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2 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Garry Lyon:

"This is such a Melbourne thing to do."

Yep.

It is. It’s cultural. It’s what we do. 

Im struggling to get the enthusiasm up to watch the second half. Why bother? Nothing has changed

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2 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

That vision of the last minute showing our players jogging around was damning. They’re pathetic. 

Then they just looked at each other.  Laughable!

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How can we play smart footy for several weeks and then suddenly revert to the dumbest team in the comp? It’s not just playing soft unaccountable footy and poor execution but it’s one dumb decision after another by multiple players! Totally outsmarted by the Swans that quarter. Defence pfft who needs to pick up a man? 

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We were off, intensity wise, in the Port game. That was somewhat understandable: we had a four day break, they had either 5 or 6, and they're on top of the ladder.

There is no excuse today. The Swans played the same day we did (so we're a few hours behind not a day or two), and they're in the bottom 4. They're also missing Franklin, Heeney, Mills and Rampe.

To have players jogging around in the first half of a must-win game with finals on the line would be unfathomable if it wasn't something we've seen repeatedly before.

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5 minutes ago, Hellish Inferno said:

Should have switched to man on man and put an extra or two in the backline to stop the onslaught of goals with the wind

Did we have any plan for and against the wind?? Didn't seem to change. The swans certainly did

Goodwin is [censored] clueless and needs to go. Time for GB to back up his words with actions

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Like i said how can someone deserve to be on the list Joel Smith you have no where to hide on the ground You only wish that you were an Ostrich. GOODY WHY WHY WHY?

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Harmes has been pathetic  all year.

They don’t pick in form, that’s the problem.

Guys like Bedford, Baker and Jetta have played well in the twos last few weeks.Who do they bring in? 
Harmes, ANB!!!

They keep Wagner and OMac!!

These guys wouldn’t get a game with North, let alone a finals aspirant.

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We long time Melbourne supporters know we dont come from this far back to win very often.  We know this result so far is predictable.  We've seen it many times. But I've backed us at $6 because there has to be a time MFC says enough is enough and pulls itself off the canvas.  DO IT!

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2 minutes ago, A F said:

I don't know how many times Goodwin and co have to hammer home the point of consistency, but they just don't get it.

I thought we'd drop the Freo game, but I was worried about this too. Whenever we look like we're moving in the right direction, this group switch off.

Yep x 1000

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3 minutes ago, olisik said:

OMac Smith Lever Wagner Harmes Jones Fritsch

team of duds who get games on the back of poor games. Not one of these players has played a “good” game all season yet continue to get selected. 

You are such a dumb [censored] troll.

Lever has been in our best about 8 times this year.

Wagner's played one game! And was decent! It's not even possible for him to have got a game "on the back of poor games".

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Just now, Satyriconhome said:

It is not an individual player's fault, it is a poor team performance

Correct. Coaches are responsible for how teams play. Cohesion, confidence in each other, knowing your role and turning up and being able to absorb pressure. 
That is the job of a coach. He has done nothing to fix or stem this disaster which you could see coming after two minutes. 
 

Not for the first time we have folded under perceived and physical pressure. 

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