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27 minutes ago, Demon4Life said:

In their defence it was 1 v 6 (or something like that) when they scheduled it

Not much of a defence

My biased view is a lot stronger ... it's as if the AFL couldn't care less about supporters attending the matches

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2 hours ago, Winter Dan said:

The venue is a huge influence in this game. I wonder if they get a home game there come finals, as they have been lobbying for some time, anyone know?

Absolutely it is given the ground is around 30 metres narrower than the G.

The Cats win, then the issue will be we'll get them next time at the G. Which we will.

AFL seems to favour crowd maximisation in finals w.r.t using the Cats home ground.. The Cats ground will be still under construction this finals series so I doubt even a Cat v Freo final would be played there.

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If ever a team had a good reason to be fired up its Geelong. Last years final, Last years round 23 game, Playing on their dung heap with a full crowd cheering them on. And I still believe we will spank them. Melbourne by as much as they want. 

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3 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

They might if they play an i/state team. 

But with a chunk of KP being rebuilt I doubt it, especially as Lions and Swans have a decent following in Melbourne who turn up to their Vic games.

More likely to play at Marvel.

Other Vic teams will all be at the G which means not many teams will get a Home ground advantage.

The days of finals at Marvel Stadium are long gone IMO.

The writing was on the wall when the AFL refused a Marvel final for the Dogs against Adelaide in 2015.

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4 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

We could have played a couple of kids last night and still won the game. Now Dad's Army will have to front up again on Thursday night.

Even their fans know it! 😂

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4 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

 

All those years of handing them out a hiding.

Thanks for the reminder, chumps. 
Only serves as a rev up for our boys. 


GIVE ‘EM HELL, DEES!!!

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6 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Thanks for the reminder, chumps. 
Only serves as a rev up for our boys. 


GIVE ‘EM HELL, DEES!!!

Welcome back

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3 minutes ago, loges said:

Welcome back

Thanks Loges! Now it’s just my voice that’s got to return. I must’ve left it somewhere in Radelaide. 
 

Last I heard it, it was singing Grand Old Flag extremely loudly and possibly drunkenly out side someplace somewhere in Adelaide with a bunch of drunk lunatics aka DA psychos. 🥴

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Coz just remembered where I may’ve left my voice.
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3 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Didn't Dangerfield leave Adelaide to win premierships?

Awwww. Take the word flag and replace the 'a' with an 'o'

The same as Taylor Walker slammed Jake Lever for choosing money over success.

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5 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

Geelong locals upon hearing the news that WCW and her cheer squad cohorts will be turning up Thursday night.

 

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And this week we’ll be extra angry and therefore extra loud. Not only having to grace that hole with our presence, but having to pay $60 for the bloody privilege! All good, it’ll be taken out on their sad n sorry hides. 

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3 hours ago, one_demon said:

Another year, another top four Geelong team

They play 10 -11 games at Taxpayer Park so it kind of guarantees them a good finals spot

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Geelong have strung together six wins in a row, but the highest ranked of those opponents is Richmond, in seventh now, who they only just scraped past.

Their whole midfield/medium-sized player pool is quality without being exceptional. Yes, even Dangerfield and Selwood are now just quality without being exceptional. That will make for an interesting coaching challenge - our 'best' centre clearance midfield ought to shred theirs, but then their second rotation will be basically the same quality as their first. I have a feeling we will see some brutal momentum turns when Petracca is brought into the middle at the same time as the other prime movers are sent in after a refresh.

Missing Stewart and now apparently Kolodjashnij as well not only shrinks their defence, it really reduced their intercept marks. On both counts that'll suit us as we will have more forward-50s actually stay in our forward 50, and when they do come out it'll be a little less clean and will often play literally into the hands of our harass-and-intercept game.

Their forward line is more of a problem because we won't have so much luxury to move off opponents when they have the two potent talls up there. Stengle also worries me as just the kind of small forward who has always, always caused us trouble.

I also think we might see our own forwards break loose a bit. For all that Ben Brown has struggled for form, I think he goes a step faster than anyone they have who is tall enough to go with him. I also think Fritsch will beat any given opponent they might send to him; when it isn't by mobility, it'll be out-contesting or by sheer cleverness.

Got to admit, I really would like to make Geelong our bunny team, now and forever.

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I just can’t see them matching Oliver, Petracca and Viney. Our dynamic and more powerful midfield was the reason in the PF and it’ll be the difference once again. Thank god, all 3 of them are in ripping form. 
 

Biggest threat is Jeremy Cameron. If Petty can tighten up on him we’ll be golden. 

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16 minutes ago, At the break of Gawn said:

I just can’t see them matching Oliver, Petracca and Viney. Our dynamic and more powerful midfield was the reason in the PF and it’ll be the difference once again. Thank god, all 3 of them are in ripping form. 
 

Biggest threat is Jeremy Cameron. If Petty can tighten up on him we’ll be golden. 

Hawkins is more a threat. two of the last three times he has smashed mays eye and made him pull a hammy.

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24 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

Hawkins is more a threat. two of the last three times he has smashed mays eye and made him pull a hammy.

Lately, Cameron is playing as a part time midfielder as well as kicking goals.  He had 30 possessions and 10 coaches votes, albeit against North. 

He has 64 coaches votes for the year so is doing something right. 

A dangerous player than can catch teams by surprise, partly because his opp doesn't know whether to follow him to the midfield or to stay back.  Will be an interesting watch.

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5 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Lately, Cameron is playing as a part time midfielder as well as kicking goals.  He had 30 possessions and 10 coaches votes, albeit against North. 

He has 64 coaches votes for the year so is doing something right. 

A dangerous player than can catch teams by surprise, partly because his opp doesn't know whether to follow him to the midfield or to stay back.  Will be an interesting watch.

I'm interested to see how Cameron goes.  I feel like he is over hyped because he has huge games against lowly teams / teams that don't prioritise defence.  Although admittedly that could probably be said of most key forwards.  If he really is doing something different this year (eg with his centre bounce attendances, field kicking and running forward) we'll see how well our defence covers it.

 

I remember seeing him on AFL360 last year in the lead up to the final talking very confidently about how relaxed and comfortable and ready he is for the game... and he didn't fire a shot.  Obviously that was more about what was happening further up the field but until I see him take a decent defence apart, I'll think he's a bit downhill skier.  Hawkins seems better suited to breaking a close game open with his strength in marking contests and smarts around F50 stoppages.

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Cameron is a fantastic footballer.

Great hands, one of the best kicks in the AFL (including his field kicking), high footy iq, athletic, huge tank and great hands

In terms of his goal kicking, a challenge he faces against us is he is at his most dangerous when he turns his opponent around and runs back inside 50 with the flight of the ball and marks. 

Which works great against most teams. 

But we always have our deep spare, meaning instead of running back into an open 50, Cameron is running straight towards may, petty, Lever or Gus.

Good luck with that.

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In short we need to beat this vermin, seriously cannot stand them.

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Ooops, wrong discussion

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6 hours ago, Macca said:

Not much of a defence

My biased view is a lot stronger ... it's as if the AFL couldn't care less about supporters attending the matches

We have been sent down to that Dump every year since before the Rev was coach

Meanwhile other teams never play there!!!

yet more inside Corruption 

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1 hour ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Lately, Cameron is playing as a part time midfielder as well as kicking goals.  He had 30 possessions and 10 coaches votes, albeit against North. 

He has 64 coaches votes for the year so is doing something right. 

A dangerous player than can catch teams by surprise, partly because his opp doesn't know whether to follow him to the midfield or to stay back.  Will be an interesting watch.

Sure, but he hasn’t smashed May yet….

 

But he is a decent player, that Petty will smash.

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9 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

A mixed bag from bigfooty:

  • Expecting to win this. Go cats.
  • This is the game.  Without Stewart, potentially without Stanley.  I’m for once, not confident at all.
  • Can't show our full hand but Scott needs to do something different. This team has our number in recent years.
  • We will also see how some of the inexperienced players hold up to the pressure. Z. Guthrie, Holmes, De Koning, Close, Stengle .
  • Demons are going ok but not as formidable as the back end of last year. I reckon we are in this up to our ears on current form.
  • If we spend half the game kicking it down lever and May’s throats like we did against Richmond we are going to be in all sorts of trouble
  • I can’t forget the nightmares of last year. Both games V Melbourne.  I can see us getting to a decent lead early and them then reeling us back in.
  • Melbourne by 25 points.  We are due for a loss and they are too good.
  • Would like to win but quite happy to lose and take some learnings out, hopefully we can be better come finals.
  • While a lot of the names are the same I think we are better placed to face Melbourne than last year.
  • We could have played a couple of kids last night and still won the game. Now Dad's Army will have to front up again on Thursday night.
  • Not expecting a win here.  I just want to see if our midfield is any chance of holding it together later in the year.  They should smack us in the middle.
  • We are a good chance, but so are they, and they will almost certainly bring their best footy and they play K.Park pretty well.
  • Ii would love this upcoming game against Melb to be at the MCG - to see how Geel would measure up against the reignining premiers on the
  • All those years of handing them out a hiding. They will never forget it. They rested Jackson for a reason. This is the game they want. I don't see us beating them for a while yet.
  • I wouldn't care if we lose but if we could possibility unearth 1 or 2 flaws in their game so that if we meet again in the finals, we can try to expose that weakness.
  • Melbourne are beatable.  Put pressure on and get good ball to our forwards.
  • Big game to show we are not just a top contender but we are here for the main course.
  • Yep. That round 23 defeat imo gave them the belief to win the flag.  Massive sliding doors moment.

My favourites:

  • I knew i shouldnt have tried to have a proper discussion with you.  Because honestly it is like dancing with a Cobra snake
  • Memo to players and coaches: if the game is close in the final minute and we have possession of the ball, DO NOT :
    •   Kick out on the full
    •  Punch the ball into the stand giving away a 50m penalty
    •  Fail to man up on Max Gawn at the top of the goal square
       

Err, hang on that's three things I got to remember.

Please play Stanley. He's the biggest ball of muscle brains since Paddy Guinane..

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