Coming off a season in which they claimed their first wooden spoon since 1998, the Brisbane Lions entered 2018 with their finals drought extended to eight years.
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This team consists of players who underperformed in Round 20 of the 2018 AFL season.
Backs: Bailey Banfield was one of the poorer players on the field in the Derby. Sam Rowe was largely ineffective for the Blues. Alex Pearce was a part of a Dockers back six that was well beaten. Daniel Rich had a disappointing game for the Lions accumulating just eleven possessions.
Caleb Marchbank didn’t have the best of games playing as a key defender for the Blues. Rory Laird got under twenty possessions for the first time this season.
Midfielders: Shane Edwards didn’t have the impact on the game last Friday night that I expected him to have. Josh P. Kennedy failed to influence the game for the Swans to the extent that I thought he would. Andrew Mcgrath had one of his more disappointing performances.
Forwards: Nick Holman had one of his more disappointing games for the season, which can be substantiated by his statistical output, as he collected the least number of possessions than he has all season with just six.
Ryan Schoenmakers took just one mark in a lacklustre display. Jack Sinclair didn’t impact the contest much in the Saints clash with the Bulldogs. The Blues Round 20 game would go down as one of Paddy Dow’s more underwhelming performances.
Tom Hawkins kicked just one goal last Friday night, following kicking fourteen goals in two weeks. Jack Watts put in a poor performance for the Power.
Followers: Sean Darcy accumulated just five possessions. Sam Powell-Pepper started in the middle of the ground but didn’t influence the game much. One of the key indicators that Isaac Heeney didn’t play a good game would be his statistical output, with his second poorest display from a statistical perspective.
Interchange: Will Hayward didn’t show much in terms of his performance in Round 20 managing to collect just six possessions. Jarman Impey didn’t influence the Hawks game against the Bombers much.
From a disposal perspective, Jackson Thurlow had his worst display of the year. Brendan Whitecross didn’t perform to an adequate level for the Hawks.
B: Bailey Banfield (Dockers), Sam Rowe (Blues), Alex Pearce (Dockers)
HB: Daniel Rich (Lions), Caleb Marchbank (Blues), Rory Laird (Crows)
C: Shane Edwards (Tigers), Josh P. Kennedy (Swans), Andrew Mcgrath (Bombers)
HF: Nick Holman (Suns), Ryan Schoenmakers (Hawks), Jack Sinclair (Saints)
FF: Paddy Dow (Blues), Tom Hawkins (Cats), Jack Watts (Power)
Foll: Sean Darcy (Dockers), Sam Powell-Pepper (Power), Isaac Heeney (Swans)
Int: Will Hayward (Swans), Jarman Impey (Hawks), Jackson Thurlow (Cats), Brendan Whitecross (Hawks)