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10 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Saints will be playing in a swamp off a 6 day break and have plenty of injuries 

perfect time to get them

The little stadium out west is very exposed and the rain up here is going beyond ridiculous for four days already.  By tomorrow afternoon the ground could be barely playable.

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out- Jetta

in- Hibberd

Jetta was safe today on a green kid like Liam Henry but a more experienced small forward, like what the Saints have, will work him over imo. Hibberd has more bounce to his game and is the preferred back pocket for this reason.

i reckon Viney will likely need another hit out in the reserves so Sparrow probably gets another week to show something.

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OUT: Harmes

IN: Viney

Sparrow lead our tackle count with 6. We need that to balance out the others sadly.

ANB had some great looks inside 50 and had 5 clearances (second only behind Oliver). Craziness to suggest dropping him IMO.

 

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33 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Sparrow, Jones and Hunt the clear three contenders to make room for any potential inclusions IMO. Harmes wasn't fantastic but I don't think he was anywhere near as bad as people are suggesting. 

If fit, I'd consider Viney and Melksham for Sparrow and Jones. Hibberd could maybe take Hunt's spot. Yes there's a speed loss there, but Hunt made so many mistakes today it might still be a net win.

Jetta? You gotta be kidding.

Nev was fantastic today, I thought Chunky laboured. The end is in sight!

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9 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

OUT: Harmes

IN: Viney

Sparrow lead our tackle count with 6. We need that to balance out the others sadly.

ANB had some great looks inside 50 and had 5 clearances (second only behind Oliver). Craziness to suggest dropping him IMO.

 

Great stat, thought his tackling was crucial, particularly his second quarter,

 think he laid 3 criucial tackles just in the second quarter to win back momentum and intercepted the ball to give Fritsch a shot on goal 

 

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IN: VINEY, HIBBERD

OUT: SPARROW, CHANDLER

Rivers the sub

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If they want to get Jones to 300 games, just play him as the sub for a few games.  Having said that, I thought he was very serviceable today, but I think that Harmes up forward will accomplish more.

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For God's sake put Brayshaw on the ball or trade him. It's hard to watch. I feel so sorry for the bloke

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Wonder if all those asking for Sparrow to go were at the game or watching from home?

He did a lot of good work around the contest and was never far away. I think he’s quite similar to Viney, so would only make way as a like for like?

Hunt & Jones were ordinary, but I’d rather not bring in Melksham so happy for Jones to stay.

Hibbo can come in for Hint if required

 

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I think Jetta and Hunt will be a bit worried about their spots for next week but I don’t know who played well for Casey today? Does anyone have any insights into who played well for Casey today?

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A fair bit of love for Melksham.

I'm not sure what we'd do with him. He ruins our balance in the forward half.

Half back to replace Hunt who was a bit ordinary?

Also, I thought Jetta was great today - what did I miss?

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Look at who we play next week. Jones and Jetta out. In viney and Hibberd. Putting Viney in may be a bit rough. Chandler and Bowey come to mind as well.

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If Hibbo is fit then a straight swap for Hunt seems an easy decision.

Viney is an automatic in, but who makes way isn’t as clear cut. I’d pick Sparrow, tackle count notwithstanding.

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4 hours ago, All the Jacks said:

Viney is a must, we need speed and tackle  Chandler 

outs ANB Jetta Jones 

LOL viney and speed unless he has changed his game style the saints will expose him with his opponent running of him,  if the game is locked down in the midfield then that is his style.

The biggest problem is Gawn he no longer jumps for a tap just stands under the ball and trying to out muscle his opponent, midfield is getting beaten more often than not as the opposition are starting to pick him off.

 

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I’d prefer Hunt forward than Melksham. Hunt started looking like a footballer again last year now he gets thrown back again, why? Use his speed around half forward with the statues on the mark. 
 

Viney, Hibberd

Sparrow, Jones

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4 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

OUT: Harmes

IN: Viney

Sparrow lead our tackle count with 6. We need that to balance out the others sadly.

ANB had some great looks inside 50 and had 5 clearances (second only behind Oliver). Craziness to suggest dropping him IMO.

Fair comment re: Sparrow, but tackling can't be the only thing a player brings to the side, otherwise vandenBerg would be playing.

I didn't feel Sparrow added much at all to the game, tackles notwithstanding. Ditto Jones. Harmes might not have been great, but I saw a lot more confidence in him as a mid/forward compared to what I saw last year. I'd be keeping Harmes over Jones or Sparrow.

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2 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

for mine it's all about balance - viney replaces one of sparrow or jordon for a midfield rotation, hibberd replaces hunt for the half back role, and melksham mebbe replaces jones for the half forward general

Agree with you but Melksham needs to prove himself with high intensity effort at Casey first

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