Preview Changes v Essendon - Round 15, 2021

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Toump Ass

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I'm still filthy at that pathetic sh*t those pricks served up, as far as I'm concerned they can all fu** off. All of them.
Except Jackson actually I thought he was pretty good, he can stay.
Everyone else can get f’ed.

In: Majak Daw, Mitch Brown, Benny Brown. Why? Why not. I reckon it would be funny. If we're gonna put in half-arsed efforts like that may as well have a laugh at the same time. At least if we lose I can think "well that's fair our team was pretty crap Majak Daw lol" as opposed to not laughing while no-name forwards from random sh*t team kicks a bag against "best defence in the AFL" and the AA ruckman get pumped at the centre square by a fill-in who probably won't reach 25 games in his career.

fu** those campaigners I'm over them.
 
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A11dAtP0w3R

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Goody mentioning Vanders as a possibility surprised me, but I've got no doubt he could do better than Melksham or Sparrow have the past few weeks. Still, slow player is slow.
 

Dory_77

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Goody mentioning Vanders as a possibility surprised me, but I've got no doubt he could do better than Melksham or Sparrow have the past few weeks. Still, slow player is slow.
Forgot he existed for a while there. Not sure what he really offers though outside of maybe one big tackle/shepherd a game. Not a very good user, not quick at all. A better mark than Melk or Sparrow but that's it.
 

LarryDavidNeitz

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Sparrow out for me. I'm sure the kid is a good young footballer and he definitely cracks in hard but I don't see what he offers at the moment. Didn't like seeing him in at centre bounces yesterday when we needed our best players in there to turn it around. Him and Jordon (who is clearly the better player at the moment) also bring a bit too much Nathan Jones circa 2008-2017 hack kicking out of contests too.

Honestly can make it a lottery between Weid/Brown/Daw/Brown who plays second tall forward, none of them are in form. Or maybe none of them and we go with Pickett/Gawn/Spargo/Fritsch/Tmac/Chandler as the forward line. Wouldn't mind that.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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Sparrow out for me. I'm sure the kid is a good young footballer and he definitely cracks in hard but I don't see what he offers at the moment. Didn't like seeing him in at centre bounces yesterday when we needed our best players in there to turn it around. Him and Jordon (who is clearly the better player at the moment) also bring a bit too much Nathan Jones circa 2008-2017 hack kicking out of contests too.

Honestly can make it a lottery between Weid/Brown/Daw/Brown who plays second tall forward, none of them are in form. Or maybe none of them and we go with Pickett/Gawn/Spargo/Fritsch/Tmac/Chandler as the forward line. Wouldn't mind that.
Sparrow for a tough sort of player weirdly lacks confidence and carries himself in a very shy manner. Needs to get angry.
 

stEdy

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Thing for Sparrow is he kills it at VFL on ball - but is struggling to adapt to AFL speed and size of opponents. He isn't breaking the tackles he normally does at VFL level and it's clearly thrown him/frustrating him as his ball winning is his strength. Now he's second guessing everything and is getting caught.

Think he's a real talent but will only get to flourish if we get significant injuries or he leaves for another club to get serious inside minutes.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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He’ll learn. Like we saw in the Brisbane game when the rest of the team lifts he can have a big impact. But when we aren’t in form, he doesn’t offer as much as probably Melksham.

Anyway Weid and Sparrow for brown and Viney seems clear to me. If Viney isn’t fit just leave Sparrow in.
 

eth-dog

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Looking forward to this. Love talking with you guys every year, and been really happy with the way you guys have been this year.

It'll be interesting to see our forward line go up against your defense. We've been the second most efficient side inside 50 this year and you've been the most efficient defensive side in the league so far. May and Hooker will be a good match, as will Petty on Wright. The interesting part will be who play on Jones and Stringer, can see Hibbo going to either with probably Lever the other one.

Oh yeah and hi Headless :)
 

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Gysberts2Bate

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Looking forward to this. Love talking with you guys every year, and been really happy with the way you guys have been this year.

It'll be interesting to see our forward line go up against your defense. We've been the second most efficient side inside 50 this year and you've been the most efficient defensive side in the league so far. May and Hooker will be a good match, as will Petty on Wright. The interesting part will be who play on Jones and Stringer, can see Hibbo going to either with probably Lever the other one.

Oh yeah and hi Headless :)
Harmes v Parish is the match up to watch for mine.
 

schmuttt

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In: Viney
Out: Sparrow

They have a game style which I feel could tear us apart on the outside, but having said that, I reckon they also crumble against a really strong and organised defence like ours, should be a good game.
Took your post here mate as I replied to it and thought I was in the changes thread :$. No one has torn us apart on the outside all year, we're now conceding a bit more inside ball to protect that part of our game.

Play our best we'll win by 4-5 goals, simple as that. I think we really needed the bye honestly and will come out strong in the first half for once.
 

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