Round 21 Changes vs Sydney

TheFVK

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Was wines form really that bad though? It’s been well below par but still worthy of selection. Sutcliffe is still in the side. Butters hasn’t been setting the world on fire. It’s like when people on this board wanted to drop Robbie gray at the start of the year, because he was off his best.


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Our midfield have had one of their best outings for the year, which occurred concurrently with their highest disposal efficiency for the year.

Wines is going at what, 39% or something like that? We can't afford to carry two centre square midfielders (+SPP) with this disposal no matter how good he is at finding the inside ball. So to fit him in we'd need to drop SPP, who also has the whole "explosive, hard-hitting dynamo" thing going for him, and isn't coming off a massively injury hit year, plus played well last year.

Wines is on ice for mine until he proves he's over his injuries and won't be a liability.
 

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We'll either go unchanged or drop Dixon for a small based on the weather, probably Wines, which wouldn't make sense for our briefly functioning forward structure, but that hasn't bothered Ken before.

Not sure why the commentators made such a big deal of how tall we were last week, as if it was super abnormal. They made it sound like we had all of Dixon, Marshall, Ryder and Hoff forward the entire game, seemingly oblivious to the fact Hoff was playing in defence and the second ruck was in and out of the forwardline. We had 2, sometimes 3 talls forward and 2-3 (including Hoff) back plus the ruckman. Yes, very tall by Hinkley standards, but pretty similar to other teams.
Well the commentators probably were shocked that we actually had so many talls because they wondered why we hadn’t used them before now if we had them.
 

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Love Charlie's endeavour but I reckon "Dixon has to contend with 3 defenders hanging off him" is pure mythology.
You are right. There are usually only 2. One key defender and another peels off to assist. As is the case with most power forwards in the competition in a contested marking situation.

If you think that is pure mythology you must think I am referring to Charlie Cameron.
 

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No he's not dropped ? Do you follow football .

He was dropped last week and is not included this week . That he had no SANFL opportunity to impress unlucky .




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Pretty sure like durs no 1 was actually sure if he was dropped or not because of the bye , keep up sweet heart
 

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Going in unchanged because of a big win is a gripe I have had for a while now. It has not proven to be an effective strategy at all.

Select the best available team, don't leave better options in the SANFL.
I concur. It is a different opponent, in a distinct venue, under new conditions. What worked past week won't necessarily work in the next.
 

Portology

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No. I believe the midfield have demanded Paddy rucks. The mids want Paddys tap work.
Pure and simple. Paddy is currently our best tap ruckman and that outweighs the plus points for Slyce at present.
“The midfield have demanded”? Very strange story considering co-demander Wines isn’t even playing and Ladhams is doing most of the ruck work.

Also Lycett’s own clearance numbers compensate for fewer taps to clear advantage.

So IMO we’ve got Lycett in cotton wool and are looking for a buyer for Ryder at the same time. Win-win-win for all our current AFL ready rucks.


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Was wines form really that bad though? It’s been well below par but still worthy of selection. Sutcliffe is still in the side. Butters hasn’t been setting the world on fire. It’s like when people on this board wanted to drop Robbie gray at the start of the year, because he was off his best.


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Yes. Through 2nd half last year and season so far, perhaps 1 game with brownlow votes. That for a key midfielder and now skipper is putrid. Ollie is not in our best 22 until he finds reasonable form.
 

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And the SANFL is really becoming an achilles heel with its spazmotic draw laden with byes. Typical garbage by an amateur organization
Yeah, exactly right Robbo.

When the Cows came into the SANFL they touted the big advantage of eliminating the bye. It seems to me we now have as many, if not more byes in the SANFL than we had when it was a nine team competition.

We get a player fit and ready to go but he misses a week because of inane SANFL mismanagement. A player is suspended for two weeks but misses an extra week due to the same amateur outlook. I guess when you are dealing with a minor league you have to expect this sort of thing.

EDIT: Looks like we are not the only ones. Another got it wrong moment for John Olsen's SANFL.

 
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raptalia

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It doesn’t matter what way people try and spin it, the non-selection of Lycett is just pure weird and is an embarrassing look for the club.
I would not have dropped Lycett in the first place. However, when we won by 59 points without him in the side Scott was never going to get a recall. His cause for a recall was not helped by the fact that he did not play last week due to the stop start feeder league we have to put up with.
 

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