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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

Good to see the selection committee have made a statement dropping an underperforming senior player...oh wait they dropped a kid and let senior blokes continue to coast and set the poor standard!

This club is weak. Nothing changes. 

If you know it all what would you have done? 

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I love how supporters bag the changes.  What do you expect when the cupboard is bare.

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3 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I too am really [censored] off at the moment and decided not to attend on Saturday. However, @Moonshadow , pleaded with me to go because he has no friends and is uncomfortable being alone.

Anyway, for some reason, a sliver of optimism has been ignited and I think we have some chance. My main concern is who is going to kick goals to give us a winning score. I really hoped Preuss would be back as he appears to be good for a couple himself but, more importantly, gives us some structure.

Dropping Weid won't make much difference because he's given us [censored] all this year. We urgently need TMac to regain some form and god help us could we find a crumber.

I've said it before but I would like to see Jones playing forward pocket.

Truth be told, I'm more uncomfortable sitting next to you than surrounded by people. However, your 'get-up' seems to create a large number of vacant seats in the area, so it's less crowded and easier to spread out. I'm ok with what you wear, others are not. Each to their own!

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A slow team just got slower.  Wagner and Omcd won’t add much scoring power to a team that scored 6 goals last round.  

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I would play OMac forward, and agree with Bitters - Jones to the forward line. 

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Surely spending 4 quarters back at Casey was all that Oscar and Wags needed to develop their skills and regain their confidence. Obviously an easy selection decision. 

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Oh dear. Just when you thought things could not get any worse. Fifth loss for the year on our home turf. How’s the “cauldron” looking Goody?

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2 minutes ago, Left Foot Snap said:

I would play OMac forward, and agree with Bitters - Jones to the forward line. 

Need oMac back for Roughead so Frost can play on Mitchell Lewis and/or McEvoy resting.

I’m actually a fan of the changes. 

Harmes and Stretch on the Wing. 

Salem in the middle

Fritsch and Tmac back forward

Hunt running off half back

My biggest concern is the weather. Looks like it is now forecasted to rain during the afternoon.

 

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Good god.. how we continue to put games into a [censored] spud in McDonald is just mind boggling.. Should have given Keilty or Petty a shot. 

Our season is finished and we have this useless [censored] coming back into the team.. 

Riveting selections. 

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3 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Need oMac back for Roughead so Frost can play on Mitchell Lewis and/or McEvoy resting.

I’m actually a fan of the changes. 

Harmes and Stretch on the Wing. 

Salem in the middle

Fritsch and Tmac back forward

Hunt running off half back

My biggest concern is the weather. Looks like it is now forecasted to rain during the afternoon.

 

And rain it will.......goals to Hawthorn

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Any hope I had for a win has vanished with this team selection. 

Really confusing stuff once again. 

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6 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I can hear Bruce now.. “Poppy...Poppppppy...Popppppyyyyyyyyyy!!”

One more reason to go to the game

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2 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

It’s not like we have a strong list of players who could have come in. Bar a player debuting, it was always going to be ‘meh’.

in hindsight, the club completely overrated the list and got rid of some decent depth. I would have much preferred the inclusions of Bugg, Tyson or Kent. 

ET.  of the kids we took in,  we won't know for at least another 12 months,  the way they're shaping.

I actually like the types we took,  relative to the picks we had to use.

IMO,  its the previous two drafts, that left us wanting for run and dash.

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2 hours ago, bing181 said:

Not so much. Anything to help get Fritsch back up the ground where he belongs is a step in the right direction IMV. Also, Fritsch forward frees up Petracca to do some of the on-ball heavy lifting.

Of course, best laid plans ...

Which half-forward do you think is keeping Fritta out of the F50,  'b181'.?

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Off on a tangent, but Collingwood are so stacked right now they're dropping Varcoe despite him being a gun. Really wish we'd gotten him for Clarke, instead of Lamumba. He'd be a handy player to have in the team covering the ground. Exact player we need.

 

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40 minutes ago, Left Foot Snap said:

I would play OMac forward, and agree with Bitters - Jones to the forward line. 

What IF TMc, or the Pet,  are outs ?

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I would have persisted with Weideman, but it's easy to understand the logic.

Win and no-one will be complaining.

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7 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

Off on a tangent, but Collingwood are so stacked right now they're dropping Varcoe despite him being a gun. Really wish we'd gotten him for Clarke, instead of Lamumba. He'd be a handy player to have in the team covering the ground. Exact player we need.

 

Yeah but if he was playing for us right now John, he would be a spud. Just ask any Geelong supporter. Downhill skier of the highest order.

 

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50 minutes ago, Left Foot Snap said:

I would play OMac forward, and agree with Bitters - Jones to the forward line. 

I think Bitters might stiffen the backline.

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With Preuss unavailable, would like to have seen Keilty debut; see if he could have made an impact as. Forward/Ruck.

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31 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Lewis, Wagner, Omac ...

Maybe if we swap the forward line with the backline?

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5 minutes ago, TRIGON said:

With Preuss unavailable, would like to have seen Keilty debut; see if he could have made an impact as. Forward/Ruck.

Yup.  Seemed an obvious selection.

Oh well at least we get to see Jay lockhart play.  Theres something about that fella that I really like.

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