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2 hours ago, dees189227 said:

I just want to see Port destroy the bummers and just annoy that whole club and there fans more. 

Fantasia to kick 6 goals would be nice also.

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Because Essendon exists

Loving the impact Chris Scott is having on the tribunal outcomes... "He was protecting himself"  =  3 weeks "I've seen it and I'm OK with it"  =  2 weeks

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Cats are a bit vulnerable too ... Lions tomorrow night with Danger & Cameron out and then they are up against the plucky Hawks and a hungry Demons outfit (or at least we had better be hungry!)

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1 hour ago, wizardinoz said:

Blues to make the 8? No chance. Still too many duds on that list.

I saw a serious lack of heart in the final quarter.  Williams the golden recruit gave a couple of putrid defensive efforts and there were plenty of others just jogging along behind their men instead of gut running and trying to impact the contest.  Plus their ball movement fell apart when they got tired and they reverted to the long bomb and hope someone marks it. 

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49 minutes ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

I saw a serious lack of heart in the final quarter.  Williams the golden recruit gave a couple of putrid defensive efforts and there were plenty of others just jogging along behind their men instead of gut running and trying to impact the contest.  Plus their ball movement fell apart when they got tired and they reverted to the long bomb and hope someone marks it.

And let's hope Oliver doesn't get any ideas about wanting to join that rabble next season.

 

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7 hours ago, Macca said:

Ben could be a real handful if the forward lines remain as open as what we've seen tonight

Is he still 5 or 6 weeks off or is it more or less than that time frame?

As it stands I'd have Gawn & LJ rotating deep forward with T-Mac roaming far and wide

We need to stretch opposition defences with our height (that evaluation is based on the attacking footy becoming the norm with less congested forward lines)

The timeframe for BB's return seems to creep up with each injury update. At the moment he's listed to return in dreaded 4-6 weeks bracket so he may not be match fit when we play them in round 9.

The Weid is listed at 2-4 so he should be up and running. I reckon he’ll be vying with TMac for a spot in the team given LJ is ruck relief for Gawny. If TMac continues to play like he did against Freo he’ll be hard to dislodge.

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2 hours ago, Better days ahead said:

The timeframe for BB's return seems to creep up with each injury update. At the moment he's listed to return in dreaded 4-6 weeks bracket so he may not be match fit when we play them in round 9.

The Weid is listed at 2-4 so he should be up and running. I reckon he’ll be vying with TMac for a spot in the team given LJ is ruck relief for Gawny. If TMac continues to play like he did against Freo he’ll be hard to dislodge.

A lot depends on T-Mac but if we make him a stationary target up forward we are asking for trouble ... he needs a roaming commission even if that means he gets as far out as the wing (on occasions)

Fritsch needs to continue to stand up whilst LJ,  Gawn & Petracca (as well as the smalls) need to play their roles

We won't win games against the good teams unless our forward line functions well. 

And quick ball movement into our forward line is paramount

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For a crowd of 50k my TV observations were that the crowd was well dispersed around the ground so the algorithm worked well.

Will be interesting to see how the often empty Medallion area is used for our Saturday night game

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41 minutes ago, Better days ahead said:

Very true

We have to assume that our game on Saturday night will be played at high speed much like last nights game (especially at Docklands - fast deck)

Ratten likes to coach that way anyway ... we need to match them and better them

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11 hours ago, Macca said:

Cats are a bit vulnerable too ... Lions tomorrow night with Danger & Cameron out and then they are up against the plucky Hawks and a hungry Demons outfit (or at least we had better be hungry!)

Calling it now, if the Cats lose tonight they wont play finals.

They would be 0-2 and still have Danger and Cameron out a couple more weeks, and these home games are ones they'd have penclilled in even against a very good Lions team.

In other words... GO LIONS!

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1 hour ago, Macca said:

We have to assume that our game on Saturday night will be played at high speed much like last nights game (especially at Docklands - fast deck)

Ratten likes to coach that way anyway ... we need to match them and better them

And a fair chance the ground will be dewy so the ball will be slippery.  Will affect both teams - its just who handles it better.

...unless they close the roof early in the evening before dew sets in.

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2 hours ago, Macca said:

We have to assume that our game on Saturday night will be played at high speed much like last nights game (especially at Docklands - fast deck)

Ratten likes to coach that way anyway ... we need to match them and better them

I don't think a shootout bodes well for us against the Saints

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32 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Calling it now, if the Cats lose tonight they wont play finals.

They would be 0-2 and still have Danger and Cameron out a couple more weeks, and these home games are ones they'd have penclilled in even against a very good Lions team.

In other words... GO LIONS!

On Footy Classifed this week Matthew Loyd noted the stat that teams that start the season 0 - 2 have only a 1 in 10 chance of playing finals.

Thus blues are gone-ish. Cats in  trouble if they go down tonight. Dees are so far so good

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20 minutes ago, BW511 said:

I don't think a shootout bodes well for us against the Saints

You may be right but our best chance remains if we move the ball into our forward line at rapid speed coupled with our forwards playing their role properly

Even just being a visible target helps enormously so our forwards need to play in front as a minimum standard.

Footy basics 101

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1 hour ago, Demon17 said:

On Footy Classifed this week Matthew Loyd noted the stat that teams that start the season 0 - 2 have only a 1 in 10 chance of playing finals.

Thus blues are gone-ish. Cats in  trouble if they go down tonight. Dees are so far so good

That $50 I put on the Cats not making finals is looking good 

although I’m not a big believer in those stats. It’s 1 in 10 as the majority of teams who lose the first two games are poor teams that go on to lose many more games. The 1 in 10 are the good teams who happened to lose the first two 

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21 minutes ago, DubDee said:

That $50 I put on the Cats not making finals is looking good 

although I’m not a big believer in those stats. It’s 1 in 10 as the majority of teams who lose the first two games are poor teams that go on to lose many more games. The 1 in 10 are the good teams who happened to lose the first two 

I reckon that's a good bet DD, plus that that B has been coaching there too long as well. Time for a bit of self scratching in Catland

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People coming in from Brisbane to watch the game at the Cattery are being urged to leave. This does not include the Brisbane players and officials. 

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9 minutes ago, Demonland said:

People coming in from Brisbane to watch the game at the Cattery are being urged to leave. This does not include the Brisbane players and officials. 

??? what's the context?

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8 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

??? what's the context?

COVID case in Brisbane. 

genome tested to cluster from March 12. Unknown source for the case suggests it’s been in the community. 

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Shades of Melbourne 2019 about Brisbane right now.

 

EDIT: Wrote 2018, meant 2019, as in the inevitable come-down after an unexpected rise.

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