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Look if you said at the start of the year we would start 9-0 we would never have believed it. We are still in the top 2. 

Let's face it we haven't played great the last few weeks. This is a reality check & a typical Melbourne loss. 

Just so many players down today & out if form. 

Dumb things were done at dumb times. I hope goody shows them the last 7 minutes to highlight our errors. Top teams don't give up those leads. 

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Be interesting to see how they respond.  Our defence was terrible today and forwards no where good enough.  Oliver was brilliant as was Petracca but the rest were missing.

It is a loss we had to have. 

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2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Thank you! I couldn’t agree more. I’m literally gutted. So your suggestion is a great one. But personally I’m gonna need a little more than an hour. ?

I wish I could be angry. Being disappointed is so much harder. 

If you were literally gutted, wouldn’t you be dead? ?

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24 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Premiership contenders don't lose to teams like Adelaide.    We might make a prelim but we wont win the flag.

The  Dogs and Lions will beat us the next two weeks.

 

??‍♂️How enlightening.  You should write taro cards 

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If it was a win, as it should’ve been with the two bottled calls at the death, there would be more focus on how we were able to rally in the second half. We adjusted to block up the corridor and our intensity noticeably lifted.

I’m not convinced Brown would’ve made much difference either. Our forwards struggled to get isolation all night and bombing it on his head would not have suited him.

Crows to their credit were terrific and deserved the win.

We lost but it can serve as an important lesson and could be a good kick up the backside before facing two of the best teams in it.

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The regrettable truth is that umpires are human. Many of them simply can’t avoid letting the crowd influence their decisions, and it’s on the AFL to create better standards of umpiring by selecting those who can reliably arbitrate with balance regardless of the context. “The loss we had to have”, “didn’t play well”, “missed too many opportunities”, all of that is true. The greater truth, and it is objectively unavoidable, is that bad umpiring determined the result of that game. Given that every team cops it over a long enough timeline, we of course  have to just suck it up. None of which changes the fact that umpiring standards are the biggest, most disappointing blight on Australian Football, no less than at the highest level. 

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Tex Walker is a [censored], and not because he kicked that goal. 

He snipes off the ball, dump tackles oliver's head into the ground, whinges to the umps constantly. 

I wish Steve would have given him the buddy treatment and put him in his place. 

 

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And now the infighting is gonna start. Boy, Dees fans turn on each other in a heartbeat. There’s gonna be ppl snapping at each other, and bagging the team mercilessly is something else I just can’t abide by. So I’m just gonna excuse myself now. ‘Night all. ❤️?I’m sorry but I needed to say that. Probs should’ve said it in a nicer way. I think I need to lie down for a bit. Or maybe a stiff drink. Or maybe both. ?

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well our winning streak had to come to an end in typical melbourne style against a bottom side. i think our team sometimes get ahead of themselves and take bottom sides to lightly, as they usually the ones that roll us first.  Missed Salem, jetta while i love the guy and what he has given the club he is a close down players and not a distributor like salem, probably not the best choice for tonight. But it is what it is, umpiring was not great, but the crows should not have been anywhere near as close to us. our kicking for goal is still poor at times. it cost again tonight. some of the selflessness that we have seen in previous weeks was not as evident this week. Hopefully this will bring the best out of the players in the next few weeks.

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Congrats to Adelaide, they were hungry and could have thrown in the towel after going 16 points down, although I think the umpires ultimately got them over the line.

The late exclusion of Salem affected our backline organisation and connection with our midfield. May and Hibbo were off and Nev no longer appears up to the speed and intensity of AFL football. 

Delivery into the forward line didn't give our key forwards much hope of getting into the game and once on the deck our we lacked forward pressure. 

Clarrie played a brilliant game of football, clearly BOG.

Our skills were off and not always due to the Crows pressure. There were numerous instances where a simple handball would have landed us in attacking positions but missed targets or fumbles meant we couldn't take advantage of our clearance work.

Whilst it's not the end of the world, my inner alarm bells are ringing with two tough games coming up. We could lose both, which makes this loss very disappointing.

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After all the years of watching the team get robbed by the feral crowds in Adelaide influencing the umpires you would think I am immune to the rubbish and humiliation I have witnessed. 

NO I AM NOT. ??

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I’d just like the AFL world to acknowledge that Clarry is the best in the business. Beat his career best for contested possessions, 27. Way more than anyone else on the park tonight

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If we were told we would be 9-1 at the start of the year we would have taken it. We haven’t played well since the tigers game so hopefully this shocks us into form. It’s not the end of the world... not yet anyway ?

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25 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Was a great game pity we had to lose ?

Pretty much sums it up. Crows played really well and they are not the crap team of the first few weeks.

But gee that non-deliberate in the last 40sec was a howler but he umpires after the one from spargo, hopefully its raised by the club for "clarification" for future games.

 

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9 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

If you were literally gutted, wouldn’t you be dead? ?

How do you know I’m not?

Does dead on the inside count?

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10 minutes ago, Mickey said:

Fritta's non-goal just summed up a [censored] day at the office.

People will want the Weid dropped but for me Fritsch should be the one to make way. He's been poor since the North game and that selfish individual act goes against the whole ethos of selflessness we've been hearing about all season. Very disappointing for mine

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Got to drop the umpire responsible when they make such poor decisions favouring the home side in the end of the game. 3 times this year the umps have decided the game with howlers. They have to send a message otherwise it never ends. 

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