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1 hour ago, adsy said:

Temple walkabout next to Temple station would be showing it. Not too far away from Oxford Street and it's nice along the river there. 

If not, you can always sign up to watchafl for a week and watch on laptop/ipad. Used it for every game this year and works great. 

Cheers. I've sent them an email to see if they'll show the game. 

I will watch the replay on watchafl but I won't have a chance to sit and watch the whole thing live. Hopefully I can catch the second half over lunch. 

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3 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Cheers. I've sent them an email to see if they'll show the game. 

I will watch the replay on watchafl but I won't have a chance to sit and watch the whole thing live. Hopefully I can catch the second half over lunch. 

It's been a few years but any of the Walkabouts may have it on, check with the one you'll be closest to prior too though. Temple is probs the "best" of them only due to its location on a fine summers day.

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Just now, Cards13 said:

It's been a few years but any of the Walkabouts may have it on, check with the one you'll be closest to prior too though. Temple is probs the "best" of them only due to its location on a fine summers day.

Thanks. Weather looks like it'll be great, especially by London standards! I've been to London maybe 20 times in my life and experienced clear skies probably 3 of those times. Hopefully this is going to be the 4th, and a good omen that the sun will shine on the Dees that day... 

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On ‎9‎/‎07‎/‎2017 at 6:26 PM, P-man said:

Smith and Stretch to make way. 

Ben Ken making a strong claim for inclusion.

Hoges looked well off the pace but happy leaving him in for another week.

joking about Hoges right

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I said at the start of the year that once Stretch gains some more confidence he'll become a solid citizen in our team. But I'm really not so confident myself anymore that he can make it in our set-up.

His confidence hasn't come, but I think it's due to the speed we're trying to move the ball. Seems to be a tad slow in decision-making and off the first step - also doesn't have the strength to shrug contact. And it's leading to fumbles.

It's hard to pin-down, but there's something about his positioning or initial movement on receiving the ball - like he's always pointed in the wrong direction or can't pivot tight or evades to the indirect space. Ben Kennedy does this far better - snatching the ball in close from under or around of a pack and forging a direct line to goal. Disposal an issue but so it is with the MFC.

I think Billy is a decent ball player, but perhaps not best suited for Goodwin's Demons.

In: BenKen

Out: Stretch

Gawn, Smith and Hoges evidently underdone but to go again. Pedo and Gawn may have to swap roles until Gawn gets his body right. Kent rusty - but somehow headed in the right direction. Wagner a big improvement on last week, and much better disposal than earlier in the season.

Although it's super-clear we're hurting with injuries - smashed in the clearances with Jones, Jack and Dom out, and lacking the delivery class of Watts and Salem, we beat Adelaide last time through pressure not class. And we have the scraggers and hustlers in place. Watts and Tyson to save themselves a flight and get super-fit and fresh for Port at home.

Go Dees.
 

 

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2 hours ago, Jaded said:

Thanks. Weather looks like it'll be great, especially by London standards! I've been to London maybe 20 times in my life and experienced clear skies probably 3 of those times. Hopefully this is going to be the 4th, and a good omen that the sun will shine on the Dees that day... 

I'd reiterate what others have said about walkabout in temple being option 1 for near oxford st etc . Ive lived in London since 2015 and to be honest only stream the games  because usually im just waking up as the 2nd half starts!

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Is this the week to give Gawn a rest?  He is clearly still getting his touch back after a long layoff and struggling to run out the games.  Surely we should be erring on the side of caution.  We need him firing for the Port Adelaide game in 2 weeks and the subsequent run to the finals. Can't see much good will come of putting his 208cm frame in a plane seat to Darwin and then play an exhausting game in tropical humidity.

We could give Spencer a run, who will handle the humidity as he grew up in Townsville.

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If Max needs a rest, let him spend some time in the goal square. Spencer tries hard but is a VFL player.

As many have said Tyson & Watts hopefully both fit & probably two of Stretch, Pedersen, Kent & Smith out.

Mark Williams made a classic comment on the radio last week, along the lines as a coach you hold the line "one man out gives an opportunity for someone else to step up, play the team brand", but said the reality is you really miss the class players, as the skills of players 23 - 30 on the list just aren't up to your top 10 players, and it really impacts your link play and creativity, even if the effort can be matched.

Just think Watts back in, almost always puts the ball to good use, kicking or creating many goals, versus the guys on the edge of selection who just aren't as good.

Demons have done a great job getting over the Weagles & Blues, while well under strength and if we can win one of the next three would be really good, two or more would be terrific. Just need to stay near the 8 and get all of our best players back and fit. Then we can look forward to finals with some hope for a win or two!  

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9 hours ago, DemonWA said:

I'd reiterate what others have said about walkabout in temple being option 1 for near oxford st etc . Ive lived in London since 2015 and to be honest only stream the games  because usually im just waking up as the 2nd half starts!

Unfortunately I emailed them and they said it's not being shown.

Guess I'll just follow the scores online and watch the replay when I get back to the hotel at night, assuming it's worth watching.

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12 hours ago, Jaded said:

Thanks. Weather looks like it'll be great, especially by London standards! I've been to London maybe 20 times in my life and experienced clear skies probably 3 of those times. Hopefully this is going to be the 4th, and a good omen that the sun will shine on the Dees that day... 

I'm pretty sure there's an Aussie bar near Oxford Street, type it in and it should come up.

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On 10/07/2017 at 8:06 AM, bobby1554 said:

Absolutely agree. Looked way off the pace. Cannot afford to have players "finding form" in the ones, especially at this crucial stage of the season. Back to Casey

Some of you really do need to put that drink or the extra strong cigarette down before you post, you look silly

Hogan played his role and allowed Tommy Mc the luxury of one on one contests

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We are paying $3.25 for a win  ...   if I were a betting man I'd be licking my lips

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On 7/10/2017 at 11:27 AM, Jibroni said:

I thought the same thing last night but after watching the replay he "just needed a run" and im confident he will improve more next week, he is too good a player not too. If Hartigan returns for Adelaide then I think having three talls (Hogs, Mac and Pedo) roaming up forward can work. Darwin is a small gound and covering the ground wont be as big an issue, its only the humidity we need to be concerned with.

Hartigan won't be returning against us

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2 hours ago, ignition. said:

OUT: Smith, Stretch

IN: Watts, Tyson (if fit)

Yep.works for me.

Make it so...

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Tyson and Watts will come back in if fit. And Kennedy is worth considering.

Possible omissions on form are Kent, Smith and Stretch. However, I worry about going too tall in Darwin. It is going to be hot and steamy and is usually very slippery.

So while I like Pedersen,  I would strongly consider leaving him out this week even if Watts is not fit. And while he was down last week, I don't think we can leave Hogan out on form.

I would go Ins: Tyson and Watts and Outs: Smith and Pedersen. Lewis to go to the backline for Smith, and Tyson into the midfield.

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Jack Viney injury update.

Says he is trying to get up for the Port game :rolleyes::o:D^_^

 

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Ins Watts if fit Tyson 

Outs  Stretch Kent,

Ben Ken a chance if Watts doesn't get up!

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On 10/07/2017 at 3:41 PM, dee-tox said:

Melksham is the main tagger these days. Gibbs was pretty much ineffective as was Pendlebury and many others. Hitting the scoreboard with crucial goals has been a bonus.

no way.............. Kent must go for one....

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30 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

Jack Viney injury update.

Says he is trying to get up for the Port game :rolleyes::o:D^_^

 

Just watched it, wow, that would be handy indeed, if he did come back against Port. Misson says Watts unlikely this week though.

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27 minutes ago, Demon77 said:

Just watched it, wow, that would be handy indeed, if he did come back against Port. Misson says Watts unlikely this week though.

He said he was hoping for a Port return but in reality it sounded as though he had no idea when he's back.

I would say best case scenario would be a return against GWS in round 20, as they initially said it was 4-6 weeks on the sidelines.

I'm fully expecting the AFL website to make a headline later this arvo - "VINEY AIMING FOR AN INCREDIBLE RETURN V'S PORT".

I reckon they're not being transparent with Watts. I'm buying into the rumour that he tore his hammy at training before either the West Coast game or Sydney game. I wouldn't be surprised if he's out for a further 2-3 weeks.  

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7 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

He said he was hoping for a Port return but in reality it sounded as though he had no idea when he's back.

I would say best case scenario would be a return against GWS in round 20, as they initially said it was 4-6 weeks on the sidelines.

I'm fully expecting the AFL website to make a headline later this arvo - "VINEY AIMING FOR AN INCREDIBLE RETURN V'S PORT".

Would think he might be back for the north game. That's 4 weeks since surgery.

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Ins Watts if fit Tyson 

Outs  Stretch Kent,

Ben Ken a chance if Watts doesn't get up!

Watts won't get up.. Tyson 50/50.

if Tyson comes in then Kent or stretch make way. 

Following week against port, Salem and watts. 

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Ins Watts if fit Tyson 

Outs  Stretch Kent,

Ben Ken a chance if Watts doesn't get up!

Kennedy!!

picket I think you have had  a long lunch.

The guy is a VFL talent, there is a reason he has not been selected for effectively a season.

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