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3 hours ago, stevethemanjordan said:

ANB finally out for JKH which took far too long. 

Goodwin sure does have his favourites.

which IMO will be a bigger problem for him moving forward than his game plan

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10 hours ago, jnrmac said:

tanking

About time as members and supporters that we 'tanked' for a new coach.

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ANB out

Hard to believe and he was going so well what with so much running and great professional training anddddddd

everything else.

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16 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

Really classy, typical of you though

Morning Drysdale. It’s good to be back.

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9 hours ago, picket fence said:

$72 Grand ???? Eh?? seriously?? How so?

Tongue in cheek obviously 🙄 

I spend a lot on memberships. 

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13 hours ago, Big_Dee said:

Hore stiff. Looking forward to seeing Melksham and what baker and Dunkley can show 

Was Hore dropped or is he mystery injury of the week?

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5 minutes ago, Kent said:

Was Hore dropped or is he mystery injury of the week?

Not much mystery. Broke his collarbone. Came back via twos. Given he didn't miss much footy it is surprising he is not in given his form rgis season. I assume it is because lever has the intercept marking role.

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31 minutes ago, Matsuo Basho said:

 

28 minutes ago, binman said:

Not much mystery. Broke his collarbone. Came back via twos. Given he didn't miss much footy it is surprising he is not in given his form rgis season. I assume it is because lever has the intercept marking role.

And we are stuck with Oscar again

 

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28 minutes ago, Kent said:

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And we are stuck with Oscar again

 

He'll play his role. As he did last week. He stays until may comes back as neither lever or hore can play on the big forwards and lever, and to a lesser extent hore, are poor one on one.

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10 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

which IMO will be a bigger problem for him moving forward than his game plan

I wonder what Barrett was getting at when he wrote on the AFL website that Melbourne might have some ugly problems that can’t be fixed over pre season.

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Good to see we are carrying on with the ridiculous changes - why change a season long habit at this point?

Two defenders come out so we bring in four forwards. I assume that means Fritsch will play back again, which is utterly stupid given his recent form. Yet we have Hore sitting in the VFL.

No issue with Oscar playing - at least he can get on the field most weeks, which is more than can be said for May and Lever.

Tim Smith must be the most fragile human this side of the bubble boy. What's wrong with him this week - broken fingernail, chapped lips? Surely he is done as an AFL footballer.

Are the club going to pull out the same utter BS about Jetta's unrelated knee injuries again? It is indisputable that we played him injured earlier in the season which led him to missing 10 weeks or so of football. We brought him back too early and now he is out again. Utterly pathetic. Put him in cotton wool for the rest of the year and get him right for round 1 next year.

Kennedy-Harris finally gets another chance after being brought back too early against Adelaide. Yet again, terrible player management. At this point he has to better value than Neal-Bullen, but why has it taken him two months to get the switch made? That said, why haven't we given ANB a different role at some point to get him more involved in the play.

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44 minutes ago, Redleg said:

I wonder what Barrett was getting at when he wrote on the AFL website that Melbourne might have some ugly problems that can’t be fixed over pre season.

Journalistic license, nothing to see here.

Winning takes care of everything 

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50 minutes ago, poita said:

Good to see we are carrying on with the ridiculous changes - why change a season long habit at this point?

Two defenders come out so we bring in four forwards. I assume that means Fritsch will play back again, which is utterly stupid given his recent form. Yet we have Hore sitting in the VFL.

No issue with Oscar playing - at least he can get on the field most weeks, which is more than can be said for May and Lever.

Tim Smith must be the most fragile human this side of the bubble boy. What's wrong with him this week - broken fingernail, chapped lips? Surely he is done as an AFL footballer.

Are the club going to pull out the same utter BS about Jetta's unrelated knee injuries again? It is indisputable that we played him injured earlier in the season which led him to missing 10 weeks or so of football. We brought him back too early and now he is out again. Utterly pathetic. Put him in cotton wool for the rest of the year and get him right for round 1 next year.

Kennedy-Harris finally gets another chance after being brought back too early against Adelaide. Yet again, terrible player management. At this point he has to better value than Neal-Bullen, but why has it taken him two months to get the switch made? That said, why haven't we given ANB a different role at some point to get him more involved in the play.

I agree with most of this post, but not the bit about Fritsch. I still expect him to play forward. The seven defenders can be Frost, Lever, McDonald, Salem, Hibberd, Lewis and Jones.

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1 hour ago, binman said:

He'll play his role. As he did last week. He stays until may comes back as neither lever or hore can play on the big forwards and lever, and to a lesser extent hore, are poor one on one.

Did he? What part of Josh Bruce 4 goals did Oscar play his role?

He was rubbish bin. He is only in the side because May didn't get up and we have no one else to cover him except Oscar. If May was ready this week McDonald would have been playing Casey.

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2 hours ago, binman said:

He'll play his role. As he did last week. He stays until may comes back as neither lever or hore can play on the big forwards and lever, and to a lesser extent hore, are poor one on one.

Lever would do a better job on big forwards than McDonald.

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12 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Lever would do a better job on big forwards than McDonald.

Really? Why do you think then they didn't drop omac, bring in hore to play the intercept role and play lever on reiwoldt or lynch?

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Did he? What part of Josh Bruce 4 goals did Oscar play his role?

He was rubbish bin. He is only in the side because May didn't get up and we have no one else to cover him except Oscar. If May was ready this week McDonald would have been playing Casey.

Give me a spell. Agree if may was fit he would have gone out (and said as much in my post) but you can't pin Bruce's goals on omac. One maybe but he got lace out delivery for at least one goal (after a woeful turnover),  omac was not on him all game and at least one was a result of lever not spoiling and if iirc another was from a throw in when Smith was clueless and Bruce grabbed it from the air and snapped the easiest of goals.

If he was as poor as you think dazzler he would not have been picked this week. They had hore they could bring in and petty (who by the way is no forward) who could go back. But they have stuck with omac.

Obviously you and many others disagree with goody but without trying to be disingenuous or dismissive he is an AFL coach, would have analysed his performance so is better placed than us to objectively assess omac's performance last week. And has picked him to go up against lynch or reiwoldt (i suspect lynch).

Believe it or not not every thing is OMac's fault.

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I'm switching my mindset on this game - the year is shot, so I'll focus on:

Dunkley - great pick up...watch this boy go

Oliver - freak show time

Lever - gain more confidence

JKH - well done, young fella...played at Casey, no rumblings, just worked his butt off

Salem - baby faced assassin

Gawn - time to monster a game

CP5 - keep focussing

Viney - a skipper's game please

Compete, compete, compete

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23 minutes ago, binman said:

Give me a spell. Agree if may was fit he would have gone out but you can't pin Bruce's goals on omac. One maybe but he got lace out delivery for at least one goal (after a woeful turnover),  omac was not on him all game and at least one was a result of lever not spoiling and if iirc another was from a throw in when Smith was clueless and Bruce grabbed it from the air and snapped the easiest of goals.

If he was as poor as you think dazzler he would not have been picked this week. They had hore they could bring in and petty (who by the way is no forward) who could go back. But they have stuck with omac.

Obviously you and many others disagree with goody but without trying to be disingenuous or dismissive he is an AFL coach, would have analysed his performance so is better placed than us to objectively assess omac's performance last week. And has picked him to go go up against lynch or reiwoldt (i suspect lynch).

Believe it or not not every thing is oMac's fault.

That boundary throw in was a disgrace

If they call back centre bounces due to unfair advantage, why not boundary throw ins?

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10 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

That boundary throw in was a disgrace

If they call back centre bounces due to unfair advantage, why not boundary throw ins?

Yes, maybe but Smith was not switched on at all. 

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16 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

That boundary throw in was a disgrace

If they call back centre bounces due to unfair advantage, why not boundary throw ins?

They do call back back boundary thrown ins.

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5 minutes ago, binman said:

Yes, maybe but Smith was not switched on at all. 

True, but one consistency in a game that has so many unforeseen incidents, should be the centre bounce and the throw in

 

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