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  1. pitmaster

    Wallace Calls Out Goody

    Correct me if I am wrong but Wallace said nothing new and said nothing other than to relate what we all knew. How can I get one of these jobs? Anyway, five changes: Wow! Goody gets fair dinkum!
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    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    The free kick count in the third term last week V the Swans was 8:2 against us. Almost as bad.
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    Umpiring v West Coast in Perth

    Stevic is OK. Handled the Adelaide ferals well. Schmitt is rubbish.
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    Sam Weideman

    And has two more goal assists by hand...
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Agree we did make a habit of kicking it to Alir which drove me nuts, yet we also had plenty of marks inside 50 last week and it was our set shot conversion that really let us down. Tyson missed two straight in front but that was on the run. Hoges and TMac were notable for their set shot misses as was vandenBerg on at least one occasion early. So while we made it tough for ourselves we created enough chances to win it.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    I was highly impressed by Goodwin's handling of the Sydney loss. His comments were constructive and designed to maintain confidence. The group is improving and competitive against much more seasoned opposition and he was too smart to bag the players or moan about lousy umpiring and bad luck. Bartel said this week Melbourne is a team in development and still learning how to handle those high pressure, eight point games which is essentially Simon's message. BTW Champion Data produced a ladder this week in which the results of all games decided by 10 points or less were reversed so that the losing side was rated the winner. It showed Melbourne on top, two games clear of the Tiges. That's how close Goodwin has us.
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    Sam Weideman

    Thanks for that...here's hoping.
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    Gawn on SEN (15/8)

    He sure did: "He is finally into his own body. He looks strong. He is marking the ball, he is kicking the ball well. I think it's his opportunity to take it."
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    Gawn on SEN (15/8)

    They're not allowed to do interviews now?
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    Sam Weideman

    Seeking a considered opinion about the Weid's game at Casey. (Mods feel free to merge this with the Weid thread once KC and other serious Casey watcher give their view.) How has the Weid's game developed this year at Casey? How's his ruck work...his marking...leading...kicking? Give us the works.
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    Sam Weideman

    As a Pedo fan for a long time I am happy to say now that Pedo's game is too limited for him to take the spot the Weid should logically have this week. The Weid is superior in the ruck to Pedo, and the Weid has a future. His kicking is as good as, if not better than Hoges who was seriously twitchy against the Swans. Sure the Weid has not set the world on fire goal kicking wise but Hoges is on average good for just over two per game. If the Weid gave us that and offered relief for Gawn in the ruck he will have done his job. He must be given the chance for the next two weeks. While his body may not be ready for big pack marks, he reads it well in the air and his hands as far as I have seen them are clean.
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    Melbourne and Matthews

    I'd forgotten this one: https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/he-ran-into-matthews-and-that-was-the-end-of-him-20180810-p4zwq3.html#comments From The Age this morning. Of course I remember his cowardly attacks on Peter Giles and Steven Smith -jaw breaking blows when his opponents were not looking, and this is another one although it might have been in a contest. Someone in the comments says Matthews might have handed out plenty but he copped plenty as well...that's laughable, no one ever hit so many people so violently behind the play. He is a repulsive human being. That is now is a commentator on such incidents is an indictment on our media.
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    Changes vs Sydney

    Let's hope Hannebery is underdone.
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    Go and get Gaff!

    It was a deliberate act unquestionably, but Gaff could not have expected his punch to have such a devastating outcome. When we call this a brain fade we mean a spontaneous yet deliberate act with unintended consequences. That's what this is, and it is out of character. That won't prevent Gaff copping eight weeks as he should, but the character assassination around this is over the top. An otherwise talented ball player has a moment of madness. He is not Barry Hall, or Leigh Mathews for that matter. But what does it do for our recruiting plans if he is realistically in our sights? He is cheapened goods, but playing alongside Angus could be problematic now.
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    Harley Balic Retires

    How much did you read? It clearly states he has spoken out about mental health issues.
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