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38 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Can’t imagine anything aside from Lewis for ANB.

Salem plays more wing/mid

We'll need a smart player,  to play on Toby Green.    

Salem or possibly Locky ?

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1 hour ago, Demon Disciple said:

He'll probably kick 6+ now that i bring it up, but i think Frosty is a good option to put on Cameron. He's just as athletic and quick and he has the rangy arms to match.

I'm more concerned with what the likes of Green will do to our defence.

I would like Harmes to run with Greene

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4 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Harmes named on HBF for Casey ... 😱

Fritsch and Stretch also named

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He is named in both, I really hope he plays, up there for best clubman along with Gawn at the moment for mine. To me he has the right attitude to get into Greene.

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11 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Harmes named on HBF for Casey ... 😱

Fritsch and Stretch also named

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Players named on an extended bench are always listed in VFL teams. Harmes is on the bench for a Sunday AFL team. He's not playing in the twos.

Fritsch on the other hand...

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1 minute ago, DaisyDeeciple said:

I would like Harmes to run with Greene

Hmmmn  we might need him elsewhere,   stopping them around the middle. ?    and helping with our transition.

I think minding  tGreen is almost...  a tagging role.   So possibly Locky.   But does he have the concentration.?

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1 minute ago, praha said:

Players named on an extended bench are always listed in VFL teams. Harmes is on the bench for a Sunday AFL team. He's not playing in the twos.

Atmo...  final teams at 5.00 PM  tomorrow.

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55 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Don't worry it will be Lewis that plays. I think we will get smashed. Cannot score enough and the extension club badly need a win at the MCG. We don't play it well.

GWS play it worse.

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46 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Hmmmn  we might need him elsewhere,   stopping them around the middle. ?    and helping with our transition.

I think minding  tGreen is almost...  a tagging role.   So possibly Locky.   But does he have the concentration.?

Agree DV.  Harmes is in career best form and is even heading Clarry right now.  They will need to run someone with him.

Stick Gus on Greene and try & run him back into some form or at least keep Greene reasonably quiet.

Would be instructing Harmesy to go hell for leather attacking with a smidgen of defensive as required.

Early days to be asking for a run with from Lockhart IMO.  Just finding his feet and reasonable form.  

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10 hours ago, DubDee said:

what do you mean cruetly? since he has been interested in the Demons, we have not ever missed finals!!  😀

No offence intended and I sincerely hope you and your boy continue to see many finals wins in the coming years. Sadly not this year I think, unless we manage something like 87.  Now that was a last half of a season . Up until the last kick. Could see it coming from the time they cleared our forward area. Just like chess moves. Stuff that it’s the past  hope your lad sees more wins than losses for this year.  Go Dees.   See you Sunday perhaps I will be wearing red and blue t shirt. 

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1 hour ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Harmes named on HBF for Casey ... 😱

Fritsch and Stretch also named

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No way Harmes is playing for Casey. I reckon Stretch and Fritch will both play for Melbourne on Sunday as well. 

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Got a good feeling about this week. We demolished them at MCG in round 23. The training run for GWS against Carlton will put them on the back foot.

Bold prediction: Petracca converts his good contest and ground ball work and snags 3 goals, while Tmac also converts his chances and kicks 4.

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2 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Lets face it OD, it's hardly match of the round.  You got off cheap.  I'm surprised he didn't ask for a 3 course a la carte in the Long room!

He knows I am sadly only an MFC member RN.

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Surely Melbourne is taking the pi55 by naming Harmes at Casey! No way is he playing VFL this week, those days are behind him. 

I confess I don’t see what others do with Fritch, I wouldn’t say he’s been outstanding but I also would say he’s one of our better ball users. I’m just not sure we’re using him properly. 

I’m cautiously optimistic about this week, but not enough to tip us. 

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Simples: we play last week and we win, like the week before that (and most of the weeks before that) and we lose. This one is genuinely in our own hands now. I would like to think we have finally turned the corner, but we'll find out soon enough on Sunday. This really is now make or break. Lose this and I will finally bid farewell to 2019. Over to you Dees, I'm right behind you (with a figurative knife).

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GWS have actually got much the same side in as rd 23 last year.

In - Greene

out - Ward, Shiel

So you could argue their side is actually weaker with those outs.

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9 hours ago, chookrat said:

No way Harmes is playing for Casey. I reckon Stretch and Fritch will both play for Melbourne on Sunday as well. 

Chook he is in such good form and yet no mention in the press so the FD must have thought GWS would fall for it if they named him in the McGoos!  There goes that cunning plan! 🤭

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23 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Chook he is in such good form and yet no mention in the press so the FD must have thought GWS would fall for it if they named him in the McGoos!  There goes that cunning plan! 🤭

Tactical genius

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Do we think de Boer will go to Oliver? Heard a stat on the radio yesterday de Boer has accumulated more possessions than some of the players he’s tagged during games. 

We do have the luxury of throwing Gus back in the guts if indeed Oliver’s influence is limited thanks to de Boer.

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22 minutes ago, SFebes said:

Harmes will play on Coniglio, Dees will win.

I think more likely Whitfield...

I would like to see Gus go head to head with Coniglio but unfortunately the FD want to play him out in no mans land.

So if that's the case then maybe Viney could do a team job running with Coniglio...

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22 minutes ago, SFebes said:

Harmes will play on Coniglio

Agree. And if he shuts him down will go a long way to helping us win. Coniglio is critical to them. 

Like someone else mentioned stopping Greene is crucial. All year it has been the mid size and small forwards that have really hurt us, not the bigs. Not sure who gets him. Certainly not fritter. Wagner will get the gig is my guess.

 

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Pretty hard to pick from that extended bench - Harmes is the only lock. Stretch and Fritsch are both only hanging on by a thread; you'd think Goodwin would pick Lewis even though most of us now wouldn't; I really want to back Weideman in to get going again; Preuss was playing okay before injury. I don't think Spargo or Wagner play.

I'd pick Harmes, Stretch, Weideman and Fritsch (in: Weideman, out: Neal-Bullen). I think Goodwin will pick Harmes, Lewis, Preuss and Fritsch (in: Lewis, Preuss, out Neal-Bullen, Stretch).

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