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Strategy 2019 | Let's Construct Our Best 22 | Part 2: Defenders

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Headless, Dec 3, 2018.

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Which six players should fill the defender positions in 2019?

  1. #1 Steven May

    98.1%
  2. #3 Christian Salem

    75.0%
  3. #6 Jordan Lewis

    7.7%
  4. #8 Jake Lever

    98.1%
  5. #14 Michael Hibberd

    96.2%
  6. #15 Billy Stretch

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. #16 Kade Kolodjashnij

    13.5%
  8. #17 Sam Frost

    34.6%
  9. #23 James Jordon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. #24 Jay Kennedy Harris

    1.9%
  11. #25 Tom McDonald

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. #27 Aaron Nietschke

    1.9%
  13. #28 Oscar McDonald

    55.8%
  14. #29 Jayden Hunt

    5.8%
  15. #30 Alex Neal-Bullen

    1.9%
  16. #31 Bayley Fritsch

    1.9%
  17. #34 Marty Hore

    5.8%
  18. #35 Harry Petty

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. #39 Neville Jetta

    96.2%
  20. #42 Josh Wagner

    1.9%
  21. #44 Joel Smith

    1.9%
  22. #45 Declan Keilty

    1.9%
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  1. Headless

    Headless Brownlow Medallist

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    Only six on the team sheet, though!
     
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  2. Proper Gander

    Proper Gander Owl whisperer and secret agent

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    Thank crap for that. I need to get Nev back on my team
     
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  3. harry000

    harry000 Norm Smith Medallist

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    He started his career as a forward?











    Waits for melts.
     
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    Against mods sides i think lever as the 2nd tall will be fine. But I think ideally he gets a free role which means May on the Key, Omac/Frost on the resting ruck/2nd tall and Lever floating and protecting them.
     
  5. El Gringo

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    May/Lever/Hibberd/Jetta are the locks. O-Mac to take the second key post. Salem is the unfortunate one to miss IMO, a fit and firing Kolo undeniably improves the 22.
     
  6. markm106

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    Jetta May Hibberd
    Salem Omac Lever
     
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    For mine KK has a bit of work to do, in order to push anyone out the prelim final side. He has the talent to be best 22, but we need to see a big pre season and some early season form.
     
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    18+4 is an antiquated idea. The 22 are selected and a player that starts on the bench may be on the field after 60 seconds. Reality is there are 7 defenders selected. Separately selecting the interchange bench is a flawed concept in modern football since interchanges went up about 10 years ago. It's quite common for the four players named on the bench on Thursday night to be different when the final team sheets are released on game day.
     
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  9. Fork n Hell

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    yeah I agree, that's the way I would of preferred it as well. I would have made it, pick 7 defenders, 7 forwards, and 8 mids. the guys who poll the 7th and 8th most votes are then named on the bench. think that would end up a better balanced team in the end.
    but not that it really matters. its just there to give us something to ponder and talk about in the off season while we are bored.
     
  10. Headless

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    Agree that 18+4 in theory doesn't really make sense any longer. But I think I still prefer doing it this way. If we had "choose your top seven defenders", we would have very likely had Sam Frost on the bench. That might still eventuate, but having the interchange separate allows greater flexibility when it comes to the final four positions. I'm not sure many would have all of May, Lever, McDonald and Frost in their 22.
     
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  11. Fork n Hell

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    yeah I doubt most people would want 4 talls out of 7 defender selections either, so i reckon players like KK, Lewis or Hunt would probably end up with a lot more votes if you had to pick 7.
    most people would still only choose a combination of 3 talls, like they already have, so I don't think their votes would actually change all that much.
    most have Jetta, Hibberd and Salem as the smalls, so then they would likely pick another smaller player as the 7th.
    so say there is another 50+ votes split mostly between KK and Lewis, then theoretically one, or both, could end up ahead of Frost in the end.
     

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  12. Tulip

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    Unless you count Joel Smith, though I guess he's now a forward
     
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