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9 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

10 things!  I'm just hoping for ONE. That i don't see this AGAIN...

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Come on Rusty, there's no way our player's will go that hard at the end.

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12 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

1- some passion and heart for the contest.  Last night was an embarrassing return to no respect.  Swans rubbed our noses in the dirt and they are rebuilding.  

2- Preuss in.  Spargo out.  Team selections due to no form and no structure have been very puzzling. Preuss needs to be given more time. 

3- run and run and kick long.  Yes sometimes there is no forwards but we go so slow, the opposition simply flood back and strangle us. Keep two forwards inside 50.  At least one capable off marking the footy. Simple stuff. 

4- Kick the goal.  Our goal accuracy is horrible.  Simple shots missed from 20-30 metres in front. 

Plus “ kick the goal”. We overhandballing inside the 50. It’s like no one wants to kick the goal. They are scared to kick it. We try to run by handball to the 10 metre square. Ridiculous strategy!! 

5- lazy footy. Chip kicks 15 metres sideways.  Safe and lazy. Salem. Hibberd.  Viney play it safe and actually slow down movement 

6- Centre square clearances. For a dominant ruckman in Gawn, we LOSE most centre square clearances! Oliver Viney Brayshaw Petracca are all good in the inside

7- forward strategy. Why do our forwards always lead to the pockets. It’s totally stupid.  If you mark it or crumb it, it’s a 10% chance of accuracy. And it’s so easily spiked/punched out of bounds. 

8- stop leaving the opposition with a loose defender. Rance/Grimes, Hurn/McGovern, Rampe/Lloyd, Stewart/Henry. This week it’s likely to be THOMPSON AND Macmillan just sitting back and picking off our sloppy forward 50 entries with no opponent. So many teams rebound out of our defence too easily. They back themselves to win the footy and destroy us with counter attack skill week after week.  Our loose defender has no effect. Man up all over. 

9- 2nd effort running. Too many players handball and kick and stop.  Maybe it’s the turnovers that have led to no confidence in our forward movement.  Good teams , like us in 2018, run in waves and give options.  It’s like having extra players.  Maybe it’s a lack of fitness. Try this at least for the last game. Just try attacking. No matter what the score, our goal should be 15 goals.  

10- play the full quarter and the full ground. Our players switch off too easily. They work for 90% and switch off. It’s costly. It’s the poor handball or poor kick that ruins the run. It’s laziness. The ball is nearly over so we stop. Push hard for 100%. It’s all a laugh and giggle sometimes.  We are not ready in the first 2-3 minutes or the 25 minute onwards. We concede so many goals at the start and end of the quarter. Goody should be screaming “switch on” about 100 times a game. 

Give us something this week. Our year has been embarrassing. Really destroying our faithful and loyal members and supporters. 

We will get a behinds donut punched beyond recognition.

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6 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Come on Rusty, there's no way our player's will go that hard at the end.

Haha... the fat controller is nodding in approval DD!

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21 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Wake up Goodwin

Kangas destroying Power 

How???

Ben Brown is no rocket scientist but his halftime convo with Richo gave us the 3 answers 

1- Goldy is winning the ball out of the middle 

2- we are linking up runners with 2 or 3 runners and then a kick THOROUGH THE CORRIDOR (hello simpletons)

3- forwards have space AS THE BALL IS COMING IN QUICK

(Power also kicking to Tarrant and Thompson  - see point 8 of what not to do)  

Goodwin.  Listen now. 

Port now tackling. It’s the key to stopping the clearances and run

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8 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

Montagna summed it up.

“One of the things I’m most disappointed about with Melbourne over the last six weeks, we understand the year’s been a write off, there’s been a lot of injuries, they’ve been really disappointing, but the way they’re finishing off this season for me is a sign of a club that they just still don’t get it,” Montagna said on his Triple M's Dead Set Legends.

“They are still a bit naive, because in this game of footy you need to continually strive for excellent and continually improve week… the competition is so hard and so tough, you need to keep improving and getting better.

"I think it looks like to me, this Melbourne team think ‘you know what, this season’s done and dusted, let’s get to the finish line, we’ll be right next year. We’ll just get to pre-season, we’ll get our players back, we’ll be fit and healthy, and we’ll be ok,’ and that just doesn’t cut it at AFL level, it doesn’t happen that way."

Compare Brisbane’s second half of last season. They were clearly going places with effort and commitment, developing their game big time despite no chance of a premiership last year. Our guys look like they think this year’s done and it’ll all just get better with a preseason and some returns from injury. They’re wrong.

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1 thing we will see is a record margin. We are hopeless and the roos are developing nicely.

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On 8/17/2019 at 8:17 AM, spirit of norm smith said:

1- some passion and heart for the contest.  Last night was an embarrassing return to no respect.  Swans rubbed our noses in the dirt and they are rebuilding.  

2- Preuss in.  Spargo out.  Team selections due to no form and no structure have been very puzzling. Preuss needs to be given more time. 

3- run and run and kick long.  Yes sometimes there is no forwards but we go so slow, the opposition simply flood back and strangle us. Keep two forwards inside 50.  At least one capable off marking the footy. Simple stuff. 

4- Kick the goal.  Our goal accuracy is horrible.  Simple shots missed from 20-30 metres in front. 

Plus “ kick the goal”. We overhandballing inside the 50. It’s like no one wants to kick the goal. They are scared to kick it. We try to run by handball to the 10 metre square. Ridiculous strategy!! 

5- lazy footy. Chip kicks 15 metres sideways.  Safe and lazy. Salem. Hibberd.  Viney play it safe and actually slow down movement 

6- Centre square clearances. For a dominant ruckman in Gawn, we LOSE most centre square clearances! Oliver Viney Brayshaw Petracca are all good in the inside

7- forward strategy. Why do our forwards always lead to the pockets. It’s totally stupid.  If you mark it or crumb it, it’s a 10% chance of accuracy. And it’s so easily spiked/punched out of bounds. 

8- stop leaving the opposition with a loose defender. Rance/Grimes, Hurn/McGovern, Rampe/Lloyd, Stewart/Henry. This week it’s likely to be THOMPSON AND Macmillan just sitting back and picking off our sloppy forward 50 entries with no opponent. So many teams rebound out of our defence too easily. They back themselves to win the footy and destroy us with counter attack skill week after week.  Our loose defender has no effect. Man up all over. 

9- 2nd effort running. Too many players handball and kick and stop.  Maybe it’s the turnovers that have led to no confidence in our forward movement.  Good teams , like us in 2018, run in waves and give options.  It’s like having extra players.  Maybe it’s a lack of fitness. Try this at least for the last game. Just try attacking. No matter what the score, our goal should be 15 goals.  

10- play the full quarter and the full ground. Our players switch off too easily. They work for 90% and switch off. It’s costly. It’s the poor handball or poor kick that ruins the run. It’s laziness. The ball is nearly over so we stop. Push hard for 100%. It’s all a laugh and giggle sometimes.  We are not ready in the first 2-3 minutes or the 25 minute onwards. We concede so many goals at the start and end of the quarter. Goody should be screaming “switch on” about 100 times a game. 

Give us something this week. Our year has been embarrassing. Really destroying our faithful and loyal members and supporters. 

Now that we are locked in at 17th position I'd like to see us win,but in a way that we don't over exert and risk injury. Pretty much both sides kicking down the line and a total of 10 goals for both sides, boring inspiring football which we win. 

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