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17 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

This is a top post except for Tmac comments.

9 marks on an atrocious day was suberb.

Not a knock on him but if he held the ones he had a decent grab at he could've taken 20.

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2 hours ago, A F said:

Ed actually, so close enough.

Conditions have nothing to do with an ability to pressure and lay tackles. He laid two for the whole game. His lack of defensive pressure simply cannot justify a game in our system. Two tackles is more than he usually lays mind you.

Ed Salem Gawn Farr has a ring to it.

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Did you notice how nearly every single player on the ground slumped to their haunches when the final siren went?

They worked and ran hard all day, which is a big tick for our fitness with these long quarters 

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4 hours ago, joeboy said:

Jake Lever’s performance reminded me of the late, great Sean Wight, with his anticipation and athletic attack.

Hard as a cats head the old Seanis.  Could play forward as a pinch hitter on odd occasions also.  Did he hit a pack hard and was often the 3rd man up around the ground gaining extra yardage at the ball ins

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Great team win! What a start! If you’d have told me in January that we’d be 4-0 with no Brown, Weideman, Hibberd and Viney for a game I would’ve thought you were mad!

Incredible stuff! 
 

Also I was hearing a bit of ‘Melbourne haven’t beaten anyone yet’ on the radio this morning and I’m ok with that, keep the lid on. But there’s an interesting stat everyone seems to be missing, everyone Melbourne has beaten has beaten everyone the bulldogs have beaten.

Geelong beat Brisbane, Saints beat WC, GWS beat Collingwood, admittedly Freo haven’t played North yet, but I think we can all agree they WILL beat them. 
So the next time a radio host tells you how incredible the dogs are but Melbourne ‘haven’t beaten anyone yet’ maybe cheekily point this out? While keeping the lid on of course...

GO DEES!!!

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Keep the lid on all season. Nothing is guaranteed in this caper. It’s a journey that will fluctuate from week to week.  Injuries, travel and form will influence our results. Enjoy the wins but don’t gloat. Wait for the media and non Melbourne supporters dismantle us after a few losses. Including our own whinging supporters who you can hear say “I told you so. “

Must say, the wins have done wonders for my mental health, mood and enjoyment of weekends. like coming out of a dark tunnel. 

At long last hope is transforming into belief. 

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21 minutes ago, Kent said:

What was wrong with Jordon

4 disposals 5 tackles was he shadowing someone?

Poor game compared to previous 3

50% TOG. He'll be rested this week you'd think. 

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5 hours ago, Deeoldfart said:

In an interview before round 1, Max said that our players were “hurting” because they had let themselves and the supporters down by not making finals in 2020 .......... they were intent on redeeming themselves in 2021.  His statement was (quite reasonably) greeted around here with many comments along the lines of “we’ve heard it all before”, “talk is cheap” and “we want actions, not words”.

Well, I think in the first four rounds, we are starting to see strong evidence that Max is a man of his word, and our team is prepared to back him up.

So far, so good.  

26 minutes ago, Kent said:

What was wrong with Jordon

4 disposals 5 tackles was he shadowing someone?

Poor game compared to previous 3

You mean poor stats I think.  Played his rôle.  
(3 more tackles than the coach’s mate)

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39 minutes ago, Kent said:

What was wrong with Jordon

4 disposals 5 tackles was he shadowing someone?

Poor game compared to previous 3

Could get his hands on the pill due to the greediness of all other Dees  players hogging it.?

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37 minutes ago, deejammin' said:

Great team win! What a start! If you’d have told me in January that we’d be 4-0 with no Brown, Weideman, Hibberd and Viney for a game I would’ve thought you were mad!

Incredible stuff! 
 

Also I was hearing a bit of ‘Melbourne haven’t beaten anyone yet’ on the radio this morning and I’m ok with that, keep the lid on. But there’s an interesting stat everyone seems to be missing, everyone Melbourne has beaten has beaten everyone the bulldogs have beaten.

Geelong beat Brisbane, Saints beat WC, GWS beat Collingwood, admittedly Freo haven’t played North yet, but I think we can all agree they WILL beat them. 
So the next time a radio host tells you how incredible the dogs are but Melbourne ‘haven’t beaten anyone yet’ maybe cheekily point this out? While keeping the lid on of course...

GO DEES!!!

Dont mind at all if we only beat teams below us.

Will keep happening until we smash the dogs and then continue.

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2 hours ago, DeeZee said:

Did you notice how nearly every single player on the ground slumped to their haunches when the final siren went?

They worked and ran hard all day, which is a big tick for our fitness with these long quarters 

Yep....exhaustion. They certainly left nothing out there. It’s very hard to contain the excitement as supporters watching them work as one in the first month of the season.

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As the eternal pessimist I'm in unfamiliar territory right now.
Was very impressed with what I witnessed against Geelong.
Just gotta remember the season is a marathon and not a sprint and I'm also not very confident the season will play out without the covid thing rearing it's head again when the flu season sets in.
Anything could happen but we are building very nicely thanks very much.
Can see again the players have the eye of the tiger.
They know the pieces are in place, a settled backline, a contested beast of a midfield, blistering pace down the wings and a forward line while still spluttering still has a couple handy additions to come in.
If they can keep up what they produced yesterday we'll be right in the mix to go deep.

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5 hours ago, low flying Robbo said:

Hunt was 3 or 4 players back and had belief so was chasing hard. It was great to see

I thought that was almost Hunt’s best game for the club. He’s creating a great understanding with Langdon and the crowd always lifts when he puts the jets on. His chase down and spoil of Henry (I think) was incredible, especially as he directed the ball straight to Brayshaw. I’d love to see a clip of that, as I didn’t get to see the TV coverage.

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Coaches Votes:

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By Coach:

  • 5/5 Petracca
  • 4/3 Gawn

The rest are obvious.  Again agreement on the top 2 but no agreement at all on the rest.  I guess it reflects the team effort and overall contribution by 22 players.

Leader Board

28 Taylor Walker ADEL
22 Max Gawn MELB
22 Jack Macrae WB
20 Clayton Oliver MELB
19 Dustin Martin

RICH

 

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7 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Coaches Votes:

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By Coach:

  • 5/5 Petracca
  • 4/3 Gawn

The rest are obvious.  Again agreement on the top 2 but no agreement at all on the rest.  I guess it reflects the team effort and overall contribution by 22 players.

Leader Board

28 Taylor Walker ADEL
22 Max Gawn MELB
22 Jack Macrae WB
20 Clayton Oliver MELB
19 Dustin Martin

RICH

 

Trac is on 15 votes too.   Hes been so consistent polling in all 4  games.

Great to get a clean sweep of the votes, I thought Chris Scott would throw an encouragement vote at one of his players.

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6 hours ago, low flying Robbo said:

My daughter was born in 2008 and she witnessed 5 from 5. She even saw 16 quarters won in a row ?

Is this Hawthorn or Melbourne? ?

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35 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Coaches Votes:

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By Coach:

  • 5/5 Petracca
  • 4/3 Gawn

The rest are obvious.  Again agreement on the top 2 but no agreement at all on the rest.  I guess it reflects the team effort and overall contribution by 22 players.

Leader Board

28 Taylor Walker ADEL
22 Max Gawn MELB
22 Jack Macrae WB
20 Clayton Oliver MELB
19 Dustin Martin

RICH

 

Am I reading this right, but one of the coaches rated Langdon a 3, whereas the other didn't even have him on his list

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3 minutes ago, Hellish Inferno said:

Am I reading this right, but one of the coaches rated Langdon a 3, whereas the other didn't even have him on his list

Yes, and same for Oliver.

3 minutes ago, Hellish Inferno said:

Am I reading this right, but one of the coaches rated Langdon a 3, whereas the other didn't even have him on his list

I bet they were both Scott. That *&%$#&*@

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11 minutes ago, Hellish Inferno said:

Am I reading this right, but one of the coaches rated Langdon a 3, whereas the other didn't even have him on his list

Correct.  The coaches votes split after Petracca and Gawn were:

  • 4/0 Oliver
  • 3/0 Langdon
  • 2/0 Lever
  • 2/0 Salem
  • 1/0 McDonald
  • 1/0 Pickett

Pure guess work as to which were Goodwin votes and Scott votes.  They certainly saw the game differently.

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