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24 minutes ago, A F said:

I reckon we're playing funny buggers with Max at the moment. You don't say PCL if you don't mean it. He won't play this week IMO.

I agree. Surely it'll be a zero risk approach with Max. He's our best player, but we've also seen that Preuss will do while he recovers.

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On 8/16/2020 at 3:03 PM, Little Goffy said:

Seems odd to me, the fuss made about Collingwood's 4 games in 14 days.

It was also our fourth game in 16 days and fifth game in 20 days.

The consensual psyche for the Filth after a loss to the MIghty MFC is to frame, postulate, create excuses and broadly proclaim these so their latest abysmal loss is cloaked in a swathe of self-justifying misery and attracts the 'sympathy' vote near and far. Life is so unfair for the poor dears. 

It would never be appropriate for them to admit that they were outclassed, outwitted, conspicuously beaten and exposed. 

'Carna Dees! Gee whizz, it feels so good to knock them off their self-proclaimed perch.

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Limited interested in bringing Harley in right now.  Improved defensive pressure is the #1 reason we’ve put sides to the sword in the past few weeks and he instantly detracts from that if he comes in. (FWIW #2 reason is crap/undermanned opposition & #3 is more patience with ball in hand IMO).

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Gawn and Preuss against a debutant is overkill, surely. Even if English is fit, I don't think the game is won and lost there, not to mention Max's history of performing better with a bigger workload.

Also, we've got a functioning forward line. Throwing a big guy down there with some skill and strength but a low footy I.Q is a recipe for disaster, in my opinion.

Despite his rough form, I'd take Tommy's superior positioning and game sense, every time.

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If we are channelling the magnifecent Brisbane Lions era with our own version of the fab four in the middle maybe Max could do a Clark Keating and just time his finals run to perfection, come back cherry ripe for the last couple of Home and Aways for a bit of a tune up then be the player of the finals series. Yeah, go Max.

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If Gawn isn't 100% then he should not play. No point risking our captain and gun player with a history of knee issues. 

Games aren't won in the ruck anyway, so as long as Preuss nullifies the opposition then we'll be fine. He doesn't give us what Max does around the ground, but our defense has held up well even without Max helping them out with intercept marking. As long as our midfield applies enough pressure then we can get by without Max until he is fully fit. Hopefully he's not out for a long time, but better not to risk him with his previous knee injury history.

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3 minutes ago, DubDee said:

How sweet would NO CHANGE be? most clubs are scrambling, resting/managing players.

stability is key. and we have quality guys waiting to come in when needed during the next 'frenzy' of games

It would send a shiver down the spine of the Bulldogs and the rest of the competition.

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22 minutes ago, DubDee said:

How sweet would NO CHANGE be? most clubs are scrambling, resting/managing players.

stability is key. and we have quality guys waiting to come in when needed during the next 'frenzy' of games

Yep it would be awesome.NW

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32 minutes ago, woz said:

Out-T-Mac, Lockhart

In-Gawn,Rivers

No point dropping Preuss as he was very good. Lockhart should have never played a game

Interesting first post.

Let's hope they improve a little.

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48 minutes ago, woz said:

Out-T-Mac, Lockhart

In-Gawn,Rivers

No point dropping Preuss as he was very good. Lockhart should have never played a game

I reckon if we were able to watch games live, the criticism of Lockhart wouldn't exist. Has shut down a small forward every week is courageous, never out of position and has leg speed. 

Apart from a couple of holding the ball calls against in his first game of the year, I'd say he's been pretty close to flawless.

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On 8/16/2020 at 5:38 PM, jnrmac said:

I'm gonna say this now. Bontempelli needs to be tagged,.

By Harmes!!! One other thing Punky Pruester just cannot be dropped after that game. Drop T Mac AND play Max forward when resting, See how the Dishlickers like that move!!!

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1 hour ago, Win4theAges said:

I wouldn't be bring back Bennell any time soon adds zero defensive pressure to our line up eg. tackles, harassing etc.

Needs another full pre season under his belt.

He might play in the Alice Springs game.

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