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8 minutes ago, Nasher said:

What was wrong with Lewis other than the stray elbow?

He falls over a fair bit.

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5 minutes ago, Radar Detector said:

I thought Smith, Spargo and ANB were our least effective tonight. Lewis also did some

Smith played most of the game forward so not sure there is a role for him. 

Not sure there is anyone really demanding a promotion though.

Bugg and Tyson starred today, JKH was good too in horrible conditions 

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Does Jay Kennedy Harris deserve some senior time now?

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Those calling for Smith need to take nite of him being moved forward due to them flooding their defensive 50.

I don't mind him in the backline next week against the Dogs.

Bernie only comes in for a run with role especially given the Dogs speed

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10 minutes ago, Nasher said:

What was wrong with Lewis other than the stray elbow?

And the elbow at that only became a thing because Walters took a dive.

However, he just looked off tonight. Fresh air kick attempts instead of trying to pick the ball up, a couple of missed passes, and there was at least one other bad free kick against. He's just OK right now, nothing more.

5 minutes ago, Biffen said:

Since Queens Birthday our glaring weaknesses have been leg speed and defensive pressure.

Frost ,Garlett and Smith are pretty quick.

I thought Smith had a fair first half.

VDB got 16 tackles in the reserves.

Spargo goes alright but he has limitations.

Lewis had another mistake riddled game.

If Vince and Lewis aren't getting pushed out we are not moving forward.

There is no way VDB is getting a game after one VFL game in 2.5 years.

4 minutes ago, Nasher said:

I assumed Smith in the forward line was in response to the way Fremantle occupied our forward line, rather than our idea per se. It wasn’t going to be OMac, Frost, Hibberd or Jetta, so he’s th logical next choice. I can’t think of any other reason for it because he definitely did not look a natural forward.

That's probably right.

I still query whether we need Smith in the backline. But we absolutely should not be putting him anywhere near the forward line again given what he showed up there tonight.

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Just now, 3031 said:

Does Jay Kennedy Harris deserve some senior time now?

If he doesn’t get it this week he never will

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5 minutes ago, Nasher said:

I assumed Smith in the forward line was in response to the way Fremantle occupied our forward line, rather than our idea per se. It wasn’t going to be OMac, Frost, Hibberd or Jetta, so he’s th logical next choice. I can’t think of any other reason for it because he definitely did not look a natural forward.

Smith was doing SFA down back, needed to try something to get him into the game other than for tackling.

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If Smith cant play down back he cant be in the team, he's not a forwards bum hole.

ANB has he got pics of Goody's Missus or what? If he has i guess he's going to stay in the team but simon if he doesn't he has to go.

Out: ANB, Smith(depending on match up)

In: Anyone with as heart beat

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3 minutes ago, davo said:

Bugg and Tyson starred today, JKH was good too in horrible conditions 

Would prefer to give JKH a run than Spargo or ANB at this stage. We don’t need Tyson in the guts right now and I hope never to see Bugg in a Demons jumper again.

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3 minutes ago, Chook said:

He falls over a fair bit all the bloody time, can barely bend down to pick up the ball, has no defensive pressure and panics under pressure.

 

Fixed.

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18 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Joel Smith spent most of the night getting in Hogan’s way tonight.

I would blame the coaching staff for that, he is a defender 

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I agree with petraccattack  In Baker Out J.Smith.

I feel the need for speed

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1 minute ago, Win4theAges said:

If Smith cant play down back he cant be in the team, he's not a forwards bum hole.

ANB has he got pics of Goody's Missus or what? If he has i guess he's going to stay in the team but simon if he doesn't he has to go.

Out: ANB, Smith(depending on match up)

In: Anyone with as heart beat

Honestly don’t know what’s going on with ANB, he’s been average or below for most of the year but he’s played every game, don’t think he’s missed a game since Goodwin became coach 

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1 minute ago, Radar Detector said:

Would prefer to give JKH a run than Spargo or ANB at this stage. We don’t need Tyson in the guts right now and I hope never to see Bugg in a Demons jumper again.

I don’t mind Bugg when he’s in form, reckon he’d do better than Melksham at the minute 

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19 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Out. J Smith

In. Vince

Would love to drop Lewis and ANB but don’t see an obvious replacement.

Lewis could be replaced by a much more attractive Witches Hat

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15 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

If Smith was surplus to our defensive needs this week then no point playing him next week, so I expect him to be dropped. Not sure who gets his spot, but I think a running player over a tall.

Don't think it was his fault, the dockers clearly flooded so no point in playing 3 or 4 of our guys lose behind the ball. Thought he was pretty good early. No other team will play that way, so can't judge him on that performance, expect to hope the coaches show him what to do if he ends up there again

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3 minutes ago, davo said:

I don’t mind Bugg when he’s in form, reckon he’d do better than Melksham at the minute 

Bugg is a class below Melksham, delist...

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No change. 

This is the right balance. 

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Did Bernie play at Casey today,I don't think so. If not he might be freshened up and we could need it

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4 minutes ago, davo said:

I don’t mind Bugg when he’s in form, reckon he’d do better than Melksham at the minute 

Bugg is a momentum killer. Wouldn’t trust he or ANB with a shot on goal if they were the last blokes on earth. Only player worse at that right now is big Maxy (but he more than makes up for it).

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Just now, Skuit said:

No change. 

This is the right balance. 

Fair call we just dominated 4 quarters 

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