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2 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Winning move; They benched OMAC for that last minute

Flat footed twice in the last quarter: 2 goals.

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I can sort of cop the Harmes 50s, but only if the one for kicking the ball away is paid the other way. And also not long after that a Hawthorn player gave the ball back to clearly the wrong player after a free to slow it down, which was being paid consistently a year or two back.

Seems like they have loosened up on a lot of those rules, which makes the Harmes 50s harder to take.

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9 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Flat footed twice in the last quarter: 2 goals.

Not that my personal opinion counts for anything... I have conceded that when Lever, May and Jetta are fit (and even if Jetta is not fit)...he has a short AFL career ahead of him.... 😪

But hey, we are a team that has recruited a whole heap of $hhit brothers...

Cockatoo Collins (s)

Ottens

Holland

Gaspar

etc

etc

erm longevity - the great A.Jakovich

 

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1 minute ago, Engorged Onion said:

Not that my personal opinion counts for anything... I have conceded that when Lever, May and Jetta are fit (and even if Jetta is not fit)...he has a short AFL career ahead of him.... 😪

Same, unfortunately...

Last 3 week's sees Frost far more important for me than Oscar

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3 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Eat [censored] Hawthorn!  Nothing better than beating those arrogant scumbags.

We are back baby!

Yeah cop that.  Even though Lewis and Max(and I love Max)  nearly cost us with stupid kicks. Fort held on  Yay !!!!   Alays good to beat the DAWKS  SUFFER Clarkson !!!

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2 hours ago, Good Lord George said:

Frost's effort in the last 30 seconds was amazing. Won the ball and got it out to a Dees player. Trac's follow up was almost as good

yeah Trac good effort

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14 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Watched replay again, not really

Omac shuffled a few metres across but Harmes was running straight through, just needed to run slightly diagonally  away and would've been fine and made it clearer he was avoiding the space

In both cases he didn't seem to be paying any attention to the rule. One is forgivable, but the second is just brain dead stuff - I won'tgo so far as to call his game cr@p... but 2 x 50s for the same thing is a problem

He also happened to kick the winning goal !!

Interesting perspective, I see as Harmes running away on a slight diagonal, O Mac’s  shuffle to the right making it look less of a diagonal.

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Real funny game, I'd say most of our players were good without being great. No one was fantastic for all 4 quarters but most had some really good moments. Good spread of goal kickers as well, seemed much more like last year

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3 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Good to see Tom $cully in the Background...

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I do hope a few of his old teammates told him all about it as well. Suck a bag of ..... Tom!

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38 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

It's a dumb rule, absolute rubbish rule.

But technically both were correct.

OK What about Tom McDonald's free in the last when the Hawk player kicked it away well after the whistle? Certain goal for us. It's the rampant inconsistency that as usual is the problem.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

So....

With 2 mins to go.... WHY WAS OLIVER ON THE BENCH TILL THE SIREN???

Sat behind the bench, Oliver tried to get back on for last 5mins and couldn’t. Ordinary. I think they wanted Melksham off but couldn’t get him. Got to fix that.

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I'm surprised at Hunt's capacity in the forward line - he has elements of toughness and does not shirk the contest, yet I feel lacks presence....but perhaps that is just hype from media for others and not our own.

I loved the lead where he scored a goal...that felt like early 1990's stuff... am I right in that since he has moved there, he is good for 2 goals or so a game?

 

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17 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Flat footed twice in the last quarter: 2 goals.

He is a reactionary footballer with no intensity. I don’t want to dwell on the negatives but his last quarter nearly cost is the game

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1 minute ago, Engorged Onion said:

I'm surprised at Hunt's capacity in the forward line - he has elements of toughness and does not shirk the contest, yet I feel lacks presence....but perhaps that is just hype from media for others and not our own.

I loved the lead where he scored a goal...that felt like early 1990's stuff... am I right in that since he has moved there, he is good for 2 goals or so a game?

 

I thought Hunt was very good today and is doing a good job of reinventing himself

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In that highlights video, there are a couple of Petracca 'bookends' that I found interesting, especially considering he had mostly a quiet day - not a game that will have his doubters going quiet, that is for sure.

Early on, at about the 35 second mark, there's a moment where you can see that he has worked out what is going to happen next and just runs to the right spot and collects the easy intercept which sets up Brayshaw's goal. That is the kind of awareness that makes him sometimes look like a star could appear any day now.

Right at the end (start playing from 18:20, right after Frost's huge double-effort) there was a string of contests on that half back flank where twice in rapid succession Petracca's body strength made the difference, particular that second shoulder-to-shoulder hit close to the ground. He then got up and acted super-quickly.

Reminds me of a feeling I got in the final third of last season. Whenever the commentators were losing their proverbial minds and the commentary was in that kind of over-agitated 'this, now this, and this and oh my now this and it is all happening'... that was when we were playing well.

When the game is not calm, when there is madness on the field for everyone, it seems like we are usually the ones coming out ahead.

But when the game is more or less 'calmer', we are getting cut up. A series of effective kicks... mark.. kick.. just doesn't bring out that kind of frantic mood.

It is definitely true for Petracca, he is a much better player when the mood is wild. I think it is also very true for the team as a whole.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Deeman said:

Massive contribution by this bozo today -

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He looks like a glass bbq enthusiast from Dandenong. 

I’m sure I’ve seen him driving an early 2000s white commodore, late at night in winter with all the windows down, with no T-shirt on. 

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14 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

OK What about Tom McDonald's free in the last when the Hawk player kicked it away well after the whistle? Certain goal for us. It's the rampant inconsistency that as usual is the problem.

That was blatant. The ump blew the whistle then a second later the Dork kicks it away but no 50m

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15 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

He is a reactionary footballer with no intensity. I don’t want to dwell on the negatives but his last quarter nearly cost is the game

Omac was easily our best defender for the first 3 quarters, Frost was fumbly and got lost early but played a great last 15 mins, while hore was ordinary early but came back well in the second half. Why Lewis tried to kick it to him in amongst 4 Hawks when there were free men in the same kicking range is beyond me. One thing we need to start doing is kicking the ball quicker, some passes we're so slow and easy to pick off

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1 minute ago, Red and Blue realist said:

Omac was easily our best defender for the first 3 quarters, Frost was fumbly and got lost early but played a great last 15 mins, while hore was ordinary early but came back well in the second half. Why Lewis tried to kick it to him in amongst 4 Hawks when there were free men in the same kicking range is beyond me. One thing we need to start doing is kicking the ball quicker, some passes we're so slow and easy to pick off

His last quarter was disgusting. He nearly lost us the game when it was all on the line. He did not attack the ball and that is inexcusable. I was a fan but after what i saw today Frost is miles ahead of him

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10 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

In that highlights video, there are a couple of Petracca 'bookends' that I found interesting, especially considering he had mostly a quiet day - not a game that will have his doubters going quiet, that is for sure.

Early on, at about the 35 second mark, there's a moment where you can see that he has worked out what is going to happen next and just runs to the right spot and collects the easy intercept which sets up Brayshaw's goal. That is the kind of awareness that makes him sometimes look like a star could appear any day now.

Right at the end (start playing from 18:20, right after Frost's huge double-effort) there was a string of contests on that half back flank where twice in rapid succession Petracca's body strength made the difference, particular that second shoulder-to-shoulder hit close to the ground. He then got up and acted super-quickly.

Reminds me of a feeling I got in the final third of last season. Whenever the commentators were losing their proverbial minds and the commentary was in that kind of over-agitated 'this, now this, and this and oh my now this and it is all happening'... that was when we were playing well.

When the game is not calm, when there is madness on the field for everyone, it seems like we are usually the ones coming out ahead.

But when the game is more or less 'calmer', we are getting cut up. A series of effective kicks... mark.. kick.. just doesn't bring out that kind of frantic mood.

It is definitely true for Petracca, he is a much better player when the mood is wild. I think it is also very true for the team as a whole.

 

 

That's actually quite goffy, but I like the analogy. I reckon you're onto something. Manic pressure footy & make them panic.

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1 minute ago, The Swimming Dee said:

His last quarter was disgusting. He nearly lost us the game when it was all on the line. He did not attack the ball and that is inexcusable. I was a fan but after what i saw today Frost is miles ahead of him

The poor bugger is lacking confidence and Frostie has his. He needs a longer break in the vfl so he can rekindle his mojo.

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1 minute ago, MFC-11 said:

The poor bugger is lacking confidence and Frostie has his. He needs a longer break in the vfl so he can rekindle his mojo.

Agree whole heartedly 

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10 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

His last quarter was disgusting. He nearly lost us the game when it was all on the line. He did not attack the ball and that is inexcusable. I was a fan but after what i saw today Frost is miles ahead of him

Fair overreaction, 1 player would not have cost us the game. By half time I was ready to rule a line through Frost forever, his game sense was just terrible, then he pulled out the last quarter and he started to look like a footballer. 

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26 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

In that highlights video, there are a couple of Petracca 'bookends' that I found interesting, especially considering he had mostly a quiet day - not a game that will have his doubters going quiet, that is for sure.

Early on, at about the 35 second mark, there's a moment where you can see that he has worked out what is going to happen next and just runs to the right spot and collects the easy intercept which sets up Brayshaw's goal. That is the kind of awareness that makes him sometimes look like a star could appear any day now.

Right at the end (start playing from 18:20, right after Frost's huge double-effort) there was a string of contests on that half back flank where twice in rapid succession Petracca's body strength made the difference, particular that second shoulder-to-shoulder hit close to the ground. He then got up and acted super-quickly.

Reminds me of a feeling I got in the final third of last season. Whenever the commentators were losing their proverbial minds and the commentary was in that kind of over-agitated 'this, now this, and this and oh my now this and it is all happening'... that was when we were playing well.

When the game is not calm, when there is madness on the field for everyone, it seems like we are usually the ones coming out ahead.

But when the game is more or less 'calmer', we are getting cut up. A series of effective kicks... mark.. kick.. just doesn't bring out that kind of frantic mood.

It is definitely true for Petracca, he is a much better player when the mood is wild. I think it is also very true for the team as a whole.

 

 

Agree completely 

Watch the Jones goal from the Geelong final last year, Petracca won the loose ball and evaded and dished off to Jones

He's cat-like on the ground, love his presence in the forward 50 contests when the ball is up for grabs 

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Just now, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Agree completely 

Watch the Jones goal from the Geelong final last year, Petracca won the loose ball and evaded and dished off to Jones

He's cat-like on the ground, love his presence in the forward 50 contests when the ball is up for grabs 

His good moments seem to be when he doesn't have time to over think in. When he's acting on instinct, or needs to think quickly, he looks a million bucks.

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