Position 2020 Defenders

gutsroy

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
 

InFiction

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
Lloyd = locked.

Daniel, Laird. Ryan is a gun, coming in to his 4th season and has every chance to go 100+ IMO. Just easier to go with Daniel, who is more of a ball magnet with a lower floor IMO. Laird a known quantity.

Docherty - you'd be mad not to factor him in to your starting squad at this stage. He was the #1 defender before he went down with injuries. Unless he shows signs of injury in the pre-season, he has to be in your squad if you're serious about SC. See Zac Williams in 2019.

I see the argument for Houston and Dawson, wouldn't go near Milera or Blakely at this stage. Top 6 defenders to me will be Lloyd, Laird, Williams, Daniel, Docherty, Sicily (Houli) so I don't really see the point in starting someone in the Houston/Dawson price range if I don't consider them a keeper. Doedee/Roberton more suited as starters, as you could treat them as a stepping stone type.
 

cybajedi

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
Lloyd - not starting, willing to wait to see if the scoring from the second half of last year continues.

Daniel and Laird - I'll wait and see if Young has any impact on Ryans scoring, Young is elite in intercept possessions.

Doch - Not starting at this stage, few unknowns with how Carlton will set up down back and unsure if they will manage his minutes early on.

Only interested in Houston at this stage based on role, questions on role for the rest.
 

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TempletonTheRat

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
Lloyd - not a starter, upgrade target

Daniel & Laird

Doc - will start

No to BMDH at this stage
 

WaynesWorld19

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Midfield this year though.

Jump on :thumbsu: :thumbsu:
Club had Smith more on-ball / wing in the last stretch of games in 2019 .....just an awkward price @ $481K & competing with the likes of Laird, Docherty, and Houston in my D1 to D3 bracket .....but he's a definite watch

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Santoz

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Gresh_Magic

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
No
Laird & Daniel
Not me
Houston & Dawson
 

thepacingman

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
Yes.

Laird and Daniel. Not starting with them but are upgrade targets. Ryan no.

Starting with Docherty.

No interest in any of them. Two spuds (B&M) and two traps (D&H).
 

TheMcManusNose

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
Laird then Daniel. They will score 80+ consistently. Ryan will be boom and bust. Not 100% on who is going to do what in our back 6.
 

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Here2tellyouwhy

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
No to Seagull. He will be cheaper.
Daniel I like. Laird maybe wait n see. Ryan big wait n see.
Doch is lock
Yuk yuk yuk big maybe
 

Gresh_Magic

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The Daw pick I've seen around here a few times now is baffling to me. He's more expensive than Doedee and Roberton, he has a lower ceiling than Doedee and Roberton, and he's coming back from a more serious injury than Doedee or Roberton. I just don't see why you'd do it.
+1.
 

TheMcManusNose

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I'm seeing Hayden Young in many (most?) teams. As a Freo supporter, do you agree that he's a must have?
Probably not a must have but probably there with a couple of others behind Rowell as most likely to stick from this year's draft class.

Brings something we really need in the back half. Wilson touch and go for round one so a good bet to play, should play even with him there tbh.

Usual qualifiers needs to be picked round 1 etc etc but can see him sticking in the team. Serong too but I don't think he plays round 1.
 

JDavey

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
Lloyd: Upgrade target - would prefer to start Z Williams
Daniel / Ryan / Laird: None (but I might pick Laird)
Docherty: Lock
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: In on Houston - but will change if pre-season doesn't look good
Missing from your list but a lock: Sicily
 

catstragic

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Lloyd: Who is starting the verminous seagull?
Caleb Daniel / Luke Ryan / Rory Laird: Which two would you pick?
Docherty: Who is not starting him?
Blakely / Milera / Dawson / Houston: Any takers for any of these?
Milera currently in my team, just hit 60 games and the talent is there, and It's not like Adelaide is going to have huge competition for points.
 

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