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Who becomes a regular in the best 22 in '22? (poll)

Which of these young fringe players can take the next step & become a regular in the best 22?

  • Hugo Ralphsmith

    Votes: 20 18.7%
  • Riley Collier-Dawkins

    Votes: 40 37.4%
  • Jack Ross

    Votes: 13 12.1%
  • Will Martyn

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • Thomson Dow

    Votes: 27 25.2%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 4 3.7%

  • Total voters
    107
  • Poll closed .

BrisTiger24

Chimp's Love of the Tiger
Oct 16, 2003
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I'm on Ross as long as he is played in the middle. Saw enough in the last game to know he is a walk-up start as a mid.
 
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The_General

It's been a very hard working from home
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May 4, 2004
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I don't think RCD is ready to explode in 22, but he'll definitely improve.
I can see Hugo and Dow seeing a lot more time. Positions we have vacancies and little competition in.
RCD will be competing against Prestia, Cotchin, Martyn, Ross etc.
 
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Sintiger

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Aug 11, 2010
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I'm on Ross as long as he is played in the middle. Saw enough in the last game to know he is a walk-up start as a mid.
I agree but that is one of his problems. He is a pure on baller and I worry a bit that he lacks any versatility. His role right now is back up to Prestia and Cotchin
 

BrisTiger24

Chimp's Love of the Tiger
Oct 16, 2003
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I agree but that is one of his problems. He is a pure on baller and I worry a bit that he lacks any versatility. His role right now is back up to Prestia and Cotchin
I can't see Cotch lasting a full year in the middle.

I also don't see the problem with one dimensional mids. I couldn't see Prestia being any less one dimensional. He couldn't play forward or back. Ross is no different. As long as he picks up his 25 touches a game, why would we care?
 
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Mr Brightside

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Jul 1, 2005
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If Ross and RCD are going to make the level we need them to be and not just handy types, then they must be best 22 come round 1 , no more excuses , they’ve had enough time to be ready
 
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Sintiger

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I can't see Cotch lasting a full year in the middle.

I also don't see the problem with one dimensional mids. I couldn't see Prestia being any less one dimensional. He couldn't play forward or back. Ross is no different. As long as he picks up his 25 touches a game, why would we care?
I agree. I’m just saying that he is behind those two and we can’t have too many in the team.
I too am concerned about Cotchin. Suspect he will limp to the finishing line
 
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Tigers2011

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May 6, 2007
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If Ross and RCD are going to make the level we need them to be and not just handy types, then they must be best 22 come round 1 , no more excuses , they’ve had enough time to be ready
Agree with that. 2022 is now or never for both and a big summer awaits each to be able to do it. They have the ability but do they have the desire to get there.
 

craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Ross and Martyn need to do something or they both will likely be out the door at years end, they could both be usurped by one or two of our high end draft picks and if they are they are pretty much toast.

Riley also really needs to step it up and Dow needs to get on the Park.
 
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daniel30

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Jun 14, 2010
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We a host of the kids to step up been in the system long enough Ross ,Rcd ,Martyn , Miller and Dow.

I think we need a major tweaks in our game plan to without a doubt going forward.
 

Dyer'ere

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Sep 21, 2004
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When we use the word "development" I think we're talking about outside forces like trainers, fitness staff, yoga instructors, and in particular, coaches teaching new skills to young players and improving them. We also think about a player getting opportunities to try higher challenges - say playing VFL rather than U18. It's slow burn.

Our youngsters do get the chance to pit themselves against vastly more experienced opponents at training and in various exercises. And that's part of development. But mainly it's a chance to quickly sort those who are good to go.

If young Kevin Bartlett walks in the door tomorrow nobody will be able to catch him. And development will be about opportunity at elite level more that a slow cultivation through the grades. That's what our existing crop of youngsters is ready for. They're not the types who walk in the door and demonstrate eliteness.

They are slower burn.
 

TigerMasochist

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Jul 13, 2003
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I'm looking for the Cummerbund to come thundering in from left field next year.
I'll be more than happy for a few of our fringies to start pushing the older champs into retirement, now that they've had a taste of senior footy. And I mean pushing them aside via growing performance not just filling injury holes.
 
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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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My best 23 in 22

B. Grimes Taz Big V
Hb Broad Balta Short
C. Pick 27 rookie draft Martin Rioli
HF Edwards Castagna Pick 32 Rookie draft
F. Ralph Jack Lynch
R. Soldo Cotchin Prestia
Bench Stack Nakas Baker pick 41 national draft
 

achillesjones

"just kick it to Royce"
Apr 19, 2004
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My best 23 in 22

B. Grimes Taz Big V
Hb Broad Balta Short
C. Pick 27 rookie draft Martin Rioli
HF Edwards Castagna Pick 32 Rookie draft
F. Ralph Jack Lynch
R. Soldo Cotchin Prestia
Bench Stack Nakas Baker pick 41 national draft
Now that is a good backhalf!
 
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