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With Hore going down for the year, and still question marks over Smith and Petty due to their bodies breaking down from time to time, I question the depth of our backs. 

With a few list spots available i would be looking at these delisted player options to add some further depth to our stocks down back.

Sam Skinner 196cm tall defender.

Hugh Goddard 198cm tall defender.

Harrison Macreadie 196cm who plays as a 3rd rebounding defender.

Matthew Sharenberg 190cm 3rd tall intercept defender.

Ed Vickers Willis 187cm 3rd tall defender.

Sam During 196cm tall defender.

Logan Austin 197cm tall intercept defender

Some of these names could easily cover as depth. Sharenberg  and Logan Austin are the two who I'd personally look at.

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From the training reports we've got 13 in the defensive group.  Hore is out injured; Petty, Hibberd and Smith are in rehab.

That means we need to find a starting 7 from these 9: May, Lever, Tomlinson, Salem, Rivers, Hunt, Lockhart, Bowey and Jetta.

A re-inforcement could be handy

It is possible that TMac and M.Brown could fill in.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

With Hore going down for the year, and still question marks over Smith and Petty due to their bodies breaking down from time to time, I question the depth of our backs. 

With a few list spots available i would be looking at these delisted player options to add some further depth to our stocks down back.

Sam Skinner 196cm tall defender.

Hugh Goddard 198cm tall defender.

Harrison Macreadie 196cm who plays as a 3rd rebounding defender.

Matthew Sharenberg 190cm 3rd tall intercept defender.

Ed Vickers Willis 187cm 3rd tall defender.

Sam During 196cm tall defender.

Logan Austin 197cm tall intercept defender

Some of these names could easily cover as depth. Sharenberg  and Logan Austin are the two who I'd personally look at.

Not sure this is our biggest concern. Have a feeling Hore would have struggled to play this year. HB's Salem, Tomlinson/Lever Rivers. FB Lockhart May Tomlinson/Lever.  Plus Petty/Smith backup. Understand what you're saying about both their injury histories. But not too worried at this point. With May and Tomlinson as key backs and both interceptors and Lever as the main 3rd back interceptor can't see room for another unless one of those 3 get injured and then both the backups are injured.  

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maybe when we get to round 6 and tmac hasnt broken into the side yet they'll swing him back there?

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He’s had awful injury luck and skills aren’t great but I’d have Ed VW. He’s a great competitor and gives his all. 
 

We can’t trust Tomlinson, Lever or Petty to play defensively on a good opponent. We need another mid sized defender who can do a job 

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7 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

With Hore going down for the year, and still question marks over Smith and Petty due to their bodies breaking down from time to time, I question the depth of our backs. 

With a few list spots available i would be looking at these delisted player options to add some further depth to our stocks down back.

Sam Skinner 196cm tall defender.

Hugh Goddard 198cm tall defender.

Harrison Macreadie 196cm who plays as a 3rd rebounding defender.

Matthew Sharenberg 190cm 3rd tall intercept defender.

Ed Vickers Willis 187cm 3rd tall defender.

Sam During 196cm tall defender.

Logan Austin 197cm tall intercept defender

Some of these names could easily cover as depth. Sharenberg  and Logan Austin are the two who I'd personally look at.

Choco Williams loved Scharenburg and has talked him up a few times during his career, if he's over his injuries I reckon he'd be a good chance

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Unfortunately this is just the way Goodwin rolls. No ruck depth, no key defensive depth, starting to look light on in the middle as  well with no kids coming through. Basically just cross your fingers and hope for the best.

But why bother with these critical positions when you can have 27 small forwards on your list?

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Would love to see a punt taken on Scharenburg, Austin or even Goddard would be nice to have as cover for the gorillas. I don't know, but now that we've discussed it our back 6 will probably get wiped out with injury after 3 rounds.

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9 hours ago, poita said:

Unfortunately this is just the way Goodwin rolls. No ruck depth, no key defensive depth, starting to look light on in the middle as  well with no kids coming through. Basically just cross your fingers and hope for the best.

But why bother with these critical positions when you can have 27 small forwards on your list?

Light on in the middle?

No one coming through ? 
 

Sparrow JJ Harmes  (back in mid field )plus Bowey and Laurie can play outside runners.

Defenders may need Tommy Mac for depth and Brown (Mitch) can play Down back plus If Petty is fit it will lift our stocks immensely up forward or down back.

 

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On 1/24/2021 at 12:11 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

With Hore going down for the year, and still question marks over Smith and Petty due to their bodies breaking down from time to time, I question the depth of our backs. 

With a few list spots available i would be looking at these delisted player options to add some further depth to our stocks down back.

Sam Skinner 196cm tall defender.

Hugh Goddard 198cm tall defender.

Harrison Macreadie 196cm who plays as a 3rd rebounding defender.

Matthew Sharenberg 190cm 3rd tall intercept defender.

Ed Vickers Willis 187cm 3rd tall defender.

Sam During 196cm tall defender.

Logan Austin 197cm tall intercept defender

Some of these names could easily cover as depth. Sharenberg  and Logan Austin are the two who I'd personally look at.

It's good thinking - looking to the needs but do we have the resources?

 

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Key backs: May, Tomlinson, Lever, Hibbard, Smith

Running backs: Lockhart, Hunt, JJ, Nieshke, (Nev)

Additional talls: TMac, Petty, Potentially Brown

Think we have depth, perhaps no back-up to lever role is the only true hole.

I would say if we needed a replacement, it would be for an intercept defender as back up.

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8 hours ago, buck_nekkid said:

Key backs: May, Tomlinson, Lever, Hibbard, Smith

Running backs: Lockhart, Hunt, JJ, Nieshke, (Nev)

Additional talls: TMac, Petty, Potentially Brown

Think we have depth, perhaps no back-up to lever role is the only true hole.

I would say if we needed a replacement, it would be for an intercept defender as back up.

Tommy Mac  plays Both KP and interceptor role in one really and I like Petty ( if fit) and Mitch Brown  in that role also. These options are real and of some substance.
Hibbo Smith and Lever are not KP backs but smaller med size options in a glaring emergency. Lever has proven that one on one he is not the answer rather floating intercepting and distributing from the backline.

Hore  is like Lever But the last thing we should do is panic and get just an interceptor. A serviceable 195 cm marking  and strong bodied defender would be more useful overall.

 

 

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5 hours ago, 58er said:

Tommy Mac  plays Both KP and interceptor role in one really and I like Petty ( if fit) and Mitch Brown  in that role also. These options are real and of some substance.
Hibbo Smith and Lever are not KP backs but smaller med size options in a glaring emergency. Lever has proven that one on one he is not the answer rather floating intercepting and distributing from the backline.

Hore  is like Lever But the last thing we should do is panic and get just an interceptor. A serviceable 195 cm marking  and strong bodied defender would be more useful overall.

 

 

Like OMac?

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11 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

We get back Petty and TMac should be used back there.

Think we will be fine.

I like Petty, but given he's just had a year out and is already behind this preseason I'm not getting my hopes up yet.

TMac who knows hey? They could play him anywhere. I'm not a fan of putting him in the backline now that we've made moves to try and make it safer though. We've made BIG improvements in our back half turnovers the last 2 years.

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