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    Hibberd Ruled Out of Cats Clash with Quad

    Would much rather him playing through the wing & HF. Easily the best kick in the team, on either side, outside of Nev (who would be getting more cheapies around the back). That last kick inside 50 (and accuracy at goal) is critical to our success. Giving the opp a significant win playing him down back for extended periods outside of 'ice time'. Melk can cover (or at least trial it). Tim Smith comes in to take Melks role and also resting ruck which frees up T-Mac to go full time with no draining ruck duties. Smith also the No.1 tackler inside 50 will bring extra pressure and possibly keep the ball in our forward 50 more often vs Melk.
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    Hibberd Ruled Out of Cats Clash with Quad

    I would argue Clarry is our best mid and arguably our best player alongside Maxy RP. Viney definitely right behind alongside Gus. Without an in form Hunt i can't think of anyone that will handle the role Hibberd plays to a similar level. His reading of the play, work rate to get to the contest and run off and across HB (on the switch) will leave a gaping hole. Could we switch Melk back there till he returns (hopefully before finals)?? Hasn't really threatened up forward for 6 weeks now and we've won our last 2 without him playing anywhere near his best or hitting the scoreboard as often as his purple patch around the time we smashed the Crows.
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    Casey Demons v Footscray VFL - Round 15

    He does show glimpses for sure! Might turn out better than bro
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    Casey Demons v Footscray VFL - Round 15

    Nice start....go the Weid!
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    Casey Demons v Footscray VFL - Round 15

    Havent heard much of Kenty apart from that last foray.
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    Casey Demons v Footscray VFL - Round 15

    The Eagles win by 6. Nice
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    Casey Demons v Footscray VFL - Round 15

    Is this a home side time keeper maxing the wind advantage! A long one and no injury time etc. 36.5 min quarter wtf? Maybe he ate one too many dimmys and snuffed it! Someone knock him up!
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    Casey Demons v Footscray VFL - Round 15

    If that wont play on your phone try Tunein Radio
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    Mr Jones

    One of my all time favs. When the siren went last night I saw a player very relieved to hear it, rather than any sort of jubilation. Maybe that's just Jonesy but have to say he doesn't look his normal self and was running at about half his usual capacity from what I could see. Maybe a week off managed or two to freshen him up for the last few games and hopefully finals. The boys and club will get around him anyway I'm sure. Like a few others on here I think it might not hirt to play him in more of a HF role from here. Tracc and Harmes the ones to come in and replace slowly in the mid field role.
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    Nice work Ditcha. Is she a Demon also?
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    Meh you just tend to take an aspect of what's said and wring it out in a way the writer never intended taking out of context Nash. In this case for example, focusing on my handball wherever possible focus (as first option) and ignoring the kicking down the line bit to infer he shld never be allowed to kick again ...coaches orders!? Other than that i agree with all you said 😂 And dw, you arent the first nor will you be the last to do that on here i'm sure!
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    Didn't say not kick at all Nash. Just handball off as first option wherever possible or up the line as next best option. Don't try and squeeze it to any targets as he just rarely hits. Pretty simple stuff....just play to your strengths and improve likely outcome in our favour more often. I agree on other closing speed, spoiling, height issues. I was pushing for Frosty as the next best 'Intercept' option once Lever went down, while many here preferred Joel, months ago on multiple posts. Amazing how ppl conveniently miss that part and target you on any constructive (warranted) criticism. Not surprising coming from you though Nasher. Very quick to jump.
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    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 17

    top 2 was the hardest i can recall..... 6. Clarry 5. Gawn 4. Gus 3. Salem 2. ANB 1. Lewis
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    The effort was there as was the results in terms of spoiling and getting to the contests as already mentioned. No question on the effort or giving 100% at all deestar. But also no harm being critical where it's warranted, especially against a weaker opponent. The issue is with what he does with it when he gets the ball. Not his defensive side. So there is a positive aspect highlighted in my post which you may have missed. As mentioned his disposal needs working on and is as much a coach as a player issue. The challenge to improve this side of his game lays with both Coach/s, the player as well as others in the backline who might be required/asked to assist.
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    Titan good summary. Vince is a worry but who replaces him who is significantly better? Not being smart i just can't see who offers something more at this point. Similar maybe but not significantly better to justify a replacement. Jones appeared to be moved to a wing for much of the 2nd half so his clearance numbers would naturally have been off somewhat but probably was moved due to not getting enough clearances! How's that for spin! But yes that was probably his worst game for the year. Worrying times. Carrying an injury maybe? Looked relieved when the siren blew. Just on some of the efficiency stats i agree we were more efficient but.... We had roughly the same number of scoring shots for each entry inside 50 as we did last week and so did the Doggies (when compared to the Dockers). A marginal difference but not significant. We may not have been any better defensively just much more accurate at splitting the middle this time around vs against the Dockers (a greasier Darwin explains it partially but not totally IMO). Out pressure might have resulted in less accuracy (compared to the Dockers) but the Doggies also missed a few simple shots i thought. The numbers i'm seeing, which is some cases differ significantly to yours (courtesy of Footywire) ... % inside 50s Score Demons 46.2 vs Dockers 32.1 Demons 48.1 vs Bulldogs 29.8 % inside 50s Goal Demons 16.7 vs Dockers 25.0 Demons 34.6 vs Bulldogs 17.5