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Fremantle aren’t all that bad, it’ll be a tough, close scrape. Dockers by 89 points. 

Us dees fans are a hardy lot. Who have developed all sort of coping strategies to deal with the sort of routine gut punch we got in the last game. Some get angry. Some fatalistic. Some vow never

Anyone else get the impression from Goodwin yesterday that the club doesn't think it will play finals?  Three things I noticed: 1. He started talking of the condensed fixture, travel, Alice, late

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Will our periphery, C and probably B players have a big mpact and not just perform the roles adequately.

Would love to see some strong developmental progress in these players.

Hoping the mids continue to score goals.

Expecting our forwards to perform with conversions and straight kicking.

Melky and Hunt to to get a handful of goal assists each.

Bedford and Pickett to give headaches, at the feet of Weids and Preuss to the opposition. 

Backline struggled for one of the rare times last week. Can't see it happening two weeks in a row.

Gawn and Viney to get their synchronisity right. 

Vanders to kill someone (sorry just joking), to straight line a few with his tackling. Amazed Mihochek played this week.

Hoping for consistency with at least three goals a quarter.

I wish I could say no turnovers or brain fades but I am not so confident. 

Switch on Dees.

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 No matter how disappointed we feel, being made to  arrive  by plane 3 hours  before the game,  in cairns,  is tough.it clearly affected them .  Following that w  a 4 day turnaround, also  in the heat of cairns is again really tough. This is going to be a  close game imo with Goody bringing out his “ only use in case of emergency” players. 
personally aside from a win, I’d love to see a real  “re emergence” performance from Hunt, love the 2 rucks experiment to work, Bedford to show his wares and fritta to kick straight. 

 

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55 minutes ago, Rocknroll said:

13th season defining game in a row (since the blues game)

Hopefully we turn up tonight

So being Demons this is a good omen i assume :rolleyes:

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Anyone else get the impression from Goodwin yesterday that the club doesn't think it will play finals?  Three things I noticed:

1. He started talking of the condensed fixture, travel, Alice, late arrival at Gazaly and conditions.  It was like excuses are in the pipeline.

2. When asked about focusing at this intense time he talked about the opportunity for the club to grow, to develop, to continue to evolve, to be consistent and that is our aim.  Lots of teams vying for finals and we want to use it as an opportunity to get better.  No sense of expectation to play in finals.  Hardly filled me with confidence. 

3. When asked about the list he talked 'this year is about building ourselves up' and play in some games that will define us 'whether we play finals or not'

4. Selections.

Have very little confidence in a win tonight.

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4 hours ago, kev martin said:

Will our periphery, C and probably B players have a big mpact and not just perform the roles adequately.

Would love to see some strong developmental progress in these players.

Hoping the mids continue to score goals.

Expecting our forwards to perform with conversions and straight kicking.

Melky and Hunt to to get a handful of goal assists each.

Bedford and Pickett to give headaches, at the feet of Weids and Preuss to the opposition. 

Backline struggled for one of the rare times last week. Can't see it happening two weeks in a row.

Gawn and Viney to get their synchronisity right. 

Vanders to kill someone (sorry just joking), to straight line a few with his tackling. Amazed Mihochek played this week.

Hoping for consistency with at least three goals a quarter.

I wish I could say no turnovers or brain fades but I am not so confident. 

Switch on Dees.

Kev you sure that's not a subliminal rehash of a performance from an intra practice match you witnessed recently?

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31 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Anyone else get the impression from Goodwin yesterday that the club doesn't think it will play finals?  Three things I noticed:

1. He started talking of the condensed fixture, travel, Alice, late arrival at Gazaly and conditions.  It was like excuses are in the pipeline.

2. When asked about focusing at this intense time he talked about the opportunity for the club to grow, to develop, to continue to evolve, to be consistent and that is our aim.  Lots of teams vying for finals and we want to use it as an opportunity to get better.  No sense of expectation to play in finals.  Hardly filled me with confidence. 

3. When asked about the list he talked 'this year is about building ourselves up' and play in some games that will define us 'whether we play finals or not'

4. Selections.

Have very little confidence in a win tonight.

Goodwin has the worst job in football, trying to extract consistent performance form this mob. 

If you were an aspiring or experienced AFL coach and Pert whispered “Come coach the Demons..?”, you’d run a mile. 

Tonight... roll a dice. 

Go Dees 🤨

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Some kind of flow, some connection, some tackling ,some intuition, some dash.

Give us something.

When we were up and about in 2018 there was a a Goodwin mantra about being in "the moment" which seems to have disappeared.

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Where there''s life there's hope they ....... well MFC is certainly capable of putting that theory away ...... and very quickly!

The selectors made a statement but ...... I'm not sure what it means.

Brown out - stiff I reckon.

Kossie in - We just need to see a bit more bang  for all his flash

Two ruckman- could work. It means we can glug up their forward line if required or, have another scoring option!

GO DEES .. Keep the Hope alive !!!

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52 minutes ago, —coach— said:

Well this is quite a situation, I’m torn. I’m supposed to be gouging my eyes out with a blunt stick tonight but the Demons are playing......... what to do?

That's easy coach.

You'll get to do both!

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6 hours ago, Dr.D said:

I don't give a [censored] anymore. no amount of good games will make up for last week's disgrace. 

I agree.  I thought we were slow and had no intensity.  Kane Cornes highlighted the off the ball jogging and refusal to chase or put yourself into the zone.  Did Goodwin even motivate or prepare them. 
 

Today had better be a different mindset.  

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It's pretty much an elimination final tonight.

Win and we're still alive.

Lose and we're pretty much done for.

I like the changes - it doesn't give me the impression of desperation as such.  It's our third game in less than two weeks, we have injuries to deal with a players out of form.  It's a different season so, to me, seven changes makes some sense when you consider what is going on.  

I'm backing us in for win (when don't I), but I'm doing so without any real confidence.  Bedford and Pickett to kick five between them.

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59 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Anyone else get the impression from Goodwin yesterday that the club doesn't think it will play finals?  Three things I noticed:

1. He started talking of the condensed fixture, travel, Alice, late arrival at Gazaly and conditions.  It was like excuses are in the pipeline.

2. When asked about focusing at this intense time he talked about the opportunity for the club to grow, to develop, to continue to evolve, to be consistent and that is our aim.  Lots of teams vying for finals and we want to use it as an opportunity to get better.  No sense of expectation to play in finals.  Hardly filled me with confidence. 

3. When asked about the list he talked 'this year is about building ourselves up' and play in some games that will define us 'whether we play finals or not'

4. Selections.

Have very little confidence in a win tonight.

Not the language of a successful club.

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We will win tonight. If for nothing more than it keeps 5 teams playing for 3 spots in the 8 instead of 4. Gil wants the 8 decided on the last day.

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Anyone else get the impression from Goodwin yesterday that the club doesn't think it will play finals?  Three things I noticed:

1. He started talking of the condensed fixture, travel, Alice, late arrival at Gazaly and conditions.  It was like excuses are in the pipeline.

2. When asked about focusing at this intense time he talked about the opportunity for the club to grow, to develop, to continue to evolve, to be consistent and that is our aim.  Lots of teams vying for finals and we want to use it as an opportunity to get better.  No sense of expectation to play in finals.  Hardly filled me with confidence. 

3. When asked about the list he talked 'this year is about building ourselves up' and play in some games that will define us 'whether we play finals or not'

4. Selections.

Have very little confidence in a win tonight.

You are far from alone LH and another Foxtel game I am surprised we have one sponsor left.

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4 minutes ago, Clintosaurus said:

We will win tonight. If for nothing more than it keeps 5 teams playing for 3 spots in the 8 instead of 4. Gil wants the 8 decided on the last day.

I know it is only 8.28 am Clint but that must be the most desperate reason for a win we are likely to see!

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