Prediction Your 2020 Best 22 (Post Trade Period)

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It’s actually a really interesting time for the club. I find it bloody hard to pick a best 22 and players look extremely stiff to miss out but on the other hand we probably had only 10 players who played good to very good AFL standard football last year. To add to that we have guys like Simpson, Betts and Kreuzer where it’s possible they hit the wall very quickly.
It really is shaping up as one of the most interesting pre seasons that I can ever remember. JLT will play huge role in our starting 22 I think. From now on form will play a much bigger role then potential, which in the past has been heavily favoured.
 

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Williamson, Jones, Plowman
Docherty, Weitering, Newman/Simpson
Fisher, Petrevski Seton, Setterfield
Martin, Curnow, McGovern
Betts, McKay, Silvagni

Kreuzer, Cripps, Walsh

Murphy, Curnow, Cuningham, Casboult/Kennedy

Something like this...Williamson hasn't earned an immediate call-up but he is the perfect fit to complete our defensive mix. I want SPS up the ground, where he was recruited to play - poise in traffic and quality forward entries. Forward set-up is pretty straightforward.

Reality is Murphy and Ed will start on the ground just about every week, but this should be a year in which the reliance on them lessens.

Leave a pretty long line up of young guys having to absolutely earn their stripes in the VFL, and some more seasoned types in Newnes and Gibbons for depth.
 

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Jeremias

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thouse, a much tighter enforced situation under Bolton and I'm yet to find out about how things go with Teague.
Generally speaking, the 10-12 hours showed up the most and were the safest bet.
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.

LOCKS
  1. Jones
  2. Weiters
  3. Plowman (3rd in our B & F - rated highly by the club)
  4. SPS
  5. Simmo (I can't see him playing 2's in the early rounds - may change later in the year, but not at the start)
  6. Walsh
  7. Cripps
  8. Martin
  9. McGovern
  10. Betts
  11. Kreuzer
  12. Setterfield
  13. E Curnow
  14. Murph
  15. Silvagni
  16. Cas (love his versatility - 2nd ruck, back up KPF & KPD)
  17. 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?
He was amazing in 2019, but I don't see Cas as a lock for the seniors in 2020.

He's every chance of playing in R1 though with injury clouds over Marchbank, McKay and Curnow.

I think Newnes plays in round one. Now I just have to work out who he edges out!
I agree.

Think he'll play plenty of senior footy in 2020, and is being overlooked by too many, just as Newman was in 2019.
 

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The 2020 Consensus 22 is live for those playing at home...

 

BrisbaneBlue

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I thought I would have a stab at this

B: Simmo, Jones, Plowman
HB: Docherty, Weitering, SPS
C: Walsh, Cripps, Newnes
Foll: Kreuzer, Setterfield, Murphy
HF: Martin, Curnow, McGovern
F: Betts, McKay, Fisher
Int: Dow (Midfield rotation) Cunningham (midfield/forward rotation) E Curnow (midfield forward rotation) Casboult (Ruck/KPF/KPD)

There are many who missed out, but I thought I needed to put Casboult in as there is no other ruck insurance and if any of the other key position players are having an off day he can fill in. Players who missed out and have a chance of getting in by season end would be
Newman - Depth really, but could easily come in with loss of form or injury
Marchbank - Not convinced on Marchbank, but could easily come in if injuries or form require
TDK- Needs to put some more muscle on, and should replace Kruezer if there are injuries
LOB - Just needs to improve disposal under pressure, but great depth and should replace Murphy over time
Williamson - Simmo/Doc probably need to be managed this year and he should replace them when they need to be managed, Simmo is getting on, and Doc has had multiple injuries
Kennedy - Need to figure out where he fits, doesn't seem to have pace for midfield in existing mix, but seems a good option up forward, maybe comes in if Fisher can't fill need up forward
JSOS - Depending on form, but would be replacement if forward/ Mid injuries
Gibbons - Another depth player, but could replace midfielder / Forward
Stocker - Replacement midfielder, but should replace E Curnow over time
Pittonet - Depth in ruck

Was a hard exercise, but really tried to get some size and grunt in midfield, speed on outside, run off half back. Locking down good forward lines may be difficult, as there are plenty of intercept defenders. Forward line looks creative, but first few games will depend on fitness of Farry and Charlie, but TDK could come in if either are injured, and potentially Casboult. Just have to give a contest if ball comes to them, but in reality the main scorers should be Charlie, Betts, and Jack.
 

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We're going to pick 7 defenders in the 22 eve and play him as a defensive mid, and if you really wanted 7 I'd probably bring in Marchbank or Williamson for Cunningham. That though doesn't leave a lot of midfield rotations so you'd have to rotate Martin and Fisher through midfield.
 

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We're going to pick 7 defenders in the 22 every week.

Sorry, got to get used to posting. I'd rotate Newnes down back and play him as a defensive mid, and if you really wanted 7 I'd probably bring in Marchbank or Williamson for Cunningham. That t doesn't leave a lot of midfield rotations so you'd have to rotate Martin and Fisher through midfield, or move Casboult in for one of the forwards, or use Harry as second ruck, although with his injuries that would be a big risk.
 

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Sorry, got to get used to posting. I'd rotate Newnes down back and play him as a defensive mid, and if you really wanted 7 I'd probably bring in Marchbank or Williamson for Cunningham. That t doesn't leave a lot of midfield rotations so you'd have to rotate Martin and Fisher through midfield, or move Casboult in for one of the forwards, or use Harry as second ruck, although with his injuries that would be a big risk.
Under Teague, we have been playing with fewer true midfield rotations. Of course the half-forwards push up into the midfield and sometimes pinch-hit, but we pick 7 backs, 7 mids (including 2 true wings), 7 forwards and a ruck. For naming a best 22, I think you should be following this structure.
 

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Best 22 this year is the toughest it’s been for a very, very, very long time. Here’s mine but...

Docherty Jones Marchbank
Plowman Weitering Newman
Walsh Cripps Petrovski-Seton
JSilvagni CCurnow Martin
McGovern McKay Betts
Kruezer Setterfield Murphy
Simpson Fisher O’Brien Dow

Kennedy, Cuningham, Williamson, Stocker - very unlucky.
 

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Just for fun, i'm going to try something different and going back to school to pick my best 22...
Get all our players to line up, assuming everyone is fit and available
I'm going to choose one at a time: best player, leader, whatever - forget about positions, heights etc... just choose who do I want in my team
I'm sure I'm missing someone, but here is my list.
I can't believe how high I've got Walsh already.

1​
Patrick CrippsTier 1
2​
Sam DochertyTier 1
3​
Charlie CurnowTier 1
4​
Jacob WeiteringTier 1
5​
Harry McKayTier 1
6​
Sam WalshTier 1
7​
Matthew KreuzerTier 1
8​
Liam JonesTier 1
9​
Will SetterfieldTier 1
10​
Marc MurphyTier 1
11​
Ed CurnowTier 1
12​
Sam Petrevski-SetonTier 2
13​
Lachie PlowmanTier 2
14​
Caleb MarchbankTier 2
15​
Mitch McGovernTier 2
16​
Zac FisherTier 2
17​
Eddie BettsTier 2
18​
Jack MartinTier 2
19​
Lochie O'BrienTier 3
20​
Jack SilvagniTier 3
21​
Paddy DowTier 3
22​
Tom WilliamsonTier 3


I can't fit the 2020 rising star Stocker in this list
I can't fit the veteran Simpson
I can't fit any of our future stars, in particular Kemp
I've got no room for Kennedy nor Casboult
 

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Back 7
Weitering Simpson Marchbank Plowman Jones Docherty Newman

Inside Mids
Cripps Curnow Murphy Martin Walsh

Outside Mids
Dow SPS Setterfield JSos Newnes

Utilities
Kreuzer McKay Curnow Mcgovern Betts

Emergency
Cunningham Levi Stocker
 

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Best 22 for Rnd 1 2020 from afl.com.au




B: Lachie Plowman, Jacob Weitering, Caleb Marchbank
HB: Kade Simpson, Liam Jones, Sam Docherty
C: Sam Petrevski-Seton, Patrick Cripps, Sam Walsh
HF: Zac Fisher, Charlie Curnow, Jack Martin
F: Eddie Betts, Harry McKay, Mitch McGovern

FOLL: Matthew Kreuzer, Marc Murphy, Ed Curnow

I/C: Nic Newman, Will Setterfield, Jack Silvagni, Michael Gibbons


Bolded - New
 

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Best 22 for Rnd 1 2020 from afl.com.au




B: Lachie Plowman, Jacob Weitering, Caleb Marchbank
HB: Kade Simpson, Liam Jones, Sam Docherty
C: Sam Petrevski-Seton, Patrick Cripps, Sam Walsh
HF: Zac Fisher, Charlie Curnow, Jack Martin
F: Eddie Betts, Harry McKay, Mitch McGovern

FOLL: Matthew Kreuzer, Marc Murphy, Ed Curnow

I/C: Nic Newman, Will Setterfield, Jack Silvagni, Michael Gibbons


Bolded - New
Emergencies could be ... Cuningham, Williamson, O’Brien, Casboult (and Dow, Kennedy and Newnes)
 
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Jeremias

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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.
This is what I've settled on, for now -

B: Plowman - Jones - Docherty
HB: SPS - Weitering - Newman
C: Walsh - Cripps - Newnes
HF: Cuningham - McKay - Martin
F: Betts - C Curnow - McGovern
R: Kreuzer - Setterfield - Murphy
INT: Simpson - Fisher - E Curnow - J Silvagni

Meaning we'll have some very decent footballers running around at VFL level.

DEF - Marchbank, Williamson, Macreadie, Ramsay, B Silvagni, Goddard
MID - Dow, O'Brien, Stocker, Gibbons, Philp, Cottrell
FWD - Casboult, Kennedy, Lang, Polson, O'Dwyer, Honey, Phillips, Owies
R: Pittonet, TDK

Dare I say it, we've got some serious depth at the club right now...

All I want for Christmas is a smooth run with injury which has largely eluded us over the past few years. If we can remain relatively injury free it's not unreasonable to suggest we could see dramatic improvements on the field, at both levels.
 

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