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MacDonald for mine, he was named in Casey's best last week where as Jetta wasn't and he's also more of a like for like replacement for Grimes' role, where as Bennell (already in the team) can be used anywhere with Maric & Wonna potentially getting more of a run on the ball in at different stages through rotation.

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MacDonald for mine, he was named in Casey's best last week where as Jetta wasn't and he's also more of a like for like replacement for Grimes' role, where as Bennell (already in the team) can be used anywhere with Maric & Wonna potentially getting more of a run on the ball in at different stages through rotation.

Jetta for mine. We need another stoppage player. Others can cover the half back role.

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Confirmed. Jetta in. GO DEES! Show these muppets how unified we are!

Yep. And big Max Gawn is now named as an emergency...

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Does this mean Stef is going in under some doubt?

I doubt it or they would have named Gawn as an emergency last night.

All it means IMO is that they needed to name another emergency and it's good encouragement for Gawn to be named.

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This bit is certainly right.

I hope Martin and Juice can stand up as it would be unfair to throw Gawn in when he really has just gone from second ruck with plenty of rest to taking on the no1 ruck duties in Casey seconds.

A senior player would be given continuity after a major injury (e.g Petterd look very rusty in early games this year) so given he is just starting his first full season let him have plenty of time trying to handly just getting the tank to be a number 1 ruck.

it will be very interesting to track his progress now Spencer is out.

I felt we would have been better equipped for a Jamar injury about mid year so timing is not great.

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Guys I struggle with Bennell however he can play forward or back so I suppose that gives us something.

He has had a number of games now and IMO needs to show more if he is to get a regular spot in the 22.

He has IMO three weeks to show he is more than a bit player.

In three weeks time we will have Trengove back and hopefully Mckenzie with Scully shortly after that.

If he has not shown significant improvement then we should up grade one of the rookies and give them a chance.

So I will try not to complain about him for three weeks.

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Some players are going to have to step up massively over the next 4-6 weeks while we slowly get some of our team back. Big opportunity for the likes of Jetta and Bennell who have both been thereabouts in our best 25, also a big load for Stef to bare until the Red Russian is back.

Some interesting times ahead.

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Guys I struggle with Bennell however he can play forward or back so I suppose that gives us something.

He has had a number of games now and IMO needs to show more if he is to get a regular spot in the 22.

He has IMO three weeks to show he is more than a bit player.

In three weeks time we will have Trengove back and hopefully Mckenzie with Scully shortly after that.

If he has not shown significant improvement then we should up grade one of the rookies

and give them a chance.

So I will try not to complain about him for three weeks.

Old Dee, I know it is unfair, illogucal, etc etc to compare players. but in relation to Bennell, two words Travis Varcoe, two years ago and now......be patient

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Guys I struggle with Bennell however he can play forward or back so I suppose that gives us something.

He has had a number of games now and IMO needs to show more if he is to get a regular spot in the 22.

He has IMO three weeks to show he is more than a bit player.

In three weeks time we will have Trengove back and hopefully Mckenzie with Scully shortly after that.

If he has not shown significant improvement then we should up grade one of the rookies and give them a chance.

So I will try not to complain about him for three weeks.

3 weeks to render judgement as a player in 2011?

His career?

Jeez...

We have given Bate and Dunn 7 years. With the more celebrated latter having a most average career.

I am willing to give the talented kids time. They will need it, and we will be rewarded for our patience.

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I hope Martin and Juice can stand up as it would be unfair to throw Gawn in when he really has just gone from second ruck with plenty of rest to taking on the no1 ruck duties in Casey seconds.

A senior player would be given continuity after a major injury (e.g Petterd look very rusty in early games this year) so given he is just starting his first full season let him have plenty of time trying to handly just getting the tank to be a number 1 ruck.

it will be very interesting to track his progress now Spencer is out.

I felt we would have been better equipped for a Jamar injury about mid year so timing is not great.

Petterd looked rusty early?

Was sub in one and reasonable in the other before being dominant last week. They are his only appearances in 2011.

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3 weeks to render judgement as a player in 2011?

His career?

Jeez...

We have given Bate and Dunn 7 years. With the more celebrated latter having a most average career.

I am willing to give the talented kids time. They will need it, and we will be rewarded for our patience.

I am glad you see things I don't.

My comment is that he has 3 weeks where it is doubtfull we have anyone to take his place.

After that we hopefully will have a number of players pushing for a spot.

On past and current form would you play him in preference to Trengove, Mckenzie or Scully?

Add in Blease and Strauss maybe in a few weeks time.

I look forward to seeing something.

I have never seen him play a game where I would put him in the top 10 of our players.

Bate and Dunn had plenty of games in the earlier years where they were inside the top 10.

Just does not do anything for me.

Happy to be wrong.

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Old Dee, I know it is unfair, illogucal, etc etc to compare players. but in relation to Bennell, two words Travis Varcoe, two years ago and now......be patient

I live for the day "satyricon".

My memory is that Varcoe had the odd good game.

I have never seen Bennell play above average.

Now I have not seen every game he has played so I may have missed his "good" game.

It is only my opinion, right or wrong.

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Jetta is in - see mfc website

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HaHaHa!! After all that Bennell Bashing, Jetta is in! :lol:

Golden stuff Guys, you made me laugh during a rubbish Friday work day....Thanks.

Let's hope Jetta plays a game like he did in Darwin last year....WE NEED YOU NEV.

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HaHaHa!! After all that Bennell Bashing, Jetta is in! :lol:

Golden stuff Guys, you made me laugh during a rubbish Friday work day....Thanks.

Let's hope Jetta plays a game like he did in Darwin last year....WE NEED YOU NEV.

HI WYL Bennell was already in mate!

And not sure I was into bashing.

Just don't like his contribution so far.

You want to check the site again!

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