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    Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    This was the team in round 1. What changes would you make:

    B: Alex Keath, Zaine Cordy, Easton Wood
    HB: Hayden Crozier, Jason Johannisen, Caleb Daniel
    C: Bailey Smith, Marcus Bontempelli, Lachie Hunter
    HF: Bailey Dale, Josh Bruce, Matthew Suckling
    F: Mitch Wallis, Aaron Naughton, Sam Lloyd
    R: Tim English, Josh Dunkley, Jack Macrae
    INT: Lewis Young, Ben Cavarra, Bailey Williams, Ryan Gardner

    EMG: Schache, McLean, Richards, Sweet

    We know Hunter is out.

    I read a report Libba and Duryea will be available. Should Trengove come in, Gardner dropped? Does Cavarra get another go?
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    I'm going to assume there is 6 on the bench

    B: Johannisen, Trengove, Lew Young
    HB: Crozier, Keath, Suckling
    C: Smith, Dunkley, Lipinski
    HF: Dale, Bruce, Lloyd
    F: Wallis, Naughton, Schache
    R: English, Bontempelli, Macrae
    Int: Cordy, Daniel, Williams, McLean, Richards, Wood

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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I'm going to assume there is 6 on the bench

    B: Johannisen, Trengove, Lew Young
    HB: Crozier, Keath, Suckling
    C: Smith, Dunkley, Lipinski
    HF: Dale, Bruce, Lloyd
    F: Wallis, Naughton, Schache
    R: English, Bontempelli, Macrae
    Int: Cordy, Daniel, Williams, McLean, Richards, Wood
    Do you think we are too tall, or with 6 on the bench, it helps us
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    I'm going to assume there is 6 on the bench

    B: Johannisen, Trengove, Lew Young
    HB: Crozier, Keath, Suckling
    C: Smith, Dunkley, Lipinski
    HF: Dale, Bruce, Lloyd
    F: Wallis, Naughton, Schache
    R: English, Bontempelli, Macrae
    Int: Cordy, Daniel, Williams, McLean, Richards, Wood

    BAD, Ayce Cordy?
    I reckon I'd have Wood in ahead of Young most definitely. On ability, and leadership.

    If it was how I selected the team over and above how I think the coaches would, I'd have Naughton in the back pocket and Suckling on the bench. Reason being is we need to get winning games as quickly as we possibly can and I don't trust our midfield to be on immediately in lieu of the their last two outings, and not leaving our defence horribly exposed. The shortness of the season renders the point moot in my view, there's literally no time to try and find a system in defence to counter the possibility of easy free ball coming in every other second.

    That would leave a final three of Wood, Trengove and Naughton/JJ, and I'd expect the latter plus Wood to alternate between high and low work on the day.


    B:Wood, Trengove, Naughton
    HB: Johannisen, Keath, Crozier
    C: Smith, Dunkley, Lipinski
    HF: Lloyd, Schache, McLean
    F: Wallis, Bruce, Dale
    R:English, Bontempelli, Macrae
    INT: Young, Cordy, Williams, Suckling, Richards, Daniel

    Firstly, I think the bench I've selected looks varied and really dangerous and many of them (if not all) have the ability to play forward and back.

    I think Dale needs to play deep and come up at the ball to be his most dangerous which is why he's played closer to goal. I need McLean to be pretty defencive because what Lloyd and Schache have in run and forward nous they lack in defencive effort and that means that Toby will have to help keep it in as his main priority, killing the outlet.

    Bruce is a close to goal player, and that's just where he needs to be, and I think without a genuine crumber we need to have someone like Wallis at his feet to put pressure on at the first to second contest once it's gone deep. The side after that first contest worries me, but we just don't have anyone who is proven at making it work. It might change as we progress through the season, but until then we need to put all our effort into stopping goals from leaking, and driving as much as we can from half back and centre/midfield.

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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Do you think we are too tall, or with 6 on the bench, it helps us
    After we recruited Bruce we were told we were planning to play 3 talls forwards so I don't think that is an issue for the forwards
    Young is a quick runner so I don't think we lose too much movement with him as a 3rd tall defender and I'm planning to use Trengove or Young in the ruck a few times throughout the game. Cordy and Wood can slide into the backline as well
    English and Cordy round out the other talls
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    B: Wood, Naughton, Crozier
    HB: JJ, Keath, Williams
    C: Smith, Dunkley, Richards
    HF: Lipinski, Schache, Lloyd
    FF: Weightman, Bruce, West
    R: English, Bont, Macrae
    I: Trengove, Dale, Libba, Cavarra, Daniel, Wallis

    This seems like a decent balance between youth, experience and fringe players.

    Naughton at full back where he belongs and is needed most.

    My preference would be someone like Lachie Young playing all the games but Wood is in his way and there's no chance Easton loses his spot at this point.

    Gardner should be no where near the team, and Cordy should only play if it's forward but I'd prefer Schache get a chance to show something.
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    I read a report Libba and Duryea will be available. Should Trengove come in, Gardner dropped? Does Cavarra get another go?[/FONT][/FONT]
    Libba and Duryea are automatic ins for me - Libba would not serve up such a pissweak, meek effort and Duryea is our only real lockdown small defender. The fact he can kick is a bonus.

    Hunter out, Dale out. No other changes. I prefer Trengove to Gardner at this stage but I doubt the MC sees it that way given Ryan was given the opportunity over summer and Trengove wasn't.
    I'm a huge Lachie Young fan and think he's a natural successor to Wood as a medium defender who can intercept. I want him to get games.
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

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    Libba and Duryea are automatic ins for me - Libba would not serve up such a pissweak, meek effort and Duryea is our only real lockdown small defender. The fact he can kick is a bonus.

    Hunter out, Dale out. No other changes. I prefer Trengove to Gardner at this stage but I doubt the MC sees it that way given Ryan was given the opportunity over summer and Trengove wasn't.
    I'm a huge Lachie Young fan and think he's a natural successor to Wood as a medium defender who can intercept. I want him to get games.
    I think both Duryea and Liberatore are as good as automatic selections if they are over their injuries. Gardner will be selected over Trengove and like you I see a bright future for Lachie Young but he's probably a mile back in the selection process at the moment
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    6 on the bench has not been confirmed at this stage.
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    6 on the bench has not been confirmed at this stage.
    The indication is there might be an announcement by Thursday
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Hope Cavarra gets another go. Bevo is usually pretty good at giving at least 2 games min. Important from a confidence perspective. Plus I really hope Ben makes it as I have enjoyed watching him do well in VFL with us last year (when he was not injured).

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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    All those teams look great until I work out who is missing.

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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    6 on the bench has not been confirmed at this stage.
    It appears to be unlikely now and Bevo is bucking the trend with other coaches saying it should be 4 until something else changes
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    Re: Predicted Teams Round 2 - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    It appears to be unlikely now and Bevo is bucking the trend with other coaches saying it should be 4 until something else changes
    We are already compromising the game by shortening quarters. I tend to agree, you can't change rules or structure during a season.
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