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Their analysis

  • English means May and Lever must play a more accountable style imho. That’s good for us.
  • The 3 headed monster is going to be hard for Melbourne to defend. Lever and May defend as a pair, and that is not going to work against a 3 pronged forward line.

Their humour

  • I'm just worried some Demon forward will yell out "leave it for Bailey!" and Cordy will duck the spoil thinking Williams or Dale will waltz out with the ball. Meanwhile Fritsch gets an uncontested possession and strolls into an open goal.
  • Could this be first game in history that 4 Baileys have played?
  • Bruce and Naughton 1 and 2 in the Coleman by the end of the night.
  • Canines Outstanding Victory Inflicted on Demons.

Their anxiety

  • I don't think Dale will handle a tag well.
  • Gawn will trouble us, Lever will trouble us, probably more than May.
  • No point tagging Oliver, just have libba go h2h.
  • Worried about what Gawn could do to Sweet as well as thinking one of Pickett/McDonald/Fritsh might kick a bag.
  • I reckon the midfield battle will be pretty even and both teams will get enough looks inside 50.
  • What will decide the game will be who is more efficient when they go forward. If we put the ball down May's and Lever's throats we will lose.
  • Spewing Salem got up.
  • I’m loving Sweet but Gawn is a whole different level with his play around the ground.
  • English is only really a second ruck and won’t help the centre bounce cause as much as he will be a huge help up forward or preferably down back intercepting.
  • I wonder a little about Josh Bruce too, I still remember last season.
  • Melbourne has the only midfield in the league that worries me with us at full strength. Now there's is simply better without Treloar.

Their decency

  • Great team the D’s but we are on a better roll right now. Go Dogs!
  • I'm sure Gawn will comfortably win the hit out stats but I'm also pretty sure Sweet's instruction is to help win the clearance not the hit out.
  • Felt like yesterday we debating who the best player in the league was, Whitten or Barassi, now it’s Bont vs Petracca.
  • Biggest game between our clubs since the 54 Grand Final. Disappointing we can’t attend but i think this could be the first of quite a few big games between us over the next few years, tonight is all about getting early bragging rights.
  • Petracca has had a great 18 months before that he was all talent not much application. Hats off to him putting in the hard yards and building his tank for longer stints in the middle. His still got to keep up this level of performance for a few years yet to catch up to bont who has been consist for 4+ years.
  • Four of the top five Brownlow favourites in this game.
  • I’m not stating that we will beat Melbourne, but there is no doubt we can beat quality opposition.
  • Melbourne are a quality side and will be top 4 this year.
  • This is a 50/50 game in my view.

Their madness

  • Dees are a Max Gawn injury away from being average again but ride the wave while it’s lasts. I don’t expect long term success out of Melbourne myself but time will tell. This is there year if it happens.
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6 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

They must have ghost writer for their sight !

No way western  burbs illiterates could write some of that stuff.

 

They would be having a laugh at your illiterate stab on their sight.

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7 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

They must have ghost writer for their sight !

No way western  burbs illiterates could write some of that stuff.

 

Quite correct BBO and supported by the last quote; "Dees are a Max Gawn injury away from being average again but ride the wave while it’s lasts. I don’t expect long term success out of Melbourne myself but time will tell. This is there year if it happens."

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Fair and balanced comments. 

The common theme about these threads every week is the esteem that rival supporters have for Maxy. He gets more mentions and respect than any other Dees player.

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Just now, Better days ahead said:

Fair and balanced comments. 

The common theme about these threads every week is the esteem that rival supporters have for Maxy. He gets more mentions and respect than any other Dees player.

Which is weird because he’s well down on his normal output in my opinion. 

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1 minute ago, —coach— said:

My wife’s a dogs supporter and I don’t mind her all that much

My wife is too. Although she can’t watch games as she gets too nervous ?

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39 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

They must have ghost writer for their sight !

No way western  burbs illiterates could write some of that stuff.

 

It wasnt Dougie Hawkins.?.

But at leaat he could laugh at himself.

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47 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

They must have ghost writer for their sight !

No way western  burbs illiterates could write some of that stuff.

 

Excuse me: when the Fairsee dumped us in Port Melbourne in July 1956, we were driven to the scotch-thistle paddocks, the unmade roads, the Friday Dunny can man land called North Sunshine. I was expected to barrack for Footscray: I chose Melbourne. However, I wish to point out not every Western Suburber was an illiterate Lumpen Prol. My father introduced me to Schubert, Haydn and Beethoven. In his last years he never left our humble house in North Box Hill unless he had a Patrick White novel or some such writer in his clutches.

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42 minutes ago, dieter said:

Excuse me: when the Fairsee dumped us in Port Melbourne in July 1956, we were driven to the scotch-thistle paddocks, the unmade roads, the Friday Dunny can man land called North Sunshine. I was expected to barrack for Footscray: I chose Melbourne. However, I wish to point out not every Western Suburber was an illiterate Lumpen Prol. My father introduced me to Schubert, Haydn and Beethoven. In his last years he never left our humble house in North Box Hill unless he had a Patrick White novel or some such writer in his clutches.

Yeah I know skinny ...... and you even played cricket!!!

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

They must have ghost writer for their sight !

No way western  burbs illiterates could write some of that stuff.

 

They all live in Yarraville now, sippin lates and watching foreign films in their heritage cinema when they're not posting on Bulldog forums!

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