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19 minutes ago, olisik said:

Harrison Jones goes to show first year players with boy bodies can take a grab.
 

Consistently stuck marks all day.

Keen to see what those Weed “his just a boy” apologists have to say now.

Weid should learn how to attack the ball in the air like that skinny tomato stake.

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1 hour ago, Better days ahead said:

Bombers are in very good form. We'll need to bring our A game or close, to win next weekend. Not an easy game by any means

Now Im worried

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Some crucial games next week.

Lions at home to Geelong 

Eagles at home to the Dogs

Should be regulation wins for Tigers over Saints and Port over Sydney.

Have to tip Lions and Eagles at home, that would be massive for us.

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Bombers made to look average by a poor Hawks side. Just got over the line thanks to an unbelievable game from Stringer

if we are switched on, they shouldn’t cause us problems 

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2 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

Some crucial games next week.

Lions at home to Geelong 

Eagles at home to the Dogs

Should be regulation wins for Tigers over Saints and Port over Sydney.

Have to tip Lions and Eagles at home, that would be massive for us.

As long as we win!!

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Just now, Docs Demons said:

As long as we win!!

I don’t rate the Bombers as much as some on here do, the key to this game is our mindset. Even our wins against Freo, Giants, Hawks, North and Carlton were made to be much harder than they should of been. Bring in Ben Brown and bring our mindset from the opening bounce of the dogs game and the 2ns half against the lions and we’ll romp it in. Sick of watching these scraps against weaker sides.

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2 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Bombers made to look average by a poor Hawks side. Just got over the line thanks to an unbelievable game from Stringer

if we are switched on, they shouldn’t cause us problems 

and who will throw the switch?

IT IS A SERIOUS CONCERN THAT WE ARE AIMING FOR A PREMIERSHIP AND STILL NEED TO SWITCH ON AGAINST LOWLY SIDES

SAYS TO ME THE TEAM IS STILL INCREDIBABLY IMMATURE AND MENTALLY WEAK

 

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18 minutes ago, Kent said:

IT IS A SERIOUS CONCERN THAT WE ARE AIMING FOR A PREMIERSHIP AND STILL NEED TO SWITCH ON AGAINST LOWLY SIDES

SAYS TO ME THE TEAM IS STILL INCREDIBABLY IMMATURE AND MENTALLY WEAK

 

Why are you yelling??? You are INCREDIBABLY loud!

?Soz, just teasing. Couldn’t resist. 

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42 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

I don’t rate the Bombers as much as some on here do, the key to this game is our mindset. Even our wins against Freo, Giants, Hawks, North and Carlton were made to be much harder than they should of been. Bring in Ben Brown and bring our mindset from the opening bounce of the dogs game and the 2ns half against the lions and we’ll romp it in. Sick of watching these scraps against weaker sides.

They are in a purple patch of form at the moment. They have an air of confidence about them. I don’t rate them either, but right now they are a top 8 team. They beat West Coast recently in Perth. We need to be switched on for the whole game this week, otherwise they will win easily. In fact, I reckon they should start favorites.

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Today I witnessed how far the current AFL machine (Admin, Umpires & Media) have drifted from the history and fabric of the game.

This was a game where I was a 'neutral'... I picked the Bombers, but, for selfish reasons, I wanted the Hawks to get up. I found myself cursing and hostile over a game in which my beloved Demons were not involved.

Today, Jake Stringer was allowed to get away with the most blatant throw I have ever witnessed. Three umpires saw it and rubber stamped it as fair play. It was a one hand sling that doesn't belong in this great game.

The commentary team were seemingly paralyzed, and hardly spent a sentence to question this travesty!

I know there are many debatable disposals in every game, and we should expect a few to go without penalty... but this was so openly blatant that I think it epitomizes the illness that has invaded our code.

The call from above to keep the game moving, the blatant greed of the broadcasters to get goals so they can advertise, the glazed eyes of our adjudicators, who no longer understand or have a feel for the spirit of the game... all of these agents of erosion have joined forces with the result that the great game is corrupted!

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50 minutes ago, waynewussell said:

Today I witnessed how far the current AFL machine (Admin, Umpires & Media) have drifted from the history and fabric of the game.

This was a game where I was a 'neutral'... I picked the Bombers, but, for selfish reasons, I wanted the Hawks to get up. I found myself cursing and hostile over a game in which my beloved Demons were not involved.

Today, Jake Stringer was allowed to get away with the most blatant throw I have ever witnessed. Three umpires saw it and rubber stamped it as fair play. It was a one hand sling that doesn't belong in this great game.

The commentary team were seemingly paralyzed, and hardly spent a sentence to question this travesty!

I know there are many debatable disposals in every game, and we should expect a few to go without penalty... but this was so openly blatant that I think it epitomizes the illness that has invaded our code.

The call from above to keep the game moving, the blatant greed of the broadcasters to get goals so they can advertise, the glazed eyes of our adjudicators, who no longer understand or have a feel for the spirit of the game... all of these agents of erosion have joined forces with the result that the great game is corrupted!

The deliberate out of bounds rule is driving me mad this year too.

 

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6 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

As Sue said, it's a corrupt competition. Not in the sense of brown paper bags under tables, but in the sense of being degraded and rotten. It seems on every single issue -- sacrosanct heads, MRP, fixtures, away jumpers, umpiring, the draft -- the AFL are incapable of being consistent and holding a line. Or even knowing if they have a line at all.

Maybe some high profile Sydney player  could advise them on having a line?

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Not sure I agree with those lauding Essendon's game today.

They were the inferior side for significant portions of that game and had Hawthorn kicked straight at key moments, and/or had something better to aim for than Koschitzke, a resting ruck and Tim O'Brien, they would have won that game.

Essendon was -24 in disposals, -3 inside 50s, -46 in uncontested possessions, +7 in turnovers, -22 in marks, -4 in marks inside 50, -2 in scoring shots and -16 in tackles.

To me, they were outworked by Hawthorn but Hawthorn is a weak side and didn't make it pay. To be behind in disposals (and significantly so in UPs) and marks, and to still lose the tackles, that's not good or sustainable football. 

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In some ways I’m quite happy with Essendon winning this week. There should be no way in hell that our players take them lightly like they did against the pies. 

We’re still waiting for the players to put it all together for a 4 quarter effort, I hope they’re angry after the WB loss and bring it against the Dons. 

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1 hour ago, Pates said:

In some ways I’m quite happy with Essendon winning this week. There should be no way in hell that our players take them lightly like they did against the pies. 

We’re still waiting for the players to put it all together for a 4 quarter effort, I hope they’re angry after the WB loss and bring it against the Dons. 

Still angry about the loss to the Bullies in the pre-season?

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1 hour ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

Still angry about the loss to the Bullies in the pre-season?

Lol that’s meant to read “QB”. Fat fingers! ?

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13 hours ago, Kent said:

and who will throw the switch?

IT IS A SERIOUS CONCERN THAT WE ARE AIMING FOR A PREMIERSHIP AND STILL NEED TO SWITCH ON AGAINST LOWLY SIDES

SAYS TO ME THE TEAM IS STILL INCREDIBABLY IMMATURE AND MENTALLY WEAK

 

The frustration is understandable, the losses to Adelaide and Collingwood were both avoidable. But realistically if we haven’t improved we don’t beat the Dogs or Lions and don’t find ourselves 11 & 2 at the bye.

Im tipping Lions to beat the Cats and the Eagles to beat Dogs, if that happens and we roll the Bombers we will have our two game lead back against second and third. This is critical as we have away games against Port, Eagles and Geelong in the run home. 

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55 minutes ago, Satan said:

no need to worry about losing Yze to pies according to this article

https://sydneynewstoday.com/afl-news-2021-adam-ize-next-collingwood-coach-collingwood-next-coach/226283/?amp

 

Proofreader must’ve had the day off that day. 

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6 minutes ago, Satan said:

Peter Smith is Peter Sumich too

And who the hell is Adam Ize, the Devil’s assistant coach?

Surely someone’s taking the p!$$

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