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  1. Same people calling him to be delisted are probably the same people crying we traded out Kent & Tyson and we now have "no depth" takes a squad of 40 odd to build a club. Only 22 can play each week & ANB at his best in in that 18-25 range, he proved more than that last year. He is not alone on output this year.
  2. I remember back around 2008. A friend of mine knew Shane Crawford, he told him that Stuart Dew was named on the bench but starting forward. All the Hawks players piled onto Dew for first goal and of course he kicked the first goal, I remember at the time thinking “gees their carrying on for the first goal of a game” later that weekend found about it all, paid for their footy trip.
  3. Hore - outstanding pick up, he is a mini Lever. Easily slots into the back 6 in our best 18. One positive of injuries to our backman is the opportunity it has given him. Baker - Think he has what it takes, adds some pace to our midfield & his skills are up to it. Hopefully by seasons end he has taken his game up a notch. Sparrow - Haven't seen enough of him to judge. Seemed okay round 1. Keilty - Just a good VFL player, not up to it. Lockhart - whilst he has played a couple of good games I'm not entirely sold on him to be honest. Jury is still out for mine, I just don't see him as a player who gets a game if we to be a top side, may be a stop gap for a bit.
  4. Interestingly we are still #2 ranked side in contested possessions & clearances in the competition. They say you win 70% of games when you win the contested ball count which is clearly not the case for us because our contested ball is skewed. We are the #1 ranked side at winning contested ball at a stoppage but ranked 14th for contested ball around the ground, so as a lot of us are aware we are fine at winning the ball at stoppages it's what we then do with it & how we struggle to win the ball around the ground... We are also the #1 ranked side playing on from a mark, which in a modern game where controlling by foot is best. We also take the least marks equal with goal coast, so we rarely take marks but when we do we are off & going. Again our inability to control the football but foot kills us. We are the worst side for scores per inside 50 since the inside 50 stat was bought in in 1998. 16.8% of the time we score... We saw last year for large periods of games dominating inside 50 for no score so we there is proof we can turn it around.
  5. Interesting that people are calling for Goodwin & Jennings heads. I am well and truly backing in the both of them, I am unsure of Jennings contract situation but would be disappointed to see him go as a lot of the innovation from the last couple of years appears to have come from him & media folk seem to bring him up a lot in conversation. I would back him into turn this around with Goodwin, I would be more looking at Chaplin, Rooke and McCartney to a lesser extent. I think the coaching staff as a whole just completely misread the 6-6-6 set up, this isn't the sole reason for our woes but all the little things add up. It seems our game is based around just getting the ball inside 50 doesn't matter about quality just get it in there and through weight of numbers we will score. 6-6-6 was supposed to create more space inside 50 but in theory we used to try 2 off the back of the defensive end of the square, opposition would sometimes back themselves & try it or man us up creating open space for us inside forward 50. Now with the 6-6-6 it is 6 v 6 inside 50, 12 players which creates more congestion. We get the ball in anyway we can, Tmac has no space to work (which is his go, on the lead rather than 1v1 or contested situations) we can't retain ball inside 50 & our lack of defensive will & leg speed sides slingshot from end to end. Why wouldn't you sit back let us kick it in (which is usually poorly disposed of inside 50) know we can't compete in the air or at ground level & then be off to the races against us. Also sides put more work into you when you get better, Goodwin & co needs to work out a plan A for next year with a plan B,C & D for when things aren't going right. I feel we are in a holding pattern at the moment, caught between trying to learn a new style on the run but really needing time to work out what our long term plan & style will be & whether what we do in the back half of the year is the way forward or not.
  6. If Weideman was at another club I guarantee a lot on this board would be calling for us to chase him. We saw his potential at the end of last season, he showed improvement on the weekend barring the obvious miss. Also people crying we've had no first round draft picks yet calling for us to trade it for a key forward this year... Please. TMac & Weideman are not alone on their output from the back end of last year. Chill the F/%k out and give the 11 remaining games a go before calling for these changes
  7. The way I relate the signing is I follow the NFL & over there they sign back up Quarterbacks to lucrative deals for the sole reason to be a backup incase of injury. These blokes don't even play reserves, literally just practice each week in the event they may be needed. Seems Preuss is exactly that at the moment
  8. I have only read through bits & pieces of the topic but as usual there is massive overreactions. People calling for Goodwins head, was it Goodwin's fault our players missed simple set shots or his fault we kicked inaccurate all night ? I stopped emotionally investing in games after the saints loss which is extremely hard for me to do, the season was well & truly over then. The fact we played some really good footy for large parts of the game with still so much personnel out should be encouraging. We aren't playing finals this year so all we can do is hopefully get something of our best 22 back after the bye & play some footy together & take some momentum into the pre season. The overreacting in here is over the top the season has been gone for a long time
  9. As much as I am not a fan of JKH I think he comes back after a good return game last week. He is a better option than C.Wagner. Weideman returns for T.Smith. Petty looked sore last week so he makes way. Lockhart also looked sore if not rested then Fritsch can go, had enough of him. IN: JKH, Salem, Hibberd, Weideman OUT: C.Wagner, Petty, T.Smith, Lockhart/Fritsch Can not wait till sub par VFL footballers are no longer making up the numbers. C.Wagner J. Wagner Lockhart T.Smith Stretch Spargo Fritsch is borderline. There in lines one of the main problems at the moment.
  10. I saw this yesterday on Brad’s Instagram and have found myself thinking about it multiple times over the past 24 hours. What an absolute tragedy, been recently married myself I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to lose your wife let alone the mother of your children on top of that. Really puts life into perspective, a bad day at work, stuck in traffic, the small minute things that we get caught up on in our day to day lives really mean nothing. Let alone a lot of us getting caught up on the current state of our football side, it’s sad it takes tragedies like this to realise what is really important in life. I am sure the club will get around Brad & his family and provide the support needed
  11. I think the theory of don’t play the extra tall because of weather is old school. Unless it is absolutely pelting down for the whole game, ground conditions are usually pretty good these days, dries up quickly & new footys used every score kicked. I would almost have the oppostie view, if it is wet that means more stoppages, more ball ups, throw ins, more contact for Gawn. He’d tire a hell of a lot with the extra stoppages, Preuss’ big body in a slog against Mumford isn’t a bad idea, will it happen probably not
  12. I personally believe that season 2019 is over in terms of making the finals & threatening to win a premiership as the season started out. Some may believe that there is still hope but realistically it is over. For some positivity I thought we could have a thread which focuses on what people are looking forward to for the rest of 2019 & then into 2020.. I will start off with my list: 1. Hunts development as a forward 2. Marty Hores continual improvement 3. Return of Jake Lever 4. Addition of Steven May 5. Getting games into Baker 6. More games into Preuss 7. How Goodwin & the players tackle the remainder of the season, whether they wilt or stand up & respond to the poor start As for 2020 really looking forward to how our backline will look with Jetta, Lever, May, Hibberd, Hore, Salem & Petty. The potential addition of a top draft pick. Hoping for a Conor Rozee type from Port. There is a lot to look forward too, the side & list is still so young. I honestly believe this is just a small blimp on the radar towards a successful period for the Dees.
  13. 6- Gawn 5- Hunt 4- Harmes 3- Hore 2 - Oliver 1 - OMac
  14. Massively disappointing to be the better side for most of the night & let a 19 point lead slip but you can not question the endeavour & effort by the side tonight. Grossly undermanned & backs against the wall, no ones mentioned the 6 day break & double travel which is a joke, I don't think any side would have 2 trips back to back let alone on a 6 day break... Proud of the effort just disappointed we didn't get reward
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