Jump to content
  • Podcast: Glen Bartlett Interview &      

dazzledavey36

Scratch Match vs Geelong

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

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.

Weid has done pretty well in the ruck in the past, not necessarily as a tap ruckman but his follow up work, sometimes I think he does better when he has a little run in there just so he has to compete and gets crashed into. Similar to how they used to throw Hogan into the center bounces when he'd been quiet. Maybe a combination of both of them depending on how the game is playing out? 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, old dee said:

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

It's a tricky one od ! 

He's shown glimpses of being a player but also looked hopeless at times. Before this season got derailled by corona, I recall posting that now was the time Weid had to put up or [censored] off.

However, with what's happened this year it's almost impossible to make judgements based on a decent amount of evidence

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

It's a tricky one od ! 

He's shown glimpses of being a player but also looked hopeless at times. Before this season got derailled by corona, I recall posting that now was the time Weid had to put up or [censored] off.

However, with what's happened this year it's almost impossible to make judgements based on a decent amount of evidence

As you know I am not a big fan but the current logic bewilders me.

The FD in 2019 thought he was good enough to renew his contract he ended 2019 on the injury list and since  then in a team devoid of KPF’s they will not play him at all. 
What gives? Has he told the coach to get stuffed? Has he asked to be traded at the end of the year? Is he carrying an injury? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, Red and Blue realist said:

Weid has done pretty well in the ruck in the past, not necessarily as a tap ruckman but his follow up work, sometimes I think he does better when he has a little run in there just so he has to compete and gets crashed into. Similar to how they used to throw Hogan into the center bounces when he'd been quiet. Maybe a combination of both of them depending on how the game is playing out? 

I don't disagree. It's just that I want him to settle in the forward line. The combination of time on the ball rucking plus time off the ground resting (to allow him to go on the ball) means he doesn't have enough consistent time in the forward line. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I don't disagree. It's just that I want him to settle in the forward line. The combination of time on the ball rucking plus time off the ground resting (to allow him to go on the ball) means he doesn't have enough consistent time in the forward line. 

Seeing how they are treating him this year LDC I suspect they have already decided he is Ruckman / Forward not a KPF.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chandler's goal was a cracker and loved Bennell's last two goals. Reward for effort for the last one, following the ball into the 50 and sprinting to the goal square. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hard to take anything from the footage really given the lack of pressure.

From what Goodwin was saying in the presser they want Bennell to get his legs underneath him. Right now with fitter players coming back they will wait till he is more durable.

For all its worth we ran the game out on the weekend because he dropped those who dropped off against Carlton, namely Jackson, Jones and Bennell.

you'd think its just a matter of time. hes now had 3 hit outs.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Bay Riffin said:

hard to take anything from the footage really given the lack of pressure.

From what Goodwin was saying in the presser they want Bennell to get his legs underneath him. Right now with fitter players coming back they will wait till he is more durable.

For all its worth we ran the game out on the weekend because he dropped those who dropped off against Carlton, namely Jackson, Jones and Bennell.

you'd think its just a matter of time. hes now had 3 hit outs.

 

Playing in scratch matches with 14 players won't achieve much. It's a big problem for all players. How do impress the selectors in that sort of game?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DubDee said:

watch round 1 for your answer

Small sample size.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour 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

Don't rate him on what? One game or his Essendon form.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, DubDee said:

watch round 1 for your answer

Why do you think we recruited a cheap 28Yr old key forward who has a good tank and marks overhead but not so much contested, and plays small.?  Whilst at the same time we've had TMc put on upper body mass.?

 

Why a 28yr old.? 'DD.?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Bay Riffin said:

From what Goodwin was saying in the presser they want Bennell to get his legs underneath him. Right now with fitter players coming back they will wait till he is more durable.

Also about game time. Both Hannan and VDB only played around 60% of game time, and Bennell was even lower than that against Carlton. There are only so many players you can carry in a match.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, loges said:

Don't rate him on what? One game or his Essendon form.

his essendon form, the fact they cut him whilst not having many tall fwds and his first game with us

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

Why do you think we recruited a cheap 28Yr old key forward who has a good tank and marks overhead but not so much contested, and plays small.?  Whilst at the same time we've had TMc put on upper body mass.?

I certainly wouldn't have made either of those decisions so you'll have to ask the MFC FD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, 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

If Jackson & Brown get selected in the same forward-line,  it will be Weirde.

Surely that can only happen if we're,  'Running on Empty' .!

 

I hope Weide can   'Stay'.. !

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, DubDee said:

I certainly wouldn't have made either of those decisions so you'll have to ask the MFC FD

He's a high forward or chb,  as insurance,  in case of our young forwards get injured or are struggling.

His main go is that old Tmc role,  of rolling high up thu the midfield,  taking grabs and linking up to our running players.  That's his go... he's not a stay at home CHF;   and not a power-forward by any stretch of the imagination.  He's a floater type.

Who can also play a bit if defence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Also about game time. Both Hannan and VDB only played around 60% of game time, and Bennell was even lower than that against Carlton. There are only so many players you can carry in a match.

I thought Hannan was quite good,  on first watch of the game.

Being out so long doesn't seem to have hindered him too much;  just a bit underdone,  but I thought his decisions were good, sharp.   Needs a decent gallop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DubDee said:

his essendon form, the fact they cut him whilst not having many tall fwds and his first game with us

So at Essendon last year, didn't he kick over 20 goals for the season. would've nearly won our goal kicking..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That intercept by Spargo was the highlight of the whole clip as far as I'm concerned.  He read the play well ahead and made up a huge amount of ground to get where he needed to be.  Just great play. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

That intercept by Spargo was the highlight of the whole clip as far as I'm concerned.  He read the play well ahead and made up a huge amount of ground to get where he needed to be.  Just great play. 

not bad for a jockey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Weid must play alongside TMac.  It is the time to bring them together. 

Omac is needed to help out May and Lever. That would leave Lever to become our sweeper. The position he plays best.

Jones has plenty of good footy left and is a leader. He will give his all. 

A good time to have them back. They all can play the game well on their day.

 

Edited by nosoupforme
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, bing181 said:

Also about game time. Both Hannan and VDB only played around 60% of game time, and Bennell was even lower than that against Carlton. There are only so many players you can carry in a match.

Simple don't carry Vanders and Hannan Bennell is twice the player they are. I'd still play Brown he's kicked 10 goals in 3 games We are crying out for goal kickers and he is a goal kicker must replace Melksham. Bennell to replace Hannan and hopefully Jackson to replace Vanders.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, loges said:

Don't rate him on what? One game or his Essendon form.

I thought he was pretty good in the pre season matches which were reasonably competitive 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER by the Oracle

    Thankfully they moved this week’s game from Sydney where the sun shines and the virus breeds ever so slowly and almost nobody returns a positive test. The change of fixture comes at precisely the right time to allow everyone in town to head to the MCG on Sunday at around 3:30pm, not to catch up with what’s going on inside the ground but rather, to do what’s fashionable for woke folk in 2020 — pulling down statues. It’s time for Kevin Bartlett and Leigh Matthews to go but you can’t touch Norm Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    LESSONS IN LOSING by George on the Outer

    Turn up for the game and look like you want to win it.  Melbourne lost this game to Geelong, a game after a couple of extended breaks, looking like they were at the end of a 22 game season. Right from the start there was a lack of intensity across the board, as the Demons played exactly the type of game that the ageing Geelong list wanted. Geelong repeatedly played possession footy, to avoid having to run those ageing legs, something that Melbourne failed to exploit.  To use the oft quot

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    QUARRANTINO by Whispering Jack

    At a little after 4.00pm last Saturday, the MCG ceased to be the centre of the AFL universe. That was when the AFL’s el supremo Gil McLaughlin announced that the Bombers’ Conor McKenna had returned a COVID-19 positive result and declared that the game set for the following day between Essendon and Melbourne was postponed.  What followed was truly the stuff of a pulp fiction novel. We witnessed a suitcase load of mental gymnastics and spin calculated to let McKenna (and the Essendon Football

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    WHADDA WE SING? by Whispering Jack

    When the Melbourne team sang “The Grand Old Flag” last Saturday at Marvel Stadium in the absence of skipper Max Gawn, Ed Langford and Adam Tomlinson who were first time winners at their new club and Jayden Hunt, the leading goal kicker of the day it was passed off as an honest mistake. Taken in isolation, it most probably was accidental but the problem is that little accidents have been happening far too often in the club’s recent history and, in this case, it was symptomatic not only of a day t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    A POINT OF DIFFERENCE by George on the Outer

    It was Melbourne v Carlton at the comics stadium; a game between 16 and 17 in 2019. How could anyone pick a winner?  There had to be a point of difference, and so it would prove to be as the Demons literally fell over the line at the end, by a solitary point. In an almost complete replica of the Richmond v Collingwood game two nights previously, one of the sides (Melbourne in this case) rushed out to a five goal lead in the first quarter, while the Blues failed to bother the goal umpir

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    EXPOSED FORM by The Oracle

    Carlton fancies itself to beat Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Saturday and, based on exposed form, why not? The Blues took it right up to the reigning premiers in their last up start and the Demons were simply horrible against the Eagles at Optus Stadium. That opening game of the season revived all of the nightmares of 2019 for a team that went inside the 50 metre arc 45 times, an advantage of 10 times over the home side and yet lost by almost five goals. Such statistics sum it up for a gam

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SOCIAL DISTANCING by George on the Outer

    It was good to see the MFC players practicing the directives about social distancing at the game against West Coast.  Pity was that they continued to do so after the first bounce of the ball, as they allowed numerous WCE players run around un-hindered, with not a Melbourne player within 1.5 metres of them! They then found themselves looking at nearly a 5 goal deficit at the first break, which was to be essentially the final margin for the game. It is difficult to judge exactly what is going

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    BEST IN SHOW by Whispering Jack

    I am writing this knowing that the AFL has deemed that the opening round of competition will proceed but fully believing that it should not.  The world is going through cataclysmic change as a result of the overwhelming spread of the Covid-19 virus and I agree that a distraction like sport would be good for the public. However, while the physical threat to the population is bad enough, there are other  issues to be addressed including the mental health of the community and the effects on th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    TASSIE DEVILS by Van Demon

    If you were looking for something new from the Demons that wasn’t there last year, you didn’t have to look further than the perfectly trimmed grass surface of UTAS Stadium last night as the team steamrolled the Hawks to record a comprehensive 32-point victory to complete their Marsh Community Series commitments for 2020. One new thing was the fact that for the second Marsh game in a row, the team finished full of running and they dominated the second half without the presence or the dominan

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER by Paddy Gosch

    The Demons will go into their final Marsh Series match with a strong lineup against the Hawks in Tasmania. Both Max Gawn and Steven May, who were recovering from injuries in first Marsh Series match, have both been named. It is unclear whether Max will be on restricted minutes and will likely get breaks in the ruck with Sam Weideman and rookie Luke Jackson getting their turns in the middle. Angus Brayshaw will be getting his first taste of competitive football despite playing in last week’s

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    KANGAROO CAUGHT by Whispering Jack

    There was a fair amount of debate in our area as to whether the game warranted a full blown match report because it was felt that it was really an elevated version of a training session with match simulation but against a team in opposition colours. Although notionally the stronger side, North seemed to be using the occasion for the purpose of working on aspects of their game plan, one of the features of which seemed to be based on taking the longest possible route out of defence and good luck w

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    JUST AN ABERRATION by Whispering Jack

    Melbourne unveiled its top recruits with new fitness boss Darren Burgess and mid-sized bull Christian Petracca sharing top billing in the team’s Marsh Community Series opener in front of 3,095 football starved fans at Casey Fields and thousands of others watching on screens of various shapes and sizes.  What they saw was a different Melbourne to the one that failed to run out its JLT Series games last year and then crashed in a heap early in the season proper with performances lacking the z

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports 4

×
×
  • Create New...