Preview Changes v Essendon - Round 15, 2021

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DemonZombie_001

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Well Viney is confirmed as being in (I did not notice if he had been declared before) in this interview: about 5mins in.

I think it is important that the team can rotate players through the middle it just makes it that much harder for other teams to counter. Being less predictable is what I am trying to say.
 

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I reckon you're a little off the mark here.

None of them are 'explosive', but they do have the ability to break free of tackles with a power/speed combo over 5-10 metres.
I think I'm spot on funnily enough, and you're a little off the mark. ;)

Oliver breaks a tackles but he doesn't run away from anyone. He's an absolute turtle when it comes to short area speed imo. He is a very small strider also which doesn't help.

His reflex's are second to none and make up for it however.
 

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I think I'm spot on funnily enough, and you're a little off the mark. ;)

Oliver breaks a tackles but he doesn't run away from anyone. He's an absolute turtle when it comes to short area speed imo. He is a very small strider also which doesn't help.

His reflex's are second to none and make up for it however.
Oliver definitely has good speed and acceleration in his initial few steps. He’s starting to show it more and more this year. He’s not Jayden Hunt but he’s nowhere near slow.


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Oliver definitely has good speed and acceleration in his initial few steps. He’s starting to show it more and more this year. He’s not Jayden Hunt but he’s nowhere near slow.


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I was trying to find AFL player top speeds out of interests sake, but failed miserably.

What I did find was this little gem showing records for fastest average speed of a player for a full match.

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either the GPS trackers were stuffed, or that Round 1 2017 match against St.Kilda was insane!! 13 of top 25.
 

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I was trying to find AFL player top speeds out of interests sake, but failed miserably.

What I did find was this little gem showing records for fastest average speed of a player for a full match.

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either the GPS trackers were stuffed, or that Round 1 2017 match against St.Kilda was insane!! 13 of top 25.
Lol those stats are so buggered.

Even looking past that R1 game that was clearly broken, Cunningham has the no.2 spot in the game he did his knee against us in the first quarter. From memory, J.Smith got injured in that R1 game against the Saints as well? What's the bet Jed Anderson sprinted off the bench in that game, hurt himself, then came straight off?
 

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Don't ask me why but wasn't that Joel Smith's debut and he did a shoulder about 5 minutes in?

Also seriously sus that a player has a match where they averaged 3.4km per hour faster than anyone else ever recorded?!
 

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Lol those stats are so buggered.

Even looking past that R1 game that was clearly broken, Cunningham has the no.2 spot in the game he did his knee against us in the first quarter. From memory, J.Smith got injured in that R1 game against the Saints as well? What's the bet Jed Anderson sprinted off the bench in that game, hurt himself, then came straight off?
I'm clearly too slow to post haha
 
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I think I'm spot on funnily enough, and you're a little off the mark. ;)

Oliver breaks a tackles but he doesn't run away from anyone. He's an absolute turtle when it comes to short area speed imo. He is a very small strider also which doesn't help.

His reflex's are second to none and make up for it however.
Well, that's a surprise!!

Each to their own, I certainly reckon they're above average pace-wise for inside mids - which is a bonus.

They aren't going to be pacing anyone in a 40+ metres sprint.
 

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I would've liked to have seen Ben Brown in but it's obvious the club have a plan for him. They've said they see him for the long term, must be working on some things in hopes he can get in soon
 

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thank fu** we aren't picking bigs because they are bigs. go back smash the door down then come in to do absolutely fu** all again. rinse repeat
Been very disappointing, let's see how we go in the next few weeks, hopefully we confirm this is our best set up going forward.
 

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If we dropped Sparrow for Chandler or Bedford it'd be perfect, we're still a bit too midfield-heavy.

Oliver
Viney
Sparrow
Jordan

All those guys are super similar, at least Trac can play forward and Harmes can run with someone and/or play forward.
 

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