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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

In: Salem, Neal-Bullen

Out: Spargo, C.Wagner

Surely none of Lever (supposedly injured at Casey today), Hibberd or Hannan are ready yet. 

Fritsch goes as well if we want to play Preuss.

Nothing supposedly about it Nasher I was there the only thing to be confirmed is the degree of the injury.

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1 hour ago, —coach— said:

For my mind it’s simple now, season is done, so make sure we are best prepared for next year:

- Don't play anyone unless 100% fit, healthy and with appropriate game time at VFL level under the belt

- Play everyone who needs to build experience and game time at senior level with a focus on learning and development. Play a really simple game plan that encourages them to use their natural instincts

- Make sure anyone who will need surgery prior to preseason has it done ASAP so that they can actually do a pre-season

- Start the search for new line coaches, fitness coach, kicking coach ASAP and get them on board immediately to maximize time to gel with the group prior to next year

- Cop the AFL fine for not tanking with good grace and move on

A good pertinent post. No knee jerk reaction, just simple well thought logic

 

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13 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

Agree, NSFM. (Except that is "shoo-in".)

OK you win shoo in spelling comes from horse racing terms ..... shoo-in was the winner of a rigged race. 

I will correct my spelling for you next time.  Please check my other spelling of my words. Kind Regards.

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Changes. Who cares. Only one I can see that should come in is Salem for Spargo.. How we can bring others in from Casey who, in past 2 games can not beat a stand alone team. Excuses for the Port game as we had limited AFL players but against Willy we should have beaten them if we are serious about our AFL listed players . But I fear most of our AFL listed boys at Casey are really just VFL quality players. Then again so are most in the one's !!

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46 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Ok what conditions actually suit Pruess??

Recruited for ???????? Plays several games . kicks two goals in two of them, and still in a team berefit of big man strength and physical presence cant get a game??? Spare Me

More to the point, what conditions suit playing two Giant rucks...  Ideally non slippery conditions. 

Possibly Darwin at night,  is the worst conditions to go in with two beanstalks,  and one less small runner.

 

Preuss I think will get plenty of chancres to play 2 rucks in the run home...  and as the weather starts to warm up again,  I think two rucks will become more likely.

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1 hour ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Smother the balls with vaseline at training all week. 

Anybody's in particular?  Or, maybe the whole team's?  And, would there be any particular reason for this seemingly bizarre ritual...??

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2 hours ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Weideman was very good at Casey, Lewis was our best... Surely they get picked after the complete Sh!tshow that was presented today  

Yep, hadn’t read the Casey report. JKH should be in too by the sounds. 

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Out: Spargo, both Wagners, Baker, Petty, Stretch. These players are below VFL level and should never play AFL again. Stretch couldn't make a decision in time to save his testicles if they were on fire.

Ins from: Salem, Neale-Bullen, Preuss, May, Lewis, Hannan, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Lever (if recovered from ankle sprain), Hibberd, Weidemann. These are AFL players.

And somebody please tell Jones to stop kicking rugby-style, up and under kicks into the forward line.

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would like to see changes something like this

out- Petty, C.Wagner, Garlett, Smith, Lockhart. 

in- Salem, Lewis, ANB, Weideman, JKH, 

We missed some decent ball use coming out of defence terribly today. Salem and Lewis should help with that. Garlett is done and wont be missed. Weideman needs to play if he's fit, over Smith. we've had some young blokes like Lockhart and Petty play a couple of games, and now they need to go back, work on their games and press for selection again. there's a few more lucky to be holding a spot atm but they're time will come soon.

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3 minutes ago, Demon Dude said:

would like to see changes something like this

out- Petty, C.Wagner, Garlett, Smith, Lockhart. 

in- Salem, Lewis, ANB, Weideman, JKH, 

We missed some decent ball use coming out of defence terribly today. Salem and Lewis should help with that. Garlett is done and wont be missed. Weideman needs to play if he's fit, over Smith. we've had some young blokes like Lockhart and Petty play a couple of games, and now they need to go back, work on their games and press for selection again. there's a few more lucky to be holding a spot atm but they're time will come soon.

Their not they’re 

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8 minutes ago, My name is legion said:

Out: Spargo, both Wagners, Baker, Petty, Stretch. These players are below VFL level and should never play AFL again. Stretch couldn't make a decision in time to save his testicles if they were on fire.

Ins from: Salem, Neale-Bullen, Preuss, May, Lewis, Hannan, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Lever (if recovered from ankle sprain), Hibberd, Weidemann. These are AFL players.

And somebody please tell Jones to stop kicking rugby-style, up and under kicks into the forward line.

Baker looks promising, so I disagree on that

Otherwise spot on

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1 hour ago, one_demon said:

Don't pick players returning from injury at least until after the bye

I don’t understand this? If they are fit to play there is no reason not to play them. 

We need all the help we can get at this point.

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14 minutes ago, My name is legion said:

Out: Spargo, both Wagners, Baker, Petty, Stretch. These players are below VFL level and should never play AFL again. Stretch couldn't make a decision in time to save his testicles if they were on fire.

Ins from: Salem, Neale-Bullen, Preuss, May, Lewis, Hannan, Jay Kennedy-Harris, Lever (if recovered from ankle sprain), Hibberd, Weidemann. These are AFL players.

And somebody please tell Jones to stop kicking rugby-style, up and under kicks into the forward line.

Baker deserves another game - did some nice things and kicked 2. But I agree with the rest. 

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3 hours ago, Nasher said:

Fritsch goes as well if we want to play Preuss.

Fritsch won't go out, nor should he. He was one of the reasons we started to get back into it later in the game.

Some of these players aren't as far off the pace as many here seem to think.

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3 hours ago, —coach— said:

- Start the search for new line coaches, fitness coach, kicking coach ASAP and get them on board immediately to maximize time to gel with the group prior to next year

What's going on has nothing to do with the coaches, and everything to do with a decimated pre-season + injuries, and the flow on from that.

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3 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Smother the balls with vaseline at training all week. This is the humid of the NT games right?

We'll need to smother that vaseline somewhere else, against Collingwood the week after.

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1 hour ago, DV8 said:

More to the point, what conditions suit playing two Giant rucks...  Ideally non slippery conditions. 

Possibly Darwin at night,  is the worst conditions to go in with two beanstalks,  and one less small runner.

 

Preuss I think will get plenty of chancres to play 2 rucks in the run home...  and as the weather starts to warm up again,  I think two rucks will become more likely.

We haven’t even hit Winter yet, and we ain’t gonna play in Sept (when the weather gets warmer).

Goodwin has erred in not bringing Preuss in sooner. He is not the panacea but he does offer some critical things for us, not least his own qualities as both a tap ruckman and big, intimidating forward who can take contested marks. When rucking, he allows Gawn to drift back as an intercept defender (at which, in the absence of Lever, he is our best). And when up forward, his mere size and presence would mean T-Mac could get off the leash a bit more. Bring him in, I say, and leave him in.

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Out: Selection Committee

We lose Salem before the game & bring in Spargo...FMD

I reckon Lewis should have retired at the end of last season but even he makes more sense as a replacement for Salem.

 

 

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Like many of us, I've been gobsmacked that Preuss keeps being overlooked but the dewy evening conditions up in Darwin won't suit him. That probably means he's a monty to play. 

I think most of us would agree that six players have to go after that dismal first three quarters - C.Wags, Lockhart, Petty, Spargo, O.Mac and Jeffy. But of the six, Jeffy should be given one final game in Darwin as a send off.

Lever will play unless his ankle is worse than expected. Salem and ANB are certain ins if fit and Jordy was the pick of the lads at VFL level so has to come back.

Hannan didn't have a great game in the VFL I believe, so probably needs another week.  JKH is another who may need another week. Both should play against the Pies.

So my five changes this week are:

In: Lever, ANB, Salem, Lewis and a decision on which of Weid or Preuss plays.

Out: C.Wags, Spargo, Lockhart, Petty, Oscar Mc

B: Salem Frost Hore

HB: Jones Lever J.Wags

C Stretch Harmes Lewis

HF: Baker T.Smith Petracca

F: Hunt T.Mac Garlett

Ru: Gawn Brayshaw Viney

Int: Fritsch, Oliver, ANB, Preuss/Weid 

 

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