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Lekdog’s Team Dissection|ADEL, BRIS & CARL

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This week Lekdog discusses which players are the best picks at Adelaide, Brisbane and Carlton. He covers each position and who we should be looking at.

Lekdog would love to hear what you all think so make sure to leave some comments and suggestions for topics of discussion in the comments community!



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Thoughts on Claye beams ? And Bewick


And danger

Bog rat

I currently have Bewick, think he played off half back towards the end of last season & went ok so with Patfull at the Giants & Pearce Hanley injured for a few weeks he could be the main man for run & carry out of defence for the lions this season & hopefully he scores ok, I think he's scored a 90 & 100 in the last 2 nab games if you can take anything out of them


He has gone ok in both matches so far , if he goes well again this Week , think I may take the chance , cheers and good luck to your side

General Soreness

would be good in any team

General Soreness

The wrong beams, there has only been one good Bewick and he is retired. Both picks are highly speculative avoid both.


Good stuff Lekdog!


good work mate!


bowties are cool lekdog

General Soreness

Says MUM!


No love for Beamsy? C'mon!

Excellent vid, Lek. Part of me would really like to see the unedited "shitte talking" 45 minute version.

Can't wait for Pies through Freo.


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE……my first team reveal needs a review. I've read so much on this glorious site I just need to know if my vision is correct.

BACKS: K.Simpson, J.Gibson, J.Newnes. J.McMillan, S.Edwards, H.Goddard, (M.Dick, A.Saad)

MIDS: Ablett, Pendles, J.Selwood, D.Beams, A.Swallow, Biggs, J.Anderson, Heeney,
(D.McKenzie, N.Krakouer, K.Lambert)

RUCKS: Goldy, A.Smith, (R.O'Brien)

FWDS Gray, Buddy, Dusty, Swan, M.Clark, Hogan, (Laverde, Lamb)

of course rookies depend on elevation and R1 selection

$55,200 remaining

Thanks guys,


Smith won't play rd 1 so u need another ruckman is suggest doungrading a premo fwd into a premo ruck and Biggs is injured in your mid

sam siddall

Half ur rook defs wont olay rd1


MacMillan has been in and out of my side. Think he's probably best 22 when fit but his price $270k might be a little steep. There are some Nth backline injury concerns too, interesting to see the club is spruiking R Tarrant for HB line. Anyway, MacMillan is currently in my team with an eye to NAB Challange 3


I'm also looking at Jaksch and Bewick with MacMillan for my D5


You've stacked the forward line, which is advised against this year, given the ton of forward rookies that will get games.
Having Archie Smith as your second ruckman, not sure what you're going for there.


Hmmm . Whats this advised against ? Thats the beauty of individuals. everyone has their own team. Listen to peoples ideas but make your own mind up

General Soreness

Danny – good first crack mate but still needs some work. Keep reading and obtaining all the SC wisdoms. Positives – Mids M1-M5, Def D1-D4, R1 and F1-F6 all solid selections. Biggs is injured consider changing to Cripps or Newton at similar price of dg to rookie. McKenzie unlikey to play round 1 and backline eligible therefore move him back if he plays. A. Smith (who is this and why is he there), Drop one of either Gray, Buddy or Dusty and upgrade him to a real ruckman. Then move either Krakouer or Lambert forward and bring in another mid rook.


Do you mean Z Smith at R2???


Great work lek, I’m also looking at jed but not sure his a keeper. I’m 50-50 on him. I’m with throttle I would love to watch the 45 min version


There appears to be a catapillar asleep on your upper lip.


G'day community, wanted some feedback on my team to date. The rumors that Ablett won't play round one scare me a little and I haven't got him in as a result, but can get him back in if necessary.

DEF: Smith, Shaw, Hurn, Newnes, Edwards, Goddard (McKenzie, Saad)

MID: Pendles, Selwood, Kennedy, Priddis, Lewis, Griffin, Newton, Ellis-Yolmen (Heeney, Boekhorst, Steele)

RUCK: Maric, Bellchambers (Cox)

FWD: Bartel, Goddard, Swan, Salem, Clark, Hogan (Daniel, Lambert)

Got $46,700 left over, any feedback appriciated!

General Soreness

Jezza – nice work there and yes GAJ throwing all into chaos. Team looks solid with one exception TBC – ASADA might take care of his selection for you so better to prepare now, consider Goddard down to rook Bellend up to someone good.


Cheers, just made some adjustments which allow me to fit Minson in as second ruck alongside Maric. Any suggestions on who to downgrade Goddard to? I thought of Walters from Freo but concerned about fitness/consistency.

seaford scouse

Big Mac from GWS


I'm not sure how this happened, but there have been three risky picks crept into my team over the past week, not sure how they got there, I must have been sleepcoaching!!!!

Tom Hickey (RUC), Travis Cloke (FWD), Chris Yarren (DEF) have all magically appeared in my team as significant POD's.

the rest of my team are the usual suspects. What do people think about these selections?


yarram the best others no way and yarram injury prone so no 4 all

General Soreness

Sleepcoaching ROFL!! Check Hickey;s HOA stats, you will then be a NO. Cloke – bruyn manouvere 2015? Ballsy but not without merit. Yarran is a Spud Gun! One week a spud next week a gun will remain at his current average = No.


Hickey was a mid price option because his chances to be a lone wolf. Plus he said recently that he has played injured last three years but had knee operation last year and it is 100%. He has bulked up to 100kg. I could see value there.


I have changed Hickey to Nic nat (but if Nic is not fit I'm going to think about Tom again). Yarren has become the Gift (lummmummmbbba), and at the moment big Travis is still there….Bruyn manouvere!!!!


year, I sleepcoach a bit…late at night with the ipad in bed, I wake up in the morning and look at my team and think…what was I thinking…


yarram to m johnson cloke to swan/martin hickey to z smith


Ibbotson OR Langdon

I N Pieman

For those of you starting with Chris Yarran I suggest obtaining a nice pretty photo of him. Then see how long it takes to make it's way onto your dart board.

seaford scouse

LMFAO! He's been on mine for 2 years now INP, what was I thinking!!!


Hey Guys, Thoughts On My Team, Feedback Would Be Great;
Backs:Shaw, Taylor, Newnes, Lumumba, Edwards, Goddard, – Saad, Rainbow
Mids: Fyfe, Selwood, Beams, Parker, Griffen, Hartung, Cockatoo, Boekhorst, – Heeney, Vandenberg, Ellis-Yolemen
Fwds: Gray, Martin, Swan, Salem, Clark, Hogan, – Lamb, Lambert
Rucks: Naitanui, Sandilands – Cox
340,800 K Left Over
Rookies are not finalized yet!


Hartung and Taylor good picks! I like this team


Having extra cash sitting in the bank doing nothing is just CRAZY I believe especially so this season.

You have Hartung & Cockatoo in your side when you could swap Hartung with someone like ZORKO, BENNELL, O'MEARA or SHEILS or any other player you like if you don't like the players I mentioned.

I personally would get rid of Hartung and put in ZORKO, I have him in my side.

Apart from that your team looks solid. Good luck mate.


i can't stop looking at yarran. it's him or gibson for D2. could be a breakout year? seems on the up and has looked good both NAB games.


jeez im in a strange mood today. I'm looking at blokes any super coacher in his right mind wouldn't select….. Lekdog mentioned him as a joke, and i too laughed at cameron wood. but if he is the number 1 ruck…. 390k…. averaged 88 in 2012 before his injury…. if i select him is this pure craiziness, or pure genius!?

General Soreness

If he averages 88 what price does he achieve? is he then a stepping stone? keeper? Personally if your going to take risks do it on a known 100+ player like Luey, for a small amount of money more you can have Dog Dog. It is Madness thinking C Wood.

General Soreness

7th season breakout? Unlikely Yarran is a a 70-80 average player. Or in Gibsons case a 31 year old, 11th season breakout. Definitely not.


cheers general. i think I've lost the plot with all this gary nonsense. needed to be steered back to safety

seaford scouse

Not tempted by Gibsons potential role change with Frawls back there and a fit Lake General? Worked very well in nab2, if its the same again nab3 with similar outcome Gibbos a lock for me, should be top 10 defender regardless so risk as well and of course a champion team.


Anyone for Lumumba?

General Soreness

The Gift, is firmly at the end of my ten foot pole, will not touch!


Thoughts on my team? Salary cap $6,200
DEF: H. Shaw, M. Hibberd, J. Newnes, S. Hurn, B. Goodes, S. Edwards (H. Goddard, A. Saad)
MID: S. Pendelbury, N. Fyfe, J. Selwood, JPK, R. Griffen, A. Swallow, N. Cockatoo, I. Heeney (B. Boekhorst, A. Vandenberg, J. Steele)
RUCK: N. Naitanui, M. Leunburger (T. Read) (Going for the Bruyn Manoeuvre or whatever haha)
FWD: D. Martin, B. Goddard, D. Swan, C. Salem, M. Clark, J. Hogan (K. Lambert, C. Daniel)
THANKS. Only will keep goodes if named in Round 1 side.

General Soreness

Looking much better Brillsy, risky rucks I would consider down grading a premo to enable you to upgrade ruck. Other lines are fine.


hey Brillsy,

Be weary of hibberd, hurn a nice POD, midfield looks very solid, dislike luey, forward line looks good too. If it was my team i would downgrade hibberd to kolodashnij or someone of that price, and upgrade luey to a proven premium.


who would be a good pick in the ruck? Martin, sauce, mumford?




I Second Mumford


Apparently his average is gonna go down heaps due to the new scoring


good chance most rucks will go down in average due to that, wouldn't think too much about it. Mumford is a super premium and if cash isn't a problem he is the one to pick. has some nice early fixtures too and a massive ceiling.


okay thanks mate


DEF: Shaun Burgoyne, Dane Rampe, Jack Newnes, Steven May, Shaun Edwards, Hugh Goddard (Saad, Whitecross)

MID: Ablett, Sidebottom, Luke Parker, Ryan Griffen, Brad Crouch, Lachie Neale, Cockatoo, Heeney (Vandenberg, Freeman, Lambert)

RUC: Goldstien, Naitanui (Read)

FWD: Gray, Dustin Martin, Swan, Salem, Clark, Hogan (Caleb Daniel, Laverde)

$108,700 left

How's this?

seaford scouse

v.solid looking Joey, not sure I have the same belied in neale asmhe is subject to ross the boss' whims also unsure of cockatoo's js perhaps change him for newton but these are just preferences really, nice structure and overall a good balance. all the best mate!


Cheers seaford scouse! What do you think of my Midfield? Parker and Crouch good POD?
I also downgraded whitecross and salem for cheaper rookies allowing me to add in Tom Langdon to my defence!


Also, rookies are subject to change pending round 1. Newton may get into my side if Cockatoo isn't named

seaford scouse

Parker the bigger POD, quite a few likely to go with Crouch, but also Swallow and Wines available at the same, most going with Swallow myself included but prefer Crouch over Wines and I'd love to go Crouch as well but i'm trying to heed my mistakes of last year and listen to John Bruyn so not taking all my risks in round 1, a great pick though. __Parker is more interesting, can he go the next level after such a breakout last year? Possibly but will take some effort. imguess the question you need to ask yourself is what role is he playing in my team, a keeper, stepping stone? As long as your comfortable with his role then happy days (hopefully). TBH I think Sidebottom is likely to be a big POD also and yeah youe rookies will work themselves put once rd1 named, saying tnat i'd look at alternatives to Goddard in he backline as I don't think he'll get a gig, Edwards too but he's probably more assured as the Bombers getting the news a few days before the start of the season does not bode well in my book (look at last seasons late decision re:finals)


DEF: Josh Gibson, Jack Newnes, Heritier Lumumba, Steven May, Kolajashni, A-Oxley (Saad, Hamling)

MID: Ablett, Fyfe, Sidebottom, Luke Parker, Ryan Griffen, Daniel Rich, Cripps, Heeney (Vandenberg, Ellis Yolmen, Lambert)

RUC: Goldstien, Naitanui (Read)

FWD: Dustin Martin, Bennel, Swan, Clark, Hogan, Laverde (Caleb Daniel, Steele)

Happy with Parker as a keeper. Also wanted in Josh Gibson as I think with Frawley there he'll be able to roam a bit and go for some intercept marks. Wanted to downgrade Lachie Neale and add Nat Fyfe (esspecially with Crouch looking like his foot is sore).

I went Harley Bennell as he just dominated against the Lions and I think he can continue on throughout the year. I will upgrade to Robbie Gray when his price drops.


Similar to Priddis, no one seems to be looking at hodge in defence????

The guy is a freak yet no one seems to want to go near him?

Your thoughts community would be appreciated


Injury and resting risk.

Captain Awesome

Another good show Lek. I’ve read all the hype about gaz and went and looked at my team to see what I could do without him. I too must have been sleep coaching cause my team had a few different to what I remember it (beers don’t seem to help the memory the next morning though). But for some reason it let me in my drunken state to go 387,000 bucks over the salary cap and now I’m 387k in the negative. Has this happened to others and is it a good or a bad thing. Great site by the way jock and community!


please review my team, tell me where i need to improve

defense: k.simpson,, m. hibbert, g. ibbotson, h.goddard, b.manynard (vijojo-rainbow, a,saad)

midfield: n.fyfe, JPK, m.priddis, t.boak, l.neale,, n.cockatoo, j.anderson (i.heeney, a.vandernburg, j.steele)

rucks: s.jacobs, n.naitanui (k.brooksby)

forwards: b.goddard, d.martin, Christensen, d.swan, p.karnezis, c.daniel ( n.krakour, k.lampert)

$26,900 remaining


I know people are jumping off Gary, but at this point in time, he will stay in my team until I hear more information. Thoughts on my team?

DEF: Smith, Shaw, Gibson, Newnes, Jaksch, Edwards, Goddard, Saad
MID: Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, Priddis, Griffin, Newton, Boekhorst, Laverde, Ellis-Yolmen, Steele, Kraouer
RUC: Mumford, Nic Nat, Read
FWD: Gray, Martin, Swan, Clark, Hogan, Lambert, Daniel, Lonie

I feel Jaksch is weak, but cannot afford anyone better. Any suggestions?


I'm not a fan of Edwards, not sure why he is in so many teams. If Essendon players are free to play Round 1, he won't play. If their suspended he will play but I reckon Dalgleish is a better pick


howdy to all that read this, whats the go with jaensch these days, like i havent heard one word about him as his in my team,
would like to know if people would go jaench or hurn, or suggest someone esle for d2?!
great listen lekdog!!


Thanks LEKDOG, great work mate.

Interesting point about Adcock. I had Harry O in my team at D5 and they are priced exactly the same.
Adcock has been pretty consistent over the past few years, except last year (around 90 odd).
Harry has generally averaged in the 70's up into the 80's, but not quite as high.

What im not sure about is whether Harry's move to Melb will allow him to run around half back and get more cheap kicks

What are people's thoughts about the two?