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44 minutes ago, Flower Magic said:

In: Viney, Fritsch (I hope)

Out: Laurie, Pickett

I'm thinking this. Probably have May rest another week, especially given how well Tommo played.

Some serious selection headaches coming up though and isn't that just grand.

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  • If May is available, then sadly it will have to be Tommo that misses, though he'd travel to Bne as an emergency.
  • If only one of Viney or Fritsch is available then he would replace Kozzie. If Kozzie escapes suspension then Laurie misses.
  • If both are available available then both Kozzie and Laurie miss. If Kozzie isn't suspended, and both Viney and Fritsch are available then it's Laurie and Melksham and some other unlucky player gets moved to sub.

I don't think Salem will be available next week.

It'd be good to give Laurie another game. Though he only had 4 possessions, he was involved in a sweet bit of play in the third quarter, exactly 5 seconds after I told my brother "I haven't seen Laurie much, I think he'll be subbed" ony to be rebuked "You mean that kid". But with quality returning players, we can't really do anything else.

 

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In Fritsch out Laurie

Pickett will cop a fine.

No need to rush Viney and May.

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Harmes is the real worry for me to be honest. 

He started the game straight into the guts but was barely sighted at times.

With Viney out and given the opportunity for more midfield minutes he only finished with 15 disposals. Seemed to fumble a lot last night and had little influence around the contests.

When Viney is fit and ready to then he comes straight back in. I think Harmes is most vulnerable here to lose his spot to him.

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7 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

What?!

I have said it through the pre season I am out on my own on Demonland with my views on Hunter and he did nothing last night to convince me he should be playing in front of some of our young players or even Harmes on last nights form. And if Salem is fit I am definitely playing him in front of Hunter, just my thoughts. 
 

I don’t expect Hunter to be dropped but I would. 

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32 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Harmes is the real worry for me to be honest. 

He started the game straight into the guts but was barely sighted at times.

With Viney out and given the opportunity for more midfield minutes he only finished with 15 disposals. Seemed to fumble a lot last night and had little influence around the contests.

When Viney is fit and ready to then he comes straight back in. I think Harmes is most vulnerable here to lose his spot to him.

Sparrow too. It’s odd being judgemental for a team that started like that but that’s selection with 4 of our best 8 players out.

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59 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Harmes is the real worry for me to be honest. 

He started the game straight into the guts but was barely sighted at times.

With Viney out and given the opportunity for more midfield minutes he only finished with 15 disposals. Seemed to fumble a lot last night and had little influence around the contests.

When Viney is fit and ready to then he comes straight back in. I think Harmes is most vulnerable here to lose his spot to him.

Harmes had 42 pressure acts which is exceptional. Next best was Kossie with 30. Your views on Harmes are no longer objective. 

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13 minutes ago, Fat Tony said:

Harmes had 42 pressure acts which is exceptional. Next best was Kossie with 30. Your views on Harmes are no longer objective. 

Saw this about five seconds after I saw that Daniel Rich had eighteen (18!) rebound 50s, about 40% of the Lion's total. I'd say Harmes has a definite job to do. I'd also argue that 'negating half-forward' has always been his destiny and we shouldn't be worrying about making him a midfielder.

And now I'm going to mention his long kick to Fritsch at the pivotal moment of the 21 grand final. Why? Why not - do I need a reason? 😄

 

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