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I think hunt for smith is the only change.adding Pedo to a backline that will have Omac,Jetta, Bernie, Lewis in it is dangerous due to lack of legspeed

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3 hours ago, Redleg said:

Not according to the Coach.

Forgive me if I don't take that as gospel, because we're full of it when it comes to injuries - or, to put it more charitably, we're just very bad at predicting when players will be back. Eg. Melksham was 50/50 as to whether he'd miss a week, and suddenly he's out for three, Hibberd turned out worse than first predicted, the ever-expanding time Viney will be out, Hannan under a cloud with a 'jarred knee' and suddenly gone for a few weeks, etc. To be fair, most Clubs are, but it's still annoying.

Really tough to predict selection this week. If Gawn is gone then Pedo comes in to play ruck and drop back into the hole. I think Fritsch might play back, replacing Smith, with either Kent or Hannan joining our mid/forward group. I doubt we want to make too many changes but I don't rate JKH and would be happy to see him replaced, but I'll be surprised if it happens. I'm not sure Hunt's ready yet, but I'd like to see him back in the team if he can find some form.

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No Melksham is a bugger, having him miss vs GC wasn’t ever really going to trouble us but against Sydney he’s a big out. 

Hopefully Gawn is fine to go, our track record of naming players and then actually playing is pretty sound. 

I swear Sydney seem to have this knack of getting us when we’re at our weakest. 

Assuming Gawn is right to go I picture one change, Hunt for Smith. Would love to see Hunt regain some confidence, he was a massive fan favourite last year!

EDIT: if Gawn is a late out then Pedersen gets his shot. 

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OUT - Smith, Vince, JKH

IN- Pederson, Hunt, Kent

Pederson comes in to chop out Max and give Goodwin an option back or forward if required. I think Pederson can expose Sydney on the big ground with his run against the Sydney talls.

Hunt comes in for Vince to give us more pace and a potential matchup on a Rohan. Sydney forwards will try and beat us with there pace. Ronke, Rohan, Florent, Hayward, Papley all quick. I can’t imagine both Lewis and Vince down back against this mob!

Kent gives us a forward flank threat that can play up on the wing and push deep forward. He is more versatile than JKH and has a booming left foot and plenty of dash. Kent most definitely improves the side. Creates a headache for Sydney too match up on I think!

Goodwin will be wanting field the best team available over the next three weeks.

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17 hours ago, Redleg said:

Not according to the Coach.

Interesting that Weideman and Pederson are on the extended bench. Gawn didn't play a lot of the last quarter against GC from memory. Goodwin's last sentence "we're really confident of that" makes me a lot less confident he'll play. And the vibe on Hunt is increasing...

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On 8/6/2018 at 4:15 PM, Dee Zephyr said:

Wow, there’s talk of Hannebery and Rohan returning and the plunge is on us?

You're worried about Rohan's 8 possessions ?

Have you seen Hannebery play this year ?

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14 hours ago, Dee tention said:

OUT - Smith, Vince, JKH

IN- Pederson, Hunt, Kent

Pederson comes in to chop out Max and give Goodwin an option back or forward if required. I think Pederson can expose Sydney on the big ground with his run against the Sydney talls.

Hunt comes in for Vince to give us more pace and a potential matchup on a Rohan. Sydney forwards will try and beat us with there pace. Ronke, Rohan, Florent, Hayward, Papley all quick. I can’t imagine both Lewis and Vince down back against this mob!

Kent gives us a forward flank threat that can play up on the wing and push deep forward. He is more versatile than JKH and has a booming left foot and plenty of dash. Kent most definitely improves the side. Creates a headache for Sydney too match up on I think!

Goodwin will be wanting field the best team available over the next three weeks.

On balance, excellent options. I would have liked to have seen these changes weeks ago...

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21 minutes ago, ProDee said:

You're worried about Rohan's 8 possessions ?

Have you seen Hannebery play this year ?

Personally, I believe we have them both covered if they do play. Hannebery has struggled this year to have any impact. 

I was a little surprised at the decent plunge on us early in the week at those short odds. Some might think those two possible inclusions will make the Swans better and find their odds more appealing. 

 

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5 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Interesting that Weideman and Pederson are on the extended bench. Gawn didn't play a lot of the last quarter against GC from memory. Goodwin's last sentence "we're really confident of that" makes me a lot less confident he'll play. And the vibe on Hunt is increasing...

Unlike others, when the Coach has declared a player will play, it has turned out that way this year.

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