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Our forward line is not potent enough. We need Majak there and only there to give a bigger body and target. Bailey and Macca were great today but need someone to take a big grab or make a contest for the crumbers.  Kosi has lost his way,  Spargo wasn't there also.

We can play Max and Jacko off the bench and down back.

From the beginning we didn't look dangerous enough.

Give Majak a chance whilst we have games left in the bank.

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1 minute ago, Fanatique Demon said:

I hate to say it, but Kozzy needs a rest. Or a rocket. 

Cut him some slack. Second year player who had virtually no pre season and was then rushed straight into the side. I’m surprised he’s lasted this long. No rocket required but a rest is a good call. 

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Bit harsh on the calls to drop Hunt. When the game was in the balance he was trying to lift us.

He got done holding the ball twice. One of them was a joke where he had no prior opportunity and the other he took 2 bounces but had no options because our forward line isn't functioning yet.

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Obviously depends on Casey game tonight, but at present I’m swapping Sparrow for Brown as the only change.

Huge Casey game tonight. I assume Vanders plays?

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No Viney, Harmes and Sparrow in the same team. Harmes stays, as does Sparrow.. Todd Jnr is a spud, poor disposal, poor decision making and when he has the ball, just tried for a stoppage.. we are not a stoppage team anymore.

Been saying it for ages, but time for Salem in the middle. Need Class to compliment Clarry. 
 

Hibbo out, Viney out

Brown and a small defender? 

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Not the worst idea.  Ben Brown probably gets the nod next week. 
Daw is backup ruck if Jacko or Maxy are injured or need a break. 

Correct give BBB a go and put pressure on other defenders. 

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It's time to bring in Ben Brown.

Goodwin threw Hunt forward when he's been playing defence all year. Why? Because Pickett, Spargo and ANB were struggling to get their hands on it or to break lines forward of centre.

Pickett is our x-factor and our pace, but he's also way off his best form right now.

Meanwhile Sparrow is on the pine for nearly half the match each week. 

Right now, I'd be looking at one of Sparrow or Pickett to make way for Brown. Yes, it throws our height and pace out a bit, but the onus is on the other 21 who don't get dropped to lift their workrate to make up for it.

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23 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Brown in

Kozzi, Sparrow, Hunt, Harmes should be nervous

I wouldn't drop Hunt. While he did get pinged a few times late, he showed much more intent than others.

But yes, Brown is the obvious inclusion. I like Sparrow but I think he's the most vulnerable.

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With a 5 day turn around may be time to manage some players. A few are carrying niggles (not at liberty to say who) and short turn around and hopefully some rested at casey or play for limited time.

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In: Brown (for his goal kicking accuracy and nothing else).
Out: Anyone who missed easy shots for goal and ruined all chances of gaining momentum. 

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4 minutes ago, SPC said:

No Viney, Harmes and Sparrow in the same team. Harmes stays, as does Sparrow.. Todd Jnr is a spud, poor disposal, poor decision making and when he has the ball, just tried for a stoppage.. we are not a stoppage team anymore.

Been saying it for ages, but time for Salem in the middle. Need Class to compliment Clarry. 
 

Hibbo out, Viney out

Brown and a small defender? 

You are KIdding, back to the baked beans for you.

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9 minutes ago, SPC said:

No Viney, Harmes and Sparrow in the same team. Harmes stays, as does Sparrow.. Todd Jnr is a spud, poor disposal, poor decision making and when he has the ball, just tried for a stoppage.. we are not a stoppage team anymore.

Been saying it for ages, but time for Salem in the middle. Need Class to compliment Clarry. 
 

Hibbo out, Viney out

Brown and a small defender? 

Hibberd kept Greene to 7 touches. Yes he kicked three goals but he barely got near it all day. 

Hibberd's effort pales in comparison to the other issues we had today.

And when you say "small defender?", you're defeating your own suggestion - if you can't name someone to take his spot, he doesn't get dropped.

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1 minute ago, Older demon said:

With a 5 day turn around may be time to manage some players. A few are carrying niggles (not at liberty to say who) and short turn around and hopefully some rested at casey or play for limited time.

I wouldn't mind some fresh faces and some change to midfield to give it more spark and oomph. This isn't perfect but food for thought. 

Bowey May Lever

Hunt Petty Hibberd

Salem Vandenberg Langdon

Petracca McDonald Melksham

Spargo B Brown Fritsch

Gawn Brayshaw Oliver

Int Jordon Jackson Rivers Neal Bullen 

Emerg Jones 

In Bowey Vandenberg B Brown Melksham

Out Pickett Harmes Viney Sparrow

Emerg Jones 

 

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13 minutes ago, SPC said:

Been saying it for ages, but time for Salem in the middle. Need Class to compliment Clarry.

There's no way that Salem is going to be shifted to another position based on his current form. He's a potential half back All- Australian. Keep him there.

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This will horrify some people on here, but I believe we're a better team with Melksham in it.  

His form has been average to poor, but I'd still have him ahead of Sparrow.  Sparrow is a young player worth persisting with, but he has plenty of time.  An in form Melksham makes us infinitely better.

In: Melksham

Out: Sparrow

Lots needs to improve and I understand the calls for Brown, they're understandable, but I'd like to see the smaller version for a couple more weeks.  

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