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17 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

Yep it’s cold here tonight that’s for sure...much colder and more dewy tomorrow night also...looking forward to it.

Agree on Preuss

Yep can't wait my youngest pulled a gig in halftime of the little league, so once he gets through school unscathed tomorrow will be great

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1 minute ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Yep can't wait my youngest pulled a gig in halftime of the little league, so once he gets through school unscathed tomorrow will be great

Good stuff Pennant. Go Dees!

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1 hour ago, Earl Hood said:

Scrapping the barrel here I fear. Neither Oscar or Harrison have done enough consistently at VFL level to warrant a call up. But these are desperate times so let’s hope they put in blinders or at least contribute. 

I agree, but also they have a better form line than our other recent debutant who came up to play. They both have traits that can translate to AFL level, but definitely wouldn’t be getting a game if we were not in the situation we are in. 

 

2 hours ago, SFebes said:

I’d say one of the backs will play forward and tag J McGovern 

Melksham has played this role before, I’m thinking they might play Petracca there. Hope he neutralises the air and beats him at ground level. His season has been significantly underrated by what he has brought in our fwd 50. Minus a few sketchy set shots

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

It is an emergency!

break the glass, he needs to play!!

I think its broken.

 

2 hours ago, SFebes said:

I’d say one of the backs will play forward and tag J McGovern 

Frost ?

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8 hours ago, DemonOX said:

What happened last time we played em with one ruck!!!!!!

FMD some of these selections do my head in. 

Maybe if you checked the Eagles' current ruck stocks it wouldn't.

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13 hours ago, DemonOX said:

We play better with him in the side imo. Gives us something different up forward and big support for Gawn. He is in our best 22. 

Fully agreed. He rucks well, can mark, can clear packs, can shuffle opponents out of the way, can kick goals. He is slow, but there are compensations. He also turned up for work earlier in the year.

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14 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Really excited to see Petty and Baker play.

I hope the Saturday headline is "Cream for the Dees" rather than "Heartbreaker for the Dees".

 

PS: If you don't know what I'm getting at, ask your parents, or perhaps your grandparents.

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7 hours ago, bing181 said:

Maybe if you checked the Eagles' current ruck stocks it wouldn't.

We don’t always have to look at what the opposition are doing in the way of team selections. 

We can make our own moves and make them more accountable and be proactive rather than reactive. 

Preuss gives us something extra which is what we need regardless of what the opposition are doing. 

Like i said earlier we are a better team with him in the side. 

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53 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I hope the Saturday headline is "Cream for the Dees" 

Sounds a bit on the buses

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59 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

We don’t always have to look at what the opposition are doing in the way of team selections. 

We can make our own moves and make them more accountable and be proactive rather than reactive. 

Preuss gives us something extra which is what we need regardless of what the opposition are doing. 

Like i said earlier we are a better team with him in the side. 

One swallow does not make a spring.

Preuss would get killed by McGovern and co intercept marking, and offer little in terms of defensive pressure to limit the WC rebound.

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9 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

One swallow does not make a spring.

Preuss would get killed by McGovern and co intercept marking, and offer little in terms of defensive pressure to limit the WC rebound.

Absolutely, this was my guess as to why Preuss wasn’t named in the starting 22. 

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8 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

One swallow does not make a spring.

Preuss would get killed by McGovern and co intercept marking, and offer little in terms of defensive pressure to limit the WC rebound.

Agree.

And on a slippery night he would struggle to mark and offer little once the ball hit the deck. No doubt this was factor in why WC did not go with a second ruck.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I hope the Saturday headline is "Cream for the Dees" rather than "Heartbreaker for the Dees".

 

PS: If you don't know what I'm getting at, ask your parents, or perhaps your grandparents.

They’re all dead please explain 

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1 hour ago, Superunknown said:

They’re all dead please explain 

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was a US band from the mid-1970s onwards and Ginger Baker was a drummer with the band Cream which he formed in 1966 with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. Cream is generally considered to be the first successful music "supergroup". 

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1 hour ago, PaulRB said:

One swallow does not make a spring.

Preuss would get killed by McGovern and co intercept marking, and offer little in terms of defensive pressure to limit the WC rebound.

Nah.

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2 hours ago, DemonOX said:

We don’t always have to look at what the opposition are doing in the way of team selections. 

We can make our own moves and make them more accountable and be proactive rather than reactive. 

Preuss gives us something extra which is what we need regardless of what the opposition are doing. 

Like i said earlier we are a better team with him in the side. 

I original thought Pruess would come in to stretch there defense especially with no Barass but after he wasn't included I've come to the thought we might play a bit of the Port game plan that worked so well against WCE a few weeks ago. 

T.Smith to go to McGovern and tag him. TMac to play deep on Schofild which on paper is in Melb favor. The key is not to bomb the ball long down the line so McGovern cant intercept mark it and start there scoring chains. Port kicked dirty/scrappy ball forward and won the ground balls inside 50. Thats where Hunt, ANB, Lockart, Trac and Baker comes into it.

Preuss is stuffed once the ball hits the ground hence he hasn't been picked.

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6 hours ago, PaulRB said:

One swallow does not make a spring.

Preuss would get killed by McGovern and co intercept marking, and offer little in terms of defensive pressure to limit the WC rebound.

Still better than the alternative imo. 

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14 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Still better than the alternative imo. 

Let’s see how it goes tonight... in Goody we trust.

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6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was a US band from the mid-1970s onwards and Ginger Baker was a drummer with the band Cream which he formed in 1966 with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. Cream is generally considered to be the first successful music "supergroup". 

I know who Cream et al are but cryptic crosswords I am RUBBISH at

 

thanks for Deesplaining

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