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On the podcast, Binman (or was it George?) recommended Steven May to mindToby Green.

So who takes Himmelberg and Finlayson?
I think it should be Michael Hibberd on Green, leaving May, Lever and Petty to cover their tall forwards.

Should Harmes chase Whitfield?
Interesting that they dropped de Boer, who did ok on Clarrie last time. Do they have another tagged.

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On the podcast, Bintan(or was it George?) recommended Steven May to mindToby Green.

So who takes Himmelberg and Finlayson?
I think it should be Michael Hibberd on Green, leaving May, Lever and Petty to cover their tall forwards.

Should Harmes chase Whitfield?
Interesting that they dropped de Boer, who did ok on Clarke last time. Do they have another tagged.

Who is Clarke?? 

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i'd send harmes straight to taranto - he's probably their best inside midfield

expecting another close win; they match up pretty well against us, and we with them - styles are not too dissimilar and i'm non too pleased that they got to train as well as play on the g again

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I am expecting a quick, out of the block start. It has been something we have not done well for a while.

We cannot give them a sniff, as confidence and a run on will give GWS a chance to take the lollies.

Can they play the MCG? My guess is they learnt a lot from the loss last week there. They will be better for the run even with their disruptive build up.

We have to hit them early. Hoping for accuracy and efficiency.

We are bringing effort and fight to our matches, and have a smart approach when we don't have the ball.

Hoping for some beautiful ball movement and connection with our forwards.

Really feel it is time for a dominant performance. I want to us gel and play some outstanding footy. Make a statement about our skill, fitness, fight, and cohesion to the oppositions. Show them they will need luck, hardness and work, to even get close.

Put the fear into them all.

Go Dees.

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5 hours ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

On the podcast, Binman (or was it George?) recommended Steven May to mindToby Green.

So who takes Himmelberg and Finlayson?

May was on Toby Greene at stages in round 3 and had goals kicked on him in the last quarter after Greene gave Jetta a bath.

Finlayson needs attention. He’s an absolute dead eye around goals.

I think they’ll really make us earn the win today and I hope we don’t them lightly. They’re a highly talented midfield on paper.

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Heres hoping our fwd line boots enough.

I think they will.

Sadly i have a covid vax at half time.

But suppose I am grateful.

Go Dees.

How good is footy to cheer up this Nsw lockdown we have here.

 

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2 hours ago, kev martin said:

 

I am expecting a quick, out of the block start. It has been something we have not done well for a while.

We cannot give them a sniff, as confidence and a run on will give GWS a chance to take the lollies.

Can they play the MCG? My guess is they learnt a lot from the loss last week there. They will be better for the run even with their disruptive build up.

We have to hit them early. Hoping for accuracy and efficiency.

We are bringing effort and fight to our matches, and have a smart approach when we don't have the ball.

Hoping for some beautiful ball movement and connection with our forwards.

Really feel it is time for a dominant performance. I want to us gel and play some outstanding footy. Make a statement about our skill, fitness, fight, and cohesion to the oppositions. Show them they will need luck, hardness and work, to even get close.

Put the fear into them all.

Go Dees.

We have to kick straight with goals, the earllier, the better - and maintain such a performance. Tags must abound.

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I forgot Jv was playing.

He will be better this week so our mids should come out on top.

Heres hoping for a fast start for once and some accurate kicking.

Tmac and Kozzie to have a big day.

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Maximum... yes maximum of 10 degrees

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Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers about eastern suburbs, grading to a medium (50%) chance in the west. Showers developing from late morning, becoming most likely in the afternoon. Possible hail. Snow possible above 700 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h.

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I shall be leaving the warm embrace of The Manor for only my second live game this year.

And ........ I fully expect to see a comfortable victory. We shall have clear winners on every line and , the middle of the road Dwarfs, simply will not have the answers.

No trains from Scumbury today so I shall give the Merc an airing. The Maid shall be left  in charge (temporarily of course ) to oversee the victory celebrations.

Dees by 26.

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35 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

the Merc an airing.

Be sure the Demons car sticker is on to remind the peasants we travel in style.

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7 hours ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

On the podcast, Binman (or was it George?) recommended Steven May to mindToby Green.

So who takes Himmelberg and Finlayson?
I think it should be Michael Hibberd on Green, leaving May, Lever and Petty to cover their tall forwards.

Should Harmes chase Whitfield?
Interesting that they dropped de Boer, who did ok on Clarrie last time. Do they have another tagged.

It was me jjc.

You might be right and hibbo might get the job on greene. He has been good against players like Martin and papley.

I just think greene almost plays as a big, and out of the square too. And May is strong enough and he is best close to goal, rather up too high. 

Petty can take Himmelberg.

And even though finlayson is tall, he plays almost as a high half forward (like tmac) and I reckon hibbo can take him with Lever coming across for support.

 

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Morning all. With a forecast more hebridean than antipodean today I'll be looking for a spot near the fireplace at Dr Morse in Abbotsford for my eggs benny. Maybe a cheeky pint at Range Brewing next door before the short commute to the 'G. 

As for the game I'm expecting a really close one so we'll need to be switched on from the get go. Enjoy your day everyone. 

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9 minutes ago, binman said:

It was me jjc.

You might be right and hibbo might get the job on greene. He has been good against players like Martin and papley.

I just think greene almost plays as a big, and out of the square too. And May is strong enough and he is best close to goal, rather up too high. 

Petty can take Himmelberg.

And even though finlayson is tall, he plays almost as a high half forward (like tmac) and I reckon hibbo can take him with Lever coming across for support.

 

Hibberd has returned this year in the finest of form and is just as important part of our defence as May and Lever.

Actually they are all excellent. Best defence around.Hunt was back in form last week too.

Rivers has been a revelation and Salem back to his career best.

 

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Looking out the window and seeing sunshine. I know Melbourne weather can change quickly but hoping it wasn't a bad read on the weather report that decided the selectors' minds about not going for Ben Brown today.  

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My favourite non Dees player is Toby Greene. A mongrel, rat cunning, Rolls Royce player. The perfect blend of steel and silk. If we can contain him we go a long way to winning the game. May to get the job for mine.

Our defence was back to its domineering best last week. I expect a similar strangulation today.

GWS are the type of opponent we have struggled against. We need to be switched on for this.

Hoping to see Viney crack in and inflict some pain.

If we kick straight, a 5-6 goal win. If we don’t, another nervous 10 point win

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Maximum... yes maximum of 10 degrees

 

My weather app says top temp of 9 degrees. 
Every degree matters when there’s not many of em. ?

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Both teams are talented, but with the exception of Toby Green, they are mentally fragile when the heat is turned up. Our toughness around the contest, will to win, commitment to team defence and superior fitness will see us across the line by 4 to 5 goals, after a ‘slog feast’ for the first three quarters.  Another one of those games where we seem to hold the upper hand for most of the day, but don’t break away until the last quarter.

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1 hour ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

 

No trains from Scumbury today  

Or you could plummet to my level and catch the train replacement bus. ?

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