Resource 2021 Squad Selection & Ratings

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Dylan82

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Squad Selection:

Round 4 (vs St Kilda Saints @ Marvel Stadium [Docklands Stadium])

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A single change for the outfield 22 with Shuey out for surgery and replaced by Waterman.

Langdon is omitted from being the substitute, with Winder named for a debut that may take place without him stepping foot on the ground.


Once again, the absence of the captain hampers the strength of squad through the middle considerably.
 

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Ratings updated from Round 4.


Hurn takes back the highest ranking position overall despite his early injury against St Kilda.

Allen moves to a new career-high ranking and Kelly consolidates himself inside the top 10 for onball midfielders.


Elsewhere in the competition, the Bulldogs now have 4 of the highest 8 rankings for onball midfielders.
 

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Round 5 (vs Collingwood Magpies @ Optus Stadium [Perth Stadium])

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Injuries continue to take their toll, forcing more disruption to the squad.

Hurn, Ryan and Petruccelle each make way through injury and Winder is omitted after his substitute debut against St Kilda.

Coming in are Witherden for his West Coast debut, O'Neill, Langdon and Vardy.

Jones has been named as the injury substitute.


A comparatively weaker team for what now looms as a must-win match.

An exceptionally tall team, with 8 key-sized players selected - which raises questions of its ability to run out the match competitively after the disastrous second half against the Saints just six days prior.
 

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Allen continues to climb up the rankings.

Brander also gets to a new personal high rating as well.


Six Eagles occupy places inside the overall top 25 - unfortunately two of those are missing with injury.
 

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Round 6 (vs Geelong Cats @ GMHBA Stadium [Kardinia Park])

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A single change - Kennedy out with injury and replaced in the playing squad by Jones.

Ainsworth brought in as the injury substitute.


A team hampered by injury looking for its first victory in Geelong in 15 years.
 

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Hey Dylan82 . For some reason in the squad selection I can't change injuries to off. Can this be fixed somehow?
 

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Ratings updated from Round 6.

Pretty much anyone who played in the debacle against Geelong has suffered a hit to their ratings.

And yet the injuries continue to mount - the best squad that is available for selection looks awful.


Elsewhere there has been a major review undertaken of this system (which was meant to have been completed during the offseason), correlating it against other system outputs, coach and Brownlow votes and match outcomes.

The result validated the effectiveness of this system, however it was also identified that midfielders with high scoreboard impact but comparatively low tackling figures were being under-represented.

As a result, a third category of midfielder has been added to accommodate this - Forward Midfielders, which is currently headed by T.Greene of GWS.
 

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Round 7 (vs Fremantle Dockers @ Optus Stadium [Perth Stadium])

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Carnage.


McGovern and Barrass join the injured ranks, leaving the defence utterly threadbare.

H.Edwards comes in to play his second AFL match as a result.

In attack, Kennedy and Petruccelle makes their returns with O'Neill omitted as a result.

Ainsworth remains listed as the injury substitute.


So x2 key defenders out, with x1 coming in; and x2 forwards coming in, with a midfielder out.

Can't really say these changes make much sense.


It does not bode well for the chances of the club to continue its Derby winning streak.


The selection can only manage an F rating - and is easily the lowest such rating by an Eagles team since this began in 2015.
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Round 8 (vs Hawthorn Hawks @ M.C.G.)

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Ever more depleted. Injuries continue to rise without anyone returning.


Duggan and Vardy join the ranks on the sidelines.

Ah Chee and Williams are called in as replacements to make their season debuts.

Foley replaces Ainsworth as the injury substitute.


The selection again receives an F rating - even weaker than last round.
 

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