Preview Round 9 - North Melbourne vs GWS Giants, Saturday 19th May, 1.45pm, Blundstone Arena

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  1. Danny88

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    my Comment was simply in reference to you saying long bombs don’t work in this competition. They obviously have a place. I mean it looks just beautiful when a forward bursts into space and hits a leading forward on the chest. But the problem is that there are all these other pesky players that keep trying to tackle the midfielders. That damn pressure eh?

    I think the point you do make that is of value is the ability to lock the ball in and get forward stoppages. We are an excellent stoppage team. If we turn these long kicks into forward stoppages I think we would look a better team
     
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    I should have put a caveat on that statement meaning they are simply not working for us because we can't create stoppages and congestion in forward line means our KPP are sitting ducks to be spoiled.

    I agree that pressure from midfield in open play is hard. But there is no excuse when kicking from free kicks and marks. There is a fundamental breakdown of long bombing as first option.
     
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    Always a chance of an upset so we will see what happens on Saturday afternoon
    I didn't pick Mohr to come in as he seems too slow to go with Brown but we will see and I hope he has a good game for him being in Tassie and I am sure he would have played there before for the Giants
    My team for the game after the injury announcements

    Shaw Mohr Finlayson
    Griffen Corr Haynes
    Shiel Ward Whitfield
    Lloyd Cameron TT
    Reid HH Langdon
    Lobb Coniglio Hopper
    Cumming Tomlinson Bonar Perryman
     
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    I expect we'll see Corr on Brown as our best defensive option with Davis out.
     
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    Everyone said Davis played on him last year, but I saw Tomlinson an awful lot spoiling him. Had a very clear view in the back pocket for two Qtrs. I get Corr though. Tommo may have role elsewhere anyway.
     
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    Brown looked hampered by his long time troublesome left knee Sunday and his vertical leap not as great as you would normally see.

    Corr given his relative speed looks the best option to take one of the smaller targets Wood or Ziebell. Mohr on Brown makes sense to me.

    Surely need Tomlinson further up the ground providing some run + a taller marking target coming out of defence. Like how Blicavs at Geelong does.
     
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    It 's to the details of our tactical plan I think. We may, Tomlinson took Menegola against Geelong and Darling against West Cost. We need some outside run in the midfield from somewhere, might even depend on where Whitfield lines up.
    I do think Corr gets Brown, but anything's possible. We will have to unleash da beast on someone.
     
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    I’d play Griffen off fall back as much as possible.. will probably be windy, therefore turnovers will be easily come by. Haynes should handball to Griff every time he gets it.
     
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    I've fallen into that logic too but I'm not so convinced after watching him more. While Corr is quick he's not particularly agile and can frequently get wrong-footed and stranded against most smalls.
     
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    I agree, corr has lost his speed.
     
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    Mohr and Perryman in
     

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    North Melbourne v GIANTS
    Saturday, May 19 at 1:45pm
    Blundstone Arena, Hobart
    FB: Adam Tomlinson, Aidan Corr, Nick Haynes
    HB: Jeremy Finlayson, Tim Mohr, Heath Shaw
    C: Isaac Cumming, Dylan Shiel, Lachie Whitfield
    HF: Zac Langdon, Jeremy Cameron, Jacob Hopper
    FF: Sam Reid, Harry Himmelberg, Callan Ward
    RR: Rory Lobb, Stephen Coniglio, Ryan Griffen
    Interchange: Lachie Keeffe, Daniel Lloyd, Harry Perryman, Tim Taranto
    In: Tim Mohr, Harry Perryman
    Out: Phil Davis (concussion), Matt de Boer (hamstring)
    Emergencies: Aiden Bonar, Jonathon Patton, Dawson Simpson, Dylan Buckley


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    Can’t the Giants just once name a line as Corr Mohr Shaw?
     
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    Looking at the draw it’s going to be very tough to make the 8 from here.
     
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    Shaw Mohr Bonar?
     
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    Mohr Bonar Shaw :)

    Well, at this point, just hoping the guys can jag a win against all odds, to stay in touch with the 8.
     
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    I don't think we'll get flogged. They are tough around the contest, but so are we.
    I'm not convinced we can kick a winning score though. My nightmare is us stuffing around with the ball and turning it over a lot, and North sending it cleanly through the sticks when they do get hold of it
     
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    I’m optimistic. Blustery conditions might make it a physical inside game and we are decent in that part of our footy

    Outside run is lacking so the windier the better
     
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    Surprised no Patton
     
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    He was goalless in the NEAFL playing on Alir. We need him back, but in form in my view. It seems from everything I 've read and heard he's not a guy with a huge ego. The downside is he doesn't have the huge confidence that ego brings. I recall Leon pushing him publicly to get back on the field after his knee reconstructions.

    Not suggesting he lacks application or work ethic, clearly he doesn't, but his self confidence might be a bit fragile.
     
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    Lobb and Keefe similar stats last week but not sure how they split the other time on the ground but hoping Lobb builds up match fitness to be able to ruck a full game from next week
    I would rather Patton was playing but with the form he is in I am not sure he offers much more than Keefe does at the moment
    The Kangaroos are actually in pretty good shape with maybe 3 best 25 players out and they have geed depth to cover
    Youngest player for the Roos is Clarke almost 21 in his third season and 29 games under his belt where as Giants have several in their first/second years and less than 20 games
     
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    I think Patton's fwd performance suffers tremendously because he had to relief ruck. I'd rather he just focus full time as a forward
     
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    While I agree that might be a reason he has been poor this season as he has struggled to adjust, he has dropped some sitters i that forward line. Him moving to the ruck is a reaction to being so tall in the f50. If he can ruck rather than someone like Tomlinson as relief we look more potent. I think on paper it looks great and if it had worked (still might, who knows) Leon would be praised as a genius rather than a poor handler
     
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    Flying out tonight.

    All im looking for is an improvement on the skills, especially kicking efficiency.

    We need a win big time but i cant see it. I dont understand why Bunts and Patton arent in. Keefe sucks and Bunts was one of our best in the NeAFL.
    Jezza will be better for the game last week.

    Fingers crossed.

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