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7 minutes ago, adonski said:

Spargo another great game. Hunt even better than last week (safer with ball in hand today).

Agree on both counts.

Spargo is just being Spargo. Now he has friends helping him out up there.

Hunt's game was exactly what we need from him. A couple of good runs finished with some quality disposal and some fantastic contest work.

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All aboard ...

My son is 4 weeks old tomorrow. He's seen 4 from 4. This run is all him.

Jake Lever with the best defensive game by a Dee since Jake Lever in Round 1. What an absolute boss he was today. 

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12 minutes ago, BigFez said:

Are Geelong now considered bad enough for people to continue saying "but the Demons haven't beaten anybody yet"?

I will say yes, goes for next week too.  But we can only beat who is put in front of us.

Good win, keep them coming, bank the points.  Jack Viney underrated in Demonland.  Was super today.

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22 minutes ago, GCDee said:

Umpires and our shaky first quarter saved Geelong of a 50 point loss there. 

At the back of our minds, we knew the umpires would attempt at various times to keep Geelong in the game. No 'ifs', no 'buts' just in plain view. 

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16 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

Incredibly satisfying .

 

Am I alone in thinking Hawkin's elbow wasn't accidental?

At first glance it looked accidental: after watching it a few times, Hawkins threw his arm back at May; that's no accident. And, Hawkins has form....

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Loved the way Tracc and then Fritta in their post match interviews emphasised “team” and playing like one. It is clearly their theme this year and the results are coming as a result of it.

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Couldn't watch live; still don't trust us not to lose a game like this to those bastards.

Now watching the replay with no stress!

 

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Great team effort. Defensive work was unbelievable. Team assists unbelievable. Work rate unbelievable. All day relentless pressure unbelievable.

4 zip - just the start.

Finally reached team maturity - worth waiting for.

 

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Just now, Gorgoroth said:

I can’t agree with those thinking Hawkins meant that. That was accidental.

Onto other things I think Tmac to FB, Brown or Weid to FF.

Yep, agreed. There's no way he meant that.

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4 minutes ago, Deestroy All said:

Kozzie standing over Selwood like Ali got my blood flowing to all sorts of areas. 

That's what it reminded me of. Absolutely nailed it.

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2 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

I can’t agree with those thinking Hawkins meant that. That was accidental.

Onto other things I think Tmac to FB, Brown or Weid to FF.

doesnt matter

Criteria as I understand. Accidental doesnt come in to it   3 weeks minimum

Reckless, high and injury 

Its mandatory right??

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Our pressure and setup behind the ball was first class. We will miss May but there were signs today that we can cope. Lever, take a bow, what a game;

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The team aspect of this is the most satisfying.

Also the room for improvement with goal kicking and overhead marking.

Petracca looked back to last year form.

The defensive set-up is working well.

Hunt played his best game in a long time.

Fritta was amazing.

Max with seven clearances.

Viney was excellent.

 

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Best start since 1994. 27 years ago.
27 long years. 

I’m really happy for myself and every one of the die hard demons that have stuck with us. I know this doesn’t mean finals or a flag but we deserve to feel good tonight

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2 minutes ago, Kent said:

doesnt matter

Criteria as I understand. Accidental doesnt come in to it   3 weeks minimum

Reckless, high and injury 

Its mandatory right??

That’s correct when you choose to bump

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7 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

I can’t agree with those thinking Hawkins meant that. That was accidental.

Onto other things I think Tmac to FB, Brown or Weid to FF.

Yep just watched 3 times

Accidental after handball action 

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1 minute ago, DubDee said:

Best start since 1994. 27 years ago.
27 long years. 

I’m really happy for myself and every one of the die hard demons that have stuck with us. I know this doesn’t mean finals or a flag but we deserve to feel good tonight

Wasn't that long ago we struggled to win two or three games in a row, let alone the first four of the year.

Pity about May, hopefully it gives Petty a chance 

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4 minutes ago, HarpenDee said:

Our setup without/behind the ball is the best in the competition. 

Yep, looking good right now. Wow, what a difference from the practice match v Dogs. 

This type of system works so well when every single player performs and stays in line. I think it's finally clicked, just took a little while to settle. I wonder how much is on Goody and how much on Yze and Chocco? Probably evenly shared I'd think

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7 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

We are a much better team than we were in 2018

This is the best Melbourne team I've seen since the mid-2000s. I was too young to properly evaluate our 2000 team, but the jury's out on that as well.

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