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Anyone make it to training this morning?

AFL.com.au reporter Ben Guthrie was there and look away Dees fans of the sky is falling persuasion.

 

 

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So [censored] [censored] off Joel Smith is potentially going to miss this game due to our medical or coaching staff leaving him out there for the rest of the game only to aggravate it even more.

I would be absolutely filthy if i was Joel  [censored] poor management. 

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

So [censored] [censored] off Joel Smith is potentially going to miss this game due to our medical or coaching staff leaving him out there for the rest of the game only to aggravate it even more.

I would be absolutely filthy if i was Joel  [censored] poor management. 

Hard to fathom that they put his start to the season in jeopardy in a practice match.

I know we were down on numbers but still...

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It did seem a poor decision, but let's not pretend Joel Smith is an irreplaceable player.  He's far from that.

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I wouldn't have Smith starting even if he were fit. Our forward line would be too tall with tmac, weideman, petracca already down there. We need to be able to retain the ball in our forward line rather than see it rebound straight out.

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I wouldn't have Smith starting even if he were fit. Our forward line would be too tall with tmac, weideman, petracca already down there. We need to be able to retain the ball in our forward line rather than see it rebound straight out.

Would love to see him in the midfield, showed some dash against Brisbane in the JLT.

Hunt also up forward please.

 

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Does anyone know if Vanders trained? He had scans the other day according to reports.

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24 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I wouldn't have Smith starting even if he were fit. Our forward line would be too tall with tmac, weideman, petracca already down there. We need to be able to retain the ball in our forward line rather than see it rebound straight out.

He is tall but he has great closing speed, provides pretty good defensive pressure and is pretty handy below his knees. I don't think he would be left out for the reasons you list. That being said he is a little too inconsistent still and could not be considered a certain starter regardless of his groin. 

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43 minutes ago, ProDee said:

It did seem a poor decision, but let's not pretend Joel Smith is an irreplaceable player.  He's far from that.

So if Goody wanted a third tall, who would it be? Both Smiths injured, Preuss injured. Max will play 90% ruck. Keilty?

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31 minutes ago, sisso said:

Does anyone know if Vanders trained? He had scans the other day according to reports.

 

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Light duties don't worry me.  

I do think this is a reflection of the late start to pre-season and the plethora of surgeries over the off season.  We might start a little slowly, but I still expect us to roll Port at the 'G.  Geelong at whatever the hell it's called stadium is a tougher prospect.

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24 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

So if Goody wanted a third tall, who would it be? Both Smiths injured, Preuss injured. Max will play 90% ruck. Keilty?

Petracca and Melksham are good contested players and good overhead.  

If he really wanted a third tall he could play Fritsch forward.

We have enough versatlity to cover a player of Smith's standing.

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2 hours ago, The Stigga said:

Would love to see him in the midfield, showed some dash against Brisbane in the JLT.

Hunt also up forward please.

 

I’d throw Joel smith in the ruck for center bounces and the odd ball up (he’ll get monstered at boundary throw ins). He can use his leap to full advantage and leave Tmac and Weid forward.  

He can still be the third tall this way. 

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Said the session went for 1hr, these are called flush sessions, no idea why

Believe they got hammered on Friday,  so maybe just a leg turnover

 

Not bothered who was there or not, will see Wednesday 

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2 hours ago, The Stigga said:

 

Hunt also up forward please.

 

Would be surprised if he made it as a forward.   Would like it to work though.

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Not sure where the goals are coming from this week , No Garlett Hogan has gone 

melkshem unlikely no Hannan . Captains underdone and doubtful. 

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4 hours ago, Wiseblood said:

Light duties don't worry me.  

I do think this is a reflection of the late start to pre-season and the plethora of surgeries over the off season.  We might start a little slowly, but I still expect us to roll Port at the 'G.  Geelong at whatever the hell it's called stadium is a tougher prospect.

They also supposedly had a massive session on Friday 

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54 minutes ago, CityDee said:

Not sure where the goals are coming from this week , No Garlett Hogan has gone 

melkshem unlikely no Hannan . Captains underdone and doubtful. 

That fat explosive guy who wears number 5

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1 hour ago, CityDee said:

Not sure where the goals are coming from this week , No Garlett Hogan has gone 

melkshem unlikely no Hannan . Captains underdone and doubtful. 

The key forwards are a good start 

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8 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

So [censored] [censored] off Joel Smith is potentially going to miss this game due to our medical or coaching staff leaving him out there for the rest of the game only to aggravate it even more.

I would be absolutely filthy if i was Joel  [censored] poor management. 

We can all obviously save ourselves a fortune on medical diagnosis etc., just run whatever ails you past the experts on Demonland.

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5 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Would be surprised if he made it as a forward.   Would like it to work though.

Hunt is a Winger no more no less!

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8 hours ago, McQueen said:

I’d throw Joel smith in the ruck for center bounces and the odd ball up (he’ll get monstered at boundary throw ins). He can use his leap to full advantage and leave Tmac and Weid forward.  

He can still be the third tall this way. 

hmmn, interesting.

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I really hope this unsubstantiated rumour is wrong but there is talk that vanders has a hot spot in his foot and that he could miss eight plus weeks.  

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5 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

I really hope this unsubstantiated rumour is wrong but there is talk that vanders has a hot spot in his foot and that he could miss eight plus weeks.  

be gone damn spot.

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