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Dees to take on Pies in Scratch Match (22/2/19)

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Collingwood will host the Demons in a Scratch Match on Friday February 22 at Olympic Park Oval.

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http://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-02-07/all-australian-rucks-to-go-head-to-head-in-scratch-match

Practice match V's Collingwood on Friday 22 Feb (morning) at Olympic Park.

Not sure if it will be a full blown 4 quarter scoring affair,  or just a glorified training session between both sides.

 

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ANY match against the old enemy is another opportunity to knock their blocks off!  Go, get 'em, Dees!!

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2 minutes ago, Vagg said:

ANY match against the old enemy is another opportunity to knock their blocks off!  Go, get 'em, Dees!!

Sorry Barrie, just cant feel this way. QB and finals are all that counts for me. 

I hope they play some of the kids and fringe players.

I guess, we have the confidence to know that they will not play anyone on the injury or rehab list, which is quite a number of our better players.

As someone else said on another thread, I just hate practice games. A meaningless game with the heightened risk of injury.  Hard grounds and players a little soft.  

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Significantly more exciting and meaningful than AFLX.

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Why are they playing it in the morning? Surely they could play it say 5:30, allowing people to come after work.

Which is what they did 2 (maybe 3?) years ago. The place was packed and it was terrific to have a bevvie and watch the dees (it was an intra club game). 

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A good idea playing the enemy save Gawn for the real stuff  during the QB and if Grundy plays unleash the man mountain in Preuss so he can go right through him. Play all the kids and see if any have Cahoonas at their early stage and save our midfield from injury.

IMO it is a waste of time as we know what we are capable of.

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21 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Would any good actually come from this? Itd be awkward as hell like how hard do you tackle? Do you crunch the [censored] drifting across in front of you?

Are you referring to players or spectators?

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3 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Would any good actually come from this? Itd be awkward as hell like how hard do you tackle? Do you crunch the [censored] drifting across in front of you?

You go 110% just like a game. It's better to do this than to play intraclubs that do actually raise the question of how hard to go and don't really test your structures because everyone knows what their opponents are meant to do.

We've only go the two practice games on the 3rd and 9th and the quick back up there probably means you don't play your best 22 in both for full games. A preliminary hit out against the Pies lets you have a better look at the guys who are 23-32 on the list as well to try and see who surprises.

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2 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Would any good actually come from this? Itd be awkward as hell like how hard do you tackle? Do you crunch the [censored] drifting across in front of you?

I think both teams will have a reasonably good gentleman’s agreement not to hurt each other. It doesn’t benefit either of the two 2019 grand finalists 😉. I suspect they just want to see how advantageous a dual ruck combo will work with the new rules. So they can optimise the bench rotations, floating forward rucks, and other aspects.

Dees and Pies are fairly well matched up this year, the pies coach has always been a bit of an understudy of Roos and now Goody, and respects Melbourne. 

I think it’s ok, much better and safer than the completely arbitrary AFL X and is a good opportunity for both clubs to test the new system. 

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15 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

It's their grand final

Do you mean that they will choke in the dying moments??

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20 hours ago, hemingway said:

Sorry Barrie, just cant feel this way. QB and finals are all that counts for me.

Hopefully the players don't take round 21 lightly either ;)

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Hopefully the players don't take round 21 lightly either ;)

Damn straight!

There'll be more on the line in round 21 than Queens birthday.

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4 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Damn straight!

There'll be more on the line in round 21 than Queens birthday.

We'll be managing players by then as we will be 3 games clear on top.

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21 hours ago, nosoupforme said:

A good idea playing the enemy save Gawn for the real stuff  during the QB and if Grundy plays unleash the man mountain in Preuss so he can go right through him. Play all the kids and see if any have Cahoonas at their early stage and save our midfield from injury.

IMO it is a waste of time as we know what we are capable of.

I'm in the stuff 'em without Gawn camp too. Would be inclined to see Preuss have a shot at Cox's mobility whilst seeing just how fit Preuss is. Would they be playing both their bigs...not sure

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http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2019-02-08/melbourne-to-play-collingwood-in-practice-match

Time for redemption.

Gawn's dominance over Grundy to continue.

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Possible team

B: JETTA, FROST, HORE

HB: SALEM, O.MCDONALD, HIBBERD

C : FRITSCH, HARMES, C.WAGNER

HF: PETRACCA, J.SMITH, NEAL-BULLEN

F: GARLETT, WEIDEMAN, GAWN

FOLL: PREUSS, MAYNARD, SPARROW

IC: LEWIS, VANDENBERG, HUNT, SPARGO

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Don't think Maynard would be fit enough based on his workload last Sat at Camp Mdore.

But good team minus an engine room and May plusTom Mac.

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24 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Possible team

B: JETTA, FROST, HORE

HB: SALEM, O.MCDONALD, HIBBERD

C : FRITSCH, HARMES, C.WAGNER

HF: PETRACCA, J.SMITH, NEAL-BULLEN

F: GARLETT, WEIDEMAN, GAWN

FOLL: PREUSS, MAYNARD, SPARROW

IC: LEWIS, VANDENBERG, HUNT, SPARGO

I doubt we'll be playing a team of this calibre in that match. I also doubt they'll be fielding their A-Team either.

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