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Kane Lambert

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Despite the last quarter heroics he is playing injured. There would be a hundred posts in here about playing injured in a GF. Can he be pumped up for one final effort?

Did he make it worse this weekend? If not then he showed that deep in the last, during a really hot and contested final, Lambert still has the presence of mind and body to win the game for us.
 
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22nd Man

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I hope so. But a kick off the ground was very symbolic as he can barely bend over and he was the man on the spot for the dob free.
I love Lmbert but he is way down on impact this year.
Our loyalty should be to the team, the club, not an individual. Hard calls have to be made to win a flag. No room for sentiment.
 

tigermike

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Despite the last quarter heroics he is playing injured. There would be a hundred posts in here about playing injured in a GF. Can he be pumped up for one final effort?
Depends how he pulls up over next day or so. They have an extra day's break which helps and the team will only train lightly anyway. Playing these matches will keep him fit enough and Dimma won't change the team if they all get through this week. We need his experience and decision-making in tight more than his leg speed.
 

daniel30

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I reckon the wet ground didn't help tho .If his not atleast 80% fit big risk considering we got depth.
 

eZyT

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they should put Kane Lamberts 4th quarter into the football coaching textbook.

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Out-of-form champion finals match-winning cameos
 
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MB78

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About a minute before he kicked the first I said to my son we need him to do something. Then he delivered. I will be asking him to do something in the first 5mins next week. Will be critical next week as we need to rove the crumbs as we won’t control the air against Geelong’s defence.
 
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waiting

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About a minute before he kicked the first I said to my son we need him to do something. Then he delivered. I will be asking him to do something in the first 5mins next week. Will be critical next week as we need to rove the crumbs as we won’t control the air against Geelong’s defence.
Our smalls will be critical Saturday night as the conditions may make it again tough for the talls.
 

eZyT

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About a minute before he kicked the first I said to my son we need him to do something. Then he delivered. I will be asking him to do something in the first 5mins next week. Will be critical next week as we need to rove the crumbs as we won’t control the air against Geelong’s defence.

I reckon we will control the air.

but yeah, controlling the ground as well would be good.
 
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MB78

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I reckon we will control the air.

but yeah, controlling the ground as well would be good.
I hope you are bloody right. Geelong have a very tall backline.
 
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tigermouseau

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Will be very humid and ball handling will be worse than the wet in Adelaide. Hope we do some night time training this week.
 
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daniel30

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I hope you are bloody right. Geelong have a very tall backline.
Before rd 17 media we're pumping them up big time we exposed them.Henderson and Taylor a slow and weake links expose them even with ground ball our smalls.Bring the heat and pressure and tackling intensity they don't like it.
 
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year of the tiger

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We know how to flick the switch - went blow for blow for 3 quarters and then bang in the last. Last years prelim we went a quarter earlier and blew the cats of the park.

I reckon Saturday we will take a quarter to get the feel of the game, then like the past 2 grannies (17 and 19), we will switch into dominate form during the second - that’s how we play these grannies.
 
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antman

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Not good as recently we seem to be bombing high long balls into the forward line. Just what these lumbering tall defenders want.

Don't worry balooga - they'll play slow and controlled, we'll pressure, they'll screw up, fast break into our forward line.
 
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No 4

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the thing I viewed from both of their past 2 games for geelong was collingwood and brisbane did not apply high pressure to them. We need to do this for the four quarters to them.
 
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The Big Richo

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Despite the last quarter heroics he is playing injured. There would be a hundred posts in here about playing injured in a GF. Can he be pumped up for one final effort?

The fact is players play injured all the time. The only time it becomes a talking point is when they don't play well and the team loses, and it cops extra scrutiny in the Grand Final.

If Lambert is carrying something, on balance they will have decided that his value to the side is more than what the alternative will provide, so I can't see that changing now. I would guess a big factor in that is his knowledge and experience in executing the manoeuvres that allow Dustin to play the way he does.

It may well be a case of we will take 90% Lambert because he allows 100% Dustin and someone else may not be able to provide that coverage as well.
 
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zippadeee

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He has done nothing for 4 weeks, but he come alive when it mattered.
That's the beautiful thing about our side, if your down, someone else lifts.
It shows in the way we play.
Prestia was the same too.
 
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tigertim

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Just watching the SANFL GF (North Adelaide v WWT) and one of the salty SA commentators (I think it might’ve been former Port Adelaide player Tim Ginever) say “the Kane Lambert pocket”. :rotfl2 Mark Soderstrom says “You just had to go there didn’t you?”
 
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