Preview Sydney Swans vs Gold Coast Suns, Saturday April 24 @ Metricon

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Punts

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Rowbottom for Blakey

Presume Sinclair will play

COR for hewett because if they are not willing to play him in a preferred position then no point in the 22 just because it’s hewett.

Probably neither will happen
 

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Only change I am expecting is Sinclair for Hickey.
Will be interesting to see how the first year youngsters in particular respond to their first loss.
GC were comprehensively outclassed by the Dogs, so will be returning home with something to prove.
 

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Only change I am expecting is Sinclair for Hickey.
Will be interesting to see how the first year youngsters in particular respond to their first loss.
GC were comprehensively outclassed by the Dogs, so will be returning home with something to prove.
To be honest, I am more interested in how the coaches and senior players - JPK, Parker, Lloyd, Paps and Franklin respond to the loss.
 

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To be honest, I am more interested in how the coaches and senior players - JPK, Parker, Lloyd, Paps and Franklin respond to the loss.
To my way of thinking the senior players and coaching responding to the loss won't be an issue, they've been down that path many a time in the AFL careers. The youngsters on the other hand , it is something they haven't experienced before.
 

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To my way of thinking the senior players and coaching responding to the loss won't be an issue, they've been down that path many a time in the AFL careers. The youngsters on the other hand , it is something they haven't experienced before.
The worry I have is the authority figures in the Box and on the ground will just serve up more of the same. Kick to the pockets. Prop and cop and kick down the line and bomb I50.
 

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Out (In)
Hickey (Sinclair)
Campbell (COR)
Hewett (Ling)
McDonald (Rowbottom)

Parker to play forward, slightly smaller forward line with more agility to create more forward half pressure.

COR and Ling to try and strengthen the defence a bit.

Rowbottom to take Parker’s midfield minutes.

Hewett controversial but he isn’t a defender and if he is not in the midfield I don’t see the point (haven’t changed my view on that since start of year).

Tempted to push Mills back into defence but not sure I can see that happening. We just can’t have too many one paced players in there but Mills is a distributor rather than genuine hard ball winner and doesn’t play the exact role that Parker, JPK etc do so probably room for him.

McLean unlucky, and he may well come in, just wondering if we are better suited having a bit more mobility down forward.

Just my thoughts (which could change by tomorrow!!)
 

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Bud goes out for McLean as well I reckon. Can’t put him in a position where he might get injured and be out for 2 months.

And McLean kicked 3 in the VFL? Hes been in good form when hes played.
 

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My changes would be

In: McLean, Rowbottom, Sinclair
Out: McDonald (managed), Blakey (omitted), Hickey (injured)

Not against COR or Ling in to tighten up the defence over the next few weeks, but I'd give this bunch another shot to play together.

Making my 22

Cunningham - Melican - Dawson
Lloyd - McCartin - Campbell
Florent - Mills - McInerney
Parker - Franklin - Gulden
Papley - Reid - Hayward
Sinclair - Kennedy - Rowbottom

Hewett - Warner - Wicks - McLean
 

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Another thing with hewett in defence is that if he is getting beaten then he is a pure liability, no rebound or even help McCartin etc with floating across etc

I keep going on about buts it’s just a stupid move imo
Probably should have traded when value was higher. Oh well can’t win them all
 

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Three changes I hope we make:

Rowbottom for Blakey. This is harsh on Blakey as I thought he was better last night, but it would be even harsher to drop Wicks, McInerney or Campbell who have shown a lot more so far this year. Someone's gotta go, and I don't think Blakey did quite enough.

McLean for Logan. The kid clearly needs a rest and if we are holding him to the same standard we've held McLean to, where a quiet-ish game gets you dropped for the better forward, then McLean should be taking Logan's place. Even if just for a week. Logan was struggling and clearly needs a rest, while McLean was great in the reserves.

Sinclair for Hickey. Self-explanatory, we need a ruck, but ughhhhh
 

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My changes would be

In: McLean, Rowbottom, Sinclair
Out: McDonald (managed), Blakey (omitted), Hickey (injured)

Not against COR or Ling in to tighten up the defence over the next few weeks, but I'd give this bunch another shot to play together.

Making my 22

Cunningham - Melican - Dawson
Lloyd - McCartin - Campbell
Florent - Mills - McInerney
Parker - Franklin - Gulden
Papley - Reid - Hayward
Sinclair - Kennedy - Rowbottom

Hewett - Warner - Wicks - McLean
Agree with most of this. I would however rest Campbell for the week instead of Blakey, call it a scheduled rotation, Mills back to cover Campbell with Rowy into the middle if he pulls up OK. Think balance wise it would strengthen our backline without taking away from the mids.
 

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Think Bud misses this one, resets for 2 huge games after. We are going to get Geelong when vulnerable, and get the Dees on basically our home deck.
 

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Blakey doesn’t get enough footy or imo isn’t smart enough to be an a grade winger

There hop in g his athletic ability does the damage but you still have to get the footy
 

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I would personally drop McDonald as he looks like he needs a run in the twos, bring in McLean.

Would also bring in Rowbottom for someone, and Sinclair for Hickey.
 

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