A Flag, Some Draftees Now Numbers. Best 22 by jumper number

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AsterixTheGaul

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A flag in the bag, a good draft haul, time to allocate numbers. Looking at jumper numbers, I thought it worth looking at best 22 by jumper number.

Picture the situation, kit bag with jumpers numbered 1 to 22 arrive and your match committee have to come up with the best 22 for West Coast with the one proviso being that the player must have worn that number in a senior match.

I had some time while watching the draft - not exactly a fast paced event so I digressed.

Sounds easy. But there are dilemmas. There were some pretty easy ones - Judd for 3, Beau Waters for 8, Le Cras for 19 - wait you could have him for 2 or 19! If you take him for 2, Kemp misses out!!!! Cox or McGovern - depend who else to ruck and CHB. I think you get the idea.

Here is a team I am proposing

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The team needs to be able to play in it's own right and player needs to be in a position they played.
 
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Miguel Sanchez

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B: 8 Waters, 14 Brennan, 11 McIntosh
HB: 17 McKenna, 16 MacKenzie, 6 Yeo
C: 2 Kemp, 9 Cousins, 7 Fletcher
HF: 1 Heady, 12 White, 13 Shuey
F: 18 Evans, 21 Lynch, 15 Cripps
R: 20 Cox, 3 Judd, 4 Kerr
I: 22 Hynes, 10 Braun, 5 Sheppard, 19 Langdon

Didn’t include Lecca in 19 because it seemed like cheating, he only played six games in it.
 
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Miguel Sanchez

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Now the tougher version: 23-44

B: 44 Wirrpanda, 23 Glass, 31 Schofield
HB: 25 Hurn, 27 Jakovich, 24 Worsfold
C: 30 Matera, 42 Morrison, 32 Embley
HF: 28 Lewis, 29 Hansen, 39 Waterman
F: 33 Matera, 40 Wilson, 41 Staker
R: 26 Ball, 37 Selwood, 34 Hutchings
I: 36 Hart, 38 Jones, 35 Armstrong, 43 Hams
 

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B: 8 Waters, 14 Brennan, 11 McIntosh
HB: 17 McKenna, 16 MacKenzie, 6 Yeo
C: 2 Kemp, 9 Cousins, 7 Fletcher
HF: 1 Heady, 12 White, 13 Shuey
F: 18 Evans, 21 Lynch, 15 Cripps
R: 20 Cox, 3 Judd, 4 Kerr
I: 22 Hynes, 13 Shuey, 5 Sheppard, 19 Langdon

Didn’t include Lecca in 19 because it seemed like cheating, he only played six games in it.
You’ve got Shuey twice
 

MrWoollie

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Now the tougher version: 23-44

B: 44 Wirrpanda, 23 Glass, 31 Schofield
HB: 25 Hurn, 27 Jakovich, 24 Worsfold
C: 30 Matera, 42 Morrison, 32 Embley
HF: 28 Lewis, 29 Hansen, 39 Waterman
F: 33 Matera, 40 Wilson, 41 Staker
R: 26 Ball, 37 Selwood, 34 Hutchings
I: 36 Hart, 38 Jones, 35 Armstrong, 43 Hams
I saw Hansen there and just assumed that he was the only guy ever to wear that number. Early on he was pretty average, and then when injuries hit he became a tall who couldn't lift his arms above his head, couldn't pick up below his knees and had the turning circle of the Titanic.

Then I remembered Lycett also wore 29. Lycett for me there as ruck/forward. For the layout, Staker to CHF, Lycett to second ruck/fwd pocket and Hansen out.
 

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Now the tougher version: 23-44

B: 44 Wirrpanda, 23 Glass, 31 Schofield
HB: 25 Hurn, 27 Jakovich, 24 Worsfold
C: 30 Matera, 42 Morrison, 32 Embley
HF: 28 Lewis, 29 Hansen, 39 Waterman
F: 33 Matera, 40 Wilson, 41 Staker
R: 26 Ball, 37 Selwood, 34 Hutchings
I: 36 Hart, 38 Jones, 35 Armstrong, 43 Hams
Still better than Freo's 25 year team :D
 

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