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23 minutes ago, Wodjathefirst said:

I’m sort of hoping that our forward game plan will involve very quick sharp kicking in (breaking the lines, lowering the eyes) , not slow congested long bombs.

If and when it is bombed in (say from a centre clearance) again , speed is the essence.

And…. keep it locked in…. and kick accurately, and….

So a complete 180 from last week.

Not asking for much Wod.... seems reasonable.

At least from where i'm sitting! 😂

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13 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

Has to be , I'd back him anywhere in the ground to make a contest. Even in the forward 50

Is hibbo being saved for next week as the best chance against Charlie Cameron.?

Bold move but goody may believe is worth the risk to keep him intact. Let the boys take care of the blues while he's kept healthy.

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9 minutes ago, Norm Smith's Curse said:

People here tend to have a negative attitude about JJ but a lot of that comes from him trying to play wing; as a proper running mid he is underrated. 

Magoos....great..      1sts...very iffy ... just is 

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9 minutes ago, Norm Smith's Curse said:

People here tend to have a negative attitude about JJ but a lot of that comes from him trying to play wing; as a proper running mid he is underrated. 

He did a solid job as a mid for a black of time allowing tracc to go forward 

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38 minutes ago, DubDee said:

not at all.  lower that to 188cm and you'd add a few.  Clarry missed that list by hair

Tall mids have been a priority and we have several talls injured

188cms is not a tall player in the modern game. In face the average height of an AFL player is 188.2 cms. 
 

In terms of tall forwards over 195 we have a cooked TMac/Brown, spud Schache and a few kids. 

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55 minutes ago, Billy said:

Agreed

The non Hibberd section is mind boggling, he played a great game last week & you’d think his retirement could’ve given his teammates a little bit more motivation for a club favourite 

Perfect opportunity for Grundy with Max a bit sore & Carltons two rucks

Spargo l can cop, at least he can spot up a target inside 50

And some people want Schahce as the sub

Ive lost all confidence now, it’s been lost at the selection table

Oh come on Billy, don’t lose your number

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5 minutes ago, Demonsterative said:

JJ is also a victim of competing with Trac, Viney and Oliver. He is serviceable as a midfielder. 

We breaking the glass  ?

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2 hours ago, Demonsone said:

I thought Grundy was valued at our club??? Those words will haunt Goodwin & could go down as the biggest flop of a trade & only Melbourne could manufacture this! Can’t help injuries but if Gawn is on one leg who will be out back up ruck???

It was clear from Brisbane game we excepted the dual ruck failed; since then it’s been all single Max. Gawn was BOG last week, perhaps on one leg, let’s back him to go again, he’s a genuine great who regularly performs when needed. I’m happy to back Max in.

 

if he gets injured that’s as [censored] as Trac or May getting injured. We can’t cover any of them regardless who the sub is.

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

So ... Chaps...Chapettes..  ( anything in between  )....

How do we feel about the looks of the team ?

Take all brouhaha and mock excitement away...   are we booking tix for Brissy... or checking out the Specials Board at Kooroora ?? 

I'm disappointed as to where we sit.

I fear another wasted year...

Cheers 

Gut feel on seeing the names I wasn’t thrilled. I was hoping we’d go for Grundy in with Gawn 30% or more forward to drag in some marks. Was disappointed for Hibberd. 

With more time to think about it Tomlinson makes sense, takes TDK or Pittonet and frees up Lever to play on a smaller fwd and take intercept marks. If Jack Martin was playing Hibbo probably stays in.

Spargo at least shows they know our delivery i50 was bad and someone needs to hit targets. Marks i50 are desperately needed. Whether he can do anything about that given his time out of the side is another matter but let’s hope.

Jordan was the obvious one, no other option really, he’s not brilliant but he’s consistent. 

I think we win, half a game and 30-odd wasted i50s last week and we got close to the pies. Play 4 quarters and hit some i50 targets and we’ll have the blues covered. 

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57 minutes ago, AzzKikA said:

Tbh I don't think they gave the gawndy combo a real chance. How many games did they play together in the dry?

They played a game at Marvel together and got belted by Marshall.

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A bit off the pace but I have been invited to sit in the MCC tomorrow night is my match day polo acceptable as it does have a collar not sure on dress code. Appreciate feedback from someone in the know.😁👍

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2 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

A bit off the pace but I have been invited to sit in the MCC tomorrow night is my match day polo acceptable as it does have a collar not sure on dress code. Appreciate feedback from someone in the know.😁👍

You play polo on match days? Little wonder we get stereotyped. 😄

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20 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

A bit off the pace but I have been invited to sit in the MCC tomorrow night is my match day polo acceptable as it does have a collar not sure on dress code. Appreciate feedback from someone in the know.😁👍

Yes

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