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13 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

James Jordon 20 possessions and 9 tackles

Breath of fresh air in the midfield

 

He's starting to grow on me Jimmy Jordon along with Sparrow.👍👹

Biggest thing I've taken away from last week and last night has been our tackling pressure inside forward 50, we racked up 15 last week and last night we notched up 12.

This new dimension that has been added to this multi faceted team will take us deep if we can sustain it.

St.Kilda wilted under pressure and it was no more evident when there best ball user Hill was missing targets from the percieved pressure that was generated from the Dees mosquito fleet.

It has been long overdue, it was immense, i loved every minute of it and long may it continue.

 

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I'd just like to endorse all the other posters in their praise for Goodwin outcoaching Ratten.

Honestly we arrested some serious momentum and changed the game. I can’t remember when we last did that and went on to win. We have some talent on the list. If we manage it well we are going plac

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13 hours ago, adonski said:

Tomlinson gone from average recruit to Mr. Reliable, two excellent games in a row, one of the first picked.

Good footballer, marking, running, kicking, reading the play, anticipating .... 

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1 hour ago, Demons11 said:

Do both Weed and Brown come straight in? I can’t see them dropping Jackson and If T Mac continues with his current form, then I see only Brown being a lock 

That's the question, if T.Mac maintains his form does Weideman get a game? No for mine.

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4 minutes ago, loges said:

That's the question, if T.Mac maintains his form does Weideman get a game? No for mine.

Weideman will come back first from injury. He’ll go to Casey for a few weeks as will Brown. When you look at Jackson you need to look at his affect on Gawn. Combined they are a massive plus. Can we play the 3 talks and Fritsch in the same forward line? Will they try McDonald on the wing?

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1 hour ago, FlashInThePan said:

Rivers, Kossie and Jackson are all great examples and we haven’t even had to blood Bowie, Laurie or Rosman. Finally our kids can develop in the 2s and really be ready when they get thrown in.

From the two games this year - the form of Jordon and Sparrow show that having to do an apprenticeship in the VFL isn't a terrible thing.

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1 minute ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Weid will be coming straight back in as soon as hes ready.

And will need to impact games consistently 

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1 minute ago, loges said:

And will need to impact games consistently 

Yes he needs to do that.

Chocco said he reminds him of a young Tredrea.   If anyone else said that it could be laughed off or scoffed at, but we are learning pretty fast that when Chocco says something he means it.

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5 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Weid will be coming straight back in as soon as hes ready.

So will I.

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28 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

I saw Spargo was copping it in the gameday thread in the 1st half,  but the little meastro turned it around to again make some important plays with his unusually large footy brain.

Never write off the little meastro.

There was nothing more cringe-worthy than BT calling G. Ablett the little master. There's only one little master on this planet, and he played cricket. While I'm a big fan of Spargo, the copycat tag/legend status is a tad premature.

I agree about the unusually large footy brain.

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3 hours ago, NeveroddoreveN said:

The only time things looked messy was when Gawn kept floating back into the backline, for about 10 minutes where we really lost the plot and started dropping easy marks and fumbling.  Max really needs to stay out of the backline as he messes up any structure we have back there and was flying for and dropping marks while taking out Lever/May/Tomlinson out of the contest.   Most of all though i think Gawn adds very little at ground level and if he is not taking marks he just gets in the way.

As soon as they moved him forward and Jackson into the midfield we looked so much better and regained some composure.

Max could kick 30+ goals this season if we just rest him forward.

Our backline is great atm, keep the beard out of this area of the ground!

Gawn took a number of intercept marks in the backline last night, all of which could have saved a goal to the opposition. Saying that a 208cm ruckman who can reach higher than anyone else on the ground "should stay out of the backline" is silly.

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

The last midfield player to consistently play 100% was Scully who then broke down and lost his passion for the game. 

Scully never played more than 90% game time for us in any game.

He played 100% in only one game with GWS, which was in 2017.

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4 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

Gawn took a number of intercept marks in the backline last night, all of which could have saved a goal to the opposition. Saying that a 208cm ruckman who can reach higher than anyone else on the ground "should stay out of the backline" is silly.

I agree - although I just heard Steven May on the radio say that he was joking with Goody after the game that he should keep Gawn out of the backline as it messes with the backline's system.

There is some truth to that in terms of a couple of times where we had 2+ up.  But at the same time, having Gawn stand in the hole as the St Kilda mids attempted to move the ball forward - clearly it made them think twice about where to kick to.  I think this is something that we'll need to experiment with and maybe tweak each game depending on the strengths of the opposition.

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2 minutes ago, mauriesy said:

Gawn took a number of intercept marks in the backline last night, all of which could have saved a goal to the opposition. Saying that a 208cm ruckman who can reach higher than anyone else on the ground "should stay out of the backline" is silly.

Not when he is getting in the way of Lever/May/Tomlinson.  You might think it silly, but we looked better the moment Gawn was told to go forward, as we were not so congested.

Gawn previously has been an issue in the backline imo.....You can't just flood back and have nobody to kick to when you go forward.

After watching replay of the game earlier today my comments stand.

The coaches would have realised he was actually creating more issues down back, than solving them when we were under the pump.  I expect to see this 208 cm giant forward or ruck, where he can exert a lot more influence on games.

Sorry to be so silly communicating something i thought was as clear as daylight actually watching the game.

I don't think any less of Max, just how he is utilised.  Hopefully the coaches see that too.

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3 things

1.  If we hadn't dropped 3 simple marks that led to 3 goals for them

2. If we hadn't pulled the jumper for 3 goals for them

3.If just Fritsch (and there were many others) kicked straight we would have had 4 more goals.

While they also made some mistakes, it would have turned it into a thrashing.

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14 hours ago, layzie said:

At least 2 goals given away to drops 

and he saved multiple goals.

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Great win, think many are underestimating our set up behind the ball, which played a big part in Saints poor disposal.

Many times there players had ball in hand and had no free teammates in space, they ran to try and create handball chains but ran into trouble. Gus played his role and we we held our structure well instead of being bees to the honey pot.

Spargo is and has always been a smart footballer, Jordan touch of difference, Sparrow does the team thing, smart body position and cool for a young player. Tomlinson works perfectly as the third defender.

Lot to like about our ability to get wins and be in control when we we have more improvement in us

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ABC Live News channel (TV). Sports report showed highlights of the match ... "Viney and McDonald starred."  They played OK, but what about Oliver, Salem and Petracca. They were the stars.

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