Preview How will we line up in R1 v Brisbane Lions?

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Miguel Sanchez

Arrogant and insolent
Joined
Aug 10, 2006
Posts
34,619
Likes
31,163
Location
Shandong Gold Stadium
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Black Ducks, SAS, NYR, BEARS
B: Sheppard Barrass Hurn
HB: Jetta Mcgovern Duggan
C: Masten Redden Sheed
HF: Rioli Darling Venables
F: Ryan Kennedy Allen
R: Vardy Shuey Yeo
I: Hickey Cole Petruccelle Hutchings
E: Brander Waterman Watson Ah Chee

Think Allen’s gone past Waterman for that spot. Waterman to get a reprieve if JK isn’t available. Brander to get a reprieve if Shep isn’t available.
 

avishka5

150 game legend.
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Posts
20,059
Likes
23,058
Location
Perth SOR
AFL Club
West Coast
FB Shep Barrass Hurn
HB Duggan Gov Jetta
C Sheed Redden Masten
HF Hutch Darling Rioli
FF O.Allen Kennedy Ryan
R Hickey Shuey Yeo
I Cole Vardy Petruccelle Ah Chee

Ah Chee was a random call considering he didn't play the JLT series but i think a spell in the reserves might not hurt Venables. We need him to be finding more of the pill.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Eastern Rangers

2015 Worsfold Medalist - Rowen Powell
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Posts
26,760
Likes
11,082
Location
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Royals & Subi
I'm still a bit skeptical about Petch. The goals he kicked in the intraclub were against the B team. Does he offer much besides speed?
Excellent ball handling ability and great defensive pressure.

Reasonable one on one and pretty good in the air as well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Miguel Sanchez

Arrogant and insolent
Joined
Aug 10, 2006
Posts
34,619
Likes
31,163
Location
Shandong Gold Stadium
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Black Ducks, SAS, NYR, BEARS
Not sure when but its a long flight, best to assume he wont make it in time to play Brisbane.
Commentators were saying he’s expected to play in an intraclub next weekend. So it probably hinges on how he pulls up from that (if he does in fact play).
 

eagles rule

Norm Smith Medallist
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Posts
8,911
Likes
3,877
Location
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
B: Sheppard Barrass Hurn
HB: Jetta Mcgovern Duggan
C: Masten Redden Sheed
HF: Rioli Darling Venables
F: Ryan Kennedy Allen
R: Vardy Shuey Yeo
I: Hickey Cole Petruccelle Hutchings
E: Brander Waterman Watson Ah Chee

Think Allen’s gone past Waterman for that spot. Waterman to get a reprieve if JK isn’t available. Brander to get a reprieve if Shep isn’t available.
This team is very likely Rd1 but my spin on it would be to leave Venables out and name Masten at HFwd and elevate Brander to the wing ..


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

Dark Sharks

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Posts
15,747
Likes
33,237
Location
Darling and our 2nd for Ellis Yolman
AFL Club
West Coast
I like Waterman, I think he's a hard worker and impresses me with his love for the club and the way he does the team things.

That being said, Brander and Ollen are just gifted footballers and their natural talents are evident.. you can't just ignore that. Sooner we get them in, the better.

I think Ollen has ticked the most boxes, Brander may be a victim of not having a set role and being thrown all over.
 

Eaglespur

Premiership Player
Joined
Nov 2, 2014
Posts
4,539
Likes
5,260
Location
Melbourne
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Tottenham Hotspur
I like Waterman, I think he's a hard worker and impresses me with his love for the club and the way he does the team things.

That being said, Brander and Ollen are just gifted footballers and their natural talents are evident.. you can't just ignore that. Sooner we get them in, the better.

I think Ollen has ticked the most boxes, Brander may be a victim of not having a set role and being thrown all over.
I'd say Brander is more a victim of not being as versatile and having to compete with some legit top draw players.
 

Chris_6678

Brownlow Medallist
Joined
Oct 29, 2007
Posts
14,456
Likes
15,322
Location
Perth Western Australia
AFL Club
West Coast
I'd say Brander is more a victim of not being as versatile and having to compete with some legit top draw players.
Being versatile is exactly what Brander is i would have thought? They are playing him down back because of the log jam of forwards we have. He looked pretty good down there and could possibly play on a wing with the way he has been going.

I do wonder what path we go down if Shep is not ready for round 1.

Options:

1. Schofield - Has had his own injury concerns and might not be match fit come round 1.
2. Watson - I want to see him debut but i see him competing with Jetta and Cole.
3. Brander - Another tall option to help out Gov and Barrass but also offered some run. Plays similar to Schofield in that aspect.

I would go with option 3. If Allen and Darling are struggling up front we could easily swing Brander forward and Allen back.
 
Top Bottom