Preview Changes & Pre-match Discussion - Round 9 vs. Sydney Swans, SCG Sat 15/05 @ 1:45 pm

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jackcass

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Oh FFS, when are going to start playing some kids! A total of 6 debutantes across 9 rounds simply isn't good enough...

In all seriousness, good luck to the kid. There's a lot to like about the way he goes about his footy. Seems he's settled in defence but I still wouldn't rule him out longer term for roles further afield.
 

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Oh FFS, when are going to start playing some kids! A total of 6 debutantes across 9 rounds simply isn't good enough...

In all seriousness, good luck to the kid. There's a lot to like about the way he goes about his footy. Seems he's settled in defence but I still wouldn't rule him out longer term for roles further afield.
Might play on the Wing taking Murphy's spot
 

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Scratchy05

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Is Sier injured? If that is the case, I'd go back to Callum Brown with Madgen as the sub. If Sier is fit, Him and Wilson in with Madgen sub
 

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cityslick1

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interesting to finally look up latest heights on website.

Ginnivan - 184cms. Looked shorter in the VFL game, but def has midfield potential
Tohil - 200cms. Grown, and has to be a threat at either end with this height. Hopefully a natural Roughead replacement
Murphy - 192cms. has grown... just not as much as some prophesized, though still a genuine 6' 4" presence as a floating back / forward
Poulter & Reef - both 193cms... gives the much needed boost to midfield height, to balance out Adams, Macrae, Rantall & Daicos x 2
T Bown - 192cm... has also grown
McMahon - 197cms... clears that up. Def KPF height, with pace and hopefully some skills below his knees
 

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Personally I think Wilson is the wrong call, Tohill has been playing better but unfortunately he got injured last week, he’ll still play this week but I guess they didn’t want to risk it, which is a fair call. I guess it means the return of Cal and Madge too 😞 I’d rather not keep giving them games they don’t deserve but with Sier out and the rest being un tried I gues we don’t have a choice.
 

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Personally I think Wilson is the wrong call, Tohill has been playing better but unfortunately he got injured last week, he’ll still play this week but I guess they didn’t want to risk it, which is a fair call. I guess it means the return of Cal and Madge too 😞 I’d rather not keep giving them games they don’t deserve but with Sier out and the rest being un tried I gues we don’t have a choice.
Tohill was injured last week
 

ClaytonM

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Which is fantastic. Possesses an excellent skill set of being able to kick off either foot, effectively. Players that are ambidextrous can set up plays with that skill set, as they can use both sides of their body.
I think the new man on the mark rule makes ambidextrous players even more valuable because they have more room on both sides of their body which really opens up the field for them.
 

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I think the new man on the mark rule makes ambidextrous players even more valuable because they have more room on both sides of their body which really opens up the field for them.
I'd argue the opposite. You can't corral blokes on their dominant side anymore, which means that there is less disadvantage to being one sided.
 

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