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Goodwin: Jake Lever has improved significantly. He won’t play this week, but we’re really confident he’ll be back next week.

Goodwin: Michael Hibberd will play. He’s done a lot of training over the last couple of weeks + he’ll be ready to play up in Brisbane.

Goodwin: We train with speed, we train with intensity + there’s no question we want to maximise our year. Today’s session indicated that - I loved the way they went about it.

Goodwin: It’s been a tough year on the injury front. Joel Smith has been ruled out for the year with that groin + Jeff Garlett is going to have surgery on his shoulder.

Goodwin: To start to get some guys back from injury is pleasing, but the injuries have also given us opportunity. We’ve been able to play guys like Harrison Petty who has been outstanding.

Goodwin: We’re starting to see some real growth in our younger players. We get a chance to develop them at VFL level, develop them at training, + they come in + perform for us.

Goodwin: Kade Kolodjashnij has had a history of concussions but this one is on the minor scale of things - it certainly wasn’t a heavy head knock. He won’t play this week, but he’s progressing really well so he’s a big chance to play the following week.

Goodwin: We enjoy travelling + this is another really good opportunity against a strong club. We know there’s a huge challenge there, I really like the way Brisbane go about it, so we’re looking forward to it.

Goodwin: We want to build a winning culture + that means you go into every game wanting to win + to perform strongly.

Goodwin: Sam Frost + Steven May both have the ability to play tall + small which give us flexibility.

 

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8 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Goodwin: We want to build a winning culture + that means you go into every game wanting to win + to perform strongly.

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That’s all i want to read. 

Go into every game wanting to win. Now make it work...

We are hanging by a thread for this year, but it still aint over...

Sponsors and Memberships are on the line. 

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43 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

That’s all i want to read. 

Go into every game wanting to win. Now make it work...

We are hanging by a thread for this year, but it still aint over...

Sponsors and Memberships are on the line. 

Nah it's over.

Not only are we looking at having to win 10 straight to end the year, we need 6-7 upsets, including 2-3 HUGE ones, to go our way at the right time. PLUS %.

The best we can do now is finish as strong as possible and get some momentum going. Big scalps wouldn't hurt either. All of Eagles, Pies and Tigers would be great.

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44 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

Gee Whizz....I'm worried about Lever

Saw Varcoe smother his opening kick in the QB game and I cringed

Don’t be Jumbo. He wouldn’t have played out the game if it was serious.

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2 minutes ago, praha said:

Nah it's over.

Not only are we looking at having to win 10 straight to end the year, we need 6-7 upsets, including 2-3 HUGE ones, to go our way at the right time. PLUS %.

The best we can do now is finish as strong as possible and get some momentum going. Big scalps wouldn't hurt either. All of Eagles, Pies and Tigers would be great.

It’s time this club put itself under massive pressure, and came through it strongly, rather than saying it’s all over after 13 games. 

I am really tired of that...

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48 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

It’s time this club put itself under massive pressure, and came through it strongly, rather than saying it’s all over after 13 games. 

I am really tired of that...

I agree but I'm really just setting expectations for fellow supporters. finals aspirations should be over. The club should be looking to use the next 10 weeks as the start of an extended pre-season. Pivital we win at least 6 of our remaining 9 games.

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1 hour ago, Megatron said:

Don’t be Jumbo. He wouldn’t have played out the game if it was serious.

Like Joel Smith?  Like Hibberd clearly coming back a week early?  From memory I think Melksham might have played out the game against the Gold Coast too?

And that's just this year.

I wouldn't put anything past our incompetent medical staff.

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16 minutes ago, The Chazz said:

Like Joel Smith?  Like Hibberd clearly coming back a week early?  From memory I think Melksham might have played out the game against the Gold Coast too?

And that's just this year.

I wouldn't put anything past our incompetent medical staff.

I understand your point but do you really think they would’ve risked him given his injury history with knees if he wasn’t able to come back on?

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5 hours ago, The Chazz said:

Like Joel Smith?  Like Hibberd clearly coming back a week early?  From memory I think Melksham might have played out the game against the Gold Coast too?

And that's just this year.

I wouldn't put anything past our incompetent medical staff.

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20 hours ago, jumbo returns said:

Gee Whizz....I'm worried about Lever

Saw Varcoe smother his opening kick in the QB game and I cringed

My concern with such smothers is that players are coached to crunch into the kicker's leg; especially when the player has knee history.

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27 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

My concern with such smothers is that players are coached to crunch into the kicker's leg; especially when the player has knee history.

what other dark arts do they coach @Tony Tea? As @Macca has said on another thread.. "You go in for the smother with your fingers in an almost fist like position ... at the appropriate moment,  flick your fingers back" as a way to con a touched ball 

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51 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

what other dark arts do they coach @Tony Tea? As @Macca has said on another thread.. "You go in for the smother with your fingers in an almost fist like position ... at the appropriate moment,  flick your fingers back" as a way to con a touched ball 

Round the neck,  holding the man,  the push from behind have all been exploited.... all grey areas.

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There is no doubt that the game is difficult to umpire. I was watching the tennis and I thought that with two players they have eight on court officials & six ball persons, if we extrapolate that to the AFL just for laughs that would be 144 officials and 108 ball people, what could go wrong? 

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One of the biggest problems Australian Rules football has is free kicks. Players get up to all sorts of tricks to be awarded a free kick eg Joel Selwood ducking or raising the shoulder so he gets tackled high. There are now so many rules that can result in a free kick that the entire game can be won or lost entirely due to free kicks rather than good play, good skills such as kicking, marking, hand passing and running fast with the ball. The game is being absolutely destroyed by yearly rule changes, leaving the umpires and players confused and looks more like a rolling rugby maul now than our football game.

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On 6/27/2019 at 4:03 PM, The Chazz said:

Like Joel Smith?  Like Hibberd clearly coming back a week early?  From memory I think Melksham might have played out the game against the Gold Coast too?

And that's just this year.

I wouldn't put anything past our incompetent medical staff.

Don't be silly, those are all completely unrelated injuries. Just like Jetta missing most of the season with a knee injury that is completely unrelated to the knee injury that he was carrying previously.

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5 hours ago, The Chazz said:

 

Some insightful posts here.

It's in answer to your incorrect posts

Joel Smith developed OP nothing to with injury

Hibberd puts his body on the line and unfortunately he dislodged the plate, happened to me with same injury.

 

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