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10 minutes ago, DV8 said:

... and which part of the foot do shoes hurt normally.?

Well it really depends upon what @Bitter but optimistic has chosen to wear for the occasion!

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And to get things back on track, even in the warm up T.Macs gait looked hampered. Not seeing much mobility from him during games. If he’s not right then why play him?

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17 minutes ago, TRIGON said:

Well it really depends upon what @Bitter but optimistic has chosen to wear for the occasion!

Yes...  but he's fat feet don't fit well in stilletto's,  Mr 'T'.

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17 hours ago, scarlett said:

Ive read in a past article where our plan is to put it in "the hot spot" in front of the square as this is where the highest percentage of accurate goals is kicked from. Goodwins huge on numbers and the plan is to get  it to someone in this position. 

This annoys the hell out of me.

This is like a snooker player saying "I've noticed good players sink most balls in the top two pockets. I'm going to sink EVERY ball in those pockets. Think how good I'll be then!"

It's backwards. It's cargo cult science.

A. he is then actually limiting his ability to score, and B. his opponent then stymies him by deliberately leaving balls up the other end of the table.

In other news, there is a very strong correlation between people dying from being tangled in their bedsheets, and profits made by ski resorts. It's almost exact. (True fact. Look it up.) Now, it's clear, to stop people dying in the bedsheets, we just need to reduce the profits made by ski resorts.

That's the kind of thinking we're facing here.

Meanwhile our opponents are wise to this and clog up the space in front of goal. But hey, what if we park TWO players 25m out from goal. Or ..... (lowers voice in case opposition coaches can here) .... what if we park THREE players 25m out!

Numbers can show a lot of things you wouldn't ordinarily notice, especially when presented in visual form (graphs, pie charts), but to be a slave to the numbers is as foolish as only betting on horses that have your "lucky" number.

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56 minutes ago, TRIGON said:

And to get things back on track, even in the warm up T.Macs gait looked hampered. Not seeing much mobility from him during games. If he’s not right then why play him?

Because our coaches are slaves to sports science and number crunching and have forgotton to use their own experience and instincts as players, and human beings. The tail is wagging the dog. And the dog is getting dizzy and is passing out. Look for a doubling down on the strategies that have proved unsuccessful this year.

Meanwhile the fans are trying to say "but he's not wearing any clothes!!!!!" What would we know.

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22 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

What would we know.

On the evidence of this thread, not much.

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If I find out at the end of the season that TMac had been playing injured all season ,with Preuss stuck in the twos I will be ropable.

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2 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

This annoys the hell out of me.

This is like a snooker player saying "I've noticed good players sink most balls in the top two pockets. I'm going to sink EVERY ball in those pockets. Think how good I'll be then!"

It's backwards. It's cargo cult science.

A. he is then actually limiting his ability to score, and B. his opponent then stymies him by deliberately leaving balls up the other end of the table.

In other news, there is a very strong correlation between people dying from being tangled in their bedsheets, and profits made by ski resorts. It's almost exact. (True fact. Look it up.) Now, it's clear, to stop people dying in the bedsheets, we just need to reduce the profits made by ski resorts.

That's the kind of thinking we're facing here.

Meanwhile our opponents are wise to this and clog up the space in front of goal. But hey, what if we park TWO players 25m out from goal. Or ..... (lowers voice in case opposition coaches can here) .... what if we park THREE players 25m out!

Numbers can show a lot of things you wouldn't ordinarily notice, especially when presented in visual form (graphs, pie charts), but to be a slave to the numbers is as foolish as only betting on horses that have your "lucky" number.

They're embarrassing to watch repeat the same mistakes over and over. And with how transparent and one dimensional the game plan is, would be embarrassing to lose to. You get a sense now that the opposition are so ON to what we're doing that it would be considered a major coaching failure by any of the 17 other clubs if they were to lose to us.

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8 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

West coast fans boo more.

Well yes, I forgot about them. Of course they do, but I don't go to Perth games. I was thinking more of the experience at home.

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Terry Wallace just said what a few of us on DL have said and that is start planning for 2020. Anyone injured should be rested and if operations are needed they should be done now.

Get everyone fit and ready to go next year and maybe some tinkering with the game plan. Get more games into the newer players and it will stand the club in good stead next year,  with a softer draw as a bonus.

Of course you still try and win, but not at the expense of next year.

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6 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

The key to games on the 'G - the game styles change every few years, the personnel change sometimes quicker than that, the goal to goal line is static and the space at the 'G is the best there is and always has been ... wonder what Robbie would think, and Dixon, and Alves just to name a few ... wingmen with good feet and some pace will win you games, Mr Goodwin, and are critical to getting a forward set-up working the spaces.

Sorry to be a dog in the manger but Robbie and Stan played in many more losing sides than winning ones.

For many years Stan was the main reason to go see Melbourne; and for many years after he left Robbie was the main reason to go see Melbourne. We didn't see a lot of wins. Stan never played finals with us. Robbie waited until the end of his career to play three finals matches. Now a pair like them would be gold right now but let's not overstate their impact on the G or anywhere else.

And on related matters I agree TMac should be rested. Preuss may not be the answer long term but he is mobile and he is fearsome and able to break up aerial packs. He also has goal sense. Give him a run until TMac can return to his best.

I agree with others who don't see Spargo's value. He provides a contest is all. He is not a penetrating kick; rarely hits the scoreboard and buggers up other's work. He is unable to break free of the opposition and lacks the small man's best attribute which is pace. What they see in him is a mystery. Hopefully we'll all be proved fools when he becomes a star (unlikely).

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39 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Terry Wallace just said what a few of us on DL have said and that is start planning for 2020. Anyone injured should be rested and if operations are needed they should be done now.

Get everyone fit and ready to go next year and maybe some tinkering with the game plan. Get more games into the newer players and it will stand the club in good stead next year,  with a softer draw as a bonus.

Of course you still try and win, but not at the expense of next year.

He's right of course IMO, Red...  We have a short window with Gawn 27yrs,  and TMC as well,  around that age. 

Two of our real Key players for a top 4 finish.

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Watching the players shoot on goal prior to the big slide thingy, I commented to my mate how few were goals.  They were woeful in practice, and woeful in the game.  It is a basic skill ffs!

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30 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

Watching the players shoot on goal prior to the big slide thingy, I commented to my mate how few were goals.  They were woeful in practice, and woeful in the game.  It is a basic skill ffs!

Every minute spent on goal kicking is a minute less spent on drowning practice. Don't you want the guys to be elite?

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If we don’t use the rest of this year to get ourselves cherry ripe for 2020 and find out what we need to know about out of contract players, we are surely just wasting our time chasing a pipe dream. 

Let’s make the most of the second half of the year by giving players who need exposure all the games (is JHK any good? Do we keep Stretch? Which rookie gets an extension? Can Salem play wing now that Lever and May are back? If KK is fit can he play wing?). 

And for the love of god please send McDonald to some sort of healing retreat. I can’t  see him slowly and painful hobbling around any more. 

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9 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Did anyone see at the start of the 2nd quarter they had the camera on Viney who was sitting on the bench and did not once looked impressed. His body language looked quite poor.

Also just thinking this morning that James Harmes is slowly becoming our number 1 best midfielder. Thought Brayshaw was showing glimpse of the player he was last year when he was at his best.

I couldn't quite see him from where I sat but heard MMM say the same re his body language on the pine at the start of the 2nd qtr 

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21 hours ago, Laughing Goat said:

Which game were you watching? Really.....Hannan & Hunt?

Hannan 3 touches up to half time & a missed chest mark that my grandson would have taken. Had a stinker, again, & one of the worst on the the day (53% efficiency & 5 turnovers) Hunt I like but didn't like much today.....9 possessions & 53% efficiency.....

Are you serious or am I missing something?  Not many positives that I can see here......

 

Hannan cost us at least 2 goals. He's had two weeks back now, would want to start performing after the bye.

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11 hours ago, scarlett said:

When we hired misson most people were excited, he was a vast improvement from the i dont feel like doing a time trail days. I can recall afew posters airing concern that our long term doc was pushed out and misson given more control of players.

Andrew Daff who ended up at Richmond from memory.

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13 hours ago, poita said:

Not our worst game of the year by a long shot, but we are miles off being a decent team.

The good: Gawn's game was excellent, Harmes was very good, Petracca had some good moments, May was solid first game back.

The bad: Our goalkicking remains putrid. Lever and Hore spent half the day crashing into teammates in marking contests. Wagner and Spargo were their usual inept selves. Viney and Jones had zero influence on the game. Hibberd continues to struggle. The early loss of Frost was costly.

The ugly: Oliver 33 possessions for 54 metres gained. What purpose did any of his touches serve? McDonald continued his abysmal form and I really can't see that he is adding any value to the team in his current role. Garlett's inability to put his body on the line - I can't believe an AFL footballer is allow to snatch at the ball whilst avoiding all contact. Tim Smith's inability to play more than two games in a row without getting injured - please delist.

Seriously?

He had the flu.

22 hours ago, bing181 said:

But of course. He's also currently doing what other the other forwards don't: more contested possessions than Hunt, Garlett and Hannan combined.

The fact that people can't see why Spargo is in the team says a lot about them, not much about Spargo.

Unfair IMO.

I feel as though Spargo is getting the 2019 Coaches' award, a bit like ANB last year. Lots of running and contested work but no flair and poor skills.

It's one thing to say he's getting CPs and working hard but the reality is he offers very little offensively and as a forward, that's not great. It's one of the reasons ANB is playing VFL, not AFL.

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17 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Seriously?

He had the flu.

Unfair IMO.

 

No, it is Misson’s fault, he should have wrapped him in glad wrap and kept him isolated and quarantined between training and games. 

Basic stuff. 

If he didn’t have glad wrap he could have used bubble wrap or covered him in paper mache. 

Lets get professional.

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On 6/10/2019 at 6:02 PM, DeeZee said:

Won the midfield battle yet still can’t find the big sticks.

Same every bloody week.

Do you blame the coaches or do we simply need better forwards??

We need some mids with a bit of vision and a modicum of delivery skills.

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On 6/11/2019 at 12:43 PM, jumbo returns said:

And....whilst we're at it, where's @stevethemanjordan? And Colin B Flaubert?

Sometimes, we all need perspective...

You scared them away, Coach Nasher??

I keep getting holidays for being right all the time. 

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41 minutes ago, stevethemanjordan said:

I keep getting holidays for being right all the time. 

Classic. Not quite what the moderator notes on your profile say!

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On 6/10/2019 at 6:17 PM, Deecisive said:

what rot, goodwin is not responsible for our poor kicking and turnovers. we had virtually the same number of shots for goal as the pies, it is not his fault that our players cannot kick a goal, hit a target by foot or by hand.  the players are the ones on the field who needed to stand up and play but they did not. dropping easy chest marks, fumbling the ball, not chasing, not tacking... i doubt any of these were part of the coaches game plan. Salem had 8 turnovers, a player playing in the backline turning it over so often will result in the opposition scoring. Garlett was woeful, while spargo did some ok things he also screwed up a few things that would have made a difference. Not sure what value Wagner gave us, mcdonald was woeful, Hannan probably needed another week in the VFL to get some match fitness rather than playing. Angus's disposal efficiency was down and both of our captains did not provide a lot of assistance.So not sure how the coach can cop all the blame given the above.

Coach has responsibility for performance of players.

I have asked Saty if training is conducted with intensity. The coach should be making sure performance is trialled and trained into players. 

Structures and patterns seem to generate enough possession etc so the coach gets that right but maybe needs to get a bit more into the heads of the players 

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