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Do i trust them to win every game? No because its not possible

Do i trust them to deliver a proper performance after the bye against Essendon? Yes

If we deliver a consecutive poor performance i'll start to worry

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I'm sorry, but this thread promotes mistrust; therefore it's negative to our cause.

We've got a great team with gun players, we should be backing them all the way to the flag!!

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Yes I trust them to try their best.  Not convinced about top four given last of the draw

 

West Coast at West coast   NO

Geelong at Geelong               NO

Port  at Adelaide                 NO                  so need to win    what 4 -  5 more to make top 4      9 games        left   minus the 3 we never win    leaves  6  games  (must win 4 out of 6  or one against the odds)          close call     loose to the bummers and looks a bit bleak. 

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I still go into every game not knowing which MFC will turn up, I hope that the contested team that we have shown most of this year turns up each week, but I have no confidence that it will.  

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1 hour ago, red&blue1982 said:

I'm sorry, but this thread promotes mistrust; therefore it's negative to our cause.

We've got a great team with gun players, we should be backing them all the way to the flag!!

I take issue with the word “trust” in this thread. It implies the team have a choice in whether or not to disappoint us. I think the question “do you have faith in Melbourne?” is apt. Faith is a belief that is often not based on proof. Therefore it’s more fitting. 

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Yesterday was a significant dent in any faith/trust we had been building with the playing group.

The way Collingwood pulled us apart made a lot of our blokes look very ordinary

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This year is the first time that I've trusted the team in over ten years.  The Collingwood game changes nothing for me.  Some days I go to work and I'm flat for some reason. We all do.  Why should footballers be any different?

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56 minutes ago, one_demon said:

This year is the first time that I've trusted the team in over ten years.  The Collingwood game changes nothing for me.  Some days I go to work and I'm flat for some reason. We all do.  Why should footballers be any different?

It's just the sort of game that clubs with a history of poor mental attitude lose. Que the MFC.

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On one hand we dropped two games which screams typical Melbourne but on the other we dismantled Geelong & Richmond then the Bulldogs & Lions in consecutive weeks. It could also be argued the later games were done playing one short. The most frustrating thing is we were two games in the top two. In the run home we still have Port, West Coast & Geelong all away. 

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We need to get our head around the fact that we will lose more games in teh run to the finals.. its going to happen, Bombers might beat us.. its incredibly even comp.. that is why 11-2 is an amazing place to be at the break.

I trust us, i think we had a bad day, our worst for the year easily.. but its going to happen, all key players were down at the same time. 

Its a good reset, i think they need a break mentally as much as physically, we are a team that has suffered badly from expectation in the past, we have carried that burden every match, 2 intense Friday night build ups, big wins, there is a let down factor in all of that, freshen up, probably time to reset. 

 

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I don't trust them at all. Why would we trust them? Because we lost to Adelaide, we lost to Collingwood and were losing at half time to North fricken Melbourne. And the lack of defensive pressure in those games was highly concerning. And we've repeated it 3 times.  a 50 point loss to Essendon coming up unless our leaders decide to pull their fingers out of you know where and play good, accountable footy. 
 

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I have faith that we're on the right track and I trust that we will get better but I think that game showed our overall maturity level is not there yet. Despite us being poor there was a point in the last where we could have taken that game. Max and Fritsch not going for the mark (surprised nobody has mentioned this) Kozzy burning team mates and going the dribble were 2 easy goal chances missed and I'm pretty sure there were other reasonably easy chances in the last that we failed to convert. The second half comeback v Brizzie was super important and leading into the break I thought this game was equally important for us. Back up the 2 previous wins and, show our ability to deal with a struggling side. We had to go 1 more time but unfortunately the mindset wasn't there. We'll improve mentally as we mature, I'm not sure this year we'll be mentally tough enough to win it but barring a NM like disaster we will be getting finals experience and we will keep improving.

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