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42 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Whats your stat prediction for him on Saturday.  You get everything right WErridee so give us the good news

I think he will kick 5

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1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Did he not kick 5 against the Dogs mid way through 2018?

He could have I can't remember that far back.

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I don't think English will play based on the TV report tonight. That doesn't necessarily make our chances any better. We still have to contain that former Marcellin College star Bontempelli somehow. 

Marcellin has certainly turned out some damn good players in the last 10 years 

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6 hours ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

If neither Preuss or Gawn are ready to go my left of centre idea would be to bring in Joel Smith and ruck him. Can leap and is strong of body. It would Give us more options to ruck TMac or Tomlinson at a pinch and slot him in as second forward or third defender. It would also make us highly unpredictable an provide some more speed around the ground.. There is no perfect option but I would back this if needed over blooding Bradtke or robbing us initially of our preferred forward and backline set ups.

That's about the dumbest thing I've ever heard, maybe Spargo could do it, 

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If English plays is he the type of ruck the bulldogs look to play through? If so TMac would be the best to keep him accountable and allow others to play their roles.

If not Tmac could provide an outlet and others could take the ruck contests forward and back.

Will be a good test for Tmac

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4 hours ago, deespicable me said:

I have probably got way ahead of myself here but I'm pretty sure we are a better side than dogs. As long as the players aren't way ahead with me and have a sense of reality we can and should win the game without a ruck.

Need to shut down Naughton who can be a match winner and play a solid contested ball game and hold them to 50 - 60 points.

They can't hold any side and we are a good scoring side. Should be approx 90 - 60 scoreline. Ha, I am delusional.

They have an excellent system around contests so they can whisk the ball away to players standing outside the contest. A few weeks ago we were all stacks on the mill in the contest and I wouldn't have given us much of a chance. The last three or so games and especially last week we've really started to keep a structure out of the contest. If we do that I fancy our chances. If we don't we'll be playing into their hands.

Feels like as big of a game as we've had in quite a while. Wouldn't have been if we'd lost last week. Go Dees!!

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Harsh on Smith I reckon.  He had played a handful of games. A few fwd then injured, then a few back. 

he had enough attributes to persevere with. He at least needs a run of game fwd before we give up on him. 

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13 hours ago, Pollyanna said:

If Max and Brayden are both out then Brown has to play IMO and do some rucking with TMac.

The other alternative is to play OMac and move Tomlinson Fwd/Ruck but I like this less.

Yep, I reckon we've gotta keep our forward and back structure. I reckon Preuss will play, but if he doesn't, Brown or a left field move like Smith in to attempt to halve contests. 

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Their mids taking a 'running start' at stoppages if the ball is tapped to the outside.  Our ruckman needs to ensure the ball taps go to the inside by either getting the tap first or by body position.  That will help stop their forward momentum. 

My guess is they will try this really early in the game to get a few quick goals and build scoreboard pressure from the get go.  So we need to be switched on from the first bounce as early leads are proving hard to pin back with shorter quarters/games.

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21 degs forecast, sunny with low humidity.  But the strong westerly is still forecast (32kmh gusting to over 40).  That is slightly diagonally across the ground at Metricon.  Probably not a great day for Naughton and a fair bit of ground ball to be won.

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13 minutes ago, Copuchas said:

21 degs forecast, sunny with low humidity.  But the strong westerly is still forecast (32kmh gusting to over 40).  That is slightly diagonally across the ground at Metricon.  Probably not a great day for Naughton and a fair bit of ground ball to be won.

“Back to you in the studio”

excellent boundary riding work!

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3 hours ago, Copuchas said:

21 degs forecast, sunny with low humidity.  But the strong westerly is still forecast (32kmh gusting to over 40).  That is slightly diagonally across the ground at Metricon.  Probably not a great day for Naughton and a fair bit of ground ball to be won.

Ground ball?? I know a few reasonable players that like it just like that, Clarry, Jack,Angus annnnd Trac!!!

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sorry yes i know its off topic but  brother in alice is looking for a ticket to the game up there next  week  if anyone has one spare or not using ? help much appreciated   cheers and go dees 

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