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1 minute ago, Moneider96 said:

Safety concerns (lightning and what not). Only the half was prematurely ended. I suspect the game will keep going.

Well, I'm here and I've never seen this happen before. Would this happen at a men's game? Or did Gil write some sexist legislation that said the women's competition would mean they go off with lightening? Urgh. Pathetic.

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2 minutes ago, Moneider96 said:

Safety concerns (lightning and what not). Only the half was prematurely ended. I suspect the game will keep going.

They just announced that the remaining 3 mins of that quarter will be played after half time followed by a mini break while they change ends for the 3rd quarter.

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Oddly enough, I was actually at the last game that was stopped for lightning, was out at Spotless Stadium in Sydney. There was a bit of a groan at first but then the crowd quickly agreed as they all 'bolted' for cover, under a massive downpour and some very impressive aerial 'match-day experience' features.

Good luck to everyone at Casey trying to get cover!

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1 minute ago, A F said:

Well, I'm here and I've never seen this happen before. Would this happen at a men's game? Or did Gil write some sexist legislation that said the women's competition would mean they go off with lightening? Urgh. Pathetic.

Depends on how exposed they are at that ground and how serious an electrical storm is there I would imagine. I seem to recall that golfers and soccer players (recently?) had been injured due to playing in electrical storms. Perhaps it's best to be cautious regardless of gender?

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Lightning ? A ploy...page out of Sainters playbook :rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, deespicable me said:

The naysayers don't get it.

Its not about quality football.

 

Um, what?

I have heard the words "elite skills" thrown around throughout the entire broadcast. This is absolutely supposed to be the elite level for Women.

The game will undoubtedly improve in time, but  by god the "skills" on show have been horrendous. About the level of a country under 10's game. 

1 hour ago, deespicable me said:

I went to the Dogs, Demons game late last year and it was a totally different crowd. At one stage I just took time to look around and only about 30% of people were actually watching the game. But the rest were having a great time anyway.

If that's true, it says to me that many of the attendees were there for novelty value, and nothing more.

1 hour ago, deespicable me said:

But women's footy is about free entry, a fun night out and back to suburban grounds and grass roots.

No it's not. The women involved will tell you it is about Women showing great skills on the big stage.

They also need to generate big income, to warrant the already complained about calls for more money.

Games that only have 5 or 6 goals total, are unlikely to do that. Soccer has that already.

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Well, that's a pretty disappointing result and effort.

We looked alright for one quarter but just got steadily worse all game.

Can't help noticing the much better credentials of the Lions' coaching group. We'd want to catch up on that front in a hurry.

Six games left to sort it out and earn our way into the final.

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Two things, we have no forward line at all and we are undisciplined. Not good enough on either count. 

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Disappointing result. More scoring shots for Melbourne (first quarter) but Brisbane prevailed. I thought that Brisbane kept improving throughout the match and deserved the points although we were hardly disgraced (5/12 on the ladder?). Impressed with the crowd.

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Typical Melbourne style. The tried her best and was best on grounds. Very undisciplined, gave away two free kicks ended up in goals. Kicked to nobody or kick to someone who is about to be tackled. No structure. No passion. Going to be an embarrassment. Got my AFLW membership lastnight. I should have waited till today.

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I'm annoyed. I don't think we've got the coaching appointment right. Hiring a TAC coach who's never coached women's footy and then trying to play a zone system when the game just needs players spread out in position and to win one on ones. None of our best players are forwards and it's clear you need a gun forward to kick 2 or 3 goals to score in this game.

More than that though, I'm annoyed it's at Casey. 

The Dogs and Blues are getting bumper crowds at their traditional suburban homes and it has to be a boost for the entire club. Plus the players can train where they play. I don't know if our girls had even been to Casey before today? 

The place is an absolute dump. It never has decent conditions for footy. Never. A solid enough crowd turned out but how many where Melbourne supporters and what was achieved by playing it in the middle of nowhere?

Poor decisions and lack of infrastructure has seen us being unable to capitalise on all the hard work done in previous years.

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I hear Paul Roos might be taking over the coaching soon. :P

I missed all the game so I'll just say some general things. We got very unlucky with our draft position and I think it's made a big difference, clearly some very good players went low and from then the talent pool thinned quite quickly.

This will be a work in progress for some time in a lot of ways so we will need patience (I think we're the kings at that). 

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