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Finishing 2nd.  First final vs Freo at the G.  Perfect!

Lets see how Freo would go with a crowd of 70,000 dees fans hungry to see a dees final on the Hallowed Turf, rather than the 25K they played in front of a month ago.

Not to mention with a healthier team not decimated during the game by injury to key players.

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Finishing 2nd.  First final vs Freo at the G.  Perfect!

Lets see how Freo would go with a crowd of 70,000 dees fans hungry to see a dees final on the Hallowed Turf, rather than the 25K they played in front of a month ago.

Not to mention with a healthier team not decimated during the game by injury to key players.

You'd take it right now if on offer! That return game in Perth goes a long way to securing this. 

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6 minutes ago, layzie said:

You'd take it right now if on offer! That return game in Perth goes a long way to securing this. 

Agreed.

We have return games vs Freo, Coll and Lions.  We've lost to the first two.  I feel we really need to win at least one of the games vs those 3 teams and this week vs Lions is a good place to start. 

They will all be full of confidence for the return games (on their home turf) so very keen to beat Lions this week.

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This weeks game against the Lions is so important.

We simply must win, the following week we have Adelaide at AAMI.

Other games this week include 

Dogs v Hawks

Blues v Freo

Cats v Tigers

Swans v Saints

Port v Suns

The deeper into the season we go the more it becomes a mental game and mini finals occur.

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2 minutes ago, Bombay Airconditioning said:

This weeks game against the Lions is so important.

We simply must win, the following week we have Adelaide at AAMI.

Other games next week include 

Dogs v Hawks

Blues v Freo

Cats v Tigers

Swans v Saints

Port v Suns

Yhe deeper into the season we go the more it becomes a mental game and mini finals occur.

Yeah I guess it's easy to forget there are going to be knockout games league wide. 

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2 minutes ago, layzie said:

Yeah I guess it's easy to forget there are going to be knockout games league wide. 

💯,  as we know we’ve lost 3 in a row at home, we’re tied for points with the Lions, this is a must win. Get the job done on Thursday, we should be able to account for the Crows and then reset and go again. Lions have the Bulldogs the week after (and they trouble them) so all going well we could be potentially 2 games clear of them. 
 

But we must bring the heat this Thursday night. I’m flying down Thursday morning and I can’t bloody wait. 
 

Carn the Dees

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If all this loading theory is true, then we had season 1 (first 10 matches), loading phase (11-13 plus bye).  Now we are at the season 2 (last H/A games) before the final action.  

It all begins again this week.  We really need to get back to kicking winning scores and winning games THIS WEEK, and create the dominance that sets us up for the finals.   We have been poor going forward the last 6 weeks, this has to change.

If we are serious about going back to back, then no team should scare us anywhere.

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33 minutes ago, Vipercrunch said:

I have no doubt if we prepare well now and aren't hit too hard by injuries, we can win from outside the top 4.  

If we prepare well and aren't hit too hard by injuries, we should finish top 2. But I take your point, I reckon after last year, we can win from anywhere in the top 8. But the variable will be how much of a rest the GF/Prelim opponents will have. And are we back to the round 24 bye, or do we have another pre-gf bye? 

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12 minutes ago, buck_nekkid said:

If all this loading theory is true, then we had season 1 (first 10 matches), loading phase (11-13 plus bye).  Now we are at the season 2 (last H/A games) before the final action.  

It all begins again this week.  We really need to get back to kicking winning scores and winning games THIS WEEK, and create the dominance that sets us up for the finals.   We have been poor going forward the last 6 weeks, this has to change.

If we are serious about going back to back, then no team should scare us anywhere.

There's plenty of evidence (MFC last season, Chris Scott's comment from the weekend to name two) to suggest there is another 4-5 week block of loading to come.  Don't expect the form and execution turnaorund to happen until at least rounds 18 or 19.

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4 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

If we prepare well and aren't hit too hard by injuries, we should finish top 2. But I take your point, I reckon after last year, we can win from anywhere in the top 8. But the variable will be how much of a rest the GF/Prelim opponents will have. And are we back to the round 24 bye, or do we have another pre-gf bye? 

God I hope not.  That was horrible last year.

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My MFCSS has been shot into another planetary system. We will be lucky to win 3 more games. Hope I am wrong.

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Our best is still the best by a fair margin!

No team has got close to what we showed in last years finals!

While we haven’t played at that level this year, at least we have proven we can do it before, and once we come out of our loading, and have a good injury run, the rest of the comp will need to catch us!

Leave MFCSS behind, just go back and look at last years finals again!!

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If we lose to the Lions fair to say an elimination final is locked in. Geelong gifted a run to finals every [censored] year. 

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Looking at the evenness of the top 12 teams and ESS, GWS and WCE threatening to beat better teams - we could see 13 wins necessary for getting in the 8 but 14 wins might get you top 4…

Then the pre-finals bye makes it even more even.

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On 6/20/2022 at 1:22 PM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

 

That pre GF bye was a COVID once off, thankfully.

The pre GF bye probably meant May plays on the day, keeps Naughton to naught and we win by 74 points... just saying. 

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16 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

The pre GF bye probably meant May plays on the day, keeps Naughton to naught and we win by 74 points... just saying. 

There's an alternate universe out there with a 2021 pre-finals bye, with the Lions kicking straighter in their WB semi, Daniher kicking 8 on us without May in the side and a 70 page "We should've taken Daniher over Brown" post on DL. 🤮:laugh:

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