List Mgmt. 2017 Starting 22 | + Trimming the "fat"

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  1. Hazelsnuts

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    Getgaff can go get fisted. - By Dawson.
    Alex Pearce is a walk up - no way Collins gets a gig over him when fit, I'd even put the Logue bull in instead just to get games and awareness into the young fella.
    Hope Bennell can prove the continued talk about him wrong.
    Jon Griff had shown a bit of ticker so far this pre-season, I thought he was gone - glad to be proved wrong.
    Spurr -meh, slow decision making, good short kick but an average leg over 30m.
    Crozier - agree with you there - would be better there in my opinion after what we saw last year.
     
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    Touchy subject
    Thanks for the feedback Haze.

    What's your thoughts about Balic as a best 22? To early, or a good opportunity for him with Ballantyne out indefinitely?
     
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    Typically Lyon would have him play a few wafl games before being an IN.

    I don't see him and Blakely in the forward line as ideal. There would need to be some strategic thinking, but I guess Balic on the bench with Langdon forward is an easy solution.
     
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    Seems pretty accurate , if we don't play at least 1 quality ball user down back though we will be as constipated on the counter as last year


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    Thought I'd have another go at best 22 after an incredible season defining game by the kids. The two assumptions here is that Harley Bennell and Alex Pearce will finally get fit. The other strange one is that Taberner will be the back up ruck and forward ahead of Kersten. In my opinion, Michael Johnson not best 22 anymore. Just reckon, for a number of reasons, that his time has passed. Apart from Sandi Mundy and Spur, this is actually a pretty darn young and fast team, or am I getting ahead of myself?

    Freo Best 22 2017
    Spur. Hamling. Logue
    Tucker A Pearce Sheridan.
    B Hill Mundy S Hill.
    Bennell McCarthy B Grey.
    Walters Taberner Crozier.

    Ruck. Sandi, Fyfe Neale.

    Interchange: Collins, Weller, Blakely, Langdon.
     
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    Seems a bit silly having Collins in ahead of MJ and Ibbotson. His lack of versatility makes him a poor interchange option too. If you are going left field like that would look more to the likes of Ryan, Nyhuis, Duman.

    Taberner over Apeness? Unconvinced.
     
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    Collins hasn't really played enough AFL games for any of us, (including Dockers coaches) to know his true versatility. We would all be guessing. When he plays 50-80 AFL games we might have more of an idea. I watched the replay of the Bulldogs game and thought Michael Johnson played really well in the second half - better than I remembered, so was probably a bit hasty leaving him out of this team, but he's just got to that age where he's getting injured a lot, and if you watch him closely, he's not moving freely at all.
     
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    Going with a best 22 containing 4 key defenders is my main issue. Nothing about Collins screams versatility to me, and if that is what you are looking for I think we have much better options.
     
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    I'm not trying to be funny but there is 3 key position defenders in my 22. Pearce, Hamling and Collins. i wouldn't call Logue or Spur a key position defender.
     
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    I like your 22 gung-ho I think kersten And Ballantyne might need to be squished in there somewhere though but it's hard to take someone out of that team going on what we have seen Maybe bennell if he doesn't recover from his latest setback or tabs if he doesn't perform at afl level etc
     
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    Logue has to become a KPD if he is playing in defence - it's a waste of his versatility and strengths if he isn't imo. I'd even be questioning if just APearce, Hamling and Logue is too clunky in the backline as both Pearce or Hamling rely a fair bit on others to move the ball. I think Logue has to become our future MJ - a key defender that can intercept, can run the ball and is highly capable of rebounding.

    Our Best Backline in Early 2015 - don't think we lost a game with this setup, nor even when APearce was there instead of McPharlin.

    B Spurr McPharlin Duffield
    HB Ibbotson Johnson CPearce

    As soon as you add a 3rd KPD in place of one of those non-KPD players it loses a heap of dynamism. It might have been ok pre 2015 but forward lines are way too mobile to play too many KPDs now. We may as well add Dawson back if we are going to play Collins, APearce, Hamling and Logue all at the same time.
     
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    Wouldn't be astonished if Pearce A became our best bet as a key forward. we seem to have enough options in defence without him.
     
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    Your right but it all depends on match ups. For example this is how Adelaide set up their forwards
    Adelaide forwards
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    Freo backs for example
    Logue. A Pearce. Tucker

    Spurr Hamling. Weller
     
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    He has the potential to be a great swing man
     
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    Yeah I don't mind that line up against tall forward lines too much (Adelaide is one of the biggest isn't it?) but you've effectively replaced Ibbo with Logue, as Ibbo took the 3rd tall in 2015. Ibbo is currently a fair bit more attacking than Logue, and MJ a heap more than Hamling, so you are losing a fair bit of rebound comparatively. I'd argue you could play Logue as the 2nd KPD role, and then add an Ibbo versatile type to take the 3rd tall and you'd have similar rebound ability to that 2015 back line without giving up much defensively. The key is forgetting this stupid concept that you can only match up on a 190cm+ guy with a guy the same height or taller. Despite being maligned at times Ibbo has done a superb job over the years on guys far taller than him.
     
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    I agree , he is actually pretty good . Do your club want him ? his experience might help you win a flag , with nick a legend of marking the ball inside 50 for st kilda. D.pearce + suban = late first round or early second rd pick .
    Fun fact , you know you want to do a deal :).
     
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    I think we might disagree on what constitutes a fact. Nobody has ever disputed that he gets a lot of inside 50's, it's what he does with them that is the issue. If he was a "gun" he wouldn't currently be on the outer.
     
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    So what have we learned so far? Griffen, Dawson, D Pearce, Suban, even Ballas all could be gone next year, will
    struggle to be best 22 in 2018.
    Sutcliffe and Sherro, don't need both, one will suffice, Sutcliffe ahead for now.
    Tabs, Balic have shown enough to be included in our future plans.
    All four mature age recruits have been a success.
    Have to say the team is looking better the longer the season goes, and the changes after losses seem to add not
    subtract, we are now getting off the merry go round.
     
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    Interested in this now, do we go back to more youth again?
    Hopefully by the end of the year each of the bolded have at least got a few games, and underlines have cemented a spot for this season.
    FB - Crozier(Nyhuis), Hamling, Ryan
    HB - Weller, Johnson (Collins), Tucker
    C - B.Hill, Neale, S.Hill
    HF - Walters, Fyfe, Bennell
    FF - McCarthy, Tabs, Grey (DeLuca)
    FOL - Sandi(Darcy), Blakely, Mundy
    INT - Langdon, Kersten, Hughes, Balic(Logue)(Cox)

    Most prevalent Changes really are a lot of the older guys come out (D.Pearce, Sutcliffe, Sheridan, Ballas, Spurr, Ibbo) types, and a few younger guys get extra goes in a few different areas.

    I would love to see each of the smalls in my Forward line spending midfield time, with Fyfe/Mundy/Neale/B.Hill/Weller/Crozier/Langdon, all swining forward at times. I think we should be giving guys like Crozier/Weller a role off half back, but spending little burst periods on the ball and forward to add versatility and class to other areas of the ground.
    Tucker I really liked off Half-back, but he reeks of class and should also get small stints through the midfield.
    Wouldn't be opposed to seeing Walters have short stints off half-back as I feel his almost 'arrogance' with the ball could be match winning, he backs himself to pull off kicks that others wouldn't.

    Overall I think we need to go even more extreme with the Mundy/Fyfe/Neale forward tactic, and allow every player capable to run through multiple positions for small periods of the game, as it may lose us a couple of games but will add plenty of versatility and unpredictability in the future, as well as keep legs fresh for big last quarters.

    I also would not be opposed to resting Sandi every 4/5 weeks, regardless of his health, so he can stay home with family rather than travel, and Darcy gets a bit of experience, + our midfield is introduced to the possibility of playing without an armchair ride all the time.

    Kersten, Tabs and McCarthy each have a fair way to go as individuals, and even further as a trio, but they are our best options and Kersten+McCarthy have benefitted hugely from Tabs spot in the team. Fyfe would obviously play a lot of midfield as well, but could benefit from going forward a bit with more of a license to take the game on this year, as he seems to be doubting himself more than he does at his best.
     
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