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6 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

I loved the game watching from home unfortunately but noticed that the Team is really starting to jell and do what a good team does, work, work work and look out for each other. We were able to wrestle back the lead and slow them down at will, if only we had of converted even 50% of our opportunities it could have been a percentage booster, still in my mind a great win as  I am always nervous with the Saints at Marvel Stadium. Well done Dee's.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

I don’t know the stats but I reckon in recent years our win ratio is better there than at the G.

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I'd just like to endorse all the other posters in their praise for Goodwin outcoaching Ratten.

Honestly we arrested some serious momentum and changed the game. I can’t remember when we last did that and went on to win. We have some talent on the list. If we manage it well we are going plac

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21 hours ago, bush demon said:

I can't believe the love for Cooper's Pale Ale. Should be drinking Cooper's Stout after a win like this.

Sound be Furphy mate 😉

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Im not sure why people feared them at Marvel more than the 'G. I think it would have been a different proposition of playing keepings off at the 'G. Our style is suited to Marvel and we've played well there for years now. 

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Clayton Oliver easily best afield. Getting closer and closer to A+ grade.

I thought it should have been a 10+ goal victory, but happy enough to start 2 zip.

The connection between the mids was far better this week. Was this down to the inclusion of Viney or coincidence?

Sitting up high on level 3, an unusual position for me, it was obvious that we set up beautifully behind the ball against the Saints and without silly unforced they'd have struggled to kick goals all night.

Marvel really suits our zone as we can blanket space a lot more easily, but on the flip side our uncontested work the first two weeks has been outstanding. A real weak area of our game historically. Our delivery inside 50 and connection from back to front has really improved since last year. Another historical weakness of ours. Our forwards need to get the job done though. Fritsch has become a liability. He gets it so often, but couldn't hit the side of a barn half the time. Surely that's mental. 

Banking the win against GWS is an absolute must next week. Confidence must be high heading into the Geelong game.

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Just watching it again, C Oliver is very lucky Butler didn’t turn his head the other way 3 mins into the 3rd.

Ling saying teammates got stuck into Kozzie for not lowering the eyes into 50 and having a shot but to gutless to say who and no replay. 

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9 minutes ago, A F said:

Clayton Oliver easily best afield. Getting closer and closer to A+ grade.

Hey AF, we chatted about it during the week (and disagreed a little but that's footy), but thought Oliver's pressure and intensity was up a notch to my eyes this week. Doubled his tackle count from the previous week, which you'd be happy about! Also had more clearances and contested possessions. Maybe I'm giving credit where it's not due, but felt like Viney really lifted the centre mids with his intent in the opening minutes and Clarry went with him. Whatever it was, he lifted in that area IMO and deserves the credit.

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Kysaiah had a shot on goal with about 13.20 to go in the 3rd, he doesn’t make the distance but he goes again as the ball comes back into the fwd 50 and he has a 1 handed pick up that is breathtaking, followed by a snap. 

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13 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Kysaiah had a shot on goal with about 13.20 to go in the 3rd, he doesn’t make the distance but he goes again as the ball comes back into the fwd 50 and he has a 1 handed pick up that is breathtaking, followed by a snap. 

How does he do those one handed pick ups??

looks like he has glue on his hands

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23 hours ago, willmoy said:

My three spews  Oliver has been persecuted/pummelled two games running

                               These umpires cannot tell the time it takes to hold marks, unless it's STK players.

                               What was Max's warning about? 

Petracca ran through the square.

As for Max's game I thought he struggled for the most part. His game last week was ordinary and if he's not marking around the ground, his tap work is too predictable to cause the opposition too many headaches. Last night he was playing his loose man in defence role and if you watch the tape, he falls over multiple times or fails to kill the contest and St Kilda get scores. He needs to lift. 

23 hours ago, Dee man said:

image.thumb.png.95de72e268aa6942d2d188d0cd278898.pngHow about this for a stat, ay? (we're the ones in blue)

Sure, we sprayed it a bit but we had 39 shots on goal tonight. I'd far prefer we get it inside 50 for a dodgy shot on goal than have the opposition's loose man rack up 10 uncontested marks against us.

Turn those shots into goals and we can start erecting an Yze statue at the G...

That is a great stat. Our efficiency felt better, so it's good to have it backed up.

What I found interesting was that the majority of our players were practicing shots from 30m directly in front before the game as if we were looking to hit that area, but Fritsch and others constantly lead to the pockets.

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

As I said did not see the game. Luke Jackson’s stats look ordinary. Have not seen any comment about him. How was his game.

Luke took a few nice marks , missed an easy goal (by not much I might add) made some skill errors and got out positioned by his opponent several times 

I am a big fan and think he will be a very good player but atm he looks like he lacks some confidence - hopefully he can put together a strong game this week 

He certainly wasn’t alone in the skill errors dept quarter 3 probably some of the sloppiest footy I’ve seen for a while 

I was glad to see Goodwin give Luke encouragement straight after he’d made a simple error I think he’s in good hands with our coaching group

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Gee I cannot believe it attended Pre arranged dinner party last night AND DULY MISSED THE GAME !😱 Busy with family and friends today. Stiil have not seen the game for the first time in a million years!! Will appraise and report tommorrow Cheers to all Landers P.F😎🤩

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1 hour ago, willmoy said:

ANB taking first options.

The standing on the mark rule has been really beneficial for us especially as we are not overthinking where the next passage of play should open up. We are playing whats in front of us with less time to kick through congested midfield zones.

If there is space we are attacking it, if not we are hitting short targets until other spaces open up to exploit.

ANB seems less hesitant than in previous years as he can play on quick and chisel kicks without worrying about the man on the mark.

We seem alot more controlled and measured. Maxy playing a kick behind play for periods is making us impenetrable in stages throughout games which is making us difficult to play against.

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7 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Gee I cannot believe it attended Pre arranged dinner party last night AND DULY MISSED THE GAME !😱 Busy with family and friends today. Stiil have not seen the game for the first time in a million years!! Will appraise and report tommorrow Cheers to all Landers P.F😎🤩

Enjoy Spargo,'s goal of the year !! Before it was overturned by goal review

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I have watched Pickett's goal about 20 times and I still can't work out how he just appears out of the pack.  Unreal.

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14 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

I had an interesting take on Brayshaws role last night. He always seem to be the release player. He didn’t go into the contest as much but sat 10 off it and got the handball. Wonder if that’s the new role. As he can kick left and right with some competency it’s a suitable role.

Bang on this. He set up constantly in dangerous positions off the back of stoppages, always there to release. Completely agree with this. Top post.

I think he compliments Langdon nicely on the wing too, because Langdon can cover the ground so much better, but Gus has a knack of putting himself in dangerous positions at stoppages, whereas Langdon tends to get it on the rebound.

I questioned whether Yze's influence on the midfield was a good thing last week given we struggled for midfield connection, but this week it has to be said, the mix in there is looking really solid. Some much better signs structurally this week too.

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On 3/27/2021 at 10:14 PM, Jaded said:

Oliver is just... there are no words. A freak. 

Nah apparently he handballs too much and isn't effective. Apparently, he is also not worth anything over 800k. literally our best midfielder we've had in 50 years.  

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

As I said did not see the game. Luke Jackson’s stats look ordinary. Have not seen any comment about him. How was his game.

He wasn’t great, OD, but he went into the ruck when we were looking shaky. We seemed to halt momentum and get it our way. Looks another midfielder when he’s in there with his quick hands. Should’ve kicked a goal. 

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48 minutes ago, A F said:

Petracca ran through the square.

As for Max's game I thought he struggled for the most part. His game last week was ordinary and if he's not marking around the ground, his tap work is too predictable to cause the opposition too many headaches. Last night he was playing his loose man in defence role and if you watch the tape, he falls over multiple times or fails to kill the contest and St Kilda get scores. He needs to lift. 

That is a great stat. Our efficiency felt better, so it's good to have it backed up.

What I found interesting was that the majority of our players were practicing shots from 30m directly in front before the game as if we were looking to hit that area, but Fritsch and others constantly lead to the pockets.

Hopefully Sideshow will fix that somewhat when he comes in AF.  Fritta is the main offender here.  I understand him leading out there as a decoy / change up occasionaly but not so often.

Part of the problem may lie with those who keep trying to honour him for going their imv.  Maybe there weren't many alternatives aside from Tommy at times leading up the middle.

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3 minutes ago, Deestroy All said:

He wasn’t great, OD, but he went into the ruck when we were looking shaky. We seemed to halt momentum and get it our way. Looks another midfielder when he’s in there with his quick hands. Should’ve kicked a goal. 

jackson never drops his head and butters up at each and every contest

very quick hands and a good decision maker

just needs to nail those set shots

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