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where are all the people that are like 'we recruited Ben Brown for a reason, he's a 60 goal a year goalkicker' etc. Yeah no. If he isn't doing it in the vfl, he ain't doing it in the afl.

So based on today. He'll need a few more weeks out.

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IN: Weideman, Melksham, Bowey

OUT: Sparrow, Pickett, Hunt

Kozzy needs a rest he's burnt out and you can't bring Brown in off a 3 disposal, 0 marks, 0 goals performance.

I think Melksham has to come in as we clearly need more goal scoring power. Chandler would be a good alternative however, I don't think his latest performaces have warranted selection. 

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I would also seriously consider dropping Viney and building up his confidence in the VFL. He is a serious liability for us out there at the moment. He is laboring around the ground and can't hit a target to save his life. I fear due to the foot injuries he will lack leg speed for the rest of his career.

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Unless he was injured it seems the MFC earmarked Ben Brown to come into the team with his limited game time.

Bowey is in great form and would love to see him in the side but hard to displace someone in the back half. Unlikely to debut in a high pressure 8 point game against Port either. 

Wouldn't be surprised to see Melksham given another run. He may not be the player he was in 2018 but he is just about the best person we've got to deliver into forward 50.

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Is it time to rest Oliver? In the Gus and Gawny podcast it was mentioned that most Wednesdays they don't know if he will get up for the game and we pick emergencies incase he doesn't play. We've just come off a bye so he had a week off but without knowing exactly what's wrong it's hard to say.

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If you were Ben Brown and you’d been tapped on the shoulder for Thursday’s game, the last place you’d want to be is Casey at night.

If this is the case, it’s a truly bizarre decision to plonk him on the bench on a freezing cold Saturday night to manage his load.

Footballers want to play and the narrative around him was he needed game time to get touch and fitness.

I wonder if he’s carrying an injury?

If not, this weekend will not help his performance one bit.

 

 

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Thats not a great repprt re bb.

Has he been tapped for Thursday?

If not we are back to weid again.

My goodness. Maybe mitch b is the answer.

I dont have any.

We are still 12. 3 but we have a non functioning fwd line.

I hope we can remedy it very soon.

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14 hours ago, Fanatique Demon said:

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

I said that two weeks ago!!!

I really wonder what our football department look at

BTW if that is as good as Viney can be after 7 weeks off Im godsmacked. really looked broken out there

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Disappointing loss but, when you boil it all down, if we kick straight we win. TMac is the big worry for me. We badly need him to find his goal kicking mojo again.

I love Trac but he has to slot that goal. Dusty wouldn’t have missed. Or Toby Greene.

The Port game takes on huge significance now. Win and we put 2 games between us and them. Lose and we’re back in the pack fighting for Top 4.

I’m still confident we can win over there. Our defence is so good it will keep us in the game but we must convert our chances. BB has to come into the side. His goal kicking is his key strength. And I wouldn’t be against bringing Melks back into the team either. Our delivery was ordinary yesterday and he would definitely improve us in this area. I’m very aware of his defensive deficiencies but we need to add some class and poise.

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I’d bring Weid in for Pickett 

Pickett needs a rest I reckon and Weid seems to have played well in the 2’s for the last fortnight 

Jonas (6’ 2”), Aliir(6’ 4”) and McKenzie (6’ 3”) would need to keep Weid (6’ 4”), Fritsch (6’ 2”) and Jackson/TMac (6’ 6”/6’ 4”) quiet all night 

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9 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Out - one of Harmes/Sparrow/Viney (in that order)

In - Brown

Other than “old and busted” vs “new hotness”, what’s the rationale of dropping Harmes before Sparrow? 

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11 hours ago, picket fence said:

And this will cost us dearly

Seriously avearge player IMV

Bit harsh on the other average players there.  He is in the same league as the other rugby player that played for the suns somebody Hunt.

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31 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Other than “old and busted” vs “new hotness”, what’s the rationale of dropping Harmes before Sparrow? 

Harmes frustrated me yesterday, got caught on his left and held up momentum, handballed other teammates into trouble and dropped a couple of easy marks.

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Is Nibbler any good?  

I think he is B-grade, and has punched well above his weight for years.  I'm sure i'll be reminded of his 'fitness'.  Well eff that, can the bloke hit a target, make a quick decision and not get pinged for htb.

 

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In Brown, Melksham, Bedford (but suspect this will be AVB)

Out Sparrow, Viney, Spargo

It could be Spargo or Pickett but I will still take Picketts 41 pressure acts over the last 2 weeks to Spargos 18. Suspect AVB will find his way in there somehow but we need more. Would not be surprised if we drop Harmes over Viney. 

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Jackson Rivers Sparrow Kozzie Jordan Petty all played under 30 games, form will vary and don’t have multiple seasons and pre-seasons into their bodies.

Looking at forward line, really seem to be missing a Hawkins, Cameron, Lynch, Naughton or Dixon type.

Teams that win grand finals usually have some very hard or outright dirty players. Hawks think Lewis/Mitchell/Hodge (Clarkson) Tigers Nankervis/Cotchin and most of the team are dirty (Hardwick coached taught by Sheedy).

Looking at these three categories, ins and outs for me:

In: VDB hard as nails, skills ordinary, but some  players make teammates walk taller, e.g. Giants are a much better team when Mumford plays.

In: BBB give him 4 -5 weeks, at least he kicks straight, will earn some frees, take some heat of TMac & Fritsch, will bring ball down for crumbers. At least with a 4-5 game stint it’s enough of a crack to know.

In: Melksham drives me nuts but has the skills for inside 50 connections, good kick for goal, sounds like had a crack in twos last week, and 5 tackles last night.

Out: Kozzie lost his zip/sparkle give him two weeks out one off one at Casey

Out: Sparrow let him keep building this year, Casey games won’t hurt him.

Out: Viney running up and down on the spot, a week out or at Casey. He just needs to build over the next 3-4 weeks.

For all the arm flapping and end of the world types that thrive when the Demons lose, we are close, we’re only three straight kicks off 14-1. But to win finals and a GF, it feels like we must have:

- extra tall in forward line

- extreme hardness in a VDB ( I still can’t believe I’m selecting him, as skills are big ordinary)

- not too many youngsters and freshen up ones who can make a diffference, e.g. Kossi

- kick straighter, that’s why I’d have BBB & Melksham in team.

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Think Jordon has dropped off because he’s been replaced by Viney, get him back around the footy and he will be fine.

He offers a good point of difference to our other mids because he is accountable and tackles

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