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MATCH PREVIEW AND TEAM SELECTION - ROUND 21

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SFebey    276
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7 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Marc Murphy

Speaking of which, was that Carey rumour BS? I'd actually rate Murphy ahead of Jones as he can win games for the Blues off his own boat. Hurn is the worst. Anyway, not trying to offend anyone and hard to explain in text but I'm sure people understand where I'm coming from. 

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samcantstandya    214
8 hours ago, Stretchyourself said:

I hear you. I'd love him to be tougher. But we can't all be Chris Judd. He had skills and was hard. But Watts goes in when he needs to? Hence his 5 contested possessions Queen's birthday. Why didnt they drop him after Queen's birthday? His attack on the ball was the same that day as it was against gws. He's only ever been as good as his midfield supply. 

 

We're blinded by our need to be tough. These so called 'non-negotiables'. Why can't kicking be a non-negotiable? 

Watts' 'non-negotiable' should be his skills and going in when he has to. 

If we're lamenting lack of intensity,  put the heat on the 'intense' players. Not the silky one playing deep forward! 

I wish all the players playing 2moro had Jack's kicking skills.

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samcantstandya    214
7 hours ago, GoD's67 said:

Watts creates a lot of angst @ Demonland. He is one of our most skilled players, doesn't contest hard enough, but if he brought his efforts rounds 3-12 he would still be in the team. 

Can't see how Pedo or Weed get picked ahead of him, Jeff G will certainly miss Watts, as he regularly feeds the ball to Jeffy!

Agree with a number of contributors who can't understand how we are favourites vs Saints looking at our recent form, Riewoldt & Montagna have both often hurt us in the past. The Dees have surprised in a few games this season, where odds have been against us, so here's hoping for a win!

Pedo has barely imposed himself lately & still gets a gig, go figure

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samcantstandya    214
7 hours ago, beelzebub said:

Interesting ( to me ) both  Salem and Watts have struggled since "recovering" from injuries.. Neither quite their former selves.

Chunk is nowhere near his self either.  Would Goody drop him as well ?

I'm not making excuses for anyone but Id like to know the reason that is causing this.

Jones just bombed the ball back 2 the opposition & escapes criticism

 

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samcantstandya    214
4 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

No, I can't have this.

Jones often gets this "butchered the ball" criticism.

However, two factors need be considered.

One he has usually ohas the ball in pressured circumstances.

Two he is always prepared to take the game on. His turnovers ( yes he is guilty on occasion) come as a result of either trying to create an opportunity or being too quick thinking for his teammates.

Y can't he look up & c if there is a better shorter option just occasionally 

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samcantstandya    214
3 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Fair enough deever. It's just that I'm a bit sensitive of any criticism of Jones.

As far as I'm concerned he's carried this club for years and is beyond reproach.

Each player is only as good as his last game, form can drop quickly & nobody is immune nor should players be given indefinite chances 2 find it or forfeit their spot 2 someone who is in form. The club is bigger than the individual.

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How to beat the Saints

1- Max Gawn needs to dominate 

2- stop Tim Membrey. He destroyed us last year. 

3- Petracca and Garlett need to get involved. Need 5-6 goals from these guys.

4- stop Jack Steven. He runs runs runs and is their star midfielder 

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DemonWheels    207
39 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

How to beat the Saints

1- Max Gawn needs to dominate 

2- stop Tim Membrey. He destroyed us last year. 

3- Petracca and Garlett need to get involved. Need 5-6 goals from these guys.

4- stop Jack Steven. He runs runs runs and is their star midfielder 

Pressure - we need a heap of intensity around the ball. They aren't a massively physical side so we need to hit them hard BUT intelligently. They will run off us and handball and link up if we get sucked in too much.

We need to pressure them with the ball and then spread and run as soon as we get the ball back and KICK THE BLOODY BALL. (Fewer handballs please)

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Skuit    2,883

Round 1, the Saints came at us with a massive level of intensity. We weathered it to a degree and then lifted our own, as well as becoming more daring in our ball movement. Goodwin is setting up for a repeat. If the players back the coach we'll get the same result. 

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Petraccattack    13,077
On 11/08/2017 at 5:55 PM, Bobby McKenzie said:

Bye bye finals!  No Jack Watts to lift and turn on his best. No one now to produce the necessary goals and goal assists that we need. Bad call Goody, you have just committed football suicide. 

Sorry to pick on you Bobby, I remember this post giving me a good laugh the other day and had to bump it.

A good reminder to anyone who thinks Watts is vital to any success we have.

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Fifty-5    4,424
On 8/11/2017 at 5:55 PM, Bobby McKenzie said:

Bye bye finals!  No Jack Watts to lift and turn on his best. No one now to produce the necessary goals and goal assists that we need. Bad call Goody, you have just committed football suicide. 

 

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CityDee    475
On 2017-08-11 at 4:05 PM, Wiseblood said:

I feel like we've played our best footy when we have to lower our eyes - with a smaller forward line we will have no option but to do this.  I'm confident we can kick a winning score with the players we have.

On Watts - he is no different to Frost or Salem.  If you don't bring the intensity required, then you miss out.  Simple.  I know Salem and Watts are two of our best users of the footy, but they can't do much for us if they aren't getting their hands on it enough.  I like the message Goodwin is sending.

Wiseblood your are right on . Small got it done today man great call 

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old dee    10,563
20 hours ago, samcantstandya said:

Pedo has barely imposed himself lately & still gets a gig, go figure

Did you notice him today?

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Radar Detector    686
On 11/08/2017 at 9:44 PM, Radar Detector said:

So underwhelmed by these ins. Brayshaw back too early, Weideman not ready, Wagner not up to it. Hannan deserves his spot but was very quiet in his last outing.

Nervous about the selected side's ability to move the ball effectively and especially the ability to score if Tom McDonald has to go back to cover Frost.

Good thing this peanut isn't a selector.

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SFebey    276
1 hour ago, Radar Detector said:

Good thing this peanut isn't a selector.

Haha. Funny. Although to be fair I only disagree with one thing he said ;-)

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Fifty-5    4,424
14 hours ago, old dee said:

Did you notice him today?

I did notice you tipped us to lose by 5.

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old dee    10,563
2 hours ago, Fifty-5 said:

I did notice you tipped us to lose by 5.

Funny how we all notice mistakes Fifty-5?

did you notice my comment that I could not pick my nose?

claimed two wins for zero the two previous weeks than a loss.

Should I tip the Lions next week?

 

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hardtack    5,699
11 minutes ago, old dee said:

Funny how we all notice mistakes Fifty-5?

did you notice my comment that I could not pick my nose?

claimed two wins for zero the two previous weeks than a loss.

Should I tip the Lions next week?

 

NO!!  The law of averages says that you have to get it right eventually, and I'd hate it to be this week.  Sunday must be a percentage building game to ensure we can't drop out of the 8 if we lose against the Pies.

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old dee    10,563
1 minute ago, hardtack said:

NO!!  The law of averages says that you have to get it right eventually, and I'd hate it to be this week.  Sunday must be a percentage building game to ensure we can't drop out of the 8 if we lose against the Pies.

No danger of that happening Hardtack. I think we have their measure and if we do not win then we truly do not deserve to be playing finals.

At the start of the season I thought we would win 13 games.

Alone the way we have dropped a couple I thought we would win and won a couple I thought we would lose. It is looking like 13 will be hopefully be the number and that will mean a good year in my view considering where we have come from since 2013.

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