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WEST Coast spearhead Jack Darling has suffered a pre-season setback after fracturing his cheekbone at training. He will miss the first Marsh Series match and is unlikely to play in the second game. May be available for Round 1 against the Demons.

Jeremy McGovern & Tom Barrass are likely to miss the start of the season.

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2 minutes ago, Demonland said:

WEST Coast spearhead Jack Darling has suffered a pre-season setback after fracturing his cheekbone at training. He will miss the first Marsh Series match and is unlikely to play in the second game. May be available for Round 1 against the Demons.

Jeremy McGovern & Tom Barrass are likely to miss the start of the season.

WOW - it's a good thing we don't have any injuries atm. We must be a chance.

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20 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

No way Darling's missing our game with a fractured cheekbone.

Has 5 weeks to get over it.

A little love tap from May might be in order early on. 

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I heard today NikNat may be in doubt,  bloke at work heard it on SEN ....anyone else hear anything? 

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48 minutes ago, Demonland said:

A little love tap from May might be in order early on. 

Demonland would go into meltdown if May got himself suspended in the first game!

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McGovern set to miss round one, which is a huge out for WC.

 

 

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40 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Demonland would go into meltdown if May got himself suspended in the first game!

If we got the win I wouldn't care haha

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Is this thread serious, other AFL sides having injury issues

According to Dland we are the only club this happens to and it's because 

We are cursed

We didn't go on a camp

We haven't changed our captains 

Our players are involved in contact drills

On a serious note 

Eagles bigman stocks for Rd 1

McGovern wont play

Barass wont play

Oscar Allen possibly play underdone

Hickey 50/50

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1 hour ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

McGovern set to miss round one, which is a huge out for WC.

 

 

Simpson said it’s a possibility but in no way confirmed that he misses.

 

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From this article: Eagle Jack Darling fractures cheekbone

Jeremy McGovern (heel) and Tom Barrass (foot) are set to increase their training loads over the coming weeks.

Big men Oscar Allen (hernia), Nathan Vardy (ankle) and Tom Hickey (calf) are also making steady progress.

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I couldn't care less who they play or don't. If we are going to be any good we have to win this 1st round, not only for players own confidence but for the club as a whole plus of course relieves the pressure on the coach with a first up win. We can do it with who ever plays for us or them.

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Hagdorn - "Jesse Hogan won't play for Fremantle ever again"

Demonland posters - "Hagdorn is a hack journalist, rarely gets anything right"

 

Hagdorn - "McGovern and Barrass won't play early rounds of the AFL season"

Demonland - "McGovern and Barrass are going to be huge outs for our first game"

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19 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Is this thread serious, other AFL sides having injury issues

According to Dland we are the only club this happens to and it's because 

We are cursed

We didn't go on a camp

We haven't changed our captains 

Our players are involved in contact drills

On a serious note 

Eagles bigman stocks for Rd 1

McGovern wont play

Barass wont play

Oscar Allen possibly play underdone

Hickey 50/50

Why wouldn't this thread be serious - there's always an oppo watch thread prior to every game

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On our last years form, you'd just play McGovern and Barass on one leg each and just watch our forward 50 entries be marked with ease by them on every occasion.  Hopefully we've learnt a bit.............Hope.

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1 hour ago, Smokey said:

Why wouldn't this thread be serious - there's always an oppo watch thread prior to every game

Have a glance over training reports and responses whenever a player goes down at training.

Deelanders carry on like we are the only club this happens to 

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9 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Have a glance over training reports and responses whenever a player goes down at training.

Deelanders carry on like we are the only club this happens to 

Or when Darling gets a cheekbone injury, some say he will still play round one. 

If that happened to a Melbourne player they would instantly write him off for the first four rounds of the season. 

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11 hours ago, Docs Demons said:

I couldn't care less who they play or don't. If we are going to be any good we have to win this 1st round, not only for players own confidence but for the club as a whole plus of course relieves the pressure on the coach with a first up win. We can do it with who ever plays for us or them.

I would be far more interested in the availability of these two; Jeff Dalgleish and Dean Margetts. If they are selected it will have way more influence on the outcome of the game.

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13 hours ago, Wiseblood said:

Or when Darling gets a cheekbone injury, some say he will still play round one. 

If that happened to a Melbourne player they would instantly write him off for the first four rounds of the season. 

With some justification.

Particularly if they say 4-6 weeks and will be right to go round 1.

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8 hours ago, dworship said:

I would be far more interested in the availability of these two; Jeff Dalgleish and Dean Margetts. If they are selected it will have way more influence on the outcome of the game.

...and another one ...Justin Powers. 

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7 hours ago, george_on_the_outer said:

...and another one ...Justin Powers. 

Oh, I forgot about him, he's the apprentice and takes his lead from his "mentors".

This from his bio; “AFL umpires Dean Margetts, Jeff Dalgleish and Luke Farmer have shown me the professionalism required to succeed at AFL level and particularly over the last two years as a rookie, we have built strong relationships".

Wonder if he's building "strong relationships" with the WC players like his mentors. I would suggest they would make a strong cast in a Jim Henson movie but it's the fact they are so blatantly biased that really gets to me. Gill the dill would be a major character in a Henson movie too, no doubt.

A win in the west, with any 2 of this lot officiating, would be truly monumental.  

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On 2/13/2020 at 5:13 PM, Wiseblood said:

Or when Darling gets a cheekbone injury, some say he will still play round one. 

If that happened to a Melbourne player they would instantly write him off for the first four rounds of the season. 

Wise - that would be 4-6!

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On 2/13/2020 at 4:03 PM, Pennant St Dee said:

Have a glance over training reports and responses whenever a player goes down at training.

Deelanders carry on like we are the only club this happens to 

Aren’t we?

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22 hours ago, dworship said:

Oh, I forgot about him, he's the apprentice and takes his lead from his "mentors".

This from his bio; “AFL umpires Dean Margetts, Jeff Dalgleish and Luke Farmer have shown me the professionalism required to succeed at AFL level and particularly over the last two years as a rookie, we have built strong relationships".

Wonder if he's building "strong relationships" with the WC players like his mentors. I would suggest they would make a strong cast in a Jim Henson movie but it's the fact they are so blatantly biased that really gets to me. Gill the dill would be a major character in a Henson movie too, no doubt.

A win in the west, with any 2 of this lot officiating, would be truly monumental.  

Nah we don't need full time umpires though

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Has anyone at Meth Coke died over Summer?

Flatlined, hung out with Benny or done a Chris Mainwarring?

What a Club, got a way with it all and that same CEO is in charge

I could cop a few Suspensions this year

Hit them hard. Who remembers the game in 1989 over there

John Northey had to be restrained by the players from Punching on

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