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6 minutes ago, BW511 said:

 

This his to be the reason, Bevo is out of his mind if he thinks that could work on a wet MCG

Probably not their final line up.  Expect a late change or two.

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9 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Demonland’s much loved Ump number 22 might be getting some comments come game day I’m guessing.

I hate that umpire! Why would you let such a poor quality umpire anywhere near the best game of the round? 
He has already given the Dogs 8 random frees and it’s not even game day yet. 

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7 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Let the games begin, very interesting. Like Harmes back and Demonland’s much loved Ump number 22 might be getting some comments come game day I’m guessing.

That’s exactly my thinking. Last week I was nervous every time the ball went long into our D50 only because every time the hawks talls bought the ball to ground, their smalls were first at the ground ball. I worry about Weightman, Hunter, Smith swooping in the ground ball. Midfield pressure has to ramp up so their F50 entries come from dump kicks. That’s where our intercept marking comes into play 

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Some of you people laughing at Bevo could have egg all over your faces. And that is not just with the result Sat night. He probably does not care if the tallish forward line works or not but is willing to try it. He will be looking at finals and the various out comes in playing us then. He wont be worried if they lose Sat night as they have easier draw and if they finish 3rd or 4th wont bother him either as it will be us or Geelong in the qualifyings. And that may even be over at mcgowanville.

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3 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Some of you people laughing at Bevo could have egg all over your faces. And that is not just with the result Sat night. He probably does not care if the tallish forward line works or not but is willing to try it. He will be looking at finals and the various out comes in playing us then. He wont be worried if they lose Sat night as they have easier draw and if they finish 3rd or 4th wont bother him either as it will be us or Geelong in the qualifyings. And that may even be over at mcgowanville.

Agree. I'm certainly not laughing. It's the sort of forward lineup, rain or not, that could cause us problems, especially if the boys are as dismissive on the night, and don't work hard to ensure the backline isn't being put under constant unnecessary pressure. And yeah he's rightfully playing around with the mix, something we could with as well. Hopefully Goody is saving some tricks for finals.

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44 minutes ago, BDA said:

Harmes back in to do a repeat number on Libba. Right call.

Schache and Hannan in for the Doggies doesn't worry me at all

My confidence just went up a notch

 

Viney to Libba.  Harmes takes the Bont.

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56 minutes ago, CYB said:

It is the blueprint to beat us, so not surprised at all. Just have to ensure that the midfield brings an extra level of defensive intensity and sustains it for 4 quarters.

Is it, though?

It's one thing to stop May and Lever taking intercept marks, but you then have to do something with it when the ball hits the deck.

I'm sure, though, that they won't have all of Naughton, Bruce, Ugle-Hagan, Schache and English forward at once. Most likely English/Bruce will be in the ruck, and one of the others will be on the bench, meaning three at a time with mediums/smalls around them.

Ugle-Hagan was good last week but nowhere the week before when the pressure was on vs Sydney. Schache is just meh.

My concern remains, as it would have been regardless of selection, on Naughton and their midfield.

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The Harmes-Libba thing is interesting.

Do we do it again because it worked so well last time, or do we avoid it because they may have prepared for it and either it won't be as effective, or we could maybe surprise them by sending Harmes to someone else?

I'm inclined to think Libba won't be tagged out of it by the same player twice in one year, so I'm not sure it will work as well for us again this time.

 

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