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5 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

No he was playing forward in a couple of the clips. 

 

5 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Bradtke was playing too. Surely Weid would have played some time up forward?

Jackson playing too (at least a tiny bit), so yeah not sure now!

Didn't notice Weid forward a lot, he did have that nice hitout to Bennell for his 2nd though I tihnk.

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17 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I saw Jackson warming up as an emergency.  I highly doubt he played.

 

24 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Was probably playing in the ruck given Brown was forward and Jackson was a designated emergency.

 

Jackson was playing in the scratch match, not sure of his minutes though. 

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Just now, Ham said:

 

Jackson was playing in the scratch match, not sure of his minutes though. 

Yeah added another comment after that one after I noticed him. Looked like maybe he only played the first quarter potentially?

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i'm not sure what you can take out of that game. I think it was only 14 a side and there didn't look to be too much pressure about and plenty of open space instead. Bennell looks a class above most our players as a finisher around goals though.

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Just now, Demon Dude said:

there didn't look to be too much pressure about and plenty of open space instead.

Sounds exactly like the seniors, so can probably judge both games the same...

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Just now, Lord Nev said:

Yeah added another comment after that one after I noticed him. Looked like maybe he only played the first quarter potentially?

I think you're right there. 

Weid did have a good tap down to Bennell for a goal, but I want to see him clunking them, not rucking. 

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1 minute ago, Ham said:

I think you're right there. 

Weid did have a good tap down to Bennell for a goal, but I want to see him clunking them, not rucking. 

Same mate, but hard to judge that without seeing the actual game and what his role was.

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52 minutes ago, old dee said:

Re Brown how can he be worse than the lot running around in the seniors the last two games?
simple fact he kicked three goals and in a team that cannot score that says he should be in the seniors.

watch round 1 for your answer

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13 minutes ago, Ham said:

I think you're right there. 

Weid did have a good tap down to Bennell for a goal, but I want to see him clunking them, not rucking. 

In Weid's defense, he could have been clunking them all day long but that won't make the goals only highlights reel.

Hopefully a detailed write-up will be posted soon.

 

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2 minutes ago, DubDee said:

watch round 1 for your answer

So he is the only one not allowed to have a bad game? If we recruited him knowing he was that bad why did we bother. Says lots about the FD. 

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1 minute ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

In Weid's defense, he could have been clunking them all day long but that won't make the goals only highlights reel.

Hopefully a detailed write-up will be posted soon.

 

Don't hold your breath. One of the serious problems for the league is how do the players not selected in the seniors get form when they are playing in Mickey mouse games of 14 players. Another month goes by and teams get a few injuries what happens then? 12 or 10 a side?

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3 minutes ago, old dee said:

Don't hold your breath. One of the serious problems for the league is how do the players not selected in the seniors get form when they are playing in Mickey mouse games of 14 players. Another month goes by and teams get a few injuries what happens then? 12 or 10 a side?

Strange times...

does anyone know if the Swans "reserves" play GWS each week or do they fly around as well?

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25 minutes ago, DubDee said:

watch round 1 for your answer

So that's it then? Has 1 poor game (in a game where very few players weren't poor) and we write him off for selection in perpetuity despite any other available form since? Fess up, you're on the selection committee aren't you?

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1 hour ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Sadly nothing from Weidemann

He hasn't really featured in anything much this "season" . He's a bit of a mystery man.

However, if Brown or Jackson get selected as an extra tall before him this week, his future at Melbourne is looking grim

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6 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

So that's it then? Has 1 poor game (in a game where very few players weren't poor) and we write him off for selection in perpetuity despite any other available form since? Fess up, you're on the selection committee aren't you?

 

6 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

So that's it then? Has 1 poor game (in a game where very few players weren't poor) and we write him off for selection in perpetuity despite any other available form since? Fess up, you're on the selection committee aren't you?

Love it LN. So much I put it in twice. IT is painfully obvious we have no forward coach how else can you explain the selections. I think they are picking them with a pin.

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Just now, Bitter but optimistic said:

He hasn't really featured in anything much this "season" . He's a bit of a mystery man.

However, if Brown or Jackson get selected as an extra tall before him this week, his future at Melbourne is looking grim

And what does that say about the MFC FD we extend his contract last year? 

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17 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

So that's it then? Has 1 poor game (in a game where very few players weren't poor) and we write him off for selection in perpetuity despite any other available form since? Fess up, you're on the selection committee aren't you?

I admit it. ha

I'm biased, I just don't rate him. At least others have some credits in the bank based on previous good performances

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44 minutes ago, old dee said:

So he is the only one not allowed to have a bad game? If we recruited him knowing he was that bad why did we bother. Says lots about the FD. 

strange recruit for sure. Bombers are crying out for a tall fwd and they cut him

I would play Jackson ahead of him.  then he can give Max a hand in the ruck too

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5 minutes ago, DubDee said:

I admit it. ha

I'm biased, I just don't rate him. At least others have some credits in the bank based on previous good performances

So why the hell did we not trade him out last year? No he is so good we extended his contract.

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

So why the hell did me not trade him out last year? No he is so good we extended his contract.

I was talkin Brown.  I still have hope that Weed can become a decent player. he has talent but maybe its the mental side of the game

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3 minutes ago, DubDee said:

strange recruit for sure. Bombers are crying out for a tall fwd and they cut him

I would play Jackson ahead of him.  then he can give Max a hand in the ruck too

Unless Weideman's training and scratch match performances make him impossible to overlook, I'd prefer to play Jackson, too, but just as a tall forward. I thought Tomlinson was more than handy in the Gawn support role.  And if Weideman plays, I would also leave him in the forward line all game.

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8 minutes ago, DubDee said:

I admit it. ha

I'm biased, I just don't rate him. At least others have some credits in the bank based on previous good performances

I don't either mate, but I'm just super keen for us to pick on more than reputation and favouritism.

 

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

Re Brown how can he be worse than the lot running around in the seniors the last two games?
simple fact he kicked three goals and in a team that cannot score that says he should be in the seniors.

Oh Bennell was dropped because he could only play half a game in the seniors well I think it is obvious his half a game is better than a number who played a full game. He kicks one goal we win. 

Wasn't having a go at Brown OD, just saying that if all he did all day was kick 2 goals and nothing else well then it's not much to get excited about. Thanks also for filling me in about Bennell, I hadn't seen the numerous threads or news conferences in which this was discussed. 

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