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1 hour ago, Sydee said:

Disappointing news - despite the lack of love for James Harmes from some here at Demonland I think we are a better team with him in the side - played out of position most of last year which was not his choice

Big fan of what Harmes did a few years back but he’s been very  average since. Yes maybe he’s been played out of his preferred position but I’m all for giving someone else a chance and hoping harmes can force his way back into a side with good form

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Wtf? Jetta was actually good today. He won a number of critical one on ones.

JOnes and Jetta will not and should not be dropped. Jetta won a lot of 1:1s today and was very solid down Back

For what? 2 goals 1, 2nd most score involvements, 6 marks, his pressure and contest work was all improved if not decent, nailed a couple of tackles. All against a very strong Freo backline. The breeze

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I just don’t understand why Hunt has been moved back to the backline in the first place.

Like Harmes should be a tagger (one less player just going for the ball all the time), Hunt should have been left in the backline.

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6 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I just don’t understand why Hunt has been moved back to the backline in the first place.

 

I just don’t understand why Hunt has been moved back to the backline in the first place:

I reckon the thinking is to take advantage of his pace and ability to run and carry of half back. Mtres gain will be his KPI

Speed is super important, and we are not the quickest side that for sure. So Hunt helps with that. 

And with the fatigue from rotations and longer quarter and arguably the man on the mark rule change (though i reckon the jury is still out on the impact of this ) there will be more space so running players are going to be more important than ever. 

Problem is he simply doesn't get enough of the pill. 

(note: perhaps you meant you don’t understand why Hunt was moved FROM the the backline in the first place. If so my comments above makes no sense!)

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Viney in for Harmes

reward the rest for the win. No one had a complete howler. Hibbo and Melk need another run at Casey imo and are not automatic starters

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1 hour ago, binman said:

I just don’t understand why Hunt has been moved back to the backline in the first place:

I reckon the thinking is to take advantage of his pace and ability to run and carry of half back. Mtres gain will be his KPI

Speed is super important, and we are not the quickest side that for sure. So Hunt helps with that. 

And with the fatigue from rotations and longer quarter and arguably the man on the mark rule change (though i reckon the jury is still out on the impact of this ) there will be more space so running players are going to be more important than ever. 

Problem is he simply doesn't get enough of the pill. 

(note: perhaps you meant you don’t understand why Hunt was moved FROM the the backline in the first place. If so my comments above makes no sense!)

No, I meant moved from forward line as he was one of the few players who could successfully lead up at the ball carrier last year when playing forward.

If anything, he should be played as the winger opposite Langdon instead of Brayshaw.

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6 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

No, I meant moved from forward line as he was one of the few players who could successfully lead up at the ball carrier last year when playing forward.

If anything, he should be played as the winger opposite Langdon instead of Brayshaw.

Ok. Then my answer makes sense. 

I have always thought he could be winger, but again the problem is he doesn't get enough of the pill. And i'm not sure how good his aerobic fitness is

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The injury list has Hibberd(ankle) ) Melksham and Viney (foot) as as test this week.

But also notes all three made it through the VFL practice match unscathed.

So you'd reckon all three are good to go, unless they are not match fit.

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34 minutes ago, binman said:

The injury list has Hibberd(ankle) ) Melksham and Viney (foot) as as test this week.

But also notes all three made it through the VFL practice match unscathed.

So you'd reckon all three are good to go, unless they are not match fit.

Or they the MIW. 

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2 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I just don’t understand why Hunt has been moved back to the backline in the first place.

Like Harmes should be a tagger (one less player just going for the ball all the time), Hunt should have been left in the backline.

Our coach holds the keys to the Ferrari....Ridiculous he has gone from back to forward and now back again. 

Hunt runs in straight lines and rarely is allowed to burst from backline.   They experimented with him there for quite a while, he still has same issues of not having any/many tricks like a sidestep to avoid a tackler.

He looked like a gun early on, he has gone so far backwards i am not sure what to think of him as player.

Actually i do, after 9 years in the system he should be far better and have developed some tricks to his game.

He has not been developed well at all,unless you count grabbing teammates on the ar$e as one of his tricks.

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4 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Is that the same player that once got a 37 possession 3 goal game playing as an inside mid?

If he has the same name, and looks the same, and wears the same jumper and number, and demonstrates his good understanding of his teammates who all call him 'Gus', then I'd reckon it is the same player being requested to play 'Angel on the Wing' to save Goodwin's neck as the latter cannot train, coach, develop or acclimatise the required footballing type for nuts - so he sacrifices one highly talented player's footy career and a pleasing team outcome in a process of self infatuation subsidised by the MFC.

 

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Demons to be wearing black arm bands this weekend. A very sad passing. Expect announcements to be made in the coming days.

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

No, I meant moved from forward line as he was one of the few players who could successfully lead up at the ball carrier last year when playing forward.

If anything, he should be played as the winger opposite Langdon instead of Brayshaw.

Another Goody coaching special. Hunt is not one of my faves but he does have a great awareness of where the goals are and if played should be closer to the fwd line. 

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1 hour ago, binman said:

The injury list has Hibberd(ankle) ) Melksham and Viney (foot) as as test this week.

But also notes all three made it through the VFL practice match unscathed.

So you'd reckon all three are good to go, unless they are not match fit.

Not sure who would come out fot Hibberd.

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46 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

If he has the same name, and looks the same, and wears the same jumper and number, and demonstrates his good understanding of his teammates who all call him 'Gus', then I'd reckon it is the same player being requested to play 'Angel on the Wing' to save Goodwin's neck as the latter cannot train, coach, develop or acclimatise the required footballing type for nuts - so he sacrifices one highly talented player's footy career and a pleasing team outcome in a process of self infatuation subsidised by the MFC.

 

Or, Goodwin believes Brayshaw on the wing and whoever replaces him in the midfield is better for the team than Brayshaw in the middle and whoever replaces him on the wing.

Sometimes the simplest answers are the best. 

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In the interest of over analysing content from the club to guess team selection. Blue team looks like the ones. But there was a few who played on both sides including Jones, Sparrow, Viney and I think maybe Melksham. And as far as I could see Hunt was in the pink the whole time. Read into that what you will

 

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Viney for Harmes

Otherwise leave a winning team as is.

Not sure about Melks. He was a passenger last year. Hibberd is a favourite but his best days are behind him. I’d be nervous with both him and Jetta in the same backline.

Sparrow and Rivers will be better for the run out so back them in.

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47 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Or, Goodwin believes Brayshaw on the wing and whoever replaces him in the midfield is better for the team than Brayshaw in the middle and whoever replaces him on the wing.

Sometimes the simplest answers are the best. 

'W. Hoever' is the perfect nom deplume for a wing position that anyone on the list has had a go at, for the last 4/5 years 🤦‍♂️

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

If he has the same name, and looks the same, and wears the same jumper and number, and demonstrates his good understanding of his teammates who all call him 'Gus', then I'd reckon it is the same player being requested to play 'Angel on the Wing' to save Goodwin's neck as the latter cannot train, coach, develop or acclimatise the required footballing type for nuts - so he sacrifices one highly talented player's footy career and a pleasing team outcome in a process of self infatuation subsidised by the MFC.

 

Laughable

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5 hours ago, JimmyGadson said:

 

 

Disagree with both of you. 18 touches with 9 handballs and 9 kicks going at a touch over 60% with four turnovers. 

I watched him closely, and aside from a few good individual pieces of play, he was underwhelming. The bloke came third in a brownlow after playing his natural game ffs. Are we thinking about this?!? I am completely disillusioned with Goodwin. 

Against better sides, his lack of transition speed will be found out. His natural instinct is to see ball get ball so I've never understood Goodwin's propensity to play natural inside and contested ball winners on a wing with a role that goes completely against their natural game. We've always had issues with our mids being sucked into the contest. And part of that is due to playing natural ball winners in outside positions who find it hard to hold space. When has it worked over the last two years or three years? Tyson, Jones, Brayshaw, AVB.. 

Tom Phillips was there as a cheap option over the trade period. Look at how played for Hawthorn on the weekend. A natural wingman. 

Gus is not even a top runner at the club either so the extended quarters and fewer rotations are not going to help him. His ball use is iffy at best. 

I will wait a few more games when we play better oppo, but it's already concerning. We've seen this before and to what effect? 

100% agree. Brayshaw is an inside mid and that's where he needs to play. I'm not surprised Goodwin is playing him on the outside though because Goodwin has no idea about football and I can't wait until he is gone. 

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48 minutes ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

In the interest of over analysing content from the club to guess team selection. Blue team looks like the ones. But there was a few who played on both sides including Jones, Sparrow, Viney and I think maybe Melksham. And as far as I could see Hunt was in the pink the whole time. Read into that what you will

 

 

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1 hour ago, leave it to deever said:

Not sure who would come out fot Hibberd.

Surely Hunt would be chance to go out for Hibberd. almost like for like. And Hibberd is better player, if nowhere near as quick. 

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