Preview Round 11, 2019: Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans @ GMHBA Stadium, Saturday, June 1, 4:35pm

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Geelong in Geelong is about as difficult a proposition as there is right now, but we've played the ground well in the last few years and they aren't playing out of this world atm. They're playing well, but they're not invincible and one of their best this year in Ablett is out, while Dangerfield has been injured or playing injured for around the last month.

I don't think we'll win but I'm expecting a very competitive showing.
 

Jon Walters

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McVeigh for 30+ Disposals
COR for a Goal

Bounce back ability is very important
it reminds me of the 2012 / 2013 Season , i scored 2 Glorious goals in the Kop end at Anfield on St.Stephens day.
The Press didn't give us a hope - but 3 DVRBs in the dressing room before Kick off had me hopping

2 Weeks later and i scored 2 own goals in the one game.
Most people would drop the head but im made of Sterner stuff than that
i never give in , never give up.... Second half started - we still had a chance

80th minute - we win a Penalty , i Ran straight to Shawcross -Screamed in his Face - SKIPPER THIS IS MINE!
My Brothers on the Team were in awe at my Mental resilience

I tore the ball from his hand , put it on the spot
12 steps back , Cech was in the goal ... he was nervous.
BOOM - buried it off the crossbar.
We Lost 4 Nil

Bobby Huth gave me a Bottle of Buckfast and a Slap Across the Face on the Bus on the way home

Bounce back ability.... its vital
 
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mikey_san

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Knoll in the emergencies is a good sign.

Reckon he's one sinclair like performance from Sinclair to get a go.
Not cool to denigrate Sinkers IMHO. The guy has bled for the shirt, been amonsgst our best in tough times last year, and is completely worn down by battling bigger guys week in, week out - for the most part with very little help. I'd love him to get rest this week and Knoll play as Knoll will win the taps - but I'm not bagging a warrior.
Our best team could well have him playing forward/2nd ruck and McCartin as KPD.
 

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cats by 45
If Danger misses (rumoured) we are a good chance of making a game of it. We play well down there. I'd like to see Hewett not tagging.
We all know a certain redhead will kick 4 though...
If it turns into a Rohan v Menzel shootout should be a fun game if the commentators can keep it in their pants.
 

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Kidding, right?
I Wont bore anyone with my Ramblings this Week

McVeigh for 30+ Disposals
COR for a Goal

Bounce back ability is very important
it reminds me of the 2012 / 2013 Season , i scored 2 Glorious goals in the Kop end at Anfield on St.Stephens day.
The Press didn't give us a hope - but 3 DVRBs in the dressing room before Kick off had me hopping

2 Weeks later and i scored 2 own goals in the one game.
Most people would drop the head but im made of Sterner stuff than that
i never give in , never give up.... Second half started - we still had a chance

80th minute - we win a Penalty , i Ran straight to Shawcross -Screamed in his Face - SKIPPER THIS IS MINE!
My Brothers on the Team were in awe at my Mental resilience

I tore the ball from his hand , put it on the spot
12 steps back , Cech was in the goal ... he was nervous.
BOOM - buried it off the crossbar.
We Lost 4 Nil

Bobby Huth gave me a Bottle of Buckfast and a Slap Across the Face on the Bus on the way home

Bounce back ability.... its vital
I have no idea what you're talking about but I enjoyed it immensely.
 

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Not cool to denigrate Sinkers IMHO. The guy has bled for the shirt, been amonsgst our best in tough times last year, and is completely worn down by battling bigger guys week in, week out - for the most part with very little help. I'd love him to get rest this week and Knoll play as Knoll will win the taps - but I'm not bagging a warrior.
Our best team could well have him playing forward/2nd ruck and McCartin as KPD.
If all the kpps were fit and in form, I would have Reid at FB. McCartin adds mobility to a tall fwd line. As well Tom, the fwd line would inc Buddy, Menzell and Blakey. Unhappily I see no room for an average fwd ruck like Sinkers. Grassy if he works out rucks with pinch hitting efforts from others.
 

dosser

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McVeigh for 30+ Disposals
COR for a Goal

Bounce back ability is very important
it reminds me of the 2012 / 2013 Season , i scored 2 Glorious goals in the Kop end at Anfield on St.Stephens day.
The Press didn't give us a hope - but 3 DVRBs in the dressing room before Kick off had me hopping

2 Weeks later and i scored 2 own goals in the one game.
Most people would drop the head but im made of Sterner stuff than that
i never give in , never give up.... Second half started - we still had a chance

80th minute - we win a Penalty , i Ran straight to Shawcross -Screamed in his Face - SKIPPER THIS IS MINE!
My Brothers on the Team were in awe at my Mental resilience

I tore the ball from his hand , put it on the spot
12 steps back , Cech was in the goal ... he was nervous.
BOOM - buried it off the crossbar.
We Lost 4 Nil

Bobby Huth gave me a Bottle of Buckfast and a Slap Across the Face on the Bus on the way home

Bounce back ability.... its vital
Jon, whatever world you live in, I would love to visit it from time to time. I always enjoy your surreal posts.
 

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Knoll can get experience playing AFL. He’s coming from the SANFL which is far greater than the NEAFL bush league!
The Reserves are playing the Brisbane Lions tomorrow and if their last game against each other is any guide he’ll be getting more than enough experience playing in it.
 

Mick Oxlong

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The Reserves are playing the Brisbane Lions tomorrow and if their last game against each other is any guide he’ll be getting more than enough experience playing in it.
That’s fantastic, the Seniors are playing in the AFL tomorrow afternoon and I’m sure he’ll get more than enough experience playing in this game should he be a late inclusion.
 

LukeParkerno1

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I've never not cared if we lose. Dont understand this!
Wins and losses is secondary this year. It’s about development both in the short and especially in the long term. Look forward to 2-3 years down the track. We are rebuilding on the run. If we win that’s great, if not as long as the players dig in, I’m happy.
 

DavyRed

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That’s fantastic, the Seniors are playing in the AFL tomorrow afternoon and I’m sure he’ll get more than enough experience playing in this game should he be a late inclusion.
Personally I’d think it’s better to give an inexperienced guy who has literally just arrived on our doorstep a game in Reserves to get at least a taste of our game plan before throwing him into the deep end against arguably the best team in the league.

But what the hell, he’s drafted, so sink or swim, right.
 

Mick Oxlong

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Personally I’d think it’s better to give an inexperienced guy who has literally just arrived on our doorstep a game in Reserves to get at least a taste of our game plan before throwing him into the deep end against arguably the best team in the league.

But what the hell, he’s drafted, so sink or swim, right.
I look at it this way. He’s got VFL and SANFL experience, he even represented the SANFL. That’s far more impressive than NEAFL reserves. That’s the footy side.

On the game plan side, I also think it’s ‘meh’. How many trades midseason do NFL, NBA and any soccer league have and their recruits are backing up the following week? Personally, it’s something brought up by people who actually overthink the simplicity of it all. Throw him in!
 
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