2017 AFL State of Origin team selections

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Put it out there
  1. Jascave

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    Even though the AFL no longer wants to have State of Origin on its calendar, just for fun, say they have decided to bring it back.

    The teams are:

    -Victoria Metro.
    -Victoria Country
    -South Australia
    -Western Australia
    -NSW
    -ACT
    -Tasmania
    -Northern Territory

    The teams would consist of the following:

    -Starting 18
    -6 interchange
    -6 emergencies
    -1 coach (must not be an AFL club coach, which means coaches such as Hawthorn's Alastair Clarkson are ineligible for selection).

    The 8 teams will split into two divisions of 4.

    DIVISION 1:
    Vic Metro
    Vic Country
    SA
    WA

    DIVISION 2:
    Tasmania
    NSW
    ACT
    Northern Territory

    The teams will play each other once, with the top 2 facing off to play off for their respective division titles.

    So, if you were a selector for ie SA, who would you pick to represent the Croweaters?
     

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  2. billy fragos

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    SA

    B: Andrew Mackie - Heath Grundy - Jack Hombsch

    HB: Brodie Smith - Phil Davis - Rory Laird

    C: Brad Ebert - Bryce Gibbs - Chad Wingard

    HF: Daniel Menzel - Justin Westhoff - Orazio Fantasia

    F: Eddie Betts - Brett Eddy - Paul Puopolo

    R: Brodie Grundy - Lachie Neale - Jack Viney

    Int: Sam Jacobs - Luke Dunstan - Luke Brown - Bernie Vince

    Strengths

    - Best selection of small forwards of any state in Betts, Menzel, Fantasia, Puopolo and Wingard.
    - Defence is decent. Davis, Laird and Mackie are arguably in AA form right now while Smith is thereabouts. Grundy and Hombsch are solid talls.
    - 2 of the top 5 ruck-men in the AFL with Jacobs and Grundy.
    - Enough top end midfielders to be competitive with Gibbs, Neale, Viney, Vince and Ebert who is in good form at the moment.

    Weaknesses

    - Key forwards. Westhoff leads the attack at CHF with 1 goal for the year and (yes I'm being serious) Brett Eddy is probably the best key forward SA has right now, and he was just omitted.
    - Depth, everywhere.

    Realistically we would be destroyed by Vic and WA and probably even NSW. SA has had top draft picks in recent years but many of these fade into forgotten players, Toumpas, Dunstan, Aish, Scharenberg, Mayes, Menzel (Troy), Durdin (maybe a bit harsh). Hopefully some of these guys can develop into elite players in the later stages of their careers along with the upcoming contingent of Francis, Milera, Burton, Hayward etc.
     
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  3. baaaall!

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    No Queensland?
     
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    Round four is a bit early for this.
     
  5. Stevi_Tigers

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    pretty shit side if brett eddy is in the team
     
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    Also NSW/ACT are always together.
     
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    Brett Eddy isn't even South Australian.
     
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    Can NT and ACT even field a team?
     
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    • racism
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    Almost there.
     
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    where's anzac day at?
     
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    Where are ___________ at?
     
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    Brett Eddy is Victorian. As is Jack Viney, who didn't move to SA until he was 14. He's a vic metro boy.

    Vic Metro:

    FB: Michael Hurley - Daniel Talia - Nick Smith
    HB: Heath Shaw - Jackson Trengove - Jack Newnes
    MF: Dustin Martin - Rory Sloane - Andrew Gaff
    HF: Toby Greene - Jeremy Cameron - Robbie Gray
    FF: Joe Daniher - Tom Lynch - Christian Petracca
    OB: Todd Goldstein - Josh P Kennedy - Daniel Hannebery
    IC: Tom Rockliff - Luke Parker - Dylan Shiel - Marc Murphy
     
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    Shouldn't Cameron be country?
     
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    You're right. Hm. Slide Patton in at FF and Lynch to CHF
     
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    WA beats this
     
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    WA midfield sucks compared to Vic
     
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    State of Origin is dead and it's not coming back. Players have no commitment or desire to put their hands up when the time comes, they are all talk!

    NRL love it and to them it's a privilege to be apart of, major difference. End this thread as it's not coming back to AFL
     
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    For some reason I thought Dusty Martin was Vic Country? Didnt he play in Castlemaine?
     
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    So you are the one that gets to dictate what is and what is not allowed to be discussed on bigfooty?
     
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    Yeah but lets face it there's no less point to fawning over imaginary SOO sides than fawning over imaginary AA sides.
     
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    and at least with imaginary State of Origin sides you can discuss imaginary matches.
     
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    Not if you count IR.
     
  23. gillo94

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    This has to be the 1039873663 thread on state of origin
     
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    I'd rather watch the AA squad split into 2 teams and play each other.
     
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    You can discuss imaginary matches with the AA team. Very, very one sided matches, but matches all the same.