Prediction 2021 Consensus Best 22 [DONE FOR ANOTHER YEAR]

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Matty411

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Has to be Levi, given we need a 2nd KPF and a relief ruckman

A lot of these others will be starting 22
I was torn again. With this team in mind and on the basis we'd have Charlie, Harry, Gov and Jack plus TDK - I omitted him. But in reality, he deserves a place in the team. We'll just be too tall.
 

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CJMB

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Casboult, Murphy and Newman will all be in the best 22.
I think we'll definitely see the first two come round 1. Newman, I'm not so sure.

We can already lock away Weitering, Jones, Plowman, Docherty, Saad & SPS down there which leaves one bench spot. Would think Williamson is in the 22, either playing hbf or wing, and then there's Marchbank or someone like Stocker who's played back, probably not Kemp but you never know with Parks or Ramsay.

Newman is coming off pretty much a whole season injured, like Marchbank & Kemp, while Stocker was apparently playing mid/fwd in the reserves before he left the hub while Ramsay & Parks are yet to play a game.

My money would be on Williamson making that first back 7 for round 1.
 

Arr0w

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The consensus of those who voted in this, the Consensus thread.

I voted for Levi in the forwardline, but given who others voted for, I can't put him in this 22nd spot. It would make us too unbalanced.
You are basing this on the other players people have voted for?

Levi plays round 1 and most of the year, yeah?
 

Stamos

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You are basing this on the other players people have voted for?

Levi plays round 1 and most of the year, yeah?
This final vote is about who we add to the selected 21.

Voting Levi into the 22nd spot makes us unbalanced. Levi missed his spot in the forward 7. He doesn't get into the mid 7.

And he will play round 1. Charlie won't be there, so Full Forwad is open. That's not what this vote is about, though.
 

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CJMB

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So you think Dow starts before Levi, Gibbons or Murphy?
Aside from the fact that they all play different positions, no I don't, and while I didn't want to I actually passed on giving Dow a vote in any of these polls. He was probably 23rd man with the way I voted.
 

Arr0w

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This final vote is about who we add to the selected 21.

Voting Levi into the 22nd spot makes us unbalanced. Levi missed his spot in the forward 7. He doesn't get into the mid 7.

And he will play round 1. Charlie won't be there, so Full Forwad is open. That's not what this vote is about, though.
Unbalanced in you eyes to vote for a favorite, while Gibbons, Murphy, Cuners, Levi make more sense, so does Newnes

Remove the bias you have had for 12 months
 

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Aside from the fact that they all play different positions, no I don't, and while I didn't want to I actually passed on giving Dow a vote in any of these polls. He was probably 23rd man with the way I voted.
At this stage he sits well outside the top 25
 

JuddgementDay

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I went for Cunningham

The logical pick was Levi though.
It is interesting to see who has been left out - damn, we have decent backups when MM, Dow and Gibbo don't get a gig :D
 

Stamos

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Unbalanced in you eyes to vote for a favorite, while Gibbons, Murphy, Cuners, Levi make more sense, so does Newnes

Remove the bias you have had for 12 months
Huh?
I voted for both Levi and Cunners. And I didn't have Dow best 22 this year. Not sure how that is bias?
 

CJMB

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At this stage he sits well outside the top 25
If you want, you're welcome to start the "Arr0w's Best 22" thread where there's no poll so other can't accidentally submit the wrong answers to what they think is the best 22.

Lighten up & take this for what it is; it's a vote so by nature it's a popularity contest, not to mention we're coming off a serious rebuild where the whole time we've been focusing on the younger players coming up as the saviors of the club. We're in a position with more depth than we've had in what feels like an eternity which means there's more permutations with votes, particularly those in the 5th-10th spots (of 7) for each position.
 

JustaBattler

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This is what I have heard/read that Teague and other coaches have said over last few weeks

SPS will play off HBF - definite
Marchbank/Williamson/Docherty can play wing - underlining coaches acknowledge wing spots are the open question ?
Williams will train and start midfield if it isn't working will go back to HBF - definite
Eddie Betts will start - definite
Fisher is seen as a small forward - definite
Cuningham will play to provide burst receiver around contests like Walsh/Williams ( Teague's words) = so looking to bring Cuningham into midfield
asked about Charlie - long term situation Charlie is doing everything he can blah blah blah = fingers crossed

Teague is looking at younger players to lift and push to establish themselves as 'locks' ( his word) - he believes these blokes developing will be the key to Clubs progress :

If you pencil in the definite statements you get a team that looks like:

Plowman Jones Marchbank*
Saad Weitering Docherty

Williamson Cripps Murphy?/Cuningham
TDK Setterfield Wiliams

Martin Harry McGovern
Eddie Levi Fisher

IC: Ed | SPS | XXX | XXX

I would assume that Teague will continue wanting to play Pittonet and TDK as a pair - especially given TDK's mobility

doesn't leave much space for the rest of the list does it?

I have never seen a Carlton list with so much potential competition for places.

You'd think finals in VFL would be a certainty - for starters.
 

Stamos

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This is what I have heard/read that Teague and other coaches have said over last few weeks

SPS will play off HBF - definite
Marchbank/Williamson/Docherty can play wing - underlining coaches acknowledge wing spots are the open question ?
Williams will train and start midfield if it isn't working will go back to HBF - definite
Eddie Betts will start - definite
Fisher is seen as a small forward - definite
Cuningham will play to provide burst receiver around contests like Walsh/Williams ( Teague's words) = so looking to bring Cuningham into midfield
asked about Charlie - long term situation Charlie is doing everything he can blah blah blah = fingers crossed

Teague is looking at younger players to lift and push to establish themselves as 'locks' ( his word) - he believes these blokes developing will be the key to Clubs progress :

If you pencil in the definite statements you get a team that looks like:

Plowman Jones Marchbank*
Saad Weitering Docherty

Williamson Cripps Murphy?/Cuningham
TDK Setterfield Wiliams

Martin Harry McGovern
Eddie Levi Fisher

IC: Ed | SPS | XXX | XXX

I would assume that Teague will continue wanting to play Pittonet and TDK as a pair - especially given TDK's mobility

doesn't leave much space for the rest of the list does it?

I have never seen a Carlton list with so much potential competition for places.

You'd think finals in VFL would be a certainty - for starters.
Good post, although I reckon Walsh is a lock.

Teague has also said he doesn't know what out best 22 is, and it will depend on form (and preseason).
 

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