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Blues the Dee-stroyers?



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If they're the best match-up waiting for us in September I'm relieved😅. I agree that they have the personal to negate some of the creativity and production of our best players but I just don't think they're well drilled enough generally and especially in Voss's first year to match us. 

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Only need to look what happened when they played freo a few weeks back, and that team is a pale imitation of us. Blues biggest issue will be limiting us to under 80-90 points as I’m fairly certain we won’t let them get more than 60 or so , if they can do that then maybe they would have a chance

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Classic clickbait. Hun would have prepared this pre season with Essendon as the team, but have substituted Carlton.

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“Why <media commentator> thinks <team> are the ones to beat Melbourne” 

Get used to reading this rubbish until we drop a game. I’ll believe a team can match up well against us after they beat us, not before. And even then I might not worry about playing them in September. 
 

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Carlton and Brisbane will be seen as our threats until we play them. There is always a headline to be made out of speculation

But Carlton at it's best is certainly equipped to give us a good challenge, especially now their biggest weakness (defence) has been improved by the fantastic return of Docherty.

Good mids, bloody good forwards and an improved game plan. 

Would be nice to maul them prior to finals.

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The Blues certainly look impressive, but whenever they have struggled, both in patches of games and more generally in games they've lost, it's because oppositions' defences have shut down their run-and-gun, and we have the best shut down defence.

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6 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Hang on I thought it was Freo that was best to challenge us?

 

I can't keep up.

I thought it was the Lions...🤔

...flavour of the week at play...

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4 minutes ago, Tony Tea said:

The Blues certainly look impressive, but whenever they have struggled, both in patches of games and more generally in games they've lost, it's because oppositions' defences have shut down their run-and-gun, and we have the best shut down defence.

Yeah and they're more helter skelter all the time whereas we're measured and pick our moments. I feel like it could tax them more as the season goes on. 

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I must be way behind..

I'm still at the part where St Kilda were going to finally end our streak and stamp themselves as the new premiership contender?

 

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28 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I must be way behind..

I'm still at the part where St Kilda were going to finally end our streak and stamp themselves as the new premiership contender?

 

Just wait until we actually lose a game. The knives will be out and our dynasty will be declared over. And that's just from the Demonlanders ....

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7 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Just wait until we actually lose a game. The knives will be out and our dynasty will be declared over. And that's just from the Demonlanders ....

And then Is Goody the right man for the job ?

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And then Kate Roffey shouldn't be the incumbent...

And then Jason Taylor should have picked Charlie Curnow...

And then, why did we recruit Jake Lever when we still could have had Oscar....

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I agree that Carlton at their best are probably the biggest threat we have. i don't think the Lions style stands up in big finals, Dockers aren't there yet and Swans are inconsistent. 

In saying that i am coming to terms with the fact we are just comfortably the best side in it, the same commentators thought the Saints had us ripe for the picking, and in a half of football we entered beast mode, sat them on their backsides and went back into cruise control. 

 

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Carlton are playing the best they can play. They are extremely reliant on Curnow and McKay, so if they don't kick a bag then they are less likely to win. We rely on no one player, that's the difference.

Plus their defensive work is pretty average. I would actually say when up and going the Lions forwards are the most dangerous. But as we have seen good defence often beats a good offence.

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Carlton are biggest threat as far as tripping and pushing (Silvagni and their FB goes) and greasing to gullible Umpires (Cripps Silvagni and both forwards goes). The rest are  just peripherals.

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26 minutes ago, Dwight Schrute said:

I agree that Carlton at their best are probably the biggest threat we have. i don't think the Lions style stands up in big finals, Dockers aren't there yet and Swans are inconsistent. 

In saying that i am coming to terms with the fact we are just comfortably the best side in it, the same commentators thought the Saints had us ripe for the picking, and in a half of football we entered beast mode, sat them on their backsides and went back into cruise control. 

 

They went extremely quiet after that game.. 

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7 minutes ago, Action Jackson said:

Oh and just noticed that for this amazing attacking side, they have actually scored 6 less points than us for the year but let in an extra 233.

Our attack doesn't get enough credit we're averaging just under 94 points a game and have actually had more scoring shots this season than Brisbane who average 106. Inaccuracy is the only thing keeping us from averaging over 100 as well, we certainly have plenty of opportunities to score.

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10 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

i don't disagree

but i think our midfield won't allow them repeated easy exits and f50 entries, our defensive workrate will stop their ball movement off half back, and our backline is as stingy as they come

Agree. I think this hysteria around Carlton is totally overblown, fanned by ex Blue-baggers in the media. Still, if it takes space from Caroline Wilson’s relentless propaganda about the Tigers it will be a relief. She can’t help herself that woman. l could list them, but there seems little point. I used to think she was one of the more astute journos on AFL issues, but this year it has become a single minded focus on all things Tiger almost to the exclusion of all else. She finished her summary of last week’s matches by the single sentence on the Dees “l don’t know what to say about melbourne”, and then left it. 

 

 

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