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Lockhart just thr 2 disposal so far. Fair to say he is getting tired with the no AFL pre season.

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BT saying the breeze has swung to favour our end for the third quarter! Can we take advantage, does our coaching staff realise this (if true). 

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

If Lewis keeps playing like that as a defensive forward for the rest of the year and hits the scoreboard regularly does he stay another year?

Yes, prefer his performance today over that of Spargo, Garlett, ANB or Hannans all year. If Ablett can do it so can Lewis

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34 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

He is seriously barely VFL standard at present Jaded.  In patches he might look VFL worthy but that's about it.

ANB had a very solid last 20 minutes

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Can see why Preuss was left at Casey. 1 disposal and 0 tackles so far. 

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Just now, olisik said:

Yes, prefer his performance today over that of Spargo, Garlett, ANB or Hannans all year. If Ablett can do it so can Lewis

Yep, his leadership is still important. 

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50 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Agreed. And listening to Goodwin’s painful and full of cliche press conferences only makes it worse. No idea from anyone down there. 

I haven't turned off and as hard as it has been to watch you gotta give some credit where credit is due.

Can they keep it up though?

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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

TROLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Agree that Lewis was a good call, but you jumped in the Hyper Bowl i'm afraid, and it was funny :)

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1 minute ago, Farmer said:

ANB had a very solid last 20 minutes

He still packs his dacks when he gets it, but you're right.  He had a good second term and looked like the player that kicked 20+ goals last season.  We need him to back it up in the second half.

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9 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

When May, Lever, Jetta and Lewis were all out, we almost didn't have an option but to put him back.  Now that they're all back we have the freedom to stick him there.

You mean there's a reason for why Fritsch was playing Lever's role?

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8 minutes ago, Old Bear said:

He’s slightly off balance his wig is so large on the back of his head

Very, very funny. 

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36 minutes ago, Jaded said:

At least one good move today is putting Fritsch up forward. Natural position for him and one he can finally play with no backline injuries. 

As several of us, you included I think, have suggested all year. The guy is a forward.

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Better disposal efficiency, marks inside 50 and contested marks but losing inside 50’s. Very unMelbourne like. 

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1 minute ago, Wiseblood said:

Who would you have put there?  With those guys out we were already forced to play Oscar, J Wagner etc down there.  We needed a little but of class and footy IQ.  Granted, he never always hit the target, but he did it more often than others.

Whilst I'd have to review the footage - and apologies if wrong -  Nathan Jones' foot skills have recently been recognised by Champion data as being well and truly above average. In a time where Oscar, JWags, Salem, Frost and Hore where in the backline, I would say he'd have been a great 6th addition.

Meanwhile, conversion in the forward 50 was at one time rated a historic AFL low. I'd say that'd indicate we needed more help up forward than down back. 

But anyway, also respect the fact that Fritsch was needed back. But always felt the forward line was the bigger problem, and frustrated that Fritsch wasn't utilized to address that.

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1 minute ago, bing181 said:

You mean there's a reason for why Fritsch was playing Lever's role?

I know.  I'm sorry I tried to make sense of the situation.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yep, his leadership is still important. 

I had him retired, but.......

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5 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

When May, Lever, Jetta and Lewis were all out, we almost didn't have an option but to put him back.  Now that they're all back we have the freedom to stick him there.

Wise i can only assume you must have missed most of the earlier matches Fritshkrieg played down back?  Was like having a man down down when Goody continued with this.  Completely wasted and useless move for the bulk of the season costing us so many turnovers, many of those in the middle catching defenders out up the field for joe the goose goals or just joe the goose goals as he was caught in no mans land on turnovers further up the field allowing opponents a paddock to run inside 50 or shoot at goal.

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We had fumbled early and not kicked straight and at times we yawned and went to sleep but still we find a way to come back at them by half time .We are a good enough team to do well at all times. However l see it they can really confuse me and play well in the second half and win this game.

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5 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

Umpires gave us a fair go that quarter and we kicked straightish to get back into it.

also I love how both Ryan and Rioli have flown on top of packs taking out defenders with no realistic attempt at the ball, allowing Their big forwards to Mark unopposed. OK by the umps it seems. 

May was clearly shoved out of the marking contest by Darling allowed Kennedy to take mark virtually unopposed that quarter. Do WCE bring their own umpires also when travelling?

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15 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Great fight back.

Viney playing a great game.

Fritta doing a top job up forward.

Jetta getting amongst it as is Harmes.

Brilliant move Lewis up forward  (who ever would have thought).

Have been quite happy with Corey Wagner's game so far as will.

Me.

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18 minutes ago, olisik said:

Left of screen is obvious scoring end. Let’s see if Goodwin is smart enough to lock down the game in the 3rd or not

Well you ignorant moron, he's made brilliant moves thus far in this game. Lewis v McGovern, did you foresee this? Has it worked?

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1 minute ago, Rusty Nails said:

Wise i can only assume you must have missed most of the earlier matches Fritshkrieg played down back?  Was like having a man down down when Goody continued with this.  Completely wasted and useless move for the bulk of the season costing us so many turnovers, many of those in the middle catching defenders out up the field for joe the goose goals or just joe the goose goals as he was caught in no mans land on turnovers further up the field allowing opponents a paddock to run inside 50 or shoot at goal.

What's that got to do with the reason he was put down there?

And he was prone to errors, but no more so than anyone else down there during the earlier and middle parts of the season.

Anyway, let's move on y'all.  We're playing good footy so let's enjoy it.

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Not getting anything from Preuss or Lockhart, and if Weideman had put in a game like Petty's ...

Petracca's cameo in the last 15 minutes enough to give him some browny points, but has been invisible for much of the game.

Lots of room for improvement.

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