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5 hours ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

Adjusting based on recent training reports and what I think we’ll see. 

Lever May Lockhart

Rivers ATom Salem

Langdon Oliver TMac

Petracca Weid Spargo

Pickett Brown Fritsch

Hunt Jackson ANB Jordon

Melksham Smith Sparrow

My assumption that Brayshaw, Hibberd and Petty will not be 100% ready to roll round 1.

brayshaw has said on poddy he's on track and hibbo surely is considering idek what he's missing with (possibly just load management?)

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For me Lever needs to be the intercept third tall.  He's much better when he's freed up to use his judgment and athleticism.  May and one of Oscar McDonald or Petty need to hold down FB with May

If AVB is fit he’ll be one of the first selected. You can take that to the bank.   

I like to think of myself as having a reasonable insight into footy with a pretty good understanding of pros and cons of players on the MFC list. I can't recall a time when it was harder to pick

9 minutes ago, Turner said:

brayshaw has said on poddy he's on track and hibbo surely is considering idek what he's missing with (possibly just load management?)

There is no way that I can see that Brayshaw will have the kilometres in the legs compared to other players. I will be very surprised if he is there in the first month let alone round 1. Hibberd likely but I either way I feel Hunt will skip in front of him for a half back flank. 

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15 hours ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

There is no way that I can see that Brayshaw will have the kilometres in the legs compared to other players. I will be very surprised if he is there in the first month let alone round 1. Hibberd likely but I either way I feel Hunt will skip in front of him for a half back flank. 

Big Red see my post below!!!

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17 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Cant be bothered doing a best 22 again but I would have Joel Smith in the team as the lockdown defender on small forwards, and Spargo will play Round 1.

 

Lockhart should and will be BP minding smalls and Smithy a seventh defender possibly fir X factor and agile players ( fitness permitting).

Thought his last 2/3 games in 2020 he started to look as if he was much more comfortable and was adjusting to the team play on the backline far more.

Spargs I agree will be in Round 1 as he continues to grow  his game and impact with greater involvement.

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On 1/22/2021 at 5:48 PM, WERRIDEE said:

Based on Hore's injury our best 22 is

B: HIBBERD, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, TOMLINSON, RIVERS

C : LANGDON, PETRACCA, BAKER

HF: MELKSHAM, MCDONALD, FRITSCH

F: PICKETT, B.BROWN, WEIDMAN

FOLL: GAWN, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: BRAYSHAW, HARMES, HUNT, JACKSON

 

CASEY

B: LOCKHART, HUTCHINS, JETTA

HB: SMITH, PETTY, BOWEY

C: MUTIMER, JONES, FOOT

HF: NEAL-BULLEN, WHITE, VANDENBERG

F: SPARGO, M.BROWN, BEDFORD

FOLL: BRADTKE, SPARROW, MUNRO

IC: ROSMAN, JORDON, LAURIE, NEITCHKE

Wdee 

Ejo minds the opposition small players ??
You continually overlook Lockhart snd indeed place Hore in the team ( now out and Locky still not in for that role) None except Salem who I like on the wing or HFF. Are small minders and we continually get burnt by oppos smalls viz. Daniels (GWS) Rivers has the ability but Lockhart brings the pace and aggression I think we need down back to break lines.

PS They May be grooming Hunt agsin but I think wing or HFF could still be his position.

Reckon  Spargo Will make Round1 as he further improves and have a feeling Rodman might grab a wing.

For improvement we must be careful to Not start Or hold on to spots for  too many 2018 heroes ie Melky Harmes and ANB Vanders who are one of the reasons we have not improved as their form or game style have plateaued.

The future is about our 2019 and 2020 recruits Development plus Brown and improvement in Fritta Tommo and I believe a rejuvenated Tommy  Mac. Hopefully Sparrow and Jordan taking the next step to become best 25 ers.
 

I am desperately hoping Yze and Chocco  force Goody to Realise this as the sooner the better in our development This will have a big say on whether we are just making numbers up in Finals or IMO legitimately Competing for our Much awaited 13th flag!!

 

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16 hours ago, 58er said:

Wdee 

Ejo minds the opposition small players ??
You continually overlook Lockhart snd indeed place Hore in the team ( now out and Locky still not in for that role) None except Salem who I like on the wing or HFF. Are small minders and we continually get burnt by oppos smalls viz. Daniels (GWS) Rivers has the ability but Lockhart brings the pace and aggression I think we need down back to break lines.

PS They May be grooming Hunt agsin but I think wing or HFF could still be his position.

Reckon  Spargo Will make Round1 as he further improves and have a feeling Rodman might grab a wing.

For improvement we must be careful to Not start Or hold on to spots for  too many 2018 heroes ie Melky Harmes and ANB Vanders who are one of the reasons we have not improved as their form or game style have plateaued.

The future is about our 2019 and 2020 recruits Development plus Brown and improvement in Fritta Tommo and I believe a rejuvenated Tommy  Mac. Hopefully Sparrow and Jordan taking the next step to become best 25 ers.
 

I am desperately hoping Yze and Chocco  force Goody to Realise this as the sooner the better in our development This will have a big say on whether we are just making numbers up in Finals or IMO legitimately Competing for our Much awaited 13th flag!!

 

If Spargo and Lockhart play we have a chance of losing it. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

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I see where St Kilda's coach has stated that last year he allowed players to play their game and not overload them with instructions, just to be their best. It seems to have worked. Im not sure which team it was that interviewed the players and asked them which position they could be the best possible asset to the team in, and tried to allow the player to concentrate on that role. Another interview I remember reading from yet another coach that interested me in that he said whichever player was most professional in that position would be chosen to play there.

For each of these different views it would make sense that the coach would have a list of key attributes for each separate position and rate the players striving to hold a position or even 2 or 3 different ones. Those capable of holding a couple would of course be adaptable to what is needed on the day. I think MFC has a potted history of allowing players their preferred roles.

Those adaptable are smart and possibly multi-skilled players. Im thinking Bayley Fritsch, Luke Jackson and Tom Mac; all being able to play forward and wing. Im not sure where their wants lie, but Im guessing it isnt the wing. But prepared to adapt and smart...

Then we have Jones Harmes and Brayshaw, maybe Melksham. Im not sure at all about their adaptability to change behavior to be their best in another role. Harmesys interview yesterday doesnt leave me warmly assured.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Damo said:

I see where St Kilda's coach has stated that last year he allowed players to play their game and not overload them with instructions, just to be their best. It seems to have worked. Im not sure which team it was that interviewed the players and asked them which position they could be the best possible asset to the team in, and tried to allow the player to concentrate on that role. Another interview I remember reading from yet another coach that interested me in that he said whichever player was most professional in that position would be chosen to play there.

For each of these different views it would make sense that the coach would have a list of key attributes for each separate position and rate the players striving to hold a position or even 2 or 3 different ones. Those capable of holding a couple would of course be adaptable to what is needed on the day. I think MFC has a potted history of allowing players their preferred roles.

Those adaptable are smart and possibly multi-skilled players. Im thinking Bayley Fritsch, Luke Jackson and Tom Mac; all being able to play forward and wing. Im not sure where their wants lie, but Im guessing it isnt the wing. But prepared to adapt and smart...

Then we have Jones Harmes and Brayshaw, maybe Melksham. Im not sure at all about their adaptability to change behavior to be their best in another role. Harmesys interview yesterday doesnt leave me warmly assured.

 

 

 

I think there is wanting to play another role and being capable to play it. I would suspect Harmes was all for it at the start of 2019 but was not capable and lost all confidence. I sense from that interview he maybe also struggled in the hub (amplified by poor form I suspect). Of course then its natural that he be excited to get back to where he has played his best footy. 

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