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Mt Isa Mustang

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Yes, before even the 2020 B+F has been announced I'm thinking about next year.

Assuming we get Atkins + Broad + pick 5 + Davies + Jeffries in the draft.
This is my round 1 team

Seniors

Budarick Collins Broad
Lukosius Ballard Powell
Ellis Rowell Weller
Ainsworth Wright Anderson
Sexton King Rankine

Witts Greenwood Miller

Swallow Bowes Atkins Flanders



Reserves

Mclennan Graham Hombsch
Jeffries Burgess Joyce
Riordan Miles Sharp
Lemmens Day Corbett
Rosas Conroy Farrar

Smith Brodie Fiorini

DMac Murtagh Pick 5 Davies
 

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Supersuns

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Its funny, with fiorini.. at the start of the year, people wanted to get him resigned asap rather than wait. Now he can't even get a game.. makes you wonder, whether that was such a good idea after all.
Who would take on his 3 year contract?
He can find plenty of the ball but he really struggles on transition and to generate scoring opportunities with his ball use. The league is really turning towards scoring from turnovers as the greatest and easiest way to score and you just can't carry slow players either way. It's all about quick decisive ball movement with pace. Brayden finds lots of the ball but he isnt a quick decision maker so he finds the easy side ways kick or just pumps it long down the line. It doesn't work in this day and age and definitely not in the style we are trying to play. Maybe someone like Adelaide could use him but they already have Matt Crouch who is just a better version of him.
Im not sure where his position is anymore
 

kreglze

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Yeah, trying to re-sign everyone up as fast as possible, may have been a mistake. I think there needs to be a more nuanced approach than sign up everyone for as long as possible.
 

Jen2310

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Yeah, trying to re-sign everyone up as fast as possible, may have been a mistake. I think there needs to be a more nuanced approach than sign up everyone for as long as possible.
if it didn't happen early, they would have had to wait as the AFL freezed contracts not long after that, and there may have been a different view once the unfreeze was lifted.
 

Peel67skin

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I rather develop Graham then get Carlisle , with reserve playing VFL , no point keep delisting players every 2 years and Carlisle type aged .
 

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Mt Isa Mustang

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I reckon Graham has shown a bit. He's still very young.
Who was the last key defender (who plays on 1st or 2nd forward - not a 3rd tall) that was getting regular games from age 20?

Weitering, Andrews and Sam Taylor the only recent ones I can think of.

Ben Mckay and BZT just started getting regular games this year - 22 years old
Darcy Moore didn't go back until he was 23-24 at least
Alex Pearce was 24 (injuries)

The VFL reserves next year will still help with development. I wouldn't mind another year in the 2's for Graham with a few games here and there as required.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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With what you have at the moment, could this work?

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In a word, No.


Ben Ainsworth finished top 10 in the B+F and is clearly in the best 22
Harbrow had probably the worst on field year that I can recall. Budarick is way better than him already.

Think the coaches have made it clear we're not playing Wright, Day and Witts together either.

Seems Atkins is a certainty to come to the club and will play in the top team.
 

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Round 1 beckons..........

FB.....Ballard Graham Lukosius
HB.....Markov Collins Powell
C.......Atkins Greenwood Ellis
HF.....Sexton Day Swallow
FF.....Rankine King Ainsworth
R......Witts Rowell Weller
I/C....Budarick Miller Anderson Bowes.

My only concern is Graham at FB, taking the No1 forward.......the kid is only 20yo and played 10 games. I would much prefer he played next year in the new 2nd tier comp against VFL forwards which would be so much more beneficial to his gaining experience, than getting caned playing 1sts BUT....
Rory is out til 1/2 way thru the season, so unless we trade in a KPD, then I don't think we have an option, if we want Sam to continue being an intercepting def. which won him the B/F.
I actually think this kid will finish up being a 10yr player for the Suns....he bleeds red gold and blue.....

And Davy is our Captain, and the backbone of our Club, so he needs to be on the field and not on the bench.
 

Jirik13

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Round 1 beckons..........

FB.....Ballard Graham Lukosius
HB.....Markov Collins Powell
C.......Atkins Greenwood Ellis
HF.....Sexton Day Swallow
FF.....Rankine King Ainsworth
R......Witts Rowell Weller
I/C....Budarick Miller Anderson Bowes.

My only concern is Graham at FB, taking the No1 forward.......the kid is only 20yo and played 10 games. I would much prefer he played next year in the new 2nd tier comp against VFL forwards which would be so much more beneficial to his gaining experience, than getting caned playing 1sts BUT....
Rory is out til 1/2 way thru the season, so unless we trade in a KPD, then I don't think we have an option, if we want Sam to continue being an intercepting def. which won him the B/F.
I actually think this kid will finish up being a 10yr player for the Suns....he bleeds red gold and blue.....

And Davy is our Captain, and the backbone of our Club, so he needs to be on the field and not on the bench.
FB Budarick Collins Powell
HB Bowes Ballard Lukosius
C Weller Greenwood Ellis
HF Ainsworth Day Corbett
FF Rankine King Sexton
R Witts Swallow Miller
I /C Rowell Anderson Atkins Markov

Only one change for me. Corbett in. Graham out. In my opinion Collins and Ballard playing together on 2 key talls will do just fine. Ballard should come out of the off-season with a stronger body again. Powell had some excellent interception stats at the end of season. Different players could start on I/C.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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where do we end up?

B: Wil Powell - Sam collins - Connor buderick
HB: jack lukosius - Charlie Ballard - jack Bowes
C: Noah Anderson - Matt rowell - Brandon Ellis
HF: Ben Ainsworth - Sam day - josh Corbett
F: Alex Sexton - Ben king - izak rankine
R: Jarrod witts - Hugh Greenwood - Touk Miller
I: David swallow - Rory Atkins - weller - markov

E: Brodie, lemmens, macpherson, fiorini, Graham, Flanders.




The first post on the Collingwood board with their updated best 22.
Wow that forward line!

B: Brayden Maynard - Jordan Roughead - Jeremy Howe
HB: Jack Crisp - Darcy Moore - Isaac Quaynor
C: Josh Daicos - Taylor Adams - Steele Sidebottom
HF: Jamie Elliott - Will Kelly - Will Hoskin-Elliott
F: Josh Thomas - Mason Cox - Brody Mihocek
R: Brodie Grundy - Scott Pendlebury - Jordan De Goey
I: John Noble - Brayden Sier - Levi Greenwood- Trey Ruscoe
 

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B: Wil Powell - Sam collins - Connor buderick
HB: jack lukosius - Charlie Ballard - jack Bowes
C: Noah Anderson - Matt rowell - Brandon Ellis
HF: Ben Ainsworth - Sam day - josh Corbett
F: Alex Sexton - Ben king - izak rankine
R: Jarrod witts - Hugh Greenwood - Touk Miller
I: David swallow - Rory Atkins - weller - markov

Based on the above best 22 the next 22 should be very competitive in the new Eastern Australian Football League

B: Harbrow - Graham - McLennan
HB: Lake - Hombsch - Murdoch
C: Sharp - Brodie - Lemmens
HF: Flanders - Jeffrey - Holman
FP: McPherson - Burgess - Rosas
Ruck: Conroy - Fiorini - Phillips

Inter: Davies, Murtagh, Farrar, Towey
 

Jirik13

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Foxsport best 22. Corbett replaced by Harbrow.

GOLD COAST SUNS

B:
Jarrod Harbrow, Sam Collins, Jack Bowes

HB: Charlie Ballard, Jack Lukosius, Oleg Markov

C: Brandon Ellis, Touk Miller, Lachie Weller

HF: Hugh Greenwood, Ben King, Ben Ainsworth

F: Izak Rankine, Sam Day, Alex Sexton

FOLL: Jarrod Witts, David Swallow, Matt Rowell

I/C: Noah Anderson, Rory Atkins, Connor Budarick, Wil Powell

In: Rory Atkins, Oleg Markov

Out: Pearce Hanley, Anthony Miles, George Horlin-Smith, Corey Ellis, Josh Schoenfeld, Mitch Riordan, Sam Fletcher, Jesse Joyce, Jacob Dawson, Jacob Heron, Peter Wright

We say: The Suns have put together a strong list full of youngsters and will add some experience with Rory Atkins and Oleg Markov staking claims for best 22 spots. Markov’s speed off half back will be important, complementing the strong group of interceptors inside defensive 50. Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson will again take a step forward with another pre-season, while the club will welcome Alex Davies and Joel Jeffrey to the club as automatic selections via the club’s catchment zone.
 

Jen2310

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where do we end up?

B: Wil Powell - Sam collins - Connor buderick
HB: jack lukosius - Charlie Ballard - jack Bowes
C: Noah Anderson - Matt rowell - Brandon Ellis
HF: Ben Ainsworth - Sam day - josh Corbett
F: Alex Sexton - Ben king - izak rankine
R: Jarrod witts - Hugh Greenwood - Touk Miller
I: David swallow - Rory Atkins - weller - markov

E: Brodie, lemmens, macpherson, fiorini, Graham, Flanders.




The first post on the Collingwood board with their updated best 22.
Wow that forward line!

B:
Brayden Maynard - Jordan Roughead - Jeremy Howe
HB: Jack Crisp - Darcy Moore - Isaac Quaynor
C: Josh Daicos - Taylor Adams - Steele Sidebottom
HF: Jamie Elliott - Will Kelly - Will Hoskin-Elliott
F: Josh Thomas - Mason Cox - Brody Mihocek
R: Brodie Grundy - Scott Pendlebury - Jordan De Goey
I: John Noble - Brayden Sier - Levi Greenwood- Trey Ruscoe

I'm guessing that's sarcasm? lol I've got high hopes for Kelly
 

kreglze

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Here is my dip at the 22. Pretty happy with the look. Some decent depth there with Lemmens, Fiorini and Brodie waiting in the wings. Still probably a key forward and key defender light.

Powell - Collins - Budarick
Markov - Ballard - Lukosius
Atkins - Greenwood - Ellis
Ainsworth - Day - Corbett
Sexton - King - Rankine

Witts - Swallow - Rowell

Miller - Bowes - Weller - Anderson​
 

Fat Pizza

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Here is my dip at the 22. Pretty happy with the look. Some decent depth there with Lemmens, Fiorini and Brodie waiting in the wings. Still probably a key forward and key defender light.

Powell - Collins - Budarick
Markov - Ballard - Lukosius
Atkins - Greenwood - Ellis
Ainsworth - Day - Corbett
Sexton - King - Rankine

Witts - Swallow - Rowell

Miller - Bowes - Weller - Anderson​
Strong interchange bench
 

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