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4 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Lachie Whitfield gets 1 week and misses the Demons game. 

 

That is a shocking decision by the MRP, if he was a Dees player I would be livid.

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34 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Weightman’s now kicked 6, I wonder what his role in team is?

It’s Norf.  Do it against a top 8 side and I’ll take note. 
 

I’m also of the view that Kosi is in some horrible form. If he has another stinker he has to be dropped. 

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1 hour ago, Gawndy the Great said:

It’s Norf.  Do it against a top 8 side and I’ll take note. 
 

I’m also of the view that Kosi is in some horrible form. If he has another stinker he has to be dropped. 

Yes it was only against North but 6 goals is still a good effort. From our last 4 weeks including losses to Port and Freo and wins against Carlton and Collingwood. 

Kosi 4 goals 

Chandler 1 goal 

Spargo 2 goals 

ANB : 2 goals 

Anyway the point I was trying to make is  when our smalls seemingly do little damage on the scoreboard we’re told we don’t understand their roles. 9 goals from 4 small fwds over 4 games isn’t good enough from a team with our experience and numbers of inside 50’s. 

I would add though their tackle numbers for those 4 games are pretty good. 

Kosi : 12

Chandler : 18

Spargo : 8

ANB : 26 

I can’t see why most players can’t average 4 tackles an game.

On a side note many on here have been floating the idea of Bowey for Spargo, going off those numbers i think it’s worth trialing for a couple of weeks. 
 

I agree about Picket but honestly can’t see him being dropped. He’s been a bit undisciplined of late though. 

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It makes it hard for the young Norf players when the senior players lack composure/leadership at vital moments. Late Q3 Norf had momentum. McKay kicked inboard ... went straight to Caleb Daniel (smallest player on the ground) ... turnover ... goal. Then Dogs got another goal. Momentum/game lost ... 

I also feel sorry for Larkey and Zurha. They try so hard. And kicks to Larkey are usually on his head, which means he cops way too much physically.

Below ... Hugh Greenwood lookalike ... Matthew Newton.

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2 hours ago, Jibroni said:

That is a shocking decision by the MRP, if he was a Dees player I would be livid.

Yet Rioli can clobber an opponent’s jaw with the raised forearm / elbow = fine only.  
Michael Christian just throws some dice. 

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2 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

I literally bumped into Bert Newton ( many moons ago) at an atm in Church St Brighton. Tbh it was hard not to stare at the size of his Noggin.

Apparently it had its own postcode ....

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16 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Yes it was only against North but 6 goals is still a good effort. From our last 4 weeks including losses to Port and Freo and wins against Carlton and Collingwood. 

Kosi 4 goals 

Chandler 1 goal 

Spargo 2 goals 

ANB : 2 goals 

Anyway the point I was trying to make is  when our smalls seemingly do little damage on the scoreboard we’re told we don’t understand their roles. 9 goals from 4 small fwds over 4 games isn’t good enough from a team with our experience and numbers of inside 50’s. 

I would add though their tackle numbers for those 4 games are pretty good. 

Kosi : 12

Chandler : 18

Spargo : 8

ANB : 26 

I can’t see why most players can’t average 4 tackles an game.

On a side note many on here have been floating the idea of Bowey for Spargo, going off those numbers i think it’s worth trialing for a couple of weeks. 
 

I agree about Picket but honestly can’t see him being dropped. He’s been a bit undisciplined of late though. 

I know you didn’t mean to, but you just made a really good case for Nibbler. His tackling against Collingwood was fantastic.

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3 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Weightman having a great game, take note Kosi. When to fly for a mark….

Kossie averages 1 more kick a game and 30% more tackles a game than Weightman. Both average around 1.5 goals a game. Kossie certainly needs a form and discipline adjustment at this stage of the season. Weightman also had a lean patch up the previous round. Hopefully Kossie turns things around in the second half of the season. Though I wouldn’t mind seeing him start next game as the sub to fire him up a little. 

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On 6/16/2023 at 8:42 PM, Engorged Onion said:

This is amazingly obscure and I love it.

if someone could put those words into AI to create some artwork - that’d be amazing. 

Thank you for liking it. Might have to wait until the day AI is much more easy to use, and try to make one like you suggest.

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13 hours ago, John Crow Batty said:

Kossie averages 1 more kick a game and 30% more tackles a game than Weightman. Both average around 1.5 goals a game. Kossie certainly needs a form and discipline adjustment at this stage of the season. Weightman also had a lean patch up the previous round. Hopefully Kossie turns things around in the second half of the season. Though I wouldn’t mind seeing him start next game as the sub to fire him up a little. 

My comments weren’t so much about a comparison between Kosi and Weightman (although the reference to flying for marks was) but more so that small fwds can kick goals as well as apply pressure. I look at other teams small fwds and their output and question whether ours could do more. When ever a poster writes that a small fwd had a quiet game there is then a pile on of posters citing we don’t understand that players role. I would of though in its simplest form it’s when we have the ball to either kick goals or be part of the chain of possessions that ideally leads to a goal or when we don’t have the ball they are to tackle and apply pressure. 9 goals from 4 small fwds in 4 games has to be considered a fail. Yes their tackle numbers were high (except Spargo) but for us to be more dangerous we need greater output from these players. A couple of things to consider, are we playing to the small fwds advantage, are the smalls putting themselves in the right positions (only recently many posters would comment we kick the ball inside 50, two talls fly at the same ball, ball comes to ground and not a small in 10 metres of the contest), and are they doing stupid things like Kosi flying for 2 speccy’s in 60 seconds and not looking like coming close to marking one of them. 
As others have raised I would like to see Bowey tried as a small fwd for a few weeks. I’d play him in place of Spargo, I like Spargo but if another player makes us 1% better in any role than we go with that player.

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