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38 minutes ago, CYB said:

I dont think he would have taken Kozzy.  Fritta was more likely but now they have to potentially deploy Barass onto him

Was more thinking without resting ruck Rotham  at 194 would slide to Fritch and then Hurn gets ????

If Barass goes to Fritch who goes to BBB, Tmas and Dogga? Rotham, McGovern and???

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I shouldn't mention the "T" word but I legitimately think they're tanking now.  The year started losing to Gold Coast and I think they gave up then and there thinking why bother.

Our 2013 was the most sickening season of footy I have ever seen a team play and we still managed a percentage of 50 odd which is where the Eagles are sitting now.  There team is a thousand times better than what we had - even with injuries and covid close contacts.  

They're list is a mess right now with some serious talent finished and they desperately need some high end young talent coming through as its slim pickings.

They'll win one more game for the season which will be at the pointy end against another team who doesn't give a stuff with there finals aspirations done. 

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On paper this should be a massacre.......however we don't usually inflict too many 10 to 15 goal losses on our opposition - no matter how much they are struggling.

This is a chance for the boys to show how ruthless they can really be. I hope they take it!

Anything between a 10 to 15 goal win (& no injuries!) would be acceptable.

(But it will probably work out to less than 5 goals!) 😏

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2 hours ago, 58er said:

They didn't have the season that WC have and % wasn't in the low 50;s so the chitchat is entirely different.

That’s true, but they were still considered easy beats and our side went in with that mindset. I’m sure we’re not going to make that same mistake again, but when you look at the Eagles on paper, they have the cattle to give us a fright if they somehow manage to get themselves firing… although, having said that, I think the late outs of Hurn and Gaff are really going to hurt them.

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6 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Tipping Dees by 30 points.  Play about 17 minutes of decent footy and then jog the rest.  

and the absolute rage on the Game Day Forum will be intense!

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We've got it in us to belt teams by huge margins in the H & A season.

Last year we thrashed Gold Cost by 98 points, albeit later in the season (round 20) when we were starting to peak during the run in to finals.

I wouldn't be surprised to see West Coast stick with us for a while but then get completely run over by the Demon Machine.

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With the latest 2 outs, it's getting harder for me to temper my expectations.

Still happy that my favorite oppo player in McGovern will be playing. The guy is a weapon.

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Having seen the official teams now, anything less than a 60 point win would be a disappointment for the club. We can bang on about being defensive and our style not being conducive to smashing teams, but if we can’t absolutely [censored] them on turnover then it’d be disappointing. Freo and Brisbane both smashed them and are now a chunk of percentage ahead of us. If we drop a game then we fall to third. Percentage is important and this next two matches against Eagles and North is our best chance to give it an almighty bump. 

Be ruthless Dees. Let’s score 100+ and keep them to 30 or less.

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Lets 

9 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

Be ruthless Dees. Let’s score 100+ and keep them to 30 or less.

I'd love them to keep them to zero.

Dont worry too ,much about our score - just don't let them score

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Belting Gold Coast by nearly 100 last year really got our attacking game going, next 2 weeks the perfect opportunity for the the forward to cash in and get their confidence up 

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300 piont "thrashing" the likes of which not even poor Uncle Bitter has never seen in his lifetime!!🤩

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If we kick straight it will be over by half time, hopefully we don’t kick 22 points again..!!!

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

300 piont "thrashing" the likes of which not even poor Uncle Bitter has never seen in his lifetime!!🤩

No sympathy for the maid PF??

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1 hour ago, binman said:

Lets 

I'd love them to keep them to zero.

Dont worry too ,much about our score - just don't let them score

We had a taste of what that was like in the Port game - It was fantastic. It's a special kind of ruthlessness, more demeaning and deflating, than the ruthlessness of the shock n awe goal barrages we've also seen. Just completely cutting off their ability to score anything, and pip a few goals here or there on the rebound each quarter - neutrals will be bored to tears, but for us it's like watching a game of chess unfold. Sip a glass of wine and enjoy. Of course, I wouldn't mind a 100+ point thumping too. A scoreline of zero goals and whatever behinds to 154 would be a grand old payback for that prelim.

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Part of me wants to kick them while they are down as a sort of revenge for the 2018 prelim, we were embarrassed that day. 100+ point win will do.

But I don't think football players think like that, especially this team we have now. Very process driven, playing your role for the 'TEAM', and enjoying winning.

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Just like Lord Travis said, anything under 60 isn't good enough. We need % to be higher than Brisbane and Freo. Have the game won by half time (5 goals up) is the main thing and then completely overrun them in the 2nd half. They've still got dangerous forwards in Kennedy, Darling and Ryan. 

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I'd be happy for this day to become known as either

The other 186 - we keep them to 2 points and post a salutary 188

286. We win by 286. In which they also only kick 2 points.

/Hubris mode off.

4 points please and some straight kicking at goal. Continue the run of us kicking 100+ and keeping them to say 50.

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Would it be too much to ask to do the Eagles by 195 points for the record winning margin, then do the roos next week by 200, leading to 2 coach sackings in consecutive weeks?

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Just win take the four points and come home. So the Cats beat us by 186, how many flags have the won since. Bet they would swap that record in a heart beat for one. Give me a repeat or a tri-peat any day. Records always get beaten flags are forever. "Unless your the Storm" 

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15 hours ago, Lord Travis said:

Having seen the official teams now, anything less than a 60 point win would be a disappointment for the club. We can bang on about being defensive and our style not being conducive to smashing teams, but if we can’t absolutely [censored] them on turnover then it’d be disappointing. Freo and Brisbane both smashed them and are now a chunk of percentage ahead of us. If we drop a game then we fall to third. Percentage is important and this next two matches against Eagles and North is our best chance to give it an almighty bump. 

Be ruthless Dees. Let’s score 100+ and keep them to 30 or less.

I wouldn’t be shocked if we closely manage the on field minutes of our star players. Hence I wouldn’t care if we win by 6 goals, avoid injuries, and reduce the load on Clarry, Trac, Gawn, Lever and Langdon. 
Perfect opportunity to also try and tweak the things we haven’t been happy with. 

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11 hours ago, Deedubs said:

Just like Lord Travis said, anything under 60 isn't good enough. We need % to be higher than Brisbane and Freo. Have the game won by half time (5 goals up) is the main thing and then completely overrun them in the 2nd half. They've still got dangerous forwards in Kennedy, Darling and Ryan. 

The reality is that we rarely score heavily and our average winning margin is probably around 25 points.

Brisbane and Freo are likely to have better % than us come season's end.

Keepon winning is what we need to do.

One loss and we slip to third.

The games against Freo and Brisbane have almost become must wins

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With all the talk of thrashings I can see us scraping in by 2 goals.

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