Prediction 2021 starting 22

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bombreys

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Surely time for a new start new era
I would rather finish 16 th with kids on the up than 13th with players that pick and choose which is certainly happening now
Most fans overrate our list and won't agree with this, but I think it's our only option to get back to winning finals.

We need to play kids and just put up with not winning for a few years.

It's either that, or we keep topping up, playing the same old ordinary players, and continue to finish 10th-14th year after year.
 

Bombers36

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So assuming we lose Guelfi, Daniher & Fantasia, at this point I'd have our starting 22 looking something like;-

Ambrose Zerk Saad
Ridley Hurley Heppell
Langford McGrath Merrett
Zakka Stewart Snelling
Stringer *2 meter Peter* Tippa

Draper Parish Shiel

Bench from: Smith, Laverde, Francis, Hooker, Jones, Gleeson, Mosquito


I really like 2 meter Peter and hope we can pry him out of the Gold Coast somehow...we'd have to give up a pick around 30 i reckon to do that...
 

Mikevk123

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Before Draft and Trade period. Hypothetical team for next year.

B J.Ridley B.Zerk-Thatcher B.Ham
HB A.Saad M.Hurley M.Redman
C K.Langford A.McGrath D.Shiel
HF D.Smith H.Jones J.Stringer
F N.Cahill J.Stewart A.Tipungwutti
FOLL: S.Draper Z.Merrett D.Parish
INTER: D.Heppell, A.Francis, R.McQuillan, W.Snelling
 

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Old Stuckup

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B: Heath Shaw - Daniel Talia - Ben Paton
HB: Bachar Houli - Jake Carlisle - Alex Witherden
C: Isaac Smith - Clayton Oliver - Josh Daicos
HF: Jordan De Goey - Jeremy Cameron - Cam Rayner
F: Tom McDonald - Peter Wright - Paddy McCartin
R: Ben Brown - Tim Taranto - Charlie Constable
I/C: Will Brodie - Ely Smith - Xavier O’Halloran - Jack Silvagni
 

eth-dog

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B: Heath Shaw - Daniel Talia - Ben Paton
HB: Bachar Houli - Jake Carlisle - Alex Witherden
C: Isaac Smith - Clayton Oliver - Josh Daicos
HF: Jordan De Goey - Jeremy Cameron - Cam Rayner
F: Tom McDonald - Peter Wright - Paddy McCartin
R: Ben Brown - Tim Taranto - Charlie Constable
I/C: Will Brodie - Ely Smith - Xavier O’Halloran - Jack Silvagni
No room for Todd Goldstein?
 

vass44

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As it stands with Saad, Fantasia, Daniher all gone or extremely likely to go we have;-

Ambrose Zerk Smith
Ridley Hurley Heppell
Langford Shiel Merrett
Tippa Laverde Snelling
Stringer Stewart Jones

Draper Parish McGrath

Bench: Gleeson Guelfi Zakka Ham

Depth:
Hooker Francis Redman Crauford
Clarke Cahill Mosquito Phillips

I don’t think we are any chance of finishing outside the bottom 4 in 2021 with that team/list


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JT_the_Man

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B Ridley - BZT - Francis
HB Redman - Hurley - Smith
C Langford - Shiel - Merrett
HF Snelling - Stewart - Zaharakis
F Tippa - Hooker - Stringer
R Draper - Parish - McGrath
Int. Clarke - Heppell - Laverde - Guelfi
 

RearNaked

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TEAM MIR!!!!!!!!!
I’d keep razz now unless offered a 2nd rounder and play smith as a lockdown small

Francis-Hurley-Smith
Redman-bzt- Ridley
Langford-Heppell- McGrath
Laverde- Stewart - stringer
Amt - hooker - razz
Draper - Merrett - Shiel
Parish - Ham - Clarke - Ambrose
 

Mikevk123

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I’d keep razz now unless offered a 2nd rounder and play smith as a lockdown small

Francis-Hurley-Smith
Redman-bzt- Ridley
Langford-Heppell- McGrath
Laverde- Stewart - stringer
Amt - hooker - razz
Draper - Merrett - Shiel
Parish - Ham - Clarke - Ambrose
Play the kids
 

Mikevk123

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B R.McQuillan B.Zerk-Thatcher D.Smith
HB J.Ridley M.Hurley M.Redman
C K.Langford A.McGrath D.Shiel
HF J.Laverde H.Jones J.Stringer
F N.Cahill J.Stewart A.Tipungwutti
FOLL: S.Draper Z.Merrett D.Parish
INTER: D.Heppell, B.Ham, A.Francis, M.Guelfi
 

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If we can do this

Ham/C.Cox/Guelfi - BZT - Francis
Ridley - Ambrose - Redman (Gleeson)
Heppell - C.Oliver - D.Shiel (Langford)
D.Smith - J.Stewart - Snelling
Tippa - P.Wright - J.Stringer (Laverde)
Draper - Z.Merrett - McGrath (Parish)

Is it really that bad?
Draft:
Pick 13
Pick 15
C.Brand (Key Defender)

To do this you need:
Band 1 compo for Daniher
Pick 9 for Saad (On traded to Dees with pick 8 for Oliver)
 

Mr Mojo Risin

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B: Redman Stewart Francis
HB: Ridley Hurley Witherden
C: Langford Oliver Heppell
HF: Stephenson Cameron Smith
F: Tippa Brown Stringer
Foll: Draper Shiel McGrath
Int: Wright Parish Laverde Snelling
 

Zach Package

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Piggy Smith, Heat
Redman ________ Francis
Ridley _________ _______
Merrett ________ Heppell
Langford _______ Snelling
Stringer Stewart McTippa
Draper McGrath Shiel

Parish Smith _______ _______

Only ones I’m willing to pen in at the moment because I don’t know how we’re going to approach this.

Spine is deliberately blank, some combo of Ambrose, Hooker, Hurley, BZT, Bryan, Crauford and Jones.

I wouldn’t be spending any high draft picks on anything but big, physical contested ball winning mids.
 

Bombers36

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Hurley Zerk Francis
Redman Ridley Guelfi
Langford McGrath Merrett
Zakka Stewart Tippa
Stringer Hooker Laverde

Draper Parish Shiel

Bench: Heppell Smith Snelling Ambrose
 

JT_the_Man

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B Francis - BZT - Ridley
HB Redman - Hurley - Smith
C Langford - McGrath - Merrett
HF Snelling - Stewart - Zaharakis
F Stringer - Brown - Tippa
R Draper - Dunkley - Shiel
Int. Parish - Heppell - Witherden - Caldwell
Emg. Clarke - Guelfi - Laverde - Hooker

Let me delude myself into thinking this team looks really good for a minute...
 

11kgm

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I would say going into next year McGrath is our best lockdown defender for smalls. Don't want to see Redman near them

With Caldwell coming in and Parish best suited to the mids im shifting McGrath back to be our Saad. Unless we can find someone
 

boncer34

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I would say going into next year McGrath is our best lockdown defender for smalls. Don't want to see Redman near them

With Caldwell coming in and Parish best suited to the mids im shifting McGrath back to be our Saad. Unless we can find someone
You're shifting the bloke who was probably our best or 2nd best mid most games to defense?
 

PhoenixBonez

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B Francis - BZT - Ridley
HB Redman - Hurley - Smith
C Langford - McGrath - Merrett
HF Snelling - Stewart - Zaharakis
F Stringer - Brown - Tippa
R Draper - Dunkley - Shiel
Int. Parish - Heppell - Witherden - Caldwell
Emg. Clarke - Guelfi - Laverde - Hooker

Let me delude myself into thinking this team looks really good for a minute...
I’d find a spot for Ambrose but otherwise yep doesn’t look too bad.
 

Atavistic

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I would say going into next year McGrath is our best lockdown defender for smalls. Don't want to see Redman near them

With Caldwell coming in and Parish best suited to the mids im shifting McGrath back to be our Saad. Unless we can find someone
I've been thinking about this too. McGrath is obviously the best man for the job, but also one of our best mids, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Won't be shocked either way. Redman and Gleeson are simply nowhere near Saad's level. Maybe we trade for someone else, though.
 

andleanback

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Any talk of McGrath going back to be a lockdown defender is absolute lunacy. Unless you want him to request a trade at the end of next year he’ll be staying in the midfield.
Spend 3 years developing him as a midfielder just to send him to a back pocket in his prime years 😂
 

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