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I just had a lengthy chat to one of our assistant coaches this morning. I asked him about the rumours of a few players being sore and potentially missing on Monday. But Jake Lever (He acknowledged Jak

Info I have and don't ask for sorce as its third hand. is BBB has been having a six week preseason as the club wasn't totally happy with core strength and repeat running efforts when he came into team

He's  11 games into his 4 year contract.. How about we hold off on the "flop" comments for now hey? Ample of time to make huge contribution still.  Reckon we'll see him in the 2nd half of th

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As was the case last week, M Brown is in front of B Brown at the moment, which is really quite interesting.

Jackson, Melksham, Rivers and Sparrow are on the bench and therefore in line to be dropped for Langdon. So will be one of Melksham and Sparrow. I know who I'd prefer to be dropped of those two.

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Just now, titan_uranus said:

As was the case last week, M Brown is in front of B Brown at the moment, which is really quite interesting.

Jackson, Melksham, Rivers and Sparrow are on the bench and therefore in line to be dropped for Langdon. So will be one of Melksham and Sparrow. I know who I'd prefer to be dropped of those two.

I reckon Melksham comes out and either he or Chandler will be the medi sub

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Come on Mrs McDonald, keep those legs crossed for just one more week 😂

Looking at the extended bench it seems unlikely that Lever is in doubt as previously rumored on this site. 
 

Still think Salem may miss with Positive as his replacement. 

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2 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

Let’s hope that BBB doesn’t turn out to be the year’s biggest disappointment. There’s still time to come good.

His problem along with others is he cannot play at present. 

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4 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

Let’s hope that BBB doesn’t turn out to be the year’s biggest disappointment. There’s still time to come good.

I agree there is time but he has to get match fitness. Feels like a similar situation to Bennell last year where he couldn’t get an opportunity at consistency. 

He’s signed for a few years with us so he might not be what we need this year but given some time could come good. 

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19 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Come on Mrs McDonald, keep those legs crossed for just one more week 😂

Looking at the extended bench it seems unlikely that Lever is in doubt as previously rumored on this site. 
 

Still think Salem may miss with Positive as his replacement. 

What’s wrong with Salem? I know he finished the game on the bench last week. Never heard what the issue was

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Why do I get the feeling that the first 4 named on the bench are the ones playing and Sparrow will once again be sub. What more does he need to do and what is Melksham doing that keeps him in

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Bbb was on the rails run until injured.  He has to work hard and kick the door down.  No free passes in that forward line.  If he doesn’t understand that, then he will never get selected.  It’s the system he has to work to deliver.

to me, he didn’t look like he could get separation from defenders.  Needs to build agility and fast twitch sprint capability - he should chat to TMAc, who cut his lunch.

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25 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

Let’s hope that BBB doesn’t turn out to be the year’s biggest disappointment. There’s still time to come good.

I’d say they’re setting him up for the second half of the year. Richo mentioned on the radio this week that he’s building and increasing his intensity at training so I would suggest the club has just put a timeline in to work on a block of training before they consider him for selection. I’m not too concerned about him at the moment.

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40 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

Says a lot how M Brown would get selected over B Brown should TMac miss...

Not really. Mitch is much more a like for like replacement for Tmac. Would slot into that mobile high forward, who gets up and down the ground, perfectly. In large part because that is exactly the role he plays!

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Can't drop sparrow after 19 disp  and a goal and his ability to get straight into the contest and pace of afl everytime he is called upon. Melksham has to make way. So Langdon for Melksham easy . Selection had been spot on this year unlike the last two and goody had already dropped his mate melky before so I'm sure common sense will prevail

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37 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

Let’s hope that BBB doesn’t turn out to be the year’s biggest disappointment. There’s still time to come good.

I'm comfortable with being 10-1 and so good that a player of BB's calibre can't get a game.

Forget his past, what we're paying him or his trade cost. When/if he's good enough on form to crack into this elite team known as the 2020 Champion Demons than good for him. If we keep winning, who cares!

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No disrespect to M.Brown, but I can’t understand why B.Brown can’t get into this team. Has to be match fitness or his knee. 

If we traded for B.Brown knowing full well he couldn’t fit into our forward line or into how we play then we were really stupid. You won’t find another team this year with a 60 goal a year forward who can’t get a game.

Weideman does not deserve another game. I’d much rather have M.Brown in than Sam. He’s at least capable of taking a contested mark.

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27 minutes ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

What’s wrong with Salem? I know he finished the game on the bench last week. Never heard what the issue was

He’s carrying an injury. Goodwin won’t disclose what it is and he’s been struggling since he had the week off for the Adelaide game with soreness. 
It’s a golden opportunity to give him a solid 20+ days of rest before September. 
If rest is what will really help him, and given we’ve just finished our two toughest back to back games of the home and away season, I think it would be wise to give him this week off. 
Of course rest may not help and he may need surgery in the off season. 

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54 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Come on Mrs McDonald, keep those legs crossed for just one more week 😂

Looking at the extended bench it seems unlikely that Lever is in doubt as previously rumored on this site. 
 

Still think Salem may miss with Positive as his replacement. 

Alternatively, push hard right now. 
 

But the fact that MB seems ahead of BB says something. 

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33 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Bbb was on the rails run until injured.  He has to work hard and kick the door down.  No free passes in that forward line.  If he doesn’t understand that, then he will never get selected.  It’s the system he has to work to deliver.

to me, he didn’t look like he could get separation from defenders.  Needs to build agility and fast twitch sprint capability - he should chat to TMAc, who cut his lunch.

Can’t be serious.

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