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1 hour ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Some on here eating pie tonight. Melksham has had it coming for weeks now

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33 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Agree. He has shown enough at Casey for his chance. 
 

Jake might have had a tough week with the newborn coming home.  Might be a chance for him to get 2 hours sleep on the bench. ??

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Really exciting day for us tomorrow. Get to see the forward line we’ve been trying to build for a few years. I also think the weather will hold out which will make it easier for us to evaluate the dynamics of our forward structures.

I really hope Chandler takes his chance. That will help the balance of our list and set the standard for work rate for our forwards. 

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14 minutes ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

The mail I have is Trac will not play tomorrow.

 

If that is the case Mitch & Maj played a full game today.  Do players ever back up from the VFL the next day in the seniors? 

Normally Mitch would be an auto in here if he didn't play today surely.

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2 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

If that is the case Mitch & Maj played a full game today.  Do players ever back up from the VFL the next day in the seniors? 

Normally Mitch would be an auto in here if he didn't play today surely.

Huh? Why would we bring in Mitch Brown for Petracca?

Melksham would be the obvious choice should that be needed.

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12 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Huh? Why would we bring in Mitch Brown for Petracca?

Melksham would be the obvious choice should that be needed.

My bad...on the turps.  Read that as TMac

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33 minutes ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

The mail I have is Trac will not play tomorrow.

 

Uhm where is the vomit emoji?!

Not sure why people are happy Melk has been dropped, while I don’t see what others “have” this season he’s still one of us. Hopefully he can go back and find his game again! Or is it more a self congratulatory high 5 to yourself… 

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Just now, drysdale demon said:

I realize that but if Petracca is unable to play tomorrow they would have known before today and made sparrow an emergency

Sorry, thought we were dealing in the current realities; not taking your opinion as fact. As you were.

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15 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Uhm where is the vomit emoji?!

Not sure why people are happy Melk has been dropped, while I don’t see what others “have” this season he’s still one of us. Hopefully he can go back and find his game again! Or is it more a self congratulatory high 5 to yourself… 

I doubt most are happy as such Cards.  Melk is a fringe 22 player so he needs to up the ante' to maintain his place.

There's always going to be a bottom 6 or so in a similar position who are fighting to do so.

Opportunities sometimes then occasionally arise for fringe players waiting their turn at VFL level to step up and see what they can do, provided they've earned it of.course.

Provided There's quality depth coming from underneath i would think this is a healthy thing all round.  Player in waiting gets a chance to perform and some experience at the highest level.  Coaches get to see whether he can play the role being asked and where he's at. 

I see this as a very healthy situation.

Compare this to the alternative of a bottom 6 or less, say 2, 3 or more under-performing and/or few injuries and no one coming through to take their place.  I know which position i'd rather be in as a club/FD/coach.

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17 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

I doubt most are happy as such Cards.  Melk is a fringe 22 player so he needs to up the ante' to maintain his place.

There's always going to be a bottom 6 or so in a similar position who are fighting to do so.

Opportunities sometimes then occasionally arise for fringe players waiting their turn at VFL level to step up and see what they can do, provided they've earned it of.course.

Provided There's quality depth coming from underneath i would think this is a healthy thing all round.  Player in waiting gets a chance to perform and some experience at the highest level.  Coaches get to see whether he can play the role being asked and where he's at. 

I see this as a very healthy situation.

Compare this to the alternative of a bottom 6 or less, say 2, 3 or more under-performing and/or few injuries and no one coming through to take their place.  I know which position i'd rather be in as a club/FD/coach.

Sorry I should have said the self congratulatory group. 
 

Can’t wait for tomorrow, after tonight the Dees need to step it up again, Togs not done, Dogs are top of the pops.

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42 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Sorry I should have said the self congratulatory group. 
 

Can’t wait for tomorrow, after tonight the Dees need to step it up again, Togs not done, Dogs are top of the pops.

A long way to go ...plenty can happen.  Fingers & toes crossed every week from here.  Luck plays a fair role also.

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13 hours ago, adonski said:

How's Bowey (inj?) and Sparrow emergencies?

purely for admin, very rare a side needs all 4 as gameday cover. 2 is plenty

12 hours ago, #11-TonyAnderson said:

I think it’s Laurie who is injured - Cheekbone

bowey didnt finish caseys match yesterday, with an ?ankle? i think i read

10 hours ago, Lord Nev said:

Huh? Why would we bring in Mitch Brown for Petracca?

Melksham would be the obvious choice should that be needed.

melky and baker held over so it would be one of the two

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