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25 minutes ago, radar said:

Adelaide and Pies were too

I didn’t say they were beatable. I said they were forgettable as in they don’t pose any threat to us in terms of ladder position therefore it’s easy to forget we’ve got them this week. 

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Quoting last week.. @Dr.D

"And this is why Cody Weightman is better then Kossie Pickett.

Weightmans stats vs Sydney: 5 disposals 0 goals and 2 tackles.

Let this sink in why this guy is a dead set muppet.

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Quoting last week.. @Dr.D

"And this is why Cody Weightman is better then Kossie Pickett.

Weightmans stats vs Sydney: 5 disposals 0 goals and 2 tackles.

Let this sink in why this guy is a dead set muppet.

Mate, you'd have to do some serious digging to find the last intelligent thing he said, i'm pretty convinced he's a troll, because i don't think anyone could get it so wrong, so consistently by accident. 

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2 hours ago, P-man said:

This round could not have panned out much  better from our perspective.

It would have been handy if Carlscum didn’t kick 1:12, or whatever. If they’d kicked with average accuracy, they’d have beaten the cats.

 

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I think it was Justin Leppitsch on Thursday night that said words to the effect off “All teams will have a dip in form at some stage throughout a season, you can’t be up all the time.” Difference between us and say the Dogs and Lions is that our losses could be put down to mental fatigue or similar. I think that definitely applies to the losses against the Crows and Pies, the loss to the Giants was a combination of fatigue and team selection. But when we’ve come to play our best has been better than that of all other teams currently inside the top 8 of which we have played six, we are yet to play the Eagles this season. Being able to put lower placed teams away by 10 plus goals only counts for so much if that same form can’t get you wins over fellow top 8 sides.

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41 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Quoting last week.. @Dr.D

"And this is why Cody Weightman is better then Kossie Pickett.

Weightmans stats vs Sydney: 5 disposals 0 goals and 2 tackles.

Let this sink in why this guy is a dead set muppet.

Checking your buzzer Dr. D....

oh right you just turn up after losses

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9 hours ago, Boots and all said:

[censored], yes!!! I wasn't sure if they had increased the capacity enough with works over the years. Brisbane losing to St Kilda is a godsend. Thanks, Jaded!

Still only 35k capacity.

 

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2 hours ago, Chook said:

Might have gone too soon there.

Yeah yeah (-; aged about as well cold McDonalds...

Great result for Dees 

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2 hours ago, ProperDee said:

In fact, it’s cold as hell apparently?

I remember at one point in the telecast, they showed a guy with a kind of flame thrower, melting the ice forming on the concrete standing area as it was considered hazardous.

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21 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

I think it was Justin Leppitsch on Thursday night that said words to the effect off “All teams will have a dip in form at some stage throughout a season, you can’t be up all the time.” Difference between us and say the Dogs and Lions is that our losses could be put down to mental fatigue or similar. I think that definitely applies to the losses against the Crows and Pies, the loss to the Giants was a combination of fatigue and team selection. But when we’ve come to play our best has been better than that of all other teams currently inside the top 8 of which we have played six, we are yet to play the Eagles this season. Being able to put lower placed teams away by 10 plus goals only counts for so much if that same form can’t get you wins over fellow top 8 sides.

True, but the other thing that's been a little different with our losses is we could've actually won all of them. We were in them all right up until the last seconds.  Even at our worst we are still competitive. 

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1 hour ago, Dwight Schrute said:

Mate, you'd have to do some serious digging to find the last intelligent thing he said, i'm pretty convinced he's a troll, because i don't think anyone could get it so wrong, so consistently by accident. 

Of course he's a troll.  Put him alongside @olisikand you'll get a couple of potatoes with an IQ of -2.

Both suit each other to the Tee.

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2 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Ok, updating this to swap Fremantle in for Richmond (West Coast can't drop out of the 8 unless they lose to North and shed 13%, so I feel pretty safe this time...):

  1. Melbourne - 6-0
  2. Bulldogs - 5-3
  3. Sydney - 4-3
  4. Geelong - 4-3
  5. Brisbane - 3-4
  6. West Coast - 2-4
  7. Port - 2-5
  8. Fremantle - 1-5

I feel less morally compromised barracking for Norf tomorrow than for Colonwood today.   

2 hours ago, DubDee said:

The season is actually getting a lot more interesting. Usuallly at this time of year the 8 is set, but the Suns, Saints, bombers, Freo etc are all in form. No easy games. 

thanks Christ we banked wins early 

Just so important 

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3 hours ago, DubDee said:

The season is actually getting a lot more interesting. Usuallly at this time of year the 8 is set, but the Suns, Saints, bombers, Freo etc are all in form. No easy games. 

thanks Christ we banked wins early 

This is very true.

The only sides right now who look genuinely bad right now are Hawthorn and Adelaide.

Guess who we have in our run home, by the way...

But everyone down to Richmond in 12th will consider themselves a chance for finals, Carlton in 13th doesn't have a single game left vs any of the top 8, and Gold Coast in 14th is in season-best form and has the competition's most in-form midfielder.

So many people ran ladder predictors and assumed the Dogs, Brisbane and Geelong would all coast through with either 0 or 1 more loss for the season. the last round or two make it clear, I think, that there are going to be more upsets. Let's just hope we're not the victim of any more of them.

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Interesting analysis on Firat Crack tonight on how Weitering played Hawkins. He tried to play off him and then use closing speed at the last moment, so Hawkins couldn't engage in a physical tussle that he'd likely win.

It's obvious strategy, but given how well we set up by the ball, May has the perfect attributes to play Hawkins this way too. I think even Petty and Lever could play him this way. This gives us options to counter.

Fascinating, because without Cameron, if a defence can shut down Hawkins as a focal point, it leaves Rohan as the only other genuine threat.

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Oh and the Bulldogs are unlikely to threaten during finals. Their defence is ordinary and take Naughton out of their forwardline and suddenly it's Josh Bruce as your main man. That's really not a top 4 forwardline.

That said, flags are won from the midfield with solid defence. I just can't see their defence holding up, no matter how good their midfield is.

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6 hours ago, Alex Flood said:

Yet the Bulldogs are still ahead of us in the premiership betting odds & we’re equal with Geelong ?‍♂️

Seems like the bookies favour flash football over grit even though grit’s what usually comes out on top come the pointy end of the season.

Tell that to Ross Lyon.

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6 hours ago, Return to Glory said:

Haven't the Tiger supporters dropped off. And by supporters, I mean Bikers, people who like the vibe of Swan St and those who decided they'd follow the footy on September 15th, 2017.

Got a bunch of mad Tiger supporters at work who magically started appearing out of the woodwork around that time.
Been telling me all year that you don't win flags in may/june/july as they smugly expected their train to start rolling towards another flag in september.
Turns out you might not win them then but you can certainly lose 'em.
Funnily enough I haven't heard a peep for the last month.
One gave me the Melbourne team picture from the herald sun along with a smartarse comment before the season started.
I hung it straight up over the table he sits at for lunch and it's still there mocking him now.

Also have a niece who had been a Melbourne supporter all her life who got a new richmond supporting boyfriend around that time and decided to change teams.
Turns out she's now such a mad tiger she sports a pair of skanky Richmond premiership tatts.
Not that it's any great surprise.
She has a string of dumb decisions to her name.
Might not be entirely her fault as both her parents are morons.

 

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9 hours ago, A F said:

Oh and the Bulldogs are unlikely to threaten during finals. Their defence is ordinary and take Naughton out of their forwardline and suddenly it's Josh Bruce as your main man. That's really not a top 4 forwardline.

That said, flags are won from the midfield with solid defence. I just can't see their defence holding up, no matter how good their midfield is.

There's no reason to assume Naughton will miss any more than one week. Dunkley's 1-2 weeks away, so will be back by finals. Treloar's going to struggle but is in contention to be back by finals. Stefan Martin's likely to be back by finals.

I forgot Easton Wood's also out, so there's a sixth best 22 player who didn't play yesterday.

They went into yesterday missing their FF, FB, first ruck, intercept defender and two top 50 midfielders. Sydney played well so it's no wonder the Dogs lost. But it's premature to write them off altogether on the back of that one game.

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