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9 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Could we see Gus into Trac's role, TMac to the wing, given Weid and Brown are both in?

 

I think we will have to put gus in there.

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I often wonder how Salem would go in the middle. I know hes probably too valuable in his role at present but I reckon he would go gangbusters.

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Trac was on the Gary and Tim show earlier in the week for a 10 min segment. The corky was never mentioned. After the segment finished a few texts alerted Gary to the corky (he hadn't known). Said he asked Trac off air if it was an issue and apparently Trac said it wasn't even worth mentioning. Not an issue at all.

Unless there's been a deterioration during the week i can't see why he wouldn't play. Would @Yokozuna have any intel?

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5 minutes ago, Matt Demon said:

The boy's are training now (captain's run), Trac moving freely and looking good I've been told. 

Best news I've heard all week!

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Atleast Goodwin rarely complains about the umpiring. Alot of other coaches do.

Stkilda coach Ratten almost started crying last night during a 3 minute whinge to the press about his players not being rewarded for good tackling. I think kicking 0-7 in first q tr may also have something to do with it.They wont go far with him at the helm.

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11 minutes ago, siam juntaRus said:

Atleast Goodwin rarely complains about the umpiring. Alot of other coaches do.

Stkilda coach Ratten almost started crying last night during a 3 minute whinge to the press about his players not being rewarded for good tackling. I think kicking 0-7 in first q tr may also have something to do with it.They wont go far with him at the helm.

Agree with all that you are saying...but Ratten had a fair point. I watched a bit of the game last night and in the second quarter there was approximately 2 minutes of play when the Saints should have been rewarded maybe 5 times for holding the ball or incorrect disposal...the umpiring was a joke

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8 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

Considering Melksham is in the back of that centre bounce drill think it's safe to say he won't be dropped 😐

Was it Melksham who lifted up Jones at the end of his 300th game? If it was he certainly understands politics.LOL

He's obviously doing Ok in the eyes of the selectors. I like having two ex Essendon players in the team. They love winning. You wouldnt want to mess with Hibberd. Both players should be lock ins. 

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7 minutes ago, siam juntaRus said:

Was it Melksham who lifted up Jones at the end of his 300th game? If it was he certainly understands politics.LOL

He's obviously doing Ok in the eyes of the selectors. I like having two ex Essendon players in the team. They love winning. You wouldnt want to mess with Hibberd. Both players should be lock ins. 

I will be polite and say I will remember to have never read that post.

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28 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

Considering Melksham is in the back of that centre bounce drill think it's safe to say he won't be dropped 😐

Hate when I see him go in there, don’t think I’ve seen him do anything useful at any of the centre bounces he’s attended all year unlike Pickett who often creates some chaos.

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Just now, siam juntaRus said:

Why?  Its Saturday morning pray tell.

Essenscum players like winning. Too much for my brain to take in.

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51 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Video is not playing for me on this site but here is your Tweet.

 

Footage of him jogging backwards at half pace isn't the most convincing evidence of moving freely, but it's a positive he's out there.

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I was at the Captain's Run this morning. Not only did Trac train, he looked completely unimpeded, ran at full pace and looked sharp. He did every drill and there was no sign of any limp. From what I saw in the first 30 minutes there is no way in the world he is not playing. 

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3 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

I think we will have to put gus in there.

No bring Sparrow in and give him a go.
Can always make changes during the game.

PLEASE this incessant fantasy with Tmac on the wing is ridiculous.

Its almost getting fans thinking of ways to change the team structure to get him there.

In case any one is under the delusion that we could move a Tmac full time to the wing and succeed they do  not understand the logic of team balance or placing players in their best positions.

Yes a player can be moved during a game and Tmac performed that role vs North in Hobart and played on the backline in place of Tommo. Great result and he could be a Harry McKay opponent at some stage on Sunday  with Petty being moved to CHF.

Our forward line needs Tmac at his best as he kicks straight is mobile and is a team player above all else. He's playing  just fine and when it's Not broke don't try and fix it.

For those in the "Tommy for Wing" club yes he played about 5 mins a game starting  there to get him mobile fir his forward starring role in 2018. Far different than wanting him to line up there and run all day. The team needs pace on the wing and I am perfectly happy with Angus performing that role until say Fraser Rosman or one if the other players earns a game in that position.

Leave Tommy be the leader of our forward line and his work  ethic and Bulk plus clunk marking are proving priceless to our improvement and form in 2021.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

I was at the Captain's Run this morning. Not only did Trac train, he looked completely unimpeded, ran at full pace and looked sharp. He did every drill and there was no sign of any limp. From what I saw in the first 30 minutes there is no way in the world he is not playing. 

Great to hear. Thanks.

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27 minutes ago, dl4e said:

I will be polite and say I will remember to have never read that post.

Well put dl4e exactly the response such c..p deserves.

Garbo also gives a very good response to Jake in the centre bounce!!!

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2 minutes ago, Tough Kent said:

Baker, Chandler and obviously Weid were the players from outside the 22 last week who trained this morning with the main group.

Chandler deserves a chance but Baker no.

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3 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

I often wonder how Salem would go in the middle. I know hes probably too valuable in his role at present but I reckon he would go gangbusters.

I agree but he is so good now at almost being another mid by the way he plays I just think  keep him On HB and let him run. Of course never rule out a chance if needed to join the mid group in the centre or forward line.

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