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2 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Is Ben Brown dropped due to form or is he carrying anything?

he has easily been our best tall fwd this year

Form.... carrying something.. 🤔🤔🤔🤔

 

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49 minutes ago, The Jackson FIX said:

They’ll look to stretch us for height, especially after the Essendon approach last week.

typically we’d just run all over them but with the short break and injuries to some of our smalls, there is more risk in this game than I’m comfortable with.

Add in the fact that North are absolute full strength (aside from Xerri) as compared to Richmond who had about 7 of their best 22 out last week.

I get the slight discomfort but we don’t have any business losing this one.

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1 hour ago, kev martin said:

Lever was calling out a nickname to Schache.

"Weasel",  I was taken a back.

Perhaps he has weaseled his way into the team, or his bonding with deep and meaningful discussions. 

I'm told the nickname was Diesel. 

Sorry for the misleading information. 

Lever was really animated when the calls came, called it out three times. Funny how I misheard.

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15 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

I just realised it. The Deez media division ^%&*@#-!p the media release. They reversed the lines. Should have read:

B: J Jordon, J.van Rooyen, J.McVee

HB: J.Viney, J.Schache, M.Hibberd

C: E.Langdon, C.Oliver, T.Sparrow

HF: A.Brayshaw, B.Fritsch, T.Rivers

F: J.Bowey, S.May, J.Lever

Makes much more sense this way.

I’m much happier now, except I’m not sure if we should reverse the rucks with the interchange? But thanks. 

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16 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Is Ben Brown dropped due to form or is he carrying anything?

he has easily been our best tall fwd this year

IMO Schache has shown a good string of games in the 2s, and has been rewarded. BB and TMAC had stinkers so they stay at Casey. We have enough options to have each tall compete for their spot in the 22. 

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2 minutes ago, MrFreeze said:

IMO Schache has shown a good string of games in the 2s, and has been rewarded. BB and TMAC had stinkers so they stay at Casey. We have enough options to have each tall compete for their spot in the 22. 

Ben Brown kicked 4.1, 4.0 and 1.0. The Sydney game was a stinker but surely it's harsh to punish a proven performer for one poor game. Especially with JVR playing, we really need a proven, experienced tall taking the best defender.

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

Schache hasnt played more than a couple of AFL games in a row since 2019. Not sure you can call him a bone fide AFL player. He is in his 8th season and hasn't shown much to date.  Brown is miles ahead of him even if not 100%

But Schache is fit and in some form  - BBB seems to be neither. 

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2 hours ago, heath55 said:

Honestly don’t understand why people care? It literally does not matter whatsoever. Only thing that matters is who is actually named

But how cool would it be for Goody to line them all up in those positions at the start just to fry our brains.

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11 minutes ago, monoccular said:

But Schache is fit and in some form  - BBB seems to be neither. 

Its such a simple metric of consideration really isn't it. 

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Hope the selection sends a strong message re perform or stay at Casey, for TMac bb in particular.  Force them to up their games.

Dunstan unlucky to miss, but maybe there is more he needs to demonstrate to get a gig??? Or maybe he is a single role player that is not ‘open’ with Viney and Clarry ahead of him?

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4 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Schache ahead of Brown/McDonald is a bit of a statement re the latter two. Beginning of the end for them?

Hard to argue the negative.

At least there is some ‘selection integrity’…

Funny how that integrity never keeps your stats out of the team tho.

I dunno, I thought BBB was fine but maybe the KPIs are the real truth? 

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26 minutes ago, monoccular said:

But Schache is fit and in some form  - BBB seems to be neither. 

Brown did a preseason and played all season. how is he not fit?

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

A few posters have expressed doubts and concerns about the game against North.

I don't get it! 

I think confidence is wavering a bit because of the Essendon loss and the Richmond game which was a struggle to win even with all their outs plus the short break on top of that

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54 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Ben Brown kicked 4.1, 4.0 and 1.0. The Sydney game was a stinker but surely it's harsh to punish a proven performer for one poor game. Especially with JVR playing, we really need a proven, experienced tall taking the best defender.

DubDee BBB has been having back issues and will need to prove his fitness before coming back, plenty of time for BB.

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

Is Ben Brown dropped due to form or is he carrying anything?

he has easily been our best tall fwd this year

BBrown is having back issues and coming back via VFL to ease him back in and prove his fitness. It’s a shame as he was in great form before getting injured.

I don’t expect BBrown or TMac to be in the team next year and wouldn’t be surprised if either retired at the end of the year despite being contracted for one more year. They’ve both been good players over the journey, but their bodies are packing up and neither can stay out in the park or maintain form once they make it out there.

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29 minutes ago, Dingo said:

Not so - was at the Casey game and he was running all over the ground.

 

Bit more to the game than running.

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2 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Hi DJ. As much as that concerns me my response related to the inclusion of No.19 up front. I guess their best defender goes to JVR then? 

Maybe their best defender is going to CHF to look after Fritta

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14 minutes ago, DubDee said:

like averaging 3 goals per game at AFL level this year?

And a massive 4 behinds in the VFL last week.

We can't be saying we want to reward form in the VFL and then reward BBB with his 0.4.

Do I want to see BBB back in? Of course. It's hard to deny Schache a chance based on his VFL form though.

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