You know what .B: Hartlett - Jonas - Clurey
Put the better defenders down back.
HB: Burton - Watts - Byrne-Jones
Stack half back with attacking players with good kicks that can take intercept marks and push up the ground.
C: Duursma - Boak - Amon
Stack the middle with your best running machines.
HF: Bergman - Georgiades - Rozee
Half forward is also stacked with good runners who can put on defensive pressure and lead up the ground.
F: Gray - Dixon - Marshall
Forward you've got your big gorilla target that the half forwards and wingmen can deliver the ball deep too, plus a crafty small forward and an athletic tall that has elite speed.
FOL: Lycett - Wines - Rockliff
Wines will have something to prove this year, and Rockliff isn't finished yet.
INT: Ebert - Butters - Houston - Williams
Why isn't Ladhams playing? Because I don't think the two ruck system works with Dixon in the side. It makes us too immobile and stagnant, and Lycett seems to thrive on being the sole ruck. I'd only play Lycett and Ladhams in tandem in games where I'd also bring in Powell-Pepper to support Wines - when the grind of the season is in full swing and we can only play one of Marshall/Georgiades and Butters/Williams.
If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten IMO.
I really like this team , I see what you mean about the types of players we recruited for the lead up roles that can also do the tackling / hard running etc.
And although Bergman and Georgiades are unproven that’s a juicy looking half forward line .