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1 minute ago, Demons11 said:

Gawn did not dominate.  

His worst game for the year 

He's injured.  Saw him grab his hammy (left from memory) earlyish in the second quarter. I think he's been carrying something for a couple of weeks.  I doubt he plays next week.  

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This was sent to me during the week by a mate who follows Cleveland in the NFL. They say a picture says a thousand words:  

Melksham saying on radio that tonight is probably his lowest moment in footy -considering he’s been suspended for an entire year speaks volumes about how pathetic we are

After 53 years of following this club I felt like something died in me last night. That was simply insipid. For years, the highlight of my weeks during Winter has been watching the Dees play wherever

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1 minute ago, leucopogon said:

Why the hell would the kids continually bomb it in then? It's either the stupid game plan or the players are just plain lacking intelligence, probably both.

Exactly. Would have been better to kick the chaos ball along the ground like the Lions do even though we don’t have anything like a Charlie Cameron. Our midgets might have snagged a couple between their legs. 

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Just now, Lord Nev said:

Cool mate, criticize their football all you want, all of them deserve it tonight and most of the year, I just don't see why it's necessary to hurl personal insults at them on the internet. It's not impressing anyone.

I'm not here to impress anyone princess. Don't like my opinion? Cool, stick me on ignore.

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8 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Harmes tries to break a tackle in the last, gets pinged and 3 Sydney blokes fall on top of him letting him know all about it and not a single teammate steps in. Yeah, Harmes stuffed up but someone step the hell in and help. 

Sydney had a pack mentality tonight, don’t even know what to say about us anymore. 

This. Has been happening all year. Shows complete weakness and lack of interest or care from our players.

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Just now, dees-picable said:

Exactly. Would have been better to kick the chaos ball along the ground like the Lions do even though we don’t have anything like a Charlie Cameron. Our midgets might have snagged a couple between their legs. 

Shame we pushed out Dean Kent. Who needs small forwards anyway?

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There is nothing redeeming about that ‘performance’ tonight.

We are supposed to be the clearance team - we got smashed

We are supposed to be the tackling team - we got smashed

We are supposed to be exciting and fluid - we were turgid

Was it the lack of talent?  The lack of cohesion?  The lack of heart?  The lack of skill?

There is no spin for this one.  I have always looked for the positives, but that was devoid of anything.  

I will be a member next year.  It is hard to be a supporter, and I am not a fair weather follower.

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9 minutes ago, demonique said:

Same here. Spent some $20000 for  the in doors and I over the 17 years or so and it’s been a [censored] investment many’s years of constant disappointment. Enough is enough. They have not met my KPI’s and will not be rejoining until things miraculously improve by a long shot

I didn't rejoin after the weak pathetic loss to the drug addled  Essendon 3rds, until this year when I thought that they had regained some pride and passion.

I agree with you demonique - certainly will not join again unless and until I see some pride and some passion.  I actually find it stressful to my heart to watch this sort of garbage.  

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4 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

I’m 33, which might be young to some supporters on this page, and started following us in 1996. This is without a doubt the worst season I’ve experienced. The disappointment after so much hype is just absolutely crushing.

Something really stinks with this club. There’s something rotting and I really hope this internal review yields something.

Completely agree.

To me, the problems started when Jackson left and Pert was appointed without due process.

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4 minutes ago, doc roet said:

if you got anything left in you, there's 22 players who need you.

I just can’t get excited enough. 

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Just now, olisik said:

Is it me or does Goodwin constantly looks like his smirking? 

Smirking about his contract extension and how he got the job in the first place

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I hope we lose by 150 points next week. 

I don't know why, but this list don't want to play under Goodwin.  If we don't make a change, yet another year will be completely wasted.

Unwatchable heartless sh*t.

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5 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Pert walks into the club like he owns the place, thinking he's on a dead set winner, low and behold he's bitten off more than he can chew. 

He's way over his head. Running Collingwood was a stroll in the park.

He's a down hill skier, needs everything to be smooth sailing to perform. 

Not an ounce of ticker in him.

What's the effort on the ground by so called AFL players got to do with Pert. Wake up to yourself. Goody and players at fault here. No one else.

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11 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Listening to The Beatles right now

Always makes me feel better

I find Leonard Cohen's final album, released just a week or so before he died, You Want it Darker, more suits my mood.

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12 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Given the team we had on the park, I'm just not sure what people were expecting. Seriously. We had a midget forward line with 2 actual forwards in it, is the lack of conversion from I50's a surprise?

People should stop looking for clever reasons as to why we're performing badly. We have 17 players unavailable, including some really key players at both ends of the ground, and we're putting what is largely a VFL-quality team on the park. Surprise surprise, we're losing - and at times, losing badly.

Correct. We put our worst and smallest team on the park for the year, so a loss was not a surprise.

But there are a few other problems as well, that will need to be fixed though.

Lack of effective game plan.

Lack of pace.

Lack of skill.

Lack of small goal kicking forwards.

Lack of effort.

Lack of fitness.

Lack of effective tackling.

Lack of playing for the team.

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