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Piggy is one of the better analysts and I think he has a case; let's not get carried away by the NAB Challenge.  We're improving, no doubt, and we've got plenty of grunt but we still butcher the ball

Sorry, but you must be joking.

I got drunk.

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What a great game and so nice to see Harmes, Kent and Kennedy feature so well. I particularly like the way that we had a good mix of goal kickers with Hogan only chiming in at the last quarter after a number of missed opportunities. Great to see Watts, Oliver and Garlett dominating a quarter each and so many contributors overall. Considering the fact that we still have Petracca, Brayshaw and Trengove to debut, we may well be in for a good year.

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Kennedy and Oliver have cemented their spots for Round 1. It turns out Kennedy can kick, already like him more than Howe. We all love Oliver but how good was his handpass to Salem in the last quarter. You can't teach that.

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30 minutes ago, demon4eva said:

Jason Dunstall is tool. He said that we will in only same number of games as last year. 

Piggy is one of the better analysts and I think he has a case; let's not get carried away by the NAB Challenge.  We're improving, no doubt, and we've got plenty of grunt but we still butcher the ball too much and the top teams will make us pay time and again.  Brisbane were undefeated in last years NAB challenge and look how that turned out....

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12 minutes ago, Demonland said:

We're back after a forum meltdown.

When we win a premiership, we may need a whole new level of service ... :-)

 

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Another 15 goals and 100+ points. Clear intent to move the ball faster, more corridor-based movement too.

Impressive games from Oliver, Bugg and Kennedy, too.

Dumb skill errors are still a huge issue but the pre-season has at least delivered three wins and clear progress on the attacking front.

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Also worth bearing in mind we had no VDB, Brayshaw, Dunn, Lumumba, Trengove, Petracca or Dawes, and 22 vs 24, against a side at full strength which most "pundits" think are certainties to be better than us this year. At Etihad, against an Etihad-based side.

Only a practice match, but a result to be happy with at any rate.

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Lots of things to like about the game.

The one thing that stood out again was our fitness.  For three weeks in a row we've run out games really well, and it was even more impressive with the interchange caps in place and an injury early in the game.

Watts was fantastic as the link up man, our small forwards applied huge amounts of pressure and our midfield got on top as the game went on.

Some handy players to return as well means that we couldn't be going on to Round 1 with a better frame of mind.

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Ignore the commentators/media, they have been out of the game too long and have their own agendas.

Our team has shown a very impressive improvement in getting/moving the ball - now it is time to capitalise on this improvement and refine the required skills and precision of movement.

Be happy - the Dees are on the climb!

 

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I'm a happy little vegemite.

I just cant wait until round 1. I would like an early surprise from the easter bunny and have CP5 placed anywhere he bloody well likes on the forward line.

along side Hogan Garlett Kent VdB Watts Pedo. and my basket of easter goodies

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