Preview Best 22, Round 1 2018

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

Put it out there
  1. dylan93

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    I reckon we're gonna see a whole lot more of Jones up forward. Which is awesome because he has a ripper set shot!
     
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  2. Proper Gander

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    I ran into him at the BBQ. He's had a rotten run of it, but he said he's fully fit - ready for selection.
     
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    Id go with

    B: N Jetta - O Mcdonald - J Lever
    HB: J Hunt – S Frost – M Hibberd
    C: A Neal Bullen - C Oliver – C Salem
    HF: C Petracca – J Hogan – J Melksham
    F: J Garlett – T McDonald – M Hannan
    Foll: M Gawn – J Viney – N Jones
    Int: J Lewis – A Brayshaw – D Tyson – B Fritsch

    I think leaving Lever less accountable for a key forward will take advantage of his intercept marking. Also Frost and Lever are both mobile so it doesnt slow us down a lot having 3 talls. Also if Frost can get consistency and confidence in his game he is a real game breaker flying off half back and flattening potential tacklers.

    Nearly every player listed can spend time on the ball which will allow us to run other teams off their feet. Also, we now have 6 forwards (plus Fritsch) who are capable of kicking 3 plus goals in a game on their day. Going to be hard to defend!

    If we were 100% fit Casey's list looks pretty good too! Building alot of depth!

    B: P Mckenna – Casey Full Back – H Petty
    HB: J Wagner – D Kielty – J Smith
    C: B Stretch – B Vince – T Bugg
    HF: D Kent – C Pederson – H Balic
    F: T Smith – S Weideman – J Kennedy Harris
    Foll: M King– A Vandenberg– J Harmes
    Int: D Johnstone – C Maynard – C Spargo – O Baker
     
  6. dylan93

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    Big Jack Hutchins!
     
  7. harry000

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    Good player ;)
     
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    B | N Jetta - O McDonald - J Lewis
    HB | N Jones - J Lever - M Hibberd
    C | J Hunt - J Harmes - A Neal-Bullen
    HF | J Melksham - J Hogan - C Petracca
    F | J Garlett - T McDonald - M Hannan
    R | M Gawn - C Oliver - J Viney
    I/C | D Tyson - C Salem - B Fritsch - S Frost

    E | B Vince - A Brayshaw - B Stretch - C Pedersen
     
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    If he gets going I definitely don't mind the thought of him in full flight streaming down a wing.
     
  10. dylan93

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    Looks pretty spot on. Maynard stiff not to make emergencies, but geez our depth is good.
     
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    my pre R1 best 22 (inc. JV)

    B - N. Jetta | O. McDonald | M. Hibberd
    HB - J. Lever | S. Frost | J. Hunt
    C - J. Harmes | N. Jones | C. Salem
    HF - J. Melksham | J. Hogan | C. Petracca
    F - J. Garlett | T. McDonald | M. Hannan
    R - M. Gawn | C. Oliver | J. Viney
    I/C - A. Neal-Bullen | D. Tyson | B. Fritsch | J. Lewis
     

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  12. Schods

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    Outsider Best 22 – round one

    FB: Jetta, O.McDonald, Lewis
    HB: Hibberd, Lever, Hunt
    C: Tyson, Jones, Harmes
    HF: Petracca, T.McDonald, Melksham
    FF: Garlett, Hogan, Fritsch
    Foll: Gawn, Oliver, Salem
    Int: Neal-Bullen, Brayshaw, Vince, Hannan
    E: Maynard, Bugg, Stretch, Pedersen

    Missing through injury: Viney, vandenBerg, McKenna

    Missing out: Frost, Weideman, Kent, Wagner, Kennedy-Harris, Balic, J.Smith, T.Smith, Spargo, Petty, Keilty, Baker, King, Johnstone, Filipovic
     
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    Thats about spot on for mine.
     
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    Swap Hogan and TMAC, swap Harmes and Jones, and there’s our round one lineup.
     
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    Harmes starting in the centre? I would think Trac will be one with first dibs on the ball this year. Trac to the middle, Jones to the wing and Harmes to half forward flank. Trac, Oliver and Viney will be the 'A Team' with Jones, Tyson and Lewis the others doing major stints in the middle.
     
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    my best 22

    B. Hibberd OMac Jetta
    HB. Lewis Lever Hunt
    C. Tyson Oliver Salem
    HF. Harmes Hogan Melksham
    F. Garlett T.Mac Fritsch
    R. Gawn Viney Petracca

    int. Jones Brayshaw ANB Hannan
    em. Bugg Vince Pederson

    Vince likely comes in for Viney and Pederson for
    T.Mac if he doesn't get up for R1.
     
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    who would be the backup ruck here?
     
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    Presumably whichever of Tom McDonald and Frost is closer to the play.
     
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    The tables have turned, Ablett and Danger are ready to go but we look like losing Tmac and Oliver.

    But i don't want to get bogged down in the woe is me attitude, shit luck for us.....we pushed them last year whilst losing Gawn mid game and not having Hogan or Lewis (if i remember correctly) i always liked Ross Lyon's ethos when the saints were up and running, anytime, anywhere, any place.
     
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    Chris Scott couldn't have been less convincing that Danger will play last night on 360.
     
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    Coaching staff would be wary of Oliver and TMac sustaining worse injuries and missing games v Brisbane and North which we must wins. I still reckon Oliver gets up. TMac can be missed if we send Petracca to FF
     
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    Bring in Pedo for Tmac. Truck to stay predominantly in the guts, particularly with Viney missing
     
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    smh Viney couldn't get a single touch during the JLT and y'all acting like he's a big out lmao
     
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    Brayshaw is one I really want to see playing more in the guts. This kid is the bravest one on our list I reckon, was super improved by his movement v St Kilda. I have Brayshaw, Salem, OMc, and ANB all pushing up from decent players in 2017 to outright guns in 2018.
     
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    Not sure if this is a joke or?