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4 hours ago, OhMyDees said:

Is anyone else sick to death of the media’s narrative that we’re underdone because the Dogs have played 3 games in 4 weeks?

Absolutely I’m sick of it. 

my favourite BS line is the one game in 27 days nonsense. Or you could add two days and it’s 3 games in 29 days.
Who gives AF?! 

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1 hour ago, Gorgoroth said:

Yeah Mike could have kept his mouth shut for 12 more days….

Bevo would love this and use this. And his puppies love this non existent us vs them crud he is peddling.

Us vs Them mentality would be a suprising reason for a team to win a grand final... just sayin....

I'd suspect its more about better talent and better systems...

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

He has publicly said doesn’t want to go and is happy to watch from home.

Not sure why this petition is still going?

He said publicly that he doesn’t want preferential treatment. But another reason that isn’t being publicised is probs that it would take too much out of him. The petition should be abandoned imo. 

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8 hours ago, AC/DeeC said:

Get Neale Daniher to Perth for the GF. Sign the petition. I did. It's almost at 70,000 signatures. Click the link above. GO DEES!

 

52 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

He has publicly said doesn’t want to go and is happy to watch from home.

Not sure why this petition is still going?

 

47 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

He said publicly that he doesn’t want preferential treatment. But another reason that isn’t being publicised is probs that it would take too much out of him. The petition should be abandoned imo. 

Thanks for letting me know BBP & WCW. Wish I'd known this and then I wouldn't have signed.

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13 hours ago, OhMyDees said:

Is anyone else sick to death of the media’s narrative that we’re underdone because the Dogs have played 3 games in 4 weeks?

Tell me about it! It is all I'm hearing. Anyone gonna make the slightest suggestion that this might kill the Dogs momentum? 

Ross Lyon even said that although we did well after the QF bye that it now grows exponentially the need for intense match practice. 

I'd like to hear how the Dogs would have had nothing to lose but with another week to think about it the pressure is now on!

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Yes the 1 in 27 games negative theory.   What can we do about it?

Non Melbourne people want us to lose.  They'll say they want the dees to win.  But they don't mean it.  Commentators, pundits, all year long, just have not given us the credit.  I've been saying for years of suffering that there is only one way and one way only to shut them all up.  That day arrives on Saturday week.

 

 

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3 hours ago, DemonWheels said:

RADIO:
Kingy and Jennings will be doing a full review and dissection of the two Dees v Dogs games from earlier this year on SEN at 11am.

Ta.

i will listen on catch up radio.

But i will do so when i can be relaxed becuase King will absolutely do my head in. 

Jennings is not too  bad, but there is something about the way he talks about the game that really annoys me too.

So no doubt i'll be annoyed.

Perhaps i'm just a grumpy old bastard

Prediction about things that will annoy me:

  • reading too much into round 19
  • not considering loading being a factor in that game
  • not considering that goody trialed stuff in round 19 - he wont be experimenting in the GF
  • pointing our the fact that Mcrae, Bont and Daniels knocked up getting possessions, saying we will lose if that occurs again (thanks Captains Obvious)
  • not considering why we didn't put any defensive work into those 3 players  (eg keeping our powder dry, not showing our tactical hand, messing with bevo etc) 
  • not pointing out the fact Bowey came into the side the next game and why we might have made that call
  • not pointing out we have been unbeaten since that game
  • reading too little into round 11 (it's so long ago, no relevant any more, this a new season etc etc)
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  • Jenning's use of metaphors and themes  
  • Jenning's taking every opportunity to highlight the various teams and coaches he coaches and/or advises
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16 minutes ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Logged onto the public queue today to see what it was like for the remaining 10,250 tickets.  It blew me away.  I joined 15 minutes before it opened (Yes late) I was 117,000 odd int he queue.  Looks a screen shot a few minutes after it opened. (Whats with the 47k limit on images?) 

 

 

 

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Tickets sold out in 9 minutes according to The Western Australian. Over 120,000 hopefuls missed out.

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12 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

Dogs not playing a practice game is a huge mistake in my opinion. i think that's pretty common place in finals byes to have a pretty intense match sim in between, Hawthorn, Richmond and co have all done it, bit of a risk by the dogs to help a few sore/underdone players i'd say. 

Hope that's accurate. Media going on about how we've played one match in 28 days, and a am easy one at that. The Dogs/port game was a lot softer than ours, and then two weeks without a hitout. Could work in our favour big time.

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Just now, Mickey said:

Hope that's accurate. Media going on about how we've played one match in 28 days, and a am easy one at that. The Dogs/port game was a lot softer than ours, and then two weeks without a hitout. Could work in our favour big time.

Yeah the thing is though, we have played 1 match is 28 days, where as the dogs have travelled to Tasmania, brisbane, adelaide, perth and played several games in the last 5 weeks, so we are undoubtedly going to have much more run in our legs. it's just going to be a question of reflexes and being "match fit" and after belting the cats by 83 points, i'd say we are fine. 

if dogs are skipping a practice match, to me the only conclusion is they know they're banged up and unless they can get some rest in they'd know we're going to be running a lot better than they are.

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1 hour ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Logged onto the public queue today to see what it was like for the remaining 10,250 tickets.  It blew me away.  I joined 15 minutes before it opened (Yes late) I was 117,000 odd int he queue.  Looks a screen shot a few minutes after it opened. (Whats with the 47k limit on images?) 

 

 

 

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You have to go delete your attachments - that’s where they are all stored - your gifs, pics, etc 

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