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  1. ShaneJ

    MFC Cactus for the rest of 2018

    It's not just that we lost. It's the way we lost. The circumstances. Queens Birthday was a massive Day so there was no question about whether the players would go in unprepared (9 day break) or under-estimating Collingwood (Pies were in good form and the occasion overules it anyway). One injury to Jake Lever was enough to cause problems, but not to get comprehensively smashed like we were. We can forgive bad games earlier without Viney and McDonald when MFC was finding its feet, but this was after a 6 win streak, on the biggest stage. Collingwood were well below us. Couldn't we be at least competitive??? I can't explain what happened, outside of lack of experience, the Pies being Amazing, and us just being an Average Team. Far from the Flag contention glory we'd set ourselves up for. To think if we'd won we'd be 2nd on the ladder and then to not even come out and fight for it - shows we are WAAAAAY off being competitive with the best teams in the competition.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 2

    No idea. But there has to be a reason for it. It's every game now. Opposition get a run of unanswered goals every match. We shut off.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 2

    Lions still kicked 7 goals to none between 3rd and 4th quarter. Main issue with the Dees still not addressed and Goodwin deflected an answer on it in the presser when asked.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 2

    I stopped watching when it was scores level or an equivalent in the last quarter. Only 5 minutes left on the clock. I bet heavily on Dees at the line of 22.5 points, I am absolutely floored we got it. I wish I kept watching the end... I really missed out.
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    Mentally Fatigued by Our Own Club

    A failure we can learn from.
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    Heaven or Hell?

    St Kilda had their chance for a Flag in 2009 & 2010. Dees haven't even been in the finals since 2006. We were the first club, suffering the longest flag drought. If there's a movie featuring an AFL underdog, it should be about us. St Kilda is my second team so I understand the appeal. But my heart beats true.
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    Mentally Fatigued by Our Own Club

    Demons minus McDonald and Viney. Yes, I think it could have gone better for us today. But a complete failure?? I guess you don't rate the Cats at all. They'll be finishing outside the 8 right?
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    Mentally Fatigued by Our Own Club

    It was a 3 point loss to Geelong in Round 1. It wasn't embarrassing. It wasn't a bad, low scoring performance. We lost by more to Geelong last year. I'm not saying it was a good day for us. But it wasn't a bad day for us. Max Gawn's miss HURT, but it wasn't "depressing". I know following this club is hard. But our year isn't defined today.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 1

    Great game! I was there and was enthralled throughout. Cats had the muscle but we fought back to get into the contest. A straight kick from Gawn would have won us the game but it was not to be. A 3 point loss is a loss for sure, but Geelong are a first class team and coming up a little short in round 1 isn't the defining moment of our season. Looking forward to what's ahead, and am still appreciative that the dark days of 2013 are behind us.
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    2018 Ladder Prediction Competition

    1. Port Adelaide 2. Richmond 3. Sydney 4. GWS 5. Melbourne 6. Adelaide 7. Essendon 8. Western Bulldogs 9. Geelong 10. Collingwood 11. Fremantle 12. Gold Coast 13. West Coast 14. Carlton 15. St Kilda 16. Hawthorn 17. Brisbane 18. North Melbourne
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    We Drew with Sydney in 2011.
  12. ShaneJ

    Post Match Discussion - Round 23

    The team's form is way off. I don't know what's happened. I still feel though Collingwood were weak opposition and for us to come out with that first quarter ... I felt like it was 2013.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 23

    No, we were definitely good against Port in the opening half. The Swans game though was a massive drop from the previous weeks.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 23

    Where was the team that smashed Port and St Kilda in recent weeks? On vacation? Next year it is no longer acceptable to just get over the line against teams we should be smashing. We should have smashed Collingwood today. We got beaten because our guys aren't willing to do more than the bare minimum. Adelaide are basically tanking tomorrow. Season over for us.