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TGR last won the day on August 25 2015

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    "I think it is more reasonable to "copy" where the Bulldogs are going, rather than trying to emulate a team that has been labelled by some as the greatest of all time.

    This team, had the fortune to get it right and have early picks, in a couple of super-drafts. Then, they had the fortune after this stockpiling, for the league to introduce 2 expansion clubs that prevented teams underneath from rebuilding quickly." Oct 2015

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  1. TGR

    My 3 word player analysis V Geelong

    Smith - Wrong Joe Boy Spargo - Not quite ready Lewis - 30 cheap possessions Melbourne - Can’t play tempo OMac - TGR sticks fat
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    Club to Assess Training Program

    Good call. My 5c worth is... 1. Don't let players decide that they will play 2 weeks after a plantar-fascia operation. 2. When the physio comments that the player's foot injury is directly related to his 'poor core stability', that is code for "I have no idea about musculoskeletal foot pathology, but do this in case it works...eventually". 3. Foot surgeons are experts at foot surgery. We overrate their knowledge about how to deal with secondary and tertiary sequale of the original/main problem. As Lyon says, let the 'cobbler's do the cobbling'. 4. Full-time foot/ankle expertise at AFL clubs is a myth at the present time and will be standard practice by 2030. It will take another 12 years for the penny to drop that money should be spent on the cake, and not the icing. 5. Go to 1
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    Losing Jack Viney

    Irony is that Mr. Hyperbole wouldn't have let Viney return so quickly after plantar fascia surgery in 2017. You reap what you sew. I don't feel sorry for the club or Viney with this foot saga. Totally preventable.
  4. "I see three of them out there" (Rocky (IV)) "Hit the one in the middle" (Paulie)
  5. I agree. Frost does turn it over. But I am comforted by the fact the Frost can get back to the goal line to pressure a certain goal. He will improve with continuity and faith. More important than that is Frost is essential to our team that presses, yet needs to get back to goal when the opposition cut through.
  6. Amount of times Lewis goes for the kick of the ground when the ball is even off the ground, is quite alarming. If Melbourne are after another cooked player to bolster our 'experience' on field, we should also go for Harry Taylor. At least we would show some consistency.
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    Outside mids

    Gaff is vanilla squared. He and Shuey are front-runners. Surprised we didn't go for Saad last year. We have paid 800k for Lever. That makes TMac worth 900k in my book, which would be a bargain. Do we have the luxury to keep purchasing, or do we try to keep our talent that will get offers in the next few years. Lets go for outside speed in the super-draft. Hang on, we have hand-delivered Adelaide our picks in the super-draft. Sometimes, when you pee in the bed, you have to lay in it.
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    Outside mids

    Gaff is vanilla squared. He and Shuey are front-runners. Surprised we didn't go for Saad last year. We have paid 800k for Lever. That makes TMac worth 900k in my book, which would be a bargain. Do we have the luxury to keep purchasing, or do we try to keep our talent that will get offers in the next few years. Lets go for outside speed in the super-draft. Hang on, we have hand-delivered Adelaide our picks in the super-draft. Sometimes, when you pee in the bed, you have to lay in it.
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    Outside mids

    If the club was hell-bent on paying superannuation 18 months ago, invest in a Boomer Harvey, who would have taken a 2 year deal, instead of treacle Lewis on a 3 year deal. Would have added to us, and might have been the difference in 2017 and 2018.
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    Outside mids

    Thank god there is another who thinks Gaff and to a greater extent Shuey, are the most overrated front-running players in the comp.
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    Worst selection of 2018

    The knock on Melbourne circa 2016 and onwards was pure and simple, a lack of outside speed. Only a few posters here have been concerned with it over the journey. This was one critical reason that I cautioned against the Lewis trade: he was always going to make a slow team, even slower. With Frost and Hunt (pre-injury) playing for Casey, and then you have Lewis, Vince (up to Port game), Tyson and co playing ones, it baffles me. St.Kilda exposed our lack of defensive spread to the whole footy world yesterday. Expect all teams below us to take us on with play-on, switching, and rebound footy from defensive 50. Goodwin thinks its a lack of effort? Maybe guys like Harmes and Hogan don't run back to defend hard enough, but we don't have the capacity to defensively spread. We need speed behind the ball, not leadership.
  12. Agree. At the end of the day, Lewis won’t have been the difference between us making finals and not. Listen to Roos last night, and he can’t believe we leave speed in the seconds (Garlett and Hunt (pre-injury)). Lewis wasn’t our worst. “Give it to me Harmes” and “Body language Hogan” could take claim to that last night. But the Lewis experiment has failed, delayed development, and slowed an already one-paced side. All for ‘leadership’. This recruitment personified the veil of negativity and lack of trust in our own leaders and their capacity to write their own history. Opposition coaches now are instructing players to take Lewis and Vince on, and disregard their perceived pressure. You can carry one; not two.
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    New CEO - Gary Pert

    Paul Roos is a decent judge of character Andy has known him since their U19 days. History was no doubt ratified by Roos. As for Malthouse, the last bit of advice he gave the MFC was about Neeld ticking all the boxes.
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    Is Goodwin the right guy....

    Probably a bit slow to lock down on De Goey; and I thought Smith on Cox was the only option. I think we have to give credit to Collingwood's handball speed and handball metres-gained. We were just so slow to defend their lightning offensive handball. Best in the comp, and evident before their Adelaide triumph, which in retrospect was better than our butchering of a relatively undermanned squad. Collingwood defended the G like Richmond. Never gave us easy outlet or overlap. Still confident though, as Goodwin surely, first and foremost is a midfield coach; and I doubt Collingwood will walk out of the centre again the next time we play them. We had a lot of players that didn't fire a cracker too. On the other hand, they should have kicked 7-8 in the first with a few posters.
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