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21 hours ago, Pates said:

Although it's unlikely there is still an outside chance of us cocking this one up. Unless there are serious question marks (Hibberd eg grabbed his hammy) we should field our best side and try to get as much momentum for September.

Spargo would be the only one I'd drop but I don't know who comes in as no one really did much at Casey.

It was a cramp

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43 minutes ago, Barney Rubble said:

It was a cramp

He played out the game, and made a couple of very important contests with decent pace so he appeared to be ok. But at the same time if there are doubts on players like him then giving them a 2 week spell for finals could do them a world of good. 

All indications are though that we came out of the match without any injuries worth reporting. 

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5 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

I'm a little worried about Fritsch's form in the past three, four weeks. Maybe he is carrying something or the backline move is taking some time to adjust to.

Maybe he just needs a spell?

He is playing a different role.  He pushed back hard a few times into D50 and stopped the one over the back that has cost us throughout the year.  He also delivered some beaut passes and was part of the chain that led to Melky getting the goal to get the lead back.  He got caught out as a defender a few times, but I’m not sure he has ever trained there.  He has done more than enough, and certainly played a team first role on the weekend.

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10 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

I'm a little worried about Fritsch's form in the past three, four weeks. Maybe he is carrying something or the backline move is taking some time to adjust to.

Maybe he just needs a spell?

He's getting thrown around like an octopus in a washing machine, he'll be right.

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

He’s being played out of position.

Nothing to worry about.

Out of position for him maybe; but short of Lever apparating tomorrow with a rejuvenated ACL, there's no one I'd rather have playing his role at the MFC right now.

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Given Casey’s poor loss over the weekend with no one putting in a “pick me” performance and no reported injuries that are serious it’s highly likely we’ll go in with no change. 

If they want to play things safe with Hibberd, Wagner comes in. Spargo has been poor for a while and for me WC was his worst (he’s a young player at the end of a long season), I would like to see him dropped or rested but I just can’t for the life of me see who could possibly come in for him. Maybe JKH who was IMO unlucky to be dropped. 

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22 hours ago, ENYAW said:

Spargo to be replaced by Bugg (may be his last chance.),Keilty could be a surprise.

Could easily see Bugg coming in, but I don’t think they’ll debut Dec. The backline seems pretty well set now with Hibbo back, and even though Keilty’s been in great form (been in the best on in the VFL for the last 5 or 6 weeks now I think) I don’t see a spot for him. Just hoping he gets another contract.

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8 hours ago, Yung Blood said:

Thought Bailey wasn't in the game as much as he has been but still showed poise with ball in hand. Wasn't a huge fan of some of defensive efforts.

Agree - but it's because he's not really a one on one defender. He doesn't have the body strength, nor the experience, he's more the sweeper role down back. Fritstch is better further up the ground, either forward or wing, which  for me is a case for including a more specialist defender, though not sure who ... Joel Smith when he comes back or as you mention, Wagner?

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22 minutes ago, Drunkn167 said:

Could easily see Bugg coming in, but I don’t think they’ll debut Dec. The backline seems pretty well set now with Hibbo back, and even though Keilty’s been in great form (been in the best on in the VFL for the last 5 or 6 weeks now I think) I don’t see a spot for him. Just hoping he gets another contract.

Keilty will surely get another contract, especially with Pedersen almost certain to retire.

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1 hour ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Just before he grabbed at it, he backed into a marking contest as the ball was kicked out of defensive 50. Copped a knee in the back of the leg

I was hoping at the time this was the case

Is a corked hammy serious? Obviously not as bad as a hamstring tear but if there's bleeding into the muscle or something??? Will he miss this week?

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6 minutes ago, deespicable me said:

Is a corked hammy serious? Obviously not as bad as a hamstring tear but if there's bleeding into the muscle or something??? Will he miss this week?

He played out the game so obviously can’t have been too serious. We play on Sunday so he’s got the full week to recover I’m definitely of the opinion that if there’s a bit of concern we should rest him. We don’t want to be in GWS’s situation and losing players leading into finals. 

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3 hours ago, Pates said:

Given JCasey’s poor loss over the weekend with no one putting in a “pick me” performance and no reported injuries that are serious it’s highly likely we’ll go in with no change. 

If they want to play things safe with Hibberd, Wagner comes in. Spargo has been poor for a while and for me WC was his worst (he’s a young player at the end of a long season), I would like to see him dropped or rested but I just can’t for the life of me see who could possibly come in for him. Maybe JKH who was IMO unlucky to be dropped. 

JKH was not unlucky 2b dropped he 2 as lucky 2b selected in the side in the first place. He lacks composure.

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2 hours ago, Deecisive said:

the gws is a fast running side, so while i initially thought no change been wondering if we should not bring wagner into the backline and move bailey up into the forward line and rest either kent or spargo.

I'm not sure I understand this. Wagner is very slow. While moving Fritcsh up the ground is certainly desirable I don't see how that helps us with pace if it means Wagner returns.

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40 minutes ago, samcantstandya said:

JKH was not unlucky 2b dropped he 2 as lucky 2b selected in the side in the first place. He lacks composure.

I think there was English somewhere in there. But I actually don’t rate him and don’t have him anywhere near our finals outfit but if we’re looking at players have EARNED a shot at playing this week than he would be one of the few that might fill Spargo’s spot. 

Spargo was far and away worse against GC and continued his poor form against WC. He SHOULD be dropped going on how everyone else has been dropped/promoted but whether someone else has earned the shot is another story. 

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15 hours ago, Redleg said:

I think Jeffy may have lost the trust of the FD.

Jeffy has lost the trust of everyone. 

13 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Ch 9 news saying Hibberd has a "corked hamstring", whatever that is

It is what many oppponents used to get playing against that sniping kneeing  dog Sam Mitchell

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I think Wagner comes in for Hibberd this week. No risks to be taken with Hibberd as he is key to finals for us. 

Viney to replace Spargo as defensive forward in 2 weeks if he is ready for finals. Last week Goody used Oliver and Trac as rotating forwards, so Viney adds to this mix. 

Minimal changes as our best 22 should be set now. 

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