Prediction 2019 Best 22

jackcass

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I think he certainly has more chances in the AFL, just struggle to see who he replaces?

With Beams, Adams, Treloar, Sier guaranteed to split inside midfield minutes; Sidebottom, Pendlebury, Phillips guaranteed to split outside midfield minutes, the midfield department is 100% saturated. There're 5 onfield minute spots, which means at least 2 of them will have to play from bench.

This means that Hoskin-Elliot, De Goey, Stephensen, thomas, who are all proven goal kicking performers with good durability taking up 4/4 of the onfield forward spots.

So essentially, for Elliot to play, he will be fighting for one of the remaining 2 bench spots, one of which needs to be allocated to a defence player.

Varcoe as a dominant finals player and flexibility to play half-back/wing/half forward with good tackling pressure will take up the defence bench spot.

So essentially, Elliot will be fighting for that last bench spot vs Mayne vs Moore vs Roughhead vs Scharenberg vs Greenwood vs Aish etc etc depending on our starting lineup, all of which are more versatile than Elliot.

If it's Mayne vs Elliot, I'm going with Mayne every single time. Mayne is a solid role player, and we have a team full of offensive match winners all across the ground. We want selfless tackling pressure and 1%ers from the last bench player. Mayne is that person, Elliot is not.

Elliot if fit will play some games next year, but if it was up to me I wouldn't be selecting too many of those offensive players that can't run both ways.
Seriously? I must have been watching a completely different Elliott. He's a match winner and 1 of our best pressure forwards. He's getting a game in my side every day of the week if fit. I'd include him before any of Thomas, Stephenson, and Varcoe.
 
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Thedivided

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LOL, and here I was thinking that the squad wasn't even named to late August.
Am I missing something? Am i missing the part where everyone else makes predictions? I think I'd value Wayne Carey and paul roos opinion on tom Phillips form during the year to your own, but hey if you wanna believe he was so bad that's your opinion.
 

Kappa

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Seriously? I must have been watching a completely different Elliott. He's a match winner and 1 of our best pressure forwards. He's getting a game in my side every day of the week if fit. I'd include him before any of Thomas, Stephenson, and Varcoe.
He was a few years ago.

Much like Reid, remains to be seen if he'll ever get back on the field in a meaningful matter
 

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jackcass

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Am I missing something? Am i missing the part where everyone else makes predictions? I think I'd value Wayne Carey and paul roos opinion on tom Phillips form during the year to your own, but hey if you wanna believe he was so bad that's your opinion.
You, Roos, Carey predict AA, I predict not close, you, Roos and Carey wrong, me right. Strange you wouldn't want to get an opinion from someone who is actually right but there you go.

Happy for you to show where I've been anything other than balanced in my views of Phillips, criticism and praise both meted dependant upon performance.
 

ride56

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Really?!

You (and everyone else here frothing over our star studded defense and spine for next year) must have been sleeping in 2011 then...

B: C.Tarrant N.Brown N.Maxwell
HB: H.Shaw B.Reid H.O'Brien
C: S.Sidebottom S.Pendlebury D.Beams
HF: A.Didak T.Cloke D.Thomas
F: L.Davis C.Dawes A.Krakouer
R: D.Jolly D.Swan L.Ball
INT: S.Wellingham B.Johnson T.Goldsack L.Brown
Emerg: J.Blair A.Toovey B.Macaffer
Why not 2010? We won that year remember
 

Peter Sidorkiewicz

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B: Langdon _ Dunn _ Crisp
HB: Maynard _ Moore _ Howe
C: Pendlebury _ Adams _ Sidebottom
HF: Hoskin-Elliott _ Cox _ Thomas
F: Stephenson _ DeGoey _ Elliott
FOLL: Grundy _ Treloar _ Beams
INTER: Varcoe _ Greenwood _ Phillips _ Sier

VFL
B: Scharenberg _ Goldsack _ Appleby
HB: Quaynor _ Magden _ Kelly
C: Wells _ Wills _ Mayne
HF: T.Brown _ Mihocek _ Murphy
F: Daicos _ Reid _ Crocker
FOLL: Roughead _ C.Brown _ Aish
INTER: Murray _ Broomhead _ Atu _ Lynch _ Tohill _ Keane
 

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B. M Scharenberg ~ L Dunn ~ T Langdon

HB. J Howe ~ D Moore ~ J Crisp

C. S Sidebottom ~ A Treloar ~ D Beams

HF. D Wells ~ J De Goey ~ J Stephenson

F. J Elliott ~ M Cox ~ W Hoskin-Elliott

R. B Grundy ~ S Pendlebury (c) ~ T Adams

I. B Sier ~ T Varcoe ~ B Maynard ~ T Phillips

C. N Buckley

E. B Mihocek, C Mayne, N Murphy, J Thomas


Collingwood II


B. F Appelby ~ W Kelly ~ S Murray

HB. I Quaynor ~ B Reid ~ T Goldsack (c)

C. J Aish ~ C Brown ~ C Mayne

HF. N Murphy ~ B Mihocek ~ J Thomas

F. B Crocker ~ J Roughead ~ J Daicos

R. M Lynch ~ R Wills ~ L Greenwood

I. J Madgen ~ T Broomhead ~ T Brown ~ A Bosenavulagi


E. A Tohill, M Keane, J Marsh*

* for Murray if required.
 
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partypie

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If everyone is available / fit and in form then:

AFL
B: Maynard - Dunn - Crisp
HB: Langdon - Moore - Howe
C: Pendlebury - Adams - Sidebottom
HF: Hoskin-Elliott - Cox - Wells
F: Stephenson - DeGoey - Elliott
FOLL: Grundy - Treloar - Beams
INT: Varcoe - Thomas - Roughead - Phillips

VFL
B: Scharenberg - Goldsack - Appleby
HB: Quaynor - Magden - Murray
C: Mayne - Greenwood - Aish
HF: T. Brown - Mihocek - Murphy
F: Daicos - Reid - Broomhead
FOLL: Lynch - Sier - C. Brown
INT: Wills, Crocker, Kelly, Atu, Tohill, Keane
 
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jjsmitty8

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If everyone is available / fit and in form then:

AFL
B: Maynard - Dunn - Crisp
HB: Langdon - Moore - Howe
C: Pendlebury - Adams - Sidebottom
HF: Hoskin-Elliott - Cox - Wells
F: Stephenson - DeGoey - Elliott
FOLL: Grundy - Treloar - Beams
INT: Varcoe - Thomas - Roughead - Phillips

VFL
B: Scharenberg - Goldsack - Appleby
HB: Quaynor - Magden - Murray
C: Phillips - Mayne - Aish
HF: T. Brown - Mihocek - Murphy
F: Daicos - Reid - Broomhead
FOLL: Lynch - Sier - C. Brown
INT: Wills, Crocker, Kelly, Atu, Tohill, Keane
Big weekend for Flipper. Doing the old Tony Armstrong 8 quarter effort?
 

MoreMoore

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AFL
B: Langdon _ Dunn _ Crisp
HB: Maynard _ Moore _ Howe
C: Pendlebury _ Adams _ Sidebottom
HF: Hoskin-Elliott _ Cox _ Thomas
F: Stephenson _ DeGoey _ Elliott
FOLL: Grundy _ Treloar _ Beams
INTER: Varcoe _ Greenwood _ Phillips _ Sier

VFL
B: Scharenberg _ Goldsack _ Appleby
HB: Quaynor _ Magden _ Kelly
C: Wells _ Wills _ Mayne
HF: T.Brown _ Mihocek _ Murphy
F: Daicos _ Reid _ Crocker
FOLL: Roughead _ C.Brown _ Aish
INTER: Murray _ Broomhead _ Atu _ Lynch _ Tohill _ Keane
VFL side would beat Gold Coast
 

Stoods

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B: Langdon - Dunn - Maynard
HB: Crisp - Moore - Howe
C: Phillips - Pendlebury - Sidebottom
HF: WHE - Mihocek - Stephenson
F: De Goey - Cox - Elliott
R: Grundy - Adams - Beams

INT: Treloar - Sier - Varcoe - Thomas

Wow that is beyond hard. If we have a good run with injuries the selectors have got it extremely tough, players like Mayne, Wells, Reid, Roughead, Aish, Greenwood a lot of people could argue should be in there, then you have players like Quaynor/Appleby/Brown etc if they have really good pre season and JLT series could put their hands up to.

This is the most confident i have felt in our list leading into a season for a long time, so much talent
 
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