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LMac won't get suspended.
To me, it looked like the guy whiplashed when his feet hit the ground. His body was pretty straight up and down, and the heavy landing flung his head. He was genuinely dazed - had to be told he'd got the fifty.

To me it looked like the ump saw the outcome and retrospectively decided what might have lead to that kind of injury.

But Michael Christian... Could go either way.
 
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On one GA non member attempt they had one Bay on Level 3 as GA for $40 plus

Wtf is going on?
I have a GA membership and am looking to reserve some level 3 wing seats but it looks as if there are no reserved seats on sale at the moment, except one lonely bay on level three in the forward pocket. Seems weird, but I would assume they’ll release more seats next week?
 

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Hall and Polec are going to be so important against the scum this week. Last year we got annihilated on the outside by them. We have them covered on the inside, but it's for games like this that those two in particular were recruited.
 

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I have a GA membership and am looking to reserve some level 3 wing seats but it looks as if there are no reserved seats on sale at the moment, except one lonely bay on level three in the forward pocket. Seems weird, but I would assume they’ll release more seats next week?
That’s all I am seeing and an error message when I attempt a dummy selection
 

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Hall and Polec are going to be so important against the scum this week. Last year we got annihilated on the outside by them. We have them covered on the inside, but it's for games like this that those two in particular were recruited.
We also got annihilated by arse hats who played their one good game in months kicking goals that defied physics
 

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Bombers' Daniher dilemma

Having courageously got its season back on track with big wins against Melbourne and Brisbane, Essendon has the bonus of being able to time the recall of key forward Joe Daniher.Having not played since round seven last year due to osteitis pubis and calf problems, Daniher is right to resume, but with two massive prime-time matches coming up just six days apart, the Bombers will need to carefully plan his AFL return. North Melbourne awaits this Friday (Good Friday), and then Collingwood the following Thursday (Anzac Day). It would be a big ask for an injury-prone big man, after a nearly year on the sidelines, to play both games. It's a nice problem for Essendon, though, which had only bad problems a fortnight ago following two demoralising losses to open the season.The side's match-winners are back in form, none more so than Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, whose seven goals against the Lions on Saturday took his tally to 11 from his past two games.
North finally got its first win of the year, when it out-gritted the Crows at Marvel Stadium. There's still not much spark to the Roos, and just 17,207 attended.

Given this club's sustained fight to have access to the Good Friday timeslot, it will be interesting to see how much blue-and-white is in the terraces at Marvel Stadium at 4.20pm next Friday.
 

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If our footskills are Saturday night's level, they will kick 20 goals. They kicked some arsey goals against us last year, but they can really hammer on the turnover. If it's a fast game, we're getting smashed.

Need to dominate the clearances (thank the **** the centre square looked better with Jed), maintain a defensive structure behind the ball and don't turn it over.

Im very nervous about this one.
 

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Hall and Polec are going to be so important against the scum this week. Last year we got annihilated on the outside by them. We have them covered on the inside, but it's for games like this that those two in particular were recruited.
Agreed, Hall needs to bounce back too, he played horrendously compared to the week before, a few terrible obvious skill errors. Hall is a massive talent, but he's a bit of a peacock and if shit isn't going his way, he'll sulk his tits off and make reckless mistakes (at least he did when I saw him play in Tassie / early in his career @ the suns). Hopefully the coaching staff correct him and get him firing like he was vs Hawthorn.

Polec was marginally better than hall vs Crows, but also got snagged for holding the ball a few times (why keep trying to fend off Sloane???) and had a few worm-burners that made me cringe, but on the whole, if Hall on the right and Polec on the left get it rolling with Higgo down the guts, Jed and Cunners feeding them the pill out of the boiler-room, that should be a top 3 midfield.
 

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If our footskills are Saturday night's level, they will kick 20 goals. They kicked some arsey goals against us last year, but they can really hammer on the turnover. If it's a fast game, we're getting smashed.

Need to dominate the clearances (thank the **** the centre square looked better with Jed), maintain a defensive structure behind the ball and don't turn it over.

Im very nervous about this one.
We cannot dump it into our forward line and miss easy goals

On the turnover they are quick
 

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We have an issue with our contested marking, Kayne Turner is leading the way with 4. Need more from everyone especially BB, Goldy and JZ.

It's a shame that Pruess played AFL this week, would have been nice to see him and Campbell going at it head to head.

I heard Campbell put up some very good numbers in the game.
 

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I don't think Thomas should ever go out unless injured
Well, he should also go out if he is isn't putting in the required effort or skill level.

But he is putting in the required effort and skill. If you look back at his performances across his pre-afl career, his performances correlate to his time with whatever team he is playing for - so basically once he settles he really starts to shine.
 
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In: Wright, Larkey, Scott
Out: McDonald, Zurhaar, Turner

B: Wright, Tarrant, Pittard
HB: Macmillan, Thompson, Atley
C: Dumont, Cunnington, Polec
R: Goldstein, Higgins, Anderson
HF: Hall, Brown, Thomas
F: Ziebell, Larkey, Wood
I: LDU, Ahern, Scott, Simpkin
McDonald will get off and play, unfortunately. Zurhaar did enough to help Goldy so will stay also and Turners pressure and tackling was a lot better this week so he'll stay as well. l'm thinking either no change or TT for Scott.
 

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Saad - Hall
McKenna - Simpkin
Zaharakis - Polec
Fantasia - ?????????

Forwards

Brown - Tarrant
Stringer - Thompson
Tipingskier - McDonald/Atley
Baguely - MacMillan
Parish - Pittard

Middle

Bellchambers - Goldstein
Shiel - Cunnington
Merrett - Anderson
Myers/Shortsteppel - Higgins

It would be nice if we had another speedster we could bring in this week. I reckon we're at least one runner down.
Cunnington on Shiel could go horribly wrong for us. Hopefully he doesn’t get a look at the ball. Anderson in there will scare Merrett and Heppel away from the ball.
 
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