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3 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

 

Bailey Fritsch in 2022

2.2 against Footscray rd 1

1.0 against  Suns rd 2

2.2 against Essendon rd 3

3.0 against Port rd 4

4.0 against GWS rd 5 

2.2 against Richmond rd 6

1.1 against Hawthorn rd 7

1.0 against St.Kilda rd 8

He was quiet last week but surely these numbers qualify him for the “playing his role” status which gets handed out to others when justifying a supposed quiet game.

One of our teams strengths is you can’t stop them all, it was only a couple of weeks ago people were calling for Kozi to do more. The counter argument being his pressure acts, I would think Fritsch’s pressure acts would never rival that of our small fwds but he is a class player that is hard to match up on and can produce when needed. 
 

 

Averages 2 a week and doesn’t need much of it, always dangerous.

langdon 9 rnd 7, 39 possessions Rd 8, but Goodwin presser, played his role both rounds.

Demons keep structure in place and all ground defence, so all players just play role, and opportunities will come, everyone shares success. = TEAM 

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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

With no Weideman or Daw picked in the squad we should safely assume that there is absolutely nothing wrong with Gawn's knee. If there had been any doubt, you would assume one of those two names would have appeared. 

Assuming no late changes, I suspect Melksham will be the medi-sub to get him one game closer to his 200. (I think it will be his 199th game).  

Melksham deserves 200, pity only 84 for Demons, be good to get him to 100 for Demons, but hard to see!

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14 hours ago, one_demon said:

Can't believe they're playing Gawn.  Surely this is the game you rest him with that knee.

I don't understand how people make these sort of comments. Have you seen his knee? Do you know the level of pain he is in? Do you know if he's even in any pain? Do you know the nature of the injury? Do you know if it can get worse throughout the game? Do you know if playing can aggravate the injury? Do you know if playing puts him at risk for further injury? Do you know if he doesn't play, how he can keep his fitness up for the following week without doing any running?

Unless you know the answer to all of these questions, surely you trust the medical team that are actually professionals. 

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3 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

 

Bailey Fritsch in 2022

2.2 against Footscray rd 1

1.0 against  Suns rd 2

2.2 against Essendon rd 3

3.0 against Port rd 4

4.0 against GWS rd 5 

2.2 against Richmond rd 6

1.1 against Hawthorn rd 7

1.0 against St.Kilda rd 8

He was quiet last week but surely these numbers qualify him for the “playing his role” status which gets handed out to others when justifying a supposed quiet game.

One of our teams strengths is you can’t stop them all, it was only a couple of weeks ago people were calling for Kozi to do more. The counter argument being his pressure acts, I would think Fritsch’s pressure acts would never rival that of our small fwds but he is a class player that is hard to match up on and can produce when needed. 
 

 

Spot on.

And I'd that the combination of his skill, brilliant one one marking ability (particularly for a player who is neither tall or super strong) and his importance to the side mean that the opposition simply have to put a decent defender on him, and they have to play him pretty tight. 

Which is tricky on a number of fronts. He will thrash most small defenders in the air, so you need a medium or big on him. But they also have to cover THREE other talls.

Thisls adds to the match up challenge as how many tall defenders do each team actually have. It is one reason why the dogs struggle to contain us

And making things more of a challenge is that having to play him tight makes it hard to zone off him - which in tun makes or harder to stop our other talls.

The other ace up fritters sleeve is his brilliant field kicking that often create score involvements and goal assists. 

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17 hours ago, Chook said:

Finally Bedford gets dropped. Sick of this guy getting 0 touches a game week after week without consequences.

completely agree!  Bloke has played 8 games this year and averages 2 touches per game!

did I mention I hate the sub?!

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We'd need a scoreline of around 140 points to 50 points to get to 160% this week. 100 points to 30 points would have a similar effect. 

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Nothing sure than Lever being issued a fine for not wearing a mask.

at least Max has his beard covered

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1 hour ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

We'd need a scoreline of around 140 points to 50 points to get to 160% this week. 100 points to 30 points would have a similar effect. 

I'd say the latter scoreline is more realistic than the former.

In reality, I see this game going down a similar path as the North game last year in Hobart.

Eagles will be super competitive in the first half and may even lead. We'll cop a rocket at half time, hold a slender lead at 3 qtr time, and then kick 5-6 goals to 0-1 goal in the last quarter...running out winners by 6-8 goals. 

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45 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Nothing sure than Lever being issued a fine for not wearing a mask.

You couldn't see the water he was sipping. Amazing how long it can last

Wonder who/what determines who gets the business class seats

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35 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

You couldn't see the water he was sipping. Amazing how long it can last

Wonder who/what determines who gets the business class seats

Taller senior players?

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Reported that stars Shannon Hurn and and Andrew Gaff are now outs for WC due to “niggles”.  Apparently now have only 23 fit players to choose from. 

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5 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

Reported that stars Shannon Hurn and and Andrew Gaff are now outs for WC due to “niggles”.  Apparently now have only 23 fit players to choose from. 

Hurn is a big out. They have very little left to cover our forward line. They still have scoring power, but it is obviously aging and out-of-form. 

As for Gaff...meh. 

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11 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

Reported that stars Shannon Hurn and and Andrew Gaff are now outs for WC due to “niggles”.  Apparently now have only 23 fit players to choose from. 

 

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7 minutes ago, CYB said:

Hurn is a big out. They have very little left to cover our forward line. They still have scoring power, but it is obviously aging and out-of-form. 

As for Gaff...meh. 

The match up for Hurn was either Kozzy or Fritch. Maybe an advantage for WCE hes now out

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20 hours ago, hardtack said:

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

They didn't have the season that WC have and % wasn't in the low 50;s so the chitchat is entirely different.

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25 minutes ago, DubDee said:

I reckon Hurn and Gaff being out is the tipping point.  120 pt win coming up

It can be frustrating but we always find a way to make things a grind. Dees by 30. 

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56 minutes ago, Grimes Times said:

The match up for Hurn was either Kozzy or Fritch. Maybe an advantage for WCE hes now out

I dont think he would have taken Kozzy.  Fritta was more likely but now they have to potentially deploy Barass onto him

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