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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Should've been in our best 22, but one stupid act has put him behind others.
If he dosent get a game by the bye. Wave him good bye
 

Scoop

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CCJ is in interesting one. In theory he should be ready to go, I haven’t seen enough VFL live to be in or out. Big boys take longer but there’s a fine line between waiting and squeezing every last drop of value he has on the trade market. He can change the speed of the next generation up success so far. If he doesn’t show something this year at AFL level it’s fine, he has time. But he definitely isn’t untouchable in that scenario.
 
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Bill Haverchuck

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Ben Brown kicked 3 today , Weideman 7 so at least one of those will come in...
Fritsch will be back next week apparantley , throw in picket and petracca and of course Gawn pushing forward and we can't afford to have balta/astbury out of the backline playing in the ruck so CCJ has to play.
 
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lamb22

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He's a big lug like Lynch. Can we play both?
I'd say yes. The game has changed/ Lock it in the forward line doesn't work as well as it did. The pressure work has been pushed to the wings and midfield. Ergo more space for the big men and also more important that marks are taken rather than the ball being run out. CCJ in makes both Jack and Lynchy more dangerous. Pity Marlion makes CCJ redundant as a ruckman :D
 
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momentai

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Jul 24, 2004
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The position with our rucks is going to get interesting.

Cameron-Jones, Chol, Colina, Nankervis, Ryan and Soldo.

We also have Astbury, Balta, Lynch and now Pickett, who have done well in support.

The first 6 are all relatively young with futures in front. At least 3 Nank, Soldo and CJ have now shown enough to attract interest from outside.

The point is that while we are over stocked to billy-0, several clubs are short of rucks and a couple are even more desperate than that.
The bulldogs and GWS are two such clubs and any dealing for Bontinpelli or Green is likely to involve one of our rucks?
 

Tigers of Old

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I'd say yes. The game has changed/ Lock it in the forward line doesn't work as well as it did. The pressure work has been pushed to the wings and midfield. Ergo more space for the big men and also more important that marks are taken rather than the ball being run out. CCJ in makes both Jack and Lynchy more dangerous. Pity Marlion makes CCJ redundant as a ruckman
Maybe. I'd like to see it in action.
CJ has been exposed at the top level for one game. There's a bit of a honeymoon period here.
Not saying he won't be a good AFL player but until we've seen the evidence, it's all just speculation based on potential (geez I hate that word) at this point.
 

year of the tiger

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Mar 26, 2008
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I think last year has meant players like CCJ and RCD get another year on what would be usual given their lack of VFL form and it being much harder than normal breaking into a Premiership team.

I suspect they will get opportunities at some point in 2021 - agree CCJ could come this week given Melb are a tall team and we tend to like to throw our young players into big games.
 
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tigerman

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I'd say yes. The game has changed/ Lock it in the forward line doesn't work as well as it did. The pressure work has been pushed to the wings and midfield. Ergo more space for the big men and also more important that marks are taken rather than the ball being run out. CCJ in makes both Jack and Lynchy more dangerous. Pity Marlion makes CCJ redundant as a ruckman
Agree with most of that, except the "Marlion makes CCJ redundant as a ruckman".

Marlion did a great job against the Saints who were undermanned in the ruck department, and he definitely gives us the option of giving Nank a chop out, but I'm not sure we can get away with it against sides who have two genuine ruckman, such as the Dogs and the Dees.
I don't think Marlion would go up against Gawn too often, but Luke Jackson is an emerging talent and will be too good for Marlion on Saturday night.
I don't know who goes out, but I'd like to see CCJ come in against the Dees.
 
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Harry

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I would play him for 2 reasons. We need to blood a replacement key forward and we have to relieve Nank in the ruck. But it does make us slower and takes away from our swarming game. Tough choice
 
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St Kevin

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I would play him for 2 reasons. We need to blood a replacement key forward and we have to relieve Nank in the ruck. But it does make us slower and takes away from our swarming game. Tough choice

I know we are very reluctant to tinker with our system, but there is merit to playing him this week, particularly if May plays.

If May goes to Lynch, and Tomlinson goes to Riewoldt, we could use an aerial threat to keep Lever accountable.
 
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Tenacious

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I know we are very reluctant to tinker with our system, but there is merit to playing him this week, particularly if May plays.

If May goes to Lynch, and Tomlinson goes to Riewoldt, we could use an aerial threat to keep Lever accountable.
I know we are very reluctant to tinker with our system, but there is merit to playing him this week, particularly if May plays.

If May goes to Lynch, and Tomlinson goes to Riewoldt, we could use an aerial threat to keep Lever accountable.

Agree with you both
But for me it’s the opportunity to take some the workload off Nank that’s the main reason
Dunno what Nanks game minutes played have been - but letting CCJ have a crack is better than Dave, Balta and Marlion
And if CCJ really does show something in the ruck then it means Nank could have a week off down the track if required
Meanwhile having CCJ take a grab or two up forward would be a real bonus
 
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Tigerhealer

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I'd say yes. The game has changed/ Lock it in the forward line doesn't work as well as it did. The pressure work has been pushed to the wings and midfield. Ergo more space for the big men and also more important that marks are taken rather than the ball being run out. CCJ in makes both Jack and Lynchy more dangerous. Pity Marlion makes CCJ redundant as a ruckman
i like Malion closer to goal, CCJ time is now
 

tha8ball

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Jan 6, 2005
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I know we are very reluctant to tinker with our system, but there is merit to playing him this week, particularly if May plays.

If May goes to Lynch, and Tomlinson goes to Riewoldt, we could use an aerial threat to keep Lever accountable.

Surely May isn’t playing. He cops one knock and he will be done.
 
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Dont Argue

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Jun 26, 2018
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If CCJ can’t get a game this week, then it would appear he’s only a break glass in case of an emergency player for us.
It’s now or maybe never considering Melbourne’s tall brigade