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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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Nice mini comeback where we started surging and just chaosballing it forward. ANB's hard running paid off by getting to the right spots. I still struggle to see this as a forward structure that can kick winning scores though.

Backline brilliant, May and Lever holding everything together. Not the biggest Tomlinson fan but he's having a go. 

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I know we're running a second rate midfield but our missed tackles and lack of manning up is disappointing.

I reckon our forward entries have improved and Jones is playing really well as a half forward.

Lever and May (and the dogs kicking) have kept us in it.

Would be great to steal this game.

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9 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Really loving ANB game. His work rate is first class.

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

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39 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

I thought it was good 

Long to gawn.... very predictable. We have been doing this for far too long. It might work out in a praccy but never will in a real game

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We are a team so heavily reliant on winning clearances, that when we are missing 3 of our best clearance players, it really shows. We are chasing tail which is understandable. Also Salem missing from Half Back has resulted in a lot of terrible ball movement from the backline. Basically we are doing ok considering who we are playing and what we are playing. 

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With Tom our only key forward, why is he never up there leading out to the ball carrier? Fritsch is one out against 3 every time.

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37 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

James Jordon is so far ready for senior footy. Drops a simple mark then gives away a silly free kick. 

Hasn't impressed at all.

He's rubbish. Sorry

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2 minutes ago, Redleg said:

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

Watching at the ground yoy can really see how much running he does and how much distance he covers. Super important with 30 min qs and 75 rotations 

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10 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

Trac has been quiet.

Leading possessions for us at half time 

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Bacline playing well. Midfield too depleted. Forwards I won't mention but they are trying. We badly need Oliver, Brayshaw and Viney playing.

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ANB forward and mid has been exceptional and May and Lever have kept us in it. We have gotten better as both quarters progress which is a good sign. Forward structure very much a work in progress. You wouldn’t be trembling if you were a dockers backman. I would play LJ ruck and Gawn forward for a lot of the second half.  

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Tmac, 3 disposals, 1 of those a turn over resulting in a goal (and a 2nd almost the same).  Bloke is still cooked.

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10 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Nice push by the fat spud in Josh Bruce

The umpire had good vision of that! That is a perfect example of why that rule was created, push the guy forward when he is in the air so you can take the mark. Unbelievable miss. Yet umpires will pay in the back if you fall onto someone who is already on the ground! 

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1 minute ago, big_red_fire_engine said:

ANB forward and mid has been exceptional and May and Lever have kept us in it. We have gotten better as both quarters progress which is a good sign. Forward structure very much a work in progress. You wouldn’t be trembling if you were a dockers backman. I would play LJ ruck and Gawn forward for a lot of the second half.  

The best thing to happen in season 2021 so far is the return of normal length quarters. They are really helping us!

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How many guaranteed best 22 players do we have out? 
 

oliver, brown, Weideman, Salem, Kozzy, Hibberd, Brayshaw, Viney, Melksham

thats 9 that I can count 

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I've been really disappointed in our younger players. None of them look up to it unfortunately. Who picks these blokes ?

 

Spargo would struggle to get a kick at vfl

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2 minutes ago, Elegt said:

He's rubbish. Sorry

Young fella has contributed positively late in the last quarter by being directly involved in goal scoring chains ...

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1 minute ago, DemonLad5 said:

How many guaranteed best 22 players do we have out? 
 

oliver, brown, Weideman, Salem, Kozzy, Hibberd, Brayshaw, Viney, Melksham

thats 9 that I can count 

Ben Brown as well.

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1 minute ago, DemonLad5 said:

How many guaranteed best 22 players do we have out? 
 

oliver, brown, Weideman, Salem, Kozzy, Hibberd, Brayshaw, Viney, Melksham

thats 9 that I can count 

Yep

But a good hit out for the rest,  and pleasingly competitive

Let's see them maintain 4 qrts

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Considering we have 3 of our top four mids out and our main big two targets injured , it’s not a bad effort by a team trying out some kids against the best midfield in the comp

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3 minutes ago, Elegt said:

He's rubbish. Sorry

 

Has made a few blues, but he is yet to debut at AFL level and he is improving as the game goes on.

He is also up against arguably the best midfield in the AFL.

Simpleton comment.  

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