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I know it's very early in the piece with trade and draft period yet to conclude, however it'd be interesting to see what people think is the best mix for our 22 given who may be coming in/going out for next years season? Could be a best possible scenario or what you think may happen this trade period with likely inclusions. 

FB: Hibberd May Lever

HB: Salem Tomlinson Rivers

C: Langdon Oliver Baker/Phillips

HF: Fritsch Weideman Brayshaw

FF: Pickett Brown Hunt 

FOL: Gawn Viney Trac

INT: Jackson Lockhart Spargo Harmes

Next few: Melksham, Smith, Sparrow, AVB

It doesnt look too likely that there'll be too many more inclusions past Ben Brown this trade period, however would still love to have Phillips on the wing. My only other thought is if Tmac stays, I'd like to see him have one last crack at CHB and see if Tomlinson can crack that wing role, if not I still think that we're relying too much on someone like Baker to perform out on that wing at this stage in his career. I know Melksham seems to be immune from the axe at selection, but I really dont think he has too much to offer that Fritsch already does. 

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WERRIDEE won't be happy with you cutting his lunch like this.

FWIW, I think Weed's agility and ground play is way under-rated, he can snare a ground ball and he's strong handballer on both sides which is very rare.  I haven't seen anything from Petty to suggest


My thoughts exactly Demonstone.

Petty must be chance too.

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31 minutes ago, ProperDee said:

My thoughts exactly Demonstone.

Petty must be chance too.

Has Petty done any training this year at all

I wouldn't be relying on him too much just yet

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Even if we land a winger we're a pressure forward short (IMO).  Maybe Spargo / Hunt / Bedford can get it done but the teams that do it best have lots of options - eg Richmond were able to trade Dan Butler out last year and are looking to trade Higgins this year and they still have numerous options up there.

Otherwise we're banking on Yze being able to fix all our centre square and connection between midfield and forward line issues.  If it were possible, then it would certainly be easier to play a pressure forward role in our team.  I hear Yze's good, but not sure if anyone is that good.

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2 hours ago, Kent said:

Has Petty done any training this year at all

I wouldn't be relying on him too much just yet

That is what “chance” meant.  He would be a chance to be in our best 22.

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8 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Why start this thread on Day 1 of trade period?  Why not wait until the end?

 

Why make this thread at all? Given the team is different about 80% of the time each week.

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2 hours ago, ProperDee said:

That is what “chance” meant.  He would be a chance to be in our best 22.

Yes Proper

Chance needs a modifier to mean anything right?

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2 hours ago, Simon Port said:

Hibberd May Lever

Salem Tomlinson Rivers

Langdon Petracca Baker

Melksham Weideman Hunt

Pickett Brown Fritsch

Gawn Viney Oliver

Brayshaw Harmes Jackson Sparrow

I reckon you nailed it pal, pretty much the best we've got available at the moment. 

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10 hours ago, demonstone said:

WERRIDEE won't be happy with you cutting his lunch like this.

I'M FURIOUS!

Now I'll have my say.

 

B: HIBBERD, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, TOMLINSON, RIVERS

C : LANGDON, PETRACCA, PHILLIPS

HF: FRITSCH, JACKSON, MELKSHAM

F: PICKETT, B.BROWN, WEIDEMAN

FOLL: GAWN, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: BRAYSHAW, HARMES, HUNT, HORE

EMERG: JONES, VANDENBERG, SPARROW, BAKER

 

CASEY

B: JETTA, SMITH, LOCKHART

HB: CHANDLER, PETTY, NEITSCHKE

C : VANDENBERG, JONES, BAKER

HF: NEAL-BULLEN, MCKERNAN, DRAFT PICK

F: BEDFORD, M.BROWN, SPARGO

FOLL: BRADTKE, SPARROW, JORDON

IC: KOLODJASHNIJ, DRAFT PICK, DRAFT PICK

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i'm itching to get involved here but i'm not convinced that we'll bring in any of phillips or mckernahan as yet...nor that we'll ship out any or all of t mac or o mac or hannan or preuss or avb or anb, who all seem likely options to depart (or at least what we'll get back for them)

this is NOT the team i would go with necessarily, but it is one option...

B: Jetta - May - Lever
HB: Rivers - T McDonald - Hibberd
C : Langdon - Petracca - Salem
HF: Melksham - Weideman - Fritsch
F: Hunt - B Brown - Pickett
Foll: Gawn - Oliver - Viney
I/c: Harmes - Jackson - Spargo - Brayshaw
Emerg: Baker - Hore - Petty - J Smith

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for now it looks like 

Lever May Hibberd

Salem Petty Rivers

Langdon Viney Baker

Fritsch Weideman Harmes

Pickett Brown Jackson

Gawn Oliver Petracca

Brayshaw Spargo Hore Jones

emerg: Lockhart Tomlinson Melksham Bedford

 

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23 hours ago, Simon Port said:

Hibberd May Lever

Salem Tomlinson Rivers

Langdon Petracca Baker

Melksham Weideman Hunt

Pickett Brown Fritsch

Gawn Viney Oliver

Brayshaw Harmes Jackson Sparrow

BINGO!!!!   As it stands , with Ben Brown in,  this is best 22. 
emergencies - Anb (unlucky to miss out)  Lockhart, Jones, Jetta 
 

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On 11/4/2020 at 1:36 PM, demonstone said:

WERRIDEE won't be happy with you cutting his lunch like this.

Is Werridee a bit of a rainman - can't talk or comment about anything, just keeps inanely filing teams like they are of importance like Qantas airline.

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On 11/5/2020 at 6:49 PM, spirit of norm smith said:

BINGO!!!!   As it stands , with Ben Brown in,  this is best 22. 
emergencies - Anb (unlucky to miss out)  Lockhart, Jones, Jetta 
 

this, this should concern absolutely everybody connected to the MFC, we should all be fired up and angry if we go into next year and a player as bang average as ANB is considered unlucky to play 1s in round 1. 

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Were not after Philips so I will change the team.

B: HIBBERD, MAY, LEVER

HB: RIVERS, TOMLINSON, SALEM

C : LANGDON, PETRACCA, BAKER

HF: MELKSHAM, JACKSON, FRITSCH

F: PICKETT, B.BROWN, WEIDEMAN

FOLL: GAWN, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: BRAYSHAW, HARMES, HUNT, HORE

EMERG: JONES, VANDENBERG, SPARROW, M.BROWN

 

Pick 43 is a chance he is the difference between us winning a premiership or not.

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Personal pet peeve: anyone who puts up a best 22 without also listing at least the emergencies (thanks @AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey) but preferably listing the next 8-10.

There are 40ish on a list, and while the top 10-12 are always locks, outside of that there is normally almost always a controversial call. Working out which fringe player was not included is always a pain!

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Cant say I am too thrilled by the best 22''s.     Tomlinson at CHB is depressing.  Need Harrison Petty to have a big summer.

So much will come down to the improvement of Pickett and Luke Jackson. 

Also need to clone Travis Johnstone, he would be the icing on the cake for this team.

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sooo.......

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

impossible to factor in the picks until we know what we're getting really, particularly when the picks are likely (?) to change

 

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