Prediction Changes v Carlton Round 8

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Doggies_13

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Outs:
Schache - Not good enough
West - learn to play a role
JJ - Invisible
Scott - possibly injured

On the edge - cordy, hannan

In:
English - so important
Garcia - get his mongrel and speed into the team
Weightman - will pressure all day up forward
McNeil - has found a way to hit the scoreboard
 

Struggle

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Out:Schache, Bruce, JJ
In: English Jamarra Cavarra

If West is going to be used purely as a forward, just play Wallis
Cordy or young, it doesn't matter which one
 

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Cordy, JJ, West, Schache out. Young in I guess. English back in. McNeil in for West. I don't know who can come in for JJ, maybe Buku or Butler.
 

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The physicality and pressure in the second half (and the last 10 mins of the 2nd qtr) really affected us. It was a good early workout for finals footy. We discovered that nearly the whole side can fold mentally under that pressure but some of them have been there before (2016) and we know they can handle it on a good day. Others who were suspect are being found out.

Bevo should be looking to bring in a player or two with aggression and mental toughness. But not overdo it. West is worth another chance. He fluffed some early chances and I think that got into his head. He does have some mongrel and he surely won't play that badly again.

OUT: Schache, JJ

IN: English, Garcia

If Scott's injured bring in McNeil.
Pretty sure Bevo won't drop Hannan but I would - I'd bring in JUH.
 

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I don't think despite the loss it's really the week to make big changes. We've made 9 changes in 2 weeks.

In saying that, I don't think Schache should be wearing the AFL guernsey again. Just not good enough to warrant it. I would simply bring in English for Schache, I would give Martin the week off and bring in Jamarra.
 

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Schache should never play unless both naughton and Bruce are injured.

Out schache, JJ
In English, wallis
 

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Cordy s inability to get to the contest and get a fist in basically stuffed our whole defensive structure. Wood, Crozier and Dureya spent the whole night running back covering for him.

Saw Young in Ballarat and he was good in the air. He is 201cm and a million times better than Cordy who will never be a key defender.
 

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Tough to decide on changes before we see who performs in the VFL tomorrow.

I'd be giving West another chance, made some bad decisions but I think he'll improve if he gets a chance to pick up the speed of AFL. Hannan gets another chance, despite me wondering why we brought him in so early before he had a couple more VFL games under his belt.

While Cordy wasn't great, I don't think Young would be much of an upgrade as they both have their deficiencies with Cordy having a little more experience. We could play someone like Khamis and go a bit smaller but I'd stick with the structure for now.

Unless some players absolutely dominate in the VFL, I wouldn't make too many changes.

OUT: Schache, Scott (injured?), JJ (probably won't happen)
IN: English (must in), McNeil, Garcia/Cavarra/Weightman (whoever puts their hand up tomorrow)
 

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God if I had my way Smith would be out. But I'll try to go for something I think the MC would do.

Out: Schache, West, Cordy
In: English, Garcia, Khamis

I'm not sure how ready Garcia is but we need another tough midfielder. Come finals it's that sort of player that comes out on top. Khamis is a bit short but Cordy can't stay in and I don't think Young looks up to it. I'm willing to try a short backline, some teams can make it work.

Edit: Forgot about McNeil. Should come back in as well. Hannan looked underdone so I'd say for him but maybe they give him more time to find his feet.
 
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Libba39

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God if I had my way Smith would be out. But I'll try to go for something I think the MC would do.

Out: Schache, West, Cordy
In: English, Garcia, Khamis

I'm not sure how ready Garcia is but we need another tough midfielder. Come finals it's that sort of player that comes out on top. Khamis is a bit short but Cordy can't stay in and I don't think Young looks up to it. I'm willing to try a short backline, some teams can make it work.
Smith not playing up to his potential but definitely not the worst. I also get the feeling he's playing a run-with game for the majority of the time.
 
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