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    I suppose Sam Reid could be the relief ruck but it is not an option I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg View Post
    I suppose Sam Reid could be the relief ruck but it is not an option I like.

    You're right Meg. Sam Reid is a bad idea in the ruck

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    Guys, Dean Towers tries very hard, but the reality is that he is usually among the weakest in the side. Give him a few more games by all means, but then I would rather have one of the youngsters in the team. Therefore the ruck situation needs to be sorted- if we are to win the flag, we need 2 fit, specialist ruckmen in the side. Let's hope Coxy can coach them to that extra level!!

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    For all the McVeigh doubters out there, which includes me!

    Veteran Swan flying under radar - sydneyswans.com.au

    "There’s life in the old legs yet. At least that’s the impression Jarrad McVeigh is making as the veteran utility puts together his best pre-season campaign in recent times. In what is his 16th pre-season of AFL football, McVeigh has been a man on a mission since the Sydney Swans returned to training on December 4.

    He’s yet to miss a session, which is a welcomed change of pace for the 32-year-old who’s body, durability and patience have been challenged by persistent soft-tissue injuries over the past three years.

    McVeigh hasn’t featured in a Round 1 match since 2014 after a calf strain, knee surgery and another calf issue sidelined him in the lead up to the ’15, ’16 and ’17 seasons respectively."

    Perhaps McVeigh v2.0 will be able to chase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billericay View Post
    Perhaps McVeigh v2.0 will be able to chase?
    He can chase, but can he catch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB Swannie View Post
    The article on AFL.com.au has the following team as our best 22:

    B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Aliir Aliir
    HB: Jarrad McVeigh, Dane Rampe, Jake Lloyd
    C: Dan Hannebery, Josh Kennedy, Zak Jones
    HF: Kieren Jack, Sam Reid, George Hewett
    F: Will Hayward, Lance Franklin, Tom Papley
    Foll: Kurt Tippett, Luke Parker, Isaac Heeney
    I/C: Callum Mills, Nic Newman, Oliver Florent, Dean Towers

    Notable omissions include Rohan, Melican, and Sinclair.

    BTW, the Essendon best 22 looks seriously good to me.

    I doubt Macca will play HB very many times this year, too slow.

    Melican will be a starter.

    Good to have this problem though, it means we have depth. Who are those last year and the year before that said we lacked depth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB Swannie View Post
    The article on AFL.com.au has the following team as our best 22:

    B: Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Aliir Aliir
    HB: Jarrad McVeigh, Dane Rampe, Jake Lloyd
    C: Dan Hannebery, Josh Kennedy, Zak Jones
    HF: Kieren Jack, Sam Reid, George Hewett
    F: Will Hayward, Lance Franklin, Tom Papley
    Foll: Kurt Tippett, Luke Parker, Isaac Heeney
    I/C: Callum Mills, Nic Newman, Oliver Florent, Dean Towers

    Notable omissions include Rohan, Melican, and Sinclair.
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    Looks good to me. I think melican will play instead of McVeigh. Rohan and Sinclair to inconsistent to be seriously considered at this stage.

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    It's also missing nainsmith. A one ruck policy!!. Probably nainsmith instead of tippet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolftone57 View Post
    I doubt Macca will play HB very many times this year, too slow.

    Melican will be a starter.

    Good to have this problem though, it means we have depth. Who are those last year and the year before that said we lacked depth?
    I was one and I was proved correct that in 2016 & 2017 we lacked depth. Prime exhibit is our start to last season when we had a few senior players missing and the replacements weren't up to it.

    But the trials of last year have placed us in a good position with depth THIS season.

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    Rohan a walk up start for Rounds 1-22.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by waswan View Post
    Rohan a walk up start for Rounds 1-22.....
    True. He will add a lot of experience to the reserves. On field leadership and all that jazz.

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    Rookie Players - sydneyswans.com.au

    Is this list correct ?

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    I thought Lewis Melican was promoted off the rookie list last year, but maybe it wasn't a permanent thing and was just for last season/.

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