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18 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I think it will be unchanged.

But I would love to see Bowey get a chance.

We really need to stop playing Bowey at half back at Casey and give him a look in a different position at VFL level so he can push for AFL level.

I just can't see them changing the back 7. Rivers and especially Hunt are just too important to the defensive system to be replaced by a small defender who just won't provide the same defensive work.

Play Bowey on the wing, half forward or even on ball for Casey and see if he can play well in those roles because that's where we have a need for a classy ball user.

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1 minute ago, DeeSpencer said:

We really need to stop playing Bowey at half back at Casey and give him a look in a different position at VFL level so he can push for AFL level.

I just can't see them changing the back 7. Rivers and especially Hunt are just too important to the defensive system to be replaced by a small defender who just won't provide the same defensive work.

Play Bowey on the wing, half forward or even on ball for Casey and see if he can play well in those roles because that's where we have a need for a classy ball user.

Yes I agree. 

If it was up to me I'd switch bowey to that high half forward to replace ANB who was very ordinary tonight.

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7 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yes I agree. 

If it was up to me I'd switch bowey to that high half forward to replace ANB who was very ordinary tonight.

I thought after a total stinker last week ANB was better. Got out of a few tackles. Laced out Tommy Mc for a crucial goal. There will always be Nibbler moments but overall I thought he was solid.

Unless Bowey is a very good pressure player - and that's unlikely because he's a first year kid sent back to add to his defensive game - I can't see him taking a pressure forward spot. It's more whether we take out one of the bash and crash players for that extra class. Until we see him play that role at Casey it's impossible to know where he can pressure and win the ball in the middle or forward.

I'd like to get him a game as well just so we've got the option of using him if needed and not just fresh on debut and the option of using him as a sub. Mitch Duncan was absolutely vital to the Cats in the 2011 grand final as the sub. That's a really high bar for Bowey to clear but I'd like to have him as an option and I'm totally against a sub on debut.

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I think ANB needs a reset, to me it is the way he is fumbling that is more of a problem. I have patience for when a player takes something on and makes a boo boo, but my observation is that ANB has got the fumbles doing the basics and needs a spell. He has slowly dropped off from his best ever games for the MFC this season, to a level that needs work. I also think Harmes has lost something. Bowey, Sparrow, Chandler maybe Bedford, I would be keen to see a pair of them given a go. To be clear I am hoping ANB finds his form, as he is still a monster endurance athlete, and his earlier games this year had him getting plenty of well deserved praise.

 

 

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Probably no change is a good statement, but I’d prefer to give Harmes and ANB a chance to find their mojo again back at Casey. 

Depending on continued form this week at Casey, I’d like to see AVB and either Bowey or Melksham come in. 

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Unbelievable win, great response. 

Contributors everywhere except for Harmes. 

Harmes just continues to do my head in. This is no exaggeration, I think I saw two effective disposals from everything he did. It was mistake after mistake, fumble after fumble and holding the ball after holding the ball. 

Others deserve an opportunity after a performance like that. 

ANB also questionable at times but his unrewarded running and pressure will keep him in. 

Harmes I just really don't understand. 

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1 hour ago, JimmyGadson said:

Unbelievable win, great response. 

Contributors everywhere except for Harmes. 

Harmes just continues to do my head in. This is no exaggeration, I think I saw two effective disposals from everything he did. It was mistake after mistake, fumble after fumble and holding the ball after holding the ball. 

Others deserve an opportunity after a performance like that. 

ANB also questionable at times but his unrewarded running and pressure will keep him in. 

Harmes I just really don't understand. 

Harmes is a far cry from his 2018 form, when he seemed to contribute week in, week out. I find some solace in that as his best can be very good.

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34 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Agree. 8 days of goalkicking practice.  We missed 4 or 5 that shouldn’t be missed from 20-25 out.  

Could have almost been a 10 goal win. That would have had the media's tongue wagging!!

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Harmes has been poor. I'd seriously consider dropping him but will understand if he's retained. A poor game against the Hawks though and he'll have to make way.

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No change. This is the best we have in terms of structure and personnel, so we need to keep them together. 

Sparrow and Melksham have had their chances and been found wanting. Vandenberg is done, and Bowey is not ready. Jones is the only I would consider if he had a run of games at Casey.

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1 hour ago, Boots and all said:

Harmes is a far cry from his 2018 form, when he seemed to contribute week in, week out. I find some solace in that as his best can be very good.

Yeh, thought last night he could have gone to Wines who I thought was on top of Viney early. 

Being picky I know and it probably makes me sound salty etc but Harmes annoys me more than most. 

He makes the easy look difficult and the difficult look easy at times. But last night he was making everything look difficult, I wish he'd just nail the basics. It's all he needs to do as that third-fourth string midfielder. 

He needs to play more like Jordan and less like Petracca. Rates himself a bit too much Harmesy.

The torp last week with a minute to go is one of many examples. Just unnecessary and low percentage at that time of the game and too much of a 'look at me I'm like Toby Green' feel about him

End rant. 

Go dees, great win. We're the real deal this year and I feel like tis win will get us rolling again. 

Also, have we had a luckier year regarding injuries?! My God. 

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