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May have been done but just want to put out there the players that will make a name for themselves ( in a premiership team)!

4 categories

Experienced Player (6-10 years)

Stephen May

On the path player(s) ( 4-6 years)

KK and Weeds will have a stellar year.

Young Stallion player (1-4 years)

Tom Sparrow and Baker

Mystery man player  

Vandy, the bull will destroy all in his path.

Petracca also as this needs to be his year.

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Predicting pretty much the same Dirts.

May

Weid

Sparrow

The mystery man is Preuss,  I’m guessing we’ll get a taste of Team Prawn during the JLT. Interested to see the tactics behind the combo.

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Good concept for the current team.

On the path add Fritsch (bit of Tulip in him) One of our greats over next decade and of course Clarry and Jack V.

Mystery Man Player 

Pruess Agree with in 2019 and beyond And not this year but 2020 on James Jordon.

AFL Coach  of 2019   Goody 

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5 hours ago, Dirts said:

May have been done but just want to put out there the players that will make a name for themselves ( in a premiership team)!

4 categories

Experienced Player (6-10 years)

Stephen May

On the path player(s) ( 4-6 years)

KK and Weeds will have a stellar year.

Young Stallion player (1-4 years)

Tom Sparrow and Baker

Mystery man player  

Vandy, the bull will destroy all in his path.

Petracca also as this needs to be his year.

Max

Petracca

Fritsch

Preuss & KK

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There is almost so much improvement in our list for the coming season that one can overlook by forgetfulness alone that there are new recruits and recruited old stagers, with experience, to burn for the Dees. Good assets are coming out of our ears. With Stretch and Lever returning for a competitive edge and a full season (hopefully) from Gus, we are a 'shoe-in' for the GF as a result of creating some very miserable results for most opposition teams across the year. 

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It is very early to assess where we may land. We have had a couple of years of relatively minimal injuries.

We brought back Vanders and Viney isnt out of the woods quite yet. We also had a pretty big pre-christmas walking wounded that although we are reassured that most if not all will be in full training next week, Im not so confidant. I hope Tom Mac is able to play most games.

 You only need to look at a couple of other clubs, say Carlton and Giants to be reminded of our good management and good luck with injuries lately. I feel confidant knowing that my team of the year 2019 will probably be quite different by Queens birthday but I am really impressed with the apparent struggle for every spot in the 22 coming into the year. Quality on all lines and on the bench. Hmm, Im sure I say that nearly every January.

 

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Petracca to step up and become A grade. 

May to be the general. 

Lever to comeback as a premier defender. 

Garlett to find his mojo. 

KK to showcase his talent. 

Preuss and Gawn to dominate and physically intimidate other club ruckmen. 

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30 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Petracca to step up and become A grade. 

May to be the general. 

Lever to comeback as a premier defender. 

Garlett to find his mojo. 

KK to showcase his talent. 

Preuss and Gawn to dominate and physically intimidate other club ruckmen. 

im very interested to see what Baker can produce for us. He was tracking nicely until injury curtailed his season, getting good numbers for Casey and should be pushing for his first game this year. We need someone with pace to break through.

The most mouth watering prospect is May and then Lever to join what could be an elite backline by the end of the year. and if Weids becomes consistent, we should be very strong aerially. it certainly helped the weagles.

 

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6-10 - TMac for me. He's among the longest tenured demons, and is a proven commodity at FF when fit or underdone. No Hogan means the responsibility is on him. I'm not as sold on Weed as many others. Personally I think we go from the #1 attack to about #6 with Hogan out.

4-6 - Harmes. Loved him all along. Nothing he can't do on a football field. He got all the media attention late last year in that incredible month, and I think he now moves into the serious/elite list of players in the comp. The difference he makes to the team is really understated too. Every team has 3-4 starting midfielders that you have to game plan for. Dangerwoodlett for example... What makes them scary though is they have Duncan and Kelly running around without attention. Apply that rule to us, we have Oliver, Viney and Braysh who are made men. After that it gets a bit wobbly with Jones aging, Tracca more a forward, and ANB a bit patchy. If Harmes takes a serious chunk of the heavy lifting, then we have a complete midfield and are that much more impressive.

1-4 - Fritsch. Would put Lever in but he probably falls outside the 1-4 rule. Looking around at the shape of the list, we don't have as many flex players as I'd like. Lots of them are stay-at-home defenders or forwards who lack the tank to go through midfield. Fritsch can play everywhere and has all the gifts to be an Embley type. Just needs to bulk up. Given what he produced last year though, there's no reason to think a top 10 finish in B and F is beyond him. Which at his age is super.

Mystery man - Nietschke/Jordon. The whole draft class of this year looked like a mystery to me at first, so I could put them all in. I think Sparrow looks a ready made Jones replacement, so no mystery there. Bedford a Jeffy replacement. Hore a backup kp defender. But it's these two that have me mystified. Watching their tape they have all the attributes. But no-one knew anything about them. Nietschke wasn't even known to most at all. If we're going to do anything, you do have to rely on SOME rookies to lift some weight. Spargo did it last year. I can't wait to see what Taylor has given us this year. 

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Our list is full of beans and l can not remember a better list in my time put together at this great club of ours.

May, TMac Clarrie  Petrac  Gawn  Lever Viney  Brayshaw,    and young players   in Sparrow,  Oscar Baker, Spargo and the Weed.  Billy Stretch is due and there are many more others that l haven't mentioned,  infact the list has more improvement  to come IMO. 

 

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On 1/9/2019 at 3:43 PM, 58er said:

Good concept for the current team.

On the path add Fritsch (bit of Tulip in him) One of our greats over next decade and of course Clarry and Jack V.

Mystery Man Player 

Pruess Agree with in 2019 and beyond And not this year but 2020 on James Jordon.

AFL Coach  of 2019   Goody 

Hope not. Alistair Clarkson has never been selected as Coach of the Year and last year Adam Simpson was beaten for the title by Nathan Buckley.

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