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29 minutes ago, BigFez said:

How bad is it in Melbourne today?  Is it going to be a full wet weather slog?

Hail and over 12 hours straight of rain overnight with 10mm plus. Ground will be soggy and it’ll be a slog in the wet all day.

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4 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Hail and over 12 hours straight of rain overnight with 10mm plus. Ground will be soggy and it’ll be a slog in the wet all day.

Only 4mm at the MCG though so who knows

arctic winds up to 45kph

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I’m quietly confident if singing a very rousing post-match rendition of the Grand Old Flag.  Our new found maturity, and ability to readily change up / adjust our tactics to suit the game situation, will see us home by around three goals.

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All this talk about us only playing teams at the bottom of the ladder.

We’re only 3 rounds in, it’s not like it’s round 17, saints and GWS had solid wins this week. It’s going to be a pretty even year.

Kozzy Prime Time Pickett to to kick a bag and Jordan to have a big game. I think Viney is crucial today.

Let’s tick another one off today, [censored] I hate Geelong. 

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I think the rest of the footy world believes the Cats deserve, and are due, for a loss which I’m happy for us to deliver.

I’m predicting a smallish winning margin - 10 to 20pts which will see us gain a bit of respect but not too much media hype to give us big heads against the Hawks the week after.

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2 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Heavy rain isn’t good for us IMO. We are very reliant on Gawns marking at both ends and May+Lever intercept marking to cut off attacks and start scoring chains going forward. If Kozzie can’t dominate at ground level in the wet then I worry we’ll lose.

Hopefully our midfield are up for it today. They’ll need to be clean to own the stoppages and territory battle so we can lock the ball in our forward half.

By the same token, its usually Hawkins that kicks a bag against us. Since we are not relying on key fwds then maybe the wet will serve to help Kozzie, sparticus, nibbler and jones.

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Too much positivity in this thread. 
 

Cats by 17 pts. 

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14 minutes ago, Lace Out said:

All this talk about us only playing teams at the bottom of the ladder.

We’re only 3 rounds in, it’s not like it’s round 17, saints and GWS had solid wins this week. It’s going to be a pretty even year.

Kozzy Prime Time Pickett to to kick a bag and Jordan to have a big game. I think Viney is crucial today.

Let’s tick another one off today, [censored] I hate Geelong. 

Looking forward to Viney smashing some old cat's bodies.

This is still one of my all time favourite photos.

viney.jpg

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What's all this talk about Geelong? Isn't it Jee-long?

I hate Selwood. Hopefully Viney gives him a nice greeting or two.

I hate Dangerfield and Rohan too, but apparently they're not playing. I hate their coach, but he's not playing.

I'm in two minds whether or not to go to the match. I think probably not when I look outside and it's [censored] down, but then the rain stops and the sun's out.  

Go Dees !!!!

 

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1 hour ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Would have smashed Geelong on a dry deck, but oh no, it has to be a wet slippery day which will leave the cheating [censored] in with a fighting chance against us.

Geelong are [censored].  They lost to Adelaide, then beat Brisbane by 1 point at the Cattery thanks only to corrupt umpiring and struggled to beat a bottom 3 Hawks team by less than a goal.

They don't even have their best player playing.    If we fail to win this we are pretenders.

Hail, rain, sunshine or snow. In the past we've found ways to lose no matter what the conditions.

Maturity and endeavour will see us through today. 

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Will be going, already rugged up. Not sure what to expect really suspect it to be alot tigher than oithers in this thread but we have enoiugh to get the job done. Dees by 4 points.

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1 hour ago, Deeoldfart said:

I’m quietly confident if singing a very rousing post-match rendition of the Grand Old Flag.  Our new found maturity, and ability to readily change up / adjust our tactics to suit the game situation, will see us home by around three goals.

 

2 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Only 4mm at the MCG though so who knows

arctic winds up to 45kph

Arctic ... that Wind has come a long way baby 

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4 hours ago, Skuit said:

Seems counter-intuitive but a slop-fest requires extra maturity - which the Cats have in spades. We've also demonstrated extra maturity this season, so will be interesting to see how far we've come. Crazy to think that we could go two games clear of fifth spot by the end of round 4! 

When was the last time we were 4-zip? 2006??

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1 hour ago, danielE288 said:

Will be going, already rugged up. Not sure what to expect really suspect it to be alot tigher than oithers in this thread but we have enoiugh to get the job done. Dees by 4 points.

As a matter of interest, do you subscribe to the theory that there is no 'i' in team??

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