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10 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Great...I can hear the sigh of relief in the demon camp, the players thinking it will be a walk in the park, ala St Kilda and they all forget to turn up.  

Yes, a bit of MFCSS on my part but it is just so Melbourne to repeat the (lack of StKilda) effort and not be switched on. 

They will probably have McCrae back who is in Brownlow form and very damaging.

We must bring our A game and not let up.

I want us to bring our A game and smash them into the ground. No mercy.

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3 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

I’d like to see Kent replace Stretch, more speedy than Stretch but unsure if two games back in the VFL is enough for a recall. 

Good choice 

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1 hour ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

Petty is a first year 18 year old key back. Baker is an outside player who is 3 years older. Hard to compare the two.

18 months older, to be accurate

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FWIW ...

Shame about Stretch. Idealy need to replace him with someone with pace.

JKH, not fast enough, no tricks. His papers are marked.

Tyson, see JKH.

Kent, needs a few more games under his belt. If he was fit he would definitely be in.

Bugg. No thanks.

Baker, a possibility.

Hunt would be a definite inclusion if fit.

 I digress. There have been comments about ANB's goal kicking, and referencing his stats - 18.12? Damn lies and statistics. How many of his goals were junk time goals, and/or goals in  thrashings, particularly when the game was already won? And how many of his points were momentum killers at crucial times?   

 

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I have a feeling JKH is going to get a recall for Stretch, but big question marks about whether he can translate it into AFL. 

Tyson seems to be in that state of flux between AFL and VFL. He can still perform at AFL level but others have gone past him on the pecking order. I know Roos rates him quite highly.

I also won't be surprised if we rest another for player management after the Darwin trip.

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I reckon JKH’s papers are already stamped. Vince will be the only inclusion. 

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11 hours ago, Satan said:

Not forgetting the GOY after dodging 5 attempted tackles

And disposesing Frawley twice in 8 seconds.

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2 hours ago, chook fowler said:

JKH was awesome for Casey last week and has a solid block of form behind him. Deserves a spot.

I think 3 chook...  following Darwin.

 

Stretch Inj: - Baker.

Lewis Rested: - Vince

 

....  possibly Spargo for JKH ?

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On ‎7‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 4:00 PM, daisycutter said:

mro - lewis $2k, jonesy $2k, hoges $1.5

Anyone with a spare quid give Dan Watts at the MFC a call he'll give you a $200 ticket in the $30.000 draw

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12 hours ago, John Demonic said:

How much of a difference is there between Spargo and Baker in terms of not being ready? 

I think its more a difference between the type of player. Spargo is more a natural footballer and knows where to position himself with good decision making, he is a better contested ball winner and has a more developed defensive side to his game. Oscar is much more raw and needs to work on a lot of the strengths of Spargo's that I just mentioned.

I really doubt/hope Baker doesn't play this week.

I think it will be Tyson for Stretch

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Posted (edited)

We usually reward solid form in the VFL so it will either be Tyson or the former US president in this week for Stretch.

 

Edited by Bring-Back-Powell
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Just an idea but I'd like Lewis rested for this game, possibly even Jetta. They don't have a great set of small forwards with most of their goals of late coming from either their talls in Gowers, Schache or Boyd or from mids drifting forward (Hunter, Bont, Wallis etc.) so I don't see a real match up for Jets, so might be worth refreshing him this week and having him fresh for the run home.

I'd then see how Jones goes full time off the back half for a game (he takes Lewis spot), mainly because I think he'll had the good composure but also because I can see him heading there in the next couple of years. I'd then have Vince come in and play Jets role closure to goal and permanent back (not much run forward). Tyson to replace Jones in the middle and be given a week where he just plays his natural role, not trying to send him to the outside as much. Baker in to replace Strech's run and carry and to offer the speed we'll lose.

In: Vince, Tyson and Baker

Out: Stretch (inj),Lewis and Jetta (rested)

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Out: Smith, Stretch (both inj.)

In: Vince, Kennedy-Harris 

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28 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Out: Smith, Stretch (both inj.)

In: Vince, Kennedy-Harris 

These changes are likely but boy we would become an even slower team.

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JKH has had his chances, plenty of them. Ditto Tyson.

Both are neither up to snuff in AFL.

Would love to see Baker out there.

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Posted (edited)

RE ANB

SNAP! Exactly right, stats do tell lies sometimes and he isn't alone either. Simply there is no excuse for any AFL Standard player to miss from almost point blank 20-25 Metres out NONE!

Edited by picket fence

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33 minutes ago, picket fence said:

RE ANB

SNAP! Exactly right, stats do tell lies sometimes and he isn't alone either. Simply there is no excuse for any AFL Standard player to miss from almost point blank 20-25 Metres out NONE!

Tell Maxxy.

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1 hour ago, DSP said:

JKH has had his chances, plenty of them. Ditto Tyson.

Both are neither up to snuff in AFL.

Would love to see Baker out there.

That's what most said about Frost when we brought Petty in. Look how that worked out. 

I'm not against Baker playing, but I think with 7 weeks to go we add players with more AFL experience to the side. 

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

RE ANB

SNAP! Exactly right, stats do tell lies sometimes and he isn't alone either. Simply there is no excuse for any AFL Standard player to miss from almost point blank 20-25 Metres out NONE!

Let alone twice in the one game and one of those was about 15 meters directly in front.

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

RE ANB

SNAP! Exactly right, stats do tell lies sometimes and he isn't alone either. Simply there is no excuse for any AFL Standard player to miss from almost point blank 20-25 Metres out NONE!

ANB is frustrating but he has kicked 18 goals, our third most after Hogan and T Mac.

He will probably end up with 25-30 goals which would be a great return.  With our lack of outside runners we need him in the team.

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57 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Tell Maxxy.

I know the humour of this...yet it's a salient point. Were it not for Max's other outstanding abilities...

Max shouldn't miss the sitters. No one should.

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Imho the problem with JKH is the ability to translate good VFL form into AFL .

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