Our defensive group is solid.
Rance, Astbury, Grimes, Houli, Vlaustin, Short.
Houli has stepped up.
It means players like Markov and Menadue would have to wait.
Midfielders would be Cotchin, Martin, Prestia, Lambert, Graham and Edwards (as a mid-forward).
Essential forwards (excluding injury) would be Riewoldt, Butler, Rioli, Weller, Balta.
Leaves five. Nank, Soldo, then Broad, KMc, Ross.
Sadly unless Bachar can get back to something close to his 2017 GF form, I can see him being eased out of the side this year. Could be age slowing the reflexes but while he still gets to many contests, his disposal has become steadily less reliable. I saw a lot of that in our Prelim Final exit against Collingwood (albeit he was not alone in this) and he turned it over too often in the recent game against Hawthorn. The conservative position is to keep him in the side until someone like Markov steps up to claim the position but I'd prefer us to blood a replacement now rather than wait for the inevitable.