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Prediction 2019 Starting 22

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  1. BrizzyBandit

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    So a mid 2018 prediction of our starting 22 for 2019.


    FB: Whitherden Andrews Gardiner
    HB: Allison Eagles Cutler

    Mid: Zorko McClugg. Rayner
    Fol: Martin Berry DBeams

    HF: Cameron Hipwood Robinson
    FF: McStay Walker Christensen

    Interchange: Rich, Taylor, Bailey, Cox.

    Getting a good number of games: Hodge, Robertson, Mayes, McInerney

    Hopefully making the step up: Skinner Mathieson, Starsevich, Paparone.

    Not much hope for the rest for 2019.


    We need a stronger forward line and midfield depth.
     

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  2. bungalow_bill

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    Also hoping Ballenden and Payne make the step up

    And if we get Wallis shift Beams or Zorko to the forward line?
     
  3. TheHairyGamer

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    FB: Witherden Andrews Gardiner
    HB: Rich Skinner Robertson

    Mid: Christensen Zorko McLuggage
    Fol: Martin Berry Beams

    HF: Cameron Hipwood Rayner
    FF: McInerney McStay Taylor

    Int: Mathieson Bailey Robinson Cutler/Mayes


    That is what I imagine (maybe hope) our 22 looks like next year, not sure if Hodge plays on or if we get Wallis (if so probably takes the Cutler/Mayes spot)
     
  4. jackess

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    FB: Witherden Andrews Robertson
    HB: Rich Gardiner Cox
    C: Taylor Berry McCluggage
    HF: Beams Hipwood Christensen
    FF: Cameron McStay Rayner
    Foll: Martin Zorko Robinson
    Bench: Cutler, Bailey, McInerney/Skinner, Hodge/Mayes
     
  5. Lions Flag 2020

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    Witho Andrews Gardiner
    Rich hodge eagles

    Hugh Zorko cutler
    Martin Berry Rayner

    Cameron beams hipwood
    Mcstay Bailey Christensen

    Int: Mitch, pick 2, Payne, Taylor or pick 19

    Leadership Logic: hodge and Andrews lead backline. Zorko captain and leads midfield. Beams leads forward line.
     
  6. TheSmokies

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    Honestly beams would be a good marking option up fwd is getting a bit older but can kick a long ball and would be a great leader up fwd, zorkos at his peak put him in the mid for the next few years he will be All Australian multiple times.
     
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    Darcy Gardner, Harris Andrews, Alex Witherden.
    Cedric Cox, Sam Skinner, Daniel Rich.

    Oscar McInerney, Dayne Beams, Dayne Zorko.
    Jarrod Berry, Hugh McCluggage, Mitch Robinson.

    Cameron Rayner, Daniel McStay, Allen Christensen.
    Sam Mayes, Eric Hipwood, Lewis Taylor.

    Nick Robertson, Zac Bailey, Tom Cutler, + Walsh, Smith or Lukosius.

    Luke Hodge to step back and play 12-15 games when the inevitable injuries/omissions occur.

    I'm very bullish on Toby Wooller, Jacob Allison, (and Thomas Berry:)) I think they can put pressure on the likes of Mayes, Robertson, Cox, Bailey and Rich to hold their spot.
     
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    Hodge Andrews witherden
    Rich Gardiner Robertson
    Cutler Wallis (fa) Mccluggage
    Taylor mcStay Cameron
    D Beams Hipwood Cristensen
    Martin J Berry Zorko

    Int - Rayner Mayes Walsh (pick 2) Robinson

    Emerg- McInerney Cox Allison Bailey

    Reckon we have to invest in & play the first draftee we take for at least half a season.
    Only spot I'm not sold on is McStay at CHF could easily be Walker, skinner, ballenden - just hope someone anyone steps up & does a good job there.
     
  9. Lions Flag 2020

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    Like a lot of this but Bailey is going to be a star.
     
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    Hodge Gardiner Robertson
    Witherden Andrews Allison
    McCluggage Robinson Rich
    Zorko Hipwood Rayner
    Cameron McStay Taylor
    McInerney Berry Bailey

    Int: Christensen Lukosios Skinner Cutler
    Emerg: Mayes Cox T.Berry

    Beama out (I think we'll lose one older best 22 this year. Might be Beama, or Rich, or someone similar. And if not, I'll call Beama injured instead)
    Martin out (I like Martin as a person and a player... But he's the wrong profile for the list and can be traded out)
    I have us taking Lukosios at pick 1, and Berry at 19 (actually mid-20s). I don't have us picking up Mitch Wallis or any other free agents/trades, because we aren't a realistic destination. Wallis is a maybe because he'd be better starting fresh - I just don't see him wanting to come to Brisbane.
     
  11. jackess

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    Cox vs Allison is interesting as they seem the most likely on our list to break into the best 22. I think Allison is more raw at this stage.

    I'd have Cox as the better Backman and Allison as the better wingman.
     
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    Hopefully someone like Cox can cement his spot next year whilst the likes of Allison, Skinner, Lyons, Hinge, Starcevich and Wooller can start to push for senior game’s consistently.
     
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    Cox and Allison need to cement a spot next year IMO especially with another pre-season under the belts. However the remainder on that list I'll just be happy to see them get senior games.
     
  14. jackess

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    I think Allison will take a while. Similar to Cutler. Possibly even longer.
     
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    Allisons definitely the type to take longer than others due to his size etc, but think he's showing a lot in the NEAFL and think this time next year both he and Cox will be best 22 or close to it.
     
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    In the last couple of games this season I would play cox up forward and tell him to put as much pressure on as possible. Just like Daniel Rioli.
     
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    A small forward group for 2019 of Cameron, Bailey and Cox would mean serious pace.
     
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    Pie in the sky stuff at this stage - doubt Cox would ever be played forward. The closest he'd get is a wingman like Brad Hill.
     
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    Probably right but it would be nice to have a dan Rioli type to partner Cameron. I'm just throwing the dice as it seems Cox is languishing down in neafl team a bit. I mean he played well on Saturday but couldn't even make the extended bench of 1sts this week. Maybe try him as pressure forward for a half in neafl team?
     
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    Don't think pressure forward is really his go. His brother, sure, but I think Cedric projects more into a wing type. Would expect him to get a callup soon if he sustains his form.
     
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    Comparing the side we had in last night and looking to next year it's mouth watering thinking of the prospect of getting Harris Andrews, Charlie Cameron and Sam Walsh/Bailey Smith into our side.

    Those 3 ins next season will be putting pressure on the likes of Ryan Lester, Jake Barrett, Rhys Matheison, Cedric Cox and Josh Walker to hold their spots. We are starting to get some good depth into our squad. He is not there yet but I would love Cedric Cox to break out and be a permanent first 22 player next year, he brings a lot of what we need when on. Josh Walker will be extremely hard to leave out of the side if he continues this form up as well

    Note- I'm expecting Luke Hodge to play less games next season 12-15 as we will be wanting to transition him out of the side and stand on our own 2 feet for our 2020 top 4 tilt.
     
  22. trikster

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    Completely agree, but can all of Andrews, Walker, Gardner, Hodge play at the same time?

    Walker on #1 key forward, Gardner on #2 key/medium forward, Andrews and Hodge take the next best but have full licence to intercept at will?

    FB : Robertson Walker Gardner
    HB : Hodge Andrews Witherden
     
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    Walker must stay. And must play down back.

    If Andrews comes back to his best, that will make Walker even more effective.
     
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    Ideally for 2019 I'd like to see a run and carry player with pace in there somewhere, hopefully one of Cedric Cox or Jacob Allison can step up and fill that role.
     
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    Agreed Jason. I'd like to see someone with a little pace in there, whoever that may be.

    Has there been any update on that Irish fella we were trying to recruit? Apparently there were were a few teams after him, but we were the front runners? His test times in the 20m sprint and agility tests broke the combine records from memory.
     
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