Says the bloke who put bets on Venners to pick up more possessions than he ever has previuosly last week with a bet on 20+ and then doubled down with a more ridiculous one at 25+, said it was money in the bank and emplored the whole board to do the same by posting up the odds.Not a betting man but wouldnt be surprised to see either J Cameron or Ahchee on another flight.
I just checked the heights of the Adelaide team and I don't think we've gone in too tall for this one.
Agree with alot of your points, but don't we have 6 mids in the selected side (Yeo, Shuey, Sheed, Redden, Gaff, Hutchings) which was the finals setup last year?So after finally getting some balance up forward, the selection committee once again reverts to replacing a small with a key position player.
Better yet, it's going to be wet and windy in Adelaide on Saturday:
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Throughout last season selection was consistently a 7-6-7-R2 [ie. 7 defenders, 6 midfielders, 7 forwards, 2 rucks] approach.
This weeks selection, upon first appearance looks like 7-5-9-R1. It's pretty clear to see there is some risk taking going on here.
The obvious conclusion is that one of the forwards (likely Cripps from recent form) will play more as a midfielder than forward. The other consideration is that O.Allen will stay in defence; with Nelson acting as a midfielder, only going into defence when O.Allen is in the ruck.
That would effectively leave the team with a regulation 7-7-7-R1, which is a far more balanced setup.
Somebody tell me just what the addition of Waterman will provide for the team in a wet-weather slog other than providing the opposition with a means to create a spare off the back of stoppages? He won't be able to take marks, won't win ground balls, won't win contested possessions, won't win clearances and will touch the ball barely 10 times.
On the other hand we have someone available who averages more than 7 contested possessions, 2 clearances and 5 score involvements per game at AFL level. Someone who is also averaging more disposals per game than any other player in the reserves team, has taken mark of the year and is the greatest exponent of the rocket handball in his generation.
Seriously, what else can Ah Chee do to get a place?
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Seems to be his best hope. In reality he is the size of a bigger mid and well short ot KP size. he just doesnt seem to have the game to play the mid role but should work on a high forward/mid - wing role to meI think waterman needs to start hitting the scoreboard if he is going to stay in the side long term.
I picture him as a Staker type. Doesnt do a lot but can provide a link and every now and then get on the end of a few goals.
Not ideal conditions for him this week but if his tank is as good as they say he can chop out a few guys in the middle/wing and provide us targets out of defence.
Hope he can clunk a few.
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Problem is his kicking isn’t good enough to deliver inside 50 effectively.Picked them
Seems to be his best hope. In reality he is the size of a bigger mid and well short ot KP size. he just doesnt seem to have the game to play the mid role but should work on a high forward/mid - wing role to me