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B: Easton Wood, Alex Keath, Bailey Williams
HB: Caleb Daniel, Zaine Cordy, Bailey Dale
C: Bailey Smith, Tom Liberatore, Lachie Hunter
HF: Cody Weightman, Aaron Naughton, Adam Treloar
F: Josh Schache, Tim English, Mitch Hannan
R: Stefan Martin, Jack Macrae, Marcus Bontempelli

Int: Jason Johannisen, Josh Dunkley, Taylor Duryea, Roarke Smith

Emg: Laitham Vandermeer, Ed Richards, Anthony Scott, Ryan Gardner

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Was always going to be hard to drop anyone after such a dominating  PF performance and no injuries of note. Hunt will be disappointed but he’s had too much time off recuperating for the biggest game in decades. Smith is still just too fragile for consistent appearances.

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Just now, CHF said:

Consistent selection policy all season. Good to see.

Jordon the medi sub?

 

........ and very hard to change a team that won a Prelim by 83 points at its last outing.  GO DEES!

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4 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Just to clarify is Jordan the sub? 
 

I’m reading medi sub is named on the day?

Yes, announced one hour before the game

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Sparrow v Jordan has been an interesting one all year. Very much like for like.

I think Sparrow is more a goal scorer and gives more physicality than Jordan

Feel sorry for Hunt but happy for Hibberd.

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Smith not even named emergency. Jordon or Hunt as the medi sub? I'm going with Jordon, Hunt has been out for too long.

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No surprise but i'd make Hunt the Medi sub,he can play forward/back,never been a Jordan fan,he butchers it too much and the pressure will be off the charts

 

Happy Hibbo retained,he'll tag Smith.

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My heart breaks for Hunt. Plays 20 games, does his ankle, gets back up and misses the grand final. Very tough. I suppose he might still be the sub but time will tell. I think they’ll go with a mid as a sub so JJ it is. 

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7 minutes ago, Jaded said:

My heart breaks for Hunt. Plays 20 games, does his ankle, gets back up and misses the grand final. Very tough. I suppose he might still be the sub but time will tell. I think they’ll go with a mid as a sub so JJ it is. 

Absolutely, he has worked his backside off to become a regular again. He’s our hard luck story, every GF side has one.

Really seems like the whole squad is invested in this and despite his bad luck, Hunty would be stoked to have been a part of the year and the 20 odd games that got us here.

Hope it drives him and he continues on again for 2022

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7 minutes ago, BW511 said:

Absolutely, he has worked his backside off to become a regular again. He’s our hard luck story, every GF side has one.

Really seems like the whole squad is invested in this and despite his bad luck, Hunty would be stoked to have been a part of the year and the 20 odd games that got us here.

Hope it drives him and he continues on again for 2022

Am I right in saying Matty Whelan missed our 2000 grand final as a late withdrawal? As you say every year there’s a hard luck story, this is why the calls for a squad wide recognition is absolutely fair. He contributed strongly to us getting to this point even if he won’t take the park on the day. 

Well done to all, fingers crossed Spargy and May are completely good to go. Am I right in saying it was Kade Chandler that did the tackle last Saturday? Cheeky him being on the bench. 

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22 minutes ago, Jaded said:

My heart breaks for Hunt. Plays 20 games, does his ankle, gets back up and misses the grand final. Very tough. I suppose he might still be the sub but time will tell. I think they’ll go with a mid as a sub so JJ it is. 

Melbourne has played 6 finals during Hunt’s career. He has played none, despite playing 26 of a possible 44 games during those finals years. 
 

I would be very frustrated if I were him. 

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48 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Think Hunt as a sub give me more comfort 

Fast, and swingman potential 

Love his speed and all things equal hell yes,..... but seven weeks out is too big a risk and i reckon the reason why.

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21 minutes ago, BW511 said:

Absolutely, he has worked his backside off to become a regular again. He’s our hard luck story, every GF side has one.

Really seems like the whole squad is invested in this and despite his bad luck, Hunty would be stoked to have been a part of the year and the 20 odd games that got us here.

Hope it drives him and he continues on again for 2022

Nathan Jones as well in terms of sad omissions and while not a fan ....Melksham has played quite a few but not there at the end. Smith a shocking run of injuries may have made it.

 

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So difficult with so many good recent wins, and about 26 players who are GF ready. I would probably go Hunt for the medical sub because he can help out on any line - forward, midfield or back. But the selection committee mantra has been to follow a line of form and fitness so fully understand the no change.

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