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If Salem does not get up, then we need a clean ball user to replace him.  Lever might be the best of what we have in the tin, and push Frittata forward.  Prefer him at Casey, though, to get his game awareness back to where it needs to be

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13 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Simon Goodwin had to leave the presser early as he was feeling 'light headed/dizzy'. Chaplin had to take over. 

I hope Goody is ok! Another one to add to the injury list... 

Bloody Misson!

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20 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

You might be thinking other teams that don't bomb it as often as we do R&B.  Pruess playing deep and smalls feeding off him, provided they are going both ways and pressuring on the way out in a major way, is ideal for the way we mostly  bomb it inside.

T-mac pushing higher up creates a bit of extra space for Pruess and the smalls To work in.  Hunt will also have a little more freedom to lead Into.

Tracc also needs to play off a wing and/or partially inside mid and move out of the forward line for things to start working IMO.

Let's face it, the lack of confidence of T-mac and Tracc in front of goal is presently a massive coach and team killer.  Both need to play well up the field amd others with a little more polish left to their own devices to produce a better return on the incredible amount of inside looks we are producing.  Too much waste so far this season on such enormous effort from a very capable mid field (apart from the inside 50 finish which has been mostly deplorable!).

On his own, i agree, Pruess isn't the answer.  It's what you do with the overall structure and method that just might result in a cohesive forward line that finally clicks and sees significant improvement on what we've had.  Any significant improvement on the mess we've seen so far will be a major step forward.

If we keep going with more of the same, against decent opposition, we will get more of the same results ie;  great effort and application but just another L on the board due to our woeful inability to convert.

You're right It all comes down to the right structure, we had that for 3 quarters in Friday, until the injuries. Bombing long to Preuss goes back to the early rounds, it didn't work then and I doubt it'll work against GWS. If tmac goes up field their likely to put tomilison on him allowing their backs to stay together, so Hayes will still kill us. 

The only way I see it possible that we play Preuss is if we drop one off the tall defenders and keep tsmith to do that offensive tagging role but then worry about their spread going so tall

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On 5/19/2019 at 1:09 PM, DemonOX said:

FOR THE LOVE IF GOD PICK PREUSS IN THE SENIORS. 

Be proactive and make the opposition try and figure out how to deal with 2 massive ruckman/ forwards units. 

There is no God.. but I agree Pruessy plays for the rest of the year with one direction

Go do a Mummy anything goes Clearly start to cause MAYHEM!!

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On 5/18/2019 at 7:34 PM, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Liked Baker, he stays

In: Preuss in, Lewis, Corey Wagner

Out: 3 x Concussions 

 

The concussions looked fairly minor, so I’d expect a couple of those to get up. 

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2 hours ago, Red and Blue realist said:

You're right It all comes down to the right structure, we had that for 3 quarters in Friday, until the injuries. Bombing long to Preuss goes back to the early rounds, it didn't work then and I doubt it'll work against GWS. If tmac goes up field their likely to put tomilison on him allowing their backs to stay together, so Hayes will still kill us. 

The only way I see it possible that we play Preuss is if we drop one off the tall defenders and keep tsmith to do that offensive tagging role but then worry about their spread going so tall

Didnt that bombing work a little against the Swans R&B?

I was with you until that last para ... im not understanding that strat.  Blonde moment!

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I like the idea of playing Pruess over Smith personally. Smith didn’t do a whole lot wrong but a massive game from Gawn last week over in the West and with Mumford inevitably going to rough Max up, I like the idea of having Pruess there not only as a tall target to go to up forward (and instruct him that if he’s not marking it must go to ground) and we have someone to chop Max out when needed and he can even go to town on Mumford physically. 

I’m really glad to hear they aren’t rushing Lever back and in fact will wait for him to put his name forward. 

In: Pruess, Lewis

Out: Smith, Stretch/ANB

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26 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

So your moniker is "Rusty" and you claim to have had a "blonde moment". Something's not right.

Lol LD ... after this many years im pretty  sure the rust is leaking into the grey matter and has been for a while!

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out - Fritsch, Smith, ANB

in- Lewis, Preuss, C.Wagner

I think its too much of a risk taking in all 3 blokes who were concussed last week. Salem can stay but the other two are replaceable enough by other players without losing too much.

and Fritsch needs a spell. send him back to Casey to play as a forward, then bring him back in to play as a forward when he regains some touch.

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50 minutes ago, Pates said:

I like the idea of playing Pruess over Smith personally. Smith didn’t do a whole lot wrong but a massive game from Gawn last week over in the West and with Mumford inevitably going to rough Max up, I like the idea of having Pruess there not only as a tall target to go to up forward (and instruct him that if he’s not marking it must go to ground) and we have someone to chop Max out when needed and he can even go to town on Mumford physically. 

I’m really glad to hear they aren’t rushing Lever back and in fact will wait for him to put his name forward. 

In: Pruess, Lewis

Out: Smith, Stretch/ANB

Agree - Max really needs some relief this week. Over the past 2 weeks he has rucked 1 out against Witts up on the Gold Coast and then flown across the country to again ruck 1 out against Vardy/Hickey.

Let's not burn him out before the bye.

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11 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Didnt that bombing work a little against the Swans R&B?

I was with you until that last para ... im not understanding that strat.  Blonde moment!

The Swans are a pretty ordinary side this year, so I wouldn't take to much notice of them plus they don't have a lot of run out of their back half. GWS does, if we go tall against them up forward they could kill us on the spread because Davis as Hayes can and will run off their man to link up field. We were easy to score against in the early rounds and have fixed that lately but going too tall forward could hurt us again

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1 hour ago, Red and Blue realist said:

The Swans are a pretty ordinary side this year, so I wouldn't take to much notice of them plus they don't have a lot of run out of their back half. GWS does, if we go tall against them up forward they could kill us on the spread because Davis as Hayes can and will run off their man to link up field. We were easy to score against in the early rounds and have fixed that lately but going too tall forward could hurt us again

Fair enough R&B.  You may well be on the money.  Thx for clearing that up.

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