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Should have known their hearts weren't in it. They all just want to go home to COVID free WA and the surf over there.

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Sorry to those posting we don't deserve to be in the finals -  but if Dogs lose today, presumably they don't deserve to be in the finals either.   I wonder how the AFL will manage a final 7.

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3 minutes ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

If only Freo had played like this against us. Dropping chest marks when alone, and kicking crookedly.

They've been put under physical pressure in this game...which has driven a lot of skill errors. Something we decided not to do against them or the Swans. Go figure.

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Watching the game made one thing clear: 9th is where we belong this year. The dogs took the pressure when it came, and then they increased their own output on the other end.

We've got a lot of work to do in the pre-season.

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No way are we as good as the dogs. We crapped in our own nest on the back of some lazy losses, consistently poor selection and average game day coaching. Our top half dozen players are ok, the rest below AFL standard. The only thing we got right is the fitness/medical department which only emphasises how poor the rest of the Club has been.

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3 minutes ago, WERRIDEE said:

Stuff Melbourne how they lost to Sydney beggers belief. It's gonna get harder with Freo, Sydney, Carlton and Gold Coast probably improving. We have to improve dramatically and that's just not with the players we currently have but we have to trade and draft aggressively skill and speed.

You mean the team that almost knocked off Geelong (in the top 4) today?
Absolute tripe in this thread. 

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4 minutes ago, Beetle said:

Sorry but that’s rubbish.

Go and watch the prelim v the Giants again. Showed more heart and determination than I’ve ever seen an MFC side play with.

Sure and the week after they won the game off the boot of a guy who has done SFA before and since. They had a lot of luck that year. Not taking that away from them, but they did. 

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Empty, so empty, at work and logged on to see Freo a kick away at half time. It is going to take more than a few videos to get me excited about 2021.

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4 minutes ago, Ham said:

You mean the team that almost knocked off Geelong (in the top 4) today?
Absolute tripe in this thread. 

We played with no intensity in that game and got exactly what we deserved. Not sure how you could possibly paint that as anything other than a disastrous performance.

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Realistically - a mid table finish with mid table talent and a mid table coach.
If Collingwood don’t fluke a draw in round 2, or Tomlinson’s kick fades a little more against Geelong, or the goal umpire doesn’t call for a stupid score review vs. Brisbane, or we don’t get assigned to the human [censored] that is Cairns with back to back 4 day breaks and no bye - maybe we scrape in. But we weren’t winning the flag this year anyway. 
I honestly don’t think they are that far off top 4. You could make a strong case for us having 4 of the top 50 in the competition - a bit more class on the outside opposite Langdon, another preseason into Jackson, Pickett and Rivers, and another key forward. Not much to ask for. Keep your heads up everybody. 
 

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6 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Sure and the week after they won the game off the boot of a guy who has done SFA before and since. They had a lot of luck that year. Not taking that away from them, but they did. 

That's rubbish. You can't win a premiership by luck. I understand emotions in this thread are high, but Bulldogs winning the flag from where they got onto the finals was far from luck. I'd say its one of the hardest won flags I've seen 

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Two pictures that explain why Melbourne missed out on making the finals and why the Western Bulldogs made it.

Melbourne v Fremantle Round 16 at Cazaly’s Stadium MFC Disposal Efficiency 53% 

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs Round 18 at Cazaly’s Stadium WBFC Disposal Efficiency 80%

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14 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Our list is a mid-table list at best, nothing to do with the coaching that we're not in the eight. We don't have the cattle, or anywhere near it. Bulldogs are in the finals because they're a better team (= better players, and more of them) - and watching this only confirms it.

You’ve hit the nail on the head. I can’t recall a MFC team since 1964 that had an adequate number of elite players to win a premiership. We certainly don’t have them now. There’s a few, and there’s a few with potential but we need about six more really top players, especially fast outside mids and forwards.

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