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4 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Hurley and Francis will cover McDonald and Weideman easily.

The rest of our forward line isn't much chop so they won't be too concerned.

If these guys don't take Francis to the cleaners, they shouldn't be in the team. He is fragile and has terrible concentration. 

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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

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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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1 minute ago, Emerald said:

I have to say that I'm concerned about us running through the first banner in history with negative messages on it. 

perhaps if the banner said you've been playing like a bunch of schoolboys, it might have an effect - assuming they can read

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Sitting in Sydney Airport... waiting for my flight home to North Queensland.... it’s a Friday night - really didn’t put 2 and 2 together- who’da think we’d be playing on a Friday..... never even thought it was an option 😝

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45 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

We’ve lost our past 5 matches now (Prelim, JLT 1+2, Round 1+2). That’s a bad form slump. We need to turn that around tonight or our season will quickly slip away as we lose touch with the top 4/8. 

I feel sick heading to the ground at the moment. I have no confidence we can get the job done and am confused how such a talented list can perform so poorly.

FIRE UP DEMONS FFS!!!

well we beat Collingwood in a practice match 

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Ive been pretty reserved so far in a awful start to the year, but its time to tip the magazine racks if we dont get it done tonight.

No "we have underdone players"
No "Its at Geelong"
No "It's wet and horrible for footy"

Nothing short of a win Dee's.

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Not that it will make a difference to the result, but I'll be watching this bubbling with anger. These Herald-Sun [censored] have decided to take a swing at our club and it makes my blood boil.

I hope our players are in a similar mood.

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2 hours ago, Watson11 said:

Gloomy place demonland these days.

About tonight.  I can imagine what both coaches did all week.

Essendon - Looked at the tape against Geelong and know we bomb it to 20m  9/10 times.  They’ll have their defensive tactics sorted and have 3 defenders dropping back, and the others spreading to get outside leaving plenty of Melbourne players free (as we never take the best options)

Melbourne - Looked at the tape against Geelong and know we bombed long 9/10 times despite plenty of free players in our forward 50.  Directed to always take the free option.

If we win contested possession and clearance (expected) and do what Goody is asking and take free options heading inside 50 we’ll win easily.

If Essendon lose contested possession (expected) they need to pressure our mids so we bomb.  They are a good chance if that happens.

Hopefully tonight is the start of a turnaround.

 

Fair assumptions, fair calls.

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1 minute ago, Hillary Bray said:

Not that it will make a difference to the result, but I'll be watching this bubbling with anger. These Herald-Sun [censored] have decided to take a swing at our club and it makes my blood boil.

I hope our players are in a similar mood.

Go Hillary. I share your rage.

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42 minutes ago, Watts the matter said:

If these guys don't take Francis to the cleaners, they shouldn't be in the team. He is fragile and has terrible concentration. 

Yep, the application of a little muscle should take care of their backmen. We must create space and avenues for the smalls, up forward. Bombing must be 'booed' by our fans to get the message through. It must start with the cheer squad up the 2 quarters deep forward. 

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32 minutes ago, Neil Crompton said:

perhaps if the banner said you've been playing like a bunch of schoolboys, it might have an effect - assuming they can read

"Playing like a bunch of schoolboys" isn't in the media at the moment. 

If it was "priest caught playing with a bunch of schoolboys", i'm sure it would be top of Melbournes banner list.  

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5 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

Less grunt on inside, more run on outside 

Marvee 🙄

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Let's hope they're focused tonight....

And not on the banner !!!

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In the words of the great Dennis Denuto;  

 

“I’m s|-|ittin’ myself”

 

Go dee’s. Prove us all wrong tonight please. 

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