Preview Changes vs. Essendon

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ABray10

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Neal-Bullen's flying shot from 50 out when we had men open everywhere inside 50 that was marked on the line nearly broke me

Who the fu** does he think he is taking that shot? Trac?

Play within your limits, Alex
I wasn't sure about this last week and couldn't be bothered going back and rewatching it. Did he take a shot or just muff another pass? Would not be surprised if he was trying to pass it.
 

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markm106

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ANB is clearly a coaches favourite. They love his forward pressure and I suspect he’ll continue to get games. I’d probably have Harmes or Hannan in front of him. Particularly if they decided to play Harmes forward instead of defence.
 

mrmonkey

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I wasn't sure about this last week and couldn't be bothered going back and rewatching it. Did he take a shot or just muff another pass? Would not be surprised if he was trying to pass it.
He took a shot I'm bored so I found it was about the 8 minute mark of the second quarter.
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Bullen about to receive ball on the boundary line. Langdon working his ass off to get in the forward line.
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As he takes the kick you can see Langdon is now in a great position.
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Also another two players looking in space completely burnt.
 

mrmonkey

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That's fu**en garbage.

Was a key moment in the game and I believe it went down the other end for a goal?

Such a dumb player
Could have kicked it to the fat side or at least into space in the pocket for pickett but decided to be a hero. Look at Richmond no doubt a constagner or someone would have instantly looked in for a target. That's the difference they have average players that do team things we have average players doing average things.
 

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mrmonkey

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As much as I love Langdon's work ethic, I'd probably rather ANB take that shot than give it to Ed 40m out straight in front! Fritsch is probably the player he should have been looking for there.
Perhaps still the principal is still there he had plenty of options and didn't take them. I know Langdon isn't the best kick had that shocker against Sydney mind you it was extremely wet. I don't think his set shots are that bad to completely burn. Fritta hasn't been the most reliable either. Anyway I wouldn't mind who takes it he still should have passed it.
 

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If he's fit why not it's a must win game. If we were safe would rest him of course but I don't think he's rushed they always said round 18 return.
I tend to agree. The more games with something actually on the line he plays, the better long term he will be. I'd replace Brown with Jackson. Let's be honest, we're not making finals anyway, so I'd rather watch Jackson running around if fit rather than Brown.
 

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If he's fit why not it's a must win game. If we were safe would rest him of course but I don't think he's rushed they always said round 18 return.
Jackson has 'shown signs' this year but I don't see an 18yo Ruck/forward coming off 5 weeks out with a hammy turning the match for us anymore than Brown or McDonald. If he does hurt himself again (unlikely, but a risk) that would be bad for him and us over a number of years if his hammy(ies) go dodgy.
 

mrmonkey

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Jackson has 'shown signs' this year but I don't see an 18yo Ruck/forward coming off 5 weeks out with a hammy turning the match for us anymore than Brown or McDonald. If he does hurt himself again (unlikely, but a risk) that would be bad for him and us over a number of years if his hammy(ies) go dodgy.
Fair enough we can only go with what we see but if the coaches think he's good enough for selection I'm happy with that. The rushed argument imo is flawed because he's always been marked as a round 18 return if we put him in for last weeks must win game then that would've been rushed.
Have a strong feeling the Giants will win tonight by 2-3 goals. Reckon we’re gonna be in a position where we need to beat Essendon by 30-40 odd to leap the Saints.
Of course what will happen is we lead by 50 at HT and then they kick 6 unanswered goals in the third quarter and we win by 23 :$
This happened in 2010 we had a 50 point lead and they kicked the last 6 goals of the game and only endeded up being a 3 goal win.
 

MarcMaverick

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Have a strong feeling the Giants will win tonight by 2-3 goals. Reckon we’re gonna be in a position where we need to beat Essendon by 30-40 odd to leap the Saints.
Of course what will happen is we lead by 50 at HT and then they kick 6 unanswered goals in the third quarter and we win by 23 :$
That would be such a Melbourne thing that I think we've seen this script before.
 

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