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11 hours ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Geelong Cats v Melbourne - L

Melbourne v GWS Giants - W

St Kilda vs Melbourne - L

We will win all 3 of these. The Saints are finished for this year.

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12 minutes ago, Doug Reemer said:

We will win all 3 of these. The Saints are finished for this year.

Would you put your lefty on it ??   I certainly wouldn't. 

Nothing is a given currently the way we play/lose

Port...undermanned...  

Freo..... on our ground.....

We've bashed up a few.. yippee kyay.

We should be a good...really good side.  We're not. We're struggling..... struggling to put 4 qtrs together... 3 qtrs.. 2 qtrs..     We're  lucky to put in ONE decent 30 minute effort.

If it rains or the ball dewy/slippery ...our skills ( as they are ) go out the window and down the gurgler.

We've two of the best Ruckmen going round...  we have Mids that make Fantasy players salivate...or otherwise...   we cant take the ball out of the middle most the time...  why is that.

No one should take any game for granted...

 

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Friday night is a season defining game hope all us Dee's fans can get their to give the boys a boost. Win this and we'll take some confidence into KB and even if we loose against the pies but play well we can build for the second half of the season... 

I think we can win 8 in a row from round 16 to 23 that will have us with 16 wins for the year

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It's hard not to feel a mixture of optimism and trepidation looking at the run home. PTSD of bring a dees fan....

I think we'll get top 6, likley top 4 but so many games will be close - even some of the lower placed teams like cats and tigers still have some fear factor on paper. 

Looking forward to hopefully a form line that is the opposite of 2022!

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Teams like us and Geelong, both know it's not about peaking now and looking a million dollars. It's what happens in three months time. Geelong learnt this the hard way over many seasons, and we did after last season. The teams right up the top now are those that haven't achieved anything yet, with their current groups of players.

Like someone said the other day, Saturday felt like a repeat of the GWS loss in 2021. We all know what happened after that. I'm therefore confident we will turn things around when it matters. We have a great run home; in fact, still second favourites to finish top 4 (by nature of our fixture, no doubt). Things are different to last season, where we basically played a finals contender every single week before the finals. 

This week is crucial, but i'm still confident we'll be alright.

 

 

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4 hours ago, beelzebub said:

Would you put your lefty on it ??   I certainly wouldn't. 

Nothing is a given currently the way we play/lose

Port...undermanned...  

Freo..... on our ground.....

We've bashed up a few.. yippee kyay.

We should be a good...really good side.  We're not. We're struggling..... struggling to put 4 qtrs together... 3 qtrs.. 2 qtrs..     We're  lucky to put in ONE decent 30 minute effort.

If it rains or the ball dewy/slippery ...our skills ( as they are ) go out the window and down the gurgler.

We've two of the best Ruckmen going round...  we have Mids that make Fantasy players salivate...or otherwise...   we cant take the ball out of the middle most the time...  why is that.

No one should take any game for granted...

 

Lefty’s on the table.

We will beat the blues lose to the pies.

Have our Bye and then come the cats game. Have Oliver & Petty back and I reckon Tmac won’t be anywhere near this team.

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5 hours ago, Doug Reemer said:

Lefty’s on the table.

We will beat the blues lose to the pies.

Have our Bye and then come the cats game. Have Oliver & Petty back and I reckon Tmac won’t be anywhere near this team.

I applaud conviction.👏👍

Going to be a very interesting month.

Hopefully not too many TVs destroyed and not too much hair pulled.

 

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I can only look on from a distance. So no inside information. 
but it seems to me that during 2021 everyone in the club  I mean all the players were really invested in the “team” doing well,  it does not seem to have that same cohesion and pure enjoyment anymore. 
I can remember Oliver tracca and praps Harmes grabbing the ball mid air mid flight with a huge grin on their face. 
 

I do not see that now.  We need to get over the blues and enjoy.

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7 hours ago, Doug Reemer said:

Lefty’s on the table.

We will beat the blues lose to the pies.

Have our Bye and then come the cats game. Have Oliver & Petty back and I reckon Tmac won’t be anywhere near this team.

Maybe, but only if Petty is back to defence and another solution for forwards found. That's Goody's job, not emasculating a premiership defence because Harry showed a bit forward for 5 minutes in the Lions final last year.

The seasons second half is a big test for coaching staff. 

If Petty comes back and lines up at CHF I'm booking my September hols.

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It's too early to be calling the results of games in July, let alone August.

If we played Geelong this week we'd be a reasonable chance. By the time we get them in 4 weeks, they'll have some of their currently missing players back, which will make them a stronger team. Same deal with Sydney - if we played them this week we'd be a good chance but by Round 23, they may well be playing for a finals spot or a home final even, if they get back to their 2022 form (big if but a possibility).

I think St Kilda are trending in the wrong direction, whilst Adelaide is a vastly different side away from the AO than at home (even Brisbane too).

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2 hours ago, Demon17 said:

Not with Ross Lyon at the helm they aren't, and with Max King a true forward in form.

Ross is a good coach. But you can’t polish a [censored] for 24 rds. They new coach smell has worn off and they’ve been figured out.

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On 5/29/2023 at 8:45 AM, Gawndy the Great said:

I thought the run home is worth discussing given that we are close to midway through the year. 12 wins gets you into finals and 16 into the top 4. There is an extra game this year so it’ll be interesting whether this effects the required wins to make it into the 8/4.  We are are 7-4 meaning there is a bit of work to do. Where do our wins come from. My  views below based on current form gets us to 14-9 which ends up being 6-7 territory. There is probably a few more wins in there but I have not the confidence to call em right now.

Geelong are gettable , Adelaide and Lions on our home deck we’d have to have real hot shot… but that is assuming we get our ducks in order. We get Petty and Oliver back after the bye so no excuses.

Melbourne v Carlton - W

Melbourne v Collingwood - L

Geelong Cats v Melbourne - L

Melbourne v GWS Giants - W

St Kilda vs Melbourne - L

Melbourne v Brisbane Lions - L

Melbourne v Adelaide Crows - L

Richmond v Melbourne - W

North Melbourne v Melbourne - W

Carlton v Melbourne - W

Melbourne v Hawthorn - W

Sydney Swans v Melbourne - W

So we will finish on 14 wins enough for 7th or 8th

Not good enough

Can't see any spark in the team at the moment or leadership that will change Gawndys asessment

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On 5/29/2023 at 7:45 PM, Superunknown said:

I played for Manang and resent that remark!

Sincere apologies - it was just a popular response in the 90's! 😍 Were you a Full Forward and was your name Plugger, or Chook?

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Beside the point but “the run home”… isn’t that what you’d call the last four or five H&A games? Even the last six or seven. But after only 10 rounds? There’s still 14 rounds to go! That’s a lot of speculation about matches scheduled to take place months in the future. 

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2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Beside the point but “the run home”… isn’t that what you’d call the last four or five H&A games? Even the last six or seven. But after only 10 rounds? There’s still 14 rounds to go! That’s a lot of speculation about matches scheduled to take place months in the future. 

The run home is from where ever you are.... to home :)

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8 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Beside the point but “the run home”… isn’t that what you’d call the last four or five H&A games? Even the last six or seven. But after only 10 rounds? There’s still 14 rounds to go! That’s a lot of speculation about matches scheduled to take place months in the future. 

I agree, but I also think this should be used as an appropriate place for doomsday predictions and blue sky thinking about the H&A season, not the game day or preview threads haha 

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Just now, beelzebub said:

The run home is from where ever you are.... to home :)

Therefore a “the run home” thread after any round would make sense? 
 

March 17th this year:

“How d’you think we’ll go against Hawthorn in Round 23?”

“Geez, not sure since it’s FIVE FREAKING MONTHS AWAY!”

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20 minutes ago, DemonWA said:

I agree, but I also think this should be used as an appropriate place for doomsday predictions and blue sky thinking about the H&A season, not the game day or preview threads haha 

Whatever happened to taking it one week at a time?

Besides, there’s hardly a need for another doomsday predictions thread. There’s a bunch of them already. 

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2 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Therefore a “the run home” thread after any round would make sense? 
 

March 17th this year:

“How d’you think we’ll go against Hawthorn in Round 23?”

“Geez, not sure since it’s FIVE FREAKING MONTHS AWAY!”

You have a problem with logic ? 

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29 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Beside the point but “the run home”… isn’t that what you’d call the last four or five H&A games? Even the last six or seven. But after only 10 rounds? There’s still 14 rounds to go! That’s a lot of speculation about matches scheduled to take place months in the future. 

I lack in creative writing WCW. It was too early for The 2nd half, and my only other alternative was “The Next 14 Games”. 

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2 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

You have a problem with logic ? 

Only when it’s flawed. 

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1 minute ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Only when it’s flawed. 

Logic is never flawed 

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3 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

I lack in creative writing WCW. It was too early for The 2nd half, and my only other alternative was “The Next 14 Games”. 

All good Gawndy. It’s just that I cringe every time I see a new thread that’s (intentionally or otherwise) an invitation for all the doom and gloom mongers to let loose. I’m sure this wasn’t the purpose for this thread but here we are: it’s already happening. 

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