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2 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

 

There was one at the 12 minute mark of the 2nd quarter, and another one right at the start of the 4th.

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Just now, RalphiusMaximus said:

He may have some concussion concerns.  He belted his head on the ground at one point and then spend almost ten minutes on the bench while Dec rucked. 

He was on the bench for almost 10 minutes because there were no goals and play was on the other side of the ground so they couldn’t get him on. He was pacing the bench waiting. 

This is why we need Preuss. We almost lost the game when Gawn was off. He comes back on and helps us win with 40 seconds left. 

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That showed 'em. Don't come into a game against Melbourne if you're underdone or mentally off the boil, or we'll do that to you.

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I thought the Suns player grabbed ahold of Harmes as he took the kick making him spray it. 

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3 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

They were reporting that on the radio, but didnt elaborate. Im hoping he was just just totally out on his feet like he gets

Thought i saw a head knock after he fell back attempting that mark he dropped on the near side wing

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1 minute ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

I thought the Suns player grabbed ahold of Harmes as he took the kick making him spray it. 

Correct. The spin of the ball proves it was a shank. In saying that Mcdonald really should have held the mark.

Anyway...who cares...crap game, crap performance, but 4 points banked and a pantsing awaits in WA next week..

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20 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

Wet blanket.

Don't get me wrong, it's great that we won - we didn't give up at the end, 4 points and all. I'm not normally a wet blanket, in fact quite a dry one (?), but even the way in which we won, the dropped mark etc was depressing, and totally reflective of how we have played all year (with no learnings in this space). We'd have been beaten by any other team, and I'm still at a loss as to how a team can fall so quickly. I don't mind losing, but I question the gameplan and the boys' fundamental inability to hit a target, take a mark or make even one smart decision going forward.

Lifetime Dee here, I go to many games (during the darker days, as well), never microwave my membership etc, but I'm entitled to a real world opinion. I still hope for the best, and maintain that every year will be our year, but in doing so we need to be honest with where we are, learn and move forward.

Go Dees.

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The new 6-6-6 has really [censored] us this year, but it won us the game tonight. 

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Went outside and put a brick through a picket fence when the Suns hit the front and missed the Hore goal. Did see the winning point though. All happy then. 😁  

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10 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

Hmmnn .... Wonder why you're always in Thailand?
I watched it live on TV.
Was amazing.
 

https://www.afl.com.au/video

The food!!!!

those highlights are unbelievable. I hadn’t seen that last minute before then

4 points. Thanks for coming Gold Coa$t

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Also props to Hibberd - that was a moment where he knew what was coming was going to hurt a lot, but went in anyway. Genuinely tough play in my opinion.

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32 minutes ago, boydie said:

Ok boys get it out of the centre as quick as possible, crash a pack and get a handball away to your running team mate, then run inside 50 and kick to your team mate who is standing on his own.

The next bit and I cant stress this enough, drop an uncontested mark.... the opposition will think they've got it, then BANG soccer the ball but not through the goals, straight into the post.

Game.

So cynical. Excuse me for reporting what one of our players said and trying to find some positives. Guess you would know better huh? What positives could you see?

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Tom McDonald being called the “star of the show” by Mooney is laughable.

He was deplorable along with just about everyone else.

What a horrible game of football.

Our coaches have done nothing to fix our fumble and ball on ground problems from last year.

The forward line is a mess, the structure is non-existent and we have no plan when then ball hits the ground.

Some sort of record low inside 50 conversion to any score let alone goals.

Can some stats guru find the data Please?

57 minutes ago, layzie said:

What a HUGE behind!

Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls?

44 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The boys didn’t give up with a minute to go. I had!!

sensational!!!!

A very rare moment of joy in an awful game. 

Two come from behind wins in a row - how un Melbounian. 

34 minutes ago, Ugottobekidding said:

Great win - good work Tmac. Didnt panic.

Didn’t mark what he should have but recovered composure in the nick of tome.

Like last night’s game, did the siren sound before the vital last kick (mark last night)? I must say I feared it had.  

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4 minutes ago, Jaded said:

He was on the bench for almost 10 minutes because there were no goals and play was on the other side of the ground so they couldn’t get him on. He was pacing the bench waiting. 

This is why we need Preuss. We almost lost the game when Gawn was off. He comes back on and helps us win with 40 seconds left. 

Alternatively we could just have a half forward with any kind of game sense watching repeat stoppage after repeat stoppage move towards the benches and then sprint off for Gawn.

A second ruck who can do the job forward as well would be nice and hopefully Preuss can do that, but Keilty v Peter Wright wasn't a concern tonight and he held up against Witts pretty well too. The other players on the ground should be aware of when Gawn is desperate to come back on.

 

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when you think 49 seconds or so to go down by 6 points, it was an extraordinary effort by the team to win. hope that inspires them to go hard at the eagles next week.

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3 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Went outside and put a brick through a picket fence when the Suns hit the front and missed the Hore goal. Did see the winning point though. All happy then. 😁  

Poor Picket! Hope hes ok.

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22 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Harmes looking to be unselfish almost cost us as Tmac dropped the simple mark but thankfully got enough on it to get a score

He got pushed as he kicked and it came off the side of his boot, it wasn't meant to be a pass.

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3 minutes ago, Jaded said:

The new 6-6-6 has really [censored] us this year, but it won us the game tonight. 

Only if you're looking at the last minute in isolation

We would've dropped players back earlier if we could have

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3 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Also props to Hibberd - that was a moment where he knew what was coming was going to hurt a lot, but went in anyway. Genuinely tough play in my opinion.

Like Lewis

heaps in common 

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An apt result. Toady Nathan Jones equals Robbie Flower in the number of AFL/VFL games played. These players have seen the worst results for Melbourne. Today both men will be celebrating Melbourne's nail-biting, excruciating, unbelievable final second win.

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Masterstroke by Goodwin

all the losses henceforth leading into our mid season and end season draft high picks are masterfully obfuscated behind these hard fought wins

 

 

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39 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

Only after we'd won.  I hate listening to the radio without being bale to see whats happening. I sat at the computer checking the scores every now and then. I thought it was going to be a draw and came back to check to see we got the behind. 

But that last passage of play was great and well done to maxy for not only getting the hit out but just bombing it into the forward line and also to harmsy for getting the ball forward and tommy for having the smarts to just get it through and not trying to pick it up. 

The fact we managed to score twice in the last 50 seconds is a miracle. 

Look we are one game and % out of the 8. We are still alive. We won lets bank it and hope we play better next week because we will need to. 

https://www.afl.com.au/video/2019-05-11/watch-the-last-two-minutes-gc-v-melb

 

Also, check in Slo-Mo,  roll back and forth,  between 1:20_  thru to 1: 37 secs... 

OMac allows his man to run thru to receive,  and OMc's standing still until his man has 10 Mtrs on him...  that is Holman,  who ends up kicking the goal, that puts THEM in front...  Omac asleep as usual.

IMO,  Omac should have left his man at that stage (prior to his man offering the offensive option),  and gone to the wing in front of stoppage, ahead of Jones, edge of the square.  Or switch with Jones on the mark, letting Jones be spare defender.... 

Instead OMac strolls thru the middle of the ground,  as his opponent streams forward with ball in hand...  and goals.   this would normally be end of game for us.

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I've just got back from the ground, and luckily my apartment had foxtel record, so i could see the last 2 minutes.

Aside from the fumbles... what I have noticed live, is how we handball at all costs... to effing flat footed people... it's incredible and exemplified by OMAC getting tackled in the last 2 minutes at the top of the 50. And that isn't really about OMAC - although I've never seen a player have 3 fresh air swings for a spoil in a game before...

By god, we have a lot of work to do...

By god, it's great that we can grind out wins when we play like $hite.

 

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51 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

We kept going despite several players clearly injured....Gawn, Melksham Hibberd etc.....we were out on our feet. Yes it was horrible, but we never gave up. TMac was interviewed by Jeff White after the game. He said they practiced and practiced all pre season for just such a senario where they were having to score a goal with less than a minute to go. He said it worked just how they wanted it to....and in fact it worked twice.

Should just do that all game really, don’t worry about their other plans, just go with the one they used inside the last minute it clearly works

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7 minutes ago, DV8 said:

https://www.afl.com.au/video/2019-05-11/watch-the-last-two-minutes-gc-v-melb

 

Also, check in Slo-Mo,  roll back and forth,  between 1:20_  thru to 1: 37 secs... 

OMac allows his man to run thru to receive,  and OMc's standing still until his man has 10 Mtrs on him...  that is Holman,  who ends up kicking the goal, that puts THEM in front...  Omac asleep as usual.

IMO,  Omac should have left his man at that stage (prior to his man offering the offensive option),  and gone to the wing in front of stoppage, ahead of Jones, edge of the square.  Or switch with Jones on the mark, letting Jones be spare defender.... 

Instead OMac strolls thru the middle of the ground,  as his opponent streams forward with ball in hand...  and goals.   this would normally be end of game for us.

Realistically Oliver should have checked his run. 

 

We made mistakes all game, to pick out that by OMac I think is pretty rough, but also I think he’s probably actually not really don’t the wrong thing in that instance 

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