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11 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

There is just one change.  Ben Brown in for Tom Sparrow.

Must say that I am really surprised that rather than give Sparrow a rest OR a confidence boosting run at Casey, the "brains trust" has elected to take him to Adelaide along with Jake Melksham as the 2 extras.

3 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

Joel Smith is on the plane to ADL - Interesting 

It sounds like someone's mail here is off?

FWIW, if Joel Smith is on the plane...I'm not impressed.

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4 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

Joel Smith is on the plane to ADL - Interesting 

God help us. I hope that's not because Lever or Salem are in doubt. 

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2 minutes ago, Jaded said:

God help us. I hope that's not because Lever or Salem are in doubt. 

I agree with almost all of your opinions but not this. Is Petty markedly better? Joel is great with lock down. It frees up Lever.

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I like Jackson but how do you best utilise he and Gawn when our forward line is struggling to kick 8-9 goals a game.

 

They must seriously rate Butters if he's coming into play off a 5 day break from the SANFL following a 10 week lay off. Hope he doesn't do to much damage. 

Hopefully is Boak is banged up off a 5 day break.

Radical moves, these are needed, we have the weapons. Give Yze the call - please!

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2 minutes ago, Dannyz said:

I agree with almost all of your opinions but not this. Is Petty markedly better? Joel is great with lock down. It frees up Lever.

Yes, Petty is markedly better (and has done nothing wrong since coming into the side to warrant being dropped).

No, Smith is not "great with lock down". He is Frost-level unpredictable which is the last thing we want or need in our backline.

Unless he's significantly changed how he plays, Smith is the wrong answer to a question that isn't even being asked.

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1 minute ago, Dannyz said:

I agree with almost all of your opinions but not this. Is Petty markedly better? Joel is great with lock down. It frees up Lever.

1000% Petty is better. He is better one on one and he is a better reader of the ball. He is also a better size to take on a big forward.

Besides, Joel won't replace Petty. If anything he would come in to cover Lever or Salem. And if that happens we are at least 99.5% worse off! 

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Is it possible to lose this game but feel we're back on the right track? 

What if we lose 90 - 80 in a see-sawing game with the home town crowd getting them over the line? What if our clearance work and scoring improve significantly in a high scoring loss?

It would be nice to read a post match thread after a loss, that isn't world ending like the others this year.

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Would be taking 26 to an interstate game for sure, just in case of any last minute mishaps. One for each part of the ground.

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Just now, Clintosaurus said:

Would be taking 26 to an interstate game for sure, just in case of any last minute mishaps. One for each part of the ground.

Probably right. Especially coming off a 5 day break, and especially considering all these non-playing emergencies will still be able to play for Casey. 

I would suggest that Sparrow and Vanders go out. Brown in. Melksham sub. 

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4 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Is it possible to lose this game but feel we're back on the right track? 

What if we lose 90 - 80 in a see-sawing game with the home town crowd getting them over the line? What if our clearance work and scoring improve significantly in a high scoring loss?

It would be nice to read a post match thread after a loss, that isn't world ending like the others this year.

I'm not sure there has ever been such a thing on Demonland.

But, to answer your question, yes, it is possible that we could be back on track but still lose this game.

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1 hour ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

And on the matter of "the body" Goodwin added that BBB has built his body to the point that he has confidence in it, implying that was a hindrance early in the season.

I reckon this is the key point. 

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28 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Backline emergency is my guess

I've tried searching the forum to no avail...did someone say May looked injured at training? 

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I really don't like the use of Joel Smith as a defender ,seem to get injured a lot as a defender (perhaps it is only an assumption).

Perhaps Petty will play forward and J.S will play defence.  Hopefully Vanders comes in for Sparrow or Viney or Brayshaw. 

Must make 3-5 changes as a wake up call to the rest.

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5 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

If Joel Smith is named in the team then we've officially lost the plot.

If Ben Brown fails to do anything in the next 4 week, he'll probably be our next full forward to experiment with.

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