Autopsy Roast & toast vs West Coast and changes for Brisbane

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  • 1: Nick Vlastuin

    Votes: 106 38.0%
  • 2: Dylan Grimes

    Votes: 180 64.5%
  • 3: Dion Prestia

    Votes: 231 82.8%
  • 4: Dustin Martin

    Votes: 269 96.4%
  • 5: Brandon Ellis

    Votes: 8 2.9%
  • 8: Jack Riewoldt

    Votes: 14 5.0%
  • 10: Shane Edwards

    Votes: 132 47.3%
  • 11: Jason Castagna

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • 12: David Astbury

    Votes: 12 4.3%
  • 14: Bachar Houli

    Votes: 142 50.9%
  • 15: Jayden Short

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 17: Daniel Rioli

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • 19: Tom Lynch

    Votes: 59 21.1%
  • 22: Josh Caddy

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • 23: Kane Lambert

    Votes: 5 1.8%
  • 27: Jack Ross

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 29: Shai Bolton

    Votes: 9 3.2%
  • 34: Jack Graham

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 35: Nathan Broad

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • 41: Mabior Chol

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 47: Ivan Soldo

    Votes: 89 31.9%
  • 48: Liam Baker

    Votes: 1 0.4%

  • Total voters
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JAKLAUGHING

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Think Astbury deserves a bit more love for his game on the weekend. Kept Kennedy to 1 goal and only got beaten the 1 time from memory. Has turned into a very reliable defender who knows his limitations.
Only cos Kennedy is out of sorts with injury?!? form?!?! Fit Kennedy may just have torn us apart...
 

Schlurp

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I know Bolton had a good game but there are still a couple of things that don't look good at times. Choosing to take a shot 35 meters out on a reasonable angle when Lynch was alone next to the goal post and calling for the ball was dopey. Even more so when he missed. Then his choice of a chip pass to a covered Martin in the final quarter when he had an unmarked player further in the pocket wasn't brilliant. Just small things but if he can change that decision making he may actually become elite rather than good.
 

Do the Dew

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I know Bolton had a good game but there are still a couple of things that don't look good at times. Choosing to take a shot 35 meters out on a reasonable angle when Lynch was alone next to the goal post and calling for the ball was dopey. Even more so when he missed. Then his choice of a chip pass to a covered Martin in the final quarter when he had an unmarked player further in the pocket wasn't brilliant. Just small things but if he can change that decision making he may actually become elite rather than good.
That was our lord and saviour Bellis.
 

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Mr Magic

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The other thing we should have a look at is there defence and how to beat it.

There main weapon seems to be Harris Andrews who simply has superior height/reach combo that deflects the ball away.

The counter measures to such a measure would include the following:

1. Mids kick it over his head for a goal so Harris is not part of the action.

2. Separate main targets like JR and Lynch so he cannot be in two places at once. Bringing Lynch up the ground at half forward is also an option to drag Andrews away from the most threatening defensive zones in front of goals.

3. Kick the ball lower and faster including chaos balls in. If we utilise our small forwards that hinders Andrews effectiveness.

4. use multiple targets that are good kicks for goal. If we are unpredictable Andrews finds it harder to read the play and interfere especially if our targets are better kicks for goal. Should we bring Townsend in for this game??
 

BaldTiger

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I know Bolton had a good game but there are still a couple of things that don't look good at times. Choosing to take a shot 35 meters out on a reasonable angle when Lynch was alone next to the goal post and calling for the ball was dopey. Even more so when he missed. Then his choice of a chip pass to a covered Martin in the final quarter when he had an unmarked player further in the pocket wasn't brilliant. Just small things but if he can change that decision making he may actually become elite rather than good.
Agree. I'm not sold on Bolton either. Does too many stupid things. Add to the above his 100 meter penalty the week before. I almost fell over when they dropped Stack and kept Bolton. Then Stack goes and gets injured running around in the Twos! I'm filthy about that...
 

Wacky Tiger

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He was beaten! The word is that he was carrying an injury of sorts! Fully fit Kennedy... Arsebury...pfftt!
Kennedy has been poor most of the season. Whether that be injury or old age who knows. Astbury did a number on him though. Played really well did Dave


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Hoos

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He was beaten! The word is that he was carrying an injury of sorts! Fully fit Kennedy... Arsebury...pfftt!
I think you're selling Astbury a bit short. One of the best key defenders in the comp against one of the best, albeit aging, key forwards. Played him close and took the honours. Claiming injury after the fact just sounds like an excuse.

One thing about Kennedy and Darling. They are both predominately mark and kick players. If they're not marking the ball, they're far less dangerous (unlike JR).
 
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