We’re going through each side and predicting their best 22 for the 2020 season.
Today, we’ve looked at the potential best 22’s of Sydney, West Coast and Western Bulldogs.
B: Aliir Aliir, Dane Rampe, Jake Lloyd
HB: Jordan Dawson, Tom McCartin, Callum Mills
C: Isaac Heeney, Josh Kennedy, Ollie Florent
HF: Lewis Taylor, Lance Franklin, Nick Blakey
F: Will Hayward, Sam Reid, Tom Papley
FOLL: Callum Sinclair, George Hewett, Luke Parker
I/C: Harry Cunningham, Sam Naismith, Colin O’Riordan, James Rowbottom
The Swans missed out on finals for the first time since 2009 as they look to rebuild with a flock of youth coming into the side.
The trade period didn’t bring about a whole lot of change, with the addition of Lewis Taylor their only new signing. Taylor struggled for playing time at the Lions last season, but he should slot straight into the Swans’ best 22.
Sydney farewelled club stalwarts Jarryd McVeigh and Kieran Jack, but the rise of youngsters Nick Blakey, Jordan Dawson and Tom Papley should offset their exits. While it is unlikely they’ll make a charge for a finals berth in 2020, the Swans are undoubtedly looking to the future now with the amount of youth they have in their squad now.
Yet despite all of this, they still have Lance Franklin – and if the chatter surrounding his pre-season form, then the Swans may start moving up the ladder quicker than we anticipate.