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Lot to like about today... Several picking themselves for round 1.

Kozzie a certainty

Brown a certainty

Lockhard very close to certainty

Bedford could play early

Rivers looks very good

Brayshaw.. no concerns, rust is quickly disappearing

Bradke gone up another gear

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Good preseason hit outs for us. 2 wins from 2 matches while getting game time into some kids and easing some returning players like Brayshaw, Tomlinson, Melksham back in.

Get Gawn and May up and firing and we've got a good team with some depth ready to go. 

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Im very impressed with Browns mobility. Almost beating Tomlinson at his own game, plus being able to take marks in front of goal. Many times he worked up on the wing for possesions.

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Melksham great first half, Brayshaw great second half. Fritsch, Brown and Spargo played well. Great chase down tackle by Bedford and then that great running goal, superb. Rivers, Sparrow and Jordon show great signs and Bradtke battled manfully in the ruck.

 

ROLLING BEST 22

B: JETTA, MAY, LEVER

HB: SALEM, O.MCDONALD, HIBBERD

C : LANGDON, PETRACCA, TOMLINSON

HF: FRITSCH, T.MCDONALD, VANDENBERG

F: PICKETT, BROWN, MELKSHAM

FOLL: GAWN, OLIVER, VINEY

IC: BRAYSHAW, JONES, HARMES, WEIDEMAN

EMERG: LOCKHART, SPARROW, SPARGO, BEDFORD

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Any chance we can get our R23 clash against this mob moved to Arden St?

An enjoyable match, looks like competition for spots is fierce. Much to like, J Wagner didn’t get a lot of mentions in the Game day thread, thought he was quite good and steady.

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I think our smalls will be the difference at times this year. All showed something today and will be fierce competition for spots. 
Brayshaw got better as the game wore on. 
kept an eye on Jordan and Sparrow for much of the game. Both seemed to be out of position and chasing more than winning the ball and being creative.

Tomlinson presented well before he was rested and Melksham was at the coal face early on and creating. 
Bradtke just gets thrown around but his ruck craft is improving. Needs kilos. 
 

7:13 is hardly a great result but 20 scoring shots is nothing to scoff at.

Our pressure dealing with North’s chipping around game early on was also good to see. 
 

Beer time now. 

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i put the moz on brayshaw effectively - roasted him (comparisons with tyson!) and then his second half was very good

of those that played, you'd think he, melksham, tomlinson, pickett, and brown are likely round 1 starters

rivers looked very good coming off half back however - lovely kick of the footy - and sparrow looks like nathan jones 2.0

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I just like winning, any game where we win is great, Last pre season i think we lost nearly everything. We look like a club that has had a plan all pre season, players fir, depth showing.

Im so excited about what we can do this year, we look like a team that enjoyable to watch again. I know its a practice match, and people tend to tell us to relax, but id mych rather be excited about winning a praccy match that a bit worried because we have list games in the pre season.

Club feels good at the moment.

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I get that Brown is doing well in the practice matches (but kicking not great) but I don't think he gets a look in when Gawn is back.

2 of T Mac, Weed, LJ and Brown will be up fwd I would think.  We have Trac, Fristch, Melk, up there too

Brown would be last in line for me.  good to have the back up though!

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Brown lacks the ability to ruck. But without wanting a philosophical debate about rucking and roving to the other ruckman, I think his ability to provide a target inside 50 moves him into 2nd place for me with TomMac in 1st.

 

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