AFL Early Mail: Sydney vs Collingwood

SYDNEY vs COLLINGWOOD

SCG – Friday 7:50 PM (AEST)

r0_0_3917_2611_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg


Sydney

MAILBAG

mail

The Swans are without a win after two matches, but coach John Longmire is not expected to make too many changes to his side.

One Change that Longmire is forced to make is replacing Kurt Tippett who injured his ankle in round 2 and is expected to keep him sidelined for at least a month.

C8TRJBHVoAEeO6W

Darcy Cameron is a strong possibility to replace him in the side. Cameron had a strong performance in the NEAFL last week, picking up 12 disposals, 16 hit-outs and booting two goal.

Callum Sinclair is also putting his hand up to break his way back in the side, also kicking two goal and have 14 hit-outs last week in NEAFL.

Brandon Jack, Jack Maibum, Shaun Edwards and James Rose all having strong performances in the reserves and will be putting their hands up for selection.


PREDICTED 22 FOR ROUND 3

UNSW/Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs (12.12-84) defeat the Illawarra Lions (4.18-42) in Round 5 of the 2011 Sydney AFL Premier Division Competition at the Village Green

B Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones

HB Aliir Aliir, Harrison Marsh, Callum Mills

C Kieren Jack, Josh P. Kennedy, Jake Lloyd

HF Oliver Florent, Darcy Cameron, George Hewett

F Sam Reid, Lance Franklin, Will Hayward

FOL Sam Naismith, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery

I/C Harry Cunningham, Jeremy Laidler, Nic Newman, Brandon Jack


coll

Finally some good news for coach Nathan Buckley with Levi Greenwood and talented small forward Jamie Elliott are expected to be available selection in round 3.

460bd3125d2cf205d0de3913b64462c6.jpg

Match fitness will be concern for Buckley with both players. He may decide a week in the VFL will help improve their match fitness. But desperate coaches make desperate decision and he may decide they are required players to take on the Swans.

Travis Varco is expected to slot straight back into Buckley’s 22 after serving a one-match suspension for his high bump on Bulldogs Luke Dalhaus in round 1.

Defenders Lynden Dunn and Matthew Scharenberg names will be in the conversation at the selection table.

PREDICTED 22 FOR ROUND 3

UNSW/Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs (12.12-84) defeat the Illawarra Lions (4.18-42) in Round 5 of the 2011 Sydney AFL Premier Division Competition at the Village Green

B Jackson Ramsay, Henry Schade, Jeremy Howe

HB Tyson Goldsack, Ben Reid, Travis Varco

C Jack Crisp, Scott Pendlebury, Steele Sidebottom

HF Will Hoskin-Elliott, Jesse White, Jarryd Blair

F Jamie Elliot, Darcy Moore, Alex Fasolo

FOL Brodie Grundy, Adam Treloar, Tom Phillips

I/C Taylor Adams, James Aish, Chris Mayne, Levi Greenwood