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  1. Rd 1 Team with Lever

    I know Viney is our captain and that he sets the benchmark for intensity (especially early in games), but I would have trouble leaving out someone like Harmes, Vince, Tyson, Hannan or Fritsch for him in round 1 given his lack of preseason. It is a long year and he needs to be at his peak in September. I doubt Goodwin will take the risk unless he plays a full game in the VFL next week.
  2. Post Match Discussion: JLT #2 vs St. Kilda

    I also like Frost. The way I see it, having both speedsters (Hunt and Frost) in defence compensates for our lack of quality outsider midfielders. I also think Lever would benefit from playing the third defender role, as he did at Adelaide where Talia and Hartigan were the key posts. We may go with only two key defenders to start the year to allow extra skill in the backline (Vince and Lewis) but this could change if we struggle to contain the key forwards.
  3. Post Match Discussion: JLT #2 vs St. Kilda

    I wouldn't have Tyson as a certain starter in our side every week, but I thought he played alright yesterday. He looks very fit and I would pick him in round 1. I don't really like him on the wing (due to lack of pace and average kicking) and I think he is really a centre square midfielder only.
  4. It was fantastic to see Gawn, Harmes, ANB, Melksham and Fritsch play so well. I watched the game twice on the weekend and Brayshaw was better on the second viewing. I like him at half back. He has better closing speed than Lewis and Vince and I would like us to persevere with him there. He defiantly needs to tidy his disposal though. I liked Vince’s game and the consensus view of his demise is premature. I thought he was one of our better players and doesn’t look to have lost any real pace. I feel our defence would be better with Frost in the side and Lever as our third defender in place of Wagner. Lever was caught out a few times out the back and sides will try to draw him back to full back. As an aside, I think Lever could eventually become a gun forward. I wanted us to try Hogan, TMac and Pedo in the same forward line, but it was clear we are a better side with just two key targets and mid-sized players like Harmes, ANB, Melksham, Petracca, Hannon, Bugg and Fritsch.
  5. Viney on Track for Round 1

    The Age reporting Ablett has hamstring tightness upon hearing the news Jack will be right for Round 1.
  6. Who plays in JLT v North Melbourne 24/2?

    Tyson will need to be improve his disposal on last season to maintain his spot in our midfield IMO. Oliver, Jones and Viney are all great or very good extractors and I feel they need to be balanced out with speed and skill on the outside. Players like Lewis, Vince, Salem, Petracca, Melksham and Neal-Bullen either have more speed or polish (or both) and better complement our inside strength. Brayshaw and Maynard could also possibly win a spot in our midfield. (All of these players are also capable on the inside.) The way I see it, picking Tyson boosts our midfield grunt marginally but it means that a faster, more skilled player like Harmes, Hannan, Fritch or Vince misses out. Given we also have Gawn giving our midfield the advantage (and Oliver is such a good clearance player) I would be going for the speed/skill option unless Tyson can take it up a level.
  7. I am happy to experiment, but Hogan's best position to me seems to be CHF/FF.
  8. Gutherie also goes ok.
  9. Geelong would have the best midfield in the competition on paper with Dangerfield, Selwood, Ablett and Duncan.
  10. The rating of Geelong as seventh is staggering.
  11. Can we please get a Round 1 side based on what you have seen at training?
  12. The Cam Pedersen Appreciation Thread

    http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-02-13/pedersen-in-a-good-place-with-his-game Let's hope Pedo can pick up in 2018 where he left off last year. It certainly sounds like he has had a great preseason. I hope we at least trial a forward line of Hogan, TMac and Pedo in the preseason to see if we can get it to function.
  13. It is pretty poor of the AFL to be poaching staff off the clubs IMO.
  14. Is there an intraclub match?
  15. Are we ready for 580 Brownlow votes?

    Round 1 is the worst time to play them.