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I think the midfield often looks better balanced without Viney, not as many drawn to the footy and we seem to have more run. Was similar last year when we played really well before the finals started. Nothing against Jack I am a big fan of his but I do wonder how many inside mids we can play at once?

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Thank god for Frost.  He has had a lot of detractors but he stood up and saved our bacon. 

So my takeaway is that Goodwin still has his mojo, our assistant coaches are on the ball, Misson knows exactly what he's doing, and Pert is at the top of his game.

Beating Hawthorn is enjoyable. Beating Hawthorn with Scully in a Hawks jumper is beyond enjoyable!

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5 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

So wrapt with that win. Should’ve gone to the game in hindsight...

Can anyone please explain that second 50m against Harmes? I saw no player run past the Hawks player at all. They didn’t show a replay either.

I just rewatched that part. It was there but only just. Was bloody borderline.

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22 minutes ago, Good Lord George said:

Gave away 2 goals but did a great job on O'Meara, by all reports

Agree on the first one but will have to check the replay on the other. It looked to me that he needed a teleportation device to get out of the protection zone.

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Our ball use is deplorable, but at least we ran with a bit more dare and dash today. We looked out on our feet at the start of the last quarter but credit for fighting it out. Our fitness is clearly below par and we are carrying way too many players who are unfit or need to retire (Lewis!!!), but there were glimpses today of the Melbourne of last year. 

Lockheart worked his guts out and was a standout in the forwardline for me. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Agreed. Jeffry didn’t have big stats, but he created a load of opportunities and was directly responsible for 4 of our goals from his pressure. People can continue to hate him on, and he’s not perfect (see shot at goal instead of passing to TMac), but he’s comfortably the best small forward on our list and one of the Vestberg in the league when he’s in form. His crumbing and pressure today were exactly what we’ve been missing up forward all year.

Agree on all counts.

Much like pretty much everyone else, I hope he finds strength from this performance and gains even more confidence for next week. It doesn't matter (as he contributed to a number of goals) but his own goals will soon follow. He's great to watch when he's on song, and changes our dynamic I50 big time. 

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Match the quote to the player.

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Player one: You bloody beauty! God I love this club!

Player two: Ken oath mate! I bleed for the red and blue!

Player three: yes, well, I bleed too. For the ... is it orange? No, I think it is red and --- brown? When you literally swim in money you lose track. All ords down this week. Bit of a bugger.

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1 minute ago, Deestroy All said:

And the umpires, probably 4 clear holding balls not paid against Hawthorn and a couple of iffy ones. All when we had momentum too. 

I listened to 3AW and they were critical of the missed free kicks. Time and again they thought a Melbourne free kick should be paid, but it wasn't. But they cannot be too critical because the AFL might get their noses out of joint.

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28 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

Wanna hear something funni. 

Eddie spaghetti said the umps were good today. 

WTF

What game was he watching. 

Dumb arz 

Actually, I think Red Ed had his President hat on and I'm pretty sure he was being ironic

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To the old turds who told us not to boo Scully, go eat a bag. I’m a Melbourne supporter and I’ll bloody boo this piece of scum for as long as I like. 

If you want to watch footy in silence stay home and knit. 

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22 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

 

Great pic,,, two guys who love the club and have played at the 1 club,  and a pitiful loser in the background whos on to his third club.

Brilliant comment!

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1 minute ago, dworship said:

Actually, I think Red Ed had his President hat on and I'm pretty sure he was being ironic

He butters them up for Collingwood's next game so they can continue to be looked after as well.

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There were a couple of clear 50s not paid to Melbourne in the last quarter. One to McDonald when a Hawks player booted the ball away. Another when a Hawks player returned the ball to the wrong Demon player after a Demon free. You'd care less, if it wasn't for the lame 50s paid against Harmes for maybe infringing the protected zone.

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Round 7, Melbourne v Hawthorn

Harmes, 3 votes

Lockhart, 2 votes (maybe contentious, as Gawn was solid, as were Hibbo and Salem, but I loved the kid's workrate and creativity)

Umpires, 1 vote.

 

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Repulsing Hawthorn's desperate last forward foray, after the ball ricocheted off Marty Hore , was juggled twice by Chad Wingard, who was tackled superbly by Josh Wagner without drawing an infringement and extracted by Inspector Gadget extraordinaire Sam Frost whilst deep in enemy territory with only seconds to go would of made Houdini proud. Go Dees!

 

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Umpiring should not make a difference to the outcome of a match...

But when we started to get a couple of iffy freekicks with 5 minutes to go, I thought, this wont end with "Free Kick Hawthorn" in front of goal with under a minute to go. the umpiring is just [censored] house.

 

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