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
It has seemed clear for some time that the coaching panel don’t rate Nyhuis. He needs to try and further his career elsewhere. Maybe the Bulldogs or Adelaide will be interested in him as he played really good games against them.
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...
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.
Happy to see the back of Colyer though. He's been poor. Good call.
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.
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.
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.