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Everything posted by Wiseblood

  1. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    A week is a long time in footy. The Dogs were praised for their efforts last week, now they've served up some absolute poo yet again to be 1-4 after 5 rounds. Is Bevo under the pump?
  2. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    It's not just this thread big fella. You seem to have devolved into making everything Watts related yourself. Before everything went down with him I thought you used to contribute some really worth while stuff. Now you've allowed yourself to sink to their level. I guess I'm hoping you can find your way back out again. Cheers.
  3. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    I used to like you as a poster, jumbo. What happened?
  4. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    That's very true, however I take the amount of players who have re-signed in the last 18 months as a good sign that they're behind the coach and his vision for the club. They wouldn't be so quick to sign if they didn't. Clayton Oliver signed up in just 2 weeks.
  5. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    In the same breath that we question Goodwin's abilities, we are quick to forget that this is a coach who: - Has clearly got the respect and the buy in of the playing group. You only need to listen to the way they talk about him to understand how highly they regard him. - Masterminded wins in both Adelaide and West Coast, when we were still missing key players, two places where we have struggled for a decade. - Was ready and willing to make the right changes to our side (eg. putting T Mac forward) while also backing in some players (eg. O Mac) who are beginning to show large amounts of improvement. Not to mention the amazing improvement and man management skills he has used to bring the best out of someone like Clayton Oliver who made some poor choices during the 2017 pre-season. - Had to coach, in his first season in charge, with key players missing large chunks of the season. Gawn, Hogan, Viney and Jones all missed extended time, yet we were still more than competitive and showed some heart and soul that we didn't know we had. To dismiss Goodwin in terms of his coaching ability is, as others have put, nothing more than reactionary. The proof is in the pudding. The bloke CAN coach and can coach very well. Do we still have some issues? Of course we do! In fact we have some large issues with our game plan that need to be addressed. Does this mean Goodwin can't coach? Of course not. It just means that a second year coach has hit a bump in the road that he needs to work hard at finding a way to get over. The above is not excuses. It's just simple fact. When you put everything together it shows a coach who more than has the ability to do his job well. However, as you do in any job you face some obstacles and he has some large ones in front of him that he needs to address. Why we wouldn't get behind our senior coach and give him the opportunity to do those things is beyond me.
  6. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    Carlisle should have snaffled that mark. Saints fans are booing but the spoil from Davis was fair. They should be booing Carlisle instead.
  7. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    I ask this seriously, SWYL - you talk about this ALL the time, in almost every thread. If it has been that way since 1971, why hasn't it changed? Why have coach after coach after coach failed to change the narrative of our footy club? What is your solution? I see lots of people stamping their feet and pointing their fingers, but do they actually have a solution, or are they just contributing to the perceived problems within the club?
  8. Flat Track Bullies?

    I kind of agree McQueen in regards to the amount of articles that keep getting added. I feel almost burnt out discussing so many different things and it's only Round 5.
  9. Flat Track Bullies?

    Is there anything about the club the media hasn't covered this week...?
  10. Welcome Johnnie Walker (we all need you!)

    Free bottle with every membership?
  11. List of shockers in past two seasons.

    Yep. Meaningless thread that solves nothing.
  12. List of shockers in past two seasons.

    I gave it the respect it deserved. This has been regurgitated all week. Why you feel so important to create a thread about it, rather than sticking it in other ones, is beyond me.
  13. List of shockers in past two seasons.

    @Axis of Bob Your sad old men will be rubbing their hands together with this thread...
  14. Richmond VFL v Casey Demons - Round 3

    Or Balic has also gotten the call up... ? It does give us an insight into potential selection for this week, though. Vince, Wagner, Bugg and Fritsch are the ones potentially coming back from the senior side going by the team list.
  15. Gawn Calls for Leaders to Stand Up

    Deflect and distract? That's a good one. I've discussed my point of view with plenty of people in a variety of threads over the last couple of days. You, on the other hand, ran off to another thread and had a dip at my point of view rather than challenging it directly at me. Weak as [censored].
  16. Gawn Calls for Leaders to Stand Up

    You were the one who had a dip at my point of view in another thread. If you don't like someone retaliating then don't act like a child in the first place. Your changed opinion doesn't now justify that absolute rubbish you posted about Hogan a few seasons back.
  17. Gawn Calls for Leaders to Stand Up

    Ah right, you're that type, yeah? Take quotes from others and flip them into other threads? it's rather funny coming from the bloke who spent months potting Jesse Hogan before he re-signed and questioned his worth to the team. Just goes to show how terrific your knowledge of the game is. For the record, the last quarter against the Hawks was an aberration. When was the last time we really played like that? We might cough up a run of goals far more than we should, but we don't roll over for sides like that.
  18. Breaking down the 15 goals to 1

    The jury is out on lots of things for most teams at the moment. It's Round 4.
  19. Training 19/4

    A squad will possibly be announced on Sunday arvo, with the final team finalised late Monday afternoon.
  20. Breaking down the 15 goals to 1

    No doubt about that. It was an aberration the likes of which we haven't seen in some time. It happens to all sides at some stage. How we respond in the coming weeks is the key.
  21. Breaking down the 15 goals to 1

    We didn't need to until sometime during the third term. We lost the second term to poor kicking - we had ample chances to hit the scoreboard and only kicked points. The Hawks had just 4 scoring shots for the term, all of which were goals. Goody could be forgiven for going in at half time and telling them to kick straight and we're in the game - outside of tackles, we were either level or ahead in most statistical areas, so it wasn't as if we were being belted going in at half time. We turn those gettable shots into goals and we're ahead by 3 of them going in to half time. The game began to run away from us half way through the third term and, by then, it was running away quickly. I know that Goodwin moved Frost up forward and re-jigged a few other things, but he certainly wasn't able to work any sort of magic that Clarkson did. I don't think he has the experience to do that just yet. Again, I'm not making excuses - Goodwin needs to learn to see things changing in a game earlier than he does some weeks. But at the same time we didn't really start struggling until half way through the third term and then the flood gates opened. We had no idea how to stop them and that's the issues we need to address.
  22. Breaking down the 15 goals to 1

    I'm just stoked you've responded to something of mine, poita. Shame you couldn't do it in March with the Ultimate Footy League. Cheers.
  23. Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 5

    I bloody loved 'Dutchy' Holland. Could be a horrible kick of the footy but always did his job week in, week out to best of his abilities.