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Just now, waynewussell said:

I have to agree. As I said, I didn't like him, but the highlights stand!

 

He could play. But he took out too many players behind the ball

I was there the day he punched Stephen Smith and Peter Giles

Never Forget it. His record is tainted, or should be

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Just now, Sir Why You Little said:

He could play. But he took out too many players behind the ball

I was there the day he punched Stephen Smith and Peter Giles

Never Forget it. His record is tainted, or should be

I was there on both those occasions, and can only agree... That is why my acknowledgement of his ability has cred.

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

He could play. But he took out too many players behind the ball

I was there the day he punched Stephen Smith and Peter Giles

Never Forget it. His record is tainted, or should be

I saw the Smith one. And who could forget Bruns. Today those charges may have stuck, and that would have been the end of him

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38 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

well, i thoroughly enjoyed that

hard not to look on with incredibly envy

Agreed,

Hard fought game but instead of the thread being about a great game a troll comments about the 2009 draft and others still wallowing in self pity chime in. Ffs get over it it's 11 years ago.

As for the game after poor first halfs Grimes, Broad and Balta all improved.  Tigers played Nankervis behind the ball in the 3rd quarter and Balta moved forward. Others are correct in the assessment of Dusty just putting his head over the ball and not looking for frees.

Standard set for us to chase

Best 

Tigers -Dusty, Edwards, Short, Graham, Cotchin

Cats - Duncan, Guthrie, Stewart, Menagola

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17 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

Melbourne have to get mentally tough and the way to do it ???????   A preseason with the Tigers is the answer.

 

1 Dees need to do an SAS preseason 

 

2 Goodwin needs to watch and strategically spend 100 man hours working out this game

 

3 Tigers are completely beatable (they bleed) but clubs are too lazy to figure it out.  Watch how they get the footy to Short and Edwards to link through.  They are excellent kicks and had about 15 forward 50 entries tonight. 

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1 minute ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Tigers - all the players, squad coaches , support staff sing the song. 

Demons - sing the song and miss 3 players including the 6’10 captain. 
 

Footy is about IQ and making the right decisions 

Yep and they waited for noah balta to finish his interview before they all walked off the field. Melbourne players are stupid

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21 minutes ago, Elegt said:

Martin

-3 flags

-3 norn smiths

-1 Brownlow 

-4 all Australians 

-191 brownlow votes

-2 best and fairest 

Ablett

-2 flags

-8 all Australians 

-2 brownlows

-6 best and fairests

-262 brownlow votes 

 

I'll stick with ablett thanks, he also managed to win a brownlow in a bottom side, dusty has been playing in a good side for the majority of his career

Robbie Flower was better than him.

zero Brownlows

zero flags

zero Norm Smiths

 

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8 hours ago, Half forward flank said:

After watching that just not buying CHF as our greatest area of need.

Lynch and Riewoldt both got involved after half time, they were barely sighted in the first half. I’d say they were the two that got involved and provided the structure to steady the ship.

Geelong will rue that opportunity for a long time, they were very close to having that game sewn up in the second quarter, just squandered their shots on goal

 

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32 minutes ago, BW511 said:

Lynch and Riewoldt both got involved after half time, they were barely sighted in the first half. I’d say they were the two that got involved and provided the structure to steady the ship.

Geelong will rue that opportunity for a long time, they were very close to having that game sewn up in the second quarter, just squandered their shots on goal

 

I could have detailed more but refereing to Brown CHF as being our greatest need as in recruiting. Finals record 7 games, 9 goals, average of 8 disposals.

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I always feel empty after a GF. Not because I'm thinking one of my passions/interests is over for 6 months and there is now a void (Because I'll do something else), but because it makes me question why I even f...ing bother with it at all, watching these Richmond gooses carrying on. 

And then like clockwork, I'll be back again next year with that absurd hope that it could be our year.

 

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4 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

I always feel empty after a GF. Not because I'm thinking one of my passions/interests is over for 6 months and there is now a void, but because it makes me question why I even f...ing bother with it at all, watching these Richmond gooses carrying on. 

And then like clockwork, I'll be back again next year with that absurd hope that it could be our year.

 

Completely relate JD . . . although my emptiness is driven by the realisation, almost every year, that we are miles away from the standard required to win premierships. 

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We are miles away from winning a flag...we have holes in our list witch we can never fix eg no gun forwards & our last one was Neitz who retired in 08! Can’t inc Hogan as hardly played & Tom Mac had one flukey year,  we also have culture & leadership issues which raised their ugly heads throughout the season and continue to do so. 

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