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I have to admit i am warming to Melsham for his lock down work and goal kicking.

Hannan is the real bonus to us

ANB was BOG in 1st half with the way he competed and DELIVERED.

Even though Jack had a durty day, when it it was all hands on deck he di somther a clearance whic shws that the whole side was committeed to kepp at it. In the past heas have dropped and intensity waned, but not now it seems. Terrific sign.

Should build that statue for Jetta and put it 30 m from goal just to remind us how many times he has competed and won in that crucial area, but which does not show up in stats sheet.

If only Tyson and Hunt would lower their eyes somtimes.

Plugger became Royce today just show his versatility.  Has a brilliant tank and heart.

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So my plan to avoid the score was ruined by my father (who I haven't spoken to in months) texted me 'great win Dees'. Aarrrggghhh! 

But screw it- watching the game a bit later is gonna be awesome!!! 

Go Deeees!! Back in town! 

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1 minute ago, faultydet said:

Any player has zero excuse for weak efforts, regardless of time out from the game.

Watts was beyond insipid today, save his nice effort on the boundary in the last few minutes.

He re visited his worst games of his career today.

Only a [censored] would think otherwise.

You obviously have a poor interpretation of the game and a lack of understanding of forwards. Watts efforts were fine. He was bloody rusty, don't get me won't, which caused him to fumbled and drop a mark or two, but his defensive pressure and getting to contests was the same all year. He's not a contested marking beast and isn't going to clunk them down the line, that's what Tmac is for.

I bet you also think Tyson played well, which would disqualify  my argument, but you're also probably one of those supporters who didn't notice how many times he turned it over (more than usual) due to his lack of game time.

 

 

 

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Just now, At the break of Gawn said:

You obviously have a poor interpretation of the game and a lack of understanding of forwards. Watts efforts were fine. He was bloody rusty, don't get me won't, which caused him to fumbled and drop a mark or two, but his defensive pressure and getting to contests was the same all year. He's not a contested marking beast and isn't going to clunk them down the line, that's what Tmac is for.

I bet you also think Tyson played well, which would disqualify  my argument, but you're also probably one of those supporters who didn't notice how many times he turned it over (more than usual) due to his lack of game time.

 

 

 

What?

 

I don't understand whatever language that is.

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1 hour 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. 

Gawn rolled his ankle apparently, was off for much of the 2nd half.

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2 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

You obviously have a poor interpretation of the game and a lack of understanding of forwards. Watts efforts were fine. He was bloody rusty, don't get me won't, which caused him to fumbled and drop a mark or two, but his defensive pressure and getting to contests was the same all year. He's not a contested marking beast and isn't going to clunk them down the line, that's what Tmac is for.

I bet you also think Tyson played well, which would disqualify  my argument, but you're also probably one of those supporters who didn't notice how many times he turned it over (more than usual) due to his lack of game time.

 

 

 

I understand weak efforts, and that's what I witnessed time and again today.

Some people see nothing but roses. I think you might be one of them.

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2 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

You obviously have a poor interpretation of the game and a lack of understanding of forwards. Watts efforts were fine. He was bloody rusty, don't get me won't, which caused him to fumbled and drop a mark or two, but his defensive pressure and getting to contests was the same all year. He's not a contested marking beast and isn't going to clunk them down the line, that's what Tmac is for.

I bet you also think Tyson played well, which would disqualify  my argument, but you're also probably one of those supporters who didn't notice how many times he turned it over (more than usual) due to his lack of game time.

if I could have got my hands around his neck I would have strangled him!  Sees the ball.  Wins the ball. Turns the ball over. Repeatedly.

 

 

 

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Just now, At the break of Gawn said:

Lol so I had one small typo on fumbled. 

Jog on mate. It's negative supporters like you that ruin this forum.

There are forum tools for that.

Suit yourself.

 

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47 minutes ago, faultydet said:

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.

Jack was rusty which is understandable. So was Max when he first came back and was outstanding in the first half today until he got injured. 

It just shows how important he is to us as we dominated completely a top 4 side for two quarters when he was on song.

Jack Watts will be too in the next couple of weeks. He is a gun.

Very exciting!

 

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21 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Any player has zero excuse for weak efforts, regardless of time out from the game.

Watts was beyond insipid today, save his nice effort on the boundary in the last few minutes.

He re visited his worst games of his career today.

Only a [censored] would think otherwise.

It's how poor form manifests itself for Jack.  His intensity goes down and his attack drops.  When Hogan is out of form, he drops marks, shanks kicks and sulks.  Jack Viney when out of form tries to break a tackle every time he gets the ball.  An out of form Nathan Jones gets all his kicks from running around behind other players and hoofing it forward. Lesser players just don't get near the ball when out of form.  All players react and respond differently.

Watts looked out of touch today, but I don't consider it any more contemptible than any other player who has been out of the game and takes a while to get in the groove.  I think your criticism is excessive and unwarranted.

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14 minutes ago, Abe said:

Lewis behind the ball was massive! His leadership and setting the boys up reminded me of Luke hodge. 

Without him I worry port may have stolen that game. 

I also though trengove was solid, looked very composed with the ball. 

Hogan found a bit of form. 

 

Spot on Abe!

I sat behind the Punt Rd goals and that is exactly what I saw from Lewis.

Leadership at its finest in the last quarter, hence the reason the game was played in our front half for the majority.

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Give it a rest @faultydet

He had a bad day and if given the opportunity again, the MC might have let him come back through Casey but eating alive our resident scapegoat after a fantastic win isn't necessary, is it? What have you seen from Watts in the last couple of years would indicate that he would be happy with that return?

Anyone else and you might say - "Jeez, [player] was down on his return, there is a plus once he regains form."

 

As for the game, Tyson gets his hands on it so much I don't care that he gives us 4 disastrous clangers a game - bad players don't get that much footy. Oliver needs to refine his instincts but that will come - he is 20... 20!

Hibberd and Jetta and Frost and Hunt and Salem...and the comic relief Oscar - they are formidable!

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Just now, Nasher said:

It's how poor form manifests itself for Jack.  His intensity goes down and his attack drops.  When Hogan is out of form, he drops marks, shanks kicks and sulks.  Jack Viney when out of form tries to break a tackle every time he gets the ball.  An out of form Nathan Jones gets all his kicks from running around behind other players and hoofing it forward. Lesser players just don't get near the ball when out of form.

Watts looked out of touch today, but I don't consider it any more contemptible than any other player who has been out of the game and takes a while to get in the groove.  I think your criticism is excessive and unwarranted.

Nash, that is a much better comeback than others.

Considered, and insightful. Thank you.

 

Still disagree that his game today was anything less than unacceptable.

By your thoughts, he should not be played, if returning from injury during the finals.

We need better than than from Jack. He is capable of much more.

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Just now, rpfc said:

Give it a rest @faultydet

He had a bad day and if given the opportunity again, the MC might have let him come back through Casey but eating alive our resident scapegoat after a fantastic win isn't necessary, is it? What have you seen from Watts in the last couple of years would indicate that he would be happy with that return?

Anyone else and you might say - "Jeez, [player] was down on hi return, there is a plus once he regains form."

 

As for the game, Tyson gets his hands on it so much I don't care that he gives us 4 disastrous clangers a game - bad players don't get that much footy. Oliver needs to refine his instincts but that will come - he is 20... 20!

Hibberd and Jetta and Frost and Hunt and Salem...and the comic relief Oscar - they are formidable!

I'll say what I like mate, whether you like it or not.

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6 minutes ago, Dees2014 said:

Jack was rusty which is understandable. So was Max when he first came back and was outstanding in the first half today until he got injured. 

It just shows how important he is to us as we dominated completely a top 4 side for two quarters when he was on song.

Jack Watts will be too in the next couple of weeks. He is a gun.

Very exciting!

 

See @Nasher reply.

 

It was well put.

 

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