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21 hours ago, binman said:

You can watch almost all of it - for some reason all the replays starts 5 minutes in and ends few minutes before the final siren.

But well worth watching. Great to get the opportunity to see the players in the VFL team and our players pushing for a call up.

Random thoughts on the game:

  • Casey employ a very similar model, which i guess is captain obvious, but interesting to watch nonetheless
  • One example is the way we look to move it forward around the boundary  
  • A related point is the roles players play mirror the structure of the AFL - eg daw rucked for much of the day (with chop outs from Weed), Bowey in the Salem role, White in the Fritter role, baker in the langers role etc etc 
  • Weid worked hard - played the role Tmac does in the seniors, so perhaps his best bet is to come in for tmac. He dropped a couple of marks where he had done all the work and had his opponent cold, which seems often be an issue for him. Must be a technique thing ( in cricket we would say hard hands) because he has good hands on the lead
  • Brown still does not look all that agile, which I suspect is what is keeping him out of the team.
  • But 5 goals is 5 goals and you have to love how accurate his kicking is.
  • His fourth was a thing of beauty. Had to kick from about 40 metres, on a slight angle, with wind also being a factor. Such is his confidence with his technique that he was able to deliberately start it to the right of the goal post and let the wind bring it back. perfect
  • I also thought brown was ok pressure wise, creating at least one goal with a tackle 
  • Melksham's pressure was also pretty good i have to say, which is a great sign. Hit a beautiful 50 metre left foot kick to a forward's advantage, which is exactly why he is big chance of getting back into the side
  • I love Neville Jetta - easily one of my all time favorite players. Works so hard in every game he plays and a brilliant role model for the young players (postscript; just watched all the VFL goals video and saw that jetts kicked the last of the game - something  missed on the replay becuase it finished before the end of the game! - nice gola nev - boys really got around him too) 
  • Jones was simply brilliant. Played smart, played with intensity, played like a true leader and played like an intent on winning his spot back. Pretty good goal too
  • I really like Captain Jack Sparrow, and thought he was terrific against the bombers, but i suspect Jones will bump him into the medical sub role this week given Goodies comments about picking blokes in form
  • Bedford has some real toe
  • Bowey and Laurie are both natural footballers and both are excellent kicks, Bowey particularly so, which warms my heart
  • Rosman has some real x factor and get up and go too - loved his super smart kick into a small pocket of space to set up one of brown's goals
  • Vanders looked to be moving really freely and used the ball really well in the main. Is a wild card for finals for sure given how strong in the contest he is and the importance goody puts on winning the  hard ball - not mention our focus this year of only having one player go to the contest and/or tackle.  

 

Really nice summary @binman.
I thought Kye Declase had a pretty good game as well.

Weids really put in some effort but those hands just aren't holding the footy.
I used to be up in Brisbane for quite a few years and was a Lions member for a couple of years during their premiership run (please forgive me, they were my second team and it was a joy to watch blokes like Voss play footy).
Alastair Lynch seemed to have a similar problem and me and my mate used to call him rubber chest / iron hands. For about two years he couldn't seem to take a mark. He went away to battle CFS but I'm pretty sure during that time had his eyes checked and came back with contact lenses and his marking was transformed.
Just wondering if it really is confidence with Weid because he spills them at VFL level too.

Also wondered if Selwood had been over training those Essendon players? So many of them just kept dropping knees and lifting arms to try and pull a free. It was good to see the umps didn't get sucked in much by it.

We've got some great depth and it's fantastic to see the senior blokes like Jones, Jetta and Melksham really putting in and showing leadership for the younger ones.

 

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On 6/28/2021 at 4:53 PM, binman said:

I just saw that - i amended my post accordingly

Hi Binman. This maybe be stupid, but does weid have a vision problem? He has spent years playing and training but his marking seems to be always "off". Could he also be blinking/closing his eyes when attempting to mark the ball?

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