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21 minutes ago, wizardinoz said:

This hurts as much as 1976

Totally agree on 1976 ... I'm still annoyed we missed the finals in that year - also because after that season we went back to being a basket-case for the rest of the 70's and into the 80's. 

'87 was joyous in comparison.  I don't know why anyone would think otherwise ... we kept winning against the odds before finally being beaten by the Hawks.  And against all odds we made it to the GF in the following season (1988)

I'd like to think that this team will bounce back this time around ... we do have to improve our list though.  Another couple of key backs are needed if T-Mac plays forward (and he should) We also need another KPF or 2.  Hogan is injury prone and there's no one else.

We've got enough midfielders to work with but we've got too many medium-sized players who don't offer enough.

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Try living in WA for the next two weeks :(

 

Still can't believe how [censored] we played but also how [censored] the crows played.  They were woeful, they played worse than us!!  

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This time last year we were miles off what we are today.
Everyone knows we are a force of the future.
Yes it sucks, but just time to move on and this will only add to the sweetness when success comes.

Happy to show you disloyal [censored] out the door too.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

Instead of acting like a petulant child, look at where we've come from and vision the trajectory upwards. We are a couple of good players away from being a finals side. Goodwin will burn this lesson into them over the preseason. 

And we say this every year! 

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1 hour ago, Deeoldfart said:

West Coast played today, like we should have played yesterday.  They were prepared to go the extra yard, and we on the other hand ....................... oh forget it.  Everyone knows what I mean.

We made our own bed.

Nothing else needs saying.

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Perhaps it's a good year to finish ninth as AFL have a preference for a GWS flag

Next year we remind them of our supplicant approach over the past few years and indicate that we may be forced to follow other clubs and do whatever it takes including taking a more rigorous approach to list management, result manipulation and scientific analysis of chemically enhanced performance and a less stringent approach to record keeping. Oh and we might introduce an umpires academy where outstanding performance is recognised with the rewarding of significant financial assistance.

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3 minutes ago, dpositive said:

Perhaps it's a good year to finish ninth as AFL have a preference for a GWS flag

Next year we remind them of our supplicant approach over the past few years and indicate that we may be forced to follow other clubs and do whatever it takes including taking a more rigorous approach to list management, result manipulation and scientific analysis of chemically enhanced performance and a less stringent approach to record keeping. Oh and we might introduce an umpires academy where outstanding performance is recognised with the rewarding of significant financial assistance.

Except GWS wont win this year as they don't play as a team.

 

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10 minutes ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Except GWS wont win this year as they don't play as a team.

A team of champions is no match for a champion team.

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10 minutes ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Except GWS wont win this year as they don't play as a team.

 

That won't worry the AFL. They need to have all the individuals recognised as winners in Sydney

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4 minutes ago, dpositive said:

That won't worry the AFL. They need to have all the individuals recognised as winners in Sydney

The AFL will be creaming themselves right now. Essendon, Richmond, West Coast, both NSW clubs (ie. the AFL's two pets on a permanent dripfeed of concessions) and both SA clubs in the finals? It's a wet dream for Gil and his end of year bonus.

Can't wait to see how they manipulate next year's fixture to get Collingwood back in the 8. They finished bottom 6 so I thoroughly expect every concession under the sun.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

Agreed. Maybe Goodwin needs to get tougher over summer. Will be interesting to see if Watts and a few others are offered up. 

Tougher i would like to see that

Team is as weak as pis$  Same all year same last year Good win has done nothing  but Bull shi# at lame press  conferences 

may be he is part of the problem !!!

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Just now, jackaub said:
1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

 

Tougher i would like to see that

Team is as weak as pis$  Same all year same last year Good win has done nothing  but Bull shi# at lame press  conferences 

may be he is part of the problem !!!

Fair enough being soft for year one. He spent two years under Roosy playing good cop, no issues keeping that facade going another year.

But christ there comes a point when the coach needs to let rip. Our players dumped an almighty excrement all over our club yesterday and if Goodwin has any pride (which I suspect he has in spades) he will not tolerate such behavior for long.

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This is the worst feeling I think I may have ever felt. And now I must feel this way for 7 months until we get another shot. Absolutely gut wrenching. If the players feel as heartbroken as the fans we will be better for it. It better drive this group to achieve bigger and better things next year 

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21 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

This is the worst feeling I think I may have ever felt. And now I must feel this way for 7 months until we get another shot. Absolutely gut wrenching. If the players feel as heartbroken as the fans we will be better for it. It better drive this group to achieve bigger and better things next year 

I've read this sentiment all year.

  • We still came out and lost to Hawthorn after losing to Fremantle.
  • Lost to North Melbourne the week after beating Adelaide in Adelaide.
  • Lost 4 of our next 6 after beating West Coast at Subiaco.
  • Lost again to North Melbourne with our season on the line (and ultimately cost ourselves finals).
  • We fell over the line against perennial losers Collingwood (4 pts), Carlton (8 pts) and Brisbane (13 pts) which most other teams put to the sword. All 3 teams finished in the bottom 6.
  • We regularly lost first quarters by enormous margins and we regularly conceded goals in the dying seconds of quarters after switching off; we missed making finals by under 2 goals

Like a broken record, nothing seems to change. Why will the MFC's latest disaster be any different? Because it's even more gut-wrenching than the countless other fuckups?

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Being as sober as possible amid the pain - we tried but we weren't good enough this year.

We had a "we're pretty good now, aren't we?" sort of season. Next year we need a "Get out of our way!" season. 

Never once tossed a team aside this year and it ultimately was that which cost us. 

No place for old sentiment now, (oh poor Trengove, poor Watts) - it's all purged - with this collective pain. Next year Goodwin needs to make these Dees ruthless winners. And we need to stick by them. 

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On 27/08/2017 at 10:13 PM, SaberFang said:

I've read this sentiment all year.

  • We still came out and lost to Hawthorn after losing to Fremantle.
  • Lost to North Melbourne the week after beating Adelaide in Adelaide.
  • Lost 4 of our next 6 after beating West Coast at Subiaco.
  • Lost again to North Melbourne with our season on the line (and ultimately cost ourselves finals).
  • We fell over the line against perennial losers Collingwood (4 pts), Carlton (8 pts) and Brisbane (13 pts) which most other teams put to the sword. All 3 teams finished in the bottom 6.
  • We regularly lost first quarters by enormous margins and we regularly conceded goals in the dying seconds of quarters after switching off; we missed making finals by under 2 goals

Like a broken record, nothing seems to change. Why will the MFC's latest disaster be any different? Because it's even more gut-wrenching than the countless other fuckups?

Its just so true

I have challenged  my fellow supporters regarding next season

No body can tell me what is going to change to make this club mentally tougher,ruthless and  winners

All claptrap words and wishes are worthless

We are still making the same  mistakes and exhibiting the mental weakness that we have done over the last 11 years

So excuse me I will wait and see

 

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Off topic perhaps but one of my grandson's basketball teams is playing in the final round of the season.

If they win, they play in the finals next week. If they lose they will be relying on one of the top sides to beat off their challenger. 

Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone, is there anything to worry about and should they be sending off the notices about the finals series yet?

 

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On 27/08/2017 at 10:13 PM, SaberFang said:

I've read this sentiment all year.

  • We still came out and lost to Hawthorn after losing to Fremantle.
  • Lost to North Melbourne the week after beating Adelaide in Adelaide.
  • Lost 4 of our next 6 after beating West Coast at Subiaco.
  • Lost again to North Melbourne with our season on the line (and ultimately cost ourselves finals).
  • We fell over the line against perennial losers Collingwood (4 pts), Carlton (8 pts) and Brisbane (13 pts) which most other teams put to the sword. All 3 teams finished in the bottom 6.
  • We regularly lost first quarters by enormous margins and we regularly conceded goals in the dying seconds of quarters after switching off; we missed making finals by under 2 goals

Like a broken record, nothing seems to change. Why will the MFC's latest disaster be any different? Because it's even more gut-wrenching than the countless other fuckups?

Dig a little deeper and you realize how big a failure this season has been. 

So many opportunitieswere presented to us and were not taken. 

The 1st Quarter disasters are top of the list for me. 

Who is preparing the team before game time? It failed time and time again. 

 Conceeding goals in time on periods happened repeatedly through out the season. Mentally switching off...Why did it happen again and again, once should be enough. 

So much work is still needed before this club can be respected by anyone. 

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