2nds Northern Blues Pre-Season Thread (next match 21/3 @ 4PM, 10/3 highlights now in OP)

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mk needs to play.......
Yep but I don't want to see 2 rucks in our side. IMO doesn't work. The positive about Phillips being fit is we can manage Kruezer and get the best out of him. If his knee takes 8-12 weeks to fully recover and we can build him up through the 2's then I'm all for it. No rushing him straight back in. I would much rather a 15 game season at 100% than 22 games at 75% from MK. It's why the fitness of Phillips or Lobbe is vital

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Come round one the Northern Blues will add Stocker Kennedy Marchbank Lang Kerr Cottrell LeBois Macreadie BSOS maybe Phillips or Kruezer then Collins Wilson & O'Rourke. That's a very good VFL side

Going to be a good year and well worth watching
Gibbo may even be in and out of the NB's as well during the year, depending on the make up and structure of the senior team, and his form throughout the year.
He's a 'handy' mid, along with those that you've mentioned right across the ground. Will be a strong unit this year, depending on injuries to AFL listed players.
 

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Comparing him to Setters is harsh Harker. Not many that good. Jack will be Jack. If you want a big body in there to help/relieve Cripps or Kennedy then Jack is the man. In a 22 man squad I see him as valuable. Can go into middle, back or forward. May not be BOG every week but will do his job. I reckon we need those types.
Based on current form you would have JSOS ahead of Kennedy as a crash an bash inside mid, Kennedy needs to get his shoulder better and then prove he deserves the spot ahead of Jack imo.
 
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Comparing him to Setters is harsh Harker. Not many that good. Jack will be Jack. If you want a big body in there to help/relieve Cripps or Kennedy then Jack is the man. In a 22 man squad I see him as valuable. Can go into middle, back or forward. May not be BOG every week but will do his job. I reckon we need those types.
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Based on current form you would have JSOS ahead of Kennedy as a crash an bash inside mid, Kennedy needs to get his shoulder better and then prove he deserves the spot ahead of Jack imo.
Fit and ready I have Kennedy way ahead and that’s not a criticism of Jack. Jack really impressed me yesterday but it was ONE game and a VFL practice game as well.

We also need to remember BOTH are very young
 
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kennedy as a battering ram before jack but he's not exactly adrian hickmott himself.......
Nobody is Adrian Hickmott. I did like Jack's brief work in mid last week. Think I remember him kicking a goal up forward but then to centre bounce he basically forced the ball forward and Lobbe got a goal seconds later. Never saw Serg play but guess he was a player that used his body well in midfield. Jack can do same over time but still think more a forward and stints in midfield the go.
 

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Nobody is Adrian Hickmott. I did like Jack's brief work in mid last week. Think I remember him kicking a goal up forward but then to centre bounce he basically forced the ball forward and Lobbe got a goal seconds later. Never saw Serg play but guess he was a player that used his body well in midfield. Jack can do same over time but still think more a forward and stints in midfield the go.
Serge was just tough and worked his backside off every minute. Not the most graceful but you would have him in your side every week.
 

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Plenty of talk about us potentially listing Fisher which might be a good thing but perhaps there are other players out there we are interested in as well. Jon O'Rourke playing for Northern a former pick 2, SOS must have rated him once, perhaps he wants one more look.

I thought Silvagni was decent against Essendon in the JLT particularly defensively, he just didn't find enough of the footy so good that he went well.

Fasolo I thought would have played AFL and would be a round one chance. Glad he went well. I think he should play round one.
 

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JSilvagni gets dropped after being mostly influential as a mid in the senior practice matches and apparently plays well in a NB's practice match.....
OK, he has had a good pre-season but if he had played to par, we'd be talking about the game he'd be playing in today and not the one yesterday.
Probably better for Jack’s development that he gets a full game yesterday, than a stint on the bench in today’s game like Stocker and Kerr.
 

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Anyone know if there is a Northern Blues game next week? Would be good if there is one next Saturday so a few of the lads can get some extra game minutes into them before round 1 ... eg. McGovern, Fasolo, Kreuzer, Kennedy all getting some extra minutes in.
 

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Anyone know if there is a Northern Blues game next week? Would be good if there is one next Saturday so a few of the lads can get some extra game minutes into them before round 1 ... eg. McGovern, Fasolo, Kreuzer, Kennedy all getting some extra minutes in.
Richmond vs. Northern Blues
Thursday 21 March — 4pm
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Anyone know if there is a Northern Blues game next week? Would be good if there is one next Saturday so a few of the lads can get some extra game minutes into them before round 1 ... eg. McGovern, Fasolo, Kreuzer, Kennedy all getting some extra minutes in.
There was talk we will have one Saturday morning but haven’t had it confirmed
 
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