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9 minutes ago, Greendale said:

Agree with almost every criticism here but I have one more to add. We have one of the best taggers in the comp James Harmes, who has wasted away at half back every game without tagging once this year. The week he comes out injured we decide that tagging is actually a viable tactic, and throw a ball using half forward onto one of the biggest and best contested mids in the game. Fyfe 22 touches and 7 clearances. Melksham 9 touches and 2 clearances. Beyond a joke at this point.

This is an excellent comment.

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4 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

Could you give a quick rundown for the none foxtel viewers? (no sarcasm, genuinely interested) 

 

I mentioned it earlier, but basically said a) we have a lot of average players, who he named and it’s hard to disagree and b) said our good players (Petracca, Viney, Oliver etc.) lifted, but only as individuals, rather than lifting as a collective and doing the team things.

Cant disagree with either point tbh.

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10 minutes ago, Jack7 said:

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!!!

“It’s great for the Club to announce, prior to the season starting, that Simon Goodwin has signed on for the next four years,” Pert told the club’s website.

 

“It is certainly a show of confidence from the Board, Josh Mahoney and myself in Simon as a coach and what he is producing out on field, but also the culture that he is building in our football department.

This is the Board signing off that these are the people, this is the leadership, this is the program and this is the culture that we believe will take the Melbourne Football Club to where we want to go over the next four years. It’s an investment in those people and the program, so that makes it pretty exciting.”

It's time for Perty, Mahoney and all other board members who ratified this rubbish extension to pack their bags and walk as well.  They were complicit in this whole extension debacle and the signing of such a long extension on a rookie coach was/is negligent and indefensible.

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2 minutes ago, Demon3 said:

Couch discussion was so good, and like him or not Lyon nailed everything about the club and the side. 

 

Correct ..  Club needs to go for his replacement as he’s had every thing 2 kpp defenders, new world class fitness coach & healthy list yet same issues for 2 seasons 

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I just don’t  understand why they can’t get up for these massive crunch games! It surely has to be the coaching? How can you not get players motivated for it? There must be factions within the team - it’s the only reason I can think of as to why it’s so disjointed. Either way, the buck stops with the coach.

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5 minutes ago, olisik said:

Didn’t mind Bedford, keen to see more of him 

Because you post so much rubbish I have no idea if you mean this or not.

You probably do.

Bedford was probably our worst tonight and that's saying something.

At no stage did he do anything to suggest he's got a future at AFL level.

He's not the core problem (coaching, lack of game plan, wholehearted lack of effort and poor leadership), nor was he alone (add Smith, Baker, ANB, Hunt and Preuss to the list) but he's symptomatic of the problem. He's getting games when he's nowhere near good enough.

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We picked a team of runners and it poured rain .

Picked Preuss as well but hard to Mark in the wet.

As bad as we are it’s rotten luck.

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10 minutes ago, Supreme_Demon said:

If the Melbourne Football Club board give him the benefit of the doubt for next season then the pressure on him will be immense.

....and he (Goodwin) will withdraw during the season...how dare someone or a whole football team criticize my judgment..leaving the MFC rudderless, even more desperate and flat broke. Goodwin needs to fall on his small sword, doing the right thing by tens of thousands of Members and supporters, and several hundred past and present players whose lives he has negatively affected. 

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You can understand why everyone thinks we are a laughing stock and you cant trust us and media asking questions about our DNA.. i hate it all but you just cant argue against any of it. They continue to disappoint and let their very loyal and long suffering members down and it really annoys me that we are teh ones that get the grief off everyone.

As an aside i saw some really ordinary signs of onfield arguing. Its starting to fall apart at the seems. 

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Usual Melbourne only started to attack at the end of the game when the game was over. Time for massive change starting with the whole coaching structure and trade Brayshaw.

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I know there are some people here who say Goody doesn't go now because it's expensive etc (which I get), but correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the plan to make finals every year?

No finals this year, fail. There's not even enough give in the plan to make it up next year.

No finals, no gig.

Out.

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We were never going to win coming into the game with seven changes - especially when several of the ins are VFL players at best. Why can't Bennell get into the side? I know everyone keeps saying he needs to start running both ways, but how many other players over the past two weeks have been guilty of half-hearted efforts when the opposition have the ball. At least he has some polish and finesse and might provide the fans with something semi-enjoyable to watch. There is nothing about this fumbly, systemless, panicky brand of football that is remotely fun to watch.

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Key parts of what  Garry said

*  urgency came too late

* maybe just an average group? 

*  average sides/players can’t maintain consistency of effort

* 2018 aberration  

* smith, Preuss, Bedford, ANB, Baker average players in what is now an average footy club

* Goodwin coaching average

* took too long to adjust, no passion, urgency until the end 

* players trying to win the game by themselves as opposed to team

* good individuals, average team

* not enough resilience in team

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14 minutes ago, Yze_13 said:

They're not going to sack him lads - forget about it. There are too many alibis this year. Played off back to back 4 day breaks in muck conditions after an exhausting win in Alice Springs. They're about where most judges expected them to be. You can complain about the game style all you like, but there's no planning or coaching for two fumbles in D50 and a banana from the boundary on the run.

The Board will give him and the game plan a clear look at it in 2021 with footy being back to 'normal' and I expect next year it's make finals or bust.

  

No guarantee of a any efficacious vaccine for 2021...

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2 minutes ago, DeeZee said:

We picked a team of runners and it poured rain .

Picked Preuss as well but hard to Mark in the wet.

As bad as we are it’s rotten luck.

Luck? Give it a rest.

 

Freo handled it beautifully

 

Half time stats said it all.

103 uncontested posessions to 44

 

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13 minutes ago, RedButMostlyBlue said:

Can't wait for Maxy's positives, and Goody's Magoo presser. 

We lost it in the first half (not true though, we were crap all game except for a few minutes).

This isn't our brand.

Not where we need to be, we need to be a lot better as a footy club.

We're not thinking about finals, we're looking at the next game. 

Blah blah blah

Bur wait, RBMB, you forgot the indefinable 'lessons' !!!!!

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