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55 minutes ago, Devil is in the Detail said:

What was even sweeter is that was a 'press red for Ed game'.

Rumour has it they had this weeks game pencilled in a month ago for 'press red for Ed'...

I wonder who would have allegedly pulled the plug on this?

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3 minutes ago, H_T said:

Two youngest teams and least experienced teams going around this weekend at the G on Sunday.....: 

Ref From Brett Anderson's twiiter feed:

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And North are the most experienced, makes last weekend even more impressive

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11 hours ago, AdamFarr said:

None. Absolutely none.

Agree wholeheartedly with all of this except that "it's a big ask to get up each week". No, it isn't. Practically every other team does it and if we want to play finals, that's the benchmark.

Besides kicking 3 or 4, I'm not sure Harmes could have done much more. I'm not his biggest fan, but he had 10 tackles (a team high). Going by the footage of Petracca down at Casey, Harmes will be getting a game before him based solely on his defensive pressure.

Just Cloke or even Moore. Anyone could bob up against us if we're not switched on.

Adam  you cynic.  Surely you haven't ever seen a MFC team going into a "should win" match, not switched right on, have you? ?

5 hours ago, Skuit said:

Wonder if the Tiger's fans thought that before Fasolo almost single-handedly delivered the Pies only win for the season?

And recent MFC teams seem to do so well at tagging the likes of Harvey, Merritt (x2) etc ???

A big challenge for the coaching panel to get those  vital match ups just right.

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4 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

 

And North are the most experienced, makes last weekend even more impressive

Yeah, take out Brent Harvey this would have looked different and it most likely would have been a different result too...#gun

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19 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

 

And North are the most experienced, makes last weekend even more impressive

Fremantle has effectively demonstrated that experience counts for nought! Let's see what happens this weekend when the two most experienced teams face off against each other!

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27 minutes ago, H_T said:

Two youngest teams and least experienced teams (bottom 3) going around this weekend at the G on Sunday.....: 

Reference: from Brett Anderson's twitter feed.

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interesting.  do you know if that is starting 22 or the squad?

north are almost an average of 28yo!  fook me.  bad list management anyway you slice it.

we will struggle to win consistently (and make finals) until we get closer to 100 games.  keep the same team together this year with not too many injuries and our ave should go up to where the dogs are now which could mean a big year next year

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34 minutes ago, H_T said:

Two youngest teams and least experienced teams (bottom 3) going around this weekend at the G on Sunday.....: 

Reference: from Brett Anderson's twitter feed.

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You look at that list and you have to admit the Giants have recruited so well. Their age mix is so good. St kilda is a bit of a seesaw they are either old or young not many in the middle, once their older boys retire they are gonna fall down that list pretty far. And richmond making the finals the past few years seems even more surprising! I would have had them around 90/95 games if i was to guess

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14 minutes ago, hells bells said:

I can't believe the current betting market. Collingwood are warm Favourites 1.45 to us at 2.75.  I can accept the favoritism on The Pies side of the ledger but I would've expected 1.80 to 2.20 for example.  They are playing horrible football.

This is good news for us. But I agree, shows the respect people have for MFC.

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We play better as underdogs. The odds don't worry me and I am going on Sunday expecting a strong win!

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16 minutes ago, CBDees said:

We play better as underdogs. The odds don't worry me and I am going on Sunday expecting a strong win!

See, this is what's confusing. When we're underdogs we play better which makes us favourites which means we're no longer underdogs which means we're no longer favourites which means we're now the underdogs which means we play better...

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4 hours ago, H_T said:

Two youngest teams and least experienced teams (bottom 3) going around this weekend at the G on Sunday.....: 

Reference: from Brett Anderson's twitter feed - Round 3 stats

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Our expectations of this season need to be tempered when understanding the youth and experience of our list

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16 hours ago, bandicoot said:

Our expectations of this season need to be tempered when understanding the youth and experience of our list

Nope. That doesn't wash anymore - we've been told we have to put up with that for 10 years.

In actual fact, the 'inexperience' was just hiding mostly rubbish lists.

We've got the players now win games of footy against middle of the road teams.

Where we will lose out still is in tight situations against good teams like North, where that inexperience is genuinely the difference between winning and losing.

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3 minutes ago, Undeeterred said:

Nope. That doesn't wash anymore - we've been told we have to put up with that for 10 years.

In actual fact, the 'inexperience' was just hiding mostly rubbish lists.

We've got the players now win games of footy against middle of the road teams.

Where we will lose out still is in tight situations against good teams like North, where that inexperience is genuinely the difference between winning and losing.

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Top post mate.

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20 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

 

And North are the most experienced, makes last weekend even more impressive

Yes it does. And that's where we lost it against Norf - lack of tight game experience, lack of composure, lack of wise heads able to grab the game and win it.

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18 hours ago, hells bells said:

I can't believe the current betting market. Collingwood are warm Favourites 1.45 to us at 2.75.  I can accept the favoritism on The Pies side of the ledger but I would've expected 1.80 to 2.20 for example.  They are playing horrible football.

hey scroll up 13 pages ago!

on form we will pummel them, the pies are expected to snap out and win but something is off in pieland. dees 40+ $13

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1 hour ago, Undeeterred said:

Nope. That doesn't wash anymore - we've been told we have to put up with that for 10 years.

In actual fact, the 'inexperience' was just hiding mostly rubbish lists.

We've got the players now win games of footy against middle of the road teams.

Where we will lose out still is in tight situations against good teams like North, where that inexperience is genuinely the difference between winning and losing.

The form of inexperienced sides can fluctuate more from game to game too.

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23 hours ago, ArtificialWisdom said:

Yeah i agree with this, I think we need one of them in though we have to expose the young talent to AFL. and also his idea of a HBF coming in for a potentially unavailable Garlett doesnt really make any sense, that would leave us with Wagner, Salem, H and Hunt all playing the more or less same role! I like Hunt and wanna see him have a run but 1 of the other 2 will need to come out first.

I also agree with selection "ping pong" (i like that terminology i might steal that later haha) they need to pick one and stick with it. Whoever they play this week should be assured of the next 3/4 weeks to give em a chance at getting some form. If then they arnt firing then maybe revisit the other or dare I say drop them both for dawes if he is fit.

The ping pong needs to go to Frost this week. Two tall opposition forwards killed us last year. Daniher and Cloke. Guess what we went in short against Essendon this year and Daniher killed us again. We need to play Frost as a defensive forward but have him as a backup incase collingwoods ball movement is good and Cloke starts out marking Dunn and Macdonald.

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1 hour ago, 3Dee said:

hey scroll up 13 pages ago!

on form we will pummel them, the pies are expected to snap out and win but something is off in pieland. dees 40+ $13

I  got Melb /Adelaide double at $8 should pay for my Alice Springs trip

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