My team for 2004

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  1. Redback71

    Redback71 First Grade

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    we seem to have to many good players for next year and its a wee bit hard trying to fit everyone in, but here it goes:

    1/ luke burt
    2/ ashley graham
    3/ jammie lyon
    4/ vaealiki
    5/ peterson
    6/ dykes
    7/ witt
    8/ cayless
    9/ morris
    10/ cannings
    11/ hindmarsh
    12/ lee hopkins
    13/ wagon

    interchange:

    1/ widders
    2/ vella
    3/ chris thorman
    4/ chris muckert


    reserves:

    chris armit
    duffy
    stapleton
    kativerata
    wade mckinnon
    cory pearson
    eric grothe jnr
    muspratt
    jeremy pai
    adam peek
    plus all the others i forgot
     
  2. theicemandanno

    theicemandanno Juniors

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    New Year, new playing style:

    1. Burt
    2. Grothe Jnr
    3. Lyon
    4. Vaealiki
    5. Petersen
    6. Dykes
    7. Witt
    8. Cannings
    9. Morris
    10. Vella
    11. Cayless (c)
    12. Muckert
    13. Hindmarsh

    14. Thorman
    15. Hopkins
    16. Wagon
    17. Armit
     
  3. Ron Jeremy

    Ron Jeremy Coach

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    1. Luke Burt
    2. Eric Grothe
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. David Vaealiki
    5. Matt Peterson
    6. Adam Dykes
    7. Michael Witt
    8. Aaron Cannings
    9. John Morris
    10. Michael Vella
    11. Nathan Cayless
    12. Nathan Hindmarsh
    13. Chris Muckett

    14. Chris Thorman
    15. Craig Stapelton
    16. Chris Armit
    17. Daniel Wagon

    Very hard side to pick!!
     
  4. EELS13

    EELS13 Juniors

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    I think the trials and pre-season will be the most tightly faught one in years. With so many players, especially in the forwards, i think its near impossible to even guess what the team will be. The promise of a new style of play only adds to the intrigue, and has got me as excited about a new season as i can remember. Now the toughest part is going to be passing the time to next March, but i'm cetain it will be worth the wait as the mighty eels regain the kind of form that took them 1 game away from the premiership in 2001. No team will match there depth in the forwards, and there is nothing more healthy than competition in the squad for starting spots. This in itself will mean a more competitive, hungary team. No one is safe, just how it should be.
     
  5. PARRA_FAN

    PARRA_FAN Coach

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    My team:

    1. Luke Burt
    2. Eric Grothe
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. Dave Vaeliki
    5. Matt Petersen
    6. Adam Dykes
    7. Mick Witt
    8. Nathan Cayless [c]
    9. John Morris
    10. Michael Vella
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Chris Muckert
    13. Daniel Wagon

    14. Chris Thorman
    15. Aaron Cannings
    16. Chris Armit
    17. Dean Widders

    18. Lee Hopkins
    19. Justin Tsolous
    20. Ronald Prince
    21. Craig Stapleton
    22. Shane Muspratt
     
  6. EELS13

    EELS13 Juniors

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    Does anyone else think it may be a bit of a battle between Graham and Grothe to fiull Jamies Number 3 jersey when he is on SOO committments. I know Grothes position is on the wing but i think he could do a bit of damage in the centres if used sparingly. If he shows the maturity and confidence which he supposedly found at the Rorters the past couple of years, he could prove some of the critics wrong.
    This is why i think we need a little more depth in the 3/4's cause we have the forwards well and truly covered.
     
  7. Misty Bee

    Misty Bee First Grade

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    Grothe has spent that much time out of footy that I'd be surprised if he doesn't play a dozen or so games in PL first.
     
  8. EELS13

    EELS13 Juniors

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    That amount of games should coincide with the Origin, which is when i believe he will get his best chance to shine in the blue and gold.
     
  9. bartman

    bartman Immortal

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    My top team for the start of the year:

    1. Luke Burt
    2. Ashley Graham
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. Dave Vaeliki
    5. Matt Petersen
    6. Adam Dykes
    7. Mick Witt
    8. Nathan Cayless [c]
    9. John Morris
    10. Corey Pearson
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Aaron Cannings
    13. Lee Hopkins

    Interchange [with form/injury variations in brackets]:
    14. Chris Thorman [Muspratt, Webster]
    15. Michael Vella [Tsoulos, Armit]
    16. Dean Widders [Peek, Leuluai]
    17. Daniel Wagon [Muckert, Stapleton]
    18. Eric Grothe [Prince, MacKinnon]

    Fairly balanced coverage of the positions, though still have to trim down the full-time squad to 25 players...
     
  10. bartman

    bartman Immortal

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    I think Smith is more likely to use Graham than Grothe. In fact I think Wgon and Widders are also more likely thatn growth to get first shot at a vacant centre spot.

    I think Eric needs to show some regular form for the Eels in a regular position (wing or centre) before he'll be considered for a start in firsts.
     
  11. Hollywood Jesus

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    He'd bloody better!
     
  12. eloquentEEL

    eloquentEEL First Grade

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    What about in 2005 when Lyon, Grothe and Graham will ALL be on SOO commitments?
     
  13. The Colonel

    The Colonel Immortal

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    1. Ashley Graham
    2. Luke Burt
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. David Vaealiki
    5. Matt Petersen
    6. Michael Witt
    7. Chris Thorman
    8. Corey Pearson
    9. John Morris
    10. Justin Tsoulos
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Nathan Cayless
    13. Shane Muspratt

    Reserves:

    14. Adam Dykes
    15. Aaron Cannings
    16. Lee Hopkins
    17. Daniel Wagon
     
  14. PJ Marshal

    PJ Marshal Coach

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    1. Luke Burt
    2. Eric Grothe
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. David Vaealeki
    5. Matthew Petersen
    6. Adam Dykes
    7. Michael Witt
    8. Nathan Cayless ( c )
    9. John Morris
    10. Michael Vella
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Lee Hopkins
    13. Daniel Wagon

    14. Chris Thorman
    15. Aaron Cannings
    16. Dean Widders
    17. Chris Armit
     
  15. Redback71

    Redback71 First Grade

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    im suprised at how many people have not included graham considering how well he played this season
     
  16. Eelectrica

    Eelectrica Coach

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    Team I'd like to see with the most games played be players:
    1. Burt
    2. Peterson
    3. Lyon
    4. Vaealiki
    5. Grothe
    6. Dykes
    7. Witt
    8. Cayless
    9. Morris
    10. Pearson
    11. Hindmarsh
    12. Wagon
    13. Hopkins

    14. Thorman or Muspratt - Haven't seen much of thorman
    15. Cannings
    16 Vella (or Armit, Tsoulous)
    17. Widders

    I'd start Pearson and Cayless to do the heavy work in the first 20 with a hopefully fit Vella and Cannings to cause mayhem in the second 20.
    Wagon's passing game seems to have dissapeared but he could possibly do the work that Ian used to do in the no 12 - take it up hard and tackle anything that moves.
     
  17. Hollywood Jesus

    Hollywood Jesus Coach

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    The only switch I'd have there is putting Muzza in the 5 instead of the 2. He is a bit more of a left shoulder boy than a right, and has worked well with Lex and Hindy on the left this year so I'd keep him there.

    grothe played a lot on the left when he was here before, too, and his right hand fends tend to suit that side, but I just think he would adapt better to the right than Muzza would, who seems to be a bit of a left hand specialist. I mean, the guy did score 4 tries in a game there.
     
  18. Parraren

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    Agree. I think it's also important for Grothe to play alongside Jamie. I think Jamie's all round quality and dedication will rub off on Eric and who knows, they may develop a wicked combination that could potentially see them in the sky blue jersey together. After all DeVere was outside Jamie in origin this year and didn't really convince me that much. Origin selectors always like to go for the big powerhouse type wingers which Eric certainly has the potential to become so this could be a big year for him if he's willing to do the hard yards.
     
  19. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    My first grade team is:

    1 Ashley Graham
    2 Luke Burt
    3 Jamie Lyon
    4 David Vaeliki
    5 Matt Peterson
    6 Adam Dykes
    7 Micheal Witt
    13 Daniel Wagon
    12 Nathen Hindmarsh
    11 Nathen Cayless
    10 Corey Pearson
    9 John Morris
    8 Mick Vella

    14 Shane Muspratt
    15 Chris Muckertt
    16 Aaron Cannings
    17 Chris Thorman

    Premier League

    1 Wade McKinnon
    2 Ronnie Prince
    3 Wise Kataverata
    4 Chad Halliday
    5 Eric Grothe Jnr
    6 Jeremiah Pai
    7 James Webster
    13Dean Widders
    12 Jamie Fitszgerald
    11 Lee Hopkins
    10 Adam Peek
    9 Sean Le' Strange
    8 Craig Stapleton

    14 Tim Smith
    15 Nathen McMillon
    16 Fui Fui Moi Moi
    17 Josh Corboda
    18 Wade Russell
    19 Matt Lantry
    20 John Williams
    21 Mat Gruzka
    22 Matt Nightingale
    23 Josh Dillon

    Hows that for depth????
     
  20. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    Pardon my ignorance.

    But I failed to mention the following players.

    Kylie Leualie
    Chris Armit
    Ryan Hinchcliffe

    I'm predicting our depth next year to be the best in years especially upfront.
     

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