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I/C from: Petracca, O. McDonald, Neal-Bullen, Petty, C. Wagner, Lockhart, J. Wagner, Dunkley

IN: Lever, Jetta, Gawn, O. McDonald, C. Wagner, J. Wagner

OUT: Hore (injured), T. McDonald (injured)

No surprises.

Interesting interchange.  Hopefully the final 4 are Petracca, Dunkley, Lockhart and ....

Glad the Big Scary Man gets another gig. 

Finally we get our best back 6 on the park!  For the first time it frees Salem or Fritsch to spend the whole game centre/forward.

 

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Backline starting to look good, on paper, very good. Hope the colours dazzle.

Preuss has a big one to deliver at full forward, but probably a good Gawn rotation point and a cuppla goals to both would be nice. The Weed had better produce ... lump in the throat for further comment.

Interchange preferences for me: Petracca, the two Wagners, Dunkley (or Petty).

 

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Don't mind this lineup on paper, but as they say...

Like the combo of Weid and Preuss as the tall forwards, hoping that Weid's mobility and Preuss' lack thereof will mean they don't fly for the same ball too often.

Back 6 is tantalizing, forward line would surely end up having Trac, Dunkley, Lockhart and either ANB or C.Wagner (from the extended bench) running through, as it's not the most creative group of players starting there.

 

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Pretty much sums up our calamitous season that it takes until Rd 16 to get our preferred starting back 6 on the park

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7 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Who will be omitted from last week?

Petty, Lockhart, ANB or Dunkley?

Please make it ANB.

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30 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Don't mind this lineup on paper, but as they say...

Like the combo of Weid and Preuss as the tall forwards, hoping that Weid's mobility and Preuss' lack thereof will mean they don't fly for the same ball too often.

Back 6 is tantalizing, forward line would surely end up having Trac, Dunkley, Lockhart and either ANB or C.Wagner (from the extended bench) running through, as it's not the most creative group of players starting there.

 

Back 6 is great, now we just need a 120 min 6/6/6 rule change so they won't get scored over the back all day.

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How can Jetta be fit? 

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Our back six is the best we've fielded all year  ......... as good as any in the ALF,  on paper.!  BUT gee they are under-done in terms of match fitness.  Hope they can stay together and build a real sense of cohesion in the back part of  the season, and more particularly into 2020.

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11 minutes ago, samcantstandya said:

Why is Hannah not under scrutiny?

I agree Hannah Gadsby is a bit overrated.

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Petracca, Petty, Lockhart and Dunkley for interchange.

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Do you guys think this is our best backline we can produce ? When all fit would Marty Hore gets a spot in their with how good he’s playing ? I could see him only replacing Salem or Hibberd with one of them going on to a wing. Thoughts ?

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27 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

Our back six is the best we've fielded all year  ......... as good as any in the ALF,  on paper.!  BUT gee they are under-done in terms of match fitness.  Hope they can stay together and build a real sense of cohesion in the back part of  the season, and more particularly into 2020.

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1 minute ago, binman said:

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Damn! Beat me to it literally one click! 

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3 minutes ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

Damn! Beat me to it literally one click! 

Great minds ....

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36 minutes ago, binman said:

Great minds ....

Deemented are Go and Binman.... great minds ?? 

To paraphrase Dr Evil          " Yeah ....  riiiiiiiight !! "

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25 minutes ago, binman said:

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I was thinking more along the lines of this Alf

 

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Hoping to see Petracca, ANB, Dunkkley and Lockhart on the bench (with Petty making way and joining OMac and the Wagners as emergencies).

Just not sure we need May, Frost, Lever and Petty in the side, let alone against the Dogs (and certainly not OMac on top of that).

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14 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Hoping to see Petracca, ANB, Dunkkley and Lockhart on the bench (with Petty making way and joining OMac and the Wagners as emergencies).

Just not sure we need May, Frost, Lever and Petty in the side, let alone against the Dogs (and certainly not OMac on top of that).

Agree with your choices

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2 hours ago, binman said:

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Just testing.  You, Pineapple and Megatron pass with hons.

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59 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Hoping to see Petracca, ANB, Dunkkley and Lockhart on the bench (with Petty making way and joining OMac and the Wagners as emergencies).

Just not sure we need May, Frost, Lever and Petty in the side, let alone against the Dogs (and certainly not OMac on top of that).

Seems the right balance against a smaller Dogs team.

Hannah lucky as he isn’t doing much, and over his career seems like one great game, two okay, one bad and two shockers, needs to find some consistency.

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3 hours ago, Deeoldfart said:

Our back six is the best we've fielded all year  ......... as good as any in the ALF,  on paper.!  BUT gee they are under-done in terms of match fitness.  Hope they can stay together and build a real sense of cohesion in the back part of  the season, and more particularly into 2020.

It’s a beautiful thing 

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That is impressive:

-D50 speed yep/attack on opponent (frost)

-skill/D50 pressure (Jetta)

-intercept marking /leadership (lever)

-pure class ... (Salem)

-force/D50  pressure (hibbo)

-spoil/kicks (May)

Let’s just hope the backline gels better than our forward line!!!

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The best back line in the AFL does not excite me, the best back line with a non  existent forward line won't win you games, no great team ever had the best back line without a great forward half.

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