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13 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Look I feel ya. I also made the trip but I totally get why many didn’t. 
Firstly if you don’t have a home and away membership like me, why would you pay to watch what you know will be a bad game? Secondly that stadium is awful.
Thirdly this start time is a joke, I got home after 9. If you have kids, forget it. And lastly when I have to wait 32 minutes at Southern Cross for a train on Saturday evening after a game of footy, I understand why people stay home. It is a complete disgrace. Almost 2 hours to get home today and I live 45km away not 200km away. 

With respect Jaded, I live only 19km from Marvel and I didn’t get home until 10pm. And I’m guessing you didn’t have to contend with junkies aggressively botting cigarettes or money or both. I’m also guessing you didn’t have to sit on a replacement bus opposite a dirty old drunk who every two minutes would ask you how “your bombers” fared tonight. 
The thing is, and I’m not having a go at you, nor am I trying to guilt anyone out, if you are determined enough and really do wanna be there, you’ll make it happen. You’ll manifest that [censored]. And despite all the inconveniences you’ll be glad you did. 

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30 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

With the form that we're in, we're losing to Freo (play them twice), Carlton, Sydney, Brisbane twice. Geelong (GMHBA) and maybe the dogs. That's 7-8 losses if we continue to play this poorly. 

 

We haven’t managed to lose to anyone yet that would be a fair effort!

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What’s going on right now is a bit like the vaccinations we’ve all been getting lately. A little sample of the latest variant to try and beat us from a side that’s not very good will immunise us if the better teams try it.

We could just refer to them as the Alpha (Hawthorn) and Delta (North) blueprints. 

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4 hours ago, Demon Dynasty said:

Is there anyone else you would trust on this list from about 40 to 45 out and just beyond?  Maybe Max when he's on?

It's our biggest weakness IMV and something we need to trade in for 2023.

#26 when on song has a great kicking action.

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3 hours ago, Mel Bourne said:

Why are people calling Tom MacDonald “Plugga” lately?

It’s kinda silly bestowing another forward with that nickname (and spelling aside, it’s the same nickname) when that forward is, while a very good player, nowhere near as good as the actual, famous “Plugger”. 
 

 

Started a long time ago.

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1 hour ago, Deedubs said:

With the form that we're in, we're losing to Freo (play them twice), Carlton, Sydney, Brisbane twice. Geelong (GMHBA) and maybe the dogs. That's 7-8 losses if we continue to play this poorly. 

 

Was a poster on here last year liked to deride the teams performance, make predictions like won't make top 4 lucky to make the 8 etc. Strangely been missing since the grand final win.

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Just now, Pates said:

Agreed, I’m comfortable with it being a free kick. I do genuine believe if roles were reversed (and Pickett has done a couple of spear tackles in the past) that most on here would be saying play on. 

Shoe doesn't have to be on the other foot. It was an awesome tackle, a cheapie but perfectly timed. Lingers should have some words to Trac about the hospital handball. Speaking of awesome tackles - Rivers diving horizontally over one of their players and wrapping up another one while in mid-flight! Great to watch. 

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Just listening to ABC Grandstand talking about the abysmal crowd last night, about 13k they said. 

It's very disappointing :/ and listening to the telecast it sounded like there was more North supporters! I mean seriously? A team going awful gets more support than the undefeated reigning premiers?

We have a long way to go before being regarded as a big club. 

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2 hours ago, Deedubs said:

With the form that we're in, we're losing to Freo (play them twice), Carlton, Sydney, Brisbane twice. Geelong (GMHBA) and maybe the dogs. That's 7-8 losses if we continue to play this poorly. 

 

Did you not learn anything watching the journey that was last year. Remember losing a couple of games just like yesterdays?

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32 minutes ago, Purple77 said:

Just listening to ABC Grandstand talking about the abysmal crowd last night, about 13k they said. 

It's very disappointing :/ and listening to the telecast it sounded like there was more North supporters! I mean seriously? A team going awful gets more support than the undefeated reigning premiers?

We have a long way to go before being regarded as a big club. 

I've always thought our Melbourne based supporters were weak as [censored] when it came to attending games away from the G.

The whining from people about Marvel stadium as a reason to not attend a game is mind bending. Who would not want to watch our reigning premier team play when its in the same city?

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4 hours ago, Mel Bourne said:

Re-using THAT nickname is ridiculous, considering it belongs to the greatest full forward of all time.

TMac is fine. 

He started getting called Plugger on here after his hot streak in 2018. It reached its peak with the over the shoulder kick to nab the game against West Coast over in Perth. 

It’s an ironic term of endearment. I don’t believe anyone actually thinks Tom McDonald is as good as Tony Lockett.

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I had an election party to go to, so missed the game. Might go against the external stereotype but lots of Dees are left leaning progressives who had a celebration in mind, rather than win at drablands…

Might help explain the low attendance…

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1 hour ago, Purple77 said:

Just listening to ABC Grandstand talking about the abysmal crowd last night, about 13k they said. 

It's very disappointing :/ and listening to the telecast it sounded like there was more North supporters! I mean seriously? A team going awful gets more support than the undefeated reigning premiers?

We have a long way to go before being regarded as a big club. 

The crowd was pathetic but I was there and it was 70-30 our way, North fans have completely dropped off

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15 minutes ago, sisso said:

The crowd was pathetic but I was there and it was 70-30 our way, North fans have completely dropped off

It's funny because all you could hear on the TV was North fans booing

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1 hour ago, von said:

Did you not learn anything watching the journey that was last year. Remember losing a couple of games just like yesterdays?

Watching the GWS vs WC game today shows me just how off we are. Gws up by 54 at half time. Instead, we get outplayed by a half. But it's apparently ok because its 'not our style'. It's no surprised Kangaroos outplayed us for a large chunk of the game too. 

Next week is a big test because we are miles off at the moment. Like how about our defensive zone after a behind? we just get sliced through with ease every time. Need to short that s*** out asap. 

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6 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Watching the GWS vs WC game today shows me just how off we are. Gws up by 54 at half time. Instead, we get outplayed by a half. But it's apparently ok because its 'not our style'. It's no surprised Kangaroos outplayed us for a large chunk of the game too. 

Next week is a big test because we are miles off at the moment. Like how about our defensive zone after a behind? we just get sliced through with ease every time. Need to short that s*** out asap. 

On the flip side, Brisbane aren't putting hawthorn to the sword, so they must be rubbish too, right?

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9 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Watching the GWS vs WC game today shows me just how off we are. Gws up by 54 at half time. Instead, we get outplayed by a half. But it's apparently ok because its 'not our style'. It's no surprised Kangaroos outplayed us for a large chunk of the game too. 

Next week is a big test because we are miles off at the moment. Like how about our defensive zone after a behind? we just get sliced through with ease every time. Need to short that s*** out asap. 

Be very interested to see what you say if we win next week.

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3 hours ago, Deedubs said:

With the form that we're in, we're losing to Freo (play them twice), Carlton, Sydney, Brisbane twice. Geelong (GMHBA) and maybe the dogs. That's 7-8 losses if we continue to play this poorly. 

 

This post is eerily similar to a poster last year that had us dropping well out of the top 4 (from first) with 4-5 rounds to go, predicting we'd lose to nearly everybody.

"The form that we're in" has us with the stingiest defence in the league (assuming Freo concede 9 goals today), and the best percentage. We well may not win every game this year, but we're a better team than last year (objectively, not subjectively) and we didn't lose 7-8 games last year.

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22 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Watching the GWS vs WC game today shows me just how off we are. Gws up by 54 at half time. Instead, we get outplayed by a half. But it's apparently ok because its 'not our style'. It's no surprised Kangaroos outplayed us for a large chunk of the game too. 

Next week is a big test because we are miles off at the moment. Like how about our defensive zone after a behind? we just get sliced through with ease every time. Need to short that s*** out asap. 

GW$ Are not the Reigning Premier so Meth Coke are not giving a sh…

We are hunted each game. 
Brisvegas are losing at this moment btw

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3 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

With respect Jaded, I live only 19km from Marvel and I didn’t get home until 10pm. And I’m guessing you didn’t have to contend with junkies aggressively botting cigarettes or money or both. I’m also guessing you didn’t have to sit on a replacement bus opposite a dirty old drunk who every two minutes would ask you how “your bombers” fared tonight. 
The thing is, and I’m not having a go at you, nor am I trying to guilt anyone out, if you are determined enough and really do wanna be there, you’ll make it happen. You’ll manifest that [censored]. And despite all the inconveniences you’ll be glad you did. 

I was there. Doesn’t make it any less ridiculous how difficult it is to travel to and from the footy these days, as per your own story above. 
Imagine doing that with young kids! I can understand why people are choosing not to go to away games at that dump of a stadium. 

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38 minutes ago, Deedubs said:

Watching the GWS vs WC game today shows me just how off we are. Gws up by 54 at half time. Instead, we get outplayed by a half. But it's apparently ok because its 'not our style'. It's no surprised Kangaroos outplayed us for a large chunk of the game too. 

Next week is a big test because we are miles off at the moment. Like how about our defensive zone after a behind? we just get sliced through with ease every time. Need to short that s*** out asap. 

Mate you got no idea. 
This time last year we lost to Adelaide. We went on to win the flag. 

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1 hour ago, Nasher said:

He started getting called Plugger on here after his hot streak in 2018. It reached its peak with the over the shoulder kick to nab the game against West Coast over in Perth. 

It’s an ironic term of endearment. I don’t believe anyone actually thinks Tom McDonald is as good as Tony Lockett.

i like to think i started that - it was all to do with the fact that his kicking action is eerily reminiscent of the great tony lockett

not to mention that he 'plugs' into roles no matter where he's needed

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