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I would look to get Bennell back in the side and work on ways to get the ball to him. He is an outsider with class but we aren’t making the most of his finishing skills. Would be good to have him in form towards the end of the season. 

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9 minutes ago, Jaded said:

If Gawn is fit, how about we keep Preuss and drop McDonald? Could Preuss do worse up forward than ol concrete boots? 
I just feel that dropping Preuss who had a good game after one solitary opportunity is just wrong. 

Outside a couple of first quarter goals against the Swans last year Preuss up forward was the concrete body! 

If he goes forward then Weid is forced to play higher which takes away what he's doing well and the forward pressure (even though it's not Tom's strength by any means) likely gets worse.

For now I think just covering Max is all we've got for Preussy.

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3 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

What is his role? Any idea?

The defence is working, all the media pundits and Goodwin agree, now where is Hermes playing?

DEFEND THEM WITH YOUR LIFE SATY!

Harmes has been ok but not the player he once was.

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25 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Vanders and Jones were awesome what are you thinking?

I'd say that Vanders and Jones were fine today, certainly wouldn't go as far as awesome. It's more to do with my thoughts that Harmes is not being maximised at half back, and that I'd rather bring in another backman to replace him, so that he can have more wing time. 

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53 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

DEFEND THEM WITH YOUR LIFE SATY!

Harmes has been ok but not the player he once was.

He is playing a completely different role

If push comes to shove, he can go into the midfield, doesn't need to due to healthy list

Can go forward if need be, doesn't need to

So he is playing the 7th defender, when he, Lockhart and Salem are on the field together, he frees up Salem to join the attack more, not noticed that, or you one of those just looking for something to criticise?

Also has the speed to  plug defensive gaps

Guess who was fastest player out there tonight

Also, AVB another slow player, according to experts on here, was in top 5 as well

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

Outside a couple of first quarter goals against the Swans last year Preuss up forward was the concrete body! 

If he goes forward then Weid is forced to play higher which takes away what he's doing well and the forward pressure (even though it's not Tom's strength by any means) likely gets worse.

For now I think just covering Max is all we've got for Preussy.

I really wish you were wrong. Regrettably,  you’re not.

I would much rather watch Preussy running around than T Mac but a Preuss for Gawn straight swap makes the most sense.

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1 hour ago, Earl Hood said:

I would look to get Bennell back in the side and work on ways to get the ball to him. He is an outsider with class but we aren’t making the most of his finishing skills. Would be good to have him in form towards the end of the season. 

He has no agility and doesn’t tackle. I reckon he’s building for next year. 

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6 hours ago, dl4e said:

Depends on Max. If he is right then Preuss out. I would drop Tomlinson as well and bring in Bennell.

It's hard to tell on tv but Tomlinson could have been playing his role and running all night.

He also might not have I guess.

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Fritsch is definitely one of, if not our biggest down hill skiers. Not hard enough at the contest for mine either.

He'll keep getting games because he kicks goals, but his defensive work is dreadful.

I'd go no change, unless Kozzie needs a rest, in which case I'd bring back Hannan.

I reckon it won't be long until Rivers comes back for Jones and Harmes moves forward.

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36 minutes ago, A F said:

Fritsch is definitely one of, if not our biggest down hill skiers. Not hard enough at the contest for mine either.

He'll keep getting games because he kicks goals, but his defensive work is dreadful.

I'd go no change, unless Kozzie needs a rest, in which case I'd bring back Hannan.

I reckon it won't be long until Rivers comes back for Jones and Harmes moves forward.

Yeah right.

We don't need any guys who just kick goals.

We can win it with missed set shots and sprayed snaps.

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4 hours ago, damon the demon said:

I can't understand all the Bennell love on this site.  He looks cooked IMO.

I wouldn’t say he looks cooked, he’s played some good footy in patches but I agree that he hasn’t given big numbers so fitness is still an issue. I think he has more to his story for the year but I wouldn’t be rushing him back in. 

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10 hours ago, CHF said:

Gawn for Pruess if Max is fit. Harmes out and maybe give Jordan a run.

We need to cast an eye over Jordan - he should replace Harmes but replacing Salem on the HBF would be a better move.

Rivers needs to come in, as does Smith at the HFF. Hannan on the bench to sit with Salem and Harmes, at least. Jones - out for a week. Keep the Beast to work with Max (coming in one hopes) and to roam across the forward line, drop the lumbering TMac until his limited pace improves, using Max to effect on the backline after centre rucking. Keep the smalls as best as possible to counteract the Doggies run. Ceremoniously award AVB the MIghty Demons Bravery Medal, for services rendered.

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7 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Vanders and Jones were awesome what are you thinking?

Vanders was terrible, he went back hard and knocked out a Pies player otherwise:

18 touches, 8 of which were turn overs, 50% disposal efficiency and 0 tackles. 

At this point I don’t think the positives outweigh the negatives. 

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4 hours ago, Biffen said:

Yeah right.

We don't need any guys who just kick goals.

We can win it with missed set shots and sprayed snaps.

He needs to work on his game.

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8 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Yes he did against North on the wing

Not according to the stat sheet. 4 contested marks for the year. None since returning to the side.

He is making a contest forward but he isn't marking them. 

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