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Smith  May  Lever

Salem  Tomlinson  Rivers

Langdon  Oliver  Bowey

Petracca  Jackson  Kossi

Fritsch  B Brown  Hunt

Gawn  Brayshaw  Viney

i/c Harmes  AVB  Sparrow  Weideman

emerg  Petty  Laurie  Jones

 

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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

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9 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

I've typed this before believe it or not but I'll now put it in the proper thread.

 

MELBOURNE

B: HIBBERD, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, TOMLINSON, RIVERS

C : LANGDON, PETRACCA, BAKER

HF: FRITSCH, JACKSON, MELKSHAM

F: PICKETT, B.BROWN, WEIDEMAN

FOLL: GAWN, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: BRAYSHAW, HARMES, HUNT, HORE

 

CASEY

B: JETTA, HUTCHINS, LOCKHART

HB: SMITH, PETTY, BOWEY

C : MUTIMER, JONES, FOOT

HF: NEAL-BULLEN, MCDONALD, VANDENBERG

F: SPARGO, M.BROWN, WHITE

FOLL: BRADTKE, SPARROW, MUNRO

IC: JORDON, ROSMAN, LAURIE, CHANDLER 

 

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Not bad, going to be interesting to see the first side chosen 

might see Sparrow Jordan or maybe a speedster in Bower or Laurie 

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i don't get the love for hore... hopefully i'll be proved wrong but he was dropped multiple times as a senior recruit in his first year, finished the season in the vfl, and then was crocked the entirety of 2020

smith is ahead of him for mine by dint of being regularly IN the side last year

seniors
B: Smith - May - Lever
HB: Rivers - Tomlinson - Hibberd
C : Langdon - Petracca - Salem
HF: Melksham - Weideman - Harmes
F: Fritsch - B Brown - Pickett
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jackson - Brayshaw - Hunt - Baker
Emerg: Jones - Spargo - McDonald - Sparrow

magoos
B: Jetta - Petty - Lockhart
HB: Bowey - Hore - Chandler
C : Nietschke - Jones - vandenBerg
HF: Neal-Bullen - McDonald - Spargo
F: Laurie - M Brown - Bedford
Foll: Bradtke - Sparrow - Jordon
I/c: Rosman

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Lockhart May Lever

Hibberd Tomlinson Salem

Langdon Viney Rivers

Melksham Weideman Harmes

Pickett B.Brown Fritsch 

Gawn Petracca Oliver

Int. Jackson Brayshaw Anb Hunt

emerg. Vandenburg Baker Sparrow 

depth. Tmcd Jones  Jetta M.Brown Petty Hore Smith Spargo 

development. Chandler Bedford Jordan Nietschke Bowey Laurie Rodman Bradtke 

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11 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

i don't get the love for hore... hopefully i'll be proved wrong but he was dropped multiple times as a senior recruit in his first year, finished the season in the vfl, and then was crocked the entirety of 2020

smith is ahead of him for mine by dint of being regularly IN the side last year

seniors
B: Smith - May - Lever
HB: Rivers - Tomlinson - Hibberd
C : Langdon - Petracca - Salem
HF: Melksham - Weideman - Harmes
F: Fritsch - B Brown - Pickett
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jackson - Brayshaw - Hunt - Baker
Emerg: Jones - Spargo - McDonald - Sparrow

magoos
B: Jetta - Petty - Lockhart
HB: Bowey - Hore - Chandler
C : Nietschke - Jones - vandenBerg
HF: Neal-Bullen - McDonald - Spargo
F: Laurie - M Brown - Bedford
Foll: Bradtke - Sparrow - Jordon
I/c: Rosman

Totally agree about Hore.  A good VFL player but wouldn’t have him in my top 30. 

I would also be asking Melksham to start in VFL and work his way back with a string of good games after is pathetic 2020.


 

 

 

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On 12/2/2019 at 10:46 AM, Fat Tony said:

Hunt is no certainty and will need to play well in the preseason to get a spot.

I think Lever will play. My point was that Lever and Hore probably don't play in the same team.

I'd take Lever over Hore any Day. Hore don't make the 22 in my team

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20 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

i don't get the love for hore...

Agreed. To me he's a beautiful kick when under no pressure and a classic bomber when there is. Quite a nice intercept mark, but Lever has him covered there.

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I like Hore, great kick and plays small or tall but we do have some contenders 

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18 hours ago, All the Jacks said:

I like Hore, great kick and plays small or tall but we do have some contenders 

Isn't much good on smalls I Reckon Is a Lever clone and best intercepting Isn't quick enough for smalls.

will play 3/4 games only bring depth!!!

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13 hours ago, Hannibal Inc. said:

I can't take seriously any teams posted that include Baker, Smith, Lockhart, or Hore.

At best they're VFL quality players. 

Don't think Locky is young enough given opportunity by Goody he won't improve ?

Rest are more depth But Baker could be ok and Smiths last 3/4 games were an improvement. Time my friend be patient.

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23 minutes ago, All the Jacks said:

I like your youth policy (speed) 

Thanks. Most sides have a turnover of 3-5 of their best 22 in a given year. Rather than play it safe I have tried to crystal ball what we might try and address from a game style but also with our influx of improved speed and kicking and a return to longer quarters and season. Historically I feel we have been a side with too many flankers and inside mid and not the right balance of mids, mediums, smalls and talls with balanced games. I feel we are starting to get that right list wise and also maintain some flexibility without having to make weekly changes. 

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based off recent training reports and rehab groups...

rd 1 seniors
B: Lockhart - May - Lever
HB: Hunt - Tomlinson - Smith
C : Langdon - Petracca - Salem
HF: Melksham - Weideman - Harmes
F: Fritsch - B Brown - Pickett
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jackson - Spargo - Rivers - McDonald
Emerg: Jones - Rosman - Sparrow - Jetta

likely unavailable: brayshaw - hibberd - hore - petty

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1 hour ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

based off recent training reports and rehab groups...

rd 1 seniors
B: Lockhart - May - Lever
HB: Hunt - Tomlinson - Smith
C : Langdon - Petracca - Salem
HF: Melksham - Weideman - Harmes
F: Fritsch - B Brown - Pickett
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Jackson - Spargo - Rivers - McDonald
Emerg: Jones - Rosman - Sparrow - Jetta

likely unavailable: brayshaw - hore - petty

brayshaw said on poddy that he should be good to go for AAMI series/round 1 no issues

also hibbo? surelyyyy gets in ahead of Smith imo

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Based on Hore's injury our best 22 is

B: HIBBERD, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, TOMLINSON, RIVERS

C : LANGDON, PETRACCA, BAKER

HF: MELKSHAM, MCDONALD, FRITSCH

F: PICKETT, B.BROWN, WEIDMAN

FOLL: GAWN, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: BRAYSHAW, HARMES, HUNT, JACKSON

 

CASEY

B: LOCKHART, HUTCHINS, JETTA

HB: SMITH, PETTY, BOWEY

C: MUTIMER, JONES, FOOT

HF: NEAL-BULLEN, WHITE, VANDENBERG

F: SPARGO, M.BROWN, BEDFORD

FOLL: BRADTKE, SPARROW, MUNRO

IC: ROSMAN, JORDON, LAURIE, NEITCHKE

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On 1/7/2021 at 10:14 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

Lockhart May Lever

Hibberd Tomlinson Salem

Langdon Viney Rivers

Melksham Weideman Harmes

Pickett B.Brown Fritsch 

Gawn Petracca Oliver

Int. Jackson Brayshaw Anb Hunt

emerg. Vandenburg Baker Sparrow 

depth. Tmcd Jones  Jetta M.Brown Petty Hore Smith Spargo 

development. Chandler Bedford Jordan Nietschke Bowey Laurie Rodman Bradtke 

The premiership 22. Think big !!! 

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As unpopular as this may sound, Harmes doesn't deserve a starting gig based on last season's form. For me, he and Melksham were the biggest disappointments. Rather see Sparrow, Jordon or one of the newbies...

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On 1/10/2021 at 9:01 AM, big_red_fire_engine said:

Lever May Smith

Rivers Petty Salem

Langdon Petracca Harmes

Laurie Weid Melksham

Fritsch Brown Pickett 

Gawn Oliver Viney

Bowey Jackson Brayshaw Hunt

Tmac Jordon Hibberd 

Adjusting based on recent training reports and what I think we’ll see. 

Lever May Lockhart

Rivers ATom Salem

Langdon Oliver TMac

Petracca Weid Spargo

Pickett Brown Fritsch

Hunt Jackson ANB Jordon

Melksham Smith Sparrow

My assumption that Brayshaw, Hibberd and Petty will not be 100% ready to roll round 1.

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32 minutes ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

Adjusting based on recent training reports and what I think we’ll see. 

Lever May Lockhart

Rivers ATom Salem

Langdon Oliver TMac

Petracca Weid Spargo

Pickett Brown Fritsch

Hunt Jackson ANB Jordon

Melksham Smith Sparrow

My assumption that Brayshaw, Hibberd and Petty will not be 100% ready to roll round 1.

Gawn a bit stiff to miss!

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1 hour ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

Adjusting based on recent training reports and what I think we’ll see. 

Lever May Lockhart

Rivers ATom Salem

Langdon Oliver TMac

Petracca Weid Spargo

Pickett Brown Fritsch

Hunt Jackson ANB Jordon

Melksham Smith Sparrow

My assumption that Brayshaw, Hibberd and Petty will not be 100% ready to roll round 1.

Maybe best I include a midfield :)

Lever May Lockhart

Rivers ATom Salem

Langdon Oliver TMac

Petracca Weid Spargo

Pickett Brown Fritsch

Gawn Melksham Viney

Hunt Jackson ANB Jordon

Laurie Smith Sparrow

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