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Best 22 for Round 1


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B: Lever, May, Bowey

HB: Salem, Turner, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Hunter

HF: Viney, McDonald, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, van Rooyen, Chandler

FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Pickett

IC: Grundy, Sparrow, Jordon, Rivers

SUB: Melksham

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28 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

B: Lever, May, Bowey

HB: Salem, Turner, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Hunter

HF: Viney, McDonald, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, van Rooyen, Chandler

FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Pickett

IC: Grundy, Sparrow, Jordon, Rivers

SUB: Melksham

No Petty???

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25 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Gone very early!

 Harmes, bbb, petty, schache, spargo and several others say ‘hi’!

think there will be some interesting changes this year. 

If Schache starts round 1 we are in serious injury trouble for the start of the season.  Same with Melksham.

 

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B: Lever,  May,  Bowey

HB: Salem,  Petty,  Brayshaw

C: Langdon,  Petracca,  Hunter

HF: Harmes, McDonald, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, van Rooyen, Pickett       

FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Viney

IC: Grundy, Sparrow, Spargo, Rivers

 

EMG Sestan, Jordon, Brown, Turner

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Bowey for Hibberd

Interesting... not impossible

Petty obviously needs to be included.

I'd question Melksham as the sub baring in mind that there is no longer a medical requirement for substitution. The old mantra when there was a similar sub rule was young fresh legs for the last quarter. Chandler fits that description but you already have him in the side.

Not sure ANB is a lock.

Given only one official practice match and no VFL games until Round 3 the intra club scratch matches assume some significance in determining the make up of the team.

Going to be an interesting battle for 4-5 spots

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3 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

B: Lever, May, Bowey

HB: Salem, Turner, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Hunter

HF: Viney, McDonald, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, van Rooyen, Chandler

FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Pickett

IC: Grundy, Sparrow, Jordon, Rivers

SUB: Melksham

Substitute Van Royen for Jordan, add BBB. Petty obviously takes Turners place ! Tactical Sub Harmesy and thats my team also for round 1 2023!

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All righty then, let's see...

B:         Bowey      Petty        Lever

HB:      Salem       May        Rivers

C:        Langdon  Petracca   Brayshaw

HF:      Grundy   [BBB/TMC]     Hunter

F:         Pickett    Van Rooyen    Fritsch

Foll:      Gawn       Oliver            Viney

and your favourites of Tomlinson, Harmes, Jordon, Neal-Bullen, Spargo, Smith, Sparrow, Laurie, Dunstan, Melksham.

I'm tipping only one of Brown and McDonald will be in the round one team and that Van Rooyen will be ahead of the other.

Grundy will be playing the traditional role of rucking half-forward/third tall!

Langdon will have a wing left as open as possible while Brayshaw will take a wing-to-defence and Hunter will take a wing-to-attack role on the more congested side (i.e., the side May always kicks out to!)

I think Laurie might sneak in if his practice games are good enough, becoming a dedicated small defender and pushing Rivers to the bench as another reasonably flexible runner.

I think we may yet see Tomlinson string a chunk of games together as Goodwin has a go at positional moves, trying to confuse opponents and test out the best way to use Gawn/Grundy and maybe induct Petty as a swingman option.

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Yeah I forgot Petty

B: Lever, May, Bowey

HB: Salem, Turner, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Hunter

HF: Viney, McDonald, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, van Rooyen, Petty

FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Pickett

IC: Grundy, Sparrow, Chandler, Rivers

SUB: Melksham

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B - (24) Rivers, (1) May, (8) Lever
HB - (3) Salem, (35) Petty, (10) Brayshaw
C: (12) Hunter, (13) Oliver, (15) Langdon
HF - (9) Spargo, (2) van Rooyen, (30) Neal-Bullen
F - (31) Fritsch, (25) McDonald, (36) Pickett
RU - (11) Gawn, (5) Petracca, (7) Viney
IC - (6) Grundy, (32) Sparrow, (17) Bowey, (4) Harmes
SUB - (22) Howes

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Reserves

B: McVee, Adams, D.Smith

HB: Rivers, Tomlinson, Hibberd

C: Howes, Dunstan, Woewodin

HF: Laurie, Schache, Melksham

F: Spargo, Brown, Jefferson

FOLL: Verrall, Harmes, Hunter

IC: Sestan, Moniz-Wakefield, Farris-White, K.Turner or Burgoyne

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I've changed the side again

B: Lever, May, Bowey

HB: Salem, D.Turner, Brayshaw

C: Langdon, Petracca, Jordon

HF: Viney, McDonald, Neal-Bullen

F: Fritsch, van Rooyen, Petty

FOLL: Gawn, Oliver, Pickett

IC: Grundy, Sparrow, Chandler, J.Smith

SUB: Melksham

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My best 23 are :

B: Rivers May Lever,

HB: Salem Petty Hibberd

C: Hunter Oliver Langdon

HF: Fritsch Gawn  T.Mac

FF: Pickett   Brown  Chandler 

R: Grundy Petracca  Viney,

I: Van Rooyen , Sparrow, J.Smith, Harmes, Brayshaw

 

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1 hour ago, Wilson7 said:

B - (24) Rivers, (1) May, (8) Lever
HB - (3) Salem, (35) Petty, (10) Brayshaw
C: (12) Hunter, (13) Oliver, (15) Langdon
HF - (9) Spargo, (2) van Rooyen, (30) Neal-Bullen
F - (31) Fritsch, (25) McDonald, (36) Pickett
RU - (11) Gawn, (5) Petracca, (7) Viney
IC - (6) Grundy, (32) Sparrow, (17) Bowey, (4) Harmes
SUB - (22) Howes

Appreciate that you included the numbers, Wilson.

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12 hours ago, drdrake said:

If Schache starts round 1 we are in serious injury trouble for the start of the season.  Same with Melksham.

 

With 5 interchange I don't necessarily agree. You don't always select the 19th to 23rd best player for the interchange positions.

Much can depend upon form injury a horses for courses need and heaven forbid Goody and Selection Committee opening their eyes to our top 30 players and not the 23 heroes that famously won our 13th flag. Let's hope this is the direction all season where players are rewarded with AFL selection and our depth proves that our list is 32 deep rather than 23!!

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5 hours ago, jayceebee31 said:

My best 23 are :

B: Rivers May Lever,

HB: Salem Petty Hibberd

C: Hunter Oliver Langdon

HF: Fritsch Gawn  T.Mac

FF: Pickett   Brown  Chandler 

R: Grundy Petracca  Viney,

I: Van Rooyen , Sparrow, J.Smith, Harmes, Brayshaw

 

Change Gawn on HF line to FPocket and Chandler to FFlank in Tmacs possie and Tmac is CH F. Much better balanced 

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