Preview Brisbane Lions v Essendon Bombers, Round 5, Saturday April 17, 7:25 PM, GABBA

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LIONS08

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I don’t mind the changes at all! Back to last years backline basically. Held up most of the year then! I wouldn’t mind answerth over Lester but what can you do.
Mcstay in is massive for the team I feel! Ah Chee provides a bit of pace down Back. Felt prior was decent in the Geelong game and interested to see what he can do without as many kids around him!
 

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1. Doesn’t play on good forwards
2. Doesn’t intercept
3. Doesn’t offer run
4. Doesn’t hurt with his disposal

No upside
I think he is ok defensively.
But doesn’t offer much with the ball in hand.
And that is the area of the game where we are struggling at the moment.
Especially out of defense.
 

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I thought it might have been worth persisting with Dev for a tad longer but I guess he was pretty sloppy last week.

Jaxxxxxxxxxon back will be interesting. I think ah Chee will do well.

Daddy McStay back will be so helpful for our structures
 

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We've got by without a running defender the last 2 seasons but with the new rules it's looking like a real area of need for us now, trouble is we haven't got anyone with proven line breaking ability to bring in. We would either have to reposition someone like Bailey, Zorko or try a newbie eg. Madden, Cockatoo. K.Coleman worth a shot back there as well.
 

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It's weird people are so keen to replace Lester when he's been one of more consistent defenders this year.
Andrews - great intercept
Adams - strong defensively
Gardiner - very strong defensively and flexible
Birchall - good kick
Rich - very good kick
Starcevich - our only quick defender
Lester - mr. Average
 

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It's weird people are so keen to replace Lester when he's been one of more consistent defenders this year.
I don't think it's all that weird to think playing all of Gardiner, Adams and Lester is a bit much. Lester is the only one of the three that can't play on a KPF.

The question then is: who can take his spot that will improve our backline?

Not convinced anyone has earned his spot yet, but that'll be the beauty of the VFL.
 

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It's weird people are so keen to replace Lester when he's been one of more consistent defenders this year.
For me, it is more that we have to many of a similar type.
I am happy for Lester to be in the side but then Adam’s needs to go.
One or the other for me.

One of them out and we still have our backline in the team.

Back 7 of -
Harris, Dizz, Adams or Lester
Rich, Birchall, Starcevich and AhChee.

One of Adam’s or Lester out give us another runner further up the field.
Dev, Ely, Coleman, Tom Berry, Cockatoo when fit.
All of whom can help out in the centre which we need more than an 8th defender.
 

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Andrews - great intercept
Adams - strong defensively
Gardiner - very strong defensively and flexible
Birchall - good kick
Rich - very good kick
Starcevich - our only quick defender (other than Answerth)
Lester - Taken over the Hodge role. He's the glue that holds this club together.
FTFY ;) you know it's true.
 
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I hope the bookies have got this game right.
Lions $1.27 to Essendon $4.00
Hoping for a win but not confident at all
If Ah Chee does play defense as named will that mean Starcevich gets a run in the midfield. Probably not
 

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My guess is that Ah Chee plays forward and wing.

Prior plays wing and hbf.

I expect Mitch to play a bit more inside at times.

Berry is the only inside midfielder on the bench, so we’re going to be rotating a few of the forwards through the middle.

Both Berry & Dev stiff to miss out.
 

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We down the druggies by a goal
with Big Joe lining up to kick the sealer. Druggie fans flip their sh*t, complaining about the 'Lions in green shirts'. Big Joe turns and gives those drug cheating bastards the finger and says he never loved them and they suck. I go home happy (especially so since the girls beat the Crows). The end.
 
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