Heads up Dream Teamers - The Postman and Gaz are on Teacher’s strike, so it’s Chairman Un here to answer your DT questions on Round 11.
The Dream Team Scoop: ROUND 11 with The Chairman
“What is your advice on Gallen? Only playing 2 games during origin period but dont wanna trade him out & back in. Thoughts?“
Chairman Un replies…
“The Sharks have a very unkind draw DT wise AND in reality during Origin, so there’ll be plenty of people tossing around about whether to give Gal, and even Todd Carney, the punt. Un says hang on to him, but only if you have a back-rower in your reserves who will be playing. As you said it would be silly to waste 2 trades to gain points for 3 or 4 weeks, so Un would be sticking by him. At the end of the day, you need to determine whether your after head-to-head glory or overall.
Also remember that Gal often has some big club games around Origin, and the Sharks are playing the Eels away and the Warriors at home during this period, so he could rack up some massive numbers there.
People with Todd Carney will be facing the same conundrum, and I’d be giving the same advice. If at all possible, hang on to him as well as he could come to life later in the season just when you need him. But, if you do have plenty of trades to play with, it might be worth using one for one of these DT Gods.
“Houston or Fulton?? Who would you go for overall. And when is Heighington back?“
Chairman Un replies…
“Firstly, Un can reveal that although specialists originally earmarked Round 11 for his return, Heighington is likely to return next week against the Cowboys. His hand hasn’t healed up as quickly as expected, but he should be 100% by next Sunday.
On the other question, Un would be leaning towards Fulton. The Tigers bye schedule from now suits him for H2H, and he will be playing 80 minutes at least until Ellis is back which is still probably 6-8 weeks away. Houston has been racking up some big numbers in the last couple of weeks, but Fulton has been doing it all year, and when the Tigers start to fire you’ll notice Benji drifting towards Liam and giving him plenty of chances close to the line.
Keep a close eye out tonight on how Humble and Politoni go as well, because if they perform well then Sheens is probably going to stick with them for the games Farah will miss through Origin. If not, he’ll chuck Fulton back to hooker, which we all know from the 2 weeks earlier in 2012 is not an exciting DT prospect.”
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