My Top Six Most Important Players for Each Team, Part Three
I have formulated my top six most important players for the Dockers, Eagles and Giants for the 2018 season. A player must have participated in a minimum of ten games to be considered.
1- Nat Fyfe- The captain and leader of the footy club, the Dockers are a better side with him in it
2- Lachie Neale- Named in the All Australian squad of 40. Played every game and won plenty of the ball, the Dockers most consistent performer this season.
3- Nathan Wilson- Provided a lot of run off half back, was a quality performer, Wilson missed just one game for the season, averaging nearly twenty possessions.
4- Michael Walters- The leading goal kicker for the club, provided flashes of brilliance.
5- Joel Hamling- An important part of the Dockers defence and structure of the team as a whole.
6- Bradley Hill- Only played the ten games for the season. Hill’s performance in round 23 is symptomatic of why the Dockers are a more formidable line up with him in it.
Honourable Mention- David Mundy- Kicked nineteen goals for the year and was resigned on a one deal, still a leader of footy club, despite getting close to the end of his career.
1- Andrew Gaff- Arguably one of the best players in the competition. He has developed his game to be an elite midfielder both on the inside and outside; has shown that he isn’t only a wingman, but is capable of playing in the middle of the ground and also has the ability to drift forward and hit the scoreboard.
2- Jeremy Mcgovern- A key part of the Eagles structure, playing at centre half back. He displayed his value to the team when he kicked the winning goal against the Power to give the Eagles an important interstate win.
3- Scott Lycett- Managed to play every game for the season, showed his value to the side by taking the number one ruck mantle when Nic Naitanui got injured.
4- Josh Kennedy- Managed to finish second on the goal kicking list for the Eagles, despite only playing eleven games for the season.
5- Shannon Hurn- The captain of the footy club, leads from the front. Averaged over twenty disposals per game, providing plenty of run out of defence.
6- Elliot Yeo- Finished third for disposals for the Eagles, has the ability to play different roles for the team.
Honourable Mention- Jack Darling- Led the goal kicking for the Eagles, was particularly prolific before he got injured, a key part of the teams structure.
1- Josh Kelly- Probably would have been named in the All Australian squad of 40 if he had played more games this year. Kelly’s return to the Giants line up had a strong correlation with their rise up the ladder and improvement as a whole.
2- Phil Davis- The leader of the football club, generally takes the oppositions best tall forward. A pivotal part of the Giants structure.
3- Rory Lobb- He has shown that he has the ability to take the number one ruck mantle with the injury suffered by Dawson Simpson. An important cog for the Giants.
4- Lachie Whitfield- Finished third for disposals for the club, able to play multiple roles for the club. Whitfield was named on a half back flank in the All Australian team.
5- Callan Ward- An imperative part of the club, a leader of the footy club, was on top of the list for possessions for the Giants.
6- Adam Tomlinson- Capable of playing multiple roles for the club, a pivotal part of the Giants structure.
Honourable Mention- Heath Shaw- A great leader for the club, played twenty games for the season, averaging over twenty possessions a game, providing run out of the back line.
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