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1 hour ago, CYB said:

Forgot the Saints playing in Cairns. That humidity will be quite taxing. 

Beat me to it. This is a huge factor next week. 

If we have our standard premiership 3rd QTR the Saints will be spent come the last.

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45 minutes ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Tmac has more strings to his bow than Weed.

Weed took a good mark tonight and kicked a goal but doesn't do to much else unfortunately.

 

I don't disagree with you. I am firmly in the Tmac camp. I also think Weid is more a replacement for Jackson as a second ruck, and Brown if needed. But I recall at least two strong marks he took tonight so credit where it is due. I was worried about his intensity (ball watches a bit for mine) but thought it improved through the match.

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I am comfortable bringing back players off just the one training session but they may be quite ill. 

Really hard to say at this early stage - if we have more cases then this becomes another week or uncertainty. 

Good opportunities though, and I really like all our replacement players that came in.

One thing I will add though - you can’t replace your best players: 11, 5, 13, 7, 8, 15, 1, 3, 10.

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I can't believe some people were suggesting dropping Spargo. This is a hard one to answer this week because of the covid nonsense. The 5 that were "rested" would obviously come back in so it is who should be dropped if we have to. Melk, Smith,Dunstan,Bedford and one of tmac or the weed. Bedford mighty unlucky.

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Bedford deserves the opportunity to stay in the team after his performance today. If Kossie or nibbler aren't 100% to go next week then he should stay in

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In: Jackson, Pickett, Petty, ANB, Sparrow

Out: Smith (inj), Dunstan, Melksham, McDonald, Bedford (super unlucky)

I'm torn a bit on McDonald and Weideman. I personally want to see Weideman given more opportunities and feel he's been in slightly better form this year having kicked 8 goals in 5 games compared to McDonalds 6 goals in 6. McDonald did just have his best game of the year though save for a selfish bit of play. A good problem for the selectors to have. Covid may throw some curveballs yet as well.

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2 hours ago, Alex Flood said:

As weird as this sounds the COVID protocols could be a blessing in disguise as it gives players rest which will come in handy come finals time.

Depends if they are “protocoled” as positives or as close contacts.  
Close contacts could benefit from rest; positives are more than likely going to have some degree of fatigue, at least.

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Madness to bring back 5 players who have been sick and who probably won’t train much, especially Neale bullen who’s 7 days will end Friday, so he is no chance so Bedford stays in and we will need a 100% fit side against the saints so I can’t see there being many changes if any
will depend how sick they got, when I got Covid I was still fatigued 2 weeks later I’m not a professional athlete however 

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like most, i can't see anb coming up

the others are advantaged by going thru their mandatory quarantine period and being able to get a training session plus a captain's run in before the aints game

IN: jackson, sparrow, petty, pickett
OUT: melksham, weideman, dunstan, smith

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7 hours ago, dl4e said:

I can't believe some people were suggesting dropping Spargo. This is a hard one to answer this week because of the covid nonsense. The 5 that were "rested" would obviously come back in so it is who should be dropped if we have to. Melk, Smith,Dunstan,Bedford and one of tmac or the weed. Bedford mighty unlucky.

What part of covid is nonsense?

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TMac in for Weid. Doesn't do enough 2 marks in 2 games as a key forward.

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9 hours ago, Deedubs said:

In: Jackson, Pickett, Sparrow, ANB, Petty, Hibberd.
Out: Melksham, Hunt, Chandler, Dunstan, Weideman, Joel Smith. 

I’m curious. Why are you omitting Hunt? 

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12 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

Weid before Tmac please.

Correct!

18 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

It seems the from comments Tmac stays at the expense of Weid.

Don't listen to 'em,  'deever, you had it right the first time.

TMc played selfish football in rounds 1 - 4.  Despite obvious efforts to correct this in round 5, imv it was part of the reason he was dropped for round 6.  He showed selfish signs again yesterday. 

So imv can't be relied on to do the team things.  (I can see a 'pile on' approaching...)

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7 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

i can't see anb coming up

A half fit ANB still has the best endurance stats at the club. Exceptional runner, elite pressure acts. He plays even if he hasn’t trained. 

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I’d like to see Bedford stay and play a sticky role on Sinclair. The Saints ability to move it quickly and accurately off half back is their key strength.

In the past, say against the Dogs, has Spargo played this role?

Alternatively Hunt.

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4 minutes ago, Webber said:

A half fit ANB still has the best endurance stats at the club. Exceptional runner, elite pressure acts. He plays even if he hasn’t trained. 

Again, do we know which players were positive and which were “protocolled” as close contacts?  Really makes a huge difference. 

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3 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Again, do we know which players were positive and which were “protocolled” as close contacts?  Really makes a huge difference. 

100% agree. And if any were positive,  were they asymptomatic? Or sick?

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12 hours ago, Nasher said:

In: Neal-Bullen, Pickett, Petty, Jackson, Sparrow, Goodwin

Out: Melksham, Bedford, Smith, Weideman, Dunstan, Yze

Edit: that said, no doubt there’ll be more COVID during the week. Happy for any of the above “outs” to go around again depending on who’s out. I thought they all contributed really well.

Not sure I would leave Weid out. Def bring back Kozzie and Action Jackson as well as sparrow and Petty.

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24 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Correct!

Don't listen to 'em,  'deever, you had it right the first time.

TMc played selfish football in rounds 1 - 4.  Despite obvious efforts to correct this in round 5, imv it was part of the reason he was dropped for round 6.  He showed selfish signs again yesterday. 

So imv can't be relied on to do the team things.  (I can see a 'pile on' approaching...)

Maybe but at least he is more involved than Weid who runs around much of the game being unnoticed.

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