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15 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I know it's more than reasonable for you to be unable to find a spot for Schache, but if he can't get a game with T Mac, BBB, Petty, Fullarton and McAdam all (potentially) missing round 0 then he and the club should call it a day.

He's a "break glass in case of emergency" player and round 0 is looking like an emergency at the moment.

I feel as though I'm hyping up Schahce and will probably be set up for disappointment given his track record, but he's all we've got at the moment if those calf and foot injuries linger.

Tomlinson should be in defence in round 0 as May/Lever and him work well and our excellent defence is what will keep us in the game. Has Turner ever played forward?  

I wouldn't be sticking my neck out for Schache but I genuinly wish him well if picked

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11 minutes ago, demon3165 said:

Didn't know we are playing next week that snuck up quick we are lucky to put a side on the park, oh wait, sorry we don't play until March ....... 

finally a sensible post …

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17 hours ago, Demongirl35 said:

Who is Sydney’s main key forward? They ordinary enough for someone else to go one on one with them and try send may forward?? I don’t know, just spitballing here haha

Hah 

They have a treasure chest of tall forwards unlike us 

Hayden McLean

Luke McDonald

Sam Reid

Joel Amartey

We will need May in the backline and he will need help 

Pretty sure we won up here last year with no Melksham after half time and Fritta on one leg. Petty wasn’t there as he was injured - JVR was our main tall target 

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26 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

Personally I'd play a half fit Oliver in the goal square, JVR and Fritsch as marking targets , with ANB, Spargo and Schache the others. Chandler as sub to replace Schache if he fails to impact.

No way,if your not fit you dont play.Imagine the screaming if Oliver tore a hammy and missed the season

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17 hours ago, Yze_13 said:

My understanding is that it’s not short term either. May be lucky to play in the first half of the season. Poor fella cannot get a clear run at it.

Are you referring to Daniel Turner possibly missing the first half of the season?

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9 hours ago, picket fence said:

Given our forward issues, I doubt we can win in Sydney😬

They’re going through a lot of change with a new ruck and new midfield, so potentially might not be clicking R0.

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4 hours ago, Demonland said:

So now we have reports of his hamstring, calf and groin. Amazed he can walk.

Me too! Serious groin awareness exacerbated by the running program he did when he moved over here (he had never done such a hard pre-season in his career).

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4 hours ago, waynewussell said:

I think we have reached the point where MFC supporters will count their lucky stars that we have the likes of Schache and Tomlinson on our list!

Our midfield is still amongst the best, most feared in the comp.

Our backline is blessed for wealth and depth.

Our forward line round zero, given injury concerns, should read as follows,

HF: Spargo, JVR, Billings

F: Fritsch, Schache, Tholstrup

with ANB and Chandler off the bench 

ANB should be in the pocket and Kolt on the bench.

If McAdam is fit he replaces Spargo and Trac replaces any of the mids/smalls as necessary. 

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11 hours ago, Roost it far said:
11 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

His half-brother, but I don’t like that term. I have sons who are considered half-brothers and last time I checked, they’re each a whole person 😅

But only half as good as a sister :)

I come from a family of failed stage magicians.

I have a half-sister.

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On 09/02/2024 at 11:27, Gawndy the Great said:

No training report for today? Whats the go? 

Sorry all on sabbatical at Apollo Bay for 2 weeks BUT fence will return for training reports end of the month .. Promise!🤩

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Yes I have noticed a lot of bickering has broken out on the site without Picket Fences entertaining training report, two weeks eh, Jeezuz.😪😢

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On 09/02/2024 at 11:11, 58er said:

Glenn Swan   Jesse Hogan 

Jesse wold have been very handy the past 2 seasons

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12 hours ago, monoccular said:

Jesse wold have been very handy the past 2 seasons

Any chance of a Hogan return was snuffled when GWS gave him another 2 years late last season

But I reckon that ship had sailed anyway (on reflection) 

But we couldn't have predicted all these injuries to all our talls anyway

Fair enough with Brown or T-Mac but both?  As well as Petty out and the possible forward/ruck in Fullarton out as well

And the other 3rd or 4th forwards in Melksham & McAdam are unavailable as well.  Kozzie out suspended.  Smith out for however long? 

That's 8 forwards out for round 1 and having that many forwards out is going to affect our W/L record unless we start getting them fit & firing again

And the above is not designed to take away anyone's hope as Kozzie will be back in round 2 and Petty will present fit sooner or later.  As will McAdam for a bit of X-factor

And Fullarton might be the answer to our 2nd ruck issues when his body is good to go

As Neale Daniher said around round 5 or 6 in 2007 ... "Yeah, we're a bit banged up right now" (or words to that effect)

 

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