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  1. Farmer

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Well both this and other posts have ignored what has happened . We dropped Peterson and played NM with no tall to back up Max or Hogan. We were thus following the Ruchmond model. Although we won well enough v NM we took barely a mark in the forward line. Still, having won, we stayed with the same team structure. The match v Hawks was v wet so you couldn't make a judgment, but when we played the same structure v Tigers it was plain that it wasn't working. So the match Committee changed tack and Weideman was picked . He hasn't been startling but he did offer a tall target when Hogan was upfield. He was retained when Tom McD was available. Suddenly we were playing 2 additional talls. And to my great relief when Weideman became injured we didn't respond by going back to 1. Smith has been serviceable but the critical aspect is the structure. We took something like 20 marks in the forward line today. When Max takes a break we have a capable tall to fill in, rather that Petracca or Harmes. good effort by coach and match committee to change direction.
  2. Farmer

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    That is a bloody untruth! You can't just say that without providing details. I'm quite happy you set out your absurd views about Goodwin's coaching, but to say, without any stated evidence, that there is discontent is, quite simply, calculated to cause discontent. my informant is a player who has every reason to be unhappy--but he's not. At dinner early this week he commented that he'd never known such an atmosphere at the club
  3. Farmer

    Is Daisy the best special comments person?

    Yes, she is first rate. Knows the current scene better than many of the ex players
  4. Farmer

    A good word for our co-captain

    [censored]! His great form has occurred since he went into the middle--where he belongs.
  5. Farmer

    Demonland Player of the Year 2018 - Round 9

    6 Melksham 5 T Mac 4 Brayshaw 3 Jones 2 Lever 1 Fritsch
  6. Farmer

    Post Match Discussion - Round 9

    He was B o G in my view. Look at his Fantasy points, 140 to Tom MCD 113
  7. Farmer

    Post Match Discussion - Round 9

    Don't think so. I believe that our win in R6 of 2004 was by a few points more
  8. Farmer

    Changes vs Adelaide

    Bulls---he played v well. Surprised us all
  9. Farmer

    Casey Demons v Box Hill Hawks - Round 6

    I simply must respond to that. Tim Watson was no more a cheat than Melksham or Hibberd. It is the greatest tragedy that Watson lost his Brownlow yet it had to,happen. The Essendon players did not know they were being doped. They were badly let down by their admin and coach. The penalties imposed were, nevertheless, appropriate. But to make disgraceful allegations against Watson is behind the pale. Please tell me how his case differed from Hibberd or .Melksham.
  10. Farmer

    Need for Rest

    I I know Mick Malthouse doesn't command universal admiration but I think some of commentary warrants attention. On Sunday, after the match he assessed our list. He believes a decent Finals aspirant needs at least 26 players of top quality. ( I think we have, or will have, that number) But he also said that it was critical that the very best players get a break. In this context I thought it interesting that in the Hawthorn/ Essendon match the two best players according to radio commentary, were Sicily and Bellchambers. In his post match interview Sicily referred to the fact that for reasons we all know, he had missed several games! And Bellchambers was rested for the precious match v Dees ( a gutsy decision considering the zgawn factor) Malthouse expressed concern about the lack of a replacement for Gawn and I must say I agree. If we win a decent number of matches, surely we could play a game with a combination of Pedersen, Weideman and TMac carrying out ruck duties. its easier to replace our other" stars". I would definitely give Oliver a break and perhaps Hogan who is doing so much more work than the average key forward . Whilst not a star, in my view ANB simply needs a rest, I wouldn't play him at Casey if we leave him out
  11. Never been called a " black C"? can you even imagine what that would feel like? You probably can't!
  12. Farmer

    Need for Rest

    There are a couple of matches in the second half for which I would take the chance with Max. apart from anything else, we should have a plan in place in case he's injured
  13. Farmer

    Tim Watson anti Melbourne

    Well I watched it, listened to him and was unaware of any bias
  14. Farmer

    Jake Lever - Demonland Player of The Year

    Sensational enough last year to finish 14th in their B and F. Really can't believe the nonsense written about this bloke. Starting to feel sorry for him. Totally unrealistic expectations. Still, at least he's well paid
  15. Farmer

    Jake Lever - Demonland Player of The Year

    I love you blokes! Your eyes are imbued with an optimism I wish I shared. He has been awful, a bit better the last two weeks. Had we not paid a fortune he would have been dropped i think he finished 14th in Adelaide B and F. That's about right for us isn't it?
  16. Farmer

    Time to show Oscar some respect!

    Watched the replay with this post in mind. The problem, mate, is that it is simply wrong! Suggest you watch it again and apologise!
  17. Farmer

    Post Match Discussion - Round 6

    I'm surprised that one matter seems to have been overlooked these past two weeks before today. we are an " on top of the ground "team. We played awfully well the first 20 minutes v Hawks . Then it rained and we were horrible . Against Richmond we played on a slippery track. It was drizzling 45 minutes before the ganpme. Right from the start players including Oliver and Petracca fumbled. Confidence receded. Then we played the most negative Q2 I can recall. This occurred because we were too frightened to take a risk in the conditions. On another site it had been pointed out that Stretch repeatedly made position on the Outer side, but the ball was only kicked to him once, and of course, he buggered it up. We need to handle the ball securely to enable our play on style to work. I asked one of our players what the conditions were like. He replied " bloody slippery at the start and again just after half time". Did anyone notice that Cotchin changed his boots at quarter time? of course the conditions were the same for our opponents. Playing in wet or just slippery conditions involves different techniques and tactics, for some reason we haven't mastered them. As an example, Garlett has always been poor when he can't grab the ball and move quickly. Experience in the wet counts for a lot, these days teams play v little in non dry conditions.
  18. Farmer

    Post Match Discussion - Round 6

    Commentators thought he was terrific. Got it a lot
  19. Farmer

    Time to show Oscar some respect!

    What did your two eyes, your brain, and your judgment tell you about his game todsy? Or his game against Riewoldt on Tuesday?
  20. Farmer

    Demonland Player of the Year - Round 6

    Gawn oMac jones hibberd brayshaw jetta
  21. Farmer

    Time to show Oscar some respect!

    How did he go today mate?
  22. Farmer

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    You sound like the bloke on the Coodabeens who relates the latest rumour he's heard in the pub. Quite pathetic really. It's called hearsay upon hearsay upon hearsay! i will match you. I've dined with a current player this week who told me that he loves Goodwin. " Everyone does" was his comment
  23. Farmer

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Oh come on! Do you take everything so literally? Must be a bundle of joy!
  24. Farmer

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Rubbish! You are rabbiting on about club culture on a site debating Goodwin. If the coach isn't involved in setting the culture, who is ? why not comment on the points I made above? Did you have deep dark pereceptions about our culture after our win v Adelaide last year?
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