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Finding this win very satisfying.  In years gone by, we would have been Port Adelaide, a team that are compeditive most weeks, but not good enough to beat top 8 / top 4 sides.  Not this year.  We just seem to be able to find that extra gear, intensity and have that extra level of poise against the better teams around us on the ladder.

Once we get a lead of 10 - 20 points up, we just seem to be able to control the game and hardly let sides back in.  I did like that even though Port had periods of midfeild dominance, we were able to absorb that onslaught once again, without being hurt big time on the scoreboard.

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Would love to borrow Spargo’s brain occasionally to get me out of a pickle with the lovely wife.

His manoeuvre in and out of about 5 Port players and kick to an open Langdon on the outer wing in the last to set up a goal was sublime.

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18 minutes ago, WA Demon Boy said:

he had 33 touches? lol

Viney got destroyed 

Wines just didn't have anyone else to give it to 

Bollocks.

33 posessions? Do you really think goody cares about those posessions when barely one hurt,  bar his goal. 

Every touch he had was under viney pressure and that resulted in us getting our intercepts.

Port totally rely on wines for their clearances.

The game was won in the first half. Wines had one clearance to half time. One.

And only four in the second half. I don't know how many of them were in tbe ladt, but the game was over at 3 quarter time

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Just now, In Harmes Way said:

I didn’t need one either OD, but I do want one

 

Just now, In Harmes Way said:

I didn’t need one either OD, but I do want one

Believe it or not I am siding here in bed with one by my side has seldom tasted so good.

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1 minute ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Would love to borrow Spargo’s brain occasionally to get me out of a pickle with the lovely wife.

His manoeuvre in and out of about 5 Port players and kick to an open Langdon on the outer wing in the last to set up a goal was sublime.

How about Kossie's.  The wife might that even more.  We're Charlie ducks and weaves, Kossie dances and sings with the footy.

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Think it was the start of the 3rd quarter when Gawn had a few vintage hitouts out of the centre straight to Oliver and Trac, which we haven't seen for a while, and I thought 'we're on here...'

Interesting post-game hearing Gawn pretty much saying they'd done some heavy training around the bye, but more importantly hearing him talk about Kozzy and how he hasn't been able to see his family at a time where it would be really important was a really telling moment of his care for the group and maybe something not many supporters have thought about when looking at his form onfield.

 

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4 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Langdon would have to put in about 6 bad games in a row to ever feature in the being dropped discussion, such are the credits he has in the bank.

Fritsch was hardly bad - he was a factor in a far more dynamic forward line than last week.

Never said Fritch was bad, just off his usual game. He had the fumbles at most. Best players will give performances they would rather forget.

That's the good thing about where we are at, we didn't rely on these 3 to get the win. Others stood up. Petty was gold, his best game so far. 

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27 minutes ago, WA Demon Boy said:

he had 33 touches? lol

Viney got destroyed 

Wines just didn't have anyone else to give it to 

We won because we brought the pressure. Viney 10 tackles.

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41 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Jackson and BBB did not much...

How good is having a forward structure!!!!

Both contributed to the structure and the pressure. 

15 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

A lot of it is still between the ears for our players. 
 

Against the top teams we are switched on but against lower teams we seem to struggle to be switched on but it’s something we can work on prior to the end of the season. 

Fortunately in finals we won’t meet any of the bottom 10 teams ?

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Super win, always tough to beat Port at home particularly since we had momentum then lost it but got it back again.  
 

If we bring our pressure and improve our set shot kicking we can absolutely win the premiership. If we don’t bring our pressure we can lose to almost anyone. 
 

Clayton Oliver is possibly my favourite player of all time but boy does he need to work on his set shots. He plays his game so quick and such an instinctive player it’s almost like he has to much time to think about his set shots. 
 

Petty is improving rapidly and I think he is playing better footy than Tomlinson. 
 

Still plenty to work on but that was good. 
 

 

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1 minute ago, old dee said:

Is it just me or does the simple fact Brown was on the ground take some of the defensive pressure away from the other forwards?

You aren’t the only one, hope they keep this setup even without kicking a goal I think the fwd line functions much better, if we are going to win the whole thing this year we will need him. 

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3 minutes ago, layzie said:

All the journos in Adelaide look so plain. 

Just a little down. Hasn't really been much to write about since Snowtown unless you include Nigel Smart's fire walk.

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38 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

That was a great win

Welcome to the side Ben Brown

Viney is a concern and so is our goal kicking

but a great pressure game, the same way that last week wasn’t

We must get more consistent before THE FINALS

Viney completely shut out Wines tonight, he was very good.

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