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5 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I didn’t even bother watching, I’m the real winner here.

Nor did I first game I haven’t bothered since Roos turned up - probably won’t again till Goodwin leaves ! Sad but true ! (I don’t resemble the supporter I was or would like to be - Dictator Dan doesn’t help my attitude but Goodwin platitudes are even worse if that’s possible !

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Playing Preuss as a forward is insanely dumb. I had hoped we'd see him get a long run in the ruck to send Gawn forward. Nope.

Playing Fritsch as a loose defender failed throughout 2019. Ruined our first quarter and robbed us of a rare marking target forward of centre.

We had no cohesion through our team, which makes sense given we had 7 new players compared to last week. I know some were calling for fresh legs but that wasn't the way to do it.

Our zone was too high. Our ball movement was too wide. We overhandballed for probably the 45th time under Goodwin. Gawn lost his composure, which happens far too frequently when we're struggling. We had no midfield support to ease the pressure on Oliver and Petracca. We have to continually rob Peter to pay Paul by throwing May forward, exposing Smith who isn't an AFL footballer.

The same problems continue to manifest.

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4 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Didn't think I could feel worse than last week.

Then we serve up that slop.

I've been putting it off for a while now, but that has to be the end of Goodwin's senior coaching career.  If it doesn't happen right now, then it happens at the end of the season.  I know there are financial implications involved, but I was embarrassed tonight.  We stunk it up again from the moment we got going and we never looked in it.  We hung around like last night's pizza for most of the night, but I didn't feel as though were ever going to win it.

Our forward line is a mess.  Weid is constantly battling two or three.  I can't understand why the [censored] we picked Preuss, in these conditions, to play as a forward all night.  Outside of one tackle he did nothing.  Our small forwards were Bedford and Pickett, two kids who are still raw and learning the game, and ANB, who does ANB things and really shouldn't be playing football.  Fritsch, while he can be soft, gets a pass mark from me as at least he gets to the right spots and does things with ball in hand.

Our midfield was running on empty and we lacked rotations in there.  I have to commend Trac, Oliver and Viney as they never stopped trying, but they were outmatched.

And lets not forget that we had too many passengers - Smith, Pickett, Bedford, Baker, Hunt (okay, he did two good things, but that was it), Hibberd.  There are probably more, but we need everyone contributing to win games of footy and it just doesn't happen.

Positives - I really like Trent Rivers.  Great drafting there.  Mids did okay.  Langdon has a dip.  Tomlinson did really well in defence.  That's really about it.

Hurting big time tonight.  Hopefully the club has the courage to make some big decisions in the coming months.

Another e-hug to all of you out there.  

Well Said Wise

i haven’t trusted him since he walked away  from the 2018 Preliminary Final

As a young Coach he should have studied every Frame of what Meth Coke did to us in that First Half

But Simon knew better....

Well guess what...

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Season over,Thank [censored]

 

Giants by 80+ next 

 

Pay Goodwin out,it will be far cheaper than 2 more years of Goodwin wasting Gawn,Viney,Petracca,Brayshaw,Oliver and May in their prime.

 

Take your pets with you Goodwin-Melksham,Vandenberg and Oscar

 

Does Bartlett have the Balls??? 

 

If he doesn't,he has Failed as the Melbourne Football Club President!!!

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3 minutes ago, Call Me What You Will said:

The list to die for

Delusional. It wouldn't matter who the coach was, no-one's going to be winning finals with this list - not in the short-term anyway.

Not sure why it's so hard for people to face up to the fact that we just don't have the players. The proof will come when we cut a dozen of them and no other club picks them up.

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1 minute ago, rufus said:

Outhustled by 14th and 15th on the ladder. Looked to have the requisite intensity for the last 5 minutes. Bizarre.

Forget Goodwin...those blokes got beat by a group who wanted it more than them.

Again. The cue was in the rack this game. Team looked in disarray - so many recent changes can't have helped, but jeez these last few weeks have exposed how fraudulent our supposed depth is.

 

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Bunch of weak players who do not play for each other. It’s been the problem for 15 years. 

The fact we played well at the end shows we had plenty in the tank. Our first half was pathetic AGAIN! Very little leadership, no sign of us working as a team or understanding the conditions or the phase of the game. 

Thank god the season is over. I’m sick of this [censored]

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2 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Two easy games in Cairns vs two lower teams..   we will  win bothplant ourselves in the 8.  Should be 6th on the ladder after round 16!!

FMD....  what a fail this club is!

No games are easy if the attitude stinks

 

Attitude is the 1 %’s

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[censored] football team. Worst decision making side for how many years?

where do you start ?

Gawn - any chance of running back behind the mark instead of pretending to kick short 2-3 times before kicking too close to the man standing the mark

 

pickett - has this guy been coached at all? Goes to ground almost every contest looking for a free. Try’s to kick the suitcase out of the ball every single time no surprises he’s 6.10 for the year.

How many times are we going to give soft sloppy free kicks away for high tackles ?

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1 minute ago, Demon_spurs said:

Chooks with their head cut off, no system, no poise, no plan , just get it and kick it, all that energy wasted. I have been very quiet on Goody, but you really have to point the finger. They are leaderless at the moment, both on and off field

 

Oh spot on there. We burned so much in the way of petrol just running in circles with no system or football sense. For a team that apparently has such a complex game plan we sure looked like we had no idea.

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Just about done with this club. I think Goodwin gets next year not because he deserves it or because it's necessarily the right thing to do but purely because he's contracted for another two years. He's close to lost me now. If a coach can't get his team to perform against lower opposition with finals on the line then you have to question if he's got it in him to get us to the ultimate glory, and if the answer to that question is no then you're left with only one answer.

As for the players, twice in a row you wouldn't have known we were playing for finals. The effort was a little better than last week but still lazy and dumb at times. Fritta was actually one of our better players but he summed up our play with that third quarter effort where he couldn't pull a kick and instead did a nothing (short) handball to Rivers and we turned it over for a goal.

I also can't help but think that if Kozzie had kicked his soda goal things may have been different, went up the other end and they got the resulting goal.

I'm just done. I'm shattered. In short, I'm a Melbourne fan. 

To hell and back? I know they had to give the pre-season doco a name but it's a bit of a slap in the face of the Melbourne fans who seem to live through this constant hell of mediocrity ever god damn season.

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Disgraceful  weak ( censored ) hopeless .  Could you not play for the jumper?    We stress out more than what the players do..

Go and enjoy your golf and your surfing and your petty games. Enjoy the sunshine. While we suffer.

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