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3 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Is there anyone on Demonland who doesn't think we stuffed our season up in Cairns?

You've said you're after balanced discussion, but you don't seem to show any balance in your own posts.

Would have thought Baker did more than enough last night to hold his spot.

As usual, I don't agree on your assessment of Tomlinson. In a season where instability and a lack of cohesion has been as detrimental to our performance as anything else, I don't know if I can agree with swapping Tomlinson for Wagner (two games) or Hore (zero) at this stage of the year. Not the time for experimenting.

Agree

Baker definitely stays in for me, did plenty and provides some pace

As does Tomlinson, he played an important role in covering the switch attempts for GWS, and made a crucial contest with 5 mins to go as GWS looked to switch out of defence

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Ess are setting themselves to win next week:  This week they left out Hooker (omitted) and Hurley (injured but not on their injury list) and didn't bring in Francis, Laverde or Bellchambers who were all 'Test'.

Wouldn't be surprised to see the majority of them come in next week.

They lost 20% of their membership this year and will be keen to end the season on a high note - that means our scalp. 

They will give it all they have and we need to be ready.  Can't mark it down as a win for us.

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I haven't gone through this whole thread, but there is a lot of hate for Melksham on here.  He has been playing a defensive midfield role the last 2 weeks and did a great job on Taranto last night who figured to be a key inside mid for the Giants with Coniglio out. Add to that he is just about our best kick in a team with poor foot skills, there is no way I can entertain dropping him. Stick him on Merrett next week, and we'll be good.

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2 hours ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Agree

Baker definitely stays in for me, did plenty and provides some pace

As does Tomlinson, he played an important role in covering the switch attempts for GWS, and made a crucial contest with 5 mins to go as GWS looked to switch out of defence

What's more Tommo minded Cameron for most of the night enough said 

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4 hours ago, Fanatique Demon said:

I think we'd be crazy to bring Jackson in after a long lay-off, especially considering it's likely our last game for the year. Instead, give him every opportunity to get fit and hungry for a brilliant 2021.

If he's fit let him run around and get ready fir a Final! 
Locky for Nev is a must.

Tommy fir Browm msybe although Browny leafs well but isn't really a goal kicker 

Weid needs a big one also. 

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9 hours ago, Older demon said:

Well this is different we have a 7 day break and time to recover, that will be a bonus.

Minimal changes maybe Jetta injured and bring in Hibberd or Lockhart. Brown was good and late in the third he went down back and took some telling marks when GWS looked to be getting on top. I suspect Smith was on the bench or up forward so he stays. Cover for McDonald Tiipenwooty down back would have been Nev's role. Jackson had some Hamstring tendon damage so it was always going to be a 6-8 week injury so I wouldn't rush him back. Not sure who I would drop for Sparrow and Harmes so if it aint broke don't touch it

ANB fir Harmes or Sparrow msybe Tom 

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2 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Ess are setting themselves to win next week:  This week they left out Hooker (omitted) and Hurley (injured but not on their injury list) and didn't bring in Francis, Laverde or Bellchambers who were all 'Test'.

Wouldn't be surprised to see the majority of them come in next week.

They lost 20% of their membership this year and will be keen to end the season on a high note - that means our scalp. 

They will give it all they have and we need to be ready.  Can't mark it down as a win for us.

Plus It's their coaches last game however if and a BIG IF, we can get a good start then they may throw the towel in. We need to hit the ground running early. A negative for me is it is on the GC and not at the Gabba where we play well. We do not play Metricon well. 

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4 hours ago, Demons11 said:

But Smith looked very shaky until the last quarter.

The last line tall has been a problem all year and I thought Smith did ok in the last 2 weeks ,He doesn't get the cheap possessions from the 20 metre kick to the boundary so his numbers are low.But he is genuinely strong in the contest and doesnt give up the easy possession or have multiple kicked on him like his predecessors so i see no reason to drop him . 

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Ins. Harmes Lockhart

consider if fit - Sparrow Hibberd 
 

Outs. Neale-Bullen ? Jetta (shoulder?) 

on the edge - Hunt  J. Smith 

 

bombers dangers are 

1- mids  Shiel. Merrett. Smith.  Parish.  Need to tag Shiel  

2- forwards. Daniher stringer and mcg-tip-wuti.  May gets Daniher and probably put Tomlinson on stringer  

3- backs. Saad for his run and Ridleys marking.  Need Melksham to “tag” Saad and have someone contest with Ridley across marking half back as he has the most defensive marks across the last month. 
 

Assume Hooker and Heppell miss again. 
 

Have to win it no matter what the Dogs do 

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52 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Harmes for ANB

Hibb for Jets IF fit

T-Mac for Weid provided he only plays from the square with a bit of forward ruck relief for Maxy.

Sorry forgot about LJ.... straight in for Weid if fit in preference to T-Mac

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19 minutes ago, Ham said:

Would prefer to see LJ and Weid in together again, they worked brilliantly. 

Possibly yes Ham.  In that case you would need an out though.  Frittata, Hunt?

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