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POSTGAME: Rd 01 vs Fremantle



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4 minutes ago, Nairobi_Demon said:

Don’t all those explanations apply equally to the two matches on Thursday and Friday that were full capacity?   Those supporters face the same transport system, COVID risk, ticketing system, etc. 
 

Of course it was never going to be full capacity at our game with one inter-state team

Yes I agree all supporters face the same issues. But not all club supporters are the same and don't deal with these issues the same way. Thursday and Friday were also night games. Perhaps people were able to go because of no work/sport commitments. I know people who cannot attend on a Saturday afternoon because of their children's sport.

Having said that it is also true a Fremantle game at the G has never drawn a big crowd. I have been to many of them, and the crowd today looked about average. Fremantle are not an inspiring team. The Eagles have many more fans here.

Anyway, I still enjoyed the game and the atmosphere was loud where I was sitting and I caught up with other supporters I haven't seen since 2019, so I thought it was a success. Especially when the Grand Old Flag was played at the end.?

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1 hour ago, Elegt said:

Grow up. No one is complaining about the scoreline but there wasn't much improvement from 2020

Colour me shocked that you completely missed the point...

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Anyone know why Rivers played such low time on ground? 

Dodgy backline rotations? Or maybe the plan was to use him and Hunt in spurts more than the other backs?

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1 minute ago, DeeSpencer said:

Anyone know why Rivers played such low time on ground? 

Dodgy backline rotations? Or maybe the plan was to use him and Hunt in spurts more than the other backs?

Because he kept coughing it up

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No fear of the dreaded bathwater after that performance.

Big ups to Jordon, Spargo and Tomlinson. Played their role.

Someone needs to stop trying to be a hero and play team footy.

Set-shots are p*ss poor. It’ll cost us.

Lever and May immense.

We have to raise our game for the saints.

Go Dees.

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James Jordan had a wonderful game for his debut. A team player, he knows how to kick a goal, and the way the players got around him must have boosted his confidence even more. One to watch. Well done JJ. ?

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2 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

The umpiring was fine

Disagree. an in the back given against hunt that was never a free. I'll have to watch the game back for more examples but definitely some poor decisions.

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2 hours ago, Cassiew said:

I think it’s the ticketing system. Members can’t sit with non-members, plus it’s an [censored] of a process to go through. Almost stopped me. Also, it doesn’t help that a lot have not been and will take a while to get in the habit. Hopefully will improve.

I get some of the difficulties but Jesus Christ today was a day for the supporters of the club to make a statement. They keep wanting the club and team to make a statement they need to do it themselves. When they showed the 21k figure on scoreboard I was embarrassed. We want the AFL to treat us with respect (eg not shunt us off to Cairns for 2 games in 5 days making us fly up the same day as our game) we need to earn not just by results onfield but by the supporters showing they actually give a damn.

No doubt head office would've been looking at that and rueing the dollars gone begging by agreeing not to switch our game with the Hawks/Bombers.

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2 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I get some of the difficulties but Jesus Christ today was a day for the supporters of the club to make a statement. They keep wanting the club and team to make a statement they need to do it themselves. When they showed the 21k figure on scoreboard I was embarrassed. We want the AFL to treat us with respect (eg not shunt us off to Cairns for 2 games in 5 days making us fly up the same day as our game) we need to earn not just by results onfield but by the supporters showing they actually give a damn.

No doubt head office would've been looking at that and rueing the dollars gone begging by agreeing not to switch our game with the Hawks/Bombers.

Soft as from so many of our supporters 

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34 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

Disagree. an in the back given against hunt that was never a free. I'll have to watch the game back for more examples but definitely some poor decisions.

They made a lot less mistakes than the players and had no bearing on the outcome, thus it was fine

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3 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

They made a lot less mistakes than the players and had no bearing on the outcome, thus it was fine

That may be true but still reckon umpiring was ordinary

Let's agree to disagree.

Go Dees.

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

These are the 2 I think.

A lot of Melbourne supporters are not like other club supporters. They don't just go to the footy for the footy. They go to the footy for the social aspect and they like to sit where they like to sit - be that reserve seat or MCC.

The reserve seats clearly aren't the reserve seats. The MCC absolutely isn't anything like the MCC.

It's not a total excuse, we should've got 30k. But we're a different type of fans to other clubs.

Precious. Supporters complain about the culture of the club - read this post and take a look in the mirror. Pert and Bartlett are pushing [censored] uphill

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3 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Precious. Supporters complain about the culture of the club - read this post and take a look in the mirror. Pert and Bartlett are pushing [censored] uphill

Bartlett wasn't there today.

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4 minutes ago, Purple77 said:

I counted at least 3 kicks inside 50 today by Spargo that hit a target, leading to a set shot goal.

That is why he's in the team. I like him. 

I don;t understand why people give Spargo such a hard time. No one better with ball in hand inside 50. He nailed a tackle on the wing that was a thing of beauty.

This is his year. Lay off him folks.

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5 hours ago, P-man said:

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.

Yes, the aim is to win a flag but the negativity on here is ridiculous. I am hardly satisfied as a supporter and no one on here who is under 60, is. 

Perhaps more support for the players and club will create more positivity, which will create more effort and passion which will create more positivity and so on.

They won, so in a weird way, we won.  

Enjoy the win, train hard and smart, keep high standards this week and repeat. 

Who knows we may look back on round 1 2021 as the time the Dees won ugly cementing a new era?

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Just now, The Jackson 6 said:

Gawn was average. I thought sides had learnt how to negate his rucking but for large parts today they didn’t need to, he just found them on his own. Urgent stoppage practice at Casey this week pls

One of his worst games I've seen him play, good to know we can still win with him playing poorly though 

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5 minutes ago, whitito said:

Yes, the aim is to win a flag but the negativity on here is ridiculous. I am hardly satisfied as a supporter and no one on here who is under 60, is. 

Perhaps more support for the players and club will create more positivity, which will create more effort and passion which will create more positivity and so on.

They won, so in a weird way, we won.  

Enjoy the win, train hard and smart, keep high standards this week and repeat. 

Who knows we may look back on round 1 2021 as the time the Dees won ugly cementing a new era?

I see no negativity at games. This is a forum for comment. positive and negative

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