2nds The Casey Thread 2022

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A tricky game for Casey today against non-aligned Port Melbourne.

Looks like Casey are kicking to the non-scoring end in the first quarter and down 33-15 at quarter time.

This is the weakest Casey team for the year, and both teams playing in mostly red and Casey players not wearing their usual numbers, and me watching on a phone is making things quite difficult to work out what's happening.

I believe the Melbourne listed players are Laurie, Rosman, Rivers, Dunstan, Hunt, Baker, D.Smith, Chandler, McVee and Woewodin.

From what I can see they are all playing their usual positions. There are no Melbourne listed talls out there at all.

Baker and Rosman were the two Melbourne players in the first quarter that were most prominent in my eyes, with Chandler also quite involved.
 

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Only Hunt is playing of the emergencies, so that looks like three travelling with the firsts being Melksham, Tomlinson and van Rooyan to choose from as the medical substitute.
 

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After Rosman made a couple of bad errors kicking out of the backline, he made up for it by hitting a pack hard to bring it to ground, then Casey ran it the whole way down via either Dunstan or Rivers (not quite sure) and Chandler finished with a clever goal with a couple of side steps to get free.
 

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Only Hunt is playing of the emergencies, so that looks like three travelling with the firsts being Melksham, Tomlinson and van Rooyan to choose from as the medical substitute.

Maybe we got some others under an injury cloud. Another late out perhaps?
 

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Surely Tomlinson with our derth of talls. Don't want JVR debuting as the sub.
I reckon Tomlinson provides the most flexibility and should be sub.

Can play ruck, tall back, wing, tall forward (or has played them all at AFL level in the past). Is he likely to play all of those well, probably not, but at least he knows how to do it.

Having said that, I reckon they will go with Melky as sub.
 

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Maybe we got some others under an injury cloud. Another late out perhaps?
My thoughts too, I would've thought three emergencies (with one being a medi sub which is effectively an in-game emergency) was excessive and therefore there may be another needing to pass a fitness test.
 

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Rosman looks to be playing the Tomlinson/Turner role today zoning off in the backline.

For a guy who often gets only a handful of touches for an entire game he is really racking them up today.

His kicking has been... adventurous.

Port up 33-29 now.
 

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Chandler showing again he is way too good for VFL level.

I think he's an in-betweener though, not sure he's got "it" at AFL level.

His flat, hard left foot disposal, agility and pace have been a real stand out.

Edit: He just kicked his second.
 

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I think Melbourne could do worse than picking up Corey Ellison with a late pick or rookie draft pick.

Decent size, looks to have neat skills, can play key forward or back.

Do you think hes mobile enough to play AFL? ive only seen a few games of him but he just seems a bit slow?
 

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Gives me Ben Holland vibes, not sure that type of player is suited to today's style of game.
 

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Do you think hes mobile enough to play AFL? ive only seen a few games of him but and he just seems a bit slow?
That would be my concern too, he doesn't look particularly athletic.

But he does look like a footballer.

I reckon they should see whether his athleticism can pick up in a professional strength and conditioning program as a full-time footballer.
 

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That would be my concern too, he doesn't look particularly athletic.

But he does look like a footballer.

I reckon they should see whether his athleticism can pick up in a professional strength and conditioning program as a full-time footballer.

Yea fair call. Id be happy enough to rookie list and see how he develops.
 

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Yep sting well and truly out of the game when you get commentary like this during general play:

“I know it’s got nothing to do with the game but we’ve got a minor bird taking on a crow here.”

Laurie continues to look a cut above VFL level.
 

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his 4th goal was a ripper. Bit of Kozzy's against the Saints in heavy traffic last year about it, no idea how he danced through that.
 

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How do you get entry with the mobile membership stuff through your Dees one or did they give that the kibosh?
 

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