Preview Changes vs Hawks (Sunday 13/9 3.35pm)

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Dogs_R_Us

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Reckon this is a massive danger game. Clarko hates the dogs and will pump up his side to come at us hard. Midfield needs to be switched on from the start to kill any early momentum. Would start Libba in the centre and keep him there the whole first quarter - seriously how good is he, can't believe his return to form this year, I think he's definitely benefited from the smaller game time.

In: Lipinski, Suckling
Out: Hayes, Richards
Wonder if he will try to preempt the rule of the day by saying something about umpiring.

Suckers likes playing the Hawks :)
 

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I'd make 3 changes;

- Lipinski in for Hayes, Lips scratch form sounded tremendous, addressing his issues, so much classier than Hayes, who has not been bad, but is limited and may be injured.

- Suckling in for Richards, Ed's output has been poor and dropping. Needs a rest and a bit of time in the 2s to work on his deficiencies. Suckling may not get a heap more of it, but his touches can count for a lot. Gives us more versatility and experience

- Schache for Lloyd, similar type, but Shack will run harder and longer and runs to places that help teammates, his height is an issue for the opposition and can chop out in the Ruck.

3 improvements for mine.
 

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That's almost uncomfortable viewing. Richard's looks like he knows he did SFA and can barely look at Bevo.

This is the week he goes down to scratch match. It's not fair to him or the team to keep playing him he is so far out of form.

I reckon he can come good but needs to find form and earn his spot at a lower level. He may even think that watching that interaction.

Welcome back Suckers.
 

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2:52


That's almost uncomfortable viewing. Richard's looks like he knows he did SFA and can barely look at Bevo.

This is the week he goes down to scratch match. It's not fair to him or the team to keep playing him he is so far out of form.

I reckon he can come good but needs to find form and earn his spot at a lower level. He may even think that watching that interaction.

Welcome back Suckers.
Reasonable observation there. Good little video there too, thanks for sharing. I think Ed's problem is that he's a winger/half back flanker in a team of them. Given that, we could probably afford to have him regain form in twos. And bring in an extra forward as that's where we're struggling. So Dale or Suckling (playing Suckers forward obv). Hayes isn't injured as we thought he may be but do you bring in a forward for him too as he didn't have to do much against Eagles. So IN Dale & Suckling. OUT Richards & Hayes?
 

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This is the weakest Hawthorn team I’ve ever seen, it will be a good game to get the forwards other than Wallis some form before the finals. Even Bruce might be able to kick a couple.

With the Giants percentage the team can’t afford to pull up short like they did against the crows.


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This is the weakest Hawthorn team I’ve ever seen, it will be a good game to get the forwards other than Wallis some form before the finals. Even Bruce might be able to kick a couple.

With the Giants percentage the team can’t afford to pull up short like they did against the crows.


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At least we pulled up short and won. GWS on the other hand ..... 🤣
 

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This is the weakest Hawthorn team I’ve ever seen, it will be a good game to get the forwards other than Wallis some form before the finals. Even Bruce might be able to kick a couple.

With the Giants percentage the team can’t afford to pull up short like they did against the crows.


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This game doesn't worry me whatsoever, it's Freo that does. Can definitely see us belting the Hawks, then Freo cockblocking us
 

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Strange both teams have to get on a plane from Brisbane when there’s no game at the Gabba on Sunday.
Isn't Hawthorn hubbing in Adelaide? They were at a hotel in Barossa for a while and just assumed they remained there, hence them playing a few home games in Adelaide recently.
 

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Isn't Hawthorn hubbing in Adelaide? They were at a hotel in Barossa for a while and just assumed they remained there, hence them playing a few home games in Adelaide recently.
Pretty sure they're already there. Are we allowed to fly down on Saturday? Bevo had to make a special appeal for us to fly to Cairns the day before the game.
 

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I'd make 3 changes;

- Lipinski in for Hayes, Lips scratch form sounded tremendous, addressing his issues, so much classier than Hayes, who has not been bad, but is limited and may be injured.

- Suckling in for Richards, Ed's output has been poor and dropping. Needs a rest and a bit of time in the 2s to work on his deficiencies. Suckling may not get a heap more of it, but his touches can count for a lot. Gives us more versatility and experience

- Schache for Lloyd, similar type, but Shack will run harder and longer and runs to places that help teammates, his height is an issue for the opposition and can chop out in the Ruck.

3 improvements for mine.
You forgot the 4th cahnge - Wood for Rourke
 

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Pretty sure they're already there. Are we allowed to fly down on Saturday? Bevo had to make a special appeal for us to fly to Cairns the day before the game.
Yeah, we are sharing a flight with Essendon on the Saturday morning then we are also flying up to Cairns on the Saturday. Saw an article yesterday about it. Freo are already up there and Melbourne had to fly up the same day as game and weren't happy, so I guess the Dogs saw that and put in a request. Given we would have to hire a charter flight and would need accomm at either Adelaide or Cairns, I guess it doesn't impact the AFL either way.
 

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Id give wood an extra week off get him refreshed for the Freo game now that we are odds on to make finals

Out: richards, Hayes, r.smith, Lloyd
In: suckling, duryea, schache, lipinski

Fb. Cordy keath duryea
Hb. williams gardner crozier
C. Schache macrea hunter
Hf. McLean Bruce wallis
Ff. Suckling naughton dunkley
R. English bont libba
Int. Daniel jj b.smith lipinski

I hope we play McLean as a loose tag like last week, done a fantastic job would like to see him follow omeara around as his their only mid that does any damage
 
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That is a great team Mojorisn
Ed due for a break; Hayes ,Rourke and Lloyd no more games please
You have Jack playing CHB and in the guts as well - Wood at CHB and that is happy days
 

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I was thinking 15-10 or 14-10 or 13-10, 23 to 25 shots at goal with around 5000 metres gained which is quite probable given the
various ratios that have presented during the 2020 season.
We will always find a way to kick more points then goals
 

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We will always find a way to kick more points then goals
I like to differentiate between points as points scored and points rushed, sometimes a team is not as wayward as you think with
points scored, but our biggest flaw in game style is allowing the opponent to get numbers back with our over possession of the
football between the arcs. A wise man once said "there are no goal posts between the arcs" which is very true.
 

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