Preview Changes vs GWS Giants - Round 10, 2021

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Miguel Sanchez

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In: Ryan
Out: geez, I don’t know, Waterman probably

Backs: Barrass, Gov, Rotham, Shep, Witherden, Cole, Nelson
Mids: Kelly, Sheed, Redden, Gaff, Brander, Ah Chee apparently
Rucks: NicNat, Williams
Forwards: Kennedy, Darling, Allen, Ryan, Cripps, Jones, Petch
Sub: Waterman
Emergencies: Ainsworth (traveling), Langdon, Edwards

Give Hurn another week to make sure he’s right, and let him break the club record at home.

Waterman’s unlucky. He’s a good sub because he’s versatile and a week off won’t hurt.

Ainsworth to travel because whoever does that will have to miss two weeks of footy, so may as well make it the guy we care least about. Sorry Bubba.
 

shooshka

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Ryan in for Williams.

Allen to be second ruck pushing forward.

Hurn in but it won't be for Nelson surely, they don't play the same role.

Without Duggan down back you need all 3 of Shep, Cole and Nelson as small defenders.
Ryan has to be in for one of waterman or Williams. I thought waterman was OK today (tbf a lot of the team were OK, nothing too spectacular but got the job done).

Are we willing to play Oscar in the ruck, or go full Richmond and try ah Chee?

Hurn obviously comes straight in also, not sure if we drop Witherden (same role), or another back (Cole, Nelson or Rotham). Good to see some pressure fir spots.

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Grahame

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Across the country everyone agrees Allen is a champion in the making. Why on earth would you risk banging him up by putting him in the ruck? And it's not even like he is a good ruckman. See Richmond use Pickett - older and expendable? So if you wanna use a non-ruckman (and that maybe a new trend for the game) then use Rotham or Brander or Waterman - not a future champion.
Jesus F Christ it is complete madness! Imagine the howls here if he gets banged up. Besides Williams looks to be developing nicely. If we are too tall drop any of the three mentioned above not Williams with Allen into the ruck.
What's next play Kennedy in the mid field? Kelly at FB?
Faaaaark!
 

wce4premiership

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Across the country everyone agrees Allen is a champion in the making. Why on earth would you risk banging him up by putting him in the ruck? And it's not even like he is a good ruckman. See Richmond use Pickett - older and expendable? So if you wanna use a non-ruckman (and that maybe a new trend for the game) then use Rotham or Brander or Waterman - not a future champion.
Jesus F Christ it is complete madness! Imagine the howls here if he gets banged up. Besides Williams looks to be developing nicely. If we are too tall drop any of the three mentioned above not Williams with Allen into the ruck.
What's next play Kennedy in the mid field? Kelly at FB?
Faaaaark!
Because Allen is also useful in the contest and very smart in congestion, he can make things happen when he is there. He's also only partially helping out for centre clearances, players like Darling also have a go in different parts of the ground.

The main reason is that it allows there to be 2 or 3 talls with a mixture of smalls depending on the game situation.

They're not running into each other from 20m away like they used to, he's more than capable.
 

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