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Big test for Gawn as Captain. The fact they sang the song without him may mean quite a bit. Questions for him to address. Is he too playful /  likeable?  Do the players not really respect or look up to him? . Where was the voice of Viney and Jones? are they not backing him up? 
Could also have been simply post lockdown , no crowd, weirdness of course. But 1 game into his tenure he’s got questions to confront. 
 

 

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1 hour ago, CBDees said:

Clarry played a good game yesterday (and Brayshaw was serviceable if not stellar)! 

Brayshaw copped a late hit from McKay, was surprised it wasn't a free, near end of 2nd I think. I don't think he was right after that.

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9 hours ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Hunt Hasn't been part for the discussions in people's best 22s for quite some time but he showed today some great football smarts and looked fast, sharp and dangerous up forward.  The speed and timing of his leads inside 50 make him look like a handsome, blonde Jason Dunstall.

The timing of his leads is excellent - not too early to pick up opponents like dust - not too late to run into trouble. Worthy of consideration as the decoy forward.

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The turning point of the game away Carlton winning clearances after we were right on top.

For a team that is supposed to be good in this area we are really bad in this area.

In round 1 against West Coast and almost all of 2019 it was amazing to see opposition midfielders just walk away from stoppage situations without any pressure. 

I hate to say it, but I think part of the problem might be the predictability of Gawn. Also, our midfield lacks depth which is what makes the move of Harmes to the backline all the more puzzling.

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12 hours ago, Beetle said:

Feels great to know my weekends will now be officially ruined again for the next 15 weeks or so...welcome back Melbourne Football Club.

Geez I missed this sadistic feeling...

My wife made the similar comment as she went to bed... “glad to have you screaming into couch cushions again to try not to scare the kids... go Dees”

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7 hours ago, Satyriconhome said:

I sleep really well at night, move on quickly from the game, don't fret over a keyboard in the wee small hours 

Of course you don’t however your post was 7 hours ago and it’s now 8am so that would make the time of your post around 1AM. 

I would think that is the WEE SMALL HOURS champ but whatever floats ur boat. 

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Just a question.    How many times, while Goodwin has coached us, have we kicked one goal or less in a half of football.                             Don't win many games with these statistics.

He seems to sit there blind to the obvious, that something needs to change. Motivation, fitness, ability.

Still a win by a point is better than a loss by a point, but I still feel let down.   After that start we should have won by 5 goals.   On field leadership appears missing,  we have no player to grab the game by the throat, or kick a team mate up the behind as motivation or congratulation.  From 5 minutes to go in the second to the last couple of minutes in the last we were watching the blues play footy. Then they woke up again.  Not looking really positive for next week    need a 4 quarter effort......

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12 hours ago, Pates said:

Great call, his first win as captain should’ve been celebrated. Poor form from the others, and honestly after giving up such a lead they should’ve have been that excited to sing it. 

They were 'that excited'. That's why they forgot to check everyone was there. It wasn't just Max. Rivers, Hunt and one other were also late to the party...so they sang it again.

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2 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

But seriously the club needs a new to script writer, last night's script was like that all of last year, except for the ending.

2019 was a great season, you’re not a true supporter of you think otherwise.

Go support another team if you don’t lover everything about this one.

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11 hours ago, Dame Gaga said:

Umm, it was tongue in cheek...?

Well I don't know, I am  half guessing you're one of the ones who were crying, and going on about how great of a player we are giving up, but could be wrong, but so many were saying that bulldust last year.

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5 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

2019 was a great season, you’re not a true supporter of you think otherwise.

Go support another team if you don’t lover everything about this one.

Have you ever posted anything positive after a win, can't recall one positive post ever from you after a win, you are negative after a 10 goal win, so a 1 point win should be no different.

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11 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Has to be both body and mind with T Mc.

It's clear he has no agility or strength in the legs. Struggles to turn or jump.

But his mind seems awful as well. When he was shifted forward he got a new lease on life and confidence in a team that could really move the ball and give him a chance to clunk a few.

Now the team is struggling and he's not touching it much and it's clearly in his head. Something needs to change and fast.

Is it possible T Mac cracked the sads that his bother got omitted and hence came in with a poor attitude?

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It’s interesting post game where people focus attention. It always seems to be moments that catch us and become the issue and not the overall trend. My immediate reaction was how much 3 up killed us in defence. Yet on reflection a lot of people thought we were too short in defence yet their talls kicked 2 goals and they kicked 7 goals from 48 entries. Granted they fluffed a few we generally defended well based on numbers. Upon reflection after a masterclass first quarter we were blunted at the stoppage, lacked chase through the middle (which we had in spades in the first) and were void of any connection through half forward. This was both the mid and defensive blind kicks to their zone as well as the in ability of our half forward line to have any impact (Melksham, TMac, Jones).

The backline will be the same next week I expect so look forward to the reverse howls about Omac.

I do suspect the forward line will be tinkered with even if that is just to adjust to the MCG and to bring in Kossie.  

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2 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

Big test for Gawn as Captain. The fact they sang the song without him may mean quite a bit. Questions for him to address. Is he too playful /  likeable?  Do the players not really respect or look up to him? . Where was the voice of Viney and Jones? are they not backing him up? 
Could also have been simply post lockdown , no crowd, weirdness of course. But 1 game into his tenure he’s got questions to confront. 
 

 

Yes, total lack of respect and acknowlegemet of whos the leader. And there is footage of him looking really bewildered/dismayed in the second half. Not a critcsm but looked like he was either searching for a way to stop the run on or totally dismayed with some players and the situation.

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29 minutes ago, don't make me angry said:

Have you ever posted anything positive after a win, can't recall one positive post ever from you after a win, you are negative after a 10 goal win, so a 1 point win should be no different.

If you can't handle how Clint rolls, harden up or go home!

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All the games are clearly showing the affects of the lockdown and how teams are not connecting well and hitting the wall. Though still think we have concerns on how we continue to rollover so easily , dumb decisions kicking to 1v2or3 & which forwards will kick our goals as T Mac looked lost. 

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4 minutes ago, Hogan2014 said:

All the games are clearly showing the affects of the lockdown and how teams are not connecting well and hitting the wall. Though still think we have concerns on how we continue to rollover so easily , dumb decisions kicking to 1v2or3 & which forwards will kick our goals as T Mac looked lost. 

It’s going to be a really strange season, Eagles belted last night. Hub locations that will change as the season goes on, no fans, then some fans. Going to be an interesting ride.

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11 hours ago, Brownie said:

You can see we take the foot off the pedal during a match,

After a good win, we'll then drop an easy one. 

After we have a good season (2018), We do the same.

I remember hearing Mick Malthouse before the start of the 2019 season saying he didn't expect us to threaten as we have a lazy, rest on your laurels culture.

It's been there for a long time. It's the coaches job to change it.

Smiling and telling the players to be happy after that win seems ridiculous 

And Goodwin's press conference where he focused on our 'composure in the last 2 minutes' was just odd. It was a comment you'd make if we'd won by 30+, not fluke a win because they sprayed gettable shots in the end.

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