Dwayne Russell said on his radio segment today he thought Liam Ryan is in the top 5 best players in the league right now. High praise, I’m sure if I said that I’d be accused of bias- but His back half of the year has been amazing. And his first half was decent too.
edit: Ok listened to it again. he said top 10, might be top 5.
Kennedy has had injuries to end the year and Gaff I think will be overlooked although I think he well deserves it.
Locks: Shep, Nic Nat
Possible: Gaff, Ryan is getting the right buzz at the right time and would be a lock if he played for Collingwood.
Squad but not selected: JK, maybe Gov on reputation but the injuries will make it tough.
I'd love to say Shep is a lock but there is stiff competition down back this year.
Ryan is peaking at the right time, for sure, get the feeling if he has a big one against North he's in. Gaff is always in the mix even if the Eagles board is middling on his influence during the season.
Nic Nat starting ruck/captain/coach.
Shep should be in but he has been overlooked before in similar form but think he is better known by selectors these days.
Ryan a big chance, has been spectacularly good the past 5 games and solid prior.
Gaff always a chance, should make 40 but not sure if he gets in the 22.
JK needs a BIG bag against roos to be any chance- 10+ at least