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35 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

He's a defender; the others aren't.

C Wagner on the other hand...

I can understand why ANB is playing and why Hannan is not. And in all seriousness, C Wagner for Dunkley isn't much of a change. What interests me, though, is why J Wagner is in when it's two forwards that got the chop. We can but hope it means Salem on the wing or in the midfield.

Exactly J Wagner is a defender and we have our best 6 in such why play him?

Maybe twin towers Petty and May will be unleashed

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Jesus christ.. another week where we have to put up with more ANB rubbish.

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Wasn't it in the Eagles game earlier this year where one of 'them' came to the bench revving up their boys saying something like 'Dees are soft, no pressure'?

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Surprises never cease- both Wagners are in.

Bench: Wagner 1, Wagner 2, ANB, Lockhart.  That is a terrible, terrible bench.  Can't believe Smith isn't in nor is Baker.

Bit tough on Dunkley to drop him after just one two games. 

So much for preparing for 2020 if Baker isn't in.

 

Edit:  thanks to @DemonWorshipperfor correction on Dunkley games.

What a Bulltish selection BOTH WAGNERS ????? FMD! 

MFC TANKING MUST BE

Dunkley and Baker ARE the future!

JUST SHOCKING SELECTIONS 

How ANB gets gifted games is astounding, Panic merchant!

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5 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Wasn't it in the Eagles game earlier this year where one of 'them' came to the bench revving up their boys saying something like 'Dees are soft, no pressure'?

Nah that was v Giants. I think it was Phil Davis 

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26 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Jesus christ.. another week where we have to put up with more ANB rubbish.

Agree. I'm convinced he may well have compromising photos of someone. There's no other reason for this selection.

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I know our season is cooked but the decision to play Preuss is not a good one IMO. McGovern will have a field day on him and we need all the run we can get on the big Alice Springs ground.

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1 hour ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Wasn't it in the Eagles game earlier this year where one of 'them' came to the bench revving up their boys saying something like 'Dees are soft, no pressure'?

Pretty sure one of The Eagles players were heard saying Melbn are Shizen during the team song post game 

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Corey Wagner. Yes. Had a real crack and can be dangerous small forward. 

Josh Wagner. No. Too timid. Started well but turnovers are killing us and he does 4-5 shockers a game. This is his last chance.  

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1 hour ago, Hell Bent said:

Pretty sure one of The Eagles players were heard saying Melbn are Shizen during the team song post game 

Actually that sounds about right, I knew something happened. Certainly hope the players have been made aware of that during the week.

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Both Wagners.......oh Goody !!!

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WC will be fired up after last and should beat us by 60 pts plus. 

Our back six is good but they have 4 excellent speedy small fwds that will carve us up. 

At the other end their defenders must be laughing at our talls and lack of smalls. 

Id try May fwd for the game to see if he could be a genuine swing man. 

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4 hours ago, DubDee said:

Id try May fwd for the game to see if he could be a genuine swing man. 

Spot on with May. We’ve got a bit of a weapon at our disposal with May. Just hope he can snag a couple if thrown down forward.

However with Darling, Kennedy and Oscar Allen, you’d think he’d be required in defence all day.

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11 hours ago, Hell Bent said:

Pretty sure one of The Eagles players were heard saying Melbn are Shizen during the team song post game 

It was probably the same peanut (Vardy)  who pushed Gawn over after he injured himself in the goal square.

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14 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

J Wagner offers at this stage in front of Baker or T.Smith even JKH is a mystery

J Wagner is a back/defender, while the others aren't. i.e. it's not a choice between Baker and JW for example, as they play different positions.

It would suggest that they want Lewis in the middle or playing a tagging role, plus some cover/relief for an underdone Jetta. With Petty moved forward, JW is next cab off the rank. (Actually, with our injuries, when it comes to half-backs, he's the only cab off the rank ...)

But heh, lord forbid that I suggest that the FD know what they're doing, I realise it's not how it's done around here.

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We won’t be flogged. This team almost never is when it looks like we should be on paper. Floggings only come when it looks close on paper.

Not sure I’m prepared to go quite as far as calling a win though.

Regarding Wagners: I reckon their deficiency gets massively exaggerated on here. They don’t have much point of difference and they don’t have the extra gear needed to give us the lift we’re all looking for, but they’re both capable of being quite competent AFL footballers. This type of player always looks awful when looking through an angry lense and great when high on victory, but I think in reality they’re just middle of the road. Sure, we’d all love for better players to be available, but I reckon the thought that T.Smith or Baker or JKH or whoever would make a difference to the outcome is just delusional. They’re all in the same boat (with Baker having the youth upside).

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On the surface it may seem like strange in’s, but think about it another way. 

With the season cooked - perhaps guys like ANB and the Wagner’s were selected to see whether they can prove themselves as genuine depth for our list or not. I agree with this approach if true, we might as well see if these guys are worth keeping on the list or not. Show us your worth now in the 1’s or face delistment. 

We know what the best 22 is gonna look like next year, so now is a good time to see which fringe players will survive at seasons end. 

You’d have to think if any of them get dropped even once more this year that their days must be numbered. 

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1 hour ago, Smokey said:

With the season cooked - perhaps guys like ANB and the Wagner’s were selected to see whether they can prove themselves as genuine depth for our list or not. I agree with this approach if true, we might as well see if these guys are worth keeping on the list or not. Show us your worth now in the 1’s or face delistment. 

Maybe but if we don't know what Josh Wagner delivers there is something wrong.

In simple terms he is a level 30 player...outside the 22 but handy backup for a back half shortage.

Good thing is that he is not injury prone which seems to be a big issue with our 25-35 range

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2 hours ago, Nasher said:

We won’t be flogged.

where's the line ...points ...for a flogging ??

I sense BBO could be mildly disappointed 

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7 hours ago, Nasher said:

We won’t be flogged. This team almost never is when it looks like we should be on paper. Floggings only come when it looks close on paper.

You must have a really short memory. 6 July 2019  Richmond 150 v Suns 58

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

You must have a really short memory. 6 July 2019  Richmond 150 v Suns 58

Thanks for playing

You mustn’t understand what “this team” means.

If you combine the second sentence of my post with the third sentence, it changes the context! Isn’t English amazing?

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16 minutes ago, Nasher said:

You mustn’t understand what “this team” means.

If you combine the second sentence of my post with the third sentence, it changes the context! Isn’t English amazing?

Comprehension isn't jnr's strong suit.

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