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21 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Nooooooooooo way. 

He is very good just as he is. Not a forward at all

 

21 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

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

It's been tried before, but that was awhile ago wasn't it? Frost has gone up a few tiers since then. I reckon chucking him forward to see what happens is a great idea given the season is dead. The remaining games this year should be used to tinker with changes exactly like this. 

Having said that, I'd send May forward before Frost. 

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

Binman do we actually know if Gawn will return or are we all just hoping? Also what are the injuries to Hore and Petty? I thought Petty played a lot better this week before he was injured or was that just my wishful thinking?

Just hoping. Hore broken collar bone so 2-3 out and petty was concurred so will be test you'd assume. I agree petty played well. Reads the ball well and takes a nice mark. I really like the look of him

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34 minutes ago, Smokey said:

 

It's been tried before, but that was awhile ago wasn't it? Frost has gone up a few tiers since then. I reckon chucking him forward to see what happens is a great idea given the season is dead. The remaining games this year should be used to tinker with changes exactly like this. 

Having said that, I'd send May forward before Frost. 

I'd love to  see frosty given a run on the wing where his pace and attacking bent  could be real weapon and his horrible short kicks not so much a risk of an imneciate goal to the opposition.

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Why risk Gawn this week? Unless he’s 100% fit and his ankle is feeling as good as pre injury, I would rest him for another week. We are not exactly knocking on the door of success this year and he is one guy who we can’t afford to stuff around with. 

In fact if it was not going to get us in trouble, I would send everyone for their post season ops and clean outs now. Play the kids from Casey and who have shown a bit, and move onto 2020. Won’t happen though. 

Cannot wait to see what disastrous injuries await us this week 😭

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Just now, binman said:

I'd love to  see frosty given a run on the wing where his pace and attacking bent  could be real weapon and his horrible short kicks not so much a risk of an imneciate goal to the opposition.

Watching Melbourne is hard enough as it is without Frost getting more opportunities to kick the ball. 

I want to see Salem on a wing. He can kick and he isn’t totally slow. I get we haven’t had a single run of a fully fit backline yet, but with Lever and Jetta most likely back this week and Jones playing well at half back, I would love to see Salem get the rest of the year to play wing. To me it is his natural position. 

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Frost is finally playing some consistent footy so please leave him down back.

he is a great athlete but not the most natural footballer.  so the least amount of decision making the better.  win ball and run that way - works.

the wing or up fwd does not work

if we were to try anyone up fwd it would be May but I would leave him back also.  Weed, Smith, Trac, Preuss is plenty

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Just hoping. Hore broken collar bone so 2-3 out and petty was concurred so will be test you'd assume. I agree petty played well. Reads the ball well and takes a nice mark. I really like the look of him

I assume you mean he was concussed, hopefully not long term  as I was thinking yesterday he was starting to adapt to the tempo of AFL.

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I want to see T.Smith and the Weid in the forward line. Im a bit bullish about the bull.

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1 hour ago, binman said:

I'd love to  see frosty given a run on the wing where his pace and attacking bent  could be real weapon and his horrible short kicks not so much a risk of an imneciate goal to the opposition.

I really like that idea. Our forward delivery is terrible anyway, might as well give frosty a license to break the line and attempt running goals from the 50. He has the journey, I'd bet he'd nail a few of em. 

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3 hours ago, binman said:

Jetts will come in. Lever in. So that probably covers hore and petty.  

Gawn obviously comes in. Maybe they will play him and preuss as alternating full forwards. But probably smith plays at full forward.

Hore is a big loss. A real shame as he has been our most consistent defender. 

 

*(cough)...Salem.

 

Although, to be technically correct, Josh Wagner and Oscar McDonald have perhaps been the most consistent...just not consistently good.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

*(cough)...Salem.

 

Although, to be technically correct, Josh Wagner and Oscar McDonald have perhaps been the most consistent...just not consistently good.

Salem has been our best, for sure. And by some margin. But has had a couple of games where he was off his game.

Hore has played well every game I reckon. 

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On 7/7/2019 at 4:39 PM, jumbo returns said:

Frost forward

Frost and May, The Odd Couple, worked well in tandem this week and the longer Frostie stays near May, the better he will be as a defender. Don't rush him into the forward line which has been tried and  proved fruitless more than once before.

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The Doggies are a fast, young side and with the game at Marvel I'd be disappointed if we didn't add some extra speed and that means either JKH or Baker should come in and JKH has been superb in VFL for two weeks so deserves his shot.

Assuming both Lewis and Viney avoid suspension, then it should be just the three changes, although Weid should be sent back to VFL if Smith is fit again, as he needs to rebuild his confidence.

Out: T.Mac, Hore, Petty, Weid?

In: Gawn, Lever, JKH, T.Smith?

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4 hours ago, Jaded said:

Why risk Gawn this week? Unless he’s 100% fit and his ankle is feeling as good as pre injury, I would rest him for another week. We are not exactly knocking on the door of success this year and he is one guy who we can’t afford to stuff around with. 

In fact if it was not going to get us in trouble, I would send everyone for their post season ops and clean outs now. Play the kids from Casey and who have shown a bit, and move onto 2020. Won’t happen though. 

Cannot wait to see what disastrous injuries await us this week 😭

C'mon Jaded, lighten up dear. There'll be no disastrous injuries this week for the dees. We've copped our share. And anyway Maxie  just said he'll be right to go on the weekend. That's good enough for me.

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6 hours ago, Robbie57 said:

OMac for Tmac: (can someone insert the popcorn emoji here).

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3 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Anyone calling for Omcd to be back is crazzzzzy. 

Bring back the Omac!

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ANB must come out.  He was dreadful.  His kicking in goal was a folly - outside of the boot when a drop punt would work, round the corner kick when not needed.  Poor in general play (got in everyone’s way in contests).  He might run a long way, but he was a liability.  JKH in for him at least

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Hannan is too soft and doesn;t get the ball enough.  Smith is better especially when he is the 3rd tall which he will be if we play Preuss and Gawn.

So Lever for Hore, Gawn for T Mac and Smith for Hannan.   If Petty still concussed then either J wagner or Oscar.   Jetta needs another week.

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10 hours ago, buck_nekkid said:

ANB must come out.  He was dreadful.  His kicking in goal was a folly - outside of the boot when a drop punt would work, round the corner kick when not needed.  Poor in general play (got in everyone’s way in contests).  He might run a long way, but he was a liability.  JKH in for him at least

YEP

I have been a long time supporter of ANB over the last few  years mainly based on his work rate.

He is now a serial misser of goals and as you say gets in the way. He collided many times with his  own players on Sunday. Bring in JKH ( Cant believe I said that) 

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2 minutes ago, Kent said:

YEP

I have been a long time supporter of ANB over the last few  years mainly based on his work rate.

He is now a serial misser of goals and as you say gets in the way. He collided many times with his  own players on Sunday. Bring in JKH ( Cant believe I said that) 

Yeah ANB does seem to get in the way and fluff his disposals a lot. It's frustrating. I would give him 1 more chance this week but i cant really see him being part of our long term plans for us in the future if he cant fix those issues in his game. We need to be better as a team at separation and skills if we want to improve, and he isn't really helping much in those departments.

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2 minutes ago, Demon Dude said:

Yeah ANB does seem to get in the way and fluff his disposals a lot. It's frustrating. I would give him 1 more chance this week but i cant really see him being part of our long term plans for us in the future if he cant fix those issues in his game. We need to be better as a team at separation and skills if we want to improve, and he isn't really helping much in those departments.

He can work out on fixing those deficits at Casey while JFK gets rewarded for hard work 

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