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Smart to get Gawn absolutely cherry ripe now, let him be as close to full fitness as possible for a run at the finals. 

very confident we have everything we need to beat the doggies tomorrow. they haven't been in great form 

Tipping a big return to form for Tommy and Sammy to finally get a bag and kick 6 

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16 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

The Smith experiment is finished.

To me it was either forward or bust and unfortunately it's looking bust for Smith.

Disagree. While he is clearly not best 22, he has some ability and  every side needs some backup players  to cover injuries.
I have several players marked for leaving the list at year’s end and he is not one of them. HOWEVER, backup players aren’t kept forever, so depending on list makeup and size over the next year or so, you may end up correct and he could be gone, if he is not seen as a required player. 

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I'm sick to death of our ruckmen, and good players they are for us as well, getting kneed in the back and fended out of contests.

The umpires to their credit have picked up on this and are now starting to pay some frees off the ball. However one of the things they will need to pick up on in this game is not all on ballers like the Bont are clean. There are a couple of the Scragger boys who have been around for a while who play like their parent used too..... 

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

Phheeew, how quickly Pruessy has become indispensable*.
 

* until Max is fit but you may think about Pruess staying on and Tmac having a rest. 

No Tommy is getting better each week.

Last Sat vs Pies was two clunksaway from a 3 goal gsme as well as handy ruck back up with some physicality and round the ground assistance. 

Pruessy has to be No 1 if he plays and that's fine fir tomorrow. 

Tommy needs the run fitness and is handy in key positions and on the ball.

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17 hours ago, DubDee said:

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. 

Only some games and scratch matches as a forward please. 

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1 hour ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Smart to get Gawn absolutely cherry ripe now, let him be as close to full fitness as possible for a run at the finals. 

very confident we have everything we need to beat the doggies tomorrow. they haven't been in great form 

Tipping a big return to form for Tommy and Sammy to finally get a bag and kick 6 

The 'running' side we pick will be interesting - and that, more than anything will beat the Doggies at this stage of proceedings. I'd like to see just that little bit more mobility in our team to stretch the Bulldogs as far as possible, for as long as possible. Carna Dees!

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4 minutes ago, 58er said:

Only some games and scratch matches as a forward please. 

I'd reckon that a Smith-like forward would blend well and make a good contribution to our forwards and options. I doubt if TMac could suddenly produce the goods that he used to exhibit. 

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19 minutes ago, 58er said:

No Tommy is getting better each week.

Last Sat vs Pies was two clunksaway from a 3 goal gsme as well as handy ruck back up with some physicality and round the ground assistance. 

Pruessy has to be No 1 if he plays and that's fine fir tomorrow. 

Tommy needs the run fitness and is handy in key positions and on the ball.

Yea I agree, Tmac looked the closest he’s been all season last week. I think it would be an interesting experiment with BP up forward but maybe not the season/current ladder position to be doing so.

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7 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.

Now that is the sort of weather  forecast i can work with. Love the specificity of the diagonal breeze. I hope kozzie goes to that pocket and Langdon is on the optimal wing.

Top job.

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The decision to keep Preuss in for another game, is good for Gawn, therefore good good the Dees, but  also really good exposure for Preuss himself, to show what he could do if he was no 1 at any Other club.  If he was to look elsewhere will be a good advert to other clubs. Therefore really good for him. 
it will guarantee that he goes hard and long.  Wish him well for tomorrow’s game

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3 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Phheeew, how quickly Pruessy has become indispensable*.
 

* until Max is fit but you may think about Pruess staying on and Tmac having a rest. 

Ha. Yep 2 weeks ago nobody wanted him selected. So glad hes alright this weekend.

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1 hour ago, Jaded said:

Good news. Right decision to ensure Gawn is fully recovered given his history with knees. 
Any idea if English is playing for the Dogs?

Bevo certainly didnt exude any confidence in him getting up for this weekend at his presser yesterday.

But he could be playing mind games...

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14 minutes ago, Juicebox said:

Bevo certainly didnt exude any confidence in him getting up for this weekend at his presser yesterday.

But he could be playing mind games...

Just heard him on SEN, I’d say English won’t play. 

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