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    2017 All Australian Squad/Team

    So it's that time of the year, I doubt that this round is going to change anything in this regard, most of the squad just makes sense this year but anyway, here is my squad and from that my final team.

    Following the same format I do as past years, I'm not picking who I think will make it but who I would take. I haven't watched nearly as much football this year as in years past but still enough to give this a whirl. As usual would love to get discussion going with it.

    Interesting year this year, imo, feel like the midfielders aren't nearly as dominant as in past years, there is a group and then picking the rest is hard. Rucks have no standout and are a genuine crapshoot and most positions are from a few equally deserving types, forwards were very hard to find though. In the end my total list was 95 players, I feel like I probably left off a couple of guys that should have made that cut, hopefully none of them were the guys who should have made the final squad!

    Backs

    Shaun Burgoyne - Has played a lot of roles but enough on the HBF to get my pick here. He's been excellent again for the Hawks. When I look at the names that made the list for them I genuinely do think they could fall hard the next couple of years.

    Sam Docherty - Has had an absurd season by just about any measurement. Don't really need to say much more here.

    Michael Hibberd - He won the "missed games but brilliant" spot on my list beating out Hodge, Rampe, McVeigh and Montagna group who all played at an AA level when on the field. Hodge was closest because he actually missed less than Hibberd but Hibberd's team has won more and he's been excellent so that was the kicker.

    Jeremy Howe - Has held together a ragtag defense as well as he could. Has been just brilliant as the 3rd tall.

    Michael Hurley - Not just an elite defender but also among the very best rebounders in the league which made him an easy KP choice for me.

    Rory Laird - Has been super consistent and really good. Uses the ball so well and makes good decisions. Another relatively easy one.

    Steven May - Similar to Hurley only with a crap team around him that makes it even harder. Elite player.

    Alex Rance - Has put together a really strong season again, still think he gets overrated as I don't think he is clear of the other names on this list, doesn't mean he isn't great as that is the company he keeps.

    Daniel Talia - Still one of the best KPD in the league, had a couple of injuries this year but not missed games and has been a rock when he plays. Allows the other guys in that defense to do their thing, especially Lever and Talia.

    Elliot Yeo - Has finally produced the kind of season we all knew he was capable of and has been a star this year.

    Next Up: Rampe (missed too many), Hodge (just edged by Hibberd), Z. Williams (close), Davis (not as good offensively as the other guys but just as good defensively), Roberton (just missed with 2nd half fade out), Tuohy (just a notch below the other guys I picked, imo) and McGovern.

    Rucks

    Sam Jacobs - Has been a good bounce back year for him, playing much better. Has beaten the other top rucks head to head as well which helps his case.

    Mathew Kreuzer - Has probably been the top ruck this year. Team isn't good which is his knock but that's about it this year, even ruckwork has been much better.

    Paddy Ryder - Inconsistent but his best has been as good as anyone.

    Next Up: Mumford, McEvoy, Martin and Grundy and really you could pick any of them over any of these guys and I don't think anyone could really complain.

    Midfielders

    Taylor Adams - Has produced a really strong season this year. Has been a bull around the stoppages and has stayed healthy.

    Marcus Bontempelli - Was among the best players in the first 2 months, has been wildly inconsistent since but has still been very solid.

    Trent Cotchin - Has been really solid for the Tigers, a bit like Bont the consistency is all over the shop, but strong season.

    Matt Crouch - Has stepped up this year, especially in the 2nd half of the season and should be rewarded with at least a squad spot as a result.

    Patrick Dangerfield - Genuine chance at losing a Brownlow this year, has backed up last year with an equally impressive season.

    Mitch Duncan - The 3rd musketeer has had an excellent season.

    Bryce Gibbs - Has probably had his best season to date, does a bit of everything at an elite level.

    Josh Kelly - Has held together a team that has had a stupid long list of injuries to key players, has well and truly made the leap to the elite category, scary that he could easily improve further.

    Jack Macrae - One of the few Dogs that has been better this year, has been super consistent and a lot harder than in years past.

    Dustin Martin - Seems like the only man who can stop Danger being robbed of a Brownlow at this point. Has also taken the next step.

    Zach Merret - Prolific again this year, has become the top dog of a pretty decent midfield.

    Marc Murphy - Has stayed healthy and while a shadow of his best still, he's been an excellent player.

    Lachie Neale - Has backed up last year with another terrific season in a bad team.

    Clayton Oliver - Talk about taking the leap, this kid looks special. He could be absolutely scary in a few years.

    Rory Sloane - File him in the Bont category, although mostly because he's hopeless against a tag. Will be interesting to see just how hard he gets tagged in the finals and if the Crows can find an answer.

    Tom Mitchell - Absurdly prolific season, could be a sneaky Brownlow shot as well as the Hawks have been mostly competitive and he's their absolute standout.

    Dayne Zorko - Getting it done in a rubbish side like he has is pretty special. To kick as many goals as he has in a side that doesn't kick many is even better.

    Next Up: Selwood (fade and missed games), Parker (shithouse first half), Heeney (missed games), Beams (just missed the last spot that went to Cotchin on missed games and team results), Fyfe (judged on his own standards to a certain degree), Pendles (missed games), Ablett/Viney/N.Jones (missed games).

    Forwards

    Eddie Betts - Easy choice.

    Jack Billings - Has had a terrific year for the Saints.

    Ben Brown - All he does is kick goals but he does it at an absurd rate for an awful side.

    Joe Daniher - If he could kick straight! Outstanding season.

    Lance Franklin - Likewise...

    Jeff Garlett - Elite in all the pressure stats and a creator as well. Had an outstanding season.

    Robbie Gray - Shows just how good he is that even when he's basically disabled he can produce this.

    Toby Greene - Missed a bunch of games but there is just such a lack of standout options here that he gets the spot anyway.

    Josh Kennedy - Solid chance to win another Coleman, despite missing a ton of games, he's been the best KPF when on the field, at least from the goal scoring side of things.

    Jack Riewoldt - Has had a great season playing a less goal oriented role and as the sole real target in that small forward line, does it all for them though.

    Next Up: Walker/Lynch/Lynch/Hawkins/Cameron/Dixon (basically edged by Brown and Riewoldt for my final KPF spots), Walters/Fantasia (lost the great but missed games spot to Greene), Dahlhaus/Wingard (played their best footy as midfielders but still close).


    The Team

    I found this easier than the squad to be honest, I almost felt like I was picking midfielders to make up the numbers after getting to the team quota, ditto for backs and forwards and the rucks were essentially a 7 man coin flip... As I usually do, the bench is four midfielders as I feel that reflects the modern game better, realistically both Bonts and Zorko have spent enough time forward to count in that category anyway.

    B: Docherty Rance Laird
    HB: Yeo Hurley Howe
    C: Kelly Dangerfield Sloane
    HF: Franklin Daniher Greene
    F: Gray Kennedy Betts
    R: Kreuzer Martin Mitchell
    Int: Zorko Oliver Bontempelli Crouch

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    Re: 2017 All Australian Squad/Team

    Looks solid @Wogitalia
    Only area I would differ is in the backs.
    Would have McGovern over Howe as that 3rd tall mark intercepting defender.
    And prefer May over Rance at FB.

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    Gov has lost just 8% of one on one defensive contests for the season, ranked number 1 in the comp by some margin, a lock in the AA side I would think.
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    Re: 2017 All Australian Squad/Team

    Here is my attempt :-

    FB: Michael Hurley - Alex Rance - Elliot Yeo

    HB: Sam Docherty - Jeremy McGovern - Rory Laird

    C: Josh Kelly - Tom Mitchell - Rory Sloane

    HF: Dustin Martin - Joe Daniher - Dayne Zorko

    FF: Eddie Betts - Josh Kennedy - Toby Greene

    R: Matthew Kreuzer - Patrick Dangerfield - Matt Crouch

    I/C: Robbie Gray - Clayton Oliver - Lance Franklin - Mitch Duncan

    Very unlucky :- Ryder, Brown, Macrae, Adams, Merrett.
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    Re: 2017 All Australian Squad/Team

    Looks good Wogi.

    They have an obsession with top 4 and top 8 sides for the AA team, always annoys me.
    For this reason, I would expect someone like Tuohy to make the squad.

    Could also see someone like Merrett, Duncan or Selwood getting in over Zorko for this reason too.
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    B: Hurley Rance Laird
    HB: Docherty McGovern Yeo
    C: Kelly Mitchell Sloane
    HF: Greene Franklin Gray
    FF: Betts Kennedy Daniher
    R: Kreuzer Dangerfield Martin
    I/C: Crouch Oliver Macrae Merrett
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    Eddie Betts. All Australian 2015 and 2016. 21 games in 2017. 192 kicks, 71 marks, 93 handballs averaging 9.1 kicks, 3.4 marks, 4.4 handballs. 49 goals (equal sixth in the AFL), 30 behinds. 26 clearances, 50 inside 50m, one rebound 50m. 71 tackles.


    Matt Crouch. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 295 kicks, 63 marks, 431 handballs (third in the AFL) averaging 13.4 kicks, 2.9 marks, 19.6 handballs. Six goals, seven behinds. 126 clearances, 69 inside 50m, 43 rebound 50m. 102 tackles.


    Sam Jacobs. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 169 kicks, 83 marks, 151 handballs averaging 7.7 kicks, 3.8 marks, 6.9 handballs. Eight goals, five behinds. 63 clearances, 882 hit-outs (first in the AFL) averaging 40.1 hit-outs per game, 50 inside 50m, 25 rebound 50m. 64 tackles.


    Rory Laird. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 325 kicks, 117 marks, 337 (ninth in the AFL) handballs averaging 14.8 kicks, 5.3 marks, 15.4 handballs. Three goals, one behind. 25 clearances, 55 inside 50m, 107 rebound 50m (equal sixth in the AFL). 50 tackles.


    Jake Lever. Never previously All Australian. 17 games in 2017. 175 kicks, 107 marks, 100 handballs, averaging 10.3 kicks, 6.3 marks, 5.9 handballs. One goal, one behind. Two clearances, 30 inside 50m, 59 rebound 50m. 31 tackles.


    Tom Lynch. Never previously All Australian. 20 games in 2017. 256 kicks, 141 marks, 153 handballs averaging 12.8 kicks, 7.1 marks, 7.7 handballs. 28 goals, 22 behinds. 17 clearances, 66 inside 50m, nine rebound 50m. 40 tackles.


    Rory Sloane. All Australian 2016 (vice-captain). 22 games in 2017. 290 kicks, 66 marks, 250 handballs averaging 13.2 kicks, 3.0 marks, 11.4 handballs. 18 goals, six behinds. 139 clearances (eighth in the AFL), 101 inside 50m (ninth in the AFL), 33 rebound 50m. 176 tackles (first in the AFL).


    Taylor Walker. Never previously All Australian. 20 games in 2017. 209 kicks, 126 marks, 96 handballs averaging 10.5 kicks, 6.3 marks, 4.8 handballs. 49 goals (equal sixth in the AFL), 32 behinds. Two clearances, 80 inside 50m, two rebound 50m. 40 tackles.




    Dayne Zorko. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 341 kicks, 79 marks, 185 handballs averaging 16.2 kicks, 3.8 marks, 8.8 handballs. 34 goals, 27 behinds. 112 clearances, 104 inside 50m (sixth in the AFL), 44 rebound 50m. 147 tackles (fifth in the AFL).


    Sam Docherty. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 460 kicks (first in the AFL), 199 marks (first in the AFL), 153 handballs averaging 20.9 kicks, 9.0 marks, 7.0 handballs. Three goals, three behinds. 25 clearances, 43 inside 50m, 126 rebound 50m (second in the AFL). 72 tackles.


    Matthew Kreuzer. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 206 kicks, 69 marks, 115 handballs averaging 9.8 kicks, 3.3 marks, 5.5 handballs. 12 goals, 12 behinds. 94 clearances, 665 hit-outs (eighth in the AFL) averaging 31.7 hit-outs per game, 58 inside 50m, 32 rebound 50m. 107 tackles.


    Jeremy Howe. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 294 kicks, 181 marks (second in the AFL), 164 handballs averaging 14.0 kicks, 8.6 marks, 7.8 handballs. Three goals, two behinds. Seven clearances, 48 inside 50m, 86 rebound 50m. 33 tackles.


    Adam Treloar. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 275 kicks, 54 marks, 353 handballs (fifth in the AFL) averaging 13.1 kicks, 2.6 marks, 16.8 handballs. 13 goals, 11 behinds. 114 clearances, 95 inside 50m, 34 rebound 50m. 133 tackles (equal 10th in the AFL).


    Joe Daniher. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 235 kicks, 147 marks (10th in the AFL), 100 handballs averaging 10.7 kicks, 6.7 marks, 4.5 handballs. 62 goals (fourth in the AFL), 37 behinds. 19 clearances, 77 hit-outs averaging 3.5 hit-outs per game, 69 inside 50m, 11 rebound 50m. 30 tackles.


    Michael Hurley. All Australian 2015. 20 games in 2017. 339 kicks, 151 marks (equal sixth in the AFL), 168 handballs averaging 16.9 kicks, 7.5 marks, 8.4 handballs. Three goals, one behind. Four clearances, 24 inside 50m, 141 rebound 50m (first in the AFL). 21 tackles.


    Zach Merrett. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 370 kicks (sixth in the AFL), 93 marks, 268 handballs averaging 17.6 kicks, 4.4 marks, 12.8 handballs. Nine goals, eight behinds. 91 clearances, 86 inside 50m, 63 rebound 50m. 116 tackles.


    Patrick Dangerfield. All Australian 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. 21 games in 2017. 277 kicks, 93 marks, 360 handballs (fourth in the AFL) averaging 13.2 kicks, 4.4 marks, 17.1 handballs. 38 goals, 24 behinds. 162 clearances (first in the AFL), 119 inside 50m (equal second in the AFL), 19 rebound 50m. 123 tackles.


    Joel Selwood. All Australian 2009, 2010, 2013 (captain), 2014 (captain), 2016 (captain). 18 games in 2017. 217 kicks, 61 marks, 248 handballs, averaging 12.1 kicks, 3.4 marks, 13.8 handballs. Six goals, three behinds. 114 clearances, 73 inside 50m, 28 rebound 50m. 90 tackles.


    Toby Greene. All Australian 2016. 16 games in 2017. 195 kicks, 95 marks, 99 handballs, averaging 12.2 kicks, 5.9 marks, 6.2 handballs. 41 goals, 26 behinds. 21 clearances, 60 inside 50m, five rebound 50m. 44 tackles.


    Josh Kelly. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 294 kicks, 72 marks, 320 handballs averaging 14.0 kicks, 3.4 marks, 15.2 handballs. 18 goals, 20 behinds. 106 clearances, 102 inside 50m (eighth in the AFL), 32 rebound 50m. 133 tackles (equal 10th in the AFL).


    Tom Scully. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 210 kicks, 77 marks, 274 handballs, averaging 10.0 kicks, 3.7 marks, 13.0 handballs. 14 goals, six Behinds. 67 clearances, 74 inside 50m, 33 rebound 50m. 60 tackles.


    Dylan Shiel. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 306 kicks, 64 marks, 300 handballs averaging 13.9 kicks, 2.9 marks, 13.6 handballs. 11 goals, 13 behinds. 146 clearances (equal third in the AFL), 96 inside 50m, 33 rebound 50m. 83 tackles.


    Tom Mitchell. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 307 kicks, 117 marks, 480 handballs (second in the AFL) averaging 13.9 kicks, 5.3 marks, 21.9 handballs. 10 goals, 10 behinds. 137 clearances (tenth in the AFL), 76 inside 50m, 46 rebound 50m. 143 tackles (seventh in the AFL).


    Jeff Garlett. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 171 kicks, 56 marks, 65 handballs averaging 8.1 kicks, 2.7 marks, 3.1 handballs. 42 goals, 28 behinds. Nine clearances, 51 inside 50m, seven rebound 50m. 74 tackles.


    Michael Hibberd. Never previously All Australian. 18 games in 2017. 305 kicks, 97 marks, 188 handballs averaging 16.9 kicks, 5.4 marks, 10.4 handballs. One goal, one behind. 16 clearances, 48 inside 50m, 123 rebound 50m (fourth in the AFL). 23 tackles.


    Neville Jetta. Never Previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 151 kicks, 94 marks, 164 handballs, averaging 6.9 kicks, 4.3 marks, 7.5 handballs. Three goals, zero behinds. Six clearances, seven inside 50m, 38 rebound 50m. 68 tackles.


    Ben Brown. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 180 kicks, 120 marks, 76 handballs averaging 8.2 kicks, 5.5 marks, 3.5 handballs. 63 goals (third in the AFL), 30 behinds. Nine clearances, 35 hit-outs averaging 1.5 hit-outs per game, 44 inside 50m, three rebound 50m. 27 tackles.


    Robbie Gray. All Australian 2014 and 2015. 22 games in 2017. 220 kicks, 93 marks, 186 handballs averaging 10.0 kicks, 4.2 marks, 8.5 handballs. 47 goals (ninth in the AFL), 28 behinds. 61 clearances, 60 inside 50m, 18 rebound 50m. 52 tackles.


    Tom Jonas. Never Previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 186 kicks, 111 marks, 100 handballs, averaging 8.9 kicks, 5.3 marks, 4.8 handballs. Zero goals, Zero behinds. Three clearances, 28 inside 50m, 55 rebound 50m. 54 tackles.


    Paddy Ryder. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 167 kicks, 71 marks, 104 handballs averaging 8.0 kicks, 3.4 marks, 5.0 handballs. 11 goals, seven behinds. 88 clearances, 777 hit-outs (second in the AFL) averaging 37.0 hit-outs per game, 67 inside 50m, 14 rebound 50m. 58 tackles.


    Dustin Martin. All Australian 2016. 22 games in 2017. 434 kicks (second in the AFL), 97 marks, 233 handballs averaging 19.7 kicks, 4.4 marks, 10.6 handballs. 32 goals, 23 behinds. 146 clearances (equal third in the AFL), 137 inside 50m (first in the AFL), 22 rebound 50m. 78 tackles.


    Alex Rance. All Australian 2014, 2015 and 2016. 22 games in 2017. 196 kicks, 111 marks, 161 handballs averaging 8.9 kicks, 5.0 marks, 7.3 handballs. One goal, zero behinds. Three clearances, one hit-out, 18 inside 50m, 83 rebound 50m. 54 tackles.


    Dylan Roberton. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 385 kicks (third in the AFL), 137 marks, 123 handballs averaging 17.5 kicks, 6.2 marks, 5.6 handballs. Five goals, Four behinds. nine clearances, 39 inside 50m, 124 rebound 50m (third in the AFL). 38 tackles.


    Sebastian Ross. Never previously All Australian. 22 games in 2017. 318 kicks, 79 marks, 339 handballs (eighth in the AFL) averaging 14.5 kicks, 3.6 marks, 15.4 handballs. Five goals, nine behinds. 112 clearances, 89 inside 50m, 43 rebound 50m. 94 tackles.


    Lance Franklin. All Australian 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016. 22 games in 2017. 299 kicks, 151 marks (equal sixth in the AFL), 84 handballs averaging 13.6 kicks, 6.9 marks, 3.8 handballs. 69 goals (first in the AFL), 56 behinds. 10 clearances, Two hit-outs, 118 inside 50m (fourth in the AFL), five rebound 50m. 51 tackles.


    Josh Kennedy. All Australian 2012, 2014 and 2016. 19 games in 2017. 230 kicks, 47 marks, 313 handballs averaging 12.1 kicks, 2.5 marks, 16.5 handballs. 14 goals, six behinds. 131 clearances, 77 inside 50m, 27 rebound 50m. 94 tackles.


    Josh Kennedy. All Australian 2015 (vice-captain) and 2016. 17 games in 2017. 154 kicks, 107 marks, 52 handballs averaging 9.1 kicks, 6.3 marks, 3.1 handballs. 65 goals (second in the AFL), 38 behinds. Five hit-outs, 27 inside 50m, 0 Rebound 50m, 24 tackles.


    Jeremy McGovern. All Australian 2016. 22 games in 2017. 236 kicks, 169 marks (third in the AFL), 125 handballs averaging 10.7 kicks, 7.7 marks, 5.7 handballs. 10 goals, 14 behinds. 11 clearances, 50 hit-outs averaging 2.3 hit-outs per game, 50 inside 50m, 52 rebound 50m. 40 tackles.


    Elliot Yeo. Never previously All Australian. 21 games in 2017. 319 kicks, 148 marks (ninth in the AFL), 178 handballs averaging 15.2 kicks, 7.0 marks, 8.5 handballs. Eight goals, seven behinds. 50 clearances, 83 inside 50m, 66 rebound 50m. 75 tackles.


    Marcus Bontempelli. All Australian 2016. 22 games in 2017. 285 kicks, 88 marks, 220 handballs averaging 13.0 kicks, 4.0 marks, 10.0 handballs. 20 goals, 29 behinds. 90 clearances, three hit-outs, 100 inside 50m (equal 10th in the AFL), 28 rebound 50m. 138 tackles (ninth in the AFL).
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    Staggered at no Mitch Duncan in the squad
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    Macrae, Duncan and Grundy can all be pretty salty that they didn't make it.

    Thought Fyfe would make it after his last month.

    Bont, Treloar and Jonas all extremely lucky along with a few crows as well.
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    I had Macrae and Oliver in my team. Super shocked they both didn't make the squad.
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    Oliver the big one to miss out.

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    Oliver is the guy who got the most shafted of anyone, he should be in the side by any measurement, nevermind the squad. Guy was 2nd in contested disposals, 5 in total disposals and had the 2nd best DE% of anyone in the top 10 disposals. Basically he was flat out elite as a midfielder, far better than Kennedy, Scully, Shiel, Selwood, Ross, Treloar and even the Bont and given that only Scully of them even plays a different role it's even more absurd. I'd argue that he's battling Mitchell for the 3rd midfield spot. Genuine joke.

    Jonas and Lever are the only two names that stand out to me as unjustified selections, Lever missed 5 games and just isn't that good yet. He's certainly got the hype train behind him it would seem. Jonas just feels like that desperation attempt to pick an extra Port player because a top 5 side can't have so few selections or something. Lever over Talia is particularly mind boggling, at least pick the considerably better player if you're taking a Crow for the sake of it.

    Otherwise I can see the case for everyone else, those were the only two names I didn't even have on my 95 player list that made it, everyone else was in the discussion.

    Oliver is the clear loser though, no idea how anyone can claim to have watched the AFL this year and not have him in their AA team, just mind blown level stupidity.
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    Not sure Toby Greene deserves a spot. I know it's not best & fairest but surely missing 4 games through suspension and 6 all up would count against him. Don't get me wrong, I love him as a footballer but I question the AA pick this year.
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    Oliver is the guy who got the most shafted of anyone, he should be in the side by any measurement, nevermind the squad. Guy was 2nd in contested disposals, 5 in total disposals and had the 2nd best DE% of anyone in the top 10 disposals.

    Jonas and Lever are the only two names that stand out to me as unjustified selections, Lever missed 5 games and just isn't that good yet. He's certainly got the hype train behind him it would seem. Jonas just feels like that desperation attempt to pick an extra Port player because a top 5 side can't have so few selections or something. Lever over Talia is particularly mind boggling, at least pick the considerably better player if you're taking a Crow for the sake of it.
    he was stiff not to make the squad, not sure why he was considered a walk up starter for the 22 though, raw numbers have made him seem better than he actually was in terms of influence, being in the top 5 for DE is to be expected given all he does is handball too, quiet 2nd half of season hurt him here.
    Still he was better than Scully, Treloar & probably Shiel of your list.

    Cotchin, Fyfe & Duncan all stiff to miss out from the midfield group.
    Astbury, Grimes & Tuohy from defence

    Forwards I think they got right.

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    Re: 2017 All Australian Squad/Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheedus View Post
    Not sure Toby Greene deserves a spot. I know it's not best & fairest but surely missing 4 games through suspension and 6 all up would count against him. Don't get me wrong, I love him as a footballer but I question the AA pick this year.
    It's basically a battle between guys who missed games for that spot though which is why he got it. Fantasia and Walters were probably the other two in line for it and they missed just as many and weren't as consistently good when they played.

    The only real case would be picking another midfielder instead, which is a decent case, but Greene was really good this year.
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