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I love hunty, has steadily brought back his trade mark dash while adding some really neat aggressive kicking to the team

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1 minute ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Character building stuff. We can whinge about not winning by enough or not playing as fluid a football as we can. The bottom line is that we showed a will to win tonight that premiership teams need. 

Those last two entries resulting in goals need to be our template from this point onward.

We don’t need to hit a forward lace out directly in front, 30 from goal every time. Collingwood understood that brilliantly last week. It’s a matter of fast, penetrating kicks to the teeth of goal that are either too red hot to float in and intercept mark and create either a chest mark or spillage. To be fair, Melky was just lucky. But we set Kozzie up wonderfully for that last goal.

Call it blasphemy (I’m bracing for a ban as we speak 😄), but I felt a bit for Carlton’s supporters. On personnel alone, they are a finals team. They have a more than competent coach. Yet injuries and sliding doors moments might cost them like us in 2017. That game when the Eagles beat the Crows by 22 had me feeling pretty low. I’d say their mob would feel the same.

Let’s think positive. We roll Brissy next week and we’ve won 16. That’s one less than last year. It’s always going to be tough in this competition to have the type of season we had in 2021. Yet, we get the win and we find ourselves in as good a position as any to win the flag.

Get on board! All tickets for the D-Train. Final stop: September! 😎

 

Not trying to be a smart [censored] but I don’t think we are ever trying to do that or have a game plan that aims to do this. 

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That game was all but manufactured for that mob to win.Crucial frees and fifty not paid.Oliver held continuously, out of bounce while a clear mark.

All the while Melksham was cementing himself into the team and Club that is about to repay him with Finals that culminate in him achieving a dream that I would say has been on his mind for years. I wish him the best in the best Team he has chosen.

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2 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

You write in absolutes. I'll say this; an average forward line (and yes it is right now) can look a helluva lot better when we take the game on up field.

I thought we did. 
 

I can’t even have enough LSD to create a picture of how the game plan would in any way benefit the skills our forwards have - it’s being wasted. 
I cringe when we go inside 50, 40 or even 30. 
It’s just plain dysfunctional and very fugly. 
Got some work in front of ourselves. 

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1 minute ago, Stiff Arm said:

Carlton supporters on train home whinging out loud about umpires, score reviews, players injured.... even bagging Saad as being a terrible kick

Amazing!

We did get 23-13 frees, but what it doesn’t tell you is goals from frees. I think they won that 4-1. It should be a third scoring based stat: goals from turnover, goals from stoppage,l and goals from frees. I think that stat would tell a massive story about umpire influence. Probably why we don’t hear much about it.

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4 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

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They were rabid tonight.

2 fights around us after the siren. One I am 90% was between 2 Carlton supporters. Why do security go home half way through the last? I had to pull 2 guys apart and no cops or security anywhere.

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Jayden Hunt and Jake Melksham = Demon Spirit

 

NEVER SAY DIE

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3 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

They were rabid tonight.

2 fights around us after the siren. One I am 90% was between 2 Carlton supporters. Why do security go home half way through the last? I had to pull 2 guys apart and no cops or security anywhere.

They probably moved onto the ground but imagine next week when they play Collingwood 

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Oh, and the Blues supporter behind me yelled at me and my nephew hugging when Koz kicked his goal because she ‘couldn’t see the ground’. 

I also got yelled at for sitting in a ‘Carlton members area’ when I brought my reserve seat from the Demons, and had to show my Membership app to prove it. Other Melbourne members copped the same thing.

These people are so entitled. I hope they all cry themselves to sleep.

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Happy.

Wont win the flag unless we find a way to convert our inside 50 dominance, but wow that last 2 minutes was fun.

We've been on the wrong side of a few close ones recently so it's nice to send oppo fans home shattered for a change.

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1 minute ago, McStaff said:

I thought we did. 
 

I can’t even have enough LSD to create a picture of how the game plan would in any way benefit the skills our forwards have - it’s being wasted. 
I cringe when we go inside 50, 40 or even 30. 
It’s just plain dysfunctional and very fugly. 
Got some work in front of ourselves. 

Yeah I think we have focussed heavily on defence to the point where we don’t take the game on. It’s a safety mindset that has crept into our execution. I hope the coaches try to adjust in preseason and give us a plan to use the corridor more. 

The Langdon wing was our most utilised route to goal and teams have worked that out  too. That is why he hardly has an impact anymore and we see JJ being used more, which brings undue attention to his skills, execution and decision making. 

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10 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I legitimately have no idea what you're on about. 

This is the first time I've seen anything from you. What's the Viney comment?

It was only a couple of years ago that you thought Viney was an absolute crab and shouldn’t play. 
it’s okay to rip into players when they’re playing like 💩 but fail to acknowledge that you’re wrong when they become a serious player. 

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Hunt was brilliant.  Feels like we stole that.

Weird game, I didn't feel like we were awful, Blues were fired up, kicked decently to their forwards and they got a few ricochets their way too.

Our forward line looked a bit more sticky, the tackling was better. 

Ben Brown though... looks like his only option now is repeatedly run vaguely to the drop of the ball with one arm and pimp slap it?  What is he doing?

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We robbed them.

Great time to win a close one.

The Melbourne players never gave in, well done.

I keep expecting to hear that their Queen Councils are going to the appeal tribunal to claim the timers got it wrong!

36 minutes, is that normal?

Those kicks down the line to a contest! We need more dynamics in our forward craft.

Hard footy, well done Dees.

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