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7 hours ago, Skuit said:

 

One issue: surely the original intent of the holding-the-man and push-in-the back rules are to prevent interference off the ball when the opponent is still in the contest, rather than to penalise players who tackle someone who drops the ball in the tackle or otherwise drops their knees and gets ridden into the ground? 

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8 hours ago, jnrmac said:

You might be joking but we havent played like that for quite a few weeks.

 

If we could only fix our goal kicking

i was half joking jnr

First time this year my faith was starting to waver. Last 3 games uninspiring.

We were back to our suffocating best though last night. Pressure gauge turned right back up again. Hence i'm back on the bandwagon

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7 hours ago, Jaded said:

Anyone who can’t see what Brown did for us tonight is not watching hard enough. He drew defenders in a contest, he brought ball to ground. He gave Tmac Fritta and Jacko opportunities to play one on one and on the lead. 
Opposition defenders worry about Brown. He’s a big unit. You don’t just forget he’s there. He command respect and a good solid opponent. It’s little wonder Tmac had one of his best games of the year tonight. He finally wasn’t being breathed on by 6 defenders! 

Our midfield was absolutely outstanding tonight. Gawn back to his best. 
 

Tonight proved to me that when we are switched on, and when we can bring our signature pressure, we can beat anyone. 
 

Edit: if anything ever happens to Steven May we are royally [censored]. 

So why wasnt he played last week???  If is so obvious!

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Great response last night after a rough patch of form

Our stars shone but nearly every player contributed

Petty’s best game in the red and blue. Hunt having a great season and far exceeding my expectations.

JJ is a revelation. So consistent. The heir to James McDonald?

BB looked fit and mobile. His presence made a huge difference and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that TMac was back to his best last night with BB in the team beside him

Harmes is a worry. ANB fumbly but ran himself into the ground. Dogga quiet but clunked an excellent mark and slotted our first goal. He’ll be some weapon in years to come

Shout out to goody and the coaching team. We’ve had a tough run but back to our best last night. We were switched on from the get-go

All in all a very satisfactory nights work

Go Dees

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7 hours ago, adonski said:

Sydney threw Aliir around cause (I think) he has fairly questionable decision making & disposal. But he didn't do anything wrong that I could remember tonight, so no idea why he was moved.

Hinkley was trying to do something different. Good on him. 

Unfortunately when it doesn't come off ppl say "what the f"?

Had it worked out would have been a masterstroke 

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59 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Hinkley- “We had control of their tall forwards. They didn’t hurt us”.  Must have watched a different game. Tommy McDonald was one of our best.  

Hinkley is one of the worst tactical coaches in the AFL. 

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8 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Best win for the year. 
that was a severely hostile crowd early

Would love to fill the G With Demons like that during home and away games

 

It might just happen if we are every allowed to fill the place and I have my second jab SWYL.

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9 hours ago, binman said:

We're never going to beat any of the top teams kicking 4 goals 10 in the second half of a game.

(Just in case dr d and osilik can't bring himself to post after a win like that)

Except we just did 

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9 hours ago, binman said:

Can't wait for Friday night footy tommorow night.

Watching the dees play port. 

Again.

I was planning that this afternoon binman might even throw in a red. 

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7 hours ago, Jaded said:

Anyone who can’t see what Brown did for us tonight is not watching hard enough. He drew defenders in a contest, he brought ball to ground. He gave Tmac Fritta and Jacko opportunities to play one on one and on the lead. 
Opposition defenders worry about Brown. He’s a big unit. You don’t just forget he’s there. He command respect and a good solid opponent. It’s little wonder Tmac had one of his best games of the year tonight. He finally wasn’t being breathed on by 6 defenders! 

Our midfield was absolutely outstanding tonight. Gawn back to his best. 
 

Tonight proved to me that when we are switched on, and when we can bring our signature pressure, we can beat anyone. 
 

Edit: if anything ever happens to Steven May we are royally [censored]. 

Jaded, I think you're right about May and his importance.

We also went a bit quiet for five or ten minutes in the third as Carrie and Tracc lost a bit of their influence.

I think we would be just as screwed if either of those two were out as well.

I just couldn't see the likes of Viney, Harmes or Sparrow being able to do what those two do for us out of the middle and out of the packs.

It was a great team effort but May, Tracca and Clarrie are essential for us if we are to grab some silverware.

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6 minutes ago, old dee said:

I seldom see Port jaded why do you say that?

He has a very good list at his disposal and a solid home ground advantage. He has never been able to make use of either. They are downhill skiers and he often gets out coached. 
Last year they had a dream run at the AO due to Covid and they still couldn’t get themselves into the grand final.

Port fans really don’t like him and don’t know why he’s been around so long without producing. Their list is absolutely good enough to win a flag. 
Port game he talked injuries. He loves excuses. 

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7 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Best thing about winning on a Thursday night?

We get the whole weekend to relax now and bag [censored] teams for being extra [censored].

Ps how is Sh it censored??

And you can walk around all weekend wearing your Dees cap.

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8 hours ago, binman said:

Can't wait for Friday night footy tommorow night

Dropped 209 spots in the nationwide tipping last night………felt good. How did the ruminations end up?

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5 minutes ago, Brownie said:

Jaded, I think you're right about May and his importance.

We also went a bit quiet for five or ten minutes in the third as Carrie and Tracc lost a bit of their influence.

I think we would be just as screwed if either of those two were out as well.

I just couldn't see the likes of Viney, Harmes or Sparrow being able to do what those two do for us out of the middle and out of the packs.

It was a great team effort but May, Tracca and Clarrie are essential for us if we are to grab some silverware.

You should add Tmac to your list.

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The pressure and the system returned last night. Great game by our lads.

BBB was very good in allowing others to do their thing, particularly TMAC and Kossie.

Really noticed how BBB was spiking the ball at our smalls when providing a contest. He didn't look to out mark in a massive pack.

Nice deft tap by Dogga in the middle too to send us forward. 

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The best part of wins like that is we don't hear from @Dr.D for a little while, who has once again got it completely wrong

We don't lose to the comps best teams, its that simple. 

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51 minutes ago, deefender said:

Goodwin, Williams, Kosi, Lever, Petty and Neal-Bullen all hail from South Australia.

These players were going ‘home’.

I expected a win. Lovely to see Kosi turn it on.

Lever is from Victoria.

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