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I actually chuckled a few times at how he just went after the ball, bulldozing through multiple Crows players and they couldn't do a thing about it.  He decided he wanted the footy so he just went in and got it in a sea of players.

Like he just said  '[censored] it, I may as well hit top form second game back from a long layoff'.

 

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There was a moment in the 3rd or 4th when Viney jumped on a loose ball and there were 4 Crows players surrounding, all within equal distance of Jack but they all stood back as if telepathically signaling to each other “nah.. you go in”

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He's definitely our most explosive midfielder. He showed that today. He just bullies opposition. His strength to get himself free from congestion is remarkable. He can only make the game easier for Oliver too. Boy oh Boy our midfield is good.

Viney, Oliver, Brayshaw, Jones, Petracca etc.

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Maybe I’m imagining it but does Viney look like he’s faster over the ground than previous years? 

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2 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Maybe I’m imagining it but does Viney look like he’s faster over the ground than previous years? 

Nah i think we just forgot how quick he is. Over 20m he just burns.

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After the commentators had drooled over the size of Fogarty for the whole first half, to see Viney literally throw him off after picking the ball up was GLORIOUS. Somebody GIF it for me, pretty please!!!

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2 minutes ago, bananas said:

After the commentators had drooled over the size of Fogarty for the whole first half, to see Viney literally throw him off after picking the ball up was GLORIOUS. Somebody GIF it for me, pretty please!!!

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His intensity is just b*llshit. Opposition players are legitimately scared of him! Not only was his intensity back today, so we his agility and burst pace. His sidestepping is top shelf, and if it doesn't work he just bulldozes through them anyway! So great to have him back out there.

Gawn, Viney, Oliver, Jones/Brayshaw is currently the best centre square midfield in the league.

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Seems to magically appear when there's abit of niggle.
Doesn't matter who's involved.
Just loves it.

 

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Never thought I would be saying this but I reckon Harmes has earned a place on that list.

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1 minute ago, obbafan said:

Never thought I would be saying this but I reckon Harmes has earned a place on that list.

harmes has always been a real goer, just needed to iron out a few rough edges

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5 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

harmes has always been a real goer, just needed to iron out a few rough edges

He's been building, and building his tank.  same with ANB.

Add some form into the team, and they all start to shine.

We are up and away atmo.

 

Some of the guys looked like tiring late in the 2nd Qtr; physically feeling the heat, and some mental errors later on after half time, from some experienced players from fatigue, including TMc.

I have to see out the game yet.  But it was a very good clinical win.  And the crows didn't show up, or we dindn't let them.  Our intensity was very good.

 

A danger game coming up against a struggling side that we should beat, and will be expected to beat.   That makes it a danger game, because of our recent mental attitudes in these type games.

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53 minutes ago, DV8 said:

He's been building, and building his tank.  same with ANB.

Add some form into the team, and they all start to shine.

We are up and away atmo.

 

Some of the guys looked like tiring late in the 2nd Qtr; physically feeling the heat, and some mental errors later on after half time, from some experienced players from fatigue, including TMc.

I have to see out the game yet.  But it was a very good clinical win.  And the crows didn't show up, or we dindn't let them.  Our intensity was very good.

 

A danger game coming up against a struggling side that we should beat, and will be expected to beat.   That makes it a danger game, because of our recent mental attitudes in these type games.

What like our mental attitude we had against gold coast and the blues, and essendon and the saints.

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1 hour ago, obbafan said:

Never thought I would be saying this but I reckon Harmes has earned a place on that list.

Agreed. He's now gone past others on our list and has been a beneficiary of the general increase in standards across the board of performances over the past month

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I still think Viney is easing himself back in as well.

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2 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Maybe I’m imagining it but does Viney look like he’s faster over the ground than previous years? 

Played all last year with injuries. The plantar fasciitis was hurting him from the early rounds all the way through to the surgery, and then he came back underdone from that. He wasn't healthy at any stage last season.

Hopefully he can get back to 2016 form and even more. 

He also seems to have the best combination with Gawn, somehow with Harmes the other midfielder who reads Gawn well. 

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2 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

What like our mental attitude we had against gold coast and the blues, and essendon and the saints.

past seasons, and earlier in the season.. Its the next hoodoo we have to put an end to, in our march forward.

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4 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Played all last year with injuries. The plantar fasciitis was hurting him from the early rounds all the way through to the surgery, and then he came back underdone from that. He wasn't healthy at any stage last season.

Hopefully he can get back to 2016 form and even more. 

He also seems to have the best combination with Gawn, somehow with Harmes the other midfielder who reads Gawn well. 

I always seem to notice Gawn literally putting it down Jones' throat. And then there is Oliver and Brayshaw

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When Viney came back into the side his team mates grew in confidence. They have that extra spring in their step. As we  see the last 2 games, it is so noticeable  Gawny grew an extra 10 cm.  We can only be better with him in the side. Welcome back Champ.

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11 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Maybe I’m imagining it but does Viney look like he’s faster over the ground than previous years? 

Yes, I'd reckon that is the case and was thinking that with a few of his anti-Crows breakaways during the game. Seems like the layoff that he has endured brought on some other forms of training that assisted running speeds and faster take-offs in a straight line for the ball - watch out, Doggies, the Filth and others, he's on a mission to take this train to the end of the line - a premiership.

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10 hours ago, DV8 said:

He's been building, and building his tank.  same with ANB.

Add some form into the team, and they all start to shine.

We are up and away atmo.

 

Some of the guys looked like tiring late in the 2nd Qtr; physically feeling the heat, and some mental errors later on after half time, from some experienced players from fatigue, including TMc.

I have to see out the game yet.  But it was a very good clinical win.  And the crows didn't show up, or we dindn't let them.  Our intensity was very good.

 

A danger game coming up against a struggling side that we should beat, and will be expected to beat.   That makes it a danger game, because of our recent mental attitudes in these type games.

aside from the last 4 that we have won... there is history, and there is recent history. chin up , they'll prepare accordingly for it

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9 hours ago, Josh said:

I always seem to notice Gawn literally putting it down Jones' throat. And then there is Oliver and Brayshaw

Gawn wins a lot of hit outs to advantage, so any midfielder playing with him is going to get the ball, but Viney and Harmes are the two I've noticed far more than others who nail the timing and get the ball straight from the tap on the run bursting to goal. Harmes kicked a goal earlier in the year from a hit out that was beautiful to watch.

All of the mids have improved their work with Gawn massively since the Hawthorn and Richmond games which were disasters in that regard.

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The last place you'd want to be is on a footy field between Viney and the ball....

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