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Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 17

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2 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

How many of 100 Dees games will this be for Vince?

It will be his 97th correct me if I'm wrong.

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1 hour ago, wizardinoz said:

Tom McDonald named on the wing again. I thought Goodwin had gotten that idea out of his system. Better not line up there. A complete waste of time.

I can't agree more.  Just play your most suitable players in their best starting positions.  T-Mac starting from the goal square pls.

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I hope JKH stays near the goalsquare

he has no speed

I hope so also SW.  Can't see him impacting off the wing.  Hopefully Spargo to push up as required.

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16 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

How many of 100 Dees games will this be for Vince?

I think his most recent game was Number 96.  They could make a TV series about it (one for the more mature reader).

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4 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

I hope so also SW.  Can't see him impacting off the wing.  Hopefully Spargo to push up as required.

I wish him well, but Footscray have speed. 

JKH doesn’t have that attribute

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1 hour ago, praha said:

Geez we lack pace. If this were anywhere other than the MCG I'd be far more confident.

I think if we play Fritschkrieg off one wing and Spargo off the other we should  be ok.   Jeffy up forward and Frosty down back have some toe also.   Need T-Mac, JKH and in particular Hogan and Jeffy to click and fire up forward for the above to work though, including a number of contested marks and plenty of pressure on their defenders to help out our mids and HBs.

In addition we need to cover the corridor when we don't have the ball and push them out wide and down the lines on the kick ins.  If this isn't working early with the usual zone press Goody has to be willing to go man on man in our forward half and also covering any individual Doggies that have speed through the middle.  Effectively a plan B if the zone press is showing early signs of fracturing (this could result from the press getting too skinny or drawn too deep into our forward line, allowing the opp to get the ball out the back...something i feel we have erred with in the past on the wider expanses of the G).

If we can't contain the Doggies on their slingshot 'attempts' at the G with this line up we will have learned nothing from the Saints debacle.

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9 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I wish him well, but Footscray have speed. 

JKH doesn’t have that attribute

JKH has a big engine and can run all day.

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2 minutes ago, kevin martin said:

JKH has a big engine and can run all day.

Just not quickly 

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3 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Slowly

Yes, we get it, you reckon he’s slow.

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

He is that

He's not slow as such...just not quick. This is the difference between effective at VFL...and not so much at AFL.

It's a valid criteria for being relevant or not at elite level. 

He does some nice stuff...at this level ..some needs to be more ' a lot' ... otherwise someone else should.

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1 minute ago, beelzebub said:

He's not slow as such...just not quick. This is the difference between effective at VFL...and not so much at AFL.

It's a valid criteria for being relevant or not at elite level. 

He does some nice stuff...at this level ..some needs to be more ' a lot' ... otherwise someone else should.

He has had his chances before...

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Just now, Sir Why You Little said:

He has had his chances before...

I agree...am surprised he's in.

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

He has had his chances before...

 

Just now, beelzebub said:

I agree...am surprised he's in.

He's still only a young kid - I think he deserves his chance and I hope he kills it

The ox is slow but the earth is patient, my friends......

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JKH

The backline of the dogs may have to rotate players on him. The same with Tom, Jesse and ANB (all elite endurance) . That could stretch them and throw their backline out of balance. I think he is faster than Bugg and Tyson (though not saying much). I also think he is maturing well and should do better this time out. Hope he makes it, a defining game for him (AFL or not).

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I guess the FD liked our balance last week. In terms of players who can play mid/forward and apply that pressure and spread that Stretch did last week I don't think JKH is a bad option. I'm glad we didn't pick Baker who clearly isn't ready. Who else would you pick to play this role? Kent isn't there yet being rusty in his first few games back. Only other I can think of is Bugg and I don't think he has enough dash to play on a wing. JKH isn't slow lol. He'd be as quick as Spargo or ANB. Not slow

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Just now, drysdale demon said:

Are you swyl's twin brother?

Are you capable of informed posting. Yet to see it.

Hope the comedy career takes off. ( Get a better writer ;) )

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1 minute ago, Yung Blood said:

I'm glad we didn't pick Baker who clearly isn't ready. 

How is Baker clearly not ready his form has been just as good if not better than JKH in the VFL?

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7 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

 

He's still only a young kid - I think he deserves his chance and I hope he kills it

The ox is slow but the earth is patient, my friends......

Pace is Pace. JKH doesn’t have it

Footscray are fast if nothing else

JKH is not a player i would pick against a quick side

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Jeez Dom Tyson must be in the doghouse. He is now behind JKH in the pecking order.

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JKH is an interesting inclusion in that he could look amazing compared to earlier games, but that could be due to both his improvement and the teams improvement. 

 

Our ability to win clearances will mean he doesn't have to win his own all day. He can use his tank to get in good positions and also add defensive cover for us, a bit like a better skilled ANB.

 

As long as he gets to positions all day and doesn't let his opponent run off him, he could complement the current team well. 

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