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On 8/18/2019 at 11:51 AM, Bitter but optimistic said:

An article in today's Age on the North Melbourne win and Brown's bag of goals states " North's final round opposition comes in the form of pitiful Melbourne. The medal is Brown's to lose"

I just hope we pick a side that is passionate enough to show some fight and pride and provide some glimmer of hope for we long suffering supporters.

We  won"t! Just watch Oscar if fit line up on him!

Fred Fannings record of 18 goals is there for the taking!!

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18 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

For those that are going to Blundstone, prepare for 25 minute waiting time for a beer or pie and 15 minute waiting times to take a leak. I shudder to think of the waiting time for the ladies...

A disgrace of an AFL venue.

Also be prepared to wait 25 minutes for Melbourne to score a goal each Qtr so co-ordinate your movements.

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Oscar McDonald should play.

Will give Sideshow Bob an escort to each of his 20 marks, and gives us a tall to stand the mark for each of the 15 goals he kicks.

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Sounds like Max will play (?WTF??!!).

Chandler is out with a broken finger (how many times did Goody have to slam it in the locker, do you reckon?)

SHould play Preuss and OMAc.  Play Max forward, Omac on McFlopper and Frosty on Norton.

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On 8/18/2019 at 8:00 PM, bing181 said:

Presumably O'Mac and Petty come back in for ... whoever. We need some height, and they're the only ones left standing. One goes forward, one goes back, take your pick.

Preuss ... maybe, he's been so underwhelming. Depends on Max.

Rather see Spargo in the team at CHBack than have OMac back in the team...anywhere at all!

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On 8/19/2019 at 2:49 PM, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Dont rest Max its the last game of the season, it would mean a lot to not get destroyed.

Insanity. 

Rest the f$&@ out of Gawn (and Lever). 

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Out 

  1. Inept Coaching
  2. Inept selections
  3. Players that clearly are not and never will be up to it ( That accounts for about 7 )

In 

  1. Man on man footy
  2. Selections that include TALLS
  3. Inspirational Captaincy
  4.  Gut busting running and tough footy
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Who ever is still standing..............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10 minutes ago, Bay Riffin said:

Side show bob to win the coleman and Lewis to get rubbed out. load up !!

I'd swim down there if I was guaranteed to see Lewis hit Cunnington.

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23 hours ago, faultydet said:

Oscar McDonald should play.

Will give Sideshow Bob an escort to each of his 20 marks, and gives us a tall to stand the mark for each of the 15 goals he kicks.

Get ready for a 10 goal loss, or more. The Kangas will murder us, for sure.

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On 8/21/2019 at 12:28 PM, drdrake said:

Looks like anyone who is fit will play.  Bring on Saturday afternoon so this nightmare year is over

Footy can become that way, '...anyone who is fit...' gets a guernsey; sad really. I cannot remember (ever) feeling this way about a footy season - '...so this nightmare year is over...'

If the MFC turns a corner with form and game readiness, I will renew membership after the 5th round of the 2020 fixture.

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What I'd really like to see is players who dominate at Casey play in the seniors in the same positions in which they dominate the seconds. In other words, I'd like to see what ANB and JKH might do as proper on-ballers rather than being played in different positions. I'm not sure who else, but I've never understood why they aren't given that opportunity or, conversely, why they don't play at Casey in the role they are expected to play in the seniors. 

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