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1 hour ago, President Dee Trump said:

Is Badloss going to fix the atrocious game plan while the break is on? The game against WC was exactly the same as last year’s disaster.

While extremely disappointed, with the result,  I was mostly disappointed with the way we sent the football into the F 50.

Or how uncoordinated our forwards were, in relation to the ball carries coming down the ground.

All we seemed to do was blast it high and long towards the goal area and the eagles raffled it and sent it back.

Given that, the balance of the side did well for most of the game, some wins some losses,  the forwards or more particularly the method of entry into the F 50, a few wins more losses. That has not changed for yonks, I go to a match and have no idea who will kick the goals for us, it seems futile some times....

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13 minutes ago, 640MD said:

While extremely disappointed, with the result,  I was mostly disappointed with the way we sent the football into the F 50.

Or how uncoordinated our forwards were, in relation to the ball carries coming down the ground.

All we seemed to do was blast it high and long towards the goal area and the eagles raffled it and sent it back.

Given that, the balance of the side did well for most of the game, some wins some losses,  the forwards or more particularly the method of entry into the F 50, a few wins more losses. That has not changed for yonks, I go to a match and have no idea who will kick the goals for us, it seems futile some times....

It appeared to me to be close to an exhibition game in terms of player effort from both sides. Given they knew the season was suspended, and quite possibly over, it was effectively a dead rubber. Whilst I agree about our i50, I doubt (*hope) this is the standard they will continue with.

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On 4/9/2020 at 10:51 AM, loges said:

It seems as though most of his "set backs" have been minor, which would have been expected.

Yes I probably had written him of as well, BUT Never say never, If he was to get on the park again it would put a smile on a lot of peoples faces around here and give great cause for optimism.

GO HARLEY!

Time the great Healer! This time of even better for him!

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2 hours ago, 640MD said:

While extremely disappointed, with the result,  I was mostly disappointed with the way we sent the football into the F 50.

Or how uncoordinated our forwards were, in relation to the ball carries coming down the ground.

All we seemed to do was blast it high and long towards the goal area and the eagles raffled it and sent it back.

Given that, the balance of the side did well for most of the game, some wins some losses,  the forwards or more particularly the method of entry into the F 50, a few wins more losses. That has not changed for yonks, I go to a match and have no idea who will kick the goals for us, it seems futile some times....

The rebound out of the fifty and easy chains of marks towards their goals was especially worrying too. There’s no accountability in defence. Many of their players were wombling free with no dees player within 50m of them. And it happened multiple times the same way.

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

It appeared to me to be close to an exhibition game in terms of player effort from both sides. Given they knew the season was suspended, and quite possibly over, it was effectively a dead rubber. Whilst I agree about our i50, I doubt (*hope) this is the standard they will continue with.

Why do you doubt it? They’ve been doing it for over a year now,

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4 hours ago, Demons11 said:

The WC game wasn’t a disaster.   People need to realistic and understand how good WC is, especially is Perth.  We matched them for 3 qtrs in a game they knew would be their last.   Can people not imagine the anxiety the players might have had knowing borders were closing and the need to get home.  Understandably WC were in a similar position but they were already home. 

It wasnt a disaster from a contested ball perspective , a fitness perspective or from a score perspective. Losing by 5 goals to the eagles in perth is no disaster. But the style they played with, the way they moved the ball forward and the  fact that the game was over at qtr time was a disaster. I think we all felt let down because after the build up over the summer,  precious little was different from the worst of 2019.

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

It appeared to me to be close to an exhibition game in terms of player effort from both sides. Given they knew the season was suspended, and quite possibly over, it was effectively a dead rubber. Whilst I agree about our i50, I doubt (*hope) this is the standard they will continue with.

Why do you doubt it? They’ve been doing it for over a year now,

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10 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

It wasnt a disaster from a contested ball perspective , a fitness perspective or from a score perspective. Losing by 5 goals to the eagles in perth is no disaster. But the style they played with, the way they moved the ball forward and the  fact that the game was over at qtr time was a disaster. I think we all felt let down because after the build up over the summer,  precious little was different from the worst of 2019.

And there was no rabid crowd to blame.

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

It appeared to me to be close to an exhibition game in terms of player effort from both sides. Given they knew the season was suspended, and quite possibly over, it was effectively a dead rubber. Whilst I agree about our i50, I doubt (*hope) this is the standard they will continue with.

Yes you are probably correct

poor flying times to get there, last game of a defunct round, all the uncertainty. 
why get invested in the game!

unfortunately I had hoped for a strong response from about Christmas and was a little disappointed!

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15 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

Losing by 5 goals to the eagles in perth is no disaster. But the style they played with, the way they moved the ball forward and the  fact that the game was over at qtr time was a disaster. I think we all felt let down because after the build up over the summer,  precious little was different from the worst of 2019.

Yes I feel the same and yes no crowd to blame !

another wasted preseason and build up and very much like 2019 or earlier

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And if we do play any more games then I hope we try Harley, it’s a non season anyway, most results will be tainted apart from our wins. So why not play him, Jones , avb and anyone else who might not be around in 2021. 

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5 hours ago, President Dee Trump said:

The rebound out of the fifty and easy chains of marks towards their goals was especially worrying too. There’s no accountability in defence. Many of their players were wombling free with no dees player within 50m of them. And it happened multiple times the same way.

Don't know which game you were watching, but Kennedy and Darling were well held. Easily their two most damaging forwards were very much accounted for. 

As I saw it, the main problem was (as usual) our terrible inside 50 connection. 

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4 hours ago, 640MD said:

Yes you are probably correct

poor flying times to get there, last game of a defunct round, all the uncertainty. 
why get invested in the game!

unfortunately I had hoped for a strong response from about Christmas and was a little disappointed!

Agree, and an absolutely fair enough expectation.

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5 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Don't know which game you were watching, but Kennedy and Darling were well held. Easily their two most damaging forwards were very much accounted for. 

As I saw it, the main problem was (as usual) our terrible inside 50 connection. 

Agree and what...... Exactly, had we done about that TERRIBLE inside 50 connection in the off season??????

Over to the coaches and if not coaches, players who cannot carry out the strategy.

If the players then get rid of those who are perennial offenders and get in some who CAN DELIVER.

If coaches then at the end of season, expect to see some major changes at MFC

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25 minutes ago, President Dee Trump said:

Perhaps you didn’t notice them kicking a whole lot more goals than us. Easily and freely passing to each other on the way to easy goals.

Ok and so given that then players clearly still haven't learnt that you have to be ACCOUNTABLE and play two way footy! Agree some very simple goals but still I believe our shocking habit to just bomb long should have been remedied LONG ago!

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7 hours ago, picket fence said:

Ok and so given that then players clearly still haven't learnt that you have to be ACCOUNTABLE and play two way footy! Agree some very simple goals but still I believe our shocking habit to just bomb long should have been remedied LONG ago!

Totally agree. Also need more spread inside 50.

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