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Why do we have to do it the hard way all the time. 

Thankfully we won. 

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For the love of all that is red and blue, thank every God in existence that we were able to win that.  Brisbane are no pushovers but we made it very, very difficult for ourselves.  We put the cue in the rack when we got 5 goals up and learned a very valuable lesson today.

But, we won.  We won it and have put our destiny in our hands.  There was still plenty to like - Pedersen's form, Hogan's 6 goals, Melksham's game... but we also played some poor footy at times and allowed ourselves to be hit on the break.  It's something that better and more experienced sides will make us pay for, but I would rather us go through this now than go through it in an elimination final.

It also showed us that we can never, ever switch off, no matter who we play.

But, having said all that - we won.  We are one step away from playing finals and then, anything can happen.  I loved how the club dug in at the end to ensure we turned it around and won the game.

Now to seal it next week against the filth.

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Wheeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!!

Got out of jail.  Will take it.

We have work to do to go deep into September.

Great return game by Jesse!

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Truck and Pedersens goals were awesome. 

Also Brayshaws wasn't bad either. 

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took the foot of the pedal too early. But I can't stand all these teams who roll over against others team earlier in the year and decided to play against us pick and choose when to turn up.

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So let's recap this week's posts in the Hogan thread:

1. We are better without Hogan in the side

2. He should earn it in the VFL like everyone else

3. Our fitness and medical staff are incompetent and negligent for letting him play

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We'll take it and move on. We now need to beat Collingwood to make it a certainty; but we should be doing that anyway. We want to go into our elimination final with 3 on the trot and some good momentum. Let's do it against the old foe.

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Just now, Nasher said:

So let's recap this week's post in the Hogan thread:

1. We are better without Hogan in the side

2. He should earn it in the VFL like everyone else

3. Our fitness and medical staff are incompetent and negligent for letting him play

And no doubt they were posts by the usual suspects, Nash.  They aren't worth giving air too.

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Probably a really good contest to have before finals. 

I think we will win pretty comfortably next week.

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When we got 32 points up you could actually see players switch off.

Lots of positives, especially Hogan who played his best ever game but our lack of composure and inability to really hammer teams is a huge concern.

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Jesse and Pedo worked very well together. We found a way to win. Our experienced players did a lot of very nice things when required.

Ill take that, with the 4 points, and never watch that game again.

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Brisbane are going to be alright.  They are well coached and have a very good midfield.  Plus some of their talls are showing real promise.  The challenge will be to keep them all there.

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The Hogan and Pedders combo is lethal.

Too bad Pedders isnt 25, would love to have him go around another five years.

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By the way, Brisbane aren't crap. You could see why they're last - they drop away for periods of the game - but I by no means consider this "getting away with it". We had a tough win against a team who brought it, and have a couple of genuine stars in their side in Beams and Zorko.

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I only watched the final quarter, we got off to a flyer and were out to 32pts. I thought fantastic we'll cruise now, unfortunately so did the players! Why can't they jut do it easily!?

We've got the win, that's what matters. But Dees, we need to learn to put teams away. When you get out to a 30+ lead there shouldn't be any concerns, not when you're playing bottom of the ladder at home. 

Credit to Brisbane, they looked well drilled. They'll come good. 

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1 minute ago, Clint Bizkit said:

When we got 32 points up you could actually see players switch off.

Lots of positives, especially Hogan who played his best ever game but our lack of composure and inability to really hammer teams is a huge concern.

I think it's a concern, but not a huge one.  With finals hanging over our heads you can see the players were struggling a little with the expectation and almost ran out of gas a little.  I think the tension and anticipation got to them a little.

But yes, to be a genuine contender in the coming years we need to put teams away better than we have.

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Jeezus H!  My fingernails are gone, I'm wearing a blood pressure cuff, I don't' know where a bottle of scotch has gone and the cat takes off like a shot out of a gun whenever it sees me!

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5 minutes ago, Nasher said:

So let's recap this week's post in the Hogan thread:

1. We are better without Hogan in the side

2. He should earn it in the VFL like everyone else

3. Our fitness and medical staff are incompetent and negligent for letting him play

well fairs fair...there was ONE kick he didnt goal with !!!!~ :unsure:

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7 minutes ago, Nasher said:

So let's recap this week's posts in the Hogan thread:

1. We are better without Hogan in the side

2. He should earn it in the VFL like everyone else

3. Our fitness and medical staff are incompetent and negligent for letting him play

Good lord.

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I rate that win.   I don't care about where they are on the ladder.   Brisbane are a dangerous team with some form players. 

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8 minutes ago, Nasher said:

So let's recap this week's posts in the Hogan thread:

1. We are better without Hogan in the side

2. He should earn it in the VFL like everyone else

3. Our fitness and medical staff are incompetent and negligent for letting him play

Benny Hiil Music ? 

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That % slipped a bit in the end....hope it doesn't leave us in 8th so we play Sydney

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