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2 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The pundits are saying that this is our danger game and that we’re due for a fall. 

Is that a possibility?

It’s 3rd v 4th on the ladder so why not?

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One of the joys of being a top-of-the-table team is that we no longer get shunted off to the graveyard time slots and the consequences that has on those of us in far-flung time zones. After years of getting up at ungodly hours to watch our beloved Dees, we European-dwellers have been able to enjoy our wins at quite civilised hours. Until today. Setting the alarm for 4.45 a.m. brings back memories of the bad old days.

Go Dees, he says through half-opened eyes.

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Class wise, we have the clear advantage.

The issue will be timing, hunger and team synergy. The Saints are a good team who I see finishing in the top 5. They have more senior talent than the Crows did when they finally knocked us off in round 10 last year. Plus, they have players who could break even with our guns on their day (Ryder, Steele, Gresham, Crouch). I see no reason as to why they couldn’t roll us.

That said, I do wonder how they’ll go coming back from Darwin. I watched the last quarter of that game and it was like they were playing with a cake of soap it was that humid. I always cringed the week after when we used to play up there because of the physical toll it used to impose on us.

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Round 10, not 9.
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Big game this for my household. Bragging rights up for grabs with the St Kilda supporting in laws. They've been chirping away all week and are very confident coming into this one (bless their little sainter hearts).

To be fair they've been complimentary and respect us but feel we haven't been playing well and are due a loss. 

We'll (probably) lose a game this year but it won't be today

Death by strangulation, dees style, coming up for the gallant sainters

Dees by 25 points

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Lower energy/fatigue levels from the Saints' Cairns game could be offset by lower energy/fatigue levels of our 7 recently returned covid players, moreso the 5 from last week.  Even if they are a few % off, collectively it could be significant.

We faded in the 4th qtr last week.  Can't afford to this week as Saints will take their opportunities.

Minimise their i50 entries and we win.

Dees by 3-4 goals.

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This is it.

Despite playing 4 teams from last year's finals series we haven't truly been tested. Time to see where we are at.

Port ran out their game well on Friday night and Saints have had a longer rest. I don't think the Cairns factor will be anywhere near as much as people are thinking.

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13 minutes ago, BAMF said:

This is it.

Despite playing 4 teams from last year's finals series we haven't truly been tested. Time to see where we are at.

Port ran out their game well on Friday night and Saints have had a longer rest. I don't think the Cairns factor will be anywhere near as much as people are thinking.

Agree, the break between games has been well and truly long enough for full recovery (have a sports science degree so can say that with some level of confidence) and you would image they will be very keen to be the ones to knock us off.

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Both teams biggest challenge this season.

Expecting our midfield to be challenged. King covered but if their mosquito squadron are on & they're winning clearances then look out.

 

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I'm going today with my Saints supporting brother.

I think that their midfield is too physically small so I think we'll have the edge there.

I don't particularly rate Higgins. He wont get his usual quota of 'out the back' goals. I presume that May will line up on King, but I actually think that Petty is a better match up. Membury is their 'Kent Kingsley' ... hope he doesn't have a day out. 

Their backline is pretty settled. Hopefully BBB has a day out. And Fritta.

Go Dees !!!

 

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2 hours ago, bing181 said:

One of the joys of being a top-of-the-table team is that we no longer get shunted off to the graveyard time slots and the consequences that has on those of us in far-flung time zones. After years of getting up at ungodly hours to watch our beloved Dees, we European-dwellers have been able to enjoy our wins at quite civilised hours. Until today. Setting the alarm for 4.45 a.m. brings back memories of the bad old days.

Go Dees, he says through half-opened eyes.

Mothers day at 1.30 is a diabolical slot!

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We're playing a side that should be stuffed from last week, we've 5 players coming back from covid, a forward line that struggles to convert after 3/4 time. What could possibly go wrong?

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Interesting all the MFCSS emerging.  I reckon we have not been at our best, but have got games out to 4 goals and shut up shop.  Our defense has been good, but our midfield and forward 50 pressure has been down as teams have tried different ways of going fast/slow/around our setup. Our f50 connection has been poor at times, and our position for goal kicking along with crap execution have led to inaccurate shots on goal.

Think we cover king and Higgins (petty and hunt), midfield too strong, Hill to get smashed by Angus  if he blocks for King.  Max and Dogga to outpoint Marshall and Ryder.  We may need to rev he engine a bit harder today, but no reason we can’t win. Dees by 32.

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42 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

1:30 is almost 1/4 time!  1:10 start!

1.10 is worse then right on Mothers day Lunches

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We’ll win easily. Lots of chatter about a danger game. Saints aren’t a danger, in fact no one is currently. Sides are putting everything at us and we haven’t got out of second gear. I pity the club that meets us in fourth.

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I’m buying a $10 MCG pie for my mum for Mother’s Day lunch.

Fair to say I got lucky with my mum

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We’ve beaten this mob once at the MCG since the 2006 elimination final.

Saints on an 8 day break should have recovered from their Cairns trip.

Really hoping we can bank this win as we have some tough fixtures between rounds 11 and 15. Would love to be 10-0 before we face Sydney and Freo at the G.

We can afford to lose 4 games this year IMO in order to finish top 2. Would rather not use one up today.

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2 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Lower energy/fatigue levels from the Saints' Cairns game could be offset by lower energy/fatigue levels of our 7 recently returned covid players, moreso the 5 from last week.  Even if they are a few % off, collectively it could be significant.

We faded in the 4th qtr last week.  Can't afford to this week as Saints will take their opportunities.

Minimise their i50 entries and we win.

Dees by 3-4 goals.

Did not fade it was a case of a dysfunctional forward line that has not really fired all year, a quarter here and there ,you just cannot just keep bombing it in.

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The best (on paper) team we’ve fielded all year.  Subject to any post-Covid implications, we will win comfortably.  We are a much better team!

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Saints have beaten Freo away, beaten the Tigers, smashed the Hawks and have Jones and Marshall back. 

if we stay in our ‘second gear’ we will lose. We need to lift and I think we will but it will be close and we need to bring intensity 

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Well win today we go 3 games clear of the teams below us and we get our top spot back. 

Hope the saints follow on from last week with there inaccuracy & may can hold King.

Have no idea what the crowd will be but I expect low. 1:10 Mother's Day is not great. 

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No concerns today. Another clinical win coming up.

Shout out to all the Mum’s of DL ❤️

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