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Blimey. This is all starting to make GP's nine changes look like a thing. If nothing else it'll put some interest back into the game.
I’m just going by Bassett saying that if you can’t bring the ball to ground in a contest in the forward line, we’ll select someone who can.
 

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Does anyone have the stats on the recent SANFL games? Who are the 3 players first in line for a call up on form?

I'm thinking Mayes needs to be given a game. Marshall needs to go back in to give us a target up forward.

I probably wouldn't make anymore than 3 or 4 changes.
 

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I reckon he needs to throw the helmet away and harden up.
We know he loves rucking all day and carrying that responsibility for the side.

We need to drill in to him how important he is for our chance of success up forward.

Drill into him he as dangerous up forward as he is in the ruck and with Dixon our he is our most important forward.
 
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Wines has an excuse coming back from injury, but you’re absolutely right.
I wouldn't even give Wines the luxury of the excuse of coming back from injury. He chose to go water skiing on the eve of the season. That's his prior opportunity spent. Players suffer enough injuries as it is, preventable injuries are just such a bad, bad look. Especially for a co-captain whose 2019 will probably mirror Rockliff's 2018.
 

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I think when Dixon comes back, everything will be fine. But we need a replacement for him right now. Maybe Ladhams will be that guy. We've tried a system without it, and it works on the wider MCG where there is more space, but on the smaller Adelaide Oval it's just not going to happen.

I'd personally rather send Westhoff back to a wing where he is most dangerous, pair him with Lienert on the other wing and have one or both drift back into defence if necessary.

That way, you can let your half backs like Houston, Burton and Broadbent push forward into midfield safe in the knowledge that if they do, someone will be covering for them in defence. That's what Watts was doing before he got injured.
 
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I think when Dixon comes back, everything will be fine. But we need a replacement for him right now. Maybe Ladhams will be that guy. We've tried a system without it, and it works on the wider MCG where there is more space, but on the smaller Adelaide Oval it's just not going to happen.

I'd personally rather send Westhoff back to a wing where he is most dangerous, pair him with Lienert on the other wing and have one or both drift back into defence if necessary.

That way, you can let your half backs like Houston, Burton and Broadbent push forward into midfield safe in the knowledge that if they do, someone will be covering for them in defence. That's what Watts was doing before he got injured.
I think having Duursma and Amon on the wings achieves the same thing.

Amon was constantly beating his man to the ball when we played Melbourne, if he is back this week I think it’ll be a pretty good inclusion.
 

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I think having Duursma and Amon on the wings achieves the same thing.

Amon was constantly beating his man to the ball when we played Melbourne, if he is back this week I think it’ll be a pretty good inclusion.
Duursma was the only Port player in the top five for distance covered and was number one for distance covered at high speed.
 

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Ryder wont be dropped.

I think Lienert and Marshall are certainties to come in. If Amon is ready, I would pick him too. If he is not, Id get Farrell in.

My changes would be:

in - Lienert Marshall Amon/Farrell
out - Bonner S Gray Drew

I reckon it will be only two (ken won't want to disrupt a losing side) - Lienert and Marshall.
 

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Bass said people will only come in if they benefit the team, surely they don't hold themselves to that at selection do they? Kind seems like a negative way to look at it.
 

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Omit: DBJ, Motlop and S Gray
In: Lienert, Marshall and Farrell

Probably rewarding Trengove for a 1st year player might be a good call to ensure they do not feel too comfortable. Butters attempt to take a hanger after the Houston goal that caused a rebound and goal to Richmond was poor. I am a fan of him, but there needs to be consequences for not doing the right team action. Mind you, Ken has set a woeful precedence to continue to reward under performing senior players.

Wont matter, we will get fist pumped anyway
 

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Bass said people will only come in if they benefit the team, surely they don't hold themselves to that at selection do they? Kind seems like a negative way to look at it.
Hi it’s right, form is one thing but you should need to make the team better.

It’s why Trengove struggles to get games even though he is easily the best player in the twos and has been for some time. He struggles to find a spot in the AFL side. (Needs Boak or Rocky to go out)

It’s all well and good to say that publicly, but it’s pretty clear that logic is not followed when it comes to selection.
 

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Hi it’s right, form is one thing but you should need to make the team better.

It’s why Trengove struggles to get games even though he is easily the best player in the twos and has been for some time. He struggles to find a spot in the AFL side. (Needs Boak or Rocky to go out)

It’s all well and good to say that publicly, but it’s pretty clear that logic is not followed when it comes to selection.

S Gray didn't make the team better whilst Marshall was omitted did he?
 
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