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2 hours ago, Demon Dynasty said:

He performed when the game was there to be won and against the highest rated team we've played all year playing a high pressure game.

Some great attack on the pill, presented well, a number of score involvements including some up the field (work ethic).  Competed well at ground level and kicked two VN goals.

If we got that or similar most weeks from Plugga he's gonna be very hard to dislodge this season, injury aside.

TMacs lead,mark and goal in the second quarter was what a good leading forward does.

Certainty and authority.

Weideman doesn't have it.

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1 hour ago, Cassiew said:

Wasn’t too bad. A very sloppy quarter in the third allowed them to come back. Still glad we came back and won the 4th.

Gawn a bit quiet. Clarry had a quiet game. Bradshaw was fantastic. Top notch game. May another standout. Really glad to see that we have finally beaten a top 4 team so critics can shut up a bit

Not sure 38 touches is a quiet game..

I guess people see what they see.

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2 hours ago, Demon Dynasty said:

He performed when the game was there to be won and against the highest rated team we've played all year playing a high pressure game.

Some great attack on the pill, presented well, a number of score involvements including some up the field (work ethic).  Competed well at ground level and kicked two VN goals.

If we got that or similar most weeks from Plugga he's gonna be very hard to dislodge this season, injury aside.

His smile when he kicked a goal was worth the price of admission...admittably as a 50 year MCC member that's only 10 bucks!  (smile)

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Watching the replay - Bucks points out that we are playing elite football.

When we were 41 points up in the 1st, Saints pressure rating was at 200.

Every single one of our disposals was made under pressure effectively and we were still able to dominate.

That is unbelievable.

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Was blown away by the first half. When petty jumped like Jordan to get a finger on membry’s kick from 10m out, I knew we would win. We do not give an inch to the oppo. 
 

I thought we would be pushed. We are better than I thought. Haven’t gone close to peaking yet either!

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Can we have more interviews with TMac, please. Courteous, intelligent, articulate and actually answers the question without the mind-numbing references to 4 points and "the boys". I really enjoyed his comments about his journey to 200 games, and the ways the team still want to improve. 

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Laughed and loved this comment in The Age game review:  "The Demons then just played out time, always keeping the margin above 20 points after strangling their opposition like a python and putting the game to sleep".

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2 hours ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Tell me about it.

When they got to within 22 with 8 minutes to go, I’d have being pooing a brick in years gone by. 

This time my feeling was that even if they jag another to get within 16, it’ll take a good 2 to 3 minutes for that to happen.

Teams just don’t pile on goals against us in short bursts of time. The last team to do it to us was Geelong in round 23 last year,  and it’s not like it mattered much in the end they had.

The bulldogs piled on 8 goals in a row round one mainly in a burst at the start of the second quarter, that’s the most recent I can remember, 7 in a row in the Granny too since the Geelong game. 
We’re playing brilliant football, I feel confident the whole way through. Still haven’t been behind in a last quarter this year. Loving it!!

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1 minute ago, BoBo said:

Watching the replay - Bucks points out that we are playing elite football.

When we were 41 points up in the 1st, Saints were pressure rating was at 200.

Every single one of our disposals was made under pressure effectively and we were still able to dominate.

That is unbelievable.

I’m not a big Bucks fan, but he nailed that comment!  We witnessed  a very, very good football team in action today …… and they just happen to be ours!  I’m bloody stoked!

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While the crowds haven't been massive (today was the emptiest Trident's section I have seen this year), I am enjoying the carnival like atmosphere from supporters. There is very little tension and an air of bonhomie. Long may it last!

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11 minutes ago, Deeoldfart said:

I’m not a big Bucks fan, but he nailed that comment!  We witnessed  a very, very good football team in action today …… and they just happen to be ours!  I’m bloody stoked!

Someone else has said this on demonland… but it would be criminal if this team doesn’t win 2-3 flags minimum. We’re unreal!

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38 minutes ago, JimmyGadson said:

Not sure 38 touches is a quiet game..

I guess people see what they see.

Yeah but he stuffed up a few times. Held on too long and got caught which is happening a few times with him lately

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Tommy Mac looking at home with the red pill, thought he was really good today. 

Steven May giving max king a bath yet again, must be so frustrating as an oppo key forward when you walk onto the ground and see that mountain of man ready to go to work on you. 

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28 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Laughed and loved this comment in The Age game review:  "The Demons then just played out time, always keeping the margin above 20 points after strangling their opposition like a python and putting the game to sleep".

This doesn’t get anywhere near enough recognition around here. In all seriousness bar 4-5 games this has been what we’ve been doing for the last 35 games.

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This will be an enduring image for me of today's victory. ONYA Tom MacDonald. Persistence pays off!  

 

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BORAT never had a chance... 

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4 minutes ago, AC/DeeC said:

This will be an enduring image for me of today's victory. ONYA Tom MacDonald. Persistence pays off!  

 

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The bullying of BORAT by May and Petty might come under the scrutiny of the MRP this week... 

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borat ha ha love it

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I thought Buckley's comments re the role of Spargo,Neale Bullen, Sparrow & Kozzie in that he said the way they play their roles enable our team to function so well. I think he rated the pressure our smaller forwards put on the oppostionas the best in the AFL.

Actually it is interesting to get this "coach" type analysis rather than the Media people like BT, Howie etc who only think Clarrie,Trac, Gawny and May are the only people who count.

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3 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Zac Jones is an embarrassment to the Jones name. 
 

We are a great team. 
 

Lever deserves the next 2 weeks off. 

Rubbish, needs to play, as much as canto regain form and also gain synergy with other backmen.If not play.Thomo.

Adam was in great form in the VFL today.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

This doesn’t get anywhere near enough recognition around here. In all seriousness bar 4-5 games this has been what we’ve been doing for the last 35 games.

Not sure about the last 35 games but it has been very obvious this year.

Yeah, there's been a few posts lamenting that we aren't kicking big scores or by big margins against the weaker teams with the % boost other contenders get. 

The reality is if we keep ops to about 60 pts and we kick around 90pts we keep our % around 150 so no need to worry about big scores or big % games.  We are consistent week to week with a steady %.

Shutting down teams in the last quarter is part of that.  As Goodwin said post GCS game about our defensive 4th quarter:  we didn't need to score.

High scores is not what we are about; strangling the opposition and putting the game to sleep, are!!

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 Very enjoyable afternoon at the G, just have to soak up this amazing team as we won’t see another group of players this talented all together for a long time…wasn’t a weak link in the side today everyone has mastered their role

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