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Guys I don't like to be a negative Nelly but I thought today was horrendous. :( Can someone lift my spirits!?

Things that I saw:

- A complete inability to defend the switch kick or outlet kick.
- Inability to have an answer for Dylan Moore who absolutely tore us up. 
- Brayshaw having way too much confidence kicking on his left foot. Kicked it on the full twice. 
- Inability to make good decisions going forward. Time and time and time and time again. 
- No game sense. Giving away dumb frees. But also going inside 50m. A stoppage going inside 50m is a massive win when the game is close. Instead guys like Fritsch, Spargo and half the team turned it directly over to hawthorn. Almost cost us the game. Dunstan was just about the only guy the went inside 50m with any sense of game smarts. Straight to the hot spot.
- A complete lack of defensive pressure. 
 

 

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9 minutes ago, demon3165 said:

Forward line big problem, teams can predict we go pockets, we got away with it last year but need to change up to many entries are just bombed in hope that can get sorted out.

We got away with it?

We won the bloody flag!

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13 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

A wakeup call without losing is a good result, hawthorn showed everyone the blueprint on how to beat us, take it quick through the corridor and keep lever accountable. 

Just shows how important Petty is to our backline. When Petty plays Lever doesn’t need to be accountable.

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Awesome by Bedford. That running crum and his running goal were fantastic. Very hard to do and without him we would have looked even more flat. Depending on how some of the team recover, would love to see him get a second gig.

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1 minute ago, Deedubs said:

Guys I don't like to be a negative Nelly but I thought today was horrendous. :( Can someone lift my spirits!?

Things that I saw:

- A complete inability to defend the switch kick or outlet kick.
- Inability to have an answer for Dylan Moore who absolutely tore us up. 
- Brayshaw having way too much confidence kicking on his left foot. Kicked it on the full twice. 
- Inability to make good decisions going forward. Time and time and time and time again. 
- No game sense. Giving away dumb frees. But also going inside 50m. A stoppage going inside 50m is a massive win when the game is close. Instead guys like Fritsch, Spargo and half the team turned it directly over to hawthorn. Almost cost us the game. Dunstan was just about the only guy the went inside 50m with any sense of game smarts. Straight to the hot spot.
- A complete lack of defensive pressure. 
 

 

- We won

- We had a massively disrupted week

- Hawthorn threw absolutely everything they had at us

- We won

Save the overanalysing it for the replay. This was a tough game, we still won and we’re 7-0. 

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2 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Guys I don't like to be a negative Nelly but I thought today was horrendous. :( Can someone lift my spirits!?

Things that I saw:

- A complete inability to defend the switch kick or outlet kick.
- Inability to have an answer for Dylan Moore who absolutely tore us up. 
- Brayshaw having way too much confidence kicking on his left foot. Kicked it on the full twice. 
- Inability to make good decisions going forward. Time and time and time and time again. 
- No game sense. Giving away dumb frees. But also going inside 50m. A stoppage going inside 50m is a massive win when the game is close. Instead guys like Fritsch, Spargo and half the team turned it directly over to hawthorn. Almost cost us the game. Dunstan was just about the only guy the went inside 50m with any sense of game smarts. Straight to the hot spot.
- A complete lack of defensive pressure.

You must have been watching a different game.

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4 minutes ago, Tom Dyson said:

Thought Jake Melksham had a great game.

Competed well, won ground ball nicely, used it well, calm experienced head when the ball was pinging about. 

Quick reminder to everyone that he isn't done yet and still has something to offer.

100% ❤️💙

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1 minute ago, Deedubs said:

Guys I don't like to be a negative Nelly but I thought today was horrendous. :( Can someone lift my spirits!?

Things that I saw:

- A complete inability to defend the switch kick or outlet kick.
- Inability to have an answer for Dylan Moore who absolutely tore us up. 
- Brayshaw having way too much confidence kicking on his left foot. Kicked it on the full twice. 
- Inability to make good decisions going forward. Time and time and time and time again. 
- No game sense. Giving away dumb frees. But also going inside 50m. A stoppage going inside 50m is a massive win when the game is close. Instead guys like Fritsch, Spargo and half the team turned it directly over to hawthorn. Almost cost us the game. Dunstan was just about the only guy the went inside 50m with any sense of game smarts. Straight to the hot spot.
- A complete lack of defensive pressure. 
 

 

'Can someone lift my spirits?' We have won 14 games in a row, including a Grand Final by 12 goals. Does that help?

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4 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Guys I don't like to be a negative Nelly but I thought today was horrendous. :( Can someone lift my spirits!?

Things that I saw:

- A complete inability to defend the switch kick or outlet kick.
- Inability to have an answer for Dylan Moore who absolutely tore us up. 
- Brayshaw having way too much confidence kicking on his left foot. Kicked it on the full twice. 
- Inability to make good decisions going forward. Time and time and time and time again. 
- No game sense. Giving away dumb frees. But also going inside 50m. A stoppage going inside 50m is a massive win when the game is close. Instead guys like Fritsch, Spargo and half the team turned it directly over to hawthorn. Almost cost us the game. Dunstan was just about the only guy the went inside 50m with any sense of game smarts. Straight to the hot spot.
- A complete lack of defensive pressure. 
 

 

We are sitting on top undefeated

Ask bowey how we're going. He's yet to lose

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5 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Guys I don't like to be a negative Nelly but I thought today was horrendous. :( Can someone lift my spirits!?

Things that I saw:

- A complete inability to defend the switch kick or outlet kick.
- Inability to have an answer for Dylan Moore who absolutely tore us up. 
- Brayshaw having way too much confidence kicking on his left foot. Kicked it on the full twice. 
- Inability to make good decisions going forward. Time and time and time and time again. 
- No game sense. Giving away dumb frees. But also going inside 50m. A stoppage going inside 50m is a massive win when the game is close. Instead guys like Fritsch, Spargo and half the team turned it directly over to hawthorn. Almost cost us the game. Dunstan was just about the only guy the went inside 50m with any sense of game smarts. Straight to the hot spot.
- A complete lack of defensive pressure. 
 

 

-You support the Premiership defenders that haven’t lost a game. 
 

-It isn’t 2011 Melbourne team.

-You’re in the middle of the greatest football period of your life.

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26 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

bank it and move on

Very few highlights save that Bedford is ready.

Not sure what if anything it did to solve the Weid v T Mac debate

Need to play a lot better next week

I reckon every time they play together with Brown we get the same nil all result.

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17 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

not a bad effort without,.....ANB....Sparrow.....Salem.....Jackson....Petty and Pickett.

6 premier players.

And Hibbo - says Hi

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Nothing tonight made me more comfortable about next week but then again 5 forcefully changes due to covid and we won. Next week will be our first test against a fellow in form team the outcome of which will tell us a lot.

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10 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Guys I don't like to be a negative Nelly but I thought today was horrendous. :( Can someone lift my spirits!?

Things that I saw:

- A complete inability to defend the switch kick or outlet kick.
- Inability to have an answer for Dylan Moore who absolutely tore us up. 
- Brayshaw having way too much confidence kicking on his left foot. Kicked it on the full twice. 
- Inability to make good decisions going forward. Time and time and time and time again. 
- No game sense. Giving away dumb frees. But also going inside 50m. A stoppage going inside 50m is a massive win when the game is close. Instead guys like Fritsch, Spargo and half the team turned it directly over to hawthorn. Almost cost us the game. Dunstan was just about the only guy the went inside 50m with any sense of game smarts. Straight to the hot spot.
- A complete lack of defensive pressure. 
 

 

You appear to have a new variant of MFCSS. Rather than being miserable when we lose you’re miserable when we win.

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6 minutes ago, binman said:

We got away with it?

We won the bloody flag!

Flag was last year, teams move on we have got away with it for now, with amount of entries over the last few weeks we have to stop looking to kick to both pockets to deliver to, I know it's part of the game plan but sometimes you need more than plan A.

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Sitting behind the goals it was really interesting how Hawthorn tried pierce our zone by repeated switching.

In the first it worked really well. And they kept troubling us all day.

Similarly When running out of defence they did a good job of getting out of our zone, often having overlap players on the outside and then switching back over the heads of our guys who were slow to come across. 

I really thought that the loss of ANBs relentless work and Kosi's harrassing was a big part of this. Bedford tried but wasn't as effective. Melksham had his moments but doesn't have the defensive workrate.

I really think those two are critical for our structure and it will be interesting to see if teams try to counter our structure by taking those two out of it in future games.

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Not a game I'll write home about but no problem! Bank the chocolates or take the biscuits or whatever the cool guys say.

Maximus Dorsi, no one can stop this guy. TB12 (The new TB12 for some people who catch my drift) you put in a nice shift! Benny Brown presenting well. Jack Viney just battering anyone who wants to stand in his road. Clarry and Trac shining through like well filtered cream. 

Had a bunch of natural fans in front of me.One Pies, one Dons and one Port Adelaide who told us they were there to see a good team play and catch up. It's so great being that provider of entertainment.

We got through and hopefully there's not too many more into isolation this week. 

Had a few bevies, intend on having a few more, Go Dees!

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29 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

Lever is better with Petty playing.

Everyone is better when Petty is playing. He is criminally underrated because he does as much interceptions as Lever and you can’t stop both. 
 

Of course our pressure was off when we missed ANB and Pickett. We had Melksham and Dunstan playing the ANB role but sadly neither are half as good as him defensively. 
Bedford was very good and definitely made up for the loss of Pickett. 
I hate playing 3 talls up forward but I thought Weid rucked well. 
 

To have such a disruptive week and still win against a team that has pushed a lot of sides is a really good result. If anyone told you we would be 5 players down with Covid and without our senior coach you’d put that down as a loss. 

Bowey is amazing. Had a lot of clearances at half back and I still think he ends up as a winger. 

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