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  • What would be your take on stopping the midfeld? I feel that Petracca is down on last year and is probably playing through an injury but Oliver is still racking them up. Do we send Berry to him or feel that the team defense will be able to cover. Personally I feel we shut him down and send Berry to him.

  • Petracca is the much more dangerous player and teams are winning by sitting on him. Oliver does not have the hurt factor that Petracca has.
  • News of Max injury released.

  • Don’t like seeing injuries but will help the cause especially for our midfield.

  • Personally would prefer to play a fully fit Demon’s side to see where we actually stand.

  • I'd rather win and not know where we stand than lose and know because at this point of the year there's not much more we can do to improve our side.
  • Who knows . Gawn mightn't come back as the Gawn we've seen so fa this year.  I'm not going to pretend it doesn't really help us and as much as I don't want to see anyone get injured I'm not unhappy about it.
  • Just beat them and get the win. Season's too close to call so we better win regardless of whose playing.  Winning at MCG would be a nice change / confidence booster too.  Looks like the last win at MCG for us was in 2014

  • As it stands today, Melbourne are still the greatest threat to our Premiership aspirations so any advantage for us should be welcomed.

  • I don't agree that we are favourites to win the flag or even the minor premiership this year. I think as it stands Fremantle are in the box seat for that one.

  • I hate to be negative, but I am still waiting for that massive away win that as a club we havent had in a long time. Sydney away was good but not like what Dockers have been doing on the road against the big teams like Dees and Cats away.

  • With Gawn out, going in with two rucks and really working them over makes sense.

  • I disagree. If Big O can take Ryder & Marshall he can go it alone this week.

Nothing amusing or cheeky to put in the 'My favourites' list.

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I work in springfield and drive past their facilities daily, really coming along nicely something we would be extremely jealous of. 

Regarding their comments all seem pretty measured and bang on, don't mind brisbane... both teams in poor form but hoping we can get our season back on track.

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Just now, Whispering_Jack said:

If it's Springfield, they're saying, "D'oh!"

Should I change the title to the Gabba?

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Big round next week not just for our top of the table clash as all top 8 teams play a top 8 team:

  • Lions vs Dees
  • Dockers vs Blues
  • Cats vs Tigers
  • Saints vs Swans

Only two games (and some %) separating first and ninth (Collingwood) on the ladder. 

All teams in good form.  Huge implications for the final 8 order!  And potentially who drops out of the 8 with the Pies knocking on the door.

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But what are they saying in Shelbyville?

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10 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Big round next week not just for our top of the table class as all top 8 teams play a top 8 team:

  • Lions vs Dees
  • Dockers vs Blues
  • Cats vs Tigers
  • Saints vs Swans

Only two games (and some %) separating #1 and #8 on the ladder. 

All teams in good form.  Huge implications for the final 8 order!  And potentially who drops out of the 8 with the Pies knocking on the door.

I reckon Collingwood are a near certainty to make finals this year given their easy fixture, healthy list, form against the top 8 sides and the fact that they just have that damn good look about them this year. I'd consider it a scalp if we can beat them in round 21.

As for dropping out, I don't 100% trust St Kilda, Carlton or Sydney. Even we need to win 3 games which requires a huge turnaround in form.

So therefore I'm tipping Collingwood to come in and Carlton to come out only because they're getting slaughtered with injuries.

 

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31 minutes ago, GCDee said:

I work in springfield and drive past their facilities daily, really coming along nicely something we would be extremely jealous of. 

Regarding their comments all seem pretty measured and bang on, don't mind brisbane... both teams in poor form but hoping we can get our season back on track.

We lived in Springfield from 2011-14, the facilities are still coming along GCdee? They started digging next to Orion shopping centre when we living there, that’s almost 10 years ago. 

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I reckon Collingwood are a near certainty to make finals this year given their easy fixture, healthy list, form against the top 8 sides and the fact that they just have that damn good look about them this year. I'd consider it a scalp if we can beat them in round 21.

As for dropping out, I don't 100% trust St Kilda, Carlton or Sydney. Even we need to win 3 games which requires a huge turnaround in form.

So therefore I'm tipping Collingwood to come in and Carlton to come out only because they're getting slaughtered with injuries.

On paper, Sydney have an easier run home than Saints and Carlton.  The last two spots are too close to call for mine.  Round 23 may decide who misses the 8:

  • Saints vs Swans
  • Blues vs Magpies

I'd prefer that Tigers didn't make it but they play 6 of the bottom 8 sides.  Could even fluke a top 4 spot.

All ladder positions could come down to round 23 when those games are played and we play Lions again.  I reckon we will win the 5 games to make top 4 with 15 games, altho it is so tight for spots top 4 might require 16 wins.

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I've always really liked Brisbane. They have been my second team for as long as I've followed footy, and have always found their fans to be down to earth, knowledgeable and pleasant. This thread just proves it. Everything they've said is correct. Nothing over the top, happy Gawn is out but also acknowledge injuries are never nice to see. Not writing us off or big noting themselves, which they have every right to given they are 1st on the ladder. 

If we lose the flag to anyone, I would be happiest if it's to one of Brisbane or Freo. Just PLEASE do not let Geelong or Carlton win it. 2022 has been rough as it is. 

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1 minute ago, Jaded No More said:

I've always really liked Brisbane. They have been my second team for as long as I've followed footy, and have always found their fans to be down to earth, knowledgeable and pleasant. This thread just proves it. Everything they've said is correct. Nothing over the top, happy Gawn is out but also acknowledge injuries are never nice to see. Not writing us off or big noting themselves, which they have every right to given they are 1st on the ladder. 

If we lose the flag to anyone, I would be happiest if it's to one of Brisbane or Freo. Just PLEASE do not let Geelong or Carlton win it. 2022 has been rough as it is. 

If we lose the flag to anyone, I would be happiest if it's to one of Brisbane or Freo. Just PLEASE do not let Geelong or Carlton win it. 2022 has been rough as it is. 

Or Richmond!

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Just now, Lucifers Hero said:

If we lose the flag to anyone, I would be happiest if it's to one of Brisbane or Freo. Just PLEASE do not let Geelong or Carlton win it. 2022 has been rough as it is. 

Or Richmond!

Or Collingwood

Or Essendon

.... I have gone with realistic options. I mean I suppose Richmond could pull off a miracle if Dusty drags them over the line again. 

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Or Collingwood

Or Essendon

.... I have gone with realistic options. I mean I suppose Richmond could pull off a miracle if Dusty drags them over the line again. 

I mentioned Richmond only because they are on a roll, have a very easy draw and could easily fall into the top 4 and go from there.

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10 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

I mentioned Richmond only because they are on a roll, have a very easy draw and could easily fall into the top 4 and go from there.

Please go wash your mouth out 

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36 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

If we lose the flag to anyone, I would be happiest if it's to one of Brisbane or Freo. Just PLEASE do not let Geelong or Carlton win it. 2022 has been rough as it is. 

Or Richmond!

Put simply, we're more than happy for the flag to leave the state 🙂

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2 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Big round next week not just for our top of the table clash as all top 8 teams play a top 8 team:

  • Lions vs Dees
  • Dockers vs Blues
  • Cats vs Tigers
  • Saints vs Swans

Only two games (and some %) separating first and ninth (Collingwood) on the ladder. 

All teams in good form.  Huge implications for the final 8 order!  And potentially who drops out of the 8 with the Pies knocking on the door.

All teams in good form? I can think of one that's not right now...

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3 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

We lived in Springfield from 2011-14, the facilities are still coming along GCdee? They started digging next to Orion shopping centre when we living there, that’s almost 10 years ago. 

It's changed a lot in the last 5 years. The ground is leveled out and the grounds lights went up 2 weeks ago and all their facilities and admin buildings are well on their way, I believe completion is next year looks great!

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4 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

I've always really liked Brisbane. They have been my second team for as long as I've followed footy, and have always found their fans to be down to earth, knowledgeable and pleasant. This thread just proves it. Everything they've said is correct. Nothing over the top, happy Gawn is out but also acknowledge injuries are never nice to see. Not writing us off or big noting themselves, which they have every right to given they are 1st on the ladder. 

If we lose the flag to anyone, I would be happiest if it's to one of Brisbane or Freo. Just PLEASE do not let Geelong or Carlton win it. 2022 has been rough as it is. 

Agree.  Fagan seems a top bloke, really genuine and down to earth (and a very strong Demon connection) and I always had a soft spot for Fitzroy. If it is destined not to be us this year, I'll be cheering the Lions on.

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20 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I reckon Collingwood are a near certainty to make finals this year given their easy fixture, healthy list, form against the top 8 sides and the fact that they just have that damn good look about them this year. I'd consider it a scalp if we can beat them in round 21.

As for dropping out, I don't 100% trust St Kilda, Carlton or Sydney. Even we need to win 3 games which requires a huge turnaround in form.

So therefore I'm tipping Collingwood to come in and Carlton to come out only because they're getting slaughtered with injuries.

I think we have our answer on which team won't make finals.  Based on last night, it is the Saints. 

Other contenders have an easier draw and playing more consistent football.

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21 hours ago, layzie said:

Yeah almost impossible not to like Brisbane. My great uncle was a Roy boy, no qualms with them winning it if we don't  

Stop it! I keep getting pleasant visions of Kevin Murray! Teeth out!

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Had a quick look on Lions bf.  All calm still.  Slight optimism no pessimism.  The awe and fear has certainly disappeared from opp fans.

A bit of chat about going to the G:

  • This will be my first time seeing the Lions play at the MCG. Can't wait!!!
  • Jealous.  I have still never been to the MCG.
  • Same. Waiting for a grand final - first time at MCG =premiership.
  • Same - we're trying to save for the GF if we re fortunate enough to get in
  • Got my September membership ready to go.
  • It will be my first time in the mcc area - managed to snag a guest seat. very keen. Go lions!!

It is easy to forget how lucky we are to play and go to the G every few weeks.

My favourite:

  • My wife and I went to a game at the MCG back in 2011 while we down in Melbourne and were seated (inadvertently) about 10m from the edge of the Richmond cheer squad.  My wife ended up hoping the Tigers would win (they did) as she wasn't sure we would get out alive if they lost.
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