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So close but a million miles away. 

Umpires were terrible both ways. Some of their decisions were mystifying.

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Another one gone begging!

[censored] me we are our own worst enemy!!

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Just now, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Hannan  was pathetic 

Drop him

Probably correct. Needs match play time with Casey.

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Last year was the "Event"

This year we are back to seeing the "Trend"

MFC are just soul destroying.

 

 

P.S., whos young career do we destroy with pick 2???

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My wordee wordee wordee !!

Not a good day for Melbourne...even the weather was better

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Hannan, Anb, Lockhart, Jetta, Dunkley, pruess were non existent to horrible. Hard to win with 25% of your team handicapping you

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My kneejerk reaction is that Brayshaw is tradeable and ANB certainly is. FFS play Bedford and see what he can do and Petty had a break out game.

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Hannan woeful. Unsighted all day

ANB. Can't accept him in the team any longer.

Neville. Very poor, well off the pace.

Hibberd missing for 2 1/2 qtrs

Brayshaw. Did nothing all day.

Lever. Underdone.

Jones. I am done with you. The poorest captains game you are likely to see. Could barely keep his feet.

May did well. Excitedto see Petty fwd.

Fritsch is a shell of the footballer from 2 yrs ago.

Lewis, just kick the ball instead of handballing to a stationary target.

Our positioning at the contest is truly pathetic. We continually allow the oppsition free space while we send 3 players to the ball. Insanely dumb footballers and coaching

2019 can just [censored] off.

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These umpires are so incompetent and inconsistent. 

Didnt realise Hannan was playing till i saw him last qtr lol.

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Max was crucified by the umpires - something has to be said. How he doesn’t lose it each week is beyond me.

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Gripping game - a real arm wrestle. Low skills but super tightly contested. Never really felt like we might win, but never felt like they were going to skip away either. 

Loved Petty as a temporary forward - it’s definitely an option to continue to explore for the rest of the year. Development year, so what better time?

Goodwin rolled the dice moving May forward and it nearly worked. He is such a beast. I’m a huge fan.

Preuss has ten thumbs. He actually reminds me of pre-breakout Gawn. He WILL be a useful tandem with Gawn, but isn’t yet. Also Gawn was no good when not in the ruck.

All in all, just another loss really.

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Certainly did well for the tackle but that kick from Gus sums up our whole year.  Half good..half shizenhouzen.

So many NQRs we are carrying (for whatever reason) week after week.

Pressure has been better the last three weeks from some but too many give it up far too easily and we get burnt on the rebound.

Cant string more than one win together through a series of injuries, poor form, a lack of class/finish and horrid game style/forward quality including forward method & personel.

Maybe next year!  Where have i heard that before. Nearly five decades of saying that now sadly.

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Umpires & ANB's disposal cost us that game. Still fuming about that fee against Max. Over officiated garbage.

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We fumble so so often and we try and tackle with just our arms instead of getting our bodies behind it and they waltzed on through.

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Score a good reflection of the game. Lever and Jetta will be better for the run, makeshift forward line was always going to be stretched, but once again, too many players out, too little consistency in the team we're putting on the park and still too many (fringe) players where chains of possession break down.

Against that, a good opportunity for younger players, and Petty did well, working to his strengths. 

Final point: Steven May. Bag him all you want, but showed what real, take the game by the scruff of the neck leadership looks like.

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Just now, Nasher said:

Gripping game - a real arm wrestle. Low skills but super tightly contested. Never really felt like we might win, but never felt like they were going to skip away either. 

Loved Petty as a temporary forward - it’s definitely an option to continue to explore for the rest of the year. Development year, so what better time?

Goodwin rolled the dice moving May forward and it nearly worked. He is such a beast. I’m a huge fan.

Preuss has ten thumbs. He actually reminds me of pre-breakout Gawn. He WILL be a useful tandem with Gawn, but isn’t yet. Also Gawn was no good when not in the ruck.

All in all, just another loss really.

Thanks Pollyanna. You should get out more often

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Just now, Bates Mate said:

Hannan, Anb, Lockhart, Jetta, Dunkley, pruess were non existent to horrible. Hard to win with 25% of your team handicapping you

Bit harsh on Lockhart, looked like he was doing a job on Johannisen and kept him relatively quiet. The rest agree on.

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Just now, ding said:

Last year was the "Event"

This year we are back to seeing the "Trend"

MFC are just soul destroying.

Sloppy in going forward, sloppy in close, sloppy 'myrical' handballing when not necessary, sloppy attempting to mark in packs - and sloppy umpiring when held, pushed out, blocking.

 

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