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mcluggage and macrae are inside mids, as is parish up forward - petracca you can get away with in that half forward position as he does at least rotate forward

but, tbh, this is more in keeping with all-oztrayan teams in reality; players placed out of position for no other reason than 'they have had a really good season!'

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Just now, Demonland said:

I actually meant Langdon.

The Ls got me I think. Can't blame it on Auto Correct.

Further to this All-Australian teams always ignore actual wingman. Langdon is a genuine old fashioned wingman and is so important to our team and is one of the reasons we're in the position we're in at the moment.

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2 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Langdon will be there by end of the year. Will definitely be in the team of 40. 

He will be in the extended 40 man squad you would think if he maintains this form.

But not the best 22. Unfortunately the 'wing' role isn't of significance to the AA team as its just 'midfield' hence why no pure wingers ever really get in. Its all centre square midfielders.

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I'd go Langdon in for May. Andrews to full back, Macrae to the bench.

Half forwards and wingmen get no love from a lot of selectors.

I'm ok with it if they are naming Bont and Petracca at half forward and Duncan and McCluggage on the wings. But there needs to be a minimum game time played in the position and there needs to be at least consideration for the best guys in each role.


 

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1 minute ago, Yung Blood said:

He will be in the extended 40 man squad you would think if he maintains this form.

But not the best 22. Unfortunately the 'wing' role isn't of significance to the AA team as its just 'midfield' hence why no pure wingers ever really get in. Its all centre square midfielders.

Historically i agree. But listening to nick r (one of the aa selectors), he seemed pretty forthright he at least will be selecting wingman for his team. (Specifically Langdon).

Recent rule changes have increased the values of wingers and there's a chance a few of the selectors pick em. 

Mccluggage (hes played more inside recently but its not a shock him on a wing) and Langdon for mine. 

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I personally don't care how many MFC players are named as AA's so long as the current MFC players can say they are premiership players.

I remember Gary Lyon's comment when introduce on the footy show as 6 times AA said I would give them all up to be called a Premiership player.

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As mentioned, Langdon should be at least on the bench.

Gripes;

1) Too many inside mids: 

im ok with both Parish and Petracca being named at HFF, but not if the bench has Wines and Lyons. Way too many inside players.

2) Too many tall defenders:

May, Weitering, Lever, Stewart, Harris-Andrews. Pick 3. Who locks down on the small forward? 

3) Lack of runners:

Too many talls and inside players on the bench. Langdon would help.

4) Coach/Captain:

Clearly Goodwin and Gawn. Name them now to give them the recognition.

Edit: Gawn has been named captain. My bad.

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7 hours ago, layzie said:

Fair team I think.

Parrish forward makes me giggle.

Parish deserves to be in the 22 but not as a forward. It makes me furious when they put genuine midfielders as forwards to fit extra mids in the side.

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47 minutes ago, chookrat said:

Parish deserves to be in the 22 but not as a forward. It makes me furious when they put genuine midfielders as forwards to fit extra mids in the side.

Exactly, should be in for sure. You can kind of get away with it sometimes but he's kicked 5 goals for the year no one will buy it.

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13 hours ago, Demonland said:

Further to this All-Australian teams always ignore actual wingman. Langdon is a genuine old fashioned wingman and is so important to our team and is one of the reasons we're in the position we're in at the moment.

And Brayshaw must be close to the second best true winger.

12 hours ago, DeeZone said:

I think that Robbo’s team is far superior.???

???

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Reiwoldt while On the Coach recognised the re emergence of the role of wingers and will pick them ahead on ballers as part of his AA selector role ... was also positive about lingers chances

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