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The headlines next week will be around The Suns expansion failing,  loss of their captain etc and after a record breaking loos to the emerging premiership threat demons . 

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Highest Scores

 
  Score Opponent Round Venue
1 28.14.182 North Melbourne Round 21, 1986 MCG
1 28.14.182 North Melbourne Round 5, 1991 MCG

 

 

Today this pitiful record will finally be overtaken.   Thats a woefully low record high score for a foundation club.

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3 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Highest Scores

 
  Score Opponent Round Venue
1 28.14.182 North Melbourne Round 21, 1986 MCG
1 28.14.182 North Melbourne Round 5, 1991 MCG

 

 

Today this pitiful record will finally be overtaken.   Thats a woefully low record high score for a foundation club.

Probably will be more like 14G 28B - 112 with the way we’re kicking for goal atm 😂

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8 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Highest Scores

 
  Score Opponent Round Venue
1 28.14.182 North Melbourne Round 21, 1986 MCG
1 28.14.182 North Melbourne Round 5, 1991 MCG

 

 

Today this pitiful record will finally be overtaken.   Thats a woefully low record high score for a foundation club.

Interestingly the most scores (goals+behinds) we’ve kicked this year is 41 against GC. The record above is 42 scores, not as big a stretch as one might think 🤔 

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Suns couldn’t possibly field a worse team today, even their best contested player Jarryd Lyons is omitted... they could not make it any easier for us

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1 hour ago, MSFebey said:

GC will out to prove a big point now their captain has officially said cyas. Danger game IMO

Yeah, this could even fuel them to score a goal in the first 5 minutes.

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Good luck to Bernie Vince for his 100th game today. ❤️💙

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Just now, jane02 said:

Good luck to Bernie Vince for his 100th game today. ❤️💙

Great pickup for a club without leaders. He has served us well and will forever be a Melbourne man. 

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Largely an irrelevant game as winning will tell us little and losing .. well we know what happens then.

Dees by a disappointing 36.

On a more positive note looking for good games from Petracca and the defence generally. Would like to see the defence work as a complete unit with Smith giving off the ball to a designated kicker. If we can do that we should beat Sydney next week and then who knows.

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Want a big game from Vanders to ensure he plays next week against Sydney. Frosty to continue to build consistency in his game and no injuries.

 

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Suns are fielding half a side that wasnt very good to begin with.

Add to that the reports that they have been fighting with each other since Lynch's announcement.

Today will be a Dee-Stroy-ation.

MFC by 10 goals+,  and me with a hangover tomorrow.

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5 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Largely an irrelevant game as winning will tell us little and losing .. well we know what happens then.

Dees by a disappointing 36.

On a more positive note looking for good games from Petracca and the defence generally. Would like to see the defence work as a complete unit with Smith giving off the ball to a designated kicker. If we can do that we should beat Sydney next week and then who knows.

6 goals is disappointing? 

We are shooting for finals here - 4 points is the objective, no matter if we win by 10 points or 10 goals. Why winning by 6 goals is disappointing is beyond me. Losing will be disappointing. Winning by any margin at the pointy end of the season is always a good thing. 

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1 hour ago, MSFebey said:

Unless a miracle happens and Blues beat GWS.........wouldn't that be golden to see the AFL Giants crumble again.

Would that be the first time a reserves team beats their seniors team? 

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

Would that be the first time a reserves team beats their seniors team? 

Lol

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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

6 goals is disappointing? 

We are shooting for finals here - 4 points is the objective, no matter if we win by 10 points or 10 goals. Why winning by 6 goals is disappointing is beyond me. Losing will be disappointing. Winning by any margin at the pointy end of the season is always a good thing. 

6 goals is disappointing. This is barely a VFL side we are playing.

How do you think we stand a chance against three top 8 teams if we cannot demolish a 17th ranked team with most of its top 6-10 players out.

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Worrying lack of respect for the opposition here today.  Melbourne supporters, more than anyone else in world sport, should know that no win is ever certain.

The following wooden spooners have beaten us in my time following the club:

We drew with Sydney in ‘92 and lost to them in 93 and 94, lost to Western Bulldogs 03, Carlton twice in 06, Richmond in 07, West Coast in 2010, GWS in 2013, StKilda in 2014, Carlton in 2015, and the Essendon reserves in 2016.

We missed the finals with final round losses to Brisbane in 95 and Collingwood in 2017.

StKilda ran all over us this year, in a match where the final score did not reflect the extent of their dominance.

Talk of ‘record’ scores and margins is very premature.  We should respect every contest and bring 100% ever time we play.

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3 hours ago, The Third Eye said:

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Objective should be to win every quarter - one quarter at a time.

Agree, lets not drink our own bathwater. Remember we are playing the same GCS that beat Sydney a couple of weeks ago. We need to be play with intent, be disciplined as a team and ruthless in the way we go about it, contest by contest, quarter by quarter and game by game for the next two months. Go Melbourne! 

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1 minute ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Worrying lack of respect for the opposition here today.  Melbourne supporters, more than anyone else in world sport, should know that no win is ever certain.

I’ve never been more certain of a win. That said, I put $10 on GC. 

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1 minute ago, Diamond_Jim said:

6 goals is disappointing. This is barely a VFL side we are playing.

How do you think we stand a chance against three top 8 teams if we cannot demolish a 17th ranked team with most of its top 6-10 players out.

Aim high. 

10 goal minimum for me to be happy... 6-10 is my "satisfied" level. Anything less than that will be a poor result IMO.

GC are terrible and have nothing but draft picks to play for.

Time for a flogging.

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50 minutes ago, CityDee said:

The headlines next week will be around The Suns expansion failing,  loss of their captain etc and after a record breaking loos to the emerging premiership threat demons . 

I want this to be true but the amount of times i can remember the dees getting complacent before 'easy' matches and then stuffing up is too overwhelming. I hope that the demons of old don't turn up at the ground today and as you say we do emerge as a premiership threat. 

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2 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I’ve never been more certain of a win. That said, I put $10 on GC. 

If you win the $150 winning will get you mightily drunk. Please don’t drive.

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4 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

6 goals is disappointing. This is barely a VFL side we are playing.

How do you think we stand a chance against three top 8 teams if we cannot demolish a 17th ranked team with most of its top 6-10 players out.

For the life of me I can't fathom why anyone would be concerned by a winning margin when it comes to the Dees.

Other than the St Kilda game we've pretty much smashed who we should have.

You do realise we've got the second best percentage in the league ?  You do realise we're the only team in the league to average 100+ points per game in 2018 ?

If we win by 100 points or 40 points I won't think any differently about Melbourne come 7pm tonight.  The fact that you will I find extraordinary.

Our last 3 games will tell me much.  This game won't tell me anything.

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1 minute ago, ProDee said:

For the life of me I can't fathom why anyone would be concerned by a winning margin when it comes to the Dees.

Other than the St Kilda game we've pretty much smashed who we should have.

You do realise we've got the second best percentage in the league ?  You do realise we're the only team in the league to average 100+ points per game in 2018 ?

If we win by 100 points or 40 points I won't think any differently about Melbourne come 7pm tonight.  The fact that you will I find extraordinary.

Our last 3 games will tell me much.  This game won't tell me anything.

You have to be concerned with ‘winning margin’ as this game is the only chance we have to increase our percentage. Although we currently have a healthy percentage (second highest), the teams around us are closing the gap and, at the end of the season, it may well prove the difference in finishing Top Four or even scraping into the Final Eight! 

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James Harmes is going to have a big day as a tagger, oh wait, there is no one to tag.

Come on Dees!

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Matt Thompson on THE ROUND SO FAR  on  afl.com.au said about today’s game against GS  something like “Like its Melbourne.. mumble mumble ur...surely....surely....mumble mumble um.....you just never know”. Inarticulate but on the money as anything said about us.

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