• Josh Jenkins

The Field's Mid-season All-Australian 22.

Everyone else has a go at a mid-season All-Australian team. So why not us!?!


There's has been no shortage of outstanding individual performances through 11 rounds.


The big forwards have been dominating games and that looms as the toughest position to narrow down.


Unlike recent seasons, we've selected our 22 as close to positionally accuracy as possible.


How did we go?


B) SAM DOCHERTY - JACOB WEITERING - TOM STEWART
HB) CALLUM MILLS - STEVEN MAY - GRIFFIN LOGUE
C) BAILEY SMITH - PATRICK CRIPPS - HUGH McCLUGGAGE
HF) SHAI BOLTON - CHARLIE CURNOW - CHARLIE CAMERON
F) JEREMY CAMERON - TOM HAWKINS - AARON NAUGHTON
R) TIM ENGLISH - CLAYTON OLIVER - LACHIE NEALE
INT) C. WILKIE - A. BRAYSHAW / J. SINCLAIR - C. PETRACCA.

BACKS:

Have loved witnessing Docherty's resurgence = not only from cancer but he's come back a more hardened, desperate player and his Blues are benefitting big time. Weitering is injured, but as of today, he's been my No. 1 key back in the game. Stewart is the intercepting king with a relentless approach to winning the ball back for his team. Mills has played mid so I am OK copping some stick here but he's built a name as a half back as well. May is so impressive to watch live, his instruction and ferocity stands out. Logue - and Freo - deserve some love because their defence is arguably as good as it gets. Wilkie is so good in one-on-ones and equally good distributing the ball. Fellow Saint Sinclair has blossomed as a half back/mid.


MIDFIELDERS:

English has missed a few, but Jesus, he's been an all-round superstar when he's played. Oliver - like May - is so damn impressive live. He hunts the ball like few others. Neale continues to add to his game. He's almost been better this season than when he won Charlie. Bailey Smith is a hard-running, ball-winning, long-kicking power athlete who is reaching the peak of his powers. Cripps exploded in the opening month but he's come back to the pack, somewhat. McLuggage has deserved a place on a wing in this side for a couple of seasons. Petracca is about the best 'interchange' player you've seen. Brayshaw's work rate and toughness almost masks his brilliance - almost!


FORWARDS:

Bolton is almost the most dangerous player in the game. And the most exciting. King Charles' Curnow's return has been incredible. Charles Cameron's opening month was slow, his recent form electric. Cameron has been up and down but his up is as good as it gets. Hawkins, aged almost 34, is the most consistent big forward in the game. Naughton is my fourth 'key' forward, his aerial power is as good as the AFL has on offer.

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