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Dumb and all as it was...

It was better than the first game against Port where we stood by and watched Max cop it from them without a whimper.

At least we had some passion in the game and Jones was supporting a teammate.

If I had my choice I would take this.

Especially since we won  😋

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Sorry if a re-post. Just saw it on Reddit.

Playing with fire!

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1 minute ago, rjay said:

Dumb and all as it was...

It was better than the first game against Port where we stood by and watched Max cop it from them without a whimper.

At least we had some passion in the game and Jones was supporting a teammate.

If I had my choice I would take this.

Not when a Goal is about to be kicked, you don’t. 

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Enjoying lovely warm train home. 

We can still make the finals!

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Here's a first. Clayton Oliver had more kicks than handpasses.👍

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1 minute ago, Jara said:

Enjoying lovely warm train home. 

We can still make the finals!

Mathematically. 

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good to get a win despite the season being finished weeks ago.

overall skill level is very poor and needs to improve.

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47 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Apart from the obvious good players I loved Frosts game, especially in the second half. Will be a weapon in combo with May and Lever. 

Agree. Frost is under rated.

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And just as the sky is blue....we win a game when I can’t attend. Christ almighty.

Replay going on now with alcohol. Kids muzzled.

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Told ya so!!!!

Hope the maid hasn’t heard the score- she’ll be well hidden by the time I get back to The Manor 

BTW.  Who was that new player wearing number 25

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5 minutes ago, rjay said:

Dumb and all as it was...

It was better than the first game against Port where we stood by and watched Max cop it from them without a whimper.

At least we had some passion in the game and Jones was supporting a teammate.

If I had my choice I would take this.

Against 21 other players it's a couple of men clashing shoulders, standing their grounds. Despicable from Walters. Start a melee, head but someone, dive. Awful sequence of events.

Jones should be smarter but it wasn't as bad as it looked.

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53 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Sydney were 3 men down against West Coast and won. 

Enjoy the win mate.

Some supporters don’t know how to enjoy it

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We really ground that one out well.

We were utterly hopeless at times in the first half and a bit, but finally got our act together lead by Oliver and Gawn.

Lockhart is a gem too. The cleanest first year player in a Melbourne jumper since Oliver started. Makes the right decisions and FCS, kicks to the advantage of his other forwards.

Steven May's game, in particular, his last ten minutes, was instrumental. He's going to be a beauty for us. Can't wait to get Lever back in there next to him.

Our midfield's defensive transition still needs so much work. We get cut up far too easily.

If there's one player that was emblematic of today's game it was Tom McDonald. Untidy, a game littered with often terrible decision making and skill execution, but finally managed to get things working in the last quarter and a bit.

Some will point to the fact that he was one of our leading disposal getters all day, which is true, but he was laughable in the first half. It was great to see him turn it around in the last though. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

Finally, it was interesting to note how many uncontested possessions we had today. I wonder if it's a hint at a new direction? I'd like to see us switch it a whole lot more. May's penetrating kicking will be helpful in this respect. 

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10 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Tom McDonald found form, if he got no goals we lose.

He won us the game. He also nearly lost us the game with his horrible field kicking and resultant turnovers.

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9 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

Just of late, Petracca seems to have developed a footy IQ. I've been negative about him for a little while now but there are small signs in regards to getting into the right spot, making smart decisions and not trying to do too much in possession.

He's always had it, along with core strength and physical presence. He's a real bullock around contests

He was just struggling to find his confidence and rhythm but has put several games together now which is great

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Despite the rashness of the timing of Jones bump on Walters it was good to see some angry stuff from him. Sorely lacking all season. We never looked back from it afterwards. Wanting to see some of that stuff from our leaders every game. Good game from Viney too. Some of the sting from the recent criticism has caused an itch that needed a vigorous scratching.

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Great for all the players, coaches and supporters to get a win. My wishes now are to win as many as we can, pretty obvious, but to also find four players for the year. It looks like we found May, Hore and Lockhart so far. Like to see at least one more put themselves forward for .next year. 

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Forget Jeffry & Lockhart’s the one, really  clean with ball in hand and great pressure 

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4 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Told ya so!!!!

Hope the maid hasn’t heard the score- she’ll be well hidden by the time I get back to The Manor 

BTW.  Who was that new player wearing number 25

Picked him up in the 3QT Draft

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23 minutes ago, binman said:

Petty was excellent

This pleases me greatly.

Missed game due to a wave & sunshine feast on Sunshine Coast, replay, hamburger & beer will wrap day up.

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