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  1. 2 points
    He has so much talent, but no physicality. Granted the conditions didn't suit. But really. At least have a presence.
  2. 2 points
    some of you people here seriously need to neck up! first of all the conditions were atrocious! did not suit our talls and skills were yes not that flash. 2nd its going to take us a couple of games to get our game plan up to scratch! dont expect for them to waltz onto the field and bang get it right first up! i actually found more positives then negatives tonight. and 3rd wtf is with comments like '' we are in for another long sufferiing year, or bring back bailey!! FFS its the first game of the year and a chance to blow out the cobwebs and gets some games and miles into most of the players! Gosh there are seriously some rosey eyed people on this forum...
  3. 2 points
    LOL! Did about as much as Jonathan Brown. Conditions were shite for a big man pushing up the ground.
  4. 1 point
    The ineptitude the Dees showed tonight, especially against the Lions, may be a result of them desperately trying to stick to the new 'structures' implemented by Neeld. There was very little flow, attack and the boundary hugging game was horrible. Neeld has made it very clear that he will pick the team for round 1 on the evidence he sees in the NAB games. Players could well be constricted by a fear of stuffing up and not pleasing the new coach. He has made it very clear what he requires and this may well be weighing heavily on the minds of some of the guys. Few players did the 'natural' things tonight. It will come, hopefully, when they are more familiar with the different structures. It was interesting to see how often they just tried to belt the ball forward with little system. Maybe they were instructed to because it was wet. Brisbane, in contrast, were relatively 'surgical' in their ball movement.
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  6. 1 point
    Those who did the training reports really need to look at themselves...
  7. 1 point
    I dont see what all the wrist slitting is about. It is usual when implementing a new style to take it to the extreme. We played half a side against the Suns and lost because our defence got sucked up the ground and left men behind on three occasions. The Brisbane game we would have lost last year by 4-5 goals but defended well and ground out a win. Have not seen the numbers but would expect we won the contested possession count in both games which is probably two more times than we did last year. Those long kicks forward will look alot better when the game is not in a monsoon and when you dont get penalised for putting them out. Bate was exceptional winning the ball but coughed it up too often. Magner is clearly the round 1 rookie. Nicholson did not put in a great showing and Couch looks extremely slow. Some good signs from Mitch Clark on occasion and Davey's involvement at the fall of the ball showed some promising signs. We lacked a bit of polish in the midfield but that will be helped with the addition of Trengove. No major injuries.Some good signs from Magner, Clark and Tynan. A victory against the odds. I dont understand the fuss.
  8. 1 point
    I prefer Bennell from wing forward but no further back. I can't see why he can't be our small forward.
  9. 1 point
    I laugh at anyone who thinks Richmond's name belong with the powerhouse clubs. Jonny Pierik obviously hasn't paid any attention to the world of footy since 1990. The powerhouse clubs in Victoria are Collingwood, Essendon, Hawthorn and Geelong.
  10. 1 point
    Fantastic signs, brilliant tough grinding hit out in the RAIN. Should add to our fitness. Bate & Magner just what we need. Loved Nicho's game. Hate the format and some of the rules.
  11. 1 point
    Ha! This is going to be a funny year on Demonland. Get used to watching games like that. Everyone was so keen to get a defensive coach, but as soon as they see us playing defensively they are gobsmacked. We will hug the boundary, focus on stoppages and strangle the opposition. Honest players will play before silky players and we will have low possession numbers and low mark numbers because of our style. Get used to it.
  12. 1 point
    Too bad I read Demonland earlier tonight, panicked, slashed my wrists, died, and missed the Mons come-back win.
  13. 1 point
    What ... a clever, tough-minded administrator who stops at nothing to help his club win premierships?
  14. 1 point
    Aren't we the first team to back up with a win? Pretty good conditioning if you ask me. The thing that frightens me is how panicked and unsettled we looked for most of those two games. Clearly that has a lot to do with trying to implement a new game plan, plus having nowhere near our regular side. Jamar played a half, Garland was taken off with a back injury (doesn't sound too serious thankfully), Sylvia only played one game, as did Green, as did Grimes, and Clark was taken off in the last half. More importantly, in the season proper, great tactical kicks that bring the ball inside our forward 50, are not going to be deemed a free kick to the opposition for going out of bounds. This is a completely different set of rules. What was good is the tackling and pressure on the opposition, right up until the last second. To come up against a fresh team and be completely outplayed, only to scrap out a win, was very good. Grimes was sensational when the game was there to be won, and that is why he is captain. A year out of the game, and his defensive punch then run on to help us get the ball forward to Sellar, was absolutely brilliant. So good to see him out there again. Howe and Bail who barely played were also very good, and will be a big part of season 2012 and beyond. All in all, heaps for us to work on, but also some positives.
  15. 1 point
    For everything posted in this thread... we won this game. We won it. We never gave up and, with a game in these conditions already played, we got the win. THAT is a good sign. Skills were poor but the conditions were awful. Decision making does need work and our talls will have much more of an impact in better conditions. Lots of positive but special mention to Matty Bate. Worked his backside off in both games and looks like he can have a future in the midfield. Kudos to him for making such a hard effort to change his fortunes around.
  16. 1 point
    I'm devastated to see Aaron Hall scoring againt us. I really wanted us to pick him up.
  17. 1 point
    I thought this was a bit cringeworthy from McLardy. While I agree with the ambition, to say we want to be one of the "big 5" along with Essendon, Collingwood, Carlton and Richmond... it's a little clunky to give those 4 and ignore the on-field and off-field success of Geelong and Hawthorn.
  18. 1 point
    You mean Collingwood's new sponsor? Eddie has announced he's going to take his bat, his ball, and our sponsors and go home.
  19. 1 point
    I understand your sentiment, especially an accountant's view, but do you ever get sick of this club kowtowing to all and sundry ? Do you ever get sick of following a club that's been 'nice' for 40 years ? A club that never steps on toes ? I'm sick of it. I'd rather have a real crack than wither on the vine.
  20. 1 point
    "Knock off their sponsors" because "that's how I roll" ? Reads to me like Easy E-Mac is planning a drive-by on one of our sponsors. Pets Paradise best be on the lookout for a slow rollin' Lexus leaning heavily to one side (not because of hydrollics, but because a fat bastard is driving it). No doubt Alan Didak will be riding shotgun. Bring it [censored].
  21. 1 point
    I think you have made your point Thomo....I suggest you ring our CEO Cameron Schwab and have a chat with him....eyeball to eyeball...otherwise give it a rest.... For the last time...Dealing with Asians takes time...they do not rush with the "Ferang" sorry that is Thai but the same culture difference. If this deal comes off it could set us up for a decade or more...
  22. 1 point
    you can drop the strawman arguments too thomo
  23. 1 point
    I am prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt.Im sure there are others as well who would prefer to hear these back stories. Not everyone jumps to conclusions.
  24. 1 point
    Sorry , I seem to have run over your dogma.
  25. 1 point
    True, with our crap midfield, any guys who could improve it are welcome. Big bodies are especially welcome. Contested Poss 17th - Melbourne 16th - Brisbane 15th - Saints 14th - Adelaide Clearances 17th - Saints 16th - Melbourne 15th - Adelaide 14th - Brisbane Team / Opponent Differential Clearances per game 17th - Richmond 16th - Melbourne 15th - Brisbane 14th - Adelaide Team / Opponent Differential Contested poss per game 17th - Brisbane 16th - Melbourne 15th - Saints 14th - Essendon Team / Opponent Differential 1st poss per game 17th - Richmond 16th - Melbourne 15th - Brisbane 14th -Saints Opponent Averages Clearances against 1st - Richmond 2nd - Brisbane 3rd - Melbourne 4th - Adelaide Opponent Averages 1st poss against 1st - Richmond 2nd - Melbourne 3rd - Freo 4th - Sydney Stats don't lie
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