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Changes v GWS

pete and tys

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Season in the line in this game.
To be honest, we have played poorly this year and deserve to be 8th.
If we don't beat GWS at Marvel we don't deserve to play finals.
Not optomistic.
 

Carter

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Nov 14, 2012
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Nah we’re good Aces. You know my opinion on Ross, he ain’t gonna help us.

Baker and Pickett are locks for midfield time along with Dusty, Graham, RCD.

The key to this game will be Short, Houli, McIntosh, Naish, Ralphsmith. If these guys can receive from the back and run, we’ll be well served at Marvel.

My only query is the lack of a third marking forward. I would’ve thought a slightly longer game would’ve protected the thin midfield roster.

I feel we have been lacking a dangerous third forward all year.
 
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Carter

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Yeah I pondered whether losing this game means we’re done.

It doesn’t. If we lose again to Brisbane, we still have two soft games coming into the bye. 6-6 at the turn is a platform for finals if not top four.

As we need to keep saying, all we need is to be there come September.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

Tiger Legend
Jun 4, 2006
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Club
Avg Age
Avg Gms
Avg Gls
Avg Hgt
Avg Wgt
Rich
26.14​
101.8​
80.0​
186.7​
86.0​
GWS
24.00​
62.3​
41.1​
189.4​
88.8​

Good numbers for us, missing personnel notwithstanding. It's rare that we've lost games like this under Hardwick. Yet I'll be pleased if we escape with the points.
 
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Smoking Aces

Batten Down The Hatches
Sep 21, 2007
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Nah we’re good Aces. You know my opinion on Ross, he ain’t gonna help us.

Baker and Pickett are locks for midfield time along with Dusty, Graham, RCD.

The key to this game will be Short, Houli, McIntosh, Naish, Ralphsmith. If these guys can receive from the back and run, we’ll be well served at Marvel.

My only query is the lack of a third marking forward. I would’ve thought a slightly longer game would’ve protected the thin midfield roster.

I feel we have been lacking a dangerous third forward all year.
Conceding first possession at Marvel is very dangerous. You don’t have the same luxury like at the G where you can roll back and win back the footy. Clearances are gold. We are lacking in that department. We have our third string midfield playing. Yet we drop a guy who is an inside mid and get us first use.

The match committee have credits in the bank but the balance is decreasing each week.
 
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Tigers2011

What did I miss dad?
May 6, 2007
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Conceding first possession at Marvel is very dangerous. You don’t have the same luxury like at the G where you can roll back and win back the footy. Clearances are gold. We are lacking in that department. We have our third string midfield playing. Yet we drop a guy who is an inside mid and get us first use.

The match committee have credits in the bank but the balance is decreasing each week.
As is the ongoing decision to not play a second ruck. Ridiculous
 

spook

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Jun 18, 2007
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The Giants are a first hands to the ball side. Even with our full compliment of mids only Chimp will regularly beat them to the pill. So we play the dirty 22B. Heat and counter. Pressure the ball, turn it over and off to the races. Richmond Small Ball 101.

That's the plan. We weren't going to beat them on the inside, Ross or no.
 
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eZyT

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Ralphsmith, RCD, Melee

3 players with what? 7 games between them?

Not the week I'd debut a kid, but I trust the MC.

Hugo certainly has wheels.

I want to see Melee hit the burners too.
 
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spook

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Ralphsmith, RCD, Melee

3 players with what? 7 games between them?

Not the week I'd debut a kid, but I trust the MC.

Hugo certainly has wheels.

I want to see Melee hit the burners too.
We're gonna run, mate.
 
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tigersnake

Tear 'em apart
Sep 10, 2003
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Just looking at the team who are the players who can win clearances and attend centre bounces? Dusty, Baker, RCD, Pickett and Graham. Includes a bloke playing his 3rd game and 2 blokes who have played very little midfield at AFL level. Geez that is light on.
There is a very simple explanation, the cupboard is pretty bare Ridley.
 

tigersnake

Tear 'em apart
Sep 10, 2003
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Seems like selection suicide.
Seems like necessity to me. ie, injuries. Those rueing Ross omittion, based on his alleged position rather than form or ability, are clutching at straws IMO. Been terrible all year.
 
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AngryAnt

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Nov 25, 2004
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Seems like necessity to me. ie, injuries. Those rueing Ross omittion, based on his alleged position rather than form or ability, are clutching at straws IMO. Been terrible all year.

Yep. The selection commitee can't magically replace 4 out of 5 starting midfielders out injured
 

Gazmatron

Tiger Matchwinner
Jun 23, 2013
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Yet we can't 'fit' CCJ in?
Can’t understand the decision not to play CCJ are we going to discard him waste 4 years development and try again in the annual dip picks at years end. If you don’t try you don’t know what you have got.
 
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percyms

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Feb 24, 2008
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Still no Caddy - his papers are stamped. Pity - really rate him as a third tallish fwd and occasional mid...
 
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