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    Which position for versatile Dogs?

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    EVERY season certain players put their hand up for a new role.

    And every season coaches are presented with an opportunity to try new things.

    AFL.com.auís reporters look at the players who could be presented with a new challenge in 2019 and make the call on that player's best position.

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    Taylor Duryea: Used more as a forward later in his time at Hawthorn, the dual premiership defender has been training down back since arriving at Whitten Oval. Can provide leadership in a young defence that includes Aaron Naughton, Bailey Williams and Zaine Cordy. Will also link up with former teammate Matt Suckling.

    Verdict: Small defender

    Jackson Trengove: Spent 29 per cent of 2018 as a ruckman and that could increase with the departure of Jordan Roughead and Tom Campbell, and the injury concerns around Tom Boyd. With Tim English poised to claim the No.1 mantle, Trengove's flexibility would also allow him to partner Josh Schache as a marking option in Boyd's absence in attack after the majority of last season as a defender.

    Verdict: Everywhere man who will pinch-hit in the ruck.

    Ed Richards: His debut season consisted of two distinct halves. Spent his first 10 games as a dedicated half-back, before a genuine split between forward, midfield and defence to finish the year. Expect him to find a home on the wing this season as he builds his endurance base.

    Verdict: Winger with exquisite ball use.

    *Compiled by AFL reporter Mitch Cleary
    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Re: Which position for versatile Dogs?

    If you were coach, what would you do?
    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Re: Which position for versatile Dogs?

    I'm concerned about Trengove's ability forward but he's was our best ruckman last year so has to lay there with English.

    I really like Richards on the wing and Duryea plays back for mine. JJ won't make round 1.

    Not mentioned in the article: Williams - mid rotations. Wallis - mostly forward. Lloyd high forward resting deep forward, Gowers deep forward swapping with Lloyd.
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