2nds Port Adelaide vs Centrals - Round 6 @ Alberton

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ozph1870

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You don't put up a soft pathetic performance on a Friday night, in a crucial game for the club without massive changes to the team.

In Farrel Billy ladhams Atley Cox Garner (Jonas)
Out Rockliff Dbj bonner Butters one of the ruckmen. Ebert if he can't get up lienert if Jonas is ready.
Could also crop drew for Motlop.


I don't care, reward form. Punnish softness and failure.
 

PJ Power

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Yep, just do it. Be brave.

It's the same structure we were promised when we thought Dixon would be playing.
Presumably when Dixon does come back, Ken would be prepared to play Dixon, Marshall and Ryder in the same forward line, with Westhoff resuming the full-time utility or wing role.

Well then why the hell wouldn't you try this structure for the next month with Frampton?

I would give Frampton a month to lay down the challenge to Dixon. Let Billy prove that he can do the job up there better than Charlie. I'll back him in.
 

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Kiss from a Rozee

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He wasn't serious when he didn't select him this week. Just pi**ed the game against Collingwood away by not having a decent contested mark in the goal square which would have allowed Westhoff to roam and cause the Collingwood midfield issues by forcing them down the line.
We don’t win with Frampton IMO.

The problem was getting bullied at stoppages, we needed another big body in there to replace Robbie Gray.

That said having Frampton AS WELL would have been nice.
 

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We don’t win with Frampton IMO.

The problem was getting bullied at stoppages, we needed another big body in there to replace Robbie Gray.

That said having Frampton AS WELL would have been nice.
Frampton stems the bleeding but wouldn’t win us the game.

Robbie Gray (in the Midfeild) and Charlie Dixon being there and having the best games of their life’s may have, but even that’s a stretch.
 

PJ Power

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We weren't going to win the Collingwood game the minute that Lycett, Wines and Rockliff decided not to turn up. Everything else was secondary. Three of our four most important players in the centre square match-up (the other being Boak) had shockers, and Boak took a half to warm up as well.

We could have had six Billy Framptons in our forward line and we still would have lost, even though the margin probably would have been reduced to <3 points;)
 

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Yep Ryder rarely marks in a pack, he gets moved out of the best spot so he’s better in the pocket leading out to half forward , so yep the future is now now I’m with you two guys . Frampton at full forward and Marshall at centre half forward , let Frampton warm the seat from Dixon , I wouldn’t be surprised if he kicked two a game .
 

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There were 15 minutes there in the 3rd quarter when Frampton went off when we looked like the AFL side.

Fortunately he came back onto the ground and things looked good again.

Rozee Marshall Ebert
Ryder Frampton Farrell

That would be my Showdown forward line.

How good does it look.
Absolutely love it. Would have Butters on the bench as well.

What I don't understand is why the coaches love talking about Hoff's versatility yet put themselves into a corner whereby they play him as a tall forward. It doesn't work. It's never worked. It screws the balance of the team up. Play him on a wing and go with a more traditional forward set up.
 

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The players we want and need to be playing well at SANFL level are doing it.

Hinkley needs to reward this and show more imagination than bringing in just Motlop this week (or Amon last week).

Farrell, Garner, Ladhams, Frampton, Atley all belong to our future. Our AFL side is not playing at such a level that we can't justify giving each of these players a go at some stage this year.

Out: Amon. In: Farrell.
Out: DBJ. In: Garner
Out: Butters: In: Frampton.
Out: Bonner: In: Jonas


You could justifiably make those changes this week based on the form of all players concerned.

Hell, I wouldn't batter an eyelid if Wines or Drew came out for Atley.
I’m ok with these changes as long as you are not wanting to put garner on eddie betts.
Rule 1 never put a kid on Eddie betts
 

PJ Power

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I was thinking the same thing. Play Frampton so at least we're playing to our desired (promised, hoped for, ideal) structure. Form warrants it.

Waiting for "yeah look...."
"......we've been up for a long time. You don't just look at the first 7 games, you've got to take into account the internal trial as well and JLT 1 and 2."
 

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