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34 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

Great win by the girls. Big test next week!

But to the girls’ credit, they just keep getting the job done

Getting the job done, yep, that about sums up this game up for me.

Every player did some small or big part to get us over the line and all seemed very aware and focused on what needed to be done, even if it didn't always come off.

I think I wrote in a match report a few weeks' back (or maybe I had to cut for brevity's sake!) that Heath is so clearly a player that loves to have a really defined task and just dig into it. So I loved her role in this one: stop Kearney. And she sure did. If only she'd kicked that goal, it would have been so well deserved!

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really enjoyable game. loved tayla harris' efforts putting pressure on in the forward line and her flying for marks. she seems so stoked to be playing with the dees and especially daisy again! love to see it.. also, bannan, mithen, pearce, paxman all really played stood out to me. loved the hard at it contest work in the last qtr from both sides.. they were clearly out on their feet.

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One of the most physical AFLW games I can recall.  Our defence and the coach's bench were the difference imo.  We 'gutsed' it out well, and the girls seem to have inherited a dash of 'never say die' attitude from our men.

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Whatever has happened to Tayla this year by coming home to the Dee's has been a master-stroke. A bit of maturity perhaps, maybe Daisy's influence, maybe a stronger culture around her... whatever changed has been fantastic.

Cracker of a grab tonight and just a massive presence for the girls to walk taller. 👌 

She never played this well at Carlscum.

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1 hour ago, Dees_In_October said:

Getting the job done, yep, that about sums up this game up for me.

Much like the men through the season last year.
Hope our good injury run continues and our guns hit some timely form for the finals.
Much like the men last year.

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39 minutes ago, Sideshow Bob said:

Whatever has happened to Tayla this year by coming home to the Dee's has been a master-stroke. A bit of maturity perhaps, maybe Daisy's influence, maybe a stronger culture around her... whatever changed has been fantastic.

Cracker of a grab tonight and just a massive presence for the girls to walk taller. 👌 

She never played this well at Carlscum.

and she's only 24!

her best footy should definitely be at the dees

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6 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

Great win by the girls. Big test next week!

But to the girls’ credit, they just keep getting the job done

Yes, wonder whether they can replicate the boys and go to the top in the last home and home game of the season, but hopefully not on their last kick. 
 

must say tho this has many of the hallmarks of men’s MFC circa   2021. Let’s hope so anyway.

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Beat Freo (in Perth) next week and we virtually have 2nd spot (and a pre finals bye, Home finals) sewn up.

iirc we beat them in Freo this time last year so we can do it again.

If we do it will be our best chance at a flag altho Crows will be hard to beat in Adelaide in a GF.

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I wish Stinear would just leave Daisy in defence. Like he always does when we are struggling.
If we want to beat both Freo and Adelaide, we have to kick goals and lots of them. Bannon and Hore are naturals up forward, and are kicking goals. They are a more dangerous target and complement Tayla .

And let's be serious, we won this game courtesy of two 50m penalties. 

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Just watched the game (family engagement yesterday evening)

It wasn’t pretty but it was effective. Resolute defence, 50m penalties and Tayla Harris the difference

Pretty even contribution across the board. Paxy was probably BOG. Don’t know why people doubt her

Gillard showing great composure for a 2 gamer.

Huge game next week. We can absolutely win over there. Freo could barely get the ball out of their defensive 50 for the entire second half yesterday against, it has to be said, an excellent Crows outfit (they’re going to be very hard to stop this year).

We are winning big games at the business end of the season. It’s all to play for

Go Dees

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13 hours ago, Dees_In_October said:

Getting the job done, yep, that about sums up this game up for me.

Every player did some small or big part to get us over the line and all seemed very aware and focused on what needed to be done, even if it didn't always come off.

I think I wrote in a match report a few weeks' back (or maybe I had to cut for brevity's sake!) that Heath is so clearly a player that loves to have a really defined task and just dig into it. So I loved her role in this one: stop Kearney. And she sure did. If only she'd kicked that goal, it would have been so well deserved!

Exactly.

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No surprises, another MOTY contender from Tayla:

Vote here:

https://www.womens.afl/markoftheyear

And just rounding out the round, loved this new tradition created by Krstel Petrevski and Matthew Whelan, the JoogBoo Birlirre (hunt and spirit) award for indigenous round, awarded to Paxman:

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/1068925/paxman-receives-inaugural-joogboo-birlirre-award

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