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  1. 61 points
    Hi guys, long time reader, first time poster. Went to have a look at training this morning. Impressions as follows: - very light session focused on skills and touch - a few drills where they broke into several groups aimed at hitting up a player quickly in congestion with a 25 metre pass, with half of the players the attacking targets and the other half (wearing pink bibs) the defenders looking to spoil - Tyson surprisingly sharp here with his passes (his foot skills are underrated) - Melky and Hibberd doing laps and kick to kick. Neither looked overly impeded, although both still look to be around 90% - Viney doing laps in sneakers - looked to be running well with no obvious discomfort - Oliver and Petracca very close and love each other’s company - lots of man love between those two - Petracca’s kicking for goal not as sharp as it could be, trajectory seems a bit ’stabby’ at times (similar to Melksham). I wonder if the same traits that make both of them excellent field kicks somewhat impede them when kicking for goal - Gawn looked to be moving very well and participated fully in all drills - will definitely play - Vince on the sidelines with Todd Viney and a few others looking on, felt a bit sorry for him but probably the right call to give him a rest - Hunt looked good, but kicking skills still need a bit more polish - Harmes still had his glove but was looking super confident and was regularly landing 45 metre goals off a step from boundary. Taken another big step this year. Seems like a really nice bloke too - I was on the fence watching them kick for goal and he made a point of coming out to where I was to say g’day and how my morning was going Really positive vibe and energy around the place - lots of camaraderie, laughter and encouragement. Great to see. Go Dees!
  2. 23 points
    I'm dirty on this loss, but I'll let the rest of the usual suspects lose the plot, slash their wrists and do the usual ranting and raving. Seriously, go right ahead. We lost this game today in front of goal. Sure, they cut us up during periods of the game with their use by foot and our willingness to allow them space. But we should never have let them win this game of footy. When Hogan goaled and we were 3.7 it should have been 7.3, as we missed a slew of easy shots. If we were 6 goals up then they would have been dead and buried. But they weren't, they got a sniff and, as experienced sides do, they made their chances count when we didn't and we couldn't haul them back. I must admit that I was bemused at times by some of our decision making, and the implied pressure of the Swans meant that we rushed things at times when we didn't need to. We had every opportunity to win this game of footy, but we didn't make it count, and that's down to composure and skill execution under pressure. It's not down to leadership and all that stuff. We just didn't execute well under pressure. We certainly lacked some class at times and too many players went missing, but this isn't the end of the world. Seriously, it's not. We've got two games to go - win one and we're in. Simple as that.
  3. 19 points
    My source tells me this morning that the calf is much improved. Max could not fully weight bear on that particular side earlier in the week but is now walking freely without discomfort. Will be put through some running tomorrow morning and if he pulls up ok he will be right to go. My source is confident Max will play which was music to my ears!
  4. 16 points
    I'd forgotten this one: https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/he-ran-into-matthews-and-that-was-the-end-of-him-20180810-p4zwq3.html#comments From The Age this morning. Of course I remember his cowardly attacks on Peter Giles and Steven Smith -jaw breaking blows when his opponents were not looking, and this is another one although it might have been in a contest. Someone in the comments says Matthews might have handed out plenty but he copped plenty as well...that's laughable, no one ever hit so many people so violently behind the play. He is a repulsive human being. That is now is a commentator on such incidents is an indictment on our media.
  5. 15 points
    All these finals permutations are getting confusing. Remind me again, are we cheering for or against Sydney today?
  6. 15 points
    No, playing Petty instead of Frost did.
  7. 14 points
    Siren sounds and it’s 12 in a row and top spot to the Demons. Peter Jackson VFL 2018 Casey Demons 0.3.3 4.8.32 7.12.54 10.15.75 Sandringham 4.1.25 5.5.35 8.6.54 8.6.54 Goals Casey Demons Kent 3 Weideman 2 Freeman King Machaya T Smith Stephenson Sandringham Connellan 3 Haidon 2 Clavarino Langlands Weller Best Casey Demons Hutchins Bugg Lockhart Keilty Weideman Kent Sandringham Goddard Gilbert Mclean Dunstan Clavarino Seccull Statistics Tomas Bugg 21 kicks 10 handballs 31 disposals 4 marks 5 tackles 115 dream team points Lachlan Filipovic 1 kick 3 handballs 4 disposals 9 dream team points James Freeman 1 goal 3 kicks 2 handballs 5 disposals 2 marks 2 tackles 30 dream team points Mitch Gent 15 kicks 7 handballs 22 disposals 5 marks 1 tackle 79 dream team points Jack Hutchins 9 kicks 5 handballs 14 disposals 4 marks 3 tackles 62 dream team points Dion Johnstone 13 kicks 4 handballs 17 disposals 2 marks 4 tackles 66 dream team points Declan Keilty 12 kicks 9 handballs 21 disposals 8 marks 1 tackle 79 dream team points Dean Kent 3 goals 3 behinds 17 kicks 4 handballs 21 disposals 5 marks 6 tackles 117 dream team points Mitch King 1 goal 5 kicks 5 handballs 10 disposals 2 marks 1 tackle 26 hit outs 67 dream team points Jay Lockhart 2 behinds 13 kicks 1 handballs 14 disposals 4 marks 6 tackles 79 dream team points Pat McKenna 2 kicks 3 handballs 5 disposals 2 marks 2 tackles 26 dream team points Cory Machaya 1 goal 1 behind 8 kicks 9 handballs 17 disposals 3 marks 7 tackles 89 dream team points James Munro 4 kicks 3 handballs 7 disposals 3 marks 2 tackles 26 dream team points Harry Petty 13 kicks 6 handballs 19 disposals 6 marks 2 tackles 75 dream team points Tim Smith 1 goal 3 behinds 10 kicks 5 handballs 15 disposals 8 marks 4 tackles 6 hit outs 91 dream team points Angus Scott 16 kicks 4 handballs 20 disposals 4 marks 1 tackle 70 dream team points Will Stephenson 1 goal 3 behinds 9 kicks 1 handball 10 disposals 1 mark 1 tackle 76 dream team points Cory Stockdale 11 kicks 6 handballs 17 disposals 3 marks 54 dream team points Bernie Vince 4 kicks 1 handballs 5 disposals 2 marks 20 dream team points Corey Wagner 12 kicks 6 handballs 18 disposals 5 marks 7 tackles 91 dream team points Josh Wagner 19 kicks 3 handballs 22 disposals 8 marks 4 tackles 102 dream team points Sam Weideman 2 goals 1 behind kicks handballs disposals marks tackles 12 hit outs 76 dream team points Mitch White 9 kicks 1 handballs 10 disposals 2 marks 3 tackles 49 dream team points
  8. 14 points
    There’s something enormously satisfying about Geelong losing.
  9. 14 points
    Hopefully the pidgeons are doing the right thing.
  10. 14 points
    I've been saying this for weeks. If we fail to win any of these final 3 games we do not deserve finals. Even if we win this week and then lose the last two and be "unlucky" to miss out I will still maintain we don't deserve it. This year we did a great job of beating the teams in the bottom half and matching it with some of the teams around us but we still haven't taken the scalps. Yeah Adelaide and North are technicalities. We need scalps to stop those cliches and wins in 2 or 3 of the next few weeks will go a long way to shutting people up. Fail and they have every right to mock us as pretenders.
  11. 13 points
    When I was a kid my Dad use to tell me never trust a bald man with a beard, especially if they were churchy.
  12. 12 points
    Im sure many make their rating of ANB the same way they rate most others... their highlight reel This kid will never have the flashy fend-offs, the huge pack marks, the big spoils etc etc... He just isnt that type of player. What he does do better than most is run to contests, run to make space, run to fill space, run to block, run to present, run run run. Every team needs players of this type, and i reckon we are very lucky to have him. Reminds me a lot of Cotchin in that regard... Not a huge highlight reel, but heaps and heaps of repeat efforts that others dont or cant provide. Get around him.
  13. 12 points
    Misson has got to go.
  14. 11 points
    @Jibroni - I saw you quote me in the now locked gameday thread as well. Not only did you follow me around like a puppy after I tried to show a bit of faith in the side, but quoting me at the end of the day is childish and embarrassing. Yeah, I got it wrong, but I'd rather put my neck on the line in a positive manner than [censored] and moan. At least I can get behind the club and try and support it, unlike your good self. Cheers.
  15. 9 points
    It’s time for Jones to really think about retirement. Captains must stand up and show the way. At Training and on Game Day that’s the credentials of a Captain...
  16. 9 points
    About time Jones stood up when we need him. Constantly goes missing when the heat is on.
  17. 9 points
    Why? Hawthorn and Eagles winning is dream scenario. Fewer teams in contention is good. Really don't understand people wanting Geelong and Port to win today.
  18. 9 points
    Good for us RGRS. We win tomorrow then we go a game clear of Port who then have the Pies next week. WC are too far ahead on the ladder to worry about them, need to keep those close to us at bay. Worry about who we play and where once we actually qualify for finals, yeah.
  19. 9 points
  20. 9 points
    Matthews, great player, thug. We had one and he is loved on here. Rod Grinter. Saw him at PP one day end a young kids career in the two's by flattening him and as he lay unconscious on the ground high five his teammates as he ran to the backline. The kid never played again and was still unconscious hours later. Having said that Rod wasn't renowned for hitting players behind the play but the avoidable damage he did to players was significant. Jack Dyer was a thug as were many others. It's was a different era with different expectations and standards. Thankfully we are moving on. But just because blokes like Matthews and Brereton were thugs doesn't mean their opinions aren't relevant or they don't have great knowledge of the game. In fact, they probably have a better understanding of football violence and it's motives than most.
  21. 9 points
    Unconfirmed.... From a WCE source, if Gaff doesn't re-sign with the Eagles, they're expecting him to sign with the Dees.
  22. 9 points
  23. 9 points
    The only way Buddy dominates this game is if they move him to half back, because that's where the pill is gonna be.
  24. 8 points
  25. 8 points
    Would be sad if Bernard has played his last game for us. I am suprised he hasn’t been used up forward in bursts. He is a great kick for goal
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