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Certainly he's no Scarlett, but he was more than serviceable under the slingshot gameplan in 2014. Competitive, good decision maker, knew his limits and played in a way that minimised them being exposed.

Could have he held down a spot in our defence? Over the likes of Hombsch or Howard?
He could have held down a spot, sure, but we wouldn't have done anything. I'd rather Howard who could actually turn into a gun defender if he gets his confidence up.
 

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DBJ needs to go. He caused one goal getting half sucked into a contest, not influencing it and allowing his player 5 metres on the outside to receive and run into an open goal.

Then a half hearted slip causing another goal and there was a few more. I actually noticed him more than Bonner to be honest and I’d push him out first because of that.

Even though I’m a perceived Westhoff bully him and Motlop we’re going with the lazy one hand out half arsed efforts to tackle which what me to tears also. I reckon Motlop is injured, I could seeing a considerable limp in the third quarter coming off and on.
I'm perfectly fine with both Bonner and Byrne-Jones out of the team.
 

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Midfield is getting a bit of heat from coaches and media tonight.
As they should. Boak and Rocky being the exceptions.

No one else should be safe, Drews mark and late goal were great but didn't do heaps outside that. SPP no where near it. Wines still not delivering.

Can't have all those three in the same side.
 

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As they should. Boak and Rocky being the exceptions.

No one else should be safe, Drews mark and late goal were great but didn't do heaps outside that. SPP no where near it. Wines still not delivering.

Can't have all those three in the same side.
Schofield put heat on Rocky in his 5AA interview. He said he needed to concentrate on making sure his touches actually had purpose and not just racking up stats for the sake of it.
 

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A guy around the magpies 3 qtrvtime huddle yesterday said he got access after the game (dunno how, but......) and said be prepared to see Motlop playing maggies this week. Maybe one other "name".
We await with anticipation!
It wouldn't surprise me if its R Gray.

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Schofield put heat on Rocky in his 5AA interview. He said he needed to concentrate on making sure his touches actually had purpose and not just racking up stats for the sake of it.
Interesting, nothing wrong with pressure on him to improve where possible especially as one of our most senior players.

Generally all his little shit/hack kicks find targets, was going at 100%DE for a fir chunk of the Richmond game. if they release a team mate and keep us moving thats alright. He got in the coaches votes.

Ive got faith in Schofield.
 

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As they should. Boak and Rocky being the exceptions.

No one else should be safe, Drews mark and late goal were great but didn't do heaps outside that. SPP no where near it. Wines still not delivering.

Can't have all those three in the same side.
Drew's game was OK .. You could name a lot of senior players who never went as hard as he did.
 

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It won’t be Robbie Gray but he’s wearing thin. It could be a cast of about 6 really

DBJ
Bonner
Wines I hope so as he’s not fit and throwing our balance out
Westhoff
RGray
Ebert is another
Motlop

Take your pick

Lienert
Farrell
Marshall
Garner

Come on down and show us how it’s done
 

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If it is wet then the gods are working against Marshall again.
He has to come in, but we may need to cut him some slack.
Im up for it.
Nine changes!

Out: Drew, Rozee, Butters, Duursma, Motlop, Wines, Jonas, Bonner, and DBJ.
In: Marshall, Farrell, Trengove, Mayes, Lienert, McKenzie, Broadbent, Garner, and AJ.

Giving the kids a rest, and dropping others due form. Boak to captain the team for the game:

Paddy Ryder, Robbie Gray, Brad Ebert
Sam Gray, Todd Marshall, Kane Farrell
Scott Lycett, Tom Rockliff, Travis Boak
Justin Westhoff
, Jack Trengove, Sam Mayes
Jarrod Lienert, Dan Houston, Ryan Burton

Trent McKenzie, Matthew Broadbent, Tom Clurey

Interchange: Sam Powell-Pepper, Dougal Howard, Joel Garner, Aidyn Johnson

Emergencies: Drew, Rozee, Butters, Duursma
Love quoting Shakespeare on a footy blog site Gremio:
"If this be madness, yet there be method in it."
 

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Maybe not this week but I haven’t ruled out AJ improving his skill set enough to come back in . They’re very valuable those guys with extreme pace just for those one or two brilliant things they can do in a game , he does seem to have lifted his skills a bit and he sure applies pressure .
 

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Maybe not this week but I haven’t ruled out AJ improving his skill set enough to come back in . They’re very valuable those guys with extreme pace just for those one or two brilliant things they can do in a game , he does seem to have lifted his skills a bit and he sure applies pressure .
Not only does he have that extreme pace, but is also really tough. Hits the contest really hard, loves to throw his weight around. Did an awesome job on McGovern last year.

Really hopeful that he comes good.
 

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Motlop and Bonner need to be dropped. soft..
Being called soft is one of the worst things you can be called on the football field. Absolutely ****s me off no end when it's a 50/50 ball and our players reach for the ball ect instead of just growing a pair of balls see the ball get the ******* ball.
When I played I hated being beaten in a contest. I did not care if you were 6ft5 100kgs the ball is mine and if you get in the way I'm gonna make you hurt.
Desperation. Will to win. Never giving up. You **** your kick/handball up you work twice as ******* hard to win it back.

In: guys with heart will to win.
Out: pretenders.
You do have to field 18 don't you


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IN: Lienert, Marshall, Broadbent, Farrell
OUT: Wines, Motlop, Byrne-Jones, Duursma

Mayes held back as emergency. Pudney, Garner and Ladhams the other 3 emergencies as a sign that they are on the right track.
Duursma would have to keep his spot over Butters who looks like he could do with a rest.

Duursma outside of that miss was one of our better players and seems like he can play anywhere on the field.
 
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IN: Lienert, Marshall, Broadbent, Farrell
OUT: Wines, Motlop, Byrne-Jones, Duursma

Mayes held back as emergency. Pudney, Garner and Ladhams the other 3 emergencies as a sign that they are on the right track.
Bonner replaces for Duursma for me, and I'd play Mayes ahead of Farrell but I liked what you wrote about indicating to the 3 young players they are on the right track.
 

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Love quoting Shakespeare on a footy blog site Gremio:
"If this be madness, yet there be method in it."
I had never heard that quote before. It describes me too well for my own liking, I must admit. :straining:

Thanks!
 

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This is a genuine issue for fines in the legal system too.
When i was O/S a few years ago i ran afoul of the Law , Drunk driving ! , the Judge fined me a Months wages , a Doctor of some sort followed me to see his Worship , he got a Months salary aswell ! , fair enough i say . Betcha they wouldn't do it to Packer though .
 
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