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Changes for Prelim v geel (Friday Sept 20)

Ian4

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May 6, 2004
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Interesting week ahead.

If hawkins doesn’t play then ratogolea is their tall forward. We use astbury for him.
Geebong may have a plan X i dont know about.

If geebong go for the 1 tall forward then we will be happy.

Gives us the ability to use grimes and broady on smaller players.

If danger goes forward we put Grimes on him.

Danger out of the midfield makes Cotchin and Prestia smile.

Selwood should do the warm up with his head bandaged up already.

If we play soldo and nank v Stanley and Blicavs well they don’t have enough talls in defence to cover lynch Riewoldt & Nando.

Good luck Harry!

Geebong are one of 4 teams we haven’t beaten this year. The others are on holiday.
Be good to finish their season.
they have a serious issue if Hawkins doesn't get off. They will have to move Danger or Taylor forward. If Danger goes forward, its happy days for us in the guts. If Taylor goes forward, they will have to move Blicavs down back, meaning their ruck options are stuffed. We would have to seriously consider dropping Ivan for an extra runner if this occurs... especially when you factor in the weather.

I can't see any point in two rucks against Geelong, especially if it ends up being wet (as forecast).
I think Soldo will be a late out if it's wet.
Out: Soldo, Ellis
In: Stack (if fit), Pickett, Ross
are you seriously suggesting our 3 potential ins this week are all first year players? thats hilarious. If we were to drop Soldo on a horses for courses basis, I would seriously consider Menadue. i liked the look of him on the weekend. But the club might go with a bigger body such as McIntosh.
 
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BrisTiger24

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If it's as wet as predicted, Towner would be a good option. Ask Steve Morris about Towner's attack on the ball. Nearly broke Morris' ribs and that was just collateral damage
 
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tha8ball

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Oh East Melbourne!
Barring an unforeseen illness or injury, there won’t be any change I wouldn’t have thought. McIntosh for Ellis is the only one and watching McIntosh on the weekend - I can’t see that happening.

We will go with two rucks regardless of the weather I think. Stanley will be pooping his pants at the thought of a Soldo/Nank duo. He likes the athletic types not the big strong tough workhorses who will just push him around and smash into him all night.
 
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eZyT

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Barring an unforeseen illness or injury, there won’t be any change I wouldn’t have thought. McIntosh for Ellis is the only one and watching McIntosh on the weekend - I can’t see that happening.

We will go with two rucks regardless of the weather I think. Stanley will be pooping his pants at the thought of a Soldo/Nank duo. He likes the athletic types not the big strong tough workhorses who will just push him around and smash into him all night.
I think the gameplay has kind of passed Kmac by.

I dont expect to see him in the seniors this year barring injury to a couple of Caddy, Brando, Broady?

almost certainly

NO CHANGE

with the possibility of rucking solo with Nankers if Hawkins stays suspended and it very wet.

who would you bring in for Ivan?

Dunno? Butler has been looking pretty slippery lately? Menadue is in hot form in the 2's, but I doubt he'd be promoted. Marlion a super smokey (I think he'd be a preliminary sensation). Notorius Noah Balta another possible smokey?
 

James

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I think the gameplay has kind of passed Kmac by.

I dont expect to see him in the seniors this year barring injury to a couple of Caddy, Brando, Broady?

almost certainly

NO CHANGE

with the possibility of rucking solo with Nankers if Hawkins stays suspended and it very wet.

who would you bring in for Ivan?

Dunno? Butler has been looking pretty slippery lately? Menadue is in hot form in the 2's, but I doubt he'd be promoted. Marlion a super smokey (I think he'd be a preliminary sensation). Notorius Noah Balta another possible smokey?
As mentioned in an earlier post Nankers didn’t look to fit in the Brisbane match and given his development this year, I believe Soldo is now our primary ruckman.
Looking ahead I think we need 2 who are competitive against any of the other three remaining sides.
My one change would be in Chol, out Nank.
 
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rinso17

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Feb 2, 2005
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If Pickett has a 4 qtr game like his last qtr against the bombers then he comes in for bellis
Pickett is a long way short of Ellis.
At this point Pickett is injury insurance only.
Rd1 2020 in; Pickett
 

MackTiger

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Jul 14, 2003
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Its a hard one, will we be to top heavy if it's a slog with the 2 ?


What if it's wet & the game is a slog ? Will we be to top heavy ?
True. It is going to be 15/19/23 and Sunny in Melb Tues/Wed/Thurs
21 Friday with showers late - they may not last all night - who knows but underfoot should be ok.

It's risky, but maybe pull a late Emergency change on the night.

If Hawkins gets a run, then who knows.

I can't see Nank being able to go all night against someone who is going to jump on all over him. But i still think he presents value with Soldo down FWD as both have great skills below their knees.

Just my two cents.
 
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tigerlove

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not at all. he only gets mentioned because of 2017. Thanks for the memories, but he will never play for the senior team again.
This is the Towner that has played just 1 game this year (against the Cats) and managed 3 disposals and 3 frees against? Just checking.
 

lamb22

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Jan 29, 2005
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who would you bring in for Ivan?

Dunno? Butler has been looking pretty slippery lately? Menadue is in hot form in the 2's, but I doubt he'd be promoted. Marlion a super smokey (I think he'd be a preliminary sensation). Notorius Noah Balta another possible smokey?
Balta, that last quarter was delicious.

However as Nank would play ' Balta' if Soldo plays percentages with no change.

If it was me it would be Stack Balta in for Soldo Ellis.

If we sent Soldo out Menadue in we'd be pretty quick.
 

btoz_01

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Apr 5, 2004
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Jane Bunns said theres possiblity of no rain till after the game
If thats the case we should go in with 2 rucks Soldo as main ruck and Nank but Id be tempted to go for more mobile 2nd ruck Balta or Chol
 
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