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GAMEDAY: Rd 17 vs GWS


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I'm really torn between, they have no ticker, or they will surprise me.

If they surprise me with a win, will they then surprise me with making the finals?

[Hoping so as would love them to be in the final series. I think it is the place that Goody flourishes. Home and away is the process place, where as finals, have that emotional hit inherently that his style misses.]

Eight changes, plus getting rid of their leader leaves GWS chaotic.

We should do them, given their form and the chaos.

Though we arn't all that better and I am not confident of which team turns out for us.

The extra days break and we have more to play for may get us there. Lose and wholesale changes will hit the club for next season.

C'mon Dees, heart, hard and smart.

 

 

 

 

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Hope we kick down the line and play safe.

In case we lose.

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We should win this, but.....

being a demons supporter is a hard barrow to push.

i want to see if:

we are the dumbest midfield in the comp.  with this raw talent, why are we 18th for clearances?

we can 2 two things in a game.  Defend when we need to and attack when we can.  The bs that won us the saints game (dragging them down to our putrid level) needs to stop.

we can find any system to make the forward line work.  Delivery and honouring forward targets a bit might help

kozzi can play the game he is in, not the highlights reel in his head?

baker can show something

joel Smith can look like a footballer.

we can do enough to prolong the pain for one more week....

dees by 34.  Or maybe not.  Beer, tears then the tour, anybody?

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5 hours ago, kev martin said:

Eight changes, plus getting rid of their leader leaves GWS chaotic.

 

 

 

 

 

Given that 8 changes bring in fresh legs and 6 better players than have gone out, it is not chaos for them, but in fact an improvement. 
If the game was decided on paper we would be looking at a 10 goal loss at a minimum. 
Sydney and Freo beat us by effort and constant pressure and I watched the Tigers last night and they are the masters at it. You don’t get an easy possession against them. I saw at one stage 4 players running from hbf with the ball carrying it and sharing it to hff with a single Cat trying to stop them. It went to Reiwoldt for another goal. 
They play brilliant selfless team pressure footy. We played that way briefly late 2018. 
That  is the model to copy. Do that and we could even beat this GWS team, with our 50% VFL standard side. Do the same as Cairns and we get smashed. 
The Coach and leaders drive that.

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Well I hope we win but I wont be tickling the Sportsbet account or the maid , for that matter.

Like probably most on here, I am just so ****ty and [censored] off that we find ourselves in this situation yet again. 

In the end, winning or losing tonight probably wont make much difference but I'd like to see something that renews hope for supporters and pride within the club.

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17 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Win or lose there will be changes

If Goody's contract precludes him going, then those around him will be

Agreed, but if we show no fight, like the last 2 weeks it will be far more brutal 

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Going to be extremely messy...

I think we've mentally checked out a few just want to get to the end of the year 

You only have to see James Harme's instagram story last week when he posted about wanting suggestion of best tattooists in QLD ?‍♂️

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The MFC way would be to play our best game since 2018 and win easily to then not turn up next week. I dont think we are finals worthy or bound so this will be as close to a final as you can get without playing one with both having it on the line.

Let’s see who stands up and whether allegedly having a game style that should stand up in finals actually does. 

My hope is we come out and try and win the game and play on with some aggressive ball movement and defensive pressure rather than try and stop them from winning it and control the ball and fall over the line. 

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Our last 2 games were losses because of intensity and effort. I can't see what has changed just because our President had a crack publicly, we are trying different players, and an Age journo has done a trifling fluff piece about power plays behind the scenes. 

We will probably win well this week, then get thrashed next week. This is Melbourne way. I have spoken. (kudos to the Mandalorian!)

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