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At brisbane airport for the second time in a week...hard to justify this type of money as a 20 year old uni student, but I'd do anything for the mighty dees ❤️  Felt confident at the start of the

Balls Grinter and Rigo are having a beer at the Corner. Love it.  And Neita.

Post 3 things you would love to see tonight, besides the obvious (a Demon win) 1.   The Petracca breakout...  the one we have all been waiting,  something in the vicinity of 30 touches and  5 goa

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Our short passes have been criminal.

If we don't fix it (and improve our inside 50s), we won't be so lucky, because I doubt the Hawks will miss those chances in the 2nd half.

We've been given a lifeline here. We don't really deserve that lead, but we have to make it count!

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23 minutes ago, Wollongong Demon said:

Oliver did not stage. Commentators are morons.

It's all over Twitter. Fox footy saying he dived, AFL Nation asking people if he flopped. 

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3 minutes ago, RedButMostlyBlue said:

Our short passes have been criminal.

If we don't fix it (and improve our inside 50s), we won't be so lucky, because I doubt the Hawks will miss those chances in the 2nd half.

We've been given a lifeline here. We don't really deserve that lead, but we have to make it count!

Spot on.

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5 minutes ago, trout said:

Our decision making and skills are killing us. Midfield getting beaten, but where in front if our midfield lifts in the second half we should win.

Hard to fathom we are winning. I dont think we have plkayed anywhere near our best. Lets hope we do our 3 quarter blitz and not ay pn their terms.

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

Anyone who thinks that Oliver flopped, I’m very happy for them to stand with legs evenly apart in front of me and I’ll hit them front on. 

I agree was basically a basketball charging foul situation.  I don't think it should have been a free in AFL football, but it would have been very hard for Oliver to stay upright.

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1 minute ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

Lucky to be in front, need to lift across the board really 

Yep! We're playing very ordinary footy, and we're winning (thanks to Hawks wasting chances), just imagine if we get our ship together!

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5 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Oh well, we are ahead. Melksham and Hannan need to lift. And Tyson is useless

the Hawks setup took the running early and they have controlled most of thre play IMO.

 

I'm glad that Goody hasn't shown his hand YET.  by making panic moves...  I feel like we've started to adjust to the hawks setup and intensity.

 

I think we can lift from here... but as Lew said, we have to get in harder & lower for the ball, and win the contests... bang more bodies D's.

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