Prediction Best 22 for 2020

Jirik13

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This would be my BEST 22 for Round 1. Hopefully we have everyone to pick from, the back 6 pretty much picks itself. Big fan of Ballard and he should have Hombsch covered all day of the week. Hopefully during the year we can develop Mclennan to replace Hanley/Harbrow. Fiorini on bench because he always is, i have Brodie over Miles but Dewy being dewy may go the other way. Really wanted to fit in Anderson but Miller & Macpherson have the runs on the board.

2 debutants (4 club debutants) sounds about right.

Port adelaide at home is a MUST WIN game, we have to start strong and i'm gunna be devostated if we don't win, we always get soft draws to start and we need to make the most of it.

Round 1 – v Port Adelaide

FB: C Ballard, S Collins, J Harbrow
HB: L Weller, R Thompson, P Hanley
C: B Ellis, D Swallow, J Bowes
HF: T Miller, P Wright, B Ainsworth
FF: I Rankine, B King, A Sexton
R: J Witts, W Brodie, H Greenwood

I: D MacPherson, B Fiorini, J Lukosius, M Rowell

EMG: N Anderson, A Miles, S Day, W Powell
Personally, I hope Dew plays Weller in midfield. He was great there in the last game against GWS, brings speed, breaks lines, is more involved.

Wright worries me. After Martin he was the most disappointing player for me in 2019. I hope he can wake up and show some fight.

If healthy Powell is in for me. He is our future.
 

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FB: C Ballard, S Collins, J Harbrow
HB: L Weller, R Thompson, J Lukosius
C: B Ellis, D Swallow, W Powell
HF: D MacPherson, S Day, B Ainsworth
FF: I Rankine, B King, A Sexton
R: J Witts, H Greenwood, J Bowes

I: T.Miller, B Fiorini, W Brodie, M Rowell
 

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FB: Ballard, Thompson, Lukosius

HB: Harbrow, Collins, Weller

C: B Ellis, Brodie, Powell

HF: Anderson, Day, Bowes

FF: Rankine, King, Sexton

R: Witts, Swallow, Fiorini

I/C: Rowell, Miller, Greenwood, Ainsworth

Darcy Mac and Holman very stiff to miss but i reckon Anderson will provide more up forward as a scoring threat.
2MP needs some agro lessons from BKing to be even close to the 22 at this point
 

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Mt Isa Mustang

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FB: Ballard, Thompson, Lukosius

HB: Harbrow, Collins, Weller

C: B Ellis, Brodie, Powell

HF: Anderson, Day, Bowes

FF: Rankine, King, Sexton

R: Witts, Swallow, Fiorini

I/C: Rowell, Miller, Greenwood, Ainsworth

Darcy Mac and Holman very stiff to miss but i reckon Anderson will provide more up forward as a scoring threat.
2MP needs some agro lessons from BKing to be even close to the 22 at this point

Macpherson was #5 in goals and #1 in goal assists for the Suns last year - whilst playing mostly midfield.I reckon he's a sneaky decent goal sneak. Anderson's athletic traits definitely bring a different look to the forward line though.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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Think most teams have the same top 18-20 or so. The players in contention for those last few spots seem to be Powell, Hombsch, Miles, Macpherson, Anderson, Day, Wright.
 

1990crow

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FB: J.Lukosius, S.Collins, C.Ballard
HB: P.Hanley, R.Thompson, J.Harbrow
C: B.Ellis, D.Swallow, B.Fiorini
R: J.Witts, L.Weller, T.Miller
HF: B.Ainsworth, P.Wright, A.Sexton
FF: I.Rankine, B.King, H.Greenwood
B: M.Rowell, J.Bowes, N.Anderson, W.Powell
 

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Thought I'd have a crack, and add NEAFL while I'm at it.

AFL:
FB: Ballard Thompson Lukosius
HB: Hanley Collins Harbrow
C: B.Ellis Swallow Weller
HF: Sexton Wright Powell
FF: Rankine King Ainsworth
R: Witts Brodie Bowes
IN: Miles Rowell Greenwood McPherson
EM: Fiorini McLennan Holman Dawson

NEAFL:
FB:
Hombsch Graham Joyce
HB: Budarick Burgess McLennan
C: Murdoch Horlin-Smith Fiorini
HF: Lemmens Day Anderson
FF: Rosas Corbett Holman
R: Smith Miller Riordan
IN: C.Ellis Dawson Fletcher Heron
EM: #15 #20 Schoenfeld Conroy
 

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Thompson can't play CHB
I'd rather Charlie Ballard play outsized there
it's a position for a strong marking mobile player with useful feet and hands
Rory scores 1 out 4 in my view
 

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Thought I'd have a crack, and add NEAFL while I'm at it.

AFL:
FB: Ballard Thompson Lukosius
HB: Hanley Collins Harbrow
C: B.Ellis Swallow Weller
HF: Sexton Wright Powell
FF: Rankine King Ainsworth
R: Witts Brodie Bowes
IN: Miles Rowell Greenwood McPherson
EM: Fiorini McLennan Holman Dawson

NEAFL:
FB:
Hombsch Graham Joyce
HB: Budarick Burgess McLennan
C: Murdoch Horlin-Smith Fiorini
HF: Lemmens Day Anderson
FF: Rosas Corbett Holman
R: Smith Miller Riordan
IN: C.Ellis Dawson Fletcher Heron
EM: #15 #20 Schoenfeld Conroy
Miles over Fiorini?

wat
 

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You guys have a once in a generation CHF in Luko and you want to waste him in a Back Pocket.
quite a few decent key forwards spent a bit of time developing down back. he's one of our bests kicks so his ball use off back was important in the back half of the season when our defence was decimated by injuries.

don't let the door hit you on the way out.
 

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Jen2310

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You guys have a once in a generation CHF in Luko and you want to waste him in a Back Pocket.
Was struggling up forward at this point of his career. So play him down back to gain experience and skills in the defensive structure. Nothing wrong with exploring different roles as he develops. I've no doubt he will eventually go back forward.
 

David C

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This just popped up on Zero Hanger:


B: Jarrod Harbrow, Rory Thompson, Jack Hombsch

HB: Charlie Ballard, Sam Collins, Lachie Weller

C: Brandon Ellis, Hugh Greenwood, Touk Miller

HF: Izak Rankine, Ben King, Alex Sexton

F: Sam Day, Peter Wright, Ben Ainsworth

FOLL: Jarrod Witts, David Swallow, Brayden Fiorini

I/C: Darcy Macpherson, Jack Lukoscious, Matt Rowell*, Jack Bowes


*Provided the Suns select him
 

kreglze

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This just popped up on Zero Hanger:


B: Jarrod Harbrow, Rory Thompson, Jack Hombsch

HB: Charlie Ballard, Sam Collins, Lachie Weller

C: Brandon Ellis, Hugh Greenwood, Touk Miller

HF: Izak Rankine, Ben King, Alex Sexton

F: Sam Day, Peter Wright, Ben Ainsworth

FOLL: Jarrod Witts, David Swallow, Brayden Fiorini

I/C: Darcy Macpherson, Jack Lukoscious, Matt Rowell*, Jack Bowes


*Provided the Suns select him
Decent attempt.

Miller probably shouldn't be on the wing.
Hombsch may be questioned.
3 Talls is interesting, see if we go with it next year.
 

Mt Isa Mustang

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This just popped up on Zero Hanger:


B: Jarrod Harbrow, Rory Thompson, Jack Hombsch

HB: Charlie Ballard, Sam Collins, Lachie Weller

C: Brandon Ellis, Hugh Greenwood, Touk Miller

HF: Izak Rankine, Ben King, Alex Sexton

F: Sam Day, Peter Wright, Ben Ainsworth

FOLL: Jarrod Witts, David Swallow, Brayden Fiorini

I/C: Darcy Macpherson, Jack Lukoscious, Matt Rowell*, Jack Bowes


*Provided the Suns select him
One too many calls I'd think.
 

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Thompson can't play CHB
I'd rather Charlie Ballard play outsized there
it's a position for a strong marking mobile player with useful feet and hands
Rory scores 1 out 4 in my view
Thompson was CHB during the May at FB era and killed it.

So long as he comes back good from his knee, I have no issue playing him there with Collins at FB.
 

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