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When will Melbourne break these embarrassing records?


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39 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Next week another “record” is gone. Well we’ll drop down another spot on this ladder. 

 

I love how they are on this list twice. I'd like to see them win a second flag sometime so they can be on here 3 times...

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

Next week another “record” is gone. Well we’ll drop down another spot on this ladder. 

 

The fact the mid-2000s Saints didn't win a single flag, let alone multiple flags, is a crime against their own supporters.

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When will Kossie actually hold onto one of his hangers?
I've seen him almost take Mark of the Year at least half a dozen times.
Seems when he bursts through the ozone layer he sheets himself 😂

 

 

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1 hour ago, Fork 'em said:

When will Kossie actually hold onto one of his hangers?
I've seen him almost take Mark of the Year at least half a dozen times.
Seems when he bursts through the ozone layer he sheets himself 😂

 

 

I think you severely underestimate how difficult it is to take hangers. It's why we see so few, and in fact, we are seeing less and less each season, because unlike before, players who jump too early, use hands in the back or interfere with the contest and don't hold the mark, get penalised.

I applaud Kosi for giving it a red hot crack as often as he does. Eventually one will stick and it'll be the mark of the century. 

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52 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

I think you severely underestimate how difficult it is to take hangers. It's why we see so few, and in fact, we are seeing less and less each season, because unlike before, players who jump too early, use hands in the back or interfere with the contest and don't hold the mark, get penalised.

I applaud Kosi for giving it a red hot crack as often as he does. Eventually one will stick and it'll be the mark of the century. 

Meh .... I took plenty of hangers.
Also sheet myself a few times when I got higher than expected and dropped 'em.

And the AFL has never been so lenient in marking contests.
They want the big speccy to sell the game.
Kossie needs to commit and not just speculate when he flies and rip one down.

 

 

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Some upcoming records to overcome:

Have never beaten Port on a Friday night since their inception in 1997.

Haven't beaten Fremantle on a Saturday  MCG game since 2021.

Have never beaten Carlton on a Friday night since their inception in 1897.

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Not quite embarrassing but Petracca's five goal assists is the most by an MFC player since the stat was first kept in 2003. Previous record was 4 - set 15 times between 2007 and 2022.

 

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20 minutes ago, Supermercado said:

Not quite embarrassing but Petracca's five goal assists is the most by an MFC player since the stat was first kept in 2003. Previous record was 4 - set 15 times between 2007 and 2022.

 

He'd be thanking Kossie for his last :)

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1 hour ago, Supermercado said:

Not quite embarrassing but Petracca's five goal assists is the most by an MFC player since the stat was first kept in 2003. Previous record was 4 - set 15 times between 2007 and 2022.

 

5 is ridiculous for goal assists. The year Melksham won the league total he only averaged 1.5 per game.

Except for one obscene outlier, the all-time (since the stat began) records for goal assists in a game include a few sevens and not many more sixes.

Maybe some day Petracca could be the one to cleanse that outlier.

 

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We’ve only had 2 x 100 point victories this millennium. 
Both against Carlton. 

First in the naughties 

Second in the teens 

Get the twenties locked in. 

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3 hours ago, radar said:

We’ve only had 2 x 100 point victories this millennium. 
Both against Carlton. 

First in the naughties 

Second in the teens 

Get the twenties locked in. 

And we let two slip in the last two years against the Suns and Roo’s, damn.!!!

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17 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

I think you severely underestimate how difficult it is to take hangers. It's why we see so few, and in fact, we are seeing less and less each season, because unlike before, players who jump too early, use hands in the back or interfere with the contest and don't hold the mark, get penalised.

I applaud Kosi for giving it a red hot crack as often as he does. Eventually one will stick and it'll be the mark of the century. 

If much rather he stay down and crumb the ball. That's his role and clearly he is not good at marking spectacularly. He is really a great tease but it's too often for my liking. 

Otherwise I love Kossie for his amazing skills and pace. 

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7 hours ago, redandbluemakepurple said:

Still worth a thread but the records are no longer a dagger to my heart.  We won a Premiership.  We crashed out of the finals last year but we won a Premiership.  We gave Roos a very MFC send-off with his greatest ever loss.  But we won a Premiership.  Hopefully others found 2021 as therapeutic. 😃

Yeah I'm the same, this thread was more like checkpoints on the way to becoming a better team and having a shot at a flag.

I guess it's good to still have things like this to strive for!

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9 hours ago, redandbluemakepurple said:

We gave Roos a very MFC send-off with his greatest ever loss. 😃

This made me chuckle.
As a matching pair I think we handed out his biggest loss as a Swans coach as well - the “Jamie Bennell puts the jets on for a goal” game at the MCG.

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Wasn't sure where to post this folks so just plonking it here.  May have already landed somewhere admins if so feel free to delete.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/927362/firestarters-and-fast-finishers-the-best-first-

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On 5/15/2023 at 12:24 PM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Some upcoming records to overcome:

Have never beaten Port on a Friday night since their inception in 1997.

Haven't beaten Fremantle on a Saturday  MCG game since 2021.

Have never beaten Carlton on a Friday night since their inception in 1897.

Have we ever played Port on a Friday night?

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