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How was Dixon mark paid in the final siren!?

I saw Georgiadis have a CLEAR attempt at a mark, bounced off his hands straight to Dixon and yet they paid him the mark?

Absolute woeful decision. 

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9 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

2 Captains 

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Awsome to see.

If his body had held up Trenners could have been a good captain.

But gee Big Maxy is a great one.  Loved hearing him respond to a question from the Eddy or someone on the Fox Footy panel, when he was interviewed post match.  The conversation was about how Kossie had seemingly pulled himself out of a form slump and got himself up to put in a great game against the Power and the question asked of Max was "What did you say to him as captain to get him up for the game?".  Taking absolutely no self credit, Max deflected the premise of the question and proceeded to talk with words to the effect of what an incredible contributor Kossie was to the MFC and how great his performances were and how he had been so amazingly reslilant in the context of the family tragedy that he had been through at the start of the year and how it would be great for him to hopefully get to spend a bit of time with them over the weekend as well.

In the same interview, Max had a bit of a laugh at himself for getting his head sat on in that screemer the Port bloke took on his head, then had a rye dig at Jake Lever for pushing the Port player up there and a laugh about it with Steven May. 

His work ethic and commitment on the track are elite, his onfield performances are amazing, his work with the media helps elevate the marketability of the MFC and his social and emotional connection with his teammates is sensational and his leadership has us playing the best, most disiplined team first footy that I've ever seen from the MFC.  He totally respects the MFC history and great players and personalities.

Hard to think of a better MFC captain that we've had in a long time.  Another diamond in the rough.

 

Congratulations on 150 games big Gawn dog.

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

How was Dixon mark paid in the final siren!?

I saw Georgiadis have a CLEAR attempt at a mark, bounced off his hands straight to Dixon and yet they paid him the mark?

Absolute woeful decision. 

I thought his other goal on half time was a bit of a christmas present as well Dazzle. May tackles him, he drops the ball and then May gets pinged for holding the man. 

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33 minutes ago, Webber said:

Two where Motlop was the ball dropper, or thrower, and they goaled from both. Hard to bear. 

This rule is a joke. Even at first bounce Boak got ball we tackled him correctly and he dropped it but received the free because we held on to him after he dropped it. Has me totally confused. In my days it was dropping/holding the ball every time.

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2 hours 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.  

Deeluded Hickley why did you fork out for Aliah Aliah? To play him in the ruck ???? Looks like i was right about the Powa too. They love a down hill ski slope.

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While both teams played off a 5 day break we looked as fresh as a daisy and Port barely gave a yelp.

Huge for us to play 4 quarters with 5 days, travel and in enemy territory then convincingly win.

While 'just' 4 points, it was an enormous performance in terms of entrenching us in the top 4 and embedding belief in each other and the system.

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10 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

How was Dixon mark paid in the final siren!?

I saw Georgiadis have a CLEAR attempt at a mark, bounced off his hands straight to Dixon and yet they paid him the mark?

Absolute woeful decision. 

Big Charlie powder puff, they felt sorry for him, thats why they paid it.

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Just about our best win so far. Picked them to win by 16 points. Off the margin but happy for the team. Now we must get back to basics and turn up next 2 games and give Hawks and Suns some horrible beltings. Will turn up at Metricon for Suns game being only one up here in Qld and do not want to see the same performances as against Crows, Magpies and Giants.

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1 hour ago, leave it to deever said:

That was ports bihgest loss at their home ground this year.

Love it.

Cant wait to watch the replay.

So sweet a win .

...out of or dlump.

...back to top four.

..fwd line much improved.

...Quick start

.....portt fans with their incessant booing go home sobbing.

What a mob of losers.

No  im not bitter?

Deaver you missed one, back on top where we belong????

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11 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)

Number 1 focus at training should be goalkicking!

We may still win against a top team kicking 4.10 in 2nd half, but will never forget GF in 90s North dominated against Crows in first half but kicked 2.9 or thereabouts and instead of being 5-6 goals in front was maybe a kick in it! Then game turned and Crows rolled over top of North!

Demons we’re great against Port but we kick 14.12 or 16.10 and Port wouldn’t have got within 9 points in 2nd half.

Better goal kicking this year and we would be 15-1 and % of 150%!

Im still delighted with our season, but wish for better goal kicking.

 

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11 hours ago, Seraph said:

Port haven't beaten a side in the 8 and they sure looked like it tonight. Challenged us once to get within 10 points but we responded appropriately after that. After the last month that's a very handy win away from home.

Kane Cornes view correctly IMO this morning is that Port have a habit of making other teams look good.  There's something in that, but last night's win was first class and would have stood up against any side.

Just need to temper expectations till we see the next round performanace againsts a lower hawks side to confirm the mojo is back.

4 . 10 after 1/2 time the only concern.

The 22 last night will be the finals mix into the finals and I have full faith in coaching staff.

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1 hour ago, Grapeviney said:

Me making breakfast this morning

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Me coming home from Coles this morning..

 

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50 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Would pay people to remember how he looked gone for all money over the last couple of seasons when they write off the likes of Weid and BBB.

Excellent analogy. 

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1 hour ago, OhMyDees said:

Anyone else confused by the holding the man decisions when the player is tackled and drops the ball? Infuriated me beyond no end last night.

Yes, the umps. Rules say if no prior, you must ATTEMPT to dispose correctly. If prior, you must ACTUALLY dispose correctly.

There is no allowance for simply letting go of the ball. Except in the AFL umps department.

 

43 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

I find it really interesting Goody coaching from the Bench, it really says a lot about how he coaches, but also how much he trusts the coaches in the box. i suppose it's handy having the likes of Adem Yze and Alan Richardson up there

I give credit to our football dept for using our coaching panel according to their strengths. Goody is best on the bench, Yze is best up in the box monitoring the game plans (ours and oppos). Still not sure what Richo brings, maybe some boxes of chips and a packet of mint slices.

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I’m a big fan of how JJ goes quietly about his business. Racked up 19+ possessions last night and rarely makes a mistake. He’s hard at it and enjoys a tackle. Plays with a maturity beyond his years. A gem has been unearthed.

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Salem's ability to get receive the ball under pressure, know what he wants to do before he gets it and execute a quick kick lace out to one of his teammates would have to be the best in the AFL I reckon.  Bloke is a magician.

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40 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

How was Dixon mark paid in the final siren!?

I saw Georgiadis have a CLEAR attempt at a mark, bounced off his hands straight to Dixon and yet they paid him the mark?

Absolute woeful decision. 

Saw that as well, terrible call. Dixon was gifted 2 goals last night.

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Tipped a 30 point loss as Port are Home Town Heroes and we have been losing against crap sides lately.

Very happy to be quite wrong.

Can't argue with the glass half full types when it comes to being a genuine threat this year. Beating one top 8 side after another shows that when we are on, we can quite literally beat anyone this season.

Still say we need top 2 to avoid the Brisbane trip in the finals. If we roll West Coast in Perf though, I'm fully on board.

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On the subject of TMac and career resurrections...

Jayden Hunt.

There is no way at the start of the year I had him as a permanent contributor (*workman like role player) within a premiership contender.

Well bloody done to him and his perseverance.

 

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1 hour ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

[censored] I'm enjoying watching the big T Mac play this year.

Clunking big marks all over the ground, kicking clutch goals at big moments in games left right and centre.

Probably one of the most underrated and little noticed aspects of his game externally in the media is the drive he provides from wing-half forward and the connection then achieved with our other deep forwards.  Just love the way he takes a big strong mark, then gets back quickly, brushes off the man on the mark and then drives it deep into an open forward line with a pretty much perfectly measured kick to the advantage of our other forwards pushing back.  Fritta, Kossie and Trac must love it when they see him mark in these situations.  He must have an insane metres gained and goal assists for a big bloke.

How T Mac ever became so bemoaned riles me.  I hardly think you could ever fault the desire, workrate, attitude and team ethos of big Tommy.  Love the competitiveness, aggressiveness and passion he playes with.  Getting in the face of Travis Boak after kicking that goal last night was gold.  Would pay people to remember how he looked gone for all money over the last couple of seasons when they write off the likes of Weid and BBB.

That snap goal he kicked after having his kick smothered from the out on the full was pure awesomeness

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1 hour ago, Docs Demons said:

This rule is a joke. Even at first bounce Boak got ball we tackled him correctly and he dropped it but received the free because we held on to him after he dropped it. Has me totally confused. In my days it was dropping/holding the ball every time.

I think it's because there is no prior opportunity - if a player is tackled without prior opportunity and the ball "spills free" in the tackle and the tackler doesn't let go it is holding the man. Goes against the spirit of the rule when the player just drops it though, should be play on probably.

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1 hour ago, Docs Demons said:

This rule is a joke. Even at first bounce Boak got ball we tackled him correctly and he dropped it but received the free because we held on to him after he dropped it. Has me totally confused. In my days it was dropping/holding the ball every time.

Just many of these head scratching decisions/non decisions we had to put up with all night.

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