Changes for Prelim v geel (Friday Sept 20)

Fighting Fury

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Hardwick presser...Sydney Stack very close. (Indigenous blood...very high rate of healing according to SS!)

Ellis...gee he is a worry. Short was better.

In Stack
Out Ellis
 
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Hardwick presser...Sydney Stack very close. (Indigenous blood...very high rate of healing according to SS!)

Ellis...gee he is a worry. Short was better.

In Stack
Out Ellis
No way! Stack is not ready and we need to learn from last year. We had 2 unfit players and that cost us dearly.
 

Rfc4Ever

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Out : Soldo, Ellis
In : Balta, K-Mac

Can't carry 2 x rucks against WC or Geelong as we will need the extra flexibility.

Ellis on thin ice. KMac the obvious choice but will depend on fitness of Stack.
 

Tigerfan

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Last night we increased our numbers of players who had won a final to 27.

Rance & higgins unavailable.
Mcintosh butler & Townsend in vfl.

Stack and Pickett available.

Be aware: Hardwick has never dropped a player from a finals team.
 
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Fighting Fury

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Last night we increased our numbers of players who had won a final to 27.

Rance & higgins unavailable.
Mcintosh butler & Townsend in vfl.

Stack and Pickett available.

Be aware: Hardwick has never dropped a player from a finals team.
this is true. Probably no change.
Stacky on the G in a Prelim though...mouth watering.
 

TigerForce

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Out : Soldo, Ellis
In : Balta, K-Mac

Can't carry 2 x rucks against WC or Geelong as we will need the extra flexibility.

Ellis on thin ice. KMac the obvious choice but will depend on fitness of Stack.
I'd say Brisbane was the team to not do this. Cats and WC are mainly talls, so I reckon no change (given no injury happens on the training track in 2 weeks)
 

WesternTiger

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Out : Soldo, Ellis
In : Balta, K-Mac

Can't carry 2 x rucks against WC or Geelong as we will need the extra flexibility.

Ellis on thin ice. KMac the obvious choice but will depend on fitness of Stack.
Did you not see Geelong on Friday night? They didn't have a ruckman. Soldo and Nank (and hence our mids) would have a night out on the Cats.
 

tigerlove

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Will be no change imo. Only potential is to see how Rioli pulls up from that ankle. If he's out then maybe Stack (if fit but very unlikely) or Pickett for me. Not ideal, prefer no change at this stage of proceedings.
 
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MD Jazz

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Out : Soldo, Ellis
In : Balta, K-Mac

Can't carry 2 x rucks against WC or Geelong as we will need the extra flexibility.

Ellis on thin ice. KMac the obvious choice but will depend on fitness of Stack.
Geez, reckon Soldo has taken the number 1 ruck mantle. If you were dropping one its likely Nank. But think we will continue to play both.
 
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gold1

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It should be all about the understudies who would be needed if someone was injured on the night.
 

tigerlove

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Has anyone see KMac in the VFL lately? Has been woeful. Replacing Ellis for KMac would achieve nothing. May as well leave it as it is.
 

ratbastad

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Brando gone imo - been giving us nothing. After all these games, he still no composure, dinky 5 mtr kicks to blokes under the hammer...just does'nt have a footy brain. Hes prob thinking about his GC $$$ offer....

Not sure about Stack being fit, imo see how Rio pulls up then make a call after what we see what Pickett brings in the VFL this week. Either cant be worse than Brando is atm.
 

year of the tiger

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No change.

Agree with others, Rucks critical and to suggest we drop one, well watch how Nic Nat went on Thursday and how Geelong went on Friday is my advice.

Reckon Stack will be an emergency and only be considered for the GF if we have an injury in the prelim and he may get to play the VFL Grannie as a warm up (if fit)
 
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Baron Samedi

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Hardwick has less chance of making changes to a final side than Chris Scott does of paying due tribute to the opposition.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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I don’t think we can really work out changes until we at least know who our opponent is. Unless someone does something outstanding in the VFL, I suspect we’ll go in unchanged, though.
 
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Ridley

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Out : Soldo, Ellis
In : Balta, K-Mac

Can't carry 2 x rucks against WC or Geelong as we will need the extra flexibility.

Ellis on thin ice. KMac the obvious choice but will depend on fitness of Stack.
Disagree. Particularly against the Eagles as they will probably play Nic Nat and Hickey as they did this week.

Reckon we play both Soldo and Nank. Worked okay last night and of the two Soldo was better.

Ellis should be dropped. Just not sure who comes in but there has to be someone who can acquit themselves better in a final. Ellis was Ben Lennon like last night.