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PREGAME: Rd 04 vs Adelaide



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3 minutes ago, Billy said:

If May is declared fit, why wouldn’t he play?

Adelaide are a really tough team to beat at home, let’s not take them for granted 50/50 game

Nah. May is strictly on a sight seeing tour of Adelaide right now. He's a real church lover is our Maysie

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22 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Not knocking Jvr but he's not at his best this year.

We definitely need to have either a petty or Bbb to help him.

 

I agree his output has been limited this year, but his work rate in the last quarter v Port included lots of crashing packs and 2nd efforts up the ground. This attitude and willingness to compete secures his place in the 22.  

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33 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I agree his output has been limited this year, but his work rate in the last quarter v Port included lots of crashing packs and 2nd efforts up the ground. This attitude and willingness to compete secures his place in the 22.  

Does anyone else see any problems with JVR's dukes? He has been getting good hands to the ball but nothing seems to be sticking. He's been busting packs but at the same time has spilled a few marks I expected him to take.

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I think there's a 90% chance Tex is rested this week, everyone on Adelaide big footy say his back is shot right now, can't run, can't bend over, can't get his arms above his head. He's also coming off of a 6 day break and a 4 hour flight. 

However, hard to say since the consensus on Adelaide big footy is they want about 8 dropped including a newly extended coach.

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In my mind.   Even if May is declared fit I would rest him for the following week. 
 

only change might be Woey in Billing’s sub

or they might also bring in Tommo for I don’t know ! 
 

go Dee’s.  4 wins one loss coming up.

i will take that !

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1 hour ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I agree his output has been limited this year, but his work rate in the last quarter v Port included lots of crashing packs and 2nd efforts up the ground. This attitude and willingness to compete secures his place in the 22.  

He's not afraid of getting hurt.

And yep he's still best 22.

He's done a great deal up fwd often without another successful tall to take away quality defenders 

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3 hours ago, Anti-Saint said:

a tip FTB

we drove on game day last year and West Hwy busy 

allow for lots of breaks and fools who want to tailgate on the single lane hwy

and listen to DL podcasts!

We leaving at 5am and I will be the one tailgating people going under the speed limit lol.

 

 

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56 minutes ago, 640MD said:

In my mind.   Even if May is declared fit I would rest him for the following week. 
 

only change might be Woey in Billing’s sub

or they might also bring in Tommo for I don’t know ! 
 

go Dee’s.  4 wins one loss coming up.

i will take that !

I know Crows have been terrible but they will throw everything at us this week. The five day break isn't too good either. 

I don't think this will be a walkover. But how sweet it will be if we come back with two wins from this interstate ordeal.

 

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Contrary to a few on this thread, I don’t mind we’re playing both Adelaide teams in a row, and with one game as the gather round game. It means we don’t have to potentially play a third game in Adelaide, as well as getting to play/watch a Melb based team in Melbourne rather than Adelaide (as well as less travel all round).

it’s just the 5 day break that sucks

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34 minutes ago, Cyclops said:

I love that Billings delivers a good ball but I believe the pace of the PA game was too quick for him.

Must have the ball to kick it.

Are you suggesting he’s lost a [censored]?

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1 minute ago, In Harmes Way said:

Are you suggesting he’s lost a [censored]?

Maybe, In Harms Way, although PA are quick around the ball .

Still think that Billings is an uptick on Hunter.

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On 31/03/2024 at 10:37, Jontee said:

Has to get the ball though.

If there is no change to the squad I would probably swap Woey for Billings.

If May comes in then Billings out, Hore as the sub.

I wouldn't! Billings was fantastic vs Hawks last week!

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2 hours ago, Boots and all said:

Does anyone else see any problems with JVR's dukes? He has been getting good hands to the ball but nothing seems to be sticking. He's been busting packs but at the same time has spilled a few marks I expected him to take.

I might get howled down but JVR hardly ever takes a one grab mark. Jefferson will leap frog him soon enough! Now there is a bloke that takes one grab clunkers

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5 minutes ago, picket fence said:

I might get howled down but JVR hardly ever takes a one grab mark. Jefferson will leap frog him soon enough! Now there is a bloke that takes one grab clunkers

I'm still backing Jvr to keep improving.

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1 hour ago, DeeMee said:

Thinking the club might be grooming Hore as our regular sub unless injuries call for him to play. Offers a fair bit of flexibility.

I think it’s a handy back up tool but if we ever can get our talls settled and healthy we’ll go for a runner.

We need to give the bursts of game time to the likes of Taj and Laurie too.

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On 31/03/2024 at 00:46, Billy said:

As good as Windsor has been I’d give the kid a spell especially with the five day break

Give Woey a full game, Billings the sub & fit May in if fit😀

I'm not the greatest woey fan, but I think that is probably right. And tell woey now.

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

I might get howled down but JVR hardly ever takes a one grab mark.

Agree, though not as bad as the Weed.

JVR tends to turn his hands so his palms are nearly in a straight plane. Needs to make a bit of a pouch.

I am a Stafford knocker, don't think he is up to the finer details in AFL. When drilling the high marks, he is on the bag. How can he instruct from that position?

Hoping we get a specialist marking coach in. Kossie also needs some guidance with the speccy. 

In the previous game we competed a few times in the air against each other. Pack marks marks aren't our speciality yet.

C'mon Jacob, be clean.

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8 minutes ago, kev martin said:

Agree, though not as bad as the Weed.

JVR tends to turn his hands so his palms are nearly in a straight plane. Needs to make a bit of a pouch.

I am a Stafford knocker, don't think he is up to the finer details in AFL. When drilling the high marks, he is on the bag. How can he instruct from that position?

Hoping we get a specialist marking coach in. Kossie also needs some guidance with the speccy. 

In the previous game we competed a few times in the air against each other. Pack marks marks aren't our speciality yet.

C'mon Jacob, be clean.

Kiddy doesn’t need any specs high mark training at all. He just needs to be banned from trying ridiculously for overhead marks in general.

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3 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

Contrary to a few on this thread, I don’t mind we’re playing both Adelaide teams in a row, and with one game as the gather round game. It means we don’t have to potentially play a third game in Adelaide, as well as getting to play/watch a Melb based team in Melbourne rather than Adelaide (as well as less travel all round).

it’s just the 5 day break that sucks

It's probably what got us out of playing Kardinia for the fiftieth year in a row.

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Just now, 58er said:

Kiddy doesn’t need any specs high mark training at all. He just needs to be banned from trying ridiculously for overhead marks in general.

Kiddy means Kossie !! 

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6 minutes ago, 58er said:

Kiddy doesn’t need any specs high mark training at all. He just needs to be banned from trying ridiculously for overhead marks in general.

Kossie must have a licence to fly.

He is getting better at the timing, though plucking them is still away off.

He seems to want it, wouldn't take his joy. When he starts clunking them, his confidence will see him take Mark Of The Year.

In the least, he has to play smart, and know when to stay down and crumb.

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