Geelong urged to weigh up 'hard call' on Selwood

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Essendon large Matthew Lloyd says Geelong manager Chris Scott needs to see making "hard calls" connected his seasoned players, including club skipper Joel Selwood.

Selwood has been ever-present successful Geelong's broadside since making his debut successful 2007, with his vocation synonymous with an extended play of occurrence astatine the club.

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While the six-time All-Australian enjoyed a comparatively cleanable measure of wellness this season, playing 24 games, helium struggled successful the Cats' finals campaign, and was held beneath 20 disposals successful 2 of the Cats' 3 finals matches.

After Geelong's 83-point belting astatine the hands of Melbourne successful Friday's preliminary final, Lloyd said Scott needed to fig retired what to bash with the 334-gamer.

Lloyd suggested that Cats manager Chris Scott should measurement up making a 'hard call' connected Joel Selwood (Getty)

"I deliberation the question has travel for [Scott] now: What bash you bash with Joel Selwood? Can Joel support going?" Lloyd asked connected Nine's Footy Classified.

"What does helium bash with Joel, due to the fact that Joel was shown by [Christian] Petracca and [Clayton] Oliver that helium can't chopped it against those guys anymore.

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"He has to marque immoderate truly beardown decisions. Luke Dahlhaus, bash I play him again? Lachie Henderson, bash I play him again? He's got to marque immoderate hard calls now."

Selwood is contracted done to the extremity of adjacent season, and Port Adelaide large Kane Cornes suggested that 2022 was apt to beryllium the captain's last year.

Lloyd believes the Geelong seasoned tin nary longer 'cut it' against the league's top-tier midfielders, specified arsenic Demon Christian Petracca (Getty)

"Maybe Joel Selwood has earned the close to play again," Cornes told Footy Classified.

"He's successful a akin vessel to [Richmond captain] Trent Cotchin, but his relation needs to beryllium reduced.

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"He can't play different position, truthful that's the hard part, it's not similar [Scott] Pendlebury who tin spell to halfback.

"Maybe you support him caller and helium plays 12 games adjacent year. You get him close if they're qualifying for finals, but adjacent twelvemonth shapes arsenic his past and I anticipation it's an astonishing solemnisation for him due to the fact that of the vocation that he's had and the person that he's been."

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