The temptation after a disappointing performance is to suggest lots of changes but I'm not sure that is fagans style. Berry and Bailey look unlikely, and the 2 ruckmen experiment is not consistently working in terms of forward line. Adelaide are tall so walker will be a sure thing.
Maybe out - Berry Bailey Oscar or Stef
In - walker, Keays, bastinac
Ins- Ben Keays, Rhys Matheison, Josh Walker, Toby Wooller, Mitchell Hinge.
I'd like to see if Rhys offers more than J.Lyons with him out and less competition for inside ball. Keays will provide more than Cam at the moment. Hinge and Wooller deserve a chance. Walker obvious in.
Oscar for Walker
Rayner for Keays
Bailey for Wooller
I’d like Witherden dropped as well. Really worried about him tbh. He has the fitness and speed of a Biggest Loser contestant and if it’s not something he can ever develop, I can’t ever see him being much chop.
I said a few times I only play the 2 ruck against teams who play 2 rucks. or its super dry.
Drop Walker although keep 2 ruck in the drizzle was always going to be top heavy against a small side.
Every week our 2 rucks end up with same output as their one so we end up a player down.
Big O not been getting the ball in the forward line and even if Martin gets it he is not the best kick.
Martin can play the whole game in ruck. We won hitouts today lost clearances and basically a player down and when Bailey went down 2.
O'Brien been playing well for Crows I rather go another small
Keays for Big O.
Bailey out Walker back.
Allison/Bastinac have to come in for Berry.
McCarthy, Rayner and Cameron did not do much in conditions you think suit them. Although seemed McCarthy took Baileys role after his hammy more up the ground.
We need a dash of young quick talent into the team. Nothing against Answerth but still think he's out of his depth in the AFL at this stage. Panics way too much and resorts to a hack kick around the body only for it to come back into the defensive 50.
Shame about Bailey being injured again, he was our answer to some speed out of the backline. Need someone in the reserves to really command a spot in the defensive 50, as there is a spot there for the taking. Maybe time to give Hinge a debut?