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8 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

Our second tier players  in Hunt, ANB, Brown, and the youngy's in Rivers and Kossi  kept us in it.

Petrac, Clarry, , Langdon and Gawn   stood up as usual.  However  Lever had a great game IMO he steadied the ship all day.  Held the backline together while May was his usual best defending stoutly.

Nailed it. Altough Anb was mia 2nd half. I think he was injured.

Brown is no longer 2nd tier.

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@Wiseblood Should have had it sewn up by 3QT, we were that dominant in the first half. Also had a good 3Q, but failed to capitalise: you just knew the Bombers would come back. I actually didn’t see the two Fritsch goals at the end, as I had to go for a walk, before my living room/television/soul got destroyed.

We showed some of our best, but also lacked the ruthlessness to put them away properly. Should have been going into the final quarter 8-10 goals clear.

Melksham was terrible - unbelievable tackle “attempts” - if we make it through, Jackson must come in. Also Joel Smith pretty poor again. Petracca, Hunt, Salem, Langdon, Oliver, May, Pickett, Brown, Rivers very good. Fritsch actually made some good leads, but should have buried a couple more of his shots.

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So the Fremantle vs Bulldogs game is in... Cairns.

On one hand I think that favours Freo. They are based there in the hub and know the conditions well.

On the other hand... Cairns. [censored] that place. Seriously. [censored] [censored] that place. 

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3 minutes ago, gs77 said:

If Freo get up I hope we bring Jackson in to provide some X-factor and a foil for Weideman up forward.

It'd be great too to see May play his first ever final.

Mazzy has been great or us this year, will be even better next year with us cheering him on at our home turf at the G😁

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8 minutes ago, No Plan B said:

So the Fremantle vs Bulldogs game is in... Cairns.

On one hand I think that favours Freo. They are based there in the hub and know the conditions well.

On the other hand... Cairns. [censored] that place. Seriously. [censored] [censored] that place. 

On the other...another game we will be interested in watching.

Go you beautiful dockers. My 2nd fave team😁

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Had to zap through to the end to make my point. We have won more games than we lost. Melksham has kicking abilities that are rare. Hunt proved a point. ANB has become one of our most reliable set shots. AVB continues to get the tough ball, Brown was a very good pick up for a back up! Lever's +'s outweigh any -v's. Goodwin has made a great recovery.... Which other coach has had his team rise 8 places and counting?

 

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Look honestly I think the dogs would put up a fight in the finals than we would. 

In saying that if Freo can win tomorrow night I will be happy we would be playing finals. 

At the start of he season if you said we'd beat the pies and essendon I would have taken it. Mind you if you then told me we'd lose to freo and sydney and stuff up our finals chances I would have been shattered. 

But we won our final game, something we have struggled with previously. 

Typical melbourne but we didn't panic to much when they got to 7 points. We slotted the goals when we had to. 

But to finish off beating essendon was great. Just ended there season on a more miserable note. 

 

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Well we find ourselves in 9th place hoping the dogs lose.

For me that says it all about our talent level, we have  a 9th / 8th talent list.

Mid field is one of the better ones, Back line is good but our forward line is average on their better days.

WE have one KPF who is average, TMac has lost all form or is injured and there is no one else. Today we had two small forwards in Kossi and Spargo who were poor against one of the poorer side in the competition.

Unless we can somehow improve our forward line we are going no further in the next few years.

So over to you and your review Mr. President.

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Despite the many criticisms I've made of this club and the standard of the team we played, that 2nd quarter was at least a brief glimpse of what this club can do.

Add a power forward and a player like Mcdonald Tipungwuti and we could be a contender.

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There have been some positives this year with players. 

May to his credit came back fit and put in a sensational year and should be AA full back. 

Trac we finally saw his potential and what he is capable of

We have found a great kid in Rivers and jackson is also going to be good

Oliver just continued on with his form 

I'm sure there were more positives but another pre season next year I would be furious if we aren't in the 8. 

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5 minutes ago, waynewussell said:

Had to zap through to the end to make my point. We have won more games than we lost. Melksham has kicking abilities that are rare. Hunt proved a point. ANB has become one of our most reliable set shots. AVB continues to get the tough ball, Brown was a very good pick up for a back up! Lever's +'s outweigh any -v's. Goodwin has made a great recovery.... Which other coach has had his team rise 8 places and counting?

 

Your gilding the lily ww.

Goodwin got us into a crap position by refusing to players in there correct positions and Why was Weideman left out of the first 5 games when he clearly wasn't injured.

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18 minutes ago, Turner said:

so SAY we qualify and play away to Weagles

Smith stays in due to their height unless we role the ball on Hore?

vandenberg makes way for Harmes who trains the house down?

ANB makes way for the Jones fairytail?

Melky did not do enough to keep out Jackson to match their aerial power?

theyre the calls we have to make

Vanders and ANB did their job and more today.

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2 minutes ago, old dee said:

Your gilding the lily ww.

Goodwin got us into a crap position by refusing to players in there correct positions and Why was Weideman left out of the first 5 games when he clearly wasn't injured.

Looking at his recent performances it doesn't surprise me much that he wouldn't get a game.  Almost always runs or is pushed under the ball. Trouble is we have noone else.

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