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Just now, Danelska said:

Such a mature mature performance for such a inexperienced side (games wise) - leadership was shown by each and all. And... I think I may start to give Melksham the benefit - clutch.

Not having seen any of the game, can somone advise the style that seemed to put the scoring in lock down for quite a few minutes ?. What went on there?.

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1 minute ago, Chook said:

Percentage or not, there's no underestimating how important that win was for us. I just did another ladder predictor with our win today and wins against North, St. Kilda and Collingwood, I have us finishing the season in that coveted 4th spot. We have it all ahead of us now!

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Does that mean we play Adelaide in Adelaide?....our fav ground!

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1 minute ago, Chook said:

Percentage or not, there's no underestimating how important that win was for us. I just did another ladder predictor with our win today and wins against North, St. Kilda and Collingwood, I have us finishing the season in that coveted 4th spot. We have it all ahead of us now!

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stop it ...stop it...lol   youll have us on TOP soon !!  :roos:

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1 minute ago, Watts the matter said:

Was absolutely dominant in the 1st half. Playing as well as his best games last year. Had an injury worry which slowed him down just before half time.

That's good to hear then. Hopefully it's just a niggle which he'll be right for next week. 

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4 minutes ago, old dee said:

So I guess the anti Darwin brigade will be conspicuous by the absence tonight. 

Go Dees!

No.. we fell over the line... as did Adelaide last night

#Let'sditchDarwin

Great win and another road trip this week down to Hobart .... let's hope we can put North away with something approaching ease... Took a long time for the Bombers to get on top of them today

 

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3 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

Not having seen any of the game, can somone advise the style that seemed to put the scoring in lock down for quite a few minutes ?. What went on there?.

My take was the structure, there were period throughout the game where there was no score for 8-13 minutes (3 times I think) we were so strong at the back and cut off any potential 45 kicks - locked it in in our forward line at times (although I felt the entries were kick and hope) - so both forward mid and back pressure. Lesser light players such as Harmes, Hannan, tackled, smothered - it was great - particularly as Port had a lot of drive in the 3rd and 4th.

Just quietly - has Hogan's output stopped people doubting him yet (or worst case, wanting him traded)?

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5 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Was always going to get close...

Darwin Factor

Spot on SWYL. And add returning players who'll be better for the run and it's a great result.

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4 minutes ago, old dee said:

That maybe the silliest thing you say today .

port fought back, they are far from a poor side.

Blaming The Darwin trip is rubbish always has been. Good sides win and poor ones don't.

Im sorry old but whilst the old chestnut good side et al has resonance  there is without a doubt a taxing toll upon us after Darwin. That we won is testament to how much better we coped, not that it didnt occur !!

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2 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

Not having seen any of the game, can somone advise the style that seemed to put the scoring in lock down for quite a few minutes ?. What went on there?.

We put Lewis behind the ball.  Max was breaking even in the ruck and just dropping it down to his feet.  Plenty of numbers around the ball.  Lots of tackling, some great individual defensive efforts (Jetta, Lewis) and some grit and determination.

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6 minutes ago, Pates said:

I only saw the second half, looking forward to seeing the first half. 

We outlasted them in the end which given the return trip after Darwin is a fantastic effort. 

Concerned about Maxxy, I don't know if it's just fitness or what but around the ground in (from what I saw) he was ineffective. Rucking at least seemed better though. 

Oliver looking sore after the siren isn't good either, hopefully it's just cramp or a corkey. 

Very important win. 

His first half around the ground was awesome before he became sore

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come along little Skippy,,,and all your roo mates...come along....it won't hurt .....for too long :rolleyes:

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7 minutes ago, old dee said:

That maybe the silliest thing you say today .

port fought back, they are far from a poor side.

Blaming The Darwin trip is rubbish always has been. Good sides win and poor ones don't.

You have never been up North for any length of time, it is so obvious. 

BOTH Adelaide and Melbourne ran out of gas in the last Q

We got the 4 points great. But i will NEVER think it is a good idea to sell home games...

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14 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Such an important win. Lose and we were out of the 8,  as low as 10th. We are now in the frame for top 4.

Melksham 6 goals in two weeks and two months of solid footy, very nice.

Great paragraph from the AFL webiste:

After kicking 3.1 in a loss to Adelaide last week, Melbourne's Jake Melksham has three goals for the second time this year. He has kicked at least one major for seven straight weeks, after going goalless in his first seven.

It's improvement like that at this time of the season that could take us a long way

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well i suspected that the media might be somewhat perplexed should we win...lets see what gems of writing manifest in the coming days

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19 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Dear me ...

Why do they keep doing that to us?

From a 44 point lead to almost a heart stopper ...

But our effort all year hasn't changed, regardless of playing personnel available.

I thought Port may make it tight, but I had faith that the boys would not lower their effort levels.

It's really nice to finally have that confidence.

 

But if I may indulge myself, I'm not sure I have ever seen a more insipid milestone game than the one from Jack Watts today.

1 arm marks, 1 arm tackles. Simply pathetic, and I hope he is embarrassed by his effort.

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

You have never been up North for any length of time, it is so obvious. 

BOTH Adelaide and Melbourne ran out of gas in the last Q

We got the 4 points great. But i will NEVER think it is a good idea to sell home games...

Through work and pleasure I suggest I have been more than you SWYL I know Darwin well. 

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2 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

You have never been up North for any length of time, it is so obvious. 

BOTH Adelaide and Melbourne ran out of gas in the last Q

We got the 4 points great. But i will NEVER think it is a good idea to sell home games...

he has.....just not wearing a pair of Pumas and running around for 2 hours chasing a Sherrin !! :unsure:

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1 minute ago, beelzebub said:

well i suspected that the media might be somewhat perplexed should we win...lets see what gems of writing manifest in the coming days

It'll be that Port haven't beaten a top 8 side while they were in the 8, and shouldnt be top 4

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If we can start like that more often we'll be a hard team to beat. With the Darwin game last week and 4 players coming straight back in from injury, we were always going to tire as the game went on.

That last qtr stand showed some real maturity and composure to nullify Ports run.

Poor old Wattsy had a mare for his 150th.

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