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So we have Werridee’s ‘best 22’ for 2020, however it is interesting to think about who is ‘depth’ and who are ‘fringe 22’

Here are some of my thoughts

Fringe (can get a gig):

Melksham

Jones (where do we fit him into the 22?)

Preuss (?)

Vandenberg

Sparrow

Dunkley

OMac

.... and here is where it starts to get interesting

Depth (gotta be a lot of development or injuries for them to get a run)

Jordon

Nietschke

Chandler

Bedford

Bradtke

Spargo (a big call)

ANB (teacher’s pet??)

If we can keep a fit team on the paddock, then these guys can all enjoy extended (development) time at Casey.  So who would be in each of your lists??

 

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Melksham??? Depth

Miles in front of Hunt for example

The remaining list shows how shallow we are. Jones and possibly Sparrow aside none of the remainder have shown signs of pushing for a best 22 spot short of injuries.

Time for a good look at how MFC players are being developed at Casey. It's not just about winning games because you have some strong Casey listed players.

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10 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

On what planet is Melksham depth?

He is one of the classiest ball users and goal kickers in the side and we bitterly missed him for those 10 or so games.

He might have the worst nicknames in the AFL, but on no planet and no AFL team for that mater is Milkshake a 'depth' player.

OMG, one rubbish season and Demonland had gone bananas. 

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Our big problem is that we have 12-15 genuine AFL players, about 20 depth players and a handful of kids who are not (and may never be) ready. Richmond have about 28 genuine AFL players, a small number of depth players and some developing kids. That's where we need to get to.

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On ‎10‎/‎21‎/‎2019 at 10:02 PM, buck_nekkid said:

So we have Werridee’s ‘best 22’ for 2020, however it is interesting to think about who is ‘depth’ and who are ‘fringe 22’

Here are some of my thoughts

Fringe (can get a gig):

Melksham

Jones (where do we fit him into the 22?)

Preuss (?)

Vandenberg

Sparrow

Dunkley

OMac

.... and here is where it starts to get interesting

Depth (gotta be a lot of development or injuries for them to get a run)

Jordon

Nietschke

Chandler

Bedford

Bradtke

Spargo (a big call)

ANB (teacher’s pet??)

If we can keep a fit team on the paddock, then these guys can all enjoy extended (development) time at Casey.  So who would be in each of your lists??

 

Melksham is in my best 18 how on earth is he depth?

DEPTH

B: JORDON, O.MCDONALD, J.WAGNER

HB: MURRAY?, HORE, KOLODJASHNIJ

C : VANDENBERG, SPARROW, BAKER

HF: HANNAN, J.SMITH, NEAL-BULLEN

F: HUNT, BRADTKE, LOCKHART

FOLL: PREUSS, C.WAGNER, SPARGO

IC: DUNKLEY, CHANDLER, BEDFORD, NEITSCHKE

Jones is on thin ice.

I have Martin in  my best 18 not sure if we will take him yet.

Our 2 draft picks are in the starting 22.

Hore, Vandenberg, Hannan, Neal-Bullen and Hunt are proven depth players the rest have plenty to prove.

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The analysis by Demonland scribes is frightening. Nothing can sugar coat the cold reality of where we are.  

The comparison with the way other clubs are building their lists is another reality. 

Even with the addition of two new players our  lack of depth is apparent. 

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I like Melksham, but think others have to go past him.  He may be best 22, but maybe just (if J Smith doesn’t take his spot?)

i can’t see our draftees getting too much time as best 22, perhaps they can work themselves into form

agree re Hunt perhaps being ‘Fringe’.

If we look at 2018 form, 2019 form, or average of both we end up with wildly different predictions about who ends up where.

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14 hours ago, buck_nekkid said:

Can you really see any draftees being best 22?  I would expect them to go into ‘Fringe’ straight away.

Yes I expect picks 3 and 8 to play games in year one and it's quite possible they could become best 22, particularly since it's unlikely they're talls.  Look at Port this year.

We've got a minimimum 5 picks and at least 2 of them are likely to be mature players who could also become best 22 or will surely be fringe or depth.

That's likely 4 more players to factor into calculations.

Following this year's horrible results we actually have 34 players on the current list with AFL experience and only 4 who are yet to play and of them I expect at least Jordon to debut next year.  There's a lot to play out before this is settled.

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