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I was hyping Kolodjashnij up all pre season but seems I’ve got it horribly wrong. Bloke’s awful. Can’t find the pill 

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1 minute ago, DemonLad5 said:

I was hyping Kolodjashnij up all pre season but seems I’ve got it horribly wrong. Bloke’s awful. Can’t find the pill 

Or might just be underdone and has been brought in to provide some skill....or he's not.

So hard to tell at Melbourne !!!

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We are getting killed by: 

Lack of speed in the midfield (center of ground). Teams are bursting out from the congestion and spreading faster which opens up the ground, and making it virtually impossible to defend.

Lack of forward pressure (most our forwards are slow to react and only do one act of pressure). It comes out far to quickly  (and with time) to a midfield that can't keep up with its opponents.

Lack of accountability in the backline, we are constantly getting beaten one on one, but worse, we often don't make it to a one on one, and when we do it is often a miss match  (small on a tall).  

Lack of ruck options - all teams are going with two against Gawn (regardless of quality); and even running a third tall against him.

Thats a lot of area's to address, maybe:

Garlett      Pruess     Lockhart

Hunt          Weid        Spargo 

Fritz          Oliver     Stretch

Viney         Frost     Salem

Jetta         Tmac     Jones

Gawn Harmes Brayshaw

Bench Petracca, Baker, Hibberd, Keilty

Is Hannan fit? We also miss AVB. 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

I was hyping Kolodjashnij up all pre season but seems I’ve got it horribly wrong. Bloke’s awful. Can’t find the pill 

It was staggering watching him plod 15 metres behind opponents early in the game and even struggling to run to the interchange at times. His injury came at a bad time for him and he’s definitely struggling fitness wise.

Too early to maybe make a call on him but someone like Stretch must be scratching his head pondering why he can’t get a run while others seem to be getting a game just to gain match fitness. I’m not the biggest fan of Stretch but surely the bloke could run 120 minutes out and might provide some pressure to opponents even if it’s perceived. Unfortunately, that’s where we are at the moment.

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Biggest issue is we play Thursday.  Keep an eye out and see if anyone is ‘time managed’ who is playing well at Casey.  The short turnaround may impact selection.

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9 hours ago, JV7 said:

Who honestly gives a flying f$#k

 

9 hours ago, JV7 said:

Who honestly gives a flying f$#k

You don't do please don't undermine the other contributors !

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2 hours ago, DemonLad5 said:

I was hyping Kolodjashnij up all pre season but seems I’ve got it horribly wrong. Bloke’s awful. Can’t find the pill 

he makes cale morton look hard

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2 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

he makes cale morton look hard

This.

Very Cale Morton like.

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1 hour ago, buck_nekkid said:

Biggest issue is we play Thursday.  Keep an eye out and see if anyone is ‘time managed’ who is playing well at Casey.  The short turnaround may impact selection.

Casey plays at 11.40 on Sunday and it is ridiculous to suggest that anyone playing Sunday would front up in the seniors in Sydney Thursday night. I assume in early preseason planning that the club anticipated minimal changes for the Sydney game. Now with so many players out of form that the club is in a bind how to manage players

I cannot see any changes unless Stretch, Garlett, Keilty, Harrison and Smith don't only play a half on Sunday. The Casey bench has no MFC listed players 

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

This.

Very Cale Morton like.

appallingly, morton was a more accomplished footballer at the same stage as kk

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changes for Thursday

out with current plan

in with a new one...something a bit more multidimensional

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2 hours ago, DemonLad5 said:

I was hyping Kolodjashnij up all pre season but seems I’ve got it horribly wrong. Bloke’s awful. Can’t find the pill 

I can’t see what his strengths are.

He’s not quick, not particularly skilful and doesn’t get the ball very often.

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I seriously will not watch our team until ANB is out. He is [censored] useless...

Anb out jeffy in. 

Our forward line would be seriously quick then. 

FF      Jeffy   tracc   Melk

HF     Hunt   tmac   Lockhart 

C       Jones     Harmes  Salem

HB    Hibberd  Weid  Fritsch 

FB    Jetta    Frost     j Wagner 

Fol   Gawn   Oliver   Brayshaw

Int   Kk   Preuss  Viney  c wagner

 

Send weid to chb couldnt do worse than omac.

I think preuss needs to come in on the bench and give maxy some time at FF. 

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I just spoke to someone close to one of our senior players.

I was told that  Pruess will almost definitely play against the Swans. He has been battling abductor issues but should be right to go on Thursday.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, jane02 said:

I just spoke to someone close to one of our senior players.

I was told that  Pruess will almost definitely play against the Swans. He has been battling abductor issues but should be right to go on Thursday.

 

 

Wonder whether they will pull him out of the VFL game.

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Wonder whether they will pull him out of the VFL game.

Or limit game time perhaps ? 

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40 minutes ago, jane02 said:

I just spoke to someone close to one of our senior players.

I was told that  Pruess will almost definitely play against the Swans. He has been battling abductor issues but should be right to go on Thursday.

 

 

guaranteed he does himself a mischief tomorrow in the vfl, then

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3 hours ago, Ungarie boy said:

We are getting killed by: 

Lack of speed in the midfield (center of ground). Teams are bursting out from the congestion and spreading faster which opens up the ground, and making it virtually impossible to defend.

Lack of forward pressure (most our forwards are slow to react and only do one act of pressure). It comes out far to quickly  (and with time) to a midfield that can't keep up with its opponents.

Lack of accountability in the backline, we are constantly getting beaten one on one, but worse, we often don't make it to a one on one, and when we do it is often a miss match  (small on a tall).  

Lack of ruck options - all teams are going with two against Gawn (regardless of quality); and even running a third tall against him.

Thats a lot of area's to address, maybe:

Garlett      Pruess     Lockhart

Hunt          Weid        Spargo 

Fritz          Oliver     Stretch

Viney         Frost     Salem

Jetta         Tmac     Jones

Gawn Harmes Brayshaw

Bench Petracca, Baker, Hibberd, Keilty

Is Hannan fit? We also miss AVB. 

 

Pruess at FF is not the dumbest idea. He has kicked 5.6 in 8 appearances. I fancy Hunt or Jeffy at his feet.

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Just now, M_9 said:

Pruess at FF is not the dumbest idea. He has kicked 5.6 in 8 appearances. I fancy Hunt or Jeffy at his feet.

Plonk him in the goal square and tell him not to move unless called to chop out for Gawn. No interchange breaks for him. 

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Can't see the point of Garlett playing in sydney. It is a small useless dump with no room to move. Wait for the saints game.

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Oliver and Brayshaw need to realise they are our offensive centre square mids, to often they are unnecessarily engaging opponents at the bounce as opposed to directly hunting the ball, leave harmes and Viney to do that. Change that and it'll make us a lot better

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Out- ANB, Kolodjashnij,OMac, Frost, J. Wagner

In -Pruess, Garlett, Stretch, Keilty, Oscar Baker

Tmac and Kielty down back, Pruess up forward with Garlett, Stretch and Baker for outside run.

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In- Team Defence Mark's inside 50

Out- Vacant defensive 50 everyone going for the same ball/contest.

I would move track to the centre square and let fritsch do his thing forward.

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Out - Jones, Omac, tmac, anb

in - keilty, pruess, Garlett, stretch 

I will lose interest in this season without a shakeup like this. 

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