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1 hour ago, Jaded said:

I don't necessarily disagree, and while it's all about offence from defence these days, you still need players down back who can actually defend, and Jetta is an exceptional defender. 

Between Hunt, Melksham, Hibberd and Vince, we have 4 players down back who are so so defenders and will give up their share of goals. This is where Jetta comes into his own, as he can successfully reduce the influence of guys like Betts, who we know can turn a game. His spot is only going to come into question if we are playing a team who doesn't have strong small forwards in their mix. 

Yep, Jetta is a very good defender.

Until someone shows they can defend near as well as him he'll take his spot in the 22.

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I'm fairly confident ANB will solidify a spot this year.

He is not terribly dynamic but he is a good leading mark and a reasonable shot on goal,and a good tackler.

I'm more worried about two debutantes in one match but nothing ventured..

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15 minutes ago, Members' Wing said:

I assume those continually calling it "Shitihad" and "Etishit" throughout this thread are 12 years old.

Not at all. Just an inferior ground with a pathetic attitude to supporters - especially non home ground supporters. "Shitihad" just rolls off the tongue.

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2 hours ago, It's Time said:

Watts on Riewoldt could be a very interesting choice. Has the height and pace and would be deadly on the rebound which would make Riewoldt more accountable and less likely to keep streaming into forward 50 with no defenders within 30 metres

Doesn't have the tank. I think Vince will get him if on a wing and we will accept he will get marked over on occasion.

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1 hour ago, Members' Wing said:

I assume those continually calling it "Shitihad" and "Etishit" throughout this thread are 12 years old.

Take your point....Must admit I prefer... Docklands

Stadium and competition naming rights are a misappropriation of history

The Toyota AFL Finals... the Emirates Mebourne Cup, the Benson and Hedges One Day Series (that's an old one)

How about the Red Bull Arena for the MCG !!!

By the way who is Ikon

Last night on 3AW pregame they were joking about the JLT naming rights saying they kept forgetting who and what was sponsoring the comp.

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1 hour ago, Biffen said:

I'm fairly confident ANB will solidify a spot this year.

He is not terribly dynamic but he is a good leading mark and a reasonable shot on goal,and a good tackler.

I'm more worried about two debutantes in one match but nothing ventured..

ANB seems to get on the end of some gimmes, he seems to have a knack for that, and if he can do that tomorrow and kick two or three goals and lay half a dozen tackles I reckon he will have justified his selection. Hopefully he will and hopefully he will do even better.

 

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On 3/23/2017 at 7:05 PM, Rusty Nails said:

Think the panel is quite worried about the Saints ability to spread. Tyson probably the most vulnerable here of all the mids. Searching for additional closing speed with that selection. I don't know a thing about Hannan so the FD must be seeing something on the training track....including speed over first 10 meters or so.

Yeah what I saw in JLT was that. Speed is the first thing you see.

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11 hours ago, poita said:

For all our supposed depth, that is a fairly ordinary side for round 1. No way Weideman & Neal-Bullen should be playing - Neal Bullen is a VFL player only, and Weideman is at least 12 months off being a decent player. I don't know Hannan at all but it is asking a lot for a bloke who wasn't even played a JLT game.

I love the logic that says that Hannan, Jetta and Garlett can play off one game at Casey, but Tyson and Kent (who both finished top ten in the B&F last year) can not.

I'm worried by our lack of height in the back line, and our lack of cover for any of our key position players. Pedersen at even 50% at least gives us some flexibility that we don't currently have. Frost is a massive out, as he is a good match up for any of St Kilda's tall forwards. I'm glad Spencer wasn't named, but not sure he was given such a prominent role in the pre season if he wasn't part of our plans going forward.

Sigh ?

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10 minutes ago, Deestar9 said:

Sigh ?

Pedo is sh*t at 100% and Frost is fringe at best 

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7 hours ago, It's Time said:

Watts on Riewoldt could be a very interesting choice. Has the height and pace and would be deadly on the rebound which would make Riewoldt more accountable and less likely to keep streaming into forward 50 with no defenders within 30 metres

I'm not an out-and-out Watts detractor. I like some of the things he brings to the team. But there's no way he should ever be considered for a run-with role.

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9 hours ago, bandicoot said:

ANB essentially took Buggs spot. I believe ANB provides more forward pressure and is likely to score more.

Hannan took Harmes spot beacsue we desperately lack speed. This lack of speed cost us both games last year and Goodwin isn't keen to replicate this mistake. 

Spencer was never going to get selected for etihad as it would have made the side even slower. 

Most teams are missing 3-4 of their starting side including saints. We are unlikely to have a full side again this year so get used to it. 

U are dead right! Virtually no teams are st full strength on day 1. But if it gets tough and Steven is dominating would Bugg or ANB be the best tagger? ( ask Pendlebury)

hannah may be a great prospect but is he what we need tomorrow? I just think this team has been picked for the future, not R1

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8 hours ago, Skuit said:

I'm not an out-and-out Watts detractor. I like some of the things he brings to the team. But there's no way he should ever be considered for a run-with role.

Correct. Rooey has an elite tank. Watts doesn't. He would be chopped up chasing his tail.

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14 hours ago, Members' Wing said:

I assume those continually calling it "Shitihad" and "Etishit" throughout this thread are 12 years old.

It is a bit hard to take those seriously. Same with the ones who use their similarly uninventive school yard names for all the clubs.

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Any news on whether Paddy or Maverick are out of the Saints side? 

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1 hour ago, Farmer said:

U are dead right! Virtually no teams are st full strength on day 1. But if it gets tough and Steven is dominating would Bugg or ANB be the best tagger? ( ask Pendlebury)

hannah may be a great prospect but is he what we need tomorrow? I just think this team has been picked for the future, not R1

Not that I'd like anyone tagged, but if we were going to tag someone I'd go with Vince. Bugg is a fringer at best and isn't the future. There's no way ANB would ever be sent to tag someone like JS.

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Any news on whether Paddy or Maverick are out of the Saints side? 

Not as yet, although you would think going by the 'jungle drums' that one of these two will miss and Acres will be the replacement.

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On 23/03/2017 at 9:23 AM, Demonland said:

Melbourne by 28 points

Close but no ceegar.

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On 23/03/2017 at 10:55 PM, Farmer said:

If you are pumped to see this team you are easily pumped ! It is a very weak team, without Tyson, Kent, Hibberd, Frost, VdB.

Bugg and Harnes are needed in R1 rather than a new kid Hannan. Spencer has played all practice matches yet is dropped. Hannan has played none and is picked. . For some reason coaches have lost direction at the last minute. I predict a thrashing . Will be happy with 60 points loss. I'm not bullshitting, I think it's an awful team

Thought Hannan was ok. Assume you'll be retracting the above?

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On 3/23/2017 at 10:55 PM, Farmer said:

If you are pumped to see this team you are easily pumped ! It is a very weak team, without Tyson, Kent, Hibberd, Frost, VdB.

Bugg and Harnes are needed in R1 rather than a new kid Hannan. Spencer has played all practice matches yet is dropped. Hannan has played none and is picked. . For some reason coaches have lost direction at the last minute. I predict a thrashing . Will be happy with 60 points loss. I'm not bullshitting, I think it's an awful team

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I told you that you were wrong, Wiz.  It was a ridiculous post at the time and looks even worse now.  I hope you were able to find some way to enjoy the win, though.

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