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  1. Hmm ok, well I can confirm that by next week Max will be ok to play, and expects to play, but it will come down to the choices made by Goody et al.
  2. Max is expecting to be right for the WC game, but as the team hasn't been picked yet changes could happen. He was aiming to be back for this weekend's game, but the MFC dept are on the conservative side regarding injuries.
  3. No, I am in the South Island. Pretty bummed out - the worst part is we played well against Aussie and the match got rained out and since then we have been shite.
  4. Thanks - I am in NZ, often forget about the time difference.
  5. How is Spencer looking?
  6. I reckon Watts is carrying an injury, the rest will do him good. An injured Watts is still better than other choices. good win in the end - mentally we didn't cave, we kept at it. Glad I don't spend the day slinging shite on the players and club. The negativeness when we are down is pathetic. Oh and we are back in the 8 - not bad for a pathetic, lazy, not in it, bottom four team (your words fellow posters, not mine)!
  7. Whoah so negative in here, many of you "seem" to know how this is going to go - why bother watching?
  8. How can it be done through the club? I was looking into it before the season began and all membership deals for internationals offered AFL live, not watch AFL. I pay for Watch AFL (am international), and it is worth it. I have never had access issues, can always watch any game, any replay or any footy show.
  9. If just 2 of the blatant trips while we were on the attack were called, we might have kicked 2 more. If two incidents that we should have been given 50m were called properly, we could have won. The facts are that we are right in it, not a long way off. The time will come.
  10. I thought he looked pale and sickly right from the beginning of the game.
  11. I'm home sick with a crappy cold today. Decided to watch a replay of the game - with my passion taken out of it. The umpires made a huge difference. I know it's poor form to blame the umps but the amount of deliberate trips they missed, along with 360's not called holding the ball, Watts being held for most of the game, head highs missed and stupid DOOB calls, inevitably in Norths forward half really impacted our momentum, time after time. These players are putting in effort,they do want to win, it's not mental weakness. Currently our structure is missing key players and many players are lacking experience. No ruck against Goldstein, and we only just lost. the worst you can call me is an optimist, but I see a bright future ahead for the Dee's. Yes patience is hard, yes we want to win all of the games but to all of you who are digging into the players, the coach and the club, do you really think we are that bad? Have we been monstered by any side this season? Nope we have been in a position to win in all of our games, we are getting closer. You don't go from rock bottom to the greatest heights overnight. Remember that game one is the only game ths season that we have had our best team on.
  12. Eventually somewhere along the line, we need to win 2 in a row - win a game we are favourite and begin to be consistent. lets hope today is when it begins.
  13. The South Island is currently untapped - it is also where Max's family lives. Swoop in and do it Dee's!
  14. Create an alliance through AFLNZ - AFL is growing in NZ, it is an untapped market. Kiwis love sport, it's not far enough away to jetlag players, bring the big game to NZ to encourage further growth.
  15. I think we will go ok this week. My theory is that our style of footy is better suited to the more narrow footy grounds. Each time we have played the MCG we have taken a while to adjust our structure to cover wide - and the other teams are using the width well. AO is 17 m narrower than MCG. We needed to learn to play the smaller grounds and it is something that has improved this season - however it would be better if we didn't completely forget how to play our home ground in the meantime! I disagree with many about the intent of the players. I have no doubt that they want to win, I think they are still learning how to make subtle changes when things need changing as they are all focused on individual KPI's. The games we win and the quarters we win you can see the switch into a team first, trust the other players mentality. I think the key is getting this mentality for the majority of the game. As evidenced by the fact there have been no blow out losses, I think we are closing in on realising potential, it is just matter of working out the little things that make the difference. Oh and of course having a ruckman back so we have more structure. I have to say even our losses have been exciting this year, that alone is a huge improvement on last year. When it all clicks, we are going to love what we see