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Strategy 2019 | Let's Construct Our Best 22 | Part 1: Midfielders

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Headless, Nov 25, 2018.

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Which six players should fill the midfield positions in 2019?

  1. #2 Nathan Jones

    37.7%
  2. #3 Christian Salem

    11.5%
  3. #4 James Harmes

    93.4%
  4. #5 Christian Petracca

    4.9%
  5. #6 Jordan Lewis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. #7 Jack Viney

    96.7%
  7. #9 Charlie Spargo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. #10 Angus Brayshaw

    96.7%
  9. #11 Max Gawn

    96.7%
  10. #13 Clayton Oliver

    98.4%
  11. #14 Michael Hibberd

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. #15 Billy Stretch

    1.6%
  13. #20 Corey Maynard

    1.6%
  14. #22 Aaron vandenBerg

    8.2%
  15. #24 Jay Kennedy Harris

    1.6%
  16. #29 Jayden Hunt

    1.6%
  17. #30 Alex Neal-Bullen

    3.3%
  18. #31 Bayley Fritsch

    14.8%
  19. #33 Oskar Baker

    1.6%
  20. #42 Josh Wagner

    1.6%
  21. #? Braydon Preuss

    1.6%
  22. #? Kade Kolodjashnij

    24.6%
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  1. Topkent

    Topkent Premium Platinum

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    The argument for having 2 fat side wingers would be a left and a right footer so we can change up the attack.

    We had the most inside 50s last year but lost a few games where we dominated the inside 50 count.
    We were the best transition side in the AFL last year. Adding May and KK will cover Salems kicking down back ( Mays a beautiful kick) and it allows Salem to try and get more I50s. I don't think you have to be fast to be a winger at all. As long as you can get the ball around the 70m mark turn and deliver you will be damaging.

    Salem did look good last year behind the footy and if we are under pressure I can see the benefit in him going behind the footy. But during the moments we are pushed right up the field and struggling with clean entries surely someone can cover his man while he pushes up.

    Worth a look for mine anyway.
     
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  2. Headless

    Headless Brownlow Medallist

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    Can KK make a late charge? Otherwise our starting six is looking pretty set.
     
  3. honeybadger

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    C: Fritsch Viney Harmes
    R: Gawn Oliver Brayshaw

    Think KK is more suited to the backline than Fritsch being slightly bigger bodied, however could easily line up with both on the wing and one of the mids starting elsewhere and swapping in.
     
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    Xhoquelin All Australian

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    Stretch on a wing for mine. By far the most natural winger. Jury very much out on Jones/Fritsch/Salem on the wing IMO. Jones needs to lose some weight, Fritsch needs to just get better and gain pace, Salem is better suited down back and probably lacks pace too. Stretch is the best runner out of the lot and has strong decision making going inside fifty which we definitely need.

    Given how many of our players can play all over the ground, I’d like to play one specialist player in our weakest position on the wing.

    KK hasn’t played wing much but has the tools; very much possible that he plays wing. But it’s between KK and Stretch for the wing spot IMO although I’m hoping Salem and Trac get good minutes in the centre circle when Gus is resting down back/up forward and Clarry rests up forward. Those two theoretically have the tools to play on the wing too.
     
  5. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    C: Brayshaw Viney Fritsch
    R: Gawn Oliver Harmes

    It's a bit of a contrived exercise though given the rotation nature of things. Jones, Spargo, Salem, KK, ANB, and Trac will all be thereabouts playing through HBF/HFF
     
  6. Topkent

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    What will be interesting is whether we stay with ours and collingwoods model of packing the side with midfielders and rotating them or more the WC Richmond model who used more specialist forwards and backs.
     
  7. space_cowboy

    space_cowboy Team Captain

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    This is harder than it used to be.
     
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