West Coast Team of the 21st Century

curnow inferno

Debutant
Nov 22, 2017
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AFL Club
Carlton
FB: J.MCGOVERN* - D.GLASS - D.WIRRPANDA
HB: S.HURN* (c) - E.MACKENZIE - E.YEO*
C: A.GAFF* - M.PRIDDIS - D.KERR
HF: J.DARLING* - Q.LYNCH - A.EMBLEY
FF: M.LE CRAS - J.KENNEDY* - PH.MATERA
RR: D.COX - C.JUDD - B.COUSINS (vc)
INT: L.SHUEY* - C.FLETCHER - A.SELWOOD - M.GARDINER
COACH: JOHN WORSFOLD

Minimum 50 games qualification.

I think West Coast's is the best team in terms of quality across every line.

Thoughts?
 

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ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2010
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Chelsea, OKC Thunder, Scorchers
MacKenzie - Glass - Wirrapanda
Sheppard - McGovern - Hurn
Gaff - Judd - Embley
LeCras - Lynch - Kennedy
Cripps - Darling - Phil Matera

Cox - Cousins - Kerr

Shuey - Naitanui - Yeo - Waters

I think the defence is too tall mind you.
 

ioppolo

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Oct 3, 2010
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I'm actually wondering if Butler would be a better fit than Waters. I chose Waters for his toughness and tackling ability but Butler has the superior foot skills and defensive accountability. Tough one.
 

WCE_phil

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 14, 2009
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West Coast
I'm actually wondering if Butler would be a better fit than Waters. I chose Waters for his toughness and tackling ability but Butler has the superior foot skills and defensive accountability. Tough one.
Get out.

FB Hunter Glass Wirrpanda
HB Hurn Mcgovern Waters
C Gaff Kerr Embley
HF Cousins Darling Lecras
FF Cripps Kennedy Matera
R Cox Judd Yeo
I Nicnat Shuey Sheppard Stenglein

I'm not picking based on who's had the overall best careers and trying to fit everyone in. I'm picking a side to play and im picking the best 22 this is my team. Hunter as the swingman otherwise we are either too tall down back or up front. Yeo starts in the centre as he can either go head to head with anyone or play shutdown. Shep as 7th defender and stinger as the last mid rotation/tagger.

Priddis despite being much more decorated doesn't find a slot as a clearance mid with the obscene talent we have available there.
Mackenzie doesn't make it as Hunter proves more versatile and with Glass in the side you are only really picking one lockdown tall.
Lynch doesn't make it as he had the turning circle of a bus, Hunter can swing forward, we play two full time rucks and I prefer more pressure at ground level.
 

greatwhiteshark

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2007
10,289
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Get out.

FB Hunter Glass Wirrpanda
HB Hurn Mcgovern Waters
C Gaff Kerr Embley
HF Cousins Darling Lecras
FF Cripps Kennedy Matera
R Cox Judd Yeo
I Nicnat Shuey Sheppard Stenglein

I'm not picking based on who's had the overall best careers and trying to fit everyone in. I'm picking a side to play and im picking the best 22 this is my team. Hunter as the swingman otherwise we are either too tall down back or up front. Yeo starts in the centre as he can either go head to head with anyone or play shutdown. Shep as 7th defender and stinger as the last mid rotation/tagger.

Priddis despite being much more decorated doesn't find a slot as a clearance mid with the obscene talent we have available there.
Mackenzie doesn't make it as Hunter proves more versatile and with Glass in the side you are only really picking one lockdown tall.
Lynch doesn't make it as he had the turning circle of a bus, Hunter can swing forward, we play two full time rucks and I prefer more pressure at ground level.
I like it but I have cousins starting on ball, Yeo as good as he is still is a level below Cousins.
Cripps??? Embley half forward for mine and Braun to the wing. Cripps our for me.
 

WCE_phil

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 14, 2009
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I like it but I have cousins starting on ball, Yeo as good as he is still is a level below Cousins.
Cripps??? Embley half forward for mine and Braun to the wing. Cripps our for me.
Yeo starts in the middle as I feel you need someone who can go both offensively and defensively. I do feel Cousins is the better player, i'm one of the very few who actually believe that Cousins was a better player for West Coast (career total) vs Judd.
Cripps as no matter what team I was coaching I want a pressure forward who contributes offensively. Our two primary top level small forwards since the turn of the decade are in the side, cousins provides the extra mid / goal kicking mid space, I don't think it leaves us with many options.

To me the only other way to do it is to put lecras in the other pocket, move Braun to a wing and embley to the HFF that lecca was on. To me it's just not a realistic side though. Braun at 47 goals this century and 175 games vs Cripps with 195 goals from 146 in WCE colours.

I went with 5 forwards, a swingman, 2 rucks, 6 defenders and 8 mids. Not sure it's realistic to drop another forward for a mid.

As stated there are a couple who are stiff to miss on the basis of their careers but if i was picking a side to play that's how they'd line up. Simpson would be Coach as well. Both Worsfold and Simpson are great leaders but I feel Simmo is the better gameday coach even though i feel Worsfold is the most important person in the clubs history although Nisbett if another flag is delivered before he retires gives that a pretty fair shake.
 

flamingEMBERS

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 8, 2011
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FB: Wirrapanda Glass (VC) Sheppard
CHB: Hurn McGovern Waters
C: Embley Cousins (C) Gaff
CHF: Shuey Darling Pe.Matera
FF: Ph.Matera Kennedy LeCras
R: Cox Judd Kerr
INT: Naitanui Yeo Jetta Stenglein

EMG: Cripps, Braun, Lynch, Chick

Picking a team for to play tomorrow not on decorated careers as stated above.
 

Max zero

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Jul 19, 2005
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B: Mackenzie, Glass, Wirra
HB: Hurn, McGovern, Yeo
C: Embley, Judd, Gaff
HF: LeCras, Darling, Cousins
F: Matera, Kennedy, Lynch
R: Cox, Kerr, Shuey
INT: Priddis, Fletcher, Sheppard, Naitanui
Decent list

Gun midfield from mid 2000s with gun forward and backlines from late 2010s+ practically writes itself.

Miles better the best Fremantle list of all time too lol.
 

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sdb4884

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2004
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Other Teams
Man Utd, Perth Glory.
FB: J.MCGOVERN* - D.GLASS - D.WIRRPANDA
HB: S.HURN* (c) - E.MACKENZIE - E.YEO*
C: A.GAFF* - M.PRIDDIS - D.KERR
HF: J.DARLING* - Q.LYNCH - A.EMBLEY
FF: M.LE CRAS - J.KENNEDY* - PH.MATERA
RR: D.COX - C.JUDD - B.COUSINS (vc)
INT: L.SHUEY* - C.FLETCHER - A.SELWOOD - M.GARDINER
COACH: JOHN WORSFOLD

Minimum 50 games qualification.

I think West Coast's is the best team in terms of quality across every line.

Thoughts?
Naitanui for Gardiner, I question whether or not Selwood and Fletcher should be there.
 

sdb4884

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2004
9,653
733
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Man Utd, Perth Glory.
B: Mackenzie, Glass, Wirra
HB: Hurn, McGovern, Yeo
C: Embley, Judd, Gaff
HF: Cripps, Darling, Cousins
F: Matera, Kennedy, LeCras
R: Cox, Kerr, Shuey
INT: Priddis, Hunter, Sheppard, Naitanui
 

greatwhiteshark

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2007
10,289
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Perth
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West Coast
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West Perth
I am finding it quite strange how many people don’t have Cousins starting on ball? Arguably our greatest ever midfielder and at worse second to only Judd.
Starting to think some have forgotten just how good he was.

Cox, Judd, Cousins is a no brainer and pick your side around it in my opinion.
Each to their own opinion though I guess.
 

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