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37 minutes ago, demoncat said:

Oh god I can see it already 😅

I think we really need to commit to using players who at the very least are going to be on our list next year. Whether that is Weid and Dunstan or LVR and Laurie.

Far be it from me to criticise Goody and co's selections, but I think I speak for most people when I say the time for selecting M. Brown and Melksham over players with longer term futures at the club is just about over.

No disrespect to those two however - they've been great servants of the club and in their own ways have contributed to the success we are seeing now.

If either if these players win us games, then they should be selected.  They are on our list this year to help us win the flag.  We dont need to blood players unnecessarily, or hold out players because they wont be around next year.  We just have to pick the best team from who we have, reward performance and effort.

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6 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

If either if these players win us games, then they should be selected.  They are on our list this year to help us win the flag.  We dont need to blood players unnecessarily, or hold out players because they wont be around next year.  We just have to pick the best team from who we have, reward performance and effort.

Fair point. Perhaps I was being a bit simplistic about it. Obviously if they are the best players for a particular role, they should be in regardless of their playing futures (as you point out).

I guess my thinking came more down to these two players in particular - in that I think for the roles that they would be bought in to play, that there are players that would bring just as much but have a longer term future at the club and would benefit from a good run at it.

Having said that it is easy for me to sit here and presume that other players would deliver more. Clearly if Goody and co choose to play one or both of them, they believe that they are the best players to come in.

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Lycett out for Port. 

"Lycett, who had surgery in April after dislocating his shoulder against the Demons in round four, played his first game back in the SANFL at the weekend.  After running the game out strongly, the 29-year-old felt soreness in his shoulder on Sunday night and has since showed signs of an infection".

Should we consider giving Gawn or Jackson a week off if either is still hampered by their recent injury?

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3 hours ago, demoncat said:

Oh god I can see it already 😅

I think we really need to commit to using players  the time for selecting M. Brown and Melksham over players with longer term futures at the club is just about over.

No disrespect to those two however - they've been great servants of the club and in their own ways have contributed to the success we are seeing now.

Kudos DC for respectfully acknowledging Mitch and Jake’s contributions. Much more “classy” than the derogatory  use of acronyms such as ‘NQR’ and that other crudely agricultural term ‘spud’ some folk self-indulge in.

As a watcher of proceedings both Melbourne and Casey Demons albeit from afar. There are plenty of reasons to be enthusiastic and optimistic about future of the club. Membership is at an all time high, both teams presently hold high ladder positions late in the season and our roster of players is largely youthful and talented. The coaching group is experienced and definitely has the runs on the board. The administration is resourceful and the financial position is sound.

No two seasons are going to be exactly the same. It is unrealistic to believe given the quality of opponents and length of the season, that 2022 will a cakewalk to the Grand Final. There are a range of seemingly imponderable factors such as form, injuries, collective belief and determination that must be taken into account. Much simpler to dissect with hindsight though than foresight.

Whatever will occur in the remainder of the season is in the lap of the football gods, but we will be applauding the triumphs and commiserating the losses. Fingers crossed for more of the former.

* postscript both the aforementioned players have experience and smarts maybe there will be a twist in     the tale?

 

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42 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Lycett out for Port. 

"Lycett, who had surgery in April after dislocating his shoulder against the Demons in round four, played his first game back in the SANFL at the weekend.  After running the game out strongly, the 29-year-old felt soreness in his shoulder on Sunday night and has since showed signs of an infection".

Should we consider giving Gawn or Jackson a week off if either is still hampered by their recent injury?

Firstly thank goodness for that out.

Secondly, yeah probably, if they are still really battling fitness that is, if they're 95% they've probably gotta play.

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Lycett out for Port. 

"Lycett, who had surgery in April after dislocating his shoulder against the Demons in round four, played his first game back in the SANFL at the weekend.  After running the game out strongly, the 29-year-old felt soreness in his shoulder on Sunday night and has since showed signs of an infection".

Should we consider giving Gawn or Jackson a week off if either is still hampered by their recent injury?

reckon we want to get them both back into form so play them if no risk.

Not having Lycett barrel into them both is definately a positive!

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20 hours ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Out: indigenous guernsey 

In: Traditional home guernsey 

Out: focusing on what the players wear

In: focusing on the important things 
 

In 2017 many Richmond fans were furious that the players had to wear that hideous canary yellow strip. At the time I thought they should just be happy that they made it to the GF and were potentially gonna break a 37-year premiership drought (spoiler alert: they did). And that was for a GF. Surely for a H&A match the players’ attire isn’t a pressing matter. 

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Without being in the inner sanctum.

 

I’d be dropping.

Bedford & Bowey for Rivers & Van Rooyen.

🤞🏻 Oliver gets up. If not Dunstan in.

Laurie the emergency.

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10 minutes ago, Doug Reemer said:

Without being in the inner sanctum.

 

I’d be dropping.

Bedford & Bowey for Rivers & Van Rooyen.

🤞🏻 Oliver gets up. If not Dunstan in.

Laurie the emergency.

If you mean Laurie to be an emergency, fine. If you mean Laurie to be the sub, no way. It's disrespectful to any player to play his inaugural game as the sub. And I seem to recall the club has already said that it won't select a first-gamer as the sub.

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On 7/9/2022 at 10:44 PM, jayceebee31 said:

 

AGREE

 

Bedford has real talent; he just needs some confidence - perhaps a little more grunt and mongrel at the ball will assist in this regard - he is fast, he is lethal going goalward, he has an eye for an opportunity, he blends with others well - usually on the outside or in space. If you do not play him with some consistency, he is going to wither on the 'tried that' vine at the Demons. Play him against Port.

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5 hours ago, DubDee said:

reckon we want to get them both back into form so play them if no risk.

Not having Lycett barrel into them both is definately a positive!

Surely it depends on "health fitness" vs "match fitness" - the only way to gain the latter is in a match.

4 hours ago, Doug Reemer said:

Without being in the inner sanctum.

 

I’d be dropping.

Bedford & Bowey for Rivers & Van Rooyen.

🤞🏻 Oliver gets up. If not Dunstan in.

Laurie the emergency.

I like this, but would bring in Hunt in lieu of Rivers, at this stage.

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Wouldn’t  be dropping Toby for an Alice Springs game.

It would be such a big moment for him. No doubt his mob would be making the trip from Halls Creek.

Laurie should be rewarded based on form though. Spargo also had a bit of a stinker too though so maybe that's the change.

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10 minutes ago, BAMF said:

It would be such a big moment for him. No doubt his mob would be making the trip from Halls Creek.

Laurie should be rewarded based on form though. Spargo also had a bit of a stinker too though so maybe that's the change.

Make Bedford sub and they can still come.

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17 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Out: focusing on what the players wear
In: focusing on the important things

Nah ... I think everyone needs to change the colour of their jocks. That'll do it.

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18 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Out: focusing on what the players wear

In: focusing on the important things 
 

In 2017 many Richmond fans were furious that the players had to wear that hideous canary yellow strip. At the time I thought they should just be happy that they made it to the GF and were potentially gonna break a 37-year premiership drought (spoiler alert: they did). And that was for a GF. Surely for a H&A match the players’ attire isn’t a pressing matter. 

I'd argue that the 2017 flag made that jumper more popular with Tigers fans! Much like how for most of us Optus Stadium will now always have a place in our hearts!

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Changes with Oliver confirmed out-

Out- Oliver, Bedford, Bowey, Sparrow

In- Hunt, Rivers, JVR, Chandler

Salem to go into the midfield also Chandler rotate between mid/forward.

Laurie is behind Chandler on stringing good games together. 

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1 minute ago, layzie said:

There it is, no more hoping and wishing. Just get that thumb perfect again Clarry. 

Agree. If Oliver played, you could be sure the Port players would be wacking his hand (thumb) all game. Get him cherry ripe and sound of thumb.

 

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