Opinion Best team 2022

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tenderwarrior

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 26, 2003
5,283
4,409
Launceston
AFL Club
Geelong
I think the club will be having a final crack at flag this year before the next wave of retirements comes from our older guys. I don't think they'll be playing many young guys unless they play so well they demand a spot in the AFL side. I fear a wasted year in 2022 again.

So this is the side I see playing next season:

B: Stewart, Blicavs, Bews
HB: O'Connor, Henry, Tuohy
C: Duncan, Selwood, Smith
HF: Higgins, Cameron, Rohan
F: Dangerfield, Hawkins, Esava
Foll: Stanley, Parfitt, Narkle
I/C: C. Guthrie, Simpson, Dalhaus, Menegola

Our weakness is still our midfield and its slowness. I know Parfitt and Narkle are unlikely as rovers, but until we see some form next year I can't really decide who deserves the roles. Maybe we'll see some fresh blood in there from our draft, but unlikely.
Ceglar will be there, I am sure of it.
 

catscollector

Premiership Player
Jun 30, 2018
4,310
5,487
AFL Club
Geelong
I think the club will be having a final crack at flag this year before the next wave of retirements comes from our older guys. I don't think they'll be playing many young guys unless they play so well they demand a spot in the AFL side. I fear a wasted year in 2022 again.

So this is the side I see playing next season:

B: Stewart, Blicavs, Bews
HB: O'Connor, Henry, Tuohy
C: Duncan, Selwood, Smith
HF: Higgins, Cameron, Rohan
F: Dangerfield, Hawkins, Esava
Foll: Stanley, Parfitt, Narkle
I/C: C. Guthrie, Simpson, Dalhaus, Menegola

Our weakness is still our midfield and its slowness. I know Parfitt and Narkle are unlikely as rovers, but until we see some form next year I can't really decide who deserves the roles. Maybe we'll see some fresh blood in there from our draft, but unlikely.

That back line scares me with their disposal use. Tuohy is actually a pretty good user but only if he gets in plenty of space.
I really think we need to give some other players a go in the back half next year. De Koning is unknown at this stage but we need another young Cam Guthrie to shine and provide some excellent decision making to help out Stewart who is our best user.

Worried a few of the older players are going to be humiliated by fresher and younger teams. We were terribly exposed in the finals. Even GWS turned the tide on our midfield in the final quarter and they were heavily undermanned. Narkle & Stephens would be welcomed additions to an already slow and ageing midfield.
 

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cats_09

Moderator
Jun 21, 2011
38,091
71,007
AFL Club
Geelong

CatToTheFuture

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2018
10,895
16,565
AFL Club
Geelong

cats_09

Moderator
Jun 21, 2011
38,091
71,007
AFL Club
Geelong
Thanks that's all I could get too. I think the original had a bit more of an interview where they talked about how this was his second try at the surgery etc
I can remember reading a couple of articles about it, including one after he had had the surgery & before the season started

I read it as being a case that there was awareness he had an underlying issue or area of concern, but they couldn't pinpoint the cause. Obviously they worked through things, were able to find out the health concern and went about the best option to correct things

It came across as something that he didn't to want to make a big deal about or focus of, rather he was more matter of fact about it and that following recovery it was time to get on with football
 

Vdubs

Hall of Famer
Jan 1, 2008
36,619
35,101
MYOB
AFL Club
Geelong
I can remember reading a couple of articles about it, including one after he had had the surgery & before the season started

I read it as being a case that there was awareness he had an underlying issue or area of concern, but they couldn't pinpoint the cause. Obviously they worked through things, were able to find out the health concern and went about the best option to correct things

It came across as something that he didn't to want to make a big deal about or focus of, rather he was more matter of fact about it and that following recovery it was time to get on with football
Sounds like Cam Guthrie
 

Hooker

King
Feb 14, 2021
885
1,165
Newy
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
Sturt, Toronto Raptors, Chelsea FC
Miers & Ratugolea can be such exciting players. I hope this year is the one where they both can breakout. It’s more likely to be Henry but most of us already think he’s awesome.
 

Phipppppa

Team Captain
Jan 8, 2022
326
174
Geelong
AFL Club
Geelong
Miers & Ratugolea can be such exciting players. I hope this year is the one where they both can breakout. It’s more likely to be Henry but most of us already think he’s awesome.

i honestly doubt that Esava will get heaps of games, with ceglar and Stanley taking the ruck duties, tomahawk and Cameron playing up forward.if one of them gets injured Esava will be next in line .
 

Hooker

King
Feb 14, 2021
885
1,165
Newy
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
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i honestly doubt that Esava will get heaps of games, with ceglar and Stanley taking the ruck duties, tomahawk and Cameron playing up forward.if one of them gets injured Esava will be next in line .
Is Ceglar better player than Stanley? If so then we’re better off just dropping Rhys. Why would you want to risk losing a guy in his mid 20’s over two guys who never stood out as great rucks and are average players at best? It’d be no different to picking up another Gary Rohan to keep a guy like Miers out.
 

Phipppppa

Team Captain
Jan 8, 2022
326
174
Geelong
AFL Club
Geelong
Is Ceglar better player than Stanley? If so then we’re better off just dropping Rhys. Why would you want to risk losing a guy in his mid 20’s over two guys who never stood out as great rucks and are average players at best? It’d be no different to picking up another Gary Rohan to keep a guy like Miers out.

we might have to wait and see with ceglar, but isn’t anything better then Stanley 😝

Ps: I am not the biggest Rhys Stanley fan
 

CatToTheFuture

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2018
10,895
16,565
AFL Club
Geelong
i honestly doubt that Esava will get heaps of games, with ceglar and Stanley taking the ruck duties, tomahawk and Cameron playing up forward.if one of them gets injured Esava will be next in line .
I think one of the things I'm really excited about is seeing sav play a well defined and understood position week in week out in the vfl where he can play around with it, experiment, improve. I think he could make some serious progress if he could smash some low hanging fruit.
 

Phipppppa

Team Captain
Jan 8, 2022
326
174
Geelong
AFL Club
Geelong
I think one of the things I'm really excited about is seeing sav play a well defined and understood position week in week out in the vfl where he can play around with it, experiment, improve. I think he could make some serious progress if he could smash some low hanging fruit.

100%, Sav will tear it up in the VFL simply because he’s an AFL player! It concerns me If he isn’t getting enough game time he may walk out like Clark and Krueger. But I think he’s loyal

my one wish is that junior Guthrie doesn’t get any games!
 

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CatToTheFuture

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2018
10,895
16,565
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Geelong
100%, Sav will tear it up in the VFL simply because he’s an AFL player! It concerns me If he isn’t getting enough game time he may walk out like Clark and Krueger. But I think he’s loyal

my one wish is that junior Guthrie doesn’t get any games!
Sav will be a walk up start after Hawkins retires, which could be end of this year.

Zuth actually got a bit better this year. We've come this far may as well see what he does with an earned spot.

I think heaps of random kids will get games this year in all sides. One player gets a positive and they're out for two weeks. Can't see them flipping schedules and moving games unless the side was genuinely going to forfeit
 

Phipppppa

Team Captain
Jan 8, 2022
326
174
Geelong
AFL Club
Geelong
Overall I see us still making finals this year, the old man isn’t too confident and reckons I’ll time has come.

im thinking 5th place and bombed out second round by an Essendon (even the dees).
What bout you guys? Where do you think we will place?
 

CatToTheFuture

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 18, 2018
10,895
16,565
AFL Club
Geelong
Overall I see us still making finals this year, the old man isn’t too confident and reckons I’ll time has come.

im thinking 5th place and bombed out second round by an Essendon (even the dees).
What bout you guys? Where do you think we will place?
It would be nice to lose another prelim but not sure we'll make it that far
 

The rabbi

Brownlow Medallist
May 13, 2007
12,518
14,959
Geelong West
AFL Club
Geelong
Other Teams
St.Albans (Geelong Football League)
Overall I see us still making finals this year, the old man isn’t too confident and reckons I’ll time has come.

im thinking 5th place and bombed out second round by an Essendon (even the dees).
What bout you guys? Where do you think we will place?
About 7th or 8th, and we may win one final before bowing out.
 

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