Preview Rnd 8 - Carlton v Western Bulldogs Sunday 9th May 3:20PM @ Marvel

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Juddernaut08

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Bulldogs midfield are elite, backline is shaky though. Lynch torched them Friday night could have been far worse if he kicked straight.
Harry will be a handful add Cripps and Casboult, it stretches them, also think Weitering has the wood on Norton.
Weiterbot is a virus Norton cant cope with
 

jj1978

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Dogs board being 6-1 a little antsy wanting to drop 4-5 players... I think our recent form against them has them worried... at $1.34 to $3.28 favourites... worst backed team on footytips this week (North is playing Pies after all)... and our lack of availability of some handy players whilst they have depth coming out of their clacker.... go figure!
 

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F_therest

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Will wait on Injury Report, but Dow's eye looked gnarly and I would be inclined to be cautious.
Besides our midfield did pretty well without him and Williams is 100% in if fit enough - which he should be since he only missed with 'soreness'.

I'd be excited to see a midfield of Cripps/Walsh/Williams/Cunners/SPS/Curnow.
 

JustaBattler

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Good summary.

I think Teague' kick it fast and kick it long game plan is perfectly suited to removing as much of their midfield running superiority as possible. however, if Carlton gives them as many entries as conceded against Essendon - we are done - their forwards are generally good marks and kicks.

In a perfect world - Williams is actually fit to play as is SOJ. WOudl be tempting to bring in TDK for mostly forward duties even if SOJ is good to go as well. Talls are the Doggies weakness and someone has to take responsibility for shutting Daniels down - hard tag required there.

Don't get flustered by fancy pants stuf - just make sure they feel the pressure of close body contact - all the time and make the midfield tackles stick.
 

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The Dogs major weakness are their tall defenders, this is where we can win it if we can exploit this weakness. I think Williams is an obvious in if fit and I would run with Setterfield as well given the key will be winning the ball at the source and his good form in this regard in the twos. I would probably bring TDK in and play him mostly forward as a way of stretching their defenders. Casboult should be dropped every day of the week, but could this be his week to find form against an undermanned defence.
 

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bigm386

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Would love to see TDK come in for Pittonet but doubt it will happen.

Out: McGovern, Dow Injured
In: JSOS and Setterfield

Happy to see Dow stay in. Would also like to see LOB in for Gibbons or Newnes but doubt it will happen.

Murphy should be nowhere near this side and Williams needs to get fit imo.
 

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Would love to see TDK come in for Pittonet but doubt it will happen.

Out: McGovern, Dow Injured
In: JSOS and Setterfield

Happy to see Dow stay in. Would also like to see LOB in for Gibbons or Newnes but doubt it will happen.

Murphy should be nowhere near this side and Williams needs to get fit imo.
OUT: McGovern, Dow
IN: Williams, JSOS

I would prefer Murphy stayed out of the side. But wouldn’t be surprised to see him coming in to the team. Maybe for Gibbons? Not sure.
Surely Samo in? Can't drop him (again) after that game, so have to name one more out than in.
 

windows1

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Selection starting to get really tough now. A sign of things to come. Logically I see no point persisting with Newnes. He’s taking time from sPs. He is zero hope of holding a spot when Martin is back. He’s a fringe playing 28 year old. He’s no better than SPs or several others. I am not a Newnes hater. I just don’t see the point any more.

Also: ffs bring TDk straight in.
 
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