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3 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

I believe I have realistic expectations Preuss in his first match for the club. 

I do too.

5 goals, 40+ hitouts, 8 tackles, 10 marks in a BOG performance!

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On 4/5/2019 at 11:39 AM, Clint Bizkit said:

Our handling of Preuss is puzzling.

We played him with Gawn (in the role he was brought in to play) against Collingwood in the practice match and from all reports they worked well together and he was a good forward option.

We then played him on his own in JLT1 in a role he is not suited for (sole ruckman) and he was unsurprisingly exposed.

We then dropped him for JLT2 and went back to Gawn as the sole ruckman while Preuss was injured paying for Casey.

Gawn hasn't been at his best so far and was worked over by two rucks in round 1. He did better against Geelong but having another big option forward to captialisse on all our forward entries wouldn't have hurt.

Essendon are going with two ruckmen tonight in a bid to work Gawn over.

We cannot afford to run Gawn into the ground any longer and Preuss should be playing in the role that we brought him in to play.

Post of the year.

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Really interested to see the replay and see how he fit into the side.

But looks like there's some concern over his shoulder - said in his interview with Jude Bolton after the game that he'd hurt his shoulder, was strapped, and he couldn't raise it in the team song after the game.

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6 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Really interested to see the replay and see how he fit into the side.

But looks like there's some concern over his shoulder - said in his interview with Jude Bolton after the game that he'd hurt his shoulder, was strapped, and he couldn't raise it in the team song after the game.

I thought once he did it, it was dislocated. Wouldn’t be surprised that it was popped back in, in the rooms, then jabbed and strapped up to come back out. I reckon he’ll be forced to miss a couple unfortunately. But I hope I’m wrong.

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I think it works and we should continue with it. Just means we dominate the majority of hit outs and also have a big tall either back or forward.

They showed the heat map and Gawn sat back for a large portion of the game. That is exactly what we want, he can out mark any forward or bring the ball to ground for our backs to mop up.

To think our backline had no May, Lever, Jetta or Lewis there......

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On 4/5/2019 at 2:49 PM, poita said:

Early days, but Preuss is looking like a bust. Not fit enough to play for a team that is crying out for size and physical presence. Meanwhile Tyson is playing regularly at North whilst our depth is so non-existent that we are playing Lockhart and two Wagners this week.

Goodwin will have to play Preuss at some point this point to avoid Gawn being battered and bruised to the point he gets injured. Sadly that will mean Simon admitting he is wrong with his initial selections and tactics, so I can't see that happening any time soon.

 

 

 

Preuss looks like a bust, but Tyson is playing regularly... interesting.

Big Preussy did alright tonight, while Tyson has been dropped from another 0-3 side.

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I honestly reckon he just got a stinger to the shoulder. Hopefully with a 10 day break he gets enough recovery in.

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Post of the year.

Glad you thought so.

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32 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I honestly reckon he just got a stinger to the shoulder. Hopefully with a 10 day break he gets enough recovery in.

Agreed, reckon it was a stinger. Hope so anyway. Changes the whole dynamic of our stagnant forward line. Lanky inhibitors aside...the bloke gives his all.

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Goodwin said in the press conference he'd be playing again and that they would stick with the set up. Goodwin did um and err and talk about team balance, he said Preuss is playing from now on.

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15 minutes ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

Goodwin said in the press conference he'd be playing again and that they would stick with the set up. Goodwin did um and err and talk about team balance, he said Preuss is playing from now on.

Many on here had been calling for it before round 1. I think Goodwin was playing it safe and it's cost us wins.

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Great first quarter with 2 great goals, not sure how often he'll reproduce them. Hard to judge him after the shoulder knock though.

He did free up Weid, T Mc, Petracca and Melk all to play better than they had been.

But how many coaches will allow Preuss just to sit forward and occupy an intercept defender like Aliir? It took Alliir 3/4's until he started running off Preuss and hurting him the other way.

Keen to see him play again, but I'd like it to be with a fully healthy shoulder. If he's not right then I'd probably look at either Keilty or T Smith, we can't afford to carry him if he isn't plucking some marks and able to really dominate in the ruck.

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Thank goodness Goodie reads Demonland 😂:

On 4/1/2019 at 11:51 AM, —coach— said:

This is where Pruess could be well utilized. If he is planted in the goal square with the instruction to either stay there (thus taking one of the key defenders off the other team, which softens the opposition on Weid and Tmac) or lead out and smash into anyone (with eyes on the ball of course) who dares stand in front of you guarding space looking for the easy mark, then we have a beast of a guy there who the opposition can not ignore. Meanwhile TMac and Weid who are both more mobile are free to roam and the smaller guys can get around all this timber looking dangerous for the spillages which will inevitably occur.

Simplistic I know, but it has to be better than kicking it to Trac over and over again

 

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Check out the post match interview on Channel 7 with him and Gawn.  They must have measured him incorrectly when he came to the club, as he looked taller than Max and way bigger in the body.   Hes a monster.

And also check out Clayton Oliver on Roaming Brian.  He is an absolute unit,  made Nate Jones look tiny.

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2 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

Should have played R1 I wonder if port would have gone as hard at pruess, as they did with gawn, Ryder would have been sore.

Quite a few people said this at the time. Port played two Ruckman and took out Gawn to a large extent off the ball.

while we have had player injury / form problems IMO we have lost at least that game at the selection table. It appears we ignored changes that 666 would bring to the game.

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10 minutes ago, old dee said:

Quite a few people said this at the time. Port played two Ruckman and took out Gawn to a large extent off the ball.

while we have had player injury / form problems IMO we have lost at least that game at the selection table. It appears we ignored changes that 666 would bring to the game.

Yep we all thought it, unless he really wasn't fit that was a baffling selection decision to leave him out and let Max get hammered.

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Preuss straightens us up and allows TMac and Weed to roam.

Loving Hunt up forward too, I think we are more likely to kick a winning score and make the most of our inside 50s as they are both hard match ups.

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There was a bit to like about Big Preuss, great frame can hit hard though I was a bit [censored] that he was wandering around at one point holding his shoulder, the wrecking ball wrecks [censored] it doesn’t get wrecked so he needs to sort that out.

Hit outs were irrelevant last night it didn’t matter who we had contesting the ruck Sydney were useless, in the middle and around the ground, Preuss worked it out early and was just running in and grabbing it something Max started doing late as well.

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