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Brisbane player clearly charged at May, turned his head away intentionally so May would not suspect him.....

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8 hours ago, Laughing Goat said:

ha ha.....way to go Dr D

KK has player 78 games (runner-up B & F in 2015) & averaging 16 disp per game @ 71% efficiency.....I reckon hell be ok.

good luck son.

what has games played got to do with anything? Hell hasnt Watts played 150? 

And coming runners up in gold coast's bnf isn't anything to write home about. 

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Jetta. Omcd. Hore 

Salem. Frost. Hibberd 

Brayshaw. Viney.  Harmes

Petracca. Tmcd. Melksham

Anb.  Weideman. J smith

Gawn. NJones.  Oliver. 

Vandenburg  Hunt  Lewis Fritsch 

emerg stretch  Spargo Maynard

unavail.   Lever May Hannan kk  JKH Garlett Preuss TSmith 

 

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Surprised to see Melksham in forward pocket in so many of the earlier posts. He is easily our best kick to inside 50. Must be played at half forward, as per Spirit of Norm Smith's team.

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18 minutes ago, Un fan de Demons said:

Surprised to see Melksham in forward pocket in so many of the earlier posts. He is easily our best kick to inside 50. Must be played at half forward, as per Spirit of Norm Smith's team.

he's also our best crumber given garlett's injury in 2019 / form in 2018

melksham was sometimes the deepest lying forward last season.

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Smith  TMac.  Hunt

Petracca. Weideman. Melksham

Vandenberg.   Viney.     Fritsch

Salem.     Frost.       Hibberd

Jetta.      Omac.      Lewis

Gawn  Brayshaw Oliver

Harmes, Hore, Jones Hannan 

Ist emergency - Stretch

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14 hours ago, Un fan de Demons said:

Surprised to see Melksham in forward pocket in so many of the earlier posts. He is easily our best kick to inside 50. Must be played at half forward, as per Spirit of Norm Smith's team.

He's often isolated deep because of his one-v-one contested ability, as evidenced in round 23 against West Coast and in the semi against Sicily.

In reality, they all rotate around the front half of the ground, so where you put them doesn't overly matter.

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Post JLT, assuming May gets off (which I think he will), and Harmes + VFL boys all are right to go

Swap Frost for May if his appeal fails

B:  Jetta - May - Hibberd 

HB: Salem - O.Mac - Lewis 

C  Fritsch - Viney - Neal-Bullen

HF: Petracca - T.Mac - Melksham

FF: Spargo - Weideman - J.Smith

FOLL: Gawn - Oliver - Brayshaw 

INT: Harmes - Vandenberg - Jones - Hore 

Hore over Hunt simply for defensive reasons 

Fritsch potentially to roll back  

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Jake Melksham is in our top 5 most important players.

Change my mind.

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FWIW, I think May will be allowed to play... however, if not, then...

Have been disappointed that Hore hasn't taken the opportunity so far in the absence of Lever.  Granted, it's very early days in his senior career, but there was a spot there for him in round one that may need to be filled by Hibberd or even Gawn going back like the second half of '18.  Truth be told, it was probably an opportunity for Petty and Keilty as well, but neither seems ready or in form to do it.  If May was to play, there's every chance that Frost stays in the side.

Hunt has impressed me this preseason and seems to have renewed confidence in his body and football after a disappointing season last year.  AVB is another that I'm excited to see get a run at things now that his body seems right.  The man is a beast.

I have had in the past zero confidence in Joel Smith and have been reluctant to this point to have him in the 22, however if we are rewarding good form, then he has to be considered as the 3rd tall forward.  With Smith as coverage down forward, that means Weideman and McDonald need to give a chop-out in the ruck.

FB:    JETTA .            MCDONALD .          HIBBERD . 

HB:    LEWIS .                FROST .                   SALEM . 

😄     BRAYSHAW.           VINEY .               FRITSCH .

HF:    MELKSHAM.    MCDONALD .      PETRACCA . 

FF:    SMITH .             WEIDEMAN .            SPARGO .   

Fol:   GAWN .                 OLIVER .                HARMES . 

Int:    JONES .    VANDENBERG .      ANB .      HUNT . 

 

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I saw something in Joel Smith on Saturday I hadnt seen before, bursting through the middle, hitting targets... could he be our Nat Fyfe?

 

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1 hour ago, DeeZee said:

Smith  TMac.  Hunt

Petracca. Weideman. Melksham

Vandenberg.   Viney.     Fritsch

Salem.     Frost.       Hibberd

Jetta.      Omac.      Lewis

Gawn  Brayshaw Oliver

Harmes, Hore, Jones Hannan 

Ist emergency - Stretch

Where do you live - northern hemisphere, or I am expected to turn my laptop upside down (nah, that wouldn't work either)?!

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37 minutes ago, The Stigga said:

I saw something in Joel Smith on Saturday I hadnt seen before, bursting through the middle, hitting targets... could he be our Nat Fyfe?

 

No

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1 hour ago, The Stigga said:

I saw something in Joel Smith on Saturday I hadnt seen before, bursting through the middle, hitting targets... could he be our Nat Fyfe?

 

Jeez I've missed Demonland. 

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Big blow May out but at least it gives Frost the chance to take that spud McDonald's spot when May comes back. Smith's injury is unfortunate as well.

 

B: JETTA, O.MCDONALD, HORE

HB: HIBBERD, FROST, LEWIS

C : HARMES, OLIVER, SALEM

HF: PETRACCA, T.MCDONALD, FRITSCH

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, HUNT

FOLL: GAWN, BRAYSHAW, VINEY

IC: JONES, VANDENBERG, PREUSS, NEAL-BULLEN

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On 3/10/2019 at 1:35 PM, Diamond_Jim said:

One thing we need to develop is a settled side.

Early last year and in 2017 we had a revolving two or three players that would go up or down from Casey depending on form.

Unfortunately there seems to be a high chance of that repeating itself over the next few weeks.

Stretch and Hunt haven't really done enough to press for senior selection but many have them in the side. If Viney doesn't play we could even see Maynard again.

Say what you like about the JLT games but none of the fringe really demanded a spot.

Of those first three games I would happily take two wins out of three.

Make no mistake this is our window and we have to make it count.

Stretch will never be elite. Hunt has a chance with his speed and X factor.

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20 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Big blow May out but at least it gives Frost the chance to take that spud McDonald's spot when May comes back. 

The problem is Frost is a spud as well.

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

The problem is Frost is a spud as well.

At least Frost has speed Hipwood burned Oscar off a few times.

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58 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Big blow May out but at least it gives Frost the chance to take that spud McDonald's spot when May comes back. Smith's injury is unfortunate as well.

 

B: JETTA, O.MCDONALD, HORE

HB: HIBBERD, FROST, LEWIS

C : HARMES, OLIVER, SALEM

HF: PETRACCA, T.MCDONALD, FRITSCH

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, HUNT

FOLL: GAWN, BRAYSHAW, VINEY

IC: JONES, VANDENBERG, PREUSS, NEAL-BULLEN

If Smith misses, definitely not playing a Hore from Collingwood!

Much prefer Spargo in.

Rest of team looks good.

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45 minutes ago, D4Life said:

If Smith misses, definitely not playing a Hore from Collingwood!

Much prefer Spargo in.

Rest of team looks good.

Smith is only a test so I would put him in ahead of Preuss.

Spargo's pre season has been poor. Prefer Hunt as the small forward.

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30 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Smith is only a test so I would put him in ahead of Preuss.

Spargo's pre season has been poor. Prefer Hunt as the small forward.

Hunt over Spargo....

sorry that just does not compute Will Robinson

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I think small forwards like Spargo and ANB will benefit when the real stuff starts and team pressure lifts to another level. I doubt either will be dropped for r1 for their supposed lack of pre season form.

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8 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

FWIW, I think May will be allowed to play... however, if not, then...

Have been disappointed that Hore hasn't taken the opportunity so far in the absence of Lever.  Granted, it's very early days in his senior career, but there was a spot there for him in round one that may need to be filled by Hibberd or even Gawn going back like the second half of '18.  Truth be told, it was probably an opportunity for Petty and Keilty as well, but neither seems ready or in form to do it.  If May was to play, there's every chance that Frost stays in the side.

Hunt has impressed me this preseason and seems to have renewed confidence in his body and football after a disappointing season last year.  AVB is another that I'm excited to see get a run at things now that his body seems right.  The man is a beast.

I have had in the past zero confidence in Joel Smith and have been reluctant to this point to have him in the 22, however if we are rewarding good form, then he has to be considered as the 3rd tall forward.  With Smith as coverage down forward, that means Weideman and McDonald need to give a chop-out in the ruck.

FB:    JETTA .            MCDONALD .          HIBBERD . 

HB:    LEWIS .                FROST .                   SALEM . 

😄     BRAYSHAW.           VINEY .               FRITSCH .

HF:    MELKSHAM.    MCDONALD .      PETRACCA . 

FF:    SMITH .             WEIDEMAN .            SPARGO .   

Fol:   GAWN .                 OLIVER .                HARMES . 

Int:    JONES .    VANDENBERG .      ANB .      HUNT . 

 

That’s the side I want to see lining up. I like the added versatility of Vanders and Hunt in the 22 especially if Hunt can reinvent himself as a forward. 

It’s amazing what a difference it makes seeing Melksham on the teamsheet.

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4 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Big blow May out but at least it gives Frost the chance to take that spud McDonald's spot when May comes back. Smith's injury is unfortunate as well.

 

B: JETTA, O.MCDONALD, HORE

HB: HIBBERD, FROST, LEWIS

C : HARMES, OLIVER, SALEM

HF: PETRACCA, T.MCDONALD, FRITSCH

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, HUNT

FOLL: GAWN, BRAYSHAW, VINEY

IC: JONES, VANDENBERG, PREUSS, NEAL-BULLEN

Interesting that you still have Preuss in your side Werridee, where others have dropped him like a sack of spuds.  I'm also in the boat that he should and will play.  From reports I've read Lycett and Ryder have tag teamed well in the ruck and I think we will be looking very seriously towards Preuss to give Maxy a decent chop out.

I've been relatively unimpressed by Hore though.  Doesn’t appear to have any real weapons, unless he is an A1 stopper, which I didn't see great evidence of from the JLT telecast, but apreciate that sometimes you can get a better understanding of such things watching at the ground. I'd have Frosty over him in a side that included May, but in May's absence, I'd play Freitch half back/wing and have Smith in the side in place of Hore, assuming he pulls up fit in time.  Was also very impressed with Petty and he would be another that I would be playing before Hore from what I've seen.

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With Lever and Frost now parked in the garage for Round 1, I find it extra fitting we've brought in Jaguar as our primary sponsor.

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