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PREGAME: Rd 07 vs North Melbourne


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16 hours ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Wouldn't put anything on that happening DM

Harmes yes

Worth prepping Harmes (at Casey and eventually some seniors time) for the job on N Daicos through the middle and forward?

When he goes back handover to Hibb?

Prep Kozzy to pressure Noble who they often use a short kick or so behind play & across HB for the mop up and slingshot distribution.

Maybe Sparrow in a run with on Pendles with some help from others as required (Juddy & / or JJ).

Viney in a head to head with DeGoey

What happened to the rule of taking it one week at a time? One more cliche breach like this one and Demonland might have to suspend you.

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Club needs to make sure that Grundy wears the jumper that doesnt have the label 'Push Here' in the middle of the back.

Don't get me started.....

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14 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

What happened to the rule of taking it one week at a time? One more cliche breach like this one and Demonland might have to suspend you.

Noted LD!!

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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

Huge out. He’s been one of the best mids in the league that past 12 months or so. We should have more of an advantage around the contest.

Massive. He’s a gun footballer. If he played for a real team he’d been leading the Brownlow. 

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10 minutes ago, Queanbeyan Demon said:

We're still talking about the footy right - cos this hppened to me last night?

I'm too scared to ask QD

Besides i will probably end up spending time in the DL dungeon with Igor!

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17 hours ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Laurie looked out of his depth during his short foray on Monday.  Not saying he won't make it but may need a bit more time to develop a cool head under pressure.

One of Harmes or Dunstan surely.

you made that assertion after all of 5 mins play.

JVR looked out of his depth in the first 3 quarters until a VFL defender went to him

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2 minutes ago, BangBnagBang said:

you made that assertion after all of 5 mins play.

JVR looked out of his depth in the first 3 quarters until a VFL defender went to him

Yes its a pretty harsh assessment BB although he was on for a tad more than that (approx 11 min).  Watching him in the replay he did cough a couple up late.

As i said i reckon he'll be fine but he's also competing with the likes of Harmes & Dunstan for that sub spot yes?   Both of whom appear to be in slightly better form at Casey atm even though Bill's form is also pretty good at that level.

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1 hour ago, YearOfTheDees said:

These games are a free hit for teams like North. Get beaten by 100 points and no-one really takes much notice, push us for three quarters and get beaten by 30 points equals good effort, get the win and the world turns on us. Melbourne just need to come out in the first and put them away. 

Need to hunt them from the start and get the game on our terms. No lax first half and then think omg they've come to play we better do something. Dent their confidence early 

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Luke Davies-Uniacke out is pretty big.

Leads the Kangaroos for Clearances, score involvements, contested possessions AND effective disposals (quite the pairing!) and is second for goal assists. In fact, North are yet to win a game this season without LDU getting 30+ disposals, 10+ clearances, 5+ tackles and a goal.

He's their guy for both getting it and using it.

We really have to seize this game as our opportunity to get our clearance work sorted out against an inside mid group so depleted that our second-choice group would expect to match them.

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Just now, Little Goffy said:

Luke Davies-Uniacke out is pretty big.

Leads the Kangaroos for Clearances, score involvements, contested possessions AND effective disposals (quite the pairing!) and is second for goal assists. In fact, North are yet to win a game this season without LDU getting 30+ disposals, 10+ clearances, 5+ tackles and a goal.

He's their guy for both getting it and using it.

We really have to seize this game as our opportunity to get our clearance work sorted out against an inside mid group so depleted that our second-choice group would expect to match them.

Shame.....

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1 hour ago, Demon Dynasty said:

I'm too scared to ask QD

Besides i will probably end up spending time in the DL dungeon with Igor!

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Deadly Earnest? Great name.

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Really interesting selection on two fronts IMO. 

Firstly, Schache over Brown and TMac. There’s no suggestion the latter two aren’t fit enough for AFL level - if they weren’t I’d have expected as much to be said by the club to help inform us members. So the club instead thinks that Schache’s VFL form this year trumps Brown and TMac’s AFL form. Tough for Brown given he was great before his injury but Schache offers more defensively which may be the logic. 

Second, no one rested despite the fresh legs of Laurie, Turner, Harmes and Dunstan. It’s in line with the FD’s general approach to seek consistency but on a 5 day break with a trip to the Gold Coast next week I’m still surprised. 

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6 hours ago, Neitas bump said:

Still no Dunstan, what more does the bloke have to do!

48 touches last week. 

The mid season trade period can't come soon enough for capable blokes like Dunstan who would be craving a regular  senior game.

6 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

It's a worry that neither tmac or bbb took their chance for a definitive spot in the seniors. Anyone that doesn't think we have a forward line problem is kidding themselves. Thank goodness for Jvr stepping up but he's still a young unknown. Not saying he won't perform but it's not guaranteed and we don't know at what level. He's only got 5 games in fgs. Kozzie is up and down and Fritta though ok isn't where he used to be at. Credit to Goody for trying the Petty option but as much as always hoped for it, he wasn't really up to it. Maybe with Gawn back in he will help out but his kicking still worries me. 

If we are going to win a flag thus year we definitely need either Tmac or Bbb to come good or a long shot in Schache. And it needs to happen soon. 

Our fwd line fell apart last year and it saw us drop out in straight sets.  Any suggestions?

 

I still see BBB in our side in the second half of the year, injury permitting.

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6 hours ago, Neitas bump said:

Still no Dunstan, what more does the bloke have to do!

48 touches last week. 

I watched most of the first quarter of the Casey game. Dunstan got plenty of the ball, but did little damage with it. In fact, many, if not most, of his kicks missed their targets, even when he was under no pressure. So, the answer to your question of "what does the bloke have to do" is likely to be "improve his disposal efficiency".

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Happy to see Schache get a go.  What surprised me is that TMc is preferred over Brown if the emergency nominations are anything to go by.

I guess the club is still experimenting.

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7 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Happy to see Schache get a go.  What surprised me is that TMc is preferred over Brown if the emergency nominations are anything to go by.

I guess the club is still experimenting.

Can only think Tommy's foot is better than Benny's back 🤷🤷🤷

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49 minutes ago, brendan said:

Troy broadbridge holding up the ball at the end when siren goes 

Yes.  Still brings a tear to my eye.

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4 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Huge out. He’s been one of the best mids in the league that past 12 months or so. We should have more of an advantage around the contest.

Their best and most important player. Massive out.

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