Strategy 2019 | Let's Construct Our Best 22 | Part 4: Interchange

Which four players should fill the interchange positions in 2019?


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Headless

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Results from part three (the most competitive poll yet):

1| Tom McDonald (98.1%)
2| Sam Weideman (94.3%)
3| Jake Melksham (90.6%)
4| Christian Petracca (88.7%)
5| Alex Neal-Bullen (56.6%)
6| Aaron vandenBerg (45.3%)

7| Charlie Spargo (37.7%)
7| Mitch Hannan (37.7%)
9| Bayley Fritsch (26.4%)

Jeff Garlett, Braydon Preuss, Jay Kennedy Harris, Jayden Hunt, Tom Sparrow, Tim Smith, Joel Smith, Declan Keilty (<10%).

Part 4 is looking at the interchange:
I/C: Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith

Please vote for the six players you'd want to fill those positions. :footy:

2016 team:
FB: 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
FF: Jeff Garlett | Jesse Hogan | Jack Watts
R: Max Gawn | Nathan Jones (c) | Jack Viney
I/C: Aaron vandenBerg | Sam Frost | Jack Grimes | James Harmes

E: Billy Stretch | Heritier Lumumba | Jack Trengove

2017 team:
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: Angus Brayshaw | Christian Salem | Billy Stretch | Bernie Vince

E: Jake Melksham | Aaron vandenBerg | Tomas Bugg


IN FROM 2016: Oscar McDonald, Jayden Hunt, Michael Hibberd, Jordan Lewis, Clayton Oliver, Billy Stretch
OUT FROM 2016: Lynden Dunn, Colin Garland, Tomas Bugg, Aaron vandenBerg, Jack Grimes, James Harmes


2018 team:
FB: Neville Jetta | Oscar McDonald | Jake Lever
HB: Jayden Hunt | Sam Frost | Michael Hibberd
C: Angus Brayshaw | Dom Tyson | Nathan Jones
HF: Jake Melksham | Jesse Hogan | Christian Petracca
FF: Jeff Garlett | Tom McDonald | Mitch Hannan
R: Max Gawn | Clayton Oliver | Jack Viney
INT: Christian Salem | Alex Neal-Bullen | Jordan Lewis | James Harmes

E: Cam Pedersen | Bernie Vince | Corey Maynard | Joel Smith


IN FROM 2017: Jake Lever, Jake Melksham, Mitch Hannan, Alex Neal-Bullen, James Harmes
OUT FROM 2017: Jack Watts, Dean Kent, Cam Pedersen, Billy Stretch, Bernie Vince


2019 team:
FB: Neville Jetta | Steven May | Jake Lever
HB: Michael Hibberd | Oscar McDonald | Christian Salem
C: Angus Brayshaw | James Harmes | Nathan Jones

HF: Christian Petracca | Sam Weideman | Alex Neal-Bullen
FF: Jake Melksham | Tom McDonald | Aaron vandenBerg

R: Max Gawn | Clayton Oliver | Jack Viney
INT: Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith

E: Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith


IN FROM 2018: Steven May, Sam Weideman, Aaron vandenBerg
OUT FROM 2018: Dom Tyson, Jesse Hogan
 

booshboy

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Went Fritsch, Hannan, Lewis & KK

Lewis probably deserves to start the season, but would hope Hunt pushes him out early.

would like to see some strong pre season form from Kk but out of necessity he starts.
 

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I can't put down KK as I haven't seen him play for us and he isn't a walk up start. May, who I did vote for as a defender will be part of the 22.

I think KK might play rd1 but has to prove hes best 22.
 

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I went with:
INT: Firtsch | KK | Frost | Lewis

I had to vote for Fritsch and KK as I had them in my team.

I would have voted for:
INT: Jones| Hannan | Frost | Lewis


My team so far:
FB: Jetta | May | Lever
HB: Hibberd | OMac | Salem
C: Brayshaw | Harmes | KK
HF Melksham, T McDonald, ANB
FF Petracca, Weideman, Fritsch
R: Gawn | Viney | Oliver
INT: Jones| Hannan | Frost | Lewis

E: Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith
 

markm106

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I’ve gone Lewis Spargo KK and Hannan. Fritsch very stiff to miss. Maybe he’ll be in instead of KK. I can see Fritsch being best 22 I think. I can see Lewis play every week. I also have a feeling they’ll trial Pruess for the start of the year.
 

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And we have our team! Thanks so much to everybody for participating for another year. Will consider making structural changes to the polls in 2019. :)

2019 team:
FB: Neville Jetta | Steven May | Jake Lever
HB: Michael Hibberd | Oscar McDonald | Christian Salem
C: Angus Brayshaw | James Harmes | Nathan Jones
HF: Christian Petracca | Sam Weideman | Alex Neal-Bullen
FF: Jake Melksham | Tom McDonald | Aaron vandenBerg
R: Max Gawn | Clayton Oliver | Jack Viney
INT: Bayley Fritsch | Kade Kolodjashnij | Charlie Spargo | Jordan Lewis

E: Mitch Hannan | Braydon Preuss | Billy Stretch | Sam Frost

IN FROM 2018: Steven May, Sam Weideman, Aaron vandenBerg, Bayley Fritsch, Kade Kolodjashnij, Charlie Spargo
OUT FROM 2018: Dom Tyson, Jesse Hogan, Jayden Hunt, Sam Frost, Jeff Garlett, Mitch Hannan
 

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FB: Neville Jetta | Steven May | Jake Lever
HB: Michael Hibberd | Sam Frost | Christian Salem
C: Angus Brayshaw | Nathan Jones| Kade Kolojashnij
HF: Christian Petracca | Sam Weideman | Aaron VandenBerg
FF: Jake Melksham | Tom McDonald |Jeff Garlett
R: Max Gawn | Clayton Oliver | Jack Viney
INT: Braydon Preuss | James Harmes | Alex Neal-Bullen | Jordan Lewis

E: Mitch Hannan | Braydon Preuss | Billy Stretch | Oscar McDonald
 

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And we have our team! Thanks so much to everybody for participating for another year. Will consider making structural changes to the polls in 2019. :)

2019 team:
FB: Neville Jetta | Steven May | Jake Lever
HB: Michael Hibberd | Oscar McDonald | Christian Salem
C: Angus Brayshaw | James Harmes | Nathan Jones
HF: Christian Petracca | Sam Weideman | Alex Neal-Bullen
FF: Jake Melksham | Tom McDonald | Aaron vandenBerg
R: Max Gawn | Clayton Oliver | Jack Viney
INT: Bayley Fritsch | Kade Kolodjashnij | Charlie Spargo | Jordan Lewis

E: Mitch Hannan | Braydon Preuss | Billy Stretch | Sam Frost

IN FROM 2018: Steven May, Sam Weideman, Aaron vandenBerg, Bayley Fritsch, Kade Kolodjashnij, Charlie Spargo
OUT FROM 2018: Dom Tyson, Jesse Hogan, Jayden Hunt, Sam Frost, Jeff Garlett, Mitch Hannan
I’d honestly never heard of this Kol-wazzit bloke before 4 weeks back - now he’s best 22. Solid off-season effort by this unknown guy.

Also thanks Headless. A fine job once again.
 

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Team looks pretty bang on. I'd personally have Hannan in for KK (I'd like to see how he goes in VFL given he was close to delisting at the worst club in the league) and probably juggle positions around but as we've learnt last year the teamsheet itself means nothing.
 

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I went with:
INT: Firtsch | KK | Frost | Lewis

I had to vote for Fritsch and KK as I had them in my team.

I would have voted for:
INT: Jones| Hannan | Frost | Lewis


My team so far:
FB: Jetta | May | Lever
HB: Hibberd | OMac | Salem
C: Brayshaw | Harmes | KK
HF Melksham, T McDonald, ANB
FF Petracca, Weideman, Fritsch
R: Gawn | Viney | Oliver
INT: Jones| Hannan | Frost | Lewis

E: Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith | Nick Smith
I said this in your defender thread, but I think Horne will be one of the biggest surprise packets in the whole of the afl next year. He was the mature ager I wanted Freo to get and after reading some draft summaries of his games the reports reminded me a ton of what was written about Tom Stewart his draft year in that he simply did not get beaten in one on one contests and he can play both a shutdown or an attacking role on both smalls or third talls.
With that in mind (and knowing I have less knowledge than Melbourne supporters here.)
Im tipping
FB: Horne May Lever
HB: Hibberd O.Mac Jetta
C: Salem Viney Jones
HF ANB T.Mac Fritsch
FF: Petracca Wedieman Melksham
R: Gawn, Viney, Oliver

Int: Harmes, KK (playing on a wing) Hannan, Lewis

Other predictions
Hunt to come in for Lewis if he comes back to form and can spend time on a wing or Lewis slips in outbut a bit. Preus to be given a chance to prove himself early on in the year. Im not sure how that will go. One of Harmes, Viney, or Brayshaw to start on the bench to allow you to have three of your four gun inside mids onball on the field for as much as possible.
 

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I said this in your defender thread, but I think Horne will be one of the biggest surprise packets in the whole of the afl next year. He was the mature ager I wanted Freo to get and after reading some draft summaries of his games the reports reminded me a ton of what was written about Tom Stewart his draft year in that he simply did not get beaten in one on one contests and he can play both a shutdown or an attacking role on both smalls or third talls.
With that in mind (and knowing I have less knowledge than Melbourne supporters here.)
Im tipping
FB: Horne May Lever
HB: Hibberd O.Mac Jetta
C: Salem Viney Jones
HF ANB T.Mac Fritsch
FF: Petracca Wedieman Melksham
R: Gawn, Viney, Oliver

Int: Harmes, KK (playing on a wing) Hannan, Lewis

Other predictions
Hunt to come in for Lewis if he comes back to form and can spend time on a wing or Lewis slips in outbut a bit. Preus to be given a chance to prove himself early on in the year. Im not sure how that will go. One of Harmes, Viney, or Brayshaw to start on the bench to allow you to have three of your four gun inside mids onball on the field for as much as possible.
I'm assuming you're referring to Marty Hore (not Horne). I'm coming around to this view myself. I can see him getting a good shot early in the season with Lever now expected to be available from about round 9 or so. I think Hore could slot straight in for Lever. Then it's up to Lever to get the spot back.

I was surprised that you had left Brayshaw out of your 22, but then you had him in the comments so I'm guessing that was just an oversight?
 

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This is what I thought was our best 22 on 18 Oct 2018

B: Jetta OMac Frost
HB: Lever May Hibberd
C: Salem Viney Harmes
HF: Jones Weid Melksham
FF: Trac TMac ANB
Foll: Gawn Oliver Brayshaw

INT: Vanders, Fritsch, Hannan, Lewis

EMG: Preuss, Spargo, Hunt, KK

I probably think a bit differently now. But want to compare against this thread.
 

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Sorry to intrude folks. Filtering through each club's best 22's and giving my thoughts as well.

Feedback is appreciated.

My interchange (in no particular order) from the voting options available was Spargo ~ Lewis ~ Fritsch and Kolodjashnij.


The interchange in my own best 22 (in no particular order) is Spargo ~ Lewis ~ Jones and Vandenberg.


Spargo and Lewis were the 2 I have matching. Spargo as the 7th FWD, Lewis the 7th DEF.

Jones is my 7th MID and depending on structure of inside/ outside mids maybe starts on the field. I've gone for Kolodjashnij on the left footers wing instead with Harmes on the other.

Fritsch I have at HF in the starting FWD 6 instead of Vandenberg. AV could become another player however, maybe Pruess if the 2 ruck structure is preferred.
 

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This is what I thought was our best 22 on 18 Oct 2018

B: Jetta OMac Frost
HB: Lever May Hibberd
C: Salem Viney Harmes
HF: Jones Weid Melksham
FF: Trac TMac ANB
Foll: Gawn Oliver Brayshaw

INT: Vanders, Fritsch, Hannan, Lewis

EMG: Preuss, Spargo, Hunt, KK

I probably think a bit differently now. But want to compare against this thread.
This is what I voted for

FB: Hibberd Omac Jetta
HB: Salem May Lever
C: Harmes Viney AVB
HF: Melk Weid ANB
FF: Sparg Tmac Fritsch
F: Oliver Gawn Gus

Int: Lewis Hannan Hunt Jsmith

glaringly obvious exclusion is Trac, in hindsight would probs include him and drop sprags to interchange in place of someone.
 

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And we have our team! Thanks so much to everybody for participating for another year. Will consider making structural changes to the polls in 2019. :)

2019 team:
FB: Neville Jetta | Steven May | Jake Lever
HB: Michael Hibberd | Oscar McDonald | Christian Salem
C: Angus Brayshaw | James Harmes | Nathan Jones
HF: Christian Petracca | Sam Weideman | Alex Neal-Bullen
FF: Jake Melksham | Tom McDonald | Aaron vandenBerg
R: Max Gawn | Clayton Oliver | Jack Viney
INT: Bayley Fritsch | Kade Kolodjashnij | Charlie Spargo | Jordan Lewis

E: Mitch Hannan | Braydon Preuss | Billy Stretch | Sam Frost

IN FROM 2018: Steven May, Sam Weideman, Aaron vandenBerg, Bayley Fritsch, Kade Kolodjashnij, Charlie Spargo
OUT FROM 2018: Dom Tyson, Jesse Hogan, Jayden Hunt, Sam Frost, Jeff Garlett, Mitch Hannan
IMO:

OUT: O McDonald, Weideman, Kolodjashnij, Spargo, Lewis
IN: Frost, Preuss, Hore, Hunt, Hannan

Genuinely a fan of OMac btw, but think Frost will work better with May and Lever.

FB: Jetta | May | Frost
HB: Hore | Lever | Salem
C: Brayshaw | Viney | Hibberd
HF: Melksham | McDonald | vandenBerg
FF: Hannan | Preuss | Hunt
R: Gawn | Oliver | Harmes
I/C: Jones | Neal-Bullen | Fritsch | Petracca
 

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