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2 minutes ago, ding said:

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???

If we even get pick2 with GC whinging for a PP

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Tried a new outlook today, because watching the Dees - win, lose or draw - just put me a foul mood through resentment of a wasted season (and it is, it just is).

A goal of having 9-10 season total wins, or even 8 and a better % - would be considered a good achievement from this point onwards, considering the huge adversity we've faced.

I haven't enjoyed a Dees game like that all year tbh. Was good to ride that rollercoaster, despite the loss. I even didn't hate the way we played. We lost? Ah well, the season is [censored] anyway. It's all about what we can achieve from now, not about what we lose. 

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Well that stuffed up my week. And to think I’m going to Alice Springs next week . I want my money back 

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It was close but the Doggies hunt just seemed that bit better than ours, we were rarely breathing down their necks they way they were with us. Kinda story of the year. Great to see Petty do so well forward, he's such a natural footballer

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The ridiculous play on all at all costs is ruining any level of composure our players are so desperate for. 

 

The game plan stinks and we haven’t got the cattle anyway. 

 

The levels of frustration I peak to watching this team play football is unhealthy. 

This club is the the reason I drink alcohol. 

 

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We genuinely have no skills. Defensively we are appalling. They had a man down for most of the game and we dominated hit outs and yet here we are, week after week, with the same issues. 

As for the coaching, Dunkley untagged for 3 quarters. Lewis in the middle despite his refusal to tackle. 3 players all going for the same aerial ball time and time again and nobody staying down. Loose and accountable all over the ground. 

I am beyond exhausted from this season. Yes we have had a shocking run of injuries, but our skills and game plan continues to disappoint. 

Need to make some serious changes in the off season so we don’t miss this window. 

From a neutral perspective it was quite an enjoyable game. But as a Melbourne supporter I shake my head at the lack of skills and smarts. 

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BT frothing at the mouth saying Bulldogs are building momentum. What the hell? They are rubbish. They won't do anything in the finals, IF they make it. Melbourne were worse. Threw this game away with poor kicking for goal, again.

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Smith dropping the ball cold without being penalised was a fitting way to kill the game. 

I don’t know if the solution is full time umpires or tougher reprimands for poor performance, but umpiring like that makes a mockery of the sport.

The club absolutely must ask for an explanation about the Gawn frees. A disgrace.

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Just now, jnrmac said:

Thanks Pollyanna. You should get out more often

Well it was. I enjoy the slogs as much as I enjoy the free flowing, high skills ones. Sorrynotsorry.

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Is something wrong with ANB's legs? He seems to only be able to kick about 5 metres?

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Severely lacking:

- clean hands

- QUALITY players

- bloody teamwork - work for each other!

- goal kicking

So frustrating and tiresome to watch week in week out.

AFL is ruining our game with the inconsistency of the umpires. That combined with our performances really puts me off the whole thing something shocking.

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Thrilled with Petty's game. And yes, May has officially won me over. Showed more desperation, intent and care for the club than Hogan ever did.

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2 minutes ago, Dame Gaga said:

BT frothing at the mouth saying Bulldogs are building momentum. What the hell? They are rubbish. They won't do anything in the finals, IF they make it. Melbourne were worse. Threw this game away with poor kicking for goal, again.

Agree - they are kidding themselves if they think they are finals contenders.

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Six years in to the latest rebuild. 

Dub administration. Anyone who thinks this year is a blimp needs their head read.

Dud coach- the concept of coaching is not all about game plans it is improving players weaknesses both in the area of skill and mental approach.

Dud recruiting

Too many dud players.

 

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There is no way we will contend next season . So many of our players are cooked and rudderless 

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Umpiring was horrendous. Literally ruin a tight contest. Embarrassing stuff. 

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Harry Petty > Tony Lockett.

Fair effort given the form the Dogs are in and the outs that we have.  You can see the potential in our side, we just need to get the cattle on the park at the same time.  It will happen.  Someday.

Watch us roll the Weagles up in Alice next week when Petty kicks 9 on McGovern.

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2 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

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.

It was a good game in particular aspects for Petty. Just needs regular games to balance his contributions.

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as the song says... always look on the bright side...

they were nearly at full strength and beat Geelong a few weeks back whereas we had ?? out and we nearly won.

Big positive in Petty and we got a game into Preuss.

2020 wise it was better than the win last week.

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A good effort marred by too many stupid mistakes and non contributors.

I don’t know how Hannan can look his team mates in the eye. Fritsch needs a kick in the [censored]. ANB is consistently in the oppositions best players. Jetta is a real worry and you can’t have 2 pensioners in the same side - Jones and Lewis.

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Not great today, some positives though. Petty was good up forward. Salem was his usual reliable self. I liked some of Hunt's run. May was solid, he had an immense 5 minutes at the end. The problem was these guys didn't have enough mates helping them out. Why was Dunkley left unchecked most of the day? What happened to a good old tag?

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That was a 2015 Roos era-esque performance. A weirdly good-bad performance. There to win but never truly winnable. Looked good yet bad at the same time. 

Anyone that thinks we haven't regressed has rocks in their head. We played like a team with the end of the H&A in sight. 

Our skills are horrid. Our gameplan is predictable. We took one step forward on 2018. We've taken three steps back in 2019.

Brayshaw looks like an average VFL play.

Oliver looks like he's been Melbourne'd. 

We have no forward line.

Our backline is dysfunctional. 

We lost Tyson yet have ANB and Brayshaw to pick up the slack for useless possessions. 

Jones and Lewis are hopeless. 

We were solid for 2 quarters but utterly pathetic in the 1st and 4th.

5 tackles to 25 to start the game.

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1 minute ago, Purple77 said:

Thrilled with Petty's game. And yes, May has officially won me over. Showed more desperation, intent and care for the club than Hogan ever did.

Agree re both those points. May especially was everywhere in the last quarter and tried his heart out.

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1 minute ago, Sorry kids said:

Six years in to the latest rebuild. 

Dub administration. Anyone who thinks this year is a blimp needs their head read.

Dud coach- the concept of coaching is not all about game plans it is improving players weaknesses both in the area of skill and mental approach.

Dud recruiting

Too many dud players.

 

Keep on keeping on, Demonland.

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