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  • Ryan Gardner

    9 29.03%
  • Alex Keath

    5 16.13%
  • Josh Bruce

    0 0%
  • Liam Jones

    17 54.84%
  • Tim O'Brien

    0 0%
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    Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Who is your first choice key defender as we head towards the 2023 season.

    I thought it would be interesting to see what people think given the recent history of the contenders
    Listening to Brahm's 3rd Racket

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Naughton. Not going to happen but it'd be out of him and Jones(if he finds his pre covid form)

    Lobbe, Marra and Darcy firing will make this move happen. In my head anyway.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    Who is your first choice key defender as we head towards the 2023 season.

    I thought it would be interesting to see what people think given the recent history of the contenders
    Coin flip between Jones and Keath for me, but by the end of 2023 I won't be surprised if it's Gardner.

    Jones and Keath were both pushing AA quality in 2021, and both seem to have their bodies right.

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Jones sounds like he's come in ready to be number 1. Otherwise Egg

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Jones has come in to be precisely the first choice defender, so at this point he is the one.

    Leaning to Ryan Gardner getting there at some stage through the season.
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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    I voted Gardner because I am not sure the effects of a year out of footy has done to Jones.
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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Gardiner finished 7th in a club best and fairest of a team who played finals in 2022 and is in his prime at 25. His key defender partners were a struggling Keath and battlers in Cordy and O'Brien.

    Jones finished 8th in a club best and fairest (and behind Lachlan Plowman who played the same number of matches) of a team who only won 8 matches in 2021. His key defensive partner was a gun, Weitering, who finished second by a long way in that count. Jones didn't play at AFL level in 2022 and turns 32 next month.

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Gardner for me at this stage. Could easily end up Jonesy.

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Quote Originally Posted by hujsh View Post
    Jones sounds like he's come in ready to be number 1. Otherwise Egg
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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
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    He's really funny

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    By seasons end it will be Bruce ��

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Jones can do everything that Gardner can do and mark the ball. He's winning the poll for a reason.

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Quote Originally Posted by AutoFill View Post
    By seasons end it will be Bruce ��
    Interesting, big call. Be nice if he could find his spot there. He’s looking really fit which is a good start.

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Gardner for me.

    The spoil king, endurance to burn and has a real grit and determination that is paramount in defence.

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    Re: Who is the best Key Defender on our list?

    Keath if everyone was peak fitness. Don't trust him after last year though.

    Jones next best if he was coming off a good year in the AFL. He isn't so I don't trust him either.

    Gardner wins it atm, but I rank them all about 7 out of tens atm.
    I should leave it alone but you're not right

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