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vandenBerg had three goal assists (or at least it looked that way) and that'll likely be enough to hold his spot, but he is a very vanilla footballer so I'm not sure that's a long-term fit for our best 22.

Don't be fooled by Viney's 32 disposals, he's struggling to get involved in a positive way when we're going forward.

There is merit to the calls to drop Jackson. He's very important structurally but the last few games he's struggled to get involved in the ways he was earlier in the season.

ANB's playing mediocre football too but I suspect the defensive stats will keep him in the side.

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3 minutes ago, Jerry Lundergard said:

Out: Viney, Brown and Vanders

In: Melksham, Sparrow and Weids

 

Viney out will never happen, but we could really use a better ball user like Melksham.

Brown & Vanders??  Did you watch the game?

Apart from the fact Brown was significantly better than Tom Mac and he worked tirelessly up and down the ground and was never out marked, what would you do to his confidence if you dropped him after a really honest performance like that?

You need to understand that our ONLY chance of winning it this year is if Ben Brown has a strong Finals series and that won't happen unless you give him consistent Senior footy to gain confidence.

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23 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

Ins - Wiedeman, Bowey, Harmes

Outs - Jackson, Rivers, Viney

Am sure to get howled down about Jackson, however, he isn't providing enough and I thing right now, Wiedeman would deliver more in that Ruck/Forward role.

 

 

Jackson hasn't given a yelp for a long time. ATM Weideman can easily play his role nad kick goals. Weideman would also be an option if Brown off his game. Jackson can't.

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24 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

Ins - Wiedeman, Bowey, Harmes

Outs - Jackson, Rivers, Viney

Am sure to get howled down about Jackson, however, he isn't providing enough and I thing right now, Wiedeman would deliver more in that Ruck/Forward role.

 

 

Agree with this, we need a forward ruck not a ruck forward 

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12 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

Spot on.  All the basic thinkers will go straight to AVB to be dropped, however, please look at his disposals tonight that resulted in 3 goal scoring chains, plus a beautifully weighted ball for Fritsch to run on to late.

Viney doesn't provide you with that.  AVB can give you Viney's tackling pressure and hardness around the ball as well.

Fair comments, I put VDB out as an out because I can't see the footy department dumping the vice captain and VDB is on the fringe.

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Yeah ANB has been poor hasn't he. I'm sure he's doing good defensive stuff that coaches love, but he genuinely just hesitates a d fumbles more then I've ever seen in a player.

I'd drop him in a heart beat but have no idea who'd I'd bring in for him.

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yeah ANB has been poor hasn't he. I'm sure he's doing good defensive stuff that coaches love, but he genuinely just hesitates a d fumbles more then I've ever seen in a player.

I'd drop him in a heart beat but have no idea who'd I'd bring in for him.

He will kill us in finals because he can't pick up the ball or kick it cleanly, when needed. 

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yeah ANB has been poor hasn't he. I'm sure he's doing good defensive stuff that coaches love, but he genuinely just hesitates a d fumbles more then I've ever seen in a player.

I'd drop him in a heart beat but have no idea who'd I'd bring in for him.

Saw a few times today ANB was just standing front and centre flat footed, ball bounced off pack into him and his man was already tackling him before he took possession.

Wouldnt hurt to have some movement to hit the front and centre with a bit of speed to avoid that happening, saw it occur twice. 

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You can’t have three blokes getting no touches in the forward line. 

Spargo - smart enough to hit a target

Pickett - dangerous enough to cause damage 

ANB - useless

Based on this in-depth analysis, ANB goes

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IN : BOWEY, HARMES IF FIT 

OUT: RIVERS, VANDNEBERG

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13 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

Brown & Vanders??  Did you watch the game?

Apart from the fact Brown was significantly better than Tom Mac and he worked tirelessly up and down the ground and was never out marked, what would you do to his confidence if you dropped him after a really honest performance like that?

You need to understand that our ONLY chance of winning it this year is if Ben Brown has a strong Finals series and that won't happen unless you give him consistent Senior footy to gain confidence.

I'd only be partial to Brown staying in if TMac plays further up the ground. WTF were we doing bombing it on top of ten man packs all night?

I still worry about Browns ability to stop opposition defenders rebound attacks and ability to apply pressure when the ball hits the ground.

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8 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

He will kill us in finals because he can't pick up the ball or kick it cleanly, when needed. 

He genuinely just gets so nervous trying to pick up the ball. Almost like an anxiety thing.

Stark contrast to Charlie Spargo who is one of our most cleanest player going around.

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Harmes in for Jackson 

I reckon Jackson needs a rest and harmes might be able to do a job on Touk Miller 

we can survive with TMac in the ruck around the ground and BBB in the ruck in the forward 50 when max needs a breather 

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In: Bowey

Out: Viney

Petracca to the backline for some spells to teach him that sometimes he needs to play on the defensive side of a stoppage. Frustrating as f$%k. 

Viney self explanatory. just GTFO. 

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Brown was poor but he deserves another week. He needs to start marking it and kicking straight.
T Mac was poor too but he has credits in the bank

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is mitch brown injured? I think he is right. Because if not, he is probably the straightest kick we have. 

I knew when we started 0.3 it was going to a be a loooooooooooooooong night.

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3 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

is mitch brown injured? I think he is right. Because if not, he is probably the straightest kick we have. 

I knew when we started 0.3 it was going to a be a loooooooooooooooong night.

You do realise Mitch Brown has kicked 5.9 this year in the VFL right.

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9 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

Petracca to the backline for some spells to teach him that sometimes he needs to play on the defensive side of a stoppage. Frustrating as f$%k. 

Yep. Send Petracca to the backline two weeks after he gets 33 disposals and kicks three goals as a midfielder. What a wonderful idea.

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Time to brood Bowey off half back. Rivers shanks way too many.

I hope we didn’t trade up for 2 first round picks in our premiership window to not play them in the firsts?

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