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Here we go! Another day to get through, pumped beyond all recognition. Will definitely be leaving early today and will be at the Mountain View beforehand.

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Damn Clarkson !!! What a cunning s_d ! 

O'meara out, now we think we can't lose.

We are stuffed !!!

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12 minutes ago, FarNorthernD said:

So would losing Stratton and O’Meara be like us losing Hibbo and Brayshaw? Just trying to work out a closish like for like. I must admit I don’t know much about Stratton but if so it’s a couple of top ten players out for them. Huge. 

Best mullet in the game since Dunstall and Dermie, Stratton is a huge loss, and my hawks mates are getting on Melb 38+, after hearing about JO'M... Same Hawk mate gave me 2 awesome tickets P22 row A as he will be golfing away. Being in Eutope i made some younger brothers happy. He even promised me his GF ticket should we make it that far, so am hoping he's made a good punt.

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2 hours ago, praha said:

The downside is that, with no one around I've been lingering around Demonland a lot and appears the site has now been blocked. I have to put in a request to IT to have it unblocked lol Gotta prove it's of value to my work.

Studies show that listening to music, having pictures in your workspace, and browsing Demonland all increase productivity.

If they aren't moved by scientific evidence, try crying and begging.

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Gonna be a beautiful day and night of weather.

Ticket printed, leaving work early.

All on the line and nothing to lose.

Bring it on!

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It’s game day and we are playing a semi final. What even is this? Who do I barrack for? 

I’m so much more nervous than last week. Gonna be hard getting work done today. 

 

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Long Lunch at the Bot. Walk down Anderson Street in the sun, no jacket required 

Find my seats get a beer and ready  ready to rumble. Honestly doesn't get any better than this.

So relaxed now we are in Finals and  result today doesnt matter as much but  still want to smash the Hawks.

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Blake Hardwick "may" be a late out for the Hawks tonight. - Tim Watson SEN

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Your all mad !

sunny day no jacket required !

its not going to be 20C at 7pm and a hell of a lot less at 10.30

still if we win and your full of ink you will not feel it. 

Driving to town  3 hours, win the game, sleep badly for 6 hours get on a train at 7am and come back. 

hoping to repeat exercise for the granny

Come on Dees   Hard tough finals football

concentrate  players and coaches 

its ours if you want it badly enough !

good luck to youse all !!

 

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I reckon we win by 8 points (but could go either way).

Hawthorn are a proud club. They will not want a straight sets exit again. 

The thing that we need to look out for are structures around the ball. The Hawks will try to suck numbers away from the ball so they can get their kicking game going. I hope Jack's leadership and ability to set up around the contest will help.

Tempo is also important Round 4 and Round 21 were textbook in how to beat us. We started both games well but as soon as that initial burst of energy subsided, the Swans and Hawks picked us apart by reading the tempo better.

Anyway, I have a 28 k run tomorrow so I can't be more alcoholically propelled than usual for the game. I'm either going to wake up inspired or angry. Either way, I hope it gets me through.

 

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I had hernia surgery tuesday let’s just say the meat and two veg is black and blue, but I’ll still be limping into the G come 7oclock wouldn’t miss it for the world,

Go Dees!!

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With Stratton and now O'Meara out, the ducks seem to be lineing up for us to shoot them down.  But recent history shows that that's when we are at our most vulnerable, and Clarkson is a canny coach.  Another day of reckoning for our team.  I think we will get over the line, but geez, I'm as nervous as all hell.  Go Dees!

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3 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

With Stratton and now O'Meara out, the ducks seem to be lineing up for us to shoot them down.  But recent history shows that that's when we are at our most vulnerable, and Clarkson is a canny coach.  Another day of reckoning for our team.  I think we will get over the line, but geez, I'm as nervous as all hell.  Go Dees!

no team walks into a semi final overconfident. Not if the coaching is half decent. It’s all so new to this team I reckon they’re going to b so pumped. 2 weeks running of 90 plus crowds , a game style they trust, a coach they love, some outright guns and a work ethic only rivalled by the Tigers. 

Dees about to send a massive message to the hawks and whole competition. We are THE team to b feared. 

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Fortunately I have some hard physical work to do today, something I have to focus on. Otherwise I would be a useless mess. I hope I do concentrate because it involves a lot of chainsaw use. At least if I do bleed my veins run red and blue.

I am not negative about tonight, but very anxious/excited. Our best is a fair bit better than Hawthorn's, but Clarkson is a brilliant coach. Just because Stratton and O'Meara are out means little to him because the entire Hawks squad is disciplined in applying his game plan whether in VFL or AFL. 

I am wary of how he will play Melksham and Brayshaw. If he is able to cover these two the game will be up for grabs.

I have full faith that Harmes will cover Mitchell, but we need to curb Smith, Breust and Gunston. If any one of these three get off the chain the Hawks footy will roll out free and fast. 

I am expecting Weideman, Frost and Petracca to stand up big time tonight. Max is a given. Carna Dees. 16 point win. 

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I’ve got a belly full of bath water that is now repeating real bad as the butterflies try and squeeze in there as well. 🤢

I am confident though that this team will leave absolutely nothing out there. So long as that happens I’ll live with whatever the result is. We should win though.

I’m sitting in my car typing this. I park in some random suburban street and walk the rest of the way. Some bloke just pulled up behind me and got out with his Dees scarf on. Going to be a good day I think. Lucky I’ve got a day pretty much jammed with back to back things right up until the game is due to start, which will be a welcome distraction.

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Same as last week - not nervous. Will be watching the game at home by myself and the phone will be switched off to avoid the socials. Have a lot of Hawthorn mates that are always quick to let you know when they are winning. Obviously hoping that won't be happening.

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34 minutes ago, SFebes said:

Blake Hardwick "may" be a late out for the Hawks tonight. - Tim Watson SEN

That would be 4 changes for them going into a semi Final.

Far from ideal for the Dawks.

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1 hour ago, Converted Dee said:

Put $50 on a Hawthorn win and you can watch the game knowing either outcome will make you feel slightly happy.

Think we can do it. Go Dees

 

That’s what my cardiologist says I have to do before I can watch the game 

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46 minutes ago, SFebes said:

Blake Hardwick "may" be a late out for the Hawks tonight. - Tim Watson SEN

He wasn't great last week so I'm not sure if it disadvantages them if he does go out. They will probably bring in a mid for him as they haven't brought a mid in for O'Meara yet.

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Up at 4.30AM, 3YO sensing tension

5.30AM "Dad can we go feed the goats, pick some mulberries and avos and check the planets?"

Drove all around Lismore with Dees scarf out window.

Old bloke at work caught me at entrance with a chuckle seeing my scarf - "good luck tonight"

It's Australia Vs the Hawks.

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At brisbane airport for the second time in a week...hard to justify this type of money as a 20 year old uni student, but I'd do anything for the mighty dees ❤️ 

Felt confident at the start of the week but the nerves have been growing ever since, I just want the game to start now.

I think our midfield grunt and contested ball depth with get us over the line in the end.

GO DEES

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Off to a luncheon where Daisy Pearce is one of the Guest speakers ( with Ling, Del Santo and Brown).

Only one or two brown cordials but mainly water.

Then back to the office - change out of suit into Red and Blue clobber (with red and blue shoes) - then to the 'G

Enjoy a couple of nice brown cordials before the game

And then lose the voice cheering hard for the mighty Dees

It was great speaking with mates last Saturday morning sounding like Joe Cocker - I'm looking for an encore performance

Go Deeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzz

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1 hour ago, FarNorthernD said:

So would losing Stratton and O’Meara be like us losing Hibbo and Brayshaw? Just trying to work out a closish like for like. I must admit I don’t know much about Stratton but if so it’s a couple of top ten players out for them. Huge. 

Try Hogan and Lever. About time the Dawks copped some injuries. 

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3 hours ago, Zoiikgarden said:

I'm leaving for the airport - I'm coming, Ds are coming!  Oh what a feeling! Bring it on!

12 years since in a final, and we won last week after a few experts said we would miss the 8. Beat hawks tonight and I believe we have done as well as expected, if not better. 

We can beat the eagles at home but to be honest the fact we could make a prelim is amazing. Had we not stuffed the two Geelong games we would be where the eagles are now. 

2019 will be huge, this year let’s hope we create a fairytale. For many of us that is certainly happening !

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