No Changes For Old Men vs Gold Coast Suns: GLOBAL WARMING EDITION

What changes will be made?

  • Douglas is GONE GONE GONE

    Votes: 79 79.8%
  • Mackay is dropped

    Votes: 60 60.6%
  • Gallucci out with concussion

    Votes: 70 70.7%
  • Eddie Betts is out

    Votes: 35 35.4%
  • Paul Seedsman is omitted

    Votes: 8 8.1%
  • Tom Lynch comes in

    Votes: 57 57.6%
  • Chayce Jones gets a call-up!

    Votes: 68 68.7%
  • Ned McHenry gets a debut

    Votes: 26 26.3%
  • The Fog plays in the firsts!

    Votes: 33 33.3%
  • TYson Stengle debuts!

    Votes: 57 57.6%

  • Total voters
    99
  • Poll closed .
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But you are looking at it in hindsight. Most astute posters had concerns about JJs ability to perform at a good level before the game.

That was shown out by his performance. That he didn't have a run in the 2s is on the coaching staff.

I hope he is good to go this week
Spot on. Everyone knew he'd be terrible and called it early in the week

Don't want to stick the boots into Jenkins because he's just had three really good games but...

We should not bring him back until he is absolutely 100% cherry ripe and can't even remember which knee it happened to.

Some players can play through injury but JJ is utterly useless at even 99% fitness.

Remember the Sydney final with his ankle? And his performances coming back from the ribs? And his recent SANFL efforts when his ankle wasn't quite right?

Even after a one week layoff for hayfever he's one who should always come back through the SANFL
 

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Remember when Lycett was helped off the field, it was JJ he ran into they clashed knees, Lycett went off JJ was force to stay on the field, and played the rest of the 1st quarter limping, still had the limp and extra bandage in the 2nd, looked better in the 3rd Quater re movement but was well of pace and lucky to get a gallop up.
Most blame his coming back too early from his knee injury But copping a heavy knee knock in the 1st quarter was the reason he struggled to run, Did you also know they attempted to play Keath in the Forward line but that was stopped before it had a chance to work due to Keath's injury. Forcing JJ to stay on the field.

Did you see how Lycett performed after his knee knock and then compare that to Jenkins
 

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Remember when Lycett was helped off the field, it was JJ he ran into they clashed knees, Lycett went off JJ was force to stay on the field,
Was ROB injured? Any player who is injured is never forced to stay on the field. Not in this day and age. I get the feeling you are spreading the mayo again

and played the rest of the 1st quarter limping, still had the limp and extra bandage in the 2nd, looked better in the 3rd Quater re movement but was well of pace and lucky to get a gallop up.
Most blame his coming back too early from his knee injury But copping a heavy knee knock in the 1st quarter was the reason he struggled to run, Did you also know they attempted to play Keath in the Forward line but that was stopped before it had a chance to work due to Keath's injury. Forcing JJ to stay on the field.
They kept it hush hush then - from the afl website

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Key back Daniel Talia hobbled off the ground with a suspected right ankle injury early in the second quarter, but returned after having it strapped. Forward Jordan Gallucci also got medical attention in the second quarter with a concussion and didn't play any further part in the game. Defender Alex Keath was involved in a collision and came off the ground. He came back on, but again went to the bench soon after for treatment. Keath returned to the game in the last quarter.
 

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The ball didn't get into our front half to find out.
Exactly - no one in our forward zone should be criticised at all for anything after half time. 13 I50’s is a disgrace and an indictment on our midfield.

Yet still, people want to pile on Jenkins, Walker, Betts etc etc.

The root cause and entire blame is with B Crouch, M Crouch, Sloane and anyone else that purported to be a midfielder that served up that slop in the 2nd half
 

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I think it’s a timing thing. If you are in a serious flag window then you may be more reluctant to play the young players. We are not even close to a flag and should be taking the hit now, play all the young guys and if that means we miss the finals then so be it. It’s time the club stops accepting that making finals each year is the top priority.


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Once again, the problem with this is the assumption that the young players will not contribute to the same level as the senior players.

Douglas has been s**t all year - I'm sure Jones could provide 14 mediocre touches a week.

Mackay has been s**t for years - how does his output this season compare to Galluci?


We do not weaken our side by playing young talent instead of mediocre club men.
 

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Exactly - no one in our forward zone should be criticised at all for anything after half time. 13 I50’s is a disgrace and an indictment on our midfield.

Yet still, people want to pile on Jenkins, Walker, Betts etc etc.

The root cause and entire blame is with B Crouch, M Crouch, Sloane and anyone else that purported to be a midfielder that served up that slop in the 2nd half
I am piling on JJ because he was putrid before half time, not after. He had more donuts than the bakery late in the 2nd quarter
 

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Was ROB injured? Any player who is injured is never forced to stay on the field. Not in this day and age. I get the feeling you are spreading the mayo again

They kept it hush hush then - from the afl website

MEDICAL ROOM
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Key back Daniel Talia hobbled off the ground with a suspected right ankle injury early in the second quarter, but returned after having it strapped. Forward Jordan Gallucci also got medical attention in the second quarter with a concussion and didn't play any further part in the game. Defender Alex Keath was involved in a collision and came off the ground. He came back on, but again went to the bench soon after for treatment. Keath returned to the game in the last quarter.
I heard Rucci this morning saying Lynch may miss the rest of the season with his injury. When Hass came on TV a few weeks back and said CEY and Lynch would be back that week I thought something could come amiss.
 

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I heard Rucci this morning saying Lynch may miss the rest of the season with his injury. When Hass came on TV a few weeks back and said CEY and Lynch would be back that week I thought something could come amiss.
Rucci stole that from Footyology podcast posted yesterday. Somebody posted on twitter asking the AFC to respond. Crickets
 

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There was a passage of play last week (first quarter I think), where he had a dead cert 20 metres out in general play but had no left foot.

I had visions of 200 games more of that bulls**t, like we’ve had to put up with from Douglas and Mackay.

Here’s a memo to any kid aspiring to be an AFL player, especially if you’re a small player and even more especially if you don’t have Charlie Cameron-esque speed.

LEARN HOW TO KICK AND HANDBALL ON YOUR OPPOSITE SIDE OR YOU ARE NOT WORTH A PINCH OF s**t TO ANYBODY.
Why do we keep drafting small players?
 

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Tomorrow i would like to see Adelaide hold their forward Structure. None of this Crap with LET'S all get in the back half, because
clearly, Walker!!!!! can't out sprint them. Wouldn't it be good to see a Marking forward, standing 30 mts out from goals with a front & center with
leg speed next to him, or at least 4 forwards in the forward line at all times. the reason i ask this is, you need to kick goals to win a game
you can't, if the side is in the F@#@ing B/Line.
 

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Spot on. Everyone knew he'd be terrible and called it early in the week
Jenkins was terrible but so was the whole forward line. 2 players in particular have had a free pass for over 12 months of awful football but never seem to get dropped. One's our captain and the other one is living off past highlights.
 

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So D-Mac slightly ahead; playing a much easier position, with much more involved in the general play.
That comparison is so unfair.

Gooch is still learning how to make coffee in the AFL and the other has spudded it up for so long now that he is damn right embarrassing to be a Life Member of the club.
 

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Early in the week?

No one thought he was even playing early in the week

He made the call on SEN Nd everyone said WTF is he right to go

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TBH when I first heard him talking up being ready to play, I genuinely just thought it was another mouthful of BS that sprays out of plenty of peoples mouths. Up until the teams were released I didn't take possible inclusion particularly seriously
 

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Exactly - no one in our forward zone should be criticised at all for anything after half time. 13 I50’s is a disgrace and an indictment on our midfield.

Yet still, people want to pile on Jenkins, Walker, Betts etc etc.

The root cause and entire blame is with B Crouch, M Crouch, Sloane and anyone else that purported to be a midfielder that served up that slop in the 2nd half
I remember one play in particular, I think in the last quarter.

A loose ball, Sloane and another Crow chasing the ball...Sloane points for the other player to get it (can't remember who), and just stops running. No providing an option, no gut running to get ahead and create pressure. Just stops.

Indicative of the whole second half from us
 

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Was ROB injured? Any player who is injured is never forced to stay on the field. Not in this day and age. I get the feeling you are spreading the mayo again

They kept it hush hush then - from the afl website

MEDICAL ROOM
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Key back Daniel Talia hobbled off the ground with a suspected right ankle injury early in the second quarter, but returned after having it strapped. Forward Jordan Gallucci also got medical attention in the second quarter with a concussion and didn't play any further part in the game. Defender Alex Keath was involved in a collision and came off the ground. He came back on, but again went to the bench soon after for treatment. Keath returned to the game in the last quarter.
Watch the game or just watch the 1st quarter, it was pretty obvious to most out there he received a big knock to the knee, the give away was his being station in the middle holding the knee, it was also obvious during the game with his constant rubbing of the knee and every time he was off the medico working on the knee,
 

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That comparison is so unfair.

Gooch is still learning how to make coffee in the AFL and the other has spudded it up for so long now that he is damn right embarrassing to be a Life Member of the club.
Yep, and his output is already comparable, playing in a more difficult position.
 

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Yep, and his output is already comparable, playing in a more difficult position.
Yeah was performing a solid role in a tough position for a 27 game player.

But of course we’d drop him after playing not even a half due to concussion and hold him accountable for a gutless, lazy midfield
 
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