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Just now, Leoncelli_36 said:

Omitted or managed ? Has the club explained it? 

Yep. Goody talked about it in the presser today. Managed.

“Obviously selection’s tight, so we’re still working Harley back to his full fitness and his full match condition,” Goodwin said.

“There’s clearly a lot of expectation on Harley to be in the team every week – that certainly won’t be the case.

“He’s a player that we want to see as a long-term player and … we want to make sure he can sustain the full rigours of an AFL season.

“He’s still working his way back to his full fitness and full form that he knows he’s capable of and we know he’s capable of, and he’s progressing well.

“But clearly we’ve got to continue to limit the expectations of selection every week.”

 

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I expect only one of Lockhart/Jetta to get a spot. Could be in for a surprise here. I don't expect to see Hibberd.

I also expect Jackson and Pickett to play.

I'm therefore guessing we'll see a bench of Jackson, PIckett, Lockhart/Jetta and Brayshaw.

ANB, Hibberd, Jones and Lockhart/Jetta to miss.

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3 minutes ago, TheKozzieExperience said:

The only one of the 8 interchange players guaranteed to play is Kozzie.

We have some regulars on thin ice, thats for sure.  

They have only had 1 game back geez, I think thin ice is a stretch. 

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Absolutely laughable... even by MFC standards Bennell dropped from..a side that didn't even play..... A non appearance.VS Essendive!! Garbage selection if he doesn't play.  [censored] MFC CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!??

Managed after one game and a week of ... Something is seriously amiss!

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I wonder how much Match Committee thought the drop off against Carlton was brought about by having too many "new" players playing at once. Bringing Pickett in would make that worse unless a "new" player goes out. Of the newbies, it's hard to make a case that Bennell should stay in ahead of Jackson (for structure reasons) and Rivers (performance and position) 

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The club has said that Bennell was left out as he’s not quite at match fitness and is still being managed.  Fair enough considering he only managed 50% game time in round two.  He’s building.

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1 minute ago, picket fence said:

Absolutely laughable... even by MFC standards Bennell dropped from..a side that didn't even play..... A non appearance.VS Essendive!! Garbage selection if he doesn't play. But still named interchange bench! [censored] MFC CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!??

he played last week and he is long-term...calm down 

If Gawn can dominate the ruck we should control the game. Our forward line is a touch shaky but we can expose their backline if we lower the eyes going inside 50

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Changes from the proposed Round 3 side:

Smith takes Jetta's spot in the 18, putting Jetta on the extended bench

vandenBerg takes Brayshaw's spot in the 18, putting Brayshaw on the extended bench

Hannan moves from the bench into the starting 18

Bennell moves from starting 18 to being dropped

Lockhart takes Bennell's spot in the 22

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3 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

I reckon Jetta, Kozzy, Lockhart and Brayshaw from that extended bench 

Bennell clearly managed and not omitted 

MANAGED??? how can he not play and be "Managed" through circle work??? Nar Garbage.. Something is up!!

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4 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Absolutely laughable... even by MFC standards Bennell dropped from..a side that didn't even play..... A non appearance.VS Essendive!! Garbage selection if he doesn't play. But still named interchange bench! [censored] MFC CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!??

The changes are from Round 2, not Round 3.

And he's not named on the interchange bench.

Why anyone is surprised at Bennell being managed is beyond me.

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2 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

The changes are from Round 2, not Round 3.

And he's not named on the interchange bench.

Why anyone is surprised at Bennell being managed is beyond me.

You are kidding!! How can a player be selected in a non game and then be dropped?? Nope beggars belief!

On what basis does one week of not playing, and then training be "Managed"??

What has he done or not done to be dropped??

Is anyone else with me here?? 

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As Brayshaw played all of the interclub match in the 'white' shorts while the selected team played at least half of it in the blue shorts, I wouldn't be surprised to see him dropped.  Hope I'm wrong

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