That is easily the best NEAFL team we have had.At this stage this would be my best 22 and this would be for rd1 with a few caveats, pre season form and injuries and in Wards case rehab and if he is ready to come back in and he would need at least 1 pre season game imo
Shaw Davis Haynes
Williams Corr Taylor
Whitfield Ward Kelly
Greene Cameron Taranto
Daniels HH TOJ
Jacobs Coniglio Hopper
Taranto Kennedy Perryman Caldwell
Last spot is a toss up between several players but they need to have some speed and the others I considered were Hill and Cumming
This would leave the NEAFL team something like this with Flynn out till the 2nd half of the year and hopefully they can keep 15 listed players on the field for the season
Buntine Stein Idun
Ash Keefe Cumming
Buckley Shipley Sheridan
Langdon Sproule Lloyd
Hill Riccardi Hutchesson
Mumford Hately O'Halloran
Green Brown Briggs XXXX
Fixed up and plenty of options for the coaches and it will be interesting to see the make up of veterans v youth early on in the seasonfridgeman Taranto is twice and you've missed de Boer & Reid.
I think Ash will likely start the year in the backline, or be there very quickly, provided he shows something in preseason. Arguably not best 22 now, but we want to fast track his development.
Green I agree needs to develop in NEAFL.
Caldwell, Hately, O'Halloran & Hill should be pushing really hard.
|# ↧||Player||DOB||Age||Height||Weight||Games Prior||Goals Prior||Votes Prior||Games 2020||Goals 2020||Votes 2020||Original Club||Drafted||Honours|
|1||Phil Davis||30 Aug 90||29yr||196cm||96kg||166||7||4||0||0||0||Marist College (ACT)/St Peter's College (SA)/North Adelaide||#10 National 2008|
|2||Jacob Hopper||6 Feb 97||23yr||186cm||85kg||67||29||1||0||0||0||Leeton-Whitton/St Patrick's College/NSW-ACT U18/North Ballarat U18||#7 National 2015|
|3||Stephen Coniglio||15 Dec 93||26yr||182cm||81kg||133||78||55||0||0||0||Upper Swan/Swan Districts||#2 National 2011||Larke: 2011; AA40: 2016|
|4||Toby Greene||25 Sep 93||26yr||181cm||78kg||145||166||31||0||0||0||Ashburton/Wesley College/Oakleigh U18||#11 National 2011||AA: 2016; B&F: 2016; AA40: 2017|
|5||Jye Caldwell||28 Sep 00||19yr||184cm||82kg||2||0||0||0||0||0||Golden Square/Geelong Grammar/Bendigo U18||#11 National 2018|
|6||Lachie Whitfield||18 Jul 94||25yr||187cm||75kg||133||60||39||0||0||0||Mornington/Peninsula Grammar/Dandenong U18||#1 National 2012||AA: 2018; B&F: 2018; Larke: 2012|
|8||Callan Ward||10 Apr 90||30yr||185cm||83kg||217||107||85||0||0||0||Spotswood/Western U18||#19 National 2007||B&F: 2012; AA40: 2014, 2016, 2018|
|9||Jackson Hately||21 Oct 00||19yr||189cm||80kg||7||2||0||0||0||0||Walkerville/Central District||#14 National 2018|
|11||r||Tom Sheridan||28 Oct 93||26yr||187cm||81kg||82||31||1||0||0||0||Riddells Creek/Calder U18||#16 National 2011|
|13||Isaac Cumming||11 Aug 98||21yr||183cm||72kg||7||0||0||0||0||0||North Broken Hill/NSW-ACT U18/North Adelaide/Western Sydney University||#20 National 2016|
|14||Tim Taranto||28 Jan 98||22yr||186cm||83kg||63||24||9||0||0||0||St Kevin's College/Parkdale/Sandringham U18||#2 National 2016||B&F: 2019|
|15||Sam Taylor||5 May 99||20yr||196cm||87kg||30||1||0||0||0||0||Guildford Grammar/Swan Districts||#28 National 2017|
|16||Brent Daniels||9 Mar 99||21yr||171cm||70kg||33||15||0||0||0||0||Nyah-Nyah West United/Bendigo U18/Geelong (VFL)||#27 National 2017|
|17||Zac Langdon||13 Nov 95||24yr||175cm||75kg||24||21||0||0||0||0||Dampier/Guildford Grammar/Claremont||#56 National 2017|
|18||Jeremy Cameron||1 Apr 93||27yr||194cm||91kg||154||403||46||0||0||0||Dartmoor/North Ballarat U18||GWS Underage 2010||AA: 2013, 2019; Coleman: 2019; B&F: 2013; AFLCA Young: 2013; AFLPA 1st: 2012; AA40: 2015|
|19||Nick Haynes||18 May 92||27yr||188cm||79kg||128||9||10||0||0||0||Frankston Bombers/Dandenong U18||#7 National 2011||AA40: 2019|
|21||Matt Buntine||19 Oct 93||26yr||189cm||86kg||59||3||0||0||0||0||Berwick/Dandenong U18||#5 National 2011|
|22||Josh Kelly||12 Feb 95||25yr||184cm||74kg||118||77||48||0||0||0||East Brighton/Brighton Grammar/Sandringham U18||#2 National 2013||AA: 2017; B&F: 2017|
|23||Heath Shaw||27 Nov 85||34yr||184cm||86kg||308||39||34||0||0||0||Diamond Creek/Loyola College/Northern U18||#48 National 2003||AA: 2015, 2016; B&F: 2015; Prem: 2010|
|24||Matt de Boer||10 Mar 90||30yr||186cm||85kg||187||74||2||0||0||0||Swanbourne JFC/Claremont||#19 Rookie 2008|
|25||Lachlan Keeffe||14 Apr 90||30yr||204cm||102kg||58||14||0||0||0||0||Marist College Ashgrove/Old Trinity||#69 Rookie 2008|
|27||Harry Himmelberg||8 May 96||23yr||194cm||86kg||65||76||1||0||0||0||Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes/NSW-ACT U18/Eastlake/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)||#16 National 2015|
|28||r||Zach Sproule||12 May 98||21yr||197cm||84kg||1||0||0||0||0||0||Albury FC/Murray U18/Western Sydney University||NSW Zone 2016|
|29||Zac Williams||20 Sep 94||25yr||180cm||80kg||102||25||13||0||0||0||Narrandera/Albury FC/NSW-ACT U18/Murray U18/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)||#54 Rookie 2012|
|30||Matthew Flynn||13 Sep 97||22yr||199cm||101kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||Narrandera/NSW-ACT U18/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)||#41 National 2015|
|31||Jeremy Finlayson||9 Feb 96||24yr||195cm||84kg||38||48||0||0||0||0||Culcairn/Sydney Hills/NSW-ACT U18/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)||#85 National 2014|
|32||Kieren Briggs||10 Jun 99||20yr||200cm||103kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||Pennant Hills/NSW-ACT U18/Western Sydney University||#34 National 2018|
|33||Xavier O'Halloran||11 Jul 00||19yr||186cm||84kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||St Bernards/St Bernard's College/Western U18||#22 National 2018|
|34||Nick Shipley||25 Jun 99||20yr||188cm||93kg||2||0||0||0||0||0||St George/Western Sydney University||#64 National 2017|
|35||Aidan Corr||17 May 94||25yr||194cm||85kg||83||2||0||0||0||0||Macleod/Northern U18||#14 National 2012|
|36||Harry Perryman||19 Dec 98||21yr||184cm||77kg||36||4||0||0||0||0||Collingullie-Glenfield Park/NSW-ACT U18/Western Sydney University||#14 National 2016|
|37||Ian Hill||9 Feb 00||20yr||175cm||65kg||8||7||0||0||0||0||Northam Barons JFC/South Perth JFC/Wesley College (WA)/Perth||#24 National 2018|
|38||Daniel Lloyd||18 Feb 92||28yr||187cm||87kg||39||31||0||0||0||0||Killarney Vale/Sydney (NEAFL)||#26 Rookie 2015|
|39||Connor Idun||29 Jul 00||19yr||191cm||91kg||1||0||0||0||0||0||Drysdale/Christian College Geelong/Geelong U18||#61 National 2018|
|40||Adam Kennedy||12 Jul 92||27yr||182cm||76kg||115||12||0||0||0||0||Melton/Western U18/Williamstown||Concessional 2011|
|41||r||Shane Mumford||5 Jul 86||33yr||198cm||104kg||192||52||33||0||0||0||Bunyip/Geelong (VFL)||#57 Rookie 2007||B&F: 2014; AA40: 2010; Prem: 2012|
|42||r||Jake Stein||17 Jan 94||26yr||195cm||94kg||5||0||0||0||0||0||Athletics||Unregistered 2016|
|44||b||Jack Buckley||17 Dec 97||22yr||194cm||81kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||UNSW-Eastern Suburbs/Western Sydney University/Sydney (NEAFL)||NSW Zone 2017|
|46||b||Callum Brown||15 Aug 00||19yr||189cm||91kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||County Derry||International 2018|
|50||r||Sam Reid||7 Nov 89||30yr||187cm||86kg||90||29||0||0||0||0||Zillmere||#35 National 2007|
|Lachie Ash||21 Jun 01||18yr||186cm||80kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||Shepparton FC/Notre Dame (Shepparton)/Murray U18||#4 National 2019|
|Tom Green||23 Jan 01||19yr||191cm||89kg||3||2||0||0||0||0||Eastlake/Marist College (ACT)/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)|
|Jake Riccardi||7 Nov 99||20yr||195cm||92kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||St Bernards/St Bernard's College/Calder U18/Werribee||#51 National 2019|
|Tom Hutchesson||4 Apr 95||25yr||178cm||76kg||0||0||0||0||0||0||Millicent/Adelaide (SANFL)||#65 National 2019|
|Sam Jacobs||10 Apr 88||32yr||202cm||105kg||201||48||30||0||0||0||Ardrossan/Woodville-West Torrens||#1 Rookie 2006||AA40: 2012, 2014, 2017|
Agree with just about all of this. Corr needs to improve this year, we’ve been extremely patient with him through injury after injury and I thought he was pretty average this year. Defenders take longer and he’s had no continuity but it’s make or break for him now.I'm not sure if this will be best 22 in 2020, but it's what I'd like to see as the best 22 by season's end - without injuries & with appropriate player development - as I think it would give GWS the best balanced team from our list (presuming player potential is developed as expected for some younger kids):
Corr Davis Haynes
Williams Taylor Ash
Whitfield Ward Taranto
Greene Cameron Kelly
Daniels Himmelberg Finlayson
Jacobs Hopper Coniglio
O'Halloran Caldwell de Boer Hill
Buntine Stein Idun
Shaw Keeffe Cumming
Kennedy Green Sheridan
Langdon Sproule Lloyd
Riccardi Hutchesson Briggs
Mumford Perryman Hately
Reid Shipley Buckley Brown
It's probably unlikely that Leon drops Shaw, but ... his days in the best 22 are surely numbered if we are to improve.
The backline seems to function best with the 4 talls (hence Corr included) - and TBH Davis, Corr, Taylor & Haynes are all speedy or agile.
I see Hately, Perryman & Langdon putting heavy pressure on for best 22, and any injury or slip up & they're in there.
Green could be there too putting pressure on as a contested mid if he gets his tank sorted early.
I can see Briggs getting a run in some games as second ruck (e.g. vs Collingwood), and if Finlayson drops his head, I could see Briggs getting more opportunities, or Riccardi - if he develops well - getting a chance.
O'Halloran with his mix of burst speed & endurance, along with his ball winning skills, could become a critical utility for us (bit like Tommo's role without the height, but better!).
No offence, but hope that Reid & Lloyd drop back to being depth players as the youngsters transcend them.
I think the squad is in an excellent position, hoping that the kids continue to develop and push for first grade spots.
Fools.So afl.com has Mumford in our best 22 obvious that won't be the case but if it is were in serious trouble
When Shaw came back at the start of the year I thought he had lost a yard of pace and looked possibly cooked, but he rallied and by the end of the year he was holding his own.I doubt Shaw is going around again to play NEAFL. As much as I want ash in the team I don’t think it will be for Shaw who’s 1:1 defending is still great.
Maybe one of the talls (corr) might move out
Yeah agreedWhen Shaw came back at the start of the year I thought he had lost a yard of pace and looked possibly cooked, but he rallied and by the end of the year he was holding his own.
My only criticism about him is that he is still prone to clangers. He should be banned from kick ins and just needs to take a bit more care but I guess that’s just him.
His positional play is still great and he is like Hodge an on field coach.
no way Ash is ahead of Kenners.Perryman Davis Haynes
Williams Taylor Whitfield
Caldwell Ward Kelly
Greene Cameron Taranto
langdon HH Daniels
Jacobs Hopper Coniglio
Finlayson to chop out in ruck
Corr, Ash, Davis, Haynes, Taylor to all play predominantly in defence
Cameron, Langdon, Daniels, HH to play predominantly forward
Greene, Coniglio, Taranto, Kelly, MDB to rotate through mid/forward
Perryman, Williams, Whitfield to rotate through mid/defence
Caldwell, Ward, Hopper to play predominantly mid