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58 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Agreed!  Not even Bugg would be THAT unsociable!  LOL

Speaking of whom.......do you get any special buzz when someone wearing #32 playing, and having an influence on the game?

 

 

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Absolutely drooling over a Hogan-Petracca-Watts-Garlett forward line

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2 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Absolutely drooling over a Hogan-Petracca-Watts-Garlett forward line

You can add Kent to that list as well. Has been in ripping form.

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4 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Absolutely drooling over a Hogan-Petracca-Watts-Garlett forward line

 

1 minute ago, Moneider96 said:

You can add Kent to that list as well. Has been in ripping form.

Lets not get too crowded :-)

 

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In

Petracca

Out

Harmes (rested)

 

harmes wasnt his usual self last week could be a bit tires and petrecca plays his sort of role.. no need to make too many changes.. oliver could push maybe benken? bk mightnt be used to playing afl seniors week in week out as he's never done it before

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3 hours ago, armstrong35 said:

In: Petracca and Oliver

Out: Brayshaw and Frost

With Frost it's a hard one. it all depends on the height of the Saints defenders?
If they're a little smaller than maybe cause them a few headaches and if they're taller then obviously we need the height..
But, if they're small then it's a good opportunity for Petracca to come in and play

Agree with this !! 

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On 4/27/2016 at 7:10 PM, WAGSLEFTFOOT said:

In

Petracca

Out

Harmes (rested)

 

harmes wasnt his usual self last week could be a bit tires and petrecca plays his sort of role.. no need to make too many changes.. oliver could push maybe benken? bk mightnt be used to playing afl seniors week in week out as he's never done it before

I mean he's leading the club for pressure acts and about 14th in the comp for tackles, so i'd say he's just being a very VERY good team player consistently and one of the last who should be dropped imo

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2 minutes ago, Peter Griffen said:

I mean he's leading the club for pressure acts and about 14th in the comp for tackles, so i'd say he's just being a very VERY good team player consistently and one of the last who should be dropped imo

i never meant he hasnt being a team player but is 5 weeks of pressure acts and tackles tiring him?

he is very good and im stoked we have him but we now have options if players aren't 100% primed

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Just now, WAGSLEFTFOOT said:

i never meant he hasnt being a team player but is 5 weeks of pressure acts and tackles tiring him?

he is very good and im stoked we have him but we now have options if players aren't 100% primed

Last week was Harmes best game for the season, no way will he be dropped. 

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Release the Petraccan!!! 

Yay!!!

Go Demons ;)

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wow!  I am so bloody excited. I dont know where to start.  I haven't a clue who should be in or who should be out!  Nor does it matter who I think.  Umpire! Bounce the [censored] ball ! 

 

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I can only think Petracca for Frost... Oliver to Casey. I like what Frost is bringing, but maybe at Etihad v Saints we need a mid more than a tall. Oliver is a clearance specialist, but the thinking may be give him a less pressured game at Casey before working him back into the team. Gus looked a bit stuffed at times on Sunday, but he still had a lot of deft and important touches inside. Matt Jones would be stiff to be sent to Casey, but selection is now that tight.

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The only one who can reasonably be dropped is Brayshaw as his ball handling was fumbly and it looks like he might need a reload in the twos.

Anyone else who misses will be because of matchups.

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1 hour ago, WAGSLEFTFOOT said:

In

Petracca

Out

Harmes (rested)

 

harmes wasnt his usual self last week could be a bit tires and petrecca plays his sort of role.. no need to make too many changes.. oliver could push maybe benken? bk mightnt be used to playing afl seniors week in week out as he's never done it before

One of his best games IMO, stat numbers aside.

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1 hour ago, Peter Griffen said:

I mean he's leading the club for pressure acts and about 14th in the comp for tackles, so i'd say he's just being a very VERY good team player consistently and one of the last who should be dropped imo

His disposal has surprised me too. He's a beautiful, low, spearing kick at times. Harmes stays in for mine.

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5 minutes ago, AdamFarr said:

His disposal has surprised me too. He's a beautiful, low, spearing kick at times. Harmes stays in for mine.

He just has to be careful not to over use that kick now. It's like he's found a weapon and wants to fire it off repeatedly. His kick to Bugg for the mark ended up well but probably could've had a little more 'fluff' on it. Can't see him getting dropped though, he's doing exactly what the coaches want and working on improving as well.

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7 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

He just has to be careful not to over use that kick now. It's like he's found a weapon and wants to fire it off repeatedly. His kick to Bugg for the mark ended up well but probably could've had a little more 'fluff' on it. Can't see him getting dropped though, he's doing exactly what the coaches want and working on improving as well.

If he keeps executing it I'm all for it. He did it to Hogan on a lead the previous week too or maybe it was against Essendon. Can't remember, but he certainly did it on the 'G.

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The Etihad factor is why I'd drop Frost. There's not the same space to need as many tall options and you need guys good in small spaces, where as Frost is at his best with room to run in to space either to attack or defend. 

I think Watts should play up the ground this week to get more involved in general play. Hogan usually plays deep at Etihad and I like that game plan. It's a ground where you can be creative at half back and get the ball through the middle then to your best forward one on one deep inside 50.

I'd like Oliver back to have that extra clearance and creative player to help get the ball through the middle of the ground. The question will be whether the club has faith that Oliver and Petracca can play together in the same side. I think they can. 65-70% game time each. Oliver probably doing a fair bit in the midfield with some time forward, Petracca the opposite. 

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2 minutes ago, AdamFarr said:

If he keeps executing it I'm all for it. He did it to Hogan on a lead the previous week too or maybe it was against Essendon. Can't remember, but he certainly did it on the 'G.

Yep was the kick to Hogan, one of the best kicks to a lead we've had in a long time, probably since Davey retired.

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3 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

The Etihad factor is why I'd drop Frost. There's not the same space to need as many tall options and you need guys good in small spaces, where as Frost is at his best with room to run in to space either to attack or defend. 

I think Watts should play up the ground this week to get more involved in general play. Hogan usually plays deep at Etihad and I like that game plan. It's a ground where you can be creative at half back and get the ball through the middle then to your best forward one on one deep inside 50.

I'd like Oliver back to have that extra clearance and creative player to help get the ball through the middle of the ground. The question will be whether the club has faith that Oliver and Petracca can play together in the same side. I think they can. 65-70% game time each. Oliver probably doing a fair bit in the midfield with some time forward, Petracca the opposite. 

To be honest, Hogan has been ordinary when playing as a deep forward this year. He's been far better playing as a CHF. Watts has been far better playing deep.

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3 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Now I reckon only Oliver will join Petracca. Brayshaw is one likely out but the other ..... no idea unless there is an as yet undisclosed injury.

I think you are right,  & probably Salem rested, not sure if that makes us stronger in the short term

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11 minutes ago, mo64 said:

To be honest, Hogan has been ordinary when playing as a deep forward this year. He's been far better playing as a CHF. Watts has been far better playing deep.

Agree that he's better as a CHF, but DS's point is that for Etihad it might suit him. In the NAB against the Saints, he should have had a bag, just couldn't mark the damn thing, but beat his opponent numerous times. I'd start him deep and then move him up the ground if he can't get into the game.

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For me it's either Frost or Pederson for team balance. With Frost you get more forward pressure and he is more likely the future with us, with Pederson I feel he's been quite solid and is a better second ruck than Frost. 

I reckon Harmes fits what we are trying to build at the club in terms of forward pressure and he is also a big part of the future.

Either way it'll be a very tough call for the match committee on Thursday night!

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I can't see them keeping Oliver out for very long.

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