Preview Your Best 22 for 2018

Discussion in 'Adelaide' started by Scorpus, Sep 30, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. pirate bob

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    Probably a bit hopeful. Each case is different, however you could look at Naitanui as a recent example. WC weren't prepared to risk him.
     
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  2. JPetro83

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    Nic Nat is a big bloke and ruckman & key position players take long.. Smith a light body quick player so I think he will get back sooner..... I hope
     
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  3. Redleg Crow

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    Total of 60 games at least from Doedee, Milera and Gallucci

    Need to have youthful spark in our side after a touch GF loss.

    In their third years if Doedee and Milera aren't regulars, we've stuffed up either our drafting or our development (or possibly our selection).
     
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  4. pirate bob

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    No harm in that
     
  5. Wouldbetackler

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    If he does somehow return rd 15 he will have 9 games under him by finals, nick Nat played none
     
  6. pirate bob

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    Which was kind of my point. Unlikely for any player after standard ACL surgery to return with essentially only 80% of the normal rehab time
     
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    We take too long to blood our players and actually give them a fair go
     
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    Talia is 25 , I would seriously consider trading him while he has value. He is never going to be a rebounding defender and lacks speed n skills . Get something whilst we can.

    The Sturt fullback whom won the Jack Oatey medal in the GF would do just as well . The club has to make brave calls to make itself better and sometimes it's the ones such as trading Talia which might not make the fans happy but it's a business at the end of day and look what's happened with B Vince . We now have M Crouch and is anyone complaining .
     
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    Does anyone here believe the Motlop rumours?
     
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    Or there were better players in front of them not giving up their spot!
     
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    Probably makes sense considering we finished top in the minor round and made a GF
     
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    In which case we stuffed up because we drafted players for positions that didn't need to be bolstered.

    In 2018 if neither Milera nor Doedee are able to break into the side that is a failure. You don't choose first round picks to be depth - you pick them because you think they will become starting players.
     
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    I'll give you Milera, he's come along slower then you would want, but having said that he's notched up what 20 games? Not the worst output in 2 years.

    But Doedee is a late 1st coming late to footy. He was always gonna take time to get up to AFL speed. 2 years is fine for a guy that was drafted to develop
     
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    How can anyone do this list?

    We really have little idea who will be playing for us!!!
     
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    My Round one team:

    B:
    Brown, Talia, Doedee
    HB: Laird, Hartigan, Hampton
    C: Motlop, B.Crouch, Gibbs
    HF: Lynch, Walker, Milera
    FF: Betts, Jenkins, McGovern
    FOLL: Jacobs, Sloane, M.Crouch

    INT: Greenwood, Atkins, Menzel, Kelly

    EMERG/Depth Options: Francis, Knight, Keath, Galucci, Douglas, ROB,

    Based on the crows trading oout Lever and Cameron and 2nd round pick for Aaron Francis, 1st round pick (that we got for Cameron) for Bryce Gibbs and picking up Steven Motlop as a RFA.

    I think Mackay, Douglas and Knight will likely play 50-65% of games in 2018 but if we are going to have another tilt at a premiership, we need to put ourselves in a position where they are NOT considered best 22.
     
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    Do we still have 22 players left on our list?
     
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    Without Francis/Gibbs/Motlop/picks

    B: Brown, Talia, Doedee
    HB: Laird, Hartigan, Kelly
    C: Atkins, Sloane, Milera
    HF: Gallucci, Walker, Lynch
    F: Betts, Jenkins, McGovern
    R: Jacobs, Brouch, Mrouch
    I/C: Greenwood, Knight/Mackay, Douglas, Seedsman
     
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    $1.20 favourite IMO
     
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    Definitely think Young Jars will get promoted and play games in 2018,. Menzel might be done in my eyes,..
     
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    If we landed both Gibbs & Motlop, I would be tempted to use Gibbs at times in Smith's role.

    Imo, Hampton is best played at a midfielder/forward, rather than in defence.
     
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    Both great points mate,. Hampton is an interesting prospect for 2018/19 I reckon.
     
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    Optimistic thread.


    Do you reckon we'll have that many?
     
  23. Murray2503

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    Reckon Doedee may be competing with Kelly for a spot. See Keath and Knight starting 22. Milera, Atkins and Kelly no certainties for spots. Menzel if the rumours are true may not be on our list.
     
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    Make or break year coming up for Doedee. Must have a massive summer and would like to see him play 15 games and hold his spot.
     
  25. Betts are off

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    Agreed, he needs to get 10+games in my eyes otherwise he falls into the Wigg vortex in my eyes. But hey, with Lever gone, he's got as good an opportunity as anyone.

    I'm hoping he skipped the club champions awards night for skills training