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1 minute ago, Lord Nev said:

Won that purely on talent rather than workrate.

Clearances/stoppages and defensive running by mids still a massive issue.

Lot to like about our next generation though, thought Jordon was great, Sparrow cracked in hard all day, Kozzy was a sparkplug, and Rivers and Jackson showed snippets.

Lever sensational, as was his partner May. Great to see TMac find a patch of form too.

ANB and Spargs leading the way for inside 50 delivery, but need their team mates to take notice.

A front-running win.

Defensive running has been an issue for about 4 years from our midfield. Harmes Clayton and Gus refuse to man up

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I thought our midfield really lacked cohesion. As an elite player, Max has next to no influence in clearances anymore, except for the occasional flash (see the Langdon goal).  Oliver constantly f

Steven May and Jake Lever were incredible really. As good as I've ever seen from a defensive duo in our colours. 

I didn't log on once during pre-season. I thought I'd take a bit of a Demonland break. I watched round one and saw us cruise to an easy win, that never at any stage looked remotely in doubt, that

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God awful.

All our smalls/mids are fumbly panic merchants. 
Worst goal kicking I’ve maybe ever seen, and with a makeshift forward line that’ll cost us against any other team. 
Rivers is a turnover king, besides his rising star game I just don’t see it. 
Stumbled home against an injury ravaged bottom 4 team on the road, shocking. 
 

Positives:

May

Lever

Jordon

Tomald

Final siren. 

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100% record so far this season.

I suspect the wind was a problem with the ball drop/ set shots.

Need to review midfield set up to compete with Saints next week.

Cobwebs blown out for most players.

A lot to like with some players showing something 

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21000 attendance shows the pessimism of the fanbase. Despite the win today I'm not feeling much more optimistic. We are having the same clearance issues that we've had for two years, and a good team would have punished us today. Zone defence is looking very good though, and I thought our entries inside 50 were improved, even without our preferred key forwards.

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blew out the cobwebs and got the win. Good to sign the song at the end

Good effort mostly. Ran out off puff at the start of the 4th but kept going.

 

All in all I'll take a win any day

 

plus top of the ladder. Don't know if I was alive last time that happened.

 

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An ordinary game to forget.

Get the 4 points and we move on.

I saw absolutely nothing to convince that we've improve from last year's output. 

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Well, the football gods have given us the 4 points. Thank you, football gods. I can now enjoy the rest of the weekend. But by all the other gods, you sure do have a sense of humour. 

Apart from a few guys actually playing football, we looked slow, unskilled, struggled to find the pill, didn't know what to do with it when we did. Teams that are losing often look like that. But we were in front the whole time!

Where is the improvement? They've had 5 months of planning & practice. It's like the 2019 or 2020 seasons are still going.

Some of the skill errors under no pressure were unforgivable. Especially kicking straight to opposition. And set shots? Jayzus.

Freo didn't look much better, but at least appeared to have some idea of what they were trying to do. God help us when we come up against a team with both talent and a plan.

Quite a few invisible players, and some who might wish they were.

Our vaunted midfield seems to have gone backwards.

Tommy, Jordan, Spargo, Kossie, May & Lever: thank you for saving our bacon.

Didn't see much "anger" out there. They weren't just saying what they think we want to hear, were they?
 

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Do we even do goal kicking practice? Looked like an afterthought from some...

Jackson 5 hrs goal practice.

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2 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Well Ill be eating humble pie for dinner.

Sorry Tom.mcd.

A good weekend for the McDonald family. Slimmed down T Mac is the best T Mac.

I’ve regularly potted him on here but he made a real difference today.

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I'd hate to see this place if we lost!

May and Lever were fantastic. Mid field need better connection. Tommy Mac was back to clunking marks

Max dominated the hit outs but we lost the clearance - old story but we can improve

I'm not saying it was perfect but its a win and somewhere to start from 

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1 minute ago, FarNorthernD said:

Think we got Freo at a good time. Still I’ll take the win

Think they got us at a good time. Any other team would’ve beat them by 100. 

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Yes, far from pretty with way too many skill errors but first game of the year.

May and Lever were sublime. Actually Tomilison wasnt too bad.

A few too many passengers....Jones smiling after an easy dropped mark was annoying and strange Hunt is put in defence but its four points. Opliver too fancy at times but strong. Trac on song to be a champion. Welcome Jordan. Jackson showed promise in the last and Kozzie will be an excitement machine.

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You guys are a [censored] miserable bunch. I'll take the 4 points any day of the week doesn't matter how we get them. 

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7 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Take the win but wow, it was an injury smashed Freo...

Freo are not awful. It’s going to be a tight season 

Half way through the 3rd Quarter I thought we were going to get run down. 
 

We didn’t 

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7 minutes ago, Blinkybill said:

One of the worst wins I’ve seen by the Demons. But a win is a win, and we can only improve........can’t we?

Must not have followed very long if that's case... 

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First win in round 1 in 4 yrs. About time. 
 

Outstanding  Lever and May

Special mention Picket, Truck and TMac

Skill execution, kicking for goal and mid to forward connections still need a lot of work. 

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You start to wonder if the midfield will ever learn their lesson in regards to clearances and getting sucked into the play.  You've got to assume nobody is teaching them any different, that was a pathetic day at the office in terms of clearance play.

Few of the maligned senior players played well today. T. Mac, ANB, Jetta, Jonesy. Sparrow, Jordon, Jackson and Rivers did enough to warranty a start. Lever and May BOG by far.

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1 minute ago, No Plan B said:

You guys are a [censored] miserable bunch. I'll take the 4 points any day of the week doesn't matter how we get them. 

The aim is to win a flag. On that evidence we are a gazillion miles away from it. So yeah, that’s disappointing.

It’s cool that you’re entirely satisfied with 4 points at home against a half strength Dockers. Others look at the bigger picture.

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