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2 minutes ago, DV8 said:

I think you would be surprised Smokey.  I've been close to that action, and other areas in my life.

I've learnt a lot of things that most would never go anywhere near in their lives.  So those things have shown me a different prospective to most, in thinking about things.

Players, even today's, are still human beings, and especially so when in their first 5 Yrs of life. they do and think much the same way as ordinary lay people.  They are Not super humans.

And so don't think of many things.  They will usually only think of things that come to their Minds naturally, or are taught to them, or they learn as they read... all things of life.   papers, books, mag's, internet, even forums.

 

Attitudes spread around, like virus's do... by word of mouth. IF hte word is of arrogance, that can catch on... and it can go unchecked, and it can rub off on all humans... like footballers,  without them even realising the changes, before the postmortem at end of season.

Yes, it is a fine point to discuss this... but we are nearing the pointy end,  the business end of the rebuild... & the smallest percent of gains are critical, from this point on, for us.

Everything from this preseason onward,  is huge for our future, right now...  more-so,  than after the 1st H&A bounce of the season.

I see what you are saying, but don't think it takes a "super human" to be taught to block out distractions and focus on playing your role for the team. In fact if a player can't be trusted to do that simple task, maybe we'd be better off not having them on the list, no matter how talented they are. Pretty sure Goody has weeded out the individuals that fit this profile now (YOU READY, @nocontractrenewal)

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14 minutes ago, Smokey said:

I see what you are saying, but don't think it takes a "super human" to be taught to block out distractions and focus on playing your role for the team. In fact if a player can't be trusted to do that simple task, maybe we'd be better off not having them on the list, no matter how talented they are. Pretty sure Goody has weeded out the individuals that fit this profile now (YOU READY, @nocontractrenewal)

it is easy to blockout conscious distractions or persistant distractions from our minds, or like adds, or a song you don't like.

But unconscious reactions to, are different and not easily recognised once they are in our minds.  

 

Like an American spelling of words on auto correct in Windows... or American accents and terminologies...  learnt by our infant children from watching Sesame Street on a daily basis.

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On 2/11/2019 at 9:18 PM, doug williams said:

This is gibberish.

That's polite

It's all quite simple if our 22 play better than Port's 22 and luck smiles on us in front of goal we wlll win, doesn't matter who is in either team because both coaches will pick a 22 that is fit, in form and has impressed in ore season

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4 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Rather unfortunate... reckon Wattsy will get the boos too. 

I hold no ill will for Jack. Unless he kicks the winning goal. 

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On 2/13/2019 at 10:07 AM, Satyriconhome said:

It's all quite simple if our 22 play better than Port's 22 and luck smiles on us in front of goal we wlll win

I’ve often wondered how one team beats the other, well there ya go. 

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33 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Rather unfortunate... reckon Wattsy will get the boobs too. 

??? He'll be  'swimmin' in it' .

 

... where is a 'Ray Biffen',  when we need him.  Mayb 'Mr Preuss'  could oblige` ?

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Few years ago knew our season shot 10 minute first Q - round 1

under ND one year meant to cream crap Carlton R1 - lost by a goal 

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5 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

A few big outs for them particularly if Ryder is out too.

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3 minutes ago, Kelpien said:

A few big outs for them particularly if Ryder is out too.

Very good reason to pick our strongest side - no sheltering of our 'remediating', pre-season injured/recovering players. Go the Dees.

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Port have as many injury concerns as we do leading into round one

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2 hours ago, sisso said:

Port have as many injury concerns as we do leading into round one

Except all other teams have amazing recuperative powers. 

 

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Dixon and Wines definitely out and Ryder and Hartlett likely.

4 massive outs possibly. 

 Joe Atley  Knee  2 weeks
 Charlie Dixon  Leg/ankle  TBC
 Hamish Hartlett  Knee  1 week
 Sam Hayes  Knee  TBC
 Riley Grundy  Knee  5-7 weeks
 Jarrod Lienert  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Paddy Ryder  Cheekbone  TBC
 Ollie Wines  Shoulder  2-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 12

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On 3/12/2019 at 7:30 AM, whatwhatsaywhat said:

he'll wear a batman mask like grimes, presumably?

That will make Ryder, if he plays Round 1, a warm-up for Vanders craftsmanlike 'welcomes'. 

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

Dixon and Wines definitely out and Ryder and Hartlett likely.

4 massive outs possibly. 

 Joe Atley  Knee  2 weeks
 Charlie Dixon  Leg/ankle  TBC
 Hamish Hartlett  Knee  1 week
 Sam Hayes  Knee  TBC
 Riley Grundy  Knee  5-7 weeks
 Jarrod Lienert  Knee  2-4 weeks
 Jake Patmore  Knee  Season
 Paddy Ryder  Cheekbone  TBC
 Ollie Wines  Shoulder  2-4 weeks
Updated: Tuesday, March 12

Hartlett unlikely according to him on a recent interview.

Said he needed match practice and more likely to play some SANFL games, but hey stranger things have happened...

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Playing the Dees has always been the best elixir for players returning from injury. They always play some of their best footy too. At least that's what my MFCSS riddled mind recalls. 

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Are we talking about the pre 2016 Dees or our present list?

We must be careful to not keep comparing this group with the all too frequent failures of yesteryear. 

IE look forward not back!

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On 3/12/2019 at 8:00 AM, whatwhatsaywhat said:

he'll wear a batman mask like grimes, presumably?

LegoBatman-1.jpg

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