Preview Changes v Carlton, Rd 9

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Tulip

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In: Chandler Jones
Out: Melksham Brayshaw
Jones could be sparrow or anybody really, just somebody that's not Brayshaw, can he please fu** off.
I just wanna see Chandler tbh, Melksham wasn't as bad as the last couple weeks.
Is Joel Smith fit?
Petty is pure garbage.
For a bloke who loves a sh*t full back you’re incredibly harsh on Petty. He was ok. Why do people honestly want Joel Smith? Does my head in - what has he ever shown?
 

hoddo

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We had a few who didn't turn up against the Swans, but most of them have earned enough brownie points in previous games to make their spots safe. That can't be said of Gus who was terrible this week, horrible last week and pretty awful for a few weeks prior to that. Has to be dropped to hopefully find form. Sparrow or Jones look the obvious replacements ... probably Sparrow by virtue of his superior pace.

In: Sparrow
Out: Brayshaw
 

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For a bloke who loves a sh*t full back you’re incredibly harsh on Petty. He was ok. Why do people honestly want Joel Smith? Does my head in - what has he ever shown?
No I don't like sh*t full backs. I like athletic backmen. Petty was fumbly, second to the contest, very lucky he wasn't caught out.
Smith has some assets. Can see him as a really late bloomer, don't think we've seen the best of him yet.
 

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dylan93

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We gotta give Petty a month now, give him a chance to get himself into the pace of the game, he looked the odd one out last night, maybe in 2-3 weeks he'll be a lot better
Yeah he gets a month to have a crack.

With the midseason draft coming up around then though I'd love us to suss out some Key Defenders from the state leagues/top agers.
 

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Out: Gawn (something is not right - niggles or an injury, give him a rest), Melky

In: Weid, Chandler

Play Jackson as main ruck and Weid in his spot forward.

I know that resting Max is probably not going to happen, but maybe he needs it at the moment. His ruck work has been poor the last few weeks and he doesn't seem to be getting to as many contests.
 

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If Max needs a rest just play him deep forward or back for a game with as much time on the bench and as little time in the ruck m as Jackson is able to make up for. Jackson had out tapped Max for the past three weeks in short bursts, but still needs him there to babysit him obviously.
 

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Any word on Trac?! I don't want anyone to be rested. The bye isn't too far away...Really just want to get any sort of W vs the Blues and then get out of there asap. Would be nice to put away a team by half time and cruise but that's just not how we do things apparently :p Make no mistake, this is a very open year. Carlton are dangerous; can't take them lightly.
 

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Carlton will be a big test but I get the feeling we'll be able to score pretty freely against them, fix up our centre clearances and give our forwards first chance out of the middle and we really should win, also don't give Carlton a two goal head start.

No change for me, although part of me wants to see Jones in the side every week.
 

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Looks like it's going to be pretty wet next week but I still think we will keep things the same. Forward pressure will need to be right up. Also think Brown should play decoy.
 

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Any word on Trac?! I don't want anyone to be rested. The bye isn't too far away...Really just want to get any sort of W vs the Blues and then get out of there asap. Would be nice to put away a team by half time and cruise but that's just not how we do things apparently Make no mistake, this is a very open year. Carlton are dangerous; can't take them lightly.
I think Goody said on radio he's fine.
 

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