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Who would have thought that when Round 5 came around, St Kilda would be riding high in April and Melbourne would be down there with the also rans?

Time to shoot down the Saints before it’s May.

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Its already a critical game. If we go 1-4 with tigers to come.... it’s almost season over. 

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A must win game.

Dees played themselves into a bit of form last week. With Lewis back to add experience and Ronald McDonald finally dropped  (hopefully for good) and with a longer break than the Saints, this should be a comfortable Dees victory.

Saints by 39

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Jeez, I can hardly contain my excitement and anticipation about this arvo at the "G.

Before the Port match I scored a free packet of nuts with the footy record and then , against  the Druggies, I was given a free yoyo.

I'm all a tremble. What will it be today?

 

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It's time for TMac and Weid to play themselves back into form against a not great St Kilda tall defence.  Add in Preuss and occasionally Max, and they'll find the match ups difficult.  We've just gotta get it done!  Another loss will be a massive kick in the guts for our confidence.

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8 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Jeez, I can hardly contain my excitement and anticipation about this arvo at the "G.

Before the Port match I scored a free packet of nuts with the footy record and then , against  the Druggies, I was given a free yoyo.

I'm all a tremble. What will it be today?

 

A whistle!

For you & all Dees to blow!

So we get some bloody free kicks!

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1 minute ago, Deeoldfart said:

It's time for TMac and Weid to play themselves back into form against a not great St Kilda tall defence.  Add in Preuss and occasionally Max, and they'll find the match ups difficult.  We've just gotta get it done!  Another loss will be a massive kick in the guts for our confidence.

Another loss and we’re onto 2020!

More of the 2nd half from last week. Hit outs from Max landing on Viney, Brayshaw & Clarries chests and a continuation of team defence, we have to run with the Saints.

Go Dees!

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Win the contested ball and we win this game. Outside pace means little when your getting bullied off the footy. 

 

Dees by plenty. 

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39 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Jeez, I can hardly contain my excitement and anticipation about this arvo at the "G.

Before the Port match I scored a free packet of nuts with the footy record and then , against  the Druggies, I was given a free yoyo.

I'm all a tremble. What will it be today?

 

A decent performance???!

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9 minutes ago, Smokey said:

Win the contested ball and we win this game. Outside pace means little when your getting bullied off the footy. 

 

Dees by plenty. 

I like this theory but in practice we are beginning to see its many flaws.

I’m very concerned about the speed at which the Saints move the ball. I don’t think we can match it with them and today will spell the end of 2019 with a heavy loss of 8 goals. 

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2 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

Its already a critical game. If we go 1-4 with tigers to come.... it’s almost season over. 

Not almost, would be. We’d then be 1-5 and would likely need to go 13-3 from there. Today is a must win game.

Wake up Demons!

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23 minutes ago, DubDee said:

A decent performance???!

No worries Dub! I've already ticked this one off in the wins column.

It's in the bag.

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Saints have overachieved so far this year and sitting pretty after a very soft draw while also running into teams at the right time (Essendon as a shambles, Hawks on one leg).

The headline tonight will be “Dees give Saints a reality check”.

Melbourne by +30pts

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Have to get off to a great start and kick accurately. We need to stand up today and win well. Hope Tommy can find the goals and bag a few. Have to stop there midfield and they have a couple of tall forwards that are great marks. 

Hope Pruess plays because I want to see what he can do live at a game and I hope Maxy finds his 2018 form. 

But we need the win to not only get our season back on track but to get away from the teams below us. 

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Jeez, I can hardly contain my excitement and anticipation about this arvo at the "G.

Before the Port match I scored a free packet of nuts with the footy record and then , against  the Druggies, I was given a free yoyo.

I'm all a tremble. What will it be today?

 

Hopefully one of those self flagellation whips that religious zealot bloke in the Da Vinci code used to use on himself.

Jack Steven is a big in for them. I think our mids are classier than theirs on paper but matches aren't won on paper. How the Saints have won thus far has been because of across the board team defense and an ability to work hard.

We win if we get the game on our terms. Meaning that all mids don't swarm around stoppages for a lick of the ice cream. Some need to drop back to create the second link in the possession chain and to cover the outside option the Saints will doubtlessly try to exploit.

Melbourne by 6 points for mine.

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You get what you deserve in football and if we can't knock off the mediocre Saints we don't deserve to be finalists.

Last week St.Kilda fell over the line against Hawthorn by less than a goal.  

This was a Hawthorn who had no Shiel, no O'Meara, no Burgoyne, no Mitchell AND lost Frawley before half-time and Stratton in the third quarter, so their rotations were stuffed and their personnel decimated.

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1 hour ago, McQueen said:

I like this theory but in practice we are beginning to see its many flaws.

I’m very concerned about the speed at which the Saints move the ball. I don’t think we can match it with them and today will spell the end of 2019 with a heavy loss of 8 goals. 

They move the ball quickly as they do have runners at each line. They also lead and kick to set routines and once deciphered, exposed intent is very predictable. 

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2 hours ago, R.I.P. Troy said:

A must win game.

Dees played themselves into a bit of form last week. With Lewis back to add experience and Ronald McDonald finally dropped  (hopefully for good) and with a longer break than the Saints, this should be a comfortable Dees victory.

Saints by 39

So I assume you won’t be watching again this week Tony? 

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Season on the line in Round 5.   Lose today and its all over.

If you think thats an exaggeration, go and look at our fixture.  We are not coming back from 1-4.

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2 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Jeez, I can hardly contain my excitement and anticipation about this arvo at the "G.

Before the Port match I scored a free packet of nuts with the footy record and then , against  the Druggies, I was given a free yoyo.

I'm all a tremble. What will it be today?

 

A Blind date is on the cards Uncle!

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17 minutes ago, picket fence said:

A Blind date is on the cards Uncle!

Blind drunk is more likely picket!

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31 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

So I assume you won’t be watching again this week Tony? 

Tony? Not sure who Tony is or if he'll be watching.

I will be, but only because I have the Saints in a multi bet. 

Best of both world. Dees win and I'm happy. Dees lose and I'm rich.

p.s. I'd much rather be happy 

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All emergencies look accounted for. 

 

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1 hour ago, At the break of Gawn said:

Saints have overachieved so far this year and sitting pretty after a very soft draw while also running into teams at the right time (Essendon as a shambles, Hawks on one leg).

The headline tonight will be “Dees give Saints a reality check”.

Melbourne by +30pts

Saints scores have been 13.7, 10.16, 9.12, and 10.14. Low scores and inaccurate.

We just need to limit the oppositions' scoring efficiency once they're inside their 50m arc.

Surely we can hold them to less than 10 goals?

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