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Hi all,

Just got my tickets for the two founding AFLW teams. Game is on Sat night at Whitten Oval, should be a cracker.

I haven't heard of any of the girls having covid so hopefully it goes ahead as normal.

Will be interesting to see how Harris goes, we certainly need some more goals

Anyone else going?

DubDee

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I'll watch it. I haven't watched a footy match since, oh I don't know, our premiership. 

Looking forward to watching tomorrow to see what Tayla can bring to our forward line, our superstar Daisy and Mitho and obviously we keep that Melbourne winning form going. 

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Goldie and McNamara both played in the practice match, so I'm thinking injury or something Covid-related since then. A bit of pace missing...

Colvin and Magee are the other two regulars from last season missing from tomorrow's team.

Glad to see Caris get a run!

 

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Meggs is pleased to see Brenna T down back, she’s our most skilled defender.  Fitzsimon at CHB is odd but good on her, thought she was a midfielder. Bannan’s pace and game smarts make her a great option on the wing.  Both our wings are tall and quick.  West and Brown have pace too.  

This team looks really balanced. We are primed for a great start to 2022.  Let’s win girls!

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25 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

Just watched the saints, tigers game. It's too early in the year to hear the tigers theme song. 

Ha, yes indeed!  But the Tiges looked quite lively after quarter time.  Reuniting the Hosking twins is a good move. Wakefield was effective up forward, Mon Conti is easily one of the best AFLW midfielders (Clarry-like) and offloading of the slow Frederick to the Pies will not be regretted.  Brennan, good captain’s game and no Ellie McKenzie tonight.  

Saints are lacking depth. A couple of ex Dees played ok for them in Cat Phillips and Bianca Jakobssen while Harriet Cordner was solid in defence for the Tiges.  

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Go Dees.  Fast start to the season important.  I'm full of confidence.

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Zanker is a absolute gun 

Birch was very good

Love Daisy playing forward 

The girls need to practice their snaps, bananas,  dribbles 

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The Doggies are a pretty good side so I think our game has gone up a level. Our composure, skills and ability to hit a target was the best I've seen from them yet. Zanker, Hanks, Birch, Lampard, Gay and Pearce got better as the game continued. I love the improvement from Heath, Bannon and Tarrant. Caris looks like she belongs at this level as do the other newbies. Great win!

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On 1/7/2022 at 10:08 PM, Meggs said:

Ha, yes indeed!  But the Tiges looked quite lively after quarter time.  Reuniting the Hosking twins is a good move. Wakefield was effective up forward, Mon Conti is easily one of the best AFLW midfielders (Clarry-like) and offloading of the slow Frederick to the Pies will not be regretted.  Brennan, good captain’s game and no Ellie McKenzie tonight.  

Saints are lacking depth. A couple of ex Dees played ok for them in Cat Phillips and Bianca Jakobssen while Harriet Cordner was solid in defence for the Tiges.  

'Cordner' and 'Tiges' in the same sentence; that's still a 😥for me.

But for their exceptional accuracy, Meggs, how do we and they compare on a sample of one?

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18 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

'Cordner' and 'Tiges' in the same sentence; that's still a 😥for me.

But for their exceptional accuracy, Meggs, how do we and they compare on a sample of one?

Yes, a Cordner @richmondfc is uncomfortable perhaps as a Bartlett @melbournefc hehe.

As to the relative strengths of our girls’ teams, all will be revealed this Friday night as Round 2 kicks off at 7:10pm on 14 January 2022 at the Punt Road Oval.  Meggs is quietly confident of a win but the Tiges have recruited well so we should anticipate a good contest.

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Not as convincing win as it should have been, especially after the Dogs lost Huntington. 
we also lost Paxman to the bench for a long time…something wrong there, hopefully nothing serious. Coincided with our reverting to handball instead of kicking, which was so productive in the first quarter. 
Still, without Goldrick, Colvin and McNamara we should be much stronger in coming games. 

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41 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Thanks to Dees In October there’s a comprehensive report on the round one victory here.

Good write-up.  I would add that Harris looks very willing to crash into bodies.  Her goal came after she just bulled her opponent off the ball, and there were several other contests where she crunched into people but didn't wind up with the ball.  That might wind up being her biggest contribution, clearing space for Hore and Pearce to work in. 

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Alyssa Bannan impressed me with her athleticism. If she can get her hands on the ball more I reckon she can have a real impact, using her strength and leg speed to drive out of the contest in the same way Clarry does. Overall a very impressive hit out, if we can improve our forward connection we should dominate games (where have I heard this before?). Also Zanker is a bloody gun, a damaging mid who is also one of the tallest on the ground!

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5 hours ago, Doggas front teeth said:

Alyssa Bannan impressed me with her athleticism. If she can get her hands on the ball more I reckon she can have a real impact, using her strength and leg speed to drive out of the contest in the same way Clarry does.

That's a huge call. I actually thought Bannan was noticeably average when the ball was on the deck compared to Zanker, who's also tall (and one of my fave players). That's not a knock on Bannan, who's just in her second season as a raw and exciting young athlete

 

On 1/9/2022 at 4:39 AM, Roger Mellie said:

The Doggies are a pretty good side so I think our game has gone up a level. Our composure, skills and ability to hit a target was the best I've seen from them yet. Zanker, Hanks, Birch, Lampard, Gay and Pearce got better as the game continued. I love the improvement from Heath, Bannon and Tarrant. Caris looks like she belongs at this level as do the other newbies. Great win!

Did the Dogs actually have a good side out there this week? I think the commentators mentioned that the Dogs had about eight missing this week, which is a huge amount given the smaller lists. No doubt all Clubs will be impacted at some point, given the Acting CHO is estimating 1 in 25 Victorians have COVID right now.

Anyway, great start tot he game and a great start to the season - really hoping the season isn't too disrupted and we get to see what the girls can do this year. We look to be stronger than last year and a good chance to emulate the success the guys had last year.

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41 minutes ago, Rogue said:

That's a huge call. I actually thought Bannan was noticeably average when the ball was on the deck compared to Zanker, who's also tall (and one of my fave players). That's not a knock on Bannan, who's just in her second season as a raw and exciting young athlete

I think she's actually good below the knees for her height BUT I think her reaction was off and bit fumbly compared to last season in similar situations. Agree we can forgive that in a young player in in round one and in a new role. She's definitely got some good talls to learn from in that regard so she can get the most out of that athleticism.

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10 hours ago, Doggas front teeth said:

Alyssa Bannan impressed me with her athleticism. If she can get her hands on the ball more I reckon she can have a real impact, using her strength and leg speed to drive out of the contest in the same way Clarry does.

4 hours ago, Rogue said:

That's a huge call. I actually thought Bannan was noticeably average when the ball was on the deck compared to Zanker, who's also tall (and one of my fave players). That's not a knock on Bannan, who's just in her second season as a raw and exciting young athlete.

3 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

I think she's actually good below the knees for her height BUT I think her reaction was off and bit fumbly compared to last season in similar situations. Agree we can forgive that in a young player in round one and in a new role. She's definitely got some good talls to learn from in that regard so she can get the most out of that athleticism.

The wing really suits her natural skillset of speed, height, marking, kicking and footy smarts.  With more confidence and contact training expect her to keep improving and impressing.  One to watch.

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