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  1. Not sure if this was autocorrected or something I did subconsciously.
  2. Take the Discussion to the Team Selection thread: https://demonland.com/forums/topic/48612-teams-rd-10-vs-adelaide/
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  4. Lloyd put their “same paced” midfield under the microscope and suggested trading one of Clayton Oliver or Angus Brayshaw at the end of the season to add a different dynamic in the middle. “This is a same paced midfield,” Lloyd said on AFL Media's Access All Areas. “Oliver is the same as (Jack) Viney who is the same as Brayshaw who is the same as (James) Harmes, (Ed) Langdon comes in who is tough but can’t kick the footy. “(Adam) Tomlinson can’t get a game, (Nathan) Jones is a similar player, (Aaron) vandenBerg has a crack, (Tom) Sparrow has a crack and Harley Bennell is past his best. “You look at them and think (about) who (should) leave at the end of the year, they need to make some hard decisions. It’s a Brayshaw or Oliver that needs to leave that club to bring a point of difference to that midfield. “I do think they need to make some hard decisions; you can’t give up nothing to get something so an elite player needs to go.”
  5. Injury List Kysaiah Pickett Ankle | 1 Game Marty Hore Toe and Quad | Indefinite Harry Petty Groin | Indefinite Kade Kolodjashnij Head | Indefinite Aaron Nietschke Knee | Season
  6. Melbourne’s circus caravan rolls into Adelaide on Wednesday night, an event that will put shivers up the spine of every Crows’ supporter as they look directly into the face of disaster. The flakey Demons left their home town a month ago and proceeded to rough up the Gold Coast Suns and Hawthorn in Sydney before moving on to the sunny Queensland where they missed by a bee’s diaphragm against the more or less local second-on-ladder Brisbane Lions. Then, they had to butter up against the top team Port Adelaide smarting after a rare defeat at the hands of a team that kicked 12.1 the week before while Melbourne was coming off a four day break and looked completely bereft of petrol tickets from the very start. When the side that represents the capital city of a State underperforms in the way they did, it’s no wonder that Premier Dan Andrews took little time to declare it a disaster. We all know a disaster when we see one but when a team looks completely insipid and is outclassed by the best performed side in the competition, the proper authority to deal with the issue is the coaching panel. We didn’t really need the club president however, to lash out at them less than 24 hours after the final siren sounded. Over the course of the previous five days, the team had lost to the two best performed sides in the AFL. Even Eddie McGuire has kept relatively shtumm over the Magpies’ abysmal capitulation in Perth to the Eagles and the bottom four placed Dockers in the course of a week. Where does all this leave Glen Bartlett in the event that his spray backfires and the team goes down in flames to the Crows? Thankfully, it’s unlikely that he’ll be called upon to answer that question because Adelaide is in a world of despair. It capitulated last week by 69 points to an out of form North Melbourne that had lost six games on end and is now in the middle of its own record losing streak. At the back of its minds would be the fact that those losses include games against all of their fellow cellar dwellers so the game against the Demons on their home turf is virtually the last chance saloon for 2020. The Adelaide Oval doesn’t hold much fear for the Dees who hold a 3/1 winning record against the Crows and that reflects a period during which the home side was faring so much better than it is at the present time. At the time of writing, there is some doubt as to whether skipper and the competition’s leading ruckman based on Champion Data’s rankings, Max Gawn, will be taking his place in the team as a result of a soft-tissue strain. Given that the midfield has been struggling to win clearances from Gawn’s ruck dominance, it might not hurt them to work that extra bit harder to win possession at the stoppages. At least Simon Goodwin seems to have accepted that three talls on the forward line doesn’t work in the team’s set up and they might also appreciate playing against a defence that applies a significant degree of pressure less than that of the competition’s top side. The club has also decided to follow the state’s premier who this week said when bringing in his stage 4 restrictions: “This cannot be more serious. If we don’t make these changes, then we’re not going to get through this.” And changes will be made including the promised return of Aaron vandenBerg who gave the team a massive lift in the club’s back to back wins until fracturing his cheekbone against the Hawks. His strength and courage always inspires and should lift it out of a potential state of disaster. Melbourne by 37 points. THE GAME Adelaide v Melbourne at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 5 August 2020 at 8:10pm HEAD TO HEAD Overall - Adelaide 25 wins Melbourne 15 wins At Adelaide Oval - Adelaide 1 win Melbourne 3 wins Past five meetings - Adelaide 3 wins Melbourne 2 wins The Coaches - Matthew Nicks 0 wins Simon Goodwin 0 wins MEDIA TV - Channel 7 Fox Footy Channel Live at 7.30pm RADIO - TBA THE LAST TIME THEY MET Adelaide 14.6.90 defeated Melbourne 12.16.88 in Round 11 2019 at TIO Stadium, Darwin Melbourne started strongly with a six goal opening quarter and by half time had the game well within its control leading 9.4.58 to 5.3.33. When Mitch Hannan goaled at the nine minute mark of the third term, the Demons held a game-high lead of 31 points which was slowly whittled away to 16 points at the final break. In the last quarter, the Crows came back thanks to their accuracy and Melbourne’s abysmal kicking for goal. The Crows hit the front late in the game but Sam Weideman had the opportunity to atone when he marked strongly in front of goal 30 metres out. His kick after the siren missed. The Demons kicked 1.8 to 5.2 in the final term. THE TEAMS ADELAIDE CROWS FB Luke Brown Daniel Talia Jake Kelly HB Rory Laird Tom Doedee Will Hamill C Brodie Smith Matt Crouch Paul Seedsman HF Ned McHenry Fischer McAsey Tom Lynch FF Elliott Himmelberg Taylor Walker Lachlan Murphy FOL Reilly O'Brien Ben Keays Chayce Jones I/C Darcy Fogarty David Mackay Harry Schoenberg Lachlan Sholl EMG Rory Atkins Ben Crocker Bryce Gibbs Kieran Strachan IN Tom Doedee Darcy Fogarty Fischer McAsey Ned McHenry David Mackay Harry Schoenberg Lachlan Sholl Taylor Walker OUT Rory Atkins (omitted) Bryce Gibbs (omitted) Kyle Hartigan (managed) Riley Knight (omitted) Shane McAdam (managed) Andrew McPherson (managed) Tyson Stengle (managed) Kieran Strachan (omitted) MELBOURNE FB Jay Lockhart Steven May Michael Hibberd HB Christian Salem Jake Lever Nathan Jones C Ed Langdon Clayton Oliver Adam Tomlinson HF Jake Melksham Sam Weideman Angus Brayshaw FF Bayley Fritsch Luke Jackson Harley Bennell FOL Max Gawn Christian Petracca Jack Viney I/C James Harmes Alex Neal-Bullen Tom Sparrow Aaron vandenBerg EMG Oscar McDonald Tom McDonald Trent Rivers Charlie Spargo IN Harley Bennell Alex Neal-Bullen Adam Tomlinson Aaron vandenBerg OUT Mitch Hannan (omitted) Oscar McDonald (omitted) Tom McDonald (omitted) Kysaiah Pickett (ankle) Injury List: Round 10 Kysaiah Pickett (ankle) – 1 week Marty Hore (toe and quad) – indefinite Harry Petty (groin) – indefinite Kade Kolodjashnij (head) – indefinite Aaron Nietschke (knee) – season
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