Baker is way better than Ellis.Chol vs Balta; Soldo vs Nanks. Chol/Balta/CCJ get pushed around the park like a baby's pram by a first choice opposition Soldo needs to play as well as he can till Nanks is fit.
Unfortunately while I am no fan at the moment for Bellis I don't see his replacement coming from the likes of Higgins/Baker/Naish/Menadue.
So no change.
The past few games the bad Brandon has been back.Ellis was our worst. 11 disposals doesn't cut it for someone with his tank. Also watched him several times not go that extra mile to kill the contest.
Think when Jack Ross comes back can see Ellis going out.
Started the year well but the last few games has played meow!
Noah is best suited as a HF , or ruck rover type for now that can just use his size and athletic power to burn the opposition once he works out what its all about.If Jack is available he should come in along with Baker.
I’d also bring in Balta to a key defensive role as without Rance we lack a key defender who has the potential to match it with the completions best key forwards.
(Not saying Balta is near that yet.Just that he has the potential to be that player and no one else on our list does).
B Astbury Balta Grimes
HB Edwards Valistun Houlie
C Bolton Martin Cotchin
HF Baker Chol Lambert
F Stack Lynch Riewoldt
R Soldo Graham Prestia
I/C Caddy Ellis McIntosh Rioli
Possibly the tallest we have been for a time, but we lose nothing in speed and absent Nankervis Rance and Ross, I believe it is our best 22 to prepare for a finals campaign.