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    Who Wins & Why

    Team A:


    B: Morris Croft Wood
    HB: R. Smith Murphy Cameron
    C: Eagleton Cooney L. Hunter
    HF: Dahlhaus C. Grant Picken
    F: Johnson Naughton Giansiracusa
    R: Wynd, Bonts, Cross
    Int: Tom Liberatore, Dunkley, B. Hudson, M. Robbins, Southern


    Versus


    Team B:


    B: M. Boyd Lake Kretiuk
    HB: JJ Hargrave Gilbee
    C: Hawkins Gryphone Higgins
    HF: N. Brown Stringer Crameri
    F: Dickson Hall Akermanis
    R: Darcy, West, Macrae
    Int: Tony Liberatore, Minson, P. Hudson, Ward, Hahn


    Who wins and why? The why is the important factor in this thread, to create a conversation.

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    Team A would dominate clearances with Libba Jr, Cross, Dunks & Bont
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    Re: Who Wins & Why

    Quote Originally Posted by boydogs View Post
    Team A would dominate clearances with Libba Jr, Cross, Dunks & Bont
    Their marking power up forward is also phenomenal.

    BT, I'm curious, how were the teams selected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    Their marking power up forward is also phenomenal.

    BT, I'm curious, how were the teams selected?
    Randomly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boydogs View Post
    Team A would dominate clearances with Libba Jr, Cross, Dunks & Bont
    West, Macrae, Ward, Libba Snr, Aker, Gryphone. Dominate? Not sure I can agree.

    WD, with B I gave them Hall and mid sized forward, Stringer, Crameri, and two dead eye kicks in Hudson & Dicko, plus the class of Aker & Brown. Plus Lake on Grant and Kretiuk/Hargrave on Naughton, with body work by Boyd.

    Different types of sides, although randomly populated.

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    Team B has a slight edge due to goal kicking options

    Lake v Grant now that would have been a great contest
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    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Team B has a slight edge due to goal kicking options

    Lake v Grant now that would have been a great contest
    Grant would eat him alive
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Grant would eat him alive
    Grant would be too quick for him I reckon. Excuse the pun but Lake could move at glacial pace. Forwards always led him to the ball-in my head I can see Buddy and Hall leading right up the ground and Brian trailing them. He often got torched on the lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Grant would be too quick for him I reckon. Excuse the pun but Lake could move at glacial pace. Forwards always led him to the ball-in my head I can see Buddy and Hall leading right up the ground and Brian trailing them. He often got torched on the lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Grant was an absolute freak
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    I am standing alongside (shoulder to shoulder with) the goal umpire and he turns to me and points to three Footscray players all standing in better position and says "this kid is gonna want to kick this because I can see at least three players he has just burned" and then we stood there and watched the ball go straight over our heads for full points. The goal umpire pays the goal, waves the flags and then turns to me and says "I reckon you blokes might have just gotten yourselves a player"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Grant would be too quick for him I reckon. Excuse the pun but Lake could move at glacial pace. Forwards always led him to the ball-in my head I can see Buddy and Hall leading right up the ground and Brian trailing them. He often got torched on the lead.
    Lake was very quick off the mark for his size and I think could have matched Grant in that regard. Both were great at reading the ball in the air

    I think Lake was content to let his opponent lead up the ground to get them away from the goals

    I actually think Grant best position was a CHB because of his field kicking but he was an awesome player at their end of the ground
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    Re: Who Wins & Why

    Team A vs Team B - Match Ups


    B: Morris Croft Wood
    F: Dickson Hall Crameri

    HB: R. Smith Murphy Cameron
    HF: N. Brown Stringer Akermanis

    C: L. Hunter Cooney Eagleton
    C: Hawkins Gryphone Higgins

    HF: Dahlhaus C. Grant Picken
    HB: JJ Lake Gilbee

    F: Johnson Naughton Giansiracusa
    B: Hargrave Kretiuk M. Boyd

    R: Wynd, Bonts, Cross
    R: Darcy, Macrae, West

    Int: Tom Liberatore, B. Hudson, M. Robbins, Dunkley, Southern
    Int: Tony Liberatore, Minson, P. Hudson, Ward, Hahn


    A) Strong interchange. Solid defence. Strong group of forwards. Full of stars.
    B) Good defence, height, speed and foot skills. Multi prong forwardline that probably stretches Team A too much. Better interchange, and arguably ruck and centre line too.

    Close run thing. Team B.

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    Team B just.

    Undersized defence of Team A normally a concern, but matches up well with Team B's forward structure.

    Think Team B's defence can handle the A attack, and there's enough class & mobility in B's forward half to get the job done.

    West with Macrae in the middle would be unstoppable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Team B has a slight edge due to goal kicking options

    Lake v Grant now that would have been a great contest
    Team A need to move Grant back. He was an amazing interceptor as a CHB and disrupting the flow of footy through half-forward for team B (who are stacked up that end) would be critical. Straight swap with Murphy would do it and his continuous hit-up leading isn't something that any of the Team B half-backs would want to deal with...dragging Kretiuk away from Johnson (which would be helpful for Team A)...

    Still think Team B have too many goals.
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    Team A look a little small in defence if Grant plays forward.
    Team B's mids look much slower. Hard tag on Griff and and if Hunter locks down Hawk, Team A should have the advantage in running the ball. Big if.

    I actually think Hawkins is the key to the whole shebang.
    He might be the best marking wingman I can recall and would be a superstar today, simply because he was so good at ground level but is effectively another "get out" marking option coming out of defence.
    The whole concept of 'locking the ball in your forwardline' seems such a big part of planning today and Hawkins allows a genuine option to escape that by air and by run. I'd almost go so far as have him over any other past Bulldog in our current side.
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