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Well, we aren't fitter, so if that was our ace-in-the-hole, it's a bust. As for the basics, we can't tackle, can't kick and can't mark.

Anyone notice how many big, fit, strong, young blokes the Dogs have?

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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 player

Not my favourite Demon, but played a great first half and making me eat my words.

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

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5 touches to Vandenberg. Another one whose cooked. Even Bowey picking up more disposals

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2 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

12 days for concussion so he should be ok

12 days would take us to about 5.30pm Saturday 20th. Our game starts at 1.45pm on that day.

Reckon he'd miss if it was concussion.

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not just missing tackles not even attempting to lay them. 

 

Same Lazy BS as last year and before anyone says it, doesn't matter whos playing or what we are playing for the basics of the game are still the basics

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4 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Haven't been able to watch any of this one.  Are there any positives at all coming out if this?  What's the score btw?

If the situation was reversed and we had our full strength midfield and you took out daniel, mcrae, bont and dunkley, you'd expect the result to be 6-7 goals.  Its about right given the talent out there.

Unfortunately, its about where our depth sits.  Our 16th-22nd player is essentially making up numbers again it seems. 

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Demonlanders won’t have any issues finding new whipping boys off the back of this performance to replace Omac. Goodwin will be high on that list 

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We can not and will not defend against teams who short kick to maintain possesion.

Making Tim English look like a leviathan of the game, FMD.

Our disposal has not improved one iota.

Our Forward line and entry into the F50 is just pathetic.

Playing for draft picks again.

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7 minutes ago, olisik said:

Wonder what Goodwin will say in post match presser 

LEARNINGS 😁😁

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Surely May will be ok for round 1. He walked off. Didn’t seem like he was out cold. Should be fine. 

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10 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Haven't been able to watch any of this one.  Are there any positives at all coming out if this?  What's the score btw?

No...Well one positive is Melbourne will win me more money this year as I bet against them every game.

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Just now, Better days ahead said:

memo to self. learn to count.

TBF if they even do judge it like that it's only out by a matter of hours. Incredibly unlucky if it happens.

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The Dogs have dominated the whole game.  Sure hands and nice finishing everywhere.  We have scrounged a few goals but the Bulldogs have just played at a higher level from the start.  We are not going to finish in the top 4.  
 

I suppose this means Oliver is going to Carlton 😉

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3 minutes ago, olisik said:

5 touches to Vandenberg. Another one whose cooked. Even Bowey picking up more disposals

Vandenberg, Baker, Tomilnson, Jetta, Jordan, Sparrow, Hunt, Bedford not up to it.

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Bedford short pass on boundary hard into Harmes who doesnt run hard enough at it and is punched away from him. Harmes tells bedford kick was F****.  It was a beauty.

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3 minutes ago, Jjrogan said:

If the situation was reversed and we had our full strength midfield and you took out daniel, mcrae, bont and dunkley, you'd expect the result to be 6-7 goals.  Its about right given the talent out there.

Unfortunately, its about where our depth sits.  Our 16th-22nd player is essentially making up numbers again it seems. 

EFFORT is non negotiable regardless of who’s in or out of the side. 

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Goodwin interview on the list demand for higher achievements & more than just making finals ... let’s c if he’s still there after round 10 based on this performance .., sure practice game but feeling is we are still way off any top side 

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1 minute ago, Damo said:

Bedford short pass on boundary hard into Harmes who doesnt run hard enough at it and is punched away from him. Harmes tells bedford kick was F****.  It was a beauty.

i saw that too

harmes really comes across as a terribly arrogant footballer for someone who is fairly ordinary in the grand scheme of things

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1 minute ago, 4_Kent_Watts said:

No...Well one positive is Melbourne will win me more money this year as I bet against them every game.

+1   .... 

I've already put a few bucks on Freo at juicy odds. I think the odds with shorten after today's deplorable performance.

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Just now, bingers said:

+1   .... 

I've already put a few bucks on Freo at juicy odds. I think the odds with shorten after today's deplorable performance.

Freo absolute specials for R1.

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