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14 hours ago, 640MD said:

Couple of times they pointed out we had a poor game against the swans and were very lucky to win, 

I think that’s underestimating Sydney by a huge amount.   They played well,

The Swans will take the Blues to the cleaners when they meet.

"And Cripps owes us one...?"

The Australian Tax Office owes me money but theyr'e never going to pay up.

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14 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

we're a better team than the dogs and they're in for a rude shock on Sunday imo.

Sorry, but I have to disagree on this point... the Dogs are the one team I really think we’re going to struggle against. They are strong across every line and play a similar pressure game to ours. 

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2 hours ago, ProperDee said:

 

Bont is a very good player but Clarry wins a lot more hard balls and IMO therefore more damaging.

 

Bont kicks a goal every game. Clarry kicks a goal every 3rd game.

Very differnent players and surrounded by differing midfields anyway.  Appreciate them both.

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We should account for Carlton comfortably on the weekend.

As Yze said in his interview this week, they’re a good attacking team when they’re on. They’re not great defensively however. We are currently the best defensive team going around, and have a good attack too.

I felt this was a danger game coming into this week, as we’ve had some tight  matches with them in recent times. Looking at gamestyles this year though it should be a comfortable win as long as we don’t revert to the Melbourne of old and gold under pressure.

9-0!

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8 minutes ago, Demon17 said:

Bont kicks a goal every game. Clarry kicks a goal every 3rd game.

Very differnent players and surrounded by differing midfields anyway.  Appreciate them both.

Can't kick goals without the ball.  Winning the ball at contest is vastly underrated. The Bont looks great because Libba is jet. 

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2 minutes ago, Altona-demon said:

This is very much not 2019 or even 2020.  If Carlton wants to see what an accelerated trajectory looks like when a list "gels" - they are about to find out on Sunday afternoon. 

Gloves off eh Altona?  chuck some angry pills at Weid while your at it.

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12 hours ago, Chook said:

I will eat my hat if we lose this match.

Can you please organise a live stream?

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Carlton is definitely not our bogey side ffs. Theyve been under the gun all year, what difference does this week make. They havent beaten us in years.

Swans /Roos were are bogey sides. Not anymore. Observe the TV commentators on Sunday.They'll be screaming at the umps to book May or Petty even TMac.

Why wasnt the Swans player fined for head dunking Langdon.MRP is a joke same as Gilly boy.

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29 minutes ago, hardtack said:

Sorry, but I have to disagree on this point... the Dogs are the one team I really think we’re going to struggle against. They are strong across every line and play a similar pressure game to ours. 

Dogs have a much better midfield but we have a much better defence.

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6 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

Get in your hole mate, Carlton better then us, laughable

Wasn't he referring to the Doggies not Carlton

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35 minutes ago, Altona-demon said:

This is very much not 2019 or even 2020.  If Carlton wants to see what an accelerated trajectory looks like when a list "gels" - they are about to find out on Sunday afternoon. 

No it's not but they have a habit of going ok against us.

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1 hour ago, hardtack said:

the Dogs are the one team I really think we’re going to struggle against. They are strong across every line and play a similar pressure game to ours. 

They have some pretty glaring weaknesses. Their key defenders are average at best and their backline is undersized. Tom Lynch and Harry McKay exposed them badly. Their forwardline isn't great either. That said, their midfield is stacked full of goalkicking mids and is good enough to make Josh Bruce look like a capable forward, which is saying something.

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15 hours ago, Megatron said:

Apparently we are imposters at the top of the ladder ?

I don't think it's possible for that to be the case at any moment in time - IE you get there by beating who is put in front of you, however in the context of a season, that is still a distinct possiblity. #mfcss 

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13 hours ago, Mel Bourne said:

Over on the Reddit AFL forum, Carlton fans are fuming at the news today that Patrick Cripps has been playing up to his neck in painkillers due to a fractured back which he’s been nursing throughout the entire season. Not sure how a story like this going public actually affects the club’s decisions, but is it possible they will succumb to the scorn of their fans, many of whom are wondering why the club is risking serious long term injury to its biggest star, in a year where such a risk just isn’t worth it. 

When is it worth it? Cripps is 26 already and has never played a final.

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6 hours ago, ProperDee said:

The wet worries me. It killed off Fritta and Kozzie last week and I think we are much better suited to a dry track.

Carlton’s defence is not so bad. Weitering, Docherty and Saad are good players. If they bring Newman back after injury that will help too. Liam Jones is ok if he just concentrates on punching the ball away but often gets carried away with the belief that he is a footballer.
 

As an opposition coach, if you looked at a forward line containing Brown, Weideman, TMac, Fritsch, Kozzie and occasionally Trac, that’s a very serious concern. Carlton don’t have enough quality cattle to match up on all of those players who collectively are probably the most potent forward line in the comp. On Kozzie, I’d give him a few runs through the middle where it will be dryer than the flanks and pockets.
 

We’ll miss Jack Viney again unfortunately. He seems to loves these damp games at the ‘G.

Demons by 30.

We beat Richmond and Sydney in the rain. I reckon our guys love it now when it rains. They've said as much in the press.

Previously, 2018 MFC would wilt in the rain, but 2021 MFC doesn't.

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20 minutes ago, A F said:

We beat Richmond and Sydney in the rain. I reckon our guys love it now when it rains. They've said as much in the press.

Previously, 2018 MFC would wilt in the rain, but 2021 MFC doesn't.

And Geelong was a wet day too.
Probably played our best football this year in the wet.

 

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6 hours ago, BigFez said:

One thing that continues to surprise me in opposition threads is how many opposition supporters don't rate Oliver as a player.  The kid is a jet!  There are plenty who do rate him but surely it has to be unanimous to anyone that's ever seen him play.

I'm not sure what to put it down to.

Jealousy?

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Carlton can't defend and don;t appear to have the grit to grind out a win. Sydney were the hardest match we've had this year, they were hard at it and tough as, but still weren't able to crack us. There is no way we are as poor at the center bounces again and I can't see our defense being anything other than rock solid. I think we will win by 30 -40 points

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16 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

The difference between Melbourne and Carlton is about the same as the distance from here to Cairns.

(Cranking out a mighty metaphor there, and not entirely flippantly)

Do you live in Palm Cove?

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Look at the ladder... No# 1 team in the comp Vs No# 13 team in the comp... should be a clear win to the No# 1 team, as it usually is.

The weird thing, is that we're the No# 1 Team...

50+

Go Demons

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