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  1. Bowey was recruited for his clean ball use which is one of his many skills. Complements Salem well and will be a real gun with a bit more experience. Our cleaner ball use and fierce tackling has had a major impact this year. Less turnovers against and it takes longer for the ball to come back which gives time to set up down back.
  2. I thinkl May will be fine to play. Early this year Petty went off with similar Hamstring tightness. Played the following week. May has 2 weeks to get right. Probably to risky to swap Smith (recent hammy) for Hibberd. If May did not have the tightness Smith would have been seriously considered. No change for me.
  3. Great game by Jack. His Brand is made for finals footy.
  4. Easily the best since 1964. The 1964 side was just beginning the slide after 10 great years hastened of course when Barassi left and Norm Smith was sacked. We had some pretty good teams in the late 80's, 90's and our last GF when ND ran the show. Those teams always had bad luck heading towards finals and we seemed to lose a good player each game through injury as well as during finals. Way more depth and talent now. With all the young players in the team we should be up for a while. We now also have a top shelf off field leadership. Coaching/development/fitness great and recruitment/list management great.
  5. Tom is very much a developing player who coaches are exposing to AFL football. Give him time and he will be very good. Doing his role otherwise he would be overlooked
  6. Jones a chance? Maybe sub. Played well in VFL.
  7. A real positive from the games two changes are that it put the whole team on notice. No one wants to miss selection for finals. Bowey's first up was good.
  8. Good to see Bowey in. He is clean with the ball, reads the play well and may assist with forward of the ball connection. We know what we will get from the other players suggested as a replacement. Time to find out what Bowey can offer before finals.
  9. Maybe Salem rested/managed. He has had that injury niggle.
  10. There may be a plan to free up Salem or one of the other backs on the wing or some other position. Bowey reads the play and disposes at a high level. A little like a taller and younger Caleb Daniel in that respect. He may debut as sub? Maybe we will go with 2 tall forwards? Maybe an unexpected player being managed this week? We will know soon enough.
  11. Watching a lot of games on TV the interpretation varies considerably game by game. Given what appears to be subjective decision making in many instances over the long haul frees should be around 50/50, ie win some/lose some. Most of incorrect disposal frees could go either way. We just had a bad night by the law of averages and we will hopefully make it up later. Having said that goals against from 50/50 decisions on incorrect disposal etc really hurt. I can't figure out how if a players arm is held there is prior opportunity.
  12. Don't have a KAYO compatible TV - Damm so missed the game. The free footy live app on my android phone has all the stats including disposals etc. Best i could do.
  13. At 200cm plus and listed around 70 odd kg he is long term. Could be 4 years easily. Captain Gawn was 5 years or so. That is our only chance of nabbing him. Clubs not willing to wait that long. Gees, we do have crap luck compared to say bullies. To offset that though is our A1 Grade recruitment team.
  14. Going o be tough to get a kick out at Casey tonight let alone kick a goal. If VB performs tonight he will likely be in. Our Forward line looked crowded and disorganised. Can Brown navigate around that? Sooner or later he will have to get a go.
  15. Goody said at a Presser that Jacko can change momentum in a game. That is a big wrap. How many of those eligible to win the award are capable of that.
  16. Not sure whether we will look to trade any players in this year. We will lose some older players not getting a game trough retirement and delisting of some others that have been around for a while. Injuries for the remaining part of the year may affect trade in decisions. We may trade in to get a ready made depth players depending on assessed progress of our recent draft picks, Bowey, Laurie, DeClasse, Turner etc. Interesting the Twomey on the AFL website has ranked our NGA player Andrew Mac at 9 in his rankings. Typical if he goes top 20 we cannot match this year. There are a number of clubs looking for mobile rucks. Talk about crappy timing.
  17. B Brown for Weid. Viney if fit for Sparrow. Viney will add a bit of hardness and desperation. Team probably needs the bye time out to get a mental and physical rest.
  18. If you get picked up by the mighty Dees you know you are more than a fair chance to make it. Jason Taylor and the team have been doing a great job of late. We have seen the proof on the field and our depth. All topped off with some 1st Class development.
  19. Agree with a lot of prior comments: Lyon better suited to Carlton than Buckley Selfish Pies taking away from MND fund raising Darn Magpies swill be fired up monday for the Bucks last game. Big test for us.
  20. This is the strongest list i have seen for the Dees. Great Rucks, mids and defence moving the ball at lightening pace to the forwards. Our small forwards are pressure machines and quick. Goody is happy for our talls to compete and get the ball to ground and the smalls to keep it forward. I think we may be setting the latest trend. Get your defence and team defence water tight and move the ball quickly forward. Dermot Brereton highlighted our sprint efforts compared to the Lions. We recorded 40 kms to the Lions 35 kms. Huge difference. Forwards going high to assist defence and sprinting back. It appears that Buckley with limited resources is already changing his game style to similar to ours. Defence first. The Maggies have a long way to go but we started this defence first a few years ago so it takes time.
  21. We need to ensure that we bring in players to give them some exposure to the big time. Don't want to get caught out close to finals with injuries and our depth players have not had any exposure. Need to sneak a game here and there into these players. We have Brown in 'reserve'. Chandler has had a run. Viney to come in at some stage. Salem probably needs another rest. Its likely Declase will get a game at some stage for some exposure. Likely Laurey and Bowey will serve an apprenticeship before getting a run unless form is unreal in the VFL when it resumes. Fingers crossed no injuries.
  22. Huge $$ hit. Good suggestion about moving the money games forward. On a positive note Gus and Gawny very entertaining this week. The co star was ANB . Got a few laughs out of it.
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