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2 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

Is 'Punxsatawny Phil' Laurie? Interesting because he was said to be an elite runner when drafted. 

Good 3km time, but no speed. Needs to build repeat speed, repeat efforts and size to go on ball where endurance comes in to play. If he could start playing midfield at Casey he’d really offer our midfield something, but as a half forward he’s just an inferior version of Spargo, we can’t carry 2 of those types 

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In: Harmes (to tag Walsh), Joel Smith, Bowey, JVR

Out: Melky, Rivers,  Hibberd, ANB

B:  Bowey May Petty

HB: Brayshaw Lever Salem

C: Jackson (to provide an outlet from down back for May when we kick towards Richmond station)  Oliver Langdon

High HF:  Trac to play the ANB role and to be used all the time going forward through the middle 

HF: Van Rooyen Sparrow

F: Pickett Fritsch Brown

Ru: Gawn Harmes Viney

Int: Hunt, Spargo, J.Smith, Jordon

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Rivers hasn't rediscovered form and we really need some more dedicated small defenders. Not sure Bowey is the exact need but closer than what Rivers is giving.

My feeling is that Hunt is not effectively limiting his opponent, at the same time as not delivering any counter-attack. So my gut says we have to push Brayshaw back to half-back and bring Harmes back to our midfield.

Melksham has been given his tryout and not delivered. His consistency tells the story.

Where does that leave it...

Out: Rivers, Hunt, Melksham.

In: Bowey, Harmes, and whoever has a solid body and wants to prove they can fight and scrap in contests up forward.

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1 hour ago, dee-tox said:

I think ANB has had enough chances this year. So much momentum is lost when he finally gets the ball after fumbling. My only concern is that Chandler and Bedford has has a few opportunities and never really grabbed them. I wonder if Laurie is the best option. Seems a good kick and sure ball handler.

Bedford took a few of his opps when given the chance.  Some of his pick ups of loose ground balls then finish for goal were stunning with limited TOG.

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Why does everybody want Hunt out? Kept Ginnivan quiet. I think everybody is overreacting here. It wasn't a bad lose. We lost by a goal. Gawn missed a sitter and Jordon's holding the ball decision was a joke.

Only 1 change Harmes in Sparrow out

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I got ridiculed for calling for ANB to be dropped this week. His defensive efforts fall short for what a liability he is in attack. How many times did he get caught with the ball or fumbled?

Enough is enough. We need to take advantage when we have midfield dominance. 

Out: ANB, Rivers

In: JVR, Bowey

Hibbo was putrid tonight, but has been good most of  the year.

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ANB roles is one of defence. He plays a role that allows Trac to roam forward. I’m not sure there is anyone else that can do it. Even when he stuffs it up with the ball, he’s a role player.

JJ plays the wing role well, but he’s too slow on the outside and Ed was getting schooled by Sidebottom on the other.

I would be very tempted to target one of Spargs and Kozzy for Chandler. They have too often let us down defensively this year. Cannot reward mediocrity. 
 

I thought  it was the non playing 23 that was supposed to keep us honest. 

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2 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

ANB 22 pressure acts, our third-most behind Oliver and Viney.

I reckon that's going to keep him in the side.

However, ANB, Pickett, Spargo and Sparrow combined for 0 tackles inside forward 50. Bearing in mind Fritsch and Brown also laid 0 tackles inside 50, that's not going to win us games of football.

Lever only played 85% TOG. Would not at all be surprised if he's carrying an injury.

Meanwhile just as Hibberd and Hunt both regress back into the form that made us all suspect neither was best 22 this year, we've flipped Joel Smith back yet again to a forward at Casey.

Quantify ANB's 22 pressure acts and subtract the number of times he fumbled or got caught with the ball.

ANB fails the eye test. He's been a liability up forward for a while. Needs time at Casey.

 

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I just want to see reward and accountability. Reward for the guys at Casey that are performing in an undefeated team. Accountability for players in the ones that are underperforming to keep them honest and have that competition for spots.Unfortunately with another bye this week for Casey I think there will be minimal change again. Naming players in the squad or as a sub isn’t enough for me. Get them in and give them an opportunity.
In : Kade “ viagra “ Chandler. He has been dead set stuff this year. 
Out : ANB. Been underwhelming for weeks and I think Chandler could do his role but hurt more offensively. Possibly Bowey for Rivers.

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Ben Brown had a season high 16 possessions last night and kicked 2 goals but he is such a massive liability when the ball is in his hands in open play, on the ground and defensively. I don’t think he is accretive to us winning.

I am not saying Weideman is the answer but if TMac was fit, Brown wouldn’t be in my side. 

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8 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

I was on Jordons wing all night, we worked his guts out and one of our better players I thought. Actually was looking to attack most of the time

Worked his [censored] off and his second third and fourth efforts weee great. 

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7 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Why does everybody want Hunt out? Kept Ginnivan quiet. I think everybody is overreacting here. It wasn't a bad lose. We lost by a goal. Gawn missed a sitter and Jordon's holding the ball decision was a joke.

Only 1 change Harmes in Sparrow out

Lever played on Ginnivan most of the night and destroyed him

Hunt was ok

If Smith does well at Casey, he might replace Melksham

Harmes for Jordon - his knee is stuffed - painkillers aren’t cutting it for him

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9 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

Why does everybody want Hunt out? Kept Ginnivan quiet. I think everybody is overreacting here. It wasn't a bad lose. We lost by a goal. Gawn missed a sitter and Jordon's holding the ball decision was a joke.

Only 1 change Harmes in Sparrow out

Hunt was on McCreery. He should have contributed WAY more to us offensively given his matchup.

 

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2 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

JVR has to come in until TMac is ready. Maxy/Dogga can drift forward, but they are not forwards.

Correct. We need another bigger body in the forward line whoever it maybe. Can't just have Brown as sole big guy. Max and in particular Jackson have trouble playing forward although Max has performed on odd occasions. Other than about 15 mins in the GF Jacko has done next to nothing. All the hype on him is highly overrated IMO.

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1 hour ago, MoeSyzlak said:

If anyone saw the Viney interview after the game have look at Brown in the background. Can hardly walk. 

BBB was enormous last night. If people are expecting him to do all the donkey work in the air as our lone KPF, and provide defensive pressure, they are kidding themselves.

Our mid/small forwards are letting us down. And if the Unicorn is agile enough to play as a mid as some say, then he's capable enough of applying forward pressure.

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