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Mitch Brown was good tonight and has some momentum.   Dropping him for Luke Jackson  whos been out 5  weeks with a hammy would be a big risk, as much as Id love to see LJ back.

Smith is badly out of form. Only had 4 disposals this game compared to his regulation 5. 

If the Bulldogs get hammered by Freo - who are actually a very competent side right now - then do we just have a 7 team finals series? We’ll be very lucky to make it, but someone has to. Along wi

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If Harmes is available, worth including. In the absence of Brayshaw, he's a better mid than VDB or Melksham. Hopefully Hibberd as well. Hard to see any other changes, especially with injuries limiting availability.

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Melksham pretty ordinary but the secrets he has to have on Goody will keep him in. How many turnovers or missed targets? 
Weid must be on thin ice though who could replace him?  Must be due for a big one. 
 

 

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Can't see any value in selecting Vanders

 Unfortunately Nev looks shot.

Harmes and Lockhart in.

I consider Fritter a one trick pony . One who is unreliable in front of goal. So, Harmes for Fritter.

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IN: HIBBERD, JACKSON

OUT: SMITH, BROWN

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22 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Most important game of the year. Who comes in and who goes out?

most important game for the year? you've got to be kidding? The game of the year was vs Sydney and then consequently Freo. These games are meaningless.We can't make finals unless some big upsets happen. 

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IN: Jackson, Hannan, Hibberd

OUT: Brown, Melksham, Jetta (inj)

Brown can stay if Jackson isn't right to go.

Doubt Melksham will be dropped by old mate Simon 'Ruthless' Goodwin, but putting it there anyway.

 

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11 minutes ago, Every Game in '64 said:

Can't see any value in selecting Vanders

 Unfortunately Nev looks shot.

Harmes and Lockhart in.

I consider Fritter a one trick pony . One who is unreliable in front of goal. So, Harmes for Fritter.

Not having a go at you, just an honest question, what did you thing of fritsch tonight? Did you see the job he did on Haynes? I know he looks laconic at times, but we need some people who can kick the ball. Of course he can improve, but i wouldn’t be dropping him.

plenty ahead of him to go,out, hunt being one, as he touched it about 4 times.

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Lockhart or Hibberd replace Jetta if he's injured. Possibly even if he's not injured. Great effort from Jetta but his lack of pace and relative lack of forward drive compared to Hibberd hurt us.

I'd keep Brown over Jackson. Not sure this is the game to bring Jackson back after a relatively long lay off.

I'd get Harmes back in - choices for his spot should include Melksham, vandenBerg, ANB and Hunt. You'd presume the FD will look at pressure acts and those sorts of things, but I'd love to see Harmes in a forward/mid rotation.

I thought Fritsch was OK given Haynes is an elite defender.

I still don't like Smith but I'm OK with rewarding the back six for the final quarter which was super.

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Harmes for ANB
Hibberd for Jetta
Jackson for Brown (if fit)

Harmes has to be the mid rotation through the fwd line, AVB just couldnt offer anything from the centre offensively and ANB just doesnt give us enough across the board. Jetta looked off the pace regardless of his ankle injury (his body on the line in the last was massive but if you cant offer much more than that you just cant play), however if the Pig isnt right, Lockhart would come in. I liked Brown's game. Was a good high high half forward and work rate was great so would be stiffed to be dropped, but if Jackson is right to go he offers our structure a lot more with Gawn able to go forward. 

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26 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

most important game for the year? you've got to be kidding? The game of the year was vs Sydney and then consequently Freo. These games are meaningless.We can't make finals unless some big upsets happen

Freo will knock off the dogs in Cairns next sunday night.

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11 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Lockhart or Hibberd replace Jetta if he's injured. Possibly even if he's not injured. Great effort from Jetta but his lack of pace and relative lack of forward drive compared to Hibberd hurt us.

I'd keep Brown over Jackson. Not sure this is the game to bring Jackson back after a relatively long lay off.

I'd get Harmes back in - choices for his spot should include Melksham, vandenBerg, ANB and Hunt. You'd presume the FD will look at pressure acts and those sorts of things, but I'd love to see Harmes in a forward/mid rotation.

I thought Fritsch was OK given Haynes is an elite defender.

I still don't like Smith but I'm OK with rewarding the back six for the final quarter which was super.

He was Elite in the last, Rivers is a revelation, Spargs must have a misses the level he's playing at. 

Baker the long lost winger we have been missing.

Langdon is the recruit of the year hands down.

May is a next level AA operator.

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30 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

IN: Jackson, Hannan, Hibberd

OUT: Brown, Melksham, Jetta (inj)

Brown can stay if Jackson isn't right to go.

Doubt Melksham will be dropped by old mate Simon 'Ruthless' Goodwin, but putting it there anyway.

 

Brown was smart and played a huge role as a key target. Weid gave us nil. Nil.  He really looks lost when he’s got a tough opponent. Doesn’t work hard enough. No gut runs.  

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Out ANB, Vandenberg,Melksham 

In Harmes, Sparrow, Jackson 

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