Game Day Round 3, 2021: Hawks v Cats, Easter Monday 3:20pm @MCG

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Judd2Sewell

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Based on their selection they are going to play small and use their pace.

They have a few less talls then we do, and won't be carrying an extra lumbering ruckman.

The game is much faster now and there are less stoppages, but Clarko is still sticking with the dual ruck combo. Hopefully we can exploit that size difference somehow and not get burned at ground level.

Interestingly essentially every team is running with a solo ruck these days, with some teams using a tall forward to chop them out, e.g.:
- Nic Nat and Allen
- Gawn and Jackson
- Pitto and Casboult
- Goldy and Larkey
- Lycett and Ladhams
- Nank (solo)
- Hickey (solo)
- Witts (solo)
- O'Brien (solo)
- Grundy (solo)
- Stanley (solo), though Hawkins is great at ruck contests in the forward 50.

The only teams that run with two rucks were the Doggies with English and Martin, though English played a fair part of his time up forward. The other team was Freo with Meek and Darcy, though again it looked like Darcy played the majority of the game forward.
 

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Brishawk

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Based on their selection they are going to play small and use their pace.

They have a few less talls then we do, and won't be carrying an extra lumbering ruckman.

The game is much faster now and there are less stoppages, but Clarko is still sticking with the dual ruck combo. Hopefully we can exploit that size difference somehow and not get burned at ground level.

Interestingly essentially every team is running with a solo ruck these days, with some teams using a tall forward to chop them out, e.g.:
- Nic Nat and Allen
- Gawn and Jackson
- Pitto and Casboult
- Goldy and Larkey
- Lycett and Ladhams
- Nank (solo)
- Hickey (solo)
- Witts (solo)
- O'Brien (solo)
- Grundy (solo)
- Stanley (solo), though Hawkins is great at ruck contests in the forward 50.

The only teams that run with two rucks were the Doggies with English and Martin, though English played a fair part of his time up forward. The other team was Freo with Meek and Darcy, though again it looked like Darcy played the majority of the game forward.
We have basically broken even at stoppages around the ground and in the centre across the two games. It isn’t like we are getting some discernible advantage in the middle. And neither big boy or ceglar have come a lot up forward. And they are soaking up a place on the bench we could be using to rest runners. I’m not seeing a lot of upside to having two rucks. 🤷‍♂️
 

HairyO

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We have basically broken even at stoppages around the ground and in the centre across the two games. It isn’t like we are getting some discernible advantage in the middle. And neither big boy or ceglar have come a lot up forward. And they are soaking up a place on the bench we could be using to rest runners. I’m not seeing a lot of upside to having two rucks. 🤷‍♂️
We dont have a tall forward who is good enough to back up a solo ruckman.
 

TylerDurden

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Recall Hardwick saying on Making Their Mark that Geelong are a stoppage team and try to beat you up in the contest with big bodies.

Well I reckon we can get them on the inside and the outside today.

Need to keep their stars quiet in Selwood and Hawkins.

No Danger or Rohan, and Kelly no longer there.

We can absolutely win this and must start well.

Hawks by 10 points.
 

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The hands of stone

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Another solid test for us . What I want to see.
- Competitive 4 quarters
-Good start
- Taking game on and moving the ball quickly
- Pressure , pressure and pressure

Dont want to see
- Us letting them jump us
- Slow stagnent play

If we start well and are in the game at 1/2 time we are a chance .
They can't afford another loss to another side that wont make finals .
 

Billyc

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New rules do not suit the old named Geelong line up. They might really suit them once Cameron and Dangerfield are in the side but at the moment they are gettable.

Someone should sit on Selwood and let’s get Wingard in the middle as Tom’s offsides and hopefully plenty of run and carry from CJ and Impey. Need to be careful of Hawkins if ball comes in quick
 
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BigLittleHawk

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New rules do not suit the old named Geelong line up. They might really suit them once Cameron and Dangerfield are in the side but at the moment they are gettable.

Someone should sit on Selwood and let’s get Wingard in the middle as Tom’s offsides and hopefully plenty of run and carry from CJ and Impey. Need to be careful of Hawkins if ball comes in quick
Dan Howe should sit on Selwood.
 
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