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But they released such an emotional and powerful video during the pre season, they stood in a circle yelling “our ground”. 

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8 minutes ago, Jaded said:

That’s really harsh. I know hating on Omac is flavour of the month but he honestly played well today. Was aggressive at the ball, and hit targets. Considering he’s never played forward or ruck, he did well. Needs a break. He’s hardly the core of our issues. 

I agree with you that OMac played honourably today, given his recent history and the nature of today's game.

The real concern for me is that this option was entertained in the first place by our limited and apologist coach, and that our "getting around" Oscar reaction was not replicated when the game was there to be won.

Collingwood shifted gears early in the second and we needed to match them. The only time our heart and unity came out was after that goal.

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Brodie Grundy - a lock for AA for the second year in a row had 16 disposals at 38% efficency.  He got three of those disposals when Gawn was off the ground.  Gawn got 13 at 62% and kicked a goal, and had a lot more hitouts to advantage.  Neither player was as influential as usual and I'm not saying Gawn was in out best players but I think to say he was flat or out of sorts is a stretch.  It's AFL and you can't be BOG every week.  These are the two best ruckmen in the league and it was a good battle which ended up even.  Petracca showed great energy today, Fritsch is a forward if ever I've seen one - just a shame he couldn't finish off today.  Once again, too many turnovers.

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3 minutes ago, olisik said:

Plays unaccountable footy, 1 tackle in 2 matches is unacceptable.

I have watched him at a few matches and all he does is peel off his wingman (ie Sidebottom) to hang off the back of packs trying to get cheap kicks.

4 tackles in the last 5 matches. More clangers than tackles this season.

He's a club legend but unfortunately if he doesn't take the pay cut, which should now be more than before, he's gone.

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3 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

But they released such an emotional and powerful video during the pre season, they stood in a circle yelling “our ground”. 

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May
Well I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
Our Ground (our ground, our groundl)
Talkin' 'bout our ground (our ground)

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Just now, Swooper1987 said:

Brodie Grundy - a lock for AA for the second year in a row had 16 disposals at 38% efficency.  He got three of those disposals when Gawn was off the ground.  Gawn got 13 at 62% and kicked a goal, and had a lot more hitouts to advantage.  Neither player was as influential as usual and I'm not saying Gawn was in out best players but I think to say he was flat or out of sorts is a stretch.  It's AFL and you can't be BOG every week.  These are the two best ruckmen in the league and it was a good battle which ended up even.  Petracca showed great energy today, Fritsch is a forward if ever I've seen one - just a shame he couldn't finish off today.  Once again, too many turnovers.

Gawn looked a bit flat at the end but so did Grundy. I think both of them were exhausted after battling each other all day. Clearly they are a step above the other rucks in the league.

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11 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

If someone could invent a brain implant which makes you oblivious to footy until your team starts playing finals footy, I’d be the first to buy. 

Can i pre-order?

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Just now, beelzebub said:

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May
Well I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
Our Ground (our ground, our groundl)
Talkin' 'bout our ground (our ground)

Hey hey hey
Ba de ya, say do you remember
Ba de ya, dancing in September

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I have no idea how Baker, Wagner and Dunkley get games. Putrid.

Midfield is incredibly ineffectual. Oliver had 29 of the most ineffectual disposals I've ever seen.

Salem has gone from an attacking weapon to a deer in headlights.

Hibberd and Jones look gone.

Hunt can't tackle to save himself.

Positives were MAy, Fritta (despite the poor kicking) and Petracca. Plus Oscar played his best game of the year!

 

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We messed up the Lever trade. Injury prone player who can’t kick.

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6 minutes ago, Greendale said:

Gawn looked a bit flat at the end but so did Grundy. I think both of them were exhausted after battling each other all day. Clearly they are a step above the other rucks in the league.

Think both will end up All Aust again this year

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30 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

I know players will be traded at the end of the season but can we trade the coach????!

As for the trading of players before next season, I think we will be unable to trade anyone who has had something to do with Goodwin. No-one will be interested in picking up a player who is scarred for his football life. As for trading Goodwin, what in Heaven's name would be the reason to secure him as a coach?

 

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Just now, Deemania since 56 said:

As for the trading of players before next season, I think we will be unable to trade anyone who has had something to do with Goodwin. No-one will be interested in picking up a player who is scarred for his football life. As for trading Goodwin, what in Heaven's name would be the reason to secure him as a coach?

 

Do Adelaide need a new coach?

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Disappointing we couldn't keep the scoreboard ticking just a little in the 2nd and 3rd to make a game of it. 

But it is what it is.

The same errors keep occurring and we'll likely keep occurring until the side gets a fresh start next year.

The midfield is so one paced they are forced to drop the wingman at centre bounces to stop a quick burst out. No issues with that plan. Apart from a drop off in intensity in the middle quarters when Oliver was off or forward and Viney got tired they did a pretty decent job.

We just have to get in about 4 fresh bodies in around the midfield mix who can make smart decisions about how/when to run, can lay some tackles and can keep pressure up.

Forward line did about the best they could. Fritsch and Petracca looked excellent but were supported with stuff all. The defensive aspects are a mess. Kick outs the most excusable that there's no plan at all.

Backline - mostly did ok against an undermanned forward line but still a lack of cohesion and trust with the talls. Lever kept getting dragged deep because the midfield and forwards couldn't hold position. Hunt can't lay a tackle or break a line so he's not valuable down back even though we need someone with pace. Hibberd's lost it. Jones has lost it. Salem's going through the motions after carrying the backline pretty well for about 15 weeks.

This isn't fun or good for anyone but it is what it is and we've just got to get through the last 2 weeks. Hopefully May's injury isn't serious. Hopefully the way Petty's carrying his shoulder isn't serious and it can all be over soon.

 

 

 

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36 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

I know players will be traded at the end of the season but can we trade the coach????!

Oh please God .. 

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8 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

I have no idea how Baker, Wagner and Dunkley get games. Putrid.

Midfield is incredibly ineffectual. Oliver had 29 of the most ineffectual disposals I've ever seen.

Salem has gone from an attacking weapon to a deer in headlights.

Hibberd and Jones look gone.

Hunt can't tackle to save himself.

Positives were MAy, Fritta (despite the poor kicking) and Petracca. Plus Oscar played his best game of the year!

 

sadly....thats pretty well spot on

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4 minutes ago, Red and Blue realist said:

Think both will end up All Aust again this year

Gawn won't be. Too many good mids and even though it was a bit of a 0-0 draw today they'll give the points to Grundy, call it a split for the year and give him the spot based on games where he racks up a bunch of handballs and uncontested marks on the back flank rather than doing his job and getting down the line.

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8 minutes ago, olisik said:

We messed up the Lever trade. Injury prone player who can’t kick.

Ha! You are trying so hard to make this stick, aren't you? Despite everything, you just want it to happen so, so hard.

You're wrong, of course, and Lever was excellent today, but it's just a bit sad watching you trying so hard to make this a thing.

I feel like giving you a couple of little pats on the head while reminding that there are people in your life that still love you. 

Chin up, sport.

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39 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

who is this Nobody ??? I didnt see him all day 😂😂😂😂

i thought nobody was on fire for the dees

 

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2 minutes ago, Deecisive said:

i thought nobody was on fire for the dees

 

Is this the same game to which nobody came

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5 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Gawn won't be. Too many good mids and even though it was a bit of a 0-0 draw today they'll give the points to Grundy, call it a split for the year and give him the spot based on games where he racks up a bunch of handballs and uncontested marks on the back flank rather than doing his job and getting down the line.

Grundy seemed to be in Max’s way at every ball up, jumping into the space at the drop of the ball forcing Max to reach over him. When does that tactic become blocking? 

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Gee had we played half a game of footy in those second and third quarters we may have pinched that.

Fritta was very good, along with Petracca and Oliver, JKH and OMac put up decent efforts.

Shocking turnovers from Hibberd, Melksham and co.

Viney, hmmmmm, what has happened to Viney? He used to be an absolute animal.

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Well I can only say that was as shocking performance as I have seen all year. There was no heart in it and some of our skills were , shall we say, tasteless.

At least there is a meter and a half at falls.

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It was our older senior players who let us down today, i speak of Jones Viney, Melksham, Hibberd were all simply horrible.

Viney and Jones can [censored] off the captaincy while we are at. Viney is a ordinary footballer! I loved Lewis death stare and shake of the head when he got holding the ball. 

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