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37 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

Staying in Canmore. Banff, Johnston Canyon today. Lake Louise area tomorrow. Unfortunately can't get to Jasper. Heading to Vancouver Is to kayak after Orca.  Someone's gotta do it.

Hopefully the Demons can win while we're away.

Life Insurance in place then?

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One of the most pleasing sights was Gus involved in everything. The only one that  has stayed back to put in the extra yards with Cross.

God I hope Trenners gets a game. 

I just hope that with Jesse back we don't revert to the "kick it long" mentality so beloved by many at the game. He needs to come back as a cog in the wheel, not as THE wheel. 

This week Goodwin says we want to play on the edge but need to be more disciplined.  And Bolton takes the moral high ground:

"...We haven't crossed the edge there and had ridiculous reports or anything...Our players are human and they understand what went on last time, but our players are not only disciplined, they are professionals..."We need our team to play on the edge, but just as importantly we need our team to stay disciplined, which they have all year."  http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-08/blues-can-keep-their-cool-under-fire-bolton

Hmmm...not sure I like the holier-than-thou attitude from Bolton.  Clearly, he has a team of little angels!  

They will be out to taunt us again and the umpires will be looking out for 'undisciplined' acts from us.  Our players need to keep their hands down and elbows tucked in.   Let their football do the talking!!

 

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6 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Apologies if mentioned elsewhere but ...do we have a Captain yet?

Leadership group will share duties, Max to take the toss tomorrow. From Goodwin during his presser.

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15 hours ago, mattjm said:

its because he is not good enough anymore. sad as. unfortunately he wont even get rookied next year by another club. he is slower than dodo internet connection speeds.

The tren dog *woof woof* was worth giving a stalwart another year building him up and seeing if he could come good to be a regular on the G in a dees jumper....

but it aint gonna happen... if we win sunday we will make finals

ya mum

Yer face

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24 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

Leadership group will share duties, Max to take the toss tomorrow. From Goodwin during his presser.

Cool, gotta like that.

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7 minutes ago, Mr Steve said:

This is the first time in a long time went we won't "or at least should not" go into a game against Carlton with big heads thinking we will win and win easy. At least it should be. Heres hoping.

Given the players out I'm sure the coaches has been drumming into the boys that they'll need to play tough competitive football all 4 quarters if we are to win. 

Cant afford to have passengers this week. 

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In years gone by under Roo's he has clearly coached to develop and teach standards/cultures. As was eveident when he picked a young inexperienced team against Carlton in rd22 last year, when we needed mature heads like Dunn & Pedo. 

Goodwin has already proven he is a better gameday coach. Only time will tell if punishing Kent for breaking team rules will give him a rev up and get his career back up and about.

Im hoping we jump out of the blocks and put a buffer on them early and physically bully them like last time.. Just without the suspensions this time!!

(Got a feeling Hogan & Hannan will run riot!)

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5 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

This week Goodwin says we want to play on the edge but need to be more disciplined.  And Bolton takes the moral high ground:

"...We haven't crossed the edge there and had ridiculous reports or anything...Our players are human and they understand what went on last time, but our players are not only disciplined, they are professionals..."We need our team to play on the edge, but just as importantly we need our team to stay disciplined, which they have all year."  http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-08/blues-can-keep-their-cool-under-fire-bolton

Hmmm...not sure I like the holier-than-thou attitude from Bolton.  Clearly, he has a team of little angels!  

They will be out to taunt us again and the umpires will be looking out for 'undisciplined' acts from us.  Our players need to keep their hands down and elbows tucked in.   Let their football do the talking!!

 

Pompous self righteous little prat.

Need to kill them with good clean, but heavily bruising,  footy.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Danelska said:

not quite @DemonLad5 not quite at all...

It can happen.  With results going against us, we can be 9th at the end of the round.  With results going in our favour, we can land in 4th.

I don't remember such an even top 11.  Perhaps it's mostly because, other than last year, we haven't been in the top 11 for ever!

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15 minutes ago, The Chazz said:

It can happen.  With results going against us, we can be 9th at the end of the round.  With results going in our favour, we can land in 4th.

I don't remember such an even top 11.  Perhaps it's mostly because, other than last year, we haven't been in the top 11 for ever!

5th is highest we can finish this round,  but I'll take it!

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25 minutes ago, Hell Bent said:

5th is highest we can finish this round,  but I'll take it!

I stand corrected,  we can be fourth if we win and results go our way! 

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7 minutes ago, Hell Bent said:

I stand corrected,  we can be fourth if we win and results go our way! 

Bowie was originally going to use this exact line in "heroes" but it got edited out.

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

Pompous self righteous little prat.

Need to kill them with good clean, but heavily bruising,  footy.

 

 

100% correct both of you.

Add sanctimonious to your description monoccular.

Bolton is starting to get on my nerves.

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4th is possible, but very unlikely. Obviously we'd need to win, need West Coast to beat Port and St Kilda to beat Richmond. And we have to claw back some percentage against Richmond, but not much.

6th and a game clear of 7th would be a good result. A result where all the higher ranking teams winning would get that done.

A loss would hurt and keeps us right in the pack. A disaster would be a loss with WC and St K wins - that knocks us down to 9th.

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13 minutes ago, Nasher said:

4th is possible, but very unlikely. Obviously we'd need to win, need West Coast to beat Port and St Kilda to beat Richmond. And we have to claw back some percentage against Richmond, but not much.

6th and a game clear of 7th would be a good result. A result where all the higher ranking teams winning would get that done.

A loss would hurt and keeps us right in the pack. A disaster would be a loss with WC and St K wins - that knocks us down to 9th.

Shiet, just saw the Saints Tiges scores.

Get it done tomorrow please, Melbourne.

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36 minutes ago, Nasher said:

4th is possible, but very unlikely. Obviously we'd need to win, need West Coast to beat Port and St Kilda to beat Richmond. And we have to claw back some percentage against Richmond, but not much.

6th and a game clear of 7th would be a good result. A result where all the higher ranking teams winning would get that done.

A loss would hurt and keeps us right in the pack. A disaster would be a loss with WC and St K wins - that knocks us down to 9th.

Win by a point and there's a fair chance we will have clawed the necessary percentage Nasher. Wow!

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