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Opinion WB BigFooty Consensus Best 22: Which 4 players make up our starting onballers (3 + 1 ruck)

Discussion in 'Western Bulldogs' started by Dannnnnnnnnn, Nov 29, 2018.

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2.Change poll question to: "Which four players make up our starting onball unit? (1 ruck, 3 onballer

  1. Jackson Trengove

  2. Tom Boyd

  3. Tim English

  4. Mitch Wallis

  5. Marcus Bontempelli

  6. Josh Dunkley

  7. Toby McLean

  8. Lukas Webb

  9. Tom Liberatore

  10. Bailey Williams

  11. Caleb Daniel

  12. Liam Picken

  13. Lin Jong

  14. Billy Gowers

  15. Lachie Hunter

  16. Bailey Smith

  17. Rhylee West

  18. Jackson Macrae

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  1. Sharkey66

    Sharkey66 Premium Gold

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    May be because some prefer them in another position.
     
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  2. Virgin Dog

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    I left him out because I feel we're a better side with him up forward (and rotating through the middle).

    With Libba coming back, we have Dunkley, Libba, Macrae and McLean, as well as having Williams and potentially Smith rotating through. Don't feel like we really need Bont there full time anymore
     
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  3. Norm De Guerre

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    Maybe thats because Macrae wasn't in the initial poll.

    I have him pencilled in for a wing, but thats just a contrivance due to the nature of mid-field rotations in the modern game.

    Although necessary for this exercise we really shouldn't get hung up on set positions.
     
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  4. The Original Swooper

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    I didn’t include Bont (fwd) Macrae (w) Hunter (w) or Maclean (fwd). I want my silk on the outside, so opted for see ball, get ball types for the opening bounce. (Libba, Dunks, Williams). Let’s face it, with the fluid rotations of modern footy, high hf’s, attacking hb’s, the old concept of a set 4 pack mids is redundant. So to make a decision I used the centre bounce as their starting positions.
     
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  5. Dazb86

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    I basically went with the set up I'd pick if we were 5 points down with a minute to go in a game and there was a centre bounce.
     
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    And in that case my mid 4 would be totally different. Trengove, Bont, Libber & Macrae.
     
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    That's who I went with as well
     
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  9. Yojimbo

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    Grand Sale (The Clearance 2018)
    CENTRE:
    Macrae 38
    McLean 37
    Bontempelli 37
    Wallis 25
    Dahlhaus (*) 21
    Dunkley 21
    Roughead (*) 10
    Hunter 10
    Trengove 10
    Boyd 8

    STOPPAGE:
    Macrae 79
    McLean 52
    Bontempelli 49
    Hunter 41
    Wallis 39
    Dunkley 29
    Dahlhaus (*) 28
    Johannisen 22
    Trengove 21
    Daniel 19
     
  10. Mofra

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    Best ruck right now: Trengove
    Dunkley releases Bonti to the outside and they've spent all pre-pre-season training together, they're paired.
    Macrae is a freak and is third.

    Libba and Mclean as next option is more than handy from a rotation point of view with Bailey Williams next in line, contributions from Wallis / West / Smith as forwards who can provide a chop-out.
    Hunter / Richards I prefer as starting wings.
     
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    The Kings Of Clearance (Top player from each team: Total)

    Rank 1- Hawthorn Tom Mitchell 24 Games 191 Clearances (7.96) Average.
    Rank 2- Carlton Patrick Cripps 22 Games 170 Clearances (7.73) Average.
    Rank 3- Melbourne Clayton Oliver 25 Games 164 Clearances (6.56) Average.
    Rank 4- GWS Callan Ward 24 Games 160 Clearances (6.67) Average.
    Rank 5- Fremantle Lachie Neale 22 Games 156 Clearances (7.09) Average. (Traded to Bris)
    Rank 6- Collingwood Taylor Adams 23 Games 146 Clearances (6.35) Average.
    Rank 7- North Melbourne Ben Cunnington 22 Games 146 Clearances (6.64) Average.
    Rank 8- Sydney Josh P Kennedy 23 Games 139 Clearances (6.04) Average.

    Rank 9- Gold Coast Jarryd Lyons 19 Games 138 Clearances (7.26) Average. (Traded to Bris)
    Rank 10- West Coast Luke Shuey 20 Games 131 Clearances (6.55) Average.
    Rank 11- Port Adelaide Oliver Wines 22 Games 127 Clearances (5.77) Average.
    Rank 12- Richmond Dustin Martin 23 Games 124 Clearances (5.39) Average.
    Rank 13- Geelong Joel Selwood 23 Games 120 Clearances (5.22) Average.
    Rank 14- St Kilda Jack Steven 22 Games 118 Clearances (5.36) Average.
    Rank 15- Brisbane Dayne Beams 21 Games 117 Clearances (5.57) Average. (Traded to Coll)
    Rank 16- Western Bulldogs Jackson Macrae 19 Games 117 Clearances (6.16) Average.
    Rank 17- Adelaide Bryce Gibbs 22 Games 113 Clearances (5.14) Average.
    Rank 18- Essendon Dyson Heppell 22 Games 107 Clearances (4.86) Average.

    Brodie Grundy (10th), Stefan Martin (24th), Jarrod Witts (49th) and Toby Nankervis (55th) were
    the only rucks in the top 64 players. Collingwood and GWS had five players each in the top 64
    players, Bulldogs had three Macrae, McLean and Bontempelli only one over the ton.
     

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  12. ScragCity

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    We missed Libba a lot last year. If he plays the full season he's good for 20 goals and a lot of assists.
     
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    Tom Liberatore- 117 Games, 39 Goals and 47 Goal Assists. I had a dream about a Gowers, Wallis, Liberatore and Boyd led
    forward line, but it was not a good dream people were throwing stones at a trampoline.
     
  14. House_of_Dahl

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    I suppose it depends on how we want to play. A forward line full of contested midfielders could be ok if we just grubber it in and lock it down. (Feels like we'd have been better off doing that the last 2 years). But ultimately I'm pretty sure Bevo would prefer quick clean forward movement and goals. And that requires forwards (or at least mids with v good forwad skills).
     
  15. Dannnnnnnnnn

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    On-ball voting is now finished, with the following outcome:

    C: x - M. Bontempelli (101 votes) - x

    R: J. Trengove (61 votes) - T. Liberatore (61 votes) - J. Macrae (86 votes)

    Vice captain Marcus Bontempelli unsurprisingly takes his place for the fourth year running, with a commanding 95.3% of the votes. Joining him in the fourth successive appearance club are Jackson Macrae and Tom Liberatore, with 81.1% and 57.5% of voters selecting them, respectively. This trio saw off competition from Josh Dunkley (46 votes, 43.4%) and Toby McLean (23 votes, 21.7%).

    Leading our ruck division in 2019 is Jackson Trengove (61 votes, 57.5%), who features for the second year in a row despite transitioning from full back to the ruck. If votes are anything to go by, however, he will have some competition this year: he narrowly edged out young gun Tim English, who was voted in by 42 voters - 39.6% of those who participated.

    There was only one change to the 2018 team, with Jordan Roughead (traded) no longer our first ruck.

    I'll ask for the poll to be updated for wingmen ASAP. Once it is changed, please vote for two wingmen.
     
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  16. Some Idiot

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    I put down English for ruck, which is probably wishful thinking but he seemed to be coming along faster than I expected. Midfielders is a bit of a coinflip, we have a pretty big rotation these days.
     
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