I was under the impression Jones was out for the year, has anyone from the club said he could be back for finals if we make it? I know theres footage of him running but thats not going to put the same pressure on his foot as a match would.
Need to watch the game again but I reckon Cox for Waterman this week. We could even play Cox as a half forward. When Langford’s back I suspect Clarke will be out. Hard to find a spot for Walla and Caldwell when they are fit.
I know, I mentioned it in my comment. He could just be running laps as part of his rehab, it doesnt mean he can run out a match without reinjuring his foot. I just havent heard anything from the club about him potentially coming back this year, it will be great if he does, means the hot spot was very minor.
If it’s not obvious then no changes should be made.
Langford for Waterman is one I’d do if available. Not sure if I’d go with Jones over Francis. Team is winning and winning well.
Cox you couldn’t argue would do any better than Durham or Cutler or whoever else is on the wing at the moment.
Caldwell is interesting. He needs to play next week vs Pies or he should be ruled out for the year. I’m not sure he’s the type of player you can blood in during a final. Shiel struggled in his first hit out back. McGrath looked a little bit offf today too. Can’t have that in a final.
Can’t say I’d have Tippa in either personally. Forward line functioned very well today. You’ve just gotta play the best team and if the team is winning I can’t see how you can make changes that wouldn’t upset the team culture… reward the hard work of those that are winning.
Does anyone know if Caldwell played inthe Windy Hill scratch match today?
Walla has to play if fit and healthy to play.
Sheils and McGrath will take a lot from todays game; particularly, McGrath who ran off some rust in the second half.
Cox likely to come back in.
In: Walla, Cox
Out: Clarke, ? (but, not Cutler)