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  1. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    With Hogan out, I'd say all Goody wants is for Weideman to jump at the ball. As long as he's bringing it to ground, then we're in with a big chance. Hannan really does have a huge role to play on Sunday!
  2. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    I needed to find solace after convincing myself that Goodwin was making a massive mistake, so I went away, looked back on some results, and reminded myself of what we achieved earlier this year while undermanned and have managed to restore a little confidence/sanity. Copuchas made some good points in my mind, and they did occur to me. What good is finals if we don’t have the required intensity to compete once we get there? And that’s the key issue. Goody wants 100% intensity, 100% of the time. It’s also something that Salem seems to switch in and out of. Fair enough. Can’t really disagree. I’m sure the other factor with Jack is that as much as we all recognise he’s a great distributor, he’s also playing either full forward or centre half forward, every week. He needs to be able to take a contested market, let alone an uncontested mark. And he’s not doing that. Fair enough. (Took all my strength to write this as an unabashed Watts defender).
  3. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    Confirmed: Melbourne FC‏Verified account @melbournefc Follow More Goodwin: Jack Watts will play in the VFL this week. He hasn't been playing at the level we or he expects. He understands that #MFCMedia 6:50 PM - 10 Aug 2017
  4. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    Right... I assumed Casey boys would still be at training, even if just for skills. Sigh..
  5. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    Julian de Stoop just tweeted that there was no sign of Watts at training... I guess that provides confirmation that he's carrying an injury??
  6. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    Arguable given the ball use, but perhaps. But those numbers then take me back to a previous point, it's a statement. Which is an unbelievably risky thing to do in such a game. He may be in bad form, but out of the options at our disposal, he's the 'most' in-form... and has the greatest game winning potential/Weidemans set shot has been awful.
  7. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    I just can't let this one go... Watts had 1g, 10d, 3m and 2t last week. Pedersen had 1g, 8d, 3m, and 2t Weideman had 1g, 9d, 3m, and 3t IN THE VFL. Watts has played some big roles in AFL, this year. Just a few months ago. While Weideman has shown signs, but never consistent and often awol. How can anyone justify Watts being dropped, for effectively a final. He must be carrying and injury, because it just makes no bloody sense to me.
  8. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    If true re Watts then I am very concerned. Goody himself admitted we butchered the ball last week and he responds by omitting our two best ball users?? Makes no sense, and I am very nervous about this game.
  9. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    While he may deserve to, this is not a game to be making a statement. If he goes then we have pedo and weideman as the talls up forward... that.. is terrifying.
  10. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

    Watts was definitely improved in the 2H last week, in fact I thought he was better than pedo all game. Dropping him this week would be a big mistake in my mind. Hes played some big roles in big games over the last couple of years, I would absolutely back him in to do it again.
  11. Changes vs St Kilda

    Those calling watts out I understand, but he was better than pedo who offered nothing, and he got better. Get him in as relief ruck, he needs to be around the ball. Badly needed run, reckon we missed Hannan. What's going on with Hunt?
  12. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - Round 16

    Outstanding! I haven't been rickrolled in a long time!!
  13. POST MATCH DISCUSSION - Round 15

    Missed jones and Viney in that 2nd half badly! Most of all, seriously missed Salem. Disposal out of the back half was terrible. We looked cooked. Consecutive 6 day breaks, coming back from Perth, undermanned, sore... Im proud of the effort. Always a bridge too far.
  14. MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - Round 13

    Classic case of contriving a headline to suit an agenda. I listened to the presser and he gave no indication that this was a focus, simply that he was a good player and would be considered as a part of their usual planning. Having said that, I would tag him and tag him hard.
  15. Changes for Gold Coast

    I thought Weids made a contest in the first couple of weeks, but haven't seen a lot of it since. How many times did he overrun the drop of the ball yesterday, infuriating! Surprised no one is mentioning Kennedy, he's the one who comes in for Kent for me (who I agree was dreadful). Melksham has to come back in, at the expense of Bugg I'd say. I have no idea how to solve the lack of talls situation other than to say we are desperately missing Gawn. He would've been able to drift back and sit in the d50 when required yesterday, and similarly provided a more reliable target up forward. But we got murdered in the ruck. I know we won the clearances, but our clearances are often scrappy and achieved by sheer will. Some of the hit outs to advantage for the roos saw them stream out of the square without a hand being laid. Being able to deliver kicks inside 50 without pressure is always going to make it hard to defend. Out: Kent, Bugg, Weideman (but for who?) In: Kennedy, Melkham, (King, ANB, Smith, Trengove, Harmes, help...) Actually, as I wrote that it occurred to me that Harmes has good vertical on him. So maybe Harmes for Weids, tell him to tackle and fly at the footy. Not perfect, but Weids is miles off.
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