C'mon Eagles !!!!Let the Eagle fly and his brutality at the ball and man inspire the team to find it's hard edge and get the job done. Lets make last week, "just a one off, bad game".
I am hoping that having Eagles in will allow O more time in the forward line and less in the ruck.So excited for Eagles. If there is one thing you need to succeed its heart. And he has plenty. I remember the last game he played he got injured. But chased a (hawthorn) player to the boundary and forced a turnover. All while in pain. That's my memory. Oh and that goal. What a champ.
Last week was the first time Big O showed he can carry the number 1 ruck load.I am hoping that having Eagles in will allow O more time in the forward line and less in the ruck.
Eagles is the closest to Martin that we have as a Ruck replacement.
And I think teams can panic a bit when O is forward. Allowing us other avenues to goal.
Except Lester hasn’t been named.I'm excited . Its game day and we are favourites and my favourite restaurant, Amiconi, has opened for take aways. I now live less than 5 ks away from one of the only Italian restaurant in Melbourne, still open, that I have been back to.
Think I'll be eating their scrumptious calamari cheering on McStay, Lester, and Eagles.
You can’t say it wasn’t flagged the moment the fixture was announced for this block of games.Setting up expectations in advance I see. This bodes well for in-game meltdowns.
Do you genuinely think the club wouldn't rest players if they need a rest? Give them more credit than that....You can’t say it wasn’t flagged the moment the fixture was announced for this block of games.
Unlike most sensible clubs, we seem to be one of the few clubs of the belief that we didn’t need to rest any mids despite back to back four day breaks.
Let’s see how this pans out.
Let's look at the ladder for these sensible clubs.Unlike most sensible clubs, we seem to be one of the few clubs of the belief that we didn’t need to rest any mids despite back to back four day breaks.
I sat with Rich and Zorks at the melbourne function last year and they told me the amount of running is strictly measured and rationed. If a player did much more in a game he would be restricted during the week.DITTO!
Yer, it is probable that our rehab and conditioning staff have a better idea than us nuffies on a footy forum.
Yeah, but how many changes have the Crows made?Let's look at the ladder for these sensible clubs.
1st. Port made only forced/form changes, even less than us.
2nd. Saints made only forced/form changes, even less than us.
4th. Richmond has rested one (Cotchin, this round). They made more changes in the first week of the compressed draw, but they'd just lost to GWS.
5th. Geelong rested heaps. Against the team in 17th.
6th. West Coast made only forced/form changes, but they also had a bye so I can't honestly use them as a counterexample as much as I'd like to.
7th. GWS has rested one (Jacobs), and other than that it was only forced changes.
Managing Birchall is the same or more resting than most of the clubs around us did.
So we've got... Geelong, and then the list of other clubs managing/resting players? Adelaide, Melbourne, Essendon, North Melbourne. That seems like a list of sensible clubs?
Our opponent today managed one player for a week - the well known midfield star, Cody Weightman... who was dropped this week anyway.