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Langdon should be but will be a Treloar/Mcrae type on the wing because the AA selectors have no balls to pick people based on positions.

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Clarry is currently 3rd in overall possessions, first in contested possessions and 5th in clearances in the league. He’s a red hot chance on those numbers alone, and that’s after a poor week last week. 

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4 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Five Demons in this team... but how can you write an article on the current AA team and not mention Lever once?

 

https://themongrelpunt.com/afl-season-2021/2021/04/28/rolling-all-australian-team-round-six1/

Clayton Oliver currently second in the Age footballer of the year!

FWIW If we continue with our stellar year we should have these probables Oliver, Gawn, Trac, May, Salem and Langdon

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8 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Clayton Oliver currently second in the Age footballer of the year!

FWIW If we continue with our stellar year we should have these probables Oliver, Gawn, Trac, May, Salem and Langdon

...and Lever must also be a chance.

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Due to our 6-0 start, most mock teams with be biased toward us and the Bulldogs.
With that said, the following Demons would be safely in the squad:

May (though last years omission gave me pause for thought)
Lever
Salem
Langdon
Oliver
Petracca
Gawn

From that list, Petracca and Gawn's high profiles, coupled with stellar form, would put them safely in the team.
They're both now at a standard and reputation that they're pencilled in before the season even starts.

The next rung would be OliverLever and May.  All three have high profiles, have been promoted by the media and, in the case of Oliver and Lever, have made the squad/team before.

You're then left with Salem and Langdon, who are currently playing at AA standard, but don't have the media attention at this stage or a run of consecutive years where they are in All Australian contention. 

 

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IMO in the squad of 40 we would currently have 

Lever, Oliver, Trac, Langdon, Gawn, May, Salem, Pickett

with

May, Lever, Salem, Langdon, Trac and Gawn all in, and Oliver also would be close

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After 17 rounds things have changed a bit from when this thread was created.

May, Lever, Gawn, Trac, Oliver and Salem would be near certainties for the 22 you'd think. Most of them could sit the rest of the season out and still make the squad. 

Langdon, Fritsch and Kozi have fallen away a bit but have still had fantastic individual seasons. 

Steven May should also get a retrospective jersey for 2020. It's criminal that he's never been AA or played a final in ten years. Both about to change. 

 

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Gawn should be Captain.  He's an outstanding leader.  His post game interview on Fox Footy was a gem. The way he spoke about Kozzy Pickett - the players in that team must love running out with big Maxy every week.  And what he does on the field week in week out is extraordinary. Lever, Oliver, Petracca and May are all walk ups.  Salem had a few off weeks post injury but he's back now.  Probably he makes it too.  That'll be it I'd say.  6 is a pretty good result.

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I'd go with May, Lever, Salem, Langdon, Petracca, Gawn and Oliver.

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4 hours ago, Dwight Schrute said:

I'd go with. 

Lever, Oliver, Petracca, Gawn  

May would be stiff to miss but there are some really good full backs this year

I agree there are some good full backs out there, but it's no coincedence we're the stingiest defence in the league. That's got to see both May and Lever in key defence roles IMHO.

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Oliver, Trac, Gawn a lock. Salem could be unlucky as they love to fill the half backline with midfielders. 

Lever and May statistically have to be in that backline. If May doesn't make the AA team this year, you may as well burn the joint down.

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Based on the first 17 rounds, Petracca, Oliver and Salem have to be locks. You'd expect at least one of May and Lever to be there as well. While Gawn probably hasn't been as spectacular as he was early in the season, he's still been very good. If he doesn't get his fifth All-Australian selection this year, I'll be pretty surprised.

Tmac and Langdon should be considered outside chances.

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i honestly don't think Trac makes it this season, i think it is he OR oliver not both and i think oliver has had the superior year. with midfielders if you're the best in your side you attract so much of the footy and stand out more easily. 

i think its hard to go past Bont, Oliver, Lyons, Walsh (W), Wines, Touk, Macrae (W), Parish without throwing him to a cheeky flank, but imo probably hasn't starred as much as some people seem to think. he'd be more in the guthrie, mccluggage, steele, discussion which is more your 40 squad but miss the cut.

Gawn, Lever, May, Oliver for mine

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Squad wise, I'd expect to see Gawn, Petracca, Oliver, May, Lever and Salem. Unless Fritsch, TMac, Pickett or Langdon fly home over the final six games I don't think they'll make the squad.

As to the 22, if the season ended now I'd have Gawn, May, Lever and Salem in it, and then probably one of Petracca and Oliver - whilst both are deserving, there are a stack of midfielders in AA form this year and it wouldn't surprise me at all if Oliver misses out (given the media love Trac).

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I think they will rob each other’s of chances, although Adelaide once had 8 in the squad, and Sydney had the most in the team with 5 in 2016 (note I only went back as far as 2011). FWIW I find Lever and May super hard to split, Lever organizes things very well, May has the most responsibility. On balance since I am not King Solomon I would go with May, as I think it is the rest of the back six that allow Lever to do what he does (which he does very well).

The comp is tight enough that the last 6 games will make a power of difference.

Squad

Gawn, Langdon Oliver May Lever Salem Petracca

Team

Gawn Oliver Petracca May

If it was position based 

add Langdon Lever and Salem

 

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Gawn is so far ahead of any ruckman this year that even if he isn’t having the best year there isn’t anyone close to taking that ruck spot off him. 

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