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vass44

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Ridley Hurley Francis
Heppell Stewart Hind
Langford McGrath Caldwell
Parish Laverde Smith
Stringer 2MP Tippa

Draper Shiel Merrett

Bench: Redman Snelling Ham Jones

Emergency: Guelfi Hooker Cox Cahill

Feel like our half forward line and half back line are yet to be really nailed down and we’ll try a number of players through these spots this year

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Mikevk123

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B Smith Zerk-Thatcher Francis
HB Ridley Hurley Redman
C Langford Caldwell Merrett
HF Parish Stewart Perkins
F Tipungwuti Wright Stringer
FOLL: Draper Shiel McGrath
INTER: Heppell, Jones, Hind, Zaharakis
 

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boncer34

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What’s with everybody leaving Hooker out of the 22? Havin a laugh?
He got dropped because of form last year.
He looked slower than treacle when he did play.
He's now a year older.
We haven't seen if his "super fit" pre-season look transfers to game play yet.

Any of those are perfectly reasonable reasons he's not locked into everyone's team.
 

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Stewart, Laverde and Cahill training as defenders.
Hurley training as a forward. Reid spending time forward already.
I'm not sure what the go is with all this.
 

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Stewart, Laverde and Cahill training as defenders.
Hurley training as a forward. Reid spending time forward already.
I'm not sure what the go is with all this.
Reid is very versatile aswell and can even play ruck, but long term he should end up as a key defender. Lot easier to play as a forward when you’re the size of a stick.
 

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Reid is very versatile aswell and can even play ruck, but long term he should end up as a key defender. Lot easier to play as a forward when you’re the size of a stick.
I would have thought so as well, though I understand the need for Cox to be tried in a variety of roles more clearly. I'm confused about all these other players shifting though - mixed messages. Stewart I can understand although I don't see the need. The multiplicity of changes though... really?
Whatever they're trying to achieve, I hope it's been well communicated to the players. I can see how it would start to raise eyebrows and create angst.
 

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I would have thought so as well, though I understand the need for Cox to be tried in a variety of roles more clearly. I'm confused about all these other players shifting though - mixed messages. Stewart I can understand although I don't see the need. The multiplicity of changes though... really?
Whatever they're trying to achieve, I hope it's been well communicated to the players. I can see how it would start to raise eyebrows and create angst.
Play them out of position at the start of the year. Lose first 5 games. Switch everyone back to their normal positions and everyone thinks you're a genius for turning it around.
 

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B: Francis - Hooker - Redman
HB: Ridley - Stewart - Heppell
C: Langford - Caldwell - Merrett
HF: Stringer - Jones - Smith
F: Hurley - Wright - Walla
R: Draper - Shiel - McGrath
I/C: Parish - Cahill - Cox - Snelling
 

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Play them out of position at the start of the year. Lose first 5 games. Switch everyone back to their normal positions and everyone thinks you're a genius for turning it around.
That's Kennedyesque brilliance. Invades Cuba, solves subsequent missile crisis. It's so crazy, it just might work.
 

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B: Redman - Hooker - Hind
HB: Ridley - Francis - Heppell
C: Caldwell - Merrett - Langford
HF: Jones - Stewart - Smith
F: Stringer - Wright - Tipungwuti
R: Draper - Shiel - McGrath
IC: Snelling - Parish - Hurley - Ambrose

This is my preferred line-up. It presumes all the positional switching is the stuff of which Plan B is made.

FWIW, I look at Snelling and see a player brought in to play Smith's role when he was injured. He's turned out to be a little dynamo with very good skills. It would be great if he can become a tackling madman who can kick crazy goals.
 

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Really keen to see some new faces in the line up - I’d like to see Jones, Hind, Wright, Cox and Caldwell all in the starting 22 round 1. I know Stewart and Hooker have both been training to play back but we have enough depth in defence - ( couldn’t even fit Zerk or Ambrose in!) - so I still think one of Hooker or Stewart needs to play forward


B: Hurley - Stewart - Francis
HB: Heppell - Ridley - Hind
C: Cox - Langford - Merrett
HF: Zakka - Stringer - Parish
F: Wright - Hooker - Tipungwuti
R: Draper - Shiel - McGrath
IC: Caldwell - Snelling - Laverde - Jones




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He got dropped because of form last year.
He looked slower than treacle when he did play.
He's now a year older.
We haven't seen if his "super fit" pre-season look transfers to game play yet.

Any of those are perfectly reasonable reasons he's not locked into everyone's team.
They are but I have seen him train. Right now he looks as good as he did pre saga.:)
 

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The noise coming from preseason is definitely getting interesting.

it’s sounding like that is shape:

FB:Cahill, Stewart, Francis
HB: Ridley, Hooker, Heppell
C: Ham, Merrett, Langford
HF: Hurley, Jones, Stringer
FF: Tippa, Wright, Smith
Ruck: Draper, McGrath, Shiel
Inter: Caldwell, Parish, Hind, Snelling/Laverde/Redman

Reid maybe the one to surprise
 

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The noise coming from preseason is definitely getting interesting.

it’s sounding like that is shape:

FB:Cahill, Stewart, Francis
HB: Ridley, Hooker, Heppell
C: Ham, Merrett, Langford
HF: Hurley, Jones, Stringer
FF: Tippa, Wright, Smith
Ruck: Draper, McGrath, Shiel
Inter: Caldwell, Parish, Hind, Snelling/Laverde/Redman

Reid maybe the one to surprise
Looks very tall to me.
 

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