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PREGAME: Rd 05 vs Essendon


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8 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Do we know how long Lever will be out for?

I reckon we are giving him a good rest before the ANZAC Eve game in 10 days time.

Lever won't miss that game.

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7 minutes ago, AzzKikA said:

Anyone rate the Davey boys? Might be dangerous in the wet.

An odd question🤔.

Unless Scott pulls some late changes neither are selected or emergencies...

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Interesting forecast from BoM.  "Chance of Thunderstorm" could be significant or absolutley nothing and the "1 to 20 mm" is really hedging their bet.  

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I think with Gawn out of the side, we are ok height wise even if it does get wet.  I think we'll have either Laurie or JJ as the sub as a little protection if it does get real wet and a tall sturggles.

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1 minute ago, Lucifers Hero said:

An odd question🤔.

Unless Scott pulls some late changes neither are selected or emergencies...

Oh sorry didn't see the teams just assumed they'd be in.

Guess they can't be a threat at all if they can't even make the team.

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2 hours ago, Gorgoroth said:

BOM. Is predicting 1-20mm of rain on Saturday and we want to go tall still. BBB would not be on that flight unless as coverage incase Tmac or JVR get injured. Petty back, wouldn’t play Thommo. Go smaller, Jordon should be playing. 
I think if we go tall as selected this only helps Essendrug

The BOM forecast is actually not too bad for our game.

Rain and thunderstorms in the morning. A 'shower to (sic) two during the day, increasing in the evening with the chance of a thunderstorm'

'High Kozzie catching fire danger rating '

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9 minutes ago, Vipercrunch said:

Interesting forecast from BoM.  "Chance of Thunderstorm" could be significant or absolutley nothing and the "1 to 20 mm" is really hedging their bet.  

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I think with Gawn out of the side, we are ok height wise even if it does get wet.  I think we'll have either Laurie or JJ as the sub as a little protection if it does get real wet and a tall sturggles.

Note to self: read thread before posting

 

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On 4/12/2023 at 5:27 AM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

In exciting news, we’re holding an open training session at 2:15pm on Saturday afternoon at North Adelaide football club, according to MFC media.

I make that 85 minutes before we play Essendon, assuming our media department are on point.

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/1305603/demons-set-to-host-open-training-session-in-adelaide

 

One day and 85 minutes. The training session is on Friday at 2:30 pm @ Nth Adelaide Oval.

 

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1 hour ago, Vipercrunch said:

Interesting forecast from BoM.  "Chance of Thunderstorm" could be significant or absolutley nothing and the "1 to 20 mm" is really hedging their bet.  

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I think with Gawn out of the side, we are ok height wise even if it does get wet.  I think we'll have either Laurie or JJ as the sub as a little protection if it does get real wet and a tall sturggles.

I believe the reason is the cyclone that was off the coast of WA and is due to make its way down to SA. Whilst it won’t be a cyclone they can’t predict how much of a problem or will cause in the weather patterns. I heard someone banging on about it yesterday on the radio.

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 1- Bombers will rely on quicker ball movements into agile forward line.  Stringer, Langford and Jones move around and are not the standard big target forwards.  Stringer will run through mid and forward zones. Dees will want to see how May, Tomlinson and Petty work across this. It’s a shame Daniel Turner didn’t have a few more games under his belt and put his hand up this week. 
 

2- Merrett Shiel Parish Caldwell. Dees should control more of the midfield and need to win the contested footy. This should be our advantage. Unleash JV again in BEAST mode. 
 

3- Assume Draper and Phillips to physically go at Grundy to wear him down.  Tmcd could be used to support. This could be a weakness as exposed by the Lions.  
 

4- our tall forwards JVR TMCD BBB would be taller but matched by Bombers defence. If we go slow, we will beat ourselves.  Where we might hold a key is through Pickett and Chandler. Assume Mcgrath might go to Pickett. If Kozzzzys on, he might be the match winner. 
 

5- I hate the Scott brothers. Their arrogance is unbelievable and it’d be nice to get the win over Brad Scott.  Even when he was at the Kangas, he didn’t rate us.  

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Gee I'm surprised at all the hate towards Essendon. Is it leftovers from 2000? I'm saving all my anger for the next time we play eagles, crows and lions. Their supporters are atrocious.

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22 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

we might hold a key is through Pickett and Chandler. Assume Mcgrath might go to Pickett. If Kozzzzys on, he might be the match winner. 

And Sparticus.

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2 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Gee I'm surprised at all the hate towards Essendon. Is it leftovers from 2000? I'm saving all my anger for the next time we play eagles, crows and lions. Their supporters are atrocious.

I will NEVER forgive Essendon for their violence in the 2000 GF.

NEVER.

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3 minutes ago, binman said:

I will NEVER forgive Essendon for their violence in the 2000 GF.

NEVER.

A least that was the last time they won one even if they were grubby and hopefully we stomp on their 2023 aspirations.

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6 minutes ago, binman said:

I will NEVER forgive Essendon for their violence in the 2000 GF.

NEVER.

Yes.  Anger never subsides. Seeing Hardwick holding Brad Green's arms from behind whilst allowing the thug Wallis to punch Green in the throat. Disgraceful.  Together with Long’s dog act on Simmonds, two of the lowest acts seen in a GF. 

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1 hour ago, David-Demon said:

One day and 85 minutes. The training session is on Friday at 2:30 pm @ Nth Adelaide Oval.

 

I was being facetious.

The MFC website advertised open training on Saturday afternoon, despite the fact that we play on that same afternoon.

The comms department needs to proof read their news releases.

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6 minutes ago, leave it to deever said:

Gee I'm surprised at all the hate towards Essendon. Is it leftovers from 2000? I'm saving all my anger for the next time we play eagles, crows and lions. Their supporters are atrocious.

I’m surprised there are supporters of any club who don’t hate them.

The performance enhancing drug regime of 2012 was cheating at its worst. The fact that James Hird never took any responsibility for for the scheme, the fact that both supporters and the Essendon hierarchy at the time felt they were hard done by and the fact that there are 34 players and ex players wandering around today STILL not knowing what that Club put into their bodies is a disgrace. 
I would have kicked them out of the competition 

And yeah, for us, there is also the out and out thuggery of the 2000 GF

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5 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes.  Anger never subsides. Seeing Hardwick holding Brad Green's arms from behind whilst allowing the thug Wallis to punch Green in the throat. Disgraceful.  Together with Long’s dog act on Simmonds, two of the lowest acts seen in a GF. 

Funny you should say that. 

Was literally just about to post that my hatred extends to Hardwick. 

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5 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I was being facetious.

The MFC website advertised open training on Saturday afternoon, despite the fact that we play on that same afternoon.

The comms department needs to proof read their news releases.

Proof reading is so 2010.

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58 minutes ago, FarNorthernD said:

I’m surprised there are supporters of any club who don’t hate them.

I don't hate them.  No point hating any club or its supporters because you'll suffer everytime they win

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1 hour ago, leave it to deever said:

Gee I'm surprised at all the hate towards Essendon. Is it leftovers from 2000? I'm saving all my anger for the next time we play eagles, crows and lions. Their supporters are atrocious.

I thought I knew you, Deeves 😢

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