Preview Best 22, Round 1 2018

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

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  1. LeverPuller

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    Ahh shit.
     

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    I'd call bullshit until i hear about it on the news, but it sounds like Tyson so i'll buy it
     
  3. sherrif

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    Checked Melksham's stats to finish the year and definitely agree. With that in mind and Melksham a definite in the forward line is there a chance Petracca could spend more time on a wing? If he has continued to build his fitness he could very, very damaging in 50/50 forward mid role. I think you have terrific depth of inside mids if Tyson and Angus Brayshaw have a decent run with injury so perhaps some time on a wing could suit Petracca. Will make him a definite in my super coach team if that is the case.
     
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    Trac has been training with the midfield, he will do 50/50 split forward and midfield but it will be in the contest. Mini dangerfield next year
     
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    Dom is the Shane Watson of our list, made of glass with a glaring technical flaw and concentration issues which limit his output
     
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    Does that mean Dom is always asking the Goal Umpire for reviews?
     
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    Jeffy missing JLT with an injury worries me a bit, I’ve got a feeling at least one of Spargo/Fritsch/Johnstone/Kent could get games early this year.
     
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    I think Fritsch will play early, if it's not round 1 it won't be long after that I reckon.
     
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    Not sure where things are at but I didnt see Hannan getting a game so early and yet the coaching staff loved him and from all reports Fritsch would have gotten games last year so he is my tip.
     
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    ROUND 1 v Geelong

    B: Jetta Omac J.Smith

    HB: Hibberd Lever Lewis

    C: Hunt Oliver Brayshaw

    HF: Trac Tmac Melksham

    F: Garlett Hogan Hannan

    Foll: Gawn Viney Jones

    Int: Salem ANB Stretch Fristch
     
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    Would love Melkshem to dominant Like he did in the X, was pretty good to be fair.
     

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    He won't get the same space teams afforded him in AFLX and those zooper goals were a love tap for him. I really like the melk as a footballer though and he looked as strong as an ox in those games. He's like the HFF version of Brent Moloney, I can't remember another Melbourne who kicked so well over 55m
     
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    Just needs a couple of touches around that 50m mark to impact a game. Lowers his eyes well when he's not going for goal. I think Goodwin's found a role for him, which makes sense given how badly he wanted to bring him over to the club based on their previous relationship
     
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    Yeah the stint in the back line made him look like a poor kick at times but he's actually a beautiful kick of the footy and he is really good at hitting up targets. People thought that Goodwin was playing favorites but turns out Melksham and Hibberd were steals for 2nd round picks
     
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    I like the diversity in our forward line. Milkshake, Hannam, ANB, Petracca, and Garlett are very different players. Unfortunately means your boy Kent is cooked but at least we found several upgrades
     
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    Kents an inferior forward to all of those above anyway. Too one sided and his set shot sucks. His only chance of a game is if he gets fit and uses his pace on the wing. I love his directness at goal but more likely he is delisted at seasons end before spending 2 years at Freo and being delisted again
     
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    I found it pretty funny after the first AFLX match when Campbell Brown was interviewing Melk, and was speaking as if playing Half Forward was a new role for him. Made me wonder how many people were clueless about the fact that he was up there with the best performing Half Forwards in the comp over the back end of last season ... and additionally, do Essendon fans realise that if he continues on that form, we've robbed them blind a second time!
     
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    I like this side but think frost will be CHB so Lever can be third man up. Do Lewis out, Frost in. Lewis to the bench. Fritsch our unless Jeffy is injured.
    Would also swap TMAC and Hoges.
     
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    I still remember the the melts (myself included ) when we used 24 to get melks. In retrospect hibberd and melks are two very handy pick ups, absolute steals. Having said that they did pick up stringer and saad quite cheaply as well.
     
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    Draft picks are still the most overtly rated thing in football. Pick 24 would be less than a 50% of having the career Melksham could well finish with.
     
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    Yeah, it's always going to be a matter of hindsight about how it works out, and even then, outside of the top 5-10 in any draft, its a remote chance the same player would be picked up if the pick wasn't traded.

    Essendon picked Mason Redmond with the Melksham pick, who hasn't seen any game time, meanwhile, the picked we traded for Vince became Matt Crouch, who knows who we would have taken with either pick.
     
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    True, yet at the time I know I didn't want Melksham, even if he was free, so I thought 24 was well overs. Turns out I was very wrong.
     
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    Melksham in the backline was poor but ever since going forward last season he has been excellent.
     
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    FB: Jetta Frost Hibberd
    HB: Hunt Lever Lewis
    C: Neal-Bullen Oliver Salem
    HF: Petracca Hogan Melksham
    FF: Garlett T. McDonald Hannan

    Foll: Gawn Viney Jones
    Int: Brayshaw Vince Pedersen Harmes
     
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    It's a stupidly hard role in modern footy. You have to be able to defend high up the field and not let anyone behind you and then when you do get the ball often you have to pinpoint a target with 18 opposition blokes pressing up towards you in a 50m area.