TOPIC: Team for Tassie

mule Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #1

mule
There is too much to be gained from a win this week to rest any of our players from this one. Hawks, toilet and the Swans all play each other in the next 5 weeks, so a win this weekend against the poo-wees:
(i) makes a top 2 finish for us all the more likely
(ii) makes the top 4 all the more wobbly for them - and they are the team I'd least like us to face in the finals.
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shane Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #2

shane
You've got it back to front. With the travel, the conditions and the opposition, it's one of the hardest wins to get for the year but it's worth the same as the easiest game. Sitting 2 games clear on the ladder, the hard core percentage playing line would be to rest anyone who needed a rest.

If the 4 points were iron ore, you wouldn't bother digging in Launceston.
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Morgan Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #3

Morgan
By the bookies reckoning, we have about a 1 in 4 chance of winning on Sunday. These are roughly the same odds of McPharlin pinging a hammy on a 3 degree day in Launceston, or Sandi getting back spasms after 12 hours of flying.

Top 2 is important, but having your most important players fit and firing at the back-end of the year is just as important. I reckon give the old blokes a rest, and send in a young hungry team playing for a ‘seat on the bus’, and see what they can do. If that blows it out to a 1 in 6 chance of winning, so be it.
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bozza Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #4

bozza
I'll take a punt. 1 change Griff in Sandi out.
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Quiexo Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #5

Quiexo
I would love for us to rest Elvis this weekend, but who exactly have we got to take his place, given that Johnno, SCOS and Dawson are all still unavailable?
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Montrachet Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #6

Montrachet
When can the fist return
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Mike Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #7

Mike
It seems to me that, if he were playing, we might have seen a press conference involving Luke McPharlin, particularly with him playing his 250th against his debut club.

EDIT: Turns out, as I was typing that, a press conference starring Luke McPharlin was in full swing. I guess that we're going for it, then. And also that I should pay more attention to Twitter.
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BadWolf Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #8

BadWolf
If we're going to throw the game, why bother even flying over there at all?
That'll send a clear message to AFL Central.
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ICONDOCKER Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #9

ICONDOCKER
Kyrgios only tanked 3 points, are you suggesting we tank 4 points! That's un Ostrayen!
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Corporal Agarn Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #10

Corporal Agarn
Yeah Icon. It's not bloody right. I should send myself back to where my parents came from...............hang on one was born here and the other in England. I'll consult Dawn on that one.
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shane Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #11

shane
Trying to win a flag is not tanking.
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Jezza Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #12

Jezza
Imagine the psychological effect it would have on the Hawks if Freo got up in Tas. I say take the strongest team possible and serve it up to them. You know the media are gunning for us.
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mellors Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #13

mellors
Jeez Morgan, where is it you think Tassie is? Judging by your flight times, either just next to Turkey or Antarctica. I'm pretty sure the direct charter, which I think it is, will be less than 5 hours. If my last Perth-Melbourne flight was anything to go on, around 4.

I'd go anyway, but at least let me look at the A team in person. Then again, I did get to see Tim Ruffles final game. A lowlight in the midst of a 117 point shellacking.
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Fre_DOh Team for Tassie 5 years 4 months ago #14

Fre_DOh
We take the best available team.

Game v Gold Coast: 13 June.
Game v Hawthorn: 12 July.

That's 29 days during which we have played a total of 2 games - both at home. Virgin have even put on a direct flight.

Harden up princesses.

We dodge no-one.

Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Any weather.

Hawthorn without Roughead are gettable.

Hawthorn have lost their last 8 games when held to 13 or less goals.

Freo have won their last 42 games when they have scored 12 goals or more. The last time Freo scored 12+ goals and lost - rd 20, 2012, v Adelaide - we have played 67 games since then.

We can win this week - must not get blown away in the first 10 minutes, must not get involved in a shoot-out and must bring our defensive A game.

If we lose, no excuses - we make the necessary adjustments for next time.
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