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3 hours ago, stevethemanjordan said:

Been saying it for years. 

Finally we see eye to eye! 

Of course STMJ most are self appointed genii, myself included, on footy and will spout forth on a regular basis, making sure that every reader on thr board understands their opinion is the only right one

I know the Footy Dept read this board, but inly when they need a break from the harsh reality that is modern footy

 

Except Moonie if course, he's contebt just to troll

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7 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I fail to see how my post influences the performance of the team. 

6 degrees of separation.

In our case, probably more like 2 degrees...  because of our common footy interest, and our inner social networks.

We ALL influence one another.

And this is why the clubs culture is not just about the players...  but also very much about the clubs supporters...  and staff, servants, doctors, and hangers-ons.

 

This is what is meant by keeping good people around the club...  the inner sanctum.   Level headed people, who do not go off with arrogance and all sorts of stuff.

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7 hours ago, Sydee said:

My point was if the team shares your overconfidence they are very likely going to get belted - simple really 

I certainly hope they don't because it would be completely ill founded at this stage

Its also the opposition club sensing what is coming out of our camp, in the day leading up to the game. If they sense we are arrogant, they will be fired up... coming out to smash us in every way possible.

Good games for injuries, with that sort of atmosphere.

Both teams could end up hurt, and suffering through early season.

 

Talk about shooting ones own foot.

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7 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Of course STMJ most are self appointed genii, myself included, on footy and will spout forth on a regular basis, making sure that every reader on thr board understands their opinion is the only right one

I know the Footy Dept read this board, but inly when they need a break from the harsh reality that is modern footy

 

Except Moonie if course, he's contebt just to troll

Irony.

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13 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I fail to see how my post influences the performance of the team. 

Simple they don't!

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All I remember from Round 1s of the last few years is the ‘that’s SO Melbourne’ of my daughter exclaiming as Gawn missed the monty goal, Wines debut destroying us, and Rockliff booting a bag as his then Lions mauled us

Of course there was also Clayton’s glorious debut but that is somehow not nearly as strong in the memory banks

I approach every season with a mix of complete joy and utter dread 

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26 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Of course there was also Clayton’s glorious debut but that is somehow not nearly as strong in the memory banks

I'd rather forget the other stuff...

Clayton's debut, wow....I knew we had a star on our hands.

After all the dark days of drafts gone past we got this one right, it was obvious in that first game.

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14 hours ago, Sydee said:

Oh dear this is the kind of "getting ahead of ourselves" mentality that has brought this club to its knees over and over again

Rest assured they will,  like every other team come out firing and will be desperate to get a win in round 1 - it will not be easy  #bookmarkit 

They have some quality players - if we are not 100% focused and committed a loss is definitely on the cards

Yes. Comments on an internet fan forum have a direct correlation to how the team will perform. The players probably look to DL to gauge how confident they should be and we therefore have a great responsibility of ensuring we never get excited or portray any sort of confidence whatsoever in the boys.     

Thanks for handing us a round 1 loss with your irresponsible comments @Ethan Tremblay

Calm down and stop trying to be everyone's dad Sydee, we are allowed to be excited and expect greatness this year. Enjoy the ride, or at the very least, allow others to be excited if you insist on being a wet blanket. 

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A 15 goal win was me being reserved, I hadn’t even taken into account Wines missing. 20 goal first round win coming up. #Easymoney. 

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If we are a serious threat going forward, this should be a 50 point plus stuffing.

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I have a different feeling about this year than I have with all those previous rebuilds.

Also words on a screen shouldn't affect the outcome unless you say something really blasphemous to upset the footy gods.

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it will be interesting to see how many of our large rehab group will be ready for round 1. Would like to see our team before getting too cocky.

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A good start is only just that.....a good start.

We need to keep our powder dry (club and supporters) until finals time. All the current positivity about the club comes from our end of season finish not what we were doing in the first half of the season. 

I really don't want to see our mob smashing teams early in the season. Give me hard fought wins and even a few honourable losses for us to be able to build the momentum as the season progresses. 

For me blood pressure medication and increased intake of hard liquor will only take place come finals time.

Even finals is not a given, not without a lot of hard work and sustained wins during the season.

There are going to be a lot of clubs that are similarly determined that 2019 will be their year. It does not take much to tip the scales one way or the other. 

If we are over confident or lazy, another club will replace us. It's a tough, hard and even competition. 

 

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I'll be back in Oz for the round 1 game so expect my extra loud cheering to get us over the line.

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15 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

My God underselling your powers, I am shocked

This is Demonland, there are posters on here who know so much more than the coaches we have, the coaches make sure they read Demonland to ensure they don't let their inadequacies fail the team

That's very good Saty!!

It would remind them of how passionate and serious our fans are about their footy club !  

And of course that fans sometime have better insights than they do ! 

Existing inside a footy bubble is not always a good thing. We all know about bubbles. Snap, crackle and pop.

Just ask Darren Weir.

Roosters today and feather dusters tomorrow.

It might also be good for a little light relief from the seriousness that is footy.

Including the ritualistic sabre rattling between your good self and the black knights. 

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Are there any other injured Port players likely to miss?

This was there post season (end of August) list of surgeries and rehab (not including Ollie Wines).

Surgery list

Tom Rockliff – shoulder

Jack Watts – ankle

Riley Bonner – foot

Robbie Gray – knee

Karl Amon - knee 

Rehabilitation list

Tom Clurey – foot

Todd Marshall – foot

Charlie Dixon – leg

Matthew Broadbent - foot

Joel Garner – shoulder

Willem Drew – heel

Hamish Hartlett – knee

Sam Hayes – knee

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If we are going to progress, the classic dominate every stat but the scoreboard approach we had last season needs to stop. We mauled Port in enemy territory last season but they won because we didn't hit the scoreboard enough. At the G with a team hopefully hungry to redeem themselves after the finals exit, we should be beating port comfortably. 

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12 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Watts after an at times distracting and turbulent off season will be coming in really hot, frothing one might say, eyes rolling back in his head looking to rack up and power Port into a 10 goal drubbing. 

Then after quarter time he'll go back to his old ways and we'll cruise in to an injury-free 15 goal win

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42 minutes ago, Kiwi Dee said:

I'll be back in Oz for the round 1 game so expect my extra loud cheering to get us over the line.

Choice bro. 

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1 hour ago, chook fowler said:

it will be interesting to see how many of our large rehab group will be ready for round 1. Would like to see our team before getting too cocky.

Gut feel tells me Melksham (hamstring issues) will be the only one from rehab to miss round 1.

This is provided we don't have an inury in the JLT (ala T McDonald last year)

 

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

That's very good Saty!!

It would remind them of how passionate and serious our fans are about their footy club !  

And of course that fans sometime have better insights than they do ! 

Existing inside a footy bubble is not always a good thing. We all know about bubbles. Snap, crackle and pop.

Just ask Darren Weir.

Roosters today and feather dusters tomorrow.

It might also be good for a little light relief from the seriousness that is footy.

Including the ritualistic sabre rattling between your good self and the black knights. 

I love your posts hemingway.  I would imagine this is tongue in cheek. 

I can't edit it for you, but replace the highlighted line with

And of course that fans sometime have better different insights than they do !

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12 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

Of course STMJ most are self appointed genii, myself included, on footy and will spout forth on a regular basis, making sure that every reader on thr board understands their opinion is the only right one

I know the Footy Dept read this board, but inly when they need a break from the harsh reality that is modern footy

 

Except Moonie if course, he's contebt just to troll

I'm so relieved someone intelligent reads my comments..............

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15 minutes ago, Watson11 said:

 

I love your posts hemingway.  I would imagine this is tongue in cheek. 

I can't edit it for you, but replace the highlighted line with

And of course that fans sometime have better different insights than they do !

I have a very big.......tongue. 

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1 hour ago, Deeminion said:

Are there any other injured Port players likely to miss?

This was there post season (end of August) list of surgeries and rehab (not including Ollie Wines).

Surgery list

Tom Rockliff – shoulder

Jack Watts – ankle

Riley Bonner – foot

Robbie Gray – knee

Karl Amon - knee 

Wattsy may also require surgery to a damaged septum. More to follow. 

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