7/10

    • MrRiosWan 7:19 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      Here mate, give mine a lookin over.


      H. Shaw, L. Hodge, C. Cornes, T. Kennelly, C. Garland, J. Hunt, M. Maguire

      Res. B. Sheppard, P. Davis


      GAJ, D. Swan, B. Goddard, R. O’Keefe, M. McVeigh, D. Martin,

      Res. J. Trengove, J. Melksham


      A. Sandilands, B. Ottens.

      Res. R. Warnock, M. Lobbe


      M. Pavlich, B. Harvey, L. Franklin, P. Dangerfield, J. Ziebell, P. Medhurst, S. Gumbleton.

      Res. L. Tapscott, R. Tarrant.

    • Macdog 7:45 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty,

      Any feedback would be great:









      3K left


    • patto 23 8:27 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink


      B. Goddard, S. Fisher, L. Hodge, C. Cornes, T. Kennelly, R. Ladson, Shepherd

      RES. A. Moore, A. Silvagni


      G. Ablett, B. Vince, A. Cooney, S. Burgoyne, J. Trengrove, D.Martin

      RES. J. Melksham, R. Bastinac


      H-Mac, M. Kruezer

      RES. R.Warnock, W.Skipper


      M.Pavlich, J.Brown, B.Harvey, L. Franklin, K. Tippet, J. Waite, P. Davis

      RES. L. Tapscott, L. Casboult

      $27,500 remaining
      any ideas how i can get an extra $2k to get mckay instead of burgoyne?

    • pyrox 8:39 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      hi monty,

      what do you think of the team?

      back: goddard, enright, gilbee, kennelly, ladson, greenwood, maguire EMG: carlie, davies

      mid: ablett jnr, swan, bartel, cooney, dalziell, trengove EMR: martin, bastinac

      rucks: jolly, kreuzer EMG: roughead, trengove

      fwd: goodes, o’keefe, pavlich, higgins, hall, p davis, dennis-lane EMG: tapscott, podsially.

      $20,400 left in the kitty.

    • Phaticus 9:34 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty,

      If you have the time, feel free to rip through this squad.
      Left over cash = $185,200

      BACK: Goddard, Hodge, Kennelly, Drum, Henderson, Greenwood, Schoenmakers
      Emg: Sheppard, Trengrove

      MID: Deledio, Vince, Cooney, Shiels, Trengove, Martin
      Emg: Morabito, Bastinac

      RUCK: Clark, McIntosh
      Emg: Charman, Lobbe

      FWD: Riewoldt, O’Keefe, Brown, Giansiracusa, Tippett, Dangerfield, Ziebell
      Emg: Davis, Gumbleton

    • tappy22 9:34 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      OK so i took your views into account. I think Sheppard will play from Rd 1. He wouldn’t of been taken that high to replace the Big panda for no reason…anyway here we go:

      Defenders: Goddard, Hodge, McPhee, Atkinson, Ladson, Greenwood, Sheppard Em: Moore, Silvagni

      Midfield: Swan, Goodes, Cooney, Selwood, Dalziel, McVeigh Em: Morabito, Martin

      Ruck: Tippet, Kruezer Em: Warnock, McNamara

      Forward: Riewoldt, Pavlich, Franklin, R Murphey, Ziebell, M Williams, Davis Em: GUmbleton, Dennis-Lane

    • DrBill 10:05 pm on February 10, 2010 Permalink

      G’day Monty.
      Interested to hear what you think…
      DEF: Goddard, Duffield, Hodge, Gilbee, Symes, Kennelly, Greenwood // Webberley, Davis
      MID: Swan, Gibbs, Cooney, Morton, Martin, Morabito // Duryea, Bastinac
      RUC: McIntosh, Kreuzer // Lobbe, Trengrove
      FWD: Reiwoldt, Pavlich, Franklin, Knights, Dangerfield, Ziebell, Gumbleton // Dennis-Lane, Podsiadly
      Cash $4,900

  • m0nty 9:12 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink  

    First rate: Rate My Dream Team 2010 v1 

    Now that the AFL Dream Team competition has opened, let’s take a look at some typical fan-made squads. (More …)

    • R.Harvey35 9:56 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

      whats happened with palmer?

    • Paddy13 10:10 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

      Thankyou very much for the advice Monty!
      I found it all very helpful.

      What do you think of this team??

      Andrew Carrazzo, Sam Fisher, Luke Hodge, Adam McPhee, Marcus Drum, Tadhg Kennelly, Jackson Trengove
      Brad Sheppard, Phil Davis

      Dane Swan, Brendan Goddard, Brent Prismall, Bradd Dalziell, Shaun Burgoyne, Dustin Martin
      Anthony Morabito, Ryan Bastinac

      Matthew Kreuzer, Kurt Tippett
      Tyrone Vickery, Matthew Lobbe

      Matthew Pavlich, Lance Franklin, Cyril Rioli, Robbie Gray, Jack Ziebell Barry Hall, Patrick Dangerfield
      Scott Gumbleton, Trent Dennis-Lane

      Thanks again,

    • haren- 10:21 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

      Great stuff m0nty!

      what do you think of:

      Goddard, Cornes, Carrazzo, Ellis, Hodge, Drummond, Sheppard — Trengrove, Davis

      Abblett, Cooney, Burgoyne, Kerr, Trengrove, Palmer — Bastinac, Lucas

      Sandilands, Hille — Lobbe, Warnock

      Brown, Pav, Franklin, Gray, Medhurst, Ziebell, Gumbleton — Tapscott, Healy

      Bit iffy about a couple in the middle and up front though.


    • 23TBear23 10:36 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

      Disagree on two comments: 1. Lack of Goddard -0.5 (With a plethora of decent back choices, he can be squeezed out to be traded in when price dips), 2. Beau Waters -1 (Might be worth a punt, but is not in my team).

    • nick1408 10:43 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

      I agree with TBear. It is possible to squeeze Goddard out or even slightly downgrade to Enright. Waters will depend on his pre-season but from what I read he is back to full training and Gumbleton or Rusling will make great bench forwards with the lack of out-and-out gun rookie forwards as Jack Trengove should have been.

    • HaffAttack 11:15 pm on February 5, 2010 Permalink

      Not that I want to say stop posting or anything as basically your website stats rock but I was actually wondering where your DT’s have finished over the years Monty?

      Obviously we all have oppinions but I do dissagree with ALOT of the above…

    • Bartel 12:00 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hey m0nty, I would really like you to analyse this team for your next addition of ‘rate my dream team’, if you have another one that is.

      It is not quite my actual team, because it has taken the particular strategy a little bit further than mine has, but it is quite close and could end up being my actual team as the more i look at it, the more confident i grow.

      B – Goddard, Birchall, Henderson, Kenelly, Broadbent, Buckley, Ladson (Shephard, Davis)

      C – Montagna, Selwood, Pendlebury, Hodge, Trengrove, Martin (Shuey, Bastinac)

      R – Kruezer, Tippett (Warnock, Lobbe)

      F – Riewoldt, Goodes, J.Brown, Pavlich, Franklin, Mcphee, Dangerfield (Dennis-lane, Tapscott)

      The idea here is that Hodge will be moved to the backline to become a keeper for the likes of Buckley/Broadbent/Ladson and McPhee Davis/Henderson. McPhee Hodge can also provide valuable cover to the backline which is obviously the riskiest part of the team.

      Guru of 1789 FWIW. I just think it would be of some benefit for all prospective DT’ers for 2010 to see you analyse some more ‘extreme/risky strategies’ and this team probably fits the bill (Plus with the new multi-position it could be quite practical). Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts – and anyone elses – on this team.

      PS great work with your blogs!

    • Dougal 12:07 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      hey guys,
      who r the “plethora of attractive cheap backs” that monty refers to who will actually play round 1?
      reports say ladson wont play.

    • m0nty 12:16 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      R.Harvey35: Palmer will not play in round 1, according to Freo. Sounds like he’ll start slowly.

      The -0.5 for Goddard in that first team summed up my feeling that he skimped on his premiums. He’s got six potential keepers in that backline and not enough 90 locks like Goddard.

      HaffAttack: I’m the first to admit I’m more of an SC specialist, with a high finish of 67. My DT runs have all ended in injury-riddled disaster so far. Take from these posts what you will.

      As for the teams, keep them coming, I’ll try to get to them in a future post.

    • quekkie 1:49 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hey monty great work here.
      What do you think of my team?

      Backs: Goddard, Enright, Carrazzo, Hodge, Kennelly, Hunt, Waters.
      Bench Davis, Moore.

      Mids: Ablett, Bartel, Masten, McVeigh, Morabito, Martin.
      Bench Bastinac, Trengove (MELB).

      Rucks: Sandilands, Tippett.
      Bench Warnock, Lobbe.

      Forwards: Riewoldt,J Brown, Pavlich, Franklin, Gray, Burton, Dennis-Lane.
      Bench Gumbleton, Tapscott


    • quekkie 1:51 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Sorry forgot to say $114 900 left in the bank

    • Grizzlee 2:12 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Palmer out…hmm ok more thought to go into midfield. Before that I had:
      BACK: JGram. CEnright, CCornes, SHurn, LGreenwood, TKennelly, RShchoenmakers, PDavis, JTrengrove (PA)
      CENTRE: LHayes, JCorey, Djackson, RPalmer, CYound, RLadson, JTrengrove (ME), LShuey
      RUCK: MClark, SMumford, MLobbe, SMcNamara
      FORWARD: NReiwoldt, JBrown, LFranklin, MLeCras, BHall, PDangerfield, BBurton, RHicks, LMarkovic

      But of course the NAB cup will define the final line up.

    • TIGERS1980 3:47 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Andrew Carrazzo
      Sam Fisher
      Luke Hodge
      Lindsay Gilbee
      Dean Polo
      Tadhg Kennelly
      Josh Hunt
      Matt Maguire
      Phil Davis

      Brett Deledio
      Adam Cooney
      Andrew Swallow
      Bradd Dalziell
      Trent Cotchin
      Jack Ziebell
      Matthew Broadbent
      Dustin Martin

      Nick Riewoldt
      Matthew Pavlich
      Lance Franklin
      Robbie Gray
      Kurt Tippett
      James Polkinghorne
      Patrick Dangerfield
      Scott Gumbleton
      Luke Tapscott

      David Hille
      Matthew Leuenberger
      Robert Warnock
      Matthew Lobbe

      Balance 9,700

      Matthew Broadbent can cover Andrew Carrazzo, Luke Hodge & Lindsay Gilbee.

      Kurt Tippett can swap with Matthew Lobbe to bolster the Rucks if needed.

    • Disco DB 9:12 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Sledging your customers @m0nty, I like it!

      What’s your opinion of the amount of money in the bank? Should you be skint ($10k) to maximise selections? or ripe ($150k) incase of an early injury, a player not improving from the previous year or to trade in someone who has jumped out of the blocks?

    • TopEagle 10:27 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink


      Rate this bad baby… ($3,700 left in the budget)





    • Bartel 11:00 am on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      I made 2 changes to the team that i posted above, it now is my actual team not just a team for the purpose of exhibiting a strategy.

      B – Goddard, Enright, Birchall, Kenelly, Buckley, Broadbent, Ladson (Shephard, Davis)

      C – Montagna, Pendlebury, Selwood, Hodge, Trengrove, Martin (Shuey, Bastinac)

      R – Kreuzer, Tippett (Lobbe, Warnock)

      F – Riewoldt, Goodes, Pavlich, Franklin, McPhee, Polkinghorne, Dangerfield (Dennis-lane, Tapscott)

      Changes were getting rid of Brown for Polkinghorne and Henderson for Enright to give it a little more structure. $15,000 left in the bank.

      *Note i’m banking on Ladson being ready for round 1 or 2*

    • m0nty 12:02 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Disco DB, either approach is valid. I think $10k is perhaps a little low, I’d only be comfortable with at least $30k.

    • 10JossT 3:38 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty could please rate my team:
      Hargrave, Carazzo, Hodge, McPhee, Kennelly, Ladson, Hunt; Phil Davis and Jeromey webberley

      Pendlebury, Cooney, Dalziell, Mclean, Dustin Martin, Shuey; Sam Blease and Bastinac

      Kreuzer, Ottens; Trengrove, Skipper

      Riewoldt, Goodes, O’Keefe, Pavlich, Giansiracusa, Franklin, Waite; Tapscott, Dennis-Lane

    • 10JossT 3:39 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Sorry I forgot, I have $4800 left over

    • MA19 5:36 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monty,

      Can you please rate my team mate?

      C. Enright, S. Fisher, J. Adcock, H. Shaw, A. Rance, T. Kenelly, B. Sheppard – P. Davis, M. Davies.

      • – -

      G. Ablett, J. Bartel, B. Vince, B. Dalziell, T. Scully, A. Morabito – K. Lucas, T. Armstrong

      • – -

      A. Sandilands, B. Ottens – R. Warnock, J. Trengove

      • – -

      N. Riewoldt, A. Goodes, C. Rioli, J. Ziebell, B. Hall, M. Hurley, P. Dangerfield -A. Moore, L. Tapscott.

      • – -

      All them $41,500 in the kitty. Not sure about Sheppard or Morabito, what do you think?

    • SaintPat66 6:06 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      monty what is ur opinion on Bachar Houli, i’ve picked him but i’m unsure. Same with everyone’s favourite Irishman, Kennely what do ya reckon about him

    • saber05 6:35 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      monty, wat do u think of this team, if anyone else has any opinions as well, please share.
      Backs: Goddard, Hargrave, Carrazzo, Hurley, S Selwood, Kennelly, Broadbent, subs: Trengove, Davis

      Mids: Abblet, Pendlebury, O’Keefe, Palmer, B Martin, Trengove, subs: Bastinac, Morabito

      Rucks: Sandilands, Ottens, subs: Warnock, Cordy

      Forwards: Riewoldt, Pavlich, Didak, Gray, Douglas, Ziebell, Gumbleton, subs: Tapscott, Dennis-Lane

    • m0nty 7:16 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      SaintPat66, I like Houli as a SuperCoach specialist. He’s inside and handballs too much with too few marks for DT, but his contested possessions and disposal efficiency make him a good SC prospect.

      Kennelly is one of a relatively large number of strong candidates in the cheap backs, and is probably the strongest of them.

    • thefly1976 8:52 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      what do u think
      bac – milburn, hargrave, hodge, H shaw, Mcphee, kenelly, Maguire, bench P davis & H shepheard
      mid – Bartel, Gibbs, mithcell, silva, trengove, d martin, bench hardingham, shuey
      ruck – sandilands, tippett bench trengove, lobbe
      for – b harvey, franklin, bate, porplyzia, lecras, l thomas, wonaeamirri bench sibosado, tapscott

    • thefly1976 8:54 pm on February 6, 2010 Permalink

      40K left…

    • Cicjose 4:42 am on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Monty could you please help me improve my team?



      K Cornes

      K Lucas (Emerg)


      N Vardy
      S McNamara

      R O’Keefe

      A Black
      Dennis Lane (Emerg)

      Ive got $11 300 left in salary cap

    • numberwang 4:51 am on February 7, 2010 Permalink


      What do you think of Sam Wright vs Jack Ziebell in the forward line this year?

    • Sunday2810 6:26 am on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      OK peeps, this is the team you are gonna want to keep an eye on…car is coming my way this year…any further comments??





      Sunday2810 rating…10/10!

    • DORK01 11:23 am on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Hi, Monty

      I would really appericate it if you would be able to rate my team with your scoring system. Thanks





      $26,100 left over…..this team is only the first version i have created it taken me 4 days to be sort of happy with it, also can find anyone better for DRUMMONDS spot at that price before people jump on me…I don’t like MCPHEE or MCLEOD they wont score better then him..Anyways Monty thoughts would be appericated…

      Cheers Jake.

    • Chang25547 2:28 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Hey monty, can u, or anybody else rate these 2 teams for me? thnx :)

      Team 1:
      Backs – Enright, Grimes, Hodge, H Shaw, Birchall, Kennelly, Buckley

      Mids – Ablett, Selwood, Dalzeill, Palmer, Trengove, Martin

      Rucks – Jolly, Kreuzer

      Fwds – N Reiwoldt, J Brown, Higgins, Franklin, Gray, Zeiball, Tapscott

      Bench – Trengove, Davis, Melksham, Bastinac, Warknock, Lobbe, Dennis-Lane, Gumbleton

      Team 2:
      Backs – Enright, Grimes, Hodge, H Shaw, , Kennelly, Buckley, Sheppard

      Mids – Ablett, Selwood, Gibbs, Dalzeill, Trengove, Martin

      Rucks – Jolly, Kreuzer

      Fwds – N Reiwoldt, J Brown, Higgins, Franklin, Gray, Zeiball, Tapscott

      Bench – Trengove, Davis, Melksham, Bastinac, Warknock, Lobbe, Dennis-Lane, Gumbleton

      Team 1 has $33 100 and team 2 has $35 200 left. Please leave a comment

    • watsonjw 5:08 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Monti, ive just finished doing my first squad and hope you (or anyone else) could please give me some feedback?

      Back – S Fisher, Gilbee, Drummond, Drum, Hurley, S Selwood, Greenwood ( Shoenmakers, J Smith)

      Mids – Trengrove, Cotchin, J Selwood Ablett (c), Green, M.Farmer (M Barlow, L Jetta)

      Rucks – Jolly, Kruezer (West, Lobbe)

      For – Franklin, Pav, Rioli, Gray, Giansircusa, Dangerfield, Henderson, (woenamairi, Rusling)

      Bit concerned about my forwards and rookies in the middle?


    • HarbaHero 5:11 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Rate my team.

      Michael Firrito C/B BAC
      Kyle Cheney B BAC
      Jacob Surjan B BAC
      Lachie Hansen F/B BAC
      Tadhg Kennelly B BAC
      Rick Ladson C/B BAC
      Xavier Clarke C/B BAC

      Gary Ablett jnr C CTR
      Brendon Goddard C/B CTR
      Paul Chapman F/C CTR
      Luke Hodge C/B CTR
      Shaun Burgoyne C CTR
      Jack Ziebell F/C CTR

      Cameron Cloke R/F RUC
      Jesse White R RUC

      Adam Goodes F/C FWD
      Nick Riewoldt F FWD
      Matthew Pavlich C/F FWD
      Kurt Tippett F/R FWD
      Cyril Rioli F FWD
      Chris Yarran F FWD
      Gary Rohan F/C FWD

      Jackson Trengove R/B BAC
      Samuel Reid B BAC
      Ben Cunnington C CTR
      Lewis Jetta C CTR
      Jamie Charman R RUC
      Wayde Skipper R RUC
      Henry Playfair F FWD
      Ricky Henderson F/B FWD

      About $90k left. Expect to trade in a premium and an unplayed rookie on preseason form for a couple of 350ker’s.

    • pies_#1_10 5:30 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Sunday2810 Palmer is injuired

    • m0nty 11:04 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink

      Alrighty then, big deep breath. I’ll review everyone’s sides now. If I don’t mention immediate replacements, might I suggest looking over my structure post.


      Paddy13: Pretty good overall but if you could avoid starting Trengove in the backs that would be great – try Hunt, or perhaps swap Goddard to the backs and buy Jack Trengove in the centres. 8/10

      haren: Boo to Kerr, Hille and Medhurst, plus starting Gumby is a bad idea. 6/10

      Bartel: While I personally wouldn’t have many of your players, I respect your choices and I can’t see anything wrong with your side structurally, except perhaps for a lack of a second 115 captain (though that’s minor). 10/10

      quekkie: Don’t like Waters, Masten or Burton. I’d sell Burton for Dangerfield in that team and upgrade the other two with the proceeds. Don’t like starting a Swans rookie either, use that cash to upgrade one of those three forward rookies. 6/10

      Grizzlee: Schoenmakers is not a DTer. Move Ladson to the backs and buy a first-round mid rookie. Mumford is not startable, Burton is too old. 6/10

      TIGERS1980: Polo, there’s an interesting one. Okay, I won’t dock you for that. Broadbent in the centres bench is two bad ideas rolled into one. Hille and Leuey are two more bad ideas. Sell Fisher, move Broadbent back, buy a first-round mid, and upgrade those rucks to premiums. 6/10

      TopEagle: No from me on Waters, Burton and Watts. 7/10

      10JossT: Wow, that’s a stacked forward line. I’m going to have to dock you a point for lack of 115 captain option plus I think you’re going to struggle early covering for both Buddy and Waite, but otherwise I’m surprised that fits under the cap. 9/10

      MA19: You were looking great there until Hurley bobbed up. He’s having an interrupted preseason. Otherwise I like it, two gold captain options, plenty of uniques. 9/10

      sabero5: Hurley and Gumbleton. Two injury-prone Dons, two points docked. 8/10

      thefly1976: Starting Maguire is very risky. Wona won’t play early. I’d like Sylvia better in the forwards. Milburn and Thomas… iffy. You’ve got a lot of interesting, quirky players there. Not sure they’ll win the cars for you though. 7/10

      Cicjose: You’re missing two players mate. Hurley and Schoenmakers I don’t like either, Rohan won’t play early if at all.

      Sunday2810: Is that Nathan Jones? He’s not winning anyone any cars. Not even Matchbox ones. I’m docking two big points for him alone! Sheppard, Rusling and Gumby starting, don’t like that either. Too top-heavy in the backs, move your cash to the forwards. 4/10 (which is less than 10/10 btw – leave the scoring to me, champ :P )

      DORK01: Waters, Hille and Rusling are bad options. Too much money in the mids for mine. 7/10

      Chang25547: Two teams? Cheeky. The first one’s decent apart from starting Tapscott and having too much money in the backs. The second is even worse in also starting Sheppard. 8/10 and 7/10

      watsonjw: I am very unsure about starting Mitch Farmer, and your forward bench is useless, especially seeing as you need cover for Buddy in R1. Plus Hurley. The structure is about right, just some personnel issues. 7/10

      HarbaHero: Clarke is injured and Rohan wont play. Cheney and Hansen I would be extremely iffy about. Your side is screwed up due to too much reliance on the multi position rule. Move Goddard, Chappy, Hodge and Ziebell out of the centres and bring in some centre rookies to start. Better to pick the best players in their best position rather than rely too much on flexibility. 4/10

    • shano73 12:31 am on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      1. BOCK, Nathan
      2. DRUMMOND, Josh
      3. SPANGHER, Matt
      4. RIVERS, Jared
      5. DRUM, Marcus
      6. KENNELLY, Tadhg
      7. MAGUIRE, Matt
      8. COTCHIN, Trent
      9. MASTEN, Chris
      10. PALMER, Rhys
      11. JACK, Kieren
      12. KERR, Daniel
      13. DANGERFIELD, Patrick
      14. TIPPETT, Kurt
      15. OTTENS, Brad
      16. FRANKLIN, Lance
      17. MURPHY, Robert
      18. ZIEBELL, Jack
      19. HALL, Barry
      20. WARREN, Ben
      21. HENDERSON, Lachie
      22. WALKER, Taylor
      23. SMITH, Jesse W.
      24. DAVIS, Phil
      25. SCULLY, Tom
      26. TRENGOVE, Jack
      27. NAITANUI, Nick
      28. WARNOCK, Robert
      29. WONAEAMIRRI, Austin
      30. TAPSCOTT, Luke

      This is still a work in progress, changed daily, and i know a couple of these wont be starting round 1, but based on previous years i am finding it hard to spend $450k on players, hence why i have $1million salary cap left ;) I know i need a captain or two, looking at Goddard or a Riewoldt… any tips?? thanks

    • REVERSE 2:57 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Hey guys








      $48000 left over
      what do you guys think?

    • fordy 3:11 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      hi im new here but love dream team and super coach and am after some feed back on my teams if thats ok

      dream tem
      sheppard emg.more(port) and davies(blues)


      mcintosh,tippett emg.warnock,fitzpatrick

      rohan emg.gumbleton,tapscott

      thankyou from andrew

    • zibba 3:13 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Sam Fisher, Luke Hodge, Jarrad Waite, Michael Hurley, Marcus Drum, Simon Buckley, Rick Ladson
      (Jesse Smith, Brad Sheppard)

      Dane Swan, Brad Sewell, Travis Boak, Cale Morton, Mark McVeigh, Steele Sidebottom
      (Mitch Banner, Tony Armstrong)

      Aaron Sandilands, Kurt Tippett
      (Robert Warnock, Matthew Lobbe)

      Nick Riewoldt, Colin Sylvia, Daniel Giansiracusa, Lance Franklin, Patrick Dangerfield, Brent Macaffer, Scott Gumbleton
      (Relton Roberts, James Podsiadly)

    • dousty 3:46 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty, Would love to hear your opinions on this team:

      B – Bock, Hargrave, Enright, Hurn, Kennelly, Tarrant, Broadbent (Hunt, Trengove)

      C – Ablett, Bartel, Morabito, Scully, Cotchin, Clarke (Trengove, Harwood)

      R – Sandilands, Ottens (Warnock, Bailey)

      F – Riewoldt, Kennedy, Hall, Betts, Ballantyne, LeCras, Tippett (Gumbleton, Wonaeamirri)

      This is with $265,100 left over. An average team that needs tweaking to make them better. Can you please help with some suggestions?


    • saber05 5:39 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      monty, thanks for those tips, i traded Hurley for Buckley and Gumbleton for Moore, wasn’t sure on the Moore one though

    • watsonjw45 9:07 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      Hey Mont

      Hoping i can get some feedback on my DT. Very early stages but im a little worried about my rookies in the middle and injury prones in the back? made some changes from the first crack

      Def – S Fisher, Gilbee, Hodge, Kennelley, J Drummond, X Ellis, Hurley (Shoenmakers, Drum)

      Middle – G Ablett (c) Goddard, Cotchin, Dalziel, Trengrove, D Martin (Cunnington, M Barlow)

      Ruck – Jolly, Warnock, (Lobbe, West)

      For – Pavlich, Franklin, Gianciricusa, Dangerfield, Grey, Ballantyne, Polkinghorne(Gumbleton, Henderson )

      Got about $30K in the bank

    • m0nty 10:38 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      shano73: Where to start with this team. I think it would be far better in SC than DT. Way too many talls: Spangher, Rivers, Maguire, Walker, boo to all. Your lack of captain options is criminal. Jack is a tagger. Bin the whole team, read a bunch of fantasy media for tips, and start again. 0/10

      REVERSE: I don’t think Hartlett is a good pick seeing as he’s been suffering from glandular fever in the preseason which, as you would know, ruins your muscle tone. I don’t like Seaby or Gumby as starters either. Otherwise it’s looking pretty good. 7/10

      fordy: I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but I am not a fan of Kerr or Raines, plus starting Sheppard and a forward rookie is not the right way to go this year. Rohan won’t play early. Pratt is an interesting one, I’ll trust your judgement on that. 6/10

      zibba: Waite, Hurley and Sylvia may struggle for round 1. I’d much rather start a centre rookie than Gumby in the forwards. Shift some money out of your centres to your forwards. 7/10

      dousty: Tarrant? Are you kidding? Minus two for that. Hunt on the bench is a waste. Xavier Clarke is injured for a couple of months into the season. Kennedy and Betts I’m not great fans of but I can see some upside I suppose. Wona is injured too btw. 6/10

      watsonjw45: Hurley, Goddard wasted in the centres. plus Warnock starting are the problems. Solve those and I think you’ve got a decent little side there. 7/10

    • SpottyDog 10:59 am on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hey mOnty hoping you can give me some advice.

      Corey Enright
      Andrew Carrazzo
      Sam Fisher
      Luke Hodge
      Josh Hunt or Beau waters
      Tadhg Kennelly
      Brad Sheppard or Beau Waters

      Jimmy Bartel
      Bryce Gibbs Brock McLean
      David Armitage
      Tom Scully
      Jack Trengove

      Aaron Sandilands
      Kurt Tippett

      Brad Johnson
      Jonathan Brown
      Shaun Higgins
      Lance Franklin
      Robbie Gray
      Jack Ziebell
      Patrick Dangerfield

      Matt Maguire BAC
      Phil Davis BAC
      Dustin Martin CTR
      Ryan Bastinac CTR
      Matthew Lobbe RUC
      Wayde Skipper RUC
      Scott Gumbleton FWD
      Luke Tapscott FWD

      None of my bench are set in stone except for maybe the rucks. Obviusly wait for NAB cup.

    • dousty 12:23 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty, Thanks for the advice. I picked Tarrant thinking that he might start to prove himself as a valuable backman this year. I have pulled him out of my side, but still wouldnt be surprised to see him do well. This is my revised side. Thanks for your help.

      B – Bock, Hargrave, Enright, Hurn, Kennelly, Hunt, Broadbent (Jones, Trengove)

      C – Ablett, Bartel, Morabito, Scully, Cotchin, Swan (Trengove, Harwood)

      R – Sandilands, Ottens (Warnock, Bailey)

      F – Riewoldt, Kennedy, Hall, Betts, Ballantyne, LeCras, Tippett (Gumbleton, Rusling)

      This is with $49,900 left over.


    • Griffo1982 1:44 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty,

      Can you please comment on my team, i think i’ve got it pretty much pegged but not sure if ive got to many rookies & i’m not 100% on Hawkins but the word on the street is he’s lost a few kg’s & is moving really well in the cats pre-season.

      $11,300 in the kitty (a little less than i’d like)


      Goddard(STK), Enright(GEE), Hodge(HAW), Hurn(WCE), Greenwood(NM), Kennelly SYD), Hunt(GEE) – Ladson(HAW), Maguire(BL)


      Ablett(GEE), O’Keefe(SYD), Cooney(WBD), Dalziell(WCE), Trengrove(MEL), Morabito(FRE) – Shuey(WCE), Bastinac(NM)


      Sandilands(FRE), Ryder(ESS) – Warnock(CAR), Lobbe(PTA)


      Goodes(SYD), Pavlich(FRE), Higgins(WBD), Gray(PTA), Hawkins(GEE), Ziebell(NM), Davis(ADE) – Gumbleton(ESS), Astbury(RIC)

    • SLEE34 3:38 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty

      Have gone for all all rookies this year.
      I think I have gone a bit heavy on the ruck with Naitanui

      Please can you rate my team;

      HARGRAVE, Ryan .
      Gilbert S
      Firrito, M
      Hurn, S
      Dempsey, C
      Brown, M
      Sheppard, B

      Moore, A
      Maguire, M

      Ablett G
      Beams, D
      Collins, A
      Ebert, B
      Ward, C
      Sidebottom, S

      Scully, T
      Trengove, J

      Cox, D
      Kreuzer, M

      Naitanui, N
      Warnock, R

      Giansiracusa, D
      Rioli, C
      Tippett, K
      Ziebell, J
      Fisher, B
      Henderson, L
      Watts, J

      Davis, P
      Dennis-Lane, T

    • Daniel_79 3:47 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      B: Enright, Adcock, Hodge, Gilbee, Suban, Kennelly, Josh Hunt (P Davis, J Trengove)
      C: Ablett, Gibbs, Goddard, Lewis, Kerr, Trengove (mel), (Martin, Bastinac)
      R: Jolly, Warnock (Lobbe, Skipper)
      F: Riewoldt, Knights, Franklin, Rioli, Gray, Ziebell, Gumbleton, (Watts, Podsiadly)
      $19,400 in the bank.

    • simmosteam 3:49 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Hi Monty your advise would be appreciated.

      Backs:Goddard,Fisher,Hodge,Broadbent,Greenwood,Myers,Mcguire (Schoemakers,Sheppard)

      Mid: GAJ,Sewell,Delidio,Cooney,Mcviegh, Trengrove (Martin,Basitnac)

      Ruck: Jolly Ottens (Lobbe,Trengrove)

      Fwd:Riewoldt,Higgins,Franklin,Hawkins, Ziebell, M Williams,Gumbelton (Rohan, Tapscott)

    • Daniel_79 4:13 pm on February 9, 2010 Permalink

      Team 1:

      B: Enright, Adcock, Hodge, Gilbee, Suban, Kennelly, Josh Hunt (P Davis, J Trengove)
      C: Ablett, Gibbs, Goddard, Lewis, Kerr, Trengove (mel), (Martin, Bastinac)
      R: Jolly, Warnock (Lobbe, Skipper)
      F: Riewoldt, Knights, Franklin, Rioli, Gray, Ziebell, Gumbleton, (Watts, Podsiadly)
      $19,400 in the bank.

      or Team 2:
      B: Goddard, Enright, Adcock, Hodge, Suban, Kennelly, Josh Hunt (Trengove PA, P Davis)
      C: Ablett, Bartell, Gibbs, Lewis, Trengove mel, Martin (Morabito, Bastinac)
      R: Jolly, Warnock (Lobbe, Skipper)
      F: Riewoldt, Knights, Franklin, Rioli, Gray, Ziebell, Gumbleton, (Rohan, Podsiadly)
      $33,700 in the bank.

  • m0nty 11:39 pm on March 31, 2009 Permalink  

    Don’t let her beat you: m0nty’s Mum’s Dream Team 

    Warning: if you allow this team to beat you, you have no self respect left. I know I won’t if she does! (More …)

    • James 12:22 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      All true DT/SC addicts have a 2nd team under a woman’s name to take gambles on players they were too afraid to pick in their own teams that look like 2nd team going round. I bet most of these 2nd teams do better too. Nothing like a bit of differentiation. Perfect example in your team is Cameron Cloke. Not unlike Nathan Jones in mine. Those fringe guys that COULD do well and nobody will pick, but you just have that hunch, although too scared to bank on them in your “real” team…

    • warnie 1:23 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      My Dad has a team… its doing very well. My ‘wag’ has one.. Which she picked all of the guys she thought she should have (plus my must haves) and as a geelong supporter, she made some great choices.

      This does shit me a bit. I’ve helped heaps of people with their teams at work.. And there are at least 10 people ranked higher than me (inside top 1000). Grrrr.. Maybe I’ve over though my team?!

      Oh. It is only rd 1!!

    • dave 1:41 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      monty if she beats you your entire site is at risk! Don’t worry though; her rucks suck. And Freo is arse.

    • Dale 2:01 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      I helped my brother with his SC team (mainly with the rookies and mids coz he had no idea) and he beat me with a score of 2300 something!!! But all of his premiums dominated, whereas all mine crumbled except for gablett.

    • naste 2:13 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Would be nearly as bad as being sent to bed with no Tea as you must have inj the past/present/future. Would have to leave home me thinks. So in closing:- “Go the Mystics”.
      Hope you have had a good bet with dear ol Mum.
      We all wait with baited breath for the end result after round 22.

    • MiGZ 5:57 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      haha naste, u might want to check the spelling of your last cliche there…its ‘to wait with bated breath’ not baited. unless your referring to everyone’s breath smelling like fish bait.

    • naste 10:56 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Congrats MiGZ:- “April Fools”

    • Chad 10:56 am on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      marathon not a sprint monty :) Pretty much most sides start with the same players, it is the strategy and trading that separates the boys from the men. unfortunately, this is something that i am no good at :)

    • M. Robinson 12:32 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Your Mum picked me for my haircut!

    • Correct Spelling Police 12:47 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Thankyou Migz for bringing this to our attention. Naste you fool, i bet you thought you could get away with it too, spelling bated with an ‘i’, the oldest trick in the book. You’re going away for a long time scumbag….

    • Greg 1:19 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      The WAG has a quality team…except she gets a little to “emotional” when picking players and their is always a few players picked on looks…Still topped 2000 this week tho

    • jimmmy 2:22 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Looking at both teams, I’d put $10 on ya mum :P

    • jimmmy 2:23 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Does she have a site, might get some better tips from there :P

      (jokes mate, your site is good, I really like it)

    • naste 2:39 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Re Baited Breath/ Bated. “Correct Spelling Police”:- But I did get away with it for a little while, 3 hours. Post & Reply times.LOL.

    • Pendlebury 2:44 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      My mum is beating me as well. She is ranked 134!!

    • Shakin77 2:50 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Cross? Handballs too much :)

    • Goldmoss 3:16 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      My wife cheated. She said she was going to only pick the best looking blokes in her team (Vince, Franklin, Cousins etc) but then threw in Ablett.

      I tried to argue with her that if she had a plan then she should stick to it but to no avail.

      Luckily I pipped her this week otherwise I may have had to protest.

    • pascoe 4:00 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      i only have 1 team and i am a DT addict. I am coming 21st overall. Check out my team, it is called WATTS_04. My name is Jeremy and i had ablett captain this week

    • Cam 4:29 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Believe it or not my WAG (as you call it) is Penny of Penzy’s Punishers, currently sitting in 7th OVERALL…

      I didn’t even help her though I gave her all the info such as this site, freako, finalsiren etc etc

      is she possibly the highest ranked female DTer ever?

    • pascoe 4:46 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      ur WAG is not Penzy. every single person makes up stuff like that and until you have real proof of that she is ur WAG then i do not believe u.

    • Mystic 5:02 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Off to bed without any tea for you. There is definitely nothing wrong with my rucks.

    • m0nty 5:35 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink


    • Renuo 6:51 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      haha pascoe you idiot, everyone can just as easily say you made up the fact that you are WATTS_04.

      And that post has nothing to do with the topic.

    • mitch 7:13 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      monty will lachlan henderson play??

    • m0nty 7:18 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      I don’t know mitch, it’s hard to get info out of the Lions.

    • mitch 7:19 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      this is obviously not the real monty if he doesn’t give me the answer

    • Cam 7:47 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      @pascoe – like I care whether you believe me or not. Doesn’t make me feel better that she’s done so well rnd 1… in fact, she hasn’t stopped giving me crap about it.

    • pascoe 7:53 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      stop lying all of u. i am watts_04 because jack goes to my school brighton grammar. i am in 3 leagues, BGS 2009, fight night and top quality league. if u don’t believe me then f off cause u all think u know so much about footy and then when it comes to DT week 1 u all score 1800. everyone here sucks besides monty because injuries hurt him.

    • anthony 8:27 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      ur all funny

    • pascoe 8:29 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      thanks i guess. funny thing is i know i own watts_04 and the rest of u can keep lying and pretending u own

    • naste 8:31 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      Mystic & Monty:- Must have like the comment re no Tea then as has been used. Keep up the good work & Please no BAITED breath. LOL

    • peppers 10:04 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink

      I’m glad nobody’s mentioned the word MILF! Damn I just ruined it for everyone… Monty your mum can help me with my trades anytime!

    • benno 2:38 am on April 2, 2009 Permalink

      yeah i helped my girl make a team, not too much, just advised her on premium-mid-rookie structure and a couple of rookie tips.
      she topped 2000 and beat everyone in our league except for me, so now i cop it from the guys at work ’cause they think i built her team. but i didn’t tell her to pack the team with her faves – and i would not have gone with a forward line of rioli-froggy davey-betts-fevola. she may end up beating me. all i can hope is that she gets sick of our mates talking about SC all the time so gies up on maintaining her team.

    • benno 2:39 am on April 2, 2009 Permalink

      does MILF stand for Mum I’d Like to fix your Rucks?

    • Spartacus 3:24 pm on April 2, 2009 Permalink

      No…I’m Watts_04.

  • m0nty 4:29 pm on March 26, 2008 Permalink  

    Casha’s 2008 Super Coach squad 

    Since I’ve already gone through AFL Dream Team 2007 winner Steve Morfesse’s team for 2008, after a suggestion from coggers I guess it makes sense to look at the 2008 Super Coach side of 2007 SC winner Casha. Here’s his starting Casha’s Killers EDT squad:

    Backs: Heath Shaw, Andrew McLeod, Lindsay Gilbee, Jake King, Martin Mattner, Brad Symes, Mark Nicoski, Nathan J. Brown, Scott D. Thompson.
    Centres: Nick Dal Santo, Lenny Hayes, Nathan Jones, Andrew Swallow, Chance Bateman, Nick Stevens, Bachar Houli, Craig Bird.
    Rucks: Justin Koschitzke, Troy Simmonds, Matthew Kreuzer, Shaun Hampson.
    Forwards: Matthew Pavlich, Nathan G. Brown, Brett Deledio, Alan Didak, Stuart Dew, Nathan Thompson, Leroy Jetta, Cyril Rioli, Kurt Tippett.

    This is almost the complete opposite of the Peckin Away team strategy which won DT last year. Where Steve starts five rookies, Casha starts none. Casha spends big on only six premium-priced players, where many others would have 10-12. The fact that Houli starts on his bench only underlines how little Casha values rookies in his structure.

    This method requires a huge amount of faith in mid-priced players. Some of them look like genius picks based on round 1 performances, such as Dew, Nathan Thompson, King and Bateman. Others are not so hot, like Swallow, Brown and Didak. His round 1 score was just inside the top 30,000 so he has a lot of ground to make up. It will be interesting to see how many premiums he can manage to trade up to by season’s end… his trade targets will have to deliver in spades!

    • coggers fan 4:49 pm on March 26, 2008 Permalink

      wow that was quick! thnaks mate. I totally didn’t expect this squad from casha. To be honest i don’t think he’ll do particularly well but thats his team and his opinion. Good luck casha!

    • Athomas 5:20 pm on March 26, 2008 Permalink

      He won last year, he knows what he’s doing ;)

    • Sudz 5:49 pm on March 26, 2008 Permalink

      Dont really like the looks of that side.

      Id rather roll the dice on rookies.

      But hey, Who am I to comment.

      My team is 31st after rnd 1 though

    • Dyls 5:54 pm on March 26, 2008 Permalink

      if he went with the same strategy last year he may have just got lucky on the initial players picked. It seems like a team that can do well and prob win a league but not be the Champ and take home the real choclates. I reckon he is also not scared to pick a sore player or two and I dont think that all the injury prone players will survive all year but it they do good luck to him.

      Also what is like a good score for the first few rds ie whats a good ave b4 u sell the cash cows and come with a charge would 2150 cut it for say the first 5rds then trade up?

    • Creamy Pigeon 7:20 pm on March 26, 2008 Permalink

      I agree Dyls. Might have got dead lucky (using the term luck loosely) with Bartel and a couple of others who had breakout years. In no position to judge yet…who knows – guys like Jones, Swallow and Deledio might kill it this year

    • S "Thinks He's Daicos" J 12:48 am on March 27, 2008 Permalink

      Would anyone agree with me with this theory – it is not so much the strategy you go in with, but the players you take in? I think a number of strategies can win it if the right players are taken.

    • Dyls 9:27 am on March 27, 2008 Permalink

      yeah Daics cos if ur young blokes have break out years and the old was hold strong then u should be in good stead

    • Jonesy 2:40 pm on March 27, 2008 Permalink

      Nice team Casha!
      My team is 4th after round 1…C’MON

    • Ash 8:35 pm on March 27, 2008 Permalink

      The Public Dream Team League that i’m in has “Casha’s Killas EDT” as one of the teams i’m up against!

    • Gav 11:26 am on April 2, 2008 Permalink

      Hey Jonesy, by 4th, do you mean 4th overall coz thats a pretty good effort!! I’m currently 62nd but I was coming 1st at one stage last year before Casha took over the show and he’s team looked pretty much unbeatable by about round 16. It looks like he’s going for the same method as last year but it probably would have been smart putting Cox in and he’s got lots of middle priced players but no porplyzia or hall?? Casha, don’t like your chances this year, with your method, you will probably finish top 100 by the end but I can’t see you getting back to back.

    • james 10:27 am on April 3, 2008 Permalink

      hey mi team is comin 3rd overall i dont think casha has a chance this year

    • Casha 12:15 pm on April 3, 2008 Permalink

      Hi Gav

      yea i actually agree with you on all comments
      appart from Hall..(you all will see)

      not starting Cox has hurt me the most but i will fixx that problem before the next round

      Back to Back!! not impossible but not likely from my not so good start.

      Top 100 is My Goal

    • steve 2:21 pm on April 10, 2008 Permalink

      Just a simple question. How do you calculate break evens for players in supercoach?

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