Game Day Eagles v Dogs @ Optus Stadium 3:20 AEST - Rd 15 2021

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doggy_dog

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You do realise apart from the Eagles over there Essendon have beaten no one and struggles to do it several times?

No one is spending a second on stopping Hind. He has played well against the bottom teams but failed like Essendon in all tests again this year.

Come back and chat in two weeks if you win either of these games but until then you really haven’t done much at all other than beat the bottom 6 teams.

typical Essendon excitement hidden by the facts they are still not much
He’s just stating that he thinks Richards will make it and is using Hind as a (relevant) example

Calm down lol
 

threenewpadlocks

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He’s just stating that he thinks Richards will make it and is using Hind as a (relevant) example

Calm down lol
at least we know the criticism of Dale might not be of Dale alone but more generally of repurposed small/medium forwards in legitimate All-Australian form after being moved to half-back
 

Doggy

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You just really want to beat these flogs who are thinking they can get a 50 point lead to half time
 

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Martyn_30_

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How did you find Nick Hind's ability to find the ball in his previous 2 seasons as a St Kilda forward? He averaged less touches than Richards did in the same role. He and Richards are similar stories both recruited as HBFs who have been played out of position and now are being given an opportunity in their natural position again. HFF is a much harder position to read the ball compared to HBF and not every player can adapt and have the same impact.

I have no doubt Ed will be able to make it at AFL level as a HBF.
He was moved forward because he wasn't doing as well as the other running defenders. Richards has been tried at half back, wing and forward and struggled in all areas. I hope he can improve, but I would be very surprised if he's near the side around finals time.
 

theAthenian

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after watching the game again
its time to dump to twos anyone with a surname smith
i doubt anyone in their right mind will have a problem with the bsmith call
as for mr dependable rsmith. we cant afford to keep carrying a guy who does some nice things among his 8-10 meaningful possessions
need a contributor not a reacter.
 

philmb

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Don’t think he flew over tho
He might not have flown out with the team on Sunday evening...but could he have flown out earlier? It still meets the WA government's COVID requirements in terms of days spent in quarantine...He could have been met on arrival and escorted to the resort. I don't know, just putting it out there. It's one way of keeping the Eagles guessing, keeping our cards close hold.
 

Mattdougie

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He might not have flown out with the team on Sunday evening...but could he have flown out earlier? It still meets the WA government's COVID requirements in terms of days spent in quarantine...He could have been met on arrival and escorted to the resort. I don't know, just putting it out there. It's one way of keeping the Eagles guessing, keeping our cards close hold.
No way you sneak a player into Perth without the weagles being aware of it
 

Dogs_r_barking

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Squiggle still rates us.

 

threenewpadlocks

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Squiggle still rates us.

West Coast will get a decent boost when teams are named. They'll rightfully start favourites (though not as much as their home ground advantage, we'd be favourites at a neutral venue).
 

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ScragCity

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after watching the game again
its time to dump to twos anyone with a surname smith
i doubt anyone in their right mind will have a problem with the bsmith call
as for mr dependable rsmith. we cant afford to keep carrying a guy who does some nice things among his 8-10 meaningful possessions
need a contributor not a reacter.
Judging someones game on possession numbers is such a weird and outdated thing. There's nothing wrong with a player averaging 8-10 possessions per game. Possession totals don't tell you much about how much influence a player is having. I remember a few people were criticising the selection of Weightman earlier in the year due to his VFL possession numbers. Look how that turned out. Roarke has been great, probably in our top 15 players every week.
 
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