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6 hours ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

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If you've seen his home setup he has (spa, sauna, ice bath etc) you would know why he could get back so quickly.

I heard Max mention that he thought he had a stalker.

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4 hours ago, Deestar9 said:

In 2018 WC lost Naitanui ..,Gaff &

Shepherd & went onto win a   GF …it’s about the collective efforts of every player at each match. Do that &

we are in every match , 

Well said Deestar. My take is that if we play how we did vs Brisbane, which I rate as our best game of the season against a very good side, then we give ourselves a good chance of beating any side.

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1 hour ago, BoBo said:

That was also the year Collingwood had plenty of injuries going into finals and they only just lost the GF from a clutch kick from a tight angle. 
 

Everyone is gettable this year. 1 or 2 bad injuries to any team is going to change finals.

Well we already have two of our top 5 or so out for the season through injury (Angus and CP5), another top 22 versatile tall through ? - that is 3 out for the season, and now Max for an undetermined period.

It is an enormous challenge - is not a case of when the going gets tough the tough get going??   Looking forward to what we can pull out if the hat Saturday.  Any sort of win would boost confidence for the remainder of the season.

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11 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

This thread needs less #notadoctor and more @Webber

It’s an interesting one, Jaded. Little ‘avulsions’ of the fibula often happen when the lateral ligament is torn in a ‘rolled ankle’, and if they’re teensy, we tend to ignore them, so going by the ligament tear and how that’s responding. If it were a grade 1 ligament tear, they’d look to get Max up for this Saturday, so I’m thinking it’s more toward grade 2, hence the 2 games missed scenario. If Max is coming good tho into next week, they will however go by that (as per his own suggestion). The fibula chip is kinda irrelevant. 

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Casey track watchers who is best suited to play this weekend on current form Verrall or Fullarton?

I was highly impressed by Verrall's efforts in our pre season hitout against Carlton.

Has Verrall improved since the pre season? 

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On 08/07/2024 at 13:51, sisso said:

I think we all knew this would happen at some point this season…surely the club had a plan when our 32 year old skipper who plays 90% ruck isn’t available for a couple of weeks?

Clearly they don't

 

We did have an option the other all aust ruckman who we gave away and is now in great form

 

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45 minutes ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Casey track watchers who is best suited to play this weekend on current form Verrall or Fullarton?

I was highly impressed by Verrall's efforts in our pre season hitout against Carlton.

Has Verrall improved since the pre season? 

He’s getting more experience. 
Against Carlton, he was getting good position, but was sometimes pushed out (illegally?). I thought he also did well against Richmond.
From what I saw against Brisbane, and Darcy Fort, who is very highly regarded, he at least broke even. His stats around the ground look to be affected by Brisbane having 3 good rucks. 
He’s a competitive beast, so who knows what could happen if they show some faith in him?
Having said that, Fullarton is in the box seat. His experience counts for something.

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2 hours ago, YesitwasaWin4theAges said:

Casey track watchers who is best suited to play this weekend on current form Verrall or Fullarton?

I was highly impressed by Verrall's efforts in our pre season hitout against Carlton.

Has Verrall improved since the pre season? 

did we have a Kentfield  recruited as a big body/

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Don't see how Verral has the tank to compete for a full game at AFL level. Draper is a big lad and will surely bully him around the ground, does not offer much as a contested mark either. 

Unsure why we recruited Fullarton if not for these moments. 

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2 hours ago, Kent said:

Clearly they don't

 

We did have an option the other all aust ruckman who we gave away and is now in great form

 

Where was Grundy supposed to be playing while he waited for Max to go down with an injury though? Clearly playing the two of them together was not working (we should never have brought him in regardless IMO).

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3 hours ago, Kent said:

Clearly they don't

 

We did have an option the other all aust ruckman who we gave away and is now in great form

 

Grundy isn't in great form.  He has been beaten (quite badly) in his last two games against Darcy/Jackson and then on the weekend by Marshall, who completely took him apart.  And in case you've forgotten, he got flogged last year by Draper and Phillips.  It was embarrassing watching his lack of ability to defend as the Bomber rucks kicked 5 on him. I get the angst about the Schache selection as sub in last years finals, but don't make Grundy out to be something he wasn't.

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4 hours ago, Kent said:

Clearly they don't

 

We did have an option the other all aust ruckman who we gave away and is now in great form

 

Clearly they have a plan and Grundy would not be happy here as you saw last year. Fullarton and Rooey plus maybe Tmac or Tommo will carry the load. 
 

You are bringing up the last  years trading scenarios which are as I have mentioned above. The Plan is obvious. 

 

 

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