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23 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

His form hasn’t been great recently regardless. If Hibberd is over concussion symptoms and is fit, I’d bring him in for Bowey. Defense wins premierships, and Hibbo is a top tier defender who can lock down the small-mid size game breakers like Jamie Elliott, Charlie Cameron etc. We’ve got rebound covered elsewhere, especially with the recent rise of Rivers.

Won't happen 

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1 hour ago, layzie said:

I'm happy to listen to any counter points on this, I just think it could be foolish to rule the guy out from the running this early. 

As the lead ruckman Max can read the play and In an instant re-position himself anywhere on the field.  No second thoughts required.  No instructions to give anyone.  He just goes. 

He can't do that when Grundy plays as he is 'stuck' in the fwd 50.  He wouldn't assert his authority over a rightly, highly respected Grundy and charge up the field to where he thinks he is needed.  Nor would he abandon the role he has in the F50 at that moment.

On a practical level Grundy can't mark which neutralises our strategy coming out of the D50 and it limits his contribution in the F50.

imv Grundy doesn't play, injuries aside.

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1 minute ago, John Crow Batty said:

Grundy kicked 3 goals last game where his AFL best has been 2 goals. Maybe has learned some forward craft?

One was off the ground in a pack. Another was when he was alone in the 50 metre arc and there was a turnover. I think the third was from a free kick but I'm not sure

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3 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

Grundy kicked 3 goals last game where his AFL best has been 2 goals. Maybe has learned some forward craft?

It seems North's VFL  had a pretty average season and only 5 AFL listed players on the weekend.  Before we get too excited about the propsects of either Grundy or TMac it would be good to have to intelligence on the quality of the individual people they were playing against.  Does anyone have it?

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16 minutes ago, Supreme_Demon said:

I can imagine Collingwood supporters are gleefully laughing at our injury woes!

They really are a vile bunch of mongrels! 🤬🤬🤬🤬

Most of them are supremely confident of a win on Bigfooty. The main reason being that they’ll be fielding a far stronger side than Kings B’day which isn’t inaccurate.

Looks as though their supporters are bullish off a big win over Essendon because they certainly weren’t the week before.

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What a great time to be a Dees fan.

Loved our second half of our H&A season.

Got the pundits on side. Who have dropped the Pies, after their love child went down (J Daicos). 

We play, Thursday week, so the wait isn't too bad.

We are at the "G", for some redemption from last year.

We have a tough team, who will not roll over, in it up to the "eyeballs", as they say.

Get Possessed (MFC finals branding theme),

Go Dees. 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Most of them are supremely confident of a win on Bigfooty. The main reason being that they’ll be fielding a far stronger side than Kings B’day which isn’t inaccurate.

Looks as though their supporters are bullish off a big win over Essendon because they certainly weren’t the week before.

Their form the last 6 weeks is garbage. They haven’t beaten a good side since they scrapped over the line against Port. They barely got over a dying Geelong and then smashed an Essendon side that was just about the worst side in the competition over the last month.

Yes they’ve had injury concerns, but so have we. People forget how many key players we’ve missed throughout the year. We haven’t had the same forwardline for longer than two weeks. We missed Oliver for 10 weeks, Salem missed half a season, I can count on one hand the games Petty got thru uninjured, Gawn missed a chunk with a serious knee injury, it’s been an absolute revolving door of key players in and out each week. 

This will be a very hard game, but we are in far better form and we have a game plan built for finals. 

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13 hours ago, Jibroni said:

 

He changes his mind every 2 weeks hence why I don't draw to him. At least Montagna has a bit more conviction with his analysis, I also don't mind Rohan Connolly.

Do you know what the % of tickets distributed will be. Very keen to come over for it.

Montagna is one of the best.

Connolly tries to push his politics down peoples' throats. I was amazed how aggressive he was with it in the lead-up to the last state election. I might sit on the other side of politics to him, but at the same time, I'm apolitical almost always, respect people for their own individual views even if they aren't my own, and don't drain things down peoples' throats and get aggressive when people have different views to me. Unfortunately, Connolly isn't like that.

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2 hours ago, Supreme_Demon said:

I can imagine Collingwood supporters are gleefully laughing at our injury woes!

They really are a vile bunch of mongrels! 🤬🤬🤬🤬

Yes, these imaginary people are despicable. If it weren’t for the fact that they may, or may not, exist - I would be throwing haymakers down at Nick’s.

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Would love Tommy to come in for Melksham but concerned about his movement. If he is moving well he ticks off what we need most.
 

If Tommy is stuck on the treadmill we are better off playing another runner and play Trac more forward. 

Laurie is growing in confidence. Woey and Spargo other options for mine. 

Harmes and Jordon are out of the picture. 

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On 8/27/2023 at 6:37 PM, Roost it far said:

Out: Melksham (if injured) 
in: TMac

Out Melky, Turner and possibly Bowser

In T.Mac, Grundy and possibly Hibbo

Smith to play back

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2 hours ago, Superunknown said:

Quite apart from the fact we want to win for obvious reasons, I’d really rather avoid going to the other side of the draw which will likely end up with a prelim in Bris. Yuk, no thanks. 

If we lose we would play either Carlton or Sydney, then if we win we could also end up in Adelaide i guess. Neither scenario thrills me particularly, especially if its wet at either venue.

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2 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

If we lose we would play either Carlton or Sydney, then if we win we could also end up in Adelaide i guess. Neither scenario thrills me particularly, especially if its wet at either venue.

If we beat The Filth we get a home Preliminary…

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14 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

When we last played them they were without De Goey, Sidebottom, Elliott and McStay. We were without Oliver and they have lost Daicos but they will be a different proposition to last time we met.

I agree, both teams have enough changes that it’s more of a clean slate compared to the last game, didn’t convey that well enough. 

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