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The old fella was the cause of all the trouble.

Hey mate, we won and we’re 4-0. It’s not a dream, I know it’s hard to believe. There’s no way there was 6 droppable players. Out: May In: Petty

Spargo was great. A 200IQ footballer.

18 minutes ago, demonstone said:

We won't have to worry about big Jonathon Patton - just announced his retirement from AFL.

Patton is only 27,  so not an old fella.

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2 minutes ago, demonstone said:

The old fella was the cause of all the trouble.

There goes another high draftee who did not make it.

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The Hawks had the perfect chance to go to the draft and blood quality kids to learn from Hodge, Mitchell, etc and chose not to it. Spent all draft picks on mature players. They will come to regret this in a major way. 

the impetus for their success was the draft in the first place

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1 hour ago, Deespicable said:

Yes, reading the tea leaves it sounds like there will only be one change to our 23 from last week with May and Fritter out and our 23rd man Sparrow automatically in because we don't want to alter a winning line up. That means one of Petty or Hibberd is in as are Jetta and Jordon, who have barely touched it but have played a role in the first four weeks.

It should be noted that the Dogs continue to make changes and drop players, even though they have been winning - just ask their vice-captain Mitch Wallis. Similarly Sydney brought in Buddy the other week, despite all the wins. But because it's such a shock to our system to actually win each week, our match committee is having a drunken orgy and has decided to just leave things how they are - and just have faith in  the boys that did the job the previous week.

So actually looking at ways to best cover losing our best left-foot defender and our best left-foot forward are irrelevant until we lose or we get another injury.

our match committee is having a drunken orgy and has decided to just leave things how they are - well, are we to look askingly for the best forward line in the League (in a week or two with player returns and big name recruits champing at the bit) or are we to see a static and readable team listing acting out a re-hashed style of footy? By such a time in the very near future, Fritta and May will have returned, as well. That will aid the cause: best backline, best midfield, best forward line and most unpredictable game style(s) with the most difficult number of players for opposition coaches to attempt to cover. Change and readiness is everything and it is geared to widespread (as much as possible) bigtime experience.

One man, at present is carrying the torch of enlightenment aloft most strikingly: Kozzie. A perfect example of change for the better.

 

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53 minutes ago, DubDee said:

The Hawks had the perfect chance to go to the draft and blood quality kids to learn from Hodge, Mitchell, etc and chose not to it. Spent all draft picks on mature players. They will come to regret this in a major way. 

the impetus for their success was the draft in the first place

lets not talk like we've done something. we've made the finals once in 15 years. good grief.

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7 hours ago, Deestroy All said:

In: Petty, Hibberd

out: May, Fritsch

Hunt to play Fritsch’s role. 

Hunt has been flying off HB, there is no way he is moved. 
 

 

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47 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

lets not talk like we've done something. we've made the finals once in 15 years. good grief.

 

Didn't know there was a new rule where we cant discuss other teams on this forum.

Thanks for the heads up!

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On 4/15/2021 at 5:14 PM, Nascent said:

Wonder if Chandler, Bedford or VandenBerg will come into calculations for the forward half.

vdb 🤮🤮🤮

On 4/15/2021 at 6:12 PM, Pickett2Jackson said:

Option C (which I cant take credit for)

Bring in Hibberd for May as the Hawks will likely have a small forward line,   play Petty forward

Ceglar, Kosi, TOB+ breust on the lead, yes very small 

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I can’t shake the feeling this week is a danger game, it has all the hallmarks of a team getting ahead of themselves with one eye on next week against the tigers. 

I hope whatever is going on at the club the only focus is getting the 4 points against the Hawks. Adelaide this year have shown that if you have high work ethic and belief any team can win on the day. 

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6 minutes ago, Pates said:

I can’t shake the feeling this week is a danger game, it has all the hallmarks of a team getting ahead of themselves with one eye on next week against the tigers. 

I hope whatever is going on at the club the only focus is getting the 4 points against the Hawks. Adelaide this year have shown that if you have high work ethic and belief any team can win on the day. 

i don't think the coaches / players etc. will have their eye off the current contest

but i do definitely think that the build-up for the game against geelong was clearly fairly significant and a bit of a 'pressure valve' moment; how the players respond in the wake of that and also losing the bookends between that game and this upcoming one will be telling

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What is our record for winning games when we are the clear favourite with all the ‘pundits’?
Meggs has that sinking feeling (clinically referred to as MFCSS) but geez I hope they prove me wrong this week.  

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27 minutes ago, Pates said:

I can’t shake the feeling this week is a danger game, it has all the hallmarks of a team getting ahead of themselves with one eye on next week against the tigers. 

I hope whatever is going on at the club the only focus is getting the 4 points against the Hawks. Adelaide this year have shown that if you have high work ethic and belief any team can win on the day. 

Teams like Richmond, Geelong etc we are going to win today Melbourne supporters think we will depending what team turns up today to play, hopefully we can just get used to winning and not drop games we should win.

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A bit of a prediction..... Angus Brayshaw who is finding form and fitness after an interrupted preseason to be BOG in a sterling performance that reminds everyone why he went at pick 3 in the draft.

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57 minutes ago, demon3165 said:

Teams like Richmond, Geelong etc we are going to win today Melbourne supporters think we will depending what team turns up today to play, hopefully we can just get used to winning and not drop games we should win.

It’s more that Melbourne supporters think that we should win, and that this now means we will lose badly or lose after being ahead for most of the game, and even if we do win it was not by enough and our percentage is a noose around our chances of ever having happiness.

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3 minutes ago, rpfc said:

It’s more that Melbourne supporters think that we should win, and that this now means we will lose badly or lose after being ahead for most of the game, and even if we do win it was not by enough and our percentage is a noose around our chances of ever having happiness.

Is it possible to have happiness as a MFC supporter? We have spent 55 years thoroughly invested in unhappiness.

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2 hours ago, Meggs said:

What is our record for winning games when we are the clear favourite with all the ‘pundits’?
Meggs has that sinking feeling (clinically referred to as MFCSS) but geez I hope they prove me wrong this week.  

Apparently the covid vaccine also protects against getting sick from MFCSS.

Can still get it. Just protects you from predicting losses to cellar dwellers.

 

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Preliminary Final........we owe them , big time, "baskets"

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5 hours ago, Meggs said:

What is our record for winning games when we are the clear favourite with all the ‘pundits’?
Meggs has that sinking feeling (clinically referred to as MFCSS) but geez I hope they prove me wrong this week.  

Bloody awful i would think.  Should we beat the old foe on Sunday it might well be our best for the season.  At least in a gray matter sense anyway.

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11 hours ago, binman said:

Apparently the covid vaccine also protects against getting sick from MFCSS.

Can still get it. Just protects you from predicting losses to cellar dwellers.

 

I would love to be able to get one binman. I am in1b but my clinic tells me not to get excited before June/ July. My best hope is that a lot of people get scared off. I would have two if I thought it would prevent MFCSS!

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