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2 hours ago, Superunknown said:

Hawthorn paying juicy odds. I have a feeling it might be worth a swing.

Nice way to soften the blow if we get rolled.

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2 hours ago, Kent said:

Anybody else super impressed with levers' on field and individualised leadership after May went down?

I was amazed and very proud Lever is a fantastic addition to our future

The extra coin he earns and the 2 first rounders we used ARE the price of TEAM leadership on top of his ability.

Same as for Maysie.
Leadership Really Is priceless and both Trades are Giving us back in spades with our team defence ethos.

All players are now looking team first and look how the side  is performing together.

Helps add also when your top players are week after week performing up to their ability.
 

Also helps when you have 6/8 top liners who are genuine impact players who change the results of games when they perform at a top level.

Hence the dilemma in Coaches votes and our top 6 in Demonland! 

 

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38 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

I'm guilty of both these errors, but which is worse? Jordan for Jordon? or Swallow for Sparrow?

Jordan, for sure.

Nothing wrong with calling Swallow Sparrow!

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2 hours ago, Neil Crompton said:

Dear Mr Webber, on behalf of Demonstone, it's Jordon, not Jordan.

Yep, my bad.

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50 minutes ago, binman said:

Jordan, for sure.

Nothing wrong with calling Swallow Sparrow!

Yes look apart from some key distinctions such as:

• Sparrow belongs to the Family: Passeridae while swallows are members of the Family: Hirundinidae.

• Taxonomic diversity is much higher in sparrows than in swallows.

• Swallows are bigger and heavier than sparrows.

• Sparrows have a stocky body while swallows have an elongated body.

• Swallows make mud nests, but sparrows never use mud.

• Swallows usually fly around water bodies whereas sparrows prefer to fly around terrestrial ecosystems.

• Wings are characteristically elongated in swallows but not in sparrows.

Once upon a time a Swallow at the dees might have been a nice edition but I'm quite happy with our Sparrow especially if he has higher taxonomic diversity.

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7 minutes ago, Yung Blood said:

Yes look apart from some key distinctions such as:

• Sparrow belongs to the Family: Passeridae while swallows are members of the Family: Hirundinidae.

• Taxonomic diversity is much higher in sparrows than in swallows.

• Swallows are bigger and heavier than sparrows.

• Sparrows have a stocky body while swallows have an elongated body.

• Swallows make mud nests, but sparrows never use mud.

• Swallows usually fly around water bodies whereas sparrows prefer to fly around terrestrial ecosystems.

• Wings are characteristically elongated in swallows but not in sparrows.

Once upon a time a Swallow at the dees might have been a nice edition but I'm quite happy with our Sparrow especially if he has higher taxonomic diversity.

Carlton Draft makes a good swallow.

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23 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Are we talking African swallows or European swallows here?

How many coconuts could they carry?

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9 hours ago, BigFez said:

Completely staggering the confidence of a decent proportion of Hawks supporters on their board.  They are sitting second last, and are playing against a team who is flying, but are still confident of a win.  Their prolonged recent periods of success must've given them all a case of HFCSS, which is the exact opposite of MFCSS.

Well I reckon it is a bit of a danger game for us. We would’ve been up for the Cats game (and given our 4 quarter effort we were), throw in that our general down back is out with a fractured eye socket and that ANZAC Eve might be on the minds of some players.........not as confident this week as I was against the Cats.

If we mean business this year we will beat the dorks, but we need to start well to shut their deluded fans up and stifle any sniff of them getting a run on.

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On 4/13/2021 at 6:13 PM, leave it to deever said:

Just wondering if anyone thinks Will b.brown be introduced before Weid and does anyone think it will happen in the tigers game?

anyone who thinks BBB is not in our best 22 as a walk up is kidding themselves. he could still kick 60 goals this season, two injuries in an 8 year career doesnt make u injury prone. and yes, i believe he'll get up for the tiges

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7 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Well I reckon it is a bit of a danger game for us. We would’ve been up for the Cats game (and given our 4 quarter effort we were), throw in that our general down back is out with a fractured eye socket and that ANZAC Eve might be on the minds of some players.........not as confident this week as I was against the Cats.

If we mean business this year we will beat the dorks, but we need to start well to shut their deluded fans up and stifle any sniff of them getting a run on.

Definitely agree this is a danger game.  A real test of the maturity we have heard the players mention.  This is a textbook game for the old MFC to drop, see Fremantle and Sydney last year.  Hopefully the new MFC can take care of the lesser teams without fuss.

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2 hours ago, BigFez said:

Definitely agree this is a danger game.  A real test of the maturity we have heard the players mention.  This is a textbook game for the old MFC to drop, see Fremantle and Sydney last year.  Hopefully the new MFC can take care of the lesser teams without fuss.

This is a huge test for the maturity of the team, we have been guilty of drinking our own bathwater in previous seasons but a loss to the Hawks this week then coming up against the reigning premiers we could be looking at 4-2 very quickly and back into the pack. Ultimately what is getting us wins is pure hard work and working for each other. If we continue that attitude we will get more wins than losses.

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17 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Carlton Draft makes a good swallow.

That’s liable. 

Little birdy told me that...

 

No but seriously, Carlton Draught is awful...

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7 hours ago, Pates said:

This is a huge test for the maturity of the team, we have been guilty of drinking our own bathwater in previous seasons but a loss to the Hawks this week then coming up against the reigning premiers we could be looking at 4-2 very quickly and back into the pack. Ultimately what is getting us wins is pure hard work and working for each other. If we continue that attitude we will get more wins than losses.

I think we will get the job done.

May out us big, but we still held off the cats without him.

Our midfield is simply dominating as is Max.

Tmac is in good form as is Fritta. Kozzie to get a few more. Jackson to have a big game and its all over.

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13 hours ago, Turner said:

anyone who thinks BBB is not in our best 22 as a walk up is kidding themselves. he could still kick 60 goals this season, two injuries in an 8 year career doesnt make u injury prone. and yes, i believe he'll get up for the tiges

I agree. I think he will be selected for the tigers game. Nice spanner in the works for richmond.

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1 hour ago, leave it to deever said:

Thinking about the tigers game...not happy that we get 6 days off to their 8.?

I think we have been on the favouring end for most rounds this year, so was bound to turn at some time. See what happens!

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3 minutes ago, binman said:

Any idea who was injured?

Could be a sore player, giving consideration to list management and the shorter turnaround against the Tigers 6 v 8 day break

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With Fritsch out.

I wonder do they bring in a tall like Mitch Brown?

Or perhaps just go with Sparrow as the replacement and play Melksham deeper (I think this the most likely). 

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