Blummers well home, propelled by 2 ex-Seagulls in Elliott & Marshall. Seagulls have been up for a while, but we’re having a collective mare this week. Hardwick’s 90 could lead the side.
Didn’t help matters by selecting IC on the basis that he was replacing Whitfield who played wing last week and IC’s been predominantly playing wing this season…but Kennedy ended up filling the vacant wing role (then Lloyd post-injury), leaving IC to play the same deep/pressure forward role he was tried and failed at last season and hasn’t played at any level since. Not sure why you’d bother given Langdon’s fit again and a natural in the role, but that’s why Cameron earns the big bucks.
@Blummers32 - Duncan had a couple of 2nd halves down back due to injuries to others (O’Connor), but he’s been a steady winger all year who also gets some inside time.
Swallow picked up a corky very early in Rd 1 so that is why he was playing forward, been inside mid in the other 2 games analysed with last week’s game still sitting on the IQ to analyse.
Analysed every Pie game so far as they haven’t been off the 7 schedule yet - Beams has been inside mid every round bar the game he missed with illness. Unlike most clubs, Collingwood run a regimented system with only relief rotations outside of their core 6 (barring in-game injuries or a de Goey midfield stint because they’re struggling). Aside from Friday where WHE replaced Adams in the rotation post-injury, de Goey’s the only other player that has had more than 3 appearances in their rotation since Mayne got injured.
Speaking of midfield frequency stats - you’ll like this one @saladin - Ross was the Tigers most frequently used mid last week, attending 21 of the 22 bounces.