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1 minute ago, Damo said:

I think TMac is injured but having a laugh at the end was a bad look. Disappointed.

Yeah he looks injured, so don’t play him, he should be embarrassed the way he has played this year 

Gets a big contract and loses interest 

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Time to Make Max captain.

Jones will be leaving and looks like Viney cant turn it around. 

The feared centre ball getters of last year as changed dramatically.  At least Gus improved today.

H arnes has stepped up incredibly  but it cant just be him and Oliver. Perhaps Trac needs to play in the middle every game?

Spargo shouldnt be picked again.

Although Garlett has kicked a few he goes to ground too easy and one point gave up chasing.

Can May play forward?

 

 

 

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Fair dinkum, no wonder our skills are so bad after shooting ourselves in the foot every game on numerous occasions, we should just put the gun too our head and just end the misery 😳......fortunately I get a laugh out of our ineptitude these days, I’m way past the anger.

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1 minute ago, leave it to deever said:

Time to Make Max captain.

Jones will be leaving and looks like Viney cant turn it around. 

The feared centre ball getters of last year as changed dramatically.  At least Gus improved today.

H arnes has stepped up incredibly  but it cant just be him and Oliver. Perhaps Trac needs to play in the middle every game?

Spargo shouldnt be picked again.

Although Garlett has kicked a few he goes to ground too easy and one point gave up chasing.

Can May play forward?

 

 

 

Trac looks so much better in the middle! He was generally good today.

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Really glad we didnt coach our players during the “goal kicking” at training this week, it helped heaps!

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Probably wouldn’t have made the difference between a win and a loss but we did lose a key forward before the game and a key defender five minutes in - this sort of thing is a weekly phenomenon.

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We have three major problems IMO. 

The first is the gameplan. It’s been tweaked (we keep more forwards deeper than we used to) but it’s not working, and so long as it’s not working it hurts our confidence as we see fast break after fast break turn into opposition goals. 

The second is the forward line. Whether injured or not, TMac shouldn’t be playing. He’s a complete shadow of his 2018 self and is a liability offensively and defensively. But it doesn’t stop there. Our forwards are low skilled, lacking confidence across the board, slow and weak defensively. Even a modicum of scoreboard pressure would make us a better side but we continually miss easy shots and either fail to put our opponent under pressure (eg today) or we keep the door open (eg last week). 

The third is our co-captains. Would Viney or Jones be playing on this form if they weren’t captains? IMO, they wouldn’t. 

I loved seeing May and Lever, and Gawn was unbelievable against a superstar opponent. Harmes and Brayshaw were strong all day and I thought Weideman got better as the day went on. But we’ll finish bottom 4 this year and we need to address all three of the above issues to move forward. 

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I will say it again We are horrible. 

What the hell are they doing at training??

Cant pass, kick or mark. 

PATHETIC. 

How the hell does Garlett and Spargo get a game ahead of Preuss. 

Its mind boggling. 

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Petracca to the midfield waa a good move at least. Best game he's played all year.

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1 minute ago, DemonOX said:

I will say it again We are horrible. 

What the hell are they doing at training??

Cant pass, kick or mark. 

PATHETIC. 

How the hell does Garlett and Spargo get a game ahead of Preuss. 

Its mind boggling. 

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It is astounding to me the power of confidence and conversely the impotency of doubt.

2 teams diametrically opposed in this attribute. 

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Review review review!!  Make Gawn Capt, drop TMAC and build a new forward line for 2020.

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8 minutes ago, Unleash Hell said:

While there are issues I would suggest the teams ability to execute simple skills is more of an immediate concern.

Im not saying Goodwin has nothing to answer for, I am not on the simpleton bandwagon that it's his fault.

Whats another year terrible year in the grand scheme of 6 decades of tripe.

It's a lot easier to tear things down and start again then it is to build something special

I am no "simpleton" and did not say its all his fault. Clearly the players are serving up dross as well. It wasnt them who made the grand statement about "building something special" though. He wears that by himself.

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Managed to find a new level today MFC. Childlike.

I miss Peter Jackson. Gary Pert - rubbish.

Tank gun now slowly but surely turning to Goodwin in the tower.

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Petracca to the midfield waa a good move at least. Best game he's played all year.

I thought he was good also dazzle. We need to put some time into the back half of tracs season and see what he can produce around other parts of the ground.

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9 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Time to Make Max captain.

Jones will be leaving and looks like Viney cant turn it around. 

The feared centre ball getters of last year as changed dramatically.  At least Gus improved today.

H arnes has stepped up incredibly  but it cant just be him and Oliver. Perhaps Trac needs to play in the middle every game?

Spargo shouldnt be picked again.

Although Garlett has kicked a few he goes to ground too easy and one point gave up chasing.

Can May play forward?

 

 

 

I will differ with you on one point. I thaught Spargo actually played an okay game. It is just his disposals but he had a red hot go more than many other players. Jones has to retire at end of year but I don't think he will. 

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1 minute ago, dl4e said:

I will differ with you on one point. I thaught Spargo actually played an okay game. It is just his disposals but he had a red hot go more than many other players. Jones has to retire at end of year but I don't think he will. 

I dont doubt Spargos commitment but I dont think he is big enough for Afl and his disposals are panicky.

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1 hour ago, DeeZee said:

Wagner was a great late in

WTF is Wagner still getting a game for, ANB is better than this bloke

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9 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

I will say it again We are horrible. 

What the hell are they doing at training??

Cant pass, kick or mark. 

PATHETIC. 

How the hell does Garlett and Spargo get a game ahead of Preuss. 

Its mind boggling. 

If either are played again it's true neglegence.

 Jones must give himself a rest.

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1 hour ago, Return to Glory said:

There were actually some very good signs today imo. Yes, Spargo and Garlett were dismal but May and Lever did well given time away from the game. And, really, Gawn was the best player on the ground. We are missing another key forward but it's far from hopeless.

Weed presented well too. 

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Goodwin's got until QBD 2020, exactly 12 months, to right the ship and bring in the necessary reinforcements at trade time. Or he'll be gone.

Have no doubt about it.This can't continue.

Jackson and Roos are out there watching four years of work tossed on a bonfire.

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12 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

I will say it again We are horrible. 

What the hell are they doing at training??

Cant pass, kick or mark. 

PATHETIC. 

How the hell does Garlett and Spargo get a game ahead of Preuss. 

Its mind boggling. 

Pruess must get a game next week, [censored] to death of Wagner, Spargo getting games before him, Goodwin must stop playing favourites, and play deserving players

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1 minute ago, leave it to deever said:

I dont doubt Spargos commitment but I dont think he is big enough for Afl and his disposals are panicky.

You are probably right and I have been calling for his head as well but I noticed him at the ball a lot today so he seemed to stand out.

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Brayshaw and Petracca should always play middle with Harmes and Oliver as they are just better in there with Trac as a bull and Gus the class.

Id use Viney as the next rotation and train him as a small forward tackling machine aka Dauhaus.

We need a big presence up forward and I believe a May or Preuss would go a long way to fixing this, along with the return of Melksham.

TMac must be rested or sent back.

Jones and Garlett are at the ends of their careers now so have to bring on the likes of Lockhart and Dunkley .

 

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