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The pessimism isn't my editing. 

From 'Bomberblitz':

  • I think the Dees will be a bit flat coming back from the GC on a six day break. If we bring today’s effort, we should give a good account for ourselves, but the Demons will do enough and win by 3-4 goals
  • We haven’t been 0-3 since 1967
  • we are going to get completely obliterated no matter who we put on the park.  heppell on fritsch is the stuff of nightmares
  • For gods sake, can someone please just start a COVID outbreak at the hanger so 38 players are in health and safety protocols and the AFL call the game off?
  • Going to be brutal. Oliver and Petracca are going to get 50 touches each and Brown will kick 10.
  • merrett out only takes the margin from 60 to 80 points
  • Who cares whos in…we have a bottom six that should be in the vfl but are playing so…Dees will smash us.
  • With our unbelievable decision that we are so good we don’t need to use taggers, Petracca must be really looking forward to this week’s game. His main concern would be leather poisoning.
  • ANNOUNCE HS PROTOCOLS FOR MELBOURNES BEST 22.

The most hopeful comments:

  • I think the Dees will be a bit flat coming back from the GC on a six day break. If we bring today’s effort, we should give a good account for ourselves, but the Demons will do enough and win by 3-4 goals.
  • We’ll see. We beat them in a great Friday night game at the MCG in 2019. Lost narrowly in a dead rubber game for both clubs (at Metricon) in 2020 and then pressed them deep into the last quarter in our game last year before eventually going down by 11 points. Some questionable decisions also went their way in the second half. We know they’re a terrific team but I don’t think we are going to be overawed.

From 'Bigfooty':

  • Just want to see us be competitive and have someone run with Petracca. Cant believe Truck's comments about not tagging Neale. Horror draw to start the season but doesn't seem we were ready for the season anyway.
  • There's a real stench about the team, which to me, has come out of nowhere given how positive last season was. Old habits are back, unfortunately. This will be a big loss and will effectively kill off the season
  • It’s the stench of having sky high expectations, the second most difficult fixture in the league, and a team full of babies expected to pull off a miracle.
  • I think we’ll go okay this week. I kind of hope shiel is out for another week so we get to see a pure midfield game from caldwell. If lever doesn’t play again this week the game will be a lot closer than many predict.
  • I'm not all doom and gloom like it seems so many others are here, we're still a very inexperienced team who only beat one top 8 team last year, playing Geelong, Brisbane and Melbourne to start the year is no free ride even though the effort in Round 1 was poor. Like it's been mentioned already we won several key areas on the weekend so if we bring a similar output and convert a bit better there's no reason we can't compete and finish within 5 goals.

To their credit I didn't see any disrespect.  Probably just grudging respect.  A bit of humour here and there was refereshing.

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I agree with some of their comments that this won't be some dead rubber.

Their effort against the Lions was much improved. They will probably struggle to kick a winning score, but I don't think they will just roll over. At 0-2 the pressure is mounting on them, and after a hard road  trip with a 6 day break, and given we are not known to go hard early on the season, this could well be another close game.
Besides, we don't smash sides... unless it's September 🤣

I just want to see an improved performance going inside 50 so we can get some decent output from our forwards. 

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This is quality reading, what a difference a year makes! I still find it so strange to listen to analysts, commentators and football fans talking about how good we are instead of: 'when we they going to sack their coach' or 'who will they pick up as their number one draft option'... So good.

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9 minutes ago, tincan said:

This is quality reading, what a difference a year makes! I still find it so strange to listen to analysts, commentators and football fans talking about how good we are instead of when we are going to sack our coach or who we will pick up as our number one draft option... So good.

It is weird.

When I was watching the game against Gold Coast and I kept thinking we are not playing great footy, and then the commentators would gush about how clean we are and what quality we have across every line, I suddenly realised what a spoilt brat I've become that I am complaining about a win because we didn't play quite so well.

 

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17 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

 

merrett out only takes the margin from 60 to 80 points

my fave 😂

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8 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

It is weird.

When I was watching the game against Gold Coast and I kept thinking we are not playing great footy, and then the commentators would gush about how clean we are and what quality we have across every line, I suddenly realised what a spoilt brat I've become that I am complaining about a win because we didn't play quite so well.

 

Perhaps we all disrespected Gold Coast too much before the game. I thought GCS were very impressive with lots of up-and coming talent. 

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Danger game in years gone by. When expected to win we would put in an ordinary performance e.g. when Essendon decimated by the doping saga and fielded a reserves team that beat us.

2020's Dee's way better than that, though.

Why are there 2 Friday night games this week anyway?

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Every time I see the topic “what they are saying at.......”.   I immediately think “I don’t care” or more profane thoughts.  

And I don’t care except I then read the comments. Perhaps just to confirm the idiocy of opposition supporters. At the moment Bomber supporters sound a bit down poor old things. 

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4 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Every time I see the topic “what they are saying at.......”.   I immediately think “I don’t care” or more profane thoughts.  

And I don’t care except I then read the comments. Perhaps just to confirm the idiocy of opposition supporters. At the moment Bomber supporters sound a bit down poor old things. 

At the moment I read it for confirmation bias :). Plus it stops me having to enter their territory...

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9 minutes ago, Deepfreeze said:

Why are there 2 Friday night games this week anyway?

I doubt anyone will be watching the meaningless SA Derby which is on Foxtel not FTA.

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6 minutes ago, Darkhorse72 said:

At the moment I read it for confirmation bias :). Plus it stops me having to enter their territory...

… after which you gotta go home and burn your clothes, then curl up in the foetal position under a piping hot shower. 
Or is that just me?

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1 hour ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Plus it stops me having to enter their territory...

 

1 hour ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

… after which you gotta go home and burn your clothes, then curl up in the foetal position under a piping hot shower. 
Or is that just me?

Well!  That's the last time I do a 'What they are saying...' thread.  😉

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I would like someone to explain our mindset now with inside information as to how we now attack this important time.

Like four qtrs etc.

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I don't disagree with too many of their comments although I do wonder if they have seen us play this year. I don;t think we have been that impressive so far. Conceded an 8 goal run against the dogs and labored against the Suns. We are beatable with the right mindset although their greatest weakness (lack of forwards) offsets our weakness (loss of first choice defenders). Hopefully the supporters pessimism is shared by their team and they don't have the belief needed to turn us over

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1 hour ago, BDA said:

I don't disagree with too many of their comments although I do wonder if they have seen us play this year. I don;t think we have been that impressive so far. Conceded an 8 goal run against the dogs and labored against the Suns. We are beatable with the right mindset although their greatest weakness (lack of forwards) offsets our weakness (loss of first choice defenders). Hopefully the supporters pessimism is shared by their team and they don't have the belief needed to turn us over

No we're not in top form (or injury free) but doing enough to get the 4pts.
For much of last year we weren't that flash either but did enough to get the 4pts  most weeks.
Then the smell of finals come around and the game plan clicked into top gear.
As they say.
The seasons a marathon ... Not a sprint.
But I don't like the way they're letting the opposition get run ons.
We won't be able to peg them all back. 
And we've gotta kick straight.
Petracca if you can do that you'd be Super Duper Elite.

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My Bomber mates went real hard at me for years. Very predictably (was paying $1.01) they have put up the white flag since our premiership. I have been been biding my time and haven't baited them much at all lately. Come 10pm Friday night I just want to send one word through on the group chat.......owen

Come on Dees make it happen 

 

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2 hours ago, Deepfreeze said:

Danger game in years gone by. When expected to win we would put in an ordinary performance e.g. when Essendon decimated by the doping saga and fielded a reserves team that beat us.

2020's Dee's way better than that, though.

Why are there 2 Friday night games this week anyway?

Probably my darkest day/week as a Dees fan the day of the loss and the week post where I got drilled by every Bombers fan I know... 

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6 minutes ago, Cards13 said:

Probably my darkest day/week as a Dees fan the day of the loss and the week post where I got drilled by every Bombers fan I know... 

Same.
I ripped into an Essendon relo with glee when they all got suspended.
"We'll still beat Melbourne" was his retort.
And they forken did.
Once in  the pre-season and again during the regular season giving them their 1st win.
I was disgusted.

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The 2022 bombers are the 2019 Demons, they've come off a finals campaign with blistering offense, but average defense exposed by the best sides, have misread where they're at, and now they're going to need to re-set and get their defending a bit stronger before they're a serious finals threat. 

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