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Everything posted by praha

  1. Shhh we're not allowed to admit failure or talk about the past. Too negative. We might trigger the playing group's PTSD.
  2. Richmond VFL v Casey Demons - Round 3

    IN: Weeds, Tyson, Hunt OUT: Lewis, Vince, Bugg
  3. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    In all seriousness, you missed my point. I was wrong about that one fact, but that's only had me realise how terrible we've been. In you correcting me, I've come to realise how pointless that stat is. Win games consistently should come naturally to teams looking to play finals. We should be burying teams when we have the opportunity. We don't. Against St Kilda last year, word has it Melbourne players were sledging with, "What are you doing in September?" We almost lost that game lol We never looked like losing, but St Kilda came home hard. Then when it came to playing finals, we couldn't even lay a tackle. I keep asking when we're going to turn the corner. We're still the pushovers of the league.
  4. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Okay. I was wrong. We beat 3 non-finalists and won in Perth for the first time in 16 years to notch 4 wins in a row for the first time in a decade. We still didn't play finals, though. It took us a decade to win 4 in a row.
  5. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    I think B and C are most likely here, which flows into to make a product of A.
  6. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    Hawthorn is not great. They are well coached, but they made a point of making a mockery of us last week. Clarkson toyed with us, and our players gave up.
  7. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    You mean like how Goodwin ignored ackowledging North's record against us, and losing to them twice, but then once it was widely acknowledged by coach and players alike, we finally break through and beat them? Using failures to motivate is not uncommon. Why wouldn't you use the Collingwood game as motivation to prove a point to the football community? I agree. The Geelong game was a revolt. The Essendon game, we just had a terrible team. Does that make last week's excuse that we're just lazy and soft?
  8. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    We may as well have. That performance was 186-esque. It was 17 goals to 1 in wet and windy conditions.
  9. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    I cannot fathom how you can classify 2017 as a pass. Is improvement and a pass mark mutually exclusive? If you get 10% on a test and 15% on the next test, you've improved, but you still failed. Finals has been a KPI since the 2016 season. It was a "Yeah it would be good" KPI in 2016. It was a clear objective for 2017. It was a colossal failure the way we missed out. It was a huge choke. That first quarter was awe-inspiring in its mediocrity. Most important game in a decade and it took us 15 minutes to lay a tackle. I hate to say it but if you classify that as a pass mark, that makes you complicit in the club's soft culture.
  10. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    North is a finals smokey. They play good team football at times and have a smart albeit arrogant coach. They would respond quickly after a loss like we went through last week. We won't. we're set for a 6-7 goal loss.
  11. So Sydney, Adelaide, GWS, and Richmond are probably the only sure things. Geelong, WC, Port are likely. That leaves Pies, Melbourne, Hawthorn, Essendon, Freo vying for the last spot. Then you have smokies in North, Bulldogs, Saints also pushing. After last week, and seeing the way North is destroying Hawthorn, I think we're a 30% chance of making finals right now. After this round, likely we'll be 14th after 5 rounds. I am so disheartened after last week's game. It was 2011-esque in the team's revolt against the fundamentals. We won't get within 6-7 goals of Richmond. I think we should prepare ourselves for a very tough 4-5 game losing streak now. The wheels were loose during the pre-season. They're set to fall off now. I seriously think we're set for a 6-8 win season ala Richmond in 2016.
  12. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Injuries had nothing to do with not laying a tackle in the first 10 minutes of the club's most important game in a decade. Granted, the Pies loss is not entirely on Goodwin, but that they came out and started as they did is partly on him. We also lost to North twice, Freo, Hawthorn when we were clear favourites and should have won. Throw in Port, St Kilda Brisbane games when we should have won by 10+ goals.
  13. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Granted, but your first point, you should read back on how players spoke of Neeld to realise this is mostly newspeak. No player has ever spoken ill of their coach. It's not a useful gauge.
  14. Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Agreed. When was the last time we won 4 in a row? Or beat a team by more than 10 goals? More than a decade for the former, 7 years for the latter if you excluse GWS and GC in their early years. Not Goodwin's fault, but we just can't seem to break through the barrier.
  15. Time to show Oscar some respect!

    This severely understates his contribution and improvement imo. He stood out in a very poor team on Sunday. He's been a consistent performer since mid 2016 and many supporters refuse to or just can't see it. His performance on Sunday was as solid and consistent as we've seen from him over the past 20 or so months. Every defender has a "shocker". Rance has one once a month. Oscar has been as consistent and as influential a player as we could hope for from a developing key defender.
  16. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    Would LOVE if Carlton win.
  17. Round 5 Non-MFC Games

    Nah. Not in those circumstances. Maybe in the first quarter. He should have taken it at the first grab anyway.
  18. Flat Track Bullies?

    They didn't, but they did play finals.
  19. Dusty tackles etc at training

    I actually think the best way to counter Dusty is to not tackle him at all. Defend the space ahead of him and force him to the boundary
  20. Training 19/4

    He's always been a great contested mark. No stress with bringing him in to contest. It's the chase and defensive side that is the issue.
  21. Dusty tackles etc at training

    http://m.afl.com.au/news/2018-04-21/demons-drill-down-on-dustys-dont-argue aka. The Dusty Rules. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Rules
  22. Breaking down the 15 goals to 1

    I swear I've read this before: http://m.melbournefc.com.au/news/2018-04-20/keep-the-faith-says-melksham “I think you’ve just got to stick behind us. It’s early on in the season and there is still a lot of footy to be played,” “We didn’t play the way that we wanted to and the education around that was really helpful,”