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Disco has a strained calf and will be out for a couple of matches. He’s in really good spirits despite this. He said he’s confident he’ll be back for our Freo match. 

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17 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Disco has a strained calf and will be out for a couple of matches. He’s in really good spirits despite this. He said he’s confident he’ll be back for our Freo match. 

Poor guy can't catch a break. Has been solid since joining. Looking forward to him having a good run after Freo. Seems like a good kid, and knows where the footy is. Can kick. Much to work with. Just needs some luck!

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2 tall forwards down again - if Fullerton doesn’t appear now he never will. 
Or Tomlinson with McD forward / ruck back up? Maybe even Verrall?  Was he at training?  

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12 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Given both Turner and JVR out BBB looking more likely

I'd be going Fullarton myself.  He's the only one that's capable of filling JVR's relief ruck role in the middle.

He can also take the forward stuff.  Mind you i'm not saying he's great at this part of the game but neither is JVR.

He's also played two consecutive serviceable games as a KF at Casey.  Will he be able to step that up at AFL level in one match?  Probably not.  But then neither would BB in his present state.

Fullo just needs to compete, get the ball to ground if he aint confident of marking... and, stay outta Petty and Fritta's way.

A few down the line outlet or intercept grabs would be handy also which he's been doing reasonably well at for Casey.

This is exactly why we recruited him and his window may have opened.  No better opportunity to see where he's at than this week against bottom of the table Eagles.

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11 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

We are running outta forwards, again 

JVR will be back against Saints and by what WCW is saying Disco the week after. 
By then McAdam should be 100% ready and Melksham will be close too. I don’t think it’s panic stations just yet, not that you’re saying it is of course. 

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It's not great that we're down two forwards - but tbh it's the best time to have these issues. We're looking pretty good, it's vs the Eagles (who should not be underestimated of course, especially as it's there) - but I would far rather these issues now than against teams in the 8 right now. 

We have recruited Fullo for a reason, so it really isn't a bad time to use him! Yeah he may not set the world on fire, but he kind of doesn't need to. Just chop out ruck relief, hopefully snag a few marks and if he scores, even better. He would be replacing JVR who, while being handy with the ruck relief and is developing well for a 21 yo, has not been in red hot form, so we just need someone who competes well. I think Fullo should be able to do this. 

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6 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

JVR will be back against Saints and by what WCW is saying Disco the week after. 
By then McAdam should be 100% ready and Melksham will be close too. I don’t think it’s panic stations just yet, not that you’re saying it is of course. 

We need to remember that 12 days is the minimum time required to be out following a concussion. If it takes longer, so be it. Nevertheless, I hope van Rooyen only misses the one game.

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14 minutes ago, monoccular said:

2 tall forwards down again - if Fullerton doesn’t appear now he never will. 
Or Tomlinson with McD forward / ruck back up? Maybe even Verrall?  Was he at training?  

Fullarton didn’t train. He came to the tent for five minutes with the different coloured vest on then went straight back to the rooms. 

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1 minute ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Fullarton didn’t train. He came to the tent for five minutes with the different coloured vest on then went straight back to the rooms. 

Have you got any good news?

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Shane said after playing a full game for Casey on Friday he pulled up very well… no problems whatsoever. Fitness staff are really happy with his condition. He is playing one more full game for Casey (which is this Saturday). He’s been told he’ll be available for our Saints match. 

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7 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

We need to remember that 12 days is the minimum time required to be out following a concussion. If it takes longer, so be it. Nevertheless, I hope van Rooyen only misses the one game.

Rooey said he’s sure he’ll only be missing the Eagles match. He was there today running around the boundary before the other boys came out. He said he feels perfectly fine but of course he’s doing everything he’s told to do. 

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10 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

We need to remember that 12 days is the minimum time required to be out following a concussion. If it takes longer, so be it. Nevertheless, I hope van Rooyen only misses the one game.

It will be something like 17 days from Carlton to Saints. If no lingering issues he should be ok.

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5 minutes ago, Billy said:

Have you got any good news?

Yep. Good news for WA Dees fans: Captain’s Run this Saturday at Optus. Time to be announced later in the week on our website.

@WA Demon and other WA fans bring your kidlets as it’s definitely an open session! Selfies and signatures  opportunity. 

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39 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Given both Turner and JVR out BBB looking more likely

Shane McAdam may get the call up too. Bracket the offensive, defensive performances at Casey in recent weeks. Plus a Hail Mary and sprinkle some of Jake B’s pixie dust about for good measure. 
 

addendum; just read WCW’s post. Straight from the horses mouth. May have to reign in expectations. 

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Well it wouldn’t be a WCW training report without at least one meaningless (not insightful) post…

Blake Howes has two nicknames around the Club. Half the boys call him Howesy, the others call him Halfway (as in, halfway house)

Spargipants hasn’t been missing upper body days at the gym. He took his shirt off while I was chatting to him and Marty and Disco and I said, “whoa SpargiPants! Where’ve you been hiding those (muscles)?” He said, “I know, I look good, right?” I said, “yeah you look great. The only thing that rivals how good you look is your modesty.” I don’t think he understood 😝

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1 hour ago, Billy said:

Have you got any good news?

Just remembered: Chin trained with everyone else and had no strapping on either knee. Likewise BBB. So there’s that. 🙂

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24 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Just remembered: Chin trained with everyone else and had no strapping on either knee. Likewise BBB. So there’s that. 🙂

Hey, that is something indeed! ❤️

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2 hours ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Will he be able to step that up at AFL level in one match?

Playing against WCE you’d think would be easy, but given he’d be lining up on McGovern or Barrass, I think he’d struggle.

 

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