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He should have said "we will let the opposition cruise to huge lead and then try to come back from there".

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Last year, teams who faced a week of media scrutiny before playing against us came out firing (and we lost, probably expecting an easy win.)

We better prepare for Colonwood's best because they've seriously underperformed so far this year. If they actually put in the effort they could be a scarily good team. We better not take anything lightly, least of all after round 2's debacle.

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22 minutes ago, Moneider96 said:

Our players are a bunch of idiots if they think this game is an easy win. 

Personally, I think Collingwood will win. They're massively underpforming atm and will explode any moment now. Could be as soon as this week. 

If they do win this weekend, we will have lost three "away" games in a row. I wonder if we would have done any better if a couple of them had been "home" games?

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17 minutes ago, SaberFang said:

Last year, teams who faced a week of media scrutiny before playing against us came out firing (and we lost, probably expecting an easy win.)

We better prepare for Colonwood's best because they've seriously underperformed so far this year. If they actually put in the effort they could be a scarily good team. We better not take anything lightly, least of all after round 2's debacle.

Sorry but I think Collingwood are shizen. Unfortunately we can be as well but have shown we can play good footy.

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Just now, Wiseblood said:

Haven't had a chance to check the sides?  VDB isn't playing.

Evidently not! He has been pretty quiet, not surprised he's been dropped. I hope he can force his way back into the middle of the ground, he's not a forward I don't think.

If he becomes the second James Magner I'll be really disappointed.

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Just now, autocol said:

Evidently not! He has been pretty quiet, not surprised he's been dropped. I hope he can force his way back into the middle of the ground, he's not a forward I don't think.

If he becomes the second James Magner I'll be really disappointed.

He's injured.  You're on fire mate!

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1 hour ago, Bobby McKenzie said:

Two weeks ago Paul Roos stated,  " We will prepare for Essendon's best" And we all know what happened there.

Now Craig Jennings comes up with "We will prepare for 'Pies best"  What hope have we got now? A bad omen do you think?

I thought exactly the same thing, Bobby!  Scary!

 

Stuff this "we will prepare for THEIR best"!  How about WE just play at OUR best?!!

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30 minutes ago, Vagg said:

I thought exactly the same thing, Bobby!  Scary!

 

Stuff this "we will prepare for THEIR best"!  How about WE just play at OUR best?!!

That's how you do it Vagg!!  Come and get me when we have it. Hunters when we dont!

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42 minutes ago, Vagg said:

I thought exactly the same thing, Bobby!  Scary!

 

Stuff this "we will prepare for THEIR best"!  How about WE just play at OUR best?!!

Now in your day Barrie old Norm would never ever allow complacency, especially against Essendon or Collingwood, would he.  I imagine if any player did appear to take a opposition lightly he would spend a long time in the seconds.

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7 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Now in your day Barrie old Norm would never ever allow complacency, especially against Essendon or Collingwood, would he.  I imagine if any player did appear to take a opposition lightly he would spend a long time in the seconds.

And not be paid...

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9 hours ago, monoccular said:

Now in your day Barrie old Norm would never ever allow complacency, especially against Essendon or Collingwood, would he.  I imagine if any player did appear to take a opposition lightly he would spend a long time in the seconds.

You may be one-eyed, Mono.  But, you still have 20-20 vision!

I REALLY want our boys to come out this Sunday, all guns blazing!  Take no prisoners!

As I continually like to remind people...there's two things that bring me joy.  One is Melb winning.  The other is Collingwood losing!  When both things happen in the same match I'm absolutely over the moon!

I am EXPECTING good things this Sunday!!  Who cares if it's against the opposition's best or their worst?  Just get the job done...!!!

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15 hours ago, dl4e said:

Sorry but I think Collingwood are shizen. Unfortunately we can be as well but have shown we can play good footy.

Yep I don't think they've under-performed, I think they've been massively over-rated. Sure Treloar has been a fantastic pick up for them but Aish is still unproven at senior level and Howe is massively over-rated as we well know. They've got some older players still slowing down, some younger players still not quite there and with Swan and Elliott out for extended periods this year I can't see them finishing any better than last year let alone making finals.

We should take care of them comfortably (similar to last years win against them) but we all know what should happen and what does with Melbourne rarely coincides.

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9 minutes ago, boydie said:

I consider myself a fairly decent supporter and know the who's / who around pretty much every club.

But who the fark is Craig Jennings?

Jennings joins Melbourne in new role

Matt Burgan  September 23, 2015 9:22 AM

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MELBOURNE has appointed former Bulldogs opposition analyst Craig Jennings to the newly-created position of game analyst and education coordinator.

Manager of football operations Josh Mahoney said Jennings’ appointment was “another step towards building the best learning environment we can for our players”.

“Craig’s appointment is very important to delivering the football educational component of our program. He has experience working at Swinburne University and presented internationally on education and learning,” he toldmelbournefc.com.au.

“He also has extensive experience at AFL level in game analysis, working at Essendon for 10 years and more recently, he spent 2015 with the Western Bulldogs. We believe that Craig’s experiences in both AFL and education made him perfectly qualified for this newly created role.

“Throughout the year we started to introduce a number of changes to the way the coaches delivered information to the players, which had positive feedback from the players and tangible outcomes on game day.

“We will be making some further changes next season to continue creating the best learning environment for our players and ensuring their development.”

Mahoney said Jennings had previously worked with Simon Goodwin and Brendan McCartney.

“Craig has worked with a number of senior coaches throughout his time and built a strong relationship with Simon Goodwin and Brendan McCartney whilst at Essendon, we look forward to him making a large contribution to the Melbourne Football Club,” he said.

Before his time at Essendon and the Bulldogs, Jennings spent nine years with Swinburne University.

He also has a master of management in sports management, a post graduate certificate in teaching and learning (higher education) and an AFL executive certificate in football operations and list management.

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