Nank > SoldoWho are the 9 to come out of tonight's side?
Interestingly, Geelong had 10 players different compared to their line-up in the Round 20 game vs Richmond last year...Nank > Soldo
Astbury > Garthwaite
Riewoldt > Balta
Short > Naish
Ellis > Higgins/Rioli
Lambert > Graham
Ross > Butler
Rance > Townsend
Would be a possible start.
Broad, Butler, Balta, Higgins are probably the fringe players that would rotate based on the matchup on current form.
Jack Ross named twice? Lol and Broad was dropped so not best 22. Wasn't Ellis also dropped earlier this season?Ross has proven he is beyond his years and clearly best 22 I'd argue as well. That's my 9.
8 goals is selling it short. We were down 80+ points before the Pies took the foot off and focused on going into the GF healthy.Except they'd come off an 8 goal prelim final annihilation, were an old team and lost the best player in the league for essentially nothing for the 2011 season.
If you’re a betting man, I am not, put $20 on us. We will win.Nice catch demondavey - quite a fan of your posting temperament I must say; 1 of my fave MB posters ... unlike the bloke I responded to initially, who presents as an insecure soul - have a good weekend, hope Melbourne gets up for you.
AA on every line and tonnes of experience. They could have won it by themselves.Exactly, people have rewritten history on 2011. Most people thought geelong would drop a bit after getting smacked in the 2010 prelim.
He’s done an excellent job to keep them up there but they are obviously a very well run club in general
Ummm... because they had an off night?? Are you saying you didn’t have a great team in 2011? How many from the 2011 team were AA at some point in their career?Then why did the same team but with the greatest player you've ever seen aswell not do so in 2010?
This kind of crap is revisionist at best and ignorant at worst.
WTF does that have to do with anything?Ummm... because they had an off night?? Are you saying you didn’t have a great team in 2011? How many from the 2011 team were AA at some point in their career?
I’m a pretty optimistic supporter and I thought Geelong was gone. Just lost their coach, Captain, and best player all in one off season. Got smashed in the previous finals. But apparently everyone at the time but me (and my friends who also thought similar) thought Geelong were a shoo in for a premiership.It's weird the way his 2011 flag is discounted. Geelong looked shot in the 2010 finals and seemed a fair way off Collingwood and St Kilda going into 2011.