WHO to WATCH – Round 1 NAB Cup

Our first ‘WHO to WATCH’ article for 2013 comes after the teams for Round 1 (week1) of the NAB cup have now been announced.

Who are the names you should be looking out for over this first weekend of footy for 2013… Which Rookies?    Which Bargains?    Which Guns?  Here are the people we here at DTFML are watching and deciding upon whether they will get spots in our dream teams or not.

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FRIDAY NIGHT – Essendon vs Western Bulldogs vs Collingwood


  • Rookies15. Witts (ruck)
  • Bargains 3. Macaffer first game back from injury
  • GunsPendles, Swan and Beams playing… how delightful. Im still choosing between Beamsy and Pendles for my DT.

Western Bulldogs

  • Rookies44. Goodes (def)


  • Rookies28. Kavanagh (mid) who didnt get a gig last year, 33. Van Unen (def)
  • Guns – How is 21. Heppell‘s form and 9. Goddard lining up for his first game for the Bombers

SATURDAY NIGHT – West Coast vs Geelong vs Fremantle

West Coast

  • Rookies29. Lycett (ruck) filling in for an injured Natanui, could he play round 1?
  • Bargains2. LeCras, 32. Embley and 17. Kennedy are the big ones!
  • Guns – Im keen to pick 8. Beau Waters in my DT if he’s fit, and very keen to watch Selwood and Shuey too!


  • Rookies40. Thurlow (def) is on our radar
  • Bargains5. Varcoe is back and is he running off the backline wracking up the posessions?
  • Guns – Where will Stevie J line up… midfield or forward line?


  • Bargains – Will 6. Danyle Pearce line up in midfield or running out of backline?
  • Guns – If Sandilands dominates he may get a gig in my DT for Round 1, and im watching Duffield closely.

SUNDAY NIGHT – Adelaide vs St Kilda vs Port Adelaide


  • Rookies16. Brown (def) and 29. Kerridge (mid/fwd) on the radar, but its our first look at rookie lock 2. Brad Crouch (mid) which is exciting.

Port Adelaide

  • Rookies – Another rookie lock 16. Oli Wines (mid) gets his 1st game, and im watching 30. Colquhoun (def) and 37. K.Mitchell (mid).
  • Bargains8. Hartlett through the midfield, 15. Stevenson off the back flank and 29. Pittard to earn his spot in my DT.

St Kilda

  • Rookies – A first look at whether 9. Tom Lee (fwd) is the next Riewoldt?
  • Bargains – And is 2. Siposs the new Goddard?

They are the names we will be watching.  Its great to see the footy is back!

Have a great weekend!

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