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POSTMATCH: Rd 22 vs Carlton


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1 minute ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Did not rate the Blues, until tonight. What a spectacle AFL is. 

They’re missing Kennedy, Hewett, Cerra (3/5ths of their starting mids) from their midfield and Williams and Newman down back too (with Docherty forced to play on ball). No idea how they’ve juiced the salary cap to keep importing players but it’s a strong list.

Add those 5 and take out Stocker, O’Brien, Marchbank, Setterfield, Motlop and it’s a strong best 22 that would’ve touched us up easily

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6 minutes ago, mo64 said:

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

Yes diffferent rules for different teams/ players.

Same in a game last week.  And pretty sure the player even kicked from outside the line and was still allowed to just play on.

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4 minutes ago, BoBo said:

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

The win was ok too, haha

I was at that concert too! And I saw them in 2005, 2007 and 2008. AND I attended the world premiere of their movie, Heima (here in Melbourne coz that’s how awesome they are) followed by a Q and A during which I got to ask a question!!!!
 

I was supposed to go tonight but, ya know, the Dees. Even if we’d lost tonight I don’t regret blowing off the concert. But that’s moot now since WE BLOODY WON!!!!

❤️💙❤️💙❤️💙

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To beat Carlton by less than a kick with 10 seconds to go it doesn't get better than that.

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3 hours ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Confession time. 3 minutes to go I got up and said "we're done, we can't do it from here. We've lost all our close ones this year". Well, bugger me.

That was as close to a final as you will get. Not a great spectacle, but as tough as hell. Both sides will be very sore over the next 2 days. 

Delighted, shocked, annoyed, Exhiirated. 

That's what I told the wife. I had no faith.

I'll just leave this here.

 

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35 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! 🤣

Would like to be a fly on the wall in that room!

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44 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. 

That was the interesting consequence of how Brown is being used.  Gone are the days where a key forward (one out like Brown was tonight) is expected to present, take 6 or 8 marks and then have as many shots at goal

Crowded forward lines, triple-teamed and even if those circumstances are overcome, a mark and shot at goal might be taken from an acute angle

So we play 2 mediums to complement and one shines through.  As a percentage play, it can work but equally, the mood here would have been quite gloomy if that crumb to Kossie had bounced a metre to the left or right and we don't get the winning goal

Such a fine line sometimes and we live to fight another day from 2nd place on the ladder (could have been 6th if we'd lost)

But along the way you need a bit of good luck sometimes.  Without that good luck, bad luck can step in

Right now, the Blues would be rueing their bad luck.  So close, but no cigar

We can happily puff away (along with sipping on a decent cognac)

Winners are grinners!

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5 minutes ago, layzie said:

Would like to be a fly on the wall in that room!

Nah, it was short lived. One of us hit a wall about 10 minutes ago and has gone to bed. 🙄 

They don’t make 17-year-olds like they used to! 😁

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Fail to recognise when I'm wrong? Bro I'm the only one in here who puts their hand up when I get it wrong.. 

 

Congratulations, I like a lot of your posts, but this must just about be one of the most arrogant and untrue lines I have seen here for a while

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One of the positives for me was the way some of our key players reacted when Carlton got on a run mid way through Q3.  It was clear to me that the team and especially some key players have another gear they can go to and it gave me confidence that we’ll see more of that gear in the finals. 
 

Except for that period, I thought Trac had an ordinary game. Obviously we judge him highly, but he seemed to be caught watching the contest and out positioned a few times. 

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5 hours ago, rpfc said:

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.

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

We can still win the thing but it will require changes because the current formula isn’t good enough.

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6 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Never will, Layz. Love him so much! 

If you want to stalk him, he eats at the 'Milkbar' in acland st St Kilda pretty regularly. Along with Paul Roos and Dusty.(seperate tables but they talk shop).

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