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2 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

Goodwin has fallen for Simpson's three card trick, Vardy was never going to ruck by himself when the better ruckmen bring hickory is  available,  team selection is Goodwin's Achilles heel he's got no idea about team selection he should be kept out of the team selection process, they're going to Target Max work him over, vardy is just going to smash into him whenever he has got the chance.

Simple Simon.

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West Coast twice,

Adelaide twice,

Sydney once,

Geelong... well, just about.

We just seem to come to play when we’re,

1: On the road

2: When we’re the clear underdogs.

Not the same team, we know... but something’s in the air tonight.

 

🔴🔵

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32 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Uncle, I can arrange some lavish Oysters for the occasion as after match... What say you!

Have them sent around picket.

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10 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Nice OX

I'm 6 beers deep!

Good one.

You have to be in a certain state to watch the dees GYM. 

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have just cracked a single malt in preparation of drunk deep depression or over the top exuberant celebration...... 

there is no in between! :cool:

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farrrrgin HELL We are INEPT.. PRUESS NO BRAINER!

Will be FLOGGED!

How hard is it to see this coaching maneuver from WC 

Cheezus

 

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7 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Cannot understand the Preuss non selection.

His game last week was almost outstanding. If he wasn't selected he should be at Casey building up his tank and perfecting his forward role.

Taking him as an emergency is just strange.

Weidman's non appearance for Casey along with Spargo is equally perplexing. With the two injuries at the senior level last week to Melksham and Hibberd the team structure is becoming non existent.

especially since Hickey is now in

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I actually reckon it might be the other way and we flew Pruess over as a bit of gamesmanship. I think Goodwin has conceded that we won't beat westcoast in the air and will endeavour to play the game on the ground.

That's my take.. I don't think he got outfoxed, they'd have played Pruess if they'd wanted to.

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23 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Yep

Hickey in for WCE

No changes Dees

They blinked, we're looking short

Good to see we learn from our mistakes. 

FMD it shouldn’t have mattered if Hickey was in or not Preuss should have been selected. 

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Our read of the tea leaves tonight suggests the season's trajectory has turned ever so slightly on an upward trend.  Victory is tangibly close provided there is total team belief and commitment to the  fundamentals. 

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2 minutes ago, David Williamson said:

That's my take.. I don't think he got outfoxed, they'd have played Pruess if they'd wanted to.

You mean there are other possible scenarios here apart from the one that says that Goodwin doesn't know what he's doing?

Radical.

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Is it too late to bring Pruess in right now to counter their trick?

We’re better with Pruess and Max together anyway. 

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5 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Was it Hickey at the Saints that always used to towel Maxy up?

He jumps into Maxy at every stoppage to wear him out. 

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Love that some on here are trying to set up the story that if we lose its because Preuss wasn’t selected... so they can somehow feel vindicated when we lose.

Really! 

We’ve been decimated with injuries and the coaching panel have developed and are deploying their best strategy to enable us to win... and it don’t include Pruess, and they (our coaches) know a lot more than any on here.

and we’ll still probably lose, but have given it our best crack.

some respect

go Demons.

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8 minutes ago, Rob Mac...... said:

Is it too late to bring Pruess in right now to counter their trick?

We’re better with Pruess and Max together anyway. 

There is still time for a very late change for a player who is sore/injured during the warm-up eg Oscar if he is sore from last week.  It really can't be Petty as it wouldn't be fair to select him and drop him at the last minute.

The thing is it was just so obvious WCE would bring in Hickey at the last minute.  If Preuss doesn't come in Goodwin has a good reason. 

If we don't bring in Preuss and WCE tag and work Max over again I hope Goodwin has a very big flack jacket as fans (DL's) will have mega meltdowns be they warranted or not.

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That’s bull. 

Clubs should not be able to pull a player out for ‘general soreness’ to create a mismatch. People can say Goodwin has had the wool pulled over his eyes, bollocks!

WCE should get fined the same as a club staying to pull a player in from outside the emergency listed players.

Surprised we didn’t play Pruess, but that’s not the point!

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5 hours ago, Josh said:

It's a bit like watching Collingwood and Carlton, you are thrilled that one has to lose but unfortunately one has to win for that to happen

Well there is Flux

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14 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Was it Hickey at the Saints that always used to towel Maxy up?

Yep was one of the few ruckmen which would rough him up and at worst break even 

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A tale of 2 teams

Last year in the prelim, we were on fire, hungry, and playing with nearly a full team (plus we were feared and favoured, which was no doubt helped by the fact that we had recently beaten the Eagles at the same ground). Then we got belted. 

This year, we are out of form, still fairly unfit, and having to choose from the most depleted list in the league. It doesn't bode well. Arguably we should lose by more as all the factors that were in our favour in the prelim no longer exist. It really could, and should be ugly.

But is it too much to dream? I love an underdog story. Maybe I'm just fatigued (1 month newborn at home), but this is the exact sort of game good teams can win. It's not impossible. Unlikely, sure, but impossible?

I've tipped us by 1 point. We CAN do this.

Go Dees! 🔴🔵

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Dirty move by the Eagles to bring in Hickey late, but what else would anyone expect from that drug den of a club.

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1 minute ago, GCDee said:

Yep was one of the few ruckmen which would rough him up and at worst break even 

I thought that was the case. I recall Hickey being the ruck in the infamous 'straight arm' free kick game where the umps slaughtered Maxy to the point he almost gave up.

This doesn't bode well.

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I agree with Ouch! What the heck is general soreness anyway? They would have known about that well before the game. It amounts to cheating in my view. Typical West Coast *%*#. 

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