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Preview Best 22, Round 1 2018

Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Striker475, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. LeverPuller

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    Now, I'm pretty filthy. But I also need something to project towards.

    So then...

    B: Neville Jetta -- Oscar McDonald -- Michael Hibberd
    HB: Jake Lever -- Tom McDonald -- Jayden Hunt

    Backline: 5/6 is unsurprising. Oscar and Tom to the KPDs. Nev to the small. Hibb and Hunt the offensive threats. Lever as third tall/interceptor.

    C: Jake Melksham -- Jack Viney -- Jordan Lewis
    R: Max Gawn -- Clayton Oliver -- Nathan Jones

    Midfield: Fairly obvious. I think Nath is the wrinkle as we will see more of him across half-back IMO.

    HF: Alex Neal-Bullen -- Cam Pedersen -- Jack Watts
    F: Jeff Garlett -- Jesse Hogan -- Sam Weideman

    Forward: Most of this is fairly obvious as well. Weid I feel should be ready next year...and if not we may have a problem. Otherwise it'll be a Harmes. Yes, Watts is best 22.

    Bench: Christian Salem -- Angus Brayshaw -- Dom Tyson -- Christian Petracca

    Bench: Salem and Brayshaw in the halfback rotation, Tyson in the midfield. Petracca as a forward/mid rotation.

    Who's missed? Couple of obvious names: Vince and Hannan. Vince should only be depth at this point - honestly, his poor decision making is costing us games. Hannan is fringe 22 as well - his end of the season has been poor. While I like what he brings, he's around that mark.

    Harmes, similarly, has often been anonymous, 3 first quarter goals a couple of weeks ago aside.

    The other interesting one is vandenBerg, who (if contracted) will be a real threat to crack this 22.

    Stretch is probably competing with Watts for a spot.

    Kent is a bit of where is he at?

    EDIT: Added Trac back in.
     
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  2. 00Stinger

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    Too early and raw to be thinking of the 2018 lineup

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  3. Cannon82

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    Hannan had a good year for a first year player. I would be taking him over Bugg every day of the week. You're also desperately hoping Weideman has a big off-season and comes on in leaps and bounds because all evidence this season is that he isn't ready yet.

    Presumably you're assuming Frost goes, possibly in a deal to get Lever?? Would like to hang on to Frost. He makes his fair share of **** ups but he's a fairly unique sort of player who could end up being more than handy in a few years. Hope he's not planning on walking away from the joint.
     
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  4. LeverPuller

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    Not necessarily but even if he doesn't who does he replace in that backline?

    And yes I am for the Weid, but as with last year that's the most up-in-the-air position on the ground.
     
  5. Cannon82

    Cannon82 Brownlow Medallist

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    TMac, with TMac going to the forward line.
     
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  6. Dancing Potato

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    We traded Petracca? This day just gets worse.
     
  7. LeverPuller

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    Every time I do one of these I forget someone.
     
  8. schmuttt

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    Lets not include Lever till he nominates us, which is at least five weeks away.
     
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    What's the point striker
    We picked up Hannan and Lewis out of no where
    Garlett/Vince/Frost/Melk etc

    Who knows who we get and lose
     
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    Based on guys currently in our colours

    FB: Jetta Omac Smith
    HB: Hunt Frost Hibberd
    C: Brayshaw Oliver Jones
    HF: ANB Hogan Melksham
    FF: Garlett TMac Watts
    R: Gawn Viney Petracca
    I: Lewis Tyson Hannan Pedersen
     
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    **** the lot of them.
     
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    This is pointless until we know our full list for 2018. I'd sack the lot of them except for Nev, Clarry and Pig..
     
  13. Johnny Karate

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    B: J Smith - O McDonald - Jetta
    HB: Hunt - Frost - Hibberd
    C: Jones - Petracca - Brayshaw
    HF: Hannan - Pedersen - Melksham
    F: Garlett - Hogan - T McDonald
    R: Gawn - Oliver - Viney

    The starting 18 I'd go with. A lot of water to go under the bridge...
     
  14. Dark Avenger

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    Best Rd 1 2037

    FB:
    Ambrose Perry Rose
    HB: Conner Wisely Brando
    C: G.Wayne Carranza Cole
    HF: Somers Main J.Harmes Jnr
    FF: Manson Blake Porkins
    R: Fraction Monroe Banderas
    I: J. Wayne Slater Snyder Jenkins

    Coach: R.Bail
     
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    FB: An actual turd - Nathan Carrol's mullet - Jetta
    HB: Hunt - ... - Hibberd
    C: A soggy dim sim - Positive thoughts - ...
    HF: ... - Kale Morton (Cale's leafier brother) - Melksham (but get him a unicorn to ride around on)
    FF: Garlett - ... - Wooly socks
    R: A really tall broom - Viney - Oliver
    I: A selection of cheeses and cured meats

    A few gaps to fill but we'll be OK. Just need to recruit a few actual witches hats (much cheaper than the ones we're currently using) and I really think a piece of lint would slot in on that half back flank just nicely.

    Goodwin gets one more year but we should be looking at Tracy Grimshaw pretty closely. Even if just to sit in the back of the coaches box and occasionaly squawk like a parakeet.
     
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    This made me lol for the first time in days!
     
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    FB: Jetta Omac Frost
    HB: Hunt Tmac Hibberd
    C: ANB Oliver Gus
    HF: Trac Hogan Watts
    FF: Jeffy Pedo Hannan
    Foll: Gawn Viney Jones
    IC: Salem Lewis Melk Tyson

    Hope that Weid improves to the point that he demands selection, and that Stretch has this whole two step forwards one step back thing going on and he can pick up from where he left off in 2016. This is presuming we don't lose / gain anyone and would rely on the younger core in Hogan, Salem, Brayshaw, Trac, Hunt and Oliver develop further to drive any improvement we want to see
     
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    Thats a pretty good line up I reckon!!
     
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    I'm in favour of naming a starting team consisting of 22 clones of the most in-form player in our team.

    B: Melk Milk Malk
    HB: Malkshakes Milkshakes Melkshakes
    C: Malksham Melksham Milksham
    HF: Milhouse Melkhouse Milpool
    F: Melky Milky Malky-Moo
    R: Milked Molked Melked
    INT: Melkenhäusen, Melkyway, Melkshambles, Melky-Bar
     
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    So good to see Melkshambles getting a run
     
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    Being Jake Melkshakovich

    [Pretend I could be bothered photoshopping lots of Melkshakes]
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    The melky bars are on me

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    FB: Frost O McDonald Jetta
    HB: Hibberd T McDonald Hunt
    C: Jones Oliver Lewis
    HF: Garlett Watts Petracca
    FF: Pedersen Hogan Hannan
    R: Gawn Viney Tyson

    I/C: Melksham Brayshaw ANB Salem

    Not getting ahead of myslef with Lever, but if we do get him you could really start switching up the side with TMac going forward etc. Still don't reckon Weideman is anywhere near it.
     
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