Prediction Round 9: Changes vs Essendon

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i'm assuming that with Fantasia and Smith out they felt Nyhuis wasn't needed this week and opted for more run/polish in Duman. don't agree with it but **** it, happy to see Colyer out and Blakely in. Big chance of a win if we can turn up from the first bounce and avoid an ambush
 

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Far be it for me to query the intellectuals that manage to make all these insightful posts I've been reading lately, but the blockhead that is yours truly looks at it this way - it's a fan forum, during which week by week people primarily comment on what they saw in the most recent game and what they expect for the upcoming game. Unbelievably unsophisticated I know, but there you have it.
So perhaps, just perhaps, if you want to look at longitudinal trends over time, rather than the microvariations on a week to week basis, the low brow world of big footy isn't for you.
Apologies for providing a thoughtful response. Quite enjoy big footy though mate and have for years. I just find some of the catastrophising about as smart as the people who sit behind me at the footy - man up man up get on a man, why are you standing 15 metres away?! Kick it just kick it.. why did you kick it straight to the spare man FFS... now man up ... get it and Kick it...
 

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I see Connor has taken Colyer's role as the only dude in the team announcement video that is a still.

I can't trust a bloke who can't turn their head to stare at a camera whilst handling a ball...
 

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The last time I checked I’m pretty sure nyhuis kept Shia Bolton to a 16 posse 4 goal near bog,Career high performance . So yeh pretty sure a demotion was warranted.
And 5 disposals for himself. Sorry, but Duman is a much better field kick and a better player. Happy with these changes, I don’t think Colyer has offered us much.
 

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You would think Ethan Hughes is just marking time until Logue is fit to go.
Hughes or Duman - Hughes a better athlete, Duman a better kick. Will be interesting to see who locks down the possie long term, although there are always injuries and suspensions.

I would think Logue would be back before the bye, it will be good to see him build confidence and swagger.
 

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Hughes or Duman - Hughes a better athlete, Duman a better kick. Will be interesting to see who locks down the possie long term, although there are always injuries and suspensions.

I would think Logue would be back before the bye, it will be good to see him build confidence and swagger.
Logue in for Hughes, Stephen Hill in for Duman

A man can dream
 
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The last time I checked I’m pretty sure nyhuis kept Shia Bolton to a 16 posse 4 goal near bog,Career high performance . So yeh pretty sure a demotion was warranted.
I am not at all sure he was on Bolton for his first two goals. But no doubt he had a shocker, along with the rest of the backline and most of the team.

It does not change my view that he has done enough to earn a reasonable opportunity to cement himself in the team.
 

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Logue in for Hughes, Stephen Hill in for Duman

A man can dream
Happy to dream along with you on this one...

Add Sturt to play through the remainder of the season without concussion and Valente to start playing well at WAFL level and I will be a very happy man.
 
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Oh boy. I feel Nyhuis should have stayed in to play on Tippa. He's something of a 'bomber barometer' (been waiting all year to use that one lol!). Nyhuis has been very good some games and others at least serviceable.

When Tippa plays well the bombers play well. Hope this one doesn't bite us.

I do like Duman though.

Still feel we might be a bit too tall for the bombers and marvel. Tall can work if you're skillful enough but typically we are not.
I'm anxious.

Happy to see the back of Colyer though. He's been poor. Good call.
 
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I'm not surprised Nyhuis is dropped. Some saying he wasn't the worst, I'd say he was comfortably the worst of our back 6 - maybe Wilson giving him a run for some poor form, but he has that pedigree, attacking run and dash which is vital for us that Nyhuis likely never will.

No probs with Duman coming back in for him. Nyhuis got ahead of himself, didn't stay goal side when he needed to and was exposed. He'll learn and come back better or Duman will take off and we wont lose anything. No problems with it at all AFAIC.
 

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We’re going to regret not dropping Cox!!!! Marvel stadium, Saad running out of their backline..with Hogan, Tabs and Cox in the same fwd50 applying their version of pressure.

Could possibly get very ugly. You would imagine bombers rebounders licking their lips looking at the team sheet.

You can’t have Cox and Tabs in the same team. Just like Lobb and Darcy.
 

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The last time I checked I’m pretty sure nyhuis kept Shia Bolton to a 16 posse 4 goal near bog,Career high performance . So yeh pretty sure a demotion was warranted.
The West had him as playing on Higgins and keeping him goalless. As I haven't seen a replay and wasn't at the game I can't be sure who was on who. (fwiw I thought he was on Bolton). But if you were genuinely going to have integrity in selection, Alex Pearce should have been the first to be dropped after his game on Lynch. But we all know one shocker from certain players doesn't count whereas one (possibly) sub par game by others, does.
 

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The West had him as playing on Higgins and keeping him goalless. As I haven't seen a replay and wasn't at the game I can't be sure who was on who. (fwiw I thought he was on Bolton). But if you were genuinely going to have integrity in selection, Alex Pearce should have been the first to be dropped after his game on Lynch. But we all know one shocker from certain players doesn't count whereas a sub par game by others, does.
Luke Ryan was on Bolton and gave zero respect to his opponent
 
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