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Most sides have someone coming back from injury.My concern isn't with the relative value of his contribution. The minutes he doesn't play have to be covered by other players. If we have an early injury then suddenly we have a lot of bench minutes for Willie + injured player that have to be covered by others.
Can clarify that Masten has two injury concernsCan someone fill me in on the Masten gossip?
Edit: injured hamstring
beat me to it!!!I'm lost. Is there a keep Miguel Sanchez get rid of hungrytiger option I can vote for?
Anyway I expect we will go with two rucks against Gawn (and Preuss if he's in but they will do 80/20 not 50/50). Gawn had more hitouts than Lycett and Vardy combined in the prelim and will have more than Hickey and Vardy combined this time around. Hitouts are meaningless. When they toss the ball up 70 or 80 times a game someone tall is bound to touch it. Just need to quell the hitouts to advantage and get the clearances and inside 50s going our way. Clearances were 40-32 in the prelim and inside 50s 52-53. We coasted after half time, I reckon each of those stats at the long break would've been +15 our way.
You can't select a team expecting injuries though. Willie has to come back at some point.My concern isn't with the relative value of his contribution. The minutes he doesn't play have to be covered by other players. If we have an early injury then suddenly we have a lot of bench minutes for Willie + injured player that have to be covered by others.
Now I have the moron on Ignore it is so much more fun wathing your responses lolThe minute hungrytiger withdraws his racism claim against me, I’m gone.
It’s extraordinarily offensive to me, he threw it out there with zero basis and if he doesn’t withdraw it he can get ******.
Of course, we all know he’s pathologically incapable of admitting he’s ever been wrong about anything. So it could be a while.
Exactly who in that Melbourne side is quick? Hunt?
Cole isa probably the slowest in the side I've been informed.Exactly who in that Melbourne side is quick? Hunt?
It's Melbourne's biggest weakness. They have the big bodied inside mids covered but pace on the outside they lack badly.
As opposed to Ryan, Cripps, Venners, Petruccelle, Jetta, Cole, Shuey and Yeo none of whom are slow.
It's clear that WC think they can beat Melbourne with speed. No point trying to beat Gawn, just concede the tap and go head to head in the guts.Looking at the ruck situation; hickey is in great form.But he is going up against a ruckman in Gawn who is a similar type of player but "best of breed".theres something to be said for opposing Gawn with Vardy.[A] Vardy brings a physicality which Gawn can be uncomfortable with and the midfield will play much more defensively as they wont expect to win a lot of taps.Dont overlook Vardys impact around the contest.