Preview Changes Vs Port Adelaide, round 3 2021

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Karim Abdul Yeo

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Shuey for O’Neill ✔

Mid for a mid and Exxon is 6th in line so he comes out

Achee Brander for Vardy ✔

Leaves us a ruckman down but realistically Vardy hadn’t been offering much. Gives us more run and another tall option forward and back. Probably should’ve been selected ahead of Achee in the first place

Petrucelle for Langdon 🤷‍♂️

Underperforming forward for underperforming forward. Langdon a little stiff perhaps. Petruccelle lucky depending on which match report from the WAFL scratchie you believe- journo was not impressed but club write up was far more positive. I guess the MC saw the clubs version of his game

Could’ve retained O’Neill and gone with an extra mid with a plan to use Shuey in the forward half a bit more

Second ruck and the last forward spot continue to be a selection headache for us due to Vardy/Langdon/Petch not taking their opportunity. Waterman and Williams can’t get up to speed quick enough as they’d both be in the side if fit right now
Can I clarify if we play a 6 man forward line or 7?? JK, JD, OA, JJ, Crippa, Ryan. not to mention resting ruck or mid to rotate. so where does the Langdon/Petch/Ah Chee role fit in?? are they rotation or full-time forward pocket?? I am a little confused, perhaps you could clear that out for me since you watch them train.
 

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Brander to the ruck confirmed - we made it happen peeps.
Bloody interesting change from MC/Simmo if it happens (and the posters!), finally getting inventive? We've got more and will have more deckchairs bobbing up to the surface, to be shuffled creatively...can't wait to see this, regardless of the outcome.
 

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What’s XON done so wrong that he’s now behind Ainsworth?
Isn’t it more about making sure that O’Neill gets a game either way?

I could be wrong, but Ainsworth will be held back right up until game time in case of any injuries in the warm up. And the Beagles will be finished by then.
 

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Can I clarify if we play a 6 man forward line or 7?? JK, JD, OA, JJ, Crippa, Ryan. not to mention resting ruck or mid to rotate. so where does the Langdon/Petch/Ah Chee role fit in?? are they rotation or full-time forward pocket?? I am a little confused, perhaps you could clear that out for me since you watch them train.
Since 2018 we’ve followed a 7-8-7 model albeit somewhat loosely at times

That means 7 defenders, 8 mids including 2 rucks and 7 forwards.

For the most part, forwards forward, mids mid and backs back - so it means we play a 6 man forward line with a 7th on the bench for rotations

It doesn’t always work out exactly like that but it serves as a handy guide for me when looking at team selection
 

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People make Port out to be terrifying!?
The worst that can happen is we lose..no biggie.
In the history of the Eagles, we've lost the odd game before,
we've also been in finals for long spells and won a few cups.
Who knows, we might win in a cliffhanger?
Hold the line gentlemen.
I'm with you mate. For all these teams that are playing well, they have to have been sh*te for a while to able to draft all these stars. There is a negative part to our success and concistency
 

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Hasn't Langdon kept his spot and Ah Chee is out?
Ah ffs, you’re right. This stupid sub named but not really named thing is doing my head in.

Ah Chee was the sub so was technically named last week, meaning he’s an out.

Langdon played but will be the sub meaning he isn’t technically an out.

New faces: Shuey, Brander, Petch
Will not feature: Exxon, Vardy, Ah Chee (didn’t feature last week either despite “playing”)
Sub: Langdon
 

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Ah ffs, you’re right. This stupid sub named but not really named thing is doing my head in.

Ah Chee was the sub so was technically named last week, meaning he’s an out.

Langdon played but will be the sub meaning he isn’t technically an out.

New faces: Shuey, Brander, Petch
Will not feature: Exxon, Vardy, Ah Chee (didn’t feature last week either despite “playing”)
Sub: Langdon
It's almost if they brought the rule in within a few days of the season starting and didn't have time to work out the logistics of it
 

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Turning point was round 17 against Collingwood in 2019 that 1 point loss.
We need a serious kick up the backside and sort out our hard ball gets and contested possessions because it hasn't been addressed for years. Not sure what the coaches are doing. Also I agree with the above comment Hinkley will be eating a sandwich tomorrow night.

On CPH1921 using BigFooty.com mobile app
Port Adelaide rank first in footy for contested possessions (151 per game).

Tonight: West Coast Eagles 152 contested possessions. Port Adelaide 135.

Hinkley was eating a sh*t sandwich served fresh by Adam Simpson. Did you enjoy the game?
 
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