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4 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

Have a go ...

B N.Jetta Hurley Jonas
HB Laird D.Moore Hurn
C I.Smith Fyfe J.Kelly
HF D.Martin Franklin Bontempelli
F C.Cameron B.Brown Billings
R Witts P.Cripps Dangerfield

Will have a think about this when I get some time 'Fifty', I like the concept.

Much harder than my initial thought...

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B Laird Andrews Rampe

HB Harbrow McGovern Saad

C Whitfield Mitchell Sidebottom

HF Bontempelli Fyfe Gresham

F Martin Brown Gray

R Gawn Dangerfield Cripps

Considered players:

Talia | Neale, C. Cameron | Docherty | Grundy, De Goey, Crisp, Pendlebury | Tippa, Hurley | Stewart, Blicavs | Witts | J. Cameron, Haynes, Greene | Sicily | Petracca, Oliver | Cunnington, Tarrant | Boak, Byrne-Jones | Edwards, Lynch, Riewoldt, Houli, Rance | Ross, Billings, Hill | Heeney, Lloyd, Parker | Shuey, Yeo, Gaff, Sheppard, Darling, Hurn | Macrae

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9 hours ago, Roger Mellie said:

Yep, hard to put together

B Laird  J McGovern Saad

HB Harbrow Tarrant Sicily

C B Hill Cripps Hunter

HF R Gray  J Cameron D Martin

F C Cameron Franklin De Goey

R Gawn Fyfe Dangerfield

 

I cant edit the original but I probably should've put Hunter in instead of Mcrae as a true wingman.

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This actually takes effort, especially to try to select a real team not just an 'all the brownlows' best-of list. That explains the slow rate of responses.  But, here goes -

 

B :            Rory Laird                          Robbie Tarrant                    Dan Houston

HB :        Jarrod Harbrow                 Jeremy McGovern             James Sicily

C :          Dyson Heppell                  Marcus Bontempelli                Jack Billings            

HF :        Nathan Fyfe                          Jeremy Cameron                 Dustin Martin

F :            Charlie Cameron                   Lance Franklin                  Jordan De Goey

FOLL:        Max GAWN                      Patrick Dangerfield                Patrick Cripps

 

A thought provoking exercise in how much Essendon really are overrated and just how many teams are in the 'levitating potato' category.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 12/10/2019 at 6:42 PM, Fifty-5 said:

Have a go ...

Tough assignment but intriguing

B         Stewart (Geel)      Thompson (GCS)     Rampe (Syd)

HB      Sicily (Haw)           Talia (Adel)               Whitfield (GWS)

C         B. Hill (StK)            Neale (Bris)              Macrae (WB)

HF       Fyfe (Freo)             Reiwoldt (Rich)        Higgins (Norf)

FF       Rozee (PA)             Kennedy (WCE)        De Goey (Coll)

R         Gawn (Melb)          Cripps (Carl)             Merrett (Ess)


Struggled to find a range of options from Port, GCS and those goat-rooters from Essendon

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Very tough assignment, an attempt without Super Dusty and I just don’t like Dangerfield.

B: Laird, Andrews, Lloyd

HB: Stewart, J McGovern, Sicily

C -  Sidebottom, Bontempelli, Polec 

HF: Tippa, Membrey, Sexton

FF: Greene, Lynch, R Gray.

R: Gawn, Cripps, Fyfe.

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Love this off-season stuff!
 

Moore.            Andrews.       Laird. 
Sicily.               McGovern.    Saad. 
Swallow.         Cripps.           Bontempelli. 
Dangerfield.   Cameron.       Martin. 
Gray.                Franklyn.        Billings.  

Gawn.               Fyfe.              Cunnington.

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On 12/10/2019 at 8:42 AM, Fifty-5 said:

Have a go ...

B N.Jetta Hurley Jonas
HB Laird D.Moore Hurn
C I.Smith Fyfe J.Kelly
HF D.Martin Franklin Bontempelli
F C.Cameron B.Brown Billings
R Witts P.Cripps Dangerfield

I can't fully contribute, as outside of the MFC I barely follow the football anymore. But can you show your workings Fifty-5?

I would have thought Gawn is both our best player and the best ruckman in the league (at least best tap-ruck). First picked.

Then you have Moore ahead of both Grundy and De Goey for the Pies regardless. Is it that you rate Moore/Witts so highly?

Or you're not sold ruck impact? I think pairing Gawn with breaking mids such as  Danger/Dusty would be phenomenal.  

Surely there would be another sufficient enough player from GC and CHB/back-pocket cover to avoid the Gawn sacrifice? 

I appreciate that it's a balancing act but Sexton could take the GC spot. Billings goes out. The Saints are then the problem? 

 

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10 hours ago, Go the Biff said:

Tough assignment but intriguing

B         Stewart (Geel)      Thompson (GCS)     Rampe (Syd)

HB      Sicily (Haw)           Talia (Adel)               Whitfield (GWS)

C         B. Hill (StK)            Neale (Bris)              Macrae (WB)

HF       Fyfe (Freo)             Reiwoldt (Rich)        Higgins (Norf)

FF       Rozee (PA)             Kennedy (WCE)        De Goey (Coll)

R         Gawn (Melb)          Cripps (Carl)             Merrett (Ess)


Struggled to find a range of options from Port, GCS and those goat-rooters from Essendon

Biff, you take the prize for modern auto censor beating adjectives! Well done, respect. 

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modern auto censor beating nouns - Thanks ds
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11 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Think that might be a noun rather than an adjective, but your point remains.  Kudos Biff!

"Goat-rooters from Essendon", seems far more colourful than merely a noun, but I will concede. 

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4 hours ago, Skuit said:

I can't fully contribute, as outside of the MFC I barely follow the football anymore. But can you show your workings Fifty-5?

I would have thought Gawn is both our best player and the best ruckman in the league (at least best tap-ruck). First picked.

Then you have Moore ahead of both Grundy and De Goey for the Pies regardless. Is it that you rate Moore/Witts so highly?

Or you're not sold ruck impact? I think pairing Gawn with breaking mids such as  Danger/Dusty would be phenomenal.  

Surely there would be another sufficient enough player from GC and CHB/back-pocket cover to avoid the Gawn sacrifice? 

I appreciate that it's a balancing act but Sexton could take the GC spot. Billings goes out. The Saints are then the problem? 

 

It's not rigorous!

It's all about midfield dominance. I picked my must have super-stars: Dusty, Fyfe, Danger, Bont, Cripps - that filled my midfield, so I couldn't pick any more mids. And Buddy was a bit of a sentimental pick - he might be passed it.

Then I looked at the teams I think have lists with few stars because I needed to find someone there: GC, Adelaide, Port, Essendon, Hawthorn, North, Saints. So select non-mids there from shortlists of their top players.

I figured I could then fill the holes from WC, GWS, Brisbane, Collingwood and MFC because there's plenty of talent.

Finally. No I don't really rate ruckwork, but I do rate around the ground marking.  Grundy and Gawn are the two best but Witts is fine and it's hard to find another GC player.  And IMO Oliver is our best player.

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I went for the toughest positions to pick first, so rucks, key backs and forwards where the bang for buck is best. Also, this exercise teaches you a few things .... especially that St Kilda has a terrible list.

B:    Harbrow.       Rance.         Laird.

HB: Sicily.             Andrews.     Hurley.

C:.   Bontempelli. Fyfe.             Yeo.

HF: Billings.          Franklin.       Gray.

F:   De Goey.        Brown.           Greene.

R:   Gawn.             Dangerfield. Cripps.

 

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B: STEWART (GEEL), ANDREWS (BRIS), TALIA (ADEL)

HB: HOULI (RICH), MCGOVERN (WC), SAAD (ESS)

? BONTEMPELLI (WEST), CRIPPS (CARL), SWALLOW (GC)

HF:  GRAY (PA), CAMERON (GWS), GRESHAM (ST.K)

F: BRUEST (HAW), BROWN (NM), FRANKLIN (SYD)

FOLL: GRUNDY (COLL), FYFE (FREO), OLIVER (MELB)

 

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I am not going to argue with the core 18, merely to suggest that the interchange should be Oliver, May, Fritch and Gawn and emergencies Lever, Petracca and T.Mac.

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