Preview Round 4, 2021: St.Kilda v West Coast - Marvel Stadium, Saturday 10th April, 4:35PM AEST

Who Wins?

  • Saints

    Votes: 14 14.6%
  • Eagles

    Votes: 82 85.4%

  • Total voters
    96

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Diehard Saint

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Of course you do because you want it to be game plan. I’m pretty sure our coach has said it was effort. Anyone wanting it to be game plan will be waiting for weeks to come good. Surely every saints supporter wants it be effort
I really want it to be about effort. It would irritate the living daylights out of me that it wasn’t there, but it would be a much easier fix.
 

Roddy Grant

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Jan 24, 2020
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I just assumed because Pierce was (or maybe still is) dating one of Danny Frawley’s daughters, they kept renewing his contract.
 

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kernelT

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Aug 15, 2010
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Why would he have wanted to play second though.
He seems to have been reasonably happy playing as a 2nd ruck most of his career, didn't move to west coast to be #1, is probably behind Naismith if he's fit.

But as reported we were probably paying him too much coin to be in and out of the firsts, that said he's comfortably inside the best 10 ruckmen in the comp at present so he deserves to be well paid.
 

Stan_Darsh72

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Jun 18, 2011
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Also apparent that big Hick would be the handiest player right now of all the players we've let go.

At 30 YO, he would be a handy ruckman on the list with Ryder probably retiring this year.
In fairness we did have Marshall

Although a prime Spida Everitt would be bloody handy in todays game
 

plugger66

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Jan 10, 2011
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He seems to have been reasonably happy playing as a 2nd ruck most of his career, didn't move to west coast to be #1, is probably behind Naismith if he's fit.

But as reported we were probably paying him too much coin to be in and out of the firsts, that said he's comfortably inside the best 10 ruckmen in the comp at present so he deserves to be well paid.
So happy not getting Ryder.
 

Parkysp

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Aug 26, 2018
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So it's Thursday and post last game funk is gone. Strap back in and go again as a supporter which is as it should be. I've been doing it for 45 years so no point whinging now about how I should have followed another club.

Hoping Marshall is good to go because if he is the dynamic in the middle of the ground changes enormously for us. He either gets the ball a bit more regularly to our on ballers than has been happening, halves the contest or wins the clearance himself. Hopefully gives a bit more confidence to the midfield group and a bit of confidence to the forwards with quicker entries.

Give our defenders a bit of a break from being under constant pressure so hoping they'll be able to be better set than they have been.

Win some more footy put some doubt into the opposition, take opportunities and keep going if going well.

I see all that with some intent at the ball and man at the least I'll be just a little happier this Sat night than last.
 

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gringo2011

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Nov 12, 2011
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Of course you do because you want it to be game plan. I’m pretty sure our coach has said it was effort. Anyone wanting it to be game plan will be waiting for weeks to come good. Surely every saints supporter wants it be effort

But what if it isn't we should just keep playing the same way and getting pissed off with the lack of effort?
 

Roddy Grant

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Jan 24, 2020
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Hickey got screwed with the rule change regarding the third man up...he was a bit exposed after that, but was still okay around the ground. Didn't help he was in a sub-par team when he played with us, devoid of a gameplan.
I'm glad he's doing well...can't fault his drive to play.
Thing is if he stayed with us he would be behind Marshall as an ‘around the ground’ ruck.

He isn’t going to be a better rap ruckman than Ryder.

So he was as well leaving. If he is in our team now and we have everyone fit then he doesn’t make us any better.
 

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Oct 8, 2016
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It's going to be interesting if Kent plays who comes out - with Marshall playing we will just about have our strongest side knowing that Paton , Gresham are out for the year and Hannerbery is unable to get on the park and Geary in the twilight of his career.
The only player I feel we are missing will be Ryder.
If the players are selected in there best positions we should have a chance to push WCE.
 

leph

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Mar 21, 2021
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No Shuey and RoMa in - assuming we show up, I'd say the midfield will be fairly even. However I just don't see any way around WCE's big boy forwards. Wish we had two Battles - one to help out down back and one to help King and/or Membrey get off the chain.
 
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