- Feb 21, 2010
- High on a hill
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I've always thought players start influencing games regularly once they've played somewhere in the 60-80 games range.
The player with the fewest games over 50 in our best 22 is Brayshaw with 58, who was third in the Brownlow and top 5 in our B&F. The next fewest is Neal-Bullen on 59, who was the 6th ranked pressure forward in the AFL in 2018 and he kicked 27 goals. Then there's Oliver on 60 games, who won the club's B&F in 2017 and was named AA in 2018. The rest are in that sweet spot I mentioned.
That's not to say there's not improvement left in the group. There is, which is exciting for Dees fans.
I reiterate, we're "youngish", however, it's not your typical "very young" team that has a swag of kids.
The only players under 22 in our best 22 are Oliver (21), Weideman (21), and Spargo (19). That's three players in our best 22 under 22. Hawthorn, the oldest list in the competition, have the same number under 22 in their best 22.
Our best 22 isn't as "young" as you think.