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POSTMATCH: Rd 22 vs Carlton


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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

I fully stand by these comments.

That last three minutes was wallpaper over cracks.

I don’t dispute there are cracks. Certainly to what we were last year…

I just think we are a battler, a battler in the top 4 with a team that struggles to execute in the final third of the ground. 

I don’t think it’s going to be fixed in 2 weeks, whether we finish 2nd or 6th (what a final round!).

We are survived by Hunt and Melksham at either end.

!

I am resetting expectations and hoping we can battle our way to a prelim where dreams are made and nightmares are forged…

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Ben Brown's 2nd half was quite good after a very average 1st half

Triple-teamed for most of the match as the predominately lone forward target he kept at it and never gave up

Don't judge him on his first half only.  Right at the death he put his body on the line in the front of a pack and got a hand in to marking contest which led to Kossie getting the crumb ... apart from that, he had worked his way into the game and played his part.

And right now, the only alternative to Brown is Weideman.  Or someone like Smith or Tomlinson.  That is not going to happen

Brown in fact played a game tonight very similar to the game that T-Mac often plays (and T-Mac gets criticised for playing that sort of game until it's realised that value that is being underestimated)

It's a big ask playing as the lone KPF in today's footy.  Crowded forward lines, triple teamed, and battered about, often the best that can be expected is to compete and bring the ball to ground for the crumbers

And that's how we are set up to play.  We bomb to the left forward pocket or thereabouts (until the last few minutes tonight when we decided to take some risks in the corridor)

Brown won't be playing anywhere apart from the seniors ... he's a vital cog and Goodwin is probably reasonably happy with his overall output

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8 minutes ago, layzie said:

Words can't express how cool that is Zeph.

Not many guests cared about the game until the last few minutes layz and came piling into the bedroom lol. What a finish!

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The 50 metre penalty at Geelong last year was at the 47 second mark. The last boundary stoppage tonight was at the 47 second mark. Spooky. Fun fact from my 13 year old daughter. I have clearly passed the baton!! Posted last week after the filth disappointment that I had not given up in 2022 - 5 wins in a row would see us win back to back. Now it is 4 ……..Go Dees!

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Gotta say…

HOW BLOODY GOOD IS MELKSY?! 

So maligned by so many for so long. 

Tonight he shone. SO proud of him!

To all the Melksy bashers (you know who you are)… all is forgiven. Just don’t do it again, K? K!

😁

PS @Longsufferingnomore!!! Jakey’s our star!!!
 

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Reading through the posts, it seems some demonlanders are almost willing the boys on to lose and not win another premiership so they can be proven right!

If that is the case, that is quite sad. I’m not sure what joy you get out of following the Dees.  
I’m having the best time of my life following the boys (…and most nerrrrvous time at times) and I  wouldn’t have it any other way. GO DEES!

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A high pressure finals type game.  We held up just...

Jake Melksham seems to have his mojo back with consecutive games and that great Maybe that dinner fight was what he needed, to be told blunt to get his game together :) 

We played good footy for 4 qtrs against a side applying high pressure the whole game, the blues didn't stop but we stood up and there were not fadeouts late int he game.

Fwd line needs some marking power back and kicking straight.

 

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18 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Please can we have at least until tomorrow before we face anything other than joy?!

You’ve come to the wrong place.

I spent the whole game looking for an upside down Gus. Did you have face duties tonight?

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1 hour ago, Return to Glory said:

We must have got flogged based on all the comments with the same sentiment as this. We are up to our eyeballs in this Premiership race. Confidence and momentum are a wonderful thing. As is the fact that we have three undeniable champions in our team.

My God there are some sad sacks here.

It could be a perfect lead-in to the finals next week if we play our best football. I have a feeling we will…

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16 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Gotta say…

HOW BLOODY GOOD IS MELKSY?! 

So maligned by so many for so long. 

Tonight he shone. SO proud of him!

To all the Melksy bashers (you know who you are)… all is forgiven. Just don’t do it again, K? K!

😁

PS @Longsufferingnomore!!! Jakey’s our star!!!
 

You never gave up on him!

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5 minutes ago, layzie said:

You never gave up on him!

Never will, Layz. Love him so much! 

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21 minutes ago, Call Me What You Will said:

The 50 metre penalty at Geelong last year was at the 47 second mark. The last boundary stoppage tonight was at the 47 second mark. Spooky. Fun fact from my 13 year old daughter. I have clearly passed the baton!! Posted last week after the filth disappointment that I had not given up in 2022 - 5 wins in a row would see us win back to back. Now it is 4 ……..Go Dees!

And it was Lever who set up both passages too....

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I just got home and so did my 17yo son from his first ever concert (Sigur Rós… not too shabby for your first concert) and right now we’re both full of adrenaline and talking over the top of each, LOUDLY. There’s enough energy in this room to power an entire suburb for a week! 🤣

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Just got back. What a game! Melk is a lock for the finals. Gawn was immense.  Petty is already a superstar. I  haven't witnessed the scenes of joy around me, after Kozzie kicked the goal, since beating Geelong in the EF in 2018.

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41 minutes ago, Macca said:

 

Ben Brown's 2nd half was quite good after a very average 1st half

 

Didn’t kick straight and had a shocker with that play on out of bounds, but otherwise there was a very solid amount of contesting with some good clunk work too.

He’s playing up high to generate space for Melk and Fritsch too. 

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1 hour ago, The heart beats true said:

Did you not remember that round 23 game in Geelong? We won after the siren following a 50.

Difference is that was for top place, blues probably won’t even make finals, if we play like that vs cats, swans or pies it’s game over 

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31 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

You’ve come to the wrong place.

I spent the whole game looking for an upside down Gus. Did you have face duties tonight?

I did. I had a giant Fritta head until halfway through the first quarter his mum came and sat next to me and we all know you’re giving her the giant “Bayles” head to wave or you’re toast. 🤣
I then had the “Deadly” banner in the indigenous colours which was soooo fitting at the end. 

KOZZIE KOZZIE KOZZIE OI OI OI !!!

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Didn’t kick straight and had a shocker with that play on out of bounds, but otherwise there was a very solid amount of contesting with some good clunk work too.

He’s playing up high to generate space for Melk and Fritsch too. 

Cripps did the same thing and didn't get pinged.

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9 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I just got home and so did my 17yo son from his first ever concert (Sigur Rós… not too shabby for your first concert) and right now we’re both full of adrenaline and talking over the top of each, LOUDLY. There’s enough energy in this room to power an entire suburb for a week! 🤣

Whoah, Sigur Ros as you first concert! I saw them at festival hall in about 2006, incredible. 
 

The win was ok too, haha

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