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Demons to play 'Fearless Football': Goodwin

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Melbourne aiming to be fearless under Simon Goodwin

"Goodwin wants his team to stand clear of the pack in their style and approach. Unwavering in intent at the ball, unwavering in the way they move it."

"The mantra is for them to play fearless football. They hope that is to be their brand and what they stand for. That can be interpreted in any number of ways – fearless and ruthless around the ball, brave when using it".  

How long have we waited for our team to play like that:  Fearless Football - has a nice ring to it! 

No more stinging criticisms of Demons, like: a team that doesn't stand for anything; a team and a club no longer irrelevant.

Now for the team and the coaches to 'walk the talk'.

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Decent article. 

It will be an intetesting year. 

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Words. Although it does sound like frenzied defence, followed by all out attack once in possession. Beats the stop/prop/go backwards of recent years.

 

Lets see which Melbourne turns up, and how long it continues.

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Just edits out of his recent presser regurgitated by another paper.

I hope this style of play is done in a way that mitigates serious injury.

Easier said than done, I know.

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Sounds like fast and furious is the mantra of about 6 teams, if coach pressers are to be trusted...

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I'm becoming more and more impressed by Goody in the media.

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52 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Words. Although it does sound like frenzied defence, followed by all out attack once in possession. Beats the stop/prop/go backwards of recent years.

 

Lets see which Melbourne turns up, and how long it continues.

Must admit, on reading 'Fearless Football' I heard echoes of the 'Hardest Team to Play Against' comment by Neeld, also before he had coached a game.  And, I cringed a little. 

I am more optimistic this time as the team has much more substance.  Nonetheless, I wait with bated breath and really hope Goodwin gets off to a good start (ie early wins and more wins than losses) for him and for us. 

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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Must admit, on reading 'Fearless Football' I heard echoes of the 'Hardest Team to Play Against' comment by Neeld, also before he had coached a game.  And, I cringed a little. 

I am more optimistic this time as the team has much more substance.  Nonetheless, I wait with bated breath and really hope Goodwin gets off to a good start (ie early wins and more wins than losses) for him and for us. 

These words do mean little but I prefer the positive connotations with being fearless compared to Neeld's game plan which pretty much came down to parking the bus and kicking it down the boundary.

 

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36 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Just edits out of his recent presser regurgitated by another paper.

I hope this style of play is done in a way that mitigates serious injury.

Easier said than done, I know.

To us or them !! :unsure:

Happy for our opponents to limp off or be carried ^_^

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A quick ball movement style does sound good to me. We'll play defenders who can run and intercept and not be afraid of conceding a few goals and we should move the ball and look to score. Win more than we lose out of the middle and then in a fast paced open game you've got the advantage and just need to execute. 

I'm worried we'll still be short on the ideal composure from the backline and knowing when to slow down and share the ball a bit. Sometimes you have to tease out an opening in a teams defending, you can't always counter. Also I'm worried our forward line is just a little short on goal kickers and just a little short on guys who can make that inside 50 kick. So it won't all work perfectly. But hey, let's have a go. Young teams are meant to be fearless, fast and aggressive. 

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15 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

You can't ever write off a team that plays this brand of football before the final siren, even if the other side has some momentum and is in front on the scoreboard at stages during the game.

I look forward to seeing this.

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11 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

A quick ball movement style does sound good to me. We'll play defenders who can run and intercept and not be afraid of conceding a few goals and we should move the ball and look to score. Win more than we lose out of the middle and then in a fast paced open game you've got the advantage and just need to execute. 

I'm worried we'll still be short on the ideal composure from the backline and knowing when to slow down and share the ball a bit. Sometimes you have to tease out an opening in a teams defending, you can't always counter. Also I'm worried our forward line is just a little short on goal kickers and just a little short on guys who can make that inside 50 kick. So it won't all work perfectly. But hey, let's have a go. Young teams are meant to be fearless, fast and aggressive. 

Sounds exactly what Bails told us nearly a decade ago, Hopefully this time it is far better resourced

RIP Bails...

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37 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

These words do mean little but I prefer the positive connotations with being fearless compared to Neeld's game plan which pretty much came down to parking the bus and kicking it down the boundary.

 

You mean this bus?

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8 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

You mean this bus?

n9XIMM5.jpg

 

so that's what the reality bus looks like

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7 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

You mean this bus?

n9XIMM5.jpg

 

 

2 minutes ago, sue said:

so that's what the reality bus looks like

I thought that was the karma bus!!

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36 minutes ago, biggestred said:

Actions > words

No one would dispute that, and it's applicable to every media conference ever conducted. It's still good to hear the direction the club is heading in on the field, and it's a direction we can no doubt get behind. 

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36 minutes ago, biggestred said:

Actions > words

Nah, I'd prefer the coach just said how good we'd be, without worrying too much about actually delivering it.

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Must admit, on reading 'Fearless Football' I heard echoes of the 'Hardest Team to Play Against' comment by Neeld, also before he had coached a game.  And, I cringed a little. 

I am more optimistic this time as the team has much more substance.  Nonetheless, I wait with bated breath and really hope Goodwin gets off to a good start (ie early wins and more wins than losses) for him and for us. 

To be fair to Neeld, having no discernible game plan probably made it hard for opposition teams to work out what the hell was going on.

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15 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Just earn the bloody respect on the field with actions/winning more often than not and stop trash talking FFS. Great teams find any way to win more games than they lose. They don't rely on one particular way or style and they certainly don't go around forecasting prior to having sustained success. I hope this is the last time we hear this BS

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7 hours ago, Nasher said:

Nah, I'd prefer the coach just said how good we'd be, without worrying too much about actually delivering it.

MMGA

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12 hours ago, Return to Glory said:

To be fair to Neeld, having no discernible game plan probably made it hard for opposition teams to work out what the hell was going on.

No it was the opposite,  it made it easy to work out,  I remember Simon black saying a week before round 1 that they had already worked out our gameplan.

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13 hours ago, Return to Glory said:

To be fair to Neeld, having no discernible game plan probably made it hard for opposition teams to work out what the hell was going on.

Not sure our win/loss ratio and percentage necessarily reflected this RTG.

 

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Talk is part and parcel of this time of the year. All that starts changing tonight thankfully.

 

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2 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

No it was the opposite,  it made it easy to work out,  I remember Simon black saying a week before round 1 that they had already worked out our gameplan.

Kick long to a contest on the wing. Ever. Single. Time.

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