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    Round 1 team 2019

    Very good team, but looking at last years team selections, OMac will get nod over Frost, Lewis over Hunt(early in season). Round one - Preuss in against Port onto bench, ANB into pocket and Hannan out for mine. Harmes on wing Fritsch on bench. In waiting room: Backs: Lever, Hunt, Frost Mids: Stretch, Sparrow, Maynard Utility: J Smith (has the speed and can close opponent down) Forwards: Garlett, Hannan, T Smith, Keilty Team just looks a step up from last years finals team!
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    Players of note 2019

    Max Petracca Fritsch Preuss & KK
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    Dream Forward Line

    Nice to remember Jakovich in particular that game against North when he kicked 11 goals and about 10 points and was just running around getting the ball for himself, he was a freak! schwartz before he got injured, the nine goals against the Swans, he was going to be a superstar! Farmer kicking 8 against Fremantle at Etihad! But it’s gotta be about 2019: Melksham Weideman Petracca ANB TMac Spargo or Farmer if he comes good Gawn & Preuss dropping into forward line Oliver swapping with Petracca Adding May, Preuss and KK just brings another dimension to the team. If Hunt can get it together and J Smith take the next step it’s going to be hard picking a best 22! Roll on round one, can’t wait!!!!! Gawn Brayshaw Viney Harmes Oliver KK all in the middle feeding the forward line, sounds good!
  4. What are the odds/stats on Champion Data finally getting it right?
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    Our Tall Forwards

    De Goey played on flank but even if he plays full forward. If he and Cox go down, who is their third tall? Who is Swans, second tall forward, if Buddy goes down what happens. My point still stands not many teams have two key tall forwards, let alone three. Cats - Hawkins then who? Hawks - Roughead nearly finished, Gunston almost half forward. GWS - Cameron & Patton
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    Our Tall Forwards

    If Riewoldt & Lynch both go down, Richmond have? If Cox and ???? Go down Collingwood have??? if Darling & Kennedy go down Eagles have ???? Big KPF are hard to find and very few come up to speed within a few years of being drafted. Hogan was one of the few. Demons have TMac and Weideman on the way. If either go down the Demons may look to Preuss to do a Cox like role, or turn to TSmith, Keilty, Petty or even OMac. Not many if any teams have a good 3rd big key forward!
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    2019 best 22 and depth chart

    Very good team, I’d make a few changes: Lewis to interchange Salem to half back Harmes to wing Preuss to bench Melksham to flank Petracca or ANB into pocket Spargo for Garlett (unless Garlett improves 200% on 2018) By season end Lewis out, Fritsch in Note: don’t think lever will make round one, so Fritsch in.
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    PICKS # 26 & 31 (formerly # 23 & 28)

    Apologies, couldn’t help myself on Sparrow!!
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    PICKS # 26 & 31 (formerly # 23 & 28)

    Definitely Sparrow, heard he flies down the wing!
  10. As players get older, slower and gradually worse (except Cameron Smith@ Melb Storm), supporters, commentators all tend to highlight poor games. I know against the Swans, Jones didn’t seem to be running, maybe he was injured, but did make me consider, how long has he got to go! From a loyalty perspective, it would be a hard hearted Demon who wouldn’t want to see him part of a flag! As this years GF showed, margin between winning and losing is fine and you can’t carry any passengers. Lets hope Jones has an injury free pre season and has a great year, but in the end the club/team is greater than any one player!
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    SEN: Best 22 and Draft Needs

    Teams rarely have their best 22. Look at round one - Lever won’t be in the team. Realistically it’s a best 26. The 22 above is very good, then as backup Frost, Vanders, Preuss, Hunt. Hannan worries me a little as he can go very cold at times, but can see why people like him as he can also fire. Still have Smith, JKH, TSmith, & Maynard who can fill in and I’ve probably missed a few more! Disagree we’re like Lyon Saints - Gawn, Oliver, Brayshaw, & Viney stars. TMac & Lever will be close! Fingers crossed Petracca takes that next step!!
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    Sole Captaincy?

    Co captains worked well this year. Let Viney get a full year playing 20 plus games, under his belt before being the only captain in 2020.
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    Goody in the offseason

    Richmond dipped to 13th after 3 years of making finals, before winning a flag. Hardwick was riding the players too hard & evidently he realised or was made aware of it, made some coaching and cultural changes. Football approach was simplified, players started enjoying the game and boom - flag. Pies after slowly going backwards for Six years under Buckley, as he was too hard, changed his approach, Nick Maxwell influenced the culture, players started to enjoy playing and they got within 45 seconds of a flag. Melbourne players evidently very happy with Goodwin, shows in continued improvement and with a bit of luck will go close 2019 or 2020! Sounds like club will extend him before 2019, he has been part of developing the right culture, it would be hard to see him leaving if he gets signed up for a 2-3 year extension.
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    Farewell Jesse Hogan

    While a few weeks on I’m still disappointed that Hogan wanted to and has left, drafting May, KJ, and Preuss has strengthened our obvious areas of weakness. Add Lever coming back and hopefully Viney having an injury free year, and we have a strong platform for success in 2019. A little more zip & skill on the wings, and another good small forward and defender would give us almost a perfectly balanced list. The Hawks kept winning flags after Buddy left, and I’m hoping that our best wins in the last few years were without Hogan in the team, is an indicator we can cover losing him. Looking forward to another successful season in 2019, making top 4 and being in a position to have a real crack at the Flag would be terrific! Go Dees!!!!!!!!
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    New Major Sponsor - Jaguar CONFIRMED

    Assuming one of the reasons Pert on board was big sponsorship experience, although he did have Eddie in his corner previously.