For my best 22
Simmo Weitering Newman
Doc Jones SPS
I think that Newman has surpassed Plowman, who pretty much plays the same deep safety role as Simmo. His path back to best 22 is to replace Simmo. Willo will probably need to replace Newman or one of the wingmen.
Boom.This the same Plowman who was 3rd in the best and fairest?
This the same Newman that doesn't really lock down on defenders? If anything I reckon we'll have Doc, Simmo and Newman competing for 2 fairly similar spots, falling back into the space as cover, and then moving/distributing the ball forward. I rate Newman, but I just can't see him taking Plow's role.yep. Sorry just think he and Simmo play the same role. In our best 22 I think it has to be one or the other.
This is nice. Only change I'd make is Fisher (who looks very good thus far in pre-season) for Cottrell (who is on his way but needs to learn to find the ball more and involve himself).B: Plowman Jones Docherty
HB: Petrevski-Seton Weitering Williamson
C: Walsh Cripps Cottrell
HF: Cuningham McKay Martin
F: McGovern C. Curnow Betts
R: Kreuzer Setterfield E Curnow
I: Murphy Silvagni Gibbons Stocker
E: Fisher Dow De Koning/Casboult Newman
For sure, the Cottrell selection is more how I expect things to pan out as the season goes on.This is nice. Only change I'd make is Fisher (who looks very good thus far in pre-season) for Cottrell (who is on his way but needs to learn to find the ball more and involve himself).
Wondering where Simpson fits if everyone is available. We'd hope (for the long-term) that others begin to move past him.
I'm also hoping with a full pre-season that Stocker is physically ready to endure an entire AFL match. If so, I agree that he is best 22, he's a ******* beast.
Yep. I've had the same trouble. A lot will come down to injury/recovery and pre-season form.I've tried to do this a few times now, but I just can't get there.
This is the best squad we have had in years, and it will continue to improve.
The best I can do at this stage is put forward a list of "locks" ie. those who I think are certainties to feature when fully fit. And at this point in time I have 15.
Competition for spots will be red hot and that alone will lift the performances at both AFL and VFL level.
If injuries finally give us a little respite this year, we'll be well and truly on our way. If we get kissed on the dick to the levels Brisbane has over the past few years, well...
The consensus 22 over the next month or two will be fascinating. There will not be a clear consensus IMO.
Premiership sides require a squad of up to 30 players.Yep. I've had the same trouble. A lot will come down to injury/recovery and pre-season form.
Backline: Jones & Weiters are locks. Willo, Doc, Marchbank will hopefully be fit and ready to go. All competing against Newman, Simmo, Plowman, SPS.
Mids: Crippa, Ed, Murph, Walsh, SPS, Fish, Setterfield, Dow, Stocker, Kennedy, JSOS can all play through there
Wings: All of a sudden we have a plethora of options: Walsh/O'Brien/Newnes/Murph/Fish/Simmo/Setterfield/SPS/Willo/Cottrell
Forwards: Charlie & Harry racing time to be fit for the start of the season. Levi & McGovern playing the KPF roles with JSOS? Kennedy, TDK trying to find a spot. You'd think Jack Martin & Eddie are locks. Cuningham, Fish & Gibbons fighting for the other small forward spot.
All being equal, the players who can play multiple positions will probably be selected if there is a battle for a certain position. JSOS & Setterfield should be locks for this reason.
- Plowman (3rd in our B & F - rated highly by the club)
- Simmo (I can't see him playing 2's in the early rounds - may change later in the year, but not at the start)
- E Curnow
- Cas (love his versatility - 2nd ruck, back up KPF & KPD)
- Fisher (rated highly by the coaches - can't see him playing 2's)
* Doc, Charlie, Harry are obvious locks IF fit.
THAT'S 20 LOCKS IF ALL FIT.
How do we fit in Dow, Stocker, Newnes, Cuningham, Newman, Marchbank, Gibbons, Kennedy, LOB, TDK, Cottrell etc?
Ahh, the Avail quintuplets. I've heard they have the running power of the Curnow's and the effort of the SIlvagni's. Should make decent players.Lock in certs as below. This is based on regard within the club, optics and team balance.
FB: Plowman, Jones, Simpson
HB: SPS, Weitering, Docherty
C: Walsh, Cripps, Setterfield
R: Kreuzer, Murphy, E Curnow
HF: Avail, C Curnow, Martin
FF: Betts, McKay, Casboult
Int: Avail, Avail, Avail, Avail