Prediction Starting 22 round 1 2020

Kakkle

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Best ruckmen. Also factually incorrect, he went off injured against the premiers in the second quarter. He got spanked by Gawn, Grundy and Goldstein. He beats up on the Stanley's and English's of the world, but when he comes up against the best, he regularly gets shown up.
Ah, my bad, Still not a spud, nor is Tom Bellchambers a better player by any means.

Also not sure if you're talking about the same Matthew Kreuzer. Ranked 14th for clearances at stoppages per game. With Grundy the only other ruckman infront of him.
 

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TheGrizz

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Best ruckmen. Also factually incorrect, he went off injured against the premiers in the second quarter. He got spanked by Gawn, Grundy and Goldstein. He beats up on the Stanley's and English's of the world, but when he comes up against the best, he regularly gets shown up.
So did just about every other ruck in the comp sans Rowan Marshall.

McEvoy and Bellchambers are in the same tier of rucks around the league. In this tier also would the likes of Lycett, Kreuzer, Nankervis and O'Brien entered this tier by this years end. You can rank those 6 guys from 1-6 however you like and wont get much argument from most people.
 

eth-dog

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Ah, my bad, Still not a spud, nor is Tom Bellchambers a better player by any means.

Also not sure if you're talking about the same Matthew Kreuzer. Ranked 14th for clearances at stoppages per game. With Grundy the only other ruckman infront of him.
I didn't say he was, well, in this particular instance. However the point still stands. He regularly gets spanked by them.

Did he really? Huh, didn't know that. Admittedly I saw a lot less of Carlton this year than previously but he's never really impressed me.
 

eth-dog

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So did just about every other ruck in the comp sans Rowan Marshall.

McEvoy and Bellchambers are in the same tier of rucks around the league. In this tier also would the likes of Lycett, Kreuzer, Nankervis and O'Brien entered this tier by this years end. You can rank those 6 guys from 1-6 however you like and wont get much argument from most people.
I would have Lycett ahead honestly. And Stef Martin would be up there as well.
 

TheGrizz

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I would have Lycett ahead honestly. And Stef Martin would be up there as well.
My tier was a bit arbitrary, if I was to really break it down it would be below

Elite - Gawn, Grundy
Star - Naitinui (only cause of durability is he not a level up) Marshall, Goldstein
Above Average - Witts, Martin, Lycett
Mid tier - Bellchambers, Kreuzer, McEvoy, Nankervis, Sinclair
Below average/cooked - Stanley, Mumford, Jacobs

Upcoming - Darcy, English, O'Brien
 

eth-dog

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My tier was a bit arbitrary, if I was to really break it down it would be below

Elite - Gawn, Grundy
Star - Naitinui (only cause of durability is he not a level up) Marshall, Goldstein
Above Average - Witts, Martin, Lycett
Mid tier - Bellchambers, Kreuzer, McEvoy, Nankervis, Sinclair
Below average/cooked - Stanley, Mumford, Jacobs

Upcoming - Darcy, English, O'Brien
Martin for me is better than Goldstein. Goldy the better season but Martin has been top 4/5 for the past 3 years IMO. I'd have Sinclair in the lower tier as well.
 

eth-dog

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Willing to do one now that our list is 99% complete (ignoring VFL listed players in the ressies for now).

Seniors:

FB: Aaron Francis - Patrick Ambrose - Michael Hurley
HB: Martin Gleeson - Cale Hooker - Adam Saad
MF: Andrew McGrath - Dylan Shiel - Zachary Merrett
HF: Devon Smith - Joe Daniher - Jake Stringer
FF: Orazio Fantasia - Shaun McKernan - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
OB: Tom Bellchambers - Dyson Heppell - Mitchell Hibberd
IC: Darcy Parish - Mason Redman - Tom Cutler - Conor McKenna

Reserves:

FB: Ross McQuillan - Cian McBride - Jordan Ridley
HB: David Zaharakis (dreamin') - Brandon Zerk-Thatcher - Kobe Mutch
MF: Will Snelling - Dylan Clarke - Brayden Ham
HF: Jayden Laverde - Harrison Jones - Jacob Townsend
FF: Josh Begley - James Stewart - Irving Mosquito
OB: Andrew Phillips - Kyle Langford - Matthew Guelfi
IC: Nick Bryan - Noah Gown - Ned Cahill - VFL players etc

Not including Draper or Johnson as they're out for a significant chunk next year as it stands
 

Mikevk123

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B Francis Hurley Saad
HB Redman Hooker Mckeena
C Shiel Merrett McGrath
HF Stringer Daniher Smith
F Tipungwuti Mckernan Fantasia
Foll: Bellchambers Heppell Parish
Inter: Ambrose,Guelfi,Hibberd,Langford

VFL
B Ridley McBridge Gleeson
HB Cutler Zerk-Thatcher Zaharakis
C Ham Clarke Mutch
HF Townsend Stewart Laverde
F Cahill Jones Mosquito
Foll: Phillips Begley Snelling
Inter: Bryan, Gown, McQuillan

Injured
Draper
Johnson
 

Bombers36

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I think new recruits Cutler & Hibberd will play round 1. Reserves have to be a chance for the flag with the team below...I'd like to see;-


B Hooker Ambrose Saad
HB Gleeson Hurley Mckenna
C Shiel Merrett McGrath
HF Fantasia Daniher Smith
F Stringer McKernan Tippa

Foll: Bellcho Heppell Clarke

Bench: Parish Redman Cutler Francis


**EDIT** Just realised we play Freo first round so I think Clarke has to play and tag Fyfe. Hibberd might have to wait to debut....



Reserves

B Ridley McBride A.Heppell
HB Zakka Margaret Mutch
C Guelfi Hibberd Ham
HF Laverde Jones Townsend
F Begley Stewart Mosquito

Foll: Phillips Langford Snelling

Bench: Gown McQuillan Bryan Cahill


Injured

Draper
Johnson
 
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vass44

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Most people not having Zakka in the starting 22 lol

B Hooker Ambrose Francis
HB Zakka Hurley Saad
C Shiel Merrett McGrath
HF McKenna Stringer Fantasia
F Laverde Daniher Tippa

Foll: Bellcho Heppell Clarke

Bench: Parish Redman Hibberd Smith




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ghostdog

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Part of me would really like to see Clarke tagging to allow Hibberd to extract and feed out to Shiel, Merrett, Parish etc.

B: Hurley Ambrose Saad
FB: McKenna Zerk-Thatcher Francis
C: Redman Shiel McGrath
HF: McKernan Daniher Smith
F: Fantasia Hooker McDonald-Tipungwuti
Fol: Bellchambers Hibberd Merrett

R: Parish, Clarke, Heppell, Gleeson


That was hard. I don't even think I'm settled on that team.
 

Bjchan13

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Part of me would really like to see Clarke tagging to allow Hibberd to extract and feed out to Shiel, Merrett, Parish etc.

B: Hurley Ambrose Saad
FB: McKenna Zerk-Thatcher Francis
C: Redman Shiel McGrath
HF: McKernan Daniher Smith
F: Fantasia Hooker McDonald-Tipungwuti
Fol: Bellchambers Hibberd Merrett

R: Parish, Clarke, Heppell, Gleeson


That was hard. I don't even think I'm settled on that team.
No Stringer!
 

yodellinhank

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B: McGarth Ambrose Francis
Hb: Saad Hurley Redman
C: Ham merrett snelling
Hf: Smith Fantasia Walla
F: mosquito mckenna zaharakis

R: phillips parish shiel
I: guelfi cahill kommer townsend
 

SherbertLemon

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Most people not having Zakka in the starting 22 lol

B Hooker Ambrose Francis
HB Zakka Hurley Saad
C Shiel Merrett McGrath
HF McKenna Stringer Fantasia
F Laverde Daniher Tippa

Foll: Bellcho Heppell Clarke

Bench: Parish Redman Hibberd Smith




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Because he's not good enough to be in the starting 22.
Not saying he was never a good player, but his assets are quickly deteriorating and he's easily replaceable.
 

Stopher

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Saad Hurley Gleeson
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McGrath Heppell Parish
TBC Merrett Shiel

Smith McKernan Fantasia
AMT Daniher Stringer

Hibberd Langford Redman Ridley
 

Old Stuckup

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B: Ambrose - Hooker - Francis
HB: Saad - Hurley - McKenna
C: McGrath - Heppell - Merrett
HF: Smith - Daniher - Stringer
F: Fantasia - McKernan - McDonald-Tipungwuti
R: Bellchambers - Shiel - Parish
I/C: Redman - Gleeson - Cutler - Hibberd
 

TheGrizz

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FB: Ambrose Hooker Saad
HB: Francis Hurley McKenna
C: McGrath Heppell Zaharakis
HF: Fantasia McKernan Smith
FF: Stringer Daniher Walla
Ru: Bellchambers Shiel Zerrett
Int: Parish Redman Gleeson Hibberd

Hibberd was recruited for a reason and provides some balance to our current midfield group. Stringer can pinch hit in the middle if required.

D.Clarke, Langford, Snelling and Guelfi stiff but I'm reality injuries will happen and they are next in.
If Daniher doesn't make it back by round 1 then Hooker goes forward and Langford comes in.
 

Milanista28

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If we can stay relatively injury free, we'll have players who are used to playing seniors in the 2s for extended periods.

I hope we notice a ruthless change at he selection table, if you're not performing you're out, none of this lose by 60 points and let the same 22 try and redeem themselves.

I can't wait for the pre season games
 

JayDon

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FB: Ambrose Hooker Saad
HB: Francis Hurley McKenna
C: McGrath Heppell Zaharakis
HF: Fantasia McKernan Smith
FF: Stringer Daniher Walla
Ru: Bellchambers Shiel Zerrett
Int: Parish Redman Gleeson Hibberd

Hibberd was recruited for a reason and provides some balance to our current midfield group. Stringer can pinch hit in the middle if required.

D.Clarke, Langford, Snelling and Guelfi stiff but I'm reality injuries will happen and they are next in.
If Daniher doesn't make it back by round 1 then Hooker goes forward and Langford comes in.
Yeah. We seem to be assuming Joe plays Round 1.
I'm not so confident.
 

Bjchan13

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FB Saad Ambrose Francis
HB Redman Hurley Gleeson
C Merrett Heppell McKenna
HF Smith Daniher Fantasia
FF Walla Hooker Stringer
R Bellchambers Hibberd Shiel
INT McGrath Parish McKernan Langford
 

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