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Our run of AFLW injuries is akin to what our men have endured in recent years.  Four ACLs is totally crap!

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10 hours ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

What happened to those two? 

Downie out with illness (no alarm bells here. Salem is out with illness n I had a nasty cold earlier this week, so it’s fair to say theres a bit of it going round)

Loz Pearce has knee soreness. Not ideal, only just coming back from a pre-season knee op

Bit of a gamble plonking Perkins down FF and moving one of Zanker or Cordner down back.

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Every time we get one player back we seem to lose two more.

Even with Downie out, I don't think we need to get too clever this week - just back our midfielders to win the ball in the middle and hold it in our front half for the majority of the game. Hopefully our defence barely sees the ball, so it doesn't matter who is down there.

We need to win and win big with Carlton and Fremantle both interstate to come in the next two weeks. 

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I'll always be nervous that we're about to inexplicably implode, but we definitely look like a much better side.

Several of our players are standing out by doing the things they do that standout, like Newman's speed, Daisy's calm, Mithen's burrowing, Paxman's slicing through the mess.

Even while one part of me is permanently nervous that it'll fall off, another part of me just keeps watching for that moment where we all click at the same time and just annihilate a despairing opponent, country footy style.

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Great to see Cunnigham gradually, gradually get more directly involved.  I'm one of many who just feel like she could be really potent.  Also good to see that she kept up the pressure efforts even when she was having a pretty poor start. 

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1 minute ago, Little Goffy said:

Great to see Cunnigham gradually, gradually get more directly involved.  I'm one of many who just feel like she could be really potent.  Also good to see that she kept up the pressure efforts even when she was having a pretty poor start. 

I think having Tex Perkins out there helps take the pressure off her.

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Well we will take a 59 pooint win. I thaught the 1st half was as bad as we were against the saints. A little too much handball and some decision making was dreadful. We pulled our finger out after half time and played some decent footy. Paxman ( again ), Zanker and O'dea were really good. People go on about Goldrick because of her dash but she has to learn how to kick because she usually turns it over or makes a dumb handball after weaving through half a dozen players. She is exciting though and will get better.

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Paxy all class again, clear bog for mine. Missed the first quarter but didnt see Daisy much, only 12 inside 50’s for eagles for their 1-1 score line, so the defence had an easier day today. Elise all class through the guts, tough as nails. Felt sorry for Lily not quite getting her first goal in AFLW, looked like one without goal line camera angles.

Important percentage today, great win to the la-dees, top of conf B with 214%!

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It is bit of a relief. We won well and got the % boost that we need. 
Love Sarah Perkins - can mark and kick and contest. 
Paxman is a class above and to paraphrase Demonblog, give Eden Zanker a proper full time men’s type training program and I’ll show you the most dominant female player in the game. 
Need to win at least one of the next two games

Go Dees

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