Strategy 2017 || Let's construct our best 22 || Part 4: Interchange (and emergencies)

Our best four to make up the interchange?


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Headless

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Part 1 (midfielders) can be found here.
Part 2 (defenders) can be found here.
Part 3 (forwards) can be found here.

The last poll (forward six) produced the following results:

1. Jack Watts - 66 (100.0%)
2. Jesse Hogan - 65 (98.5%)
3. Jeff Garlett - 63 (95.5%)
4. Christian Petracca - 59 (89.4%)
5. Dean Kent - 58 (87.9%)
6. Cam Pedersen - 38 (57.6%)

7. Sam Weideman - 17 (25.8%)
8. Aaron vandenBerg - 7 (10.6%)
9. Ben Kennedy - 6 (9.1%)
10. Angus Brayshaw - 4 (6.1%)
11. Christian Salem - 2 (3.0%)
11. Jay Kennedy-Harris - 2 (3.0%)
13. Billy Stretch - 1 (1.5%) #backbilly
13. Mitch Hannan - 1 (1.5%)
13. Tomas Bugg - 1 (1.5%)
13. Tim Smith - 1 (1.5%)


I've taken the liberty of positioning those six on the field, leaving us with:

FB || Neville Jetta | Oscar McDonald | Tom McDonald
HB || Jayden Hunt | Sam Frost | Michael Hibberd
C || Jordan Lewis | Clayton Oliver | Dom Tyson
HF || Christian Petracca | Jesse Hogan | Dean Kent
FF || Jeff Garlett | Cam Pedersen | Jack Watts
R || Max Gawn | Nathan Jones | Jack Viney
INT || Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith

E || Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith

In this (fourth and final) poll, we're selecting our interchange, so:
  • 4x interchange
  • And the next three in the poll will make up the emergency list
Assume all players are fully fit. Apologies to Liam Hulett, Mitch King, Pat McKenna, Lachlan Filipovic and Corey Maynard, who couldn't fit into the poll. Enjoy! :footy:
 

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Headless

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I went:

INT: Salem - Stretch - Brayshaw - Melksham
E: Vince - vandenBerg - Harmes

EDIT: Also, a reminder of our team from this time last year:

B: Neville Jetta | Lynden Dunn (vc) | Colin Garland
HB: Christian Salem | Tom McDonald | Tomas Bugg
C: Dom Tyson | Bernie Vince | Angus Brayshaw
HF: Christian Petracca | Cam Pedersen | Dean Kent
F: Jeff Garlett | Jesse Hogan | Jack Watts
R: Max Gawn | Nathan Jones (c) | Jack Viney
I/C: Aaron vandenBerg | Sam Frost | Jack Grimes | James Harmes
 

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saj_21

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I had Milkshake instead of Vince.

I fell dirty now, i need to wash
Watching some games from last year over the Christmas break and noticed some ordinary form from Bernie. A victim of his own high standards, but if he replicates some of that poor form I wouldn't be surprised to see him out of the side.
 

schmuttt

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Pretty straight forward this one.

I had Milkshake instead of Vince.

I fell dirty now, i need to wash
Vince won't miss round 1 but reckon Melksham will play, Goody loves him and we have a couple guys who may miss with injury.

Watching some games from last year over the Christmas break and noticed some ordinary form from Bernie. A victim of his own high standards, but if he replicates some of that poor form I wouldn't be surprised to see him out of the side.
If we keep playing him in defence for some reason he will be lucky to get another contract for 2018.

Be interesting to see what our side looks like in round 1 because I think Kent and Tyson must have big injury clouds, especially Kent. If those two missed round 1 I'd say Harmes and Melksham play.
 

Xhoquelin

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Simply put, one can't not pick Stretch and Salem. Stretch offers that gut running off the wing. Salem has the best kick at the club bar Lewis.
I picked Gus because I think he can offer some inside grunt, but I wouldn't be slightly surprised that if it comes down to Gus vs Melksham, Goody will pick Melksham to start with. For Gus to become an elite midfielder, he will have to develop an outside game to compliment his suicide attack on the footy as he has great pace and good skills. Obviously it is ideal to give Gus 22 games this year development wise but he's gonna have to display good form otherwise he
Vince was the other but I can definitely see Harmes replacing him this year. Both good marks, Harmes more pace and Vince is a liability in defence.
In fact, I think Pedo, Lewis, Tyson, Garlett all have debatable job security given the depth in our list. If one of them isn't performing well there will definitely be someone in the VFL to replace them. Untouchables are Viney, Jones(it's a given he will put everything in week in week out anyway), Gawn, Hogan, Watts, Jetta, TMac, and Petracca and Oliver
 

Marc_Remillard

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Simply put, one can't not pick Stretch and Salem. Stretch offers that gut running off the wing. Salem has the best kick at the club bar Lewis.
I picked Gus because I think he can offer some inside grunt, but I wouldn't be slightly surprised that if it comes down to Gus vs Melksham, Goody will pick Melksham to start with. For Gus to become an elite midfielder, he will have to develop an outside game to compliment his suicide attack on the footy as he has great pace and good skills. Obviously it is ideal to give Gus 22 games this year development wise but he's gonna have to display good form otherwise he
Vince was the other but I can definitely see Harmes replacing him this year. Both good marks, Harmes more pace and Vince is a liability in defence.
In fact, I think Pedo, Lewis, Tyson, Garlett all have debatable job security given the depth in our list. If one of them isn't performing well there will definitely be someone in the VFL to replace them. Untouchables are Viney, Jones(it's a given he will put everything in week in week out anyway), Gawn, Hogan, Watts, Jetta, TMac, and Petracca and Oliver
Interesting, i have Tyson as a very important part of our midfield
 

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