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1 minute ago, norwood_demon said:

Please get Melksham out of this side. What is Godwin's fascination there?

Dude you must be watching a different game. Was excellent tonight.

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When you win a loose ball and look up and some weird 5ft kid named Charlie Spargo is on your case: 

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4 minutes ago, norwood_demon said:

Please get Melksham out of this side. What is Godwin's fascination there?

What is this fascination with Melksham? He was more than serviceable.

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You can't be someone who was upset during the Gameday thread and not be in here in raptures with that win. We dug deep when we needed to and although we didn't cash in on our dominance in the middle two quarters as much as we should have, we remained really tough to play against and put Sydney, a top 4 side, off their game.

They lifted immensely from when we hit the 22 point margin. They moved it quicker, took us on more directly, and opened up the ground more. But despite everything they threw at us, they didn't get in front. Which means that's 8 straight games in which we have not been behind at any stage in the fourth quarter (although that was the first fourth quarter we've lost).

Oliver and TMac were the big stars. I thought Harmes was poor early but his fourth quarter was really good. Brown's first half was really important, and as TMac said in the post-match interview the two of them were more in sync tonight than last week. May good on Buddy but I reckon he was clearly unfit. Also loved Rivers' game.

Petty struggled but IMO we have to keep playing him to work on that synergy with Lever and May.

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12 minutes ago, P-man said:

If there’s a better sight in football than Ronald Dale Barassi singing Grand Old Flag then I don’t need to know about it.

Neal daniher in the crowd tonight wearing a Melbourne scarf was great to see

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Our defence is so solid - never been so confident in our ability to shut out a game, and Swans goals required some creativity or above average finishing. If teams bomb it into our backline they won’t win. 
 

Clayton O has always been special but tonight was amazing, breaking tackles like Judd at his peak. Not sure what’s up with Brayshaw, this week and last he’s panicking or not clean. He’s getting in the right spots but it’s not working for him. Really happy to see Harmes back to his best and thankfully not kicking too much. His running and grunt was awesome. 
 

Sydney so impressive around the ball, well coached, good team. This is up there with the cats and tigers win.

Go Dees!! 

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18 minutes ago, FarNorthernD said:

And currently 2 games clear with the Bulldogs playing tomorrow 

Yes and if we play. Expecting to win Carlton  will lead at 3/4 time and we won’t get up. Need to concentrate against a lousy  side next week!

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Seeing Barass on the big screen singing the theme song brought a tear to my eye.  For those like me, who are over 60, I'll take this anytime......Ugly win or not.

But geez, there are some of you on here that need to take a chill bill and FFS calm down.  If I relied on this site for updates, I would have thought we were getting belted.  We would have lost a game like this last year.

The one I really want is next week..... please... we used to be the Carltank's biartch.  Time to give it back big time.

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a good win, if we could only improve on our kicking efficiency, we would be so better. i hope there boys are hungry enough to want to stay on top of the ladder and come out again week after week with that hunger. Demons sides of old often got complacent especially when playing some of the lower sides.

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11 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

They played well

You should recalibrate your expectations

Anb was just ok but geez if u reckon gus and hunt played ok then you have zero expectations.

We won that game off May...Tmac and Oliver.

 

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