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Max Gawn
2016, 2018, 2019 All Australian.
14 games in 2020.
222 disposals. 142 kicks, 63 marks, 80 handballs averaging 15.9 disposals, 10.1 kicks, 4.5 marks, 5.7 handballs. 458 hitouts. 48 clearances. 35 tackles. 52 spoils. 53 score involvements.

Clayton Oliver
2018 All Australian.
17 games in 2020.
425 disposals. 195 kicks, 57 marks, 230 handballs averaging 25 disposals, 11.5 kicks, 3.4 marks, 13.5 handballs. 110 clearances. 92 tackles. 227 contested possessions. 64 inside 50m. 64 score involvements.

Christian Petracca
Never previously All Australian.
17 games in 2020.
400 disposals. 201 kicks, 58 marks, 199 handballs averaging 23.5 disposals, 11.8 kicks, 3.4 marks, 11.7 handballs. 65 clearances. 55 tackles. 216 contested possessions. 69 inside 50m. 15 goals. 14 behinds. 108 score involvements.

 

 

Justice for STEVEN!

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Oliver is an out and out star. Criminally underrated around here. Continually improves his game. A grade without doubt. He is 23 years old. Two years younger than Cripps, yet Cripps is rated by most c

Someone posted this on Facebook. Can’t do much more playing as a legit fullback than stop the big power forwards, the position is not about rebounding, s intercept marking or come across the pack and 

Just goes to show much of a farce this team is and how it's picked on reputation and hype more than anything. I don't know who's on the panel but they clearly weren't watching many Melbourne games.

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A total of 15 sides have been represented in the 40-man squad, with Adelaide, Gold Coast and North Melbourne the only teams not to have a single player named.

Gawn and Nic Naitanui are vying for the ruck position, with dual All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy and Kangaroos veteran Todd Goldstein both controversially left out of the squad.

Melbourne defender Steven May, Essendon speedster Adam Saad, Sydney midfielder Luke Parker and Gold Coast backman Sam Collins are also notable absentees from the 40-man group.

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  • roy11 changed the title to 40 Man All-Australian Squad Named (Gawn, Oliver and Petracca...NO MAY)

Lots of competition for that FB spot.

Glad that Oliver's season has been recognised. 

As for Max, shows you the bar is low for ruckmen and the field is smaller. No way was he in the top 2 rucks.

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I like that Oliver is recognised because I think he really grew this year. He looked to kick more, struggled at first then realised he needed to use his pace to gain space to kick (whereas handballs out of packs happen immediately). He made this change while still being one of the most prolific midfielders and best tacklers in the game.

Also I think he is criminally underrated by the umpires and gets a raw deal, getting in this squad does seem to help that. 

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How many times did commentators call him the all Australian full back?

Not even in the squad???

pathetic really

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  • Demonland changed the title to 40 Man All-Australian Squad

Weitering had a great performance in round 1 and carried that hype for an entire season. May was significantly better than him and Collins probably was too. Darcy Moore in a similar situation. Had multiple bad games through the middle of the year that the selectors are happily ignoring.

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Absolutely no contest between May and Weitering and Moore.  A total farce. To be frank, May deserved a spot moreso than Max.

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NO S May in the 40 man squad  impossible !  not to be selected  it is a shame.  Gut wrenching.!

Could this be the best Full back  of 2020  IMO not to make the AA 40 man squad?   You Bet Yah !   Can not believe it.

 

 

 

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May not making the squad is a bit silly. Didn't expect him to make the final 22, but to not make the squad is wrong. I can pick out 5-10 players in that squad he's had a better season than.

I expect Petracca be our only player in the final AA 22. Oliver not good enough. Gawn borderline but missed a few games with injury.

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May clearly very stiff.

I don't think Langdon would have been an unfair selection either to be honest.

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