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  1. 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.
  2. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    You can’t seriously be saying you’ve only just realised how hopeless we’ve been.
  3. 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.
  4. Richmond VFL v Casey Demons - Round 3

    Any selection inferences to be drawn, ie who did and didn’t play?
  5. Where to play TMac?

    Superseded only by the nightmare of Harmes in the ruck.
  6. Gawn Calls for Leaders to Stand Up

    Players who draw the short straw for the mandatory pressers are on a hiding to nothing. Get panned for saying too much, get panned for not saying enough, or my favourite: get panned for saying anything it all. It’s like some fans expect hin to just stand there in front of the media in stony silence and not answer any of the questions. Just DO something, Gawn! Don’t crack jokes, kick that goal! Even though it’s Wednesday morning and you’re in a makeshift press room somewhere instead of on the MCG and the game was 3 days ago, DO something!
  7. Max Gawn's New Goal Kicking Technique

    I don’t think Gawn’s sense of humour is why we lost.
  8. Why Melbourne Can't Be Trusted

    I don't recall saying it wasn't a big deal. I said "is it a big deal?" It's a challenge to people who can critically analyse a situation to give it a go. I haven't put a position forward at all, because I haven't got one; I haven't looked deeply in to it enough to have formed one. Giving up a run of goals like that doesn't sound good intuitively, but if it's something that happens regularly then perhaps it's less of a deal than it seems. If it's something that happens routinely in AFL matches then perhaps it's just a function of the game; if that were the case then it diminishes the importance of it. Perhaps the more important thing to focus on is what happens after or during a run of goals from the opposition? I don't know, but that's the beauty of critical analysis. You should give it a whiz sometime.
  9. Why Melbourne Can't Be Trusted

    Yes. How does it compare to other teams, the league average, and how does that statistic correlate with match results? Anyway Steve, I thought you were in the "statistics, pssssh, I use my eyes" camp. I didn't think you would be interested in discussing the relevance of a stat.
  10. Why Melbourne Can't Be Trusted

    Is it even a problem? How does it compare to other teams?
  11. Why Melbourne Can't Be Trusted

    Remember when headlines in the media used to give you a vague idea of the content? I hate being forced to read/listen to the content before getting to decide if I'm interested in it or not. Anyway, luckily for me, why we can't be trusted isn't a question I'm seeking an answer to. Anyone who has followed this club any longer than about 3 years knows why: because we always seem to stumble when we think we're about to clear the next hurdle. Maybe we don't actually "always" - in fact it's probably only "occasionally", but it feels like that when you spent as long a time being uncompetitive as we did. Trust will come. I personally had restored my level of trust considerably before last week: I knew that even when we were playing poorly, this MFC team didn't give up and roll over. We could go into any game, we'd probably still be in it at 3/4 time and I knew we could beat anyone if we played our best. I was still hopeful at 1/2 time against Hawthorn. The slap in the face during the second half stung painfully because I was unprepared for it (read: I had trust). In reality, all teams have at least one game a year where they play like arse and get flogged, but for the MFC fan it hurt, because of the fragility of the trust. Fans of very trustworthy teams can endure it and shake it off quickly. Fans of teams who are very untrustworthy expect that pain and can brace for it. It'll take time to recover it again, but it can happen. It's not a permanent loss of trust, just a setback to the trust that was being earned. Thanks for the analysis Plough (I still haven't followed the link).
  12. Jordan Lewis Out with Broken Hand

    It's almost like the hand isn't a very complex bit of anatomy with a variety of nerves and sensations, where an injury could be anywhere between trivial and debilitating.
  13. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Goodwin has won more games as coach than he has lost, 27 games in to his coaching career. He now has one belting to his name. I want to contribute something meaningful to this thread, as no doubt others have since it's 20 pages in, but the concept that he should be under any pressure whatsoever at this stage in the journey is just effing dumb. It's just not worth the energy of any further engagement.
  14. SHUT UP I'M SICK OF THE NEGATIVITY

    Whenever you want, it's a free country.
  15. SHUT UP I'M SICK OF THE NEGATIVITY

    I don't think Werridee is suggesting yesterday's performance was anything other than awful - it wasn't. It was dreadful and you'd have to be stone hearted not to have finished that game not at least a bit pizzed off by it. It's just that the sack Goodwin, we're doomed, it's all been for nothing, we're never going to be good crap is totally over the top.
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