Opinion The Evolution of Your Best 22 for 2020

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davo999

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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.
You know what .
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 .
 

MrChow

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This what I’m thinking - would like to see Marshall play S Grays high half forward role, as part of his development. but... also not sold on Ladhams as a key forward, but want the kid to get games..

Think Rozee, Burton, Houston should be in the midfield Rotations


F: Butters - Ladhams - Gray
HF: Marshall - Dixon - Bergman
C: Amon - Wines (c) - Duursma
HB: Hartlett - Watts - Bonner
B: Jonas - Clurey - Byrne Jones

R: Lycett (vc) - Houston - Boak

INT: Burton (mid Outside) - Powell-Pepper (mid) - Rozee (mid) - Westhoff (def)
 

Jack Grange

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This what I’m thinking - would like to see Marshall play S Grays high half forward role, as part of his development. but... also not sold on Ladhams as a key forward, but want the kid to get games..

Think Rozee, Burton, Houston should be in the midfield Rotations


F: Butters - Ladhams - Gray
HF: Marshall - Dixon - Bergman
C: Amon - Wines (c) - Duursma
HB: Hartlett - Watts - Bonner
B: Jonas - Clurey - Byrne Jones

R: Lycett (vc) - Houston - Boak

INT: Burton (mid Outside) - Powell-Pepper (mid) - Rozee (mid) - Westhoff (def)
Rozee NEVER starts on interchange...NEVER
 

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GremioPower

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B: Hartlett - Jonas - Clurey

HB: Burton - Watts - Byrne-Jones

C: Duursma - Boak - Amon

HF: Bergman - Georgiades - Rozee

F: Gray - Dixon - Marshall

FOL: Lycett - Wines - Rockliff

INT: Ebert - Butters - Houston - Williams
14/22 from our oldest players:
Def, 6
Mid, 5
Fwd, 2
I/C: 1

The young players are in bold.

The 8 players out: Buzza, Hoff, Motlop, Mayes, Sutcliffe, McKenzie, Lienert, Bonner.
 
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Adz2332

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FF Rgray - Dixon - Rozee
HF ?? - Marshall - ??
C Duursma - Wines - Amon
HB Burton - Jonas - Houston
FB DBJ - Clurey - ??
Ruck Lycett - Boak - ??
Int Butters ?? ?? ??

i see seven spots up for grabs come round 1

2 forwards - Motlop, Bergman, Georgidas, Farrell, Ebert, Cox, Williams
2 Backs - Watts, Westhoff, Bonner, Garner, Lienert, Hartlett
2 Mids - Spp, Rockliff, Mead, Drew, Ebert
1 Ruck - Ladhams, Hayes or utility in Westhoff
 

Holden Hillbilly

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The Power are more than happy to give youngsters a chance, as they did with Connor Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma last season. Forward Miles Bergman is an exciting prospect and should be in line for a round one debut. It was a tough call between veteran Justin Westhoff and Todd Marshall, but Westhoff's experience gave him the edge. Jack Watts will go close to unseating Joel Garner for a defensive role, while Willem Drew will be coming back from foot surgery, which opens the door for Sam Powell-Pepper to start in the side. The Power played two rucks a lot last season, but Scott Lycett plays his best as the lead ruckman and deserves first crack. – Lee Gaskin


B: Ryan Burton, Tom Clurey, Darcy Byrne-Jones
HB: Hamish Hartlett, Tom Jonas, Riley Bonner
C: Karl Amon, Tom Rockliff, Xavier Duursma
HF: Robbie Gray, Justin Westhoff, Connor Rozee
F: Zak Butters, Charlie Dixon, Brad Ebert
Foll: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines
I/C: Miles Bergman, Joel Garner, Dan Houston, Sam Powell-Pepper


DEPTH
Defenders:
Martin Frederick, Riley Grundy, Jarrod Lienert, Trent McKenzie, Jake Pasini, Jack Watts
Midfielders: Joe Atley, Trent Burgoyne, Willem Drew, Sam Mayes, Jackson Mead, Steven Motlop, Cam Sutcliffe
Forwards: Wylie Buzza, Tobin Cox, Kane Farrell, Mitch Georgiades, Todd Marshall, Jake Patmore, Dylan Williams, Boyd Woodcock
Rucks: Sam Hayes, Peter Ladhams

 

EskimoPAFC

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Shouldn't and won't happen, but I'd love to watch it:

B: Ryan Burton, Tom Clurey, Darcy Byrne-Jones
HB: Hamish Hartlett, Tom Jonas (c), Jake Pasini
C: Karl Amon, Dan Houston, Xavier Duursma
HF: Robbie Gray, Todd Marshall, Connor Rozee
F: Dylan Williams, Charlie Dixon, Miles Bergman
Foll: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines
I/C: Zak Butters, Joel Garner, Jackson Mead, Sam Powell-Pepper


Couldn't quite find a way to get Wylie Buzza or Mitch Georgiades in there yet...
 

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Warning - hypothetical only
Look at the side below, consider them fit and firing.
Would they be premiership contenders? Hell yeh.


F: Ladhams - Dixon - Wingard
HF: Ebert - Marshall - Rozee
C: Polec - Boak - Duursma
HB: Burton - Watts - Byrne-Jones
B: Jonas - Howard - Clurey

R: Lycett - Houston - Gray
INT: Wines - Butters - Hartlett - Amon

Emg: Powell-Pepper - Motlop - Garner - Rockliff - Westhoff - Drew - Hayes

My point is that we are close.

We need a few of the draftees or three of those Emergencies to really stand up.
And we need the confidence and the right attitude from all who surround them.


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F: Ladhams - Dixon - Motlop
HF: Ebert - Marshall - Rozee
C: Amon - Boak - Duursma
HB: Burton - Westhoff - Watts
B: Jonas - Clurey - Byrne-Jones

R: Lycett - Houston - Gray
INT: Wines - Butters - Hartlett - SPP

Emg: Garner - Rockliff - Drew - Hayes - Bergman - Mead
We are two years away from being in the 8

In terms of window that’s three or four at least
 

Brian McGee

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The Power are more than happy to give youngsters a chance, as they did with Connor Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma last season. Forward Miles Bergman is an exciting prospect and should be in line for a round one debut. It was a tough call between veteran Justin Westhoff and Todd Marshall, but Westhoff's experience gave him the edge. Jack Watts will go close to unseating Joel Garner for a defensive role, while Willem Drew will be coming back from foot surgery, which opens the door for Sam Powell-Pepper to start in the side. The Power played two rucks a lot last season, but Scott Lycett plays his best as the lead ruckman and deserves first crack. – Lee Gaskin


B: Ryan Burton, Tom Clurey, Darcy Byrne-Jones
HB: Hamish Hartlett, Tom Jonas, Riley Bonner
C: Karl Amon, Tom Rockliff, Xavier Duursma
HF: Robbie Gray, Justin Westhoff, Connor Rozee
F: Zak Butters, Charlie Dixon, Brad Ebert
Foll: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines
I/C: Miles Bergman, Joel Garner, Dan Houston, Sam Powell-Pepper


DEPTH
Defenders:
Martin Frederick, Riley Grundy, Jarrod Lienert, Trent McKenzie, Jake Pasini, Jack Watts
Midfielders: Joe Atley, Trent Burgoyne, Willem Drew, Sam Mayes, Jackson Mead, Steven Motlop, Cam Sutcliffe
Forwards: Wylie Buzza, Tobin Cox, Kane Farrell, Mitch Georgiades, Todd Marshall, Jake Patmore, Dylan Williams, Boyd Woodcock
Rucks: Sam Hayes, Peter Ladhams

We must be developing some decent depth because Marshall absolutely has to be best 22, and I feel that Motlop and watts are probably thereabouts too. But I struggle to find any guys to take out of the posted side here that they replace.
 

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EskimoPAFC

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We must be developing some decent depth because Marshall absolutely has to be best 22, and I feel that Motlop and watts are probably thereabouts too. But I struggle to find any guys to take out of the posted side here that they replace.
Marshall pretty clearly in over Bergman, Butters, Ebo

Watts over Boner

Mots probably does need to start in the 2s
 

Kingfish73

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The Power are more than happy to give youngsters a chance, as they did with Connor Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma last season. Forward Miles Bergman is an exciting prospect and should be in line for a round one debut. It was a tough call between veteran Justin Westhoff and Todd Marshall, but Westhoff's experience gave him the edge. Jack Watts will go close to unseating Joel Garner for a defensive role, while Willem Drew will be coming back from foot surgery, which opens the door for Sam Powell-Pepper to start in the side. The Power played two rucks a lot last season, but Scott Lycett plays his best as the lead ruckman and deserves first crack. – Lee Gaskin


B: Ryan Burton, Tom Clurey, Darcy Byrne-Jones
HB: Hamish Hartlett, Tom Jonas, Riley Bonner
C: Karl Amon, Tom Rockliff, Xavier Duursma
HF: Robbie Gray, Justin Westhoff, Connor Rozee
F: Zak Butters, Charlie Dixon, Brad Ebert
Foll: Scott Lycett, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines
I/C: Miles Bergman, Joel Garner, Dan Houston, Sam Powell-Pepper


DEPTH
Defenders:
Martin Frederick, Riley Grundy, Jarrod Lienert, Trent McKenzie, Jake Pasini, Jack Watts
Midfielders: Joe Atley, Trent Burgoyne, Willem Drew, Sam Mayes, Jackson Mead, Steven Motlop, Cam Sutcliffe
Forwards: Wylie Buzza, Tobin Cox, Kane Farrell, Mitch Georgiades, Todd Marshall, Jake Patmore, Dylan Williams, Boyd Woodcock
Rucks: Sam Hayes, Peter Ladhams

We need Houston, Rozee, Gray, Boak and even DBJ to get solid midfield time. Hopefully SPP can find greater consistency. But having both Wines and Rockliff is a major issue for me. Drew adding to that list. Can't hold both (or 3) in same team imo.

Also Watts and Westhoff. One or other. Not both.

Ebert fit will be good for our rotations and fwd line.

Make or break year for Marshall
 

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We need Houston, Rozee, Gray, Boak and even DBJ to get solid midfield time. Hopefully SPP can find greater consistency. But having both Wines and Rockliff is a major issue for me. Drew adding to that list. Can't hold both (or 3) in same team imo.

Also Watts and Westhoff. One or other. Not both.

Ebert fit will be good for our rotations and fwd line.

Make or break year for Marshall
My tip is Marshall will have a solid career at Port but replace Westhoff on the wing or be our next CHB or tall in defence. He is too nice for a key position player in the forward line.
 

Kingfish73

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My tip is Marshall will have a solid career at Port but replace Westhoff on the wing or be our next CHB or tall in defence. He is too nice for a key position player in the forward line.
If you look at a player like Gunston from Hawthorn, you don't have to be a mongrel. He has so many smarts but does need to use his weapons and improve his physical presence even if is just through improved timing, balance and positioning.....
 

Ah12

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We need Houston, Rozee, Gray, Boak and even DBJ to get solid midfield time. Hopefully SPP can find greater consistency. But having both Wines and Rockliff is a major issue for me. Drew adding to that list. Can't hold both (or 3) in same team imo.

Also Watts and Westhoff. One or other. Not both.

Ebert fit will be good for our rotations and fwd line.

Make or break year for Marshall
I think drew has the attributes to take over from ebert in the forward line/mid rotation. Hes good over his head, nice kick and brings defensive pressure through his sheer love of tackling
 

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Butters Dixon Gray
Ebert Marshall Rozee
Amon Wines Duursma
Burton Clurey Hartlett
Houston Jonas Byrne-Jones

Lycett Boak Rockliff

2R IM F D

2R- A preseason battle between Ladhams and Hayes
F- Motlop, Farrell, Bergman, Williams, Cox or Woodcock
IM- Drew, Powell-Pepper, Alley or Mead
D- Watts, Westhoff, Bonner, Garner, McKenzie

So the First 18 is settled- you don't put games into Marshall, Rozee, Butters and Duursma in 2019 only to pull back in 2020.

It's the last 4 spots that are up for grabs. In bold are the incumbents at this point but those spots are ripe for the taking by someone who shows something in pre-season. If we play an U23 game again this year, it will be a fair dinkum fight for those last 4 spots.
 

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FF: Butters Dixon Gray

HF: Marshall Ladhams Bergman

C: Amon Boak Duursma

HB: Bonner Clurey Hartlett

FB: Burton Jonas Byrne-Jones

R: Lycett Houston Rozee

int Wines, Mead, Powell-Pepper, Westhoff
 

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...... So the First 18 is settled- you don't put games into Marshall, Rozee, Butters and Duursma in 2019 only to pull back in 2020.

It's the last 4 spots that are up for grabs. In bold are the incumbents at this point but those spots are ripe for the taking by someone who shows something in pre-season. If we play an U23 game again this year, it will be a fair dinkum fight for those last 4 spots.
Thats what Ryder, Howard, Broadbent, and Sammy Gray also thought!
 

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