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    GAMEDAY - Round 14

    How many times do you reckon Bruce will say the following in tonight’s telecast: ”You just get the feeling we’re going to learn a bit about these two sides tonight...don’t you”? We can win this if we set the tone early and Port have an off night. If Westhoff and Dixon and Robbie Gray are blitzing it early, then it’s going to be a long night.
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    As much as a loss would hurt tonight, you’d almost take a 3 point loss.
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    To all those concerned that we’re too weak and short in defence, we have a viable option that can play down there. He wears number 25 and he’s our best defender on the list. Last week we played him up forward and we lost badly in a shoot out.
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    Was hoping Jeffy was there instead of Spargo.
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    I'm elated with this news.
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    Lever in the coaches box

    Good on him. Seems like one of the more switched on youngsters in the league. I’m still shattered that he’s gone down as I’m sure Goodwin and co are. Our defence was disfunctional, leaderless and 2013 esque vs Collingwood.
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    Darwin game to be dumped?

    So basically the club is conceding that this year's Darwin game is going to physically effect our run home this season. Not good. However, good news that we may be looking to get out of the deal. More than happy to have that home game transferred to Etihad given how well we play there and how badly we play at the MCG. Interesting that last year we had a good win over Port the week after Darwin, but then put in 2 lackluster performances against North and GWS (both interstate). So the flow on effects could last beyond the 1 week.
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    Training - Tuesday 19th June, 2018

    Like that idea. We now need height in defence. (I still think T Mac may return down back if our defence doesn't stack up over the next 4-6 weeks but that's another story) Although I've never seen Petty play, I think he'd be a good match up for Marshall who's just a 19/20 year old kid himself and is coming back from personal tragedy. Hinkley talked up Marshall massively last night as one for the future, but he only had a 6 possession 2 behind game last week in his return. Petty could then take on St Kilda's youngster in Josh Battle while O Mac takes McCartin and someone else minds Bruce if he's back.
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    Changes v Port

    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-06-19/dees-keen-to-bury-memories-of-birthday-blip Sounds like 3 of Tyson, Stretch, Garlett and Petty will get the nod. So on that basis: In - Tyson, Garlett and Petty Out - Spargo (dropped not rested), Hannan, Pedersen. We're lacking a third key foward/back up ruck so T Mac will have to take a couple of centre bounces a quarter,.
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    When will Melbourne break these embarrassing records?

    Yeah thanks for that. Good memory or research by you. Was only focusing on Friday night home and away games and that final slipped my mind.
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    When will Melbourne break these embarrassing records?

    If you're referring to that amazing 3 point win over Adelaide in Roosy's first year, that was a Saturday twilight.
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    When will Melbourne break these embarrassing records?

    That's a useless stat IMO. We beat Port on a Saturday night over there in 2016. I guess if that game was on a Friday night we would've lost.
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    When will Melbourne break these embarrassing records?

    When was the last time we played an interstate game on a Friday night? The most recent one I can think of was against Sydney in 2003 on Anzac Day when we blew a 20 point three qtr time lead and then conceded 10 last qtr goals.
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    Jake Lever injury - Confirmed ACL

    As a result of this disastrous injury, T Mac will be our number 1 key defender by round 18-19. I’m willing to put money on it. Meanwhile Hogan and Weideman will be our 2 key forwards. That defence they put out last Monday isn’t good enough to a) win a final and b) beat the good sides on the run home in order to qualify. You can blame the midfield all you like but somethings seriously wrong with your defence when an American is dominating as if he’s Wayne Carey and a first year kid and Will Hoskin Elliott are kicking 8 between them. T Mac will have to go back and replace Lever’s leadership and there was absolutely none there last week. That’s why unfortunately Lever’s injury will have certainly cost us a top 4 spot and possibly even a top 8. Yes, T Mac’s 6 goals were lovely but they were merely wall papering over some bad cracks.
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    Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    How many contested marks in our Defensive 50 did O Mac, Hibberd and Jetta take between them? Would have been be lucky to have been one. Not good enough from our number 1 key defender and our 2 veterans down back. Everyone has defended our defence due to our midfield being destroyed by the Pies. But I thought our defence was a disorganised rabble and failed our first Post Lever test miserably. If this keeps up, Tom McDonald will be playing in defence by rd 19.
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    Watts Dropped from Port

    Watts is playing SANFL on Sunday, so they may decide not to play him anyway off the back of a 5 day break.
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    Watts Dropped from Port

    So from that article we're paying 15% of Watt's salary in 2019. What a fantastic way to wee away $70,000.
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    Watts Dropped from Port

    I don't think it would bother Jack too much if his AFL career ended. More time to head to Byron Bay throughout the year and sell his board shorts.
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    Watts Dropped from Port

    So will Jack Watts replace Marshall who had a poor 2 mark 2 behind game? Would be pretty stiff on the kid if Hinkley dropped him after his emotional return. FWIW, I'd rather Watts not play. I couldn't hack him kicking 4 goals and celebrating like he's won the flag.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Could be worse. Could be Simon Lethlean.
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    Petracca in a rut?

    Totally off topic but it's fact that in 2014 GWS tried to trade picks 4 and 7 to St Kilda for pick 1 in order to secure Petracca. GWS were so desperate for him pre draft.
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    Dean Kent on the move... ?

    Not fussed if he leaves at the end of the year but I still think he has a role to play in the last 6 or so weeks. Could easily get a game over Hannan or Spargo and we're crying out for pace.
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    We could miss finals with 13 wins

    13 wins has always appeared to have been the magic number to make finals. However in 2018, this may not be enough to sneak in. The two factors in season 2018 as to why 13 wins may not be enough are as follows: 1. The amount of rubbish sides that have already fallen off the cliff by round 12. In my below ladder prediction, I have not factored in 1 potential upset caused by Bulldogs, GC, Brisbane, Carlton and St Kilda on the top 11 sides of the comp that are all vying for a final spot. You could not fathom any of those sides causing an upset on the road home. 2. The bottom 6 draws afforded to Collingwood and North Melbourne. As good as these sides have been this year, they will benefitted from an easy draw throughout the year, and this fact alone may see both of them nudge us out of the finals. While we have a horror last 6 weeks in terms of playing quality sides, Collingwood and North play a fair few bottom dwellers on the run home. Furthermore, you only have to go back to 2012 when North finished 8th with 14 wins and nudged out St Kilda with 12 wins and a bloody good percentage of 123. Similar to this year, sides such as GWS, GC and Melbourne couldn’t win a game to save themselves which meant that top 8-10 sides were winning more games than normal. Here is my top 11 ladder predictor after round 23. I have factored in the 4 wins we should be taking care of (St Kilda, Freo, Bulldogs and GC) and a win over GWS at the MCG which looks like a touch task at this stage. The bottom line is we’re going to have to pinch another of those tough games to get to 14and be a certainty. SYDNEY 17-5 WEST COAST 16-6 RICHMOND 16-6 COLLINGWOOD 16-6 GEELONG 15-7 NORTH MELB 15-7 PORT 15-7 GWS 13-8-1 MELBOURNE 13-9 ADELAIDE 13-9 HAWTHORN 12-10
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    We could miss finals with 13 wins

    The North win stacks up in my book. They are a good side and people still can't acknowledge that fact. They will finish 5th-7th. Having said that, if the North win ends up being the highlight of our season, you can be pretty confident that the back end of our season won't be anything to write home about.