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9 hours ago, pineapple dee said:

Sad to see the pies go under !!!  I feel Eddies pain. 

I am just sorry that the tv cameras shifted from Eddie during the last five minutes. It would have been excellent viewing.

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23 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

I didn't watch much of the game because we had guests over for dinner but was still conflicted over which team I wanted to lose more. Then I decided it was a no brainer because Collingwood was playing and my heart sank when I turned on the TV just as that South Australian Aish marked in the goal square and levelled the scores at 74 each halfway through the last quarter. 

Anyway justice prevailed and neither coach is off the hook and the good part is that they both have their contract extensions in place so there's going to more of this going forward into 2017.

On South Australians, I thought Graham Molloy was a very good player but we really didn't get the best out of him. 

Then there was John Tilbrook who was an absolute champion but only in his first game and one against Geelong when he kicked 6 goals. His other 51 games were very Toumpasesque. 

Incidentally, we really never got the most value from croweaters whose initials are "JT", have we?

Arrh yes "Diamond Jim" as Lou Richards crowned him. I think we picked him on the back of one finals performance in SA where he kicked a big bag of goals.

We payed him a shitload.

He was built like Superman but sadly, as noted above gave us buggar all. He was apparently a good bloke who loved the club and did a lot with the past players association.

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7 hours ago, AdamFphlebeb said:

The coach lives and dies by the recruiting and list building of his team. But I agree to an extent. Buckley should go first. He's rubbish. But Hardwick should have gone two years ago.

The Pies pumped GWS in Sydney and Geelong when they were seemingly on a roll.

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16 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Hawthorn, Adelaide and the Bulldogs are the only two teams that come to play every week. 

Still do t understand what part of that concept the players don't get.

You mentioned 3 Teams!! :)

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52 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Hawthorn, Adelaide and the Bulldogs are the only two teams that come to play every week. 

Still do t understand what part of that concept the players don't get.

Hawthorn got smashed by GWS earlier in the year, did they turn up that week?

It's a fine line between playing well and playing poorly. It's why players try to keep their routine the same as possible before matches, because if you're even slightly off in your prep it can dramatically affect the result.

Saying players should always "come to play" is a bit like saying nobody should ever have a car accident. Well yeah, but sometimes things can just be a bit off, be it your judgement, your concentration, or your mindset. For footy players, they might be feeling slightly flat physically for no apparent. There's a million tiny things that can all affect performance, which all are summarised by "didn't come to play". It's not as if the players do it on purpose.

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3 minutes ago, johndemons said:

Brian Lake interestingly said for away games, the hawks had pre-planned meal and meal sizes as the tendency in hotels is to eat too much at the Buffet! They're obviously a club that tries to eliminate all variables

With 22 players that will cost a lot of money above the basic buffet.

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15 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

So mathematically speaking.......who do we need to win out of Bulldogs and Norf??

Bulldogs, as Norths % is in reach. Then hope the Hawks, Swans and Giants beat them, very possible actually.

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11 minutes ago, Left-Field said:

Bulldogs, as Norths % is in reach. Then hope the Hawks, Swans and Giants beat them, very possible actually.

Right then cheers......Bulldogs just kicked 4 in a row.

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12 hours ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Hawthorn, Adelaide and the Bulldogs are the only two teams that come to play every week. 

Still do t understand what part of that concept the players don't get.

Well, maybe not every week :-))

 

Back to last night.  Didn't see the game - is Buckley going to come under huge pressure again (I know not from his President / benefactor / protector)?

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