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Absolutely... I really cannot remember a team which dominates most games they play in the key stats, i50s, clearance & contested ball.. yet cannot win consistently or put teams away. 

I really do hang onto the hope that we are 1 step away from making it click but this frustration is really getting old. We need to make this work and fast, we already have an entire generation of fans embarrassed to support the dees as we have been dog [censored] for over a decade. There will be no supporters left if we need to rebuild again.

 

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TBH, I doubt I’d be upset if the club folded. 
 

My frustration with them has gone other than on game day, once that’s done they become mostly irrelevant in my life as does the AFL.

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7 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

TBH, I doubt I’d be upset if the club folded. 
 

My frustration with them has gone other than on game day, once that’s done they become mostly irrelevant in my life as does the AFL.

You are not alone G.

We are once again in finanical trouble, a bottom 3-4 finish could easily be the coup de grace in this finance restricted year of the virus. No MFC no AFL for me too. I will be disappointed but what the last year has taught me is it is only a game. There other way more important things in life. Just fly or crash I am really tired of being stuck in the middle.

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28 minutes ago, GCDee said:

I really do hang onto the hope that we are 1 step away from making it click

We are.  Unfortunately that step is recruiting a couple of genuine key forwards and developing them while overhauling our gameplan and bringing in a proper forward line coach so that we actually have a workable forward structure and tactics to deliver the ball to them in a useful fashion.  It might take a while. 

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6 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

We are.  Unfortunately that step is recruiting a couple of genuine key forwards and developing them while overhauling our gameplan and bringing in a proper forward line coach so that we actually have a workable forward structure and tactics to deliver the ball to them in a useful fashion.  It might take a while. 

That all sounds perfect, really. And fantastic that it’s only a step away. 

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3 minutes ago, Mel Bourne said:

That all sounds perfect, really. And fantastic that it’s only a step away. 

Just a small step.  And we need to get it done while our core group of mids are still in their prime... 

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7 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

We are.  Unfortunately that step is recruiting a couple of genuine key forwards and developing them while overhauling our gameplan and bringing in a proper forward line coach so that we actually have a workable forward structure and tactics to deliver the ball to them in a useful fashion.  It might take a while. 

How on Earth do we expect to develop anyone with the absolute Chump we have in charge? I struggle to name a single player who has become consistently better since he took over the reigns.

Can you think of anyone other than maybe Petracca? Even then he has only been a flash in the pan who we HOPE has turned the corner.

Anyone else? I really cant think of anyone immediately who is a better player for having been coached by Goodwin.

He hasnt exactly turned them into spuds, but surely there should have been a noticeable improvement in the majority of the list in the last few years. Its easy to argue the opposite has happened. 

Yes, im frustrated.

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I'm so deflated from Sundays game, its become a broken record.

I'm really disappointed in Oliver, he does all the hard work and is genuinely a top5 talent in the entire league but time and time again handballs back inside the contest or if its outside the contest he turns to the outnumbered player. so much so i believe opposition clubs have the read on him an know exactly which way he like to turn and handball. Just does not impact the game enough or make the opposition pay with his disposals. 

(can't even talk about the coaches/selection panel)🤮

Too many small/mid size average joes, a team of clones.

Size Kills 

Speed kills

.....these two things we are without!

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37 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

TBH, I doubt I’d be upset if the club folded. 
 

My frustration with them has gone other than on game day, once that’s done they become mostly irrelevant in my life as does the AFL.

Never thoughtI would feel the same. Be quite happy to follow the jumper if they had /go to the Gold Coast. Attend a few games over winter and be rid of the old school tie, big end of town, brigade thinking.

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I mean, yeah. Clearly the most frustrating.

Carlton fans would disagree but they can stay in their lane. No club excels at breaking hearts and removing hair like the MFC.

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1 hour ago, Gorgoroth said:

TBH, I doubt I’d be upset if the club folded. 
My frustration with them has gone other than on game day, once that’s done they become mostly irrelevant in my life as does the AFL.

I had a $10 five game multi, 4 legs in and in line to collect $257 if the Dees had won. The club would have got $150 of that.

Sick to the back teeth of the cr@p we dish up week in, week out. Have followed the club for more than 60 years and know I won't see another flag.

The only thing I'd miss if the club folded would be the camaraderie of my M9 mates who I only see at the games.

I'd happily chip in $1k if it meant we could replace Goodwin with Clarko or even Lyon.

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1 hour ago, Gorgoroth said:

TBH, I doubt I’d be upset if the club folded. 
 

My frustration with them has gone other than on game day, once that’s done they become mostly irrelevant in my life as does the AFL.

Your not alone in thinking this way, the game is unwatchable now I just check the scores these days and have a quick look at the stats, same old story each week can’t be bothered with it

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1 hour ago, DurriePirate said:

I'm so deflated from Sundays game, its become a broken record.

I'm really disappointed in Oliver, he does all the hard work and is genuinely a top5 talent in the entire league but time and time again handballs back inside the contest or if its outside the contest he turns to the outnumbered player. so much so i believe opposition clubs have the read on him an know exactly which way he like to turn and handball. Just does not impact the game enough or make the opposition pay with his disposals. 

(can't even talk about the coaches/selection panel)🤮

Too many small/mid size average joes, a team of clones.

Size Kills 

Speed kills

.....these two things we are without!

Oliver was meant to be the next Voss. He has stagnated in growth or has been found out... don’t know which but he is not top 5 by a long shot - would probably be lucky to be top 50. 
 

Granted his inside game is phenomenal and ability to clear the inner contest is equally great. However he lacks vision beyond the contest and cannot make a play, break a line or kick intelligently. Don’t get me wrong, he is good - but not great.

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54 minutes ago, P-man said:

I mean, yeah. Clearly the most frustrating.

Carlton fans would disagree but they can stay in their lane. No club excels at breaking hearts and removing hair like the MFC.

LoL,   Demon hair remover.   I like it  'Pm'. ☺️

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46 minutes ago, M_9 said:

I had a $10 five game multi, 4 legs in and in line to collect $257 if the Dees had won. The club would have got $150 of that.

Sick to the back teeth of the cr@p we dish up week in, week out. Have followed the club for more than 60 years and know I won't see another flag.

The only thing I'd miss if the club folded would be the camaraderie of my M9 mates who I only see at the games.

I'd happily chip in $1k if it meant we could replace Goodwin with Clarko or even Lyon.

Rookie mistake putting Melbourne in a multi! I never put us in, not for a win, a loss, not on the line nothing! About 8 or 9 years ago I had a 7 or 8 leg multi that's would've netted me over $600 for a $5 bet had the Pies beat us on Queens Birthday by over 44.5. We were down by 47 with seconds to go when Blease kicks this (for him) ridiculous goal from the boundary about 40 out. We lost by 41 and my multi was done. Never again!

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Titus summed it up for me this week, as he often does:

"Wouldn’t it be nice if the players met us fans halfway and wore the jumper with the same commitment Melbourne members show year after excruciating year? Charities do have to show that donations are being put towards fixing the problem."

 

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12 hours ago, GCDee said:

Absolutely... I really cannot remember a team which dominates most games they play in the key stats, i50s, clearance & contested ball.. yet cannot win consistently or put teams away. 

I really do hang onto the hope that we are 1 step away from making it click but this frustration is really getting old. We need to make this work and fast, we already have an entire generation of fans embarrassed to support the dees as we have been dog [censored] for over a decade. There will be no supporters left if we need to rebuild again.

 

This is it. IMO We are on the edge of either breaking through and doing a Geelong of 2007, starting slowly and then just destroying a team to get the season going, or we just clunk along and eventually crash. Last year even with all of our injuries we were dominating matches in key stats but couldn't win. Even in round 2 against Geelong we were down by 28 points early in the 3rd, went forward like 20 times and couldn't score. Geelong went forward 5 times in the third quarter and scored 5 goals. Suddenly it's a 10 goal deficit. We then lose by 80 points. It was symbolic of the entire season. This year has been exactly the same. We win the ball everywhere but don't convert. 

There will not be an in between imo. We will either start smoking teams, or we will finish bottom 4.

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Whispy Watson just acknowledged on SEN that we are now the worst performing team since our prelim bow out.

Yeah, we got smashed in that game, but at least we made it.... to now the worst team of the comp in a single season plus change.

Let that sink in.

 

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There a simple way out of this ... increase the intensity of our attack on the ball, generate more inside fifties, and play chaos ball to the point where it looks like we were playing chess before.

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