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After all that talk no Scache or Grundy, but I don’t hate the changes. Close to the minimum disruption to a team that did everything but win last week. 

Tommo is good, adds some height out back to free up Lever. 

I get the Spargo inclusion, fan of his i50 delivery which was an issue last week. But will we play him with Chandler? Chandler has not been good of late and aside from a very good start to the year, very patchy. Will need to be present this week to earn a spot next week if we get there. 

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

I reckon there is a bit of a myth in that.  He has played just 8 games this year.  Subbed out in two (winning games) and we lost two.

If he plays this week it will because we have no better option but his performance this year (KB aside) hasn't been convincing or finals worthy.

Better when he plays with May and Lever... 5-0 in this case according to B-B-P

Also, at least one of those games he was subbed out was for Smith and Tommo had 100% game time until late in the 3rd Qrt, this is an excellent way to use him and his fitness

Here we go for Six and 0 with Tomm-o !!!!

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1 minute ago, dees189227 said:

Is anyone else frustrated with Van Rooyen and annoyed that's he's out due to stupidity?

I know it's his first year but he has gone some silly things this year and when our forward line is falling down he puts himself out with a silly elbow to the chin which he didn't need to do.

IF HE DOESN'T DO A PUBLIC APOLOGY - DELIST HIM! 😈

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9 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Yikes. So when Tmac is rucking we have no tall forwards.

Seems that way but don't worry we have Sparrow and Anb up there.

I'm not even confident when he is there, so there's that. 

Still can't believe Maynard gets off while Jvr gets a holiday.

 

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I can’t believe Hibberd is out WTF are they doing, the guy can rest his Achilles once he’s retired, unbelievable & they player a plonker In Tomlinson 

Salem & Tmac are ineffectual & Grundy our shining pre season ray of hope can’t even get a look in with a injury hampered Max

This game is lost in selection 

A bloody disgrace 

 

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1 minute ago, bandicoot said:

Has Goodwin lost his mind. Tmac can’t jump more than 3cm off the ground. This is 2017 all over again 

Bandi, my old mate - what do you think the selection logic is? Serious Question.

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4 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

I like the changes. fast deck.....Who's the sub?

On second  thoughts probably Schache,  in case our one tall doesn't repeat his previous good form. Oh wait.

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Does tgis mean maybe Grundy has already checked out?

I thought he'd  get a look in. One tall down on form with one ruck concerns me a little. 

Then again it's somthing different. 

But Laurie not for me. Wasn't sighted last week 

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2 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

Is anyone else frustrated with Van Rooyen and annoyed that's he's out due to stupidity?

I know it's his first year but he has gone some silly things this year and when our forward line is falling down he puts himself out with a silly elbow to the chin which he didn't need to do.

On one level, yes, but acts like that will happen when a naturally physical and competitive player is young - last week we saw examples of our forwards wilting from contests - JVR doesn't. He'll "take learnings" from this and will be better for it, be it this year or next. Frankly too he's looked like he could do with a bit of a mental if not a physical rest and reset.

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Last week we had 6 marking talls - 4 forward: TMac, JVR, Smith and Fritsch and 2 back Lever and May.  This week we still have 6 but it's more conventional 3 forward: TMac, Smith and Fritsch and 3 back Tomlinson, Lever and May.  It will be very interesting to see who we go with as sub - last week it was another small in Laurie, wonder if we'll go bigger this week?

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6 minutes ago, brendan said:

Carlton have gone small in the forward line as well so if we can just pressure them enough to bomb it in may and lever will have a field day 

Rinse and repeat the other end though. 

Relying on May to curb Curnow. And Fritta and Kossie to put on a show. Where else will our goals come from. Maybe Tracca?

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