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We are crap and for someone to comment on who we should drop i.e Jones ,Anb and to bring in Preuss. Eat your words. It is time to get rid of fan favs. Preuss, Petty and Keilty are a must. Wagner bros a w.o.t .

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Mick McGuane wrote a good article today in the Sun around solving our problems when going forward, and this part of the article makes me feel a little better about tonight and the direction we are hea

Just arrived and a young lady gave me a yo-yo! i offered to show her “around the world “ and she looked at me as if I was a pervert

If we lose tonight (to the team I despise over all others) it will just confirm my theory that supporting Melbourne is like having a child who constantly disappoints. Yes there are occasional mom

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3 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

I disagree with the middle.  We no longer control it when either of Viney or Jones go through there.  They are turtle paced and just end up giving a handball to a player under even more pressure as a result.

The minute neither of them play through there we start looking more mobile.

Clarry's also had a very ordinary night by his standards.

What I'm saying is our centre clearance structures are not functioning like last year... Max has been worked out, ans is not playing effectively.

We aren't getting clean ball out of the middle at ball ups.

Our backs and Mids push to far forward when we have it, and them we cough it up,  and it comes back thru empty space... as they run thru space.   Scoring at will.

 

Goody and the match committee have to change things quickly,  before this becomes a disaster...  which in turn means we have to change our personnel/types,  into the team.We brought in some runners and we need rot change our structures and setups.

Our zone is hurting us, on rebound.

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1 minute ago, waynewussell said:

You only have to look as far as AFLW to see how contrived the FIXture is to ensure $$$$$ and that means favourable outcomes for the teams that have huge membership! We played a game tonight that would have resulted in a win if there were no umpires! If you or any supporter can't see that... you probably think corruption can only exist overseas

At the same time, how blessed are we to have a Friday night game??? We aren’t even the first game of the round. You can’t say that we have a commercial benefit when the game isn’t the first of the week. 

Again yes, from the media to the organization itself....corruption is rampant

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With the draw we’ve got this could really be a painful year, I think we’ve reached a ceiling with certain players and our quality aren’t coming to fore. Tom McDonald is better than what he’s showing, I think it’s a combination of poor delivery to him and low confidence but him getting his confidence back is important. 

Meanwhile our defence is a rabble, no one takes defensive marks and that’s the big difference. Lever is massively missed right now because right now all the defenders are doing/can do is unconvincing fists. 

I think we’re heading for bottom 6 this year, the draw we’ve got is very difficult and it would’ve been tough if we were on song. Now it’s going to ensure a year of pain. 

I hate to say it but the positive is that looking forward to 2020 (yes I’m becoming one of those people) we will have a favourable draw. 

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The umpires combined paralysis at paying Demon players hard earn protection = free kicks, should be exposed and researched as fondly as some so called journos spew up the Tanking headlines!!! (as if half the comp weren't doing same)

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3 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

I have officially hit the panic button! 

 

Not panicking BUT. even if we change our shape,  with quicker running players...  our main drivers and leaders are all hurt,  in the feet. 

 

TMC has lost a yard of speed, and also endurance,  and IMO is on limited Klms training thru the week.

Viney is slower by foot.

And Jones as well. with age.  not his fault.

Our skilled players like Hannan are not available. and we are relying on petracca who is a slow as the tortoise.

 

Bright lights are Lockhart, CWagner, Oli, Melk, Harmes,

 

I'm concerned that are main drivers are playing sore in the feet...  can't run properly.   Last years foot injuries are going to really hurt us.   I just wonder !!!

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17 minutes ago, Gunna’s said:

[censored] off. They have made disgraceful decisions all night in scoring position. 

Extremely eloquent why don’t you listen to the coach no excuses irrespective of whether the umpiring was [censored]. Good team overcome bad umpiring it that simple.

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Just now, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Who here is with US and who is agains us?

3 games we can do it fron here.

We can R(b)G... but we must change structure,, discard this full press, and come back to a rolling  press.

... or all the way to traditional old footy, might be too much for us atmo.

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2 minutes ago, Deesprate said:

Extremely eloquent why don’t you listen to the coach no excuses irrespective of whether the umpiring was [censored]. Good team overcome bad umpiring it that simple.

If he makes a comment he will be fined. What is spoken behind closed doors would be greatly different. Agreed good teams can overcome [censored] umpiring but to think they didn’t have an influence is very naive 

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Not looking good for this season. Give us another 4 weeks and if we are still zero points we might as well look forward to an early draft pick and look to next year. 

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12 minutes ago, MaysSoreGroin said:

Im wasting my life with this team and just footy in general. Rules committee can go F itself, 6 - 6 - 6 shove it.

Well this was the first game where both sides scored over 100 points. 6-6-6 will stay, we just need to learn how to exploit it

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24 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Outs.

Tom McDonald 

Oscar McDonald 

Neal-Bullen

Kolodjashnji

Ins.

anyone who can stand up in a contest

Petty

Garlett

Keilty

Tim Smith

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good to see hunt back in form ( love what he can bring) , Fritsch stepping up and trac in bursts but they were the only things I liked. Umpires were horrible... especially in the last qtr. viney can’t seem to keep his feet, prob injured, . Tmac clearly carrying an injury. Backline zone  set up... a monumental fail. How did we go so far backwards in this so fast? It’s going to be a long shitful year I’m afraid. Nothing like the season being done by round 3... just like the old days. 

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