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Maybe he should do a nudie run if he’s so sure about it

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7 hours ago, BigFez said:

Add Hogan to the list of injury free.  Huge names there.

Lets hope that Hogan is right to go. Brayshaw is another. 

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6 hours ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

I'd ask the question of how many sides last year played the majority of the season without 1)their number one ruck 2)their number one key forward 3) their number one mid?

I would say the answer is zero. This is the reason why we will play finals this year. Combined with the fact the following players are a year older, Oliver, Salem, Brayshaw, Petracca, Hunt, Harmes & ANB. 

At the end of the day the proof is in the pudding and I'm confident we will be there come September.

Completely agree Dommo. I’m not the most popular person at my house right now because I’ve already cancelled our September holidays (nearly did last year too)

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11 minutes ago, Cassiew said:

Maybe he should do a nudie run if he’s so sure about it

I just threw up in my mouth

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5 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Robbo will have the Bombers winning the flag. If they do he will credit Hird with putting them on the path.

don't forget they didn't do drugs either ...

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Guy in media with little credibility riles posters on fan site who don't agree with his opinion... Save your energy Demonlanders. Just someone with an opinion. Australia has 22 million of them. What will be will be. No need to shoot the messenger.

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Predicting the future is a lot harder than just thinking the past will repeat itself.

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We just won a bloody Grand Final, What more does he want........

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Robbo (Mark) doesn't think we'll make finals

So?

Robbo also thinks that EssUndone were totally innocent, andhardly done by, and that Hird is a saint.

So?

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11 hours ago, Pates said:

Not the most unfair reason to be honest and it's the reason why so many of us refuse to get too excited. A big part of me still doesn't trust the club and players to stand up when it counts. Where I think things are different this year as opposed to last year is that we are slowly eroding the players that were a part of the "mentally scarred" culture of Bailey and (more so) Neeld. 

We have genuine fighters and players that have a little bit of FIGJAM about them. Robbo reckons the players are too selfish I definitely disagree with that, even in the AFLX i think we could see that the players are together and play for each other. The instagram/twitter stuff might've been a little OTT but it still had an air of arrogance about them that I didn't mind. That said arrogance needs to be backed up so I'd much prefer they get the job done when they're bloody well should (cough cough, North Melbourne & Fremantle). This needs to be the year we win when we're meant to win. 

Missing finals would be a massive let down, we need it. We have the quality to match it with anyone and when we hit our straps I really rate us.

Robbo didn't offer many tangible reasons, just more a feeling.

Agree. Nothing wrong with what he said. Basically just that he doesn't trust us. We haven't proven anything yet. He's not wrong.

It's just an opinion. People hate to face reality. We're not entitled to a finals spot. We have to earn it.

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Pretty sure he's just come back from a long lunch to record that video. He was all over the shop. Mentioning Harmes when talking about our defence for example.

Fair point about round 23 last year though. I know I still don't trust this group. As excited as I am for the season there's always that lingering doubt.

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14 hours ago, dieter said:

I was banned from this site for a month - for duelling with well-know duellist  - and checked out Demonology and the Big Footy AFL site and found it refreshing that the level of pessimism and doomsday sayers was under control, shall we say.

Since serving my sentence I've come back and found the same stasis of pessimism and 'not  looking on the bright side of life'. 

 

Kind of ironic considering one notorious poster used to refer to this site as "Strawberry Fields"

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Same but different - What Robbo says is true and correct but that was last year - if we have a good run with injuries and all things being equal we'll finish Top 8 and possibly Top 4 - but injuries and soft attitude and he'll be correct ! 

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14 hours ago, mauriesy said:

Predicting the future is a lot harder than just thinking the past will repeat itself.

What's that saying we use in the financial industry..... past performance is no guarantee for future results

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I don't care what Robbo says. There ARE NOT 8 better sides than Melbourne in the league. I expect them to play finals and they should.

This is a better side than last season, and barring any horrible injuries there are zero excuses for not playing finals.

Robbo and all of the so called experts can suck a fat one when the Dee's play finals in 2018.

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Yet again, I am convinced Slobbo did that pizzed. Why couldn't be put his bloody notes down? The slurring and inability to keep a chain of thought was also a tell.

That said, I think he is totally entitled to that opinion. He is right in that the competition for finals spots is absolutely red hot right now. Don't forget that you could include the Saints in the three he mentioned as pushing for that last spot in the eight.

He is also correct that past behavior can be a pretty good predictor of future behavior. I think the increased aggro want necessarily a bad thing. We just need to learn to harness it better. However, we fall asleep against teams we should beat and that has been a problem for at least 17 years. We struggled dealing with expectation back when Danners was coaching.

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    Scientists have discovered that the galaxy contains not just one giant black hole ,but a whole series of black holes ,much like those to be found in Robbos liver and brain.

  When Robbo saw his career counsellor after failing year 9 English ,she advised him that he would never make it as a forklift driver, which involves remaining sober for part of the day ,so he fell into a career as a Sports writer at The Herald Sun.

 From there he learnt to mangle the English language into his own creation ,using neither nouns nor verbs, but instead nicknames, as a substitute for context and meaning in sentences.The very mention of a popular or successful players' moniker gives the reader/listener both the subject matter and a hint at Robbos intimate knowledge of the game/player itself.

 After 5 failed marriages, Robbo has decided to give up searching for love on Filipino Brides.com and dedicate himself solely to AFL coverage and beer.When Robbo is not pursuing his only two passions, he sleeps in the janitors closet so as to be awoken at 9am ,fresh for work, by his trusty friend and ally Rajesh ,who sometimes lets Robbo borrow his Glen 20 as a deodorant substitute and will reluctantly lend him a jacket for TV appearances.

 Despite failing mental health and declining personal hygiene Robbo has built a fan base of 16 dedicated bar flies who have steadfastly attempted to listen to his rambling oratory and miscellaneous observations on beer nuts,bosoms and what great bloke James Hird is.Closing time is cited as Robbos deepest regret in life,one that constantly comes back to haunt him as he regales his followers with story after story after story after story.....Usually the same one repeated.

   Robbo has enjoyed all the fruits of a life in the media and has invested wisely over the years to prepare for his inevitable forced early retirement.He is rumoured to have shares in a Nigerian Oil syndicate backed by a large conglomeration of African Royalty ,which are expected to pay off handsomely after maturation.He is also alleged to have invested in Chemical production facilities that stretch along the Eastern seaboard from Lara to the Gold Coast with his "mate" Bomber.

    With his business acumen and his bloodhound -like ability to both smell a good story and smell like a bloodhound ,Robbo has excelled at making numerous friends across the country ,friends who are so busy and successful they never have time to answer their phones nor reply to his misspelt messages but that is the rarified oxygen he steals.

He is truly a one-off.And an off-one at that.

 

 

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