Prediction Changes v Gold Coast

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Swapping Marshall for Frampton is lunacy. Play both of them, not one or the other.

Our forward line isn't struggling because the personnel isn't good enough. The structure isn't even giving them a chance.
Frampton might crash a pack and give the crumbers some opportunities to score. None of the other talls have made a contest. Marshall doesn’t mark the footy so he is really just a tall small.


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Don’t get me wrong , I will be stoked to watch Frampton and garner and atley if they play Sunday

But dropping Marshall to bring in Frampton shows that Hinkley hasn’t learnt anything when it’s bloody obvious. Doing my freaking head in.
 

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So what's the point? Replace one triple-teamed tall forward with another, who will struggle to perform any better. How does this help our structure?
I don't disagree. At least Frampton won't get as hopelessly outbodied as Marshall does and so provide a better contest. It will be nice to see someone up there playing as a true key forward.

However then we lose mobility and agility with Marshall gone. Ideally play the three to let Marshall play on the third tall defender.

Still its a moot point, and we are assuming Frampton does play.

Westhoff has made a career out of proving that he should not play key forward and I would be surprised if this week is any different.
 

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Frampton in, but Marshall out. It's always one step forward, two steps back with Ken. We need both Billy and Todd in that forward line.

Now watch Billy struggle to lead the forward line in wet weather and while taking the best defender, and subsequently be dropped.
 
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With Frampton as the big body and Ryder resting ruck - Marshall would be competing with Westhoff as a third tall.

Hoff offers the ability to try Howard up in the 50 in case Frampton stinks it up.

I think we can cater for both with Hoff on a wing but I'm not that bothered by Marshall out.

Motflop keeping his spot is a real worry though.
 

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Don’t understand why you drop Marshall for Frampton, he’ll play so much better with Framptons help up forward. If he doesn’t perform with Frampton there that’s when you drop him and fair enough.
Because he’s meant to be developing as a key forward?

Key forwards don’t need help to perform. Third talls do. If you want Marshall to develop into another Westhoff where his best work is done as a second fiddle to others, then sure, let him play in a team with Frampton, Westhoff and Ryder/Lycett where he’ll get to exploit his height on a general defender and never actually learn how to position himself correctly.

Marshall is supposed to be the young contested marking lead up forward. I was told that if he was given the chance at AFL level he’d put in the same performance as Hipwood. He’s got the talent but he doesn’t have the hot motor that is required at AFL level to get from contest to contest.

Incidentally, this was why I wasn’t as enthused to draft him when we did. That laconic nature is what is going to stop him being elite, so maybe a few games with the Magpies where it’s not so go go go all the time and he can build confidence is what he really needs.
 

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Probably not the best weather for Frampton to come in but hopefully he does well.

Stoked about Garner. I've got huge expectations on what he can become.
Come on tell the truth, you told me privately that you thought he could be a better player than yourself!!!!
 
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