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14 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Fritsch for Brown...get real

We need some more forward power

Without Petracca and a couple of lucky goals...Jordan 100 metre penalty...T Mac after the Essendon player knocked himself out on the behind post..

We lost the match

Yeah... so that actually what happens when you don't kick goals in any game, you lose the match.

But cheers C Obvious. 

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2 hours ago, JimmyGadson said:

The simpletons continue to say nonsensical things. 

The knocks on Fritsch are absolutely fair. And the fact that his name has come up as a forward to drop is justified and reasonable. 

We all know his strengths and that he is a weapon offensively. But those strengths have been absent for the last two games and due to his mostly incompetent efforts and willingness join in defensively, then his place in the side should obviously be up for discussion. 

Posters should really stop bringing up his what he's don't previously. It's irrelevant. This is a rolling season and our players must be contributing weekly of they want to keep their spot. 

Fritsch might be given another chance this weekend but it wouldn't surprise me if he was dropped. 

BB deserves another chance a Jones is next in line. 

BB for Fritsch imo. But I imagine they'll go with BB for Sparrow. 

If they ever drop fritsch I’ll burn down the MFC 

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14 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Fritsch for Brown...get real

We need some more forward power

Without Petracca and a couple of lucky goals...Jordan 100 metre penalty...T Mac after the Essendon player knocked himself out on the behind post..

We lost the match

In case you didn't notice Essendon had a few lucky goals as well, they happen in every match. 

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3 hours ago, JimmyGadson said:

The simpletons continue to say nonsensical things. 

The knocks on Fritsch are absolutely fair. And the fact that his name has come up as a forward to drop is justified and reasonable. 

We all know his strengths and that he is a weapon offensively. But those strengths have been absent for the last two games and due to his mostly incompetent efforts and willingness join in defensively, then his place in the side should obviously be up for discussion. 

Posters should really stop bringing up his what he's don't previously. It's irrelevant. This is a rolling season and our players must be contributing weekly of they want to keep their spot. 

Fritsch might be given another chance this weekend but it wouldn't surprise me if he was dropped. 

BB deserves another chance a Jones is next in line. 

BB for Fritsch imo. But I imagine they'll go with BB for Sparrow. 

The knocks on Fritsch are fair - he can go missing and his pressure is not always good. But that equating to him being dropped is a long bow to draw.  He is our best goalkicker and is finally kicking straight.  our most marks inside 50. He also sets up a lot of goals.  He will benefit greatly from BB coming in. A lot of medium fwds go missing in games especially when the games are tighter and more contested in winter

Out best fwd line is  BB / T mac / LJ / Kozzi  / Spargo / ANB.  replace BB with Weed is form warrants it.  right now we dont have enough marking targets inside 50

 

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26 minutes ago, DubDee said:

The knocks on Fritsch are fair - he can go missing and his pressure is not always good. But that equating to him being dropped is a long bow to draw.  He is our best goalkicker and is finally kicking straight.  our most marks inside 50. He also sets up a lot of goals.  He will benefit greatly from BB coming in. A lot of medium fwds go missing in games especially when the games are tighter and more contested in winter

Out best fwd line is  BB / T mac / LJ / Kozzi  / Spargo / ANB.  replace BB with Weed is form warrants it.  right now we dont have enough marking targets inside 50

 

Dropping Fritsch is a long bow - but he's not in your best forward line set-up. OK ...

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On 6/29/2021 at 8:14 PM, WA Demon Boy said:

I don't think Pickett needs a rest

He needs reps and games. 

He needs some good coaching (which no doubt will happen) about positioning and doing the fundamentals over the flashy at the moment 

I would just set him some very basic tasks to achieve the next few weeks without asking him to push up the ground.  Focus on getting the front and square crumbing work happening as well as his pressure aspect.  Add to that some help with penetration on his kicking and kicking through the pill.  At the momentfrom what i'm seeing as an amateur he appears to be leaning back on that final step and pulling most of his kicks.

Reckon he'll get back to doing what he's best at if the FD work on the basics above before asking too much up the ground / through the middle etc.  Get the basics right first and hopefully from there the belief and confidence will grow ....form should follow from there.

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After Goody's presser and comments about Pickett's pressure numbers I recall my earlier statement.

Still believe we need Brown in ASAP if he is now fit, as we need to sort this forward line out before finals and even before the last few weeks when we play Dogs and Cats.

Brown in and Sparrow out

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

 

Out best fwd line is  BB / T mac / LJ / Kozzi  / Spargo / ANB.  replace BB with Weed is form warrants it.  right now we dont have enough marking targets inside 50

 

Yea not sure how our leading goal kicker isn’t in our best fwd line. He is 2nd player selected after Tmac atm up fwd, as much as pressure and tackles can help it’s ultimately about kicking goals and over the year he is doing that better than anyone else

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1 hour ago, Pollyanna said:

Dropping Fritsch is a long bow - but he's not in your best forward line set-up. OK ...

OK may have had an early senior moment there. i blame my covid vaccination

I'll edit it now!

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19 minutes ago, Garbo said:

Yea not sure how our leading goal kicker isn’t in our best fwd line. He is 2nd player selected after Tmac atm up fwd, as much as pressure and tackles can help it’s ultimately about kicking goals and over the year he is doing that better than anyone else

Agree.  Cant edit my post now.  best fwd set up:

Out best fwd line is  BB / T mac / LJ / Fritsch / Kozzi  / Spargo 

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59 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Agree.  Cant edit my post now.  best fwd set up:

Out best fwd line is  BB / T mac / LJ / Fritsch / Kozzi  / Spargo 

We generally play 7 forwards to allow for rotations, so there's still room for ANB. However, under this model, Pickett and possibly ANB might have to chip in to assist with on ball rotations.

 

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17 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Is this a dig at us or a compliment?

We've scored 70 or more in 11 of our 14 games.

Our opponents have scored 70 or more in 5 of our 14 games.

Compliment, yeah?

that's too logical, tu ?

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I think the weather will probably go against including Brown this weekend.

Looking at rain and periods of hail...for Saturday afternoon.

Hardly the stuff of key forwards.

If anything we might go in even smaller.

...but I suspect no change.

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4 hours ago, adonski said:

If they ever drop fritsch I’ll burn down the MFC 

Ill bring the matches

Hes had a couple of quiet games but hes a leading goal kicker.

Its tough when its three on one against him of late as in the dons game.

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4 hours ago, Parmalove said:

Third hand word.  but is the same person who told me about Brown's six week mini preseason. BB is to play seniors this week. The club really happy with his GPS numbers last week. If you watched the game on turnover BB would sprint up the centre of ground defensively and that plus he was able to get into game on scoreboard has scored him a game apparently.

Any idea who goes out Parma?

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