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Are we a chance to knock them off?

We played well over there last time without getting the chocolates maybe with the inclusions of Langdon, Tomlinson and our 2 draft picks (unless one of those is Kemp) with only the loss of Frost we can get the chocolates this time.

West Coast have gained Kelly but I suspect have lost Rioli.

WEST COAST

B: HURN, SCHOFIELD, BARRASS

HB: SHAPPARD, MCGOVERN, JETTA

C : KELLY, SHEED, GAFF

HF: SHUEY, DARLING, CRIPPS

F: RYAN, KENNEDY, CAMERON

FOLL: NAITANUI, YEO, REDDEN

IC: HICKEY, PETRUCCLE, COLE, HUTCHINGS

Rioli replaces Petruccle if he is somehow allowed to play.

 

MELBOURNE

B: JETTA, MAY, HIBBERD

HB: HARMES, LEVER, SALEM

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: FRITSCH, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, PETTY

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: JONES, HUNT, YOUNG, ROBERTSON( OR WHOEVER WE GET AT 8 UNLESS IT'S KEMP)

 

Harmes to tag Shuey.

Viney to tag Yeo. 

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Based on us having the feral season we just had, but still nearly knocking them off over there (I actually think we were robbed from recollection) I think we are absolutely a chance.

Our recent against WC record in Perth would actually be something like 2 from 4 games, (including the Prelim where a somewhat shagged MFC took on a super fresh and rested WC).

Our Demons need to come out with venom in their veins against the West Coast Cheaters.

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43 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Are we a chance to knock them off?

We played well over there last time without getting the chocolates maybe with the inclusions of Langdon, Tomlinson and our 2 draft picks (unless one of those is Kemp) with only the loss of Frost we can get the chocolates this time.

West Coast have gained Kelly but I suspect have lost Rioli.

WEST COAST

B: HURN, SCHOFIELD, BARRASS

HB: SHAPPARD, MCGOVERN, JETTA

C : KELLY, SHEED, GAFF

HF: SHUEY, DARLING, CRIPPS

F: RYAN, KENNEDY, CAMERON

FOLL: NAITANUI, YEO, REDDEN

IC: HICKEY, PETRUCCLE, COLE, HUTCHINGS

Rioli replaces Petruccle if he is somehow allowed to play.

 

MELBOURNE

B: JETTA, MAY, HIBBERD

HB: HARMES, LEVER, SALEM

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: FRITSCH, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, PETTY

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: JONES, HUNT, YOUNG, ROBERTSON( OR WHOEVER WE GET AT 8 UNLESS IT'S KEMP)

 

Harmes to tag Shuey.

Viney to tag Yeo. 

...and May to monster Kennedy

I'll also go out on another limb and predict O Mac to rediscover confidence and form to do a job on Darling.  I really do question if Lever has the size to play CHB.

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1 hour ago, WERRIDEE said:

Are we a chance to knock them off?

We played well over there last time without getting the chocolates maybe with the inclusions of Langdon, Tomlinson and our 2 draft picks (unless one of those is Kemp) with only the loss of Frost we can get the chocolates this time.

West Coast have gained Kelly but I suspect have lost Rioli.

WEST COAST

B: HURN, SCHOFIELD, BARRASS

HB: SHAPPARD, MCGOVERN, JETTA

C : KELLY, SHEED, GAFF

HF: SHUEY, DARLING, CRIPPS

F: RYAN, KENNEDY, CAMERON

FOLL: NAITANUI, YEO, REDDEN

IC: HICKEY, PETRUCCLE, COLE, HUTCHINGS

Rioli replaces Petruccle if he is somehow allowed to play.

 

MELBOURNE

B: JETTA, MAY, HIBBERD

HB: HARMES, LEVER, SALEM

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: FRITSCH, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, PETTY

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: JONES, HUNT, YOUNG, ROBERTSON( OR WHOEVER WE GET AT 8 UNLESS IT'S KEMP)

 

Harmes to tag Shuey.

Viney to tag Yeo. 

We were more of a chance in the PF 2018 to be honest.

 

That forward line looks incapable of putting any defensive pressure.  Slow and reactive.  If we don't mark the pill, the oppo defenders will waltz out.

Not many here talk about Jetta now as a liability since the league cracked down on defensive grappling.  Check his free kick against in relation to one-on-one contests involved in during his last 5-7 games.

Frostless, where is the rebound run?  Harmes is decent in the air, and might add to the back half.

 

 

Our first 2-3 games dictate the season next year.  Simple as that.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, TGR said:

Frostless, where is the rebound run? 

Young, Salem, May and Hibberd for a start.

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

You did not factor in the umpires into the teams above. 

I hope the Dees take my suggestion of the last few years and invite umpires advisers to attend our club and advise what is wrong with our techniques. We seem to be called to play on often from mates and free kicks that then means we are off balance and structures are not formed. We give away free kicks for tackling and do not get frees when tackled high or in the back. Tripping also seems to be ignored. Maybe we are clumsy.

Anyway invite the umpires and treat them as wise gods even. Show them over emphasised respect and build a cooperative and friendly relationship. Treat them as and make them our friends.

Maintain that relationship not by criticising them but asking them for support all season to overcome our problems.

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Am I the only one who fears that this team, whilst probably not that far off the 22 that will play, is incredibly underwhelming?

I think our only way forward is with blokes like Sparrow, Joel Smith, KK and some of the other kids being part of the team? vanDenberg clearly best 22 as well. 

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3 hours ago, Demonland said:

You did not factor in the umpires into the teams above. 

 

4 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Based on us having the feral season we just had, but still nearly knocking them off over there (I actually think we were robbed from recollection) I think we are absolutely a chance.

Our recent against WC record in Perth would actually be something like 2 from 4 games, (including the Prelim where a somewhat shagged MFC took on a super fresh and rested WC).

Our Demons need to come out with venom in their veins against the West Coast Cheaters.

Absolutely, but cheating only gets you so far and makes it even better when we stick it right up them.

Those goals to T Mac and Kent.  How sweet did that feel. 

...arr winning how I long for that feeling again.

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1 hour ago, Choko said:

Am I the only one who fears that this team, whilst probably not that far off the 22 that will play, is incredibly underwhelming?

I think our only way forward is with blokes like Sparrow, Joel Smith, KK and some of the other kids being part of the team? vanDenberg clearly best 22 as well. 

Same as last two games against the Eagles when we kicked ourselves out of it. Improve delivery with quick low ball movement and it goes a long way to solving the problem.

Some of our deliveries last season would have seen a forward line with Carey, Ablett Snr/Jnr, Dunstall, Milne and Neiter struggling

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Haha, your time to shine, Werridee. Best 22s for the next 4 months.

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Ouch!

I do like the make up however I see a huge deficiency in pace from the back line. Cripps, Ryan, Shuey & Cameron are going to expose our lack of pace. Hunt has to play in defence or we will get pantsed.

Unfortunately May, Jetta, Lever, Salem & Hibbo are far from Stawell gift winners.

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4 hours ago, Choko said:

Am I the only one who fears that this team, whilst probably not that far off the 22 that will play, is incredibly underwhelming?

I think our only way forward is with blokes like Sparrow, Joel Smith, KK and some of the other kids being part of the team? vanDenberg clearly best 22 as well. 

Agree. little spark or adventure about it. We need some super development from a few outside the listed best 22. 

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11 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Are we a chance to knock them off?

We played well over there last time without getting the chocolates maybe with the inclusions of Langdon, Tomlinson and our 2 draft picks (unless one of those is Kemp) with only the loss of Frost we can get the chocolates this time.

West Coast have gained Kelly but I suspect have lost Rioli.

 

 

MELBOURNE

B: JETTA, MAY, HIBBERD

HB: HARMES, LEVER, SALEM

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: FRITSCH, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, PETTY

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: JONES, HUNT, YOUNG, ROBERTSON( OR WHOEVER WE GET AT 8 UNLESS IT'S KEMP)

 

Assuming we take Young at 3 which is likely, Id like to see this team though its very early days of course

B:       Jetta               May              Hibberd

HB:     Hore             Lever             Young

C :    Langdon         Oliver             Harmes

HF:   Melksham     T McDonald    Petracca

F:      Lockhart           Fritsch          Petty

FOLL:   Gawn           Brayshaw      Viney

IC:     Salem     Tomlinson    Hunt    Hannan

 

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Gee I don't know about Lever and May as our only talls to take on their two bigs. 

Is everyone convinced Petty will play predominantly forward?

I think unless Weid is injured it will be Petty playing back to fill in the Frost role. Lever is just too damaging as an intercept defender to have him play on a tall all game.

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14 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Are we a chance to knock them off?

We played well over there last time without getting the chocolates maybe with the inclusions of Langdon, Tomlinson and our 2 draft picks (unless one of those is Kemp) with only the loss of Frost we can get the chocolates this time.

West Coast have gained Kelly but I suspect have lost Rioli.

WEST COAST

B: HURN, SCHOFIELD, BARRASS

HB: SHAPPARD, MCGOVERN, JETTA

C : KELLY, SHEED, GAFF

HF: SHUEY, DARLING, CRIPPS

F: RYAN, KENNEDY, CAMERON

FOLL: NAITANUI, YEO, REDDEN

IC: HICKEY, PETRUCCLE, COLE, HUTCHINGS

Rioli replaces Petruccle if he is somehow allowed to play.

 

MELBOURNE

B: JETTA, MAY, HIBBERD

HB: HARMES, LEVER, SALEM

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: FRITSCH, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, PETTY

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: JONES, HUNT, YOUNG, ROBERTSON( OR WHOEVER WE GET AT 8 UNLESS IT'S KEMP)

 

Harmes to tag Shuey.

Viney to tag Yeo. 

Casey?

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14 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Are we a chance to knock them off?

We played well over there last time without getting the chocolates maybe with the inclusions of Langdon, Tomlinson and our 2 draft picks (unless one of those is Kemp) with only the loss of Frost we can get the chocolates this time.

West Coast have gained Kelly but I suspect have lost Rioli.

WEST COAST

B: HURN, SCHOFIELD, BARRASS

HB: SHAPPARD, MCGOVERN, JETTA

C : KELLY, SHEED, GAFF

HF: SHUEY, DARLING, CRIPPS

F: RYAN, KENNEDY, CAMERON

FOLL: NAITANUI, YEO, REDDEN

IC: HICKEY, PETRUCCLE, COLE, HUTCHINGS

Rioli replaces Petruccle if he is somehow allowed to play.

 

MELBOURNE

B: JETTA, MAY, HIBBERD

HB: HARMES, LEVER, SALEM

C : LANGDON, OLIVER, TOMLINSON

HF: FRITSCH, T.MCDONALD, PETRACCA

F: MELKSHAM, WEIDEMAN, PETTY

FOLL: GAWN, VINEY, BRAYSHAW

IC: JONES, HUNT, YOUNG, ROBERTSON( OR WHOEVER WE GET AT 8 UNLESS IT'S KEMP)

 

Harmes to tag Shuey.

Viney to tag Yeo. 

An awful lot of preseason to happen before any of the above makes sense. Hannan,  Hore, Dunkley, Lockhart, AVB, ANB, Pruess, Smith etc could all have big preseasons and push for a spot on the IC bench at least.

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3 hours ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Assuming we take Young at 3 which is likely, Id like to see this team though its very early days of course

B:       Jetta               May              Hibberd

HB:     Hore             Lever             Young

C :    Langdon         Oliver             Harmes

HF:   Melksham     T McDonald    Petracca

F:      Lockhart           Fritsch          Petty

FOLL:   Gawn           Brayshaw      Viney

IC:     Salem     Tomlinson    Hunt    Hannan

 

And let’s hope AVB and JSmith are pushing hard to get into that first 22! 

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I'd expect to see Petty at CHB and Lever on a HBF.

No way Lever is a CHB.

Unfortunately the OP's team looks pretty one paced to me - especially on the wide open spaces at Optus.

Hunt probably has to be in the 22 somewhere.

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Joel Smith for Weideman/Petty if fit and firing.

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4 hours ago, loges said:

Joel Smith for Weideman/Petty if fit and firing.

Agreed. Smith at FF.

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