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1 minute ago, leave it to deever said:

This bloke laid Zero tackles against crows.

No way he deserves another game.

Hes not so elite to not have to tackle. If a player was kicking four goals every week then maybe he gets a no tackle pass.

Jake is not doing that. He cant be rewarded with another game if he simply wont tackle.

Melksham has demonstrated for a while that just because he doesn't deserve his spot in the team, he'll likely still get it. 

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I reckon Baker would be a chance to come into the team, maybe for Melksham

Baker played well at Casey - as least stats wise

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1 hour ago, AzzKikA said:

Don't know about that, Fritch will have height advantage and is great in the air. I admit when it comes to ground he'd beat Fritch but that's what our small forward are for.

Fritsch cannot defend, Daniels will cut him up!

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I don't know that we have anyone capable of standing Daniels?

Fritsch is too timid, ANB is probably not smart enough. Melksham is too concerned about his own game.

Maybe Spargo, but he's proving too useful going the other way.

Would be ideal to try and isolate Daniels on Kossie, he'd have his hands full then.

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Am I right in assuming the Vic Government will force a top of the table clash with no crowd? ?‍♂️?

*** Note *** 

Just found the discussion in the ticketing thread... Soz folks ?‍♂️

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14 minutes ago, DubDee said:

I reckon Baker would be a chance to come into the team, maybe for Melksham

Baker played well at Casey - as least stats wise

Would be nice if Baker took the next step as we need a real winger with some speed who can break the lines.

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The Dog's depth is being tested. They have the following out:

  • Dunkley
  • Wood
  • Treloar
  • Martin
  • Jong
  • Richards
  • Vandermeer
  • Mclean

that is 8 top 25 players and English and Lipinski potentially coming straight in after injury

We have advantage in the ruck with Martin out. and hopefully we can use our fitness to good use

Viney is critical to get back to lift our intensity around the ball and in general. Salem is also critical obviously. But even without them we have a good chance of winning

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2 hours ago, Nascent said:

I'm with Jaded. Aerially it would be a great match up but Daniels would carve us up if Fritsch was minding him. He creates so much of their play off the back half that we need to look at a defensive forward to sit on him. 

In fact Daniels is even more dangerous than Bontempelli IMO, Goody and brains trust really need to put a purely defensive hard tag on him. If they don't not only will I pour abuse on my poor T.V, but we will go down quicker than the Jupiter 2 Crashing into Priplanus!

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I always watch Rory Sloane and unless he is still injured, James Harmes did a very good job on him last Saturday. Maybe for Macrae?

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1 minute ago, Damo said:

I always watch Rory Sloane and unless he is still injured, James Harmes did a very good job on him last Saturday. Maybe for Macrae?

I reckon he goes to Libba

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47 minutes ago, The Backyard Charizard said:

Am I right in assuming the Vic Government will force a top of the table clash with no crowd? ?‍♂️?

*** Note *** 

Just found the discussion in the ticketing thread... Soz folks ?‍♂️

Thankfully in an empty, soulless stadium we won't get shafted by the umpires again due to the noise of affirmation from the doggies supporters.

At least you'd hope not.

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In: Viney (if fit)/ Sparrow (if not)

Salem (if fit)/Lockhart (if not)

Out: Melksham, Jetta

My main worry is the likely McNaughton vs Petty match-up. Doesn't have the pace or leap to go with him. May likely to take Bruce. Maybe the other way around but McNaughton is a worry.

Harmes to tag Bont

Jordon to run with Libba

Back in Oliver and other rotating mids to at least hold their own against Doggies mids.

Spargo as defensive forward on Daniels. 

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32 minutes ago, HBDee said:

Harmes to tag Bont

Jordon to run with Libba

I don't know that Harmes can go with Bont, gives away a lot of height and weight (8cm and 8kg at a quick glance)

 

 

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I would have thought Harmes goes to McRae, he gets big numbers, but he's one of the elite mids when he's given time and space to use the ball, if you watch their games he sets up so many goals. 

Backing Oliver/Petracca to offset the output of Bont/Hunter and Libba and Viney to cancel each other out. 

we really just need to keep their mids under control and back in our defence to hold up better than theirs if it's even everywhere else 

 

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45 minutes ago, BW511 said:

I don't know that Harmes can go with Bont, gives away a lot of height and weight (8cm and 8kg at a quick glance)

 

 

I just assumed hibbard would play the same role on Bont as he did dusty. 

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On 5/22/2021 at 7:48 PM, Lord Nev said:

Would suggest all of Fritsch, Jetta, Spargo and Melksham will all be discussed. Petty and Hunt possibly too, but they likely stay due to credits and need I reckon.

Hard to judge Weid's performance today. Horrible ball use forward of centre most of the time, none of Weid, TMac or Fritsch got much opportunity.

Might hold off until after the Casey game for ins.

Fritta and Spargo wont be discussed for the same reasons as Hunt snd Petty you mentioned. Although Fritta and Hunt need a good serve. Melksham snd Jetta are must outs. 

Sam w is a hard one but Im inclined to go back to Bb. They seem even except Bb has kicked more goals per game and is more accurate.

Not sure about the ins. Hopefully Salems up.

 

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On 5/23/2021 at 1:00 PM, Demons11 said:

Cmon Cassie take a step back and thing about your comments before posting.  Hindsight is a wonderful thing when it comes to knowing who should have played between Weed or Ben Brown. As for Gawn you are way off and if you think we would ever drop our captain you are kidding yourself.  Gawn hasn’t been dominating the last few weeks but to even entertain dropping him is ludicrous. 

Outside of the costly free kick he was pinged for, i thought Max was better than his other prior two games. He was our leading marker which we were down in . 

Certainly a dozen others stunk it up before him. I think many of our players are tired. Teams have been throwing everything at us.

We didnt play our best. Tough crowd. Salem and Viney out. But we still drew it or should have.

It was dissappointing yea but for our only loss its not the worse especially due to the ump.

At least now the pressure wont be as great against the dogs with the media putting all the eleven straight in a row hype on us.

We are the underdogs.

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Harmes needs to go to Libba. He is their best extractor.

Too hard to tag Bont. I would let him go head to head with Trac. Lever to take him up forward?

Oliver head to head with McRae. 

Caleb Daniels is IMO one of the best players in the competition. If we do not put a purely defensive player on him like Spargo or ANB he will destroy us. Fritsch and his 0 defensive efforts are a bad idea. 

I think this is going to be a hard task for us at Marvel. The Dogs are deadly by foot and very fast. If they dominate clearances like I suspect they would, we will be in a world of pain. It is much harder to defend a quick clearance at Marvel which is smaller, and if we turn the ball over the way we did against Adelaide they will really hurt us.

 

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3 hours ago, DubDee said:

I reckon Baker would be a chance to come into the team, maybe for Melksham

Baker played well at Casey - as least stats wise

Baker is not AFL standard

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1 minute ago, Demons11 said:

Viney still 2-3 weeks away

Salem available 

What the fudge happened to Viney?

I will continue to bang on about giving him a 5 year deal. Silly decision given his body is forever breaking  down.

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3 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

Viney still 2-3 weeks away

Salem available 

damn. this has got to be the longest 2-3 week injury in history. does anyone know anything more? what is really going on? 

One thing Viney has consistently shown though is that, when fit,  he can come bk in and have immmediate impact. we need him fr the finals and i’d much rather he’s injured now than later. Even so, he’s missed and will be especially missed v  the dogs fri eve, 

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