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Much, much better quarter of footy.

7 goals to 2 is a big tick and proof our forward line is now clicking.  We missed Tommy Mac badly in the first part of the season.

Oliver, Viney and Hogan have been quiet by their standards but we are well on top which is further proof of the depth of talent and quality we have in this side at the moment.

Smith has had 9 touches, 3 marks, 4 tackles and a few hitouts as well.  Some are knocking him but I think he's been terrific so far.

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2 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

He's obviously the decoy today. Working well so far.

I'm just wondering if he needs a run on the ball, ruck or ruck-rover. Let him get some frustration out around the ground.

Send TSmith forward?

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3 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

How is  a team 5 goals up but  have 5 frees less?

The baggers would've been told by Gil that Curnow cannot play or it would make the AFL look silly (whoops), so they came up with some bullsh!t quad injury, but in return they'd get a sweet ride from the umps.

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Carlton play a tough contested brand of footy, but just have far too many crap players. No coaching or game plan can help when you’ve got the likes of Kerridge who rack up possessions on the wing, turn inboard and kick a scrubber along the ground in to the centre and turn a clear avenue to goal in to another contest. 

We’re in 3rd gear. Find 4th and we will annihilate them.

And Plugger McDonald, you are a star.

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Excellent second quarter

Dominated everywhere but the scoreboard in the first quarter and then put it on there in the second

Will be very disappointing if we don’t really bury them from here

Lever dominant across half back, mids all doing well and Plugger Mac (sorry mum) absolutely glorious up front

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Oliver I thought has hardly touched it. Looked and he is leading all dees with 14...

Fritsch is the one for me, super clean, composed, takea the right option. Such a good selection.

Milkshake has been amazing today and Plugger... oh how i love him playing forward.

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We did the same last week, where we couldn’t turn dominance early into a good lead. But if you maintain that then eventually the floodgates open and you can start hitting the scoreboard. Especially later in the game.

We are playing a really strong brand and we are maintaining that, which is bringing results. That shows a bit of maturity, which we’ve lacked in past seasons.

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2 minutes ago, wizardinoz said:

Eddie McGuire's commentary is disgusting. Blatantly barracking for Carltank. What is he thinking?

Carlton aren't a threat to his beloved Pies.  We are.  That's why he's barracking hard for them.

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11 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

How is  a team 5 goals up but  have 5 frees less?

Similar happened last week. When we used to lose the frees it was because we were losing and not as hard at it, now we are hard at it we still lose the frees. It is just like Friday night games, apparently we would get them when we started moving up the ladder too, hahahahaha, not holding my breath. 

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