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Best 22 for Round 1, 2017



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3 hours ago, Luther said:

If he is healthy and does have a strong pre-season, then I think he makes the best 22. However it's hard to see both of those things coming to fruition, if his last couple of seasons are anything to go by.

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I see a lot of interesting 22's in here. I can't say anything definitive about the make up of our round 1 2017 side, but I confidently say this:

a) I believe we will not suffer (now or later) by not participating in rounds 1 & 2 of the ND this year; and

b) even if we did participate in the early rounds - for the first time in a while we wouldn't have to place an expectation on those high draftees (like Oliver, Brayshaw, JKH etc .... all the way back to Trengove and $$) as 'walk up starts' because they represent genuinely better prospects for round 1 than some of the incumbents.

That is not to say that, hypothetically speaking, none of this years vintage would be able walk straight into the side at round 1; just that I'd be fairly comfortable NOW in giving top draftees an opportunity to earn a call up with consistent form in the VFL instead of gifting it to them out of necessity.

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I'd go with the following:

Jetta  Frost  O McDonald

Hunt  T McDonald  Hibberd

Salem  Tyson  Stretch

Petracca  Hogan  Watts

Kent  Weideman   Garlett

Gawn  Lewis  Viney

Oliver  Vince  Brayshaw   Jones 

Emergencies -  Melksham  Harmes  Pedersen/Kennedy

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7 hours ago, A F said:

No Salem?

No, only because i dont trust his body at this stage so have put others infront of him.

Also completley forgot about melksham. Imo will be in the 22 on round 1, but where is anyones guess

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On 18/10/2016 at 4:51 PM, Clint Bizkit said:

Easily the toughest "best 22" I've tried to make in a decade.

 

FB: Jetta T.McDonald O.McDonald

HB: Hibberd Frost Hunt

C: Vince Viney Salem

HF: Watts Pedersen Petracca

FF: Garlett Hogan Kent

Foll: Gawn Jones Lewis

Int: Oliver Stretch Brayshaw Tyson

 

I'm tipping Casey will be right up there again this year.

No problems with the above team however, I suggest the following:

Emergencies: Melksham, Trenners, Vanders 

Also l suspect that after the pre-season we might have assess whether Weideman or Pedersen is our best key forward.

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8 hours ago, A F said:

I'd go with the following:

Jetta  Frost  O McDonald

Hunt  T McDonald  Hibberd

Salem  Tyson  Stretch

Petracca  Hogan  Watts

Kent  Weideman   Garlett

Gawn  Lewis  Viney

Oliver  Vince  Brayshaw   Jones 

Emergencies -  Melksham  Harmes  Pedersen/Kennedy

I like this line up. I think that Weideman will play more often than not. The only concern is the second ruck role. Watts has done a great job and it does get him into the game but I am concerned at the toll on his body. Peterson may have to come in for Weideman but your team looks the most dangerous to me. There will be some good players waiting in the wings. 

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4 hours ago, btdemon said:

I like this line up. I think that Weideman will play more often than not. The only concern is the second ruck role. Watts has done a great job and it does get him into the game but I am concerned at the toll on his body. Peterson may have to come in for Weideman but your team looks the most dangerous to me. There will be some good players waiting in the wings. 

I actually rate Watts in the ruck. I know the club have said it's not ideal playing him there, but there were times in 2016 where I thought he rucked better than the bigger fella. And most of the year he was able to at least halve the contest.

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For me:

FB: Jetta - Frost - Oscar

HB: Hibberd - T.Mac - Hunt

C: Salem - Lewis - Vince

HF: Trac - Hogan - Kent

FF: Garlett - Pedo - Watts

R: Gawn - Viney - Jones

I: Melk - Tyson - Oliver - Brayshaw

E: Harmes - Weiderman - Stretch

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On 10/19/2016 at 2:10 PM, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

It's nice to be able to do one of these before the draft...

fb:       JETTA                  FROST                 O.MCDONALD

hb:      HIBBERD             T.MCDONALD       MELKSHAM

c:        HUNT                   VINEY                   SALEM  

hf:       WATTS                 HOGAN                 KENT

ff:        GARLETT             WEIDEMAN          PETRACCA

Foll:     GAWN                  TYSON                 JONES

 

Int:       OLIVER               BRAYSHAW            VINCE               LEWIS

 

There's a few of my favorites I can't find a place for... 

Lewis on the bench?!

 

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16 hours ago, A F said:

I'd go with the following:

Jetta  Frost  O McDonald

Hunt  T McDonald  Hibberd

Salem  Tyson  Stretch

Petracca  Hogan  Watts

Kent  Weideman   Garlett

Gawn  Lewis  Viney

Oliver  Vince  Brayshaw   Jones 

Emergencies -  Melksham  Harmes  Pedersen/Kennedy

 Best I've seen so far.  Watts can play 2nd ruck 

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53 minutes ago, Abe said:

Always seems to be one young guy who has a ripping pre season and gets himself into the best 22, i reckon this year it's going to be Smith, i really think he has something 

Agreed. Last year it was Hunt. Smith would be a good contender if he has a great pre-season. 

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Is our backline strong enough in 2017?

We have very little tall depth down back, it is essentially just Garland not that Dunn has gone.

 

15 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

Lumumba and Wagner 

Plus Pedo and White (if he stays on the list), if we do need back up it'll depend on who were playing. I'd hope we might get another taller back in the draft or as a rookie, and I wouldn't mind a state leaguer unless a really good draftee slips. 

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Defenders: 12
Key defenders: T Mc, Oscar, Frost, Garland
Medium defenders: Hibberd, Wagner*, Lumumba, Smith*, White*
Small defenders: Jetta, Salem, Hunt

Mids: 18
Ruck: Gawn, Spencer, Mitch King
Inside mids: Jones, Viney, Tyson, Oliver, Vince, Brayshaw, ANB, Michie*
Outside mids: Lewis, Stretch, Melksham, Bugg, Harmes, Trengove, Newton

Forwards: 13
Tall forwards: Hogan, Watts, Pedersen, Weideman, Hulett, Max King*
Medium forwards: Petracca, Vanders, McKenna, Maynard*
Small forwards: Kent, Garlett, Kennedy, JKH

Delisted: Grimes, Terlich, M Jones, Dawes
Traded out: Dunn
Players In: Lewis, Hibberd, McKenna

2 list spots available currently. Need to take at least 3 picks in the draft, even if they are rookie upgrades. Nervous times for Michie, Newton, Mitch White and Max King.

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32 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

It's more big defenders, White, Lumumba, Wagner and Garland are only medium size.

I expect we'd be looking at a developing tall defender in the draft, or maybe someone like Xavier Richards. Regardless, I'd be trying Hulett as a key defender.

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