Who at your club could be AA for the first time in 2021?

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THE A5

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From the Eagles it's really hard to say to say. I think all the usual AA players for us should be up there. Can't see Duggan making it in his first season. Shuey just seems to have constant niggles and genuinely can't see him getting close to a season. Perhaps with Yeo missing it probably opens more midfield time for Dom Sheed. He does have a habit of finding a heap of the ball and also has no find the big sticks.
 

p4p1

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Rich, Mcclugage best chances and probably should have already been AA’s
Raynor and Bailey may have breakout years and go close.
 

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Tom14

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McCluggage makes the most sense - has been in the squad the last 2 years, was a goalkicker in 2019 and then lost his radar to the tune of 7.18 or something last year. If he kicks 25 goals from a wing I think hes actually a pretty likely chance.

The biggest benefit to the side would be a first time AA from Cam Rayner. Doesn't seem realistic this year to me, but if he gets to that level that raises the ceiling on what is achievable for us.
 

Lsta062

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I think it might be Nick Vlastuin. Had a great 2020 year and was a bit unlucky to miss out because of the quality around the league in his position. I think he may be able to take that next step to become AA for the first time in 2021. Dark horse is Shai Bolton for me.
 

Lsta062

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It’s a joke that Tarrant hasn’t made the team yet

cunners I get due to more complete mids being selected

Luke McDonald my pick for HBF
Wow that’s a surprise. I didn’t know that. He’s been pretty consistent over the years
 

KissKiss

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Zac Bailey, take it to the bank.
Like the others I was going to suggest McCluggage to take the next step, but I like this suggestion as someone from left field. Either of these two or a big jump from Rayner would be great.

As another (probably far-fetched) suggestion that would help us really to take the next step next year would be if one of our key forwards stepped up big time. If Hipwood and Danniher click to to AA level I think we would be in a great spot
 

the Ziebull

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Wow that’s a surprise. I didn’t know that. He’s been pretty consistent over the years
Yeah Tarrant has made the squad a couple of times but keeps just missing out usually due to the rance/mcgovern duo then a 3rd tall will pop out of nowhere (harris andrews and weitering of late) each year just getting ahead of him
 

Lsta062

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Yeah Tarrant has made the squad a couple of times but keeps just missing out usually due to the rance/mcgovern duo then a 3rd tall will pop out of nowhere (harris andrews and weitering of late) each year just getting ahead of him
Yeah that’s unlucky because he’s been one of the star defenders for quite a few years. Probably just as long as Rance and McGovern have been tbh
 

BarbieITFC

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Loving the love for Taberner here - but I just don't think he's quite at AA standard. Love to be proven wrong, but I just don't see it myself. The fact he made the squad last year is an exceptional performance for someone coming off the rookie list with hands like concrete for his first few years.

Cerra - maybe in time; but I'd be happy with another year of progression. I think there are too many other mids in the comp that have more experience and will feature ahead of him. His time will come (as will Serong's).

The only one at Freo I can see would be if Pearce comes back and hits the same form he had in the first half of 2019 - and sustains it for the year. Happy for Blues fans to come at me for this, but he is a far far better player than Weitering and for mine is up there alongside Andrews and Moore as the best Full Backs in the game.
 

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YeOldTiger

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From the Eagles it's really hard to say to say. I think all the usual AA players for us should be up there. Can't see Duggan making it in his first season. Shuey just seems to have constant niggles and genuinely can't see him getting close to a season. Perhaps with Yeo missing it probably opens more midfield time for Dom Sheed. He does have a habit of finding a heap of the ball and also has no find the big sticks.
I'm actually surprised Shuey hasn't been AA yet. Has put together some top seasons. Very hard to break into the midfield AA and that goes to show it. Gun player.
 

Dynamics

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Most likely is Maynard. He football good.

Best for the club would be Josh Daicos. Beautiful mover and super skilled by foot, and has worked his absolute tail off to become a very good young player.

It would be a massive lift for the club to see the great Daicos name in the AA team, after a few months that make my brain bleed when I think about them.

We're very quietly a little excited with what we've seen of our crop of youngsters in pre season so far (yes, we sold the farm for some magic beans in order to get them and yes, it's ridiculously early days, but you take what you can get as a supporter!). Seeing Josh get to that sort of level after basically being a speculative father son gamble would set our kids a fantastic example to follow. Never know, kid's on a pretty nice career trajectory.
 

Chaisa

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Lloyd I think would be a shot if Sydney have a better year and he maintains the rage.

Heeney getting to AA level would be the most beneficial for the side, though. Or Rowbottom.
 

Mavefromdelburn

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I'd say potentially Nick Coffield if he keeps up his rate of progression.

And Rowan Marshall if he stays on the park after getting back from this hot spot in his foot (week 4 or 5)
 

ItsAllAboutMe

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Weitering - Should have been last year
Sam Walsh - Trajectory has him on the cusp
Harry McKay - If he kicks straight is right in the race for the coleman.
 

p4p1

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McCluggage makes the most sense - has been in the squad the last 2 years, was a goalkicker in 2019 and then lost his radar to the tune of 7.18 or something last year. If he kicks 25 goals from a wing I think hes actually a pretty likely chance.

The biggest benefit to the side would be a first time AA from Cam Rayner. Doesn't seem realistic this year to me, but if he gets to that level that raises the ceiling on what is achievable for us.
Clugg getting in does rely on wingan being put on the wings in the AA team though. I'm not sure that's realistic anymore.
 

p4p1

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As another (probably far-fetched) suggestion that would help us really to take the next step next year would be if one of our key forwards stepped up big time. If Hipwood and Danniher click to to AA level I think we would be in a great spot
Depending on the role Hipwood plays I could see him making a HFF or something like that. I *think* he will be used further up the ground his unique combination of size and speed could see him making a huge impact between the two 50m arches and getting a selection off of that.
 

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Bailey Smith could be our AA bolter.

If Aaron Naughton was to put an AA season together it would catapult us into the top 4.
 

bigm386

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Weitering was stiff last year not to make it imo. So he would be my pick for first timer.

Harry McKay making the side as Coleman medalist would be huge for us, I think we go as far as McKay can take us this year.
 

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