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  1. I'm keen on seeing what Maynard can do. Let him have a run on the ball as an inside mid flat out (with rotations obviously). Got a feeling he might surprise a few with his fearless approach. We won the last game against Adelaide by smashing them around the ball. Let them get easy ball out to their runners and their forwards look like gods. I doubt Tyson will get up, and Watts is IMO certainly out.
  2. Outs IMO: Viney (inj), Bugg (susp), Tyson (inj), White (omit). Ins IMO: Hogan, Garlett, JKH, Kennedy T.Mac plays CHF up the ground. Pedo and Hogan play deeper forward. Test their young talls. Neal-Bullen goes to inside mid, it's where he belongs, he can have 20 handballs and not kick it and 10 tackles and he will have had a good day. Apart from Hogan, TMac, Omac, Gawn, Pedo, Frost, Wagner, Jetta, Hibberd and probably Jeffy, the rest of the team can rotate on the ball.
  3. End of a horror run in regards to turnarounds, happy to be 3-1 after those 4 games. Happy to take that given our injury toll over that time as well. If we can get 1-2 key players back per week over the next month, and not lose any more to injury, there is plenty to look forward to come the back end of the year! Need to lock down Docherty, Gibbs and Simpson this week.
  4. OMac can't go with Buddy and although Frost has the speed, I don't think he yet has the ability to go with Buddy either. For mine that means TMac goes back to Buddy. O'Mac to Reid and then Frost can play small given his pace. Sydney have a relatively short and quick backline so we should hopefully match up on them pretty well. Maybe Weidemann might come in though?? Kent/JKH/Kennedy can raffle it if not. Wagner for Salem for mine.
  5. Reporting just now on AFL website, that we have ruled out Hogan, Watts and Garlett. Concerning.
  6. Agreed. But then watch him get 3 weeks, appeal it, and then get the rest of the season because he plays for Melbourne..... Meanwhile Joel Selwood knocks out Nat Fyfe with a fly-kick to the head before the opening bounce and receives a $20 fine.
  7. Structure for mine depends on Kennedy's fitness. If Kennedy plays Omac plays on him, Frost on Darling, Tmac on Petrie. If Kennedy doesn't play, Omac on Petrie, Frost on Darling, Tmac plays forward on McGovern as a consistent contest so McGovern doesn't take many intercept marks. I think all three in the side are still a given. If Watts gets up he can play a bit deeper to look after the hammy, and push Petracca up to play the high half forward, alongside TMac who will be at CHF. Pedersen/Gawn to wax the ruck/full-forward duties on Hurn.
  8. Frost out? Even if Kennedy doesn't play, and with Gawn returning he stays in and plays on Darling as he matches him for pace/size IMO. OMac or TMac play on Petrie at full forward and if Josh Kennedy doesn't play I'd play one of the McDonald's forward in a defensive forward type role to simply compete with McGovern every time the ball is in the air. With Pedersen to start at full-forward on Hurn in a similar type contest. Reckon we actually match-up on them pretty well. Need to put some time and effort into Jetta as his delivery into the forward 50 last week was unreal. Also Mitchell, Priddis and Shuey seem to gather a million possessions each when we play them, but our mids can take it up to them, especially with Gawn back and putting it in their laps!
  9. We have four ruckmen on our list. Granted two are developers, but we don't need another ruckman, unless Spencil goes. We have plenty of mid/flanker types. Key forwards and backs are hard to find so take them where we can I think. Joel Smith showed enough early in the year for mine to show he can play reasonably tall down back given his leap, and potentially up forward..... Probably get rid of a few of the smaller depth guys in favour of some younger talent will be the main change come the end of the year I think.
  10. Completely agree with you. First half I cringed whenever the ball went near him. Did some very good things in the second half. He did do some good things in the first half, but they were marred by his errors....still a long way to go with O-Mac.
  11. I'd be very surprised if Hogan played, amazed if Gawn got up, and am hopeful Spencer plays. Agree Salem comes in. God knows who gets dropped, but probably an unlucky Bugg, Harmes, ANB. Depends on the Pies line-up. Elliott and Fasolo, although they can't kick accurately are dangerous, and we need to match up on them well (Jetta/Elliott, Wagner/Fasolo). Not sure Salem has the ability defensively to go with either so maybe he plays up the ground. If Spencer plays, I agree that OMac gets dropped. TMac goes back. Pedo is the full-forward/2nd ruck, Watts plays the whole game as a lead up half forward which is what he should always be doing. The week after for mine will be most interesting. Hogan and Gawn possibly back. Do Spencer and Pedo immediately go out, or do you keep one as a third tall-forward?
  12. Oscar reminds me of Zac Dawson and he is actually the worst player in the league. I hope he proves me wrong in the latter part of the year.
  13. It seems the solution to this thread is to try and get Ben Brown to the club. Solves our forward line issue and removes a problem for our defenders........
  14. I'm with you. Frost and OMac are good defenders for mine. What they might lack against the bulls (Hawkins) they make up for in leg speed and endurance (Cameron, Kennedy, Riewoldt). Another key forward with 3-4 years of experience is vital whilst Weidemann and in all reality Hogan continue to develop. Even a 3-4 year forward is still developing a fair bit. Agree with the quick outside mides/half backs as well.
  15. Melksham for Salem is a straight swap for mine, given Melksham's VFL form. Not overly excited about him but based on form he has to come in. I also like the idea of Kennedy for Kent, but I suspect Kennedy is on the outer with coaching staff as he hasn't played a senior game in a long time. Weidemann has to stay in the side, for structure more than anything. Given our lack of tall forwards at least he can provide a post to kick long down the line to. I know he and Watts aren't the strongest bodies in "down the line" contests but who else do we have? Also don't mind the idea floated here on Demonland about giving Mitch King a run. He can play deep forward and give Pedo a chop out for maybe 20% of the ruck, whilst Tmac/Frost provide other support. Alternatively what ever happened to having a tall forward ruck out to the attacking 50 and let the actual ruckman, ruck the rest of the ground? Watts needs to play permanent high half forward to link our backs with forwards. He's no good in the ruck and loses his way position wise when he plays there. He can be a damaging forward when he plays there the whole time. Bull Smith surely cant come straight in given he has had 5 weeks out. Was he any good beforehand anyway? Be nice to get Joel Smith back too. He looked good in the pre-season comp and the 30 seconds of round 1. Oh and Gawn/Spencer, Hogan and Gus.