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HBF

Flying Scotsman
Sep 24, 2002
147,928
89,848
AFL Club
Carlton
Since the GWS game, i've seen alot of posters calling for many players to retire or traded at the end of the season. So it got me thinking, as our list sits now what is our best 22 for round 1 next year. Clearly there will be some additions, and some players that we have in our 22 could be traded.

For mine, i'm leaving Simpson, Betts, Kreuzer and Murphy out as I think if want to improve we have to make some tough calls on these players. We know that Murphy has signed a 1 year extenstion, but for me he isn't an automatic inclusion in our best 22. I think that Betts and Simpson should retire, and Kreuzer if he does remain needs to hand over the mantle of Pittonet and TDK

Backs: Plowman Jones Newman
H-Backs: Docherty Weitering Williamson
Centres: Setterfield Cripps Newnes
H-Forwards: Martin McKay C.Curnow
Forwards: Fisher TDK Cuningham
Rucks: Pittonet Walsh E.Curnow
I/C: Silvagni Gibbons SPS Cottrell
 

LemmingMaster

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2008
10,720
5,521
Perth, Australia
AFL Club
Carlton
Backs: Newman
Centres: Newnes
Forwards: Cuningham
Rucks: Pittonet
I/C: Silvagni Gibbons SPS Cottrell
These are the players I see having some potential depending on form and additions to really be tested.

Pittonet - I would not mind a TDK and Levi/McKay combination in the ruck instead
The rest are midfielders playing other roles currently and they're open to switching.

Cuningham and Cottrell are the only real players with some speed. Cottrell is a two way runner, so he helps a team, but his kicking skills worry me. I think most people were hoping an Obrian would be Cotrell, but alas he is not.

JSOS - I still like him playing that Ed Curnow role as another big bodied midfielder, but then we lack speed and spread from a contest.

Stocker, Kemp, Dow, Philp, OBrian, Honey... - I am hoping a few of those step up and remove some more names from that list you provided and maybe a recruit really shows something.
 

RAPPA

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 20, 2008
9,289
17,140
Victoria
AFL Club
Carlton
I will say this on Betts. Yes he is well and truly getting on. However, he is our second highest goal kicker (one behind Levi, albeit going at one goal a game which is not exactly a great return in any other year) and leads our goal assists with 10 (Setters next best with 7). Say what you will and I know he won’t be there when we’re in the mid, but he’s still best 22 imo. Offers a lot more than others currently getting a game.
 

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SkyhorseTamer

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 4, 2016
7,076
16,700
AFL Club
Carlton
R1 next year with no trades and without knowing improvement from guys like kemp honey etc. We're thin at half back, on the wings and for another genuine small forward. Hopefully Owies gets a chance and takes it this season so I can lock him in the starting team.

FB: Plowman Jones Docherty
Hb: Polson Weitering Williamson
C: Newnes Setterfield Cottrell
Hf: Martin C Curnow Fisher
Ff: Cuningham Mckay Murphy
R: TDK Cripps Walsh

Silvagni E Curnow Newman SPS
 

The Grover

Premiership Player
Nov 24, 2005
4,326
2,044
Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Carlton
I can’t resist doing a team with possible recruits.

B: Plowman Jones Newman
HB: Docherty Weitering Williamson
C: Walsh Williams Newnes
HF: Martin C.Curnow Fisher
F: Papley McKay Casboult

R: TDK Cripps Setterfield

Int: E.Curnow Witherden Gibbons Silvagni Murphy Cuningham
 

The Blue Baggers

Premiership Player
Apr 7, 2013
3,681
2,932
AFL Club
Carlton
Newman Jones Marchbank
Docherty Weitering Williamson

TDK Cripps Ed Curnow
Murphy Walsh O’Brien

Martin McKay Fisher
JSOS C.Curnow Betts

Setterfield Casboult Newnes Kemp

* Betts out if Papley in
* Newman in Simpson retires

Note: hoping to trade in an established mid ... Kelly / Wines !!
 

gandaal

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 8, 2004
18,699
16,361
Melbourne
AFL Club
Carlton
B Casboult, Jones, Plowman
HB Williamson, Weitering, Docherty
C Cottrell, Cripps, Walsh
HF Martin, Curnow, McGovern
F Fisher, McKay, Betts
R Pittonet, Curnow, Setterfield
INT Murphy, SPS, Gibbons, Newnes
EMG: Kemp, Kennedy, Cuningham
 

Dunna Heartknee

Debutant
Jul 4, 2020
110
227
AFL Club
Carlton
B Newman Jones Plowman
HB Williamson Weitering Docherty
C Newnes Cripps Walsh
HF Martin Curnow McGovern
F Fisher McKay JSOS
R TDK Curnow Setterfield

INT Murphy Polson Cottrell Gibbons SPS Betts Honey Marchbank
 

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SurreyBlue

Norm Smith Medallist
May 1, 2002
8,074
8,035
www.bluebaggers.com
AFL Club
Carlton
Polson Jones Marchbank
Docherty Weitering Plowman
Petrovski-Seton Cripps Williamson
Cuningham CCurnow Fisher
JSilvagni McKay Martin
Pittonet Setterfield Walsh
Dow O'Brien Kennedy Murphy
Emerg: DeKoning Simpson:'( Newman

* Kruezer might be done and Betts probably will retire as well.:cry:
 

JustaBattler

Everyone Looks Better In Blue
May 31, 2012
18,802
30,249
AFL Club
Carlton
Plowman Jones Newman
Marchbank
Weitering Docherty

Kemp Cripps Walsh
TDK Stocker Setterfield

Martin Charlie Cuningham
Fisher Harry Honey

IC: SOJ, Kennedy, Ed, Newnes

EM: Cottrell, LoB, Murphy, Pittonet

Only seven new players for my 22 - and all of them currently not playing for one reason or another.
 

FitzroyBlueBagger

FitzroyBlueBagger
Sep 30, 2018
2,952
6,534
Fitzroy
AFL Club
Carlton
Before trades and national draft..
Z.Williams Sept 26yrs 185/84 111games 25goals Wing/Mid/Def
T.Papley July 24yrs 177/77 96games 142goals Fwd/Mid
P.Wright Sept 24yrs 203/100 66games 85goals Ruck/Fwd

B- Polson Jones Plowman
HB- Docherty Weitering Williamson
C- Walsh Setterfield O’Brien
HF- Martin Curnow Fisher
F- McGovern McKay Honey

Foll- DeKoning Cripps
Cuningham

INT- Casboult Dow Murphy Curnow Petrevski-seton Cottrell Macreadie Newman Marchbank Silvagni Newnes Kennedy Pittonett Gibbons

Kemp Stocker Philp Ramsay B.Silvagni Phillips Owies

Out-Kruezer Betts Simpson Lang O’Dwyer Goddard Moore
 
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Sin City

Brownlow Medallist
May 29, 2009
29,058
9,420
Winterfell
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
LA Lakers
Plowman Jones
Docherty Weitering Williamson
Walsh Cripps Murphy
Cuningham McKay Fisher
Casboult Curnow Martin
TDK Curnow Setterfield
SPS Kennedy Newnes Gibbons

Still unsure about that last defender. It’ll depend on how Newman comes back from injury, whether Simpson goes on, what Polson shows etc.

Dow and Stocker need to handcuff themselves to Ed for the pre-season and they could easily be in there. Expecting Kemp, Honey, Philp and LOB to be right in the mix as well.

Edit: Casboult in, McGovern out. Oversight there, easy choice. Pull the finger out Mitch, you’re good enough!
 
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The Blue Baggers

Premiership Player
Apr 7, 2013
3,681
2,932
AFL Club
Carlton
Newman Jones Marchbank
Docherty Weitering Williamson

TDK Cripps Ed Curnow
Murphy Walsh O’Brien

Martin McKay Fisher
JSOS C.Curnow Betts

Setterfield Casboult Newnes Kemp

* Betts out if Papley in
* Newman in Simpson retires

Note: hoping to trade in an established mid ... Kelly / Wines !!
in Cottrell SPS
Out O’Brien Kemp
 

BlueShift

Debutant
Jun 7, 2011
80
213
AFL Club
Carlton
For 2021, and not taking into account trades/draft:

B- Marchbank, Jones, Plowman
HB- Docherty, Weitering, Williamson
C- Walsh, Setterfield, Newnes
HF- Martin, C. Curnow, Fisher
F- JSOS, McKay, Murphy

Foll- DeKoning, Cripps, E. Curnow

INT- SPS, Cuningham, Cottrell, Kennedy


Pitto and Kreuzer to swap with TDK depending on match-up, but only one in the team at a time.

Very unlucky to miss: Newman, Levi, Gibbons, Simpson (If still around), McGovern
 

mochacinolatte

Premiership Player
Mar 6, 2018
3,946
11,237
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
Timberwolves(RIP), Baghdad Bombers
Pre-trade

B- Docherty, Jones, Plowman
HB- Newman, Weitering, Newnes
C- Walsh, Setterfield, Fisher
HF- Martin, Casboult, C.Curnow
F- Cuningham , McKay, Murphy

Foll- DeKoning, Cripps, E. Curnow

INT- SPS, Gibbons, Kennedy, Williamson
 

ferrisb

Brownlow Medallist
May 22, 2011
17,394
87,387
The Naughty Corner
AFL Club
Carlton
Post-trade:

B: Witherden / B McKay / Doch
HBF: Williams / Weiters / Saad
MID: Kelly / Cripps / Walsh
HFF: DeGoey / Wright / J Cameron
FF: Lonie / Harry / Betts*
FOLL: TDK / Wines / Merrett
INT: Coniglio / Graham / Gibbo^ / Newnes^

* Only after emerging victorious from a bare-knuckled fist fight with Liddle
^ Only retained in best 22 for whipping boy purposes....
 

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