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Preview Best 22, Round 1 2018

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  1. LeverPuller

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    Melk's never going to get over the Essendon hate train. But he keeps playing like that, bloody hell, he's going to be brilliant.

    I'm a huge fan, and I definitely wasn't sold. He was made for that half-forward role, and he showed he can be a break-in-case-of-emergency midfield option too.
     
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  2. Demonkings

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    This is how I'd like us to line up to start round 1:

    B: Jetta Omac Hibberd

    HB: Lever Frost Hunt

    C: Brayshaw Jones Lewis

    HF: Melk Hogan Petracca

    FF: ANB Tmac Garlett

    R: Gawn Viney Oliver

    IC: Salem Tyson Harmes Hannan

    All our leaders start around the ball, along with Oliver (of course), and the scene is set for us to make a real statement of intent from the first bounce of the season, against a highly lauded opposition midfield. I don't doubt that we'll probably line up with something very different to this, but I'm starting to get frickin pumped for this game. It's gonna be awesome!
     
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    I can't wait for the first game. Although it's not the be all and end all of the season if Viney Jones Tyson Oliver Lewis and Trac/Bray can hold their own or beat Selwood Ablett Danger Duncan and Menegola then anything is possible in 2018
     
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    Excited for tomorrow. Meantime here's my updated Round 1 side
    FB: N Jetta, O McDonald, S Frost
    HB: J Hunt, J Lever, M Hibberd
    C: C Salem, C Petracca, A Neal-Bullen
    HF: J Melksham, J Hogan, N Jones
    FF: J Garlett, T McDonald, M Hannan
    Ruc: M Gawn, J Viney, C Oliver
    Int: J Harmes, J Lewis, A Brayshaw, T Bugg

    EMG: C Pedersen, B Vince, B Stretch

    Assuming that Tyson is unavailable for Round 1
     
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    Balic will be interesting.
     
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    It's the first opening game we've had in years that actually has a big game feel to it.
     
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    I did think of placing him in my side ahead of bugg, but i thought i should see him play first
     
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    Excited about our forward line again, and fritsch has some moves too
     
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    B: Jetta OMac Hibberd
    HB: Lewis Lever Hunt
    C: Petracca Oliver ANB
    HF: Melksham Hogan Fritsch
    F: Garlett TMac Hannan
    R: Gawn Viney Tyson
    Int: Salem Brayshaw Harmes (Bugg/Vince/Stretch/someone)

    I think Frost is out. He's not playing JLT1, he had a shocker late last year and we're going with a restructure.
     
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    I think he'll be a matter of match ups with who we're up against, and will come in against the teams with 3 talls.
     
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    FB Jetta OMcDonald Lewis
    HB Hunt Lever Hibberd
    C Harmes Oliver Neal-Bullen
    HF Petracca Hogan Melksham
    FF Garlett TMcDonald Fritsch
    R Gawn Jones Viney
    IC Tyson Salem Hannan Frost

    E Brayshaw Stretch Pedersen Maynard Vince Bugg J Smith Wagner

    Those emergencies with genuine best 22 claims. Beautiful.
     
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    I know it is a praccy game but i reckon Harmes proved today he is a walk up start best 22 player.

    I called it earlier and i stand by my call

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    I predict Wagner to be the "How the **** did he get picked?" winner for Round 1. Coaches seem to be loving him at the minute. They should come and read BigFooty more.
     
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    I think he did too, his athleticism combined with seemingly improved disposal is a good combination.
     
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    I always will be a Harmes fan
     
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    Very under rated player

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    I had him pegged as a fringe player, but willing to concede I may have gone too early. Looks good
     
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    I know we write him off every year but think Pedersen only plays if TMac or Hogan get injured, our half forwards (Hannan Fritsch Harmes and sometimes Petracca) are more than good enough in the air to cover when TMac rucks.

    Damn Salem’s kicking was on point today, he cannot afford to get injured or suspended for stupid shit if we are to feature past the first week of September. His ball use makes us such a better side.

    Also anyone know if Frost was injured? If he wasn’t I really get the feeling the coaches don’t rate him that highly. If he is fit for JLT2 and doesn’t play against the saints tall forwards can’t see him playing round 1.
     
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    Don't think the coaches rate Frost for whatever reason (probably his lack of game sense). They seem to prefer the 190cm types plus OMac for the gorillas and Jetta as Mr Fix It. Once a defender falls out of favour it's generally only injuries that get them back. Think Dunny back in 2016. A shame because Frost is capable of great highlights!
     
  20. Sellout Scully

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    Frost's biggest problem is basically that he is a mid-sized player trapped in a KPP-sized body.

    And also that he can't kick.
     
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    Seems like i was the only one who had him penned in for round 1.

    But too be fair we all get a few right and a few really, really wrong

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    Paul Johnson I legitimately thought was Dean Cox v2. In 2008 my logic was ‘Why draft NicNat when we have Johnson?’
     
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    FB: Lever O McDonald Jetta
    HB: Salem Hibberd Hunt
    C: Jones Oliver Lewis
    HF: Harmes Hogan Petracca
    FF: Melksham T McDonald Garlett
    R: Gawn Viney Tyson

    I/C: ANB Stretch Fritsch Hannan

    Revised side from me. Brayshaw needs time in the VFL because he’s going to be a liability otherwise, and Frost needs proven form too. I like Fritsch enough for a R1 berth - was lucky to constantly be in space yesterday given the lack of Norf pressure and he won’t get that against Geelong, but he’s a lively type and I like a forward rotation that has him, Garlett, Hannan, Trac, Harmes, and Melksham running through. Bugg not far off, still like him a lot as a player. I reckon the coaching staff will give Bernie a run, so Hannan probably to miss in the end
     
  24. Sprout

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    FB: Hibberd O Mac Jetta
    HB: Lewis Lever Hunt
    C: Jones Oliver Salem
    HF: ANB Hogan Petracca
    FF: Garlett T Mac Melksham
    R: Gawn Viney Tyson

    I: Vince Harmes Bugg Fritsch

    E: Hannan Brayshaw Stretch

    Starting 18 picks itself if all fit. Nibbler is no longer fringe imo. That bench however is very tough to pick. Going to be some unlucky players in Round 1.
     
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    Mate I was all over harmes from day 1. Thing with a player of his ability is there are 200 others just like him in the AFL system who fall away every year because they don't work hard enough. Harmes ANB Melk and even Bugg look like they have busted their asses over pre season and look determined to be the best player they possible can be. Harmes took a mark on the back flank pinned a pass into the middle and by the time the ball was centred to the goal square he took and uncontested mark, that's elite work rate and the reason he is coming good.
     
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