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After witnessing the winning performances in this round of two other clubs heavily affected by injuries - Collingwood and Essendon - all I can say is the time for making excuses is well and truly over

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

After witnessing the winning performances in this round of two other clubs heavily affected by injuries - Collingwood and Essendon - all I can say is the time for making excuses is well and truly over. 

Essendon are missing only 4-5 of their best 22. Their injury woes this year have been exaggerated by the media.

Collingwood is another story. Good depth.

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I shall be viewing this game from the ever warm and welcoming bosom of The Manor.

It will interesting to watch the impact Preuss up forward. I do not expect him or Max to kick a bag as they will be swarmed by defenders whenever the pill gets anywhere near. The ball will come to ground.

However, hopefully the likes of Hannan, Petracca, Brayshaw and Hunt will be presented with resultant opportunities.

I will not be surprised if we get a sneaky win out of this.

If we are close at 3/4 time, I shall lock the maid up.

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2 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

After witnessing the winning performances in this round of two other clubs heavily affected by injuries - Collingwood and Essendon - all I can say is the time for making excuses is well and truly over. 

Was never valid ;)

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Lock this in as a win....just not ours

Just want to see some invention...some clever use of the troops at hand.

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What I love most about supporting Melbourne is the fact that it is the flagship team on both a micro and a macro level of  the AFL’s notion of an equal playing field / or ‘any given sunday’.

I love that season to season we don’t know what we’re going to get, and even if we’re up 6 goals early in the 4th - the players love to model just how even the competition really is.

time to break out the popcorn for a 10 goal loss.

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How on Earth do we go plan to kick goals with no forward line? 

We will be destroyed unless the midfield wins everything

gonna be a long day methinks

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Dogs are in decent form but are nothing to be scared of. They lost to Carlton and the suns this year and have 7 wins to our 5.

Our defence and midfield could get on top if we are switched on. Close tagging of the Bont is crucial including a plan when he goes fwd.

It will be low scoring. frustrating game to watch unless we lower our eyes and hit up the mid sized fwds.

bugger it, I reckon we will win.

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Pruess actually leads out rather well and is deceptively quick. I expect we’ll go in low and fast to the big unit. Good luck to anyone who gets in his way. 

Max on the other hand relies on judging the high ball so he’ll need help here. 

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1 hour ago, Lord Nev said:

Did anyone hear anything about Oliver doing a fitness test yesterday? Saw something about it on social media but can't seem to see anything here from any of the regular track watchers.

Nope but heard he has a leg issue.  Late out?

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11 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Nope but heard he has a leg issue.  Late out?

I guess potentially, haven't heard it confirmed that he did have a fitness test and have no idea how it went if he did. Just a rumour at this stage I guess, but did hear calf somewhere a few days ago now that you mention a leg issue.

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2 hours ago, godees said:

Essendon are missing only 4-5 of their best 22. Their injury woes this year have been exaggerated by the media.

Collingwood is another story. Good depth.

Exactly. Pies also only have 4-5 of their best out. And as you day have good depth, we dont and so tbey can cover injuries better than us.

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31 minutes ago, red&blue1982 said:

Pruess will kick a bag!

He'll  need to ;)

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14 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

He'll  need to ;)

I'm not so sure about that bb. If he kicks 2or 3 he'll do his job.

As I mentioned above, I reckon it's more about the other forwards using the opportunities he will create and of course getting the ball in there quickly

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Must be some solid bets on us, into $2.15. Line now 5.5 after being 12.5 earlier this week.

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28 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

I'm not so sure about that bb. If he kicks 2or 3 he'll do his job.

As I mentioned above, I reckon it's more about the other forwards using the opportunities he will create and of course getting the ball in there quickly

Yes BBO....that would be doing HIS job....he'll need to cover other's  today i would  think ;)

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