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18 minutes ago, RedButMostlyBlue said:

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.

Good on you, mate.

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Regardless of our season, this will be the type of game that shows up on our magic memories DVDs. A win out of nowhere. It’s certainly a win I’ll remember and one of our best comebacks ever. No matter what team you follow, it’s a game that most supporters would have enjoyed watching.

Full of pizza and bit tipsy now, so I hope someone takes these words to heart and enjoys the game for what it was, a comeback win.

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35 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

Just on this... surely the public aren't the only ones aware of how we have an inablity to convert i50's to scoring shots. Goodwin should move away from 'unselfish' football and get everyone to blaze away.... i suspect it'd be more effective.

ps... 2 games in one year for having more I50's than your total points scored. 

Well done Melbourne!

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49 minutes ago, Chook said:

Confession: I turned the game off in disgust after that last Gold Coast goal with 49 seconds left. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would come back to Demonland 30 minutes later and find out we won. Half an hour after we lost(!), I rewind the game and watch the miracle on grass.

You'll have to stop that Chook.    It can't be good for your health. ☺️

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18 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.

They brought Hogan back after 2 weeks when he had a fractured clavicle and had it plated.

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I'm an honest old fart, but daylight robbery has just got some appeal.

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Miles off still but showing a heartbeat. Sad to see Hibberd injured hopefully not too serious. Hore is fitting in and building, also Lockhart looks to be getting more comfortable. Preuss in for Keilty. Frost is a complete roll of the dice every possession but luckier again today. I've watched a few Suns games and they're actually a decent team believe it or not. Kind of lucky Sexton had an off game. Salem is unreal. Thanks again Maximus. The comp is so even, savour these 4pts. If we can get rolling after the bye we could sneak in and bring the ruckus.

Not quite the miracle on grass (I was there!) but still an incredibly determined win.

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As a rule we lose these games. 

We did not play well but don’t be so high and mighty that you can’t enjoy a win in the last second.

Ever heard of “winning ugly”?

i was watching this with my kids and with 49 sec to go I suggested “never give up”...a great lesson for the kids and  a WIN for the team. 

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1 hour ago, Demon Disciple said:

Farcical really. Call me a grinch, but that level of joy inside the coaches box and on the field is nauseating. No way did we deserve to win that.

Hope this doesn’t keep the scrutiny off our backs.

66 to 42 Inside 50's will guarantee that won't happen - I hope.

That stat  alone is an indictment on someone or something.

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4 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

They brought Hogan back after 2 weeks when he had a fractured clavicle and had it plated.

Yes I was thinking this when everyone was saying long term injury. Plate it asap, back in a couple of weeks.

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Posted (edited)

We are pretty embarrassing tbh. I haven’t seen a worse game of footy in recent memory 

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38 minutes ago, Jaded said:

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

We're adjusting to it.

22 minutes ago, Mad_Melbourne said:

Realistically Oliver should have checked his run. 

That's what I initially thought, as well...  then considered it may have caused a free downfield...  upon checking back further to the OMc contest,  and looked for Holman,  I saw Holman was in fact Omac's opponent.  He very nearly won the game for them,  and OMc virtually lost it for us...  not thinking,  and not working hard enough Oscar.  Its time to wake up young man.  You don't know how lucky you are.

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25 minutes ago, —coach— said:

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

That did cross my mind haha. He apologized for dropping the mark as well.....

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At a 21st. Going hard celebrating the win. Can someone please post the last 49 seconds on every page? 

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56 minutes ago, Demonised said:

For decades, I've seen teams like Hawthorn and the Swans play like rubbish in games like this and then snatch a win, often from us. Now , we're doing it. Good.

This. 

Recently always been

”Hawks/Swans/Cats/WCE played poorly all day, still found way to win”. 

In my day was Carlton/North/Tigers. 

Great teams find a way to guts out a win, 2 players down, come from behind, interstate. 

 

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41 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. 😁  

Harming a fellow D'lander is taking it a bit far Clint

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anyone care to guide through why our i50's are so poor?

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8 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

Dean Kent is starring for the Saints tonight.

2 goals, 12 touches and 0 tackles. Might as well give him the Brownlow now. 

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30 minutes ago, DV8 said:

 

That's what I initially thought, as well...  then considered it may have caused a free downfield... 

Well your initial thoughts were right, no free kick would have been given had he not held him, he let him breeze past him with zero body contact and then turned to chase. 

 

If we played man on man your assessment would be right, but watch the whole match and you’ll find very rarely the player will break neck run with the player after he is on the mark. Omac made mistakes, but this one was a bigger mistake by Oliver than the whipping boy 

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1 hour ago, Wadda We Sing said:

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?

Was having a laugh, but sure take it as an attack.

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4 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

anyone care to guide through why our i50's are so poor?

Can’t kick straight for goal from set shots or snaps

cant kick to a target inside 50

cant kick to the advantage of a leading forward

Ball carrier tends to just bomb long from outside 50m

very few forwards lead toward the ball carrier

and when they do we kick it over their head

no crumbing forwards who make position or have goal sense

Melksham doing time in the midfield

Jeffy dropping easy overhead marks

need two key targets who separate in the forward 50. Where is Pruess?

Other than that I can’t workout why we are crap! 

 

By the way:  Where did Keilty play, he seemed to be in the ruck or on the bench? 

 

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I was watching Endgame while this was on. Sounds like I missed a classic.

4 points is 4 points?

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