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Very average game, even worse umpiring.

2 x rucks not working well. English had a good 1st qtr 

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2 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Jetta still all class. Even after 11 weeks out. 

Working his way into it nicely...

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That free against Max for the Bulldogs goal was one of the worst frees I've ever seen. 

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Unfortunately we are almost 2 players short with the horrible form of ANB & Gus till half time.

If those two can improve a fair bit in the second half we have a decent chance.  Otherwise we will be over run from exhaustion with others trying to make up the difference in their lack of impact/output.

Very few teams could cover those two at the moment unless playing someone like GC.

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Two gifted goals to Doggies by the maggots that quarter. New ruck rule this week I must have missed the notification! 

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Watched from just after Lloyd's two goals.

We're doing better than this thread suggests but still not great. Massive amount of ball in our forward half but continued poor kicking inside, dropped marks, poor positioning, mistakes (e.g. Brayshaw's lack of awareness) are killing us.

Dominating through the middle though and their last goal was just an appalling free kick against Gawn.

I reckon many on here are over-rating Preuss. Maybe his shoulder is sore but his tapwork is nothing special, and when it hits the ground he's a liability at the moment.

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Just now, Demonland said:

That free against Max for the Bulldogs goal was one of the worst frees I've ever seen. 

It was that ridiculous, you have to question if it’s cheating. You have to,

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1 minute ago, Moonshadow said:

2 x rucks not working well.

It's not the ideal situation that we wanted to see the 2 rucks in given our lack of an actual forward line. 

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The decision against Max for blocking was one of the worst calls i have seen in my entire life.

If you have any doubts, watch a replay.

[censored] disgusting call .

Cost us the lead ffs.

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5 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

Worst free of the year.

Imagine a GF being decided by that free kick? 

These are the exact reasons why umpires need to be given suspensions. He clearly does not know or understand the rules , he is not fit to complete his job correctly. There is no excuses with frees like that, he was 3 metres from the ball with no obstructions in his view.

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The Gawn Conspiracy. What is it with Max and the umps?

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ANB is lost. Fumbly and disposal is poor. 

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The umpiring isn’t affecting the result but it sure is affecting the watchability of this game, which I reckon is otherwise an enthralling contest if not the most skilled game ever. Even a few of the frees paid to us made me laugh out loud.

Enjoying Petty forward experiment-by-necessity. Not quite ready to call him a swingman yet, but he’s contested well and looks like he might do until we get actual forwards back.

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3 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Unfortunately we are almost 2 players short with the horrible form of ANB & Gus till half time.

If those two can improve a fair bit in the second half we have a decent chance.  Otherwise we will be over run from exhaustion with others trying to make up the difference in their lack of impact/output.

Very few teams could cover those two at the moment unless playing someone like GC.

Are you watching !!!! ANB is struggling for strength, but Gus has been off with an injury and has been far from  the worst.

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Anb is a joke of a footballer. After watching the VFL today he can [censored] off and Wagner can have his spot for the rest of the year.

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2 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

ANB is lost. Fumbly and disposal is poor. 

Baker should be ahead of anb

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5 possessions or less:

Brayshaw, ANB, Preuss, Fritsch, Lockhart, Hannan, Dunkley, Frost (though honorable mentions to Petty and Jetta).

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1 minute ago, Moonshadow said:

ANB is lost. Fumbly and disposal is poor. 

Gotta be honest here.... everyone can see i rated the guy due to my DL sig, but he has been bloody terrible this year.

Practically a liability.

LIFT ALEX!!!!!!

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Lewis shouldn’t be watching the game without a blanket.

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2 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

ANB is lost. Fumbly and disposal is poor. 

We are a worse team with him on the ground. Brings SFA.

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3 minutes ago, GCDee said:

Imagine a GF being decided by that free kick? 

These are the exact reasons why umpires need to be given suspensions. He clearly does not know or understand the rules , he is not fit to complete his job correctly. There is no excuses with frees like that, he was 3 metres from the ball with no obstructions in his view.

Dalgliesh - yet this is his game 204!!!

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It wasn’t Brayshaw’s lack of awareness, it was Clarry not putting a block on after the handball. Clarry should have had Brayshaws back. 

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Just now, The Stewster said:

It wasn’t Brayshaw’s lack of awareness, it was Clarry not putting a block on after the handball. Clarry should have had Brayshaws back. 

This.

It was [censored] poor from Clarry

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The anti-Max rule is alive and well!!!

Wasn't he penalised 5 times vs Saints in 2017 for the 'straight arm block'. 

It is the rule the umps pull out of their dusty old box when they want to bring Max down and give the ops an advantage.  Really hurts us when it is front of their goals.

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