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20 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:
21 minutes ago, demonstone said:

I remember even further back when he was in The Easybeats.  Thankfully that's not us any more.

Yes indeed 

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Produced AC/DC early stuff, too....

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This may be too much information for some but post game I stood next to Jared Rivers at the urinal surrounded by Chip Frawley, Ricky P, and J Watts who yelled out time to cancel the ski trip gents....

Just quietly, how good is Trent Rivers

I am almost 34 years old. I've gone week in, week out for 27 or 28 of those years. This might sound a bit ridiculous, but I think that was the best win I've ever seen. Not only were we 5-0 going into

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35 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

I’m still stunned, but actually realising I’m now following a serious team. We’ve all seen plenty of momentum builds and promising moments with waves of good form over the last 34 years with a couple of good September runs, but IMO not this.

This team is different seriously different and dare I say it they have a lot more improvement in the forward 50 with their finishing.

After watching the replay earlier I took the dog for a walk and on returning home had a quick chat with my neighbour ex Saint George Young, who said you don’t win flags in April, but geez they are very good. They are so hard at the contest, tackle with ferocity and just defend well all over the ground. 
 

I said I’m not getting ahead of myself(trying to be humble) and he said no mate enjoy this they are going to get better they are tough, hungry, well organised, can play have some real star quality and the core are now 100+ games in

I felt good after a chat and it wasn’t just me thinking I’d seen something different since Round 1 this year which has built

I think I said last week that I felt like I was watching some else team. The Dees don't do this. This morning I woke up and my first thought was did I dream we won? Immediately grabbed my phone to ensure it was real. strange situation we find ourselves in PSD.

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At the end of 2019 we recruited Langdon, Tomlinson to play on the wings as well as Jackson Pickett and Rivers.

There was criticism we made a mistake recruiting Tomlinson and after a few games in 2020 he was dropped but forward thinking turned him into a tall lockdown defender and the rest is history.

We may say 2019 was a poor year on the field but a great recruiting year off field.

We will never know who had the brain child move of Tomlinson but that person or persons should take a bow.

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3 hours ago, Cards13 said:

I feel dreadful this am. The Melbourne lads all pulled the pin on going to the game late on Friday so I stayed local and watched the local team play their one and only night game for the year (they got belted by 100 points). I wandered into the club rooms to watch our game, plenty of condescending Tigers fans saying they’ll run over us but we’re looking ok etc before the game. By half way through the 3rd it was jokes about the ski season being quiet this year and range rovers and never won any flags... ggeesss I enjoyed being very loud as we kept kicking goals. 
I really shouldn’t have had the CC dry on the walk home and the glass of red watching the replay though... ouch.

I'm feeling your pain Cards. I spent most of the afternoon in a sake bar in Fitzroy followed by a couple of cheeky cocktails on the way to the ground. After the game it was back to The Tippler on Wellington Parade until they shut up shop at 1am. Messy. 

As for those Richmond supporters you mention, as far as stereotypical fan profiling goes I'd sooner be known for the trappings of first world excess than their reduced cognitive ability. 

 

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1 minute ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I'm feeling your pain Cards. I spent most of the afternoon in a sake bar in Fitzroy followed by a couple of cheeky cocktails on the way to the ground. After the game it was back to The Tippler on Wellington Parade until they shut up shop at 1am. Messy. 

As for those Richmond supporters you mention, as far as stereotypical fan profiling goes I'd sooner be known for the trappings of first world excess than their reduced cognitive ability. 

 

I slapped them across the face with one of my ski gloves and muddied there utes as I sped off in my Rangey after full time. 

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1 hour ago, old dee said:

I think I said last week that I felt like I was watching some else team. The Dees don't do this. This morning I woke up and my first thought was did I dream we won? Immediately grabbed my phone to ensure it was real. strange situation we find ourselves in PSD.

So heartening to hear this from fans who obvs know the Dees inside and out. Thank you guys ❤️💙

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I saw George Young play many games at Moorabbin and VFL Park

he was a gun forward and a really nice guy

 

George is still a great guy, my oldest boy is a half decent player and George is a bit of a mentor to him, some really sound advice and just hits the kid with some good reality and perspective. Loves a beer a punt and to chat about the game

1 hour ago, binman said:

The perfect summary of where we are at. 

When did he play? I can't recall his name.

Left Subiaco for the Saints after the 72 season and they broke a big Premiership drought in 73 under Ross Smith. I asked him if he regretted missing out on a flag and he said no Saints offer was handsome set him up well and he made so many great lifelong friends.

George aLso played state cricket for WA and A grade club cricket in Vic with Carlton.  Played at St Kilda til around 79/80 and played in the inaugural state of origin game in 77.

He came back player coach for Wembley A Grade Ammos. Was involved in the footy department at West Coast for a long period when they first entered the comp

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2 hours ago, defuture15 said:

Was at the G last night and just watched the replay.

Some observations;

Gawn is currently the best player in the competition.

Dogga is Jr Max. What a future!

Going to the football is a strangely calm experience. I have been to the last 3 games and have felt that we were always going to respond and wrest control back.

Richmond are a "tough" team. They really went after Pickett physically. Didn't work tho!

The fox commentary team know very little about football and the laws of the game.

That was Channel 7 commentary, there is no Fox commentary if there is C7 available.

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1 hour ago, durango said:

At the end of 2019 we recruited Langdon, Tomlinson to play on the wings as well as Jackson Pickett and Rivers.

There was criticism we made a mistake recruiting Tomlinson and after a few games in 2020 he was dropped but forward thinking turned him into a tall lockdown defender and the rest is history.

We may say 2019 was a poor year on the field but a great recruiting year off field.

We will never know who had the brain child move of Tomlinson but that person or persons should take a bow.

Tomlinson played in just about every position on the field at GWS, many as a Centre Half back.

 

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1 hour ago, Cards13 said:

I slapped them across the face with one of my ski gloves and muddied there utes as I sped off in my Rangey after full time. 

Surely, you mean you told the driver to muddy up their car as he drove you past...

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20 minutes ago, dieter said:

Tomlinson played in just about every position on the field at GWS, many as a Centre Half back.

 

He was on the Sunday Footy Show this morning, said he spoke to Goody and said if you need someone down back he can play there. Seems like he listened to him

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4 minutes ago, Superunknown said:

Had a 22 leg multi paying 1050-1. Only missed the Richmond legs because they were so [censored] (lynch and Martin goals)

 

 

Fascinating 

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Wonder what it's going to take to get more numbers to our games.

The team literally cannot do any better or play a more attractive and hard-nosed brand of footy. 56k attendance is pretty disappointing all things considered (unbeaten, ANZAC eve, Jones 300th, our home game, Richmond being our biggest test of the year etc).  

At best the crowd was 50-50 but i think there were more Richmond supporters from what I gathered? 

Maybe i need to make peace with the fact that we will always be a small (albeit passionate) fan base. 

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5 minutes ago, piddz said:

Wonder what it's going to take to get more numbers to our games.

The team literally cannot do any better or play a more attractive and hard-nosed brand of footy. 56k attendance is pretty disappointing all things considered (unbeaten, ANZAC eve, Jones 300th, our home game, Richmond being our biggest test of the year etc).  

At best the crowd was 50-50 but i think there were more Richmond supporters from what I gathered? 

Maybe i need to make peace with the fact that we will always be a small (albeit passionate) fan base. 

We need sustained success to really bring the bigger crowds.

If you look at Jones' win loss ratio as an example, we can't really expect large crowds and membership until we're consistently winning year in year out.

It is happening now and it will be all that much sweeter for those that have endured supporting this club for the past 15 years or more.

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12 minutes ago, piddz said:

Wonder what it's going to take to get more numbers to our games.

The team literally cannot do any better or play a more attractive and hard-nosed brand of footy. 56k attendance is pretty disappointing all things considered (unbeaten, ANZAC eve, Jones 300th, our home game, Richmond being our biggest test of the year etc).  

At best the crowd was 50-50 but i think there were more Richmond supporters from what I gathered? 

Maybe i need to make peace with the fact that we will always be a small (albeit passionate) fan base. 

You do  know that it was the highest crowd for the AFL this year don't you?

In fact it was the highest crowd for a sporting event anywhere in the world. Todays ANZAC day game is now higher.

 

And at nearly $200 for a family of 5 plus transport/parking and/or something to eat and drink you are wondering why more don't go to the footy?

I can't help you.

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9 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

You do  know that it was the highest crowd for the AFL this year don't you?

Good, so it should have been. Given that list of reasons i stated that's a no brainer. Still doesn't mean there shouldn't have been an even bigger showing with nearly 30k tix still available. 

9 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

And at nearly $200 for a family of 5 plus transport/parking and/or something to eat and drink you are wondering why more don't go to the footy?

so with 45k+ members already paid up, a portion of MCC members that aren't dual members which doesn't count to that tally- the moot point that everyone needs to drop $200 to go to the footy doesn't apply here. 

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27 minutes ago, piddz said:

Wonder what it's going to take to get more numbers to our games.

The team literally cannot do any better or play a more attractive and hard-nosed brand of footy. 56k attendance is pretty disappointing all things considered (unbeaten, ANZAC eve, Jones 300th, our home game, Richmond being our biggest test of the year etc).  

At best the crowd was 50-50 but i think there were more Richmond supporters from what I gathered? 

Maybe i need to make peace with the fact that we will always be a small (albeit passionate) fan base. 

Need to keep things in perspective - until today's Collingwood Essendon game - last night was the biggest crowd since the 2019 GF.  Covid is still having an impact.  I flew down from Canberra to watch the game, but travel isn't what it was two years ago - there are a lot of reasons why it's hard to draw bigger crowds ATM - including all the contact tracing and other issues compared to just rocking up to the game and buying a ticket at the ground.  

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geez i hope burgess stays until we get a flag.. he's the one key person i've been thinking. of as we've run over teams in the past few weeks. fitness. massive. if he goes, i hope we can stick with it now!

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One of the most brutal suffocating performances I've seen from this football club in a long time. We came with a plan and executed perfectly. Out coached an all time great, stood up to every attempt of physical bullying and lastly, we tooled them in pretty much every statistic. 

The thing I still can't get my head around is the mental side, how have we managed to turn this around so quickly? I don't how how but I also don't care the fact is they have so far and I'm loving it. I am so proud of this footy club right now with the wat challenges come and we dont go to water, the keyword is 'calm'. Its about focusing on what we are right now and not what we've been, we are on the way back to where we thought we should be and the improvement has come from many areas.

Petracca is a bonafide big time player now and you can see he relishes the big stage. I did have Salem BOG personally but hardky disappointed with that choice. Tom Mcdonald's last 3 games have impressed me to no end, his work rate and ability to keep presenting is a massive part of all this. Spargo, ANB, Kozzy with their relentless 2nd, 3rd, 4th efforts. Throw Jackson into that as well, man this kid has a few clubs in the bag! Did I see a hitout from Gawn to him at one stage?

This is coming close to the best backline I've seen from Melbourne. You feel very confident when you see a high flying ball and Lever positioning under it. Tomlinson playing his role perfectly (yes I was one of his doubters), he's found j is niche. Just on that I saw him on the Sunday footy show and he's a exceptionally well spoken lad!

Hibbo tagged Dusty out of the game until his injury another great move. I thought Gawn started slow but really grew as the gane went on.

How about our 2nd 300 gamer? Has a defined job and does it well, pretty safe in the team for now I would say. I look at Jayden Hunt who was pretty much an expert in dashing and belting the cover off the ball, this guy is seriously playing to his strengths and i lpve the way he is timing his runs off the ball to get the quick handball. Bravo Jayden.

I haven't fully seen what happened yet in the Pickett scenario but free kick or not I was so proud to see our boys over there in a flash. Huge contrast to games last year where no-one got around anyone.

I could go on forever but we'll leave it at that. It's nice to have some more stable post match posts! far cry from the borderline losing my mind posts from late last season. Lid is off until tomorrow for me, going to enjoy the heck out of this for the remainder of the weekend which is T-minus something amount of hours.

Go Dees! 

 

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1 hour ago, piddz said:

Wonder what it's going to take to get more numbers to our games.

The team literally cannot do any better or play a more attractive and hard-nosed brand of footy. 56k attendance is pretty disappointing all things considered (unbeaten, ANZAC eve, Jones 300th, our home game, Richmond being our biggest test of the year etc).  

At best the crowd was 50-50 but i think there were more Richmond supporters from what I gathered? 

Maybe i need to make peace with the fact that we will always be a small (albeit passionate) fan base. 

I'm a touch disappointed too. 78,000 today when both sides were in the bottom 4. 22,000 less last night when both sides were around top 4.

Part of that will be the drop off from the rain: I'm confident people who were thinking of going, particularly those who had cashed in a $0 ticket (i.e. members) decided not to go when it rained precisely as they had to make their call. 

But only a touch disappointed. Today aside, most crowds this year have been below expectations. Whether it's the COVID effect or the AFL's woeful focus on "fan activation" with all the music etc. at games, we're not the only club struggling with attendances.

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4 minutes ago, layzie said:

I haven't fully seen what happened yet in the Pickett scenario but free kick or not I was so proud to see our boys over there in a flash. Huge contrast to games last year where no-one got around anyone.

 

I was looking down at Kossie for the full lead up to the incident. I was surprised a free wasn’t called well before it got out of hand as the umpire was looking. Basically Kossie was trying to create some leads and Mansell was pretty much retrying to rag doll him with scragging and hanging on, no matter which way Kossie tried to run. Went on for a full 20 seconds or so. Eventually Kossie just took the bait and it started.  

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1 hour ago, Rocky said:

geez i hope burgess stays until we get a flag.. he's the one key person i've been thinking. of as we've run over teams in the past few weeks. fitness. massive. if he goes, i hope we can stick with it now!

Probably worthy of it's own thread.

Who is replacing Burgess. We need that person recruited sooner than later to get a decent handover from him.

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

You do  know that it was the highest crowd for the AFL this year don't you?

In fact it was the highest crowd for a sporting event anywhere in the world. Todays ANZAC day game is now higher.

 

And at nearly $200 for a family of 5 plus transport/parking and/or something to eat and drink you are wondering why more don't go to the footy?

I can't help you.

What’s the breakdown of average group size for attendance - not all families of 5

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