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JLT Round 1: Dogs at the Kennel

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11 minutes ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

I don't think those guys are definite best 22 so left them out.

Strong squad though!

Seeing two of them are premiership players and the other one of their best mids before injury I'd say you're mistaken.

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Listened to bits and pieces on the radio. The game sounded as though both teams worked themselves into it and wanted to get through having worked on a few things. 

Jack Viney stood up well as captain and Jesse did what he was supposed to. I think giving Weid a run here was good as I think the Bear will be CHF until halfway through the year. Weid will get games  on a forward flank mixed with games at CHF at Casey.

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18 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Seeing two of them are premiership players and the other one of their best mids before injury I'd say you're mistaken.

My opinion. With Cloke coming in dickson may struggle to get a game. And they won the flag without Suckling last year.

At the end of the day, who really cares, it's obvious they have a strong squad so they probably have 30 guys who should be best 22.

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We were much closer to full strength than the Dogs. But they are still a well trained, well drilled side who should be able to put away most teams even without Bont, etc.

There's nothing but good to take from this game. We more than matched it with them.  Our guys now know the magic hasn't left with Roos. We can take it up to anyone.

Next challenge, Carlton. (We owe them.)

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A win is a win and you can only play who is in front of you. In fact, in the first round of the preseason you're more likely to get better performances from marginal players desperate to impress.

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13 minutes ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

My opinion. With Cloke coming in dickson may struggle to get a game. And they won the flag without Suckling last year.

At the end of the day, who really cares, it's obvious they have a strong squad so they probably have 30 guys who should be best 22.

My mistake re Suckling (injury), but those 3 are most definitely best 22 whether it's your opinion or not.

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Clayton Oliver will be our best player in a couple of years, as Bruce would say "geez isn't he special"

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6 minutes ago, ProDee said:

My mistake re Suckling (injury), but those 3 are most definitely best 22 whether it's your opinion or not.

Well if you want to get technical only one of them played in the premiership last year. Not sure if you remember Wallis snapping his leg and likely not getting back for the majority of this year?

Why is it that someone is not allowed to state their opinion with someone telling them they are wrong? What part of the word opinion do you not understand?

You remind me of the old marketing manager at my work who would bring over a new set of prints and ask me which I liked the most. I would advise the one I like and then she would spend 10 minutes telling me why that isn't the best one. 

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Just now, Is Dom Is Good said:

Well if you want to get technical only one of them played in the premiership last year. Not sure if you remember Wallis snapping his leg and likely not getting back for the majority of this year?

Why is it that someone is not allowed to state their opinion with someone telling them they are wrong? What part of the word opinion do you not understand?

Re-read my post.  I said one was one of their best mids prior to injury.

Clearly that was Wallis and not Suckling, who plays in defence.

Opinions can be wrong when there's enough evidence.  Those 3 were best 22 in 2016.  Nothing has happened to change that.  Certainly not the acquisition of Cloke, who's not competing with Dickson for a spot.

I agree an opinion based on bias is not worth arguing about.  

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We were 4 goals up with 10 mins to go. In the last part of the 2nd & 4th quarters we gave up something like 7 goals, and only allowed 4 goals the rest of the game.

This could be because we just relaxed our intensity & let them back in, or because they were only really playing with real intent for those 2 bursts of 10 minutes.

On the other hand, as Goody said, we're 3 or 4 weeks ahead of them in preparation.

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On 18/02/2017 at 10:05 PM, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

He is only a backman, they are not the smartest players going round.

Tommy holds his own pretty well though and after a start that had the commentators salivating that he was the recruit of the year, Oscar did a pretty good job on Cloke.

I appreciate you may have been tongue in cheek, but I'd quite happily have Tom McDonald rather than Travis Cloke in any contest where intellect is being measured. In fact, I'd take any of our defenders ahead of Cloke.

And just to get Old Dee and other old timers others with good memories involved, didn't Doc Roet play CHB?

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