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  1. And the old final 5 gave the minor premiers a week off before the second semi and another potential week off.
  2. There’s a lot of talk about targeting Gawn but I hope we are super aggressive on the Bont and English.
  3. English and Gawn were both in 89/108 ruck contests. Schache was in 18.
  4. While the premiership cup is won on grand final day, the premiership is won over the course of the season.
  5. I would tag Libba at the clearances but not around the ground. Mostly with Harmes and try to get him on the spread. I wouldn’t push Salem up to stoppages but let ANB push up. This would mean Treloar or Smith will outnumber us, so we would need to set up defensively to prevent losing out the front of the clearances. I also like Max grabbing the ball out of the ruck because we can win clearances despite being outnumbered.
  6. Shaun's quotes were pretty balanced Dazzle. Shaun was really just saying Joel would deserve to play given the effort he has put in. Joel likely would have played in the prelim if he did not get injured, so you can see where Shaun is coming from. Joel will need to train in the practice session to have any chance.
  7. Keep posting Binman. You are providing the glass is half full view that we all need right now.
  8. It’s based on scores. Yes Zac Dawson was full back in the greatest defence.
  9. We lost the free kick count 11-25 as well and that would not be in the expected score.
  10. The squiggle currently has us winning by 5 points. It aggregates all the models’ tips. The squiggle has our defensive rating higher than any previous premier in the system but below St Kilda in 2009.
  11. They didn't "stretch" us really with only 6 marks inside 50. (We had 9.) Melbourne had 24 shots to WBD 21 but Melbourne kicked 9.8 to WBD 13.4 (excluding touched/rushed). The free kicks were 11-25. Our defence let goals over the back which was poor and we were badly beaten in stoppages 31-37 despite winning the hit outs 67-18.
  12. Assuming May plays, I can't see us changing the 22. Our bottom few players all played well enough. Hibberd for Smith might be something they consider but having two players with hamstring issues is a risk. Hibberd was ok against the Cats and he makes sense to play on Weightman. Bowey played a very good game and will keep Hunt out of the starting 22. Spargo was excellent. Sparrow has become a lock in the last few weeks with three strong games. TMac looked to move really well again. I could see him ripping apart the Grand Final. He will also be good insurance if we get an injury to a tall. Rivers had a poor game but is able to play tall and small and we won't want to make a change to the side. Jordon was OK as sub and found a bit of the ball. If Hunt is fit I would probably bring him in as sub to replace Jordon. I think he is more dynamic and with May questionable it would be worth having another defender who knows the system if he goes down. The sub will almost definitely be used and I could see Hunt's pace breaking the game open in the last quarter, which is something we might need if we fall behind.
  13. When’s the podcast this week? I’m going to need to hear Binman’s overconfidence to calm the nerves.
  14. Does that change with the new sub rule? If you take 14 days you are likely to re-injure it but it might be considered a risk worth taking in a GF.
  15. Can’t wait to see I’m play in a grand final. He will seriously hurt. Hopefully he causes the whole opposition team to cry by the end of the game in two weeks.
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