Prediction Changes and Pre match discussion vs St Kilda round 17 @ The Gabba

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Cuzz09

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It’s weird. I’m usually so nervous for our upcoming games, but with this rag tag bunch of misfits, I’m actually excited to see what happens. Feel like we’ve got nothing to lose



Except our season of course
same. more interested than anything

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Hickey has to be an out. I would like a stat for hit outs to disadvantage. He showed a knack of hitting to a 2 on 3 contest.

Oscar was has not delivered since returning.

In NicNat and Williams
Out Hickey and Allen

In Hurn
Out Rotham

Out Hutch

As for the other changes - surely Brayshaw gets a game. If not, he might as well start packing his bags as poor XON looked cooked and Ainsworth was his usual.
Long time observer here.

Are you being a bit harsh on Ainsworth? I thought he did some nice things even though he didn't get a lot of the ball. I don't remember him making a mistake and some of his kicks were pretty good - the one that set Ryan up in the last comes to mind. His mark over the top in the first quarter in the back line was good to see. He was on a defensive role again, and it's worth noting he tagged Daniel in the last and pretty much shut him out of the game after Daniel had dominated the game for 3 quarters.

Really good to see Brayshaw debut and liking O'Neill. Great to see the younger fellas playing although not in the ideal circumstances.
 

TassieEagle

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I would love to see Schoey on a wing and Nelson in the guts and playing Gov, TB, Rotham, Shep, Hurn, Cole and Duggan (rotating the 7 through 6 spots with 1 on the bench)
 

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Long time observer here.

Are you being a bit harsh on Ainsworth? I thought he did some nice things even though he didn't get a lot of the ball. I don't remember him making a mistake and some of his kicks were pretty good - the one that set Ryan up in the last comes to mind. His mark over the top in the first quarter in the back line was good to see. He was on a defensive role again, and it's worth noting he tagged Daniel in the last and pretty much shut him out of the game after Daniel had dominated the game for 3 quarters.

Really good to see Brayshaw debut and liking O'Neill. Great to see the younger fellas playing although not in the ideal circumstances.
Yeah I actually liked Ainsworths game (although he hasn’t really set a high bar). Everything he did was tidy and looked like he was starting to get a bit of confidence. Actually pretty interested to see how he does tomorrow if he gets to play full time mid.
 

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LittleGreekGod

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Long time observer here.

Are you being a bit harsh on Ainsworth? I thought he did some nice things even though he didn't get a lot of the ball. I don't remember him making a mistake and some of his kicks were pretty good - the one that set Ryan up in the last comes to mind. His mark over the top in the first quarter in the back line was good to see. He was on a defensive role again, and it's worth noting he tagged Daniel in the last and pretty much shut him out of the game after Daniel had dominated the game for 3 quarters.

Really good to see Brayshaw debut and liking O'Neill. Great to see the younger fellas playing although not in the ideal circumstances.
The forecast rain should bring everybody back to Brayshaws pace
 

THE A5

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Brander in the guts might actually not be the worst idea. Even at that height he's one of the cleanest players below his knees in our side. More importantly a one touch player. Looks skinny but apparently 92 kgs and should follow Steele. Steele would actually lead him to the ball and he might cop a few touches of the pill.
 

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So many variables because of injury..I hope to see Williams as a last minute in for Allen in this match up..I know physically the tank is close to empty but I think the Eagles will benefit from the return of Hurn and his between the ears influence on ground with this patchwork side..and instead of making an appearance, how about an massive impact game from Tim Kelly..if not now when Tim?
 
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Hell Yeoh

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Hoping Williams and Cameron are late ins for Allen and Shep.

Shep is too important to risk. Looks sore. Allen Just needs a good rest too.


Whatever happens, the only win I want and hope for is NO (more) INJURIES.

Seriously looking forward to this game! Come on Boys!!
 

Bacchus

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Really difficult to see how we can possibly win this. The midfield has been torn to shreds. Only two regulars there apart from Naitanui. A two cylinder engine. St Kilda is probably only four but that’s at least twice as powerful. The usual game plan will have to go out the window. I think Schofield is in to provide experience and release Gov to be a playmaker from half back. We still have a fair sprinkling of talent but so many of the starting 18 are missing. A massive coaching challenge. This will be one of the club’s best ever wins if they can pull it off. Rain would more likely be our friend than our enemy in this game.
 

Miguel Sanchez

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The way Gov was holding his injured finger the other night, I wouldnt be surprised to see him miss out for schofield.
Yeah I’m thinking the same.

The other possibility is we’ve stacked the backline with talls to take on the Saints tall forwards. Schofield, Barrass, Gov and Rotham take on King, Battle, MarshRyder and Membrey, which let’s Sheppard play on Butler who’s their most dangerous forward.
 

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