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Win this and we are ready to launch. I want to believe. 

Looking at the AFL season stats this week interesting to see we are ranked 14th in clearances and 18th in tackles (averages). I thought these areas were our one wood? Maybe our game style has evolved for the better! 

Dees by 29 

 

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33 minutes ago, Half forward flank said:

We will know early if our improved use of the ball by hand and foot stands up against a quality side. If we revert back to pinball style it will be all over. Hold your nerve boys.

Agree

I'm hopeful, but worried that a sharp Bulldogs midfield will have us revert to sloppy forward movement

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Super excited for this one, heading in with the family and some friends I am converting to dees. 

Hopefully it's a cracking game which I am expecting it to be. 

Looking forward to watching the off the ball work rate of Langdon live today.

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7 minutes ago, GCDee said:

Super excited for this one, heading in with the family and some friends I am converting to dees. 

Hopefully it's a cracking game which I am expecting it to be. 

Looking forward to watching the off the ball work rate of Langdon live today.

If you can get close enough, please direct some feedback to umpire 31 on my behalf.  He's listed as the Emergency 

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Nervous about this one - still expecting the old Melbourne, resting on their laurels, turning up tripe and getting pantsed.

 

Edited to add: It’s easy to get up for the ‘big’ games, but it’s taking care of the Doggies and the Saints which will ultimately make the difference.

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This is a 'litmus test' game for the Dees, but we have been building, and I'm confident this will continue.  Our fitness will see us home by 3 or 4 goals, in what should be a 'cracker' of a game.

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3 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

 Trac, Oliver, Brayshaw, Viney and Langdon will be too much for the Dogs to handle in the midfield.

Weideman to kick 5, Kozzie, Spargo, Melk 2 each.

Preuss to smash into weak skinny English all day and have him limping by the end of the 3rd quarter.

Melbourne by 44

Don't underestimate their midfield power. They've been inconsistent this year, but when on song it's right uo their with the best.

Lachie Hunter and Caleb Daniel are red alerts for me. Their run and dash will hurt us if we do not put in the time into them.

Danger game. So [censored] nervous..

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Gold Coast area

Mostly sunny. Areas of dust haze during the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 25 to 30 km/h in the morning then increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the middle of the day.

45km/h is a '2 club wind'.

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6 minutes ago, Mr Steve said:

It's just going to come down to us finishing our work in the forward line. Do that and we win. 

Totally agree. Would be good to see Fritsch straighten up this week.

Going to be tough kicking conditions 

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I dont know what to feel about todays game. I have tipped us the last 3 weeks, but dont feel so confident today.

A few others have mentioned the Doggies leg speed and i think thats likely to be a fair factor in who wins. Dogs and Saints were my 2 biggest worries as far as being cut up speed wise, so today tells me more about us than last week i reckon.

If we can win, finals are a lock IMO, but i think the Dogs might get over us by a few goals.

Still, GO DEES !!!

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48 minutes ago, GCDee said:

Super excited for this one, heading in with the family and some friends I am converting to dees. 

Hopefully it's a cracking game which I am expecting it to be. 

Looking forward to watching the off the ball work rate of Langdon live today.

The 'conversion' should be complete by the end of the day GCS.

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21 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Don't underestimate their midfield power. They've been inconsistent this year, but when on song it's right uo their with the best.

Lachie Hunter and Caleb Daniel are red alerts for me. Their run and dash will hurt us if we do not put in the time into them.

Danger game. So [censored] nervous..

Yeah Im just trying to be positive, dont worry I am [censored] myself too

Still think we win though, am strangely confident despite the [censored] myself part

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we beat collingwood when our ruck and midfield were not exactly on fire. Pruess should be the better ruckman today given the doggies stats, and our midfield is unlikely to be having two bad weeks.  I assume the dogs midfield strategy acknowledges they will lose the ruck so have their players ready to pounce on the opposition players when they take the ball to shake it lose.  If we can continue our good form and Tom Mac can add some additional firepower up front then we will win this one.  I just hope they learnt their lesson from last week it is not the number of inside 50's that count its the quality of the delivery and finishing off.

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