If fit who would you pick?

Now I know we do this with some regularity but approaching the season commencement with my observations of training and practice match form, thought I’d have a try.

Keep in mind that this fictitious team cannot happen, at least for the first few rounds, owing to injury and suspension.


Baguley Hurley. Fletcher

Dempsey. Hooker. Hibberd

Stanton. Watson. Melksham

Chapman. Carlisle. Zaharakis

Bellchambers. Daniher. Winderlich


R: Ryder. Goddard. Heppell


I/C: Howlett. Myers. Dalgleish. Z Merrett (S)


Yes, I know it’s a tall forward line but would stretch any opposition IF the ball is delivered with speed and precision to leading targets. The “smalls” all have the capacity to damage opposition when the ball hits the deck.


Two players not listed would come into serious contention if the opportunity presents - Kommer and Gleeson (much of what I’ve seen of him to date reminds me of Blake Caracella - good positioning, reads the play well, deceptively quick and elusive in traffic).

Great. I've been waiting for a best 22 thread.

 

Yes that is my best 22 other than Kommer for Z Merrett.

B    Baguley Hurley. Fletcher
HB Dempsey. Hooker. Hibberd
C   Stanton. Watson. Goddard
HF Winderlich. Carlisle. Zaharakis
F   Bellchambers. Daniher. Chapman
R: Ryder. Heppell Hocking
I/C: Myers. Melksham Howlett Z Merrett (S)

Needs more Hocking.

 

Also, I don't think Dalgleish has shown enough to justify his spot in the team above Komzi, Leroy and Jerrett.

 

With Bellch, Carlisle and Joe up fwd, we do need to have another small option in the 22.

 

Some tough calls to be made.

B    Baguley Hurley. Fletcher
HB Dempsey. Hooker. Hibberd
C   Stanton. Watson. Heppell
HF Goddard Carlisle Melksham .
F   Winderlich.Daniher. Chapman
R: Ryder. Zaharakis Hocking
I/C: Bellchambers.Howlett Kommer

S: Myers

Great. I've been waiting for a best 22 thread.

 

Yes that is my best 22 other than Kommer for Z Merrett.

I'd rather a "who would you pick if they weren't fit" thread. Like, assume that every player in the team copped an injury that had them running @ 50%, who would the team be.

 

And THEN, "who would be your best 22 if they all had done an ACL but still had to go on the park" thread. I mean, you have to weigh up so many factors then - who would still have something to provide (through heart), but at the same time, you'd destroy their career so is it worth playing Hurls knowing he'd still give his all but never play again?

 

And finally... a "If every player got a pony tail, who would HAVE to be dropped from the best 22" thread. I vote Heppel. Although Stanton with a pony-tail would look pretty '80's yuppy, and that wouldn't sit well with me.

Great. I've been waiting for a best 22 thread.

 

Yes that is my best 22 other than Kommer for Z Merrett.

Bellchambers shift over to FF and bring in Kommer in the pocket. JD isn't best 22 just yet.

 

Hocking come in for Dags


Great. I've been waiting for a best 22 thread.
Yes that is my best 22 other than Kommer for Z Merrett.

Bellchambers shift over to FF and bring in Kommer in the pocket. JD isn't best 22 just yet.
Hocking come in for Dags
JD is easily best 22

no one from last night.

honestly I dont know about Howlett again this year - i think id rather run with Zerrett. I wouldnt mind seeing Howlett around HF though

I think Howlett's in for a big year. Seems to have learnt some new tricks and is on the cusp of greatness.

 

Zerret is a different type of player as he is shorter, quicker and lighter. He also has a lot of tricks but needs to realise when to use them as turnovers can really hurt the team and you won't make friends with look-away handballs to no one. He has a heap of upside of course so I'm keen to keep playing him to see how effectively we can fast track him.

 

I like Gleeson but he's scrubbed a lot of kicks and I think he'll get smashed when the intensity heats up, but he's definitely one for the future.

 

Not sure why Dalgliesh would get a call-up, I guess everyone has a favourite.

 

Anyway it looks like we will be without our 2 star half-backs in Hibberd & Dempsey, though Goddard & Heppel/Hardy/Myers should be pretty capable replacements.

 

Daniher needs to be fast tracked. He is easily big enough to play AFL so as long as he doesn't have niggles or he's playing with low test levels keep playing him. I'm sure the coaches know what they are doing. If he had every 4th week off I'd think he could make it through the season.

 

Pears...Hmmm... not sure.

 

Jetta. Love Jetta, I reckon we should persist for at least the first couple of rounds.

 

Can't play injured blokes, so Ive left out Dempsey, Hibberd & Belly for that reason. IF they were all fit (and so was everyone else) then monkeys would be flying out of my butt and I'd have other things to worry about.

 

Fletcher Hurley Baguley

Myers Hooker Goddard

 

Watson Hocking Heppel

(R) Ryder Stanton Zaka

 

Howlett Carlisle Winderlich

Chappy Daniher Jetta

 

Pears, Melksham, Kommer (S) Zerret

B: Wanganeen, Fletch, Thompson

HB: Hardwick, T. Daniher, Barnard

C: Long, J Watson, Bewick

CF: Mercuri, Lucas, Hird

F: Ezard, Lloyd, Rioli

R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson

IC: Wellman, Ryder, M Johnson, Stanton

 

Edit:  Actually, probably enough midfielders.  In:  Big Roger.  Out:  Humphrey

 

Edit:  'Fit' for Rioli being a relative term, of course.

Maybe we should go with

Pears, hooker and dusty in the back…with Hurley, Daniher and Carlisle up front.

Joey Dan to pinch hit in the ruck while bell is out.

B: Wanganeen, Fletch, Thompson

HB: Hardwick, T. Daniher, Barnard

C: Long, J Watson, Bewick

CF: Mercuri, Lucas, Hird

F: Ezard, Lloyd, Rioli

R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson

IC: Wellman, Ryder, M Johnson, Stanton

 

Edit:  Actually, probably enough midfielders.  In:  Big Roger.  Out:  Humphrey

nice team

 

harvey, G'OD, salmon, misiti and baker a little stiff though. i'll play

 

B: Wellman,Fletch, Thompson

HB: Wanganeen, R. Merret, Hardwick

 

C: Long, J Watson, Misiti

R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson

 

CF: L. Baker, Lucas, Hird

F: Bewick, Lloyd, T.D

 

IC: Salmon Harvey G'od, Stanton

 

B: Wanganeen, Fletch, Thompson
HB: Hardwick, T. Daniher, Barnard
C: Long, J Watson, Bewick
CF: Mercuri, Lucas, Hird
F: Ezard, Lloyd, Rioli
R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson
IC: Wellman, Ryder, M Johnson, Stanton
 
Edit:  Actually, probably enough midfielders.  In:  Big Roger.  Out:  Humphrey

nice team
 
harvey, G’OD, salmon, misiti and baker a little stiff though. i’ll play
 
B: Wellman,Fletch, Thompson
HB: Wanganeen, R. Merret, Hardwick
 
C: Long, J Watson, Misiti
R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson
 
CF: L. Baker, Lucas, Hird
F: Bewick, Lloyd, T.D
 
IC: Salmon Harvey G’od, Stanton
 
No Van der Haar? No way.

B    Baguley Hurley. Fletcher
HB Dempsey. Hooker. Hibberd
C   Stanton. Watson. Goddard
HF Winderlich. Carlisle. Zaharakis
F   Bellchambers. Daniher. Chapman
R: Ryder. Heppell Hocking
I/C: Myers. Melksham Howlett Z Merrett (S)

Oooops! I knew I'd forgotten someone!

 

Clearly Buddha comes in instead of Dalgleish and then it's a case of whether he's in the starting 18 - I guess this depends on match ups.

 

 

B: Wanganeen, Fletch, Thompson
HB: Hardwick, T. Daniher, Barnard
C: Long, J Watson, Bewick
CF: Mercuri, Lucas, Hird
F: Ezard, Lloyd, Rioli
R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson
IC: Wellman, Ryder, M Johnson, Stanton
 
Edit:  Actually, probably enough midfielders.  In:  Big Roger.  Out:  Humphrey

nice team
 
harvey, G'OD, salmon, misiti and baker a little stiff though. i'll play
 
B: Wellman,Fletch, Thompson
HB: Wanganeen, R. Merret, Hardwick
 
C: Long, J Watson, Misiti
R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson
 
CF: L. Baker, Lucas, Hird
F: Bewick, Lloyd, T.D
 
IC: Salmon Harvey G'od, Stanton

 

 
No Van der Haar? No way.

 

More like no CHAPPY!

B: Wanganeen, Fletch, Thompson
HB: Hardwick, T. Daniher, Harvey
C: Long, J Watson, Lovett
CF: Mercuri, Lucas, Hird
F: Kickett Lloyd, Bewick
R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson
IC: Salmon,  J Misiti, M Johnson, Stanton

with all due respect, lovett, spare me.

B: Wanganeen, Fletch, Thompson
HB: Hardwick, T. Daniher, Harvey
C: Long, J Watson, Lovett Neagle
CF: Mercuri, Lucas, Hird
F: Kickett Lloyd, Bewick
R: Madden, T Watson, J Johnson
IC: Salmon,  J Misiti, M Johnson, Stanton

better Ivan?