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29 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Melksham will come in for Sparrow. Sparrow then used as the medical sub.

If this is so it is an absolute disgrace!! Period. Melksham offers zero pressure, has no form, an outs a player who has done EVERYTHING RIGHT!!

I will be thoroughly peeesrd of if this occurs> FFS Goody make him earn it!!😱

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I'm just going to contribute a quick observation on Tom McDonald. At the end of the game, with the camera lingering on him for what seemed like eternity, he looked seriously unhappy with his effo

One thing I have noticed with Sparrow is his willingness to shepherd, block, tackle and do the one percenters.  Any replacement in the midfield needs to do the same.

Protecting the ball carrier, love it! #FiredUp https://t.co/AfmuBZ0mxt   

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12 minutes ago, picket fence said:

If this is so it is an absolute disgrace!! Period. Melksham offers zero pressure, has no form, an outs a player who has done EVERYTHING RIGHT!!

I will be thoroughly peeesrd of if this occurs> FFS Goody make him earn it!!😱

I understand this post.

If melk is in for sparrow I believe it will come from view that he will increase our scoreboard pressure. He is more likely to kick goals than Sparrow who is still learning.

Yea melk was poor last year lets be honest but so were a few others.

At his best he was a sharpshooter who plays tall.

Sparrows been good but not on fire. Hes young.

With tmac being quiet last week i guess melk makes more sense.

lll trust the club and wait and see.

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If Melksham comes in for Sparrow I will have a [censored] attack. Melksham avoids the hard ball and won't chase. Sparrow goes for it but is still young so the more games the better. Oh hang on isn't Melksham one of Goodies essendon mates ?

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20 minutes ago, dl4e said:

If Melksham comes in for Sparrow I will have a [censored] attack. Melksham avoids the hard ball and won't chase. Sparrow goes for it but is still young so the more games the better. Oh hang on isn't Melksham one of Goodies essendon mates ?

Just coincidence I am sure!!!

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56 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

I understand this post.

If melk is in for sparrow I believe it will come from view that he will increase our scoreboard pressure. He is more likely to kick goals than Sparrow who is still learning.

Yea melk was poor last year lets be honest but so were a few others.

At his best he was a sharpshooter who plays tall.

Sparrows been good but not on fire. Hes young.

With tmac being quiet last week i guess melk makes more sense.

lll trust the club and wait and see.

I dont

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1 hour ago, whatwhat say what said:

geez that's harsh on jones

some of his i50 passing - i can think of one to jackson in particular - has been first rate

Some of Jones' evasion from packs in possession of the ball have also been first rate and set up good plays. 

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Melksham is coming back from injury, is underdone and has not played at all this season, plus was poor last season . HOW he can be considered is fantasyland stuff.Sparrow is hard at it fierce and has done that has been asked 

No Brainer he stays

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

Melksham is coming back from injury, is underdone and has not played at all this season, plus was poor last season . HOW he can be considered is fantasyland stuff.Sparrow is hard at it fierce and has done that has been asked 

No Brainer he stays

Totally agree. I can't see how Melksham has earned a game.

He was incredibly lazy last year. Couldn't understand how he ended up captain at one point.

What message does it send to a young bloke like Sparrow.

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10 minutes ago, Brownie said:

Totally agree. I can't see how Melksham has earned a game.

He was incredibly lazy last year. Couldn't understand how he ended up captain at one point.

What message does it send to a young bloke like Sparrow.

Get more of the pill?

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The 'no changes to a winning side' mantra is so strange. If you can make the side better, you do.

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Big no to Jake "zero tackles" Snake for mine.  Today's forward game revolves so much around pressure and we can't afford to bring someone in who brings the complete opposite and allows the opp to waltz out of the back line under little or no pressure.

Hopefully Dazzle's sauce is a bit off on this one as it would send a terrible message through the entire team.

About the only change for this week for mine, which probably won't happen anyway, is Hibb for Jetta.

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19 minutes ago, adonski said:

The 'no changes to a winning side' mantra is so strange. If you can make the side better, you do.

I believe the idea is that making no changes makes the side better.

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2 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Lets win this one for Prince Philip, its what he would have wanted.

To think that when he watched the granny in '64 from his throne, that would be the last time he'd ever witness his beloved demons win a premiership.

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Rnd 1, April 5th 1970 Richmond v Fitrroy was the last time the Royals, including the late Prince Philip, attended/watched the footy live i believe.

It was the first ever Sunday match, scheduled to accomodate the visit, which included an extra long 40 minute half time break to allow for a calvalcade and on ground player introductions.

Swooper Northey was in the Tiger's squad that day and stated the players were more interested in meeting the Royals than the game itself!

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12 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Rnd 1, April 5th 1970 Richmond v Fitrroy was the last time the Royals, including the late Prince Philip, attended/watched the footy live i believe.

It was the first ever Sunday match, scheduled to accomodate the visit, which included an extra long 40 minute half time break to allow for a calvalcade and on ground player introductions.

Swooper Northey was in the Tiger's squad that day and stated the players were more interested in meeting the Royals than the game itself!

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He doesn't look a day over 85 there.

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So glad many Demonlanders aren’t selectors.. holy heck lol 🤦‍♂️ 
 

Changes should be:

Melksham for Jones (desp need some class and finishing. Best f50 entry kick we have apart from maybe Gus atm). Chunk been ok, strength has been good and had key moments in games, but lacks polish.

Hibberd for Jetta - NOT What on earth would Nev be dropped for? Seriously.. wow

Hibberd into sub spot: Flex is theme here so on first look pig doesn’t give us that, but after quick analysis he actually does. Can go to wing, do a tag role, or go back and release Rivers or Hunt fwd to mix things up. 
 

Rosman into emergency/sub mix 


Changes actually (likely) be:

Melksham into the Sub

OR

Melksham in for Chunk  

Chandler/Baker in for Sparrow 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Nudge said:

So glad many Demonlanders aren’t selectors.. holy heck lol 🤦‍♂️ 
 

Changes should be:

Melksham for Jones (desp need some class and finishing. Best f50 entry kick we have apart from maybe Gus atm). Chunk been ok, strength has been good and had key moments in games, but lacks polish.

Hibberd for Jetta - NOT What on earth would Nev be dropped for? Seriously.. wow

Hibberd into sub spot: Flex is theme here so on first look pig doesn’t give us that, but after quick analysis he actually does. Can go to wing, do a tag role, or go back and release Rivers or Hunt fwd to mix things up. 
 

Rosman into emergency/sub mix 


Changes actually (likely) be:

Melksham into the Sub

OR

Melksham in for Chunk  

Chandler/Baker in for Sparrow 

 

 

You're first sentence was spot on then the rest of it confirmed the first sentence.

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9 hours ago, picket fence said:

I dont

I want Sparrow S he will do the 1% ers and put his body in the line.

The Melk of 2018 yes but it's 2021 and a new breed is Leading us up the ladder.

No change yet !  

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18 hours ago, durango said:

Sometimes players like Melksham or Hibberd need to win back their spots on the team after just cruising for the last couple of years and that their spot on the list is in jeopardy they will do the hard yards to win back respect from their teammates.

I believe the current teams needs Harmes, Hibberd, Melksham, Brown Vanbenberg and Weideman capturing their best form then we are a chance to win the ultimate team prize in football.

On the contrary Durango we will run the flag if by after the bye we start introducing BBB as FF, Bowey or Locky for BP, Petty in the regular 23 and Rosman when he earns it into the mix.

Weid  May challenge And be in the team but Jacko does so much more in the ruck and round the ground inc. up forward. A wonderful spare parts player is LJ and he enables Gawny to freelance back or forward!

Thats the team That will challenge and Laurie may also be near AFL standard as well by then. 
 

Faster more skilful with all bases covered. A real dip in 2021 is not out of the question if we maintain our good traits on show so far this season.

Lets enjoy the ride!!

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6 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Big no to Jake "zero tackles" Snake for mine.  Today's forward game revolves so much around pressure and we can't afford to bring someone in who brings the complete opposite and allows the opp to waltz out of the back line under little or no pressure.

Hopefully Dazzle's sauce is a bit off on this one as it would send a terrible message through the entire team.

About the only change for this week for mine, which probably won't happen anyway, is Hibb for Jetta.

Another one of Goody’s Essendon mates. 😉

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5 hours ago, Deestroy All said:

He doesn't look a day over 85 there.

Pretty sure that"s a Fitzroy official DA.  I'd be surprised if he was still on the board at 85 as well!

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17 minutes ago, CBDees said:

Another one of Goody’s Essendon mates. 😉

Well if he makes the cut into a perfect start team without even having to prove his form in the Mcgoos i would say he is a VERY Goody Essendon mate CBD

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