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3 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

36 Tackles is woeful

TMac drinking the bathwater from 20 minutes of good football last week (he was seriously 💩 for 3 quarters last week, and this week)

 Weids simply not up to it

Petty a sacrificial lamb for Goodwin, wtf was he trying to prove?

Ad l said before. Petty is the new OMac

 

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In a word BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Terrible game, Brisbane played well for about 1/4 but that was 1/4 more than Melbourne. The lack of pressure and horrible turnovers (so many bad handballs by us). Really summed up the year,  pox!

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One thing that really annoys me is that after last week Goodwin and Co were talking up the fact that there was better connection between midfield and forwards. That disconnect still clearly exists, countless times we did look away bombs or kicking it to positions that weren’t in our favour. 

Our midfield has gone from looking like a 8/10 stunner to a donkey. I don’t know what’s happened to Gus but all the poise and good play he had last year has completely left him. Oliver is still over handballing and when he does kick it it’s generally not great. A typical game from Petracca today, kicks 2 early goals and barely seen after that. And Viney, I just wonder if he is carrying something, looks half a meter off the pace. 

Give Gawn the week off, Preuss had a good game for Casey and the season is officially done. No point in risking him. 

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One of the most bizarre coaching decisions was leaving Petty on Hipwood after 3 qtr time and then one out on Cameron in the last qtr..

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7 minutes ago, DSP said:

Watching the last half was more than enough...

Prelim final to this pure s***e.

Care factor is about zero.

 

My care factor is extremely high  but you are right perlim final to this

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Coaching was abysmal. 

Skills were likewise. 

Midfield a disgrace. 

I have lost all faith in this club. 

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3 minutes ago, Deesprate said:

Looking at the positives it can no longer be paraded that we have been unlucky and time will sort this. Our list is dreadful and while Goodwin is coach we wont improve. There need to be serious change and the club need to accept that fact. When Roos left I had my doubts about Goodwin he is another Neeld. The whole board should also hang there head in shame. This just goes on year after year with the same crap spun to supporters. Who could have any confidence we won’t finish last next year where that bad. This is not just about one player but about a club culture that has existed for 50 years.

Our list isn't dreadful it's just lacking a little quality around the edges. Just 1 good small forward and a hard runner on the wing would make a huge difference.

Goodwin was the same coached who improved us 3 years in a row but nice story about him being another Neeld.

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3 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Too many MFC players didn't want the ground ball today and instead played/sweated the man, often running straight past the contest.  Some of our boys didnt want it and most of the Lion mids and others did.

Soft as butter and oh so predictable from Goody & Co.

The only thing that's changed is we've changed a few coaches.

It's the same crash bash 'numbers at the contest' manic game style under Goody that will never win many matches unless you have your top 20 to 22 players in and playing at their best and in peak fitness.

Three more years of this trash?  The MFC hierarchy will no doubt keep towing the improvement/development line during the entire tenure, hoping the fans will take the bait!

Spot on where being sold a lemon. 

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High risk with only very moderate reward, due to mind blowing turnovers and skill errors. Having said that, Clarrie and Viney were being held at EVERY centre bounce. Not one free kick. Harmes tunnelled just before the break - “play on” from maggot 14. 20 seconds later the soft push in the back - thanks maggot 2 who then warned Frosty not give away 50. Gil really has got the game in good shape.

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1 minute ago, Pates said:

One thing that really annoys me is that after last week Goodwin and Co were talking up the fact that there was better connection between midfield and forwards. That disconnect still clearly exists, countless times we did look away bombs or kicking it to positions that weren’t in our favour. 

Our midfield has gone from looking like a 8/10 stunner to a donkey. I don’t know what’s happened to Gus but all the poise and good play he had last year has completely left him. Oliver is still over handballing and when he does kick it it’s generally not great. A typical game from Petracca today, kicks 2 early goals and barely seen after that. And Viney, I just wonder if he is carrying something, looks half a meter off the pace. 

Give Gawn the week off, Preuss had a good game for Casey and the season is officially done. No point in risking him. 

Yes  give Max a rest play PREUSS.   max deserves a rest

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It’s been the same problem all season. 

Cant kick or handball and hit a target or we handball to a teammate who has 3 players on his hammer. 

It doesn’t matter who we have playing for us if we can’t improve our skills. 

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4 minutes ago, rufus said:

The  lads showed how desperate they are to salvage something from the season. A cracking 36 tackle effort. Very proud of the team again.

It is, and always has been, a bridge too far for people playing for this club to scrap and fight for wins to drag this club up from being a genuine embarrassment. 

Sorry, 36 tackles is an appalling effort! 

No team is competitive let alone win with that sort of non-pressure and let the op have easy ball. 

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Congratulations to Brisbane. I admire how they’ve gone about their rebuild and their style style of play. 

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1 minute ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Sorry, 36 tackles is an appalling effort! 

No team is competitive let alone win with that sort of non-pressure and let the op have easy ball. 

I think you missed some serious sarcasm....

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Hannans turnover in the centre in the 3rd qrt I think was a massive momentum killer. 

Dont think we really recovered from that point onwards. 

Again pathetic skills. 

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

One of the most bizarre coaching decisions was leaving Petty on Hipwood after 3 qtr time and then one out on Cameron in the last qtr..

Brisbane did a great job of dragging Petty deep by taking Frost, Hore and others to the contest. The Cameron one was definitely a swap over. 

It's the 2nd week in a row that the match up Petty was bought in to play on disappeared by half time.

Last week he was set for Cox but Hogan went down, this week big Oscar went off. Instead of an inexperienced tall he's stuck either tracking a dangerous tall or a quick small. With Max injured having to play forward and lack of flexibility from the tall forwards it meant he had to stay on a mismatch.

I'm disappointed he hasn't played better but it's crazy to be critical of Goodwin playing him when we needed the tall and there isn't any other options.

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I admire Brisbane so much. My favorite club outside Melbourne, which makes it less difficult to see us lose to them. 

Our lack of game plan and skills on the other hand...

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4 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

One of the most bizarre coaching decisions was leaving Petty on Hipwood after 3 qtr time and then one out on Cameron in the last qtr..

Agreed, it almost seemed like tanking, oops I meant "development". Hopefully Petty can take some learnings from the football lesson he got taught today and apply them in the bush leagues somewhere when he inevitably gets delisted. And to think Viney used to shut down players like Joel Selwood. Shadow of his former self.

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6 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

One of the most bizarre coaching decisions was leaving Petty on Hipwood after 3 qtr time and then one out on Cameron in the last qtr..

Goodwin coached like a bunny in the headlights.

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Anyone know what the 3/4 time spat between May and Frost was about.  Commentators made it sound like May went to town on Frost a bit too long.

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1 minute ago, DemonOX said:

Hannans turnover in the centre in the 3rd qrt I think was a massive momentum killer. 

Dont think we really recovered from that point onwards. 

Again pathetic skills. 

We had the handball to petracca's feet which he fumbled, cost certain goal, harmed dropping a mark 40m he should have taken, tmac's pie drop 10m out. They missed easy goals we were too [censored] to even use the opportunity to score! The Hannan switch to no one...

horrible horrible effort.

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1 minute ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Anyone know what the 3/4 time spat between May and Frost was about.  Commentators made it sound like May went to town on Frost a bit too long.

May thinking Frost did something dumb, Frost thinking May doesn't know what he's talking about seemed the gist.

Nathan Jones casually drinking a gallon of water whilst they went at it. Like last weeks pissweak leadership wasn't bad enough.

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6 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I think you missed some serious sarcasm....

Thank you SWYL.  I've had a few (too many) Heathcote Shiraz.  My sarcasm meter is a bit numb!

This club will send anyone to drink!

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