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    Quote Originally Posted by Plugger46 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.S. Bleeder View Post
    Yes I saw Jude make that comment on Sunday morning. He didn't say it straight out, he just said that he hopes he hasn't gone one year too many. Good to see he isn't afraid top speak the truth.
    Jude comments smacked of the pot calling the kettle black.

    In the 2nd half of 2013, he should have been dropped, but was lucky that the Swans had a huge injury list that year.

    I think Jude's 2nd half of 2013 hardened the coaches resolve on club legends and they acted swiftly on ROK and LRT in 2014.

    Jude was fortunate to get a nice send of in 2013. He should hope for the same for his premiership mates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus26 View Post
    Would love to see Mitchell, Jones or McGlynn come in for Goodes. I know it's early, but Goodes looks tentative and a little lost. The selection committee was brutal with ROK and LRT in 2014; I don't think it should be any different currently. Everyone else on the park did enough to hold their spots.
    Sadly I agree. Goodes looked even more lost at the ground than when I watched the replay on tv later.

    The weather forecasts I've seen show rain on Friday and Sunday but cloudy on Saturday. That means it's still likely to be a greasy game. I would bring in Mitchell instead of goodes. Same starting team with Mitchell as sub to come in and help with the clearances as the game wears on in non ideal conditions. I don't see it as a game where pace is going to win. The team that is cleanest in the wettish conditions will prevail.

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    Adam has hit 35, and not many can play on at this age, as the game is played at such manic pace now (most observers say it just gets quicker every year).
    He must try so hard to make the correct move, handball etc, but it's not happening often enough.
    He could find form with a few more games, but younger talents are pushing hard to get a game.

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    I know Mick Malthouse is the most experienced coach going around, but John Longmire can teach him a thing or two about how to get through a news conference and not say anything. To his credit, and perhaps a bit of dismay on the part of fans, it is very hard to learn anything from a Horse interview.



    All I know is that he wants to play his best 22, perhaps, most of the time.

    In other news, Tomlinson will be out for GSW for most of the year with a toe injury. Rory Lobb and perhaps Jeb Lamb may get a git on the weekend.

    A further week down the road in Perth could see Ballantyne supsended. He's been changed and could take 2 weeks with an early plea. Would be a big out for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    McGlynn has a history of hamstring injuries, so I'd give him another week in the ressies to get up to speed before bringing him in.

    I think Mitchell is the one that should be given a crack this week, probably as the sub in place of Goodes. He was the first named in the best player list in the reserves and we know he can play.

    We have to face the reality that Goodes is unlikely to improve enough to be truly in our best 22. If we want to honour Goodes, we should name a pavilion after him, but we if we want to challenge for a premiership, then we have to develop our younger players. I don't want to find ourselves in a situation where Mitchell or Jones want to be traded for lack of opportunity when we are 'gifting' games to a player on reputation rather than contribution. We need to separate our respect for Adam, and I have the very highest respect for him, from playing performance. And if there is doubt about who to select, especially early in the season, I would go with youth.
    Spot on Ludwig.
    Sentiment, when it comes to selection, has no place during a season.
    It's unfair to all the other aspirants on the list, and compromises the teams path to on field excellence.
    As it stands, we've already lost Membrey, I'd hate to see us loose another young prospect due to lack of opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    I know Mick Malthouse is the most experienced coach going around, but John Longmire can teach him a thing or two about how to get through a news conference and not say anything. To his credit, and perhaps a bit of dismay on the part of fans, it is very hard to learn anything from a Horse interview.



    All I know is that he wants to play his best 22, perhaps, most of the time.

    In other news, Tomlinson will be out for GSW for most of the year with a toe injury. Rory Lobb and perhaps Jeb Lamb may get a git on the weekend.

    A further week down the road in Perth could see Ballantyne supsended. He's been changed and could take 2 weeks with an early plea. Would be a big out for them.
    He does not give much away, but like a Premier Leauge Soccer Coach you can successfully predict his system and his methodology.

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    Towers is doing the role Reid used to do as the mobile forward target. Doing ok in my mind.
    But importantly free-ing up Reid to go into defense which is where he belongs.... You cant be accused of dropping marks if you only use your fist.


    Goodes looked ok, and his future is only as specialist sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
    A further week down the road in Perth could see Ballantyne supsended. He's been changed and could take 2 weeks with an early plea. Would be a big out for them.
    Zac Clark looked to have a real knee problem on Sunday.

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    No change. McGlynn not ready yet and no one played at a level where you could leave them out. Goodes played a poor game against Essendon but had plenty of company and did as much as could be expected with little game time on Saturday night. Calls to leave him out are based on insufficient evidence in my book. Making changes after a performance like that, unless forced by injury, someone absolutely banging the door down or a superstar coming back from light injury is counterproductive IMO.

    Speaking of my last point, it was amazing how well Macca played after no pre-season. He was outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
    Goodes played a poor game against Essendon but had plenty of company and did as much as could be expected with little game time on Saturday night. Calls to leave him out are based on insufficient evidence in my book.
    The evidence includes watching his steady decline last year...Haven't seen anything to suggest this will change...

    Unfortunately age, and 300+ AFL games, have caught up with him....IMO
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