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Good teams, whether they be flag winning teams or just good, honest sides have a group of senior players that determine their destiny. Let's discuss ours. I thought we could have a bit of a look at: the level of our senior players compared to the competition, and the number of important players that have had an uninterrupted, or nearly uninterrupted, Pre-Season. Senior players, using the benchmark of 23+ years old and 70+ games of experience, consist of; Green, Moloney, Rivers, Davey, Sylvia, Jamar, MacDonald, Batram, Bate, Dunn, Frawley, Jones and Clark. Important players is subjective of course, but I see as; the senior players minus MacDonald and Dunn (Bate and Batram seem to be seen as important to our new FD), Trengove, Grimes, Frawley, Jurrah, Garland, Martin, and McKenzie. At a basic level - how good is this group in 2012 and how fit are they heading into the season. From what I can gather, those from this group that have had an interrupted pre-season: Davey, Grimes, Jurrah, and McKenzie. Nearly uninterrupted: Moloney, Clark, and Trengove. With the rest having uninterrupted Pre-Seasons. I don't think our senior players are good enough to take us where we want to go, but I think they will have a better 2012 than 2011 for two reasons - they were awful in 2012 and Bate, Batram, and Clark have bolstered the ranks of the senior players for 2012 with the FD looking to these three older bodies to have a consistent role in the side. However, they don't stack up against the best yet, and they can barely keep their head above water against middling sides. We are set for a frustrating 2012. I guess I have two questions: have I classified players' Pre-Seasons correctly, and where do you think they will take us in 2012?