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What a deesgrace omitting Jones who was great last week and keeping flakey as hell Melksham in. DEESGRACE! DEEFLATED and not good enough!

Also Sparrow is the future, get games into him, I like harmes BUT!

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AFL website also says Baker omitted.

Will be interesting to see who the emergencies are as the medi sub will be one of them.

Edit:  just saw the emergencies.  would expect Chandler or Sparrow to get that gig.

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My god how is  Melksham still in..

If there is a one blight on this season it's Goodwin continuing to play his best mate week in week out.

Harmes in is a joke in itself.

 

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Yeah look I feel for Sparrow. But maybe they want the experience of Harmes against a fairly robust experienced midfield. Perhaps he will do a job on Kennedy. 
Baker must be the medical sub. 

Melksham must do something the coaches really rate. I don’t see it. But we are 7-0 so I can’t say they don’t know what they’re doing. 

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I like many others cannot see the value in Melksham staying in the side.  
 

To be fair I believe Jones adds greater value as a defensive high half forward. 
 

Unbelievable. 

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Surprised and disappointed that Harmes is coming in ahead of Sparrow. All reports indicated that Sparrow performed much better in last week’s Casey match. 

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Melksham brings strong delivery inside 50 and should get better with more games. But he's on thin ice.

Harmes I suspect is being brought in as a defensive midfielder to roam wing and put pressure on their transition out of defense which is generally quite strong and could be damaging on the MCG where they normally play well (and destroyed Richmond doing just that). Suspect Harmes will play a Houli-esque role as a small cut-off. Looking forward to him grabbing a few intercept marks across half back and proving many here wrong.

I'm okay with these changes.

End of the day Melksham provides more scoreboard pressure than Jones so he has an opportunity to make a difference here. He certainly struggled last week but his delivery was good and he got hs going in the 3rd quarter.

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I think we can all agree Melkshams efforts are poor at times but if you can’t see his talent or upside you must be blind

whether that should be enough to be in the side is another thing

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I like the changes.  In the interest of consistency and maintaining the chemistry a 'like-for-like' player is the best way to go especially as we are still needing to assimilate Brown into the team and structures.

Right now Harmes offers more options than Sparrow so I'm ok having the more experienced guy in the team.  He will be raring to go to make this work and keep his position in the team.  I'll back him in.  Plenty of time for Sparrow.

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I reckon Jones might be the sub quite often. He doesn’t really need week in week out football in the VFL and is an experienced head to steady things if we cop an injury.

This week may be the exception though, as it’s not the like Chandler or Sparrow are going to miss a VFL hit out if they are the sub.

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Based on last weekend's Casey game, I had a clear leaning towards Sparrow over Harmesy.  So be it!  More than happy to leave it in the (proven) capable hands of our Match Committee, and delighted that we have strong options (an unusual delight in recent years).

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14 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Heeney out for the Swans

What a shame, bad luck, almost a tragedy. Then again, one rather keen opponent down, who's next?

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Swans have had the wood on us for far to long. 
 

It’s time to end their streak. (And i am thinking we will provided we don’t play like we did in the first half against north). 

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