Preview Round 2 Lions at Home v Dockers Away (well 73klm away)

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Gadzorks

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It's hard to comment not knowing how the guys have come back and who's impressed and who hasn't.

I'm a bit surprised Tommy got the call ahead of some others right now but it's been evident since before he got drafted he'd be a gun. Tough nut who can run and go all day. I'm not a great Lester fan but he has improved a lot the last couple of years and eliminated the clangers. They obviously love him at the club, maybe replaces the part of Hodgey's brain that will be missing in defence. A real kick up the backside for Witho ,he's been a regular for some time.
Happy for Ah Chee and Birch to be given a chance.

Tonight on a clear night at the G we saw the Pies kick one goal after quarter time and manage to draw the game with a 5 goal total.

Anyone who thinks the shorter quarters won't change the nature of the games is dreaming. Those who are first to work out what works will win games.
And Fagan is a master thinker. I believe we’ll adjust fast and well.
 

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Poor Christensen seems to get pushed to the back of the line and made to earn his spot over again every year. I thought he cemented himself in our best 22 after the bye last year. Now he's not even an emergency.
Rewatched the hawthorn Tasmania game a few days ago. Bundy was awesome.
 

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Poor Christensen seems to get pushed to the back of the line and made to earn his spot over again every year. I thought he cemented himself in our best 22 after the bye last year. Now he's not even an emergency.
It's a strange one. Guessing he's not the most impressive trainer
 

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Weirdly enough I actually think having our first four games at the Gabba could be a negative for us. Last night showed players are probably around a month of reaching proper match fitness, having 'home ground advantage' during a period where players on all teams are getting back up to scratch does seem to make this a dangerous block of games for us. Keen as anything for tomorrow regardless.
 

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Poor Christensen seems to get pushed to the back of the line and made to earn his spot over again every year. I thought he cemented himself in our best 22 after the bye last year. Now he's not even an emergency.
I would imagine that Tom Berry has been brought into the team to play a similar role.
He has a terrier type of attitude that a defensive forward role will suit.
 

jackess

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Weirdly enough I actually think having our first four games at the Gabba could be a negative for us. Last night showed players are probably around a month of reaching proper match fitness, having 'home ground advantage' during a period where players on all teams are getting back up to scratch does seem to make this a dangerous block of games for us. Keen as anything for tomorrow regardless.
If both teams are affected evenly why does it matter?

Our 4 opponents have had to relocate so I think that will strengthen our advantage
 

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I thought Christensen had been injured over the pre-season? Without a proper pre-season and then the latest interruption setting everyone back again he might just not be fit enough yet
 

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Some team stats for the game. These stats from the actual teams named.
Not much difference in age but we have a decided advantage in average games played +21

Brisbane
Average Attribute​
Fremantle
188.5cm​
Height​
187.9cm
88.1kg​
Weight​
88.9kg
25yr 8mth​
Age​
25yr 4mth
102.7​
Games​
81.7
Brisbane
Games​
Fremantle
6​
Less than 50​
9
5​
50 to 99​
7
5​
100 to 149​
3
6​
150 or more​
3
 

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Selections seemed unusual first off, but actually not surprising thinking about it.

Witho reputedly not the greatest trainer, having to take care of himself a lot more, perhaps not done quite as well. Highly talented, and a lot of potential, so I also don't mind that this might give him a bit of a kick. In saying that, I'm basing a lot of that off old info - don't necessarily want to judge him on how he was when he was 18.

On the other hand, Lester is probably the most professional trainer in the place. Even though he has a lower ceiling than many, he'll have stayed at or near that ceiling the entire time. Makes sense that he'd be in the best 22 with far more need for personal dedication.
 

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Looking at the changes from round 1 we have gained 306 games of experience.

In..: Birchall 248, Lester 126, Ah Chee 45, T Berry 0 = 419 games
Out: Witherden 54, Adams 38, Answerth 20, Robertson 1 =113 games

So Birchall will play his 250th game milestone against WCE @ Gabba hopefully with a crowd in attendance.
Would be weird playing your 250th with no crowd.
 

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They're 2 very good ins with Wilson and Mundy and a dangerous one in Matera, the Dockers will be no pushovers.
Yeah freo have a few out in their 22. around 4-7 players I think.

Saying that I am not looking forward to it. Brisbane will probaly win by between 20-40 points.
 

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I'd be interested to know how both of the reserve team's go. Will Brisbane be giving updates etc or can fans look on from a distance? I'm not sure of the oval set up
 

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I'd be interested to know how both of the reserve team's go. Will Brisbane be giving updates etc or can fans look on from a distance? I'm not sure of the oval set up
Might get away with a couple of casual fans standing on the burn behind the North end goals.

I’d imagine anyone trying to sit in the small western side stand would be discouraged from sitting there.
 

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Might get away with a couple of casual fans standing on the burn behind the North end goals.

I’d imagine anyone trying to sit in the small western side stand would be discouraged from sitting there.
Because of COVID , I can't make the annual trip over. Otherwise, I'd be over trying to get a glimpse of the reserves followed by the main game before heading up to Noosa.
 
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