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Not to mention, we need Petty to continue to develop down back so that he can take over when May moves on or starts to decline - which could be only a season or two away. May will be 31 next year.

There's no reason why the bulk of this group can't be up at the pointy end of things for 5 years or so and we need to draft, list manage and develop players accordingly.

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8 hours ago, bing181 said:

Not to mention, we need Petty to continue to develop down back so that he can take over when May moves on

Exactly!!

It's just a delay to pre-season, Brown will be fine and now with support (T-Mac and JVR) he will have more space to play his leading game.

The back end of this year isn't fair to mark Brown on, he clearly needed a rest and tall support in the fwd line but we refused to play Weid.  he has the work load of 2 fwds generally playing on at least 2 def

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To my mind, if we are relying on BBB as a key forward in 2023, we will be in trouble. His weaknesses were really shown up this year -particularly his awkwardness as soon as the ball hits the ground. I am not blaming him; he was instrumental in 2021 and he owes us nothing. But the way forward is TMac, JVR, Schache maybe, a dynamite midfield led by Gawn and Grundy, and of course Fritta.

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i wonder how much our back line gets paid compared to the forwards?

Seems we disproportionately have most of our talent in the backline....We also got better backups for our backline too.

Something has to give eventually.  Petty forward is a risk we can afford to take.

He is a better mark than David Neitz imo, who exceled both back and forward.   Given the chance he will kill it as a forward, has the required mongrel in him to succeed. 

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1 hour ago, NeveroddoreveN said:

i wonder how much our back line gets paid compared to the forwards?

Seems we disproportionately have most of our talent in the backline....We also got better backups for our backline too.

Something has to give eventually.  Petty forward is a risk we can afford to take.

He is a better mark than David Neitz imo, who exceled both back and forward.   Given the chance he will kill it as a forward, has the required mongrel in him to succeed. 

Absolutely the biggest SHIFT necessary for 2023. Do it snd we are with all else back as a real Flag favourite even with Cats starting about 5 goals in front in Round1. 

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18 hours ago, John Demonic said:

Maybe, but when has Goody ever thought that of any player, and not squeezed every ounce of juice from them in a single season? (that was a bad analogy)

Ben Brown 2021, managed perfectly 

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18 hours ago, bing181 said:

I find this suggestion of throwing Petty forward just bizarre. It only weakens our backline. Heck, if we really want to solve the KPF question we could just go the whole hog and move Steven May down there.

May was originally recruited as a forward (to Gold Coast) while Petty - despite a popular narrative on here - was a back man as a junior. May would potentially make the better swingman, if needed. 

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3 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Ben Brown 2021, managed perfectly 

Fair call. Although Ive just thought that related to him coming from a club with lower fitness and running standards that limited what he could do when he first played for us, which necessitated a 6 week training block before he could return. I'm not as convinced Goody will have a management program for him this year except "get him right, and he plays as long as fitness and form permit him"

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40 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

Fair call. Although Ive just thought that related to him coming from a club with lower fitness and running standards that limited what he could do when he first played for us, which necessitated a 6 week training block before he could return. I'm not as convinced Goody will have a management program for him this year except "get him right, and he plays as long as fitness and form permit him"

Goody doesn’t make those calls, it’s all up the the S & C staff

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9 hours ago, Ollie fan said:

To my mind, if we are relying on BBB as a key forward in 2023, we will be in trouble. His weaknesses were really shown up this year -particularly his awkwardness as soon as the ball hits the ground

Actually think BBB is alot better once the ball hits the ground than many give him credit for.  Yes he looks awkward, but in my view he has brilliant footy sense that means even when he misses the mark, he knows where to go to put himself in dangerous positions to stay in the contest and be useful option in chains that end up in goals, whether he's the one kicking them or some deft tap ons to others.  Don't think he would have been the leading goal kicker in the league over a period of 3 years if he was a one trick pony and couldn't do stuff off the ground.  I also think he's an absolute asset and great teacher for guys like JVR in this respect.

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9 hours ago, Ollie fan said:

and of course Fritta.

Speaking of Fritta (and not for the first time today, OF 😉) he had knee surgery immediately at season’s end for an injury sustained during training when he was tackled by (iirc) Greg Stafford, of all the hulking big bodies you don’t want landing on you. 😁

He’s fully recovered and returns home from O/S tomorrow night. He’ll be starting pre-season with everyone else in the first week of December or whenever it is. 

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On 11/15/2022 at 3:36 PM, Sydee said:

J Smith trains as a forward over summer, stays fit and surprises everyone with 40+ goals (yes, I know this one is a bit out there 😀)

He is not going to be a 'saviour' but he could well be a significant addition to what is shaping as a potent forward arc. Sustainable fitness and confidence are the two key factors for Joel to address. I'd like to see a readiness of Joel to attack teams and opportunities should BB be injured or wanting due to injuries.

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28 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Speaking of Fritta (and not for the first time today, OF 😉) he had knee surgery immediately at season’s end for an injury sustained during training when he was tackled by (iirc) Greg Stafford, of all the hulking big bodies you don’t want landing on you. 😁

He’s fully recovered and returns home from O/S tomorrow night. He’ll be starting pre-season with everyone else in the first week of December or whenever it is. 

 Looking forward to Demonland comments on pre-season preparations and potentials. Glad that it is nearly underweigh...

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19 hours ago, bing181 said:

Not to mention, we need Petty to continue to develop down back so that he can take over when May moves on or starts to decline - which could be only a season or two away. May will be 31 next year.

There's no reason why the bulk of this group can't be up at the pointy end of things for 5 years or so and we need to draft, list manage and develop players accordingly.

We also need a couple of great planning moves to develop an alternative set of game plans - broadly applied across all players and recruits. We've got the timber, we are losing the 'spark'. 

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3 hours ago, Red and Blue realist said:

May was originally recruited as a forward (to Gold Coast) while Petty - despite a popular narrative on here - was a back man as a junior. May would potentially make the better swingman, if needed. 

Wondered for a long time why this has not been implemented and/or trialled.

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10 hours ago, Ollie fan said:

To my mind, if we are relying on BBB as a key forward in 2023, we will be in trouble. His weaknesses were really shown up this year -particularly his awkwardness as soon as the ball hits the ground. I am not blaming him; he was instrumental in 2021 and he owes us nothing. But the way forward is TMac, JVR, Schache maybe, a dynamite midfield led by Gawn and Grundy, and of course Fritta.

I wonder just how good Fritta might be ... if May was up forward, as well. 

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2 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Goody doesn’t make those calls, it’s all up the the S & C staff

I meant the same thing. The club, the S & C, the FD, Goody, whoever.. the point still remains that BBB was not managed in the sense of load management, he was just never in MFC shape to begin with and had to go away to get right.

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10 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

He is not going to be a 'saviour' but he could well be a significant addition to what is shaping as a potent forward arc. Sustainable fitness and confidence are the two key factors for Joel to address. I'd like to see a readiness of Joel to attack teams and opportunities should BB be injured or wanting due to injuries.

JS is lucky to be still on the list in my view 

Hope he stays injury free so we can all see what some on here have been banging on about. Its time.

 

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11 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Wondered for a long time why this has not been implemented and/or trialled.

How can you say that? Petty at his age has a wonderful career in store. We should use him best for our team and forward he has a great future.

Our great full back could play firward but we are talking a cameo only.

We would be so much better with Petty JVR Tmac BBB Fritta Kossie some other small crumbers and resting rucks at times making our forward line varied and strong.

It's a team game and we have some options let's use them. 

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On 11/15/2022 at 4:06 PM, Sydee said:

Wouldn't be assuming we get much output from BBB going forward - Goodwin has said more than once he will have ongoing knee issues to manage for the remainder of his playing days

I suspect this isn't a fix but part of the ongoing maintenance regime

My sense is that if we are still reliant on him being our main tall target inside F50 in 2023 we have not improved - I remain hopeful that one of the following can happen

- JVR has a massive summer and performs at the highest level consistently 

- H Petty is used as a tall forward

- Either Grundy or Gawn (or both) can have a meaningful impact in the F50 

- J Smith trains as a forward over summer, stays fit and surprises everyone with 40+ goals (yes, I know this one is a bit out there 😀)

 

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No harm in Tmac doing extras with a trainer and getting full confidence in his movement. Was a shock to hear that the screws snapped in that incident in the final (vfl) without any damage to the bones. Whilst I love our full list, the selection squeeze is going to be brutal in 2023. Hoping everyone embraces it and we crush teams at both levels all year long 

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