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I'll panic if we're 0-5.  Far too much football to play to hit the panic button just yet.

 

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9 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

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also, who's panicking?

i think most are just resigned to us wasting another year of our football-supporting lives

I salute your reference!

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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I'll panic if we're 0-5.  Far too much football to play to hit the panic button just yet.

 

Not many MFC supporters like you.  If Essendon beat us, the Psychologists in Malvern, Camberwell, Brighton, Aireys Inlet will be booked out for a month.

 

We easily forget that the best/safest coaches in the comp (Clarko, Buckley, Hardwick) had rough apprenticeships and had to grow, learn and transform on the job.  Tick to the club for extending Goodwin.  He will get better AND Adelaide would have come knocking because Pike is a bad trot away from being under the microscope.

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1 minute ago, TGR said:

Not many MFC supporters like you.  If Essendon beat us, the Psychologists in Malvern, Camberwell, Brighton, Aireys Inlet will be booked out for a month.

 

We easily forget that the best/safest coaches in the comp (Clarko, Buckley, Hardwick) had rough apprenticeships and had to grow, learn and transform on the job.  Tick to the club for extending Goodwin.  He will get better AND Adelaide would have come knocking because Pike is a bad trot away from being under the microscope.

This time last year, Buckley was about to get fired with Collingwood 0-2 in 16th spot and instead grew a beard in readiness for his impending life as a hermit! Now he is coaching the side seemingly most likely to win a flag and keeps the beard as his lucky charm!

Lets just wait  and keep the shrinks office free  for at least a little while longer. Maybe Goody should grow a beard?

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9 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Mere words

How did you work that out, Nostradamus?

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13 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I'll panic if we're 0-5.  Far too much football to play to hit the panic button just yet.

 

This..... 

We are simply down in confidence, get a win on the board and we will be flying. There almost seems to be percieved pressure with all of our players rushing their disposal since the prelim slaughter. 

It will click soon and we will be a very strong team again. 

Oh and the calvary will arrive too, lever, VDB, hannan, may & jeffy (still have hope for him) will make this team a lot stronger across all areas. 

 

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It’s the start of the season and our year is on the line already .

Must win the next two.

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Part of me hopes we lose on Friday night.  If we do I'll return to that familiar place of despair to wit I've become so accustomed.  The MFC institutionalized me long ago and last year became almost uncomfortable as expectations rose.  A loss on Friday night returns me to a comfort zone I've come to rely on.  Like an old friend, I find a warmness in the familiarity of abject misery.

Either way, I'm a winner this Friday.

 

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13 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Part of me hopes we lose on Friday night.  If we do I'll return to that familiar place of despair to wit I've become so accustomed.  The MFC institutionalized me long ago and last year became almost uncomfortable as expectations rose.  A loss on Friday night returns me to a comfort zone I've come to rely on.  Like an old friend, I find a warmness in the familiarity of abject misery.

Either way, I'm a winner this Friday.

 

Nail on head!

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28 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

How did you work that out, Nostradamus?

Ears 👂 actually

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54 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Good to see our boy is still onboard

He is heavily invested in our footy club. My favourite media performer by a mile.

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46 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

I'll panic if we're 0-5.  Far too much football to play to hit the panic button just yet.

 

True to a point, if we lose this week against Chemist warehouse, stocks will plummet to 2012-2013 levels.

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26 minutes ago, ProDee said:

Part of me hopes we lose on Friday night.  If we do I'll return to that familiar place of despair to wit I've become so accustomed.  The MFC institutionalized me long ago and last year became almost uncomfortable as expectations rose.  A loss on Friday night returns me to a comfort zone I've come to rely on.  Like an old friend, I find a warmness in the familiarity of abject misery.

Either way, I'm a winner this Friday.

 

That’s me to a tee!

 

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We were 2-3 last year, including a ten goal loss against an experienced team, and didn’t have too many issues making a preliminary final with a core one year younger than it is now.

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1 hour ago, Wiseblood said:

I'll panic if we're 0-5.  Far too much football to play to hit the panic button just yet.

0-5, really?  That means we lost to Ess and the Saints! 

Look at the fixture for the footy left to play.  0-5 means we need 13 wins of the then 17 games left to make finals; a tall order given 9 are vs 2018 top 8 teams.  Even if they go 50/50 (and assume we win the other 8), a 0-5 start means we miss finals, or sweating on a 2017 round 23!  The other remaining games:  Lions, Crows, Suns, Roos, Blues, Saints, Bulldogs, Dockers.  A few wins there and certainly some losses.

If we go backwards this year because we are not good enough to beat the best teams so be it.  But to go backwards so far that we miss finals because we can't beat last year's bottom half of the ladder teams is beyond the pale.   So, Ess and Saints are must win games! 

I think we will improve considerably but we can't afford to go 0-5 and think we make the finals, which surely is the minimum pass mark this year and absolutely essential to keep our hard earned new members, prime tv slots and sponsors.

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7 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

0-5, really?  That means we lost to Ess and the Saints! 

Yes, LH.  0-5.  Then I'll panic. 

People are welcome to panic anytime they like, but I'll lose the plot then.

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1 minute ago, Wiseblood said:

Yes, LH.  0-5.  Then I'll panic. 

People are welcome to panic anytime they like, but I'll lose the plot then.

Therefore, you are saying we will make finals after a 0-5 start or not making finals is acceptable to you.  If the former tell me how given our fixture.  If the latter, well I just don't know what to say.

Anyway, I can't see too much pessimism, panic or losing the plot, except at Tullamarine 🙂 

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Good point re. Goodwin. His confidence and trust in the team is comforting.

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3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Therefore, you are saying we will make finals after a 0-5 start or not making finals is acceptable to you.  If the former tell me how given our fixture.  If the latter, well I just don't know what to say.

Anyway, I can't see too much pessimism, panic or losing the plot, except at Tullamarine 🙂 

That is not what I'm saying at all.  I can find something unacceptable without having to panic about it.  I find people who don't let you in to traffic when you want to merge unacceptable, but I don't panic about it.

I don't think we'll be 0-5, though.  It's just my threshold of panic.  I've got other things to worry about. 

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