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Fair.

There was always a debate to be had about whether we go in with another tall or not. I was of the view we should have put B Brown in, but I can understand going without.

I'd make Jones the sub to give Chandler a full game at Casey.

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I like this change and I like the forward structure that is named. 

Viney in is a big plus in my opinion a is the retention of Sparrow.

Gawn and Jackson to spend time in the forward 50 as will Petracca.

 

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I don't know why we picked Ben Brown in the first place. Waste of a pick. I think it's a mistake Sparrow doesn't deserve his spot in the team.

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I don't really understand why Brown was dropped in the first place & a bit disappointed to not see him in, 

Game 1: 2 goals
Game 2: 3 goals
Game 3: 0 goals, with Brown, Weid, McDonald, Fristch all in the same forward line

I understand the fitness perspective but surely his output while underdone was more than good enough to persist?

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2 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

I don't know why we picked Ben Brown in the first place. Waste of a pick. I think it's a mistake Sparrow doesn't deserve his spot in the team.

Brown's first year was always going to be a bit hit and miss after his injury, he has 3 more after this one so settle.

I thought Sparrow would miss this week, but I don't mind the idea of ramping up the pressure in the forward half with him and Viney both rotating through there.

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3 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

I don't know why we picked Ben Brown in the first place. Waste of a pick. I think it's a mistake Sparrow doesn't deserve his spot in the team.

I reckon the footy dept. disagrees with you and so do I. As far as Ben goes there is no rush at the moment.

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A lot of responsibility now falls on TMac to have a good game. He either needs to have a lot of score involvements or hit the score board.

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13 minutes ago, adonski said:

I don't really understand why Brown was dropped in the first place & a bit disappointed to not see him in, 

Game 1: 2 goals
Game 2: 3 goals
Game 3: 0 goals, with Brown, Weid, McDonald, Fristch all in the same forward line

I understand the fitness perspective but surely his output while underdone was more than good enough to persist?

Maybe the footy dept don't just look at total goals as far as what they want from a player and how their section of the ground functions?

And really, all Brown had to do was kick a couple of goals at Casey to get back in and he didn't get anywhere near it. Unfortunately from him that was followed by the lockdown and no opportunities at VFL level.

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6 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

I don't know why we picked Ben Brown in the first place. Waste of a pick. I think it's a mistake Sparrow doesn't deserve his spot in the team.

How is his exposed form? No VFL has certainly made it hard for him to prove he is fit and ready to go.

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6 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Maybe the foot dept don't just look at total goals as far as what they want from a player and how their section of the ground functions?

And really, all Brown had to do was kick a couple of goals at Casey to get back in and he didn't get anywhere near it. Unfortunately from him that was followed by the lockdown and no opportunities at VFL level.

[censored] I hope total goals are the main KPI for a key forward

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26 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Fair.

There was always a debate to be had about whether we go in with another tall or not. I was of the view we should have put B Brown in, but I can understand going without.

I'd make Jones the sub to give Chandler a full game at Casey.

Jones ahead of Sparrow & Chandler at this point.  Sparrow was out of his depth last week against a bottom 4 team.  Both he and Chandler need more time to develop their game downstairs.

Jones is the real deal and comes with years of experience that can't be produced in a few rookie matches in the big games.  While he is nowhere near his form of two to three seasons ago and borderline 22, he is still a few notches ahead of these two in his last season.

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Great to see Viney back, finally!!!

We've been a man down with Weid the last few weeks (I still think he presents promise and am hoping this is the rocket he needs to fire up and perform, but also appreciate that there are many who think he has had enough rockets), so Viney and Sparrow both in really adds more pressure against the Bombers, although I think Sparrow has a lot to do to keep his spot in finals. 

TMac, Fritter, Kossie and co will need to bring the goods, and take their opportunities.

Viney will add more defensive run, and we'll need it (collectively) given the Bombers are #2 for points scored. Expecting a relatively high scoring game, so we need to take our chances, and be accountable. 

 

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Interesting not replacing the tall....I guess we did go 6-0 with the Tmac and Jackson as the only talls and Fritsch the hybrid. Max will play more forward in this setup and Jackson more time in the ruck. Arguably this may be our best setup. 

Glad Sparrow has been kept in. Was good against the Lions. 

Interesting to see Jordon named in starting 18 on wing. Gus on bench. 

Love Jack back in. He just brings intensity. He will crunch a few.  Bombers won't be thrilled to see his name. 

You would expect our tackle count to be high this week. 

Go Dees

 

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Clearly we’re looking for speed and legs against the Bombers.

They are coming off a six day break so this should allow us to break them open in the second half with Burgess Ball….if we come to play.

Still disappointed Ben Brown doesn’t get a game. Clearly there’s something still not right with him (knee) or you’d play him. 

Really need big games from Kozzi, Fritta and TMac on Saturday. 

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18 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Fair.

There was always a debate to be had about whether we go in with another tall or not. I was of the view we should have put B Brown in, but I can understand going without.

I'd make Jones the sub to give Chandler a full game at Casey.

I’d prefer a taller forward set up. Fritsch is too valuable on the flank and is not big enough to be a key forward. It is time to bite the bullet on Brown or are we waiting for him to kick a bag at Casey. At least they are playing this weekend for the first time in a long while. Jackson/Gawn will need to spend more time in the forward half Saturday night. 

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I think this is the correct call. 

What has happened withTMACs baby. Hope she has had it. No good going into labor at 1600 hrs on saturday.😁

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