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15 minutes ago, MccDee said:

According to the AFL website:

The teams will be wearing their specially designed jumpers for Sir Doug Nicholls Round, which is celebration of our First Nations stars and their culture.

Max in a pre game interview confirmed we won’t be wearing the indigenous jumper due to a clash. We’ll wear it next week in.... cairns?

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1 hour ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

Hannan 57 games 54 goals 152 marks 591 disposals

Fritsch 70 games 81 goals 376 marks 1003 disposals

I'll let you and BBP do the maths.

Important to note Fritsch has played multiple positions. I’d wager around 15-20 down back

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Marvel and closed roof is a massive advantage to the Dogs. Unfortunately for them finals aren’t won at that dump. So meh. 

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1 hour ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

What do you hate about them Mr Balls?

The fact that they are a media favourite or that they are an umpires favourite?

Or is it 1954?

Or the fact that they stole our sponsor back in Jimmy's time?

Or that they are a footballing Bambi?

Or that for almost their entire history they have been rubbish and yet still are a media and umpires favourite and a footballing Bambi?

Yep. I think that's it.

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3 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

Maybe I can get some of the locals to join the cause and start a demon báhn mì army. 

Rab rabble rousing for the cause again?  After infiltrating the Little Saigon market off Barkly St, ensure your operatives subvert the kennel catering for the doggies half time energy rolls with lashings of veterinary grade laxatives. If victory is in sight and  the 5km perimeter allows reward yourself with a frothing ale 🍺 from the Hop Nation Brewing Company deep within enemy territory.

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4 hours 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.

Jesus od… white jumpers for us are putrid, disco blue or the all red numbers thanks!

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16 minutes ago, Mickey said:

Yze just said we won't tag anyone. Going to let our midfield go head to head...

Should tag either the bont or libba. Harmes should get the job. 

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26 minutes ago, The Reverend said:

I'm feeling the same OD. As much as I want to be positive, 60 years of mediocrity has made it hard to get too excited. A win tonight would go some way to reassuring me.

Go Dees!

Big game.
They'll wanna show us and we wanna show them.
I'll be happy if we kick straight and play like a proper finals contender.
 

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8 hours ago, chook fowler said:

Print a couple of decent tall forwards once you get it.

And a new foot for Viney

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1 hour ago, RigidMiddleDigit said:

Hannan 57 games 54 goals 152 marks 591 disposals

Fritsch 70 games 81 goals 376 marks 1003 disposals

I'll let you and BBP do the maths.

Fritsch is a better player than Hannan no doubt. But forgive me if I’m a bit dirty on Fritta after playing 2 career worst games in the space of 3 weeks.

The entire forward line needs to atone from last week.

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23 minutes ago, Mickey said:

Yze just said we won't tag anyone. Going to let our midfield go head to head...

Yeah can see Bont absolutely going nuts..

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24 minutes ago, Mickey said:

Yze just said we won't tag anyone. Going to let our midfield go head to head...

In fairness he might not be telling the truth

maybe not a Tag exactly but MaCrae will have someone on him

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26 minutes ago, Mickey said:

Yze just said we won't tag anyone. Going to let our midfield go head to head...

Great interview, especially when he revealed the spray he gave Oliver at half time for their midfielders having 20pos at half time and Oliver taking that personally and responding.

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27 minutes ago, Mickey said:

David King said Doggies are an 8 goal better side at Marvel than anywhere else. They're not playing the GF at Marvel.

Not concerned with a loss there tonight; would be more concerned of they beat us at the G later in the year.

That means a seven goal loss is a one goal win for us at the g!

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Their defence aren't trash at all..

Keith has done a really good job holding it down back as has Williams who's been playing as a tall and doing extremely well. He's the next Dane Rampe.

They absolutely killed us off the rebound last year and have continued to slaughter teams with their aggressive defensive counter attack.

If anything it's our forwards who have been trash. Fritsch, Melksham, Weideman have no defensive bone in them and have been crap the past couple of weeks.

It'll be a great clash, but I think they have the edge over us.

 

Fritz is a great talent. However he nreds to fix the fact if he aint scoring goals he has to do the basics in chasing, sheperding and tackling.

Hes been lacking in this but I dont question his talent.

Sam w is playing for his career in the next few games.

I cant comment on Melk because he has too many supporters here. Wish him the best of luck.

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32 minutes ago, Mickey said:

Yze just said we won't tag anyone. Going to let our midfield go head to head...

Playing games, of course they will tag.

Harmes needs the run with role.

Jordon can do stopper roles.

ANB with Daniels.

Maybe not from the start, but it will happen, as has been in previous games, especially if someone like McCrae, or Libba get too much ball or if Bont starts taking control.

 

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2 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

Great interview, especially when he revealed the spray he gave Oliver at half time for their midfielders having 20pos at half time and Oliver taking that personally and responding.

It was a great interview wasn't it. Such a cool customer. Thought it would be great to play some of it on the podcast, particularly his comments about how we would look to mitigate their strengths and respond during the match.

Basically said we would set up to back our system and only change if necessary. Defintive we wouldn't tag at the start.

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I'm a little worried tonight:

- Playing at Marvel

- Doggies red hot

- We have had a tendency to start slow

- The Doggies are the wrong team to start slow against, or give too much room (we've been guilty of that, too).

- Years of letdowns, brittle psyche etc.

BUT

I've got to build faith from somewhere, and that's what this team is doing - so I'm going to keep faith. I think we'll come out firing. We might not win tonight. We certainly can, and I obviously hope we do, but all I really want is an honorable performance by a team who is the real deal, building towards something huge. The Tigers had heaps of losses as they built towards their flags. A loss is not the end.

Whatever happens, we have to show up, bring hell and prove that no matter the result, this is only the beginning. Because it is, go Dees!

Pumped!

 

 

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