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I think Joel.Smith takes the spot thoughts?

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Joel Smith , Joel Smith Or Joel Smith. If Oscar plays it is an indictment on the FD Because Sam Frost was outsatnding in very very ordinary company and in spite of faults he is light years ahead of Oscar!!

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14 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Joel Smith , Joel Smith Or Joel Smith. If Oscar plays it is an indictment on the FD Because Sam Frost was outsatnding in very very ordinary company and in spite of faults he is light years ahead of Oscar!!

Im starting to think you're not a fan of oscar.....

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And Petty is better for us in the forward half so shouldn’t be an option. Happy to try O’Mac (assuming May is FF). I like Joel Smith but again he may be a forward (at the risk of clogging the forward half). Hore on interchange or pocket.

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Smith not big enough for key position and can’t get on the park. Hore better on flank or back pocket also.

Petty showed more up forward, but may be the right option at CHB.

May at FB. Lever best as third tall.

That leaves Oscar as the default option...

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Gees you know it's the off season... Surely we don't need individual threads on different positions... Just conversation in the best 22 thread would be enough 🤷‍♂️

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The only position for Oscar is CHB. He doesnt have the agility to play and further forward than that, and any closer to (oppo) goal makes his mistakes more costly. Unless he can improve his manoeuvrability out of sight, its about the only place he can play.

Having said that, he still looks like our best option in that role for the time being.

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Looks as if Oscar will get first crack as the 2nd tall and I am ok with that. Hope he goes well and starts to play with some confidence. Just looked very timid last season and didn’t back his ability to intercept at all. Had chances to mark the ball but was always to worried about his opponent. 

I wouldn’t rule out Tomlinson playing as the 2nd tall in the 2nd half of the year if the wing position doesn’t work as planned. This would allow Hunt and Langdon to be our wingers. Pleased to hear someone on training thread mention Hunt was training with the midfield. I think wing or back is where he will do best. 

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Giving Frost away was sooooo dumb. Lever is not good one on one and Oscar is a trier but is not up to the top opponents he would have to face.

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Oscar by default.

Cannot belivee what we did to Frost. Anyhows?

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7 hours ago, chook fowler said:

Am I missing something or has Lever retired?

Not that good one on one, he will be the guy thats always 3rd man up saving oscar tho

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In 2018, we went 8-2 between rounds 16 and the semi final and O Mac played in all those games and played his role quite well.

He'll play round 1 along with May and Lever in trying to stop JK, Darling and Oscar Allen.

I don't mind Joel Smith but I don't see him as a key defender able to take a Darling or Kennedy. Perhaps he and Hore will be fighting one another for a spot in defence, independent of O Mac. 

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On 1/16/2020 at 6:47 PM, Ollie fan said:

Giving Frost away was sooooo dumb. Lever is not good one on one and Oscar is a trier but is not up to the top opponents he would have to face.

Oscar as default option says it all.... Crazy Horse Cowton played in a premiership for NORF If I recall... Frost our Crazy Horse, Oscar ......... Goldfish Food

How could we have been so Blind??

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I would prefer a combo of May and Lever, with Smith replacing Frost.

 I reckon that could handle most forward lines each week. Also with options like Tomlinson and Petty in the team it gives us cover back there if we need another tall defender option in game.

I think that's the sort of flexibility the team needs and you can't get by playing Oscar. also if the plan really is to play 3 tall defenders each week in May, Lever and Oscar, then who is the reserve tall defender if one of them gets injured? Besides Petty, who's been training with the forwards, i dont see one. it just doesn't seem feasable that that is the long term plan to me.

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On 1/16/2020 at 12:36 AM, WERRIDEE said:

I think Joel.Smith takes the spot thoughts?

He will have to show SOMETHING! in his  pre season games to even get a look in IMO. He has played 11 afl games has had his injury concerns.  l don't know what you see in him to even talk about him  let alone making  it in the 22 . He would have to  improve and impress immensely and take his chances if given an opportunity.

 Good luck he will need it.

They are my thoughts.  

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On 1/16/2020 at 5:46 PM, Lord Travis said:

Smith not big enough for key position and can’t get on the park. Hore better on flank or back pocket also.

Petty showed more up forward, but may be the right option at CHB.

May at FB. Lever best as third tall.

That leaves Oscar as the default option...

I think with another season under his belt, Petty may be the best option. We need to configure a running backline again - moreso than a more static muscle band - in which the ball movement is paramount. This realisation is what made Frosty to transform himself and may also work for Petty who is young enough, fit enough and can reach good tapping heights (and kick to position) to spoil opposition forward drives. May can excel - and ably supported by other movers this year - in the moving ball carriage and Lever can chip to the clearance spots by both hand and foot - and as a clearing punch in a pack - and again, ably supported by the mobiles and smalls working together. We have some forward line talent for 2020 who could blitzkrieg with practice and game time effort/patience. Petty could be better utiliised down back, I'd reckon, not playing a static prop forward role in the Weed ilk. We may see JSmith begin to cement his various ball-getting methods down forward as a consequence, as well, and we all know that he can 'kick em'.

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On 1/16/2020 at 6:47 PM, Ollie fan said:

Giving Frost away was sooooo dumb. Lever is not good one on one and Oscar is a trier but is not up to the top opponents he would have to face.

Think MFC Think Dumb!!

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