Prediction Best 22, R1 2020

ponsdale

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Do campaigners actually do this? What a load of shit
2020 Best 22:

FB:
Hibberd May Jetta Hore
HB: Lever T. McDonald Tomlinson Harmes
C: Langdon Salem Melksham Fritsch Hunt
HF: cleared out cleared out cleared out
FF: Pickett Jackson cleared out
RUC: Gawn Oliver Brayshaw
INT: vandenBerg Bennell Viney Petracca

EMERG: J. Smith Lockhart Neal-Bullen

2 forwards push back into defense 2 forwards push up to the wings. Let Jackson and Pickett run amok. We'll never lose a game again
11 posts in between - fair swing blitznu :p
 

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Tonatopia

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Imagine:
Including bench and emerg.

BACKS:
Hibberd, Salem, Lever, May, Jetta, Hore, Rivers

WINGS:
Langdon, Tomlinson

HF:
Melksham, AVG, Petracca, Fritsch, Hunt, Neal-Bullen, Smith, Bennell, Hannon

FF:
McDonald, Pickett

R:
Gawn (def ruck), Jackson (forw ruck)

FOL:
Oliver, Viney, Harmes, Brayshaw, Jones
 

Daemon

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My 2c assuming full fitness.

FB: May Jetta Hore
HB: Lever Salem Hibbered
C: Langdon Oliver Tomlinson
HF: Melksham Bennell Petracca
FF: Weideman Fritsh TMac
Foll: Gawn Harmes Brayshaw

Int: Hunt Viney Pickett Jones (unless someone else bangs down the door)

Captain: Gawn
VC: Lever
 

space_cowboy

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FB Salem May Lever
HB Hibberd Hore Jetta

C Langdon Oliver Harmes
Foll Gawn Petracca Viney

HF Melksham TMac Fritsch
FF Bennell Weideman AVB

Int Brayshaw, Tomlinson, Pickett, Hunt

It’s a pity that Langdon is the only genuine winger that we picked up, but I’m hoping that Hunt has improved his kicking routine because, if he can slow down enough to hit his targets by foot, he’d be a huge weapon for us on the wing.
 

Tulip

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Imagine:
Including bench and emerg.

BACKS:
Hibberd, Salem, Lever, May, Jetta, Hore, Rivers

WINGS:
Langdon, Tomlinson

HF:
Melksham, AVG, Petracca, Fritsch, Hunt, Neal-Bullen, Smith, Bennell, Hannon

FF:
McDonald, Pickett

R:
Gawn (def ruck), Jackson (forw ruck)

FOL:
Oliver, Viney, Harmes, Brayshaw, Jones
Kinda average tbh lol
 

hoddo

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FB: Hibberd May Jetta
HB: Lever Tomlinson Hore
C: Langdon Brayshaw Salem
HF: Melksham T. McDonald Petracca
FF: Fritsch Weideman Hannan
RUC: Gawn Oliver Harmes
INT: Hunt Viney ANB Pickett
EM: Jones vandenBerg Lockhart Petty

I've put Harmes where I believe he's of most value to us, but if rumours of him playing at half back are correct then I'd move Hore to back pocket, Hibberd to the bench and Viney into the roving position. Not including Bennell until he proves he can get on the ground and stay there. Sadly can't fit Jones into the 22. He's been a great club champion, but his lack of pace often made him a liability last season and that can only get worse now he's a year older.
 

Demon 16

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I’m going to hazard a guess that we won’t be debuting any kids in round 1 against West Coast.

Maybe look for Pickett to come in around 4-6 games into the season - or even later if we have a good start.

I also think Petty might get a spot on the bench and be used as a third tall forward a bit.
 

Islanda22

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If fit my best 22:

B - Jetta, May, Hibberd
HB - Salem, Lever, Smith
C - Langdon, Brayshaw, Tomlinson
HF - Petracca, T McDonald, Vandenberg
F - Pickett, Weideman, Melksham
Ruck - Gawn, Oliver, Viney
Int - Fritsch, Harmes, Hunt, ANB
 

Fork n Hell

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B- Jetta May Hibberd
HB- Smith Lever Harmes
C- Langdon Brayshaw Tomlinson
HF- Melksham Weideman Petracca
F- Pickett TMcDonald Fritsch
R- Gawn Oliver Viney
I- Salem, AVB, Jones, Spargo

i'd replace Frost with Smith. he has the athleticism to play a bit bigger or smaller depending on the opposition. its just a question of whether he's actually good enough I suppose, but i'd give him first crack.
then i like the versatility we can maybe get from our mobile talls like Tomlinson/TMac and Smith. if Smith is struggling on a bigger opponent in defence, then we can move Tomlinson back, throw Smith forward, and have Tmac push up the ground to the wing, for example.
i also want 2 small forwards in the team. chose Pickett and Spargo, but any of ANB, Bedford, Chandler, CWagner, could also fit the bill there, depending on whoever steps it up over the preseason.
 

Johnny Karate

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2020 Best 22:

FB:
Hibberd May Jetta
HB: Lever Tomlinson Harmes
C: Langdon Viney Salem
HF: Petracca T. McDonald Fritsch
FF: Pickett Weideman Hunt
RUC: Gawn Oliver Brayshaw
INT: Jones vandenBerg Bennell Melksham

EMERG: J. Smith Hore Lockhart Neal-Bullen



DEPTH:

RUC:
Preuss Bradtke

MID: Sparrow Baker Dunkley Kolodjashnij Nietschke C. Wagner J. Wagner

KPF: Petty Jackson

FWD: Hannan Spargo Bedford Chandler

KPD: O. McDonald

DEF: Jordon Rivers

Ordered in the different positions of who I want next selected if injuries/suspensions are an issue.
This is the best 22 I would go with, save some boring quibbling about on field/bench positions.

That said, there are plenty of opportunities for the likes of Hannan, Hore, Kolodjashnij, Petty, Lockhart, Neal-Bullen, Spargo and co to stake a claim for round 1. Hibberd and Jones are under pressure to stay in the team on 2019 form. Weideman would want to have a good year. It would not surprise me if Tomlinson struggles in a new system. Bennell and vandenBerg are easily best 22 if fit but fitness is a huge historical caveat with them. I’m backing Viney to bounce back but there’s no hiding from his awful form in 2019, ditto Brayshaw. There are also opportunities for young players like Sparrow, Jordon, Bedford, Chandler and Rivers to take a spot in the team.
 

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FB: Hore May Jetta
HB: Salem Lever Harmes
C: Langdon Viney Tomlinson
HF: Petracca T. McDonald Fritsch
FF: Melksham Weideman Jones
RUC: Gawn Oliver Brayshaw
INT: Hunt Petty Hibberd Neal-Bullen

EMERG: J. Smith Lockhart Hannan Baker


Mine is more of a first round side.

Preuss and J Wagner unlucky and I’ve basically overlooked all first/second year players.

Also making the assumption that Bennell and AVB won’t be ready. Nor KK.

Weideman starts by a bees dick ahead of Petty.
 

Franky_024

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FB: Lever May Jetta
HB: Salem Hibberd Harmes
C: Langdon Brayshaw Tomlinson
HF: Petracca T. McDonald Melksham
FF: Fritsch Weideman Jones
FOLL: Gawn Oliver Viney
INT: Hunt Hore Smith Lockhart

EMERG: ANB, Pruess, Dunkley, O Mcdonald

Assuming KK, AVB and Bennell are not available
 

dylan93

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Edited (Added Brown)

2020 Best 22:

FB:
Hibberd May Jetta
HB: Lever Tomlinson Harmes
C: Langdon Viney Salem
HF: Petracca T. McDonald Fritsch
FF: Pickett Weideman Hunt
RUC: Gawn Oliver Brayshaw
INT: Jones vandenBerg J. Smith Melksham

EMERG: Hore Lockhart Bennell Brown



DEPTH:

RUC:
Preuss Bradtke

MID: Neal-Bullen Sparrow Baker Dunkley Kolodjashnij Nietschke C. Wagner J. Wagner

KPF: Petty Jackson

FWD: Hannan Spargo Bedford Chandler

KPD: O. McDonald

DEF: Jordon Rivers

Ordered in the different positions of who I want next selected if injuries/suspensions are an issue.
 

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B - Hibberd May Jetta
HB - Langdon Lever Salem
C - Jones Viney Harmes
HF - Fristch Weideman Melksham
FF - Hannan T.McDonald Petracca
R - Gawn Oliver Brayshaw
I - Tomlinson ANB Bennell Hunt
 

Sellout Scully

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If I know Goody our R1 side will look like this:

B: Jetta O.Mac Lever
HB: Salem May Fritsch
C: Langdon Oliver Tomlinson
HF: Petracca TMac Brayshaw
F: CWagner Weideman, Melksham
R: Gawn, Harmes, Viney
INT: JWagner, Hibberd, Spargo, Jones

EMG: JSmith, ANB Lockhart, Dunkley,
Not in the frame: Hore
 

KickLongTackleHard

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I have a sneaky suspicion that Tomlinson will be crap and we all have him in the side cause he is a new guy
Well if he is fit there is zero chance he doesn’t get picked round 1. I reckon there is no chance that Bennell is ready for round 1 and if he ready for VFL it will be a result.
 
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HANDSOLO

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Well if he is fit there is zero chance he doesn’t get picked round 1. I reckon there is no chance that Bennell is ready for round 1 and if he ready for VFL it will be a result.
Yeah I agree - I’m just saying I think there is zero chance he doesn’t get picked because he is a new guy we traded for, not necessarily because he is in actual fact “best 22”, rather because he is “Goodys 22”
 

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