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Jack Ross

BrisTiger24

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easy, get games into an assortment of kids and depth players before the bye.

after the bye, the 3-4 who have proved themselves stay, the other 3-4 make way for the daisy-fresh 30 year olds (Capt. Sheds, Bachar, J R, plus Nank)

then we win the flag, and the ones who made way get to run out on the ground in a Richmond jumper.
I like it!

Only comment I would make is that Nank is only 25!!
 
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tigerlove

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Problem is Ross, Stack and Pickett are all walk up starts for round 1 but we won't be able to fit them all in bar injury. Then you've got both Graham and Higgins who are good enough to be walk up starts but will probably miss with their respective injuries. With RCD, Turner and CCJ also hopefully staking claims, I can't remember a more difficult selection for round 1 before.
From last year's GF you have Ellis gone. I doubt we keep both Nanks and Soldo in the side. Guys like Baker, Bolton, Short, Pickett, even Rioli or Castagna will fighting for their GF spots. Then you always have some injuries. I thought Ross before his injury was easily our most promising first year player and if he shows that form pre season I think it will be very difficult to leave him out. He is also very good defensively. No doubt a great problem to have.
 
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taztiger4

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easy, get games into an assortment of kids and depth players before the bye.

after the bye, the 3-4 who have proved themselves stay, the other 3-4 make way for the daisy-fresh 30 year olds (Capt. Sheds, Bachar, J R, plus Nank)

then we win the flag, and the ones who made way get to run out on the ground in a Richmond jumper.
Exact strategy we used inadvertently in '19

Pre bye we used 37 players
Post bye 29
 
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Spirit of Jack

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Exact strategy we used inadvertently in '19

Pre bye we used 37 players
Post bye 29
With the depth of young talent we have I'm hoping the club does have a deliberate strategy to do this, because last year it was forced upon us by injury - it will be much harder to leave out fit established players...and similarly hard for them to accept sitting out. We may end up with a NBA load management situation for all its positives and negatives!
 

zippadeee

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is Rossolgan still eligible for the Norwich award??
If he is, im putting my cat on him to win it.
Usually you would put your house on it, but for bias and massive hatred shown towards us it has to be my cat...
 
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Tigertough1974

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With the depth of young talent we have I'm hoping the club does have a deliberate strategy to do this, because last year it was forced upon us by injury - it will be much harder to leave out fit established players...and similarly hard for them to accept sitting out. We may end up with a NBA load management situation for all its positives and negatives!
Its a good discussion and certainly made us extremely tough to beat second half of season.

In saying all of this I don't think the club would want to have to win 8 or nine of the last games again just to make top 4.
 
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caesar

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Its a good discussion and certainly made us extremely tough to beat second half of season.

In saying all of this I don't think the club would want to have to win 8 or nine of the last games again just to make top 4.
Were going to say exactly the same thing, win ledger needs to be well in our favor before taking any liberty's.
 
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craig

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With a good pre season he will be every chance to play round 1possibly to tag team with someone like Caddy to put physical pressure on Cripps in the clinches.

Will be ahead of Graham as he in all likelihood wont be ready.
 
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Tigerfan

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4 Jacks.

One of each suit

Reiwoldt would be hearts
Graham clubs
Higlet diamonds

So Rossy has to be spades
I just love this.
I’d go

diamond jack - Riewoldt. He’s a priceless gem.
Hearts jack - higgins. So much love.
Clubs jack - Ross because he clubs them down.
Spades jack - graham - he buries his opponent.
 
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Problem is Ross, Stack and Pickett are all walk up starts for round 1 but we won't be able to fit them all in bar injury. Then you've got both Graham and Higgins who are good enough to be walk up starts but will probably miss with their respective injuries. With RCD, Turner and CCJ also hopefully staking claims, I can't remember a more difficult selection for round 1 before.
I don’t think a fully recovered and fit Higgo is best 22 anymore given the influx of talent in the last 12m.
He had a lower ceiling and now with his setbacks is behind the eight ball.
I suspect he will struggle to be on our list in a few years.
 

zippadeee

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Cant wait to see this kid play again.
What a midfield Cotchin Martin Edwards Pickett lambert CCD Martyn and Ross.
God help champion data...
 
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TigerMasochist

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Cant wait to see this kid play again.
What a midfield Cotchin Martin Edwards Pickett lambert CCD Martyn and Ross.
God help champion data...
Reckon Meat ball, Higlet, Stacka n Fridge will all get some look see time through the mid field as well. We'll have that many mids all taking turns to have a possession n a little influence that chumpion doofus will rate all our blokes as mediocre n we'll still win the flag. Then all the experts will turn around n go WTF how did that happen.
 
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tigerman

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Need to get him into the side ASAP, he hasn't played a bad game for us, is a natural footy player.
He was terribly unlucky to get injured, and should be a premiership player.
 
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tigerlove

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I find it hard to understand personally why he's not in the side. You just know no matter what he's going to give an honest display. And 100% if he didn't get tragically purposely stomped on his ankle last year, I believe he'd have a premiership medallion around his neck.
 
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aoc1974

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And 100% if he didn't get tragically purposely stomped on his ankle last year, I believe he'd have a premiership medallion around his neck.
Yeah.... was that the 3 vote getting, fairest and best player Fyfe, who also gave Tom Lynch a bit of a drive by whack to the head?
 
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caesar

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Yeah.... was that the 3 vote getting, fairest and best player Fyfe, who also gave Tom Lynch a bit of a drive by whack to the head?
Yes it was, but all's well that ends well, if Fyfe was ineligible Clangerfield would have won it :))
 
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