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dylan93

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You’re seriously suggesting moving Gawn to defence for this game?


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I know we obviously need him against Goldstein if he's fit enough. But if he's got some niggles, it could be worth double teaming Goldy. Gawn could play in defence and come into the ruck at times.

There's not many other Norf players to worry about. They're a trash team.
 

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I know we obviously need him against Goldstein if he's fit enough. But if he's got some niggles, it could be worth double teaming Goldy. Gawn could play in defence and come into the ruck at times.

There's not many other Norf players to worry about. They're a trash team.
Gawn has never played in defence. It’s a preposterous idea.


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Mate do you watch the Dees? Almost every game where he's not in the ruck contest, he's at like CHB ready to clunk a mark when oppositions go inside 50...
Playing a kick behind the play as the loose man is completely different from playing the entire game in defense.

The Dr is right, it's a ridiculous idea.
 

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Cause Tomlinson should be on the wing, not saying he was bad down there, but some would still prefer him on the wing
You could play Salem, Bedford, Baker or even Rivers on a wing instead.

Tomlinson's ability to play on taller and smaller types is preciously what we need down there. He's kind of like a Lynden Dunn minus the mongrel. Which reminds me, we should try him as our new kick in guy while we are at it.
 

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Out: ANB, Gawn (needs a rest), AVB
In: Hunt, OMac, Rivers

Have assumed Lockhart will pull fine from the niggle he had.

Unfortunately AVB offered us next to nothing - didn't make up for the goal he was responsible for turning over.

Am assuming North will retain Majak and bring back Larkey, so OMac takes one of them. Can move Tomlinson back to the wing. Hunt plays forward.
 

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There was an article in the HS yesterday saying which players are most important for your team to win, from 2017-20.

In the Top 10 were four Dees - in short, we're statistically far more likely to win with OMac, TMac, ANB & Jetta in the team!
 

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There was an article in the HS yesterday saying which players are most important for your team to win, from 2017-20.

In the Top 10 were four Dees - in short, we're statistically far more likely to win with OMac, TMac, ANB & Jetta in the team!
Nev and to some degree TMac I get, the other two make no sense. More just dumb luck they were involved in a lot of wins.

Our backline was always significantly worse without Nev in it.
 

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Just to give some perspective of the position we are in on the ladder. Coming up is Essendon v GWS and then WB v Brisbane. Essendon and the WB both have lower percentage than us. Should they both lose and we beat North then that will put us 9th. Clearly there is a lot more of the year to be played but that definitely puts us within touching distance of the 8.

This game against North can really set us up, we then play Collingwood and the WB, so really, the next period is make or break for us and probably for Goodwin’s future. Let’s hope that these guys see it that way and absolutely punish North who are clearly not a finals outfit. Whatever changes are made, I hope these blokes realise what’s on the line here.
 

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Nev and to some degree TMac I get, the other two make no sense. More just dumb luck they were involved in a lot of wins.

Our backline was always significantly worse without Nev in it.
Leaving out Jetta and Tom could cost us. I think it pertinent at least one plays.
 

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There was an article in the HS yesterday saying which players are most important for your team to win, from 2017-20.

In the Top 10 were four Dees - in short, we're statistically far more likely to win with OMac, TMac, ANB & Jetta in the team!
ANB has really gone backwards. Another example of our lack of player development.
 

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Just to give some perspective of the position we are in on the ladder. Coming up is Essendon v GWS and then WB v Brisbane. Essendon and the WB both have lower percentage than us. Should they both lose and we beat North then that will put us 9th. Clearly there is a lot more of the year to be played but that definitely puts us within touching distance of the 8.

This game against North can really set us up, we then play Collingwood and the WB, so really, the next period is make or break for us and probably for Goodwin’s future. Let’s hope that these guys see it that way and absolutely punish North who are clearly not a finals outfit. Whatever changes are made, I hope these blokes realise what’s on the line here.
Ha!

One game at a time old son, have you learner nothing??
 

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Ha!

One game at a time old son, have you learner nothing??
It is one game at a time. Starting with North. I did say this sets us up! But shouldn’t these flogs be looking at what’s coming up? I mean, it’s pretty much season done and Goodwin done if we cock up this next block of games. At least get our team balance right.
 

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Don't do it to yourself mate, daring to dream and predicting brighter times ahead with this club can only end in heartbreak. Lower your expectations to nothing, that way you'll never be disappointed. :)
Just an observation old son! Come on, you must have a vestige of optimism? I am happy to conclude it shall be totally extinguished should we lose on Sunday.
 

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Just an observation old son! Come on, you must have a vestige of optimism? I am happy to conclude it shall be totally extinguished should we lose on Sunday.
I want to believe but I can't force myself to do so. I know another spinning heel kick to the face is just around the corner as soon as I do.
 

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It is one game at a time. Starting with North. I did say this sets us up! But shouldn’t these flogs be looking at what’s coming up? I mean, it’s pretty much season done and Goodwin done if we cock up this next block of games. At least get our team balance right.
These campaigners will never have my trust again after this.
 

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