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.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
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.