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Me just hanging around waiting for the Sunday evening game.

The fam and I are about to head off to Canberra from Melbourne. Let’s hope it’s worth it! Go you demons

Last week was a win and a good win, not many wins are perfect. Not sure why people are trying to take the gloss of it just because the Saints got smashed by Essendon. Saints played a hell of a lot bet

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If both teams turn up to play I reckon it’s a 50/50 proposition. If our attitude is off we lose. If we’re switched on from the get-go and GWS dish up more of the same, we’ll win handily.

It all depends on the mindset of both teams.

It looks like the GWS players have stopped listening to Cameron. Their showing last week was truly pathetic. I think they’ll give a yelp in the first quarter so we need to weather the early storm. We can’t allow them to get the jump on us. If we shackle them early, impose ourselves and apply scoreboard pressure I reckon they will fold.

Win or lose I expect to see two way running, ferocious tackling and second and third defensive efforts. If we are finally as mature as we reckon we are then attitude and defensive efforts are non-negotiable.

Dees by 5 goals

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feeling  this strange, unfamiliar,  sensation of match day confidence. Don’t be concerned fr me though,  I’m sure by the time the game starts it will have worn off. 

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Different emotions. Always look forward to games but now there’s much more excitement.

Can’t wait for Kozzy ‘Prime Time’ Pickett to put on a magic show. 

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What’s on the smoker Josh?

Come on Dees, this is a real opportunity for us to put a marker in the season and in this generation of players and coach Goodwin. Win and we’re sitting well very early doors, lose and it’s back to the pack and a lost chance. 

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I should be confident. We should win by 8 goals. 

but I still don’t trust the team. Anything could happen 

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MFCSS has already sunk in for me..

Looking at the likes of Essendon and Sydney win against much better opposition has me thinking it's going to be that kind of round and GWS could notch their first win.

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Me just hanging around waiting for the Sunday evening game.

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Well, I am off to bed. The game starts at 10.10 tomorrow morning my time. So at halftime I put on the leg of lamb and it will be good timing to have lunch and a glass or seven of a Tuscan red to celebrate the win. 
 

6 goal win.

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The longer the weeks gone the less confident I've become. Will this be a new Melbourne or will we revert to type and lose the game we should win?  Very interested to see how we follow up last week's game (which suddenly doesn't look as impressive as it did a week ago).

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Like every week it's all about which Melbourne turns up. It would be great to put this one to bed early and not give them a sniff in the later stages of the game, just for a change. 

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I'm confident we'll get the job done against GWS. While we're not playing perfectly after two rounds against middle of the road opposition we've been able to get the job done. In terms of form we are yet to capitalise on alot of the good fundamental  stuff we are doing, while GWS just looks like a mess with no apparent workrate and system. The best I think they will bring will be effort and some improvement to their system which as long as we turn up and keep improving won't be enough against us. Dees by 30 points.

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How many points do we need to win by to go ahead of the Swans?

Live ladder says 17 I thought it would be about 50

Any thoughts?

BTW the team must capitalize on early shots we must have significant score board pressure

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They have to be hungry for some success.

Bring the pressure.

All our lines are good, May and lever, Viney and Oliver, Kossie and Tom.

It has been a while since I could say that.

No more words, time for action.

First to the ball, clean use and minimise the unforced errors.

Go Dees.

 

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7 minutes ago, Kent said:

How many points do we need to win by to go ahead of the Swans?

Live ladder says 17 I thought it would be about 50

Any thoughts?

BTW the team must capitalize on early shots we must have significant score board pressure

Or what? 

So many definitives.

They've already proven that they can kick copious amounts of points and still win... yep that's right, like all good teams, we can play poorly and still win

If the 'must's are about helping you relax during the game, then that's fair enough.

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Myself and Moonshadow took a roadtrip to Cantberra a few years ago to watch the Dees take on GWS. 

It was a day where brass monkeys were looking for welders and a howling cold wind rendered one half of the oval totally dead. We had no idea of handling the conditions and were outplayed and ultimately flogged.

My only entertainment was watching Moonie get [censored] that night.

Anyway that's history!

We are two zip and actually looking a capable football team. No doubt GWS will come at us hard so it will be a good test, however, if we are serious finals contenders then we simply must win it.

Dees by 4 goals!

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13 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

Or what? 

So many definitives.

They've already proven that they can kick copious amounts of points and still win... yep that's right, like all good teams, we can play poorly and still win

If the 'must's are about helping you relax during the game, then that's fair enough.

Of course Onion of course

Or What?? I guess we come closer to losing 

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16 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Myself and Moonshadow took a roadtrip to Cantberra a few years ago to watch the Dees take on GWS. 

It was a day where brass monkeys were looking for welders and a howling cold wind rendered one half of the oval totally dead. We had no idea of handling the conditions and were outplayed and ultimately flogged.

My only entertainment was watching Moonie get [censored] that night.

Anyway that's history!

We are two zip and actually looking a capable football team. No doubt GWS will come at us hard so it will be a good test, however, if we are serious finals contenders then we simply must win it.

Dees by 4 goals!

I've organised Special Robert to be at your place by 9 for the road trip.

He has packed a lunch for you and insists on the front seat in the Merc.

 

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1 hour ago, CHF said:

Well, I am off to bed. The game starts at 10.10 tomorrow morning my time. So at halftime I put on the leg of lamb and it will be good timing to have lunch and a glass or seven of a Tuscan red to celebrate the win. 
 

6 goal win.

A civilised game time for us CHF. Enjoy your roast. I will have a perfect baguette from our artisan boulanger, with some exceptional cheese and a glass of Pecharmant to accompany a Demon win. Cheers.

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The list should be just about at the maturity where a higher level of consistency week to week materialises. With Hibberd, Melksham, Brown and the Weid waiting in the wings this should keep the team incumbents on their collective toes.

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Like many on here, I'm very anxious.  GWS look lost.  They are.  We should win based on form but that has proven to be a false line of thought this round.    We need to win.  The idea of us being 3-0 is dreamlike.  I want us to just start winning.  Week in week out more or less.  No more [censored].  No more nervousness.  Bring it on.  

  

 

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