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26 minutes ago, siam juntaRus said:

Melb v Carl still scheduled for TV graveyard shift.  Potentially the game of the Round.  Junkyard Ess v Freo game  still prime slot at Marvel.

AFL cant change it?

Huh?  We are in the Sunday FTA slot, the other game is the junk slot

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2 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Liam Jones has played 150 games of AFL footy…. Lols!!!!

He was very ordinary at the Dogs but he's re-invented himself at Carlton and is a very decent key back.  A good team with Weitering.

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9 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

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

The line with the bookies is instructive. +24.5 Carlton 1.90.

$3.00 MFC at -38.5

$7 for -60.5....

$4 for -47.5

 

 

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5 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

A drunk Sydney supporter also yelled this out after the siren went at the G on Saturday night.

I don't get it. How can you be lucky to win a game of footy when you're leading for 85% of the game.

 

Sydney was not prepared to attack the game, they used too many tags, not many teams are brave enough to take us on, teams don't know who to tag, tag tracc and Oliver will run amok, tag Oliver and tracc has a game like he did against Richmond, if Carlton try a shoot out we will blitz them, not many team's can score over  a hundred points and keep the opposition to under 70 points, we are 1 of those teams.

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3 hours 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.

The dogs need the Bont to kick goals we don't need Oliver to kick goals to win. Anyway tracc is our Bont, Oliver is their liba

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What they are saying at Royal Parade - has anyone mentioned if they have some George Harris chop sticks or a wobble board?

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18 hours ago, binman said:

They're good enough.

And I think they will if we dont bring our benchmark level of  pressure 

Agreed. Very worried about this game.

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1 hour ago, In Harmes Way said:

Do you live in Palm Cove?

Sydney, but it is interesting to notice that in my mind when I'm on Demonland I am back in Melbourne. Mentally, for me, this conversation is taking place in Melbourne.

Talk about virtual communities - there's a Ph.D in this.

Cairns is strictly metaphorical.  As in, "I hope this club never makes a trip like that again."

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18 hours ago, Nasher said:

It wasn’t analysis, it was supporter bluster. I don’t mind buying in to the banter every now and again.

We should still have their measure, but of course we’re beatable and they’re good enough if they bring it. No point letting them read that though ?

Love it, Nasher. We deserve to be able to rip the lid off now and then.

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7 hours ago, faultydet said:

Doesn't kick goals. In fact he freezes like a deer in headlights when taking a set shot. It's embarrassing.

His best work is the clearance from a lightning fast handball. Not the laser kick to a leading forward that gets everyone's attention.

He was the perfect pickup for us because he filled a hole in the center with rare skills. Would take him over just about anyone else in the comp, Trac included.

 

 

 

High up in coaches’ award.
Goodwin’s votes aside, guess the other eight know footy

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40 minutes ago, A F said:

Agreed. Very worried about this game.

I'm worried to the extent I'm worried about every game.

If we turn up like the 1st half vs North we will lose.

If we bring the defensive structure and system we've applied most of the year we will strangle them. Still yet to concede more than 73 points in a game.

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19 hours ago, JTR said:

https://www.carltonsc.com/index.php?topic=5505.0

"I think we can beat Melbourne, more on the law of averages, they are due for a loss and just fell in for a win vs the Swans IMO.
Brown and McDonald wont present the same problems as Bruce and Naughton plus Oliver is only half the player the Bont is and Cripps owes us a big one. Blues by 16 points, not because we are great but more because Melbourne are getting ahead of themselves, due for a loss and we can defend them better IMO"

Even their Forums are pathetic!!

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2 hours 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.

Agree to a certain extent. Just don’t think that it helps tall forwards and we have a few of ‘em. He might have had an off day but Kozzie looked like he was playing on ice against Sydney.

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There's a reason why the best teams tend to at, or near, the top in terms of least scores against. It's because strong defence is far more consistent than strong offense. Defences are systematic, so a good team can rely on their defence even when they aren't playing well. The best offenses can blow teams off the park in a matter of minutes, but it's much harder to rely on attacking brilliance, especially when the pressure of finals steps up.

I think we win this comfortably because Carlton hasn't demonstrated the ability to defend well when they aren't playing well. They can stay with us for long periods of time, as most teams will, but they've gone to water defensively for periods in each game they've played and let through multiple consecutive goals. Given that we are unlikely to do that, we will probably win by the number of goals that we kick when Carlton have their defensive lapse. But footy can be a funny game sometimes.

 

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2 hours ago, siam juntaRus said:

Melb v Carl still scheduled for TV graveyard shift.  Potentially the game of the Round.  Junkyard Ess v Freo game  still prime slot at Marvel.

AFL cant change it?

Not sure about that, 2nd plays 3rd on Saturday night. 1st vs 13th ain't game of the round. 

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47 minutes ago, Doug Reemer said:

Even their Forums are pathetic!!

“Cripps owes us a big one”

Really??? I hate this cavalier attitude. 

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David Teague just walked past me during school pickup this afternoon. Snuck in a sneaky "Go Dees" and the smirk on his face changed into a look of worry and sorrow. He knows what's coming this weekend.

Dees by 6 goals.

 

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7 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

They had a hard tag on Pickett.. had nothing to do with the wet.

Yep, saw him lots of times just trying to get a run at the ball and just being scragged.

He did alright last week and he'll learn to beat those tags. He's just too good 

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3 hours ago, siam juntaRus said:

Melb v Carl still scheduled for TV graveyard shift.  Potentially the game of the Round.  Junkyard Ess v Freo game  still prime slot at Marvel.

AFL cant change it?

1.10 is not a prime spot

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2 hours ago, Pollyanna said:

He was very ordinary at the Dogs but he's re-invented himself at Carlton and is a very decent key back.  A good team with Weitering.

He’s an average player at best, his strength is one on one contests otherwise he’s terrible. 

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2 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

He’s an average player at best, his strength is one on one contests otherwise he’s terrible. 

That's a pretty handy one wood for a KPB.

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

The dogs need the Bont to kick goals we don't need Oliver to kick goals to win. Anyway tracc is our Bont, Oliver is their liba

Very good point re bont.  Interesting libba also only kicks a goal every 3rd game and more handballs than kicks.

 But clarry is way more handsome.

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