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1 hour ago, Demons11 said:

I just got told Gawn is out this week.

Goodwin on Gawn: He’s just having a light week. 

He’ll train fully on Saturday and he will play on Sunday. We’re really confident about that.

— Melbourne FC (@melbournefc) August 9, 2018

Oh dear...

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18 hours ago, binman said:

Omac will get first crack at buddie. If he is killing him frosty gets next crack.

But buddy is not the key to this game. It is the medium to small forwards who have troubled us thisvseason, hawkins bag of 6 notwithstanding.

Swans need 100 points to beat us. Dees will happily give buddy 5-6 goals if they are not fonding goals elsewhere.

 

16 hours ago, binman said:

He might be a better fit in terms of pace and the fact that buddy plays up the ground a bit. But buddy is not fully fitvand is playing deeper so i reckon omac will get the nod.

 

2 hours ago, Wiseblood said:

Our number one key defender on their number one forward is funny?  Righto.

While I think Frost is the better matchup, I'd be more than happy to see Oscar get first crack on Sunday afternoon.

 

1 hour ago, binman said:

Exactly.

Omac has taken the oppos number 1 forward all season.

At the pointy end of the season we are top 4, so unarguably one of the best sides in the competition.

They may well go with frost because they think he is a better match up (ie pace and strength). But given our ladder position they are just as likely to stick with a winning formula.

On a related note, suggestions he might be dropped are absurd.

Goodwin on Franklin: "Sam Frost will get the first look at Buddy, and we’ll have some plans in place. "

Well done on being wrong again.

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5 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

 

 

 

Goodwin on Franklin: "Sam Frost will get the first look at Buddy, and we’ll have some plans in place. "

Well done on being wrong again.

Wrong?  Hardly.

My point was that you were laughing at the idea of Oscar playing on Buddy, which is ridiculous.  There is no reason why, at some stage, Oscar won't play on him.  I even said I think Sam Frost is a better match up in my previous post.

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26 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Goodwin on Gawn: He’s just having a light week. 

He’ll train fully on Saturday and he will play on Sunday. We’re really confident about that.

— Melbourne FC (@melbournefc) August 9, 2018

Oh dear...

Leave it alone mate. I, and many others, value Card’s inputs. Sniping from the side isn’t helpful

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26 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

 

 

 

Goodwin on Franklin: "Sam Frost will get the first look at Buddy, and we’ll have some plans in place. "

Well done on being wrong again.

From someone who is so consistently wrong that is high praise indeed.

He knows whereof one speaks.

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7 minutes ago, Jock Strap said:

Leave it alone mate. I, and many others, value Card’s inputs. Sniping from the side isn’t helpful

I wasn't having a go at Cards.  In fact, I don't think I've ever had a go at him.

Thanks for trying, though.

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8 minutes ago, SidVicious said:

In: Flipper, Melksham

Out: Gawn, Smith (inj)

Pretty gutsy call debuting a very young ruckman coming off a 2 possession  2 hitout game in the VFL. 

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IN: Hunt, Melksham

OUT: Smith (injj), Vandenberg (omit)

Pedersen to be the non playing emergency in case Gawn doesn't get up.

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1 hour ago, MadAsHell said:

IN: Hunt, Melksham

OUT: Smith (injj), Vandenberg (omit)

Pedersen to be the non playing emergency in case Gawn doesn't get up.

No Melky for another week according to Goody.

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2 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

 

No Melky for another week according to Goody.

It's disappointing he isn't playing, but I think it's the right move.  Both he and Hibberd can return for the Eagles game fit and ready to go.  Of course we would prefer to have him, but at this stage we gain nothing by rushing him back too soon.

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7 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

 

No Melky for another week according to Goody.

Oh damn!  Thanks for the heads up.

Vanders keeps his spot for another week then I guess.

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

It's disappointing he isn't playing, but I think it's the right move.  Both he and Hibberd can return for the Eagles game fit and ready to go.  Of course we would prefer to have him, but at this stage we gain nothing by rushing him back too soon.

........... agree, and we could have a lot to lose.

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13 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

 

No Melky for another week according to Goody.

So much for the idea he was being sneakily rested vs the Suns.  Bummer.

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32 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Pretty gutsy call debuting a very young ruckman coming off a 2 possession  2 hitout game in the VFL. 

what was his disposal efficiency?    😀

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Hunt for Smith

Pedo for Gawn (if unfit)

please do not play Gawn if he is at risk.  we can win without him. 

Oliver could read a ruckman with Parkinsons

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I would put Goodwin on the Dave Mission category of "grain of salt".. said Melksham would only miss 1 week..

I still think Gawn is highly unlikely to play.

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With the Sunday game and the extended interchange I can see the team tonight being:

Out: J.Smith

In: Pedersen, Weid, Hunt, Wagner and Kent

Whoever the in for Smith will obviously not play for Casey, but I could see more than 1 coverage player being held over from Saturday's game, in particular Peds and Weid as cover for Maxy

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I liked the earlier posts that had Melksham coming back for Smith and Fritsch covering for Smith.

Assuming Melksham does not return I can still see a similar move with Hannan or less likely Kent being the inclusion.

Wagner doesn't cut it and Hunt has done nothing for 18 months.

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3 hours ago, Demons11 said:

I just got told Gawn is out this week.

Not according to the Coach.

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Never had much hope for Melksham. I don't remember the last time we had a guy miss one week with a hammy.

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4 hours ago, Demons11 said:

I just got told Gawn is out this week.

 

3 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Goodwin seems to think he will play.

Who to believe. Tough choice.

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Its probably fair to say that Pedo is coming in either way.

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