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Carlton and Essendon getting pummelled in unison,  be still my beating heart.

If the AFL is serious about gambling abuse they should look at the hideous amount of gambling advertisements everywhere across all platforms they control.

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Carlton are going to seriously regret signing Williams and Saad to such big money. it's going to come back and bite them bigtime. they're no better than they were last year, just without the warchest. 

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2 hours ago, McQueen said:

 

Only if we win. 

Even more so if we lose. It makes it less critical, as we still won’t lose touch with the top 4 

1 hour ago, Deestroy All said:

I’ll play. Freo are complete garbage in Melbourne, Saints are a rabble, GWS had no one on the bench and Geelong should be 0-4. 
 

You can only beat what’s in front of you, dogs have been very impressive. 

Correct. Dogs are the best side in the competition currently and will be hard to beat this year. Their midfield is absolutely by far the best in the league. 

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27 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Even more so if we lose. It makes it less critical, as we still won’t lose touch with the top 4 

Correct. Dogs are the best side in the competition currently and will be hard to beat this year. Their midfield is absolutely by far the best in the league. 

We play Doggies, Cats and Giants all twice this season, so good opportunities to see how we’re travelling and shape our approach to September (should we be good enough to get there)...

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Just returned home from the Melb City v Melb Victory game. Is it too late to text some Essendon mates telling them City scored more goals than their team tonight?

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Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

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9 minutes ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

Concerned? I hope they surpass 186

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22 minutes ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

In 2015 Geelong were planning a big celebratory game for Corey Enright’s 300th game at the cattery against us. We were huge underdogs but beat them to spoil the party. Anything can happen but North are really bad.

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28 minutes ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow. Pre-game laps of honour for past Cats favourites coupled with the fact that they've copped some negative critique from the media this week, and of course Danger is back. North have been stiff with injuries, and a 4.40pm Sunday affair at a parochial Kardinia Park could be keeping some blokes awake tonight.

Concerned I’ll get popcorn lodged in my throat maybe. 

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2 hours ago, DubDee said:

Is Cripps really a star of the comp or just a very good player? Oliver and Trac crap all over him imo 

Needs to do what Trac did and drop weight.

Game doesn't suit the big body, in and unders.

Need endurance and agility. 

Vanders, could be the same. Drop some muscle weight, become faster and run further. 

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58 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

We play Doggies, Cats and Giants all twice this season, so good opportunities to see how we’re travelling and shape our approach to September (should we be good enough to get there)...

It is the dogs that are firing.

Already had a game against them as a practice. Hoping our brain trust figured them out. Match them up with the role players and take them apart with skill and effort.

 

 

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Now that it is just us and the Dogs on top of the ladder, the maths to secure top spot become very simple.

Melbourne 170

Hawthorn 35

Sounds good to me, but of course I'll take any old win that comes our way.

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3 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Carlton and Essendon getting pummelled in unison,  be still my beating heart.

Not to mention Saints and Pies both being pulverised 

What a beautiful sight to behold, all those being done over !!!

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6 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Just returned home from the Melb City v Melb Victory game. Is it too late to text some Essendon mates telling them City scored more goals than their team tonight?

What is going on with Victory? They are a shell of the powerhouse they once were. 6 nil and 7 nil thumpings in 2 derbies this year!!!

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I’m not a fan of discrediting the doggies, or us for that matter, based on who they have played. For starters, that West Cost game at Marvel was an epic played at a great standard.

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Carlton are treading water, going nowhere fast. They haven't haven't nailed a draft which you have to do to provide the foundations for a finals team. Ourselves, Port and Freo have gotten it right and will be at the pointy end for a few years off the back of it. I reckon they'll be ripping it all up and starting again after next season.

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57 minutes ago, Forest Demon said:

What is going on with Victory? They are a shell of the powerhouse they once were. 6 nil and 7 nil thumpings in 2 derbies this year!!!

You’d call yourself silly if you thought City would go one better than the last derby FD.

It was incredible, one team sniffed blood and went for it while the other went looking for a hole to crawl into for the rest of the season. Was trying to figure out after the game a 7-0 result is like what in AFL? The margin mentioned several posts above comes close to describing the Victory performance.

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36 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Was trying to figure out after the game a 7-0 result is like what in AFL?

A 7-0 is equivalent to 186.

I haven't been to a Victory game for a few years but there must be something rotten at the core of the club to serve up efforts like last night. 

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8 hours ago, kev martin said:

Needs to do what Trac did and drop weight.

Game doesn't suit the big body, in and unders.

Need endurance and agility. 

Vanders, could be the same. Drop some muscle weight, become faster and run further. 

Agree that would help. Although our inside mids are suffering the same way with the game style change like Viney or Clarry

i think it is highlighting his poor kicking skills even under no pressure. 

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9 hours ago, Demondan75 said:

Is anyone else feeling a bit concerned about what might happen to the Kangas tomorrow.

After multiple humiliations in the Bailey/Neeld years, I don't recall an sympathy coming our way. More like contempt and mockery. North can look after themselves ... and start planning their new accommodation in Hobart.

8 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Now that it is just us and the Dogs on top of the ladder, the maths to secure top spot become very simple.

Melbourne 170

Hawthorn 35

How do you reckon we'll go in the second half?

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Just got odds of $6 from Sportsbet for North to go winless this season, was hoping they’d gotten back to me before last week game against the Crows. I know a winless season has never happened before but there’s a first time for everything. I looked at their draw and I can’t see them beating anyone.

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8 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

I know a winless season has never happened before

It's happened 14 times in AFL/VFL history, but not since Fitzroy in 1964.

St Kilda did it three times in a row from 1897-99 and again in 1902.  That would test your resilience as a supporter!

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