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About five weeks ago a player " Believe it was May" made a statement in an interview about how stung the players were about the Bulldog practice game. They set themselves for this a long time ago. 

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Reckon the Weid can build on his 2nd half tonight.
Needs a confidence boost and might've got a little hit tonight.
Got a couple marks to stick.
Kicked 2 from 3.
Gets his hands on just about everything.
I'm backing him in to start holding a few more.
Reckon he's gotta relax, trying too hard.
Feeling the pressure to hold his spot.
 

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1 hour ago, Win4theAges said:

He is a weapon Brayshaw. Been harping on about him for weeks rag dolled Bont on 3-4 occasions.

Huge result lads.

He shut down the whole wing....

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We make our opponents look ordinary. 

Bounced back.

Clean football, very little fumbling.

Good use of taggers.

Good coaching.

Jordon, Lever, Oliver, Harmes, Tracc, Tmac, Spargo, Rivers, Petty, Hibbs, all good.

Melky and Weids on thin ice, IMO.

Still need to take our chances when kicking for goal. 

Have plenty of upside and can expect more improvement as the season unfolds. Accuracy, finding separation when offensive, not flying for the same mark (did Weids spoil Fritta), taking the first option, not fumbling easy marks, a few more shepard's, Salem and Hunt had average games, so missed that fast ball through our corridors. 

We will miss Langdon, he is so important with him running hard and fast all game. 

Friday night footy with a win, we can enjoy the rest of the weekend's games and get talked about in all the shows.

On the jumper clash. Wow, lots of difference in them, made even more when the white shorts are on. Disappointing, for all the  broadcasters talking it up. The indigenous players feeling extra pride and then the let down. Why can't the MFC stand up to the AFL, like the others. Dreamtime game was played with much more clash. I guess the unveiling will be even more special in the Alice.

 

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2 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

Reckon the Weid can build on his 2nd half tonight.
Needs a confidence boost and might've got a little hit tonight.
Got a couple marks to stick.
Kicked 2 from 3.
Gets his hands on just about everything.
I'm backing him in to start holding a few more.
Reckon he's gotta relax, trying too hard.
Feeling the pressure to hold his spot.
 

He wasn’t actually to bad in the first half, he was hitting the contest breaking packs and bringing the ball to ground. His first half was very much a nearly game. I was thinking he’s close to taking a few clunks here and getting some confidence 

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16 minutes ago, bobby1554 said:

Ordinary footballer at best. Never going to hurt you. A great example of why stats are sometimes meaningless

 

Libba's a gun. What in the world are you talking about. 

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20 minutes ago, Webber said:

Can’t agree, as once again there was horrible inconsistency around the tackle rules. Better than last week most certainly, and evenly distributed to both teams, but still woefully unpredictable. I have no idea which way they’ll decide on tackles more than 70 percent of the time. Needs fixing. 

We won. And we deserved to win. Stop whinging.

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After watching the Dees beat the Dogs tonight, I have just calmed down just enough to be able to read and write. I do this after texting several of those closest to me sending messages of congratulations after tonight's's great Melbourne victory over Western Bulldogs. I have so many positive emotions going on right now. The first is my  absolute joy of watching the Dees maintain unrelenting pressure for 4 quarters during this evening's top or the table match against the Dogs, and watch them take down the temporary league leaders and reclaim it for us all!. Top of the Ladder. Earned it the hard way! The second is after 57 years of supporting the Melbourne Football Club, I, not for the first time, but for the most confident time, believe. A new whiff wafts and I like it. On so many occasions over the past weeks and months, whilst wearing my scarf with pride - not just to the footy but also in public and to work (like I have done for years), random strangers, old friends, and other unexpected people are now approaching me and having lengthy discussions with me about the MFC and how well we are doing. The third is I am so proud to be able to tell them I am a member of the MFC.  These discussions have all been positive and I continue to enjoy them very much. I believe I may well be the most elderly continuous supporter of the the Melbourne Football Club to have not been alive when Melbourne last won a premiership. Having been born in October of MCMLXIV I challenge any MFC supporter to knock me off my mantle.

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21 minutes ago, bobby1554 said:

Ordinary footballer at best. Never going to hurt you. A great example of why stats are sometimes meaningless

 

I hope this is in jest, we tagged him because he’s ordinary? Good lord

 

great win, great club, off to have a skinful

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1 hour ago, Sigil said:

How long has it been since we were legitimately the best team in the comp?

Long may it continue.

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I am very entertained right now :)

Loved it.
Added abit.

 

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great win!! I love it when Harmes gets a run with role. He seems to thrive on it. 

I also thought Petty played super well and hopefully gets a lot of confidence from tonight.  Clayton Oliver quite possibly leading the Brownlow right now.

 

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Can I just say that Harmes ‘played on’ Libba and was great getting him out of the slot at stoppages but that was not a hard tag. 

He had 23 touches. You can’t carry a tagger these days. 

Harmes was fantastic and showed why he came back into the side quickly.

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2 minutes ago, AC/DeeC said:

After watching the Dees beat the Dogs tonight, I have just calmed down just enough to be able to read and write. I do this after texting several of those closest to me sending messages of congratulations after tonight's's great Melbourne victory over Western Bulldogs. I have so many positive emotions going on right now. The first is my  absolute joy of watching the Dees maintain unrelenting pressure for 4 quarters during this evening's top or the table match against the Dogs, and watch them take down the temporary league leaders and reclaim it for us all!. Top of the Ladder. Earned it the hard way! The second is after 57 years of supporting the Melbourne Football Club, I, not for the first time, but for the most confident time, believe. A new whiff wafts and I like it. On so many occasions over the past weeks and months, whilst wearing my scarf with pride - not just to the footy but also in public and to work (like I have done for years), random strangers, old friends, and other unexpected people are now approaching me and having lengthy discussions with me about the Melbourne Club and how well we are doing. The third is I am so proud to be able to tell them I am a member of the MFC.  These discussions have all been positive and I continue to enjoy them very much. I believe I may well be the most elderly continuous supporter of the the Melbourne Football Club to have not been alive since we last won a premiership. Having been born in October of MCMLXIV I challenge any MFC supporter to knock me off my mantle.

Love it. 54.5 years for me.
All this winning is not good for my liver.
Watching the Giro and getting p****ed on a Friday night rather than p***ed off on a Sunday arvo.
Yeeew

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I said during the week if it's one player to shut down Weightman it's Rivers.

Took him to the absolute cleaners and completely nullified him out of the game.

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The aesthetics of the game get a great run in the media. Attractive football and all that jazz.

Do you want to be a team that scores freely or a team that is hard to score against.

Answer: Just win baby. 

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2 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I said during the week if it's one player to shut down Weightman it's Rivers.

Took him to the absolute cleaners and completely nullified him out of the game.

He has such an annoying head. Seems a [censored]. 
 

I will say one thing. Our goal kicking is going to hurt us badly one day. We miss too many regulation shots. 

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1 minute ago, Brownie said:

Love it. 54.5 years for me.
All this winning is not good for my liver.
Watching the Giro and getting p****ed on a Friday night rather than p***ed off on a Sunday arvo.
Yeeew

My liver empathises with your liver. Let's hope they cope with many more Friday victories (and any other day ending with day...)

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I am so impressed with so many of the players in this team. Petty was a gun today, harmed went ballistic, Brayshaw played so [censored] well, rivers was a tank particularly for someone his size, Jordan was all time. And then to top it all off, Sparrow is sitting there as the medical sub ready to tear someone’s head off and whilst his 40 seconds tonight wasn’t enough I have no doubt he will make someone want to quit AFL in the coming weeks. I love this team.

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