Unofficial Preview North v St Kilda, round 1, 2020 (42 days to go)

Snake_Baker

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Only concern is that Zeebs, Tarrant, Polec and Brown have ???? Over fitness

I think we can cover them but we may go in at less than full strength if Injuries down fall our way.
I'm not too fussed at this stage. Let's wait a couple more weeks. If they all haven't suited up by the Sydney match in Tassie, then we should look at it.

None of the "won't play round 1" claims have come from a club quote.
 

osaka mick

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My current hunch is that Garner will replace Wood, Walker and Daw are in the mix with Durdin, and if reports of Hall's form are ratified again, then he'll come in for someone.

Otherwise it's a pretty good side.
I too like the team. I can see only a few possible changes. JMac is not guaranteed, nor is Durdin. I would think these two spots are up for grabs with the likes of Daw, Walker (I hope not...should be used as a last resort), Ahern.
FWD line looks very impressive with only Garner possibly to push out Turner.
Bench, I would replace Wood with one of the guys missing from above (Turner, Garner, Durdin, JMac, Daw).

Doesnt miss any players IMO. Not too much youth, but we have have a strong team, and youth will find it tough this year. Want to see McKay come through ahead of Walker!
 

osaka mick

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So McDonald still isn't training fully? Second best small defender we have. Although I still don't believe that is his best position.

Scott is a definite in for Round 1. He's got a skillset no one else on the list has. Love to see him go head to head with Hill and curb him more than he did against Free last year. Actually, being anywhere near him defensively would be good.

Wood just does not fit. There are many better options. Garner being one of them. Hosie and Ahern as well, although not the same positions so some rejigging required.

Seeing LDU, Bonar and Simpkin in the midfield together will be a thing of beauty.
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osaka mick

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Barring injuries, I would consider the following players a lock for round 1:

B Tarrant Williams

HB Pittard Daw

C Polec Higgins Dumont

HF Ziebell Larkey Thomas

F Brown Zurhaar

R Goldstein Cunnington Simpkin

I Anderson
I agree with all but Daw.
 

osaka mick

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I'm not sure you could definitively say any of Tarrant, Ziebell, Polec or Dumont are locks at the moment...

I'd be inclined to be leaving Polec out of most sides at the moment and I think if Ziebell wasn't the skipper, he'd be in the same boat.

A little over a month to the start of the season, Ziebell and Polec basically have had no training to this point...

Jack isn't the naturally fittest bloke in the world either...
If Polec and JZ dont play due to fitness, it opens things up for Scott and Hosie. Not such a bad thing.
 

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Play Daw (it fit) as the loose intercepting mark. He will have an absolute field day. Their forward line is a massive worry and we should take advantage of it.


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I'm going with this for round 1
- Hoping that Dumont can be the defensive rotation
- Hosie deserves a shot
- Reckon Maj will need a few games in the VFL for fitness by the sounds of things so giving Walker the tick ahead of Mckay
- Premiership side 2020

FB Williams Tarrant Walker
HB Atley Durdin Pittard
C Polec Cunnington Scott
HF Zurhaar Larkey Ziebell
FF Hosie Brown Thomas
OB Goldstein Higgins Simpkin
IC Dumont Bonar LDU Garner

Emg Anderson Hall Turner
Close -Daw for durdin in my team

Be disappointing if no one has overtaken turner if what TAO is saying is correct.
 

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The coaches aren’t ticking off the leadership group if they’re not in the team, so there’s 8 locks. Add Goldy, Brown and Polec. Something would need to go wrong for Larkey, Zurhaar or Thomas to miss. That’s 14. Can’t see why Jed misses. 15. Mr Movies‘ mail is that Turner is a lock. 16.

6 spots for Rd 1 up for grabs at this stage.
 

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