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When was the last time we were 5th on the ladder - or there abouts?My wife just asked me and I can't remember!Last century???

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5th and climbing.

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06

I think we were actually on top for a week or two

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Round 12, 2006 (5th) was the last time we were this high on the ladder at this point in the season.

We were even higher at round 12 in 2005 (2nd) and Round 12 2004 (3rd).

Neale Daniher was such a fantastic coach, we really should have won a flag or two in his reign.

 

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5 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

 

Neale Daniher was such a fantastic coach, we really should have won a flag or two in his reign.

 

We had two things go against us:

1. Most dominant team performance maybe ever by Essendon in 2000. Nobody would have beaten them that year, but I think had we played someone else we would have won 

2. We were always a little short of stars / match winners. Yes we had Ox and Farmer and TJ, but they were all very inconsistent. 

I think we are now finally building a team that has enough "difference" players in it who will really stand up and deliver in finals, like Oliver, like Trac, like Hogan, like Gawn. Here is hoping for some sustained success for the next 5 years!!! 

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I only care where we are at the end of Round 23. 5th at Round 13 doesn't really count if we are outside the 8 come September.

This year feels different. Smells different too.

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16 minutes ago, Jaded said:

We had two things go against us:

1. Most dominant team performance maybe ever by Essendon in 2000. Nobody would have beaten them that year, but I think had we played someone else we would have won 

2. We were always a little short of stars / match winners. Yes we had Ox and Farmer and TJ, but they were all very inconsistent. 

I think we are now finally building a team that has enough "difference" players in it who will really stand up and deliver in finals, like Oliver, like Trac, like Hogan, like Gawn. Here is hoping for some sustained success for the next 5 years!!! 

Jaded - Unsure if you're saying we have players who can make a difference or we have players with different qualities. We probably have both just look at our forward line

Garlett - Electric pace

Hogan - Contested marking beast

Petracca - Massive core and vertical leap, lightning quick reflexes

Hannan - High flying mark, kicks goals from anywhere

Watts -  Best kick in the side can go back and stop a goal when momentum is against us

Bugg / ANB / Rotation - the ultimate surprise

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I only care where we are at the end of Round 23. 5th at Round 13 doesn't really count if we are outside the 8 come September.

This year feels different. Smells different too.

If you said to me at the beginning of the year who are the 2 players we can least afford to lose I would have said Gawn and Hogan.

There is no dominant team this year you have to be in it to win it.

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6 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

Jaded - Unsure if you're saying we have players who can make a difference or we have players with different qualities. We probably have both just look at our forward line

Garlett - Electric pace

Hogan - Contested marking beast

Petracca - Massive core and vertical leap, lightning quick reflexes

Hannan - High flying mark, kicks goals from anywhere

Watts -  Best kick in the side can go back and stop a goal when momentum is against us

Bugg / ANB / Rotation - the ultimate surprise

The game style of being the number 1 pressure side in the comp has a lot to do with it. That is a team working together. Then there is the ability to capitalise on that with turnover goals. We are very familiar with how deflating that is.

The thing I like about being a good pressure side is that its hard to  coach against. It also depends on US as to how much effort and intensity we bring to the game.

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4 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

If you said to me at the beginning of the year who are the 2 players we can least afford to lose I would have said Gawn and Hogan.

There is no dominant team this year you have to be in it to win it.

You are not alone there. I hope that once Jesse returns we don't become too Hogan-centric and continue to find the other avenues to scoring that have seen us through the past few months.

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10 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

Jaded - Unsure if you're saying we have players who can make a difference or we have players with different qualities. We probably have both just look at our forward line

Garlett - Electric pace

Hogan - Contested marking beast

Petracca - Massive core and vertical leap, lightning quick reflexes

Hannan - High flying mark, kicks goals from anywhere

Watts -  Best kick in the side can go back and stop a goal when momentum is against us

Bugg / ANB / Rotation - the ultimate surprise

 

 

I forgot Pedo - Jack of all trades

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2 minutes ago, Demonland said:

You are not alone there. I hope that once Jesse returns we don't become too Hogan-centric and continue to find the other avenues to scoring that have seen us through the past few months.

Just had the same conversation with my old man. We have to be better with Hogan in the team but it will take some adjusting and he needs to buy in on the frenetic pressure.

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59 minutes ago, Uncle Fester said:

06

I think we were actually on top for a week or two

 

49 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Round 12, 2006 (5th) was the last time we were this high on the ladder at this point in the season.

We were even higher at round 12 in 2005 (2nd) and Round 12 2004 (3rd).

Neale Daniher was such a fantastic coach, we really should have won a flag or two in his reign.

 

We were on top of the ladder after defeating the Hawks round 18, 2004. We then fell in a heap losing 3 of our last 4 games from memory.

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Thanks. Yeah. I remember the heap. For one brief and glorious moment my team was top of the tree for the first time in my life...

 

Then we fell out of it.

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42 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

In the 10 years 2007 till 2016 we were only in the 8, six times!!

http://afltables.com/afl/seas/ladders/ladderstbt.html#11

So far this year we have been in the 8 seven times. Sorta says something doesn't it.

It does. It tells me that if this team played the other team of the last decade our percentage would be better.

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Thanks for your responses.Regarding Neale Daniher : how long did he coach us for,why did he leave  and who did he coach after us?

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10 minutes ago, Dingo said:

Thanks for your responses.Regarding Neale Daniher : how long did he coach us for,why did he leave  and who did he coach after us?

He coached us for 10 years from memory, and never went on to coach anyone else, but was an assistant at West Coast until he got diagnosed with MND.

He left because we weren't performing and our board thought it would be a good idea to hire a whole bunch of inexperienced coaches and spend the next 8 years being a miserable laughing stock (but seriously, we were struggling, the bulk of our senior players were retiring and it was time for a fresh start) 

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#: 21   Posted (edited)

33 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

 

We were on top of the ladder after defeating the Hawks round 18, 2004. We then fell in a heap losing 3 of our last 4 games from memory.

Seems like just the other day.

Against the odds we won against Hawthorn but as on on that day and in the previous two or three games we had suffered injuries thus depleting the team. We were the walking wounded. Mind you at that stage we were still 12 and 4 including a loss in the opening round so it had been a good run until then.

Lost the next week to Port by over 70 points and also lost the last 3 games of the home and away..... got beaten by 3 points by the Bombers in a elimination final.

Edited by Diamond_Jim

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Today's bizarre footy fact.

We are the ONLY team currently to have won their last 3 games !!! :o

 

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wonder when someone is going to post about the best way to secure tickets for the GF?

Have always worked on the principle that if it ever happens I will just buy one. As it has only happened twice in 50 years I think I am well ahead against buying the guaranteed ticket.

In the old days people used to buy Fitzroy memberships because they rarely exhausted their allocation for finals tickets. Wonder if that would work these days with GWS memberships.

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4 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

wonder when someone is going to post about the best way to secure tickets for the GF?

Have always worked on the principle that if it ever happens I will just buy one. As it has only happened twice in 50 years I think I am well ahead against buying the guaranteed ticket.

In the old days people used to buy Fitzroy memberships because they rarely exhausted their allocation for finals tickets. Wonder if that would work these days with GWS memberships.

Gold Coast?

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

You are not alone there. I hope that once Jesse returns we don't become too Hogan-centric and continue to find the other avenues to scoring that have seen us through the past few months.

Seems to me that we have still bombed into the foward line quite regularly and backed either a crumb or storage. 

 

So with Hogan back the only thing that will change is Hogan will be in that contest which definately won't hurt

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