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Follow along as the Dees take on GWS in the opening game of the 2016 season. NO SPOILERS. 

 

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I give us a sniff.

We went 3-0 in the JLT series including a great win over Port over there.

Watch out for that Oliver kid making his debut today. I know we all think we should’ve  taken Parish in last year’s draft but you never know, he might surprise us all.

Should be a nice day, overcast and in the low 20’s.

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Not sure about this Oliver kid. 

I really wanted Mills and was so disappointed Sydney matched our bid. 

I also wished we played that kid Weideman. I predict he’ll be clunking marks in the ones in no time. 

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17 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I give us a sniff.

We went 3-0 in the JLT series including a great win over Port over there.

Watch out for that Oliver kid making his debut today. I know we all think we should’ve  taken Parish in last year’s draft but you never know, he might surprise us all.

Should be a nice day, overcast and in the low 20’s.

Apparently Freo have loaned us Jesse Hogan back for the 4th quarter only , hopefully he has an impact 🤞

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I have a feeling Ben Kennedy’s going to have an impact today, and he’s going to be that small forward we’ve been craving for, for the next 8-10 years.

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Should be a close game, I’m tipping us by 2 points I wonder if Sportsbet will take my bet 

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10 minutes ago, brendan said:

Should be a close game, I’m tipping us by 2 points I wonder if Sportsbet will take my bet 

Any tips for first goal?

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4 points massive if we get them today. We will be going 2-0 after next week. 

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You know I cannot remember this game at all.

2016 was not exactly a memorable season but which ones ever were for the MFC.

Wait I remember 2016 .........the Bulldogs won the flag and we became the longest premiership drought club. And then there was 2017 which was probably worse

 

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Be massive if we get the 4 points to open the season.

We’ll go 2-0 next week as we’re only playing Essendon’s VFL side next week....Not even Melbourne could drop a game like that, right?

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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

Any tips for first goal?

Any idea how much Scully’s paying for first goal?

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I will watch it to see the classic  Watts.

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I'm not doing anything today. Where's it being played? I might head along although I guess given the circumstances (two poor teams, etc) I expect the ground will look empty.

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I went to this game, the first game I'd attended since the 1987 Semi against the Swans. I left during the third quarter, my head shaking, wondering just why Melbourne players kept kicking the ball to GWS players. I walked to Richmond station, got off the train at Box Hill and checked on my phone to see how much we'd been beaten by...

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Matt Jones playing well early on.

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1 minute ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

This team is more balanced than 2020. Not saying it is better, just more balanced.

what did you think of the gameplan?

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1 minute ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

This team is more balanced than 2020. Not saying it is better, just more balanced.

The forward line looked more potent back then with Hogan, Watts,  Pedo and Garlett.

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1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

The forward line looked more potent back then with Hogan, Watts,  Pedo and Garlett.

Exactly. Sport on. Natural forwards doing natural forward things. 

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Our gameplan works relatively well against GWS as long as you can pressure their ball carrier.If you allow them the handball to space they will cut us to pieces. Of course while their kicking skills have improved and ours have gone the other way over the last two years it has become harder to maintain that pressure.

Round 23 2018 was a highlight game for me. Mind you it was a lot closer than it ended up had they kicked straight in the second quarter.

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