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On 7/29/2018 at 6:09 AM, beelzebub said:

We need to manage a few if we're to have a decent crack at September.

Rest Hogan....or he's cooked. A no brainer really. 

Personally I'd like to see Pedo in for Smith. Can at least understands the game.  Now is not about games into NOOBS...it's about assembling a finals team. Let's not cut off nose as they say.

I still think JKH is not up to it..

Some might suggest no change but I think it's imperative to give some a rest and tweak what is an imperfect line up.

If we're to do this...well... let's get serious mum ;)

i think we need to make September.. so play our best side. no resting for resting sake in my opinion. we make September we get 1 weeks rest before the first week of finals. Dont make september.. they can rest all they like.

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8 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

Gee jnr, you have become a grumblebum lately.

 

Fair call. Quite possibly caused by following a frustrating footy team!

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53 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

We have some pretty good players to come back who could make an impact finals . 

Viney

Hibberd

Hunt

Vanders

Maybe Kent if he can hit form.

Definitely Kent in that mix - he's ready again. 

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We need to play the best possible side this week and if it means Hogan is 75-80% fit, then he plays. Apparently no AFL player is 95%-100% fit and healthy at this stage of the year anyway.

We need to take this game as seriously as any other on the run home. We need to win by at least 10 goals to:

1) Negate Hawthorn's 10 goal win yesterday;

2) Ward off Geelong as they have 2 very easy games at kardina Park the last 2 weeks.

 

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Please get rid of Smith and JKH: absolute liabilities.

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One thing to bear in mind is that although we won against the Crows by no means did we play well.

We had a great scoring burst late in the third quarter that won us the match. Two lucky goals.. one to Melksham and the free to Hogan. I'm not complaining about the win. After losing games where we dominated or were relatively even we deserved some luck.

If we are going to play Smith we need to give him instructions to lay the ball off to a designated nearby kicker. Similarly he needs to have killing the ball as his first priority.

Each of Garlett, Spargo and JKH have something to commend them but the fact is we are not getting enough out of the sum of those three players. On the other hand the cupboard is not exactly bursting open at VFL level. A case can be made for Kent and AVB as players who might just deliver that bit extra. I will trust the selection committee but I hope they consider the team balance long and hard and not just go the easy path and reward the incumbents for being part of a winning team.

Hogan and Petracca are vital to the next six weeks as is Brayshaw maintaining his purple patch of form. Get the first two to improve by 50% and we can really dare to dream.

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If we do end up getting to finals i'd love to see Hunt back in the team somehow

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59 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Fair call. Quite possibly caused by following a frustrating footy team!

"Possibly" jnr I would say "certainly"

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Always been an AVB fan but people need to recall,  previously he was struggling to hold his place in the team. Not sure if this was due to the injury that put him out though

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10 minutes ago, loges said:

Always been an AVB fan but people need to recall,  previously he was struggling to hold his place in the team. Not sure if this was due to the injury that put him out though

agree very much but he may just give that balance we need. A very hard call.

Would hope the VFL guys had a hard hit out over the weekend. That ill scheduled bye does no one any favours.

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4 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

Smith is sort of the mini me version of Frost - some athletic abilities that few possess but it’s edge-of-your-seat time when he has the ball in hand. If he could sort out his disposal skills he could be fantastic. Big if though 

That is the big if, needs to be a much better ball user. We're hardly laden with good delivery out of defensive 50. 

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Out: Hogan (Rest)  Kennedy Harris

In: Pedo , Vanders

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JKH stays in. Played a good game. Some people on here are blind, fair dinkum.

Smith is a bit more in the gun. Loved his endeavour and physicality, but his disposal might mean he loses his spot.

Hunt is no chance to come in. Wasn't even in the 22 before he got hurt, and wasn't knocking the door down in the VFL before then. Demonland is slowly getting more daft.

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2 hours ago, loges said:

Always been an AVB fan but people need to recall,  previously he was struggling to hold his place in the team. Not sure if this was due to the injury that put him out though

Correct. We sometimes raise the ability of those outside the team beyond their actual level. 

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Which mid sized fwds have been playing well at Casey? Hammy issue for someone in the 1s I’ve heard. 

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Just now, Cards13 said:

Which mid sized fwds have been playing well at Casey? Hammy issue for someone in the 1s I’ve heard. 

Tommy bugg has been consistently in the best, surprisingly he can kick a set shot in vfl. Vanders has come back strong and kent is working his way back into form, although he always seem to step up in the ones. It will hurt if its melksham because none of those players can create opportunities for others like he can. If its spargo or garlett it would have to be bugg for his tackling avb a chance if its petracca straight swap for avb.

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6 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Which mid sized fwds have been playing well at Casey? Hammy issue for someone in the 1s I’ve heard. 

Who's in doubt ? 😳

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8 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Who's in doubt ? 😳

His mshakes bring all the boys to the yard..

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7 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

His mshakes bring all the boys to the yard..

Gives petracca a chance to step up and be that creative link. Then you would pick from avb, bugg, kent and i believe hannan is over his knee.

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11 minutes ago, demon3165 said:

Maybe roll the dice Vanders for Jones

 

What!!!!!!!!!!

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On 7/29/2018 at 7:08 AM, beelzebub said:

That'll fix his marking ?? 🤔

Nah but vaporub to a groin injury will improve his speed.

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34 minutes ago, Redleg said:

What!!!!!!!!!!

Could not do any worse than Jones.

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