Prediction Best 22 in 2020

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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
MDB 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 Reid
 
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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
That is easily the best NEAFL team we have had.
 

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fridgeman 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.
 

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fridgeman 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.
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 season

Not sure who I am expecting big things from next season as my prediction for this year was for Sproule and Flynn to each play 5-10 games each but that didnt work out with injuries effecting both but at least Sproule got a debut
The big thing is for the guys to stay injury free and that will go along way towards a very successful year
 

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# ↧PlayerDOBAgeHeightWeightGames PriorGoals PriorVotes PriorGames 2020Goals 2020Votes 2020Original ClubDraftedHonours
1Phil Davis30 Aug 9029yr196cm96kg16674000Marist College (ACT)/St Peter's College (SA)/North Adelaide#10 National 2008
2Jacob Hopper6 Feb 9723yr186cm85kg67291000Leeton-Whitton/St Patrick's College/NSW-ACT U18/North Ballarat U18#7 National 2015
3Stephen Coniglio15 Dec 9326yr182cm81kg1337855000Upper Swan/Swan Districts#2 National 2011Larke: 2011; AA40: 2016
4Toby Greene25 Sep 9326yr181cm78kg14516631000Ashburton/Wesley College/Oakleigh U18#11 National 2011AA: 2016; B&F: 2016; AA40: 2017
5Jye Caldwell28 Sep 0019yr184cm82kg200000Golden Square/Geelong Grammar/Bendigo U18#11 National 2018
6Lachie Whitfield18 Jul 9425yr187cm75kg1336039000Mornington/Peninsula Grammar/Dandenong U18#1 National 2012AA: 2018; B&F: 2018; Larke: 2012
8Callan Ward10 Apr 9030yr185cm83kg21710785000Spotswood/Western U18#19 National 2007B&F: 2012; AA40: 2014, 2016, 2018
9Jackson Hately21 Oct 0019yr189cm80kg720000Walkerville/Central District#14 National 2018
11rTom Sheridan28 Oct 9326yr187cm81kg82311000Riddells Creek/Calder U18#16 National 2011
13Isaac Cumming11 Aug 9821yr183cm72kg700000North Broken Hill/NSW-ACT U18/North Adelaide/Western Sydney University#20 National 2016
14Tim Taranto28 Jan 9822yr186cm83kg63249000St Kevin's College/Parkdale/Sandringham U18#2 National 2016B&F: 2019
15Sam Taylor5 May 9920yr196cm87kg3010000Guildford Grammar/Swan Districts#28 National 2017
16Brent Daniels9 Mar 9921yr171cm70kg33150000Nyah-Nyah West United/Bendigo U18/Geelong (VFL)#27 National 2017
17Zac Langdon13 Nov 9524yr175cm75kg24210000Dampier/Guildford Grammar/Claremont#56 National 2017
18Jeremy Cameron1 Apr 9327yr194cm91kg15440346000Dartmoor/North Ballarat U18GWS Underage 2010AA: 2013, 2019; Coleman: 2019; B&F: 2013; AFLCA Young: 2013; AFLPA 1st: 2012; AA40: 2015
19Nick Haynes18 May 9227yr188cm79kg128910000Frankston Bombers/Dandenong U18#7 National 2011AA40: 2019
21Matt Buntine19 Oct 9326yr189cm86kg5930000Berwick/Dandenong U18#5 National 2011
22Josh Kelly12 Feb 9525yr184cm74kg1187748000East Brighton/Brighton Grammar/Sandringham U18#2 National 2013AA: 2017; B&F: 2017
23Heath Shaw27 Nov 8534yr184cm86kg3083934000Diamond Creek/Loyola College/Northern U18#48 National 2003AA: 2015, 2016; B&F: 2015; Prem: 2010
24Matt de Boer10 Mar 9030yr186cm85kg187742000Swanbourne JFC/Claremont#19 Rookie 2008
25Lachlan Keeffe14 Apr 9030yr204cm102kg58140000Marist College Ashgrove/Old Trinity#69 Rookie 2008
27Harry Himmelberg8 May 9623yr194cm86kg65761000Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes/NSW-ACT U18/Eastlake/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)#16 National 2015
28rZach Sproule12 May 9821yr197cm84kg100000Albury FC/Murray U18/Western Sydney UniversityNSW Zone 2016
29Zac Williams20 Sep 9425yr180cm80kg1022513000Narrandera/Albury FC/NSW-ACT U18/Murray U18/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)#54 Rookie 2012
30Matthew Flynn13 Sep 9722yr199cm101kg000000Narrandera/NSW-ACT U18/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)#41 National 2015
31Jeremy Finlayson9 Feb 9624yr195cm84kg38480000Culcairn/Sydney Hills/NSW-ACT U18/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)#85 National 2014
32Kieren Briggs10 Jun 9920yr200cm103kg000000Pennant Hills/NSW-ACT U18/Western Sydney University#34 National 2018
33Xavier O'Halloran11 Jul 0019yr186cm84kg000000St Bernards/St Bernard's College/Western U18#22 National 2018
34Nick Shipley25 Jun 9920yr188cm93kg200000St George/Western Sydney University#64 National 2017
35Aidan Corr17 May 9425yr194cm85kg8320000Macleod/Northern U18#14 National 2012
36Harry Perryman19 Dec 9821yr184cm77kg3640000Collingullie-Glenfield Park/NSW-ACT U18/Western Sydney University#14 National 2016
37Ian Hill9 Feb 0020yr175cm65kg870000Northam Barons JFC/South Perth JFC/Wesley College (WA)/Perth#24 National 2018
38Daniel Lloyd18 Feb 9228yr187cm87kg39310000Killarney Vale/Sydney (NEAFL)#26 Rookie 2015
39Connor Idun29 Jul 0019yr191cm91kg100000Drysdale/Christian College Geelong/Geelong U18#61 National 2018
40Adam Kennedy12 Jul 9227yr182cm76kg115120000Melton/Western U18/WilliamstownConcessional 2011
41rShane Mumford5 Jul 8633yr198cm104kg1925233000Bunyip/Geelong (VFL)#57 Rookie 2007B&F: 2014; AA40: 2010; Prem: 2012
42rJake Stein17 Jan 9426yr195cm94kg500000AthleticsUnregistered 2016
44bJack Buckley17 Dec 9722yr194cm81kg000000UNSW-Eastern Suburbs/Western Sydney University/Sydney (NEAFL)NSW Zone 2017
46bCallum Brown15 Aug 0019yr189cm91kg000000County DerryInternational 2018
50rSam Reid7 Nov 8930yr187cm86kg90290000Zillmere#35 National 2007
Lachie Ash21 Jun 0118yr186cm80kg000000Shepparton FC/Notre Dame (Shepparton)/Murray U18#4 National 2019
Tom Green23 Jan 0119yr191cm89kg320000Eastlake/Marist College (ACT)/Greater Western Sydney (NEAFL)
Jake Riccardi7 Nov 9920yr195cm92kg000000St Bernards/St Bernard's College/Calder U18/Werribee#51 National 2019
Tom Hutchesson4 Apr 9525yr178cm76kg000000Millicent/Adelaide (SANFL)#65 National 2019
Sam Jacobs10 Apr 8832yr202cm105kg2014830000Ardrossan/Woodville-West Torrens#1 Rookie 2006AA40: 2012, 2014, 2017
I think I could reliably pick a best 25 for round 1, and that's about it.

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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

NEAFL:

Buntine Stein Idun
Shaw Keeffe Cumming
Kennedy Green Sheridan
Langdon Sproule Lloyd
Riccardi Hutchesson Briggs
Mumford Perryman Hately
Reid Shipley Buckley Brown

Flynn (inj)

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.
 

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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

NEAFL:

Buntine Stein Idun
Shaw Keeffe Cumming
Kennedy Green Sheridan
Langdon Sproule Lloyd
Riccardi Hutchesson Briggs
Mumford Perryman Hately
Reid Shipley Buckley Brown

Flynn (inj)

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.
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.
 

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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
 

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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
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.

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.
 

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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.

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.
Yeah agreed

corr took a number of kick ins in his place when he came back from injury so maybe the club sees it that way too
 

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Shaw and Perryman were the guys I pondered most about.

As I said, it's more an end-of-season best 22, and probably even a 2021 post-Heater line-up because I agree that he's not going to play NEAFL, and as we saw with Stevie J Leon is reluctant to drop his esteemed verterans. But I do expect Ash to play a lot of the year - he needs to learn from Heater, not by being in the NEAFL. He should be slowly given opportunities to take kick ins - he can burst away from the box or go long with his kicks.

Perryman I love for his skills, but his speed is an issue for me. It's essentially Perryman vs Caldwell, O'Halloran or de Boer in my thinking (without any injuries). The first two I want playing because they've got speed or dash, and de Boer's still got game class.
 

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I think most posters agree the team needs an injection of speed and players that have that will be favoured at selection but I think the coaches will favour experience and game smarts and it would be exciting to see some of the NEAFL games early on in the season with Ash, Idun and Brown as the rebounding defenders
Although not express in speed both Haynes and Corr are good speed wise for talls but Corr lacks some game smarts and I think if he hadn't missed as much football as he has he would be rated higher and I think it is down to him being able to trust his body and hopefully season 2020 is the year it comes together for him
 

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Perryman Davis Haynes
Williams Taylor Whitfield
Caldwell Ward Kelly
Greene Cameron Taranto
langdon HH Daniels
Jacobs Hopper Coniglio

Ash
Corr
MDB
Finlayson

Notes
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


Backup players
Backs
Shaw
Kennedy
Cumming

Forwards
Lloyd
Reid
Hill
Riccardi

Ruck
Mumford

Mids
Green
XoH
Hately
 

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Perryman Davis Haynes
Williams Taylor Whitfield
Caldwell Ward Kelly
Greene Cameron Taranto
langdon HH Daniels
Jacobs Hopper Coniglio

Ash
Corr
MDB
Finlayson

Notes
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


Backup players
Backs
Shaw
Kennedy
Cumming

Forwards
Lloyd
Reid
Hill
Riccardi

Ruck
Mumford

Mids
Green
XoH
Hately
no way Ash is ahead of Kenners.
 

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