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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Absolutely zero chance Bowey is getting dropped..

Actually watch yesterday's game and you'll see that Bowey defended really well and won some critical intercept possessions. 

I suspect it's not a question of whether Bowey gets dropped but rather has he received a shoulder/arm/AC joint injury that might keep him out.

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Absolutely zero chance Bowey is getting dropped..

Actually watch yesterday's game and you'll see that Bowey defended really well and won some critical intercept possessions. 

His best game for many weeks. 

Super hard at it too. 

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2 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I suspect it's not a question of whether Bowey gets dropped but rather has he received a shoulder/arm/AC joint injury that might keep him out.

He came back on and played out the game. 

It was a suspected stinger which will be fine in 11 days time.

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8 hours ago, Nairobi_Demon said:

I suspect Hibberd would have played today if not concussed, and that Turner would have been pre-warned that he’d only have one week. 

And assuming Melksham is indeed injured, it would seem TMac will get the call up.

So Hibberd for Turner and TMac for Melksham  

But I do worry about TMac’s fitness. A long shot, but what do others think of Tomlinson playing forward instead of TMac?  He’s much fitter than TMac right now and would therefore have the tank to get up the ground to support our exits from D50 and kicks along the wing, like TMac did when he was fit.  Of course he hasn’t trained there all year - too much experimentation at this late stage in the season?

 

He will probably have another Casey game if it is needed but you saw how seamlessly Oliver & Friita fitted in so gave to trust the High Performance team on this 

 

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Agree Katrina,

Indubitably his best performance yet in Demon colours. Though of course, in the VFL competition against a lower rated 'wildcard' opponent. Brody certainly had a more dynamic, energetic edge to his performance. With greater endurance, he  had the mobile ruckman - midfielder hybrid happening with a cameo pinch hit forward role thrown in.

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1 minute ago, Tarax Club said:

Indubitably his best performance yet in Demon colours. Though of course, in the VFL competition against a lower rated 'wildcard' opponent. Brody certainly had a more dynamic, energetic edge to his performance. With greater endurance, he  had the mobile ruckman - midfielder hybrid happening with a cameo pinch hit forward role thrown in.

i don't think there's any doubt that brodie is one of the best 'ruck-rovers' in the competition

that's not what we need from him tho

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3 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

i don't think there's any doubt that brodie is one of the best 'ruck-rovers' in the competition

that's not what we need from him tho

The question on many DL watchers lips WWSW, Is with Jake Melksham a likely out who will come into the QF team? Options appear limited with successive season ending injuries to forwards in recent weeks. Like for like is not going to happen, so other options will need to be explored. Tom MacDonald also has had an impact since return from injury, kudos to the recovery and re-conditioning staff. But is he capable of performing like Harrison Petty and Bayley Fritsch and positively impacting in a high stakes final? Surprisingly, Brody Grundy has done his chances no harm of a senior recall, based on his most recent Casey outing.

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Very very confident pies supporters in the office. 
 

“Three wins to go until we win it”. 
 

They might be crowing too early imv. 

Have they learnt nothing the last 60 years?

They are 4-18-2 in GFs since 1937!

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9 minutes ago, Tarax Club said:

The question on many DL watchers lips WWSW, Is with Jake Melksham a likely out who will come into the QF team? Options appear limited with successive season ending injuries to forwards in recent weeks. Like for like is not going to happen, so other options will need to be explored. Tom MacDonald also has had an impact since return from injury, kudos to the recovery and re-conditioning staff. But is he capable of performing like Harrison Petty and Bayley Fritsch and positively impacting in a high stakes final? Surprisingly, Brody Grundy has done his chances no harm of a senior recall, based on his most recent Casey outing.

Again only VFL but his leading is what impressed me from yesterdays game. TMac demanded the ball. 

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1 hour ago, Hawny for Gawny said:

Funny how they've lost their best player and we have gained arguably our best back in Oliver alongside our best forward. Also Moore may come in underdone. However losing Melk, is SAD I think he is a big moment player.

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.

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Really hope we keep quiet in the media next two weeks. I see the Age is running with the tired 'all duck and no dinner' line again. No need for us to provide more distraction and motivation for oppo sides. Let our game speak for itself Thursday week

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Just now, Stiff Arm said:

Really hope we keep quiet in the media next two weeks. I see the Age is running with the tired 'all duck and no dinner' line again. No need for us to provide more distraction and motivation for oppo sides. Let our game speak for itself Thursday week

There will be a story every day. Luckily Carlton are still in it but Collingwood drive viewing numbers.

AFLW starts this weekend but you'd hardly know it

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25 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Have they learnt nothing the last 60 years?

They are 4-18-2 in GFs since 1937!

Or two in 64 years from 1959.

So they're not due till 2032, or 32 years after their last one

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Bookmakers have Pies as $1.84. All the talk will be about them before the game. I’m fine with us being the underdog. Going to be a very tight close game but the way we have been running out final quarters over the past month has me confident we win a close one. Think this is huge. Winner wins the flag in my opinion. 
Can’t wait. 

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6 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

Pies are going to be much harder to beat than some here think.

Surely no one thinks they will be easy to beat. 

I certainly don't.

But i think we will beat them.

By the by, the Pies are currently 1.84 favorites and we are 2.00, with the line at 1.5

That is as good as even money, but i suspect we will in fact start close favorites.

A genuine 50 50 game.

That we will win. 

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43 minutes 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.

We were without Petty, Oliver, Bowey and Melksham.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Absolutely zero chance Bowey is getting dropped..

Actually watch yesterday's game and you'll see that Bowey defended really well and won some critical intercept possessions. 

i did watch the game and Bowey played well for sure. but he has been inconsistent over the past month or so. i would prefer the experience and big body of Hibberd down back. also gives us a taller defender if someone goes down. Bowey would be stiff for sure but McVee has been better imo

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