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One thing that concerns me about the various posters' possible best 22s is that they don't seem to differ greatly from the recent past. In almost every team put forward so far, the defence is unchanged from last season and most only have Toumpas as a new addition to the centre line. Most have Dawes, Pederson and Byrnes as new names among the forwards, but two of these three, i.e. Pederson and Byrnes, were unable to make the 22s of the clubs they came from and Dawes struggled last season, although we hope will have a better 2013. Viney features as a new player among the followers in most posts, and we generally have high hopes for him, but on the interchange many have Roden, another discard from his previous club, as the only new player. So, on this basis, I struggle to see where the improvement is going to come from. Admittedly some stronger bodies and seemingly better depth in the sqad, but many of the new names on the list don't feature in posters' best 22. Perhaps Neeld and co will prove more adventurous in their actual team selection when the time comes by going with more new names than posters have here, thus giving the 22 a different and newer look to it.

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Aside from the fact that he has already had a long career, he was in the LG last year and would be near on the most versatile player at the club. Makes bad decisions but who doesn't? I think he will be better when we are better, same with Frawley, who had a worse year than Garland in my eyes.

I cannot take the stupid things he does, it really gets to me.

Personally, i really dislike Garland

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FB: Tapscott Frawley Garland

HB: Watts McDonald Dunn

C: Rodan Grimes Trengrove

HF: Howe Clark Blease

FF: Pederson Dawes Byrnes

R: Jamar Jones Sylvia

Int: Mckenzie Viney Toumpas

Sub: Davey

Emerg: Bail Nicholson Terlich

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my team, and then how the scorps would look... Pretty good looking scorps side I would think...

Melbourne Demons:

B: 26 - Daniel Nicholson, 8 - James Frawley, 20 - Colin Garland

HB: 4 - Jack Watts, 25 - Tom McDonald, 14 - Lynden Dunn

C: 9 - Jack Trengove, 2 - Nathan Jones, 31 - Jack Grimes

HF: 38 - Jeremy Howe, 6 - Chris Dawes, 44 - Rohan Bail

F: 21 - Cameron Pedersen, 11 - Mitch Clark, 10 - Shannon Byrnes

R: 40 - Mark Jamar, 12 - Colin Sylvia, 13 - Jordie McKenzie

I: 5 - Jimmy Toumpas, 7 - Jack Viney, 17 - Sam Blease, (15 - David Rodan)

E: 39 - Neville Jetta, 30 - James Sellar, 35 - Luke Tapscott

and then with the leftovers...

Casey Scorpions

B: 46 - Dean Terlich, 27 - Tom Gillies, 41 - Troy Davis

HB: 19 - James Strauss, 30 - James Sellar , 28 - Joel Macdonald

C: 32 - Michael Evans, 22 - James Magner, 39 - Neville Jetta

HF: 23 - Josh Tynan, 48 - Jack Fitzpatrick, 35 - Luke Tapscott

F: 37 - Max Gawn, 1 - Jesse Hogan*, 36 - Aaron Davey

R: 42 - Jake Spencer, 47 - Tom Couch, 45 - Matt Jones

I: 33 - Dominic Barry, 34 - Dean Kent, 43 - Rory Taggert

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This is so speculative it's almost laughable as half our team has been chucked out and aint nobody got any clue how any of the new recruits will perform, and in saying that, here is my best 22

B. Terlich Frawley Garland

HB. Watts McDonald Grimes

C. Rodan Jones Trengove

HF. Howe Clark Pederson

F. Byrnes Dawes Blease

R. Jamar Viney McKenzie

Int. Kent Toumpas Nicholson

Sub. The perfect sub in my eyes would be the pedo, but we need him on field= so for the sake of the drill we'll just stick Bail there.

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B: Bartram, Sheahan, Lawrence

HB: Bennell, Rivers, ?

C: Morton, ?, ?

HF: Williams, Cook, Bate,

F: Green, Jurrah, Petterd

Foll: Martin, Gysberts, Moloney

Int: TBC

Still a few spots to fill!

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B: Bartram, Sheahan, Lawrence

HB: Bennell, Rivers, ?

C: Morton, ?, ?

HF: Williams, Cook, Bate,

F: Green, Jurrah, Petterd

Foll: Martin, Gysberts, Moloney

Int: TBC

Still a few spots to fill!

What a side!

Stacked with guns

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B: Bartram, Sheahan, Lawrence

HB: Bennell, Rivers, ?

C: Morton, ?, ?

HF: Williams, Cook, Bate,

F: Green, Jurrah, Petterd

Foll: Martin, Gysberts, Moloney

Int: TBC

Still a few spots to fill!

The Brad Green of a few years ago (pre captain) would be very handy. As would the pre injury Clinton Bartram!

And incidentally I reckon we'll see James Magner back in the team before we see some of the new boys!

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FB: Nicholson Frawley Garland

HB: Watts McDonald Taggert

C: Toumpas Viney Trengove

HF: Howe Clark Blease

FF: Pederson Dawes Byrnes

R: Jamar Grimes Jones

Int: Mckenzie Rodan Sylvia

Sub: Strauss/Bail

Tapscott and Dunn thereabouts. Hopefully big Max breaks in. Need someone to own the line breaking half back posi, put Taggert in there but could be Strauss, Terlich, maybe Tynan or even Toumpas eventually. Also opted for Toumpas on the wing, not ready but again speed and skill needed.

Not the round 1 side

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Garland doesn't seem to have time or composure with the bal, but I would keep him because of the huge pressure he has been under from the opposition. I am hoping his best years are still to come. Needs to sharpen up on his skills though.

GARLAND THINKS SLOWLY SO IS AWAYS UNDER SELF IMPOSED PRESSURE CANT HELP IT JUST THE WAY HE IS

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GARLAND THINKS SLOWLY SO IS AWAYS UNDER SELF IMPOSED PRESSURE CANT HELP IT JUST THE WAY HE IS

^ Complications of the unfreezing process...

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GARLAND THINKS SLOWLY SO IS AWAYS UNDER SELF IMPOSED PRESSURE CANT HELP IT JUST THE WAY HE IS

i agree, but if thats how you feel, that doesnt justify selection for Melbourne or any AFL side.

As we are builing to something potentially big, it is important there are no duds in the team.

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Moore was in sydneys leadership group and couldnt get a run in their team...

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pretty sure this undermanned squad could've taken out the dees last year..

B: Terlich Gillies PDpick1

HB: Kent, Toumpas PDpick2

C: M Jones Viney Barry

HF: Rodan Hogan

F: Byrnes Dawes Pedersen

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pretty sure this undermanned squad could've taken out the dees last year..

B: Terlich Gillies PDpick1

HB: Kent, Toumpas PDpick2

C: M Jones Viney Barry

HF: Rodan Hogan

F: Byrnes Dawes Pedersen

Nah!

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From what I saw today at training. Nate Jones is about as close to our first A grade Mid Fielder since Todd put on the famous No.12.

He has taken the game to the next step. He's running all the right angles and runs all day.

He has to be our Rover if there is such a position these days. Viney has to be his replacement, but still has a bit to learn.

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and then with the leftovers...

Casey Scorpions

B: 46 - Dean Terlich, 27 - Tom Gillies, 41 - Troy Davis

HB: 19 - James Strauss, 30 - James Sellar , 28 - Joel Macdonald

C: 32 - Michael Evans, 22 - James Magner, 39 - Neville Jetta

HF: 23 - Josh Tynan, 48 - Jack Fitzpatrick, 35 - Luke Tapscott

F: 37 - Max Gawn, 1 - Jesse Hogan*, 36 - Aaron Davey

R: 42 - Jake Spencer, 47 - Tom Couch, 45 - Matt Jones

I: 33 - Dominic Barry, 34 - Dean Kent, 43 - Rory Taggert

That is one very decent looking seconds team..

I think we might actually have some pleasant selection dilemmas this year.

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That is one very decent looking seconds team..

I think we might actually have some pleasant selection dilemmas this year.

Couldnt agree moreJust spent some quiet time looking at the new list and high lights of new playersIts amazing how much we have changed simce last yearBigger stonger so differentI will not miss the cleared players one iota Thay all had the chance to gain a spotCan't wait for the new season to roll on but they must be fit and able to play out 4 quarters no matter how skilled or strong We could have won 4 or 5 more games this year if we were fitNo excuses nowThe list looks great IMO

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FB: Nicho Frawley Garland

HB: Watts McDonald Grimes

C: Toumpas Jones Blease

HF: Howe Clark Sylvia

FF: Byrnes Dawes Pederson

R: Jamar Trengove Viney

I/C: Dunn Rodan McKenzie

Sub Tapscott

What would I know.

I would be happy if I got the basic pass mark of 50%

This is the closest I've seen... I can't think of anybody else to include.

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Most replies have included some new blood which should add skill and strength to a team lacking both qualities this year. I believe the match committee will go with best fit for match day. Having said that our backline is short on height with both Garland and Frawley as last line of defense. Garland is not a strong body player for the bigger fwds to be encountered. I would run with this team to cover most situations.

B. Jetta. Frawley. Sellar

HB. Watts. McDonald. Garland

C. Howe. Grimes. Toumpas

HF. Blease. Clark. Trengove

F. Byrne. Dawes. Pedersen

R. Jamar. Jones. Sylvia

IC. Nicho. Tapscott. McKenzie. Davey

Must show more than last year

Jetta. Davey. Tapscott McKenzie. Garland

OR ELSE. A multitude of new recruits and 1 to 2 year players will be knocking the door down to

Take their place

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Until we dont have to include non-performers like Davey, Tappy and Garland in our Best 22, we wont be climbing the ladder very far.

Garland and Tapscott have very few runs on the board in my opinion.

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Until we dont have to include non-performers like Davey, Tappy and Garland in our Best 22, we wont be climbing the ladder very far.

Garland and Tapscott have very few runs on the board in my opinion.

While watching one of the replays on Foxtel Mick Malthouse said of Garland. He seems very nervous when he has the ball. I agree, I think he lacks composure and coughs it up far to oftem.

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Until we dont have to include non-performers like Davey, Tappy and Garland in our Best 22, we wont be climbing the ladder very far.

Garland and Tapscott have very few runs on the board in my opinion.

I'm prepared to allow Tapscott more time, rather than write him off. I think he can be a big improver and have everything crossed he can get through the pre-season unhampered by interrupted injuries and get fit for the start of the season.

I don't have great confidence in Davey for our best 22 consistency wise, but he could be handy in a better side for us next year on occassions.

Garland is one of our important defenders and can play on different opponents for different sizes. Flexibility is a positive for the coach and if we're thin at all up forward he can be thrown forward as was the case in 2012.

Frawley and McDonald are our key backs, and whilst Garland is a handy defender he could be overtaken by defenders with more strings to their bow - but that remains to be seen.

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This is the closest I've seen... I can't think of anybody else to include.

It would have to be the closest you've seen. It's the same 22 I posted days ago.

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