Prediction Changes vs Sydney

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TY24

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Lots of short memories here. Remember when Melbourne didn’t name Petracca and flew him over on the down low the night before the rest of the team?

Yeo could’ve flown over yesterday or may still fly between now and tomorrow.
 

Astro7

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Yeo's named to play. When players fly in late, it's often for personal reasons...or to give a lingering calf complaint (?) extra time to mend. But regardless, the ducks n' drakes are up and about.
Who will ambush who, those waiting in ambush or those flying an ambush over.
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bombard

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So changes vs Sydney...We have 3 emergencies that have flown across.

Backing Yeo to fly across..

And i remember rd 1 we played 2 rucks and Waterman on the bench too...We got ran over well and truely.
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Natho

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I feel way more nervous playing two ruckman. Allen gives us so much versatility. Gonna be a mighty effort i think
 

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Swan4Life

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Whilst it would be foolish to rule us out completely, given recent form and ladder positions it is highly unlikely we will win this one. Your second half last week comes to mind, it was scary good.

We are running out with our weakest midfield in over a decade so that just make things even harder. And Sinclair, who is a poor tap ruckman at the best of times, is equally ineffective around the ground this year as well. We are getting smashed around the stoppages and it has been quite sobering to be honest.

I reckon West Coast by 4-5 goals.
 

Shuestar13

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Made a mistake playing 2 rucks i think
We haven’t even played yet so not sure how it could be considered a mistake... If Hickey isn’t able to ruck the full game, then it makes sense to team him with Vardy. Let’s hope Vardy continues building some form. We are back to the KPP structure of early last year, 2 x Rucks, 2 x Key Forwards and 2 x Key Defenders. Yeo and Hurn will be big outs... but hopeful we can scratch out a win :)
 

Astro7

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Whilst it would be foolish to rule us out completely, given recent form and ladder positions it is highly unlikely we will win this one. Your second half last week comes to mind, it was scary good.

We are running out with our weakest midfield in over a decade so that just make things even harder. And Sinclair, who is a poor tap ruckman at the best of times, is equally ineffective around the ground this year as well. We are getting smashed around the stoppages and it has been quite sobering to be honest.

I reckon West Coast by 4-5 goals.
That's a sobering profile pic!?
In perspective, we looked 'scary good' against a lower positioned side, at home.
With hindsight, Sinclair made a good decision to leave when he did, not so good for Sydney though.
Don't forget, you have laid a trap for us and will be targeting Jetta amongst others?
Hurn is out and Yeo might be rounding up the ducks n' drakes?
I agree it would be foolish to rule you out and our history there is a concern.
Just have a gut feeling (can be rancid at times) on this one- am feeling reckless and reckon Eagles
have the strategies this year, and the grunt to bury another Hoodoo! (but wouldn't place a bet on it)
 

Obeanie1

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Made a mistake playing 2 rucks i think
We have named two rucks.

Yet to play two rucks.

I don't have a massive issue swapping Oscar for a legitimate ruck. SCG is very small and Oscar uses his mobility and space. SCG games are a slug fest and space is closed down. Winning those ruck taps to advantage is a major plus v Swans at the SCG.

Also Vardy in the past has been very good at dropping back across half back and plugging the space. Has taken some good intercept marks in the past, not so much this season. Maybe we drop a ruck back to cover Buddy on the lead as chances are he will get out in front leading against Schoi.

I'd go with the one ruck and another mid who can win their own ball. If Yeo is out Ah chee is in. If Yeo plays swap a ruck for Ah chee.
 

Beutbrute

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We have named two rucks.

Yet to play two rucks.

I don't have a massive issue swapping Oscar for a legitimate ruck. SCG is very small and Oscar uses his mobility and space. SCG games are a slug fest and space is closed down. Winning those ruck taps to advantage is a major plus v Swans at the SCG.

Also Vardy in the past has been very good at dropping back across half back and plugging the space. Has taken some good intercept marks in the past, not so much this season. Maybe we drop a ruck back to cover Buddy on the lead as chances are he will get out in front leading against Schoi.

I'd go with the one ruck and another mid who can win their own ball. If Yeo is out Ah chee is in. If Yeo plays swap a ruck for Ah chee.
Hickey and Vardy are both top 5 in our club for contested possession rates and Hickey is top 5 for stoppage clearances. Don’t mind both of them playing at the SCG
 

FatPizza

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Obviously playing two rucks as almost a like for like replacement for the role Allen has been playing.

Edit: Just looked a couple of posts up and this talking point has been done to death already...
 

Jiggyman

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Hickey was in good form before he was injured. I'm keen to see what he can bring since our midfield has stepped up, though it may take a week to return to full match fitness.
 

Balls In

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Hagdorn just said Yeo is out and queried why we have two extra emergencies ie perhaps theres another late change...
 

Spoon_Man

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Hungrytiger your continued inability to stay on topic in changes threads has been derailing threads all year.

Your ability to post in changes threads for the rest of the season is being removed.
 
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