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    Re: Morris ACL!!!!

    Morris is a warrior beyond measure, this is terrible news but it might work out for us

    Wood & Morris both playing back wasn't working, but we wouldn't drop either of them

    If we're still keen on Naughton forward, we may play Trengove back now instead of making Morris play tall, where Trengove is more effective than he is as a resting forward
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    Re: Morris ACL!!!!

    Fletcher Roberts? Might be his time to claw back into the fold.

    Awful outcome for us. Morris a champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    Hyperextension is the movement that causes the ACL to tear, so probably not good news.
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    Re: Morris ACL!!!!

    Gutted by the news, could the bloke just be left alone? Hasn’t he had enough already? If ever there was a bloke....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofScray View Post
    Fletcher Roberts? Might be his time to claw back into the fold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonofScray View Post
    Fletcher Roberts? Might be his time to claw back into the fold.

    Awful outcome for us. Morris a champion.
    I think so. He's now the most experienced key defender on our list. This could be the making of Fletch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemmon View Post
    I think so. He's now the most experienced key defender on our list. This could be the making of Fletch.
    Lots hope Fletch will get a shot at it but we all should be happy with Caleb Daniel going in as an undersized back man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boydogs View Post
    Morris is a warrior beyond measure, this is terrible news but it might work out for us

    Wood & Morris both playing back wasn't working, but we wouldn't drop either of them

    If we're still keen on Naughton forward, we may play Trengove back now instead of making Morris play tall, where Trengove is more effective than he is as a resting forward
    Like this.
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    How can I be happy about that....
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    Honestly, onya Fletch, you're a dutiful footsoldier and you've got more premiership medallions than everyone here combined ... but if he's our key defensive fallback in an era increasingly designed to orchestrate more space for forwards and more one-on-ones, well, to put it frankly, we're stuffed.

    I'd rather we trialled him forward if anything seeing as we're prepared to give just about anyone a go.
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    terrible news I really feel for Morris. This could have been a great year for him.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing fletcher up in the forward line and Naughton back where he belongs. Fletch is beautifully skilled just a bit slower. I always thought he could be a CHF roaming around up there. And have Schache coming out of the square

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    Absolutely horrid news, Morris may not be the most skilfull or talented player we've ever had, but he'd just about be the most respected. Has long been my favourite player and his ability in the past to push through numerous setbacks is unrivalled. Love him and hope he can use his ridiculous healing powers to be ready for round 3.

    This doesn't mean Fletcher will play, last year we had rounds where Naughton was our only tall defender in the side with Young and Roberts both not picked. As others have said the positive is that it rebalances our backline so we don't have too many non-rebounders (Cordy, Wood, Naughton and Morris).

    The fall of Roberts is interesting considering he played about the first 8 games of 2017 and was close to if not in the top 5 in the best and fairest at that point before being dropped. Since then he's barely even been looked at.
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    Re: Morris ACL!!!!

    We will miss his coaching and direction in the back line terribly.
    His football not so much , not a go at him at all I just think this year was his teaching year more than anything.
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    So have we listed anyone to replace him? If Sam Rowe was the next best option is there even any point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    So have we listed anyone to replace him? If Sam Rowe was the next best option is there even any point?
    After he gets scanned, we will know the outcome of how long he will be out - most likely a year. We have the option to pickup someone mid season.
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