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  1. We seem to have had a better forward structure when Jones and or Melksham were playing, I'm assuming they were playing a role I think we've been tactically beaten last 4-5 weeks. Forcing us to go long and rush, causing ANB, Spargo and Pickett to be crowded with little impact. Having a Melksham or Jones who can slot it from 50-55 could mix things Brown must come in, Fritsch to float, TMac to get higher.
  2. Sparrow, Jordan, Lockhart, Chandler/Baker/Laurie (young, determined, playing a role) In Please. Jones, Jetta, (old, making up the numbers) Out Please Melksham, Hibbo (Will get their turn to prove they still have it) Hold Please
  3. Tough, my Top 5 best players 1. Flower 2. Lyon 3. Neitz 4. Stynes 5. T Viney Favourite 5 players 1. Jakovich 2. Schwartz 3. Farmer 4. R Jackson 5. Tingay
  4. I'm happy to be wrong about Hunt and Sparrow, they looked to take a significant step in their roles on Saturday. Consistency and continuity is key for them. The 3 positions up for grabs (over the next few rounds) are BP, Wing and Utility. Jetta, Brayshaw and Jones. My thoughts are give Brayshaw a few weeks as he is coming off a short pre season. But he still must perform (barely at moment). Jetta has been good but Lockhart will be knocking on the door soon. Jones won't play 22 games so it'll be form and managing him this year. He has been ok, but they will look to bring in Baker at some stage. Also once the key forwards come back expect TMac to play a higher role if not Wing so this may affect Brayshaw/Jones. Other than that leave this 22 as is this week barring any injuries. A repeat performance sees us win this.
  5. I'm assuming this is actually a baiting/stitch up account
  6. Gee i'm glad some on here aren't on the selection committee I urge some to re-watch the game. Worst performance was the midfield, Coaches specifically. Stoppage work was very disorganised. Ins and outs apart from Viney are quite irrelevant given the personnel on hand.
  7. Possible ins - Viney, Hibberd, Chandler Possible outs - Jones, Hunt, Sparrow, Harmes Saints have some smalls so Hibbo in if fit enough, he and Jetta in back pockets. Can provide dash like Hunt with better disposal and a left footer. Rivers and Salem on HBF. Out Hunt (wasn't that bad just balance) Viney in, Sparrow can play defensive on ball and also defensive HFF or FP at times. Out Jones. Chandler will have to wait, ANB, Kozzie and Spargo went ok. Melksham hasn't played a decent game in 3 years, can earn it back at Casey. Harmes gets in the right spots at times just butchers it or spuds it up. Confidence and continuity key for him. Can also play HBF. Viney in will help. 2 changes enough for mine
  8. Wow, I didn't expect to feel sad and nostalgic. We'll always have that QB17 goal mate, all the best Jack.
  9. There's a lot of other people that should be sacked before Harley He stuffed up, yes he should be held accountable and punished. The Cairns debacle will cost the club more than $50k
  10. I'm sure most of us have had that Boss that all the staff/team loves but deep down everyone knows they're not necessarily doing the best thing by the company/team etc. Goodwin is a relationships based coach, repeated by all the players many times. I personally think there's blurred lines between player well being and player performance. They're too comfortable around him. This is not a reason to sack him, a thorough independent review will hopefully shine a light on the deficiencies in the teams coaching, strategy, development, training methods, application and execution of said criteria.
  11. Agree with that. He is pretty good with ball in hand. Just had higher expectations following his 2018 debut season. Probably tough to improve in 19. No one did.
  12. Reasons for Deespair 1. Lack of fight when we really needed it. Pathetic. 2. Brand of footy? I still have no idea what that means 3. Coaches/Selectors making drastic and dumb changes in either of the must win games in Cairns. 4. Lack of development/improvement. Brayshaw, Harmes, Lever, Spargo, Weid, Baker, OMac, Sparrow, Bedford, Hannan, Hunt, Smith. None of these players have improved. 5. TMac/Jones/Nev are all cooked. 6. Way too many list cloggers, not enough room on this thread... Reasons for a Whinge 1. Essendon game being postponed. A bye would've been nice. 2. Having to go from Alice to Cairns in 4 days resulting from the above 3. Jacko going down. That didn't help when we just started seeing "Cohesion".... 4. Brisbane game. Hmmm, few decisions cost us badly in that one. 5. Bloody Covid 6. Injuries to Petty, Jordan, Hore. I think they can all play. Reasons for Optimism 1. Petracca, breakout year. Outstanding. 2. May. My new favourite player. Huge, tough, and most of all hates losing. 3. Rivers. Liked him from day 1. Looks to have all the attributes. Lock him in. 4. Jackson. Will scare opposition coaches. Hard to match up on. Lookout when he's got 50 games under his belt. 5. Kozi. Wasn't sold on him but his is work rate is outstanding. Experience will get him in the right spots and if we end up with a proper forward line someday he'll know where to be. Expectations too high in 1st year. He'll be fine. 6. Fritsch. Yes he's a bit arrogant and can't kick straight but he's a fantastic kick when up the ground. Elite numbers for score involvements and 7th in the league for goal assists. Kicked 22.24 and probably a few on the full. That's a good year considering our forward line structure seems to change week to week. 7. Langdon. A very solid year. Best gut runner we've had in decades. Get's to the right spots and tries his heart out. If we can improve his kicking technique he can become elite. 8. Oliver. Yes had some horror games disposal-wise but kept at it and had some very good games by foot and hand. He copped some real abuse both internally and externally in a tough season for everyone mentally. He gets marked by the opposition every week and deserves a pat on the back for not going into his shell when most would have. 9. Lockhart. I think he has a future down back and expecting him to improve next year. Bit to learn but gives his all and tries to show dash and break open play. Rather that than negative players who dish off and transfer the pressure. 10. Mitch Brown. Might be getting too optimistic here but i thought his last 2 games were terrific. With the possibility of TMac being traded we need a swing man. He is quite smart with the footy in hand. Worth another year unless we pull off some shrewd trading. 11. Weideman. Clutching here but can play at times. I think he can improve with a better set up/forwards coach. His last chance.
  13. I'd be picking the team that can kick the biggest score My gut feel is Dogs will win but Saints game is 50/50 and they've been shaky under pressure. So it's all about our margin, but we'll know the result anyway so late changes a chance? Must start well. Once Bombers give up they fold pretty quick.
  14. Agree totally. Also commentary is at an all time low.
  15. Interesting for the selectors. Win by 50+ points and we would overtake a beaten St Kilda. Go too attacking and we can become unstuck. Go too conservative and potentially miss out on % If Saints win, just need to get the points and pray for Freo. In: Jackson, Harmes Out: ANB, Tomlinson
  16. Brendan McCartney leaving could be part of this
  17. By shedding the dead wood and getting some more talent in Also by hurrying up and getting to 2021 fast.
  18. We're always bringing in an out fringe players that rarely impact the game because the midfield can't spread, man up and hit targets. The forward structure seems easily countered by opposition. Until the coaches and midfield group become less predictable the same result will keep happening.
  19. Tom was a great endurance athlete, probably still is. Something physically happened to him, foot, back, hips that has ruined his agility and flexibility. Fatally. I also get the impression he's a big sook and is a confidence player more than anything.
  20. Agree, but Tomlinson doesn't offer much for me though. He's solid. Would he get a game in the top 4 teams? In our 22 just but a bit disappointing. Maybe better suited on the wings at MCG? Melksham is good in a good side, a symptom rather than a cause.
  21. Understand that call but the good teams have multiple intercept marking options and Hore can play the rebounding defenders role that Hibberd plays. He can play small and tall imo. TMac could not play CHB anymore, he's got the turning circle of a road train. Either he plays deep FF or gets traded. Weid could play CHF but prefer him leading inside 50.
  22. What is our best 22? Injuries and new recruits aside what would your best 22 look like Rnd 1 2021? Fire away. B: Lockhart May Hore HB: Rivers Lever Salem C Langdon Brayshaw Bennell HF: Harmes Jackson Melksham F: Pickett Weideman Fritsch F: Gawn, Oliver, Petracca I: Hannan Viney AVB Tomlinson E: Hibberd Jordan Sparrow Petty
  23. Fair point, I'm not sure where Yze is in searching for a senior coaching role. Love to have him on board.
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