My Top Six Most Important Players for Each Team, Part Two
I have formulated my top six most important players for the Cats, Crows and Demons for the 2018 season. A player must have participated in a minimum of ten games to be considered.
1- Tom Hawkins- An important part of the way the Cats team functions. Hawkins was not only one of the leading goal kickers in the competition, but one of the best on field leaders.
2- Patrick Dangerfield- Dangerfield has the capability of being a dangerous player in the forward half and a key part of the Cats midfield.
3- Tom Stewart- Capable of playing on different size forwards, managed to average over twenty possessions a game.
4- Sam Menegola- Averaged a goal a game, Menegola managed to play every game in the 2018 season and was in the Cats best players on most occasions, he averaged over twenty possessions.
5- Joel Selwood- The captain and leader of the footy club. Selwood is an integral part of the Cats line up.
6- Gary Ablett- Averaged nearly thirty possessions, also managed to hit the scoreboard.
Honourable Mention- Mark Blicavs- Has the ability to play multiple roles, has a massive tank.
1- Sam Jacobs- The Crows would find it difficult to replace him as he is a pivotal part of their structure.
2- Daniel Talia- The Crows are a better side with Talia in it as they don’t have many other quality tall defenders.
3- Rory Laird- Created a lot of run and dash off back, Laird managed to accumulate plenty of possessions and was named in the All Australian team.
4- Matt Crouch- Won a lot of the ball, was unlucky to miss out on the All Australian squad of 40.
5- Rory Sloane- His value to the club can be substantiated by the fact that he may take over the captaincy at the Crows and the side seemed to improve with him in it.
6- Josh Jenkins- The leading goal kicker for the Crows with forty-six, has the ability to play as the second ruckman.
Honourable Mention- Tom Lynch- An important part of the Crows structure playing as a hit up forward.
1- Max Gawn- Possibly the best ruckman in the competition, Gawn led from the front in the middle of the ground.
2- Clayton Oliver- Oliver averaged nearly thirty disposals and a touch under seven tackles a game, Oliver is a workhorse.
3- Michael Hibberd- The Demons are a better functioning team with Hibberd in it, he provides a lot of run off half back.
4- Neville Jetta- One of the best small defenders in the competition.
5- Tom Mcdonald- An important cog in the Demons line up, the leading goal kicker for the Demons with forty-eight goals.
6- Angus Brayshaw- Has the capability to play a number of roles, his selection in the team had a strong correlation with the Demons rising up the ladder.
Honourable Mention- James Harmes- Harmes has the ability to tag and win the ball as well, did a good job negating the oppositions best midfielder, managed to play every game this season.
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