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best 22?
B: Jetta - May - Hibberd
HB: Salem - Lever - Harmes
ūüėĄ Langdon - Brayshaw - Tomlinson
HF: Petracca - T Mac - Hannan
F: Fritsch - Weideman - Melksham
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jones - vandenBerg - Petty - Bennell

next 22?
B:  Lockhart - O Mac - J Smith
HB: Jordon - Hore -  J Wagner
ūüėĄ Baker - Sparrow - Kolodjashnij
HF: Spargo - Brown - Dunkley
F: Hunt- Jackson - Pickett
Foll: Preuss - ANB - C Wagner
I/c: Bedford - Nietschke - Chandler - Rivers 
23rd man: Bradtke

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For me Lever needs to be the intercept third tall.  He's much better when he's freed up to use his judgment and athleticism.  May and one of Oscar McDonald or Petty need to hold down FB with May

If AVB is fit he’ll be one of the first selected. You can take that to the bank.   

I like to think of myself as having a reasonable insight into footy with a pretty good understanding of pros and cons of players on the MFC list. I can't recall a time when it was harder to pick


It wouldn't be a best 22 without my contribution.

B: JETTA, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, PETTY, HIBBERD

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: BENNELL, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, FRITSCH

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: HARMES, JONES, PICKETT, JACKSON

NEXT 22

B: LOCKHART, O.MCDONALD, J.WAGNER

HB: RIVERS, HORE, KOLODJASHNIJ

C : VANDENBERG, SPARROW, BAKER

HF: HANNAN, BROWN, NEAL-BULLEN

F: HUNT, SMITH, C.WAGNER

FOLL: PREUSS, JORDON, SPARGO

IC: DUNKLEY, NEITSCHKE, CHANDLER, BEDFORD, BRADTKE

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

best 22?
B: Jetta - May - Hibberd
HB: Salem - Lever - Harmes
ūüėĄ Langdon - Brayshaw - Tomlinson
HF: Petracca - T Mac - Hannan
F: Fritsch - Weideman - Melksham
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jones - vandenBerg - Petty - Bennell

next 22?
B:  Lockhart - O Mac - J Smith
HB: Jordon - Hore -  J Wagner
ūüėĄ Baker - Sparrow - Kolodjashnij
HF: Chandler - Brown - Dunkley
F: Hunt- Jackson - Pickett
Foll: Preuss - ANB - C Wagner
I/c: Bedford - Nietschke - Bradtke - Rivers

You forgot Spargo.

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3 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

It wouldn't be a best 22 without my contribution.

B: JETTA, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, PETTY, HIBBERD

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: BENNELL, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, FRITSCH

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: HARMES, JONES, PICKETT, JACKSON

 

 

No to Weid.   I have Joel Smith in the team taking over the 'Frost' role.  Petty is a forward.  Bennell is a pipe dream at this point.

 

B:       Jetta             May              Hibberd

HB:  J.Smith           Lever             Salem

C :   Langdon           Oliver          Harmes

HF: Melksham     T.McDonald   Petracca

F:    Pickett           Fritsch            Petty

FOLL:   Gawn       Brayshaw        VIiney

IC:    Tomlinson   Jackson   Hunt     Lockhart

 

Emergencies  -    Hannan   Preuss   Jones    Hore

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For me Lever needs to be the intercept third tall.  He's much better when he's freed up to use his judgment and athleticism. 

May and one of Oscar McDonald or Petty need to hold down FB with May at CHB. As Petty is training with the forwards Oscar will be given first crack in the main defensive role.  Duel hip surgery ruined his 2019, but he has a chance to make amends.  If he's not competitive enough then Petty should move back.  Petty's going to be a very good player, whether it's in defence or attack. 

I suspect Jackson and Pickett will be staples in the side sooner rather than later. 

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28 minutes ago, ProDee said:

For me Lever needs to be the intercept third tall.  He's much better when he's freed up to use his judgment and athleticism. 

May and one of Oscar McDonald or Petty need to hold down FB with May at CHB.

Frost would be handy.

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Frost would be handy.

I'm not a Frost fan, so don't share your view. 

We all know his strengths, but he wasn't predictable to his teammates and I've heard he wasn't the most coachable player, which didn't help his efforts to be retained.

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18 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

Does anyone know if Petty has been training with the backs or the forwards? Or maybe they are not split into groups yet?

petty with forwards, joel smith with the backs from all reports i believe

remember, the notion of best 22 / next 22 is all pipe dream stuff - you never have players not carrying injuries

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1 hour ago, ProDee said:

For me Lever needs to be the intercept third tall.  He's much better when he's freed up to use his judgment and athleticism. 

May and one of Oscar McDonald or Petty need to hold down FB with May at CHB. As Petty is training with the forwards Oscar will be given first crack in the main defensive role.  Duel hip surgery ruined his 2019, but he has a chance to make amends.  If he's not competitive enough then Petty should move back.  Petty's going to be a very good player, whether it's in defence or attack. 

I suspect Jackson and Pickett will be staples in the side sooner rather than later. 

I was on the fence a bit with petty but he convinced me once he moved forward.

Not because he was a natural forward or anything (though he is certainly did not look out of place), but because his competiveness and great hands really became apparent. Agree that he is going to become a very good player

Goody is talking about using petty up forward but obviously he can play back if and when required. Which is a really useful attribute in terms of flexibility and options for goody, particularly as tmac can also be be a swing man (and perhaps Smith as well).

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This is really difficult. A lot of our injury management, trading and drafting means we have almost an entire list to choose from, and it even looks like a lot of the young kids could play if required.

So maybe not best 22, but what I would like to see:

B:          Jetta               OMac          Hibberd
HB:       Salem             May             Lever
ūüėĄ ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Langdon¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Oliver¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Tomlinson
HF:       Petracca         Weideman Melksham
F:          Fritsch            TMac          Jones
R:          Gawn             Viney           Brayshaw
Int:        Preuss           Harmes      Petty      Hunt

Emerg: Hannan   vandenBerg    KK    Hore

Notes:
Back 6 might need an injection of pace so definite opportunity  for another player to break into the backline
We have a lot of forward options. Very hard for Hannan to miss out. 
Jones as a small-ish forward works for me, but if not then he might miss out on best 22. Bedford or Pickett most likely to replace him
I reckon the Gawn/Preuss rotation through the forward line and bench could become a weapon if Preuss can run out 4 full quarters

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8 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

It wouldn't be a best 22 without my contribution.

B: JETTA, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, PETTY, HIBBERD

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: BENNELL, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, FRITSCH

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: HARMES, JONES, PICKETT, JACKSON

NEXT 22

B: LOCKHART, O.MCDONALD, J.WAGNER

HB: RIVERS, HORE, KOLODJASHNIJ

C : VANDENBERG, SPARROW, BAKER

HF: HANNAN, BROWN, NEAL-BULLEN

F: HUNT, SMITH, C.WAGNER

FOLL: PREUSS, JORDON, SPARGO

IC: DUNKLEY, NEITSCHKE, CHANDLER, BEDFORD, BRADTKE

Interesting you have Chandler on the bench in the seconds. Apparently he has been told if he has a good pre-season he is in the mix to play for the dees round 1. I haven't seen enough of him to have an opinion just what I have been told.

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There is only one person that should ever post a 'best 22' on D'land ever.  Whatwhat you are clearly in breach of D'land code, Section 5, sub section 3.1

I expect your apology letter to be on my desk in the morning, which i will duly CC to Werridee pronto!

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28 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

There is only one person that should ever post a 'best 22' on D'land ever.  Whatwhat you are clearly in breach of D'land code, Section 5, sub section 3.1

I expect your apology letter to be on my desk in the morning, which i will duly CC to Werridee pronto!

i reject your reality and substitute my own

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13 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

It wouldn't be a best 22 without my contribution.

B: JETTA, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, PETTY, HIBBERD

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: BENNELL, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, FRITSCH

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: HARMES, JONES, PICKETT, JACKSON

NEXT 22

B: LOCKHART, O.MCDONALD, J.WAGNER

HB: RIVERS, HORE, KOLODJASHNIJ

C : VANDENBERG, SPARROW, BAKER

HF: HANNAN, BROWN, NEAL-BULLEN

F: HUNT, SMITH, C.WAGNER

FOLL: PREUSS, JORDON, SPARGO

IC: DUNKLEY, NEITSCHKE, CHANDLER, BEDFORD, BRADTKE

You'd benefit from reading the training reports and the groups players are training with.

Petty with the forwards, Harmes with the backs, Petracca with the mids.

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6 hours ago, Wrecker45 said:

Interesting you have Chandler on the bench in the seconds. Apparently he has been told if he has a good pre-season he is in the mix to play for the dees round 1. I haven't seen enough of him to have an opinion just what I have been told.

Easily in our most talent 25 or so players. If Pickett is as raw as he's likely to be then Chandler will be ahead of him as the most suited to a pressure forward role. His tackling was very good on debut, in many ways he's the incumbent in the role.

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