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2 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

I guess the real question is, who does he replace in the side?

If Petty isn't fit, then that's an easy swap, but it does mean that we go smaller up forward, especially when JVR is doing the ruck work. Not ideal.

If Petty is right to go, he could come in for Kolt.

And before anyone suggests it, no Fritta will not be dropped at this current moment. He had a better game last week on Andrews, and I want to see how he performs with Melksham back in the side. 

If i may... can i reverse the question.

Who is good enough to keep Milkshake out ??

Hes got more footynouse in one big toe than many and more ability in the other than some currently racking up games.

Even at 75% id play him as he'd know how to get to the end of the last qtr..   unlike some who reckon 3 are all thats required.

Serious question...  to any.  

Who keeps him out ??

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Chandler, who in spite of derensive efforts, does not score enough goals, play Melky in his place!

What do you consider a good goal return for a (secondary) small forward like Kade? Kicked 12.6 this year. No doubt if we were a bit more fluid and functional it would be a higher number. No chance for me they drop a player 3rd at the club for tackles. 

Would like to see Kolt, Milky and Kade in the same line up. 

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No one keeps him out Bub. I think the question is 'is he physically and mentally ready for senior footy or will he be better placed to succeed after a game or two for Casey?'

We can only speculate. 

Jake will need to decide if he is mentally ready (suspect he's the type that will always believe he is!), and the FD will assess if he's done enough work to be physically ready to impact. 

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8 minutes ago, Dee*ceiving said:

No one keeps him out Bub. I think the question is 'is he physically and mentally ready for senior footy or will he be better placed to succeed after a game or two for Casey?'

We can only speculate. 

Jake will need to decide if he is mentally ready (suspect he's the type that will always believe he is!), and the FD will assess if he's done enough work to be physically ready to impact. 

Mentally.... i reckon he crosses onto the pitch and he's good to go.. That's just him.

Physically... very much the question. Logic would suggest a run in the magoos.   No point being sub ...imho.   But for mine tge caveat is a 75% Milshake is still better than some other options.

 

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

If i may... can i reverse the question.

Who is good enough to keep Milkshake out ??

Hes got more footynouse in one big toe than many and more ability in the other than some currently racking up games.

Even at 75% id play him as he'd know how to get to the end of the last qtr..   unlike some who reckon 3 are all thats required.

Serious question...  to any.  

Who keeps him out ??

Jake is the only one that keeps himself out.  He played so many 4-7 possession games over the last few years with very little impact, then had a purple patch late last year. 

If he can maintain focus and intensity for 4 quarters he is one of the first picked as he is so skilled. That is why he frustrates me so much. He kicks on his left better than most of the team on their preferred foot.  Maybe defensive fwd is a way to get him into games? He does that well

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1 minute ago, DubDee said:

Jake is the only one that keeps himself out.  He played so many 4-7 possession games over the last few years with very little impact, then had a purple patch late last year. 

If he can maintain focus and intensity for 4 quarters he is one of the first picked as he is so skilled. That is why he frustrates me so much. He kicks on his left better than most of the team on their preferred foot.  Maybe defensive fwd is a way to get him into games? He does that well

Interesting view.

He is one of the very few that knows how to use his body cleverly and kick to advantage. That said sometimes tge recipient isn't on the same frequency and it can go pearish. 

I think he's been hampered in past by niggles. That may be part of a logic in running a game out for Casey first.

But if he IS fit and raring to go..  i'd let him.  We a bit shy on good options atm. 

Hear what you're saying though.

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18 hours ago, IRW said:

He was critised from goal to goal post on here on a weekly basis until you all suddenly decided you liked him.

Mr Petty says hullo 

A new level of selective memory has been reached

 

 

11 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

100% spot on.

Only 18 months ago with comments such as 

“Melksham must have pictures of Goody”

”Goody’s pet, only getting a game cause he’s Goody’s besty” etc etc 

Those posters know exactly who they are. Changing their tune just for clicks now. 

 

7 hours ago, drysdale demon said:

You are spot on there, all the poster's who kept saying for few seasons he was only getting a game because he was a mate of Goodey's or he had photos of Goodwin.

That moment when you read posts that echo your own sentiments. 🤗

The posters who relentlessly and savagely potted Melks should think twice before they do it to another player. I wouldn’t bank on it though.

#HatersGonnaHate

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2 hours ago, jnrmac said:

He's done a power of work fitness wise in the past month so whats the problem?

 

Ashcroft stepped seamlessly back into senior football.

He is ready to go.. Goodwin's press conference today: "“He’s been doing match loads for six or seven weeks"

 

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Named on the field v Weagles

Welcome back Jake 

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Excellent. We need all hands on, from now till September. 
with a Bunch of young kids in the side, we need to make finals, and we need to kick goals in the 4th Quarter 

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I am surprised but then i realised/remembered that we had 11 players 22 or under in the team last week. 

So it makes total sense.

The bench will be interesting. Who misses out?

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10 minutes ago, Rossmillan said:

I read Petty didn’t get up after training with a hammy 

Crape paper body 

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12 hours ago, DubDee said:

i think you’re right. Since that incident it seems he feels he has personal steak in the team

Hope he tears the game apart, leaving de-brie in his wake

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12 hours ago, DubDee said:

i think you’re right. Since that incident it seems he feels he has personal steak in the team

Must have been a "steak place" as a restaurant .

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50 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Well .... I was wrong ( can't remember the last time ) .... didn't think that Milkshake would come straight back after such a break.

Run out the game and kick three Jake !!!!!

 

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Someone on Demonland admitted they’re wrong.

🤯

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On 03/07/2024 at 19:33, Pates said:

I bloody hope not, sadly there is no senior coach in the AFL worse at utilising the sub. Smith was the only time it ever looked like we might have an idea of how to use it, and giving Brown a total of 14min of match time across two matches is disgraceful. (Triggered me big time with that!)

Agree disgraceful That’s how you lose players and GAMES.! 

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It will be interesting to see how our forward line operates with Melksham and Fritsch together as there is potential headaches for the opposition.

The good news is that either player can play that defensive role on a Harris Andrews/Jacob Weitering star defender. Perhaps one of them takes McGovern on Sunday.

They only played together about 6 times last year, and in their last 2 games together Fritta went off injured in Alice and then Melk went off injured at the SCG, but they combined for 7 goals that day.

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18 hours ago, jnrmac said:

He's done a power of work fitness wise in the past month so whats the problem?

Ashcroft stepped seamlessly back into senior football.

And remember Melksham has about a decade of preseasons and experience over Ashcroft. 

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