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now lets just sit back and watch us win last 2 games to lose pick two in the draft, Melbourne are so predictable!  i know some posters will say we should aim to win, but im pretty sure Sydney will be tanking like theres no tomorrow!!!

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I think the AFL might be going to take pick 2 from us anyway! 

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1 hour ago, don cordner4 said:

now lets just sit back and watch us win last 2 games to lose pick two in the draft, Melbourne are so predictable!  i know some posters will say we should aim to win, but im pretty sure Sydney will be tanking like theres no tomorrow!!!

Well if both Melbourne and Sydney are going to tank next week we need a name for the game. 

 

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9 minutes ago, Mr Steve said:

Well if both Melbourne and Sydney are going to tank next week we need a name for the game. 

 

The Matilda Cup

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2 hours ago, don cordner4 said:

now lets just sit back and watch us win last 2 games to lose pick two in the draft, Melbourne are so predictable!  i know some posters will say we should aim to win, but im pretty sure Sydney will be tanking like theres no tomorrow!!!

I love how someone starts with a supposition, and then proceeds as if it's a fact.

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2 hours ago, don cordner4 said:

now lets just sit back and watch us win last 2 games to lose pick two in the draft, Melbourne are so predictable!  i know some posters will say we should aim to win, but im pretty sure Sydney will be tanking like theres no tomorrow!!!

If history suggest anything we will burn another early pick along with the other 50 we've had!

Whats even more dumb is watching the Hawks not getting any early picks, haven't bottom out & then rebuilding through smart drafting & no doubt will win another flag before us again. 

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Dumb club, or dumb supporters?  I would take two wins from here. Simply because the team goes to the off season with something positive, rather than a fistful of straight losses.  It also can impact on Memberships - win and people have HOPE.  We can sell that.  

The off season should be brutal, but to call the club ‘dumb’ for wanting to win in the last two games is appalling.  Are you Mark Neild?

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3 hours ago, don cordner4 said:

now lets just sit back and watch us win last 2 games to lose pick two in the draft, Melbourne are so predictable!  i know some posters will say we should aim to win, but im pretty sure Sydney will be tanking like theres no tomorrow!!!

Good post Don Cornder, we need to hold our nerve, the zulu's are coming, lets not F this up. I'm confident we won't do anything silly and win more than one of our next two. 

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1 hour ago, buck_nekkid said:

Dumb club, or dumb supporters?  I would take two wins from here. Simply because the team goes to the off season with something positive, rather than a fistful of straight losses.  It also can impact on Memberships - win and people have HOPE.  We can sell that.  

The off season should be brutal, but to call the club ‘dumb’ for wanting to win in the last two games is appalling.  Are you Mark Neild?

Draft picks mean more than junk time wins in a season that is cooked. If you don't feature in September the next best thing is to have first dibs in the draft. 

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Win, just effing win. Resting our future on playing (or not playing) for picks left a stain on our club that will never be removed. 

Couldn’t care less where we finish in the picks order. Call that dumb if you want but I’d rather us finish the year with the boys singing the song than us debating what pick we’ll get from losing. 

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2 minutes ago, Pates said:

Win, just effing win. Resting our future on playing (or not playing) for picks left a stain on our club that will never be removed. 

Couldn’t care less where we finish in the picks order. Call that dumb if you want but I’d rather us finish the year with the boys singing the song than us debating what pick we’ll get from losing. 

Can't agree more Pates.

We've all seen first hand how 'playing' for draft picks affects the culture of a club. At no time in the rest of our history should we aim to repeat what we did in the '08-'09 years.

Win at all costs. Pick #2 or #3 in this year's draft ain't gonna help us climb up the ladder next year. There is no Sam Walsh quality players' in this years draft (Rowell isn't, and Anderson has the potential but not yet proven.............Walsh if in this years draft would be in another league to these potential draftees).

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21 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Can't agree more Pates.

We've all seen first hand how 'playing' for draft picks affects the culture of a club. At no time in the rest of our history should we aim to repeat what we did in the '08-'09 years.

Win at all costs. Pick #2 or #3 in this year's draft ain't gonna help us climb up the ladder next year. There is no Sam Walsh quality players' in this years draft (Rowell isn't, and Anderson has the potential but not yet proven.............Walsh if in this years draft would be in another league to these potential draftees).

 

17 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Winning is paramount

Learn from Whorethorn, who learnt from Norm Smith...

I'm for winning as much as the next person but these are junk time games and we've come this far, justs couple more games. I'm not saying we get smashed like EFC or North but switch a couple of magnets around, e.g. O-mac forward, and play loose on their most damaging player.

When losing is the only way to win its not losing it is the way. 

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2 hours ago, Demonsone said:

If history suggest anything we will burn another early pick along with the other 50 we've had!

Whats even more dumb is watching the Hawks not getting any early picks, haven't bottom out & then rebuilding through smart drafting & no doubt will win another flag before us again. 

Hawthorn can have its pokies and feast off the souls of the less fortunate and we can have our draft picks. 

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"Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."  - Vince Lombardi, American football player 1913-1970.

Winning is the better habit, and better mind set for a team to have belief in themselves, and each other.

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The universe would do something nice for us for a change if we lost pick 2 via either our own hand or the AFL and pick 3 turned out to be the much better player.

You know, like the time we tanked our hearts out to get pick 2.

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