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Pretty much as expected for a ‘squad’. 
Presumably, all those named will travel to Perth.

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That squad is just about a strong as you are going to get week to week in the H&A season. Salem to come back in to the back 50 team when fit and in form and that is about the only thing we need to top up this team.

Harmes, Jackson, Jordon and Pickett on the IC.

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Presumably Bedford out so he can actually play a match, albeit in the VFL. Otherwise, presumably no change and Chandler and Mitch Brown being rewarded for decent performances in the VFL and being take across as insurance. Interesting that Daw isn't an emergency, either Max is a certainty or Daw is injured (though not listed anywhere).

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4 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

The VFL has a bye next week, so giving Bedford a game at Casey makes sense. 

Something I do not understand with the fixtures AFL/VFL.

This week we play on Sunday over in the West and Casey plays the same day against North in Melbourne. we will need to take 4 players over as emergency reserves so they will not be able to get a run at Casey.

Next week we play North in the AFL and both Casey and North VFL teams have a bye... am I missing something?

The emergencies that travel across to Perth will therefore miss two week of matches.

Please tell me that somewhere this makes sense. Have I read it wrong?

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Seems like the timing of the Casey game and the following bye is a factor for players like Bedford, Weideman and Laurie with the aim to get a full game in prior to the bye. Hopefully Weideman puts his best foot forward without Brown in the team to keep pressure on McDonald. 

As pointed out, the emergencies in this game are likely to miss two weeks of footy unless they get elevated to the seniors.

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Good call giving Weed some game continuity

WC team is not as bad as people are saying - around 14 first 22 players are there. 

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13 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

That west coast team 🤭

Their spine of Barrass, McGovern, Kelly, Darling, Kennedy is impressive on paper. They're not missing many from their best 22. NicNat, Yeo, Shuey, Rioli, Allen and Cripps are the only ones that come to mind.

As Goody says, you need to respect the opposition. It wasn't long ago that opposition supporters would have been mocking our line-up.

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Just now, DubDee said:

Night club kids

I feel sorry for Declan Mountford, whoever that is. Imagine getting dropped from West Coast right now. 

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14 minutes ago, mo64 said:

Their spine of Barrass, McGovern, Kelly, Darling, Kennedy is impressive on paper. They're not missing many from their best 22. NicNat, Yeo, Shuey, Rioli, Allen and Cripps are the only ones that come to mind.

As Goody says, you need to respect the opposition. It wasn't long ago that opposition supporters would have been mocking our line-up.

The way the Eagles have played they haven’t earned much respect this season: we really should be flogging this very weak looking line up

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45 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

That west coast team 🤭

Weren’t we saying things like that, about the Adelaide Crows. last year?

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28 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

I thought I saw some information that Hurn was being rested this week, but I see he's been named.

Yep...His turn to rest in the back pocket......

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1 hour ago, CHF said:

That squad is just about a strong as you are going to get week to week in the H&A season. Salem to come back in to the back 50 team when fit and in form and that is about the only thing we need to top up this team.

Harmes, Jackson, Jordon and Pickett on the IC.

Agree.

Tomlinson a late in for lever, Melks the sub.  Not sure why Mitch Brown is in the squad.

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