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Defence and midfield are okay. Forward line is still a problem.

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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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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 better against us than what they did yesterday. 

There’s no way Essendon are a 13 goal better side than them, it just shows you how quickly the game can change week to week. Port and Saints both got smashed yesterday but for different reasons. Port tried hard but were just outclassed by a unit I believe has the best foot skills in the league and they couldn’t break down the Eagles’ system. Blind Freddy could tell you the mindset displayed by the Saints was very poor.

I’ll be happy if we keep beating what’s in front of us, continue showing a level of maturity and team ethic that was on display last week and you go a long way in winning games. 

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I think based upon what I have seen so far this year:

  • our method of defence and contest are good.
  • Our clearance work is not yet as good as it needs to be 
  • forward pressure and locking the ballin our half has been good
  • skills on transition is an area for improvement 
  • when we get two key forwards back, things will really accelerate.

i think if we can bank some ‘average’ wins, stay under the radar and keep the mindset positive and switched on, we can build across the season.  I think the swans will be ‘March premiers’ and will run out of gas throughout the year.

so for today, a workmanlike win with improved aspects of play across the day will be all I want.  30-45 points to feel relaxed, but I’ll still sing the song if we win by a point.

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15 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Defence and midfield are okay. Forward line is still a problem.

Maybe Max could spend most of his time up fwd

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7 minutes ago, FritschyBusiness said:

I'd like to see more of LJ in the middle

Oliver and Max, Jackson and Kozzie rotated bwn mid and fwd perhaps?

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11:20am here in wet rainy qld. What is the correct time to start pre game beers? Don't want to peak too soon and be asleep by game time  🥴 😂😂

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3 hours ago, kev martin said:

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.

 

All good, but we must play with MONGREL. 

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1 minute ago, Sideshow Bob said:

11:20am here in wet rainy qld. What is the correct time to start pre game beers? Don't want to peak too soon and be asleep by game time  🥴 😂😂

Sure is wet up here. Will be cracking first VB at 4pm 

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2 hours ago, Hell Bent said:

We should win this but like others have mentioned I’m still not sold that I can trust us.....yet!

GWS were awful last week and are missing 2 important players from that team. We get them after they played in 30c heat, long haul flight back from Perth, 1 day less preparation than us.

What could possibly go wrong 😅

GWS have two key players injured early in the game.....

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10 minutes ago, Sideshow Bob said:

11:20am here in wet rainy qld. What is the correct time to start pre game beers? Don't want to peak too soon and be asleep by game time  🥴 😂😂

Magnificent morning here in Canberra. I'm wondering the same thing re beers. My sister and her family are on the road on their way here. Their eta is 1pm...I might check to make sure the beers are drinkable around noon.

Went for a ride this morning to work off some pre-match nerves, it really is a superb autumn day.

 

Trying uoad a photo and keep getting a server error code: -200 whatever that means.

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11 minutes ago, Sideshow Bob said:

11:20am here in wet rainy qld. What is the correct time to start pre game beers? Don't want to peak too soon and be asleep by game time  🥴 😂😂

Midday seems respectable to me

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5 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

 For anyone who thought the game was at 7 10 PM (yeah me) its actually at 6 10 as daylight savings ended.   One less hour to wait for the game start.  :)

Hopefully giants rock up at half time.

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GWS list doesn’t worry me anymore. Our midfields match up but either end of the ground we look much stronger. The only way we lose this is we don’t turn up to play. GWS by 187 points.

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5 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Fritsch 3.4

T McDonald 4.5

Petracca 2.4

 

These three fellas must start converting

Unfamiliar ground isnt going to help unfortunately but you would think they have been taking shots at goal ALL week.2

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Not sure to make of GWS.  Looked good against the Swans in the pre-season, then have been pretty ordinary once the real season started.  Still have some serious star power so I don't think it'll be a walk in the park.

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3 hours ago, ucanchoose said:

Driving up from Albury this afternoon with the boy. Should be good!

At Barny getting fuel. See you on the road folks!

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Did Melb fly up this morning or last night with a dreadful  24 hour wait.

Its a quick flight. Some players would spend more time cramped up in their cars in Melb traffic jams.

I would have flown up mid morning.

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5 minutes ago, siam juntaRus said:

Did Melb fly up this morning or last night with a dreadful  24 hour wait.

Its a quick flight. Some players would spend more time cramped up in their cars in Melb traffic jams.

I would have flown up mid morning.

Pretty sure it was yesterday afternoon.  Max said in the video of support they sent to the AFLW side that they'd be watching in the airport.  That match was yesterday arvo.

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