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Freddy Fuschia
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Writing is on the wall. Our heads have dropped and we are going to sleep yet again.

Saints will know they have us beaten despite being behind at half time.

That last 10 mins was So Melbourne.

Disgusting.

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Just now, 4_Kent_Watts said:

Jones you been learning form Tomlinson you bloody donkey. Offs I cant stand this club. we are the worst side for giving away goals in the last two minutes. Useless

I've been saying that for years. We give away goals in the last minute of most quarters. Its unforgivable. Costs us many games. We have some real talent at our club. But we have a coaching staff who selects absolute spuds, players who cannot kick and execute. As someone who knows the game, I find it completely baffling. We pay the price. Even as fans we hurt.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Typical [censored] Melbourne. 

Fail to once again slow the game down at Red time.

You’d think we would work on that. Learn to execute a shut down structure with 5 minutes left in quarters. But that requires two things we don’t have, disciplined players and good coaching. 

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I was ready to talk us up for that first half.

The slower game style was working really well.  We were taking our chances and we had the game on our terms.

Then they pay a soft free against Viney and we go to water.  Jones turns it over, then we fail to kill a contest a minute later and it brings them right back into the game.

We are right in it, though.  Good time to get inside and reset.

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We dominated the first half of the second quarter for one goal.

Then we lapsed and let them back in.

But even then, 47 seconds to go and we had a 14 point lead. And Jones had a free kick. His decision to kick across goal was abysmal. Coach-killing, abysmal football.

We opened the door and then Jones welcomed them straight through it.

Too many good players down, again: Viney 4, Brayshaw 4, Oliver 7, Petracca 8. 

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Yes, that was bad by Jones, but Goodwin should be giving our big gun centre square crew an earful. Besides Petracca’s 2 goals, we need a big lift from our 4 primary mids.

Big positive is our ability to shut down their run, so that must continue.

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We totally took their one game away from them and then Jones kicks across goal, in between two Demons, goal and completely swings the momentum. 

The play before that, we have them totally covered and Jack Viney clumsily hits Phillips above the neck, soft, but free kick. Goal.

 

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Just now, loges said:

Now they shut us down the last part of that quarter, work it out Goodwin and make the adjustments

Players are the ones who need to make the adjustments.

Consider the last three goals.  One was given up from a free kick.  Then Jones turns it over.  And finally we cough up a centre clearance for a goal.

The players are the ones who need to get their heads back in the game.

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