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The game against Port in Renmark doesn't mean much to me because it is still too far away from the season proper, is played in belting heat, and the newbies, young'ns, and rookies will make up the majority of the team. We will get better measures of foot skills, sure hands, playing to instruction etc... but I can't see the game being used to assess whether we can actually win.

The NAB cup round 3 game will be more important as we see which players are being genuinely considered and which players have already cemented a spot.

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Hope the kids give a good shake.

They are only kids rpfc a number have yet to play a real AFL game.

Not expecting a lot but it will depend on how serious Port are about winning.

I suspect they need to win badly in their situation.

If so I think we will be lucky to keep the loss under 5 goals.

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They are only kids rpfc a number have yet to play a real AFL game.

Not expecting a lot but it will depend on how serious Port are about winning.

I suspect they need to win badly in their situation.

If so I think we will be lucky to keep the loss under 5 goals.

Frankly I would rather see the attitude with Port trying to keep their loss to us under 5 goals!

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Frankly I would rather see the attitude with Port trying to keep their loss to us under 5 goals!

I am far from convinced we are taking this seriously

And as I think we saw last week when we take out a few of the better players we still struggle.

We are still short of having a good list.

Port beat us twice last year I have seen little to suggest the relative lists have changed enough to expect a reveresal

Lets see the teams before get over excited

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They are only kids rpfc a number have yet to play a real AFL game.

Not expecting a lot but it will depend on how serious Port are about winning.

I suspect they need to win badly in their situation.

If so I think we will be lucky to keep the loss under 5 goals.

Not having a go OD, but just curious as to why you think Port would "need to win badly" and not us? I would see a win being equally as important to both teams and so we can maybe expect to see a real contest.

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I'm hoping for no injuries, not really worried about the result unless we get flogged, don't show them everything prior to round 1.

Will be interesting to see the squad, hoping Strauss is fit.

Happened to run into him the other day and both him and Fitzpatrick were both told they wouldn't play Round 1 of the NAB purely for load purposes, James mentioned he had pulled up sore earlier in the week so that's what the club decided. Both should play this weekend.

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My team for this week

Strauss Davis Sellar

Dunn Gillies MacDonald

Taggart M Jones Tynon

Kent Pederson Tapscott

Davey Fitzpatrick Barry

Spencer Magner Couch

Clisby, Stark, McKenzie, Nicholson, Evans, Terlich

I don't care about this game, protect the players that should be playing round one, give some fringe players a chance to stake their claim. Week 3 and 4 go in full strength.

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Not having a go OD, but just curious as to why you think Port would "need to win badly" and not us? I would see a win being equally as important to both teams and so we can maybe expect to see a real contest.

Have as many go's as you like hardtack.

My reasoning is they have big debts, falling membership, falling attendances and desperate need under a new Coach and Chairman to get the season off to a good start as early as possible.

While I think the MFC need a good start for a number of equally as good reasons I am confident the MFC / FD do not agree.

I think we will see a lot when the teams are announced.

I expect Port to name as strong a squad as possible.

I expect us to name a squad with a far greater number of new / untried AFL players .

I am keen to see the sides

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My reasoning is they have big debts, falling membership, falling attendances and desperate need under a new Coach and Chairman to get the season off to a good start as early as possible.

While I don't disagree about our priorities for this game, this bit sounds a bit familiar doesn't it...

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While I don't disagree about our priorities for this game, this bit sounds a bit familiar doesn't it...

Yes it does!

but I think this weekend the difference is they have as better list than the one we have available.

Not sure how we are getting to Renmark but it must be a lot harder than a 250 km bus ride from Adelaide.

Seems the odds are stacked against us.

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FB: Strauss Gillies Nicholson

HB: Watts Sellar Jetta

C: Toumpas Magner M Jones

HF: Taggart Hogan. Tapscott

FF: Davey. Pedersen. Fitzpatrick

Foll: Spencer. Couch. Viney

Int: terlich. Davis. Kent Barry macdonald Evans

Rest frawley, garland, Dunn, mcdonald, jones, mckenzie, Sylvia, Byrnes, jamar, Dawes, Howe, grimes. I'd only play Viney and Toumpas for limited minutes to get some experience at the afl level as well.

Really the aim of this game should be to find out who we can put in the team the next 2 weeks to push for a round 1 spot. There are guys in direct competition for small defender, midfield and forward spots

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FB: Strauss Gillies Nicholson

HB: Watts Sellar Jetta

C: Toumpas Magner M Jones

HF: Taggart Hogan. Tapscott

FF: Davey. Pedersen. Fitzpatrick

Foll: Spencer. Couch. Viney

Int: terlich. Davis. Kent Barry macdonald Evans

Rest frawley, garland, Dunn, mcdonald, jones, mckenzie, Sylvia, Byrnes, jamar, Dawes, Howe, grimes. I'd only play Viney and Toumpas for limited minutes to get some experience at the afl level as well.

Really the aim of this game should be to find out who we can put in the team the next 2 weeks to push for a round 1 spot. There are guys in direct competition for small defender, midfield and forward spots

God I hope the side is a bit better than that one.

That side is cannon fodder.

Practise game or not I don't want a ten goal loss.

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