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Dropping Oscar doesn’t make sense to me, thought with him the team it allowed May and Lever to play their roles a lot better

This is the number one issue i have with Goodwin's decision making this season. It  just beggars belief to be honest and is a big factor in me beginning to question if he is up to the job. In any

I'm really surprised Jones gets another gig. No idea what value he is adding right now.

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Happy with the changes, although even if he didn't play as well as previous weeks, I think Oscar is a little stiff to be dropped.

Like ANB and Bennell in, especially with Pickett out, and Vanders adds some real toughness to the side and players seem to walk a little taller with him there.  Also pleased to see Tomlinson picked as well.

The rest of the outs make sense.  Kozzie is injured and being managed, while Hannan hasn't got near it for a fortnight.

Crows have made about 10 changes.  The one I noticed was McAdam, who is being managed.  He provided a real threat up forward for them last week so that's one positive for us.

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I’m thinking Tomlinson might play back.

I would personally leave out one of Jones or Sparrow in favour of another more suited to playing on the outside, but we know by now that isn’t Goodwin’s go.

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2 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Amazing how many credits certain players are given more than others.

 

I'm really surprised Jones gets another gig. No idea what value he is adding right now.

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I actually like the changes. I'd have Oscar in against North, but happy to have him out against Adelaide. They don't pose a big enough threat in the air to warrant another tall.

AVB and Bennell replace Hannan and Kozzie. Tomlinson to a wing. ANB brings more forward pressure and another option for the wing when Tomlinson provides Max a chop out. I'd keep Jackson forward, unless he struggles to get into the game and then I'd play him for spells in the ruck with Gawn and Tomlinson.

Bring the pressure and we'll win. 

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1 minute ago, A F said:

I actually like the changes. I'd have Oscar in against North, but happy to have him out against Adelaide. They don't pose a big enough threat in the air to warrant another tall.

AVB and Bennell replace Hannan and Kozzie. Tomlinson to a wing. ANB brings more forward pressure and another option for the wing when Tomlinson provides Max a chop out. I'd keep Jackson forward, unless he struggles to get into the game and then I'd play him for spells in the ruck with Gawn and Tomlinson.

Bring the pressure and we'll win. 

Crows have a fairly tall forward line this week don't they? Seems a strange call at this stage.

 

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Forward line already looks better on paper., Backline we had just got some balance and we drop Omac after one so so week. The midfield is the problem but we persist with playing too many like types who cant run and cant hit a kick. My problem is though when I look at those not playing I dont know who plays in the midfield ahead of them To fix that problem?

 

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Oscar is our best fit for Walker. It also allows for Lever not to cover key defender. With Gawn being suspect he may not be able to push back as he has. We are limited for talls if Max is unable to play out the game. If that was the case Jackson would need to ruck leaving Weids the only tall target up forward. Going short has not worked. A very risky selection

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I'm not usually one to be overly critical of selection but these selections make little sense.

We lacked hardness and effort last week, so we bring in Tomlinson and Bennell? Both have a serious aversion to body contact.

OMac's omission could only be about matchups - our backline has gelled pretty well, even during our losses.

Pickett's injury highlights the need for about 2-3 genuine small forwards on our list. He and Toby Bedford are really our only true small forwards. The rest are makeshift or medium sized.

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1 minute ago, John Lord said:

Oscar is our best fit for Walker. It also allows for Lever not to cover key defender. With Gawn being suspect he may not be able to push back as he has. We are limited for talls if Max is unable to play out the game. If that was the case Jackson would need to tuck leaving Weids the only tall target up forward. Going short has not worked. A very risky selection

You can't select your side based on the possibility of someone getting hurt, though. Max either has the all clear or he doesn't. 

Going short would be an ok strategy if we had any genuine small forwards on our list. We have Pickett and Bedford.

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8 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Crows have a fairly tall forward line this week don't they? Seems a strange call at this stage.

Yeah, they have talls, they just don't particularly take marks in their forwardline, outside of Walker, who May should take.

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15 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

Not bad changes, would have preferred Jones and Sparrow out and pressure forwards and a defender in.

Changes were essential. Forget height and former reputations - not getting a kick or two is the worst marque of a footballer; sadly, this factor applied. 

 

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