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6 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I'm with Ethan and Josh - bitterly confident.

Big game - big win followed by a disgusting celebration at Romsey Manor!

 

Im sure the maid loves working weekends by now.

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4 hours ago, BAMF said:

Thoughts.

  • We were playing with a large number of players out of form at the start of the year and were doing ok.
  • Hawthorn game showed that we were out of form and gave us a reality check
  • We were mentally under the pump in the Richmond game with the aftermath of the Hawks game and were not on our game
  • 4 games against easy opponents, but we now have a number of players who are back in form.
  • This one is ours for the taking. They have a large number of players out and we are in red hot form. Lets do this!

We only have had our real game going since the Bombers match. Once TMac arrived our true game style was cemented.

The so called 'easy' opponents of the past 3 weeks has been invaluable & greatly assisted us in further fine tuning the way we play and what each role required. Fabulous test today, full of opportunities for all to continue this journey up the ladder, Go Dee's!

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The surface looks crap. Not only dry but large chunks of grass coming up. The curtain raiser not doing much to help. Already been a few soft tissue injuries in this match. I tell you what, if we get injuries as a result of this match, I will be filthy. Combined with the 2 day less break next week, we will struggle to recover. Once again, I just feel this game yields money at expense of on field success

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Currently the two best contested posession teams in the game.

The side with the highest 'for' total against the side with the second lowest 'against'.

Playing to be a game and percentage clear inside the top 4, with the loser of the game become that 'nearest chaser' for the top 4 spot!

I've had a remarkable flash of memory.

Round 9 2006. Top of the ladder clash against West Coast, in Perth. We pushed them all the way in a ripper of a game that was only decided late in the final quarter. West Coast went on to win the premiership while Melbourne managed an elimination final win.

Crucially, Melbourne finished one win outisde the top 4, after blowing two games in the same season against a Carlton team that only managed the priority-pick-approrpiate 4 wins for the whole year.

This season, we've dropped the hammer on the bottom teams and particularly the Blues. We have a forward line to rival the Neitz-Yze-Robertson-Davey combo we were running in 2006, and the rest of our 22 has both quality and depth that the Daniher era could only dream of. The more I look back, the more I think Daniher was a genius.

I'd actually see a win today as a kind of 'chapter change'. The tangible and umistakable start of a new era.

I'm also expecting a terrific game.

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6 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I'm with Ethan and Josh - bitterly confident.

Big game - big win followed by a disgusting celebration at Romsey Manor!

 

atta bouy BigbastardO

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4 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Currently the two best contested posession teams in the game.

The side with the highest 'for' total against the side with the second lowest 'against'.

Playing to be a game and percentage clear inside the top 4, with the loser of the game become that 'nearest chaser' for the top 4 spot!

I've had a remarkable flash of memory.

Round 9 2006. Top of the ladder clash against West Coast, in Perth. We pushed them all the way in a ripper of a game that was only decided late in the final quarter. West Coast went on to win the premiership while Melbourne managed an elimination final win.

Crucially, Melbourne finished one win outisde the top 4, after blowing two games in the same season against a Carlton team that only managed the priority-pick-approrpiate 4 wins for the whole year.

This season, we've dropped the hammer on the bottom teams and particularly the Blues. We have a forward line to rival the Neitz-Yze-Robertson-Davey combo we were running in 2006, and the rest of our 22 has both quality and depth that the Daniher era could only dream of. The more I look back, the more I think Daniher was a genius.

I'd actually see a win today as a kind of 'chapter change'. The tangible and umistakable start of a new era.

I'm also expecting a terrific game.

Great analogy, Goff.  I remember that game in Perth and it was a ripper.

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6 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I'm with Ethan and Josh - bitterly confident.

Big game - big win followed by a disgusting celebration at Romsey Manor!

 

You don't have any members of the church in your family tree do you Uncle Bitter?

This bloke seemed to have perfected your act before you.

 

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6 hours ago, buck_nekkid said:

So I have a kiddie matinee show thingo I have to attend,  and if I get caught on the phone by Mrs Naked I’m dead meat.  So I will be blind to probably the first half at least, unless I can a few dunny runs.

Adelaide play a tough contested brand of ball.  We have to serve it straight back.  Max will dominate Jacobs, their midfield will ruck to him.  Need to win the midfield, and shut down their HB run.  And keep Eddie quiet.

1 goal per quarter better, plus a late surge sees us home by 35 points.

I will watch the replay later.

I'm moving house and with showers coming later, I have to trailer the leather lounge now.  Just catching a breath before the trip. Then back. 

I hope to catch the 2nd half Live, but I am recording.... thanks FreeToAir.

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Seedsman a late late change. 

Been in good form

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2 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Seedsman a late late change. 

Been in good form

That's a huge change for them.  As you say, he's been in good form and he provides lots of run from half back and through the wings.

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5 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

You don't have any members of the church in your family tree do you Uncle Bitter?

This bloke seemed to have perfected your act before you.

 

There were a couple of defrocked nuns Col.

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They gonna sing the Melbourne song in the local language they said on the 7 coverage....should be interesting.

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5 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Seedsman a late late change. 

Been in good form

Not surprised, he’s done a terrible job with the state of the grass.

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Goodwin has said on mmm nev will take betts which will be a good matchup. The ruck is important.  Hopefully max takes care of Jacobs and happy to see tommy play. 

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Seedsman a late out is huge for us, he has had a very good season.

Dont blow it Dees.

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4 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

They gonna sing the Melbourne song in the local language they said on the 7 coverage....should be interesting.

It's excellent, listen here.

 

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