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1 hour ago, Fat Tony said:

I would love to know the reason why we dropped Hunt, our second highest goal kicker, and picked two midget forward pockets. Particularly when we have no key forward/relief ruckman.

My only guess is to rest hunt. We know he can impact the forward line. Rest him, bring in Spargo and Chandler to see what they can bring. Why not, season is done. Mix it up a bit 

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Obviously we can all try and be wise before (and after) the event, but given Sydney's lengthy list of injured talls, the fact that we have chosen to match them and go so small could be pure Goody wisdom. It is a night game and sure to be greasy conditions after all.

Or maybe the AFL promotion department asked if we could help them market the game as the battle of the minnows to the tune of 'It's a small world after all'. 

On a serious note I think this may be our smallest side ever - Viney, Jones, JKH, Stretch, C.Wags, Salem, ANB, Spargo and now Chandler - that's a club record nine sub-6 footers.

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36 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

A poor performance here will get the media all over us. In the spotlight, start of the weekend 

and with any luck forgotten by Monday...then the sneaky exit out the back door in Tassie...2019 done and dusted

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2 hours ago, sisso said:

Could someone please explain to me why Im going tonight?

must be the overpriced drinks

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43 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

A poor performance here will get the media all over us. In the spotlight, start of the weekend 

Perfect weekend for a poor performance.  The media will be too busy focusing on the Geel v Bris and WCE vs Rich games.  They will spend most of the first part of next week analysing those top 4 teams, and the rest won't get a run.

It's perfect really.

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2 hours ago, sisso said:

Could someone please explain to me why Im going tonight?

to keep me company? :)

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8 minutes ago, MaysSoreGroin said:

A Friday or Saturday night game against an interstate club is just plain ridiculous, we dont have the membership numbers to warrant it. 

If we were playing as well as last year we'd probably get 45-50,000 tonight, its just we suck so no one will turn up 

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4 hours ago, Demon3 said:

Thats fair and i am not having a crack at the players we need to play someone, ibut my point really is all about dropping Jayden Hunt, a guy who has tried his guts out every game and had a good year,  and by the averages, he is second only to Melksham of the players playing tonight, even more reason to scratch your head over his omission. 2nd in our goal kicking as well. any way you look at it, its just bizarre in my opinion.

he was good earlier this year but his last 4 weeks he has been in our worst.  He effort has seemed to drop away so it is a pretty obvious omission imo

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9 minutes ago, DubDee said:

he was good earlier this year but his last 4 weeks he has been in our worst.  He effort has seemed to drop away so it is a pretty obvious omission imo

Has kicked just the 1 goal in the last month.

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2 hours ago, Deespicable said:

Obviously we can all try and be wise before (and after) the event, but given Sydney's lengthy list of injured talls, the fact that we have chosen to match them and go so small could be pure Goody wisdom. It is a night game and sure to be greasy conditions after all.

Or maybe the AFL promotion department asked if we could help them market the game as the battle of the minnows to the tune of 'It's a small world after all'. 

On a serious note I think this may be our smallest side ever - Viney, Jones, JKH, Stretch, C.Wags, Salem, ANB, Spargo and now Chandler - that's a club record nine sub-6 footers.

Amazingly we've only got 4 players who are over 190cm, Gawn, Lever, Frost and Hore. Sydney themselves only have 6. I wonder if this will be in the records book for the game with the shortest average height? Might have to ensure the little league kids are easily identified in case one ends up on the wing in the 3rd quarter. 

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2 hours ago, Deespicable said:

Obviously we can all try and be wise before (and after) the event, but given Sydney's lengthy list of injured talls, the fact that we have chosen to match them and go so small could be pure Goody wisdom. It is a night game and sure to be greasy conditions after all.

Or maybe the AFL promotion department asked if we could help them market the game as the battle of the minnows to the tune of 'It's a small world after all'. 

On a serious note I think this may be our smallest side ever - Viney, Jones, JKH, Stretch, C.Wags, Salem, ANB, Spargo and now Chandler - that's a club record nine sub-6 footers.

 

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2 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

A poor performance here will get the media all over us. In the spotlight, start of the weekend 

Not to sure about that Neita. We are but a pain in the backside to media outlets and basically irrelevant. 

Imo the heat will come big time next season if we continue to play in our current way. 

From what I’ve heard on sen no one is interested in tonight’s game and are all talking about watching something else like a movie or the cricket. That’s how pathetic we are as a club that no one gives a toss.

It’s pathetic and it better change next season one way or another. 

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8 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

It’s strange opening a game day thread on a Friday!

Dees fancied to win by the bookies, I hope they’re right.

Last chance to get to a game unless you’re @Clintosaurus - get along if you can, it might marginally improve our chances for Friday night games next year!

I actually thought I had missed out on a ticket but just got one then. Not sure if I will go or give it to a friend who is going.

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3 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

A poor performance here will get the media all over us. In the spotlight, start of the weekend 

We are going to cop it over the crowd tonight between 15000k -20000k.

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6 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Not a go at you dees, I say stiff poo to the AFL and 7 about the scheduling. It made sense at the start of the year to schedule this tonight. Sheesh, remember Carlton’s Friday night programming last year on the back of many crap seasons. 

With the blues winning a few games this year, they will only play friday nights next year!

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You know we've  got a rip snorter of a game ahead when even Titus can't  be bothered  pretending  he has that much interest as to pick a winner.

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4 hours ago, pitmaster said:

Cannot believe how many are choosing not to go.

It's a HOME game.

A bigger crowd helps the club.

Pull ya fingers out!

Well pit,  personally I’d rather [censored] myself in the privacy and warmth of The Manor than venture out on a miserable night to view a public flogging 

Edit Note. Re the censorship program. It seems one may participate in a flogging but one is not allowed to [censored] oneself!!??

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6 hours ago, Demon3 said:

How ANB can get another game over Hunt is just, i don't even know how to explain it.

Hunt has been playing poorly. Yes, we have no-one decent to bring in, but surely we don't use that as an excuse to gift players games.

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We are favourites, we dont have a hope. :(

 

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6 hours ago, sisso said:

Could someone please explain to me why Im going tonight?

Cause you care like me.  I have put a 100 bucks on @ 1,70. I hope they do not let me down  Only footy bet for year. Already written the money off

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4 minutes ago, gregdemon said:

Cause you care like me.  I have put a 100 bucks on @ 1,70. I hope they do not let me down  Only footy bet for year. Already written the money off

You are right. I’m always excited when the boys run through the banner....I’m not sure how we are favourites with no forward line tonight but I guess Sydney have barely won a game for weeks either 

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Inside 50 entries tonight should either be pinpoint passes onto leads or low balls out in front for the smalls to run onto

Watch us bomb it in high every time...

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