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    Quote Originally Posted by MattW View Post
    Melican is better suited physically, but he's getting burned on the lead this year.
    To be fair, it is very difficult to defend against players who know how to make well timed leads, especially when they are allowed space to lead into and insufficient pressure is applied up the ground to limit the opposition's ability to honour those leads and kick to advantage. The most effective defensive strategy requires the entire defensive unit to block the space that the forward wants to lead into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    To be fair, it is very difficult to defend against players who know how to make well timed leads, especially when they are allowed space to lead into and insufficient pressure is applied up the ground to limit the opposition's ability to honour those leads and kick to advantage. The most effective defensive strategy requires the entire defensive unit to block the space that the forward wants to lead into.
    Yes, our defensive organisation isn't awesome, but it'll come. Melican was better last week. I'm pretty optimistic regarding him generally. But I'm a bit nervous Brown's strong lead, high mark might be too much at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattW View Post
    Yes, our defensive organisation isn't awesome, but it'll come. Melican was better last week. I'm pretty optimistic regarding him generally. But I'm a bit nervous Brown's strong lead, high mark might be too much at the moment.
    Our defence has been ok this year, considering the flood of inside 50s against us.

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    Just saw them all at Hobart airport. No Joey. Ryan Clarke looks to be the extra traveller.

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    Clarke in for Joey as I said yesterday.

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    Could be the making of Clarke and a few of our other young midfielders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
    Just saw them all at Hobart airport. No Joey. Ryan Clarke looks to be the extra traveller.

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    Well spotted. When I read your post yesterday I was worried that Kennedy wouldn't be playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor View Post
    Clarke in for Joey as I said yesterday.
    Nice work Doc, 24 hours early :-)

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    [QUOTE=Doctor;774765]Just saw them all at Hobart airport. No Joey. Ryan Clarke.

    Well done you super sleuth!

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    Thanks guys!

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