Strategy 2021 | Let's Construct Our Best 22 | Part 1: Midfielders

Which six players should fill the midfield positions in a pre-2021 Best 22?

  • #2 Nathan Jones

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  • #20 Adam Tomlinson

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  • #22 Aaron vandenBerg

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  • #23 James Jordan

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  • #27 Aaron Nietschke

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  • #29 Jayden Hunt

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  • #31 Bailey Fritsch

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  • #32 Tom Sparrow

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  • #36 Kysaiah Pickett

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  • #46 Austin Bradtke

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  • #6 Luke Jackson

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  • Total voters
    40
  • Poll closed .

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FootyGuy13

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Alright, time to get out of summer mode. We're under 2 months from the scheduled start of the new season of Aussie Rules Football and, hopefully this time, we can go watch the games (unless you're from Queensland since that was never a problem to a point up there meaning nothings changed). So what better way to get back into the petty squabbling about who is better than who than to go through each section of the field and determine who, as a group, can be considered Melbourne's Best 22. Everyone has an opinion on who is and isn't fit to be getting games, so let's put it to poll. There'll be 4 polls, 1 each for Mids, Defenders, Forwards and other, put up every Sunday until I run out of threads.

In Part 1, vote for up to 6 players in the poll to fill these positions.

C: Nick Smith | Josh Wagner | Troy Davis
R: Héritier Lumumba | James Sellar | Jay Kennedy-Harris

In the poll above are every player I've seen listed as a midfielder or ruckman in SuperCoach, DreamTeam and the Best 22 thread. Happy Voting! :smallfooty:

BTW, I was reading the previous ones Headless did to see the rise and fall of players, someone mentioned there was a 2010 edition. Well, it was more like a Post-2009 Best 22 that Crimson Azure did since it was done between the 2009 H&A season ending but before the 2010 draft (so no Scully/Trengove automatically in). So I'm gonna post it here with all others under the spoiler tag.
Post-2009 team:
B: James Frawley | Matthew Warnock | Colin Garland
HB: Jamie Bennell | Jared Rivers | Cameron Bruce
C: Cale Morton | Colin Sylvia | Aaron Davey
HF: Jack Watts | Matthew Bate | Brad Green
F: Ricky Petterd | Liam Jurrah | Austin Wonaeamirri
R: Mark Jamar | Brent Moloney | Jack Grimes
INT: James McDonald | Stefan Martin | Nathan Jones | Sam Blease

E: Brad Miller | Neville Jetta | John Meesen

2016 team:
B: 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
F: Jeff Garlett | Jesse Hogan | Jack Watts
R: Max Gawn | Nathan Jones (c) | Jack Viney
INT: 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: 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


2020 team:
FB: Neville Jetta | Steven May | Marty Hore
HB: Michael Hibberd | Jake Lever | Christian Salem
C: Ed Langdon | Jack Viney (vc) | James Harmes
HF: Christian Petracca | Jake Melksham | Bayley Fritsch
FF: Kysaiah Pickett | Tom McDonald | Sam Weideman
R: Max Gawn (c) | Clayton Oliver | Angus Brayshaw
INT: Aaron vandenBerg | Nathan Jones | Adam Tomlinson | Mitch Brown

E: Luke Jackson | Jayden Hunt | Harley Bennell | Jay Lockhart

IN FROM 2019: Ed Langdon, Marty Hore, Kysaiah Pickett, Adam Tomlinson, Mitch Brown
OUT FROM 2019: Jordan Lewis, Oscar McDonald, Alex Neal-Bullen, Kade Kolojashnij, Charlie Spargo

2021 team so far:
FB: Corey Maynard | Danny Hughes | Josh Tynan
HB: Declan Keilty | Tom Gillies | Kade Kolojashnij
C: Nick Smith | Josh Wagner | Troy Davis
HF: Shannon Motlop | Isaac Weetra | Tom McNamara
FF: Mitch White | Tom Couch | Dom Barry
R: Héritier Lumumba | James Sellar | Jay Kennedy-Harris
INT: Kyle Dunkley | Phillip Read | Alex Georgiou | Jace Bode

E: Corey Wagner | Ben Newton | Tim Smith | James Strauss

IN FROM 2020:
OUT FROM 2020:
 
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markm106

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Went Gawn Trac Clarry Viney Langdon Brayshaw. Would love to have squeezed Harmes in but I think it would have been at expense of Brayshaw. And if picking a best 22 Harmes can play forward.
 

Dory_77

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Went Gawn Trac Clarry Viney Langdon Brayshaw. Would love to have squeezed Harmes in but I think it would have been at expense of Brayshaw. And if picking a best 22 Harmes can play forward.
Ha, I did the reverse and put Harmes in for Trac for similar reasons. Though in hindsight I think Trac playing mostly mid, with stints forward would be better than Harmes doing that role.
 

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Meds

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Ha, I did the reverse and put Harmes in for Trac for similar reasons. Though in hindsight I think Trac playing mostly mid, with stints forward would be better than Harmes doing that role.
markm106
Who plays the not-Langdon wing in your teams?

Trac/Harmes, Viney, Oliver and Brayshaw have all been tried on a wing and haven't been suited in my opinion.

A return to the MCG in '21 will show Langdon's value even more I reckon and we need something similar on the other side. I've gone for Salem - his running numbers are excellent and he has good disposal. With Riv coming on it's time to see what Salem can do in a more offensive role.

Also, poll needs a TMac/LJac option
 

markm106

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markm106
Who plays the not-Langdon wing in your teams?

Trac/Harmes, Viney, Oliver and Brayshaw have all been tried on a wing and haven't been suited in my opinion.

A return to the MCG in '21 will show Langdon's value even more I reckon and we need something similar on the other side. I've gone for Salem - his running numbers are excellent and he has good disposal. With Riv coming on it's time to see what Salem can do in a more offensive role.

Also, poll needs a TMac/LJac option
I reckon personally they’ll go for Tmac/Jackson or maybe Baker. In the mids I picked I just don’t know. Assuming those guys would be rotated through. Particularly Harmes and Brayshaw. But yeah I get they aren’t wingers. And haven’t worked out in there before. Although can’t remember them specifically trying Harmes.