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    Yep. I rate that advice, I just hope we have the run in our legs to choke up their forwards in the transitions. I’m so nervous about this game, don’t know if I could suffer another gut wrenching loss in a row after what I consider a great first half of the season. In my mind, I have us getting off to a good start given the lack of experience in their backline before they can adjust. But being in Adelaide, I know that the umps will play their role in equalisation on the big stage. if the selection committee has thrown in Dom and Smith, it’s probably for a reason. I personally think Dom is a good choice, but I hope Smith shows something with this opportunity, as I would’ve loved to see Frost crush Westhoff..
  2. Hi all, As you all know, we've got Port at Adelaide Oval this week. Last week, we had the wide and long MCG where we've struggled this year. Some have fairly put that down to a lack of outside running, but when we look at Collingwood's performance on the QB weekend, they also cut us up through the middle. So, my question is, based on the table below, what type of game-style should we 1. expect from Port and 2. use to our advantage (if we have one). Port has a very solid midfield, so where do you think the game will be won or lost? My personal view: 1. Port will have the long option well-tuned, 2. With such a narrow oval, longitudinal separation, kicking to the free-man with a quick-hands to flow on will do it. I hope others can share their views as for me this is an interesting topic on game-style. Cheers, DN
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    Oval Dimensions - Game Style?

    Fair point SK, my thoughts are that the dimensions do have an impact on game style. Take the Swans at the SCG for example, Or on the other extreme, Subiaco and WCE. In my mind, there’s a definite style to be countered this weekend. A soft deck should ameliorate both teams right? - extend both teams to display pure speed/accuracy, work rate and gut running. Wonder what we can do to negate Wines, Gray and Wingard who all have shown recent form?
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    Darwin game to be dumped?

    I think the Alice is a great environment for us to retain! The 'heart of the nation' concept bodes well also, allowing us to celebrate the indigenous involvement of our game which is important. 1. Retain Alice 2. Remove Darwin..
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    Demons Grand Plan for Yarra Park Training HQ

    If the proposal comes to be, I think PJ will go down as one of Melbourne's greatest leaders in history. There may be room for a 'PJ Wing' if he pulls it off! As a kid, I always asked my Dad why Richmond's oval is 'right there', and last weekend at the QB match, walking past it after coming off the Richmond station, scooting past the Cricketer's Arms, and crossing Punt Road, gave me an uncomfortable feeling. (Although, maybe it was the two drunken Collingwood fans that stammered in unintelligibly 'crissed as a picket' language, "carn' the wood, you'll be lucky to win Dees fans" - and, only to be correct...) So, maybe it was that which made me uncomfortable? (Nevertheless, I did respond by stating audibly that I still have my front teeth..!) Ok, I digress... I think it would be amazing if we had a home ground, so close to the hallowed turf, on my favourite side of the 'G'! Fingers are definitely crossed...
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    Dean Kent on the move... ?

    Nice analysis there DS! I wholeheartedly agree- DK has major upside when he’s on, and if slotted in when we need him, I’m sure he’ll rise to the occasion
  7. Ok, so we saw Gus play his best game ever whilst largely watching an average game from Trac. What I saw from Gus: - many second efforts and continuous pressure - beautiful awareness around Gawns taps - calm in the storm when being contested - penetrating and accurate i50’s - a great tank of fuel What I’ve seen from Trac: - unassailable ability to hold ground when contested - aerial superiority - moderate tank Put the last two seasons behind, but I’m getting the sense that Gus is more developed or well-rounded than the Trac.. So glad he’s over the concussions, couldn’t be more happier for the lad after that game!!! Thoughts?
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    Petracca in a rut?

    Yep, Spargo has been a breath of fresh air. Can’t remember the last time I’ve seen someone so young completely throw themselves at the ball, continuously attack the oppo and back himself to take the game on like he does. With time, polish and fitness will come, even improved decision making, but he’s absolutely competitive and he makes up for his stature in his aggressiveness at the contest. Just wish Trac showed more of this!!
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    Is Brayshaw more rounded than the Trac?

    I know... a little self-indulgent but, BUMP!
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    We could miss finals with 13 wins

    Gotta admit, despite the loss, it was an absolute pleasure being secretly flown to the game from Sydney, without my prior knowledge, with most of my immediate family flanked beside me to watch the game! We’ve got work to do, the earlier in the season we learn that the better!!!
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    Open Training - Friday 8th June, 2018

    I was at the game too, but I wasn't at the Lockett end, I was behind the opposite goals. Couldn't believe it...
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    Channel 7 WANT MORE GOALS!

    Having said all of the above... I do admit a fast, open, free flowing and high scoring game is far more entertaining. We all love celebrating our favourite players putting one through the middle. So the Melbourne/Richmond/Collingwood (as much as it kills me to say it) and WCE current game-play is appealing and delivers. But ultimately, I really get worried when I hear that NRL gets higher ratings than AFL on TV. I say, Scrap GWS (possibly make them an ACT team) and GCS's, and bring on a Tassie (Devils?) and a NT (Crocks) team. Because every time AFL trumps NRL, I get a little warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Just my 2 cents.
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    Channel 7 WANT MORE GOALS!

    This ^
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    Remarkably similar to Lever in his gait, and his positioning! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obCR1skgJB8 Not a bad look-in, hope he has a pearla'
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 12

    Agree, it would have been super easy to put Garlett in for the game in the Alice. But Goody and Co sent the right message on that day! Go dees!!!
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    Match Preview and Team Selection - Round 12

    Not looking forward to Fat Ed over excited about Jumping Jeremy taking a speccie over his old team mates... I hope Pedo gets a run and accidentally falls on his springs - thus rendering them useless
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    Kent and vandenBerg

    Despite his absence, Vanders represented a competitive player who would’ve fit nicely into our team.
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    Slobbo's Mid Year All Australian

    Oh this is hilarious! The clear absence of Melbourne players on the park (only on the pine) tells me that 1. Slobbo might actually read this forum, and 2. He’s taken offence to his acquired namesake! 😂😂😂
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    Slobbo's Mid Year All Australian

    I did also laugh at the (DL) publically accepted term “slobbo”
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    Wines Unsure of Contract

    Future thinker: like it, agree with your longer-term synopsis. Wines would be a gun, but at some point our midfield would negate the availability of KPPs at both ends of the ground.. i also agree with your Gaff perspective- with a team currently slicing through the middle, is it that necessary?
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    Wines Unsure of Contract

    IMO Kent, Frost and ANB should be held onto, on their day they’re all unstoppable
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    Wines Unsure of Contract

    Did we send Todd around last summer?
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    Contract Talks Start with Nev Jetta

    Loved the way he spoke about the dees on DL a few weeks ago and I’m confident he’ll re-sign! We love Nev!
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    Tom McDonald Re-Signs for 4 Years

    I really like how the Dees have been having weekly positive news stories like this! Re-signings, new sponsors, it all amounts to a stable off-field environment. Keeps us positively focused on the week ahead! Onya Tommy-Gun! Go Dees!!!