Barty returns; Serena no threat? Osaka to exit early?
I'm sure Williams will do just fine if he is fit to play. A few other blokes are probably needing to lift to hold their positions. Pity we dont have Fish/Martin and McGovern in - I reckon we go in favourites if they were - also a few fringe player selections ahead of other fringe players wouldn't be causing such consternation in here.We need Williams to play his best game for the club today.
We match up well with them.Unfortunately my prediction is their midfield will be too strong for ours...especially at Marvel. They are 6-1 for a reason.
Also with casboult out of form and jsos just back from injury, we are relying on mckay far too much.
Would feel far more confident if the likes of Charlie, fisher and Martin were playing.
Talk on dogs board cordy might even be forward this week.We match up well with them.
Bont aside, their midfield is 'small' and not overly quick. They're accumulators rather than speed machines imo.
We have an edge in speed - Saad, Williams, Cuners, Cotters, Fogarty and Owies all quick to express.
Their back 6 are very so so - Duryea, Keath, Wood, JJ, Buku (the 1st gamer) and Dale.
Keath concedes 7cm + wing span and 6kg to Big H and who mans Levi - Buku is 189cm, Wood 187cm. Cordy at 193cm, 90kg still 'small' next to Levi.
If Big H smashes Keath, they may well have to throw Naughton back? Big win for us.
Even their forward line is piecemeal but has had the luxury of feeding off a strong midfield...
It's all about work (and error) rate - if we allow their mids time and space - of course they'll cut us up - any team will.
And minimise the cheap turnovers.
Pitto and Levi need to give us the edge.
Simple game - score more than the other guys, you win!
Newnes as a stopper is a good idea.Can't see us losing this.
Put Newnes on Caleb Daniel and Ed Curnow on Bailey Smith.
Then sit back and watch the Blues collect another win.
Yeh personally don’t think It means much but people were blaming the downturn in form of Gibbons and Fog on Betts too using the same sample size.Sample size...
I see the midfield battle as being pretty close - they have us covered in outside play - we match them on the inside if not better.
Why does SPS ommission make you feel uneasy though?
Goodness me. Where on earth does one get this confidence from both teams' formlines this year?I could see us flogging the Dogs today.. just got that feeling we will be too good.
We’ll win. Bevo doesn’t give us enough respect and I think it filters through to the playing group. We win almost every game where we are allowed to play our way, which the Dogs will oblige.Goodness me. Where on earth does one get this confidence from both teams' formlines this year?
We'll be lucky to get within 5 goals. Dogs are genuine flag contenders.