My Team of Surprise Packets in the AFL Round 22
This team consists of players that achieved more than I thought they would in 22 of the AFL.
B: Caleb Marchbank (Blues), Dylan Grimes (Tigers), Zak Jones (Swans)
HB: Ciaran Byrne (Blues), Jack Madgen (Magpies), Bachar Houli (Tigers)
C: Nat Fyfe (Dockers), Jack Macrae (Bulldogs), Tom Phillips (Magpies)
HF: Andrew Mcgrath (Bombers), Tom Lynch (Crows), Chris Mayne (Magpies)
FF: Hugh Greenwood (Crows), Mason Cox (Magpies), Steven Motlop (Power)
Foll: Ryan Abbott (Cats), Jarrod Berry (Lions), Jarrad Mcveigh (Swans)
Int: Jordan Murdoch (Cats), Aaron Francis (Bombers), Jackson Thurlow (Cats), Kieran Jack (Swans)
Caleb Marchbank had a descent game. Dylan Grimes had a good performance. Zak Jones showed why he is such an important part of the Swans line up. Ciaran Byrne was definitely a player who exceeded my expectations of him in round 22. Jack Madgen was a key ingredient in the Pies back six. Bachar Houli made every possession count.
Nat Fyfe should be regarded as a shinning light for the Dockers in round 22 as he was the leading possession winner of any player on the field. Jack Macrae has been a revelation for the Bulldogs this season. Tom Phillips put in a fantastic display.
Andrew Mcgrath didn’t waste the ball when he got the opportunity to use it. Tom Lynch is a key part of the Crows forward line and showed why with his performance in round 22. Chris Mayne played well, as he probably cemented his place in the Magpies best twenty-two for the finals. Hugh Greenwood had a good game for the Crows; he managed to have twenty-one possessions and kick two goals. Mason Cox provided a good tall target. Steven Motlop played possibly his best game for the Power.
Ryan Abbott dominated around the ground, winning plenty of the ball in his dual with Dockers ruckman Sean Darcy. Jarrod Berry was an important part of a winning Lions team. Jarrad Mcveigh showed why he may still have more to offer next year, in a fine display for the Swans.
Jordan Murdoch has had to fight for his position in the Cats team; he showed why he may be a permanent feature in the Cats best twenty-two. Aaron Francis played an important role in the Bombers back line. Jackson Thurlow played a solid game for the Cats. Kieran Jack displayed why he still belongs at AFL level.