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31 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Agreed. Drink heavily but importantly you must put the tv on mute lest you find out about a players uncle used to be boxer or some nonsense

I was only half watching the game but I think I heard Brian Taylor raving on about a Richmond player's Croatian family. Really?

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56 minutes ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

Geelong’s disposal is Melbourne like. 

But it was under constant pressure on the ball carrier. Imagine if MFC could apply that sort of pressure across the whole ground, pressure not only on the ball carrier but on all his options up the ground so everyone is covered. How do they do that? Why can’t we do the same because if you could it covers a lot of your own deficiencies as you eventually get the turnover and a chance to go the other way. Goodwin talks about defensive pressure but we are miles off what I saw tonight. 

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Tigers will win it all again if they play at their best.  Their total football (inc total defence) is hard to counter. 

In fact,  the teams on the end of their brand of footy seem nonplussed during the battle.   Clueless on how to respond.

To keep an in-form team like Geelong down to 1 goal in 3 quarters was remarkable. 

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12 minutes ago, Macca said:

Tigers will win it all again if they play at their best.  Their total football (inc total defence) is hard to counter. 

In fact,  the teams on the end of their brand of footy seem nonplussed during the battle.   Clueless on how to respond.

To keep an in-form team like Geelong down to 1 goal in 3 quarters was remarkable. 

they are really very, very good yet their supporters that i know still do nothing else but criticise

sigh

it must be so nice to go for a side that is genuinely GOOD

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1 minute ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

they are really very, very good yet their supporters that i know still do nothing else but criticise

sigh

it must be so nice to go for a side that is genuinely GOOD

I know plenty of tiger fans and not 1 of them is complaining.  They are still pinching themselves re their ongoing success. 

It's their team defence that really stands out though.  No other club comes close.  The Eagles an outside chance but only on their home deck (and that won't be happening)

As previously stated,  they bring their best and they win the big one again.  Their onfield footy IQ is something else as well.  And I reckon they are too professional to have an off day.

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2 minutes ago, Macca said:

I know plenty of tiger fans and not 1 of them is complaining.  They are still pinching themselves re their ongoing success. 

It's their team defence that really stands out though.  No other club comes close.  The Eagles an outside chance but only on their home deck (and that won't be happening)

As previously stated,  they bring their best and they win the big one again.  Their onfield footy IQ is something else as well.  And I reckon they are too professional to have an off day.

i only know a few - whereas it feels like every second person i know goes for the filth - but they just constantly rag on their players; castagna and rioli cop a lot of heat, as does jack riewoldt this year

i tell them to just ENJOY being a powerhouse

i think they're terrified they're not going to win and really cement their dynasty

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42 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

i only know a few - whereas it feels like every second person i know goes for the filth - but they just constantly rag on their players; castagna and rioli cop a lot of heat, as does jack riewoldt this year

i tell them to just ENJOY being a powerhouse

i think they're terrified they're not going to win and really cement their dynasty

Might be a generational thing ... most tiger fans I know went through 3 decades of mostly rubbish results.  Most witnessed the glory years from '67 - '80 then later on saw their club nearly fold.

The feedback I get is still with a tinge of disbelief re how well their team is going now.  They didn't think they'd ever see success again.

Same as you'd imagine that not many of us would take anything for granted if we ever became successful again.  I know I wouldn't.

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And the Cats would be feeling mighty deflated right now too. 

They'll still get at least 2 finals unless they slip up against Sydney next week but they'd want to play a lot better than they did tonight (if they're going to feature)

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3 hours ago, Macca said:

And the Cats would be feeling mighty deflated right now too. 

They'll still get at least 2 finals unless they slip up against Sydney next week but they'd want to play a lot better than they did tonight (if they're going to feature)

Their recent finals record is poor.

They really missed Gary Rohan last night. 

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4 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Tiges smashed the Cats, scoring an amazing 7 goals. In some quarters they slammed on 2 goals.

What has happened to our game?

Shortened quarters,  short breaks between games,  three months off between round 1 and 2, every Vic team playing on foreign soil the whole season etc etc...

Quality of footy was always gonna be crap under those circumstances.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Tiges smashed the Cats, scoring an amazing 7 goals. In some quarters they slammed on 2 goals.

What has happened to our game?

I now view footy as a 'new' sport ... defence based.  With no real connection to the past.

It's the only way I can watch it (with that mindset)

I certainly don't love footy any more and I'm not recommending that others view the sport as I now view it.

I just got sick & tired of going through the 7 stages of grief year after year

And I can enjoy defence based sports to a certain degree.

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3 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Tiges smashed the Cats, scoring an amazing 7 goals. In some quarters they slammed on 2 goals.

What has happened to our game?

Right on, Mazer.

I turned the game off at half time - unwatchable. Defensive strategy has totally overwhelmed the essential attacking nature of our great game. We now have endless faff-minutes, where teams kick in a semi circle across half back like soccer, hockey etc... trying to find or set up a pathway through a crowded midfield  which in turn, becomes a crowded forward line. 20 players around the ball, tackle after tackle and the main excitment from commentators seems to be about how great pressure is!! It is supposed to be the skills of our game that is great, not tackles and defensive networks.

And to cap it off, the power forwards are continually blocked from running at the ball by defenders with no eye for the ball, allowing a third player up to intercept. People keep celebrating Rance, Lever, Vlastuin, Allir etc... The only reason they take so many intercept marks is because Dixon, Ben Brown, Hawkins, Kennedy etc... are strategically blocked from the play.

That game between Tiges and Cats should have been a belter, and it was a boring drudge. 

If the current emphasis, rules, and state of play continues, the Tiges will win 5 flags with their current list and coach, but the journey there for the average fan will be as dull as bat poo. 

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24 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Right on, Mazer.

I turned the game off at half time - unwatchable. Defensive strategy has totally overwhelmed the essential attacking nature of our great game. We now have endless faff-minutes, where teams kick in a semi circle across half back like soccer, hockey etc... trying to find or set up a pathway through a crowded midfield  which in turn, becomes a crowded forward line. 20 players around the ball, tackle after tackle and the main excitment from commentators seems to be about how great pressure is!! It is supposed to be the skills of our game that is great, not tackles and defensive networks.

And to cap it off, the power forwards are continually blocked from running at the ball by defenders with no eye for the ball, allowing a third player up to intercept. People keep celebrating Rance, Lever, Vlastuin, Allir etc... The only reason they take so many intercept marks is because Dixon, Ben Brown, Hawkins, Kennedy etc... are strategically blocked from the play.

That game between Tiges and Cats should have been a belter, and it was a boring drudge. 

If the current emphasis, rules, and state of play continues, the Tiges will win 5 flags with their current list and coach, but the journey there for the average fan will be as dull as bat poo. 

 Drop the interchange and players won't be able to clog forward of the ball and chase the ball like under 9's.  It's not just the on-ballers - the whole team is expected to run up and down.  No interchange means tired players, so less congestion, open forward lines and more goals (but not too many like basket ball).  Seems so obvious and simple to me, but what do I know.

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14 hours ago, trout said:

Richmond are a very good side but there creeping up my list of most hated clubs quickly. I am so sick of Jack and Tom turning to the umpire complaining they didn’t get a free kick every time they don’t mark it and Hardwick is their coach so that doesn’t help. I really hope they don’t win the flag this year.

Reiwoldt certainly has a punchable head.

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