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Who is in our best 22?

1 - Jack Silvagni
[ 10 ] (2.7%)
2 - Lachie Cowan
[ 1 ] (0.3%)
3 - Jesse Motlop
[ 16 ] (4.3%)
4 - Oliver Hollands
[ 14 ] (3.8%)
5 - Adam Cerra
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
6 - Zac Williams
[ 13 ] (3.5%)
7 - Matt Kennedy
[ 9 ] (2.4%)
8 - Lachie Fogarty
[ 2 ] (0.5%)
9 - Patrick Cripps
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
10 - Harry McKay
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
11 - Mitch McGovern
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
12 - Tom De Koning
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
13 - Blake Acres
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
14 - Orazio Fantasia
[ 6 ] (1.6%)
15 - Sam Docherty
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
16 - Jack Carroll
[ 0 ] (0%)
17 - Brodie Kemp
[ 14 ] (3.8%)
18 - Sam Walsh
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
19 - Corey Durdin
[ 2 ] (0.5%)
20 - Elijah Hollands
[ 4 ] (1.1%)
21 - Jack Martin
[ 16 ] (4.3%)
22 - Caleb Marchbank
[ 11 ] (3%)
23 - Jacob Weitering
[ 15 ] (4%)
24 - Nick Newman
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
25 - Jaxon Binns
[ 1 ] (0.3%)
27 - Marc Pittonet
[ 7 ] (1.9%)
28 - David Cuningham
[ 5 ] (1.3%)
29 - George Hewitt
[ 14 ] (3.8%)
30 - Charlie Curnow
[ 16 ] (4.3%)
31 - Harry Lemmey
[ 0 ] (0%)
32 - Matthew Carroll
[ 0 ] (0%)
33 - Lewis Young
[ 2 ] (0.5%)
34 - Rob Monahan
[ 0 ] (0%)
35 - Billy Wilson
[ 0 ] (0%)
37 - Jordan Boyd
[ 5 ] (1.3%)
38 - Sam Durdin
[ 0 ] (0%)
39 - Alex Cincotta
[ 2 ] (0.5%)
40 - Hudson O'Keeffe
[ 0 ] (0%)
41 - Dom Akuei
[ 0 ] (0%)
42 - Adam Saad
[ 17 ] (4.6%)
43 - Ashton Moir
[ 0 ] (0%)
44 - Matthew Owies
[ 4 ] (1.1%)
45 - Alex Mirkov
[ 0 ] (0%)
46 - Matt Cottrell
[ 13 ] (3.5%)

Total Members Voted: 17

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Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #15
FB - Newman - Weitering - Kemp
HB - Cincotta - McGovern - Saad
C  -    Acres  -  Cripps  -  O Hollands
HF - Owies - McKay - Fogarty
FF - Martin - Curnow - Motlop
R - DeKoning - Walsh - Cerra
Int - Cottrell - Docherty - Hewett - Silvagni
2012 HAPPENED!!!!!!!

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #16
I do hope Williams and Fantasia can get fit and be back to their best.
2012 HAPPENED!!!!!!!

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #17
Not
To solve thrys problem above, i use the magnet board, and then post the team in here, so i can refer back to it later for comparison.

So my team....which is based on a lot of optimism....

FB - Newman - Weitering - Docherty
HB - McGovern - Kemp - Saad
C  -    Acres  -  Cripps  -  Walsh
HF - Silvagni - Curnow - Martin
FF - Fantasia - McKay - Motlop
R - DeKoning - Hewitt - Cerra
Int - Cottrell - Cincotta - Cuningham - Williams

Yes, i've left Pittonet out. As i said last year, based on TDKs potential, he should be able to take the #1 ruck role and make it his own. Maybe this year?
Fantasia is picked, despite my protesting that he is not a position of need, we picked him up, so he must be a fair upgrade. We'll see.
Williams slots in. Again, optimistic, his best should earn him a callup.

I've also gone smaller than most people will as i've said too many talls hurts us. So no 2nd ruck, Jack can cover.
Also plenty of hard running on the bench as when we were flying, that is why we were winning.

Plenty of blokes are still to miss out.
Hollands (x2?)
Owies
C. Durdin
Fogarty
Boyd
and even Kennedy despite his slower style by comparison.

We'll see how we go after the pre-season games where i do part 2.

Not sure you run two back flankers on the bench.

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #18
You should be limited to 22 votes maximum. ;)

Yes, I voted for 22 players but included the sub on my teamboard 23  :)
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball


Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #20
B Saad Weitering Kemp
HB Docherty McGovern Newman
C Acres Cerra O.Hollands
HF Martin McKay Cottrell
F Motlop Curnow Silvagni
R Pittonet
RR Cripps
Rov Walsh
Int:  TDK, Kennedy, Cunningham, Boyd
Emerg Marchbank, Hewett, Williams

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #21
Docherty doesn't really play in the back line anymore. 
2012 HAPPENED!!!!!!!

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #22
Docherty doesn't really play in the back line anymore. 


Yes, Doc will be on the wing or in the guts … but we don’t have to agree with the MC 🙂
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #23
I suspect if Williams is back he'll be the preferred Mid rotation ahead of Doc, and I'd expect Doc to move back to a more conventional HBF role.

To me the HB line looks pretty solid with a trio like Doc, McGovern and Saad, I'd be more confident on that trio pulling trigger in the style Voss wants simply because they have the runs on the board. I can't imagine anybody better to have my back than Doc or Saad, and that might be a big factor in the absence of Weiters and even when Weiters is being eased back in.

I would also be interested to see how Williams pushing forward of centre might link up with Harry, Charlie, Motlop and Martin, when he gets up and about Williams is a very good ball user.

Acres and Ollie Hollands are interesting, Ollie tends not to hit the scoreboard but Acres looks damaging at times. As much as we like Cottrell it will be interesting to see how he fits, but Hollands might be some 2nd year blues so we probably should not expect too much. If the MC can squeeze all three in we are going to have some very impressive deep running in 2024.
The Force Awakens!

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #24
Someone is either taking the piss or had a whoopsie.
Weiters and Curnow have been left out of someones side.

So far, 12 / 12 for....
Cerra
Cripps
McKay
McGovern
De Koning
Acres
Docherty
Walsh
Martin
Newman
Saad


I reckon this time last year the likes of McGovern, Martin and Acres were missing from more sides than they were picked in.

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #25
I suspect if Williams is back he'll be the preferred Mid rotation ahead of Doc, and I'd expect Doc to move back to a more conventional HBF role.

To me the HB line looks pretty solid with a trio like Doc, McGovern and Saad, I'd be more confident on that trio pulling trigger in the style Voss wants simply because they have the runs on the board. I can't imagine anybody better to have my back than Doc or Saad, and that might be a big factor in the absence of Weiters and even when Weiters is being eased back in.

I would also be interested to see how Williams pushing forward of centre might link up with Harry, Charlie, Motlop and Martin, when he gets up and about Williams is a very good ball user.

Acres and Ollie Hollands are interesting, Ollie tends not to hit the scoreboard but Acres looks damaging at times. As much as we like Cottrell it will be interesting to see how he fits, but Hollands might be some 2nd year blues so we probably should not expect too much. If the MC can squeeze all three in we are going to have some very impressive deep running in 2024.
Williams has no endurance and has been tried in the midfield with mixed results.
I'd expect him to play half back if and when he plays...

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #26
Someone is either taking the piss or had a whoopsie.
Weiters and Curnow have been left out of someones side.
More likely the latter. Even with the aid of the graffic  it took me a couple of goes to get it sorted. I kept getting  the count wrong. I found this was actually the most difficult of the ones we've done for me, and I had to leave out players I would have included on a best 22 as opposed to a balanced 22.

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #27
Williams has no endurance and has been tried in the midfield with mixed results.
I'd expect him to play half back if and when he plays...

I don’t think endurance is Zac’s problem but, yes, he was found wanting when tried in the midfield.  Unless he spent his year off learning how to play in the midfield, Zac will be providing run out of the backline this season.

On the other hand, Doc is now better value on the wing and in the middle than he would be back in defence.  I can’t see Vossy turning the clock back when we’ve got so many decent small/medium defenders.

It’s been another interesting exercise with subtle changes in who we see as most likely to suit up, if not for opening round, when Weiters is back in the mix (and Hollands, E).

I’m not sure when Kruddler will ask the question again but practice match form might change some minds.
“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”  Oddball

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #28
I’m not sure when Kruddler will ask the question again but practice match form might change some minds.
If all goes to plan, i'll try copy what i did last year.

Part 1 - Pre-season training.
Part 2 - After pre-season games, before round 1
Part 3 - 1/4 way through season
Part 4 - 1/2 way through
Part 5 - 3/4 way through
Part 6 - end of regular season, before finals
Part 7 - After finals.

Re: Pick your best 22 of 2023 - Part 1 - Pre-season

Reply #29
Depth is pretty good I am finding it too hard to pick best 22. But here it goes

B: Newman Weitering Marchbank
HB: Williams  McGovern  Saad

C: Acres     Cerra   Docherty

HF: Martin   McKay    Cottrell
F: Motlop    Curnow  Fantasia

R: TDK   Cripps  Walsh

IC: Hewett  Kennedy  Boyd   Silvagni

E: Pittonet  Cincotta Cunningham

Backline looks dynamite that can take on any mix

Centerline lots of heavy hitters that rarely lose their one on ones

Forward - can use any combination really but went for this one

TDK needs to ruck for more minutes with McKay relieving few minutes in a quarter.