Still disappointed by last night but need to dust ourselves off and move on.
Hang on, are we seriously playing Friday night after playing on Sunday night at home in Qld. Fark you very much AFL.
In: Langford (fingers crossed), zerk (structure, free up rids/Stewart a bit), guelfi (should never have been dropped),
Out: Cutler, ham, zaka,
Three guys who will give a contest in, 3 who will not out
Hind zerk lav
Hepp Stewart Ridley
Cox parish Durham
Draper Merrett stringer
Smith Langford Perkins
Tippa hooker wright
Redman Shiel guelfi Snelling
Would very seriously consider leaving out tippa for a week and debuting Hird too
Outs hooker cutler ham zaka
In - Langford, Francis, Jones, Caldwell
Out - Cutler, Zaka, Ham, Hooker
Will be interesting to see how we field the backline with buddy out.
Papley and Heeney are the big threats.
Parker and Kennedy are also gonna kill us like usual.
In; Langford (if hes right), Jones (if right), Guelfi
Out: Cutler, Zaka, Hooker
Zerk was excellent in the reserves and has earnt another crack so Id rest Hooker & swing Stewart forward to see how he goes so:
OUT: Hooker, Cutler, Ham
IN: Francis, Langford, Zerk
Ridley Zerk Francis
Redman Laverde Hind
Heppell Merrett Shiel
Perkins Stringer Snelling
2MP Stewart Smith
Draper Langford Parish
Bench: Durham Tippa Zakka Cox
Doubt they’ll rush Jones. And Caldwell, if fit, should come back through the vfl
I don’t think buddy will be suspended, both incidents will be assessed as fines.
Don’t mind the Francis for hooker suggestion for a different look
In. Players that can kick over 35m
Out. Players that can’t kick over 35m
So reports on how Zerk went in the VFL range from excellent to poor.
In - Langford, guelfi , Francis, marvel stadium
Out - ham, zaharakis, cutler, Queensland
As with most whipping boys, the observers personal opinions get in the way.
He had an ok game. Nothing flashy (not that he’s supposed to be). One major Zerkism in the first quarter and that was about it for the howlers.
In: Mills Warner, Cunningham
The Swans have one player unavailable due to injury. ONE. And he’s a cooked ruckman (Naismith).
Obviously TBC on Buddy re: potential suspension.
Best player availability in the league.
AFLPA: WE WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE PERMIT A TEAM TO PLAY OFF A 5 DAY BREAK TWICE IN A YEAR
AFLPA: 5 day break it is
Foxfooty.com.au understands the AFL is set to have Carlton and St Kilda shifted from Saturday to Friday night and Essendon v Sydney moved to Saturday.
Both the Swans and Bombers have both already had five-day breaks, forcing the AFL to delay their match by a day.
Hard to argue with any of that.
In - Langford, Francis, Bryan/Hird (Debut) (depending on conditions)
Out - Cutler, Ham, zaharakis,
Can someone please remind me - If Hird is promoted to play in the seniors at some point this year, do we lose the ability to have him on the Category B list next year? I wouldn’t want to lose that - it’s a free spot.