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Just heard some clown from either Sportsbet or some other agency on SEN say that they opened their future markets today and Melbourne have firmed as the favourites to take out this year’s wooden spoon. Interesting. He cited the fact that GC would play a host of games up there has seen Melbourne move into the spoon favourite spot.

 

if we finish bottom, compromised year or not, surely Goodwin hands in his contract and resigns. We have no excuses. No injuries. He has rebuilt the team as he wanted and in my opinion destroyed a lot of Roos’ good work. 

 

Let’s hope this is not a prediction of what is to come

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1 hour ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

After 2019 and our performance in round one, if you went for another team and looked at our club, you’d have to agree. 

With the AFL announcing the season being out on hold an hour before the game I don't think we can draw any conclusions from round one. The AFL should have waited until the end of round 1 to make the decision to out the season on hold, simples.

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1 hour ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Just heard some clown from either Sportsbet or some other agency on SEN say that they opened their future markets today and Melbourne have firmed as the favourites to take out this year’s wooden spoon. Interesting. He cited the fact that GC would play a host of games up there has seen Melbourne move into the spoon favourite spot.

 

if we finish bottom, compromised year or not, surely Goodwin hands in his contract and resigns. We have no excuses. No injuries. He has rebuilt the team as he wanted and in my opinion destroyed a lot of Roos’ good work. 

 

Let’s hope this is not a prediction of what is to come

Some good, positive points there, L_36. Hopefully, a game plan based on OMac getting at least one kick by the third quarter just didn't bring home the 'bickies for us over the past four years and will wither on the vine around Goodwin's neck.

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You must have misheard.

We are mid-range for pretty much every futures bet, including the flag, most (and least) wins, top 8, top 4 etc. Not even close to being "favourites" for the spoon at every major outlet I've seen, nor have they "firmed" in any market, let alone the wooden spoon.

 

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1 hour ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Just heard some clown from either Sportsbet or some other agency on SEN say that they opened their future markets today and Melbourne have firmed as the favourites to take out this year’s wooden spoon. Interesting. He cited the fact that GC would play a host of games up there has seen Melbourne move into the spoon favourite spot.

 

if we finish bottom, compromised year or not, surely Goodwin hands in his contract and resigns. We have no excuses. No injuries. He has rebuilt the team as he wanted and in my opinion destroyed a lot of Roos’ good work. 

 

Let’s hope this is not a prediction of what is to come

Hard to argue. 

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19 minutes ago, chookrat said:

With the AFL announcing the season being out on hold an hour before the game I don't think we can draw any conclusions from round one. The AFL should have waited until the end of round 1 to make the decision to out the season on hold, simples.

Didn’t bother Meth Coke. They just got on with it and did their job

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1 hour ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Just heard some clown from either Sportsbet or some other agency on SEN say that they opened their future markets today and Melbourne have firmed as the favourites to take out this year’s wooden spoon. Interesting. He cited the fact that GC would play a host of games up there has seen Melbourne move into the spoon favourite spot.

 

if we finish bottom, compromised year or not, surely Goodwin hands in his contract and resigns. We have no excuses. No injuries. He has rebuilt the team as he wanted and in my opinion destroyed a lot of Roos’ good work. 

 

Let’s hope this is not a prediction of what is to come

Hopefully it was Robert Walls again who predicted that !!! 

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49 minutes ago, chookrat said:

With the AFL announcing the season being out on hold an hour before the game I don't think we can draw any conclusions from round one. The AFL should have waited until the end of round 1 to make the decision to out the season on hold, simples.

Two teams played in that game so I don’t buy that for an excuse. We played exactly as we did in 2019 hence we’re now (according to some), spoon favourites. 

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27 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Didn’t bother Meth Coke. They just got on with it and did their job

 

1 minute ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Two teams played in that game so I don’t buy that for an excuse. If we were serious and the players wanted redemption after 2019 they would have done better, our club is mentally weak. 

They were at home, quick 20 or 30 minute drive, have a cold one out of their own fridge and relax...

We were stuck over the other side of the country, states were closing borders and players had nothing but uncertainty.

It had an impact.

We should never had to go over in the first place, round one was AFL folly...

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the Crows should be favourite for the spoon imo.

they've got no big bodied mids left after letting both Greenwood and Ellis-Yolmen go, which means teams will target their small ball winners like Sloane and the Crouch bros and absolutely smash them. well that would be my plan anyway! 

plus they've also got a new coach implementing a new game plan and they'll probably be playing more than a few untried kids in an attempt to sort out where the list is at. 

I think those things together will see them lose a lot of games.

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So now we're getting up in arms about an anonymous misquoted comment about us being favourites for the spoon. It doesn't take much to move the needle does it? We need footy back ASAP

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24 minutes ago, rjay said:

They were at home, quick 20 or 30 minute drive, have a cold one out of their own fridge and relax...

We were stuck over the other side of the country, states were closing borders and players had nothing but uncertainty.

It had an impact.

We should never had to go over in the first place, round one was AFL folly...

I do understand all of this but I just think after our 2019 season they should still have been prepared and willing to give it 100%. Anyway, let’s hope we prove the critics wrong. 

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This is great news I hope it's true.

What an incentive to the coach and players.

This is what the football world thinks about you. Are you gonna prove them right or are you going to go out there and beat your opponent, join your teammates , beat the opposition and stick it right up em.

oh maybe that's been used before. Did it have any success?

 

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1 hour ago, Demon Dude said:

the Crows should be favourite for the spoon imo.

they've got no big bodied mids left after letting both Greenwood and Ellis-Yolmen go, which means teams will target their small ball winners like Sloane and the Crouch bros and absolutely smash them. well that would be my plan anyway! 

plus they've also got a new coach implementing a new game plan and they'll probably be playing more than a few untried kids in an attempt to sort out where the list is at. 

I think those things together will see them lose a lot of games.

Agree. Throw the swans in as well.

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3 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

After 2019 and our performance in round one, if you went for another team and looked at our club, you’d have to agree. 

Look I didn't like our round one performance but aside from the first quarter the Eagles never blew us away. In Perth, having to travel, found out the decision on the season postponement on the bus; I'm not saying it mitigates a lackluster performance after a big pre-season of blowing winds of change but we've got one game to go on and we were beaten by a flag favourites at their home by 27 points. It could've been a lot worse.

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