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9 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Don't want to be a wowser... but..

The predictability of the last 50 seconds was a concern. Melksham was never going to make the distance and the Hawks won and moved to ball very quickly, we were powerless to stop it until the long ball inside 50

The ball goes where rhe players go. Everyone was keen to get back, so contest was going to come inside 50 with numbers around. 

Melksham made a bad error not laying his kick up in to the pocket so we could hem it in. If Gawn was drawing attention Keilty and/or Tom Mc should’ve been the targets leading hard to the boundary.

1 of 1000 mistake in the last 2 minutes alone but a controllable one. Still, he was clever to waste the 30 seconds 

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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Was that @Drunkn167in the middle with Declan during the song?  Well done drunkn - not often a non-player gets in the middle. 

He must have flashed his Demonland card.

 

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Lockhart showed his upside today with his ability to turn congestion in to space with some quick moves and hands. Plus turned a hospital kick in to a shot on goal with that pretty move at half forward to Hunt.

Glad we stuck with him, his skills on both sides and nippy movement should pay dividends if he builds from today 

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Oliver needs to practice his hand balling cause I reckon at least 90% of his handballs missed the target today. 

Omac has an ok game but needs to practice going at the footy rather than waiting for it to come to him. 

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11 minutes ago, DV8 said:

Like a smallish Giraffe.

Frosty would say "camelopard".

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1 hour ago, Watts the matter said:

Melkshams decision to kick it in the corridor was so stupid.

Luckily a game full of errors and they drop a mark after that so he won't cop it on here.

I thought that he shouldve gone for a score

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

The umps did everything to help Whoreform - even break the rules of the game, blatantly - all the way to the half-time break. And, it showed. 

Yep absolute disgrace 

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Harmes had a great game but also took omera out of the game after quarter time. 

Great effort. 

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5 minutes ago, samcantstandya said:

I thought that he shouldve gone for a score

Had to be a score or to the boundary line. No idea what was going through his head.

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11 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

I dont believe so

It was a volunteer whose birthday is today going a club FB post.

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12 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

Frosty would say "camelopard".

Ha, I see...

 

So...  this

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Lockhart seems to be an upgrade on Spargo and Jeffy has good energy today.

Hunt has a good game and TMac took a couple of big marks, so forward line was much better.

We looked to play with more confidence after half time, and should have been further in front.

Thought we defended well too and Marty Hore is a great find.

 

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1 hour ago, sue said:

What really pisses me off is this magical protected zone whose limit seems to vary with the whim of the umpire. Blatant similar ones not paid, blatant worse ones under the old rules (which still apply) ditto.    Since the umpires are guessing already, why not have them guess whether the player running past is likely to interfere with the player with the ball.  If not, no 50m.  Almost every one of these 'in the protected zone' penalties would require the infringing player to tear muscles to be able to change direction to interfere with the player with the ball.

Yep, intent and faking such intent is not considered. Actual interference is occurring at a rate very close to zero per game so this rule is absolutely redundant, already. When the offence (as such) does occur, then pay the free -- not in anticipation of a free being appropriate if the line of attack or passage is actually intended to such an extent that it is interference. 

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Just watched the last minute again, my god Lewis wouldn’t want to watch that footage of his effort as Frost tried to offload the ball to him.

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50 minutes ago, Dame Gaga said:

The Brown and Gold Striped Squawking Hawk is a classified protected species in Australia.

 

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38 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I liked the argy bargy between Hunt and Sicily late in the 3rd.  There were a couple of other skirmishes around the ground.  They all seemed to really fire up the team because they ran faster and were desperate afterwards

After round 2 Goodwin said he wants the team 'to play grumpy'.  I guess he meant 'unsociable football'.  They did today and it was great to see a bit of aggro back in the team.

By the way, Goodwin looked quite emotional after the siren.  Big hug for Macca was good to see.

Agree, love how he gets to every player and just hugs them. Saw Macca and him give each other a hug to. At 3/4 time I saw him talk to goody about something, I think it was about Oscar because Macca said something to him as he was about to walk to his position. Just a bit of encouragement to him and a word. 

But gee that will get the confidence back up I hope. I thought Goody giving them 4 days off was a bad idea but the break to freshen up may have helped. 

Good to see Tommy get the ball back in his hand, taking some marks and kick a goal 

Harmes apart from the 2 dumb 50's he gave away and Im pretty sure he will know not to go in that area again was just awesome. He shut down O'Meara after 1/4 time. He only had 4 possessions after that. Plus Harmes kicked an important goal. 

Max was back to hs marking best and his ruck work. Apart from that stupid short kick in the final minutes he stood up. 

I just love Lockhart and Hore. They are adding something to this team. 

Jeffy was good to. Yes he was selfish in that first quarter but his pressure was pretty good after that. Sometimes he could have gone for goal and it was like he was in 2 minds about giving it off or not. 

Keilty Id give another game to. He didn't get a lot but when he contested the ruck in that final term and then roved it himself, ran forward and set up the goal that was beautiful. 

I just watched the final 2 minutes of the AFL site. Wow Frost was huge there. Also to Dwayne Russell, Frost isn't a goal keeper he is a full back. 

On the umpiring they clearly missed that 50 metre penalty when Scully got done for holding the ball and the hawks player kicked it away. Also I remember Roughead got tackled in the middle of the ground and placed the ball on the ground and the ump said play on. 

 

 

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The best passage of play was Hunt’s lead from the goal square which resulted in a goal.

He actually waited and didn’t lead at the ball carrier too early.

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1 minute ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The best passage of play was Hunt’s lead from the goal square which resulted in a goal.

He actually waited and didn’t lead at the ball carrier too early.

Not sure but seemed like first lead-mark-goal for the season 

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If we said we’d kick 11 goals for the game a win would be unlikely. Brilliant team effort, especially in the second half. Guts personified.

Lucky for Demonland to express thoughts, the voice has gone. The inexplicable decision not to award the 50 late in the game finished me off. 

Mebourne supporters are loud when they want to be. Great to see so many smiles after the siren.

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4 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The best passage of play was Hunt’s lead from the goal square which resulted in a goal.

He actually waited and didn’t lead at the ball carrier too early.

It was good to see a decent lead for once.

Hibbo seems to be getting back to some good touch as well

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The Match Review in The Age:

"Now with the Hawks, Scully heard the jeers when he had his first possession in the opening minutes. The Demons' frustration grew when he was involved in two pieces of play which resulted in a Gunston goal but Scully soon faded".

Dees fans will never forget! 😎

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Well it was nice to sit on the train not full of severe depression. 

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