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3 hours ago, BillyBeane said:

Was it just me or did Preuss look like a pretty decent ruckman?

He also has been, just got kept out of Norths side by Goldstein and our side by Gawn, which is why so many were surpised when he decided to come to Melbourne other then another team with less ruck stock where he'd get a lot more Senior games.

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4 minutes ago, Drunkn167 said:

He also has been, just got kept out of Norths side by Goldstein and our side by Gawn, which is why so many were surpised when he decided to come to Melbourne other then another team with less ruck stock where he'd get a lot more Senior games.

If he keeps it up when he had the opportunity he'll be a good pickup for someone next year and might net us something decent in return. He deserves to be playing seniors and is now 3rd in line at the Demons.

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27 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

I agree on our consistency.

The Adelaide and North games were hard to get a read on because of how poor they both were.

Today, we were on top of Collingwood from the outset. Wasn't just us running over the top late. We were strong from the start.

The Port game is the only bad game we've played since the Richmond game, and neither the Richmond nor Geelong games were terrible.

However, the fact that we failed to pick up either of the Geelong or Brisbane games means we don't have much choice but to back this up again vs the Dogs and likely again the week after vs St Kilda. If we go 0-2, we'll then need to win all four of our final games to get to 10 wins. If we can even go 1-1 the next fortnight, that then lets us go 3-1 in the final four to make it to 10 and play finals.

These are two big tests for us. The Dogs might make me seem silly tomorrow when they play Adelaide but IMO they're better than their recent formline suggests. When they get going they're hard to stop. And we all know we stink against St Kilda when they're average, let alone when they're in the top 4.

We have the team that can beat anyone. 

We're very fit. Our last quarters are confidence building. 

Very few injuries

Favourable draw

Were actually playing like a team

Lots to like

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28 minutes ago, mdemon said:

Good effort from Nathan Jones - as a defensive half-forward, he effectively subdued Crisp (who had 6 inside 50's last week)

It's the best game I have seen Jones play for a long time. Let's face it he has been out of form but tonight was a big step in the right direction. Hitting form at the right time maybe he can get to 300 games after all.

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44 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

For me Lord it’s the way goes at the ball and tackles. He does turn it over but geez the opposition look twice when he is around.

He is a brick wall and that marking attempt where he knocked out the Collingwood player typifies this.

He also got a knock from his own teammate and it was a heavy knock right in front of us and shook it off and kept going. 

100%, could never question his commitment or toughness, they're the things I absolutely love him about him.

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58 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

You didn't see De Goey rip the Cats to shreds before his injury layoff?

As I said, "didn't do much". You selected one standout game, his other 5 games were on par with a number of Dee's players who people call to be dropped every week.

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Some may only see that the Pies were under manned, prior to and, during the game. I think they played well, more so in the first half. The fact that we beat them so comprehensively, given that they actually played well, is what I am so impressed by and so optimistic about. 

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2 hours ago, A F said:

If Smith comes back, forward is definitely his go. I know he's got a great leap, but I wonder if he's a fraction too small to play the second key tall.

Come on AF  he is a tad small for a key of any sorts . We have many better than Smith. We have exhausted the experiment  with him

Not up to AFL standard.   FULL STOP!   Lucky to be on the list. FD got that one wrong.

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You can only play the opposition that is in front of you and we played them well.

Now we need consistency for the rest of the year to that standard against all sides.  We played great controlling footy on our terms for most of the match and the results showed.

Preuss was so much better than the last time I saw him play, he's been studying the game and learning.  He's not third in line, but 2nd behind max and tonight showed us that.  Jackson is years away from being a no 1 ruck if ever.  

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2 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I just like Smith and feel another marking option forward (someone more agile than McDonald) is needed.

This performance does raise questions about how we construct our attack and rucks. Pruess performance l thought was good as was TMac. With max back l would be inclined to still have Max first ruck but rest him down forward along side the Weid, a bit like he plays with Jacko now that he is out for an extended period. I think there is room for Max, Preuss, TMac and Weid in the same team, and when Jacko comes back play him on the ball and on the wing given his mobility. l would drop Tomlinson. 
A very powerful lineup on the dry September,/October grounds.....
 

 

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3 hours ago, jako13 said:

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People who don't know this never played footy at a half decent level. The TEAM is better with him in it - end of story

Absolutely spot on Jako.  You love playing with totally selfless blokes who constantly run so hard to support & cover for teammates.  Tackles, blocks & harasses at every opportunity so the game becomes easier for his teammates.  Is the first bloke to run in and fly the flag if the opposition are roughing up one of ours and if you notice is always eager to get to a teammate and congratulate him.  Far, far from the silkiest player on our list, however, would be by favourite teammate. 

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20 minutes ago, Kenners said:

Some may only see that the Pies were under manned, prior to and, during the game. I think they played well, more so in the first half. The fact that we beat them so comprehensively, given that they actually played well, is what I am so impressed by and so optimistic about. 

Yes their totall possessions and inside 50s were almost the same as us but conversion rate deplorable. Says something about our defence l reckon, plus isn’t it wonderful to kick straight for once.

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3 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I just like Smith and feel another marking option forward (someone more agile than McDonald) is needed.

Might be a be a season too early but that's LJ in the not too distant future imv CB.  Might even make it back and get lucky before this one is up.  Stranger things have happened.

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