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    Round 23 Non MFC Games

    If we lose to GWS but somehow Geelong doesn’t pass us on percentage, we’ll finish 7th and play the loser of Sydney-Hawthorn. If we beat GWS we’ll finish 5th, or if we lose and Geelong pass us and we finish 8th, if we win our first final we get the loser of Richmond v the winner of Syd-Haw. So I suppose it depends on whether you see us beating GWS or not.
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 23

    It feels like we've barely played GWS of late. We played them in Round 1 2016, then once last year, and now Round 23 this year. So that's once in nearly three full seasons. In the same period (i.e. from Round 2 2016 until now) GWS has played Sydney seven times. Not particularly relevant/important, but just another of those AFL fixturing quirks.
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    Why do we still have the blood rule?

    Apologies for not having logged onto the site earlier, my bad. I should be logged on permanently to notice when you call someone out for adding "nothing of value" despite that poster actually providing evidence (which was at worst just a counter-argument)? Also exhibits don't get closed, cases do. But regardless, it's not closed. It's just a debate - you say the blood rule is being over-policed but can't provide any examples, AoB says it's not but Dr Larkins would disagree. Interesting debate, but there still aren't any examples provided by anyone (was Gawn sent off against Geelong unfairly? I'm not sure, I can't recall off the top of my head whether he was actively bleeding or not)
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    Changes v GWS Giants

    We only got 23,000-odd to the GC game three weeks back, with glorious weather too. Adding in the bump from making finals and the fact that this game is between two finalists, rather than against a basket case, and I'd like to see 35,000, but would still be happy with anything above 30,000 TBH.
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    Melbourne Supporters Officially Most Passionate

    I like the sentiment but for reasons expressed above I place almost no stock whatsoever in those figures.
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    Why do we still have the blood rule?

    He literally referred to the actual rule to back up his argument that the rule is precisely what some on here were asking for. In response, you made a broad-brushed assertion that it was being over-policed and when asked to provide examples, you cited an article in which Mike Sheahan (a journalist) loosely referred to a conversation he'd had with Dr Larkins, without any quotes from Dr Larkins himself. You may as well have said you'd had a chat with the doctor yourself.
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    Support Melbourne

    Disagree. It means a lot. It isn't a substitute for winning a final, or making a GF, or winning a flag. No one who has enjoyed the last 48 hours would suggest otherwise. But for those of us who have supported the club for the past 12 years, where we "enjoyed" winning 2 games per year, to make the finals and to cast aside the past 12 years of being laughed at means a whole lot.
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    Chris Judd thinks we celebrated too hard.

    I suppose that means he's always right then?
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    Stats-file 2018

    Wasn't sure where else to put this, but going into the last game we're outright first on the "Quarters Won" ladder: Melbourne - 57 West Coast - 56 Richmond - 54 Collingwood - 52 GWS - 48 Geelong - 48 Hawthorn - 45 Sydney - 45
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    Chris Judd thinks we celebrated too hard.

    A bit of a stupid thing to say (non-human behaviours, wtf Judd). You try not making finals for 12 years and being called mentally weak and playing in front of 55,824 supporters all of whom are booing every time you go near it. Having said that, if we lose next week and/or we lose the first final, I anticipate there will be certain posters on here (some of whom are conspicuously absent at the moment) who reference our celebrations yesterday as a reason for the loss.
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    12 Long Painful Years Finals - At Last!!

    And Bernie.
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    Dean Kent, Aaron Vandenberg and Mitch Hannan

    All three did some great things, and Hannan in particular stood up at critical moments (although he did fluff that easy shot in the fourth which opened the door for WC a little bit). But there is also considerable room for improvement in all three (plus Spargo, ANB (when we play good sides) and Petracca). That's six half-forward-esque players, all of whom are contributing in bits and bobs but all who can do more. That goes both ways - we have considerable room to improve, but if we carry them all into the GWS game or the first final and they all struggle, that's a solid portion of the side.
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    We had VIney, Lever and Hogan out, and Hibberd was at times running around on one leg - that's four of our 10 best players - yet we still scored 108 in the heat on the road against the 2nd best side in the competition. Relax a bit. Agreed (obviously no Kennedy and no Darling helps with that of course). There was a point when Vardy looked like he was going to start to become a problem for Oscar but to Oscar's, and the team's, credit that didn't happen.
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    The one who wasn't BT (Mark Readings? Sounded like Jason Bennett at first) was good. Bartel is also good I think. BT kept getting Rioli, Ryan and Jetta mixed up.
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    CH-7 footy telecasts

    Get used to it. Hopefully, now that we've made finals and we've looked good in almost every prime time game we've played this year, and we're the highest scoring side from 2018, we should find ourselves playing more prime time games in 2019.