KICKING goals is an addiction for forwards and the only way to sustain it is by kicking bags of them every week.
Athleticism, strong marking ability, goal-nous, creativity and strength are characteristics which make good forwards and it's something these three positions are well known for.
The full-forward is usually the key to a side scoring frequently and is often the player teams will go to most in attack.
They are good at one-on-one contests and can produce mass numbers of goals in a match or a season.
To be able to jostle or wrestle opponents to front position and keep full-backs at bay is key to their dominance and as a result they are typically both tall and powerfully built.
Contested marking, spacial awareness, speed and goal-nous are critical to ensuring they bamboozle any defender they match up against.
The pockets to his left and right are usually smaller players and often also possess speed, strength and goal-nous.
They are handy for roving packs, creating and sustaining forward pressure and they are capable of switching into the midfield if needed.
Pockets are also intelligent footballers who are able to create space and opportunities out of nothing, set up teammates to score or do it themselves.
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Forward pockets can also be medium-sized forwards who are still tall and strong enough to take contested marks and compete in one-on-one contests. They are also mobile enough to crumb the ball and still be creative players.
This full-forward line has all three nailed. A big and skillful full-forward, a speedy medium forward and a crafty small with midfielder-like ability.
They also have 479 games of top-level experience, scored 612 goals, two All-Australian blazers, won one premiership, one Coleman medal, one best and fairest, was named a Rising Star nominee, selected in two 22-under-22 teams, played in 26 finals and accumulated 61 Brownlow votes.
The skill and speed of this forward line would cut apart teams if it ever took to the field together.
AFL clubs: Sydney 2009-18, Geelong 19-present
South-west connection: Cobden
Games: 126 - 16 finals, 83 wins, 42 losses, one draw
Achievements: 122 goals, four Brownlow votes
There are not many people in the competition who can match Rohan's burst of speed, making him a valuable weapon for this side and a nightmare for his opposition.
The 28-year-old can play multiple roles in the forward line. He can be the medium-sized leading forward, he can be a rover, he can play deep and up the ground.
The former Swan-turned-Cat also has a keen eye for goal, averaging just below one major a game at 64.21 per cent accuracy across his injury-plagued career.
In terms of disposals Rohan does not accumulate due to the deep forward role he plays. He averages nine disposals - six kicks and three handballs - a game.
He also shows his strength on the lead and in the air with three marks, most of those inside forward 50, a game.
But when he doesn't have the ball he is well known for is pressure and his willingness to chase and harass opponents as they attempt to rebound, averaging two tackles and one per centers a game.
AFL club: Greater Western Sydney 2011-present
South-west connection: Dartmoor
Games: 155 - nine finals, 70 wins, 82 losses, three draws
Achievements: 403 goals, 2019 Coleman medallist, 2013 club best and fairest, two-time All-Australian, two-time 22-under-22 player, 2012 Rising Star nominee, 46 Brownlow votes
A Coleman medallist is a rare commodity and when you have one in the likes of Cameron in your attack that coach can count themselves lucky.
The Dartmoor export has made a name for himself as one of the best forwards in the modern game, which gives him first dibs on the full-forward position in this side.
He is strong in the air, on the lead and in one-on-one contests. He has a phenomenal goal-nous and has shown on his capability for kicking goals over a number of seasons.
In just his second season he nailed 62 goals and since then he has kicked less than 40 goals a season on two occasions.
He averages two goals a game but has been known to kick bags of them at the flick of a switch. He also goes at a goal-kicking accuracy of 63.63 per cent.
Cameron is often getting his hands on the ball in all areas of the ground. He averages 12 disposals a game and almost six of them come from his marking.
At least three of those marks a game are inside 50 showing his strength when deep in attack.
AFL club: Western Bulldogs 2009-19
South-west connection: Hamilton
Games: 198 - 11 finals, 99 wins, 99 losses
Achievements: 2016 premiership player, 87 goals, 11 Brownlow votes
While Picken did not play most of his career in the forward line what we saw in the final years of his career, particularly in the Dogs' drought-breaking flag, was enough to see him selected.
He was strong in the air, on the ground and showed he was a big game player during that 2016 finals run and the following season before a severe concussion brought an early end to his career.
After being freed up from previous defensive midfield roles by Luke Beveridge, Picken slotted more than half (54) of his 87 career goals from 2015-17.
He was closing in at almost a goal a game during those three years. At the end of his career he finished with a goal-kicking accuracy of 59.18 per cent.
Pressure was also a big part of his game, averaging close to five a game, and he could also pinch hit in the midfield or on a wing if required in a rotation.
- The Standard is revealing a new line of its south-west starting 22 team across the next few editions. The upcoming reveal is the ruck line, online Friday.
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