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Goldrick’s first taste of Aussie Rules



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Thought this was a great little segment.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/562104/goldrick-s-first-taste-of-aussie-rules

I could only understand every second or third word, but jokes aside, it's quite a coupe for the MFC women's side to have recruited a three time galic premiership player.  Also really liked the little bit where she states that there was a bit of rough stuff but "she likes that anyway, so it's allright" - exactly the attitude we want from our MFC women's and men's teams!

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Great win!

I've loved both games from Zanker this year. She's got a great future in this comp. Size, pace, good decision making, overhead marking and kicking; what's not to like? (You may recall the set shot goal she made last year as a teenager from 45 out on the boundary late in the 3rd against the Bulldogs.)

Also liked the games of Shelley Scott, Kate Hore, Shelley Heath, Maddie Gay, Aleisha Newman, Meg Downie and Libby Birch.

It's been a great start for us given the loss of three key players with season ending knee injuries before round 1 (Lauren Pearce, Katherine Smith and Shae Sloane). Add to it that Bianca Jakobsson decided to join the police force just before season start and Lily Mithen is still yet to play.

The structures and game plan seem good this year. There's a clear to plan to put our leadership strength to halfback (Paxman, O’Dea and Daisy Pearce).

Highlight was Zanker's contested give to Paxman for a right foot snap.

Can't wait for Hore to kick straight and Newman to get some still, dry playing conditions.

Sad news for Ainslie Kemp for her third long term knee injury.
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5 hours ago, Giles said:

Great win!

I've loved both games from Zanker this year. She's got a great future in this comp. Size, pace, good decision making, overhead marking and kicking; what's not to like? (You may recall the set shot goal she made last year as a teenager from 45 out on the boundary late in the 3rd against the Bulldogs.)

Also liked the games of Shelley Scott, Kate Hore, Shelley Heath, Maddie Gay, Aleisha Newman, Meg Downie and Libby Birch.

It's been a great start for us given the loss of three key players with season ending knee injuries before round 1 (Lauren Pearce, Katherine Smith and Shae Sloane). Add to it that Bianca Jakobsson decided to join the police force just before season start and Lily Mithen is still yet to play.

The structures and game plan seem good this year. There's a clear to plan to put our leadership strength to halfback (Paxman, O’Dea and Daisy Pearce).

Highlight was Zanker's contested give to Paxman for a right foot snap.

Can't wait for Hore to kick straight and Newman to get some still, dry playing conditions.

Sad news for Ainslie Kemp for her third long term knee injury.

Have to say I like your call on Zanker. Haven't watched the full games, but her highlights have been fantastic.

Mithen will add some nice pace and desperation to the side and I always enjoy watching Newman ;)

Cant remember the name, but the running with the ball punch forward that resulted in a goal?. Gutsy. Reiwoldt courage gutsy.

Great start to the AFLW season. May it continue.

 

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Eden Zanker has also been great in the ruck too - some really good taps to advantage. At the very least she clears the ball from the immediate stoppage area.

Casey Sherriff has been good too.

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I have no idea where to put this but another reason to like women’s footy. No way in the world this happens in the men’s game. All too homogenised, pasteurised, cleansed, disinfected and scripted

https://womens.afl/news/45118/magpies-defender-describes-harris-as-useless-

And what about the back and forth between Libby Birch ( ex bulldog )  and the dogs coach.

He didn't hold back on what he thought of her efforts at the dogs. It all went a bit quiet  after that but the bulldogs girls by their actions made their feelings known during the match.

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34 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

And what about the back and forth between Libby Birch ( ex bulldog )  and the dogs coach.

He didn't hold back on what he thought of her efforts at the dogs. It all went a bit quiet  after that but the bulldogs girls by their actions made their feelings known during the match.

What did the Bulldogs coach say pineapple? Birch said something about cracks appearing in the Dogs playing list or something?

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Well, he said in not so many words the cracks were caused by Libby Birch and that she was the most selfish player he'd ever coached. This was probably after Birch's post game interview Friday where she implied there was a rift in the Bulldogs playing group.

A bit of a touchy subject by the sounds of it.

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