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3 minutes ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Not just that, who's playing the 1.5 intercept role of Lever?  Neither Tommo or T- Mac are really up to that.

May could do it and TMac and Tomlinson take the direct tall opponents.

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3 minutes ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Not just that, who's playing the 1.5 intercept role of Lever?  Neither Tommo or T- Mac are really up to that.

The midfield has to step up to cover the loss of Lever. 
keep the ball forward. 
They honestly haven’t performed efficiently all year so far

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Just one comment. JV7 is a midfield bull. His tackling is A grade. Elite tackle rating this year 7.  Rated 6th total tackles for the AFL. 
Oliver down from 7 to 4 this year. 
Trac at 3 tackles per game. 

We are losing contested centre clearances. This is killing us. Combine this with turnovers and we are naturally looking like an average team. 
 

Goodwin reckons it will be an arm wrestle this week.  Both teams will be super desperate.  WHO stands up for us?

News flash… if we lose it’s Armageddon!!! Goodbye top 4. We need to win.  We NEED to win.  

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9 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The midfield has to step up to cover the loss of Lever. 
keep the ball forward. 
They honestly haven’t performed efficiently all year so far

Mids have been [censored].

Don't start until half time most games.

Big names relying on reputation.

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IN Ed Langdon,Jacob van Rooyen,Lachie Hunter,Adam Tomlinson,Tom Fullarton

OUT Jake Lever (Injured),Ben Brown (Omitted)

 
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I would think:

IN Langdon, JVR, Tomlinson

OUT Billings, Brown, Lever

Pity to drop Billings against his old club. They might drop Woey but would be harsh

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2 minutes ago, Oxdee said:

Seems that only Langdon and JVR are coming in… 

tomorrow night is final changes.  expect more changes I reckon

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45 minutes ago, old55 said:

May could do it and TMac and Tomlinson take the direct tall opponents.

Plausible 55

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5 minutes ago, DubDee said:

tomorrow night is final changes.  expect more changes I reckon

There won’t be any more outs.. only 2 players are coming in. 

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Question for the MFCSS types - have you been confident about a single game since Round 1, 2021? We'll win this and next week and be 8-4 going into KB. Have to say I'd be very tired being pessimistic all the time.

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8 hours ago, Young Angus said:

I just want to see something rather than nothing...this whole "trust the system" line is tired and guess what, it didn't work!  Please think on your feet and do something different because the results are saying we need to do something different, even if just to get the players a bit more excited about life and footy, they just all look flat and tired...like this "system" perhaps.

Mix it up coaches!!!

But Goody has allegedly delivered over the past 6 years so with  the current challenges can he do it some more

He is defence first coach and cannot change as the cattle are not right. It  worked for a while but will always be tested by the offensive style of teams like Sydney and CW. 

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Not much to excite in the two potentials of Tomlinson and Fullarton. Both have been average at best at Casey level.

FWIW I'd have Fullarton in and swing Petty down back.

Very surprised that Hunter is named as a possibility. His game last week for Casey was woeful and I rarely criticise players to this extent. He really didn't look interested.

That means two spots and one sub left between Howes, Billings, Woewodin and Sparrow. Can't see Sparrow missing and probably not Howes so one of Billings or Woewodin is left as sub with the other missing out.

This game should be a regulation win but... who knows

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37 minutes ago, Oxdee said:

There won’t be any more outs.. only 2 players are coming in. 

only two people confirmed out as yet

The interchange will be reduced from 8 to 5  happens all the time for more changes for sunday games on friday night

 

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

We are losing contested centre clearances. This is killing us. Combine this with turnovers and we are naturally looking like an average team. 

According to current orthodoxy that doesn’t matter

70% of scoring is from turnovers 

so a dump kick clearance gets easily converted into a forward entry 

I’m uncomfortable with giving up on clearances but can’t fault the logic

I guess it depends on the quality of the clearance

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57 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Not much to excite in the two potentials of Tomlinson and Fullarton.

FWIW I'd have Fullarton in and swing Petty down back.

Very surprised that Hunter is named as a possibility. His game last week for Casey was woeful

Im not sure why the FD would name Fullo.  Unless there's a last minute out like Petty or JVR he won't be playing.

Last week was the perfect set up to bring him in and all he got was an emergency and no game time since the Match against the Blues which seems like an eternity now.

He should play for Casey this week at least but barring more injury to KFs i can't see him getting a game this season now unless he had two or three outstanding games, kicked about 9 to 10 goals and had a big ruck chop out game/s on top. 

Agree on Hunter's games so far at Casey.  Not inspiring at all and doesn't look to have built a tank yet for VFL level let alone AFL.

Can't believe we're looking to bring back another player from injury too early who is miles off being up to playing at the level.

He would also make our slow transition game of late, slower.  Which is saying something.

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22 hours ago, binman said:

We were cooked come finals in 2022.

I actually think they were in good shape condition wise last year, but were cruelled by injury. 

This 150%. Our last two seasons in a nutshell - also underscores how you need luck on your side to win a premiership.

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29 minutes ago, bing181 said:

This 150%. Our last two seasons in a nutshell - also underscores how you need luck on your side to win a premiership.

Luck has always been a massive factor, and maybe I'm imagining it, but it seems to be an even bigger factor these days.

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33 minutes ago, bing181 said:

This 150%. Our last two seasons in a nutshell - also underscores how you need luck on your side to win a premiership.

#truefact

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From Saints board, made me laugh. (Btw we have a fair number of guests (lurkers) on-line… Hello there (-;

Demons board is already throwing Billings onto the “never again” pile lol


Sent from my iPhone using BigFooty.com


Have to give them credit, they’re quicker than us 😂

 

 

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3 hours ago, gs77 said:

She couldn't hold it Oct-March?

She could probably hold it mid-september and not only ensure Ed was in attendance, but increase the likelihood of some warmer weather on the day.

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