The final #AFLGF teams are in. Max Holmes (hamstring) has been replaced in the selected side by Mark O’Connor. Medical substitutes: @GeelongCats: Brandan Parfitt @sydneyswans: Braeden Campbell.
Mark O’Connor is tonight on standby with Max Holmes very much in doubt. Should O’Connor come in, Brandan Parfitt or Sam Menegola would become sub. Tonight two-thirds of the team staying in Melbourne rather than travel up on the day of the game. Build-up from the Cats’ camp:.
Multiple reports are saying Max Holmes will be a late withdrawal for the Grand Final 😞💔 📺 Tune in to Fox Footy Ch. 504 for the FULL Grand Final Pre-Show.
So cruel for Max Holmes. Went to a new level late in the season and was genuinely influencing finals. Let’s hope he gets another chance… #AFLGF.
6am. Can’t sleep. Expecting a max holmes out tweet in an hours time. Please cats get it done today.
Cats pull Max Holmes cause he ain’t 100%. Swans still looking to play Sam Reid who won’t be 100%… The fact McLean gets nod tells you it’s insurance if Reid gets injured… With Reid’s lengthy history of injuries… what a massive call to have to make. Hopefully right call!.
The Cats have been aware for most of the back-half of Grand Final week that they were not prepared to risk Max Holmes. @RalphyHeraldSun + @gullanHeraldSun on who will replace him. Latest:.
Max Holmes will not play, that decision was made yesterday and perhaps was always going to be made. - Sam Edmund.
Shattered for Max Holmes. Great kid who is a super athlete and been a star this year. #AFLGF #AFLSwansPies.
It’s been reported, but is Max Holmes playing? James Kelly:No, he’s not. We’re unbelievably proud of the way Maxy (Holmes) handled himself this week … as a club we decided it was a bit too much of a risk to take him into the GF. Mark O’Connor will come in, Parfitt in squad..
According to @petryan, Max Holmes is out of the grand final. Chris Scott didn’t sound that confident yesterday… O’Connor, Menegola and Parfitt are the candidates #AFL.
Max Holmes will not play in today’s Grand Final. @gullanHeraldSun has the latest news. Story:.
Max Holmes should be getting a medal if they were to win and nothing you say will change my mind.
Cats’ #AFLGF heartbreak story a ‘huge loss’ 💔 But why brutal call ‘sends a great message’ 👉.
Max Holmes should be getting a medallion today but his injury ruins that chance. He deserves it and they should definitely change this to allow players who’ve played 10+ games to get a medal.
It wouldn’t be a proper Cats game without a late change. You’d have to be absolutely stone cold not to feel for Max Holmes today..
LATE CHANGE: Cats confirm replacement for #AFLGF heartbreak story Max Holmes. Follow all the build-up live:.
All good, if Max Holmes doesn’t get up am all good to go 👍 Go Cats !.
❌ HOLMES IS OUT ❌ A brutal call by the Cats and a heartbreaking moment for Max. 💔 ➡️ DETAILS: #AFLGF | #GoCats.
i personally offered to give max holmes my hamstring for today’s game, the board wouldn’t allow it. sorry cats fans, i tried #AFLGF.
Max Holmes out according to Peter Ryan. Now all eyes turn to Sam Reid. Are the Swans going to take the gamble? #AFLGF.
-Max Holmes, if he plays will more than likely be targeted by SYD wingers and hbf on handball overlap. -The matchups will be decisive, if GEE tag or choose to nullify Warner, the SYD coaches could leave it, or put Heeney on ball more, and play Warner as a hhf..
Cant wait for mitch clearys bihourly update at 3:15 am on Max Holmes’s hammy tonight.
Max Holmes not playing is a huge out. Almost sings the game to me because he’s such a huge structural piece. Would pick Parfitt as the replacement and keep O’Connor as the sub as he offers far more flexibility. #AFLGF.
The drama of the grand final has already begun with Geelong making a massive selection call on wingman Max Holmes..
Geelong young gun Max Holmes is expected to miss the 2022 AFL grand final, after failing to convince coaches he has recovered from a hamstring injury..
So Max Holmes hamstring has not recovered in 6 days. #Shocked HE WAS NEVER EVER GOING TO PLAY. Can we now move on he’s a nobody. #AFLGrandFinal.
Max holmes out, that’s such a shame he couldn’t get fully fit for the granny. That would be heartbreaking for him and changes the dynamic of the team game structure #AFL.
The grand final drama has already begun!.
@thunderson23 It’s a shame they didn’t play Max Holmes they don’t need a full 22 against the Sydney VFL team..