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47 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

It sounds like someone's mail here is off?

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

we must be desperate

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If May, Lever or Petty pull up sore in the warm up and can't play then we need cover in the emergencies.  M.Brown, Tomlinson and Hore are all injured and Bradtke is playing CHB for Casey.  It makes sense to take Smith as one of four emergencies - the only other feasible options would be Majak and he's been rucking or Weid and move TMac back but that's out there too.

So Smith, Daw or Weid - take your pick ...

If May, Lever or Petty pull up sore in the warm up and can't play and we didn't take cover in the emergencies there would be uproar here!

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48 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

Unless there's been a change in the last couple of hours, Vanders is not going to Adelaide.

 

Saw him getting on the plane in the MFC instagram

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1 hour 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.

Joel Smith is terrible, I don't know why he is still on the list.

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1 hour ago, Doug Reemer said:

Fixed it*

Nathan Brown.jpg

about time

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23 hours ago, old dee said:

He is not that good.

Must agree. There were some impassable fullbacks in those days - far more than now! 

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1 hour 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.

Good luck, there has been some "world ending" in threads for matches we won!!!

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Just now, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Why would Joel Smith be on the plane? Just saw it on Instagram. Mind boggling 

To replace Petty, or at least be on stand by.

Saw the trainers attend to a hurt Petty in the second half of last week.

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1 hour ago, Dannyz said:

Joel Smith is on the plane to ADL - Interesting 

Joel should play forward - if he has the opportunity. The backline is relatively fine and still borders on 'fabulous'.

Petty could be let loose on the fwd line at some stage, as well. The two could swapsie-tango as both can mark, intercept, spoil, shepherd, kick, run to space, lead out, kick well and true.

Then again, I may be the only person who thinks so ... perhaps it is something that I should keep to myself, in hindsight.

Go on, abuse me!

 

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27 minutes ago, Neitz the Great said:

Saw him getting on the plane in the MFC instagram

Wrecks my footy day tomorrow if he isn't on the ground against Port. I wanna see AVB go through Dixon, wahhhhhh!

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1 hour ago, COOLX said:

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.

Bluddoath.

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3 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Joel should play forward - if he has the opportunity. The backline is relatively fine and still borders on 'fabulous'.

Petty could be let loose on the fwd line at some stage, as well. The two could swapsie-tango as both can mark, intercept, spoil, shepherd, kick, run to space, lead out, kick well and true.

Then again, I may be the only person who thinks so ... perhaps it is something that I should keep to myself, in hindsight.

Go on, abuse me!

 

You have my vote.

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1 hour ago, COOLX said:

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.

Brayshaw???  Didn't you watch the last couple of games???

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56 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Joel should play forward - if he has the opportunity. The backline is relatively fine and still borders on 'fabulous'.

Petty could be let loose on the fwd line at some stage, as well. The two could swapsie-tango as both can mark, intercept, spoil, shepherd, kick, run to space, lead out, kick well and true.

Then again, I may be the only person who thinks so ... perhaps it is something that I should keep to myself, in hindsight.

Go on, abuse me!

 

I have been saying this for years, Joel Smith is a forward!!! Before agravating a Groin injury during a firsts practice match a few years ago he led marked everything and kicked 4 goals. I thought then , as I still do to this day he is a forward!!

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56 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Wrecks my footy day tomorrow if he isn't on the ground against Port. I wanna see AVB go through Dixon, wahhhhhh!

Id rather him SERRRRRMASSSSH OLIIE WINES INTO STAR TREK 23RD CENTURY SPACE!!

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3 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

I'm sure it's been mentioned in the previous 19 pages but when do teams get announced?

I would say usual time but tonight instead of tomorrow. 
Some big inclusions for Port because of course ?

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