Preview Changes & Pre-match Discussion vs. Melbourne (R21, Sat 10/08 1:45pm MCG)

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Melbourne's named forward line.

Dunkley 185cm
Fritsch 188cm
Hunt 187cm
Melksham 186cm
Petracca 186cm
Petty 197cm


Madgen is 5cm shorter than Petty and and at least 5cm Taller and slower than the other forwards.
There just isn't a match up for him.
Rubbish. Everyone is quicker than Fritsch and I'd guess Madgen has Petracca (draft combine 3.0 sec 20m sprint time only just quicker than Pendles who had a 3.02 if I remember correctly) covered as well. Lewis is the other player who has been playing forward recently and he'd also have him covered for pace. Dunkley I don't know enough about.
 

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How do you know he is fit enough to get through a game without injury?

You might be one of the people Adam was talking about
It's risk vs reward.

Full training for near on 6 weeks now, competing in match sims, no issues with directional changes.

Much easier to take the risk now than week 1 of our Finals campaign.
And they've said he'll play in the VFL after our bye, so if he's that close.. Pull the Trigger.
 

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It's risk vs reward.

Full training for near on 6 weeks now, competing in match sims, no issues with directional changes.

Much easier to take the risk now than week 1 of our Finals campaign.
And they've said he'll play in the VFL after our bye, so if he's that close.. Pull the Trigger.
Yeah, Wells risk, so you get a (short term euphoric) reward

I wonder what you would say if someone told you, to take the risk of injury for the good of the customers, at the place you work
Go on, pull the trigger, you know you want to be laid up with an injury for the good of your boss
 

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What’s Lynch’s track record as a forward, which he would have been doing for 90 percent of the match? Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question. The answer is zero.

At least with the Madgen option we still have the flexibility to switch Roughead back if needed. Roughead is a proven ruckman and has been a competent forward in the past.
I'm not questioning Roughead's ability to play/forward ruck.

I'm questioning the selection of Madgen. Who can't play anywhere.
 

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Yeah, Wells risk, so you get a (short term euphoric) reward

I wonder what you would say if someone told you, to take the risk of injury for the good of the customers, at the place you work
Go on, pull the trigger, you know you want to be laid up with an injury for the good of your boss
Jesus christ, want to draw a longer bow.

Pay me 300K-400K a year and i'll gladly risk a knee injury for my employer.
I play cricket for a hell of a lot less money than that and i'm at risk of injuring my knee's every week.

This is it for Wells, last roll of the dice.
Do you want him playing the first final off the back of 50% game time in the VFL in Rd 23?
 

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Not playing Wells is ridiculous.

It's now or never.

So the plan is for him to play VFL in Round 23 and then 1st final.

Needs more game time, i'd much prefer him to break down in one of the last 3 games of the season than in our first final which will most likely be an elimination final.
It's not now or never. It's now or in two weeks 😄
 

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I get what you're saying but I doubt Petracca will solely play within the confineds of the 9 metre goalsquare.

PS is it time we call it a goalrectangle yet???
Would need to change a lot of things - starting with calling Carlton something other than a Football Club.
 

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Knightmare, looks like Petracca will play full forward, and gets a go against a team with no recognised key defender if we take Roughead out of there. I know that's a role you've been keen for him to play for awhile, are you interested to see how it goes?
Not the first time Petracca has played out of the goal square for them within games for periods of time.
 
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