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Wait, so Joel Smith is now a defender and we won’t look to play him forward? Where does Goodwin think our goals are coming from? He has everyone playing back. Harmes, probably our most attacking mid is down there. Smith. Salem. Oscar. Is there any chance we could get some support for McDonald up forward. Or we gonna leave it to the undersized Fritsch? Maybe he will try Spargo at FF. It wouldn’t surprise me. Surely Weiderman or Jackson come in for Brown, who was deplorable against WCE.

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2 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Wait, so Joel Smith is now a defender and we won’t look to play him forward? Where does Goodwin think our goals are coming from? He has everyone playing back. Harmes, probably our most attacking mid is down there. Smith. Salem. Oscar. Is there any chance we could get some support for McDonald up forward. Or we gonna leave it to the undersized Fritsch? Maybe he will try Spargo at FF. It wouldn’t surprise me. Surely Weiderman or Jackson come in for Brown, who was deplorable against WCE.

I hope Petty go forwards. 

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1 minute ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I hope Petty go forwards. 

I don’t get the fascination with him. I’ve seen glimpses, but also seen him waste shots on goal. Unreliable kick at goal for mine, and we have enough of those.

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Just now, Leoncelli_36 said:

I don’t get the fascination with him. I’ve seen glimpses, but also seen him waste shots on goal. Unreliable kick at goal for mine, and we have enough of those.

I’m the same with Joel Smith, seems like a one trick pony. 

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2 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’m the same with Joel Smith, seems like a one trick pony. 

Maybe, but hasn’t really had a proper crack up forward. That one preseason game against Brisbane was the cause of hype around him as a forward. Then we alsomst destroyed his career. 

From the club website on Petty.  Petty is expected to continue to train as a defender, but could be a valuable swingman for Melbourne in years to come.

 

So, add another one to the backs. We seriously mustn’t want to score. Petty kicked three in one game last year, his best return. No other matches with multiple goals from the ten he played. Not sold

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12 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Wait, so Joel Smith is now a defender and we won’t look to play him forward? Where does Goodwin think our goals are coming from? He has everyone playing back. Harmes, probably our most attacking mid is down there. Smith. Salem. Oscar. Is there any chance we could get some support for McDonald up forward. Or we gonna leave it to the undersized Fritsch? Maybe he will try Spargo at FF. It wouldn’t surprise me. Surely Weiderman or Jackson come in for Brown, who was deplorable against WCE.

All the talk I was told about by MFC people (non-current players mostly) was Jackson would come in, play forward, and was already rated higher than Weid in that regard. That was well before any word of him being drafted by us. Maybe that's the go? Certainly would give us some spark and unpredictability compared to TMac, Weid and Brown.

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1 minute ago, Lord Nev said:

All the talk I was told about by MFC people (non-current players mostly) was Jackson would come in, play forward, and was already rated higher than Weid in that regard. That was well before any word of him being drafted by us. Maybe that's the go? Certainly would give us some spark and unpredictability compared to TMac, Weid and Brown.

See I heard that Goodwin planned to play Jackson as a midfielder. 

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Just now, Leoncelli_36 said:

See I heard that Goodwin planned to play Jackson as a midfielder. 

Absolutely could be. The forward stuff was from people not currently involved at the club, they were more talking about him as a player in general. He definitely is unique. Thoughts on Tomlinson potentially playing as a forward/ruck at times? (Obviously penciled in for mostly the wing, but not many players stay in the one spot for a whole game these days).

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I wanna see Tom and Petty in the forward line Learning to Fly

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15 minutes ago, Demon_spurs said:

I wanna see Tom and Petty in the forward line Learning to Fly

I think free fallin would be more apt D_s

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As long as they don’t drop the mark and it becomes feee balling. 

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53 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Maybe, but hasn’t really had a proper crack up forward. That one preseason game against Brisbane was the cause of hype around him as a forward. Then we alsomst destroyed his career. 

From the club website on Petty.  Petty is expected to continue to train as a defender, but could be a valuable swingman for Melbourne in years to come.

 

So, add another one to the backs. We seriously mustn’t want to score. Petty kicked three in one game last year, his best return. No other matches with multiple goals from the ten he played. Not sold

Petty has been training up forward all summer.

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3 hours ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Wait, so Joel Smith is now a defender and we won’t look to play him forward? Where does Goodwin think our goals are coming from? He has everyone playing back. Harmes, probably our most attacking mid is down there. Smith. Salem. Oscar. Is there any chance we could get some support for McDonald up forward. Or we gonna leave it to the undersized Fritsch? Maybe he will try Spargo at FF. It wouldn’t surprise me. Surely Weiderman or Jackson come in for Brown, who was deplorable against WCE.

If Harmes plays back again we are in serious sheeet.Harmes to lock down Cripps! Agree!

Petty is not a heartbreaker! but not really the answer! Joel Smith has been injury ravaged but is a much better natural footballer!

I can just see it now...I hope  Smith is not surplus to needs by end 2020 and another club picks him up and he turns into a very good player! I rate him highly! Very highly!

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Forwards: TMAC, Weid, Jackson, Preuss, Petty, Brown, Max (rotation): Hannan, Jones,  ANB, Hunt, Bennell, Kosi, Bedford, Chandler, Dunkley, CWags, Fritsch, Petracca (rotation)

We are probably a crash and bash forward (like a Jonno Brown or dare I say it Hogan) short at this stage.  Otherwise, most of the goals have to come from this mob somewhere.

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22 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Forwards: TMAC, Weid, Jackson, Preuss, Petty, Brown, Max (rotation): Hannan, Jones,  ANB, Hunt, Bennell, Kosi, Bedford, Chandler, Dunkley, CWags, Fritsch, Petracca (rotation)

We are probably a crash and bash forward (like a Jonno Brown or dare I say it Hogan) short at this stage.  Otherwise, most of the goals have to come from this mob somewhere.

Yes buck somehow is more to the point

We cannot win games with this lots' current inaccuracy

I feel sorry for our forwards and Mids They are playing against a very poor, high risk  game plan that clearly doesn't work for long periods of the game

JC couldnt kick a score the way we have been playing and the way the Coach has decided to structure the plan

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1 hour ago, buck_nekkid said:

Forwards: TMAC, Weid, Jackson, Preuss, Petty, Brown, Max (rotation): Hannan, Jones,  ANB, Hunt, Bennell, Kosi, Bedford, Chandler, Dunkley, CWags, Fritsch, Petracca (rotation)

We are probably a crash and bash forward (like a Jonno Brown or dare I say it Hogan) short at this stage.  Otherwise, most of the goals have to come from this mob somewhere.

Petty could be the man to crash some packs - Hogan was not

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1 hour ago, buck_nekkid said:

Forwards: TMAC, Weid, Jackson, Preuss, Petty, Brown, Max (rotation): Hannan, Jones,  ANB, Hunt, Bennell, Kosi, Bedford, Chandler, Dunkley, CWags, Fritsch, Petracca (rotation)

We are probably a crash and bash forward (like a Jonno Brown or dare I say it Hogan) short at this stage.  Otherwise, most of the goals have to come from this mob somewhere.

To be fair though every team is probably a Jono Brown type short. The guy was one of the best key forwards over the past 50 years. He already made significant contributions in 3 flag winning teams by the time he was Weids age. 

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13 hours ago, JTR said:

So can't the men also train there over the next few years.

As much as I would love a base around the MCG, if it isn't realistic then I'd rather have a state of the art base out at Casey. At least then we can train on a ground that is a similar size to the G.

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10 hours ago, picket fence said:

If Harmes plays back again we are in serious sheeet.Harmes to lock down Cripps! Agree!

I'm honestly thinking Goodwin's a seriously out of form coach at the moment, from a tactical point of view.

Let's turn our best goal kicking midfielder (aside from Petracca who's yet to prove himself as a mid) into a half back flanker and watch the likes of Viney, Oliver and Brayshaw kick their 6 goals a year.

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14 hours ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Wait, so Joel Smith is now a defender and we won’t look to play him forward? Where does Goodwin think our goals are coming from? He has everyone playing back. Harmes, probably our most attacking mid is down there. Smith. Salem. Oscar. Is there any chance we could get some support for McDonald up forward. Or we gonna leave it to the undersized Fritsch? Maybe he will try Spargo at FF. It wouldn’t surprise me. Surely Weiderman or Jackson come in for Brown, who was deplorable against WCE.

Scrap-booking the backline!

OMac-gaps to be filled. Joel is a forward and has heaps of potential for this role. Just ask his Dad. 

TMac is a better CHB than a forward - even though he often telegraphs his foot passing and defensive line of delivery on too many occasions. This can be fixed by improving team play and respective anticipation between receivers. 

We have a tonne of capable young 'uns with height, mobility and good hands - who can also kick straight and have been improving in this regard - to fill the forward line - and to provide ground ball rebounds and screens for/to our potentially phantastique smaller fleet of forwards and recent goal-hungry recruits, and those who now are capable of providing improved team play after several years of 'experience' and 'opportunity'. 

SG may well be overdue to have his head read or we face another stuff-up year - limited as it is going to be. At the end of the day: another senior coach, please

 

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