Too ambitious? New North Melbourne coach David Noble doesn’t think so.
The team that has been chosen in the Round 11 predicted team strongly mirrors the positions that the players will play in the round, with the exception of the interchange bench.
There are two teams that have a bye in Round 11, which are Greater Western Sydney and Sydney Swans, which means there are 16 teams to choose players who will be a part of the predicted team.
Four players retain their position from Round 10’s predicted team in Round 11’s predicted team of the week, and they are Rory Laird, Jack Billings, Jack Macrae and Dustin Martin.
B: Rory Laird (Adelaide Crows), Sam Collins (Gold Coast) Jake Carlisle (St Kilda)
HB: Jayden Short (Richmond), Robbie Tarrant (North Melbourne), Brad Sheppard (West Coast)
C: Jack Billings (St Kilda), Jack Macrae (Western Bulldogs), Josh Daicos (Collingwood)
HF: Dan Butler (St Kilda), Matt Taberner (Fremantle), Jack Gunston (Hawthorn)
FF: Dustin Martin (Richmond), Harry McKay (Carlton), Liam Shiels (Hawthorn)
Foll: Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne), Tom Rockliff (Port Adelaide), Lachie Neale (Brisbane Lions)
Int: Josh Dunkley (Western Bulldogs), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne Demons), Zach Merrett (Essendon) Cameron Guthrie (Geelong)
Rory Laird was a shining light for the Adelaide Crows in Round 10 and will be looking to emulate that performance in Round 11.
Sam Collins should be in strong consideration for the AFL All-Australian fullback position in AFL season 2020.
Jake Carlisle will need to be at his best if St Kilda are to beat Geelong.
Jayden Short should show why he is an underrated player in Round 11.
Robbie Tarrant has carried the North Melbourne backline and will need to be at his best if North Melbourne are to beat the Melbourne Demons.
Brad Sheppard should help successfully curtail the influence of the Carlton forward line.
Jack Billings has the opportunity to show why he has been a revelation this season.
Jack Macrae should show why he is possibly one of the most consistent players in the competition.
Josh Daicos should dominate against the Adelaide Crows.
Dan Butler will be tough for the Geelong defence to curtail.
Matt Taberner should continue his good form against Hawthorn.
Jack Gunston will be difficult for the West Coast defence to negate.
Dustin Martin being selected in this team is a no brainer.
Harry McKay will be too tough a task for the West Coast defence to stop having an impact on the game.
Liam Shiels is a quiet achiever and should show why in Round 11.
Todd Goldstein should get the better of his duel against Max Gawn.
Tom Rockliff showed how good he is defensively in Round 10, with 15 tackles and expect him to bring a similar intensity in Round 11.
Lachie Neale never seems to have a bad game.
Josh Dunkley makes the Western Bulldogs look a better team with him in it.
Clayton Oliver should win plenty of disposals against North Melbourne.
Zach Merrett will be tough for the Gold Coast to prevent from performing well.
Cameron Guthrie is one of Geelong’s most important players.