Preview West Coast vs Essendon, Perth Stadium, Thursday 20/06/19, 8:10 AEST

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Andronicus

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We had Daniher our last time.

I get it but that was still a very good win...I wouldn’t devalue it too much.

I think we are a definite chance tonight...wouldn’t go as far as predicting a win, but definitely should be in the hunt.
I wasn't posting that to devalue the win at all. It was a brilliant win and I loved it.

A win despite them having more free kicks at 3 quarter time than they had points, and that included a goal they allowed that was touched, despite the "every goal is reviewed" line they trot out.

I was just highlighting the fact that winning last year doesn't make us favourites this year.
 

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Rednblak

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If we are switched on i hope we take our chances going inside 50. The thought of laverde taking a set shot worries me more than daniher, in saying that laverde, tipungwuti and smack are due for a breakout performance
 

EnolaGay

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WCE - 6 changes (although wouldn't surprise if Yeo or Hurn don't get up), coming off a bye, haven't been in great form.

EFC - short week, stable lineup, starting to build form, defensively solid.

I think we'll do to WCE the same we did to the Hawkes, too much pace and a stifling backline.

Bombers by 19.

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fairbump_playon

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The main risk is that West Coast's kicking is elite and penetrating. We didn't look good when Hawthorn controlled the ball that way.
Can we pressure their defensive ball carriers enough to break that up? Surely a key consideration in the Brown over Francis decision.
 

DapperJong

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The main risk is that West Coast's kicking is elite and penetrating. We didn't look good when Hawthorn controlled the ball that way.
Can we pressure their defensive ball carriers enough to break that up? Surely a key consideration in the Brown over Francis decision.
On the contrary I think we let the Hawks have the ball in an area that wasn't damaging. We actually let them chip it across half back. As soon as they went forward they couldn't do anything with it. That's why they had more inside 50's than us but hardly any scoring shots.

Our defensive setup is purring at the moment.
 

carnthedons

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On the contrary I think we let the Hawks have the ball in an area that wasn't damaging. We actually let them chip it across half back. As soon as they went forward they couldn't do anything with it. That's why they had more inside 50's than us but hardly any scoring shots.

Our defensive setup is purring at the moment.
Yeah this. Happy for them to kick it around with little 15-25m nothing kicks. Difference is WCE have competent forwards who space well, lead well and draw the ball
 
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