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Tom McDonald needs to take a good hard look at himself.


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On 13 March 2016 at 9:23 PM, beelzebub said:

Whatever it takes !!

Well at least you've had the courage to say something.! Your mate DazzleDavey cut down several trees last week in order to give us the benefit of his ( extremely tedious) negative views re TMac. This week, he's had nothing to say. No " sorry Tommy and well played on Sunday" or any other acknowledgement . In other words, if we can't attack someone, we say nothing.

both the coaches and commentators have stressed the new  game style, the greater emphasis on attack from defence. Everyone has mentioned that while this develops mistakes will be made. Garland, Wagner, Salem and TMac all made mistakes on Sunday, and let me warn you, they will make them on Sunday week and thereafter, but we must make this change  and, overall, our list with the much stronger midfield, we will do much better

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3 hours ago, Farmer said:

Well at least you've had the courage to say something.! Your mate DazzleDavey cut down several trees last week in order to give us the benefit of his ( extremely tedious) negative views re TMac. This week, he's had nothing to say. No " sorry Tommy and well played on Sunday" or any other acknowledgement . In other words, if we can't attack someone, we say nothing.

Ridiculous. Not to mention wrong.

From the post match thread:

On 14/3/2016 at 11:26 AM, dazzledavey36 said:

A much better game from Tommy Mac. The type of game we want to see from him.

Farmer, I'll tell you what's tedious. Posters like yourself who carry this mindset of anyone who is critical of a player being a "hater", and if said player has a good game, that it should be rubbed in that poster's face as you and others choose to do.

Everyone can see Tommy's potential, which is what makes the simple errors all the more frustrating. He's an elite defender who has to work very hard on some basic elements of his game, which no doubt he is doing. Sunday's game is the bar for Tommy. He is good enough for that to be the standard.

We as supporters are going to get frustrated at times, and we are going to hold our "better" players to a higher standard. Get used to it.

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3 hours ago, Farmer said:

Well at least you've had the courage to say something.! Your mate DazzleDavey cut down several trees last week in order to give us the benefit of his ( extremely tedious) negative views re TMac. This week, he's had nothing to say. No " sorry Tommy and well played on Sunday" or any other acknowledgement . In other words, if we can't attack someone, we say nothing.

both the coaches and commentators have stressed the new  game style, the greater emphasis on attack from defence. Everyone has mentioned that while this develops mistakes will be made. Garland, Wagner, Salem and TMac all made mistakes on Sunday, and let me warn you, they will make them on Sunday week and thereafter, but we must make this change  and, overall, our list with the much stronger midfield, we will do much better

Check your facts before running your mouth and looking like an absolute twit.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Check your facts before running your mouth and looking like an absolute twit.

Ooooh burn!

To be fair, you were a lot more generous with your criticism of McDonald. Not saying it was unwarranted, I'm just saying...

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There are no certainties today regarding player contracts. There is big money, player managers and intangibles like the lure of going home.  What is tangible however is team success. Jesse is saying that and I am sure Tom is thinking it.  I hope they both become one club players but there are no guarantees and that's why team success us so important. My guess is that Tom will sign another contract and Jesse will be with us for another 2 years but after that is anyone's guess. Anything can happen, just look at Donald Trump. 

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13 hours ago, hemingway said:

There are no certainties today regarding player contracts. There is big money, player managers and intangibles like the lure of going home.  What is tangible however is team success. Jesse is saying that and I am sure Tom is thinking it.  I hope they both become one club players but there are no guarantees and that's why team success us so important. My guess is that Tom will sign another contract and Jesse will be with us for another 2 years but after that is anyone's guess. Anything can happen, just look at Donald Trump. 

Ernie, admittedly the Trump phenomenon is categorically unbelievable. (In the context of the USA maybe less so)  However one thing cannot happen, you cannot put your elbow in your ear. The defence rests.

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1 hour ago, ManDee said:

Ernie, admittedly the Trump phenomenon is categorically unbelievable. (In the context of the USA maybe less so)  However one thing cannot happen, you cannot put your elbow in your ear. The defence rests.

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21 hours ago, hemingway said:

There are no certainties today regarding player contracts. There is big money, player managers and intangibles like the lure of going home.  What is tangible however is team success. Jesse is saying that and I am sure Tom is thinking it.  I hope they both become one club players but there are no guarantees and that's why team success us so important. My guess is that Tom will sign another contract and Jesse will be with us for another 2 years but after that is anyone's guess. Anything can happen, just look at Donald Trump. 

I was with you until this bit ... I'd really rather not ... :)

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I too have been horrified by some of TMac's apparent brain fades over the years but today's game showed that when Tom has some good options in front of him he can deliver the ball beautifully and did so on many occasions in this game particularly in the last quarter when our forward line was open and on the move. I don't think he missed a target in the last half and his kicks were low and hard. Keep it up Tom.

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10 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Tom is a great player. Give me contested ball in the defensive half, give me Tom McDonald.  Works his butt off and never shirks a contest. Will (if not already) take over from Dunn as our key back and defensive leader.

Already has.

I still think Dunn has a big role to play for us though.

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