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Melbourne team: round 16

B: Michael Hibberd, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta

HB: Jordan Lewis, Sam Frost, Bernie Vince

C: Jayden Hunt, Christian Petracca, Mitch Hannan

HF: James Harmes, Cam Pedersen, Alex Neal-Bullen

F: Jeff Garlett, Jesse Hogan, Tom McDonald

Foll: Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver, Jake Melksham

I/C: Billy Stretch, Dean Kent, Josh Wagner, Joel Smith

Emg: Jack Trengove, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Sam Weideman

In: Garlett, Kent, Hogan, J.Smith

Out: Tom Bugg (suspension), Dom Tyson (knee), Jack Viney (foot), Mitch White

 

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They are super confident on Bigfooty Carlton board. They are certain of the win. Would really love to pummel them. It's time.

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24 minutes ago, Pates said:

I like Kent as well but the last few times we've seen him in the seniors he looked like he wasn't doing the team things like chasin and tackling. If he gets those factors right I think he can be a good player for us. 

If he has half a brain (not conclusively proven as yet) he will realise that he has been given chances before and it seems hasn't done what has been asked of him, and may not get too many more chances especially as some of our injured players return.  If and when we get a fully fit list there will be quite a few disappointed spectators amongst their ranks.

So hopefully he will run, run, run, tackle, tackle, tackle, and kick a bag of goals.

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There doesn't appear to be a training thread for today.

Can anyone lucky enough to get there comment on appearances / work of some our injured top 22?

In particular:

Jones?

Tyson?

Salem?

Watts?

Brayshaw?

Was Bugg there?

Viney - was he there at all?

 

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6 minutes ago, monoccular said:

There doesn't appear to be a training thread for today.

Can anyone lucky enough to get there comment on appearances / work of some our injured top 22?

In particular:

Jones?

Tyson?

Salem?

Watts?

Brayshaw?

Was Bugg there?

Viney - was he there at all?

 

Why wouldn't Bugg be there?

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25 minutes ago, praha said:

They are super confident on Bigfooty Carlton board. They are certain of the win. Would really love to pummel them. It's time.

Is Clint Bizkit posting under an alias over there or something??

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16 minutes ago, monoccular said:

There doesn't appear to be a training thread for today.

Can anyone lucky enough to get there comment on appearances / work of some our injured top 22?

In particular:

Jones?

Tyson?

Salem?

Watts?

Brayshaw?

Was Bugg there?

Viney - was he there at all?

 

Sorry, I was posting updates on this thread from training today.

None of the injured brigade were present apart from Brayshaw. He completed the whole session and also stayed back for extra work with Cross. He's looking good.

No Bugg also, I read he is away for a bit.

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37 minutes ago, Mr Steve said:

Melbourne team: round 16

B: Michael Hibberd, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta

HB: Jordan Lewis, Sam Frost, Bernie Vince

C: Jayden Hunt, Christian Petracca, Mitch Hannan

HF: James Harmes, Cam Pedersen, Alex Neal-Bullen

F: Jeff Garlett, Jesse Hogan, Tom McDonald

Foll: Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver, Jake Melksham

I/C: Billy Stretch, Dean Kent, Josh Wagner, Joel Smith

Emg: Jack Trengove, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Sam Weideman

In: Garlett, Kent, Hogan, J.Smith

Out: Tom Bugg (suspension), Dom Tyson (knee), Jack Viney (foot), Mitch White

 

Billy Stretch would almost want to play the game of his life! Very Very lucky to retain his spot after indifferent physical presence last week! 

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Not overly keen on these changes.

Smith in so early is a huge gamble, no direct replacements for Tyson and Viney.

Fingers crossed that Lewis and Vince get lots of time in the midfield.

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2 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Not overly keen on these changes.

Smith in so early is a huge gamble, no direct replacements for Tyson and Viney.

Fingers crossed that Lewis and Vince get lots of time in the midfield.

Let's face it we are looking at the bottom of the proverbial barrel and none of these players would have been given a look in had we not had the injuries.

Hopefully they get us past the Blues and then we can slowly reset

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Just now, Diamond_Jim said:

Let's face it we are looking at the bottom of the proverbial barrel and none of these players would have been given a look in had we not had the injuries.

Hopefully they get us past the Blues and then we can slowly reset

Hogan and Garlett wouldn't have gotten a look in had we not had the injuries?  Get outta town.

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4 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Let's face it we are looking at the bottom of the proverbial barrel and none of these players would have been given a look in had we not had the injuries.

Hopefully they get us past the Blues and then we can slowly reset

Smith played round 1.

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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Hogan and Garlett wouldn't have gotten a look in had we not had the injuries?  Get outta town.

the post is referring to a post that is in turn mentioning replacements for Tyson and Viney

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11 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Not overly keen on these changes.

Smith in so early is a huge gamble, no direct replacements for Tyson and Viney.

Fingers crossed that Lewis and Vince get lots of time in the midfield.

It's only Carlton, will play him back into his brilliant qtr debut form. 

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1 hour ago, praha said:

They are super confident on Bigfooty Carlton board. They are certain of the win. Would really love to pummel them. It's time.

With 5 wins and the 2nd lowest % I wonder why. Even with our injuries we have heaps of talent. They are still imagining that we are the easybeats of the last decade and haven't paid attention to not just our form but their lack of. How good is this season despite our injuries. Cant wait to see the hulk play and Garlett feeding off him.

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1 minute ago, Cards13 said:

It's only Carlton, will play him back into his brilliant qtr debut form. 

Their midfield will dominate ours.

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Just now, Clint Bizkit said:

Their midfield will dominate ours.

Does Trac play in the middle now Jesse is back?

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7 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Just reading the Carlton forum and they are worried about their lack of height in defence with the inuries they have. This could well be right....

I had a look also and feel dumber for it . 

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1 hour ago, Mr Steve said:

Melbourne team: round 16

B: Michael Hibberd, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta

HB: Jordan Lewis, Sam Frost, Bernie Vince

C: Jayden Hunt, Christian Petracca, Mitch Hannan

HF: James Harmes, Cam Pedersen, Alex Neal-Bullen

F: Jeff Garlett, Jesse Hogan, Tom McDonald

Foll: Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver, Jake Melksham

I/C: Billy Stretch, Dean Kent, Josh Wagner, Joel Smith

Emg: Jack Trengove, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Sam Weideman

In: Garlett, Kent, Hogan, J.Smith

Out: Tom Bugg (suspension), Dom Tyson (knee), Jack Viney (foot), Mitch White

 

Well this is very disappointing not to c Trenners in the side. Obviously his cards have been stamped and I for one cannot understand why we kept him on the list just for a reserves player. 

Its pathetic. Two of our best midfielders are out and we have included NO midfielders as direct replacements. 

Kent u beta pull a performance out of ur behind. 

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3 minutes ago, DemonOX said:
1 hour ago, Mr Steve said:

 

Well this is very disappointing not to c Trenners in the side.

Doesnt look good.

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Just now, leave it to deever said:

Doesnt look good.

I just don't understand the logic behind it. 

Smith has only just come back from a serious injury and I would have thought he would be given more time in the reserves to get match conditioning and Kent he has been given more chances than I care to remember. Kent needed to continually show consistency in the reserves imo. 

Trenners should have been in the side. 

I didn't have a good feeling about this game before the team was announced and now it's even worse. 

Im really [censored] tbh and feel deeply for Trenners. 

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8 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Kent needed to continually show consistency in the reserves imo. 

Trenners should have been in the side. 

From all the Casey reports I have read all year, Trenners seems to have consistently been one of the stand outs.  Hard not to imagine where the club is going with him.

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I'm just looking forward to some footy being played this weekend.  The debacle that was Friday night seems to have dragged on for a fortnight and it's good to focus on some actual football instead, even if we're missing some key players and the game will be closer than most of us would like.

12 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Trenners should have been in the side. 

I disagree, as I don't think he brings much more than the others that are in there.  Someone like Harmes, for example, has more strings to his bow and can play multiple positions with confidence.  Not sure Trengove has that capacity, even if they have been trialling him off half back.  I feel for him, but understand the decision.

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Just now, Wiseblood said:

I'm just looking forward to some footy being played this weekend.  The debacle that was Friday night seems to have dragged on for a fortnight and it's good to focus on some actual football instead, even if we're missing some key players and the game will be closer than most of us would like.

I disagree, as I don't think he brings much more than the others that are in there.  Someone like Harmes, for example, has more strings to his bow and can play multiple positions with confidence.  Not sure Trengove has that capacity, even if they have been trialling him off half back.  I feel for him, but understand the decision.

Hard to say when we never get to see the poor bloke play. Agree about Harmes but I would have had Trenners in b4 Smith and certainly White last week. Not just as a reward for effort but also about deciding the former captain's future which seems a forgone conclusion with this non selection.

Despite the odds and injuries I'm tipping a big win and statement by this club.

Oliver, Trac, Lewis and  Vince to get the job done in middle (Prefer Bernie there anyway).

Our backline to stand up like it has been and our new forward line with Tmac and our 2 highest goal scorers back in to get us well over 100 points. Go Dees.

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Their midfield will dominate ours.

Just like the time before last time when we beat them. 

Every game we play until Jones and Viney are back, that's a fair old chance. 

Playing finals is touch and go, this game is massive for us, bigger than the Sydney game. 

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