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Passmore

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Much prefer to see McKay in the side than Durdin. McKay has a bright future in the game, Durdin doesn’t. McKay is more physical, shows urgency, and can mark the ball with relative frequency. Durdin has none of these capabilities
They way McKay is going in the VFL at the moment he couldn't even be in consideration. It'd hurt the team and it wouldn't be fair on him to play him when he's struggling.

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A couple of things I’d like to add

1/ the “obsession “ some might have ( I’ll include myself) with Kyron playing is that this year, he’s been trained for the Benny Jacobs role. When Ben was up and running our win / loss was significantly higher. Not saying Kyron is or will be Ben, but would like to see if he’s up to the challenge, in case heaven forbid we eventually need to replace Ben.
Whether this is the game to do so, I doubt it, but hopefully it’s sooner rather than later

2/ it’s going to be refreshing to see the Shaw brothers hang abit of crap on one another this week. Unlike the Scotts ( “just another opposition coach”, “we don’t normally talk football” corporate bs) it should provide another perspective to the game

And finally, I’d like to see some “extra” mongrel this week, someone ear marking, harassing and ragdolling our Josh , would be a good start


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A couple of things I’d like to add

1/ the “obsession “ some might have ( I’ll include myself) with Kyron playing is that this year, he’s been trained for the Benny Jacobs role. When Ben was up and running our win / loss was significantly higher. Not saying Kyron is or will be Ben, but would like to see if he’s up to the challenge, in case heaven forbid we eventually need to replace Ben.
Whether this is the game to do so, I doubt it, but hopefully it’s sooner rather than later

2/ it’s going to be refreshing to see the Shaw brothers hang abit of crap on one another this week. Unlike the Scotts ( “just another opposition coach”, “we don’t normally talk football” corporate bs) it should provide another perspective to the game

And finally, I’d like to see some “extra” mongrel this week, someone ear marking, harassing and ragdolling our Josh , would be a good start


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To be fair to Ben he was getting 40 touches in the VFL. Looked a class above, and he is.

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We're going to have to agree to disagree mate.



I see more than numbers in a stats column mate.
I can’t agree that dumont is a weak link he is playing a very specific role and in my opinion been a big unheralded part of containing the oppo midfields for the last month


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I can’t agree that dumont is a weak link he is playing a very specific role and in my opinion been a big unheralded part of containing the oppo midfields for the last month
1) "Weak link" is not my terminology mate, and its implication misrepresents what I am on about. My analysis is that he will make way for better wing options if he doesn't add something to his game. Namely, Bailey Scott & Will Walker. Ahern right now has less accountability but he is more damaging than Trent. I am not eliminating Trent from future sides either, I just don't see him holding down a true wing spot.

2) All AFL footballers have "very specific roles".
 

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1) "Weak link" is not my terminology mate, and its implication misrepresents what I am on about. My analysis is that he will make way for better wing options if he doesn't add something to his game. Namely, Bailey Scott & Will Walker. Ahern right now has less accountability but he is more damaging than Trent. I am not eliminating Trent from future sides either, I just don't see him holding down a true wing spot.

2) All AFL footballers have "very specific roles".

It’s best case scenario for us that a player is so good they demand the spot of an existing best 22.

Hopefully Bailey and Walker are good enough to push Dumont and Polec out!!!

The time will come and when it does so be it! That’s best 22 football
 

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1) "Weak link" is not my terminology mate, and its implication misrepresents what I am on about. My analysis is that he will make way for better wing options if he doesn't add something to his game. Namely, Bailey Scott & Will Walker. Ahern right now has less accountability but he is more damaging than Trent. I am not eliminating Trent from future sides either, I just don't see him holding down a true wing spot.

2) All AFL footballers have "very specific roles".
Point 1) he is a better balance of attack/def
Point 2) he is actually executing his role very well, not all AFL players do that.


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I fully expect we’ll see Ahern next week. If JMac is fit, Durdin will make way. I’m not sure whether I’m for or against that. However, realistically, I guess it has to happen.


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Dropping Durds after that game would be pathetic. Give him a decent run at it.

Dumont has been rubbish this year. Ahern is clearly the better footballer.

All this talk of defensive attributes is garbage. His main role is to get on his own and be dangerous, unfortunately he is unable to do that as he is a poor decision maker, poor kick and bloody slow.

Keep playing him, but must be traded whilst he has some value.
 

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Dropping Durds after that game would be pathetic. Give him a decent run at it.

Dumont has been rubbish this year. Ahern is clearly the better footballer.

All this talk of defensive attributes is garbage. His main role is to get on his own and be dangerous, unfortunately he is unable to do that as he is a poor decision maker, poor kick and bloody slow.

Keep playing him, but must be traded whilst he has some value.
You’ve got no idea.
 

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Whitfields is a collarbone.

And is it confirmed that Higgo is out for 4-5 with an AC injury?
Certainly no confirmation on Higgins. Just going off him saying it was a high grade ac joint and the length of time it took for Tazz to get right (and also Whitfield who I thought was ac joint and is out for 5-6).
 

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Durdin was selected ahead of McKay based on his contract status imo. I can’t see how we offer him another contract if he doesn’t perform at AFL level. If he’s omitted this week and our backline stays injury free he is done unfortunately.


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I think another couple of weeks to have a good run at it would be fair.
 

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A couple of things I’d like to add

1/ the “obsession “ some might have ( I’ll include myself) with Kyron playing is that this year, he’s been trained for the Benny Jacobs role. When Ben was up and running our win / loss was significantly higher. Not saying Kyron is or will be Ben, but would like to see if he’s up to the challenge, in case heaven forbid we eventually need to replace Ben.
Whether this is the game to do so, I doubt it, but hopefully it’s sooner rather than later

2/ it’s going to be refreshing to see the Shaw brothers hang abit of crap on one another this week. Unlike the Scotts ( “just another opposition coach”, “we don’t normally talk football” corporate bs) it should provide another perspective to the game

And finally, I’d like to see some “extra” mongrel this week, someone ear marking, harassing and ragdolling our Josh , would be a good start


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Brothers tend to be a lot more aggressive when competing against each other. Hopefully big brother wins this round.
 

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Dropping Durds after that game would be pathetic. Give him a decent run at it.

Dumont has been rubbish this year. Ahern is clearly the better footballer.

All this talk of defensive attributes is garbage. His main role is to get on his own and be dangerous, unfortunately he is unable to do that as he is a poor decision maker, poor kick and bloody slow.

Keep playing him, but must be traded whilst he has some value.
Really disagree on Dumont he has been great this year.
Tackles hard, finds it, runs all day. Disposal isn’t world changing but is generally pretty neat.
 

AdmiralBenson

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You're a king of sweeping generalisations sometimes.

He's been pretty good the last few weeks. I wouldn't call his year '****'.
He runs one way, doesn't tackle and his disposal by foot horrible.

I'm a big fan but he has been awful this year.

If you think we can't beat GWS in Hobart (again) you are disrespecting our list.

Higgins is replacable, especially with a coach who seems to have some idea of why he is employed.
 

Billy Not Really

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If you think we can't beat GWS in Hobart (again) you are disrespecting our list.
I rate the list higher than most, I was deadset when the season began that it was finals or bust. Anything else is an abject failure to this club because the list is finals worthy.

So I expect that if you're gonna sell 4 home games to Tassie, you'd win all of them. The Sydney game was a disgrace, and everyone expected the win.

People massively overrate us at Blundstone against certain teams.
 

AdmiralBenson

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I rate the list higher than most, I was deadset when the season began that it was finals or bust. Anything else is an abject failure to this club because the list is finals worthy.

So I expect that if you're gonna sell 4 home games to Tassie, you'd win all of them. The Sydney game was a disgrace, and everyone expected the win.

People massively overrate us at Blundstone against certain teams.
We lost against Sydney as we had an idiot in charge. Have you noticed a difference since?

Rather than hand out Domain catalogues and giving speeches about negative gearing, maybe our players are now being asked to play football to a certain standard.

No we are not infallible at Blundstone. But I'm confident we can deliver with or without Higgins.
 
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