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18 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

The Tigers are weak. They will always be the rabble we know and love who were in the wilderness with us for 40 years. I don't care what anyone says.

I don't rate any of their three flags especially last years Covid circus flag.

I don't rate their 2017 flag either where they beat a rubbish robotic Adelaide team.

And I don't rate their 2019 flag where they beat the fake soulless GWS with all of their 11 fans cheering them on.

I don't rate Richmond.  Never have and never will.  Hardwick is the 2nd worst premiership coach ever (2nd only to Chris Scott).

Lets end their fake little dynasty and make them 'The Tigers of old' again.

You must spend a fortune on hallucinogens.

 

 

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1 hour ago, leave it to deever said:

I just dont get Melk and Fritta together.

Its too short.

Yea ..Fritta if fit is a lock.

Not only are we too short but Melk has played 2 games this year.

One poor and one just above average.

Wied and Bbb with ten goals are not rewarded.

I just dont get the Jake love.

 

I hear ya LITB and I agree to some extent.  But Melk isnt keeping Brown/Weed out.  LJ and T Mac are and they are performing very well. If we go LJ, T Mac plus another tall, I reckon we think the tiges will run us off our feet

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21 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

I was looking at some stats and although Luke Jackson is doing a great job in the ruck as a ff has kicked one goal for five games.

Is this accurate and is it enough?

He is getting the ball to ground and helping Max win games but at this rate will be lucky to kick five goals for the year if he plays a full season.

Needs to hit the scoreboard a lot more.

His two handed tap to Trac for a goal was sublime.  Whilst he does this work of contesting and being a linking midfield type as well as chopping out max, he is worth his weight in gold.  LJ is not judged on goals, but he will get a bag at some point soon.

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38 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

So, a few of my takes are:

The claws out for Melksham this week are pretty harsh.  Bloke kicked 2.5 pretty good goals and setup the game turning Max bomb last week.  Yes that's similar to M.Brown, but Milkshake has a bigger upside and is better embedded in the side;

I have a bit of a set against melk as a result of my frustration and disappointment with his attitude and lack of leadership last year.

But you're right. He was pretty good.

His kicking is elite. His kick to jones in the corridor (bad miss by Jones, but he looked a bit proppy), the one to max and the brilliant kick to tracc that set up the tmac goal in the square all showed that.

And the goal he kicked at the punt road end on his left after the give from tracc was first cladd

Kicking is our major weakness. He really needs to be in the side.

I just hope he brings the forward pressure each week. He was just ok in that area against the hawks. As a seasoned veteran he needs to put his body on the line more.

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9 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

Is it a case of the selection panel rating Richmond’s ability to defend tall forwards better than defending a small forwards? I like the selection. Bring in BB and/or Weid next week when we can afford to experiment 

Possibly or back to my conspiracy theory that Goody is holding a card up his sleeve.

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45 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

The Tigers are weak. They will always be the rabble we know and love who were in the wilderness with us for 40 years. I don't care what anyone says.

I don't rate any of their three flags especially last years Covid circus flag.

I don't rate their 2017 flag either where they beat a rubbish robotic Adelaide team.

And I don't rate their 2019 flag where they beat the fake soulless GWS with all of their 11 fans cheering them on.

I don't rate Richmond.  Never have and never will.  Hardwick is the 2nd worst premiership coach ever (2nd only to Chris Scott).

Lets end their fake little dynasty and make them 'The Tigers of old' again.

I appreciate the sentiment. I was pondering this the other day when thinking about who Richmond have beaten in each of their flags and none of them seemed like hardened finals campaigners or former champions. But I supposed that’s just the way it is when you are at the top of the pile. Certainly the Dogs flag in 2016 seemed more meritorious given they had to go via Perth and beat the previous champions just to get to the prelim.   

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57 minutes ago, binman said:

I have a bit of a set against melk as a result of my frustration and disappointment with his attitude and lack of leadership last year.

But you're right. He was pretty good.

His kicking is elite. His kick to jones in the corridor (bad miss by Jones, but he looked a bit proppy), the one to max and the brilliant kick to tracc that set up the tmac goal in the square all showed that.

And the goal he kicked at the punt road end on his left after the give from tracc was first cladd

Kicking is our major weakness. He really needs to be in the side.

I just hope he brings the forward pressure each week. He was just ok in that area against the hawks. As a seasoned veteran he needs to put his body on the line more.

He needs to tackle more instead of doing that half bump half tackle thing he has got in a habit of. 

His skills are great and make us a better team , he just needs a basic re-set on defensive effort

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7 minutes ago, The Swimming Dee said:

He needs to tackle more instead of doing that half bump half tackle thing he has got in a habit of. 

His skills are great and make us a better team , he just needs a basic re-set on defensive effort

Hope hes watching tonights game.

Dogs showing how to keep it locked in.

But yes his tackling count is usually low.

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1 hour ago, leave it to deever said:

I was looking at some stats and although Luke Jackson is doing a great job in the ruck as a ff has kicked one goal for five games.

Is this accurate and is it enough?

He is getting the ball to ground and helping Max win games but at this rate will be lucky to kick five goals for the year if he plays a full season.

Needs to hit the scoreboard a lot more.

Cleary not a fwd....

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2 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

IN MY VIEW  Fritsch will be a late scratch and Weid will play.

I agree, I doubt he’s really ready, training would have had an impact on recovery 

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May’s speedy recovery and brave return to the field of battle, after  what initially appeared to be a horrendous injury. Shows he is (or has) a tough ‘mug’ with gritty determination to boot. Ditto Bayley Fritsch. After a belated viewing of the Casey v Box Hill VFL match. Where a number of contenders for AFL spots displayed their impressive credentials. TC are spruiking Kade Chandler after his performance as the one to watch. Definitely short listed here for team selection when an opportunity arises.

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17 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

Great that we have a third version of the actual word rapt.  I was getting bored with wrapped.  

In my defence, I did point out the “drunk” bit. 

Some of us are having a Friday night, Teach. 
 

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8 minutes ago, Mel Bourne said:

In my defence, I did point out the “drunk” bit. 

Some of us are having a Friday night, Teach. 
 

You know what they say about the French.....

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I am not surprised that Weid and BBB didn’t get a gig this week. I watched the game against Box Hill and thought BBB looked rusty and the Weid got a few softies. Win or lose this week, we should get a bucketload of ”learnings”, with a pretty soft draw to follow to ease the big boys back into the side. No flags awarded in April to my knowledge.

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4 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

How good is that back 6 with May back in, how good is it I say.. and thats with Hibbo on the pine too.

 

Great mixture of intercept marking and ability to line break. Even though he struggled at times last week, Rivers is usually an excellent decision maker to go with Salem and May's kicking. There's great balance back there.

The forwardline looks pretty balanced to me too. It's all about work rate, bringing the tackle pressure and nailing our chances when they come. Do that and we're a chance.

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My lord, we slate opposition supporters but we are blessed with some absolute gob****es of our own on here.

3 out of 4 flags not rated

Lets drop a club stalwart and list favourite for his 300th

Not to mention the basic lack of understanding team set ups and structures

Demonland is very much comic genius

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Thrilled with the selections. past MFC teams would have made wholesale changes, jumped on bringing the big guns in and upset the balance. 

we've opted for 2 genuine upgrades and bought in 2 absolute guns. bring on the Tigers. they'll be bloody hard to beat on the big stage, but i think we're a bloody good side this year, so game on. 

as other have mentioned. so happy for T'Mac. he's playing his role perfectly and i can't help but feel like a bag is coming. he's getting his hands to a lot and just not quite clunking them, but i reckon it's coming. same with Jackson.

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