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9 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It's a long  season so you have to invest your MFCSS wisely. Thursday is a regulation win. The Lions in the following match worry me a little more.

Could do without a new injury each week

MFCSS is an unlimited resource surely? If we could tap into it, we'd power the whole world infinitely.

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Please don’t list your eventual sub as an out or last week’s sub as an in. It’s confusing.

E.g, May in, Hore out 

Woey Sub 

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24 minutes ago, SthSea22 said:

In - May, Tomlinson, Woewodin

Out - Hore, Chandler, Billings

B - McVee, May, Howes

HB - Rivers, Tomlinson, Lever

C - Langdon, Viney, Windsor

HF - Neal-Bullen, van Rooyen, Pickett

F - Fritsch, Petty, Billings

RUCK - Gawn, Oliver, Petracca

Int - Brown, Sparrow, Salem, Woewodin

23rd - Billings

 

No T Mac?

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Hunter is available according to the injury report. I haven’t been following his injury- is he in the frame or will he need a Casey run? He is better than both Billings and Woey 2.0 if he’s fit.

If not, it’s just May for Hore for me. Woey sub.

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Not sure if he is better than Billings, slightly different type of player. I LIKE what Billings brings to our team, is an excellent ball distributer!

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1 hour ago, Chook said:

How a fractured thumb keeps a player out for 3-4 weeks but breaking three ribs and a vertebrae is 1 week I'll never know.

Shows the importance of the thumb in handling the ball I suppose.

And how Oliver can play with a finger dislocation is also interesting. 
I think when you’re Oliver or May or Trac you are deemed fit to play even when you’re underdone because even if you’re in pain and not going at 100%, you are still better than most alternatives. 
I would say that only if an injury can get worse by pushing through pain, that these key players are basically just playing through adversity and a lot of pain killers each week.
Also some players clearly have a higher tolerance than others. May played with a 6cm hamstring tear in a grand final. As if a few broken ribs would keep him out. 

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29 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

And how Oliver can play with a finger dislocation is also interesting. 
I think when you’re Oliver or May or Trac you are deemed fit to play even when you’re underdone because even if you’re in pain and not going at 100%, you are still better than most alternatives. 
I would say that only if an injury can get worse by pushing through pain, that these key players are basically just playing through adversity and a lot of pain killers each week.
Also some players clearly have a higher tolerance than others. May played with a 6cm hamstring tear in a grand final. As if a few broken ribs would keep him out. 

Size of the fracture has little to do with the pain, and for instance a Bennetts fracture leaves the joint so unstable you can't tie a shoe lace. Anything near the CMC joint is a show stopper. (Had a few, was in so much pain my jumper caught fire  in front of a heater and didn't notice until I smelt it - no not high)

Also, just quietly reading Adelaide board, this match could be the end of Gather Round, if we do the expected and don't mess the bed.

Massive Jinx to say this but 'RIP Gather Round, Killed by the MFC 2024' 

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Gather round Comment.
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Not that comfortable risking May,  and with Hore out we need 2 to cover down back

Tommo in, Petty swingmang gives us 3.5 tall defenders

JvR / BBB tall forward options supported by Petty gives 2.5 Fwd plus Fritta as 3rd

Chandler in doubt, but less concerned as Billings / Woey / Spargo / Laurie could offer some cover

Out: Hore / Chandler

In: Tommo / Woey

Sub - Spargo

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1 hour ago, Jaded No More said:

And how Oliver can play with a finger dislocation is also interesting. 
I think when you’re Oliver or May or Trac you are deemed fit to play even when you’re underdone because even if you’re in pain and not going at 100%, you are still better than most alternatives. 
I would say that only if an injury can get worse by pushing through pain, that these key players are basically just playing through adversity and a lot of pain killers each week.
Also some players clearly have a higher tolerance than others. May played with a 6cm hamstring tear in a grand final. As if a few broken ribs would keep him out. 

Pain is absolutely fascinating... particularly in the context of sport and performance and the reasons why at times you feel pain when there is NO tissue damage and while you feel no (or minimal) when there is significant tissue damage. Context and meaning (as interpreted by the brain) means everything...

One way to think about it, is that it is all about DIMSIMS - :) ie: what the brain interprets as Danger(ous) or Safe

I love to think about how violinists feel more pain in the finger from a paper cut than a footballer... because of what it means for their capacity to play, and their career...

Here's a great video to get your head around how much the brain influences the experience of pain...

 

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17 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Not that comfortable risking May,  and with Hore out we need 2 to cover down back

Tommo in, Petty swingmang gives us 3.5 tall defenders

JvR / BBB tall forward options supported by Petty gives 2.5 Fwd plus Fritta as 3rd

Chandler in doubt, but less concerned as Billings / Woey / Spargo / Laurie could offer some cover

Out: Hore / Chandler

In: Tommo / Woey

Sub - Spargo

SPARGO WTF are u smokin??🤯😵‍💫😵

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1 hour ago, DEE fence said:

Size of the fracture has little to do with the pain, and for instance a Bennetts fracture leaves the joint so unstable you can't tie a shoe lace.

Have they named a fracture after Darren?

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11 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

One way to think about it, is that it is all about DIMSIMS

Tell me something I dont know;  I luv Dim Sims

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2 hours ago, Nasher said:

Hunter is available according to the injury report. I haven’t been following his injury- is he in the frame or will he need a Casey run? He is better than both Billings and Woey 2.0 if he’s fit.

If not, it’s just May for Hore for me. Woey sub.

I really hope Hunter is a last resort selection this year. I would play Billings in front of him and definitely the younger players like Taj, Bill and AMW. 

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On 01/04/2024 at 16:48, Kent said:

Concrete hands needs a mentor and a lot of work to fix

He may be better playing a different role hard hands and small body can't work in contested situstions

 

Yeah, I think it's something that has to be worked on. I would expect the club has someone to assist with this. He is a lovely kick for goal and the Dees want him having as many shots at goal as possible.

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2 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

where's the 'what they're saying on west lakes boulevard' thread?

@Queanbeyan Demon and @Demon Dynasty did a great job last week. Maybe they can whip something up again for this week (?)

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So Hore is out and we assume Chandler is a likely out, a preventative rest for BBB makes sense and that there's a few banged up boys it's really a question of how many fresh ins do we need?

I think there's a pretty good case for May and probably 2 fresh runners in Laurie and Woey in to the 22 with a rest back to sub for Billings.

Out: Hore, Chandler, ?BBB
In: May, Laurie, ???

FB: McVee May McDonald
HB: Salem Lever Rivers
C; Langdon Petracca Windsor
HF: Pickett Petty ANB
FF: ???? JVR Fritsch
Foll: Gawn Oliver Viney
Int: Howes Woey Sparrow Laurie
S: Billings

Is it Kolt time?

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37 minutes ago, Demongirl35 said:

I would love kolt or AMW to play Thursday but seems like AMW didn’t join the trip 

Andy Moniz-Wakefield will make his debut this year if he continues to play well like he did last Saturday. His game against a strong Footscray was very good playing in the backline. I'm intrigued to know whether he has made a permanent positional change (Backline). Woewodin or Tholstrup will replace Chandler if he isn't fit to play. Anyway we are playing Adelaide at the right time with long injury list and down on form. We have an excellent playing record at the Adelaide Oval. 

 

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4 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

So Hore is out and we assume Chandler is a likely out, a preventative rest for BBB makes sense and that there's a few banged up boys it's really a question of how many fresh ins do we need?

I think there's a pretty good case for May and probably 2 fresh runners in Laurie and Woey in to the 22 with a rest back to sub for Billings.

Out: Hore, Chandler, ?BBB
In: May, Laurie, ???

FB: McVee May McDonald
HB: Salem Lever Rivers
C; Langdon Petracca Windsor
HF: Pickett Petty ANB
FF: ???? JVR Fritsch
Foll: Gawn Oliver Viney
Int: Howes Woey Sparrow Laurie
S: Billings

Is it Kolt time?

i can't see sideshow bob being rested

he's in great form; don't flirt with it

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