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Coaching was appalling in the second half Goodwin made no moves. Should have thrown Petty or Petracca forward and someone else into the middle. I can’t believe he is a Premiershio Coach. Fagin had him on toast.

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6 minutes ago, Mono said:

Inside 50 entries killed us. 

No variation. No cross ground thought.

We lost. Brisbane didn't win. They will be smashed my geelong.

And so would we as Gawn,Trac, Lever are hurt. The rest fold when pressure is on. No forward line at all so in my opinion the Lions have a better chance than we would have.

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28 minutes ago, D4Life said:

Umpires in last quarter 

50 against Pickett up other end goal

soft holding to McStay - goal

Bailey pushed Hunt square in middle of back - goal

Andrews chops Brown arm 15 metres out - no free

just to close out game umpire free against Lever not being tackled and 5Om to gift it

Umpires pathetic influenced result

 

Did we get a free forward of centre after half-time? 

HQ want Cats in the GF. They have an easy kill now.

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1 minute ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

It's the forward line...

Barely anything presenting ever

It’s never there, they are always up the ground. Collingwoods forwards stay deep for a lot longer than ours do. 

We are always running with the ball carrier. It’s not sustainable as we found out.

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As far as I’m concerned, we just didn’t play “Finals footy”. Sydney lifted their pressure and intensity, as did Brisbane. For us it just looked like a home and away game and hence we deserved that result. 
 

It’s incredibly disappointing way to finish the year, and to think they go by that motto “when all is said and done, more is said than done”. Well, Gawn said he wanted to win one in front of our fans… and all he did was say it. Not do it.

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15 minutes ago, BoBo said:

Gotta say, I really hate the umpire excuse. I hate it when all teams use it, but I especially hate it when we use it. Should have buried the game in the first quarter. Should have kicked another 5-6 goals easily throughout the game. 
 

We let them get easy goals at the ends of quarters. There’s the game right there. 
 

We absolutely choked and all ire should be directed at us for many reasons.

 

We don't have high skill level in this current crop of players.  When an opponent matches our contest we are cooked. Teams know if they pressure us we will turn it over MOST of the time.

We'll have the occassional game where it will all click, but it's 1 in 5 at best.

We got lucky one of those games was the Grand Final last year.  That was the exception, not the norm.

Tonight is our norm. 2022 is our norm. 

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28 minutes ago, Seraph said:

Selwyn Griffith should probably start looking for a new job.

Our last quarters this year have been absolutely deplorable.

Teams have known they can run over us, and have done so.

 

Also, why bother switching up positions with 5 minutes to go if you've been stubborn up to that point, even at selection?

It's probably early for this in the wash up, but Griffith did oversee Brisbane when they went out in straight sets a couple of times too...

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Disappointed and angry but realistically we didn’t tinker with our premiership formula which is understandable for 1 season but the game evolves and so must we next year.

Although we were still likely to lose can someone explain exactly what Lever got penalised for that ruined the chance of a great finish? Typically just ignored by the AFL sycophantic commentators 

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Probably better to lose now respectfully than get totally pantsed next week against Geelong. It was so evident most of our players were carrying injuries by our performances in the second half of the season, we were just totally cooked. Now its time to let the players have a good break over the off season and refresh for 2023.

Melbourne are still the best side in the comp I believe but injuries, boring team selection and a terrible forward game plan have prematurely derailed our season. 

Looking forward to see JVR, Howes and Grundy next year ready to smash it in pre season. The Dees will be up and about in 2023!

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Beaten two weeks in a row by teams who were more desperate than us,

Especially n the second half when the game was there to be won.

So much for wanting to win it in front of family and supporters 

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8 minutes ago, rpfc said:

70 point second half. When we talk about how bad our ‘defence’ is that doesn’t mean the back 6 - the whole team starting with the lack of forward pressure is to blame.

Oliver had one uncontested possession in the 2nd half. He needed help with Berry but he was beaten badly.

ANB tried to save his career but I feel just exemplified that we need a forward line, not a bunch of fit robots that do jobs. Sparrow, Harmes, ANB, and little Charlie is that because he can’t find the footy…

Feel for Melksham who is probably done after that. Hibberd too.

Addition to the coaching staff would be a Ball Movement coach that can get us kicking to a forward line coming at them.

 

One thing I will say is that we can’t deviate from what we have built, the changes needed are only adjustments. Some are large adjustments but we had a long campaign, half our best 10 players had injuries, they weren’t managed well to perform when it matters and that happens, so we can bounce back.

Make no mistake though - absolute embarrassment to go out in straight sets against the Lions.

I don't think we can afford to let Hibberd go yet. 

Charlie Cameron would kill Bowie and we have pretty poor small defender depth.

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5 minutes ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

It's the forward line...

Barely anything presenting ever

Rubbish. It's the game plan. Do you think the key forwards like leading into the pocket, or having the ball kicked on their head?

But we need mid sized forwards who do more than ANB, Spargo and Sparrow.

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Well we were a laughing stock for 56 years so it's only appropriate for us to go out this way. $1.20 favourites on your home deck against an interstate side and give no yelp. Normal service resumed.

Completely arrogant season from all involved. How about talking about how we are still trying to change the culture and it is a work in progress instead of spouting off about this great culture we have after one good season. This club just doesn't understand what it takes to be at the top.

This season was a complete and utter failure. From the players to the coaches it was not only a lost opportunity to have another crack at a flag, but a terrible regression in our attitude to competing when things aren't falling into place for us. 

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7 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. 
For all of our “learnings”, we’ve learnt nothing. 
 

The most disappointing part for me about this season is that we walk away without having unearthed a single young player who I think can really help us improve next year. 
Casey lost one game all year, yet we debuted one player all year despite wavering form and injuries. Our big move was bringing Melksham back in and throwing Petty forward with 3 minutes left in the season. 
 

It was clear that things haven’t been working well since the halfway mark of the year. Yes we finished second and that was a good result, but our form was very up and down, particularly against good sides. And yet week after week nothing changed. 
The same predicable ball movement.  The same dysfunctional forwardline. Hell even our defense has been leaking goals left right and centre. 
 

To start 10-0 and go out in straight sets is an unacceptable result. 

We can all sit back and watch JVR, Chandler, Dunstan. And Bowie carve it up in the VFL tomorrow.

It's criminal to not have given them a better run at seniors based on their form and the lack of form and fitness of others.

Wat does it say to these young blokes and subs who sit there all game watching injured team mates run out of legs in the second half.

Insanity indeed

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10 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The last minute of every quarter is so important. Tonight we gave away 5 goals in the last minute of quarters - 1 in Q1, 1 in Q2, 2 in Q3 and 1 in Q4.

The 2 in the 2nd had me raging.
I predicted the 1st one but when another one went though for the same stupid handball inside 50 ..... 🤬

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2 minutes ago, mo64 said:

Rubbish. It's the game plan. Do you think the key forwards like leading into the pocket, or having the ball kicked on their head?

But we need mid sized forwards who do more than ANB, Spargo and Sparrow.

That's part of what i meant

Lack of Cattle, lack of options, defensive plan entering 50, easy to counter

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2 minutes ago, rufus said:

Well we were a laughing stock for 56 years so it's only appropriate for us to go out this way. $1.20 favourites on your home deck against an interstate side and give no yelp. Normal service resumed.

Completely arrogant season from all involved. How about talking about how we are still trying to change the culture and it is a work in progress instead of spouting off about this great culture we have after one good season. This club just doesn't understand what it takes to be at the top.

This season was a complete and utter failure. From the players to the coaches it was not only a lost opportunity to have another crack at a flag, but a terrible regression in our attitude to competing when things aren't falling into place for us. 

Still not convinced you’re a Melbourne supporter. Week in, week out.

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Thank Faaark we won it last year!!! Can't see us winning another one in the next 5 years,we get beaten the same way and Goodwin never changes

 

Every time a team ups the pressure,we [censored] our pants,nowhere near tough enough.

 

Lever won't return the ball until after he watches his Faarkup on the bigscreen,are you kidding me??????

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13 minutes ago, Buzzy said:

Who would you have brought in? 

Bowie and Bedford for starters

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30 minutes ago, mo64 said:

You clearly haven't been watching the last 14 games because we've been overrun in most of them. Your BS loading theory is thankfully dead.

 

 

Mate, chill the [censored] out. I watch all the games and replays of the games. We looked in trouble at the end of the 2nd and we barely won a contest after that. We are obviously hobbling over the line.  Soon we will find the extent of the injuries. Loading isn’t a theory but we’ll done for getting personal. Classy stuff. 

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