Jump to content

Sydee

2019 Forward options if JH out and SM in?

Recommended Posts

I don't really want to lose JH but it seems inevitable now

Just wondering what are our forward options next year if Weed doesn't fire or come on like we all hope or worse still he and/or TMac get injured. We used to have Pedo as a back up but that option no longer exists

Who's is the next option for tall forward

- Joel Smith?

- Sam Frost (can't see that working out well)

- OMac (don't think he can play fwd personally)

- Steven May?

- Max (Is this one of the reasons we are chasing Preuss

- Harrison Petty (tall enough reads play well - do our FD think he could be reinvented as a fwd like TMac?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

they're all options. whether any of those would be considered at selection in that role is another point.

every other club would say the same re: their forward lines anyway.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My concern is that the way things look like panning out we would have a suplus of tall backs but a shortage of tall forwards

We wouldn't need much to go wrong and we would be struggling for tall options in the forward half 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Option 1 would be Preuss with Max spending more time forward
Option 2 would probably be T Smith who I assume sticks around for another year
Option 3 is likely a defender - J Smith or Oscar
Option 4 is they probably pick a developing key forward in the draft, most aren't ready to play but some are.

But the confidence in knowing we can get by comes from Melksham, Petracca and Hannan. 3 marking forward types who can hit the scoreboard. Vanders as well.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How many 21 year old key forwards have been best on ground in a final ?

I don't know why so many doubt Weideman.  He's going to be a star.  He's certainly a few years away from his peak, but he'll be very good in 2019.

  • Like 12
  • Love 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to see Hogan on the ball a bit more.Even on the wing occasionally .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Biffen said:

I'd like to see Hogan on the ball a bit more.Even on the wing occasionally .

Hogan to CHB (as Roos suggested). Frost FB. Oscar - Casey?

  • Like 1
  • Angry 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, ProDee said:

How many 21 year old key forwards have been best on ground in a final ?

I don't know why so many doubt Weideman.  He's going to be a star.  He's certainly a few years away from his peak, but he'll be very good in 2019.

Good to read of some love for the Weed.

His first final showed that he can do it ..... consistency and reproducibility will develop with time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, ProDee said:

How many 21 year old key forwards have been best on ground in a final ?

I don't know why so many doubt Weideman.  He's going to be a star.  He's certainly a few years away from his peak, but he'll be very good in 2019.

Agree, BUT injuries do happen

And competition for spots is a good thing too

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, biggestred said:

Agree, BUT injuries do happen

And competition for spots is a good thing too

Of course.  If Hogan goes we draft another potential key forward.  We may do that if he stays.

Most clubs don't have McDonald/Weideman let alone Hogan/McDonald/Weideman.

West Coast don't win the flag if Kennedy or Darling go down.

You need a little luck to win a flag.  If one of your key forwards gets injured at the wrong time you in all likelihood don't win the flag.

It is what it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to see Sam Frost have a run up forward 

Seems like the type who'd be hard to match up on, tall with toe and a few years down back really builds the aerial contest strength

And how was that barrel he unloaded i  the final... Wow, good hoof

Might be the next TMac...?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

I'd like to see Sam Frost have a run up forward 

Seems like the type who'd be hard to match up on, tall with toe and a few years down back really builds the aerial contest strength

And how was that barrel he unloaded i  the final... Wow, good hoof

Might be the next TMac...?

Worth trying - he may just take to it, well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

I'd like to see Sam Frost have a run up forward 

Seems like the type who'd be hard to match up on, tall with toe and a few years down back really builds the aerial contest strength

And how was that barrel he unloaded i  the final... Wow, good hoof

Might be the next TMac...?

Frost said himself he's not suited to it. It's already been tried to limited success. We will draft Max King with pick 6 and trade pick 11 for May.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    LANDSLIDE by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons enjoyed the better of their first half against Port Melbourne on Saturday but fell away badly after half time to lose by 43 points. The Borough enjoyed the early break with the game’s opening two goals but the Demons took control to go out to an 8 point lead at quarter time, an advantage that it held for most of the second term until a late goal to the visitors clawed the lead back to a point.  The Casey ruck of Braydon Preuss and Liam Wale-Buxton were on top for most

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles 1

    SHOULD HAVE ... COULD HAVE by George on the Outer

    West Coast finally put the nail in the Demons 2019 season coffin with a 16 point win, but it was a game that Melbourne should have, could have, but didn’t win. Once again woeful, truly woeful work in the forward line, both kicking for goal and the lazy, cheap efforts of some let the side down. A solitary goal in the final quarter and only 9 goals from 24+ scoring opportunities was the costly difference in the game. The selectors, once again, made a critical error in not selecting

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SCREAM by Whispering Jack

    The Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch painted a number of versions of his famous work “Scream” and, every time my mind goes back to last year’s Preliminary Final at Optus Stadium between Melbourne and the West Coast Eagles, each and every one of them reverberates through my mind as if my head is being pummeled by a sledgehammer.  When I think of that half time scoreboard from that match showing West Coast at 10.9.69 to Melbourne 0.6.6, I feel like the man standing by the railing,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    NOT GAWN IN 60 SECONDS by George on the Outer

    You might recall a regular segment that once featured on the MFC website entitled, “Gawn in 60 Seconds”, in which Maxy would ask the hard questions of his teammates. However, there was no harder question asked than the one asked collectively of the whole team in the last 60 seconds of Saturday’s game against the Gold Coast Suns.  It was either follow me and my example or the Demons’ season, already hanging flimsily by huuua thread, would be truly “Gorn”.  It was at that stage when thos

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BOILOVER by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons caused the boilover of the season to date when they took on and beat the undefeated ladder leaders Essendon VFL by 41 points at Windy Hill.  The stunning result which was achieved with a season low of eight AFL-listed players, will surely kickstart the Demons’ ailing season after they lost their last two matches as a result of some poor third quarter fade outs against quality opposition. Casey got off to a great start with a mid-air soccer volley goal from Jimmy Munro

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE by Whispering Jack

    There would be very few among us who would have thought realistically at the start of the season that by the time Melbourne’s Round 8 trip to the Gold Coast came around, the visitors would not only be languishing in 16th place on the ladder, but also be sitting a game behind their hosts. In fact, had the Suns managed to goal late in their opening game against the Saints which they lost by a mere point, the gap between the two sides would have been even wider. Such has been the humiliation o

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    UNDERDOGS by KC from Casey

    Thanks to the large injury list at Melbourne, the Casey Demons went into their fifth round clash with Footscray VFL as the underdogs and despite a courageous showing up to half time after conceding the game’s first four goals, their third quarter fade out saw them fall short against quality opposition for the second time in a week. Casey went into the game with only 9 AFL listers after Declan Keilty was called up to make his debut when Tim Smith was forced to pull out of the Melbourne team

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    IN THE PINK by George on The Outer

    A five point victory against the eternal nemesis in Hawthorn, didn’t put the Demons back in the black for the 2019 season ... but rather, it added a touch of pink to their fortunes, now showing some sign of life after an underwhelming start to the year. And pink was the most appropriate colour for the side and the supporters, given this game was the annual “Pink Ladies” match.  And none more so than this proud Demon fan who turned up to add his support to the cause and his team at the same

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    EASIER SAID THAN DONE by The Oracle

    There is no way of getting around the fact that Melbourne is the disappointment team of the AFL competition and, because it came into the season as a big top four fancy and now sits stone motherless last with a 1-5 win-loss record, it is fast becoming a laughing stock.  The only way in which the Demons can restore any sense of pride, let alone its rapidly diminishing hopes of making the finals is for it to overcome Hawthorn on Saturday in the replay of last year’s preliminary final. 

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    POINT CRASH by KC from Casey

    The Casey Demons went down by the narrowest of margins to a strong Richmond VFL combination in the Round 4 game at Casey Fields on Saturday after a rushed behind  to the Tigers in the game’s dying moments broke the deadlock. In a low scoring game, Casey took the early ascendency after conceding the first goal and held their lead for most of the first half going into the sheds at the main break with an 8 point lead. The Demons were led in defence by key position players, Oscar McDonald

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    THE LAST POST by George on the Outer

    The Last Post sounded out in memory of the fallen around a packed MCG at the Anzac Eve match against Richmond. The silence of the crowd assembled was in tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But the Last Post was also an appropriate symbol of the finals aspirations now gone for the Melbourne Football club, after a mere six rounds of the 2019 Season.   How far has this team fallen!  From a Preliminary final contestant barely six months ago, to cellar dwelle

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE BRIGHT SIDE by Whispering Jack

    I don’t often agree with Dermott Brereton but he came close to the mark last week when he labelled Melbourne a “team of downhill skiers” that works much harder offensively than it does defensively.  And he was looking at the bright side of the team’s game plan. That proposition has been clear since before the season started. It was obvious from the first JLT game against Richmond when the team leaked multiple goals in a short space of time as players gave metres away to opposition forwards.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

×
×
  • Create New...