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16 minutes ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

We need more mobility if anything at all against Hawthorn. Bernie cant run any more. 

A few weeks off may have helped. Though it is his leadership to set up our structures, kicking in after a point, he likes hitting and hurting the opposition, reads the play well and the team love him.

I think his only chance would be if injuries.

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4 hours ago, rjay said:

Spargo showed no signs of being overawed.

He didn't fumble and used the ball well when he had it.

He's a smart footballer

I think his only problem last night was he didn't get a lot of the ball, and lacks penetration in his kicking. That's not being overawed that's just a kid developing.

That is the Big one rjay. His kicking simply is not AFL standard. Anything beyond 30 metres is doubtful. He barely makes the distance when kicking for goal from 40 metres. 

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2 minutes ago, DV8 said:

They're a good side. 

Under the radar,,,,  the Hawks this year.

Coming off a loss.

Backline disrupted with Stratton out.

Looks like it is a change of guard in the AFL. The teams who have dominated the past decade may have ended.

Jordans inside knowledge.

No superstars. Mitchell not a big influencer for the amount of ball he gets. The others are impact players.   

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11 minutes ago, 000 said:

Coming off a loss.

Backline disrupted with Stratton out.

Looks like it is a change of guard in the AFL. The teams who have dominated the past decade may have ended.

Jordans inside knowledge.

No superstars. Mitchell not a big influencer for the amount of ball he gets. The others are impact players.   

Yep, underestimate them, at our Peril.

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20 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Yep, underestimate them, at our Peril.

I don't underestimate them. I was looking at their weaknesses.

Hoping for a change of the guard.

They control the ball well. 

Have good outside runners.

Good distribution of goal kickers.

Fast movers of the ball.

Good leg speed and endurance runners.

A tough team that can hurt their opposition. 

Are well coached and can change their structures quickly and effectively. 

Good front runners.

Can take a game apart and be ruthless.

 

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3 hours ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

I do wonder about anyone who thinks Garlett would be a good in in a final. If Kent happened to become available it might make things interesting though. 

I honestly don’t trust Kent’s body. He is constantly injured. Imagine taking him into a game and he goes down again in the first few minutes. It’s too risky. 

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2 hours ago, 000 said:

Wouldn't know who to drop. 

Bernie Vince could be an in with his experience and possibly last games. He has a beautiful kick and we saw what experience can give with the example of Jordan.

Another being Joel Smith who brings a little x-factor with his marking and flexibility to play back and forward,  though the step up with final pressure may be too much to expect. 

Jay Kennedy-Harris for his pressure acts, run and ability to be in contest.

We have some players who can cover if there are injuries.

Yes - nice dilemma to have.

2 hours ago, daisycutter said:

no selwood staging charges? i'm surprised

"no selwood staging charges? i'm surprised - really?"      

 No surprise whatsoever for me.

1 hour ago, 000 said:

I looked at their list and think they have 10 players who we should close down.

Sicily, Impey, Burgoyne, O'mera, Mitchell, Isac Smith, Gunston, Breust, Puopolo and Roughhead.

 

 

How about letting them worry about us?

I would be concerned were we to get over negative.

1 hour ago, CityDee said:

Who’s home game is it? 

 

As the higher end of season finisher I think it will be WhoreThorn's home game.

Still, no clash that I could envisage so hopefully we will be wearing our real jumpers.

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30 minutes ago, pinkshark said:

what is his personal win loss record?  Seems to be a winner more often than not.

My impression is he gets to good spots when he hasn't the ball, to receive or to defend,,, and he has a go.  he positions to receive & relieve pressure from our ball carrier, and then spots targets.

I don't understand his stats, but from what my eyes see, he's a beauty.

Our forward half seems to function well when hes in.

 

27 minutes ago, 000 said:

I think you asked did we have injuries. 

Wouldn't know, just a punter.

Hoping for no niggles.

no, opposition.

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21 minutes ago, 000 said:

I don't underestimate them. I was looking at their weaknesses.

Hoping for a change of the guard.

They control the ball well. 

Have good outside runners.

Good distribution of goal kickers.

Fast movers of the ball.

Good leg speed and endurance runners.

A tough team that can hurt their opposition. 

Are well coached and can change their structures quickly and effectively. 

Good front runners.

Can take a game apart and be ruthless.

 

Yep I think a good match-up of sides.

It'll be an interesting game.

Roughy could trouble our defenders. clever.

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7 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

pretty close to the most over rated footballer in the comp

 

His only support are O'mera and Sheils, who I think are a bit soft and can easily be bundled away. Their inside players are all going to have nightmares. Don't forget Jetts and Hibbs when they are close to their 50. Or Traccs and Tom near our 50.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

That is the Big one rjay. His kicking simply is not AFL standard. Anything beyond 30 metres is doubtful. He barely makes the distance when kicking for goal from 40 metres. 

Puopolo ain't no big kick, either. Most small forwards aren't. Garlett could hardly crack 40 himself. Spargo gets the ball in good positions, his hands and vision are great, and for a kid with under 20 games, being the smallest on the ground, with no finals experience, he played like a 50 gamer with a flag under his belt.

I see no reason why he should be dumped. And I don't understand the logic behind calls to.

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48 minutes ago, monoccular said:

How about letting them worry about us? 

I would be concerned were we to get over negative. 

 

17 minutes ago, 000 said:

I was replying to a question from DV8.

Now i see.  Not being negative mono. I just want us to show due respect and not get ahead and become the front runners of old. Arrogance is only an intruder.  Don't fall for that trap.

respect allows us to be ready...  cockiness only leads to poor preparation & failure.

 

Also we do not want to get 'too high', too far from the big game.  business as usual, this week.

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