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they were talking about this on the commentary

even jono brown said 'well they didn't have 20-odd off-season surgeries; in fact they didn't have one, so that's a good start'

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What Rubbish. Did the Bears win a Final last year

They should have, but they blew both games and went out in straight sets

Garbage reporting 

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how lovely is our press... "doing a Melbourne" and the "worst team ever" in one day. Our sponsors must be over the moon.

 

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Meh, I don’t find Fagan’s comments bad, certainly don’t see them as having a dig at us. He was most probably asked leading questions about comparisons to Melbourne’s rise to play finals, then about our fall to 17th and is he worried about the Lions dropping as far as we did etc? Fagan stated himself that Melbourne had a lot of injuries and that may have led to our bad season. If he wanted to have a shot at us he could’ve mentioned what has already been stated by our own club, that our players came back in less then ideal shape and attitude etc.

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7 hours ago, Demonland said:
 

They lost to the two grand finalists after finishing 2nd after a decade out of finals. Nothing unceremonious about that.

We shouldve done a Brisbane by beating the Saints or Swans at the G and getting a top 4 final against Richmond.

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4 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

They lost to the two grand finalists after finishing 2nd aftee a decade out of finals. Nothing unceremonious about that.

In hindsight yes. They finished the H & A in second and had the coveted home advantage. I was being a little facetious protecting the honour of our club. 

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Why is the comparison so obvious according to Mitch? Not pulling a Bulldogs, not an Adelaide, no it’s definitely Melbourne. 
 

Only remote similarity is being out of the finals so long. 

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8 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

even jono brown said 'well they didn't have 20-odd off-season surgeries; in fact they didn't have one, so that's a good start'

And that is the main reason for last year, Brown knows that and so do the rest of the media, pity that most of them didn't acknowledge it.

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If you you know Melbourne like we do then....

                                                                                      Only Melbourne can do a Melbourne.

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11 hours ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

they were talking about this on the commentary

even jono brown said 'well they didn't have 20-odd off-season surgeries; in fact they didn't have one, so that's a good start'

Excellent observation by Brown. Garbage comment by Fagan from whom I expected more. Should have qualified his statement at the time, thus rendering it meaningless

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I did find this headline a bit disrespectful to our club who had, as its been pointed out, a much better finals campaign than Brisbane did.

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4 hours ago, sisso said:

I did find this headline a bit disrespectful to our club who had, as its been pointed out, a much better finals campaign than Brisbane did.

This is why i have stopped watching news reports on the tv as well as not buying both major papers.

They love having a go at our club in a negative way, any chance they get.🙉🙊😡

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Doing a Melbourne hey......................................given their injury list is nothing compared to what ours was at the beginning of last year, and throw in with the fact they did not even win a final, it's incomparable.

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Gee some supporters are a bit precious. How about worrying about a starting a new 'Melbourne' in consistently making finals instead getting offended by the notion we had a disappointing year last year?

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14 hours ago, Males said:

Meh, I don’t find Fagan’s comments bad, certainly don’t see them as having a dig at us. He was most probably asked leading questions about comparisons to Melbourne’s rise to play finals, then about our fall to 17th and is he worried about the Lions dropping as far as we did etc?

I like the negative chit chat around the league, against us.  Its all fuel for the Demon's pyre.  We'll make collections whilst doing our rounds. especially with AVB & vINEY freed up.

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15 hours ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Too bad they didn't 'do a Melbourne' and win 2 finals.

Out in straight sets they went. A nothing club.

I watched their nothing club win 3 flags in a row.
If only our nothing club could produce something similar.
 

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19 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

how lovely is our press... "doing a Melbourne" and the "worst team ever" in one day. Our sponsors must be over the moon.

 

True. Not sure they'll be buying the "any publicity is good publicity line."

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3 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

I watched their nothing club win 3 flags in a row.
If only our nothing club could produce something similar.
 

It never fails to surprise me how defensive we get about external criticism of the club.  Without doubt, the post-2018 season preparation was poor.  Those that weren't undergoing surgery, should have had it explained to them individually how important it was that they improved their fitness levels to provide some coverage for those coming back late and what the consequences would be if they didn''t.  It would seem that in at least one of the cases (Stephen May), that didn't happen so I am assuming the same in other cases.  And also Burgess recently commented on how much higher the workloads are this year.  It reminded me of 2002.  To drop from 4th to 17th was pathetic. 

On the other hand, what a great start to 2020 on Saturday.  Normally my optimism is challenged a bit after the first game of a pre-season but we looked great.......and we outlasted them.  Admittedly, it was only the Crows but how long has it been that we could say something disparaging like that and mean it.  I haven't been able to occupy my seat at home games for a few years but I am pretty happy to be back in Melbourne for a couple of months from early April and able to get along to training as well.  Happy days!

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14 hours ago, Jimcor2 said:

 It reminded me of 2002.  To drop from 4th to 17th was pathetic. 

 

I'll go back to 2001.
Grand finalists to 11th.

Our history is littered with pathetic.
And it does my head in.

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