Am I missing something, I thought Answerth has been suspended ? With him being named as the sub for this game otherwise he’s not available until round 7. Please correct me if I’m wrong
Joe would be last resort in the ruck. Won’t risk it and we’ll play our prized forward as a forward. I think letting Fullarton and Ballenden get slaughtered kinda proves this.Yes Ballenden did more body contact against Grundy then Fullarton.. Although both not as good as Joe is.
Wondered why we did not use Joe for a little bit last week against Grundy
I just want to see him get mildly angry / physical when he plays. Like that scene from Dodgeball where it finally clicks for Gordon lol.I didn't mind Ballenden's game last week. He actually had some influence when he was there even though most couldn't see it.
Presume he gets dropped this week , Fages waxed lyrical about Fullarton in the presser.
I don't want to sound negative, but we're talking about Marcus Adams here - it'll be a miracle if he even plays 15+ games in a season, let alone having 4 or 5 years ahead of him (unless you're content with 5 games a year). Probably one of the most injury prone players I've ever seen at the Dogs, even more so than Lin Jong.I don't see why Adams doesn't have 4 or 5 years left in him if he can stay fit.
Hasn't played a lot of footy.
Probably about right, sadly.I don't want to sound negative, but we're talking about Marcus Adams here - it'll be a miracle if he even plays 15+ games in a season, let alone having 4 or 5 years ahead of him (unless you're content with 5 games a year). Probably one of the most injury prone players I've ever seen at the Dogs, even more so than Lin Jong.
Dude is a beast when fit, and would be an AA level defender if he could somehow string together a full season, but I think you need to view him as a week by week prospect rather than looking multiple years ahead. I doubt even the Hawks miracle-working medical team would be able to keep him consistently on the park
I was a doubter last week but this week I think we can beat the doggies. Tom berry to shadow Daniels hopefully shuts them off. We need that defensive pressure we showed against Collingwood last week. We have to be all over them, stopping them getting that clean ball away. I'd be ok with resting neale, if his back is even a touch sore give him a chance to get to 100%. Same with Oscar. Let Fullerton and Ballenden take on English and Stef. At worst we play them like we played the pies in the ruck. I think Payne can take naughton, quick enough to run with and tall enough to compete. Our future isn't birch or Adams, we need to stick with him.
Out- neale, birchall/Adams or lester,
In- j berry, Gardiner,
If Oscar does come up ok he comes in for ballenden.
Good luckOscar being tested, should be ok.
Payne out with foot strain 6 weeks, makes way for Gardiner, Lester, Adams half back line, Rich, Harris, xx Backline, maybe Answorth... the rest will fall into place, with many good options for mids, fwds, followers and bench.
I have got $100 on Lions at $2.65