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4 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Is this a good or a bad thing? Does it mean we have a superstar ruckman? Or does it mean the club lacks depth in the rucking department? Or a bit of both?

It's a classic Double Edged Sword. 

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22 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Is this a good or a bad thing? Does it mean we have a superstar ruckman? Or does it mean the club lacks depth in the rucking department? Or a bit of both?

It means we have the premier ruckman in the competition. 

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2 minutes ago, bringbackthebiff said:

It means we have the premier ruckman in the competition. 

And if he goes down we are in deep s#*t. Remember against Geelong at Docklands a couple of years ago!

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Remember 2017 when Max missed a huge chunk of the year and we were fine?

Preuss and Keilty are important depth but our mids should be good enough to adapt to playing without a dominant ruck.

Max's most important role last year was providing the backline with aerial support. I'd imagine that will be vital against Port as well.

When May gets back and then up to speed the backline should be able to hold it's own far better. 

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NikNat would have been considered the most irreplaceable (in fact he was according to many) before he went down, and how did that work out?

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6 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Remember 2017 when Max missed a huge chunk of the year and we were fine?

Preuss and Keilty are important depth but our mids should be good enough to adapt to playing without a dominant ruck.

Max's most important role last year was providing the backline with aerial support. I'd imagine that will be vital against Port as well.

When May gets back and then up to speed the backline should be able to hold it's own far better. 

I reckon it's important that we play Maxy forward frequently...  to get our Mids working well,  without the silver service.

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No debate from me. Of course he is the most irreplaceable. He is one of a kind. Life would be dull without him.

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Easily Max and not just for the reason that he is an elite player in the comp and one of our greatest competitive advantages, but also for the fact that we don't have a replacement and the club has traded in a complete dud in Preuss, would much rather we'd recruited another journeyman ruckman who at some point showed some remote form of footy IQ at AFL level, either that or a lanky bean pole like max 7 years ago.

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18 hours ago, rjay said:

NikNat would have been considered the most irreplaceable (in fact he was according to many) before he went down, and how did that work out?

Better answer my own question...they replaced him and won a flag...

As the saying goes "the cemetery is full of irreplaceable people".

It would be harder without Max but life goes on.

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6 hours ago, David Williamson said:

Easily Max and not just for the reason that he is an elite player in the comp and one of our greatest competitive advantages, but also for the fact that we don't have a replacement and the club has traded in a complete dud in Preuss, would much rather we'd recruited another journeyman ruckman who at some point showed some remote form of footy IQ at AFL level, either that or a lanky bean pole like max 7 years ago.

Preuss seems to be getting a lot of hate mail on DL lately. He is a journeyman ruckman with a completely different style to max. He is certainly a work in progress but even though he is nowhere near max's level he does some good things.

He gets to train with the best and max gets to train against a man mountain. I think everyone is a winner and I suspect at some point we will see the two play together and the coaches will take a look at how that works. I suspect there will be more minuses than plusses but it is possible that it will click and surprise us all. 

If max goes down you can bet that Preuss will get first look at replacing him regardless of what some people on here seem to think. 

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5 hours ago, rjay said:

Better answer my own question...they replaced him and won a flag...

As the saying goes "the cemetery is full of irreplaceable people".

It would be harder without Max but life goes on.

Yes, and "the cemetery is a great leveller" too......

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18 hours ago, DV8 said:

I reckon it's important that we play Maxy forward frequently...  to get our Mids working well,  without the silver service.

Sorry DS I don't agree. Good and all that Maxy was his best asset is his rucking work for the team

That he goes back or forward snd takes marks match saving or winning is thankfully in addition to his major midfield role and we should pray every night that we don't lose him fir any extended streak of games.

18 hours ago, DV8 said:

I reckon it's important that we play Maxy forward frequently...  to get our Mids working well,  without the silver service.

 

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