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15 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Christ, just saw. Spargo comes in? Don’t know what to make of that.

Yeah... tough one, DZ.

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11 minutes ago, sisso said:

Where’s the Preuss?!

No rain which i assumed the thinking no preuss due to wet weather. Otherwise wjy name him as emergency 

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1 hour ago, Neil Crompton said:

Well picked. Italian heritage?

Yes🙂 and am finally (trying) to learn the language.

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Losing our most skilled player who is in ripping form for Spargo makes me want to puke.

i hope the team puts in 100% effort for the full game today. Do that and we’ll always be a chance.

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Dam we will miss salems run off half back and his kicking.  That hurts

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Backs to the wall today. Nothing to lose. i hope we have a red hot go and if we do we will be in good shape going forward as players return.

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Not many here so easy access to the bar - with Salem out that’s the only good news

We’ll have to bring tha AAA game to have a sniff

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Clearly Spargo is in to pinch-hit against Mumford.

Or possibly, somewhat more realistically, to hang over the shoulders of Heath Shaw all game to slow him down.

In the end, we all know it isn't going to be team selections that win or lose the game. Not with a dozen players out and everything on the line.

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Our wins have been against ordinary teams, and have been by small margin coz we can't kick straight. Wet weather (if it happens) today will just make that problem even worse. Yes GWS has a poor record at the G , but ours is no better so we cant take any confidence from the venue.

We might go hard enough to prevent a blowout, but thats the best we can expect imo.

Finals are still possible though....................... *cough cough.

 

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How does Salem go from no concussion symptoms to a late out? Mixed messaging again from the FD. Huge out.

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35 minutes ago, McQueen said:

I didn’t think he did?

Thyroid yes but can’t recall him having too many concussions. 

There was that time a brick hit him in the head... not sure of any others

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2 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

How does Salem go from no concussion symptoms to a late out? Mixed messaging again from the FD. Huge out.

Bizarre. 9 days as well. Surely it wasn't just a "wait and see how you wake up oj game day"? If he was still showing symptoms after 6-7 days it's a given he isn't playing. The FD is a joke. 

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Better hurry up and get to the ground folks. Only 20 minutes until the first bounce and there's only 90, 95 thousand seats left.

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8 minutes ago, BAMF said:

There was that time a brick hit him in the head... not sure of any others

He had several concussion episodes in the 18 months before the brick incident, which was in 2017 preseason.

 

On a side note, just read that Paddy McCartin has been put on the LTI list and still can't train.  Really sad for him.

So while it is disappointing to lose Salem today I'm glad the club is being cautious, especially with his history.

10 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

How does Salem go from no concussion symptoms to a late out? Mixed messaging again from the FD. Huge out.

Concussion symptoms come and go.  He may have been fine a few days ago but not today.

Even if he hadn't fully recovered by selection time, I reckon the club hoped he would be good by game time.

Either way we did the right thing to wait till the last minute and to pull him out when found to not be ok. 

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Can't go due to junior football today grrr.

 

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As the other posters have mentioned - two men and a dog here. It’s actually nice weather for footy. I was getting a bit tired of coming to home games in jeans and a t shirt. It just didn’t feel right.

Go Dees ❤️💙

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predict we'll start strong but then go goalless for 3 quarters. giants by 42.

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Win or lose there ain’t many of us here to see it. 

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Spargo in is mind boggling. His form at afl level this year has been horrible, and his form in the vfl hasn’t been worthy of promotion. Really shows the coaches and selection committee playing favorites to pick someone in such poor form. Either that or we’ve got more injuries than I realized and the fit options are down to Spargo and Preuss?

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Spargo in for Salem. Oh boy.

Time to get your praying hats on.

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Weakest crowd I can remember since the Neeld days. Great day for footy. Where is everyone?

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Just got here. Come on boys same effort as last week and we won't leave disappointed. 

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please never play that version of our song again.

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1 minute ago, Lord Travis said:

Weakest crowd I can remember since the Neeld days. Great day for footy. Where is everyone?

Yeah wow

In: Spargo

Out: Salem, ~40,000 members

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16k max I'd say. 

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