2021 Rd 1 - Best 22

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WillHayward

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Ok here we go...


Rampe Brand Lloyd
Mills Melican McInerney
Cunningham Rowbottom Blakey
Heeney Dawson Hayward
Papley Buddy Sinclair

Hickey JPK Parker

Stephens Fox Florent McCartin

Edit: Could swap Reid for Sinclair. Much of a muchness.
 
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Fox - Rampe - Lloyd
Mills - Melican - Dawson
Cunningham - Parker - Blakey
Papley - Reid - Hayward
Heeney - Franklin - McCartin
Hickey - Florent - Rowbottom

Kennedy - Hewett - Sinclair/McLean - Stephens/McInerney
 

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Brand won’t get a game with Melican and Mccartin

Campbell will play straight away

Florent will struggle with Stephens and Campbell
 

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Kiama Chris

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Obviously a big call this far out and not knowing Pick 3.

Cunningham Brand Rampe
Mills McCartin T Lloyd

Blakey Parker Dawson
Hickey Rowbottom Kennedy

Heeney Franklin Hayward
Papley Sinclair/Reid Wicks

Hewett Fox/Melican McInerney/Stephens Florent/Campbell
 

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B Mills Melican Rampe
HB Cunningham T.McCartin Lloyd
C McInerney Parker Dawson
HF Heeney Franklin Hayward
F Reid P.McCartin Papley
R Hickey Rowbottom Florent
INT Kennedy Hewett Stephens Blakey

Reid chops out Hickey when required
Blakey and Dawson play as Utilities
Kennedy and Hewett run through the Middle
Stephens back up on the wings

Centre Bounces can be combinations of Parker, Rowbottom, Florent, Kennedy, Hewett, Blakey, Heeney

*** Assuming Paddy McCartin comes as a DFA (if not, maybe Brand plays CHB and Tom McCartin switches back forward)
 

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B: Lloyd, Melican, Mills
HB: Fox, McCartin, Rampe
C: Dawson, Hewett, McInerney
HF: Hayward, Reid, Heeney
F: Papley, Buddy, Sinclair
R: Hickey, Kennedy, Parker
INT: Cunningham, Blakey, Rowbottom, Florent/Clarke
 

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Cunningham Melican Rampe
Mills McCartin Lloyd
Blakey Parker Dawson
Heeney Reid Hayward
Papley Sinclair Florent

Hickey Rowbottom Kennedy

I/C - Pick 3, Fox, McInerney, Stephens
 

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Cunningham Melican Rampe
Mills McCartin Lloyd
Blakey Parker Dawson
Heeney Reid Hayward
Papley Sinclair Florent

Hickey Rowbottom Kennedy

I/C - Pick 3, Fox, McInerney, Stephens
Are we certain to get Hickey.Surprised the Allir,Hickey deal was not done at the same time.Naismith when will he be available 2021,would be nearly 12 months since the op.at the start of next season.
 

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Are we certain to get Hickey.Surprised the Allir,Hickey deal was not done at the same time.Naismith when will he be available 2021,would be nearly 12 months since the op.at the start of next season.
Aliir and Hickey deals went through yesterday....

Naismith did his knee in June so doubt he is ready for round 1 which should start before then.
 

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Might as well try making a firsts and reserves team. Odds of further list changes are likely, so take with a massive grain of salt. Have assumed that Campbell and Gulden are coming in. Managed to fit in the whole playing list I think though, which is good!

FB: Cunningham Brand Gould
HB: Mills Rampe Lloyd
C: Blakey Parker Dawson
HF: Heeney Buddy McInerney
FF: Papley Sinclair Hayward
Foll: Hickey Rowbottom Kennedy

Int: Florent, McCartin, Campbell, Fox



2nd XI

FB: Ling, Melican, Thurlow
HB: O'Riordan, Reid, Clarke
C: Stephens, Bell, L Taylor
HF: Foot, McLean, E Taylor (assuming still on list)
FF: Gray, Amartey, Wicks
Foll: Naismith, Hewett, Warner

Int: Gulden, Ronke, O'Connor, ?

As to who I hope those ?s are, well there's our pick three who could be anyone, then I'd hope we get Paddy McCartin, and Sammy Thorne in the rookie draft. Of course, we usually have some other Academy underagers who slot in too.
 
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Rampe Brand Lloyd
Mills T. McCartin Fox
McInerney Parker Dawson
Blakey Buddy Papley
Campbell P McCartin Wills

Hickey, Rowbottom Stephens

I/C Hewett, Cunningham, Sinclair, Florent

Emergency Kennedy, Phillips, Reid, Haywood
Nah Blakey is a wing.

Moving him back and having centres of:

Blakey Parker Dawson
Hickey Rowbottom Stephens

bodes really well for 2021. If Blakey can stop taking his spot for granted. Could get Sydney into finals with that midfield
 

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Might as well try making a firsts and reserves team. Odds of further list changes are likely, so take with a massive grain of salt. Have assumed that Campbell and Gulden are coming in. Managed to fit in the whole playing list I think though, which is good!

FB: Cunningham Brand Gould
HB: Mills Rampe Lloyd
C: Blakey Parker Dawson
HF: Heeney Buddy McInerney
FF: Papley Sinclair Hayward
Foll: Hickey Rowbottom Kennedy

Int: Florent, McCartin, Campbell, Fox



2nd XI

FB: Ling, Melican, Thurlow
HB: O'Riordan, Reid, Clarke
C: Stephens, Bell, L Taylor
HF: Foot, McLean, E Taylor (assuming still on list)
FF: Gray, Amartey, Wicks
Foll: Naismith, Hewett, Warner

Int: Gulden, Ronke, O'Connor, ?

As to who I hope those ?s are, well there's our pick three who could be anyone, then I'd hope we get Paddy McCartin, and Sammy Thorne in the rookie draft. Of course, we usually have some other Academy underagers who slot in too.
Good way too look at it.
Don't agree with it all but it helps lining players up in their best positions.
If I was the coach I would line Paddy McCartin up as CHF in the reserves so he gets to work on his tank. Certainly good enough.
I would leave Naismith out altogether as he may well not play at all in 2021.
If we draft DGB he would play HB in the ressies for sure, maybe CHB.
Pretty sure this is the sort of thinking the coaches will be doing before Xmas.
 

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Good way too look at it.
Don't agree with it all but it helps lining players up in their best positions.
If I was the coach I would line Paddy McCartin up as CHF in the reserves so he gets to work on his tank. Certainly good enough.
I would leave Naismith out altogether as he may well not play at all in 2021.
If we draft DGB he would play HB in the ressies for sure, maybe CHB.
Pretty sure this is the sort of thinking the coaches will be doing before Xmas.
Agree with McCartin Snr starting in reserves. If he played a tiny handful of senior games, or even one, that would be a success for him. Has to be handled very gently to get him to his high ceiling.

I've only got Naismith there because of lack of other options really. Amartey hasn't really had much of a go with the main ruck role as far as I'm aware.

DGB has a great brain in reading the play, but he's still a bit light in weight. The more time he has in the gym before his senior debut, the better. If we draft him at all :p
 

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No point doing the 22 without knowing who we take in the draft or who will be on the list next year.

The only locks (if fit) are - Rampe, Buddy, Heeney, Lloyd, Papley, Mills, Parker, Kennedy, Rowbottom, Blakey, Dawson, McCartin, Hewett and Cunningham.

Plenty of spots up for grabs.
 
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Im bored so ill do 2023

Gould Melican Lloyd
Mills DGB McInerney
Stephens Hewett Blakey
Heeney Dawson Hayward
Papley ? Gulden

? Rowbottom Campbell

McCartin Florent ? ?
 
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