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From the Casey report it sounds like Frost and Kent at least have put their hands up ... maybe for a possibly unlucky Wagner or even Hunt (to send a message) as well as Brayshaw but for whom? Lewis or Vince maybe ..... honestly unsure if we should have both in the team at once   

 

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Got to love some of the collective hypocrisy going around on this forum Re Frost and Lever. A few weeks back the story was Frost is a liability and not best 22, Lever a total gun, going to be soo

I'm treating North like their a top 8 side and hoping the players do as well. I think the JLT created a false illusion that they'd be a bottom 2 side. They most certainly are not. We came in way

I love it, Clint.  Drop 4 blokes after a win yet you have no idea who to bring in for them.  Clearly you've thought it through. I can see possibly Frost getting a run, but the rest are probably o

I suspect Fritter may be rested after that knock.  I'd like to see Lewis dropped for giving two half-assed performances in two matches. 

If Fritsch doesn't come up then hannan is probably the like for like replacement. 

I'd actually bring Brayshaw in for Lewis.  He can play that half-back role and he's bigger, quicker and more accountable.  Frost would be the other option, but he's just not a great ball-player for all his athleticism.  I don't buy the line that we need him to stand Brown.  Oscar did a solid job on him in the pre-season and has the height needed. 

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1 minute ago, monoccular said:

From the Casey report it sounds like Frost and Kent at least have put their hands up ... maybe for a possibly unlucky Wagner or even Hunt (to send a message) as well as Brayshaw but for whom? Lewis or Vince maybe ..... honestly unsure if we should have both in the team at once   

 

Salem has been useless for the last 2 weeks. Frost for Wagner, Kent for Bugg and Brayshaw for Salem.

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36 minutes ago, Dee-licious said:

Salem won’t be dropped. I was surprised at the lack of ball he had, but he was 2nd leading pressure acts in the game. He blocks rather than taking the ball. He’s fine. 

Although he was quiet...Some of his touch work was excellent tonight. He stays.

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7 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

I suspect Fitter may be rested after that knock.  I'd like to see Lewis dropped for giving two half-assed performances in two matches. 

If Fritsch doesn't come up then hannan is probably the like for like replacement. 

I'd actually bring Brayshaw in for Lewis.  He can play that half-back role and he's bigger, quicker and more accountable.  Frost would be the other option, but he's just not a great ball-player for all his athleticism.  I don't buy the line that we need him to stand Brown.  Oscar did a solid job on him in the pre-season and has the height needed. 

Lewis won't get dropped he's our vice captain. Salem is a goner I think.

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Just now, Beetle said:

Could name six players who are more of a chance to be dropped before Salem.

Who? Salem is overrated.

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

 

Wagner wasn't so bad later in the game but we need probably Frost to take one of Brown or Waite to free up Lever.

 

I have to say this sort of comment is starting to bug me. Don't get me wrong i am rapt we got Lever and he will be worth every penny and draft pick.

But given how highly he is rated (justifiably) and the coin we are paying him surely he doesn't need a Frost to ride shotgun to be effective (read as allow Lever to run around zoning and not have to be directly accountable to a specific forward) and earn his keep. I mean he is a defender. And his job is to beat a forward. 

I have to say given the stick two posters in particular have given TMac's younger brother over the last couple of years i find it a little amusing how their yardstick for young defenders has struggled to take a mark, hit a target, break even one on one or 'kill the ball' in his first two games for us. 

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Ins: Frost, Brayshaw & Stretch

Outs: Wagner, Bugg & Vince

 

We need the added tall to free up lever so he can float in front of brown & Waite all day.

Brayshaw is too classy to not be playing, adds another genuine midfield rotation and plays well at half back. 

Billy has great running power and can help spread from stoppages and adds some more pace.

We just cannot carry Lewis and Vince in the same team and I think Lewis is a better distributer. 

Salem lucky to survive. 

JETTA FROST HIBBERD

LEWIS OMAC LEVER

STRETCH JONES HUNT

PETRACCA PEDERSON ANB

GARLETT HOGAN FRITSCH

GAWN OLIVER TYSON

MELK HARMES SALEM BRAYSHAW

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, monoccular said:

From the Casey report it sounds like Frost and Kent at least have put their hands up ... maybe for a possibly unlucky Wagner or even Hunt (to send a message) as well as Brayshaw but for whom? Lewis or Vince maybe ..... honestly unsure if we should have both in the team at once   

 

Hunt has lost his mojo. Frost for Hunt would be good swap i reckon.

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1 minute ago, Beetle said:

Wagner

Bugg

Harmes

Tyson

Hunt

And on tonight’s form Pederson. 

I have Wagner and Bugg dropped Harmes was good I don't know why people are complaining, Tyson is a better player, Hunt has more runs on the board than Salem and we need 2 key forwards Pedersen will only make way for T.Smith or Weideman.

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Brayshaw and Frost to come in.  Lever to play his sweeping roll. He will  be looking forward to that. I think Salem is looking shaky and as much as l like him he is struggling. Wagner will be dropped lmo to make way for Brayshaw. 

Lever needs to produce some consistency next week, However playing the sweeper roll is his forte he will welcome Frosty next week as Brown  awaits us. 

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1 minute ago, WERRIDEE said:

I have Wagner and Bugg dropped Harmes was good I don't know why people are complaining, Tyson is a better player, Hunt has more runs on the board than Salem and we need 2 key forwards Pedersen will only make way for T.Smith or Weideman.

Harmes was average, I don’t care about runs on the board Hunt was woeful and no longer adds any run. Tyson being a better player is debatable in my opinion. Of course Pederson stays in for structure, but as I said, on tonight’s form he was worse than Salem.

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i don't care who goes out as long as Lewis goes. he was bloody awful! fumbles, disposals and decision making. his free kicks cost us goals and he is a liability. i'd try him forward but get him the hell away from the backline!

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5 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’d keep Harmes, not sure what other posters saw but I thought he was solid. 23 touches at 73% DE, 5 tackles and 4 inside 50’s. 

I too thought he was quite solid around the contest. 

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2 minutes ago, defuture15 said:

Could pedo go with waite?

Frost will go with Waite.

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Pederson was involved with at least 4 score assists from what I saw tonight, playing as a good linkman so he won't be dropped. I'd like to see Kent back in the side just to give our forward line a bit of agro! but I think Goody will persist with Bugg for another week. 

Lewis is a liability right now with his free kicks and he just looks slow compared to his opponents. I'd like to see Frost in as he takes the game on and frees up Lever as many have already mentioned. 

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D's v Roos

Hibberd, OMc, Frost
Wagner, Lever, Hunt

Lewis, Petracca, Jones

Melksham, Pedersen, Harmes

Fritsch, Hogan, Garlett


Gawn  Oliver  Neal-Bullen

Int: Tyson Bugg Salem Jetta


Emg: Stretch,

 

 

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