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I would have brought McDonald in anyway, but the Melksham injury should make it a certainty.

Tomlinson in for Turner. Turner is a young kid in his third game who lost track of his man on a regular basis yesterday. He would get destroyed against a top side. It was a nice reward for some decent Casey form, but Tomlinson has to come in for Cox (May for Mihocek, Lever for McStay).

I hate to say it but Grundy has to come in to support Gawn this week. Van Rooyen can't be expected to compete against Cox, and we're completely stuffed if Cox takes Gawn out with a knee to the ribs in the opening minutes. Smith to sub where he's just as likely to get his 7 touches in one quarter, than spread our across a full game.

I'm still deeply concerned about the form of Bowey and Chandler, but expect both to remain.

 

 

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1 hour ago, binman said:

He knows its 50 50. They discussed it.

He just reckons its unfair the pies, as the home team, don't get any advantage because the g is also our home ground. 

Like when Collingwood played Richmond on the 2018 prelim? Or Richmond played Geelong in the 2017 QF? Or any number of other instances I'm sure you'd find if you spent more than 5 seconds thinking about it? He's a bloody dill.

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13 hours ago, deejammin' said:

Must play two rucks against the Pies. 
in: Grundy, TMac

out: Smith (to sub), Melk(so unlucky!), Laurie

Agree. Cox and Cameron are going to be a handful. Cameron is 204cm and JVR is a first year player at 193cm. Asking him to be a key forward and ruck might be too much: 

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6 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Like when Collingwood played Richmond on the 2018 prelim? Or Richmond played Geelong in the 2017 QF? Or any number of other instances I'm sure you'd find if you spent more than 5 seconds thinking about it? He's a bloody dill.

And besides, the g is our bloody home ground.

The johnny come lately squatters should [censored] off and get their own home ground.

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19 minutes ago, poita said:

I would have brought McDonald in anyway, but the Melksham injury should make it a certainty.

Tomlinson in for Turner. Turner is a young kid in his third game who lost track of his man on a regular basis yesterday. He would get destroyed against a top side. It was a nice reward for some decent Casey form, but Tomlinson has to come in for Cox (May for Mihocek, Lever for McStay).

I hate to say it but Grundy has to come in to support Gawn this week. Van Rooyen can't be expected to compete against Cox, and we're completely stuffed if Cox takes Gawn out with a knee to the ribs in the opening minutes. Smith to sub where he's just as likely to get his 7 touches in one quarter, than spread our across a full game.

I'm still deeply concerned about the form of Bowey and Chandler, but expect both to remain.

 

 

agree re Tommo

Salem still not right! Should have been rested  Not sure he is 100%

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Watching the VFL game at 2x speed which is something in itself, but Casey is playing a different than I have seen for a long time and Grundy is running and competing for everything, his first goal was special. Only VFL but next weeks game will be interesting to see if he can maintain it. Not sure what day Casey plays as nothing up on the AFL site yet. 

 

 

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We must win. The way I hope this final series goes we win first week, stay at home for the rest of the series and hopefully the pies go out in straight sets or hopefully Brisbane beat port then Collingwood have to go there for a prelim then they lose. 

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Do Casey get a game this week? TMac's form is our number 1 selection quandary

Oh and by the way, we're in a QF against Collingwood on Thursday week......it doesn't get much better than that. My dream is they then get through to the GF and we beat them again.

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Apologies if discussed before or in wrong thread. It appears Melksham is done for the rest of the season but was instrumental in getting us to stay in the top 4 and the team now be considered a serious contender.

If (when) we win the big one 23 players will receive a premiership medal, Melks won’t. I reckon the 23 players deserve and should get ‘player’ medals but I feel anyone who was named in the playing 23 throughout the season should also be given a separate ‘premiership team’ medal. (Could be given at the B&F night later on). Rationale being that it is a team game and they contributed throughout the season.

This way people like Melksham would get due recognition for how they contributed throughout the year. (Similar for Jones back in 2022). 
This should be instigated and ‘minted’ by the AFL.  Lastly, if this already occurs…. sorry. 

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3 minutes ago, sisso said:

I might be on my own but I was impressed with Turner yesterday I think he looked a lot more dynamic than Tommo (who is really slow)…I’d keep him as the 3rd tall back

No you're not the only one.

His attack on the contest and ability to aggressively spoil his man was impressive. He was also willing to back himself when needed to attack.

Few times he got into good positions and nearly took some good intercept grabs. At one stage he was incredibly stiff to not be paid a mark deep in their attacking 50.

Him and May were alternating between McLean and Amarty and both kept them to 1 goal between the two.

So yes, he did his job well.

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Grundy has to come in to support Gawn. Gawn has been impressive going solo but starting to look over worked in the last couple of rounds. Another tall loitering in the forward line would also pressure Collingwood's shortish defence. 

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13 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

Grundy has to come in to support Gawn. Gawn has been impressive going solo but starting to look over worked in the last couple of rounds. Another tall loitering in the forward line would also pressure Collingwood's shortish defence. 

He gets a week off though.

But I imagine he would be tired.

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15 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Other than the colour of your shorts, are there any advantages to the ‘home’ team when it’s a home ground to both of them..?

Do Collingwood get a higher ticketing allowance?

 

Given it’s a Thursday night (😵‍💫😵‍💫🙅🏻) I don’t reckon it’ll sell out

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