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The suggestions of TMac coming back are farcical. He is well off the pace and struggled in a VFL game last week. Knowing Goodwin, there will be bugger all if not no unforced changes.

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No change, no time to panic, we nearly had them beaten twice.

Change the tactical kick into the Forward line.

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1 minute ago, Neil Crompton said:

Gus has one poor game (by his standards) and you want to move him from the middle after 4 great games in the same role? Glad you are not the coach.

4 great games? Averaging over 8 turnovers a game since gong into the middle (3 more than Viney and Oliver). His disposal is a liability in the middle.

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I don't think Melksham  was that bad but he should have kicked three goals which might have changed the game.

Not sure what changes we should make. T mac might need another game and won't get one. Bedford a chance but also a risk. Jvr might give the forward line a different look but is he ready. Still believe it's the kicking into the forward line that hurts us.

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ANB out for mine. He is back to being 'Alex Nearly Bullen'. In that he nearly kicks a goal, connects going forward into 50 and nearly gets the ball clean out of a contested situation. 

His burning of Koz late in the fourth had me convinced we had no chance.

Perhaps some reshuffling among a few positions to make a non like for like move. I wouldn't mind Tomald back in the team. BBB isn't being done any favors with how our forward line in functioning.

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We’re not making multiple changes. 

Harmes might get suspended, and without Jordon we don’t have an obvious replacement. 

Melksham should be dropped for returning to his laziness. If he’s not kicking set shots he’s useless. But TMac’s not likely to be fit and there’s no obvious replacement.

But reality is these changes are fluttering around the edges. If we’re any chance we need a much better team effort from the 20-21 who will played tonight and will play next week. 

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Forget the changes. We'll go in unchanged.

Goody has shown this year that time and time again he'll barely make any changes to the team regardless of the result.

We've had opportunities to bring in guys like JVR, Chandler etc to just try to mix it up bit and change up our forward half structure, but nope.. too late for that now unfortunately. Even if it meant resting a few blokes here and there just to have them cherry ripe for September. We just looked so banged up out there tonight..

We've had a Casey team go 17-1 this year and yet we've refused to reward some of those key contributors which has been disappointing. 

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The problem, and it is an actual problem, is that ANBs role is built into the structure of the team both offensively AND defensively. In essence, he does things to cover players in the D50 and he helps free up Petracca in the F50. 

He is so out of touch and low on confidence that he does need to be replaced but I don’t think we can replace him until the summer. He does this thing that players down on talent or form do where they will get the footy but trudge into players to avoid having to try (and fail) to get it to a teammate. 

If it were me, I would drop him and free up the forward line immediately and say to the team - we are playing an actual forward line so you won’t have protection or blocks in congestion - just get your dare back and get it moving.

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Wow ... what a disappointment.

Other than a few that were ok, most of the team played very poorly. So many dropped marks/fumbles/missed targets.

Credit to Sydney ... very disciplined side.

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OUT: ANB

IN: MCDONALD

If you believe we're our best side with Tom McDonald then we may have to expedite this. If it was any other team other than Brisbane, I would probably leave him out. But as as ludicrous as it sounds, I feel we can afford to carry him through this one if we have to.

EDIT: Most of course would believe that a fully fit Tom McDonald makes us a better side. The question is how close he can get to that? Unfortunately, we won't actually know unless we play him.

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2 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

need a second tall forward at the g - it's one of plugger, weed, mitch brown, or jvr for melksham for mine

expecting harmes to be suspended and would probably pick a mid to come, which i guess means it's dunstan which is...not great

You could put Sparrow into midfield more and bring another forward in. Too many mids in the forward line anyway.

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Lions 

IN - Rayner Answerth Fort 

out. BigO (concussed) Ahchee Robinson/Wilmot

Dees 

names are just names 

it’s our style that was lacking and Longmire simply outsmarted us and his players “owned us” again 

In - composure; someone who can kick the footy to find a target inside 50; a heartbeat for some players, ; winning clearances 
out. - reckless ill disciplined footy; risky kicks in back 50 ( Gawn 🤮🤮🤮) ; fumbles fumbles fumbles ; kicking to the pockets; 

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16 minutes ago, BAMF said:

Harmes won't get suspended for that. It was a 50 meter penalty and perhaps a fine.

Yes, got him in the chest not the head.

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I really don't know if I would make any changes.

If we had to play Sydney again next week I would back the same boys in to just play better. A number of players not playing well today and that's taking into account how excellent Sydney's pressure was.

Based on tonights result I would think we would lose again, but I can't see anyone in the twos who would have made a big difference.

I really want to hate on Melksham but my head tells me that he likely did a lot more work than his stats would suggest.

Who would come in though? Bowey and Tmac the only real options?

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3 minutes ago, BAMF said:

I really don't know if I would make any changes.

If we had to play Sydney again next week I would back the same boys in to just play better. A number of players not playing well today and that's taking into account how excellent Sydney's pressure was.

Based on tonights result I would think we would lose again, but I can't see anyone in the twos who would have made a big difference.

I really want to hate on Melksham but my head tells me that he likely did a lot more work than his stats would suggest.

Who would come in though? Bowey and Tmac the only real options?

Who has to come in to get rid of BBB?

TMac or Van Rooyen?

Harmes will be suspended 

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