Round 4: Changes v Pussy Cats

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Gotta say, some good questions from the assembled media at that presser.

They displayed plenty of knowledge of the players on our list and the topical issues around the club.

Given that fairly junior reporters typically attend the press conferences, it offers a start contrast to the blathering commentary and down right ignorance displayed by Dermott Brereton on the weekend.
 
Naughton needs to actually play like someone with 100 plus more games experience, and not let DeKoning own him/bump him out of contests so easily.

Think that’s fair. He signed the big deal, and his efforts have always been top notch. But his record in big games is underwhelming. Would love to see him own a big game like Saturday night. Would give the team a huge amount of confidence.
 
Gotta say, some good questions from the assembled media at that presser.

They displayed plenty of knowledge of the players on our list and the topical issues around the club.

Given that fairly junior reporters typically attend the press conferences, it offers a start contrast to the blathering commentary and down right ignorance displayed by Dermott Brereton on the weekend.

Bev put a for sale sign out for Lobb, spruiking he has 6 years left in him.
 
This might be a crucial game in the scheme of a long season. There’s a chance we’ve been dealt an absolutely brutal fixture. We double up against all the current top 5 teams, albeit early in the season.

It’s very important to get in the board against those team, starting this week.
 
Based on the presser, JOD coming in would be a surprise. He is really backing in Buku/Jones and it seems Bailey Williams is to remain in the backline, probably in that undersized 'third tall' role he used to play. Does not want to compromise our transition and pressure out of D50.
 
Wonder if. Cats rest some players

Short turnaround time plus interstate trip
Does any team ever “rest” players at this time of year? Maybe towards the end of the season when ladder position isn’t a consideration. Or if an injured player is being nursed along. It’s not worth taking the risk. It’s also insulting to the opposition.
 

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Based on the presser, JOD coming in would be a surprise. He is really backing in Buku/Jones and it seems Bailey Williams is to remain in the backline, probably in that undersized 'third tall' role he used to play. Does not want to compromise our transition and pressure out of D50.

Yeah, seems like Richards for Duryea and keep Williams back there.
 
Based on the presser, JOD coming in would be a surprise. He is really backing in Buku/Jones and it seems Bailey Williams is to remain in the backline, probably in that undersized 'third tall' role he used to play. Does not want to compromise our transition and pressure out of D50.
All good and well now on a short term basis but it’s not going to work long term. Buku matching up on guys like Cameron, Curnow etc. is going to be a nightmare against the better teams.

At some point we are going to have to jump to 2 KPD with Buku as the third tall.
 
Does any team ever “rest” players at this time of year? Maybe towards the end of the season when ladder position isn’t a consideration. Or if an injured player is being nursed along. It’s not worth taking the risk. It’s also insulting to the opposition.

Rest/Managed - Geelong seem to do it and don't wait till late in the season. Pretty sure I was told Tuohy and Stanley were rested/managed the game just past vs Hawthorn

But I agree with you
 
All good and well now on a short term basis but it’s not going to work long term. Buku matching up on guys like Cameron, Curnow etc. is going to be a nightmare against the better teams.

At some point we are going to have to jump to 2 KPD with Buku as the third tall.
Only if it is JOD with good skills, good mark and a bit of speed.

Just going back to 2 or 3 KPDS for height would show we learnt nothing last year with our transition from defense and defensive pressure
 

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