Player Watch #44: Shaun McKernan

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Smack is one of my favourite players, but I get the feeling Brown has edged in front of him during pre-season/JLT because of his tank and versatility. If Brown has another big JLT against the Cats tonight then Smack may have to wait in the wings for a while as you'd think Brown will hold his spot in the 22 for round 1. It could go either way though and Smack's ability to back up Bellcho in the ruck still very important...
 
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Smack is one of my favourite players, but I get the feeling Brown has edged in front of him during pre-season/JLT because of his tank and versatility. If Brown has another big JLT against the Cats tonight then Smack may have to wait in the wings for a while as you'd think Brown will hold his spot in the 22 for round 1. It could go either way though and Smack's ability to back up Bellcho in the ruck still very important...
With Hooker out there may be room for both Smack and Brown. I prefer him as a forward but they don’t seem to mind playing Brown as the third tall defender. Though they could go with Hurley, Hartley and Ambrose as tall defenders.
 

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With Hooker out there may be room for both Smack and Brown. I prefer him as a forward but they don’t seem to mind playing Brown as the third tall defender. Though they could go with Hurley, Hartley and Ambrose as tall defenders.
Francis is our 3rd tall
 

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As FF? might make our forward line a bit stagnant is all
A bit stagnant? He was our best forward last year. Daniher is a long way off it at the moment, so should be running up the ground getting his mojo back. Yes Smack would make a great team with Stringer, Tippa and Fanta in the forward line with Daniher as CHF and the 6th position either Laverde or a resting mid. We could not play the resting mid if Laverde and Stringer combine to contribute enough minutes between them to be like an extra mid. Also, with Myers and Langford going forward a bit that would make a good group rotating through the forward line.
 

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A bit stagnant? He was our best forward last year. Daniher is a long way off it at the moment, so should be running up the ground getting his mojo back. Yes Smack would make a great team with Stringer, Tippa and Fanta in the forward line with Daniher as CHF and the 6th position either Laverde or a resting mid. We could not play the resting mid if Laverde and Stringer combine to contribute enough minutes between them to be like an extra mid. Also, with Myers and Langford going forward a bit that would make a good group rotating through the forward line.
Tippungwuti McKernan Laverde/mid
Stringer Daniher Fantasia
 
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