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Then couldn’t you be chair man of selectors?

If our worst problem remains whether to play Melksham or Sparrow I’m a happy man. I would of given him a week at Casey but I’m a furniture maker not a selector.

Just quietly. A 100 point win puts us on top of the ladder.

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10 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Don’t like it, Melks was an underperformer last season, think Jetts will struggle with the Cats fwds. 
 

Under what form system does he justify his inclusion? 

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8 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

2018 Melk was awesome and on that form is a lock every game.

Its a gamble but not a huge one as Sparrow while fierce has not been fantastic.

My feeling is that he will be another tall that we need given Tmac was shaky last week and Jackson has not kicked many goals.

Like Tmac, Melk has all the skills.

Will he bring them?

If hes selected I think players know there aint much room for passengers.

Melk is a "silk player" on the occasions he is given the ball Deevs.   He brings zero accountability/grunt without ball in hand.

Tomorrow's forecast indicates it will be about as far away from 'favourable for silky players' as one could get.

While i respect the FD / Coaches decisions on these matters i am even more sceptical with this one, knowing what lays ahead condition wise.

I expect a tight game.  Hope this decision doesn't come back to haunt us.

P.S.  expectIng the Cats to put one of their best medium rebounders on Melk tomorrow to extract the most out of the lack of accountability / pressure.  Stewart?

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13 minutes ago, Billy said:

Sparrow had 4 possessions 

4th highest pressure acts though.

On what possible formline and fitness level was this decision made.?

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It only takes one player not pulling their weight in the forward half for our whole game to come crashing down.

Gee, I hope they know what they're doing!

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1 minute ago, Demon17 said:

4th highest pressure acts though.

On what possible formline and fitness level was this decision made.?

He also only averages about 65% game time each week.  No doubt deliberate for whatever reason.  The average for the 23 that have played so far is 81.5%

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28 minutes ago, old dee said:

Under what form system does he justify his inclusion? 

No idea but the entire selection committee has agreed so he’s in. I’m behind him and hope he dominates and if he doesn’t I won’t jump all over him and Goody as it’s only 1 game, he’ll need a couple of weeks. Come on Melky!! 

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I guess they’ve weighed up that a couple of Melksham potential goals and one or two of his immaculate inside 50 entries outweighs a few pressure acts from Sparrow.

Either way I don’t think Sparrow and Melksham are going to be the difference between a win and a loss.

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Not overly rapt about this - I don’t see Melksham as much of a team player: his pressure is non-existent. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but if I see any spaghetti arm tackles tomorrow, I’ll SPEW!

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6 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I guess they’ve weighed up that a couple of Melksham potential goals and one or two of his immaculate inside 50 entries outweighs a few pressure acts from Sparrow.

Either way I don’t think Sparrow and Melksham are going to be the difference between a win and a loss.

You are joking

surely.

The game this year is about forward pressure Sparrow doe it Jake doesn't Go and watch the Saints tackling and pressure

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Just quietly. A 100 point win puts us on top of the ladder.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Just quietly. A 100 point win puts us on top of the ladder.

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5 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

Not overly rapt about this - I don’t see Melksham as much of a team player: his pressure is non-existent. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but if I see any spaghetti arm tackles tomorrow, I’ll SPEW!

IF HE ISNT IN THE TOP 3 FORWARD PRESURE PLAYERS OR KICKS 3 GOALS THEN ITS A BAD DECISION

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4 minutes ago, Kent said:

97

You realise percentage is calculated on total for and total against.

Edit . Redo your calcs. with opponent scoring 1 point and then 100 with the same winning margin 

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