I think Weid will come in for Tommo with TMc back. Could be tricky with the forward structure, but our sh*t first half was more an effort thing than the personnel up front imo. We were just lazy and thought we'd roll them easily.
Otherwise, Chandler for Baker. Maybe Sparrow for Jones?
out- Baker, Tomlinson
in- Sparrow, Harmes
Jones stays the sub.
i reckon we looked a bit light on around the ball today. i'd bring in both Sparrow and Harmes, then push Brayshaw back to the wing.
leave TMAC back, he did well back there i thought.
ANB had an absolute stinker like you wouldn't believe today, but he gets a chance to redeem himself, before getting the arse for Chandler if he doesn't.
Really thought Melksham had a mare while watching the game and was a huge liability at critical times killing the momentum, but now I don’t even know given no one else has dropped him. Anyway...
Out: Tomlinson, Melksham, Baker
In: Petty, Sparrow, Jones
I would make Baker the sub, thought he showed more effort than a few today and was able to spread a bit and win a few ground balls which halted North on occasions when they looked like they were going to kill us. Think Sparrow is a need with Viney out, there were several moments today where we really missed having someone who would just put their body on the line at the coal face. Thought Jones was important, just start him. Happy for Harmes or Chandler to come in instead of Sparrow, but think this year has really shown the value of having depth in the middle on game day. Maybe Baker isn’t the best option as the sub.
TMac has been too good this year up forward to move him just yet, now is the time to see what Petty can do given Tomlinson is out for the year. Was pox against the Hawks but did look better in the second half. Give him a few goes with both May and Lever and hopefully that allows us to continue being flexible with TMac. God knows today shows why McDonald should be kept in, worth his weight in gold structurally when he’s in any sort of decent touch.