Autopsy Rd2 Roast & Toast vs Hawthorn & Changes for Sydney Rd3

Best 5 vs Hawthorn?

  • David Astbury

    Votes: 16 8.7%
  • Dylan Grimes

    Votes: 26 14.2%
  • Noah Balta

    Votes: 87 47.5%
  • Liam Baker

    Votes: 10 5.5%
  • Shane Edwards

    Votes: 22 12.0%
  • Jayden Short

    Votes: 21 11.5%
  • Kamdyn McIntosh

    Votes: 5 2.7%
  • Trent Cotchin

    Votes: 85 46.4%
  • Josh Caddy

    Votes: 6 3.3%
  • Jake Aarts

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Shai Bolton

    Votes: 38 20.8%
  • Jason Castagna

    Votes: 4 2.2%
  • Tom Lynch

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • Dustin Martin

    Votes: 176 96.2%
  • Jack Riewoldt

    Votes: 93 50.8%
  • Toby Nankervis

    Votes: 11 6.0%
  • Dion Prestia

    Votes: 91 49.7%
  • Kane Lambert

    Votes: 62 33.9%
  • Daniel Rioli

    Votes: 5 2.7%
  • Nathan Broad

    Votes: 94 51.4%
  • Jack Graham

    Votes: 5 2.7%
  • Marlion Pickett

    Votes: 4 2.2%

  • Total voters
    183
  • Poll closed .

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Hoos

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ahh you're right, it was... I was just thinking of a power-house team at the time... it was the Eagles, not the chumps at Port who were no good that year.
Yep. That West Coast game was the best match of the year I thought. The best part about our comeback was it started in the second quarter before the rain started.
 

RFCGloryJC

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Had a look at the replay.
Hawks crumpled across half back due to the relentless pressure.
Jiath was great for the Hawks though.
Have to encourage a player like that to use initiative.
One of the highlights was the Pickett chase down and tackle.
Dimma says Vlaustin likely to return.
In: Vlaustin out: Caddy omission.
 

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Dunger

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33 scoring shots to 31

Whilst this game looked great to watch there was zero pressure in the game

I think the swannie kids are going to find the game this week a very different game
The brisbane game was the same.

First half against the swans will be even then it will be all Richmond.
 

G String

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My take aways from the game on Sunday...
- we're winning games without getting out of second gear. Whenever the hawks kicked a goal we seemed to lift our intensity. Not sure whether this is a conscious choice the players (or Dimma giving his directive to 'rasie the fight' after a goal??) but otherwise it looked like we were cruising
- midfielders look to all be moving very well - Bolton, prestia, Graham, shedda, lambert, Kmc and of course dusty look in great nick - although the connection with the forwards needs to improve - lots of bombing away when good leads were going unrewarded
- Picket fumbles a lot but he does a lot of good things, moves well and is hard
- Our defense is looking great but hasn't been tested yet - but a great start to the year having a couple of 'easy' games to lead in and build touch and confidence.
- Cotch moving well but rusty with his disposal - expecting him to be better this week
- we're killing it out of the centre which sets up some easy goals - this is a massive weapon for us
- Ruck combo with Nank and Balta seems to be working well - the defense manages to cover Balta when he goes in
- Rioli is an enigma to me - I did like his pressure at times and did some good unrewarded running, pressure and causing errors and could've kicked 4 if he'd kicked like he normally does but I still feel he has more to give.
- not sure who goes out for vas and houli - its a good problem to have.
- We have a very tough run ahead - altho should beat Sydney - then have port, saints, bulldogs, cats I think - after that if we have no serious injury crisis - we should consider resting and rotating players - and give Martyn, Ross, Ralph-smith, RCD, Dow, CCJ blocks of games. This will keep our midfield fresh and develop our depth players
- oppo teams are going to start some funky sh*t with Dusty - media hype is reaching new heights and there is a stop dusty / stop richmond vibe going on.
- new rules seem to suit our style and we have adapted well
 

G String

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Buddy apparently may not play. Horse wouldn't confirm whether he was in today and given they then have a 5 day break before playing Essendon (obviously a much more winnable game), maybe he gets rested against us so he's right to kick 17 against the Dons?
Will be interesting and will give insight into where they think they're at - big roll of the dice to play buddy (and try to knock off the champs and go 3-0) then go buddy-less against the bombers the following week (high risk / high reward) - or keep buddy fresh and bank the win against the bombers.

Its especially risky because often players coming back from a long stint off - play well first week and then struggle the second.

Swans traditionally play safe and smart - I think they'll give buddy the week off - take an honourable loss this week and load up against the bombers.
 

jc12

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My take aways from the game on Sunday...
- we're winning games without getting out of second gear. Whenever the hawks kicked a goal we seemed to lift our intensity. Not sure whether this is a conscious choice the players (or Dimma giving his directive to 'rasie the fight' after a goal??) but otherwise it looked like we were cruising
- midfielders look to all be moving very well - Bolton, prestia, Graham, shedda, lambert, Kmc and of course dusty look in great nick - although the connection with the forwards needs to improve - lots of bombing away when good leads were going unrewarded
- Picket fumbles a lot but he does a lot of good things, moves well and is hard
- Our defense is looking great but hasn't been tested yet - but a great start to the year having a couple of 'easy' games to lead in and build touch and confidence.
- Cotch moving well but rusty with his disposal - expecting him to be better this week
- we're killing it out of the centre which sets up some easy goals - this is a massive weapon for us
- Ruck combo with Nank and Balta seems to be working well - the defense manages to cover Balta when he goes in
- Rioli is an enigma to me - I did like his pressure at times and did some good unrewarded running, pressure and causing errors and could've kicked 4 if he'd kicked like he normally does but I still feel he has more to give.
- not sure who goes out for vas and houli - its a good problem to have.
- We have a very tough run ahead - altho should beat Sydney - then have port, saints, bulldogs, cats I think - after that if we have no serious injury crisis - we should consider resting and rotating players - and give Martyn, Ross, Ralph-smith, RCD, Dow, CCJ blocks of games. This will keep our midfield fresh and develop our depth players
- oppo teams are going to start some funky sh*t with Dusty - media hype is reaching new heights and there is a stop dusty / stop richmond vibe going on.
- new rules seem to suit our style and we have adapted well
Agree with the stop Richmond and dusty vibe lolol , gone into overkill , but tbh it works for us. Our players love the us vs them mentality. What would be worse is if everyone just ignored it and just praised us lulling us into a false sense of security. Though I do believe we can combat that easily
 

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