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West Coast coach Adam Simpson says he wont waste his time attempting to dismiss old opinions that his teams game plan doesnt hold up at the MCG. Wholesale Sneakers UK Shop .The Eagles have lost their past two games at the MCG - both 46-point losses to Hawthorn.Since 2010, West Coast have lost 11 of their 14 games there.Some experts think West Coasts game plan gets exposed at the Melbourne venue, which is 19m wider and 15m shorter than their home ground at Domain Stadium.Simpson has been forced to deal with those criticisms since last years grand final capitulation to Hawthorn.But the Eagles have a chance to change peoples perceptions when they take on Carlton there on Sunday, and Collingwood in round 19.Simpson was in no mood to go into any great depth when asked about his teams recent struggles at the MCG.I think thats a bit old, that opinion, Simpson said.Weve lost two games there to Hawthorn since last year. I think Ive covered those questions. Theyre round three questions.I cant argue with it. Im just going to move on with it, because its pointless me arguing.Nevertheless, Simpson is pleased his team have been granted greater exposure to the MCG this season.The Eagles played just one regular season game there last year, but they have been granted three in 2016.The environment of the ground is unique. Our players are really looking forward to it, Simpson said.The Eagles will start as hot favourites against the Blues after dismantling North Melbourne by 32 points last week.Simpson made the tough call to axe recruit Lewis Jetta for the third time this season, with former Lion Jack Redden brought in as his replacement.Carlton made four changes to the team that lost to Adelaide by 60 points last week.Levi Casboult (suspended), Andrew Walker (knee), and Dale Thomas (calf) couldnt be considered, while Andrejs Everitt was dropped.Kristian Jaksch, Nick Graham, Dylan Buckley, and Charlie Curnow earned recalls.WEST COASTS RECENT MCG WOES*Rd 2, 2016 - lost to Hawthorn by 46 points*GF, 2015 - lost to Hawthorn by 46 points*Rd 12, 2015 - beat Richmond by 20 points*Rd 10, 2014 - lost to Collingwood by 8 points Sneakers UK From China . LOUIS -- St. Authentic Sneakers UK Cheap . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable.Wednesday Notebook: GULLANE, Scotland - In the last few days, Ive done about 10 radio shows back home and the consistent questions are: 1. How will Tiger play? 2. Whats up with Rory? 3. Can Phil really win this? 4. How is the course playing? And 5. How will Graham DeLaet play? In order, my responses: 1. I think I still have a few question marks surrounding the state of his game at the moment. He says his elbow is fine and it didnt show any signs of hurting him during practice but hes been off for a month so while I think hell play well, Im not betting on him. 2. Who knows? I dont even think Rory knows and it appears as if its starting to frustrate him, all these mediocre scores and all. He keeps saying hes close, and that hes had good rounds but not good consistency, but until he starts playing like he did at this time last summer, the questions about his clubs, his dedication, his girlfriend et al will continue, even if all of them are unfair and probably have no effect on his game, good or bad. Sometimes guys just dont play well. 3. Phil won on a links course, which is a good thing, an impressive thing, a surprising thing. But Phil winning at the Open to me is still a bit of a long shot. I do think he will be heard from at some point this week, but Im not sold yet that hes figured out how to mesh his immense talent with a links course. 4. Hard and fast. Think Hoylake in 2006. This is as hard and fast as weve seen an Open Championship in some time and I think the players are excited about the prospect. The weather is unseasonably warm (I packed three turtle necks and zero shorts) and the sun is shining. The wind is blowing but not hard which all adds up to tough pin placements or low scores. 5. Graham DeLaet looks confident. He looks relaxed and he seems prepared. I watched him on the range this week stinging three irons about 280 yards without getting six feet off the ground. I saw him bounce shots in from 160 and have them stop right by the pin. I also think he understands thhe mental test that awaits him but this is his first major and his first British Open so lets not put too much in the way of expectations on the guy (we can save that for next week). Cheap Sneakers UK Online. ------- It was predictable, of course. Not long after Peter Dawson, head of the R&A, and his pals sat down in front of the press, the questions about gender equality came spewing forth. Why, it was asked many times in many ways, was the R&A okay with holding the grandest of its championships at a facility that doesnt allow women to be members? Dawson bobbed and weaved, even seemed to get a little irritated, but in the end had to absorb countless body blows. There is no way for the R&A to win this one and Dawson probably knows it. After Augusta National admitted women members this past year, it left the R&A standing naked in a field. Of course the question isnt - or shouldnt be - whether or not clubs can be male or female only. Thats up to the club. Its whether or not the Open Championship should be held at such a facility. My answer is no. It will be a long, slow change if it happens, but the questions are going to keep coming until something changes. ------ My top five picks in no particular order: Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Brandt Snedeker and Sergio Garcia. My two darkhorses: Henrik Stenson and Brandon Grace. ------ Random thoughts: I watched David Duval hit a few shots today. He still looked pretty darn good with the club in his hands ... The golf course continues to get harder and faster with each day. One marshal told me that they watered an area where he was standing but the water they put on "wasnt enough to make a cup of tea." ... I ran into the amazing Judy Rankin on the course today. In my book, theres no one better as a walking reporter. Looking forward to working with her in Edmonton next month ... In the bet shops on Wednesday, Graham DeLaet was at 100/1. Tiger was still the favourite at 8/1. ' ' ' 

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