Jump to content

CHANGES: Rd 17 vs Western Bulldogs



Recommended Posts

  • Replies 140
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Tried that. Lets work with what he's good at

Has clearly been passed by Preuss. That, or I forgot.

Because they're morons


Obviously need to replace some injuries (Hore, Petty, Tmcd) and bring back Lever and Gawn.  

Likely ins are definitely Gawn & Lever.  Would love to give Bedford a run to show how desperately vital a small forward is. 

Hibberd  May  Lever
Salem Frost Lewis
Fritsch  Viney  Brayshaw 
Petracca  Weid  Hannan
Bedford  Preuss Hunt
Gawn Harmes Olive r
Jones Lockhart Dunkley Anb

Key missing - Jetta Melksham Tmcd Hore Vandenburg JSmith  

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Demon Head said:

Jordan Lewis could be in a bit of strife for an accidental head high bump. 

Zac Fisher played out the game and appeared unaffected. Low impact. Lewis cops a fine at worst despite his record.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Pinball Wizard said:

Well, where do we start?

Jake Lever replaces Marty Hore (collar bone)

Max Gawn replaces Tom McDonald (knee)

Oscar McDonald replaces Harry Petty (concussion)

Hard to argue with that. Let's keep Preuss in.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Agree $1000 fine at worst

agreed

(now you watch - christian always goes suspension-hunting after a pies loss...lewis to cop a week or two guaranteed)

are we 100% sure that gawn will be right to go? will they bring jetta back despite his form looking less than ideal in the magoos?

IN: lever, gawn, j wagner
OUT: t mac, hore, petty

if lewis goes then you'd expect baker would be back in or jordon may debut

tbh i'd probably take either of those over j wagner, but they might want extra mid-size defensive coverage

Edited by whatwhatsaywhat
Link to post
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, Pinball Wizard said:

Well, where do we start?

Jake Lever replaces Marty Hore (collar bone)

Max Gawn replaces Tom McDonald (knee)

Oscar McDonald replaces Harry Petty (concussion)

Agree with all this except Oscar. Surely Josh Wagner comes in before him. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Agree $1000 fine at worst

 

14 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Zac Fisher played out the game and appeared unaffected. Low impact. Lewis cops a fine at worst despite his record.

 

So delayed concussion symptoms Carlton doctors will claim, 4 weeks for Lewis?

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Gawn for Tommy and Lever for Hore the obvious ones.

Not sure he had much of a game at Casey but I’d love to put Baker back in on the fast Etihad track and leave Fritsch at half back if Petty doesn’t get up.

JKH?? If we have to I guess, but are we really expecting him to get another go next year?

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Gawn for Tommy and Lever for Hore the obvious ones.

Not sure he had much of a game at Casey but I’d love to put Baker back in on the fast Etihad track and leave Fritsch at half back if Petty doesn’t get up.

JKH?? If we have to I guess, but are we really expecting him to get another go next year?

Yes baker back. His second half was good yesterday and I feel is better suited to AFL then VFL. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Could be on my own here, but I'm not sold on bringing Gawn back to play against a running team on a quick hard deck with his injury.

IN: Lever, JKH, Baker

OUT: TMac (inj), Petty (conc), Hore (inj)

 

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought Lockhart was more involved in contests than Hannan. Id have JKH for either.

  • Like 1
  • Love 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

How close is Nev to a call up? Is 1 VFL game enough? Jetta into the backline, Fritsch forward?

Goodwin hinted at two weeks.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    WASH, RINSE, SPIN, REPEAT! by George On The Outer

    Although the Demons got over the line in their must win final round game against the hapless Bombers, they ensured it was Groundhog Day for their supporters who well remember what happened three years ago (although, this time they at least enjoyed the success of victory). Melbourne had its customary start dominating play and having plenty of chances in front of goal, only to find itself down on the scoreboard at the first change. Inaccurate kicking, particularly from set shots would have pu

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE LUCK OF THE DRAW by Whispering Jack

    The long awaited clash between Melbourne and Essendon is almost upon us. Thirty-seven rounds of AFL football have passed by since the two clubs met on a balmy early April night last year in a game that produced a high scoring shootout at the MCG with the Bombers prevailing by 18 points. It was their only meeting for 2019 and happened at a time when the pandemic was something on the far distant horizon. Several months later when the 2019 season ended, the AFL issued the first of its fixtures

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THERE’S STILL A HEARTBEAT by George on the Outer

    When bottom side Adelaide scrapped together a win over the Giants last week, a tiny glimmer of hope opened up for the Demons’ finals chances. The patient was in intensive care but not quite finished — there was a faint pulse, a heart beating ever so slightly but was it enough when two more wins and other results were needed to fall their way? The first step was the resuscitation of a team that had lost its last two matches against sides then sitting fifteenth and sixteenth on the ladder. On

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 1

    THE FINAL HUMILIATION by The Oracle

    On Sunday, the Melbourne Football Club that won three consecutive games by in excess of 50 points last month returns to the Gabba, the scene of the last of those victories which was a 56 point drubbing of Collingwood. The Demons got off to a good start and won every quarter with a ruthless and powerful brand of football. They kicked 16 goals that day, their accuracy in front of goal a tribute to the skills the put on display throughout the afternoon and evening. In the four matches playe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    GIVEN THE OLD HEAVE HO’ by George on the Outer

    Fremantle gave Melbourne the old heave ho’ from playing finals in 2020, in conditions that the Demons yet again failed to handle.   With the whole season on the line and the need to win to stay in contention for finals, what the fans saw was much the same as they have been witnessing so many times before — a complete debacle and capitulation against a side that sat 15th on the ladder before the game.     Promises made after the loss to the 16th placed Sydney Swans were rendered h

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    GETTING THE HEAVE HO by Bananabender

    The ute barely made it up to Cairns in time for us to check into the motel, fling a cane toad out the bathroom. and head over to Cazaly’s Stadium where we took up our position on the wing. There, we saw a completely different Melbourne to the one we watched on the screen only a few nights earlier from Alice Springs. This lot wore similar colours and Maxy dominated the ruck but the similarities ended there - the Demons were simply dreadful against the Swans. They started sluggishly, were spe

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A CLANGER IN CAIRNS by George on the Outer

    Having fought back into finals contention, the Demons had it all before them when facing a lowly Sydney in Cairns.  But in typical Melbourne fashion, they threw away the opportunity to cement their spot in the eight with a clanger of a game.  Right from the start, there was little to enthuse from the Melbourne players, who appeared to think that they only had to turn up, enjoy the North Queensland sun, and take away the four points.  Compared with the furious ground wide pressure of the

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    TEN MINUTES LATE by Whispering Jack

    The late Norm Smith, who played in four Melbourne premierships and coached another six, was a strong disciplinarian. Known as the Red Fox for his auburn hair and his cunning, Smith was a man of a different age to the here and now. Born during the Great War, he survived the Spanish Flu Pandemic, grew up in depression times, played mostly through the Second World War and its aftermath and coached in a period of rebuilding and recovery to a time of prosperity. Smith’s success was built on team

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SAINTS HELL IN DEES HEAVEN by GOTO

    The last of this year’s indigenous games was played in the red heart of the country and could well have determined Melbourne’s finals aspirations but it was St Kilda that had its top four hopes dashed after a nail-biting finish in Alice Springs which saw them unceremoniously marched out of the position in football heaven occupied by them for much of this season. It all came down in the end to a goal-line decision as to whether a freakish shot by Christian Petracca was touched and the goal u

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    DO OR DIE by The Oracle

    Melbourne is, not for the first time, paying for lapses in matches whereby the club leaks multiple goals without answer and which usually cost the club in those all-important eight point games as it did last week against the Western Bulldogs which replaced the Demons in the AFL top eight. And this week, they come up against a team that reputedly plays in the same mode as the Bulldogs but has been able to prevail over better opponents than Melbourne. It’s not that the Demons are out of form

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    GIVE THE DOGS A BONE by George on the Outer

    The winner of the game is in the top eight and the loser out. Had Melbourne won, it would have consigned the Bulldogs season to the scrapheap given their remaining fixture which still includes a bye. The Demons led at half-time but they gave the Dogs a bone which was willingly accepted — they notched 6 goals in the third quarter and dumped the Demons out of the eight. This game simply saw all the bad habits return for Melbourne players.  When they serve up dinky kicks, dinky handballs, litt

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    FRENZY by Whispering Jack

    The Melbourne Football Club should hand out an award to the person who came up with the concept of the 20 day football frenzy the football world experienced from Round 9 to the completion of Round 12 on Monday. When the AFL fixture was moved into a state of perpetual motion, things changed so quickly that it was difficult to fathom exactly what was happening to the competition but the Demons have been one of the beneficiaries to date. The flogging the team received at the hands of Port Adel

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews


×
×
  • Create New...