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  1. 7 points
    Christ we have some weak-minded supporters who absolutely typify the stereotype that is bandied about. If we lose to Port at the G with the outs they have, it will be nothing short of embarrassing. This is the lack of ruthlessness that is consistently associated with the MFC. We should account for Port easily in round 1.
  2. 5 points
    As far as opinion from Mick goes, this is about as good as it gets. I don't know about getting over ourselves but we do need to double down on our ruthless side if we want to win finals. I would have agreed with him more strongly but after watching us beat teams by 100+ points multiple times last year, I think we are capable of putting our foot on team's throats and choking the life out of them. I do agree though that we need to do this more consistently and not drop off. I think this is more a function of experience though and hopefully we have that critical mass of games now.
  3. 5 points
    Dees are unbackable favorites at $1.3. Under Roos/Goody we have been strong against port. They have difficulty containing our contested style. We dominated them last year and narrowly lost at Port. Their top 6 contested possession winners from that game were wines, Polec, Rockcliff, Pittard, Jonas and Wingard of which 4 wont be playing. That same group also had 60 contested possessions. Who from port could possibly make up those number??? If we are on we will bury them.
  4. 4 points
    Melbourne could be as good as anyone, but first and foremost it has to get over itself. Melbourne fails to know how to get the foot to the throat and press down hard. The Demons release the pressure too soon and play like millionaires. This needs to stop. Malthouse makes the leap that every other simple-minded shouty sports fan reaches for when a talented team performs below expectations, discounting maturity-levels, experience, etc: it must be arrogance. From every thing that I've ever read about or heard said from Goodwin, he continually imparts the need for humility. I think there is no other cliche than the bathwater one that gets my back up nowadays. That said, and moving past the 'millionaire's' swipe, Malthouse is correct that we've had an issue with putting the foot down in the past. There was the 'failure to crush' teams thread on here the year before last - and in that year, when we played Port after the bye, it was reported that their players were super-confident at the break despite us having completely smothered them in the first half. It shows that there's an issue, at least of perception. We made some in-roads last year against the weaker teams. But still, while my recollection remains that we completely destroyed Geelong and Hawthorn in each of our finals, two of the highlights from the season were us closing them out after tense moments late in both matches. They were both given a sniff despite our dominance. That will need to change, and is the important next step for the coming season. It's an issue of maturity. And we rely on intensity - rather than playing like millionaires, we get out in front and then don't know what to do when the intensity drops, playing less direct and dinking it around until the inevitable turn-over leads to easy goals out the back and the pressure comes back on. We need to learn more tricks in scoring from structured play, and how to control the tempo without losing our intent. That also comes with maturity.
  5. 4 points
    Ladies and gents. Today I saw Sam Weideman in a hardware store and shook his hand, wishing him all the best for the season ahead. He seems like a really personable and pleasant young man. Despite being bailed up by a bogus looking bloke, he smiled and thanked me. The last Demon player whose hand I shook was Clayton Oliver ( and look how that's turning out ) Could be a big year for Sam !!
  6. 4 points
    Old Mick is not wrong in his comments. We have the talent, but is the attitude right for 25 hard weeks i sure hope so This is the year that will tell us what we need to know From Bartlett to Goodwin to the Players, all have to refuse the easy option and hurt like never before
  7. 4 points
    I agree. If we don't call it the ''Malthouse Theory''. Players missing from their 2018 best 22: Wingard, Polec, Wines, Hartlett (only played 5 games) and Dixon. With a big query over Ryder. This is a game we shouldn't be dropping at the G.
  8. 4 points
    I see this as him predicting that we wont change those things he has said. He's saying that if we do, we can win the flag, but he's predicting that we wont. Given our record over the past 3+ decades, I dont blame him for thinking that way. We dont know what success is, and we often think we've done enough before the real hard work starts.
  9. 3 points
    I'll call it - you are to harsh. I'd expect teams like Geelong & Hawthorn to hang on desperately in finals elimination games, so not surprised we weren't able to put them away earlier. Would have liked to of course to preserve the old ticker.
  10. 3 points
    In one respect I’m just like the Carlton list. i don’t listen to him either.
  11. 3 points
    Looks and sounds a bit like another small, tough Tasmanian...
  12. 3 points
    Am I the only one who doesn't really like this? I mean, it's objectively a great photo…but we don't deserve to see Gawny hold it until he wins it. I mean, it's like taking a photo of yourself sitting inside someone else's sweet car. Sure it's cool…but it's not yours. Yet.
  13. 2 points
    This is Mick covering himself all ways. If Melbourne make the top four he will look astute. If they play ruthlessly it will look as though his criticism spurred them into doing so. If they actually win the Premiership he will look like a great predictor. A win all round for himself. Me, I'm just looking forward to the first game!
  14. 2 points
    Completely different type of player 'norm'.... The only similarity is they both play key forward, Weideman also has a run in the ruck. I don't see the Hogan type doing that.
  15. 2 points
    And in the end, even if we do somehow lose that first game, it's not the end of the world. We did that to kick off last season and we ended up being fine. The AFL season is a marathon, not a sprint, which is how some supporters treat it. Even if we start a little slowly due to the new rules in place and our adjustment to it, there will be plenty of time to make it up in the wins column. We have the talent to beat anyone in the competition. Having said that, I'm backing us in to be 3-1 after the first 4 games, and us using this as a good springboard into the rest of the season ahead,
  16. 2 points
    hope not, we got rid of Hogan for being a Hogan type.
  17. 2 points
    This happened on a weekend so I could only email them but jumped on the blower Monday morning after their generous bonus bet offer to say Thanks, please close my account now.
  18. 2 points
    yes when we were rubbish.
  19. 2 points
    Gee thats a pretty tinny response from the TAB in such a competitive market. I can only suggest you ring customer service next time and just be persistent and every time you get a no, just asked to speak to somebody higher up the tree. Always be polite and well mannered and point out its the systems fault not yours and its your money. Emails tend to get passed around the office i think. At least you got something i guess. good to know also.
  20. 2 points
    Yeah i think thats the issue 20-30 mins prior. Ive never had an issue with the service before apart from some troubles with card verification cause i kept cancelling compromised cards. Its good to read your accounts also. Might pay to know this information on some of the bigger days, such as Cup Day. I like our multi. Glad you got a good price.
  21. 2 points
    Some real Monkey Business happening here fellas. It’s also happened to me a few times with TAB online in the past. The worst one was when I was alive going into the last leg of an NBA multi. Needed Wizards to win and they were up by about 8-10 points with 5 mins or so to go. A cash out offer was available and it was more than a 3 quarter pay out so I decided to accept the offer. When I clicked accept it came back with cash out unavailable, I just assumed live betting had been suspended so I tried again a minute later as live markets were still up. Offer was the same and I got the same response, cash out unavailable. Well, this happened about 5-6 times and by that stage Wizards had given up the lead, game was lost and so was the bet. I emailed them asking why I couldn’t accept a cash out offer when they kept offering it. The got back to me with ‘ we experienced technical difficulties with our cash out offers in the system even when they were showing.” I replied cool, your fault, pay me the cash out amount at the time of request. Well, no cigar, their excuse was unforeseen circumstances and nothing can be done. I said whaaaattt?? A few emails later and I finally got them, they credited me with a $10 bonus bet for the inconvenience 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️. That was a lot less than what I wanted to cash out by a long long way. I guess there will always be issues online, I don’t mind doing the old walk to the local now for some paper tickets.
  22. 2 points
    I usually put my bets on way in advance but the issue arose when I attempted to place a multi bet on close to the first leg being run. Might have been 20 - 30 minutes prior. I actually thought I was doing something wrong until I read your account ... previously, the Laddies site has crashed or has become treacle slow. And I ended up getting 21-1 for our multi ... Juve has drifted out to 2.88. Makes a big difference to the overall with just a .30-.40 percentage point swing.
  23. 2 points
    Really? Gee.....yeah the thing is with the price flux. I did actually get an alert the second time, but it just said price change and something like will you accept, so i just presumed it takes the flux into account and posts the new price with the bet. Thats how it should work because i had no idea. Might just pay to put them on a few hours before i guess, till they sort it out. They didnt seem to be very aware of it, but said it was a very busy day for them particularly around that time. Im on for the soccer multi, no problems there.
  24. 2 points
    Don't like Mick at the moment, but i reckon he's spot on and i also think the first game will tell us a lot about whether he is right or not. I therefore will stick to my prediction on Port/MFC Game as being a blowout 7goal plus win for us.
  25. 2 points
    Furthermore, if we had have beaten Geelong and Hawthorn like we should have during the home and away season, then we probably wouldn't have even played them in finals. Geelong wouldn't have made the top 8 and Hawthorn wouldn't have made the top 4 and probably would have been bundled out in the fist week, whilst we would have benifited from having finished top 4. Our performances last year were quite understandable for a youngish side making it's way and establishing experience in big games and establishing beleif in themselves. Looking for us to be that next step further along in our development this year, to start off where we left off towards the end of last year, but to be solid as rock, ruthless, and professionally/mechanically asert our dominance on the competition. I think this is the Goodwin way and hoping it will become know as the Melbourne way sooner rather than later.
  26. 2 points
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  27. 2 points
    My recollection was that the Hawthorn game they had the better of the play, just failed to convert in front of goal. Thus I wasn't surprised at all when a fresh West Coast did the job on us they did. Geelong and Hawthorn are both puss football sides these days. Dangerfield and Selwood are past it. Hawthorn have (had) one good onballer and a bunch of old geriatrics. Game against Geelong should have been over at half time with the gap we put on them in the first quarter, but then we choked up and barely kicked a goal for a quarter and a half and let them back in a game they should never have been in. Need to put sides to the sword in these situations.
  28. 2 points
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  29. 2 points
    Last year we were generally very good at beating the sides below us that we should and stepping on the throat of them. I think we need to do it against good sides and consistently over the whole season. We simply must stand up and win the big games against good teams more consistently than not. Would like to see us beat Richmond, Collingwood and West Coast in our home and away games this year. Call me a harsh critic, but I was disappointed that we didn't totally put Geelong and Hawthorn to the sword in finals much earlier in those games. We did make some big statements with those games, but we also kept them in the game far longer than they deserved to be. I don't care if we loose a few in a upsets this year, so long as we have enough buffer on our ladder position and are able to flick the switch against the sides we really need to beat.
  30. 2 points
    Fully agree, this is the key to this game.
  31. 2 points
    and we also lost the practice match at Casey Fields to North...
  32. 2 points
    His comments are in keeping with previous comments. He hasn't predicted we'll make the eight, because we drink our own bath water, but recognises the quality of the list.
  33. 2 points
    I fail to see how my post influences the performance of the team.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    50 goals from Weideman is the aim. He needs to be the Hogan type now.
  36. 1 point
    brad crouch and smith are like new recruits for the crows, and walker was clearly hampered last year, and was jacobs plus the whole camp fiasco clouded their entire year i think they'll bounce straight back into the top 4 too that list is quality
  37. 1 point
    I think that people are concerned about the injuries and experience of team play and co-ordination, which includes a youthful brigade but I do not think it is cynicism, chicken-livered, scardy-cat sentiment; I think it is legitimate concern and recent histories have largely proven that is a concern at the start of a season that has some merit. We should win, yes; so much has to go in our favour to so do, in reality.
  38. 1 point
    My point which you seem not too get DV8 is that we have moved on from these soft efforts and therefore we don't keep bringing up about it. You seem to want to keep bringing it up to somehow believe it will ensure we don't go back. Forget the old past (as Roosy found was hard for some) but it's irrelevant completely from 2016 as we started our real development as a serious team.
  39. 1 point
    Round 1 is a massive test. With port having some players out it will be interesting to see the mindset of our players. In the past when the opposition has players out we seem to think we will win without working hard. To me this is between the ears. We need to play 4 quarters at 100% and not stop until the final siren which is something we haven’t been able to do consistently. Time will tell.
  40. 1 point
    The King twins have only just been drafted. Presumably you are referring to the two Kings we had? And anyway, you base your premise on what? The fact he hasn't played much footy, only basketball? What, like Mason Cox for example?
  41. 1 point
    Lee Gaskin is from Adelaide so that explains him. Who knows why Barrett would pick them. But seriously, most people on the AFL.com list are the Who’s who of “Who?”
  42. 1 point
    Whats with all the experts having Adelaide so high on the ladder, and a few of them even picking them for the flag? They did not add any big recruits and Gibbs, Betts, Jenkins are all 30+ years of age now. Walker and Sloane are past their best. I have them missing the 8.
  43. 1 point
    I agree that we are a ruck short but I’m guessing the Club looked at the options out there and decided that there wasn’t a player who could get good enough to play AFL this season if both Gawn and Pruess went down. No point having an emergency ruck on the list if you can’t use him in an emergency.
  44. 1 point
    why... that is motivation to do better. Don't sweep things under the carpet... that IS the way to NOT move at all... let alone forward. .
  45. 1 point
    Like others I had my reservations about Max in the early days. Over the last few years, I sometimes have wished that he would stop playing the joker and be a little more media shy. However, you realize that humour is part of his make-up and no doubt helps him cope with the pressures of AFL footy and helps relieve some of the tension and pressure amongst his team mates. What you can't do his doubt his commitment and talents. Like all top line players he has made a huge mental and physical commitment to succeed. No-one has worked harder on the track and no one works harder on the field. You can't make it without single-minded obsession to being the best. Max has done that. As a result, he will reap the benefits for the rest of his life both in footy terms (reputation and respect) and in financial terms. No-one will say there goes a guy who "coodabeen" a champ. His performance on and off the field tells you that he has become a role model and leader of men.
  46. 1 point
    Who would have thought after his first year or two that he would be the pick of this bunch for the red and blue.
  47. 1 point
    Jesse was never a true Full Forward in my eyes. He never took an overhead pack mark. Most of his good work came 30-40 metres from goal. Jesse also assisted in a lotof goals, so i am not denying his talents. But The Weid could become a great Full Forward, when he is not tackling an opponent on the members wing. He can put the long arms up and hold marks. His opponents will be studying his game now though, i have no doubt.
  48. 1 point
    .... and converts pretty reliably too.
  49. 1 point
    I’m blaming the last 10 years on you now ET.
  50. 1 point
    Nah, Wingard and Polec will save them...
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