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9 hours ago, Garbo said:

Heard Gawn say much in an interview this year that the team got ahead of them self leading into those games and didn’t treat them with the respect they deserved, might be a bit of revisionism on his part but still interesting that’s how they see it now.

Can't full accept that explanation it is very damming thinking it was a combo of mine and maybe a Bit  of his. 

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9 hours ago, GonetoCA said:

Ever since 2017, the glaring risk for Melbourne has been the lack of an option if Gawn goes down injured. We cobbled together a response that year, but it arguably cost us a finals spot. In four seasons since, we still have not got a ruckman who can step up and do the job if Gawn gets a long-term injury. Jackson is too young to take this role on long-term, and who else is there? We would end up robbing the forward line Peter to pay the midfield Paul, again.

That's why we recruited Majak Daw !!!

Jacko can do 40% of ruck. 

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Expecting a mid season drop off like we did in 2018 - (Pies, Port and Saints losses in June 2018).

But the big difference is this year we’ve banked far more wins than we did in 2018 which puts us well in the frame for a top 4 finish.

The club has shown far too much in the first few weeks to throw it all away like North did in 2016. There appears to be a massive  emphasis and a premium placed on defence, unselfishness, and being mentally in the game for 4 quarters. Characteristics that describe the best sides and certainly not the MFC of the modern era.

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7 hours ago, Paulo said:

If we were to rest players, would it make sense to rest them for long interstate trips 

R12   v  Brisbane     traeger park  nt

R19  v  gold Coast   metricon  qld

R21  v  West Coast   optus  wa

Big game against the blue baggers this week 

I don't reckon they will want rest anyone late in tbe season. They will want their best 22 playing together coming into the finals.

Round 12 in the nt is in that group of round 11-14 and base so maybe for that one.

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3 hours ago, 58er said:

That's why we recruited Majak Daw !!!

Jacko can do 40% of ruck. 

And why we recruited preuss and had him on our list for two years, used our first pick (that we traded up for) in 2019 on a ruckman and are developing bradkte.

Not sure where CA is but perhaps it somewhere where it is not possible to keep up with what the dees are up to.

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On 5/11/2021 at 1:08 PM, Pollyanna said:

https://live.squiggle.com.au/ - click on Forecast at the top

Squiggle currently has us beating Port in the Qualifying final, Geelong by a point in the Prelim and losing to the Dogs by 3pts in the GF.

 

We'll lose 50% of our membership base through aneurysms if that plays out. 

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On 5/11/2021 at 1:38 PM, Pollyanna said:

https://live.squiggle.com.au/ - click on Forecast at the top

Squiggle currently has us beating Port in the Qualifying final, Geelong by a point in the Prelim and losing to the Dogs by 3pts in the GF.

 

I never liked that pointy nosed bastard

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Our fixture post-bye is tough. After the Essendon-GWS fortnight, every second week is an away game on the road, and that span includes Port Adelaide (away), the Dogs, West Coast (away) and Geelong (in Geelong).

If we're getting some Friday night games in that run we'll also likely be having some six or even five day breaks.

Indeed, you can break our final 14 games down into two halves, with the next seven being relatively "easier" games (Carlton, Adelaide, Dogs, Brisbane, Collingwood, Essendon, GWS) as compared to the final seven (Port, Hawthorn, GC, Dogs, West Coast, Adelaide, Geelong). The more we can bank in the first seven, the better placed we'll be to hold our top 2/4/6 spot through the final seven.

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