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Which Three Players Do You Hope Will Emerge as Best 22 in 2020

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:14 am
by Windy_Hill
Given the lack of incoming quality following last years draft and trade period, I suspect we will need to find at least three players who will transition from peripheral squad player to regular first teamer. Who are your three hopefuls? ( not including returning injured players who are already established best 22)


1). Kobe Mutch - has shown glimpses in the VFL but seems to breakdown whenever he has had a chance in the AFL. A couple of years ago he was tearing it up in the ressies. Hopefully a breakout season.

2). Brandon Zerk-Thatcher. - with Hooker and Hurley approaching retirement age, it’s criticla that BZT emerges as a capable long term replacement for one of these two players. Debuted in 2019 so should be seeing a little more game time in 2020. Could be important if either Hooker or Hurley are forced to play forward with question marks on Daniher and Stewart

3). Josh Begley - from all reports has really trimmed down over the summer. 2019 can be forgiven due to his return from a serious knee injury. A trimmer, fitter Begley could be a great counterpoint to Jake Stringer. We need his aggression and competitiveness.

Re: Which Three Players Do You Hope Will Emerge as Best 22 in 2020

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:24 am
by BenDoolan
1). B. Zerk-Thatcher - He has the goods. Should have played more games than he has. Should play a lot more this season. Good player.

2). Irving Mosquito - let him loose! Give him games and he will dazzle. If Razz leaves, we’ll have the Matazz.

3). Sam Draper - play him immediately when available. And then leave him there.

Re: Which Three Players Do You Hope Will Emerge as Best 22 in 2020

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm
by Windy_Hill
Fact is, we are a squad of question marks. You could probably mount a case for a dozen players who could step up, should step up...but then again, .....We Are Essendon

Re: Which Three Players Do You Hope Will Emerge as Best 22 in 2020

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:14 pm
by Rover99
Moz, Draper and Ridley or if you mean as yet untried, BZT. Thats just a wish list of course.

Re: Which Three Players Do You Hope Will Emerge as Best 22 in 2020

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:27 pm
by BenDoolan
Any chance Kobe Mutch can actually grow some muscles? Built like a f****** pretzel that boy pretzel 🥨

Re: Which Three Players Do You Hope Will Emerge as Best 22 in 2020

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:46 pm
by nudder12
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Fact is, we are a squad of question marks. You could probably mount a case for a dozen players who could step up, should step up...but then again, .....We Are Essendon
THIS ^^
I want these blokes to be serious contenders for regular games and to burn it up when they get a chance.... Begley, Laverde, Snelling, Cutler, Townsend, Mutch, Zerk-Thatcher, Dylan Clarke, Draper, Stewart.

OMG!! - just checked the list on our Club website... some of our recruits are pictured with other club jumpers on!! FFS!! Can no-one at the Club use image editing tools???

Re: Which Three Players Do You Hope Will Emerge as Best 22 in 2020

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:18 pm
by BenDoolan
nudder12 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:46 pm
Windy_Hill wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm
Fact is, we are a squad of question marks. You could probably mount a case for a dozen players who could step up, should step up...but then again, .....We Are Essendon
THIS ^^
I want these blokes to be serious contenders for regular games and to burn it up when they get a chance.... Begley, Laverde, Snelling, Cutler, Townsend, Mutch, Zerk-Thatcher, Dylan Clarke, Draper, Stewart.

OMG!! - just checked the list on our Club website... some of our recruits are pictured with other club jumpers on!! FFS!! Can no-one at the Club use image editing tools???
You’re kidding, right? That requires someone to have some intelligence and talent at the club.