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15 minutes ago, Demonland said:

It’s been 570 days since I’ve seen footy played live. 

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You're going today?

I thought it was that long for me too. But I forgot about the practice match against the roos right before it all shut down. Rivers looked good that day.

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I want to see how Bowey, Laurie and Petty go. Hopefully Petty does enough to cement a Rd 1 spot

And after watching the carnage in the Freo Eagles game yesterday no injuries please.

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1 hour ago, Kent said:

Gee look at that half forward line

so powerfull and skilled

The club is being very tricky by fooling everyone that mcdonald won't start forward and baker won't start on the wing...

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Will be interested to see what happens.  The result is only important if we win, otherwise:

how is our ball movement and connection to our forwards

can we defend a fast moving side like the bullies?

how will the newbies go?

no injuries

do we have a recognisable game plan?

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Rode past Gosch’s this morning. Oliver, Viney, Hibberd and Melksham doing ball movement drills and Salem later on doing some laps. All were moving freely and looked sharp. That’s 5 pretty handy players that would be normally be amongst the first picked. Hopefully all will be available for round one. 

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Sparrow, Jordon, Petty, Bedford, Laurie, Bowey, Baker.....   they are the ones to watch for me today.  All our list depth problems disappear in an instant if even just a few of those guys take the next step. Truth be told though I am a big fan of all seven.

Looking for a big game from Trent Rivers too, he was very quiet last week.

 

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2 hours ago, binman said:

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You're going today?

I thought it was that long for me too. But I forgot about the practice match against the roos right before it all shut down. Rivers looked good that day.

Yes I am going today. I need to get out of the house and scream at some umpires in the flesh.

I too was at the Roos practice match but I'm not counting that because I didn't get to go through my usual match day rituals of riding public transport, eating stadium food and urinating in a trough right next to other people.

Given the above rituals ironically this year there is the added bonus of potentially contracting a deadly disease.

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20 minutes ago, Demonland said:

didn't get to go through my usual match day rituals of riding public transport, eating stadium food and urinating in a trough right next to other people.

Given the above rituals ironically this year there is the added bonus of potentially contracting a deadly disease.

Given the standard of food and the urinals at the footy, that risk has always been there!

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18 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Yes I am going today. I need to get out of the house and scream at some umpires in the flesh.

I too was at the Roos practice match but I'm not counting that because I didn't get to go through my usual match day rituals of riding public transport, eating stadium food and urinating in a trough right next to other people.

Given the above rituals ironically this year there is the added bonus of potentially contracting a deadly disease.

do you remember the days at suburban grounds (Princes Park comes to mind) where the trough just ran into the dirt at the back.

Those were the days..

Never went to Arden Street or Brunswick oval but I think I got to the rest.

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6 minutes ago, binman said:

Given the standard of food and the urinals at the footy, that risk has always been there!

Not to mention being packed in like sardines on a train after the match. 

I assume given that this is a practice match against another bottom feeding team social distancing on the train won’t be an issue. 

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

Not to mention being packed in like sardines on a train after the match. 

I assume given that this is a practice match against another bottom feeding team social distancing on the train won’t be an issue. 

What's a train?

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Looking forward to seeing Jordan have another crack. Really liked how he looked against the Tigers. 

 

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On my way to the pub for pre beers!
cant wait to see Jordon, Bowey and Laurie especially. 

High hopes for Bowey in particular 

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looking forward to seeing footy live for the first time in a long time and not recognising half the team. 

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