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6 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Our 2 finals wins in 2018 were decent statements as was our defeat of Richmond on Anzac Eve.

 

Just sayin...

The finals wins were statements for sure, but I never felt we were a shot of making the GF in 2018, let alone winning it. 

Beating the Tigers this year isn't such a big deal, plenty of teams have. They aren't even top 8 right now. 

This year is different, and this game is different. 1st vs 2nd, winner walks away as the team to beat in 2021. Will we continue to rise this year or slowly taper away? I feel like this game is going to tell us a lot 

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4 minutes ago, Smokey said:

The finals wins were statements for sure, but I never felt we were a shot of making the GF in 2018, let alone winning it. 

Beating the Tigers this year isn't such a big deal, plenty of teams have. They aren't even top 8 right now. 

This year is different, and this game is different. 1st vs 2nd, winner walks away as the team to beat in 2021. Will we continue to rise this year or slowly taper away? I feel like this game is going to tell us a lot 

Home game for dogs today, I don’t think a loss  means we can’t win the flag. If we get beaten badly today and again when we play at the g later in the year then maybe, but even then it’s the finals that count every other game is the same 4 points. Unless we go off the deep end we are almost certain to finish top 4 probably top 2 regardless of tonight’s result 

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I'm more [censored] off our local footy got canned for the week up here on the border region then I care for tonight's game..

Tonight's game is a bit meh for me.

A top of the table all-Vic clash on Friday night is a bit "meh"? You must be one of those weirdos who revels in the 440pm Sunday Twilight fixtures against Freo or Gold Coast ?

I've been waiting for this one since we knocked off the Tigers, stoked it's finally here. Can't wait for the bounce and hope the players are locked in tonight. If we are I think our pressure and defense can get them. Their defense looks trash on paper, just need to create enough opportunity for our forwards and don't let Daniel off the leash. Kozzie, ANB and Spargo will be crucial.

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5 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

D-Day is finally here.
Time to bring the forken heat.

I'd add that 'heat' means frontal pressure. 

Journos, trying to clamber over each other to come up with the next clickbait headline, were saying last week that the Crows had worked out a way to unpick our defense. They did, and they didn't.

They did find out a way to beat May and Lever. But put bluntly, anyone could beat May and Lever with the quality of ball Adelaide gave their forwards. 

Spray and bomb kicks into the forward fifty is amenable to their game style. Eyes down, bullet passes into the forward fifty to leading power forwards is detrimental to any backline. Hell, even Bruce Doull and Geoff Southby or Chris Langford and Garry Ayres would have struggled against what the Crows were allowed to produce coming into attack.

Thus, tackles need to stick, and one percenters need to be made as well as second efforts. Leave that out and what the Crows did will look like the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.

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59 minutes ago, old dee said:

What jumper tonight? A mainly white probably works best against the dogs. I cannot imagine any red and blue combination that would not clash with the dogs.

We usually have the normal jumper with the redback against the Dogs

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1 minute ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

A top of the table all-Vic clash on Friday night is a bit "meh"?

I've been waiting for this one since we knocked off the Tigers, stoked it's finally here. Can't wait for the bounce and hope the players are locked in tonight. If we are I think our pressure and defense can get them. Their defense looks trash on paper, just need to create enough opportunity for our forwards and don't let Daniel off the leash. Kozzie, ANB and Spargo will be crucial.

Yes one of Kozzie, Spargo, ANB or Melk needs to lock down on Daniel. He is their distributor out of the back line. 

Whoever is playing the distribution role out of the centre needs to be shut down similarly, usually Macrae and Bont rotating. 

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4 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

anyone know if the Casey v Bulldogs match at Whitten Oval on Sunday is going ahead?

thanks

All VFL and VFLW games are off mate

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The tough part will be mentally being in the zone for this game.  in less than a week we've gone from full crowds and zero masks to full lockdown, the game will not be on at all, a dogs player might have covid, a dees player might have covid etc.

very hard to focus.  even some of us fans have lost some interest so you can imagine if the players are thinking they might be away from their young families for months after this game

The coaches have a big role to play getting the boys focused

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15 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Thus, tackles need to stick, and one percenters need to be made as well as second efforts. Leave that out and what the Crows did will look like the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.

The bit with the old bloke at the cemetery?  That was quite sad.

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2 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Won't we be wearing our indigenous jumper, this week?

dont think so which sucks

we will wear it against the bears in the Alice - sorry I mean QLD

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2 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Won't we be wearing our indigenous jumper, this week?

Nah, AFL won't let us - too much of a clash with the Doggies jumper?

Now I know how Port supporters feel.  Later, Im going to bash myself in the head with a cricket bat to understand how they think.

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3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Won't we be wearing our indigenous jumper, this week?

Could be LH it is all too hard for me. The AFL have so many rounds now that have themes I never know. The game has past me by. 

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2 minutes ago, D Rev said:

Nah, AFL won't let us - too much of a clash with the Doggies jumper?

Now I know how Port supporters feel.  Later, Im going to bash myself in the head with a cricket bat to understand how they think.

Seriously?

Our jumper is nearly all red and theirs is a mid range blue.

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This is the start of the Sir Doug Nicholls round - doesn't make sense to not wear it - no clash whatsoever!

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5 minutes ago, D Rev said:

Nah, AFL won't let us - too much of a clash with the Doggies jumper?

Now I know how Port supporters feel.  Later, Im going to bash myself in the head with a cricket bat to understand how they think.

The pies are the only ones who know what they will be wearing every week!

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50 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Mitch Hannan isn’t playing you casuals.

How dare you call me a casual!

I’m a huge fan of the Melbourne Devils. ?

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20 minutes ago, FlashInThePan said:

Yes one of Kozzie, Spargo, ANB or Melk needs to lock down on Daniel. He is their distributor out of the back line. 

Whoever is playing the distribution role out of the centre needs to be shut down similarly, usually Macrae and Bont rotating. 

Ive said this all along ! He is pivotal to the Dishlickers set up!

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2 hours ago, picket fence said:

Tips for medical Sub??

Anyone who hasn't been near the Mordi Sporting Globe (or other tier 1 exposore sites!)

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2 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Seriously?

Our jumper is nearly all red and theirs is a mid range blue.

AA190521MW0272.jpg?width=952&height=592

This is the start of the Sir Doug Nicholls round - doesn't make sense to not wear it - no clash whatsoever!

i think the real reason was they wanted to unveil it at alice springs

can't see why you couldn't use it at both games

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