High-flying AFL team with no All-Australians? Collingwood great Heath Shaw’s huge call
Regardless of taking the AFL season by storm and flying to second on the ladder after 21 rounds, Collingwood is not going to have a participant within the 2022 AFL All-Australian team.
Effectively, not in accordance with membership great Heath Shaw.
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In reality, Shaw thinks solely two Magpies will make the All-Australian squad of 40 – set to be unveiled after the ultimate residence and away sport in two weeks – and a type of will likely be, fairly remarkably, first-year sensation Nick Daicos.
“Who from the Collingwood team will actually make the All-Australian team?” requested Heath Shaw on The Sunday Session.
“I don’t know if they have any because you’ve got to be in the top three in your position in the competition. But Collingwood are so even across the ground each week, someone sort of stands up and not everyone has to play like a … superstar.
“For me, if there is no All-Australian, that’s a very big, big pat on the back for that team.”
Shaw stated he believed Collingwood’s working defenders Jack Crisp and Daicos have been the membership’s finest possibilities of carrying an All-Australian blazer this yr.
Daicos, the son of Collingwood legend Peter, was taken with choose No.4 in final yr’s AFL draft regardless of being rated as the very best participant within the pool by draft specialists.
He has slotted seamlessly into AFL degree, averaging over 26 disposals a sport and sits within the high 20 for many disposals within the competitors, simply behind skilled midfield bulls in Ollie Wines (Port Adelaide) and Patrick Cripps (Carlton).
“I think Crisp and Daicos would probably be the two biggest chances to be All-Australian and that’s a big effort from a first-year player,” Shaw stated.
“I think they both make the squad (of 40) but I can’t see both of them being in the team.”
Collingwood is probably not the one top-four team this yr with out an All-Australian participant.
Sydney – who the Pies face this weekend in a large top-four shaping battle – is also with out an All-Australian participant.
Like Collingwood, the Swans have a good unfold of stars and their finest likelihood is in all probability Luke Parker and Callum Mills, however each will discover it exhausting to squeeze right into a stacked All-Australian midfield.
Former No.1 draft choose Paddy McCartin, who has loved a fairytale return to AFL this yr after he was delisted by St Kilda on the finish of 2019 on account of concussion issues, can be an opportunity of creating the All-Australian squad as an intercept defender.
McCartin sits within the elite class for intercept marks, inside 50s and rating launches. Enjoying alongside his brother, Tom, in Sydney’s backline, the previous ahead has been nothing wanting sensational in his new position behind the ball and is without doubt one of the tales of the season.
ADAM COONEY’S BROWNLOW PREDICTIONS
Winner: Clayton Oliver
Main vote-getter amongst backside six groups: Zach Merrett
Main ruckman: Max Gawn
Main defender: Nick Daicos
Main ahead: Jeremy Cameron