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    Best One on One Defenders

    They wanted a minimum sample set... They have set it at 60 contests... given we are only 11 weeks into this year not every player will have reached that mark... All of champion data's stats do this sort of thing. They look over 2 year periods because they dont want to draw conclusions based on small samples... The biggest problem with Champion Data is that they don't show us everything... only the AFL and the media have access to all the stats they record. Give that to the public and suddenly we would get some useful insight... (and some much worse) That Stats Pro thing (clearly in no way Pro but 'Yay Marketing!') on the AFL website is a very, very, small step in the right direction but then they made it Telstra only which [censored] over the rest of us... the next best thing is the prospectus and by the time the ball is bounced round 1 the prospectus is completely out of date..
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 9

    Love this, picking the best team structure rather than just picking Viney for Weid. Each to their own whether you pick Smith or Pedo, but i like that they have a structure and are picking specifically for it. Earlier in the year we were chopping and changing entirely on players form and wound up with Hogan and Garrett as the only 2 genuine forwards and we couldn't kick a goal.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 7

    Might not have been among the very best but: Fritch on the wing, the skilled link-man we have desperately needed
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 6

    Does Spargo in mean Garlett out? Like for like?
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 6

    Tmac I hope is picked to take that spot
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 6

    a lot of forwards on that interchange...
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    Changes Vs Essendon

    Also to that point, Hogan is killing it wherever he goes right now and has a massive tank along with tmac. Tmac(if fit)/weed CHF/FF respectively with Hogan high up the ground/midfield is not that bad of an option at all. Bring in Hannan and Fritsch who can hit the scoreboard and I assume Lewis will return. I understand too much Hogan in the middle could be a problem for him and the team but what's so bad about having him as a link man on the wing? He has the marking and foot skills might straighten us up in transition.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 5

    I think it was the game plan. But Only when under the pump slow, it down clog it up and make it hard for them to score when we don't have momentum. We only did it alot in the 2nd qtr when we were under siege. I know Townsend helped us by missing the unmissable but other than that we did well to stall their scoring in that qtr 3 goals to 1 is much better than the last qtr when we tried to attack without momentum and got ripped to shreds.
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    Which Jumper are we Wearing?

    I have a friend on the inside . It's circulated at AFL house each week so the staff all know what's going on
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    Which Jumper are we Wearing?

    If anyone is interested in any other games
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    Which Jumper are we Wearing?

    I guess this means royal blue
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 5

    That might be a bit rhetorical but I have a seemingly stupid yet obvious solution... Kick Goals!! These streaks continue to be a an issue for our back half, yes. But just as big issue right now is Infront of goal. ANB, Melksham, Oliver, pettracca, harmes, Bugg have all spent large minutes in any given game in the forward line for just 18 goals this season between all of them them. God help us that of them, only Bugg averaging more than 1 in a game. We can put on all the pressure in the world but without the rewards on the scoreboard the players don't get that adrenaline rush to help them keep going. You continue to waste chances like we did in the 1st and 3rd qtrs and it gets harder and harder to keep up the pressure you get more tired more flat from wasted energy until eventually there's a missed tackle and then the opposition is out the back and all momentum lost. Our forward half defensive structure is really good but without reward it is pointless. We can't continue to play so many 'forwards' who don't impact the scoreboard. This year Melksham and Harmes have both been goalless 4 times, Oliver and Pettracca 3 each Bugg, ANB and Fritsch all twice. Time in the middle impacts Oliver and Pettracca obviously, but they should be averaging 1 each a game surely, not 1 between them. Particularly if they are going to be the rotating threats we want.. Right now there's no threat to the opposition playing then forward Hannan might be a bit polarising but the reality is he hits the scoreboard every week. Even when he plays poorly he tends to be good for at least a goal and is just about our only forward that can score in heavy congestion. Exactly the type of forward we need with our undeniable ability to get repeat entries. He certainly is not going to solve all our problems but it's a pretty good start.
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    Flat Track Bullies?

    I'd love to be flat track bullies... problem is we are just as likely to lose to Carlton as we are to Richmond...
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    Changes v Richmond

    Our biggest asset is our biggest weakness.. We have so many B grade players we cant fit them all in the side where as other teams need to play C graders or worse. B graders are great, they can perform well on any day but they cant be relied on to win you games. We just don't have enough A graders that perform week in, week out. Gawn, Hogan and Oliver cant just do it all alone. And our other A grader, Viney is weeks away even if he doesn't have another setback. Hibbard and Lever both should be close to if no at A grade level but are so far off their best. Until we get more players that are reliable Goody is stuck with the impossible job of predicting which 18 B/C graders will perform on a particular week. If you assume Tyson returns from illness, you could mount a case for any of Hannan, Stretch, Pedo, Weid, Hunt, Maynard, Balic, Smith x2 coming in and playing well. But it's anyone's guess who.
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    New Umpire and Tribunal Regimes: Hocking and Christian

    I'm not sure what Christian as gotten wrong... He explains every decision, and it seems a bit hypocritical to suggest that the "low impact" that got Rance and Sandy off is crap yet nobody has mentioned the low impact that means Frosty got off with a fine just cos he is in our colours. He definitely isn't the "big name" that people say you need to be to get off. Wasn't it just last year that people were complaining about these soft decisions costing people weeks? Salem was also lucky not to be sighted for bumping an injured player and as mentioned above it looked like Jetta bumped Brown high but seems to have gotten away with that altogether... Any of them would have been soft suspensions but Christian seems to be working much better at keeping players on the park unless they actually deserve weeks. The umpiring however... well I'll just say that the holding the man payed on Kent for breathing near the Roos player that robbed Fritsch of a goal has to be the worst decision of the decade.
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    Match preview and team selection - Round 3

    clearly it was a joke....
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    Match preview and team selection - Round 3

    You wouldn't think so if he is playing as a defender... why would you weaken our defence for the time we have our best player resting.... and if Frost lines up as a forward then I'm convinced that we are tanking
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    Match preview and team selection - Round 3

    He is missing something ..god knows what. If frost is playing back as we would assume... I want to know who is gonna be second ruck? just a random mid?
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    Match preview and team selection - Round 3

    Frost and Kent for Pedo and hunt... interesting...
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 2

    I think we can agree Tyson for Maynard makes sense. So Bugg is for Hannan and i think Bugg's aerial capability is closer to Hannan than Brayshaw's. I can see the logic. Brayshaw will play at some point, dont panic
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 2

    Bugg and Tyson for Maynard and Hannan
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    Every theme song will be re-done by AFL

    For what it is worth there was two new uploads to the club's YouTube channel today with what appear to be very carefully worded titles "Official theme" and a separate "rerecorded theme" https://www.youtube.com/user/DeeTVofficial
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    Every theme song will be re-done by AFL

    I'm just relieved they didn't add our second verse like they did for Geelong and Port... they are pretty terrible... https://omny.fm/shows/triple-m-footy/new-footy-songs-geelong https://omny.fm/shows/triple-m-footy/new-footy-songs-port-adelaide
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    The 2018 Fixture Thread

    Season went down the crapper after 3 consecutive 6 day breaks. So given we have no consecutive 6 days and no consecutive interstate trips I think it's a pretty good on field fixture, there are very few teams we fear now and our first half year will offer is a chance at being in top 4 contention. It's up to the club to take that chance or we might be fighting to even make it all over again. I could see us anywhere between 8-2 and 4-6 after the first 10 weeks. God help us if its the later...