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  1. Nasher

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Come on now, you’re better than putting words in my mouth. I’m not saying we can’t change anything, or that we shouldn’t scrutinise what isn’t working. I’m just saying one of the things we can’t, and shouldn’t change, is the senior coach. That is an enormous change that shouldn’t be made willy-nilly. Unless the wheels totally fall off (ala Neeld), you have to be prepared to cut the coach some slack - Richmond are living proof of this, having held on to Hardwick forever before the lights came on. Clarkson was another who was under real heat before things clicked. The alternative is starting again every two years, because no senior coach is going to be a magic bullet. This “oh woe, Roos actually wanted Dew” is just complete distraction. Even if it’s true, who cares - there’s nothing that can be done about that now. Let’s focus on things that can actually be helped.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Nobody gave a rat’s arse that Goodwin wasn’t Roos first choice as recently as two weeks ago. It’s amazing how many things people will find to be upset over when they are actively looking. Goodwin is the coach we have now. We can’t wet our pants every time we go over a speed hump - we are on this course now so we have to see it through. We’re 10% of the way in to the journey. Let the man coach in peace.
  3. I've jokingly made the same connection before. I go in to each round of footy looking for that high of victory and often just end up with a most unsatisfactory feeling. That, or the abusive relationship connection; a one way emotional investment to someone who does nothing but hurt us. But really, it's an opportunity for some perspective. A serious drug addiction is life destroying. People lose their jobs, their families, their homes, their friends, and turn to extremely desperate behaviour to feed their addiction. Barracking for Melbourne doesn't destroy my life. It can ruin my day, if I let it, but that's where it finishes. I went to bed absolutely fuming last night. It felt like the result was a personal attack on me. But this morning, I woke up with a roof over my head in a warm bed, with my kids were happily playing in the lounge room. I get to drink a warm coffee while I rant on Demonland about our god dang football team. I understand the tongue in cheek nature of the thread, but I think comparing frustrating football teams to serious life afflictions is belittling to people with serious problems. I'll leave it at that.
  4. Look, Richmond are a good side. Until mid last quarter, I was accepting being outclassed by quality, the effort had been there. We all know we’re not premiership quality yet. But to roll over and wave the white flag in the last quarter a second game in a row? I’m fucking furious.
  5. Nasher

    GAME DAY

    Well that wasn’t good. Richmond hemmed our play in to one wing and the last kick nearly always went to a difficult contest. They are a very well drilled side and we are not coping. Need things to change to get back in this. Need to somehow find a way to move the ball through the middle would be a good start.
  6. Nasher

    GAME DAY

    Honestly mate. Get help.
  7. Nasher

    GAME DAY

    Weideman has great hands in close. Moves the ball like a midfielder from stoppages. Really promising start to this game for him.
  8. Nasher

    GAME DAY

    Yeah that must be it. Doubt there were any valid football related reasons at all.
  9. Nasher

    Changes Vs Essendon

    First time I've ever seen the changes thread appear *before* the game. Any resting in the short turnaround will come from the more junior players. There's no way Gawn or Hogan will be rested.
  10. Nasher

    MRP round 5

    This. The "player chose to bump" argument is for the instance where the bumper's shoulder or arm collects the bumpee in the head. In this case it was a body-on-body bump followed by a head clash. That could happen in a tackle, too, but nobody would be screaming "suspension" in that case. Higgins getting knocked out was an unfortunate outcome, but no case to answer for the Burton IMO.
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    Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    I watched the second half of Lions vs Suns and found it a surprisingly entertaining game. This week Brisbane definitely weren’t lacking in effort, just fluency in moving the ball. So many terribly low percentage choices like a hoof forward or kick off the ground. Other than last week’s pasting they’ve looked to me like a side only 1% off the pace. 0-5 seems unjust - that’s how it is in a pretty even competition I suppose.
  12. Nasher

    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    You can’t seriously be saying you’ve only just realised how hopeless we’ve been.
  13. Nasher

    Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    Nah. Injuries mid game are another randomiser, like random bounces and poor umpiring. Sometimes it’s in your favour and sometimes it isn’t.
  14. Nasher

    Richmond VFL v Casey Demons - Round 3

    Any selection inferences to be drawn, ie who did and didn’t play?
  15. Nasher

    Where to play TMac?

    Superseded only by the nightmare of Harmes in the ruck.
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