The Round 1 2019 team thread...

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We will see a lot of changes over the next month or two, so to keep us busy, thought I would start a thread on what our Round 1 2019 team looks like. We will obviously pick our team based on what we have, but as players come and go, we can all make changes.

We are linked to a lot of existing players. With many being contracted, we will have to give players or picks to get them. This will obviously change our thoughts on draft picks. For example, gaining Shiel, losing Cegs, Miles going elsewhere, May in, etc. My first cut is therefore:

FF: Bruest - Ceglar - Roughie
HF: Puopolo - Gunston - Impey
Ce: Shiels - Howe - Smith
HB: Birchall - Burton - Sicily
FB: Hardwick - Frawley - Stratton

Ru: McEvoy
RR: O'Meara
Ro: Mitchell

I/C: Burgoyne, Henderson, Worpel and Morrison

How do you see it?
 

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I wouldn't even bother starting a thread like this until after the trade period at least.
 

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One defensive hole in f50 is bad two is a recipe for disaster.
Roughy and Cegs? Nope.
 

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Having an early look at a round 1 best 22 with trades obviously still to go through and a lot of other things to happen between now and then

B: Stratton, Frawley, Hardwick
HB: Birchall, Sicily, Morrison
C: Smith, Mitchell, Scully
HF: Burgoyne, Gunston, Wingard
F: Puopolo, Roughead, Breust

FOLL: McEvoy, O'Meara, Shiels
INT: Henderson, Impey, Ceglar, Worpel


Colour coded to the ripeness of a banana
Pretty green = under 23
Pretty ripe = 23-29
Extra ripe = 30 and over
 
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Having an early look at a round 1 best 22 with trades obviously still to go through and a lot of other things to happen between now and then

B: Stratton, Frawley, Hardwick
HB: Birchall, Sicily, Morrison
C: Smith, Mitchell, Scully
HF: Burgoyne, Gunston, Wingard
F: Puopolo, Roughead, Breust

FOLL: McEvoy, O'Meara, Shiels
INT: Henderson, Impey, Ceglar, Worpel


Colour coded to the ripeness of a banana
Pretty green = under 23
Pretty ripe = 23-29
Extra ripe = 30 and over
I like this team but think with Scully in, Hendo is out for Howe or Cousins to give us more contested ball winners.

Hoping to see Brand push Chip out too but that's for another thread.
 
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Having an early look at a round 1 best 22 with trades obviously still to go through and a lot of other things to happen between now and then

B: Stratton, Frawley, Hardwick
HB: Birchall, Sicily, Morrison
C: Smith, Mitchell, Scully
HF: Burgoyne, Gunston, Wingard
F: Moore, Roughead, Breust

FOLL: McEvoy, O'Meara, Shiels
INT: Howe, Impey, Ceglar, Worpel


Colour coded to the ripeness of a banana
Pretty green = under 23
Pretty ripe = 23-29
Extra ripe = 30 and over
Reckon a few changes per the above. Plus hopefully we have Nash, Pittonet, Hanrahan, Scrimshaw, Brand, cousins pushing for a start
 

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Would love by years end moore to come in for puopolo, brand for frawley and nash for rough. If that happens our team suddenly doesnt look old at all.
 

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B: Stratton, Brand, Hardwick
HB: Birchall, Sicily, Impey
C: Smith, Mitchell, Scully
HF: Henderson, Gunston, Wingard
F: Hanrahan, Lewis, Breust

FOLL: McEvoy, O'Meara, Shiels
INT: howe, Morrison, Worpel, scrimshaw

This isn’t our best 22. But it’s trying to highlight the transition we are in and what is left to do. If we dropped Roughead, poppy, Burgoyne and Frawley (our oldest players with the shortest time left as best 22) we can still field a strong side. The underlined players have been named here as the replacements. For the record, I think it is too soon for Lewis but without roughy I’d hope he can play some games in that role next season.

The bolded players are the next ones to consider for replacement. I think smith will play into his mid thirties. Freak athlete. The rest have 1-3 years. Probably lose 1-2 of this group in each of the next two years. Sitting at box hill we have O’Brien (as a defender - yes I still
Have hope!), cousins, glass, Nash that have been blooded. If we find one or two there plus our underlined players above continue to develop, we don’t need much more to round out the rebuild.
 

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Provided everyone is fit for round one:

Hardwick - Frawley - Stratton
Birchall - Sicily - Burgoyne

Big Boy - Mitchell - O'Meara
Smith - Shiels - Scully

Wingard - Gunston - Impey
Breust - Roughie - Puopolo

Bench from: Ceglar, Henderson, Morrison, Worpel, Scrimshaw, Howe, Brand, Glass, Nash, O'Brien, Schoey, Cousins, Mirra
Writing this all out show me that we still have a deep squad, despite our dearth of quality KPP. The glaring holes are at CHB, CHF and to a slightly lesser extent FB and FF.
 
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Backline :
Hardwick Frawley Impey
Sicily Stratton Birchall

Midfield:
Smith Mitchell Scully
McEvoy O’Meara Shiels

Forwards :
Burgoyne Gunston Wingard
Breust Roughead Puopolo

Int.chg :
Worpel Morrison Henderson Howe

Goes to show what I’ve been saying, our inside mid stocks are quite strong as long as jaeger keeps injury free and Worps and Howe improve.
Mitchell
O’Meara
Shiels
Worpel
Howe
Burgoyne.
 

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Assuming Graham Wright doesn't play funny games from now until 8.30pm and no other best 22 player is traded out...


IN: Wingard, Scully, Scrimshaw, Birchall

OUT: Burton, Duryea, Schoenmakers, Nash


B: Stratton, Frawley, Hardwick

HB: Birchall, Sicily, Scrimshaw

C: Scully, Mitchell, Smith

HF: Wingard, Gunston, Burgoyne

F: Breust, Roughead, Puopolo

R: McEvoy, O'Meara, Shiels

INT: Howe, Worpel, Morrison, Henderson*
 
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B: Stratton, Brand, Hardwick
HB: Birchall, Sicily, Impey
C: Smith, Mitchell, Scully
HF: Henderson, Gunston, Wingard
F: Hanrahan, Lewis, Breust

FOLL: McEvoy, O'Meara, Shiels
INT: howe, Morrison, Worpel, scrimshaw

This isn’t our best 22. But it’s trying to highlight the transition we are in and what is left to do. If we dropped Roughead, poppy, Burgoyne and Frawley (our oldest players with the shortest time left as best 22) we can still field a strong side. The underlined players have been named here as the replacements. For the record, I think it is too soon for Lewis but without roughy I’d hope he can play some games in that role next season.

The bolded players are the next ones to consider for replacement. I think smith will play into his mid thirties. Freak athlete. The rest have 1-3 years. Probably lose 1-2 of this group in each of the next two years. Sitting at box hill we have O’Brien (as a defender - yes I still
Have hope!), cousins, glass, Nash that have been blooded. If we find one or two there plus our underlined players above continue to develop, we don’t need much more to round out the rebuild.
You reckon hanrahan? Interesting. I hadn’t picked him to be next into the side despite his good showing in the BH finals. I’ll keep my eyes more open.
 

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I doubt Scrimshaw will be in for round 1, but I will give Scully and Birchall the benefit of the doubt. We will miss Burton's pace down back if Birchall doesn't return.

IN: Wingard, Scully, Birchall, Brand
OUT: Burton, Duryea, Nash (still learning the game needs more VFL time)

B: Stratton, Frawley, Hardwick
HB: Birchall, Brand, Sicily,
C: Scully, Mitchell, Smith
HF: Wingard, Schoenmakers, Worpel
F: Breust, Roughead, Gunston
R: McEvoy, O'Meara, Shiels
INT: Howe, Puopolo, Morrison, Burgoyne

If you don't play Shoe I reckon Sicily goes forward.
 

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Hardwick, Frawley, Stratton
Birchall, Sicily, Impey
Scully, Mitchell, Smith
Gunston, Nash, Burgoyne
Puopolo, Roughead, Bruest
McEvoy, JOM, Wingard
Ceglar, Howe, Worpel, Morrison
 

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I’ll be very surprised if Scrimshaw plays much.

B: Stratton Brand Hardwick
HB: Sicily Frawley Birchall
C: Smith Mitchell Scully
HF: Wingard Gunston Worpel
F: Bruest Roughead Puopolo
Foll: McEvoy O’Meara Shiels
Int: Burgoyne Henderson Impey Morrison

Emg: Ceglar Nash Glass Howe
 

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I’ll be very surprised if Scrimshaw plays much.

B: Stratton Brand Hardwick
HB: Sicily Frawley Birchall
C: Smith Mitchell Scully
HF: Wingard Gunston Worpel
F: Bruest Roughead Puopolo
Foll: McEvoy O’Meara Shiels
Int: Burgoyne Henderson Impey Morrison

Emg: Ceglar Nash Glass Howe
Not many, if any, weak links there. Be interesting to see how we go with a Cegs, Nash and Schoey
 

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B: Stratton Frawley Hardwick
HB: Birchall Sicily Burgoyne
C: Smith Worpel Scully
HF: Gunston Shoey Impey
F: Wingard Roughead Bruest
Fol: McEvoy Mitchell O'Meara
Int: Sheils Morrison Puopolo Howe
Emg: Henderson Ceglar Nash Scrim
 

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Hardwick Frawley Stratton
Birchall Brand Sicily
Smith Mitchell Scully
Wingard Gunston Bruest
Impey Roughie Nash
McEvoy Jaeger Shiels
Burgoyne Cousins Morrison Worpel

With the rule changes for 2019, endurance and speed will be vital, as will tall timber.
 

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FF: Bruest - Rougie - Puopolo

HF: Wingard - Gunston - Burgoyne

Ce: Scully - O'Meara - Smith

HB: Birchall - TOB/Brand - Sicily

FB: Hardwick - Frawley - Stratton

Ru: McEvoy
RR: Mitchell
Ro: Impey

Shiels Ceglar, Morrison,Worpel.

Just a stab.
 
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