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    Solid win. We just stuck to our structures, worked as a team, maintained our composure and played our roles to get the four points. One week at at time. 😁
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    I find that most people are so used to watching football that they don’t fully understand how difficult it is to play the game at this level. This is especially the case when the ball is slippery. The game is so fast that you need to be clean, otherwise you get hammered. So much so that having clean hands is probably the number one asset that recruiters will use to rule out potential draftees. Wet games are when you see low scores and slow ball movement. But this sort of game is very difficult for a player because it’s slippery, but not enough that every ball is fumbled. We see it here and also the Hawthorn game earlier. You can’t win with a wet weather plan, but you are going to make a lot of mistakes. The margins are so small either way. It’s like a Formula 1 race in the rain. If it’s fully wet then you can put on wet tyres. But if the track is only a little bit wet then you can’t use the wet tyres even though it’s easier to drive because the other cars on dry weather slick tyres, for all their difficulty in the conditions, will be so much faster over the course of the lap. In slippery conditions you need to take the game on to win, but you need to appreciate that this will also result in more mistakes than usual.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Vs Geelong - R23 2016 Why imagine it when it actually happened?
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Whew, it’s lucky that the entire place completely turned around, all relationships healed and everyone suddenly discovered that, instead of hating Goodwin, the actually love him! It’s unbelieveable that the whole club has transformed in just over a month. Seriously, it’s not believable.
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    If you don't mind Umpire ...

    Aside from the centre square infringements, the other two are 'first to the footy' free kick stats.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Over 34,000 posts and, now that we have beaten last year's grand finalists by 15 goals you have disappeared for 4 days. Come on, just because you were wrong doesn't mean that you can't enjoy it. I certainly am! 🙂
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    That’s a relief. Otherwise it would be really depressing.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Everyone is well within their rights to have an opinion. It doesn’t mean that those opinions are good, based in fact, well thought through or coherent, but people can have them. Your opinion certainly doesn’t have to be respected, only your right to have it.
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    GAMEDAY - Round 9

    We did the same last week, where we couldn’t turn dominance early into a good lead. But if you maintain that then eventually the floodgates open and you can start hitting the scoreboard. Especially later in the game. We are playing a really strong brand and we are maintaining that, which is bringing results. That shows a bit of maturity, which we’ve lacked in past seasons.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 5

    We ran out of legs. You could see it at the game that they just outran us and got easy goals.
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    Where to play TMac?

    Although he’s actually a more competitive ruckman than Shaun Grigg.
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    Where to play TMac?

    For me, it depends on Weideman’s form. If Weed is able to hold down a second key forward slot then I’d much rather have him replace Frost. But I also think that he’s playing some of his best footy up forward and we do need someone to complement Hogan. If Frost wasn’t such a liability then I’d rather play him forward. What I suspect will happen (probably healthily) is that he’ll play forward and Weideman will develop properly in the VFL with the occasional AFL game. But that keeps Frost in defence ....
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    I agree. Jones’s ability to impact on the outside of a contest is very underrated. He used to be a rushed bomber of the ball, but he has improved so much that these days he’s probably our most composed ball user going forward of the contest. He beat Mitchell the team lost out as we lacked a cutting edge.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Don’t worry. If you aren’t already there then you’re not part of that club. Your balanced post, seeing different angles and nuance, certainly indicates that you’ve got a long way to go. And everyone expects to see some improvement. The last few quarters weren’t pretty!
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    That's the problem ... I'm not sad and I'm not that young (I do have the Y chromosome though!). I actually enjoy life and enjoy football. I love discussing and dissecting footy. I post rarely nowadays because nobody will discuss football anymore, they just complain about things and do it so often. The quality posters either gave up or didn't join the forum. The quality posters are so thin on the ground now that any potentially interesting thread just gets downed out in a mountain of Sad Old Man posts. I'm not saying that all the old men here are sad. I'm referring to a specific group that do a lot of very miserable posting.