- Jan 11, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Coburg Lions, All Boston sides
Okay, based on that we still lose Ryder, Melksham and Crameri (Ryder for his... Indescresions, the other two based on contract stuff), but assuming we get the same trades as then (so we keep pick 10 and 28 in 2013, lose pick 19 but gain picks 11 and 29 in 2014) based on rumours. We also don't crash and burn 2015 probably, so maybe pick 12 (pushed out to 14/15) or so and that's where I'm willing to finish this hypothetical:Can someone do a phantom Essendon team?
A side we technically would/should've had without the effects of the drugs saga - etc. Players who left, stripped draft selections - players we would probably have picked.
A possible side from the last 10 years including those like Saad Daniher Fantasia etc.
2013 draft: Patrick Cripps (pick 10), Zach Merrett (pick 26), Rory Lobb (pick 28), Orazio Fantasia (pick 55)
2014 draft: Lachlan Weller (pick 11), Kyle Langford (pick 17), Connor Blakely (pick 29)
2015 draft: Daniel Rioli (pick 15, ugh), Mason Redman (pick 29), Harley Balic (pick 37)
So our theoretical 22 for season 2019, assuming we still make the Smith and Saad trades, but don't get McGrath (cos no saga), Begley, Shiel or Stringer:
FB: Michael Hurley - Jake Carlisle - Adam Saad
HB: Jordan Ridley - Patrick Ambrose - Michael Hibberd
MF: Kyle Langford - Patrick Cripps - Zach Merrett
HF: Conor McKenna - Joe Daniher - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
FF: Orazio Fantasia - Cale Hooker - Rory Lobb
OB: Tom Bellchambers - Lachlan Weller - Devon Smith
IC: Dyson Heppell - David Zaharakis - Mason Redman - Jye Caldwell